1. What information we collect
We collect the following types of data:
Title: Mobile Identifiers
When you are using our mobile application that incorporates our Services, we may also automatically record your Google Advertising ID (if you are using an Android device) or your Advertising Identifier (IDFA – if you are using an iOS device; together with the Google Advertising ID – “Mobile Advertising IDs”), for advertising or analytics purposes. The Google Advertising ID is an anonymous identifier, provided by Google Play services. If your device has an Advertising ID, we may collect and use it for advertising and user analytics purposes. If your device does not have an Advertising ID, we may use other persistent identifiers. The information collected may be also stored on your device. Please see below how you can reset your mobile Advertising ID or opt-out of receiving targeted ads through your mobile Advertising IDs.
2. What is the Purpose of collecting the information?
We collect the information specified above in order to:
– perform research, as well as for analytical and statistical purposes;
– showing targeted ads.
2.1 How we collect the information
Mobile Device Opt-Out – you may opt-out of receiving targeted ads on mobile devices using the Android operating system, by using platform level controls enabled through your device settings. You should consult your device settings and instructions provided by your device manufacturer. However, we provide the following information solely for informational purposes.
If you have an Apple device, you can opt-out of targeted advertising by updating to iOS 6.0 or higher and setting “Limit Ad Tracking” to “ON”. You can do this by clicking on Settings -> Privacy -> Advertising, and toggling “Limit Ad Tracking” to “ON”. This prevents apps that you use from using your Apple device’s Advertising Identifier to serve you targeted ads. In addition, or as an alternative, you may reset your device’s Advertising Identifier, which will result in your device being disassociated from ad targeting profiles based on the Advertising Identifier in effect prior to reset. You can do this by clicking on Settings -> Privacy -> Advertising -> Reset Advertising Identifier. Again, you should consult Apple’s support web pages and instructions for the most current applicable settings.
If you have an Android device, you can opt-out of targeted advertising on your device. You can do this by clicking the menu icon to display the apps list, then find and select the Google Settings icon, then find and select “Ads” and check the box “Opt-out of interest-based ads”. In addition, or as an alternative, you may reset your device’s Android advertising ID, which will result in your device being disassociated from ad targeting profiles based on the Android advertising ID in effect prior to reset. You can do this by clicking the menu icon to display the apps list, then find and select the Google Settings icon, then find and select “Ads” and selecting “Reset advertising ID”. Note that Android settings menus may vary among device manufacturers and these instructions may not be accurate for your device. You should consult Google’s settings and instructions for the most current settings information.
3. With whom we share information
Anonymous information may be shared with other third parties (including retailers, ad networks, advertising companies, service providers, media, and other interested parties) in any of the above circumstances, as well as for the purpose of developing or delivering advertising (whether via our Services, or services of other third parties), or for the purpose of improving our Services, conducting business analysis or other business purposes. This information may be combined with information we collect from other sources to the extent that the information remains anonymous information.