- Information We Collect
When you create an account (“Account”), you will provide information, such as your username, password and email address. When you create an Account, you may also provide us with certain financial information, which will allow you to make purchases within the Application. You acknowledge that this information may be personal to you and by creating an Account on the Services and providing such information to us, you allow others, including us, to identify you.
Automatically Collected Information
We automatically collect information pertaining to your use of the Services. This information may be used both anonymously and non-anonymously. For example, we automatically collect information pertaining to the articles you read, how far you scroll through various articles, when articles are shared, when you comment on articles, and similar information. This information may be used anonymously to conduct analytics to help us improve the Services, as set forth in Section III, below. This information may also be used non-anonymously to provide you with your own use history, allow you to save articles using your Account, and to otherwise optimize your user experience.
The Application requires permission to read and write upon the storage drive of your device.
Some mobile devices allow us to collect information about the contacts on your device. This information may be collected when available, but often cannot be collected from current generation smartphones and tablets. We will ask for your permission before collecting this type of information.
We may collect data about your location while you are using the Services. We may link location data to other information we have collected about you. You may stop sharing your location data by adjusting your mobile device’s location services settings. For instruction on changing the relevant settings, please contact your service provider or device manufacturer.
- How We Collect Information
Cookies are small data files stored on your computer’s browser or device that store your preferences, enabling our website to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information including user authentication, user preferences or language preferences. Cookies usually include an anonymous unique identifier and cannot retrieve any other data from your mobile device or pass on computer viruses.
You may be able to disable cookies in your browser or set up your browser to warn you before accepting certain cookies. Please note that if you disable cookies, some features the Services may become difficult or impossible to use.
Software Development Kits (“SDKs”)
We may sometimes use or partner with publishers or app developer platforms that use mobile SDKs, or use an SDK with our Application, to collect information such as mobile identifiers, in order to provide us with information on user devices and how those mobile devices might interact with our Services. We may also use this technology to deliver certain advertisements through the Services based on information associated with your mobile device, as more fully set forth below.
By using the Services, whether as a registered user or otherwise, you acknowledge and agree that you are giving us your consent to track your activities and your use of the Services through the technologies described above, and that we may use such tracking technologies in the emails we send to you.
- How We Use Information
We strive to provide you with the best possible Services. Accordingly, we may use the information we collect to provide, analyze, administer, enhance and personalize our services and marketing efforts, to create your Account, and to communicate with you, and to allow you to communicate with others, on these and other topics. By way of example, we use your information to:
- Determine your general geographic location, provide you with personalized news content, and quickly and efficiently respond to inquiries and requests;
- Analyze your usage of the Services, and the way you interact with the Services, to help us understand our audience, improve the Services, and optimize the delivery of content to you;
- Prevent, detect and investigate potentially prohibited or illegal activities, including the enforcement of our Terms;
- Provide you with relevant advertising content, as required by certain Service Agreements (as such term is defined below) that we maintain with third parties; and
- Communicate with you concerning the Services (for example, by email) so that we can send you news, details about new features of the Services, special offers and promotions, and to assist you with operational requests.
We use these technologies to help provided the Services to you and in order to save your profile and preferences for future visits or compile aggregate data about website traffic and interaction so that we can offer a better user experience and tools in the future. Further, these technologies also help us deliver ads for relevant products and services.
- Information Disclosure
We may disclose your information for certain purposes, and to third parties, as described below:
Disclosure to Graze Agents and Employees
We may disclose your information to our agents, employees, contractors and affiliates for the purpose of providing and improving the Services, as set forth above. For the avoidance of doubt, this includes disclosures which help us improve the Services, administer operation requests (such as technical support), and deliver content to you.
Disclosure to Third Parties
The Services are the product of our efforts to aggregate news from thousands of trusted news sources. To deliver our services, we have partnered with trusted third parties, including other companies, agents, and contractors (collectively, “Service Providers”). We maintain agreements with our Service Providers (“Service Agreements”) which may, from time to time, require us to disclose information we collect, as necessary to provide the Services. For example, we may be required by our Service Agreements to provide user and usage information to our commercial partners (such as HTC), as well as information which allows us to provide marketing, advertising, and IT services, and to provide customer service.
Compliance with Laws
Graze and its Service Providers may disclose and otherwise use your personal information as reasonably necessary to (i) comply with applicable laws, regulations, legal processes (including, but not limited to, court and administrative proceedings), or by government request; (ii) to detect, prevent, or otherwise address illegal or prohibited activities; or (iii) to protect against harm to the rights, property, or personal safety of Graze, users of the Services, the Service Providers, or the public.
Change of Control
We may be required to release or otherwise disclose your information in connection with any reorganization, restructuring, merger, sale, or other transfer of all or part of our business, as permitted by applicable law. In such case, we will transfer your information, including personal information, as permitted by applicable law.
- Security of Information
Graze is committed to protecting the security of your information. As such, we use security controls to protect your information from loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction. Further, any information we receive is stored on one or more secure servers, and access to our information systems requires user authentication via password or similar means. Despite these precautions, no data security system is impenetrable, and as a result, we cannot ensure the security of information during its transmission between you and us; accordingly, you acknowledge that you do so at your own risk.
If Graze learns of a security system breach, we may attempt to notify you and provide information on protective measures, if available, through the email address that you have provided to us or by posting a notice on our website.
Initial Dispute Resolution
Waiver of Class Action
You agree that any disputes against Graze are likely to be of a unique character, such that the aggregation of claims shall not constitute an effective method of dispute resolution. Accordingly, you expressly waive, disclaim, and forever discharge any right you may have to engage in a class action dispute against Graze.
Attorneys’ Fees and Costs
In any legal action hereunder, the prevailing party shall be entitled to attorney’s fees and costs.
Money Damages Sufficient
Other Miscellaneous Provisions