Privacy Policy

Last updated: February 17, 2016
Metiza, Inc. (“us”, “we”, or “our”) operates the http://metiza.com/ website and associated applications and social properties (the “Service”).

This page informs “you” or “User” of our policies regarding the collection, use and disclosure of Personal Information when you visit Metiza.

We will not use or share your information with anyone except as described in this Privacy Policy.

We use your Personal Information for providing and improving the Service. By using the Service, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy. Unless otherwise defined in this Privacy Policy, terms used in this Privacy Policy have the same meanings as in our Terms and Conditions, accessible at http://metiza.com/.

Kinds of Information
Personally identifiable information
We never share personally identifiable information with third parties, with one exception: if Metiza has a good faith belief it must do so to meet a legal requirement, such as pursuant to a subpoena or other judicial or administrative order. Please be advised, however, that although we take technological precautions to protect your data, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure.

Aggregate information (non-personally identifiable information)
We may collect and provide aggregate information about our visitors to our advertisers, sponsors, promotional partners and affiliates, such as how many persons visited a particular page or activity, the average age of our visitors on the site or page, or the likes and dislikes of our visitors. We use log files, like most websites. This includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, and number of clicks to analyze trends, administer the site, track users’ movement in the aggregate, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. This information isn’t linked to personally identifiable information and does not include any personal information about any individual visitor.

Information Collection And Use
While using our Service, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you. Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to, your email address (“Personal Information”). We collect this information for the purpose of providing the Service, identifying and communicating with you, responding to your requests/inquiries, servicing your purchase orders, and improving our services.

Log Data
We may also collect information that your browser sends whenever you visit our Service (“Log Data”). This Log Data may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, browser type, browser version, the pages of our Service that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages and other statistics.

In addition, we may use third-party services, such as Google Analytics, that collect, monitor and analyze this type of information in order to increase our Service’s functionality.

These third-parties may use cookies to help us analyze how our users are using the Service and they have their own Privacy Policies addressing how they use such information.

Google Analytics
Google Analytics service is provided by Google Inc.

You can opt-out from Google Analytics service from using your information by installing the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser tool.

For more information on the privacy practices of Google, please visit the Google Privacy & Terms web page.

Cookies
Cookies are files with a small amount of data, which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a web site and transferred to your device. We use cookies to collect information in order to improve our services for you.

You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. The Help feature on most browsers provide information on how to accept cookies, disable cookies or to notify you when receiving a new cookie.

If you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some features of our Service and we recommend that you leave them turned on.

Advertisements
The Service may have advertisements that are served by third-party service providers. These third-parties may collect and use information about you, including OS version, browser type, browser version, and other type of information, to show advertising of interest to you.

These third-parties may also collect information regarding the performance of the advertisements they provide, such as how many times an advertisement is shown, the number of click-throughs of an advertisement, and so on.

You can opt-out of interest-based advertisements served by these third-parties by following the instructions below. When you opt-out, you’ll still see advertisements, but they may be less relevant because they aren’t based on your interests.

Google and the DoubleClick Cookie
Google, as a third-party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on our Service. Google’s use of the DoubleClick Cookie enables it and its partners to serve ads to our users based on their visit to our Service or other web sites on the Internet.

You may opt-out of the use of the DoubleClick Cookie for interest-based advertising by visiting the Google Ads Settings web page.

Behavioral Remarketing
Metiza, Inc. uses remarketing services to advertise on third-party web sites to you after you visited our Service. We, and our third-party vendors, use cookies to inform, optimize and serve ads based on your past visits to our Service.

Google
Google AdWords remarketing service is provided by Google Inc.
You can opt-out of Google Analytics for Display Advertising and customize the Google Display Network ads by visiting the Google Ads Settings page.

Google also recommends installing the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on – https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout – for your web browser. Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on provides visitors with the ability to prevent their data from being collected and used by Google Analytics.

For more information on the privacy practices of Google, please visit the Google Privacy & Terms web page.

Do Not Track Disclosure
We support Do Not Track (“DNT”). Do Not Track is a preference you can set in your web browser to inform websites that you do not want to be tracked. You can enable or disable Do Not Track by visiting the Preferences or Settings page of your web browser.

Service Providers
We may employ third-party companies and individuals to facilitate our Service, to provide the Service on our behalf, to perform Service-related services and/or to assist us in analyzing how our Service is used.

These third parties have access to your Personal Information only to perform specific tasks on our behalf, and our policy is to take measures to see that they not disclose or use your information for any other purpose.

Communications
We may use your Personal Information to contact you with newsletters, marketing or promotional materials and other information that may be of interest to you. You may opt out of receiving any, or all, of these communications from us by following the unsubscribe link or instructions provided in any email we send.

Transfer of Personal Information
If Metiza, Inc. is involved in a merger, acquisition,  asset sale, or other transaction, your Personal Information may be transferred as a business asset. In such cases, your Personal Information is transferred and/or becomes subject to a different Privacy Policy.

Security
The security of your Personal Information is important to us, and we strive to implement and maintain reasonable, commercially acceptable security procedures and practices appropriate to the nature of the information we store, in order to protect it from unauthorized access, destruction, use, modification, or disclosure.

However, please be aware that no method of transmission over the internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure and we are unable to guarantee the absolute security of the Personal Information we have collected from you.

International Transfer
Your information, including Personal Information, may be transferred to — and maintained on — computers located outside of your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the data protection laws may differ than those from your jurisdiction.

If you are located outside the United States and choose to provide information to us, please note that we transfer the information, including Personal Information, to the United States and process it there.

Your consent to this Privacy Policy followed by your submission of such information represents your agreement to that transfer.

Links To Other Sites
Our Service may contain links to other sites that are not operated by us. If you click on a third-party link, you will be directed to that third-party’s site. We strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy of every site you visit.

We have no control over, and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third-party sites or services.

Children’s Privacy
Our Service does not address anyone under the age of 13 (“Children”). We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under 13. If you are a parent or guardian and you learn that your Children have provided us with Personal Information, please contact us. If we become aware that we have collected Personal Information from a child under age 13 without verification of parental consent, we take steps to remove that information from our servers.

Sharing of Information with Partners
As stated above, we may collect and provide aggregate information about our visitors to our advertisers, sponsors, promotional partners, and affiliates, such as how many persons visited a particular page or activity, the average age of our visitors on the site or page, or the likes and dislikes of our visitors, but this information does not include personal information about any individual visitor.

Online advertising for Metiza may be delivered by third-party advertising companies. These companies facilitate the delivery of ads and conduct market research, and make a cookie—a small text file that’s stored on a user’s computer—for record-keeping purposes. These cookies sometimes enable the companies to serve you ads tailored to things you have shown interest in based on your web activity. Online advertising companies generally conduct this activity in an anonymous format, with online information not combined with information that would allow for your identification.

Third-party companies that will be serving advertisements on Metiza may include DoubleClick, Google and Blue Kai and others. If you would like more information about the collection, use and disclosure practices of these companies and want to know your options for not having this information used by these companies, click on the company names above and follow the links to the company websites.

The Site’s third party advertising company partners typically belong and/or conform to the standards and principles of the Network Advertising Initiative (NAI). The NAI allows you to opt out of the cookies used to tailor advertisements to you through the NAI website. If you would like to opt out of the storage of anonymous information used by our third party advertising company partners, visit www.nai.org. The NAI opt-out tool is cookie based. In order for it to work on your computer, your browser must be set to accept third-party cookies. You also have the option to opt out of cookies in your Internet browser. You can do this by following directions in your browser’s “help” file. If you choose to opt out through your Internet browser, Metiza will still be usable.

Changes To This Privacy Policy
This Privacy Policy is effective as of February 17, 2016 and will remain in effect except with respect to any changes in its provisions in the future, which will be in effect immediately after being posted on this page.

We reserve the right to update or change our Privacy Policy at any time and you should check this Privacy Policy periodically. Your continued use of the Service after we post any modifications to the Privacy Policy on this page will constitute your acknowledgment of the modifications and your consent to abide and be bound by the modified Privacy Policy.

If we make any material changes to this Privacy Policy, we will notify you either through the email address you have provided us, or by placing a prominent notice on our website.

Terms of Use

Please read the following Terms of Use before using Metiza. By accessing this Site, you agree to be bound by these Terms of Use. If you don’t agree to the Terms of Use, please don’t use this Site. Every time you use the Site, the Terms of Use that are current at that time will apply.

Intellectual Property
The data and materials on Metiza, except User Submissions (as defined below), as well as the selection, organization, coordination, compilation and overall look and feel of the Site (collectively, the “Content”) are the intellectual property of Metiza, Inc. (“Metiza,” “we,” or “us”), our licensors and our contributors. The Content is protected by copyright and other intellectual laws and all ownership rights remain with us, our licensors or our contributors, as the case may be.

Metiza Community Submissions
Metiza permits the submission of communications, including images, and text (“User Submissions”) and the hosting, sharing, and/or publishing of such User Submissions. Please follow Metiza’s rules when submitting. Contributors names and pictures will be published if submitted, unless specifically requested to remain anonymous.

You agree that if you submit a User Submission to Metiza that you shall be solely responsible for your own User Submission and the consequences of posting or publishing such. In connection with User Submissions, you affirm, represent, and warrant that you own or have the necessary licenses, rights, consents, and permissions to use and authorize us to use all patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights in and to any and all User Submissions to enable inclusion and use of the User Submissions in the manner contemplated by Metiza and these Terms of Use.

You retain all of your copyright rights in your User Submissions, except as set forth herein. By submitting User Submissions to Metiza, you grant Metiza a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, sub-licenseable, perpetual assignable and transferable license to display, perform, use, reproduce, distribute, publish, create derivative works of, perform, edit and disseminate by all media, whether now known or hereafter devised, create derivative works based thereon, and/or insert the User Submissions in connection with Metiza’s business. Metiza has the right to feature User Submissions on all associated Metiza properties in perpetuity. User submissions may not contain any confidential or proprietary information of any third party. Metiza does not endorse any User Submission or any opinion, recommendation, or advice expressed therein, and we expressly disclaim any and all liability in connection with User Submissions.

We will remove all Content and User Submissions if properly notified that such Content or User Submission infringes on another’s intellectual property rights. We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to remove Content and User Submissions without prior notice for any reason or no reason.

Image and Video Terms of Use
Metiza often displays images, audio, and video (the “Material”). The types of Material editors are authorized to use on Metiza include Material created by the Metiza team, embedded material, or material we believe to be covered by the Fair Use Doctrine, taking into account factors such as: (1) the purpose and character of the use (e.g. transformation from the original, use for criticism, satire or parody); (2) the nature of the copyrighted work (i.e. factual or newsworthy versus creative works); (3) the effect on the potential market for the copyrighted work (for example, use that is not substitutive for the original, or would never be licensed in any event), material from photographic archive and video vendors, Material supplied to our editors or released into the public domain by public relations and marketing companies for press purposes, reader-submitted Material, with the implied representation that the person submitting the material owns the copyright in the material and the right to give it to us for use on Metiza (see above under “Metiza Community submissions”).

Copyright Notices
If Metiza publishes Material you think infringes your copyright, please email us at info@metiza.com and we’ll address your concerns. That said, we are human and if we determine we’ve made a mistake, we’re sorry and we’ll take it down.

However, if the material falls into one of the categories listed above, we believe that our use is legitimate and we may not remove it from the site. If you’ve corresponded with Metiza and thereafter choose to pursue a copyright notice, please note that we’ll respond only to notices of alleged infringement that comply with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. The text of the Act can be found at the U.S. Copyright Office Web Site.

To file a notice of infringement with us, you must provide a written communication (by email—to legal@metiza.com—with an attached and signed PDF) that sets forth the items specified below.

To enable us to address your concerns, please provide the following information:

– For each alleged infringement that you wish to have removed, please provide the exact URL for the page containing the material.

– Provide information reasonably sufficient to permit us to contact you: a first and last name, and email address is preferred, as well as a telephone number.

– For images, provide the following, detailing your claim to ownership of the copyright in the allegedly infringing image:

1. Proof of copyright in the image concerned, namely proof of registration of the Image under the DMCA; or, absent such registration, a detailed description the photograph—where it was taken, by whom, who or what the subject of the image is, and evidence to support your claim that you own the copyright. We may not comply with requests to remove an image where the complainant cannot prove that they own the copyright in the image in question.

2. Include the following statement: “I swear, under penalty of perjury, that the information in the notification is accurate and that I am the copyright owner or am authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.”

3. Sign the document and email it to legal@metiza.com

You acknowledge that if you fail to comply with all of the requirements above your DMCA notice may not be valid. Please note that you will be liable for damages (including costs and attorneys’ fees) if you materially misrepresent that any material on Metiza infringes your copyrights.

Accuracy of Information
While we strive for accuracy, information on the site may contain errors or inaccuracies; Metiza does not make any warranty as to the correctness or reliability of the site’s content.

Contact Us
If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us at legal@metiza.com.