Vibrant Media Privacy Statement

Vibrant Media Ltd (“Vibrant Media” “we” or “us”) is a publisher-side technology company. We help our clients serve more relevant advertisements on their websites. We provide this privacy policy so we may inform you about how our technology ("Technology") processes information on behalf of the online advertisers, website owners, and other businesses that use our services (our "Clients"). This policy also outlines our privacy practices on our corporate Website ("Website"), www.vibrantmedia.co.uk. If you have any questions regarding our privacy practices, please feel free to contact us by clicking here. By using the Website, you accept the policies and restrictions set forth in this Privacy Policy.

Topics:

  1. Collection and Use of Information on this Website
  2. Collection and Use of Information through Our Technology
  3. Types of Information We Collect through Our Technology
  4. Disclosure of Information to Third Parties
  5. Controlling the user of your information and opting-out
  6. Self-Regulatory Program for Online Behavioral Advertising
  7. Information Security
  8. Changes to this Privacy Policy
  9. Contact details for additional questions and/or to issue a complaint

1. Collection and Use of Information on this Website

Personally Identifiable Information. This Website is directed to our Clients and prospective Clients, who are businesses. The Website is not directed to consumers. We may collect Personally Identifiable Information (“PII”) via this Website when a visitor voluntarily provides it to us. PII means name, postal address, email address and telephone number. We may use that information to respond to your requests and inquiries and for other purposes. The following are some specific use cases:

Non-Personally Identifiable Informatio. We may collect Non-PII from visitors to this Website. Non-PII includes your IP host address, pages viewed, browser type, Internet browsing and usage habits, Internet Service Provider, domain name, the time/date of your visit to this Website, the referring URL and your computer's operating system.

Cookies We use cookies on this Website. Cookies are small text files placed in a visitor’s browser. Cookies make using our Website easier for our Clients by, among other things, saving their login preferences. These cookies are restricted for use only on our Website, and do not transfer any PII to any other party. Through your browser settings, you may disable cookies. If you choose to disable your cookies setting or refuse to accept a cookie, some parts of the Website may not function properly or may be considerably slower. For more information about cookies please visit the Vibrant Media Cookie Policy by clicking here.

Third Party Websites The Website may contain links to and advertisements for websites operated by third parties whose privacy practices may differ from ours. Vibrant Media is not responsible for the privacy practices of these other websites. We encourage you to check the privacy policies of all websites that you visit.

Updating / Deleting your PII If you'd like us to update, correct, or delete any PII that you have provided to us on this Website, please send your request to us by clicking here and we will process your request.

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2. Collection and Use of Information through Our Technology

Overview of the Technology. Our Clients may use our Technology to deliver advertisements that are intended to align with your current interests. This form of advertising, called "Interest Matching", delivers advertisements that are more relevant, interesting, and useful for you. Our Clients may also use our Technology for other purposes including to help measure the effectiveness of a campaign or to optimize other campaigns.

Our Technology is designed to facilitate the delivery of contextual advertisements by highlighting certain words or phrases on our Client’s websites. It works like this: when a user scrolls over those words or phrases, our Technology then displays ads that are relevant to the highlighted text. We may use our Technology to identify your interests by the words that you have recently seen and read while online, along with the advertisements that you have viewed and clicked on. We may use this information collected by our Technology to help make the online advertisements you see more relevant to you, for ad delivery and reporting, and other purposes. There is no PII transmitted or used in this process. For a detailed description of how our Technology targets contextual advertisements relevant to you, please click here.

You may encounter our Technology when you visit a web site: (1) where one of our Clients has enabled our text-based advertising solution; (2) where Vibrant Media, or one of our Clients, purchases online advertisements; and/or (3) where one of our Clients places a web beacon.

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3. Types of Information We Collect through Our Technology

Personally Identifiable Information. We don't collect PII via our Technology.

Non-Personally Identifiable Information. We may collect Non-PII via our Technology using cookies for many purposes including to help make the online advertisements you see more relevant to you, measure the effectiveness of a campaign, optimize a campaign, or for operational purposes. The cookie is used to collect Non-PII, including but not limited to, an anonymous and randomly assigned identification number, your IP host address, pages viewed, browser type, the referring URL, interactions with an ad, Internet Service Provider, and your computer’s operating system. We may also collect and maintain via cookies other Non-PII to create a data set of keyword interactions, also to assist us in showing you more relevant advertisements and help manage our advertising campaigns. This data set may include a list of search terms that you use to arrive on our Client’s website, keywords recently viewed by you, the time and date you clicked on or viewed one of our Client’s advertisements, and the web pages you viewed after you clicked on or viewed one of our Client’s advertisements. You may “opt out” of certain practices as explained below.

Storage of Non-Personally Identifiable Information. We retain the Non-PII collected via our Technology for up to 13 months. After 13 months, we remove the cookie identification numbers and IP addresses and store it for up to 5 years. We store this information for 5 years as required for financial records for our Clients.

For more information about how we use cookies, please visit our Cookie Policy www.vibrantmedia.co.uk/cookies.asp.

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4. Disclosure of Information to Third Parties

General. We may at our discretion disclose PII and Non-PII (“Information”) to third parties when we believe we are obligated to do so by law, and to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding suspected or actual prohibited activities, including but not limited to, fraud and situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person. We also may disclose Information when necessary to comply with a court order, legal process or other legal proceeding. Finally, we may transfer Information to a successor entity in connection with a corporate merger, consolidation, sale of assets, bankruptcy, or other corporate change.

PII. We may share PII with trusted third-party contractors who provide services for us. These third party contractors are limited in using the information we provide for purposes other than performing services for us.

Non-PII. We may share Non-PII collected by us with third parties. For example, we may disclose to our Clients that ‘blue banner ads’ receive more clicks than ‘orange banner ads’.

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5. Controlling the Use of Your Information and Opting-Out

Opting out from Interest Matching. If you'd like to opt-out from having Vibrant Media collect your Non-PII in connection with our Technology for Interest Matching advertising, please click here. When you opt out, we will place an opt-out cookie on your browser. The opt-out cookie tells us not to collect your Non-PII to tailor our online advertisement campaigns. However, we may continue to collect certain data for basic ad serving and other purposes such as counting the number of times a keyword has been clicked. Please note that if you delete, block or otherwise restrict cookies, or if you use a different computer or Internet browser, you may need to renew your opt-out choice.

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6. Participation in Self-Regulatory Programs

Although Vibrant Media’s Technology currently does not use your information for online behavioral advertising, we support the cross industry, Self-Regulatory Principles for Online Behavioral Advertising as managed by the Digital Advertising Alliance (“DAA”) (for more information click here) as well as the DAA’s Self-Regulatory Principles for Multi-Site Data, and, in particular, the use of the Ad Choices icon. In support of the DAA and to provide consumers with enhanced transparency, we display the Ad Choices Icon advertisements delivered across our network to help consumers understand how their data is being used and provides choices for consumers who want more control. The Ad Choices icon is customarily displayed within the frame of our advertisement. The Ad Choices icon provides information (and links to other information) on online ads, who may be collecting and using online data, and how you can exercise choice with respect to those companies participating in the DAA program. Vibrant Media has worked with the (1) EDAA-approved Independent Certification Provider, and have been granted the EDAA Trust Seal, demonstrating full compliance with the OBA Self-Regulatory Programme. Vibrant Media also is a member of (2) the Internet Advertising Bureau and abides by IAB’s Member Code of Conduct which you can review by clicking here and (3) is an NAI member and adheres to the NAI Code of Conduct (“NAI”) opt-out tool for behavioral advertising, which you can review at http://www.networkadvertising.org/choices.

Our Clients may separately collect Non-PII or other information from you when you visit their websites. This Privacy Policy does not apply to the privacy practices of our Clients, and we are not responsible for their collection of Non-PII or other information from you.

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7. Information Security

The security of your information is important to us, including but not limited to the PII collected via the Website. We have implemented security measures to protect the information in our care, both during transmission and once we receive it. This includes, but is not limited to the use of firewalls and encryption. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however. Therefore, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

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8. Changes to this Privacy Policy

We may modify this privacy policy from time to time. Please return here frequently to review this privacy policy.

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9. Contact details for additional questions and/or to issue a complaint

If you have any questions, comments, or complaints about www.vibrantmedia.co.uk or about this privacy statement, please contact us via one of the methods below:

Via mail: Vibrant Media, Ltd. 3rd Floor, 140 Aldersgate Street, London EC1A 4HY
Via email: info@vibrantmedia.com
Via telephone: 020 740 0000

Or you can submit an enquiry here.

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Last updated April 24, 2014

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