SearchMeta collects some anonymous information each time you visit an SearchMeta Site so we can improve the overall quality of your online experience. We collect your IP address, referral data, and browser and platform type. You do not have to register with SearchMeta before we can collect this anonymous information.
The SearchMeta Sites do not require you to share information that identifies you personally, such as your name or e-mail address, in order for you to use the SearchMeta Sites. The SearchMeta Sites assign an anonymous ID number to your requests and links the following additional data to that number: the date and time you visited the SearchMeta Site, your search terms, and the links upon which you choose to click. Like most standard Web site servers, we use log files to collect and store this anonymous user information. SearchMeta analyzes the information to examine trends, administer the site, track user's movement in the aggregate, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use.
SearchMeta collects individual user information in the following ways from different SearchMeta Sites:
From time to time, SearchMeta may conduct surveys or contests on an SearchMeta Site. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary and you therefore have a choice whether or not to disclose individual user information to the SearchMeta Site. Contest information will be shared with the contest or survey sponsors to notify the winners and award prizes. Survey information will be used for purposes of monitoring or improving the use and satisfaction of the SearchMeta Site. We may use an intermediary to conduct these surveys or contests. These companies may use your personal information to help the SearchMeta Site communicate with you about offers from the SearchMeta Site and our marketing partners. Such third parties do not have SearchMeta's permission to use your personally identifiable information for any secondary purpose.
If you elect to use our referral service for informing a friend about any of our sites, we ask you for your friend's name and e-mail address. SearchMeta will automatically send the friend a one-time e-mail inviting them to visit the SearchMeta Site. SearchMeta does not store the information related to your friends and the one-time e-mail sent pursuant to your input will be our only contact with that person for such input.
If you contact SearchMeta, we may keep a record of that correspondence and we may collect your e-mail address.
The SearchMeta Sites contain links to other sites on the Web. Please be aware that SearchMeta is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every Web site that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this Web site.
SearchMeta may set and access SearchMeta or partner cookies on your computer. A cookie is a small data file that a Web site may send to your browser and which may then be stored on your system. We use both session cookies and persistent cookies. For the session cookie, once you close the browser, the cookie simply terminates. A persistent cookie is a small text file stored on your hard drive for an extended period of time. Persistent cookies can be removed by following Internet browser help file directions.
To the extent SearchMeta use third party service providers or have co-sponsors of any survey, promotion or contents, the information we collect from you may be accessed or shared as part of the service or event with any such third party or co-sponsor, provided that any such disclosure will be subject to written agreement with such third party or co-sponsor to only use such information for the purpose of the service or event and to not share or make any other use of the information.
In the event SearchMeta goes through a business transition, such as a merger, being acquired by another company, or selling a portion of its assets, users' personal information will, in most instances, be part of the assets transferred.
We desire to keep you in control of the personal information you provide to us. Accordingly, you can review, correct, change or remove the personal registration information you provide to SearchMeta and that SearchMeta controls. In order to elect not to receive future communications from us, please Contact us
If, however, we are going to use Individually Identifiable Information in a manner different from that stated at the time of collection we will notify users by posting a notice on our Web site for 30 days.
In response to concerns about protecting children's privacy online, Congress enacted the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 ("COPPA"), which sets forth rules and procedures governing the ways in which Web sites may collect, use and disclose any personal information for children under the age of 13. In accordance with SearchMeta policy and COPPA regulations, we DO NOT:
It is possible that by fraud or deception we may receive information given to us or pertaining to children under 13. If we are notified of this, as soon as we verify the information, we will immediately delete the information from our servers
Questions regarding children's privacy should be directed to:
E-mail: Contact us
Policy effective May 01, 2012