Last updated: February 10, 2021
ENTERTAINMENT STUDIOS DIGITAL MEDIA, LLC (“us”, “we”, or “our”) operates the website http://thegrio.com/ and any other “thegrio” digital application(s) made available on third party sites or platforms (the “Service”).
This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use and disclosure of Personal Information when you use our Service.
Information Collection And Use
While using our Service, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that may be used to contact or identify you. Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to, your email address, location information, IP address, first name and surname, username, and password (“Personal Information”). Moreover, if you elect to post comment or material to any article, photo, videos, audio, blogs or forums, or participate in our social networking features or other community boards that may be offered on our Service, then such materials will be collected and some information, including your posted pseudonym, may be publicly available for others to view and share.
We 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 party service providers have their own privacy policies addressing how they use such information. We encourage you to be aware when you leave our sites or applications and to read the privacy policies of other sites that may collect your personal information.
Cookies are files with small amount of data, which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a web site and stored on your computer’s or mobile device’s hard drive. You can find more information about cookies at: www.allaboutcookies.org
We use “cookies” to collect information. Most browsers allow you to manage your cookies. You may manage and instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our Service. Disabling cookies is device specific and may not work on all devices.
You may opt out of the use of the DoubleClick Cookie for interest-based advertising by visiting the Google Ads Settings 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.
We may employ third party companies and individuals to facilitate our Service, to provide the Service on our behalf, to perform Service-related services or to assist us in analyzing how our Service is used.
These third parties have access to your Personal Information only to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose.
When your information is collected on the Service, it may be collected directly by or shared with selected third parties in connection with the operation of the Service or the provisions of Service to you (“Third-Party Processors”). These Third-Party Processors may include, for example, companies that process credit card information or handle shipping for us, deliver materials to you via e-mail or postal service, organize, administer, process, or provide advertising services, authenticate your subscription, provide IT services, provide marketing and/or communication services, provide customer service, analyze and enhance data, process and administer surveys, provide support, assist with system crashes, help diagnose problems, and/or analyze data on our behalf to help us provide more relevant offers and advertising to you and to eliminate the delivery of duplicate offers as well as correcting and/or updating users’ data based on information we provide them. Third-Party Processors are authorized to use your information that we provide to them only to carry out the service they are providing for us. We require that the Third-Party Processors securely store the Personal Information we provide to them and maintain it so that it can be accessed when needed for future purposes.
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.
Compliance With Laws\
The security of your Personal Information is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
We are headquartered in the United States of America and the Service is intended for users in the United States of America. If you are located in the European Union or elsewhere outside of the United States of America, please be aware that information we collect (including cookies) will be processed and stored outside the European Union, in jurisdictions in which the data protection and privacy laws may not offer the same level of protection as those in the country where you reside or are a citizen. By using our Service or providing information to us, you consent to the collection of, transfer to and processing of the information in the United States of America and other jurisdictions outside the European Union.
Links To Other Sites
We have no control over, and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites or services.
Our Service is intended for a general audience and are not designated or intended for use by anyone under the age of 13, or 16 in the European Union (“Child” or “Children”).
We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from Children. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your Child has provided us with Personal Information, please contact us. If we discover that a Child has provided us with Personal Information, we will delete such information from our servers immediately.
Rights for California Residents Under the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”)
Under the CCPA California residents may be afforded certain rights regarding a business’ use of a consumer’s personal information. These rights include:
- The right to request a business disclose what categories and specific pieces of personal information have been collected by the business as well as the sources of that information;
- The right to opt out of the sale of personal information to a third party;
- The right to request deletion of personal information collected from the consumer;
- The right to know the categories of third parties with whom personal information is shared;
- The right to know the categories of information that are sold or disclosed for a business purpose to third parties;
- The right to know the business or commercial purpose for collecting or selling personal information;
- The right to reach out to a supervisory authority; and
- The right to not be discriminated against for exercising any rights under the CCPA.
A detailed list of the categories of Personal Information that have been collected in the past 12 months, as well as the sources for those categories, can be found in the section labeled “Information Collection And Use” above. For specific inquiries about the information collected about yourself please make a verifiable consumer request, as discussed below.
You can learn more about the business purposes for collecting PII above in Section 3. How We Use and Share Your Personally Identifiable Information. We may disclose your Personal Information to a third party for a business purpose. When we disclose Personal Information for a business purpose, we may enter a contract that describes the purpose and requires the recipient to both keep that Personal Information confidential and not use it for any purpose except performing the contract. A detailed explanation of the categories of information that we disclose for a business purpose can be found in the section labeled “Information Collection and Use” above.
We may disclose your Personal Information for a business purpose to the following categories of third parties:
- Our affiliates;
- Service providers;
- Distribution partners;
- Social Media platforms;
- Advertising partners;
- Analytic partners;
- Promotional partners;
- Government entities;
- Third parties to whom you or your agents authorize us to disclose your personal information in connection with products or services we provide to you.
In order for us to carry out a request for information, you or your authorized agent must make a verifiable consumer request. This means, if you make a request for information, you may be required to provide additional information so that we may verify your identity. In exercising your rights under the CCPA, the disclosure will cover the 12 month period preceding the request. You may only make requests to us twice in a 12-month period.
To exercise your rights under the CCPA, please submit a verifiable consumer request to firstname.lastname@example.org, or you can also call us at (310) 277-3500 to speak with a company representative. We will try to resolve your request within 45 days. However, in some cases, we may need to extend the response period, in which case we will provide you with written notice within 45 days.
We do not sell your Personal Information.