Our visitors' privacy is important to us, and we recognize the need to provide additional privacy protection for children on the DMR Sites permitting such visitors. Our privacy practices are guided by the United States' Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998, as well as data privacy laws in the United States and other applicable countries. Younger visitors should always check with their parents or guardians before entering information on any website or mobile application and we encourage families to discuss their household guidelines regarding the online sharing of personal information.
In general, we collect three types of information:
We take reasonable precautions against the unauthorized access to or loss of your information, always with the goal of keeping our security up to date as cyber threats change. Despite such precautions, there is always a chance of unauthorized access to or loss of your information. If you think a third party has accessed your information, please contact us immediately as instructed below.
In general, the information we collect may be used to respond to your requests; enable you to take advantage of DMR Sites features and services; personalize your experience and the advertising you see; send you special offers and promotions from DMR, and on behalf of third-parties whose products or services might be of interest to you; measure analytics; and manage and improve the services available on the DMR Sites. We may use your information in these ways when and where it is consistent with legal requirements to do so.
Depending upon the circumstances, we may share collected information with (a) law enforcement or others as needed to protect or defend our rights and the rights of others; (b) third parties we hire to handle certain activities; (c) advertisers or third parties with whom we may partner to provide you additional content, products or services; (d) business partners who sponsor a sweepstakes or contest or who jointly offer a service or feature on the DMR Sites; (e) among DMR’s affiliated companies; (f) in the event of a corporate transaction; and (g) otherwise with your consent.
Third parties may collect and disclose certain identifiers, like IP address or cookie information, solely for the support of the internal operations of the DMR Sites, such as providing content or allowing features to run on the DMR Sites, serving contextual advertising, and using analytics and other tools to improve the quality and performance of the DMR Sites.
Some of these third parties, such as advertising networks that serve targeted advertising on websites and online services intended for older audiences, or analytics service providers that analyze the performance of the DMR Sites may use their own unique identifiers, and their use of these technologies is within their control and not ours. These companies may use the information they collect from you consistent with their own privacy policies, which we encourage you to review.
You have the right to access, update and correct factual inaccuracies in any personally identifiable information we collect about you.
You can stop the delivery of commercial e-mail messages from the DMR Sites by following the instructions in e-mails you receive.
You may have choices about the use of your information by third parties wishing to deliver certain targeted advertising to you.
Parents and guardians can review any personally identifiable information collected about their children and request that such information be deleted and/or that no further information be collected.
The DMR Sites are made available by DMR, Inc. If you have any questions about our information handling practices, including our practices with respect to children's personal information, please contact us at:
c/o Privacy Coordinator, DMR, Inc., 264 West 40th Street, 15th Floor, New York, New York 10018. Or email us at: support@DMR.com.
Other corporate affiliates may collect or maintain information through the DMR Sites.
We may request or collect certain information when you visit the DMR Sites. However, visitors are required to share only the information that is reasonably necessary to participate in the particular activity.
A. Registration Information: The information required to register varies by Site, but may include: (a) birth date; (b) gender; (c) country; (d) state; (e) zip code; (f) user name and password; (g) wireless telephone number; (h) email address; and (i) other profile information such as avatar preferences, communications preferences, and interests. If the Site either is directed to children under 13 or has actual knowledge that a user is under 13 years old, the child may be asked to provide his or her parent's or guardian's email address. For certain countries, child visitors or their parents/guardians will receive an activation email and must follow the procedures or otherwise agree to the terms within the activation email within a certain time period to activate the account; accounts not activated within that time period will be deleted.
Registration information is used to enable visitors to log into their accounts across different devices and platforms; take advantage of site offerings; respond to visitor's requests for products, services, and information; send communications to users in connection with their account; manage games; serve appropriate material; customize the content you see when you visit the DMR Sites; and offer visitors special offers and promotions from DMR Sites, as well as on behalf of selected third parties offering products, programs or services, that we believe may be of interest to you.
Certain non-child-directed Sites may offer visitors opportunities to apply for certain programs or other employment, training or internship opportunities. In order to submit an application for any one of these opportunities, the applicant may be required to supply other pertinent personal information including, without limitation, full name, postal address, telephone number(s) and email address. Additional personal information and other information may be requested during the application process (but may not be required). Such submissions are also subject to the policies regarding such respective programs.
B. Social Platform Registrations and Social Media Plugins: Some of the DMR Sites permit or require users who are at least 13 years old to register or log into their account via a social networking platform such as Login with Facebook, or permit you to use social media plugins such as the Facebook "Like" or Google "+1" buttons. When you use these social networking platforms and plugins, your username and password for the services and other information available about you or collected from you on these services may be shared with us.
C. Computer Information Collected by Us: When visitors come to a Site, we may automatically collect certain information from their computers or mobile devices, such as the type of computer operating system (e.g., Windows XP or Mac OS), the visitor's IP address, the web browser (e.g., Internet Explorer, Safari, Chrome and Firefox), UDID (for certain mobile devices), information about the websites visited before and after visiting the Site, the web pages and advertisements viewed and links clicked on within the DMR Sites, interactions with e-mail messages sent by a Site or DMR (e.g., links clicked on and whether the messages were opened or forwarded), information collected through the use of unique identifiers such as cookies (see below), information regarding the Internet service provider, and other standard server log information ("Computer Information").
We may use Tracking Technologies to help tailor our content, allow users to move between certain DMR Sites without logging into each Site, enable the internal functioning of the DMR Sites, understand Site and internet usage, improve or customize the content, offerings or advertisements on this Site, personalize your experience on the Site (for example, to recognize you by name when you return to the Site), understand your interactions with email messages originating from the DMR Sites or DMR (such as the links clicked on and whether the messages were opened or forwarded), save your password, save your online game or video player settings, enable you to use shopping carts, help us offer you products, programs or services that may be of interest to you, deliver relevant advertising, maintain and administer the DMR Sites. These Tracking Technologies collect "click stream" data and additional other information regarding your visits to the DMR Sites (such as your visits to specific webpages, use of features, purchasing history or preferences), may collect such other information across multiple sessions on the DMR Sites and other websites offered by DMR and may also collect your IP address or some other identifier unique to the device you use to access the site ("Identifier"). An Identifier may be automatically assigned to any device you use to access the DMR Sites. When a cable television service subscriber authenticates his cable television service to view full episodes of DMR programing, a third party token is stored on the user's mobile device so that the subscriber can view DMR television episodes in the future without having to re-authenticate his cable service subscription.
By visiting a Site, whether as a registered user or otherwise, you acknowledge, understand and hereby agree that you are giving us your consent to set and access Cookies on your device and track your activities and your use of a Site through these Tracking Technologies and Identifiers and that we may use Tracking Technologies in the emails we send to you.
The DMR Sites adhere to the Self-Regulatory Principles for Online Behavioral Advertising. DMR does not behaviorally target advertising to children under 13 on sites that are directed to children or where DMR has actual knowledge that a user is under 13.
Our Third Party Advertising Service Providers (as defined in Section D) do not have access to Tracking Technologies set by the DMR Sites except to the extent necessary to provide services to the Site. The Third Party Advertising Service Providers, as well as advertisers, may themselves set and access their own Tracking Technologies on your Device if you choose to have Tracking Technologies enabled in your browser (or, for Flash cookies, if you have not removed them) and/or they may otherwise have access to other information about you.
You have a number of options with respect to the Tracking Technologies set by the DMR Sites:
Please note that deleting, rejecting, disabling or turning off Tracking Technologies through the above options will not remove Flash cookies.
Please be aware that certain areas and features of DMR Sites can only be accessed in conjunction with Tracking Technologies, and that disabling Tracking Technologies might prevent you from accessing such content.
D. Computer Information Collected By Others: Third parties may collect, use or disclose cookie information, IP addresses or other identifiers from devices and/or browsers of users who visit DMR Sites for the purposes of supporting the internal operations of the DMR Sites, which can include, for example: 1) providing content or allowing features to run on the Sites; 2) serving contextual advertising; and 3) using analytics and other tools to improve the quality and performance of the DMR Sites. To the extent that third parties collect any personal information for any other purposes about users of the DMR Sites that are directed to children under 13 years of age, or where DMR has actual knowledge that a user is under 13 years of age, we will notify parents or guardians, and will request parental consent for the collection of that data.
Among the service providers we engage, DMR Sites use a variety of third-party advertising networks, data exchanges, traffic measurement service providers, marketing analytics service providers, and other third-party service providers (collectively, "Third Party Advertising Service Providers") to, for example, serve advertisements on the DMR Sites, help prevent you from seeing repeated advertisements, and measure and analyze traffic on the DMR Sites. On websites directed to older audiences, Third Party Advertising
Service Providers may also be used to facilitate targeting of advertisements and measure and analyze advertising effectiveness ("Targeting Services"). These Targeting Services enable us, for older audiences, to display advertisements based on your visits to the DMR Sites and other websites you have visited and may include delivering advertisements or other content for products and services that may interest you. Targeting Services also enable us to research the usefulness of certain advertisements. DMR does not behaviorally target advertising to children under 13 on sites that are directed to children or where DMR has actual knowledge that a user is under 13.
These Third Party Advertising Service Providers do not have access to Tracking Technologies set by the DMR Sites except to the extent necessary to provide services to the DMR Sites. The Third Party Advertising Service Providers, as well as advertisers, may themselves set and access their own Tracking Technologies on your device if you choose to have Tracking Technologies enabled in your browser (or, for Flash cookies, if you have not removed them) and/or they may otherwise have access to other information about you. In addition, Third Party Advertising Service Providers may collect aggregate log data separately and independently from what the DMR Sites collect.
You should be aware that different rules might apply to the collection, use or disclosure of your information by third parties in connection with their advertisements, promotions and other websites you encounter on the Internet. The use of such technology by these third parties is within their control and not the DMR Sites. Even if we have a relationship with the third party, we do not control those sites or their policies and practices regarding your information and those sites may use the information they collect from you consistent with their own privacy policies, which we encourage you to review. We encourage you to research and direct any of your questions in this regard to these third parties.
With respect to the Tracking Technologies set by Third Party Advertising Service Providers and advertisers (and outside the control of the DMR Sites), you have a number of options:
Do-Not-Track Signals and Similar Mechanisms. Some web browsers may transmit " do-not-track" signals to the websites with which the browser communicates. Because of differences in how web browsers incorporate and activate this feature, it is not always clear whether users intend for these signals to be transmitted, or whether they even are aware of them. There currently is disagreement, including among participants in the leading Internet standards-setting organization, concerning what, if anything, websites should do when they receive such signals.
We currently do not take action in response to these signals, but, if and when a final standard is established and accepted, we may reassess how to respond to these signals. Instead, as set forth above, please see the link to the Self-Regulatory Principles for Online Behavioral Advertising program that we follow that offers you choice regarding Information collected for online behavioral advertising purposes and the browser cookie controls and other mechanisms described above in Section I(C).
E. Contests, Sweepstakes and Promotions: The DMR Sites may offer online contests, sweepstakes and promotions. To enter these contests, sweepstakes and promotions, you may be required to provide your first name and email address and/or additional information required for the management of the contest, sweepstakes or promotion. On sites that either are directed to children under 13 or where we have actual knowledge that a user is a child under 13, we may collect the child's e-mail address to enter the child in the contest, sweepstakes or promotion, store such child's email address for the duration of the contest, sweepstakes or promotion, and use it for notification if he or she is the winner. For certain contests, sweepstakes or promotions on such sites, we may ask for the email address of the child's parent or guardian to inform the parent or guardian of his or her child's entry and give the parent or guardian the option to have the child's entry deleted.
F. Electronic Postcards and Messages: Some DMR Sites provide visitors the opportunity to send electronic postcards and " wish lists" of items they want to family or friends, which means we will send, on the visitor's behalf, email messages to family and/or friends. To do so, visitors must provide the email address of the recipient of such electronic postcards or email messages. Visitors must only provide email addresses of people who they know would be happy to receive such electronic postcards or email messages. Email addresses provided to us for this purpose are used solely to send the requested postcard or email message and are deleted from our system once the postcard or message is sent. In some cases, we may offer visitors an incentive (e.g., points to be used in an online game) for referring information about products to the visitor's family or friends. In such cases, we will comply with all applicable legal requirements. Please note that this feature may not be available to visitors in certain regions or countries.
G. Electronic Newsletters: Visitors can provide their email addresses to receive email newsletters and promotions from DMR, DMR, and our business partners. Visitors may change their preferences regarding emails at any time through the unsubscribe link in the newsletters or, for certain DMR Sites, by logging into and changing the preferences for their account.
When visitors to DMR Sites that are directed to children under 13 ask to receive our email newsletter(s), they will be asked to provide their first name, email address and the email address of their parent/guardian. We will send the child's parent/guardian a notification email informing them of the child's request to receive by email the newsletter on an ongoing basis and give the parent/guardian the option to have his or her child's information removed from our newsletter database. The link to remove the child's information will expire approximately 48 hours from the time it is sent, but at any time after receiving this notification email, the child's parent/guardian may request that we stop sending the child the newsletter(s) by following the " unsubscribe" instructions found at the end of any of the newsletter emails. Parents/guardians may at any time review any personally identifiable information collected online about their child. See section V(B) below. When a child provides a parent's/guardian's email address when signing up for newsletter(s), that email address is used to send the notification email message and is subsequently deleted from our system.
H. Interactive Features and Services: Some of the DMR Sites offer interactive features and services, such as message boards and comment boxes. For certain countries, on DMR Sites that either are directed to children under 13 or when we have actual knowledge that a user is a child under 13 years old, we either will obtain the consent of the child's parent/guardian before allowing the child to use these interactive features and services or use reasonable technical measures to delete all or virtually all personal information from a child's postings before they are made public and delete such information from our records. We use the information collected through interactive features and services to enable you to participate in such features and services.
I. Text Messaging Marketing and Promotions: Consistent with local law, appropriately aged visitors may have the opportunity to register for special promotions, services, news, programming and information delivered via text messaging (" Text Services" ). If we do so, we will require your prior express consent for any Text Services in accordance with the nature of the Text Service and applicable laws, rules and regulations.
When you register for Text Services, you acknowledge, understand and agree that you may be charged by your wireless carrier for the ability to send or receive all such messages. The standard messaging rates of your wireless carrier shall apply to all Text Services, unless noted otherwise. Under no circumstances will DMR or DMR be responsible for any wireless email or text messaging charges incurred by such visitor or by a person that has access to a visitor's wireless device, telephone number, or email address. If you change or deactivate your wireless telephone number, you agree to notify us when your wireless telephone number is no longer associated with you and identify such wireless phone number to ensure that future messages directed to you are not sent to the person to whom your old number has been or will be assigned. We may share your personal information with the operational service providers that assist us in delivering Text Services and similar services to you, and as otherwise provided in “Disclosure to Third Parties” below.
Please note that you may always send a text message that says "HELP" to receive help on text messaging.
K. Financial Information: We collect and use financial information, such as credit card numbers and security codes, for the limited purposes described below.
i.Arcades: Users who are of legal age to form a binding contract may purchase games available on the DMR Sites. Purchasing such games may require providing information to process the order including full name, billing and/or shipping addresses, billing address, email address, credit card number, control payment number, PIN, card security code, expiration date and/or a phone number. After successfully entering a valid credit card number/expiration date and completing the order process, an account is created. We use this information to process the order and to send order confirmations via email, as well as to send information about products and services of interest and as otherwise required by law. If you make purchases using a pre-paid card, we will not require you to enter any personally identifiable information to complete your purchase.
ii. Consumer Products: Certain of the DMR Sites provide pages and/or links to pages offering visitors who are of legal age to form a binding contract the opportunity to purchase consumer products (the "Shops"). To do so, visitors need to provide contact, shipping, billing and credit information. These pages may be hosted and operated by a third party that is independent and separate from the DMR Sites. This third party collects personal information about shop visitors and may share this information with us. We use this information to process the order and to send order confirmations via email, as well as to send information about products and services of interest and as otherwise required by law. Before providing information on these pages, we encourage you to review the posted privacy policies which govern such third party's use of your information, as they may differ from ours.
iii. Virtual Items/Memberships: Some of the DMR Sites may offer memberships, online subscriptions and/or virtual items for use in conjunction with the DMR Sites' games. When you enter into a transaction for a membership, subscription, virtual item or similar transaction, you may be asked to provide the credit card and/or billing information and email address. We will use this information to fulfill your specified requests, as well as to inform you about additional products or service opportunities and as otherwise required by law. Please also see the information regarding payment processors in Section II(B) below.
L. Other Data Collection and Use.
We collect search query information when visitors search for information on the DMR Sites. We also collect information from visitors when they contact us with questions and comments.
We may use this information, along with any of the other information described above, to (i) analyze use of the DMR Sites and understand and improve our service offerings; (ii) prevent potentially prohibited or illegal activities; and (iii) for any other purposes disclosed to you at the time we collect your information or pursuant to your consent.
We may combine information collected through the DMR Sites with information we collect from other sources (e.g., social media integration services), offline records or publicly available information). It is your responsibility to provide complete and accurate information and to keep such information up to date. We are not responsible for any problem or liability arising from your failure to do so.
We may share your information with third parties for the limited purposes described below. In the U.S., parents of children under the age of 13 have the option of consenting to the collection and use of their child's personal information without consenting to the disclosure of that information to certain third parties.
A. Law Enforcement and Safety.
Information collected through the DMR Sites may be transferred, disclosed or shared with third parties engaged by us to handle and deliver certain activities, such as message boards, sweepstakes and contests, e-cards, payment processing, newsletters, and advisory boards, and to perform other technical and processing functions, such as sending postal mail and email, maintaining data integrity, programming operations, user services or technology services. We may provide these third parties information collected as needed to perform their functions, but they are prohibited from using it for other purposes and specifically agree to maintain the confidentiality of such information. Some of these agents, such as payment processors, may request additional information during the course of offering their services. Before you provide additional information to third party agents, we encourage visitors to review their privacy policies and information collection practices.
C. Third Parties/Advertisers.
Some DMR Sites partner with outside third parties to provide you with additional content, products, or services that we believe may be of interest. For example, we may partner with a greeting card company, software manufacturer, social media plugin provider, mobile phone provider or cable television service provider to offer you electronic cards, games, social networking, text messaging services or customized video content. These partners operate websites and services that are separate and independent from the DMR Sites and, accordingly, may have their own privacy policies. If you consent or register with one of our partners, that means you grant the DMR Sites permission to give your registration and other information, including e-mail address, to that third party. If you have identified yourself as residing in the EU, we will not share your email address or other personally identifiable information with third parties for advertising purposes unless you have "opted-in." In addition, Third Party Advertising Service Providers may use their own Tracking Technologies to gather information about you. Please see Section I(D) above for more detailed information regarding such use of Tracking Technologies.
D. Co-Branded Sites and Features
Some DMR Sites offer co-branded services and features, such as events and promotions that we put together with another company ("Co-Branded Partner"). Such services may be hosted on a Site and/or our Co-Branded Partner's website. We may share your information with our Co-Branded Partner and your voluntary use of or participation in a co-branded service or feature means that you opt-in and affirmatively consent to both the DMR Sites and our Co-Branded Partner collecting and using the information you provided during registration and/or in connection with the specific co-branded feature for fulfillment, marketing or administrative purposes. If you wish to opt-out of a Co-Branded Partner's future use of your information for marketing purposes, you will need to contact the Co-Branded Partner directly. The Co-Branded Partner will be identified on the co-branded feature or service.
E. DMR and Other Affiliated Businesses
The DMR Sites are part of DMR. Where permitted by law, we may share information we collect about you within the websites DMR’ companies and other affiliated businesses so that we can, for example, provide you with information about products and services that might interest you.
F. Business Transfer
In the event that assets relating to one or more of the DMR Sites are transferred or sold to another entity as a result of, for example, a corporate sale, merger, consolidation, asset sale, or in the unlikely event of bankruptcy, information collected at the DMR Sites may be transferred to the acquiring company.
G. With Your Consent
We may otherwise disclose your information pursuant to your consent.
The DMR Sites are designed for and targeted to U.S. audiences and are governed by and operated in accordance with the laws of the U.S. While users from countries other than the U.S. may access certain of the DMR Sites, we make no representation that the DMR Sites are operated in accordance with the laws or regulations of, or governed by, other nations.
If you are located outside of the U.S., the EEA and Switzerland, you use this Site at your own risk and initiative and you, not us, are responsible for compliance with any applicable local and national laws. Please be aware that any personal information and other information you provide to us or we obtain as a result of your use of this Site shall be collected in the U.S. and/or transferred to the U.S. and subject to U.S. law and if you have any concerns with respect to this you should not provide any such information.
The DMR Sites maintain reasonable technical and organizational steps to help ensure that information collected is secure, including limiting the number of people who have physical access to our database servers and use of electronic security systems and password protections which guard against unauthorized access. The DMR Sites conduct financial transactions via secured transmissions. We limit access to visitor's information to employees and contractors who are authorized for the proper handling of such information, and any employee found violating our standards of security and confidentiality will be subject to our disciplinary processes. We also take reasonable steps to help make sure our third-party agents protect the security of your personal information. However, as with most Internet sites or services, it is possible that third parties may unlawfully access such personal information through a number of means despite our efforts.
A. Reviewing Your Information
You have the right to access, update and correct factual inaccuracies in personally identifiable information that we collect online at the DMR Sites, subject to certain exceptions. To do so, you should log into your account or you may e-mail us at support@DMR.com. To help protect your privacy and the security of your personally identifiable information, we will take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting access.
Some of the DMR Sites offer you and your child an online safety guide which we encourage you to use as starting point for discussing safety and privacy concerns with your child. Of course, involvement in your family's online lives is the most important safety tool available.
The websites that comprise the DMR Sites may contain links to other sites, including those of sponsors, advertisers, social networking platforms, and survey companies. These other websites are governed by their own privacy policies or information collection practices, which may be substantially different from ours. We encourage visitors to other websites to review the privacy policies and information collection practices of those websites.
California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits our visitors who are California residents to request certain information regarding our disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please send an email to or write us: support@DMR.com, or you may contact us via regular mail at:
c/o Privacy Coordinator
264 West 40th Street, 15th Floor
New York, New York 10018
If you are a California resident, you can learn more about your consumer privacy rights by reviewing the following:
California Privacy Notice
This California Privacy Notice (“Notice”) is for California residents and supplements our Data policy as described herein. It explains how we collect, use, and share your Personal Information and how to exercise your rights under the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”).
When we say “Personal Information” in this Notice, we mean information that identifies, relates to, describes, is reasonably capable of being associated with, or could reasonably be linked, directly or indirectly, with you. Personal Information does not include information that is aggregated or information that cannot be reasonably linked to you.
How we collect, use, and share Personal Information
To provide the products or features offered by DMR Sites, we must process information about you, including Personal Information, whether or not you are registered or logged in. Subject to the limitations we describe herein, we may share your Personal Information for business purposes with strict restrictions on how our partners can use and disclose the data we provide, at your direction, or in ways otherwise in accordance with the CCPA. We don’t sell any of your Personal Information, and we never will.
Here is a summary of the CCPA-related categories of Personal Information we may have collected about you over the past 12 months, depending on how you use our Sites, as well as how we use it and with whom we may have shared it.
Sources of Personal Information
We receive Personal Information from the information that you and others provide, from your device(s), and from our partners. The categories of sources from which we’ve collected or received Personal Information include:
How can you exercise your rights provided under the CCPA?
Under the CCPA, you have the following rights:
To exercise your “right to know” or your “right to request deletion,” contact us at the address and by the means provided for herein.
Please note that to protect your information and the integrity of our Sites, we may need to verify your identity before processing your request. In some cases we may need to collect additional information to verify your identity, such as a government issued ID.
Under the CCPA, you may exercise these rights yourself or you may designate an authorized agent to make these requests on your behalf. In most cases, we will facilitate your request through automated tools available through your password-protected account.
If you have any other questions about our information handling practices, including our practices with respect to children's personal information, or would like further information regarding the DMR Sites that are directed to children under 13 years of age, please contact us at:c/o Privacy Coordinator