Privacy Policy

Effective Date:  June 23, 2017

iDrop News appreciates our readers and values your privacy. This Privacy Policy explains the information we collect, store, and use about you. iDrop News operates a website (the “Website”) and delivers a newsletter (the “Newsletter”).  By accessing and using our Website, you explicitly accept, without limitation or qualification, the collection, use, and transfer of the personal information and non-personal information (defined below) in the manner described in this Privacy Policy.  Please read this Policy carefully, as it affects your rights and liabilities under the law.  If you disagree with the way we collect and process personal and non-personal information, please do not use this Website.

1. Types of Information We Collect.

We collect the following types of information about you.

1.1.  “Personal information” is information that can be used to identify a specific person.  For us, personal information means your name and/or e-mail address.

1.2.  “Non-personal information” is information that cannot be used to identify a specific person. It includes usage information about the Website such as: How much time do users spend on our site, where did they come from, and where do they go once they leave? It includes demographic information about visitors to the website, such as information on age or income or interests. It also includes information logged by our webserver, such as your IP address. It also includes information about how often users read the Newsletter.

2. How We Collect Information.

2.1.  E-mail addresses are collected when you subscribe to our newsletter. We also receive e-mail addresses from Stack Commerce when you purchase from our store, and we receive names and e-mail addresses when you enter our random drawings.

2.2.  You may voluntarily give information to us, such as your demographic information or any comments that you leave under stories.

2.3.  We may use cookies to track usage information about the Website and the Newsletter. “Cookies” are a feature in your browser software.  If enabled, cookies store small amounts of data on your computer about actions you take on the pages of our Website.  Cookies assist us in tracking which of our features you visit most often, and what content you viewed on past visits.  When you visit this Website again, cookies allow us to remember you’re your settings and may be used for authentication.  We may use cookies to keep track of the number of return visits, accumulate and aggregate statistical information generally pertaining to our Website, and deliver specific content to you based on your past viewing history.  You can disable cookies, although our Website may not function properly for you.  Your browser preferences can be modified to accept or reject all cookies, or request a notification when a cookie is set. You may read more about cookies at http://cookiecentral.com.  In order to use all of the features and functionality of our Website, you need to accept cookie. We may also allow third party vendors and advertisers to set their own cookies on and through our Website.  We have no control over the practices of those third parties and are not responsible for their technology or tracking.  We encourage you to review the policies of such persons or entities on their websites.

2.4.  We as well as third party vendors and supporting advertisers may also use pixels to collect information about your visit to the Website, measure and improve the effectiveness of advertisements, and track delivery of advertising. Web Beacons collect only a limited set of information including a cookie number, time and date of page view, as well as a description of the page on which the Web Beacon resides.  We may also use Web beacons in the Newsletter.  This allows us to determine if you opened or acted upon the email messages.  Because Web beacons are the same as any other content request, you cannot opt out or refuse them.  However, they can be rendered ineffective by either opting out of cookies or changing the cookie setup in your browser. For more information about web beacons, visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org/faqs/beacons.html.

2.5.  We obtain Website and Newsletter usage information from Google Analytics, as described below.

2.6.  We obtain information about the effectiveness of advertising campaigns on the Newsletter and the Website.

3. How We Use Information

3.1.      We use your e-mail address to deliver the Newsletter, unless you have opted out. Otherwise, except as expressly set forth in this policy, we do not share your e-mail address or other personal information with anyone.

3.2.  We use aggregated, anonymous non-personal information to operate and improve the website.

3.3.  We share aggregated, anonymous non-personal information with third parties, so that they can understand the kinds of visitors that come to the Website. For example, we might tell our advertisers the average income of our subscribers.

4. Third Party Information Collection

  4.1.  We utilize Google Analytics to collect Website and Newsletter usage information. Google collects usage information about the Website and Newsletter. Google Analytics utilizes the data collected through its cookies to track and examine the use of this Website, to prepare reports on its activities, and to share them with other Google services. You may opt-out of the Google Analytics service using Google’s Browser Add-available at https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/.

4.2.  We utilize Google AdSense to run advertising campaigns on the Website and the Newsletter. Google and other third parties collect information about your usage of the Website and about the effectiveness of these advertising campaigns. They use this information to display interest-based advertising, which they believe is relevant to you.

4.3.  Certain third parties provide functionality on our website, such as social media sharing and the commenting function. These third parties may collect non-personal information about you. Please see their privacy policies for more information.

5. Opt-Out

5.1.  You can unsubscribe from receiving our e-mails at any time. You can unsubscribe by clicking on the “Unsubscribe” link in the footer of our emails and following the instructions. You can also unsubscribe by clicking on the “Unsubscribe” link on this site and following the instructions or by sending us a message to contact@idropnews.com.

5.2.  You can unsubscribe from receiving our browser notifications at any time. Visit our notifications page by clicking on the “Notifications” link on this site and follow the instructions.

5.3  As detailed above, we as well as third party vendors and supporting advertisers may use technology to collect various types of non-personal information in the form of cookies and pixels.  You have the right and ability to opt-out of our collection and use of this technology as set forth above in Section 2. The use of cookies and pixels by third party vendors and supporting advertisers is subject to their own respective privacy policies and not ours.

If you prefer to not receive targeted advertising from third party vendors and supporting advertisers, you can opt-out of some network advertising programs that use your information. To do so, please visit the DAA Opt-Out Page. Please note that even if you choose to opt-out of targeted advertising, you will still see advertisements while you’re browsing online, including this Website. However, the advertisements you see may be less relevant to you and your interests. Additionally, many network advertising programs allow you to view and manage the interest categories they have compiled from your online browsing activities. These interest categories help determine the types of targeted advertisements you may receive. The DAA Opt-Out Page provides a tool that identifies its member companies that have cookies on your browser and provides links to those companies.

6. Storage

6.1.  We store your personal information only as long as relevant for record keeping, business, and compliance purposes. The information that we store may be deleted as space requires or in the normal course of business. To opt-out of receiving more information about our products and services or our emails, you may send an email to contact@idropnews.com.

7. Miscellaneous

7.1. We do not knowingly collect any personal information about children under the age of 13. If we obtain actual knowledge that we have collected personal information about a child under the age of 13, that information will be immediately deleted from our database.

7.2. We do not collect information about your past, present or potential future medical conditions or treatments.

7.3.  The Website does not honor the “do not track” signal sent by some web browsers.

7.4.  We may disclose your information if legally required to do so, or at our discretion, pursuant to a request from a governmental entity, or if we believe in good faith that such action is necessary to (a) conform to legal requirements or comply with legal process; (b) protect our rights or property, or our affiliated companies; (c) prevent a crime; or (d) protect the personal safety of users or the public.

7.5.  We may disclose and transfer your information to a third party who acquires any or all of our business, whether such acquisition is by way of merger, consolidation or purchase of all or a substantial portion of our assets.  Such a third party will be bound by this privacy policy.

7.6  We may make changes to this policy in the future. If any important changes occur, we will notify you through one of our newsletters and notifications.

7.7.  If you have questions about this policy, or about the website in general, please write to us at contact@idropnews.com or visit here to find other ways to get in touch with us.

Contact Us

If you have any questions regarding this Privacy Policy, please contact:

iDrop News

3770 Hwy 165 Ste C-164

Pineville, LA 71360

Email: privacy@idropnews.com

Phone: +1-318-319-0133