COMEDYWIRE PRIVACY POLICY

Effective as of September 15, 2016
At comedywire.com (the “Website”), a website operated by Parodify, LLC (“Comedywire”), we are committed to respecting people’s privacy online. We are also committed to providing you with the very best experience we can on our Website. In order to do so, we may gather certain personal information about you. Please read the following policy to understand how your personal information will be treated as you make full use of our Website. By using comedywire.com, you consent to the collection and use of your information by Comedywire as described in this Policy, and you signify your agreement to this Privacy Policy.

Information submitted by you for inclusion on the Website.

Information, pictures and media files you upload to the Website (“Submissions”) will be posted on the Website, subject to our Terms of Use and accessible by all visitors to the Website, and Comedywire has no control over, and shall incur no responsibility for, how such visitors will use such Submissions. Please remember that if you post any of your personal information in public areas of the Website, such information may be collected and used by others over whom we have no control. We are not responsible for the use made by third parties of information you post or otherwise make available in public areas of the Website. You should take care to not use personal information in your screen name or other information that might be publicly available to other users. You may decide to provide Comedywire with another person’s contact information so that person may be invited to join the Website or so that Comedywire may facilitate your communication with other people through the Website (such as when you upload an address book or a contact list). You may also provide Comedywire with another person’s contact information for purposes of delivering information through social networking applications, Comedywire stores the information that you provide so that the respondents may be added to your network, and also to send reminders of the invitations. All invitees are provided with the option not to receive further invitations from Comedywire.

What information does Comedywire collect?

When you visit the Website, we collect some basic information that does not identify individual users. This includes which pages are visited and any feedback from our visitors. We then aggregate this information with other pieces of information to improve our Website and make your experience on the Website as valuable and efficient as possible. ​ When you register with the Website, we collect personal information such as name, age, address, phone and email in order to set up your account. In addition to the information we collect upon your initial registration, we may ask you for personal information at other times, including, but not limited to, if we invite you to our paid writer program. We will not share that information in a manner that identifies you as an individual with any other entity, unless we let you know that at the time of collection or we otherwise have your permission. We may also collect and accumulate anonymous data which will help us understand and analyze the Internet experience of our website users. For instance, we may accumulate visitor data relating to referring domain names, the type of browsers used, operating system software, screen resolutions, color capabilities, browser plug-ins, language settings, cookie preferences, search engine keywords and JavaScript enablement. We also collect IP addresses for system administration and to report aggregate information to any sponsors. While an IP address does not identify an individual by name, it may, with the cooperation of the ISP, be used to locate and identify an individual. Your IP address can reveal what geographic area you are connecting from, or which ISP you are using. Finally, other websites you visit have IP addresses, and we may collect the IP addresses of those websites and their pages. Upon cancelling your comedywire.com account, you have the right to request deletion of your account information, subject to our need to keep appropriate archives for our business operations. For reasons such as improving member experience and providing customized communications to our users, we may receive information about you from third-party sources and our web logs and add it to the information that we have received from you. Web logs automatically record anything a web server sees, which may include email addresses you enter into a form or pages viewed by a user at a particular IP address. We maintain archives of our web logs, database, and other systems and information. Please note that it is possible some of this information may remain archived after we delete the information from our active database. We maintain archives for disaster recovery, legal and other non-marketing purposes. You are entitled to request access to and correction of all your personal data collected by us via the website, as well as to require us to delete your data if you no longer want us to process it. You can make such a request or a related inquiry by contacting us. For contact information, email team@comedywire.com. Please note that there may be a small charge for making an access request or it may be free, depending on the circumstances. You can find out more details by emailing as provided above. We will keep your data as long as it , is reasonably necessary for the purposes described in this Privacy Policy.

What do we do with the information we collect?

  1. It is used to set up and maintain your comedywire.com account. If you provide us with your mobile phone information, we may use such information to communicate with you regarding the Website by SMS, MMS, text message or other electronic means to a mobile device.
  2. We save the information about services you subscribe to and products you purchased to provide you with the best possible customer service and the most up-to-date information about your orders.
  3. Your phone number may be used in the event that our customer service representatives need to contact you and cannot reach you by email.
  4. Credit card information is used to bill you for your orders and to track sales.
  5. Your personal information will never be sold to any other website owner or merchant. We hate junk mail as much as you. This is why we will only send you email about items that we feel you should know about. This includes special promotional items that Comedywire endorses, membership changes, terms and conditions changes, holiday cards, and the latest happenings on comedywire.com. When we send you emails that include a link to the Website, that link may contain an alphanumeric identifier that allows us to identify the person to whom we sent the message so that we can personalize our content for that individual.

Email Opt-out

Users who no longer wish to receive our email updates or other notifications may opt out of receiving these communications by following the instructions contained in the applicable email or by logging in and changing their account settings. Please know that such a decision will not stop advertising or content that is generated prior to the time when we can accomplish the removal of your information.

Credit Card Processing

Credit card transactions are handled by a third-party processor that receives credit card numbers and other personally identifying information only to verify credit card accounts and process transactions.

With whom do we share your information and for what purpose?

Comedywire does not sell, rent, or trade any personally identifying information to or with others. However, when one or more of our business partners co-sponsor a service, promotion and/or contest, we may share some or all of the information collected in connection with such service, promotion or contest with the co-sponsor(s). If we intend to share such information, you will be notified prior to the collection of that information. If you do not want your information to be shared, you will be able to choose not to allow the transfer by not using or signing up for that particular service, promotion or contest. We may also share aggregate user information in a non-personally identifiable manner with advertisers and other third parties in order to present to users more targeted advertising, products and services. We do not provide any personally identifiable information to third-party advertising companies. Note, however, that if an advertiser asks us to show an advertisement to users with certain characteristics (for example, women ages 18-24) or a segment of that group (for example, women ages 18-24 who have viewed certain categories of content) and you respond to that advertisement, the third-party advertising company may conclude that you have the characteristics of the audience that they are trying to reach. Due to our contractual obligations with these third parties and the need to share information to deliver and support our service, we cannot provide you with the opportunity to opt-out of sharing information with these third parties. We may contract with third parties to conduct research and marketing on our behalf. Such third parties will be fully bound by an obligation of confidentiality to Comedywire and may not use any personally-identifiable information provided by us other than as expressly instructed by us and in strict compliance with the terms of this Privacy Policy.

What information do parties other than Comedywire collect?

Some entities that have links on our Website may collect personally identifying information about you when you access or utilize those links. Comedywire does not control the collection or use of such information, and the practices of those advertisers and websites are not covered by this Privacy Policy. It is important to note that those entities may not follow the same privacy policies as Comedywire. For instance, if you click on an advertisement on the Website, you may be taken away to an entirely different site. These links can also be from advertisers, content providers and/or partners who may use Comedywire’s logo and/or style as a result of a co-branding agreement yet they may still not follow the same privacy policies as Comedywire.

Cookies, Beacons, LSOs and Social Media Features

We and our affiliates, analytics and service providers use technologies such as cookies, beacons, tags and scripts. These technologies are used in analyzing trends, administering the Website, remembering preferences, tracking users’ movements around the Website and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole. We may receive reports based on the use of these technologies by these companies on an individual as well as aggregated basis. Some advertisers or websites that have links on our site may also use their own cookies. We do not control these cookies. You should check the privacy policy of these advertisers or websites to see whether and how they use cookies. Most browsers are initially set to accept cookies. If you’d prefer, you can set yours to refuse cookies. You will not be able to use the Website if you turn off the “cookies” option. We may also use Local Storage Objects such as HTML5 or Flash (“LSOs”) to store content information and preferences. Third parties with whom we partner to provide certain features on the Website or to display advertising based upon your Web browsing activity may also use LSOs to collect and store information. Various browsers may offer their own management tools for removing LSOs. The Website includes social media features, such as the Facebook “Like” button. These features may collect your IP address, which page you are visiting on our Website, and may set a cookie to enable the feature to function properly. Social media features and widgets are either hosted by a third party or hosted directly on the Website. Your interactions with these features are governed by the privacy policy of the company providing them. You may be able to log in to our site using sign-in services such as Facebook Connect or an Open ID provider. These services will authenticate your identity and provide you the option to share certain personal information with us such as your name and email address to pre-populate our sign up form. Services like Facebook Connect give you the option to post information about your activities on the Website to your profile page to share with others within your network.

Security

Comedywire.com accounts are secured by member-created passwords. In addition, we use reasonable measures to protect member information that is stored within our database, and we restrict access to member information to those employees who need access to perform their job functions, such as our customer service personnel and technical staff. We use Secured Sockets Layer (SSL) for secure transmissions. SSL applies encryption between two communicating applications, such as your PC and the server. Your name, other personal information, and all credit cards and other payment information that you transmit to us will be protected by 128-bit encryption technology, provided your browser is properly configured and your computer is operating properly. The SSL technology requires that you have a reasonably current browser that is capable of supporting 128-bit encryption. Current browsers such as these will activate the appropriate security features when you enter an online transaction through the Website. Furthermore, we take reasonable measures to maintain the confidentiality of credit cards, debit cards, charge cards, and other access numbers under our control. Card numbers are stored for the duration of the transaction, and then deleted. However, please note that we cannot guarantee the security of user information. Unauthorized entry or use, hardware or software failure, and other factors may compromise the security of our user information at any time.

COPPA compliance

Our site is not directed to children under the age of 13. We have designed this privacy policy in order to comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act. We will never 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. Because we do not collect such information, we have no such information to use or to disclose to third parties. If a parent believes that his or her child has submitted personal information to us, he or she can contact us via e-mail or postal mail as listed below. We will promptly delete the information upon learning that it relates to a child under the age of 13. Please note that it is possible some of this information may remain archived in web logs and back-up archives after we delete the information from our active database. We believe that parents should supervise their children’s online activities and consider using parental control tools available from online services and software manufacturers that help provide a kid-friendly online environment. These tools can also prevent children from otherwise disclosing online their name, address and other personal information without parental permission.

Business transitions

In the event Comedywire goes through a business transition, such as a merger, acquisition by another company, or sale of a portion of its assets, users’ personal information will, in most instances, be part of the assets transferred.

California User Consumer Rights

In accordance with California Civil Code Sec. 1789.3, California resident users are entitled to know that they may file grievances and complaints with California Department of Consumer Affairs, 400 R Street, STE1080, Sacramento, CA 95814; or by phone at 916-445-1254 or 800-952-5210; or by email to dca@dca.ca.gov. California residents who have an established business relationship with Comedywire or one of its subsidiaries may choose to opt out of Comedywire’s disclosure of personal information about them to third parties for direct marketing purposes. As detailed above, our policy is not to disclose personal information collected online to a third party for direct marketing purposes without your approval. If you choose to opt-out at any time after granting approval, email team@comedywire.com.

Users Located Outside of the United States

We make an effort to protect the personal information of all users of the Website. If you are unsure whether this privacy policy is in conflict with the rules applicable where you are located, you should not submit your personal information through the Website. IN ADDITION, IF YOU ARE LOCATED WITHIN THE EUROPEAN UNION, YOU SHOULD NOTE THAT YOUR INFORMATION WILL BE TRANSFERRED TO THE UNITED STATES, THE LAWS OF WHICH MAY BE DEEMED BY THE EUROPEAN UNION TO HAVE INADEQUATE DATA PROTECTION. Users of the Website located in countries outside of the United States who submit personal information do thereby consent to the transfer of that information to and/or storage of the information in the United States.

Cooperation with law enforcement; fraud protection

Comedywire fully cooperates with law enforcement agencies in identifying those who use our services for illegal activities. We reserve the right to disclose information about users who we believe are in violation of applicable laws or regulations, or as required to respond to a subpoena, court orders or other legal process requiring such disclosure. We also reserve the right to report to law enforcement agencies any activities that we reasonably believe to be unlawful and to exchange information with other companies and organizations for fraud protection.

Changes to our Privacy Policy

Use of information we collect is subject to the Privacy Policy in effect at the time such information is used or collected. From time to time, we may change our Privacy Policy and will notify you of those changes by email or post a notice on the Website. Users are bound by any changes to the Privacy Policy when they use the Website after such changes have been first posted or, if required under applicable law, when we obtain their consent. If you do not agree or consent to these updates or changes, do not continue to use the Website. Please note that if you opt out of receiving legal notices from us, those legal notices will still govern your use of the Website, and you are responsible for reviewing such legal notices for changes, as posted on the Website. Any questions regarding our Privacy Policy should be directed to team@comedywire.com.