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This Search Application End User License Agreement ("Agreement"), applies to web search applications (each a "Search Application") developed by or for APN, LLC ("APN", "we" or "us") and downloaded, installed and/or executed on or via your computer on or after the "Revision Date" set forth at the end of this Agreement. Such Search Applications may include certain web search toolbars (including the Ask.com toolbar), browser or OS plug-ins, taskbars, desktop widgets, new tab/startpage products, search extensions and/or search settings extensions, and may be branded (or co-branded) with APN, APN-affiliate, or third party brands, or bear other brands owned by or licensed to APN.
If you downloaded and installed an APN Search Application prior to the Revision Date, Click Here to find the license agreement applicable to your Search Application based on the date you installed it.
Upon the installation or execution of a Search Application, one or more of the following features may be added/enabled in your Internet browser (which may include both your active browser and any other compatible Internet browser(s) resident on your computer). Features may vary between different browsers and different Search Applications or versions of Search Applications:
In this Agreement "Web Sites" shall refer to the web pages that your query resolves to on the www.ask.com domain, the www.searchbetter.com domain or some other domain owned or controlled by us or some other APN or APN affiliate-operated search service through which we provide the service in connection with the Search Application. "Services" as used herein means the APN search service and other services offered in or through a Search Application.
Search Application: The Search Application may install into your Internet browser or operating system and allows you to search the Internet with the Services, and may provide other features as further described herein or during the Search Application installation process. If you already have a Search Application on your computer, you may be precluded from adding a subsequent Search Application unless the functionalities and/or branding differ. In such cases, we may still make such changes to your settings as you have elected during the offer and install process for such Search Application. Further, in certain cases, the Search Application itself may only comprise settings changes; in other cases, a Search Application may be offered alongside (or before or after) a distinct Search Application. In such cases, each Search Application must be disabled on uninstalled separately.
Installer: Your installation of a Search Application may be facilitated by APN's or an APN partner's installer technology which: (i) downloads the files necessary to install the software; and (ii) scans your computer for specific files and registry settings to ensure compatibility with your operating system and other software installed on your computer. Once the installer technology has been initiated, the installer technology may present you with additional offers from APN partners in addition to the Search Application. More information on our installer technology is available here: http://apnstatic.ask.com/static/offercast/about/privacy.html.
Updater: An updater component ("Updater") may also automatically install alongside a Search Application in order to facilitate updates to the applicable Search Application. If such an Updater is installed, it will uninstall when the applicable Search Application is uninstalled.
Default Search, Address Bar Queries, DNS Errors: With your consent, your Internet browser default search feature will be set to the Service, and you will access such Service (i) by entering queries in your browser chrome search box; (ii) by entering queries in your browser address bar, and/or (iii) in response to misspelled, incorrectly formatted or unresolved DNS submissions in your browser address bar, in each case if and as applicable based on your browser(s) and the specific Search Application version.
Home Page, New Tab Page: During the Search Application download process, you may be given the option to reset your Internet browsers' default homepage (or similar page - e.g., a start page, start tab, etc.) to a Website or some other specified webpage, and/or reset your new tab page (in compatible browsers) to an APN new tab product. If you elect this option, the specified webpage will become your default home page and/or the specified new tab product will appear each time you open a new tab in your Internet browser. The homepage and new tab products are further subject to the policies/terms of service linked to in the footer of such products themselves.
Defense: The Search Application may include functionality to prevent certain accidental or surreptitious changes your homepage, new tab page and/or default search settings by third parties. Such functionality will block and notify you of such attempted changes. The defense functionality will not prevent changes made by APN, its partners or affiliates.
Related Search: The Search Application may include functionality that provides search suggestions and related search suggestions based on all of your web queries and/or the content or URL of the web pages you visit.
THE SEARCH APPLICATION AND THE FEATURES LISTED ABOVE ARE FREE. NO REGISTRATION OR PERSONAL INFORMATION IS REQUIRED FOR GENERAL USE OF THE SEARCH APPLICATION. CERTAIN SEARCH APPLICATION FEATURES MAY REQUIRE REGISTRATION AND/OR PAYMENT TO ACCESS THE FULL FUNCTIONALITY OF A FEATURE. THIS PRODUCT IS NOT SPYWARE OR ADWARE.
This Agreement is a legal contract between you and APN, LLC. If you do not understand or agree with any part of the terms outlined in this Agreement, please do not use the Search Application. If you have any questions or concerns regarding what is written here, please let us know by emailing us at email@example.com. Do not use the Search Application until these questions and concerns have been answered to your satisfaction and you agree to abide by the Agreement.
By clicking the “Accept” button (or other similarly designated call to action) or by otherwise downloading, installing or using the Search Application, you represent and warrant that you have the right, authority and capacity to enter into this Agreement and to abide by all its terms and conditions, just as if you had physically signed it. If you are not yet 18 years of age, please ask your parent or legal guardian to install the Search Application for you. This Agreement applies to the Search Application and all features and functionalities developed by APN. If you are installing a version of the Search Application that includes third party features and functionalities or accesses third party content, such third party features, functionalities and content are subject to such third party's terms of service.
You can easily disable or uninstall the Search Application(s) by following the instructions available here: http://help.ask.com/link/portal/30015/30018/ArticleFolder/11/Ask-com-Browser-Toolbar.
1. License Grant
2. License Conditions
You may not rent, sell, lease, sublicense, distribute, market, assign, copy, or in any way transfer the Search Application or this Agreement or use the Search Application for the benefit of any third party in any manner. You may not modify, decompile, disassemble, or otherwise reverse-engineer the source code of the Search Application, or attempt to do so for any reason. Further, you may not access, create or modify the source code of the Search Application in any way. You do not have the right to and may not create derivative works of the Search Application. All modifications or enhancements to the Search Application remain our sole property. You understand that we, in our sole discretion, may modify or discontinue or suspend your right to access any of our services or to use the Search Application at any time, and we may at any time suspend or terminate any license hereunder and disable the Search Application or any of its component features.
We reserve the right to add or remove features or functions to or from the Search Application. When installed on your computer, the Search Application and/or the Updater periodically communicate with our servers to request automatic updates when we release a new version of the Search Application, or when we make new features available.
You agree that APN may automatically download and install updates to the Search Application, from time to time, without prior notification. These updates are designed to improve, enhance and further develop the Search Application and may take the form of bug fixes, enhanced functions, new software modules and completely new versions. You agree to receive such updates (and permit APN to deliver these to you) as part of your use of the Search Application.
You acknowledge and agree that the Search Application and any associated components (for example, the defense functionality and Updater) are licensed, not sold to you. You acknowledge that the Search Application, including all associated components, code, protocols, software and documentation provided to you by us in conjunction with the Search Application or our Services are our property or the property of our licensors, and are protected by U.S. and international copyright, trademarks, patents and other proprietary rights and laws relating to trade secrets, and any other intellectual property or proprietary rights recognized in any country or jurisdiction worldwide, including, without limitation, moral or similar rights. You may not delete, alter, or remove any copyright, trademark, or other proprietary rights notice we have placed on the Search Application or associated components. All rights not expressly granted hereunder are expressly reserved to us and our licensors.
You represent and warrant that you are either the owner or an authorized user of the computer where the Search Application is installed. You may use the Search Application, Web Sites or Services only for lawful purposes. The Services are subject to, and you agree that you shall at all times comply with, all local, state, national, and international laws, statutes, rules, regulations, ordinances and the like applicable to the use of our Search Application, Web Sites and Services. You agree not to use the Search Application, Web Sites or Services to conduct any business or activity or solicit the performance of any activity, which is prohibited by law or by any contractual provision by which you are bound.
Install. When you install the Search Application, we assign a unique identification code to your copy of the Search Application, and such code is written to your computer's registry. Our installer technology does not transmit or share personal data from your system with any third parties. When initiated, the installer technology analyzes information about your system including country, language, internet connectivity, file types (and relative quantities), installed software and drivers, in order to ensure compatibility with your system and to better recommend additional products or services from APN or third parties which could further enhance your user experience. It also ensures that only those recommendations that make sense for you are displayed (for example so that we wouldn't recommend a product that you already had installed). More information on our installer technology is available here: http://apnstatic.ask.com/static/offercast/about/privacy.html.
Install Failures. Sometimes, for reasons beyond our control, after you have agreed to install the Search Application, the Search Application install process fails. In such an unlikely event, we may pull certain data via an error log file (this data may include, without limitation, your machine name, computer user name, IP address, operating system information, machine/user permissions, browser type and version, Search Application partner ID and various other non-personally identifiable diagnostic information). This data will be used solely for the purpose of troubleshooting installation issues with the intent of improving the product and the user experience.
In order to provide you with certain Search Application functionalities, including the defense functionality, the Search Application may collect additional non-identifiable information such as the toolbar partner ID, your browser type and version, the installation date of the Search Application, the number of days since the Search Application has been installed, the time you spend in reviewing the defense feature, the time(s) the Search Application reverts the home page URL, the domain of the URL or site of the third party requesting to make changes to your homepage, new tab page and/or default search settings.
In order to provide you with relevant search suggestions and related search suggestions, the Search Application may transmit to us web queries entered by you (within and outside of the Search Application) and the content and/or URL of the web sites you visit. We will not maintain any of this information after we have transmitted the applicable search suggestion or related search suggestion to you via the Search Application.
We and our affiliates and partners that market and distribute Search Applications, including those who themselves provide features, functionalities or content within or via the Search Application, may receive/collect information about you, including engagement with certain Search Application functionality, the queries you submit via the applicable Search Application, or associated functionality and/or Web Site, the version of the Search Application you are using, your browser settings, as well as the search results and ads you click on and the address of the web pages you previously visited.
If APN, or one or more of the Web Sites or Search Applications is ever involved in a corporate restructuring or a sale, merger or other transfer of assets, we may transfer all information provided by or collected from you in order to ensure continuity of service.
6. Access and Interference; Passwords
You agree that you will not use any robot, spider, other automatic or manual device or process to interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of any of the Search Application, Web Sites or Services, except to disable or remove our Search Application from a computer of which you are an owner or authorized user. You may not violate or attempt to violate the security of our Search Application. We reserve the right to investigate occurrences which may involve such violations, and may involve and cooperate with law enforcement authorities in prosecuting users who have participated in such violations. You agree that it is your responsibility to install anti-virus software and related protections against viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time bombs, cancelbots or other techniques that may have the effect of damaging, destroying, disrupting or otherwise impairing a computer's functionality or operation.
In order to access certain Search Application-related services, you may be required to enter your log-in credentials for one or more third party services, accept additional terms and conditions and/or establish an account including a unique ID and password. You are the sole and exclusive guardian of any password and ID combination issued or chosen by to you. Maintaining the confidentiality and security of your Password(s) and ID(s) is solely your responsibility. You are fully responsible for all transactions undertaken by means of any account opened, held, accessed or used via your password and ID.
7. Disclaimer of Warranty
YOUR ACCESS TO AND USE OF THE SEARCH APPLICATION AND ALL FEATURES, FUNCTIONALITY AND/OR CONTENT PROVIDED THEREIN OR THERETHROUGH ARE AT YOUR SOLE RISK. WE PROVIDE THE SEARCH APPLICATION ON AN "AS IS," AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, CUSTOM, TRADE, QUIET ENJOYMENT, ACCURACY OF INFORMATIONAL CONTENT, SYSTEM INTEGRATION OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. WE MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES CONCERNING THE SEARCH APPLICATION, AND YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM YOUR DOWNLOAD OF OR USE OF THE SEARCH APPLICATION.
WE DO NOT MAKE ANY REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY: (A) AS TO THE TIMELINESS, SEQUENCE, ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, OR RELIABILITY OF THE SEARCH APPLICATION, (B) THAT THE SEARCH APPLICATION WILL BE AVAILABLE OR WILL OPERATE IN AN UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE MANNER, OR (C) THAT ERRORS OR DEFECTS RELATED TO THE SEARCH APPLICATION WILL BE CORRECTED. WE ALSO DO NOT WARRANT THAT THE SEARCH APPLICATION, OR THE INFORMATION AVAILABLE THROUGH SEARCH APPLICATION, IS APPROPRIATE, ACCURATE OR AVAILABLE FOR USE IN ANY PARTICULAR JURISDICTION.
SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE DISCLAIMER OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES. IN SUCH JURISDICTIONS, THE FOREGOING DISCLAIMERS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU INSOFAR AS THEY RELATE TO IMPLIED WARRANTIES.
THIS DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTY CONSTITUTES AN ESSENTIAL PART OF THIS AGREEMENT.
You may terminate this Agreement at any time by uninstalling and destroying all copies of the Search Application in your possession or control.
If, at any time, you are not in compliance with this Agreement, we reserve the right to terminate your access to the Web Sites and Services through the Search Application. Further, we may discontinue or alter any aspect of the Services, including, but not limited to, (i) restricting the time the Services are available, (ii) restricting the amount of use permitted, and (iii) restricting or terminating any user's right to use the Services, at our sole discretion and without prior notice or liability. We may also, in our sole discretion, terminate your use of the some or all of the Services, and disable your use of the Search Application, for any reason, including, without limitation, for lack of use or if we believe that you have violated or acted inconsistently with the letter or spirit of these license terms. Further, you agree that we shall not be liable to you or any third-party for any termination of your access to any of the Services.
9. Limitation of Liability
YOU EXPRESSLY ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT IN NO EVENT WILL WE BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES FOR LOST PROFITS, LOST BUSINESS OR LOST OPPORTUNITY, GOODWILL, OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES (EVEN IF WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES) OR OTHER RELIEF ARISING OUT OF, OR RELATED TO, THIS AGREEMENT OR TO YOUR USE OR THE INABILITY TO USE THE SEARCH APPLICATION.
BECAUSE SOME STATES OR JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR THE LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR DAMAGES, IN SUCH STATE OR JURISDICTIONS, OUR LIABILITY SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
10. Export Controls
The Search Application and the underlying information and technology may not be downloaded or otherwise exported or re-exported (a) into (or to a national or resident of) any country to which the U.S. has currently embargoed goods; or (b) to anyone on the U.S. Treasury Department's list of Specially Designated Nationals or the U.S. Commerce Department's Table of Deny Orders. By downloading or using the Search Application, you agree to the foregoing and you represent and warrant that you are not located in, under the control of, or a national or resident of any such country or on any such list, and that you will otherwise comply with all applicable export control laws.
11. Notice to Government End Users
The Search Application and associated software, programs and documentation hereunder downloaded or otherwise installed for or on behalf of the United States of America, its agencies and/or instrumentalities ("U.S. Government"), is provided with Restricted Rights as "commercial Items," as that terms is defined at 48 C.F.R. §2.101, consisting of "Commercial Computer Software" and "Commercial Computer Software Documentation," as such terms are used in 48 C.F.R. §12.212 or 48 C.F.R. §227.7202, as applicable. Pursuant to Federal Acquisition Regulation 12.212 (48 C.F.R. §12.212), the U.S. Government shall have only those rights specified in the license contained herein. The U.S. Government shall not be entitled to (i) technical information that is not customarily provided to the public or to (ii) use, modify, reproduce, release, perform, display, or disclose commercial computer software or commercial computer software documentation except as specified herein. Use, duplication, or disclosure by the U.S. Government is subject to restrictions as set forth in subparagraph (c)(1)(ii) of the Rights in Technical Data and Computer Software clause at DFARS 252.227-7013 or subparagraphs (c)(1) and (2) of the Commercial Computer Software - Restricted Rights at 48 C.F.R. 52.227-19, as applicable.
12. Applicable Law
The substantive laws of the State of New York in the United States of America, without regard to conflict of laws principles, shall govern all matters relating to or arising from this Agreement, and the use (or inability to use) the Software. You hereby irrevocably submit to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the appropriate State and Federal courts located in Manhattan, New York, with respect to all matters arising out of or relating to this Agreement.
If any provision of this Agreement is found by a court or other binding authority to be invalid, you agree that every attempt shall be made to give effect to the parties' intentions as reflected in that provision, and the remaining provisions contained in this Agreement shall continue in full force and effect.
14. Limitation of Actions Brought Against Us; No Waiver
You agree that any claim or cause of action arising out of your use of the Search Application, software, the Website, related Services, or this Agreement, including any terms of service/use or privacy policies applicable to the Website, must be filed within one year after such claim or cause of action arose or it shall forever be barred, notwithstanding any statute of limitations or other law to the contrary. Our failure to enforce or exercise any provision of this Agreement or related right shall not constitute a waiver of that right or provision.
15. Customer Concerns
If you encounter any problem with the Search Application, or would like to send us your feedback, our Customer Service may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Revised: August 8, 2014 ©2014 APN, LLC. All rights reserved.
1. What information do we collect about you?
We explain below the main ways that we collect and process information about you.
Information You Provide To Us:
Your use of the Services may require registration, in which case we will ask you to provide certain personal information, including an email address, username, and password. You may also decide to provide us with some optional demographic information to enhance your profile, such as your country of residence, home address, education, interests, and communications preferences.
You may also provide personal information to us, if you choose to:
- sign up to receive our “Question of the Day” or any similar service or request to receive certain other communications from us;
- submit a help request, a customer services inquiry or other inquiry to us, or fill in any other forms for the purposes of receiving our Services;
- participate in some of the features accessible via the Services (for example, message boards, chat groups, social networking, games, surveys, polls, promotions, contests, or sweepstakes);
- contact us about employment opportunities posted to the Services; or
- otherwise use the Services in a manner that you have requested.
Depending on which of these or any other Services you use, the personal information you provide may include your name, email address, user name, home address, telephone number, information posted by you on sites accessed via the Services. Also, if you choose to login to a product or feature accessed through a Search Application via a social networking site, you are granting us permission to access and use information about you provided by the social network. For example, if you use a social network feature to login to a product accessed through a Search Application, per such social network’s policies, they may provide us access to you and your friends names, pictures, genders, user Ids, connections and any content shared using an “Everyone” or similar privacy setting. Please be aware, that by posting information to message boards, chat groups or social networking facilities available via the Services, you will be making this information available to other users of these Services to the public. You should be careful about revealing any sensitive details about yourself.
Information We Collect When You Use The Services:
When you use the Services, we automatically collect and store certain information about your computer or device and your activities, including:
- (1) IP address of your computer
- (2) Unique mobile device identifier
- (3) Technical information about your computer or mobile device such as type of device, mobile device ID number, web browser (Internet Explorer 8, etc.), other browser information (e.g. size, connection speed and connection type), and operating system or platform (Mac, Windows XP, etc.)
- (4) Your preferences and settings (time zone, language, etc.)
- (5) Internet provider or mobile carrier name
- (6) The URL of the last webpage you visited before visiting the Website
- (7) Information about your activity on the Services (e.g., your search queries, mis-formatted DNS entries, search results selected, clicks, pages viewed, search history, comments);
- (8) If you are using a mobile device, your mobile device’s geographic location (specific geographic location if you’ve enabled collection of that information, or general geographic location automatically). Please see the section “Mobile Device Location Information” below for further information.
- (9) If you installed a Search Application, we may also collect information about that Search Application (e.g. the specific release date and distribution source of your Search Application, a unique Search Application ID, Search Application partner ID, the ads you click on, and information contained in error log files or cookies, aggregate query or click data and erroneous domain name system requests).
2. How do we use the information we collect?
We use the information we collect from and about you for a variety of purposes, including to:
- verify your eligibility for our Services;
- respond to your queries with the best possible answers and search results;
- understand our users (their demographics, what they do on our Services, what features they like, how they use them etc.) and improve our Services, such as by personalizing content to your interests and process and complete your transactions;
- administer our Services, diagnose technical problems and otherwise manage our business;
- distinguish your Search Application for purposes of compensating third parties who distributed the Search Application on our behalf and to analyze retention and usage per distribution partner or channel;
- send you communications that you have requested or that may be of interest to you in accordance with your preferences. Please see the section “Reviewing, changing or deleting information” for further information about how you can control these communications;
- send you questions from other users that you may be able to answer if you have registered with our Services;
- deliver prizes in connection with contests and sweepstakes or otherwise facilitate the use of our Services;
- provide you with customer support;
- enable us to show you ads that are more relevant to you; and
- perform functions as otherwise described at the time of collection.
We may also generate, use and disclose aggregated and/or anonymized information and statistics about your use of the Services to third parties for marketing, analytical and strategic purposes. However, no user of our Services will be individually identifiable from the aggregated and/or anonymized information and statistics.
3. How do we share the information we collect?
We will not share the personal information we collect about you with any third party for their own marketing purposes without your consent. We will share your information in the following ways:
- Our suppliers, subcontractors and business partners (“service providers”): We may share your data with our services providers who process your personal information to provide services to us or on our behalf. We have contracts with our service providers that prohibit them from sharing the information about you that they collect or that we provide to them with anyone else, or using it for other purposes.
- Companies within the IAC Group of Companies: We may share your information with our affiliates, which are entities under common ownership or control of our ultimate parent company, IAC Corp.
- Our Search Application partners: If you have installed a Search Application, our Search Application partners may collect / receive information about you including the queries you submit via the Services, the Search Application functionality and / or website, the version of your Search Application or your browser settings, the search results and ads you click on, and the address of the web pages you previously visited.
- Fraud prevention: We may disclose the personal information we collect about our users when we believe disclosure is necessary to investigate, prevent, or respond to suspected illegal or fraudulent activity or to protect the safety, rights, or property of us, our users, or others.
- Law enforcement purposes: If requested or required by government authorities, such as law enforcement authorities, courts, or regulators, or otherwise to comply with the law, we may disclose any information we have about our users. We also may disclose information collected about you in order to exercise or protect legal rights or defend against legal claims.
- Sale or merger of our business: We may transfer your personal information to a third party if we or any of our affiliates are involved in a corporate restructuring (e.g., a sale, merger, or other transfer of assets).
4. Cookies and Online Advertising:
There are two broad categories of cookies: (1) first party cookies, served directly by us to your computer or mobile device, and (2) third party cookies, which are served by a third party on our behalf. Cookies have a lot of jobs. For example, our cookies enable us to recognize you (e.g. as a registered user) when you visit our website and to store your preferences and settings. We use third party cookies for functionality, performance / analytics, advertising and social media purposes. Cookies from advertising companies, for example, help to ensure that the advertisements you see online are more relevant to you and your interests. To understand more about cookies and pixel tags, click here.
How To Control Or Delete Cookies:
NOTICE REGARDING ASK ERASER
Please note that Ask will discontinue its AskEraser feature on January 15, 2014. AskEraser is a privacy feature from Ask that when enabled, deletes your search activity from Ask’s servers in most circumstances. However, even without Ask Eraser, you can use your browser’s support or help settings to disable Ask cookies from collecting this information in the first place. Detailed information about how to disable Ask.com cookies can be found below.
Most browsers allow you to change your cookie settings. Users can usually set their browsers to block all third-party cookies (which are those set by third-party companies collecting information on websites operated by other companies), block all cookies (including first-party cookies such as the ones Ask uses to collect search activity information about its users), or block specific cookies. These settings will typically be found in the “options” or “preferences” menu of your browser. In order to understand these settings, the following links may be helpful, otherwise you should use the “Help” option in your browser for more details.
- Cookie settings in Internet Explorer
- Cookie settings in Firefox
- Cookie settings in Chrome
- Cookie settings in Safari web and iOS.
Please note that if you choose to block cookies, this may interfere with certain functionality on our website. Also, if you have disabled one or more cookies, we may still use information collected from cookies prior to your disabled preference being set; however, we will stop using the disabled cookie to collect any further information.
- Network Advertising Initiative (http://www.networkadvertising.org/)
- Digital Advertising Alliance (http://www.aboutads.info/consumers)
Please bear in mind that there are many more companies listed on these sites than those that drop cookies on our website.
If you are using an Ask mobile application, we use your unique mobile device ID number to recognize you when you use the application and to store your preferences and settings. Advertising companies may also use and store your mobile device ID to show ads that they consider relevant to you in various mobile services that you use.
If you are using an iOS device and you do not want to receive tailored in-application ads that relate to your interests, you may opt-out by accessing the following link on your device: http://oo.apple.com. If you are using an iOS6 device, you also may limit the delivery of tailored ads by: Open Settings and tap “General” then tap “About”; Scroll to the bottom of About and tap “Advertising”; Flip “Limit Ad Tracking” to ON. If you are using an Android device and you do not wish to receive tailored in-application ads, you can visit Google’s Ads Preferences page from a browser on your device and make your choices there. We do not control how the applicable platform operator allows you to control receiving tailored in-application ads; thus, you should contact the platform provider if the above options are no longer available.
Mobile Device Location Information. When you use one of our location-enabled services (for example, when you access Services from a mobile device), we may need to collect and process information about your actual GPS location (including the latitude, longitude or altitude of your mobile device) and the time the location information was recorded. Some of these services require your personal data for the feature to work and we may associate location data with your device ID and other information we hold about you. We keep this data for no longer than is reasonably necessary for providing our services. If you wish to use the particular feature, you will be asked to consent to your data being used for this purpose. You can withdraw your consent at any time by disabling the relevant feature. If you do not want your location information collected when you use the Services from a mobile device, please follow these instructions:
- If you are using an Apple device, click on “General,” then “Reset,” then “Reset Location and Privacy.” This will turn off location functionality for all of your apps so that the next time you download or use an app, you will be asked again to provide your consent for us and others to access your location information.
- If you are using an Android device, visit device settings, click “Location,” and then click the boxes for the particular applications for which you would like to disable location services.
- If your device changes the above methods of disabling the collection of mobile device location, please contact your device manufacturer or platform provider to determine how to disable the collection of this information.
5. Reviewing, changing or deleting information
If you would like to review, change or delete personal information we have collected from you, please contact the Ask Privacy Officer:
Attn: Privacy Officer
555 12th Street, 11th Floor
Oakland, CA 94607
If you would like to permanently delete your Ask.com account, please access the “Your Account” tab on the Settings page, and follow the instructions there.
Do Not Track. Do Not Track (“DNT”) is a privacy preference that users can set in certain web browsers. DNT is a way for users to inform websites and services that they do not want certain information about their webpage visits collected over time and across websites or online services.
We are committed to providing you with meaningful choices about the information collected on our website for third party purposes, and that is why we provide the Network Advertising Initiative and the Digital Advertising Alliance opt-out links above. However, we do not recognize or respond to browser-initiated DNT signals, as the Internet industry is currently still working toward defining exactly what DNT means, what it means to comply with DNT, and a common approach to responding to DNT.
6. How do we keep the information we collect secure?
We take the security of your personal information seriously and use appropriate technical and organizational measures to protect your personal information against unauthorized or unlawful processing and against accidental loss, destruction or damage. We also limit access to personal information about you to employees who reasonably need access to it to provide products or services to you, or in order to do their jobs. However, because no security system can be 100% effective, we cannot completely guarantee the security of any information we may have collected from or about you.
7. How long do we keep the information we collect?
We retain the information we collect about and from you for as long as necessary to fulfill a business purpose or comply with a legal request. We may also choose to anonymize certain of the information you provide to us so that it can no longer be attributed to you if we would like to retain it for longer periods of time.
8. Children under 13
The Services are not intended for users under the age of 13. We do not knowingly collect any personal information from children under 13. If we become aware that a person submitting information is under 13, we will attempt to delete the information as soon as possible. You hereby represent that you are at least 13.
9. Consent to Transfer of Information
10. U.S.-EU Safe Harbor Notice
The Ask.com Website and mobile applications are certified under the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor Framework and the U.S.-Swiss Safe Harbor Framework as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of personal information from EU member countries and Switzerland.
Ask.com has further committed to refer unresolved privacy complaints regarding the Website or mobile applications under the U.S.-EU and U.S.-Swiss Safe Harbor Principles to an independent dispute resolution mechanism, the BBB EU SAFE HARBOR, operated by the Council of Better Business Bureaus. If you do not receive timely acknowledgment of your complaint, or if your complaint is not satisfactorily addressed by us, please visit the BBB EU SAFE HARBOR web site at www.bbb.org/us/safe-harbor-complaints for more information and to file a complaint.
To learn more about the Safe Harbor program, and to view Ask.com’s certification for the Website and mobile applications, please visit http://www.export.gov/safeharbor/.