TABLE OF CONTENTS
- NOTICE TO CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS
- THE INFORMATION THE SITE COLLECTS
- INFORMATION YOU CHOOSE TO PUBLICLY DISPLAY THROUGH THE SITES, AND POSTING CONTENT TO THIRD PARTY SITES
- INFORMATION YOU PROVIDE ABOUT A THIRD PARTY
- INFORMATION WE COLLECT AUTOMATICALLY AS YOU ACCESS AND USE THE SITES
- HOW WE RESPOND TO DO NOT TRACK SIGNALS
- INFORMATION THIRD PARTIES PROVIDE ABOUT YOU AND SOCIAL MEDIA INTERACTIONS
- HOW WE USE THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT
- HOW AND WHEN WE DISCLOSE INFORMATION TO THIRD PARTIES
- THIRD PARTY ANALYTICS PROVIDERS, AD SERVERS AND SIMILAR THIRD PARTIES
- YOUR RIGHTS
- NEVADA RESIDENTS
- CHANGING YOUR SUBSCRIPTIONS
- THIRD PARTY CONTENT, WIDGETS, AND LINKS TO THIRD PARTY SITES
- CHILDREN'S PRIVACY
- DATA RETENTION
- CONSENT TO TRANSFER INFORMATION TO THE UNITED STATES
- HOW CAN YOU CONTACT US?
VICE WORKS WITH NETWORK ADVERTISERS, AD AGENCIES AND OTHER VENDORS TO SERVE ADS ON THIRD PARTY WEB SITES AND ACROSS THE INTERNET. WE ALSO USE ANALYTICS PROVIDERS TO PROVIDE US WITH INFORMATION REGARDING USE OF THE SITES AND THE EFFECTIVENESS OF OUR ADVERTISEMENTS. YOU MAY ALSO SEE THIRD PARTY ADS ON THE SITES AND THOSE ADS MAY BE SERVED BY A THIRD PARTY. THESE OTHER COMPANIES MAY COLLECT CERTAIN INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR VISITS TO THIS OR OTHER WEB SITES IN CONNECTION WITH SERVING ADVERTISEMENTS AND PROVIDING US WITH ANALYTICS INFORMATION. PLEASE REVIEW "THIRD PARTY ANALYTICS PROVIDERS, AD SERVERS, AND SIMILAR THIRD PARTIES" BELOW FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION.
Some of these companies MAY BE members of the Network Advertising Initiative or the Digital Advertising Alliance Self-Regulatory Program for Online Behavioral Advertising. You may want to visit http://www.networkadvertising.... or http://www.aboutads.info/choices/, which provides information regarding targeted advertising and offers an "opt-out" by participating companies.
WITH REGARD TO YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION, WE PRIMARILY USE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH US AND YOUR EXPERIENCE ON THE SITES. CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL DESCRIPTION OF THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT AND HERE FOR A DESCRIPTION OF HOW WE USE THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT. PLEASE REMEMBER THAT IF YOU PARTICIPATE IN COMMUNITY FORUMS AND OTHER SOCIAL NETWORKING FEATURES ON THE SITES, YOUR INFORMATION MAY BE MADE PUBLIC. CLICK HERE TO REVIEW OUR COMMUNITY FORUM GUIDELINES FOR VICE AND CLICK HERE TO REVIEW OUR COMMUNITY FORUM GUIDELINES FOR REFINERY 29. NOTE THAT WE DO NOT SHARE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION WITH THIRD PARTIES FOR THEIR MARKETING PURPOSES UNLESS YOU CONSENT TO SUCH SHARING, BUT WE DO SHARE WITH THIRD PARTIES UNDER CERTAIN LIMITED CIRCUMSTANCES - CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS REGARDING HOW AND WHEN WE DISCLOSE INFORMATION TO THIRD PARTIES.
NOTICE TO CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS
This section is adopted to comply with the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA) and any terms defined in the CCPA shall have the same meaning when used in this section.
CATEGORIES OF PERSONAL INFORMATION; USE; AND SHARING
We have collected the following categories of Personal Information within the last twelve (12) months:
- Personal identifiers
- Personal information categories listed in the California Customer Records statute (Cal. Civ. Code § 1798.80(e))
- Protected classification characteristics under California or federal law
- Commercial information
- Biometric information
- Internet or other similar network activity
- Geolocation data
- Sensory data
- Professional or employment related information
- Non-public education information (per the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (20 U.S.C. Section 1232g, 34 C.F.R. Part 99))
- Inferences drawn from other personal information
All of the above Personal Information was collected from any one or more of the following sources:
- Directly from you, when you apply for a job at Vice
- Directly from you, when you use our Sites
- Indirectly from you, when you use our Sites
- From a friend who chooses to send you a communication from the Sites
- From third party sources, including from social media platforms
The Personal Information we have collected are only being used for any one or more of the following purposes:
- Providing our Sites and services, and customer service
- Improving the Sites or our services
- Tailoring content we display to you and offers we may present to you, both on the Sites and elsewhere online
- Facilitating your purchase of VICE merchandise
- Verifying your device’s location and delivering or restricting relevant content and advertising based on that location
- Processing job applications
- For internal business purposes
Please be informed that this Personal Information may be shared with others for the following reasons:
- We share with third parties when you agree to receive information from third parties or otherwise request that we share your information
- We share with network advertisers, ad agencies and other vendors to serve advertisements
- We share with third parties providing services on our behalf only for the purpose of providing those services
- If you enter sweepstakes, contests and promotions, we will share with promotional partners
- We share with third parties for Administrative and Legal Reasons
- We may share with third parties in the event of a business transfer
YOUR RIGHTS AND CHOICES
From January 1, 2020, California residents have the following rights:
Right to Know – You have the right to request that we disclose certain information to you about our collection and use of your Personal Information over the past 12 months. Once we receive and confirm your verifiable consumer request, we will disclose to you the categories and specific pieces of Personal Information we have collected about you, as well as the categories of sources from which such information is collected, the purpose for collecting such information, the categories of third parties with whom we share such information, and information about our sale or disclosure for business purposes of your Personal Information to third parties.
Right to Delete – You have the right to request that we delete any of your Personal Information that we have collected from you and retained, subject to certain exceptions. Once we receive and confirm your verifiable consumer request, we will delete (and direct our service providers to delete) your Personal Information from our records, unless an exception applies.
Right to Opt Out of Sale – You have the right to opt out of the sale of your Personal Information to third parties. From January 1, 2020, you can exercise this right through the "" link on our Sites or by contacting us using the contact information provided at the end of this section. Please note we do not sell the Personal Information of minors under 16 years of age without affirmative authorization.
Right to Non-Discrimination – You have the right to not be discriminated against for exercising any of these rights.
If you would like to exercise one or more of the above rights, please contact us using the contact information provided at the end of this section. We may need you to provide additional information to verify your request, such as providing certain data elements so that we can confirm they match the Personal Information already maintained by us. We will not use this additional information for anything other than handling your request. You may designate an authorized agent to make a request in certain circumstances on your behalf. Such authorized agent must be registered with the California Secretary of State. We will endeavor to respond to all such requests within forty-five (45) days, although there may be a brief delay in processing a request while we verify that the request is valid and originates from you as opposed to an unauthorized third party. If we require more time, we will inform you of the reason and extension period in writing.
OTHER CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTS
In addition, please note that we may, on occasion, share a portion of our postal mailing list with other reputable organizations not owned or affiliated with VICE who want to market products or services to you. If you do not want your name and address shared with other organizations or you no longer wish to receive Store (defined below) catalogs, please contact Store customer service at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will not sell, lease, or transfer this mailing list to any third parties except for this reason.
If you are a California resident and you have questions about our privacy practices or would like to exercise one or more of the rights listed above, please send your request to the following email address: USprivacy@vice.com or write to us at the following mailing address:
Vice Media LLC
49 S. 2nd St.
Brooklyn, NY 11249
Attention: Legal Department
You must put the statement "Your California Privacy Rights" in the subject field of your e-mail or include it in your writing if you choose to write to us at the designated mailing address. You must include your name, street address, city, state, and zip code. We are not responsible for notices that are not labeled or sent properly, or do not have complete information to allow us to respond to you.
THE INFORMATION THE SITE COLLECTS
INFORMATION YOU PROVIDE US
The Sites may ask you to provide certain Personal Information, such as your name, e-mail address, postal address, phone number, credit or debit card numbers expiration date and security code and other information about you, such as demographic information (e.g., your gender, ZIP code, age or similar information) or certain information about your preferences and interests. The Sites may collect Personal Information and other information about you at various places and forms on the Sites, including registration forms, when you submit a question to us, when you apply for a job, or when you otherwise communicate or interact with us. Personal Information may be used by merch.vice.com (the “Store”) when you place an order or save information to the Store, in order to process and fulfill your order. We do not share credit card information with third parties except for the purpose of processing payment for products you’ve ordered and as required by law.
Certain third-party service providers, such as payment gateways and other payment transaction processors, have their own privacy policies with respect to the information we are required to provide to them for your purchase-related transactions. For these providers, we recommend that you read their privacy policies so you can understand the manner in which they may handle your Personal Information.
Please note that information submitted to the Sites via a "Contact Us" or other similar function may not receive a response. We will not use the information provided via these functions to contact you for marketing purposes unrelated to your request unless we disclose otherwise at the time you submit your request.
Your Personal Information submitted via the Store may be updated and/or deleted by sending an e-mail to Store customer service at email@example.com.
INFORMATION YOU CHOOSE TO PUBLICLY DISPLAY THROUGH THE SITES, AND POSTING CONTENT TO THIRD PARTY SITES
You may be able to submit comments, ideas, reviews, suggestions and other content (" User Content") to the Sites and to post your User Content publicly on message boards, chat rooms, and other public areas (collectively, "Community Forums").
Also, if you choose to "like" content on one of the Sites, to tweet from the Sites or to otherwise post information from or via the Sites to a third party web site, feature or application, that information may be public and the third party may have access to information about you and your use of our Sites.
INFORMATION YOU PROVIDE ABOUT A THIRD PARTY
If you send someone else a communication from the Sites, such as sending a video to a friend, the information you provide (names, e-mail addresses, etc.) is used on a one-time basis to facilitate the communication and is not used for any other marketing purpose unless we obtain consent from that person.
INFORMATION WE COLLECT AUTOMATICALLY AS YOU ACCESS AND USE THE SITES
We, as well as any third-party advertisers, service providers and content providers, may use a variety of technologies that automatically or passively collect certain Site usage information whenever you visit or interact with us or our content found elsewhere on the internet ("Usage Information"). Usage Information may include browser type, operating system, all of the areas within our Sites that you visit, including content that you browse, and the time of day, among other information. We may use Usage Information for a variety of purposes, including to enhance or otherwise improve the Sites and our services. In addition, we automatically collect your IP address or other unique identifier ("Device Identifier") for the particular device you use to access the Sites. A Device Identifier is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer, mobile phone, or other device used to access the Sites and our servers identify your device by its Device Identifier. Some mobile service providers may also provide us or our third party service providers with information regarding the physical location of the device used to access our Sites. Usage Information is generally non-identifying, but if we associate it with you as a specific and identifiable person, we treat it as Personal Information.
The methods that may be used to collect Usage Information include the following:
A Flash cookie is a data file placed on a device via the Adobe Flash plugin that may be built-in to or downloaded by you to your device. Flash cookies may be used for various purposes, including, without limitation, enabling a Flash feature and remembering your preferences. For more information about Flash and the privacy choices Adobe offers, visit https://www.macromedia.com/support/documentation/en/flashplayer/help/help09.html If you choose to disable cookies or to adjust your Flash privacy settings on your device, some features of the Sites may not function properly.
Small graphic images or other web programming code called web beacons (also known as "1x1 GIFs" or "clear GIFs") may be included in the Sites' web pages and e-mail messages. Web beacons may be invisible to you, but any electronic image or other web programming code inserted into a web page or e-mail can act as a web beacon. Web beacons or similar technologies may be used for a number of purposes including, without limitation, to count visitors to the Sites, to monitor how users navigate the Sites, to count how many e-mails sent were actually opened or to count how many forwarded links were actually viewed.
An embedded script is programming code that is designed to collect information about your interactions with the Sites, such as the links you click on. The code is temporarily downloaded onto your device from our web server or a third party service provider, is active only while you are connected to the Sites, and is deactivated or deleted thereafter.
In addition, we may use a variety of other technologies on the Sites that collect information for security and fraud detection purposes.
App technologies are technologies included in our apps that are not browser-based like cookies and cannot be controlled by browser settings. For example, our apps may include third party SDKs, which is code that sends information about your use to a server. These SDKs allow us track our conversions, bring you advertising both on and off the service, and provide you with additional functionality, such as the ability to connect our service with your social media account.
Location-Identifying Technologies are technologies used to collect your location data. Location data may be used for purposes such as verifying your device’s location and delivering or restricting relevant content and advertising based on that location.
HOW WE RESPOND TO DO NOT TRACK SIGNALS
Please note that your browser setting may allow you to automatically transmit a "Do Not Track" signal to websites and online services that you visit. There is no consensus among industry participants as to what "Do Not Track" means in this context. Like many websites and online services, VICE does not alter its practices when it receives a "Do Not Track" signal from a visitor's browser. To find out more about "Do Not Track," please visit http://www.allaboutdnt.com.
INFORMATION THIRD PARTIES PROVIDE ABOUT YOU AND SOCIAL MEDIA INTERACTIONS
HOW WE USE THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT
HOW AND WHEN WE DISCLOSE INFORMATION TO THIRD PARTIES
You also may request, sometimes through your use of an interactive feature or third party application, that we share information about you with a third party and we will typically do so under those circumstances. For example, if you "like" content on our Sites, information about you may transfer to the third party offering that application on our Sites and to the third party web site to which you are posting.
Third Parties Providing Services on our Behalf . We may use third party service providers to perform certain services on behalf of the Sites, such as hosting the Sites, designing and/or operating the Sites' features, analyzing users' interactions with the Sites, sending communications, safeguarding against fraud, or performing other administrative services. We may provide these companies with access to user information, including Personal Information, to carry out the services they are performing for you or for the Sites.
Sweepstakes, Contests and Promotions . We may offer sweepstakes, contests, and other promotions (any, a "Promotion") that may require registration. By participating in a Promotion, you are agreeing to the terms, conditions or official rules that govern that Promotion, which may contain specific requirements of you, including, except where prohibited by law, allowing the sponsor(s) of the Promotion to use your name, voice, likeness or other indicia of persona in advertising or marketing associated with the Promotion. If you choose to enter a Promotion, Personal Information may be disclosed to third parties or the public in connection with the administration of such Promotion including, without limitation, in connection with winner selection, prize fulfillment, and as required by law or permitted by the Promotion's official rules, such as on a winners list.
Business Transfers . VICE may share Personal Information with its subsidiaries and affiliates for internal business reasons. VICE also reserves the right to disclose and transfer all information related to the Sites, including Personal Information: (i) to a subsequent owner, co-owner or operator of the Sites or component of the Sites, such as a database; or (ii) in connection with a corporate merger, consolidation, restructuring, the sale of certain of VICE's ownership interests, assets, or both, or other corporate change, including, without limitation, during the course of any due diligence process.
THIRD PARTY ANALYTICS PROVIDERS, AD SERVERS AND SIMILAR THIRD PARTIES
VICE works with network advertisers, ad agencies and other vendors to serve VICE related ads on third party web sites and across the Internet and we use analytics providers to provide us with information regarding the use of the Sites and the effectiveness of the advertisements that we place elsewhere on the Internet, in third party applications or elsewhere. You may also see third party ads on the Sites and those ads may be served by a third party.
These service providers may set and access their own tracking technologies on your computer or mobile device (including cookies and web beacons) and they may otherwise collect or have access to information about your visits to and activity on the Sites, as well as other web sites or online services. Some of these third parties may collect personal information from you over time when you visit the Sites or other websites and services. Cookies and web beacons, including those set by third party network advertisers, may be used to, among other things, target advertisements, prevent you from seeing the same advertisements too many times and to conduct research regarding the usefulness of certain advertisements to you. We may share Usage Information about visitors with third party advertising companies, analytics providers and other vendors for the same purposes.
While we may use a variety of service providers to perform advertising and analytics services, some of these companies may be members of the Network Advertising Initiative (" NAI") or the Digital Advertising Alliance (" DAA") Self-Regulatory Program for Online Behavioral Advertising. You may want to visit http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp, which provides information regarding targeted advertising and the "opt-out" procedures of NAI members. You may also want to visit http://www.aboutads.info/choices/, which provides information regarding targeted advertising and offers an "opt-out" by participating companies in the DAA Self-Regulatory Program. Please note opting out through these mechanisms does not opt you out of being served advertising. You will continue to receive generic ads while online.
Depending on your jurisdiction, you may have certain rights regarding our collection, use, and sharing of your Personal Information. If you have any questions regarding these rights, please contact us at: USPrivacy@vice.com. Please note that we may request additional information to respond to or fulfill any requests regarding your rights under applicable laws or regulations.
Nevada residents have the right to submit a verified request directing us not to sell their personal information. If you are a Nevada resident, and would like to submit such a request, please send your request to USPrivacy@vice.com.
If you are a copyright owner (or the owner’s authorized agent) and have a good-faith belief that material on our Sites and/or Services infringe one of your copyrights, you may notify us in writing using the procedure described below. In order for us to process your notice of copyright infringement, it must be sent to our Designated Agent below. When we receive a notice under this procedure, we will use our best efforts to expeditiously remove or disable access to the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity.
In accordance with the Online Copyright Infringement Liability Limitation Act of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (17 U.S.C. § 512) (DMCA), written notification must be submitted to the following Designated Agent:
Vice Media LLC
49 South 2nd Street
Brooklyn, NY 11249
Phone: (718) 599-3101
Notification of the claimed infringement must include the following:
(1) An electronic or physical signature of the owner or of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest;
(2) Identification of the copyrighted work (or works) that you claim has been infringed;
(3) A description of the material that you claim is infringing, and the location where the original or an authorized copy of the copyrighted work exists (for example, the URL of the page of the website where it is lawfully posted);
(4) A clear description of where the infringing material is located on our website, including as applicable its URL, so that we can locate the material;
(5) Your name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address;
(6) A statement that you have a good-faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
(7) A statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner's behalf.
If you fail to comply with all of the requirements of Section 512(c)(3) of the DMCA, your notice may not be effective. Please be aware that if you knowingly materially misrepresent that material or activity on the Site is infringing your copyright, you may be held liable for damages (including costs and attorneys' fees) under Section 512(f) of the DMCA.
CHANGING YOUR SUBSCRIPTIONS
You may cancel or modify your subscriptions to e-mails you have elected to receive from the Sites by following the instructions contained within an e-mail you receive. Please note that we reserve the right to send you certain communications relating to your account or use of the Sites (for example, administrative and service announcements) and these transactional messages may be unaffected if you opt out from marketing communications. If you sign up to receive SMS or MMS messages that may be offered on the Sites, you may unsubscribe from any text messages received by replying "STOP."
THIRD PARTY CONTENT, WIDGETS, AND LINKS TO THIRD PARTY SITES
The Sites may contain content that is hosted and served by third parties, which may include third party widgets (such as those that allow you to share content with third party web sites and online services). The Sites may also contain links to other third party web sites that VICE does not control. In addition, VICE widgets may be included on web pages and web sites that are not associated with us, and over which we have no control. These third parties may collect information about you through the use of their own cookies and web beacons, may independently collect data or solicit Personal Information, and may or may not have their own published privacy policies. VICE is not responsible for the privacy practices employed by any third party.
The Sites are general audience web sites and we do not knowingly collect any Personal Information from children younger than the age of thirteen (13). We will delete any Personal Information collected that we later determine to be from an individual younger than the age of thirteen (13). If a parent, guardian or anyone else becomes aware of Personal Information that has been collected from the use of the Store or Sites by an individual under the age of 13, please contact our customer service immediately at USPrivacy@vice.com.
CONSENT TO TRANSFER INFORMATION TO THE UNITED STATES
The Sites are operated in the United States. If you are located in the European Union, Canada or elsewhere outside of the United States, please be aware that information we collect will be transferred to and processed in the United States. By using the Sites or our features or providing us with any information, you consent to this transfer, processing and storage of your information in the United States, a jurisdiction in which the privacy laws may not be as comprehensive as those in the country where you reside and/or are a citizen.
VICE takes commercially reasonable steps to help protect and secure Personal Information. However, no data transmission over the Internet, wireless transmission or electronic storage of information can be guaranteed to be completely secure. Please note that we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information we collect, and that you use our Sites and provide us with your information at your own risk. We encourage you to use caution when using the Internet. This includes not sharing your passwords and making passwords that are hard to guess but easy for you to remember. If you have reason to believe that your interaction with us is no longer secure, please immediately notify us by contacting us at USPrivacy@vice.com.
HOW CAN YOU CONTACT US?
If you would like to contact us for any reason concerning our privacy practices, or have further questions on the processing of your Personal Information, contact us at USPrivacy@vice.com or call us at +1-888-269-1005