M3 Media operates the website located on the Internet, at http://www.m3summit.com/. We use ad serving technology to present targeted advertising on behalf of the advertisers and publishers participating in our advertising network (our “Partners”).
We are a standing member of the Network Advertising Initiative (“NAI”) and are in full compliance with the NAI’s Code of Conduct. To learn more about NAI, please see http://networkadvertising.org.
Information Collection and Use
Unless you choose to provide it to us, our Technology does not collect any personally identifiable information or sensitive consumer information about you during the ad delivery process. Our Technology does not, for example, collect any social security numbers, insurance plan numbers, financial account numbers, precise real-time geographic location derived through location-based services, nor any specific information about your past, present, or potential future health or medical conditions or treatments, including genetic, genomic or family medical history.
We only collect non-personally identifiable information regarding your behavior and usage patterns on Partner Sites in connection with ads delivered or served using our Technology. We collect this non-personally identifiable information about you using cookies, web beacons, and other web tools (“Tools”). These Tools allow us to collect information about how you view or interact with these advertisements and connect to other websites. For example, when you visit one of our Partner Sites, we may assign your computer one or more cookies which enable us to improve the quality of our service. Tools like cookies allow us to automatically collect information about your activity on our Partner Sites and the links or advertisements you click. These Tools allow us and our Partners to deliver targeted advertisements and gauge the effectiveness of the ads.
Specifically, we may collect IP address, browser type, operating system, access times, user search data, the content of any undeleted cookies that the browser previously accepted from us (see “Cookies” below), and the referring website address. Media.Net uses this information to customize the type of advertisements you see, to conduct research, and to provide anonymous reporting to our Partners. We do not use these Tools to store any personally identifiable information. Please note that we do not have access to or control over the Tools used by third parties on our Website or on any Partner Sites, and this policy does not govern the use of Tools by these third parties.
While we do not collect personally identifiable information or any sensitive consumer information about you, we do collect some personally identifiable information about our Partners and potential Partners through our Website when they request information about our services. This information may include, without limitation, name, title, company, address, email and phone number. This information is used to respond to their requests or questions.
We may share the information we collect about you with certain third parties in the following ways:
We provide information to third parties for legal process to establish or exercise our legal rights; to defend against legal claims; to protect the security and integrity of our assets and business operations; or as otherwise required by law. In addition, we may disclose your information when we believe it is appropriate in connection with efforts to investigate, prevent, or take other action regarding illegal activity, suspected fraud or other wrongdoing; to protect and defend the rights, property or safety of M3 Summit, our Partners, our users, our employees, or others; to comply with applicable law or cooperate with law enforcement; or to enforce the terms of service of our Website or other agreements or policies.
We may also provide information to third parties in connection with a substantial corporate transaction, such as the sale of our business, a divestiture, merger, consolidation, or asset sale, or in the unlikely event of bankruptcy.
You can also opt-out of receiving personalized ads from us and other third party advertisers and ad networks who are members of the Network Advertising Initiative (“NAI”) or who follow the Digital Advertising Alliance (“DAA”) Self-Regulatory Principles for Online Behavioral Advertising using their respective opt-out tools. The NAI’s opt-out tool can be found here http://www.networkadvertising.org/choices/ and the DAA’s opt out tool can be found here
Please note that if you use a different web browser, computer, clear, block, delete or restrict your cookies after opting out, you may need to repeat your choices.
Our policy is to retain the non-personally identifiable information we collect for up to 12 months, after which the data is deleted from our systems.