Privacy Policy

Static Media provides this Privacy Policy to inform users of our policies and procedures regarding the collection, use and disclosure of personally identifiable information received from users of Static Media's websites, located at the domains: Grunge.com, HealthDigest.com, Looper.com, Mashed.com, NickiSwift.com, Static.com, SVG.com, and TheList.com (the "Static Media Websites"). Please note that this Privacy Policy only applies to the Static Media Websites.

Information Collection and Use

It is not necessary to provide Static Media with your personally identifiable information to use the Static Media Websites, and unless you subscribe to a Static Media newsletter, Static Media does not collect personally identifiable information in connection with the operation of the Static Media Websites. If you contact Static Media by email through the Static Media Websites, Static Media may keep a record of your contact information and correspondence, and may use your email address, and any information that you provide to Static Media in your message, to respond to you. Static Media treats this information as it would treat any other unsolicited business correspondence, and has no obligation to keep this information confidential, nor to take any security measures to protect this information.

If you subscribe to a Static Media newsletter, you will need to provide us with your email address. We will use the email address you provide to us to subscribe to our newsletter(s) to send you the newsletter(s), marketing or promotional opportunities from us and our partners we believe may interest you, and certain administrative communications regarding the newsletters. We will not sell or rent your email address to anyone else for their marketing. You may unsubscribe from any or all of our newsletters or marketing communications at any time using the link provided in the email, and we will delete your email address from our records.

When you visit a Static Media Website, Static Media's servers automatically record information that your browser sends whenever you visit a website ("Log Data"). This Log Data may include information such as your IP address, browser type or the domain from which you are visiting. For most users accessing the Internet from an Internet service provider, the IP address will be different every time you log on. Static Media uses Log Data to monitor use of the Static Media Websites and the services we offer via the Static Media Websites and for the Static Media Website's technical administration.

Cookies and Other Analytic Tools

Like many websites, Static Media Websites also use "cookie" technology to collect additional website usage data and to improve the Static Media Website and the services offered via the Web Site. A cookie is a small data file that Static Media's servers transfer to your computer's hard disk. Static Media may also use tracking pixels. Tracking pixels are small graphic images, which are used in email messages to determine whether the messages were opened and the links were clicked, or are used on the Static Media Websites to collect information about the browser and device viewing the Static Media Websites. Static Media does not use cookies or tracking pixels to collect personally identifiable information.

Static Media mainly uses "session cookies", which enable certain features of the Static Media Websites and services offered via the Static Media Websites, to better understand how you interact with the Web Site and services we offer via the Static Media Websites, to monitor aggregate usage by our users and web traffic routing on the Static Media Websites, and to improve the Static Media Websites and services offered via the Static Media Websites. Session cookies should be deleted from your computer when you disconnect from or leave the Static Media Websites.

Static Media also uses a persistent cookie on some of the Static Media Websites that stays on your computer for a period of time after you leave the Static Media Websites, for the sole purpose of ensuring that, where rating, voting, or survey functions are available, you do not participate more than once.

Third Party Advertisers

Static Media Websites includes advertising from third party advertisers. Static Media does not provide any personally identifiable information to these advertisers.

Third party advertisers, or companies working on their behalf, may serve directly to your browser the advertisements that appear on the Static Media Websites, which allows them to receive Log Data (as defined above). They may also use cookies, JavaScript, tracking pixels and other technologies to measure the effectiveness of their ads and to personalize advertising content. Static Media does not control any third party advertiser tracking or measurement technologies, and the information practices of third party advertisers are not covered by this Privacy Policy. Please contact them directly for more information about their privacy practices.

Our advertising partners may include Facebook and Twitter. Facebook allows its users to control advertising on the Facebook platform. Instructions are here: https://www.facebook.com/help/568137493302217. Twitter allows its users to control advertising and cookie preferences on the Twitter service. Instructions are here: https://help.twitter.com/en/rules-and-policies/twitter-cookies.

To learn more about interest-based advertising or to opt-out of this type of advertising by those third parties that are members of self-regulatory programs such as the Network Advertising Initiative, please visit the NAI's website http://optout.networkadvertising.org/, which will allow you to opt out of Interest-Based Advertising by one, or all, NAI members. Similarly, information regarding opting out of targeted advertising by Digital Advertising Alliance members can be found here: https://optout.aboutads.info.

Opting Out

Most Internet browsers automatically accept cookies. To opt out of receiving cookies from us:

  • You can use our cookie management mechanism here:
  • You can also disable all cookies (which will affect the functionality of most websites), or only third party cookies, which may affect the functionality of some websites. Most advertisers use third party cookies.
  • Then if you know which cookies you want to delete, you can delete those, or you can delete all of your cookies (which again, will affect the functionality of most websites— for example, you may lose your login status).
  • You have to repeat the cookie management process for each browser you use. From our perspective, each browser is a separate device and we do not use, track, or store any data from mobile browsers.

If you choose not to receive tracking pixels, you will need to disable HTML images in your email program and browser, but that may affect images in other emails you receive and the web pages you browse.

Static Media also uses analytics technologies such as Google Analytics, Quantcast and comScore. For Google's privacy practices see www.google.com/analytics/learn/privacy.html and to opt out of data recording and analysis by Google Analytics on the Static Media Websites, see tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout. For Quantcast's privacy practices see www.quantcast.com/privacy , and to opt out of receiving interest-based content and ads enabled by Quantcast, see www.quantcast.com/opt-out. For comScore's privacy practices see www.comscore.com/About-comScore/Privacy-Policy and www.scorecardresearch.com/privacy.aspx , and to opt out of having comScore associate site visits with your browser, see www.scorecardresearch.com/preferences.aspx.

California Consumer Privacy Act

In accordance with the California Consumer Privacy Act legislation, compliance information and any user actions are available here: Addendum A – Special Information Regarding California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA).

Do Not Track

Some web browsers may transmit "do not track" signals to the websites and other online services with which the browser communicates. Static Media will treat a “do not track” signal as a request not to track the user for advertising purposes. For more information regarding Do Not Track mechanisms, see allaboutdnt.com .

United States Operation; International Rights;

Our Services are operated from the United States, and the privacy laws of the United States may not be as protective as those in your jurisdiction. If you are located outside of the United States and choose to use the Services or provide your information to us, you agree that your information will be transferred, processed, and stored in the United States. Your use of the Services represents your agreement to this practice. However, our collection, storage, and processing of your personal information will at all times be in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

Further, under the applicable laws of various countries, you may have certain rights concerning your personal data, such as under EU law, the right to access to, rectification or erasure of, and/or restriction of processing or objection to processing of your personal data, and the right to data portability. If you have questions about our collection or processing of your personal data, please contact us at privacy@static.com. Before we process any request, we may request personal information to verify your identity where allowed by law. Where permitted by local law, we may reject requests that are unreasonable or impractical.

If you are a resident in the European Union, you also have the right to at no cost to lodge a complaint with EU data protection authorities. This right may also exist in other countries. If you have questions, please ask the data protection authority in your country.

Information Sharing and Disclosure

Static Media cooperates with government and law enforcement officials or private parties, to enforce and comply with the law. Static Media may disclose any information about you to government or law enforcement officials or private parties as Static Media, in its sole discretion, believes necessary or appropriate to respond to claims, legal process (including subpoenas), to protect the property and rights of Static Media or a third party, the safety of the public or any person, to prevent or stop any illegal, unethical, or legally actionable activity, or to comply with the law.

If any or all of the assets of Static Media are acquired by, or merged with another entity, Static Media will share with this entity some or all of the information collected through the Static Media Websites.

Security

Because Static Media does not collect any personally identifiable information from the Static Media Websites, Static Media does not take any specific security measures to protect the information we do collect.

Links to Other Sites

Static Media Websites may contain links to other web sites ("Linked Sites") operated by Static Media or third parties. Linked Sites may place their own cookies or other files on your computer, collect data or solicit personal information from you. This Privacy Policy addresses only the use and disclosure of information that Static Media collects through the Static Media Websites. Other sites follow different rules regarding the use or disclosure of the personal information you submit to them. Static Media does not exercise control over third party Linked Sites. Your use of any Linked Site operated by Static Media is subject to the terms and conditions provided by Static Media for such Linked Site. Static Media encourages you to read the privacy policies or statements of the other websites you visit.

Our Policy Towards Children

Static Media Websites are not directed to children under 18. If a parent or guardian becomes aware that his or her child has provided Static Media with personally identifiable information without their consent, he or she should contact Static Media at privacy@static.com. If Static Media becomes aware that a child under 13 has provided Static Media with personally identifiable information, Static Media will remove such information from our files.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

Static Media reserves the right to change this policy at any time without prior notice. Any changes to this policy will be posted here. You are advised to consult this Privacy Policy regularly for any changes. If you have any questions or comments about this Privacy Policy, please contact us at info@static.com.

Last Update: November 20, 2020