This Privacy & Cookies Policy, dated 04/15/2018, replaces our previous policies. Please take the time to review before you continue to use our products and services.
By using our products and services, including browsing our websites, registering or logging in, you agree we may use your information as outlined in this Policy.
If you do not wish to have your information used in line with this Policy, you must not use our products and services and not otherwise provide us with your information.
Team Vyral Media is a United States-based media company which is home to many brands including Coed.com, CollegeCandy.com, BustedCoverage.com, CollegeHipHop.com, and CampusSports.net.
Team Vyral may use and share, within its group, the information you provide and other information held about you for the purposes set out below.
Information we may hold about you includes:
- The information you’ve provided to us
- Information about products and services you’ve ordered enquired about or shown an interest
- Information provided by other companies who have obtained your permission through their own privacy policies to share information about you, including from specialist data companies
- Information about your interaction with our websites, and other products and services,
- Information we collect using cookies stored on your device about your use of our websites and/or selected third party websites.
- Information we collect or remember using technologies similar to cookies, such as device identifiers on your mobile device.
- Your IP address, which is a number that identifies a specific network device on the internet which allows your device to communicate with websites.
- Technical information from your device relating to the service you receive
- Information relating to the location of your device.
How We May Use Your Information
By using our websites, and other products and services, you agree that we may collect, hold, use or otherwise process your information (including personal information) for the purpose of providing you with those products and services and developing our business which shall include (without limitation):
- Verifying your identity (Ex: when you return to our websites)
- Personalising the content and advertisements, you see on our websites
- Developing the design and style of our products and services to make improvements
- Understanding more about you, such as your location and demographic information
- Informing you about the latest changes to our products and services
- Informing you of promotional offers that you might find interesting
- Dealing with, and responding to you about, a comment you have submitted for, or on, our message boards, blogs and other such user generated content facilities
- Enabling you to share our content with others, e.g., using “Email a friend” and “Share this article”
- Customer services and support
- Informing you if you have been successful in any competitions or promotions
- Compiling customer reviews
- Conducting market research
- Carrying out statistical, technical and logistical analysis and strategic development
- Communicating with you in relation to your account or service, service updates or other non-marketing communications
- Communicating (and personalizing such communication) with you, according to your preferences
- Sending you periodic newsletters about your chosen services
- Sending you direct marketing. This may include communications by post, telephone or email or SMS about us and our business partners’ products and services, events and special offers
- Maintaining records of our communications with you if you get in contact with us
- Providing you with location-based services such as weather information based on your location and advertising relevant to your location and previous locations
- Blocking disruptive use and ensuring the security of our products and services
- Ensuring the integrity of votes, competitions, and polls
- We comply with all current United States Data Protection Laws along with the United Kingdom Data Protection Act 1998 and other data protection laws.
How We May Use Your Information In Specific Products Or Services
If you’ve registered on our websites, you’ll receive personalized recommendations, newsletters, and marketing. These are tailored to you based upon your registration details and other information you provide us, your browsing history interactions with our emails and information we receive from our trusted partners and specialist data companies to help us understand what you might be interested in. This also includes information provided to us from social media sites when you choose to sign in or log in to our websites through your social media account, or when you link your registration with us to your social media account. This information may be collected using cookies and similar technologies. Demographic information from your registration may be used by us for tailored advertising.
Message boards, blogs, and other public forums
Our websites may provide message boards, blogs and other user-generated content facilities. Anything that you share will become public information. You should always be careful when deciding to disclose your personal information.
“Email a friend” and “share this article”
Before you use “email a friend” or “share this article” buttons, please make sure that anyone you wish to email or share with are happy for this to occur and expect to receive the email or article. You may only share the details of another person with us where you have their express permission.
Where we provide services that utilise your device’s location, such as local weather or news, your location will be determined either from a lookup of your IP address in a “GeoIP” database which lists information provided by your ISP (usually your closest town or borough) or your precise location directly from the device (such as through GPS or Wifi on mobile devices) where you have granted permission for us to access this location information. If you have given us permission to use your location, we may use it for marketing and advertising purposes.
Sometimes we allow advertisers to show advertisements directly on our website, which are tailored to you based upon information they have obtained, such as your browsing history on their own website.
Other times we will arrange for our customers to be shown advertisements on our own or other websites. These advertisements are tailored to you with information we have obtained from your browsing on our websites and from information about your likely interests that we obtain from our partners and specialist data companies relating to you and to the devices you use where those partners know you are signed in and, where they have your permission to share this information with us in line with their privacy policies.
Where we arrange for our customers to be shown advertisements, we use technological and contractual mechanisms to protect your cookie data and to ensure that your browsing data used for advertising is not used by advertisers or other website owners for other purposes, such as linking online behavioural advertising data with your contact details, unless you have provided the advertiser or another website with your express permission to do this.
If you have registered on our websites, we may analyze the information we hold on you in aggregate with our other customers to improve our advertising systems.
When you are shown an advertisement, our advertising systems do not know who you are or your contact details (such as your name, email address or postal address).
Demographic information from your registration on our websites (such as your age, gender, and city) may be used to tailor the advertising we arrange to be shown. Your demographic information is not shared with advertisers.
Where you have granted permission to access your device’s location to us, our advertising partners or specialist data companies, this location information may be used to tailor the advertising you receive, including showing you certain advertisements when you are in the vicinity of a particular location.
How We May Share Your Information
When you purchase goods or services from us, we partner with specialist companies to fulfill your order. We usually remain the data controller of your information and the other companies only process data under our instructions and cannot use the information for their own purposes. We will use reasonable endeavors to ensure these third parties process your data securely.
Sometimes we bring you promotions from other companies. Here the other company will use your information as the data controller in line with their own privacy policies. We may also use your information for marketing purposes as a data controller.
For example, financial services offers from MailFinance or This is Money are brought to you in conjunction with our third-party financial services partners. If you decide to use their advisory services or set up an account with them, these financial services partners will be the data controllers of your information and will handle your information in accordance with their own privacy policies.
We’ll let you know the precise arrangement at the time you provide your personal information. We may share information about you with suppliers that we engage to help us provide the services and/or functionality, e.g., online payment processing.
As discussed above, we may share your personal information with other companies within the Team Vyral group of companies.
We may also share personal information about you to third parties, where you have given us permission or where the third party can confirm that they have your permission for us to do this.
We may also provide third parties with certain aggregate statistical data about our customers’ use of our websites, which may include demographic data such as age range and/or geographic location of groups of our customers. This aggregate data does not include contact details (such as the customer’s name, address or email address).
We may transfer, sell or assign any of the information described in this Policy to third parties as a result of a sale, merger, consolidation, change of control, transfer of assets or reorganization of our business.
We may also share your information as required by law and as contemplated by the Data Protection Act 1998 and other data protection laws.
Safeguards And Security For Your Information
We have measures in place to protect the security of your personal information from unauthorized access or use, such as by using encryption technology.
We comply with all current United States Data Protection Laws along with the United Kingdom Data Protection Act 1998 and related data protection laws. For more information on the Data Protection Act 1998 and your related rights, please see the Information Commissioner’s Office website www.ico.gov.uk.
Children And Young People
Our websites and other products and services are not aimed at children. We do not target, intend to collect, or knowingly collect or otherwise process information from anyone under the age of 13.
If you are under the age of 13, we request that you do not provide us with your information and do not use our websites.
If you are a parent or guardian of a child under 13, please contact us [link to new anchor to “contacting us” section below] if you are aware that your child has used our websites or otherwise provided their information to us without your consent. In addition to “your choices” outlined in this Policy, we will delete or otherwise cease processing your child’s personal information within a reasonable time.
If you are aged 13, 14 or 15, we request that you seek your parent or guardian’s permission before providing us with your information or using our websites.
Email And SMS Marketing
You can opt out of a particular marketing campaign or newsletter subscription by clicking on the ‘unsubscribe’ link in each email.
You can opt-out of marketing text messages by replying ‘STOP.’
In accordance with industry best practice guidelines, we may retain your information for a reasonable amount of time to make sure that we do not contact you in the future.
Use Of Your Location
You can choose whether to provide us with your precise location from your device through your browser’s “Help” menu or through the “Location” or “Location Services” in the “Settings” section on your mobile device.
You should be aware that when you use our websites, we may collect information using cookies or similar technologies.
What Are Cookies And How Do They Work?
Cookies are small files that are downloaded to your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. Your browser sends these cookies back to the website every time you revisit the site, so it can recognize you. This allows websites to tailor what you see on the screen.
Do You Use Other Technologies Which Are Similar To Cookies?
Our websites and emails often contain small invisible images known as ‘web beacons’ or ‘tracking pixels.’ These are used in a way similar to cookies, to understand when a particular part of a webpage, email is viewed.
Cookies are an important part of the internet. They make using websites much smoother and affect lots of the useful features of websites. There are many different uses for cookies, but they fall into four main groups:
Cookies That Are Needed To Provide The Service You Have Asked For
Some cookies are essential, so you can move around the website and use its features. Without these cookies, services you’ve asked for can’t be provided. These cookies don’t gather information about you that could be used for marketing or remembering your browsing history. For example:
- Keeping you logged in during your visit; without cookies, you might have to log in on every page you go to.
- When you add something to the online shopping basket, cookies make sure it’s still there when you get to the checkout.
Cookies Used To Improve Your Browsing Experience
These cookies allow the website to remember choices you make, such as your language or region and they provide improved features. For example:
- Remembering your preferences and settings, including marketing preferences.
- Remembering if you’ve filled in a survey, so you’re not asked to do it again.
- Showing you information that’s relevant to products of ours that you have.
- Showing ‘related article’ links that are relevant to the page you’re looking at.
- Remembering a location you’ve provided us with to provide local weather forecasts.
- Linking your browsing history collected by analytics cookies to your registration details to provide you with recommended content and marketing
- Restricting the number of times you’re shown a particular advertisement. This is sometimes called ‘frequency capping.’
Cookies are also used to enable social media components on our websites, such as embedded content from social media sites such as Facebook or Twitter, share buttons, and videos. The cookies are set by the relevant social media provider. For more information about these cookies, including how to set your preferences for these cookies, please refer to the relevant social media provider’s website for more information.
Cookies Used To Understand How People Use Our Products And Services (Analytics)
We like to keep track of what pages, links, and sections of our websites are popular and which ones don’t get used so much to help us keep our sites relevant and up to date. It’s also beneficial to be able to identify trends of how people navigate (find their way through) our sites and if they get ‘error messages’ from web pages.
For instance, if you have registered for an account with us, we may combine your contact details other information you provide us with the browsing history from your device collected by analytics cookies (including data collected from before you registered and when you are signed-out). We use this information to provide you with personalized content recommendations and marketing communications and to recognize you as the same visitor across different devices you may use. We may also use this combined information to improve our products and services. For instance, we may analyze this information in aggregate to improve our advertising systems.
Cookies Used To Show Advertising That Is Relevant To You
To protect our advertisers’ brands, we often use a technology that scans the page to ascertain that it is safe from profane, sensitive & potentially brand-negative topics, before serving an ad there. This process is called “ad verification.”
Our websites do not respond to “Do Not Track” (DNT) browser settings.
Some of our web pages will contain promotional links to other companies’ sites. If you follow one of these links and then register with or buy something from that other site, a cookie is sometimes used to tell that other site that you came from one of our sites. That other site may then pay us a small amount for the successful referral.
Your Cookie Choices
Please note that our website and other products and services may not work correctly (or at all) if you change your preferences. For example, you may not be able to purchase products via our websites. However, you may still be able to place an order via our telephone order line. Please consult our websites for more details.
You can opt-out of receiving cookies by changing your web browser settings.
You can usually prevent the operation of web-beacons by changing your web-browser cookie settings and your ad choices, or for those in emails, by switching off images in your email client or viewing emails using only the “text” display (rather than “HTML” display”). See the “Help” section of your email client for instructions. You can opt-out of analytics cookies on this website on our “Controlling online behavioral advertising and other third party cookies” page.
Your ad choices
When using a mobile device, you can opt-out of receiving online behavioral advertising by selecting ‘Limit Ad Tracking’ in the Settings of your Apple iPhone or iPad, or the “Opt out of interest-based ads” in the Settings on your Android device. You may also be able to reset your unique identifier used for online behavioral advertising (referred to as an “Advertising ID”) in the Settings on your Apple or Android device. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp
Please note that you will continue to receive advertising. However, it may not be tailored to your likely interests using information collected from cookies and similar technologies on your device.
Contacting us and accessing your personal information
If you have any queries or comments about this Privacy & Cookies Policy, please contact us at:
Team Vyral LLC.
8391 Beverly Blvd. #586
Los Angeles, CA 90048