Privacy Policy

HELP-IM-BORED.COM PRIVACY POLICY – COMMITMENT TO YOUR PRIVACY

This site is owned and operated by help-im-bored.com. At help-im-bored.com your privacy on the Internet is of the utmost importance to us, and we want to make your experience online satisfying and safe.

Because we gather certain types of information about our users, we feel you should fully understand our policy and the terms and conditions surrounding the capture and use of that information. This privacy statement discloses what information we gather and how we use it.

INFORMATION HELP-IM-BORED.COM GATHERS AND TRACKS

help-im-bored.com gathers two types of information about users:

  1. Information that users provide through optional, voluntary submissions. These are voluntary submissions to participate in our message boards, forums, or comments section, to email a friend, and from participation in surveys.
  1. Information help-im-bored.com gathers through aggregated tracking information derived mainly by tallying page views throughout our sites. This includes standard information that your browser sends to every Web site you visit, such as your IP address, browser type and language, access times, and referring Web site addresses. This information allows us to better tailor our content to users’ needs and to help our advertisers and sponsors better understand our audience. Because help-im-bored.com derives its revenue mainly from sponsorships and advertising, providing such data is essential to keeping our service free to users. Under no circumstances does help-im-bored.com divulge any information about an individual user to a third party.

help-im-bored.com Gathers User Information In The Following Processes:

Optional Voluntary Information

We offer the following free services, which require some type of voluntary submission of personal information by users:

Message boards/forums/comments policy

Users of the site’s Message Boards, Forums and comments must register separately for these services (both are free of charge) in order to post messages, although they needn’t register to visit the site. During registration the user is required to supply a username, password, and email address.

Surveys

help-im-bored.com may occasionally conduct user surveys to better target our content to our audience. We sometimes share the aggregated demographic information in these surveys with our sponsors, advertisers and partners. We never share any of this information about specific individuals with any third party.

Children

Consistent with the Federal Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA), we will never knowingly request personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13 without requesting parental consent.

Usage tracking

help-im-bored.com tracks user traffic patterns throughout all of our sites. However, we do not correlate this information with data about individual users. help-im-bored.com does break down overall usage statistics according to a user’s domain name, browser type, and MIME type by reading this information from the browser string (information contained in every user’s browser).

Cookies

We may place a text file called a “cookie” in the browser files of your computer. The cookie itself does not contain Personal Information although it will enable us to relate your use of this site to information that you have specifically and knowingly provided. But the only personal information a cookie can contain is information you supply yourself. A cookie can’t read data off your hard disk or read cookie files created by other sites. help-im-bored.com uses cookies to track user traffic patterns (as described above). Our advertising system delivers a one-time cookie to better track ad impressions and click rates.

You can refuse cookies by turning them off in your browser. If you’ve set your browser to warn you before accepting cookies, you will receive the warning message with each cookie. You do not need to have cookies turned on to use this site. However, you do need cookies to participate actively in message boards, forums and surveys. However, if you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of this or other web sites you visit.

USE OF INFORMATION

help-im-bored.com uses any information voluntarily provide to us by our users to enhance their experience in our network of sites and to better prepare our future content. This may include improvements to interactivity and user personalization as well as the sending out of information such as notifications, surveys, newsletters and product information.

We use tracking information to determine which areas of our sites users like and don’t like based on traffic to those areas. We do not track what individual users read, but rather how well each page performs overall. This helps us continue to build a better service for you. We track search terms entered in Search function as one of many measures of what interests our users. But we don’t track which terms a particular user enters.

Personal information collected on the Site may be stored and processed in any country in which help-im-bored.com or its affiliates, subsidiaries or agents maintain facilities, and by using the Site, you consent to any such transfer of information outside of your country. Because we don’t track the usage patterns of individual users, an advertiser or sponsor will never know that a specific user clicked their ad. We will not disclose any information about any individual user except to comply with applicable law or valid legal process or to protect the personal safety of our users, ourselves or the public, or to protect and defend the rights or property of help-im-bored.com and its subsidiaries and affiliates.

CONTROL OF THE INFORMATION

help-im-bored.com uses the above-described information to tailor our content to suit your needs, and except as otherwise described in this statement, personal information you provide on the Site will not be shared outside of help-im-bored.com and its subsidiaries and affiliates without your permission. Further to this, we will not share information about individual users with any third party, except to comply with applicable law or valid legal process or to protect the personal safety of our users, ourselves or the public, or to protect and defend the rights or property of help-im-bored.com and its subsidiaries and affiliates.

LINKS

help-im-bored.com website contains links to third-party websites operated by individuals or companies that may or may not have an association with help-im-bored.com. help-im-bored.com is not responsible for the privacy practices of such third-party websites. We have linked to them only for your convenience, and you access them at your own risk. We recommend that you review the privacy policies posted on such third party websites prior to utilizing them.

SECURITY

help-im-bored.com is committed to protecting the security of your personal information. We use a variety of security technologies and procedures to help protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure.

YOUR CONSENT

By using this site, you consent to the collection and use of this information by help-im-bored.com. If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page so that you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances we disclose it.