sites and governs data collection and usage at all Zing sites, products or
services (collectively, the “Zing Network”). Please read the Zing Statement of Privacy
below and also any supplementary information at the end of this statement for
additional details about particular Zing sites and services that you may use.
The Information we Collect
Zing collects personal information when you register with
Zing.com, when you use Zing products or services, when you visit Zing pages or the pages of certain Zing partners, and when
you enter. Zing may combine information
about you that we have with information we obtain from business partners or
When you register we ask for information such as your name,
email address, birth date, gender, zip code, occupation, industry, and personal
interests. For some financial products
and services we may also ask for your address, Social Security number, and
information about your assets. Once you
register with Zing and sign in to our services, you are not anonymous to us.
Zing collects information about your transactions with us
and with some of our business partners, including information about your use of
financial products and services that we offer.
Zing uses information for the following general purposes: to customize the advertising and content you
see, fulfill your requests for products and services, improve our services,
contact you, conduct research, and provide anonymous reporting for internal and
Zing encourages you to review the privacy statements of Web
sites you choose to link to from Zing so that you can understand how those Web
sites collect, use and share your information. Zing is not responsible for the privacy
statements or other content on Web sites outside of the Zing family of Web
We may use an independent measurement and research company
to gather non-personal data regarding the visitors to our site on our behalf
using cookies and code which is embedded in the site. Both the cookies and the embedded code provide
non-personal statistical information about visits to pages on the site, the
duration of individual page view, paths taken by visitors through the site,
data on visitors' screen settings and other general information. Zing uses this type of information, as with
that obtained from other cookies used on the site, to help it improve the
services to its users.
The Way We Use Information
We use the personally identifiable information (“PII”) you
supply us, including your registration data, to enhance our services, fulfill
your requests for products, programs, or services, personalize your experience
and provide you or permit others to provide you with special offers we think
you will find valuable. We also use
other information obtained from user site traffic patterns to better provide
you with a personalized experience and special advertising offers and
promotions. We view personalized advertising
as beneficial to our users.
Zing uses the information described above to do, among other
things, the following:
Personalize and enhance the Zing site and service such
as providing you with your personalized content such as weather, sports, and advertisements
we believe will be of interest to you.
Send you advertising from third parties including
selected and trusted Zing partners, unless you have opted out of receiving
these types of communications.
Provide your PII to selected third parties unless you
have opted not to permit such sharing.
Provide you with advertising and other promotional
offers that we believe will be of interest to you.
Contact users for feedback regarding Zing's partners
via email surveys.
We may also use the information we collect to develop
summary reports for our advertisers. An
example of a summary report might be "100,000 people clicked on this link
and of those people, 35% were registered users above the age of 25." We provide this information to assist our
advertisers in determining how to promote their products. We do not tell our
advertisers who it was that saw or clicked on their advertisements unless you
have told us this is acceptable.
Unless you have opted out of receiving special offers,
emails or other communications from selected third parties, we also may provide
a report to our advertisers which tells them who responded to a particular
offer. For example, we might send you an
email, launch a new window within your Internet browser, or send you other advertisements
in electronic form, which offer you a discount on a particular good or service.
If you click on that e-mail or
advertisement or accept an offer or discount contained therein, we may provide
the advertiser with the information necessary to provide you with that discount
There may be instances when Zing may access or disclose PII without
providing you a choice in order to: (i) protect or defend the legal rights or property of Zing,
our affiliated companies or their employees, agents and contractors (including
enforcement of our agreements); (ii) protect the safety and security of users
or members of the public including acting in urgent circumstances; (iii)
protect against fraud or for risk management purposes; or (iv) comply with the
law or legal process. In addition, if
Zing sells all or part of its business or makes a sale or transfer of all or a
material part of its assets or is otherwise involved in a merger or transfer of
all or a material part of its business, Zing may transfer your PII to the party
or parties involved in the transaction as part of that transaction.
Other companies that place advertising on our site may
collect information about you when you view or click on their advertising or
above). Due to the way the Internet
technically operates, we cannot control this collection of information. As the consumer you should contact these
advertisers or content providers that place information on the Zing Website
directly if you have any questions about their use of the information they
Information that you provide while using the Zing Network
and Zing products such as Zing Message Boards and Zing Chat is available for
all to see. Discretion should be used in
entering PII within such forums, as it may be collected by third parties. Zing does not actively associate the message
content entered by our users in Zing Message Boards, or Zing Chat products with
those users' registration information. Our
server computers will retain this information however; and it is potentially
available for distribution to third parties - most obviously law-enforcement
agencies acting under subpoena power, per the terms of this section of our Privacy
Policy. We do not use this information to target any advertising to our users,
nor is it ever willingly distributed to any third party, such as an advertiser,
except if subpoenaed.
The Use of Cookie Technology
A cookie is an element of data that a web site can send to
your browser, which may then store it on your system. Our site makes use of
cookies to permit the completion of the user's current activity on the site and
for aggregate, non-personally identifiable analysis (for example we may track the
number of times users visit a portion of our site, but we do not track or know
information with your consent, as described in Personal Identification
Most browsers are set to accept cookies. You can set your
the Zing sites, such as message boards, chats, shopping, contests and game
areas, may not function properly.
Our Commitment to Children's Privacy
We understand that young people need special safeguards and
privacy protection. We realize that they
may not understand all the provisions of our policy or be able to make
thoughtful decisions about the choices that are made available to our adult
users. We strongly urge all parents to
participate in their children's exploration of the Internet and any online
services, and to teach their children about protecting their personal
information while online.
The Zing Network is not directed to children under the age
of 13. We prohibit registration by children under the age of 13 for all
interactive portions of the Zing Network including video blogs,
chats and message boards. We will not knowingly collect PII from children under
We may, at our discretion, require users under 18 to obtain
the consent of a parent or guardian to view certain content, and we may limit
access to certain content to users above a specified age. You agree to abide by
any such restrictions, and not to help anyone avoid these restrictions.
Opt in/Opt Out
If you "opt-in" to receive information from Zing
or others, you can change your mind later. If at any time you would like to stop
receiving such information or opt-out of a feature, you can let us know by
sending an e-mail stating your preference to firstname.lastname@example.org. To help us address your request, please
specify the feature from which you wish to opt out. You should be aware,
however, that it is not always possible to completely remove or modify
information in our databases and servers although we will always make
reasonable efforts to do so upon your request.
How you can Access or Correct Your Information
If a user's PII changes (such as zip code, phone, email or
postal address), or if a user no longer desires our service, we provide a way
to correct, update or delete/deactivate users' PII. This can be done by emailing our Customer
Support at email@example.com. [Or, contact us by telephone or postal mail at
the contact information listed below].
How To Contact Us
Zing welcomes and encourages your comments regarding our
If you have questions about this Policy our about Zing’s
collection and use of your PII, please contact Zing at:.
Boulevard West, Suite 100
Orange, CA 92868
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