Privacy Policy

Agreement between User and grindcitymedia.com

Protecting your private information is our priority. This Statement of Privacy (the “Privacy Policy”) governs data collection and usage and explains what data Grind City Media, LLC (“GCM”) collects from you through our interactions with you (the “user”) and through GCM products, services, events and programs (the “Services”).

This Privacy Policy applies to grindcitymedia.com (the “Website”), the GCM app (for mobile phones, tablets and other devices), and/or associated content offerings (the Website, the GCM app, and associated content offerings are referred to collectively in this Privacy Policy as the "Site"). For the purposes of this Privacy Policy, unless otherwise noted, all references to GCM include the Site. By using the Site, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Collection of your Personal Information

In order to better provide you with products and Services offered on our Site, GCM may collect personally identifiable information, such as:

  • User contact information including first and last name, mailing address, e-mail address, phone number;
  • Communications you may send to us, such as customer service inquiries, product reviews and other feedback regarding the Services;
  • User employer and user job title;
  • User login information and credentials;
  • User device data, usage data and location data;
  • Third party integrations. If you connect your use of the Services through a third party service, the third party may share certain information from your third party account with us;
  • Other third party data.

If you purchase GCM's products and Services, we collect billing and credit card information. This information is used to complete the purchase transaction.

GCM may also collect demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your:

  • Age
  • Gender
  • Country location
  • Language preference
  • Race
  • Religion
  • Political Affiliation
  • Household Income

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through GCM's public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others.

We do not collect any personal information about you unless you voluntarily provide it to us. However, you may be required to provide certain personal information to us when you elect to use certain products or Services available on the Site. These may include: (a) registering for an account on our Site; (b) entering a sweepstakes or contest sponsored by us or one of our partners; (c) signing up for special offers from selected third parties; (d) sending us an email message; (e) submitting your credit card or other payment information when ordering and purchasing products and Services on our Site. To wit, we will use your information for, but not limited to, communicating with you in relation to the Services and/or products you have requested from us. We also may gather additional personal or non-personal information in the future.

Use of your Personal Information

GCM collects and uses your personal information to operate the Site, deliver the Services you have requested, to communicate with you and for security, compliance and enforcement, among other things. GCM may also use your personally identifiable information for marketing and advertising, and to inform you of other products or Services available from GCM and its affiliates.

Sharing Information with Third Parties

GCM does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties.

GCM may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is transferred to the third party. GCM may share data with trusted partners to help perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to GCM, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

GCM may disclose your personal information, without notice, if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on GCM or the Site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of GCM; and/or (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of GCM, or the public.

Tracking User Behavior

GCM may keep track of the websites and pages our users visit within GCM, in order to determine what GCM Services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within GCM to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area. Sometimes, we may work with third parties (for example, third party operators of the Services) to synchronize our unique, anonymous identifiers with the third party’s own identifiers.

Most web browsers give you the ability to manage certain tracking capabilities (such as cookies, further discussed below) used on a website, including blocking or deleting them. You also have the following options to manage certain tracking services:

  • You may opt out of interest-based advertising from companies that participate in the Digital Advertising Alliance (“DAA”) by visiting their website.
  • You may opt out of interest-based advertising from companies that participate in the Network Advertising Initiative by visiting their website.
  • You may also opt-out of interest-based advertising by adjusting your device or browser settings.

Please note that opting out of interest-based advertising does not mean you will stop seeing, or see fewer, advertisements. It does, however, mean that the advertisements you do see will not be interest-based and may be less relevant to your interests.

Automatically Collected Information

Information about your computer hardware and software may be automatically collected by GCM. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the Site.

Use of Cookies

Site may use "cookies" to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize GCM pages, or register with the Site or Services, a cookie helps the Site recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the Site, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the GCM features that you customized.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of GCM Services or websites you visit.

Links

The Site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave the Site and to read the privacy statements of any other site that collects personally identifiable information.

Security of your Personal Information

GCM secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. GCM uses the following methods for this purpose:

- SSL Protocol

When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other websites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol.

We strive to take appropriate security measures to protect against unauthorized access to or alteration of your personal information. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet or any wireless network can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, you acknowledge that: (a) there are security and privacy limitations inherent to the Internet which are beyond our control; and (b) security, integrity, and privacy of any and all information and data exchanged between you and us through this Site cannot be guaranteed.

Children Under Thirteen

GCM does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of thirteen. If you are under the age of thirteen, you must ask your parent or guardian for permission to use this website.

Opt-Out & Unsubscribe

We respect your privacy and give you an opportunity to opt-out of receiving announcements of certain information. If you receive promotional messages from us and would like to opt out, you may do so by following instructions within those messages. Please note that these preferences do not apply to informational or transactional communications regarding the Services or other communications that have their own unsubscribe method.

Please note that because the data used for interest-based advertising is also used for other necessary purposes, opting out of interest-based advertising does not stop the data from being collected nor reduce the number of advertisements you may see.

E-mail Communications

From time to time, GCM may contact you via email for the purpose of providing announcements, promotional offers, alerts, confirmations, surveys, and/or other general communication. In order to improve our Services, we may receive a notification when you open an email from GCM or click on a link therein.

If you would like to stop receiving marketing or promotional communications via email from GCM, you may opt out of such communications by clicking on the UNSUBSCRIBE button.

External Data Storage Sites

We may store your data on servers provided by third party hosting vendors with whom we have contracted. Personal data collected by GCM may be stored and processed in the region in which it is collected, in the United States, and in any other region where we maintain major operations. We take steps to ensure that the data we collect under this Policy is stored and processed in accordance with this Policy regardless of where the data is located. By providing personal data in connection with the Services, you acknowledge and agree that such personal data may be transferred from your current location to the offices and servers of GCM and our authorized third-party service providers located in the United States. Our practice when transferring personal data is to rely on standard data protection contract clauses or individual consent.

We retain personal data for as long as necessary to provide the Services and fulfill the transactions you have requested, or for other necessary purposes such as complying with our legal obligations, resolving disputes and enforcing our agreements. Because these factors vary for different types of personal data, actual retention periods may vary.

European Privacy Rights

GCM adheres to pertinent data protection laws in the European Union. In accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”), users who are located in the European Union have the following rights.

  • If the processing of personal data is based on your consent, the right to withdraw consent for future processing of that data.
  • The right to request from GCM a “data controller” as defined under the GDPR, access to and rectification of your personal data.
  • Subject to limitations as provided for in the GDPR, the right to request restriction of the processing of your personal data.
  • Subject to limitations as provided for in the GDPR, the right to request erasure of your personal data.
  • You may contact GCM using any of the methods described in the “Contact Information” section of this Privacy Policy.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

GCM reserves the right to change this Privacy Policy from time to time. We will notify you about significant changes in the way we treat personal information by sending a notice to the primary email address specified in your account, by placing a prominent notice on our site, and/or by updating any privacy information on this page. Your continued use of the Site and/or Services available through this Site after such modifications will constitute your: (a) acknowledgment of the modified Privacy Policy; and (b) agreement to abide and be bound by that Policy.

Contact Information

GCM welcomes your questions or comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that GCM has not adhered to this Statement, please contact GCM at:

Grind City Media
191 Beale Street
Memphis, Tennessee 38103
Attn: Legal Affairs

Email Address: legalaffairs@grizzlies.com
Telephone number: 901 205-1234

Effective as of July 01, 2019