1. AddThis Tools
Publisher Data may consist of the following:
Publishers license us Publisher Data so that we can build Segments and Profiles for ad delivery and reporting purposes. “Profiles” are unique sets of information about a computer or device, or a set of multiple computers or devices sharing common attributes. “Segments” are a group of Profiles that share a common behavior or preference (e.g., travel enthusiast, sports fan). Publishers also license us Publisher Data so that we can use Publisher Data for detecting, preventing, and addressing fraud or technical issues, research and development purposes, internal operational purposes, and to create aggregate statistics for market research or analytics services.
We also use Publisher Data to customize the AddThis Tools to the Publisher End User’s usage patterns. For example, when a Publisher End User shares Publisher Content on a Publisher Site to Facebook, AddThis places the Facebook icon at the top of the Publisher End User’s AddThis Tools menu.
AddThis may also provide integrations with a Publisher’s email service provider to allow the Publisher to collect Publisher End Users’ emails on behalf of the Publisher. The emails collected on behalf of the Publisher are excluded from the definition of “Publisher Data” and these emails are not retained or used by AddThis to provide interest-based advertising or to provide AddThis marketing.
It is common for a Publisher End User to use multiple browsers on a single device, or use various devices (such as desktops, smartphones, and tablets), to access Publisher Content on the Internet. This can result in a Publisher End User having multiple Profiles across various browsers or devices used by the Publisher End User. AddThis may use cross-device technology that is designed to enable AddThis, Publishers and other AddThis partners to connect these Profiles. Publisher End Users may opt out of AddThis’ use of cross-device technology as described below in the “Opting Out” section.
When a Publisher End User visits a Publisher Site, we collect Publisher Data via Cookies and Pixels. The AddThis Tools also incorporate Cookies and Pixels from our third party partners to enable the synchronization of internal unique identifiers between AddThis and our third party partners to facilitate online behavioral advertising. For a list of those third party partners, please click here. The “Opt-Out” button available at the top of this page will opt the Publisher End User out of data collection by these third party partners. Please see the “Opting Out of Online Advertising facilitated by the AddThis Tools” section below for more information.
Following is a description of the types of Cookies used by the AddThis Tools on Publisher Sites:
When a Publisher End User visits a Publisher Site, the Publisher End User may opt to share the Publisher Content by email using the AddThis Tools. The Publisher, via the AddThis Tools, will use the email address to send one email. The Publisher will not receive the email address and AddThis will delete the email address upon completion of the task. To opt out of emails sent by Publisher End Users using AddThis Tools, please click here.
2. The AddThis Site
AddThis collects information on the Site that directly identifies an individual in order to register and administer a Publisher’s account on the Site and provide Publisher with access to the AddThis Platform, to send communications and administrative emails, to respond to inquiries and provide support, and to send marketing and product update messages. This information may include, without limitation, name, address, and email address (“Account Information”).
We also collect certain information automatically from Visitors to our Site (“Visitors”). This Site may use Analytic Cookies, session Cookies (which expire once a web browser is closed) and persistent Cookies (which stay on a device until deleted) to improve the quality of our Site, to keep track of login names, passwords, and pages visited on the Site; and to personalize the Site and tailor content to the Visitor’s interests. Persistent Cookies can be removed or blocked by following the directions in the Internet browser. If Visitors to the Site elect to block Cookies, Visitors may not be able to access certain personalized sections of our Site. AddThis does not respond to Do Not Track (DNT) signals from browsers.
The Site may permit Visitors to participate in interactive forums or post comments on the Site. AddThis does not control the content Visitors post to these forums. Any content Visitors post to these forums will be visible to other Visitors who have access to the forums. Visitors should tailor any content they submit to the forums appropriately.
Please note that if Cookies are blocked on an End User’s device, our opt-out process may not function properly. Please also note that if the Publisher End User uses a different computer, device or Internet browser, or deletes Cookies, the Publisher End User will need to exercise their opt-out choice for that user, device or browser.
To opt out of emails sent by Publisher End Users using AddThis Tools, please click here. Recipients of AddThis marketing emails directly from AddThis can opt out of receiving them by clicking the "Unsubscribe" link included at the bottom of emails we send. Please note that upon unsubscribing or opting out, we may still send Site and AddThis Platform related communications that are not marketing.
We share Publisher Data and/or Account Information as follows:
We do not create sensitive health-related or finance-related Segments that we consider sensitive with third parties. The types of health segments we create may be found by clicking here. The types of finance segments we create may be found by clicking here.
We use physical, technical, and administrative safeguards that are designed to protect Publisher Data and Account Information from loss, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction. However, the Internet is an open system and we cannot guarantee that unauthorised third parties will never be able to defeat those measures or use your Account Information for improper purposes.
In the event that AddThis determines that Account Information stored by AddThis is acquired, or is reasonably believed to have been acquired, by an unauthorized person and applicable law requires notification, AddThis will, consistent with the reasonable needs of law enforcement and subject to applicable law, provide notification as required by law.
We retain Publisher Data for up to 24 months. Publisher Data collected in certain jurisdictions may be retained per internal practices for timeframes less than 24 months to address regional variances. AddThis may also retain statistical data related to the performance, operation and use of AddThis Tools for more than 24 months for security and operations management, statistical analyses, service improvement, and research and development. We retain the Account Information used to register for a Publisher’s account on this Site for as long as the account is active unless the registrant has deleted his or her Account Information in the account settings. Billing information will be retained per legal requirements and internal retention periods. We may inactivate a Publisher’s account and delete the associated Account Information if the Publisher has not logged into the Site and/or the AddThis Platform for a period of fourteen (14) consecutive months.
Oracle maintains a consumer tool called the Oracle BlueKai Registry, which allows Publisher End Users to view all standard Segments Publishers allow AddThis to share via the Oracle Audience Data Marketplace that are applicable to the computer that views the registry (“Registry”). Within the Registry, Publisher End Users may remove individual Segments at their sole discretion. Publishers and other partners may create custom Segments that may not appear in the Registry and over which Oracle has no visibility.
Keep in mind that the Segments presented within the Registry are Segments from the Profile associated with the specific browser, computer or device that the Publisher End User is using to visit the Registry. Unless AddThis has linked browsers, computers or devices across devices into a common Profile (as described in the "The Information We Receive and How We Use It" section above), Publisher End Users may see different Segments when viewing the Registry from a different browser, computer or device.
AddThis will allow an individual to access their Account Information to the extent it is available and allow correction or deletion of inaccurate Account Information. If Account Information was provided while registering for our Site, the registrant may access and modify or delete Account Information at any time by visiting the account settings. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any other requests to access or delete Account Information. We process requests within a reasonable period of time after receipt.
We do not knowingly collect or maintain Account Information from individuals who are under 13 years of age, and no part of our Site, AddThis Platform, AddThis Tools, or AddThis Toolbar are designed to attract people under the age of 13. If we obtain knowledge that an individual is under the age of 13, we will take steps to remove that individual's Account Information from our databases.
AddThis is a member of, and adheres to the codes of, several industry groups including the Network Advertising Initiative (“NAI”), the Digital Advertising Alliance (“DAA”), European Digital Advertising Alliance (“EDAA”) and the Interactive Advertising Bureau (“IAB”). Please visit these industry groups for more information on the advertising industry and for more opt-out choices.
Our Site, AddThis Platform, AddThis Tools, or AddThis Toolbar may contain links to, and allow Visitors to share content on, third party websites and services. By providing such links to third party websites or services or allowing sharing of content, we are not endorsing, authorizing or representing that we are affiliated with that third party, nor are we endorsing the third party’s privacy or information security policies or practices. We encourage reading the privacy policies of these third party websites and services to understand how such third parties collect, use and share information.
Oracle is a global corporation with operations in over 80 countries and has developed global data security practices designed to ensure that your personal information is appropriately protected. Please note that personal information may be transferred, accessed and stored globally as necessary for the uses and disclosures stated above in accordance with this policy. By providing your personal information via the AddThis Tools you consent to Oracle transferring your personal information to its affiliates globally and to third party entities that provide services to Oracle.
Oracle has implemented appropriate safeguards for transfers of personal information originating from the European Economic Area (“EEA”) to Oracle affiliates and unaffiliated third parties located outside the EEA.
If you have any complaints regarding our compliance with this policy, you should first contact us. We will investigate and attempt to resolve complaints and disputes regarding use and disclosure of your personal information in accordance with this policy.
If you have an unresolved privacy or data use concern that we have not addressed satisfactorily, please contact our U.S.-based third party dispute resolution provider (free of charge) at https://feedback-form.truste.com/watchdog/request.
Chief Privacy Officer, Oracle Corporation
10 Van De Graaff Dr.
Burlington, MA 01803
United States of America
Last updated/version: June 22, 2017