Research.com is committed to respecting the privacy rights of users of the
Research.com Website and any software, plug-ins or mobile applications made available by Research.com (together, the "Service").
protection of privacy.
("Third Party Websites"), which may have data collection, storage, and use practices and policies that differ
(Third Party Websites)
4.5 (Third Party Cookies and Advertising).
- 1.4.Separate Terms of Service.
By using the Service, you represent and warrant that you have also read and
understood, and agree to be bound by, both this Privacy and Research.com's separate Terms of Service document (the
document is available at https://www.research.com/pages/terms.php.
- 1.5.No Permission Without Agreement.
By using the Service, you represent and warrant that you have read and
any changes since the last time you used the Service.
- 2.2.Although most changes are likely to be minor, Research.com reserves the right, at any time and without notice, to add to,
update, or change will be effective immediately on posting. Unless Research.com obtains your express consent, any revised
3. Children's Privacy
Research.com does not solicit or knowingly collect Personal Information from children under the age of 13. If Research.com obtains
actual knowledge that it has collected Personal Information from a child under the age of 13, Research.com will immediately
delete such information from its database. Because Research.com does not collect Personal Information from children
under the age of 13, Research.com has no such information to use or disclose to third parties. Research.com has designed this Privacy
Policy to comply with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act ("COPPA").
4. Information Collection Practices
- 4.1.Traffic Data.
Like most website and mobile application operators, Research.com automatically gathers information that
web browsers automatically make available, including: (i) IP addresses; (ii) Internet domain names; (iii)
types of devices accessing the Service; and (iv) types of Web browsers accessing the Service (collectively
"Traffic Data"). Traffic Data is anonymous information that is not meant to personally identify you.
"Cookies" are text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit or certain
emails that you open. Cookies store a string of information on a user's computer or mobile device, which the
user's web browser provides to the Service automatically each time it interacts with the Service. The purpose of
Cookies is to identify the user as a unique user of the Service. Research.com uses two types of Cookies: "first-party cookies"
and "third-party cookies."
- 4.3.First Party Cookies.
Research.com uses first-party Cookies on the Service—namely, the Google Analytics Cookie—for the
following purposes: (1) to gather visitor and access information relevant to customizing the Service to your
interests; and (2) to store your password so you do not have to re-enter it each time you use the Service.
- 4.4.If you do not wish to have first-party Cookies placed on your computer or mobile device, you should set
for any resulting loss of functionality.
- 4.5.Third Party Cookies and Advertising.
- 4.5.1.Advertising on Third Party Websites.
Research.com may advertise on other Third Party Websites to you after you
access the Service. We and third-party marketing partners, including without limitation Google, Inc.
("Google"), may use first party Cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookie), third party Cookies (such as
the DoubleClick cookie), and web beacons (such as the Facebook conversion tracking pixel, see
https://www.facebook.com/business/a/online-sales/conversion-tracking), including across multiple
devices, to inform, optimize, and serve advertisements to you based on your use of the Service. This
practice is commonly known as retargeting or remarketing (see
- 4.5.2.Google Analytics.
- 22.214.171.124.Google Analytics is Google's analytics tool that helps website and app owners to understand how
their visitors engage with their properties. It may use a set of cookies to collect information and
report website usage statistics without personally identifying individual visitors to Google. The
main cookie used by Google Analytics is the "__ga" cookie.
- 4.5.3.Data Collection by Third Parties.
Any of these third parties may place Cookies on your computer
or mobile device, use web beacons (see
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Web_beacon), and gather IP addresses and log data to collect traffic
and activity data to deliver relevant metrics and content.
- 4.5.4.Opting Out of Third Party Cookies.
- 126.96.36.199.You may customize your Google Cookies preferences or opt out of using Google Cookies on the
Google Ads Settings page at http://www.google.com/settings/ads.
- 188.8.131.52.You may opt out of using other third parties' Cookies by visiting the Network Advertising
Initiative opt-out page at http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp. You can
also learn more about how to delete or control Cookies at http://www.aboutcookies.org/.
- 4.6.Personally Identifiable Information
To use certain features of the Service, you may be asked to provide Research.com certain personally identifiable
information ("Personal Information"). Personal Information includes the following categories, without limitation:
(1) "Contact Data" (such as your name, phone number, fax number, mailing address and email address)
(2) "Financial Data" (such as your credit/debit card number and expiration date);
(3) "Demographic Data" (such as your gender and ZIP code); and
(4) "Third Party Social Media Account Data" (such as your account information for third party social media
accounts when you access the Service in connection to those accounts). In each case, you will be asked to
provide Personal Information; the Service will not gather it secretly. Research.com may supplement the Personal
Information you provide with additional Personal Information gathered from public sources or from third parties
(e.g., consumer reporting agencies) who may lawfully provide that information to Research.com. You are under no
obligation to provide Personal Information, with the caveat that your refusal to do so may prevent you from using
certain features of the Service.
- 4.7.Specific Information Collected
Research.com collects the following specific items of Personal Information:
4.7.1. Your First and Last Name
4.7.2. Your Address
4.7.3. Your Email Address
4.7.4. Your Telephone Number
- 4.8.Information You Make Public
The Service may contain features (e.g., instant messages, electronic messaging, forums, etc.) that allow you to
upload, post, transmit, display, perform, or distribute content, or other information, including your Personal
Any information that you choose to disclose through such features becomes public
information over which Research.com is unable to exercise control. You should exercise caution when deciding to
disclose your Personal Information through such features, and you agree to assume all responsibility for
5. Information Use
- 5.1.Traffic Data and Information Gathered Using Cookies.
Research.com analyzes Traffic Data and information gathered
using Cookies to help Research.com better understand who is using the Service and how they are using it. By identifying
patterns and trends in usage, Research.com is able to better design the Service to improve your experience, and to serve
you more relevant and interesting content. From time to time, Research.com may release Traffic Data and information
gathered using Cookies in the aggregate, such as by publishing a report on trends in the usage of the Service. Research.com
does not attempt to link information gathered using Cookies to Personal Information.
- 5.2.Personal Information.
Research.com uses your Contact Data to send you information about Research.com and Research.com's products and
services, and to contact you when necessary in connection with the Service. Research.com uses your Financial Data to verify
your qualifications for certain features of the Service and, when necessary, to bill you. Research.com uses your
Demographic Data to customize and tailor your experience on the Service. Research.com uses your Third Party Social Media
such as Facebook and Twitter. As with Traffic Data and information gathered using Cookies, from time to time Research.com
may release Demographic Data in the aggregate, such as by publishing a report on trends in the usage of the
6. Disclosure Practices
Except under the following categories of circumstances, Research.com will keep your Personal Information private, and will
not share it with third parties.
- 6.1.De-Identified Sharing.
Research.com may share or sell Personal Information that has been de-identified such that you
cannot be tied back to it. Research.com will take reasonable measures to ensure that its de-identification process is
effective, but does not guarantee that you will never be personally identified with your data.
- 6.2.Disclosure to Marketing Partners.
Research.com may use any Personal Information to help our clients better understand
the demographics of our target audiences, as well as to support our marketing data products and services. We
may also provide personally identifiable data to partner firms which may include third party marketing
companies, affiliates, advertising agencies, and data aggregation companies. Your Personal Information may be
used by these partner firms to provide consumers with information on products and services that may be of
- 6.3.Disclosure in Connection with Service.
Research.com discloses Personal Information to those who help it provide `
services, including without limitation those who perform technical, administrative, and data processing tasks such
as hosting, billing, fulfillment, data storage, and security.
- 6.4.Social Media.
At your direction, Research.com discloses your information and your use of the Service on social media
platforms. Research.com sends your information through the APIs of social media platforms you authorize, in compliance
with all applicable laws and the applicable platforms' privacy policies in place when your information is sent.
- 6.5.User Content
- 6.5.1.User Content Defined. "User Content" is any content, material, or information, not including Personal
Information, that you submit, upload, and/or post to, or transmit, display, perform, or distribute through,
the Service, whether in connection with your use of the Service or otherwise. This includes, without
limitation, personal photos and videos.
- 6.5.2.License to User Content.
As stated in the Terms of Service, by using the Service, you grant Research.com and its
stockholders, officers, directors, employees, agents, affiliates, consultants, representatives, sublicensees,
successors, and assigns (collectively, the "Company Parties") the right to publish your name and any
username of yours in connection with the Company Parties' exercise of their license in and to your User
Content. You further waive any claims arising from the Company Parties' exercise of that right. For
additional information, see the section of the Terms of Service titled "User Content".
- 6.6.By Law or to Protect Rights.
Research.com discloses Personal Information when required to do so by law, in response to a
subpoena or court order, or when Research.com believes in its sole discretion that disclosure is reasonably necessary to
protect the property or rights of Research.com, third parties, or the public.
- 6.7.Business Transfers; Bankruptcy.
Research.com reserves the right to transfer all Personal Information in its possession to
a successor organization in the event of a merger, acquisition, or bankruptcy or other sale of all or a portion of
Research.com's assets. Other than to the extent ordered by a bankruptcy or other court, the use and disclosure of all
- 6.8.Unpaid Accounts.
If you fail to pay any balance owed in consideration of services, Research.com may, as permitted by law,
report your Personal Information, including without limitation your unpaid balance, to consumer credit reporting
services, collection agencies, and others.
7. Consent to Receive Electronic Communications From Company
Without limitation, by registering for the Service and/or by providing your name, email, postal or residential address,
and/or phone number through the Service, you expressly consent to receive electronic and other communications
from Research.com, over the short term and periodically, including email and short-message service ("SMS" or "text message")
communications, regarding the Service, new product offers, promotions, and other matters. You may opt out of
receiving electronic communications at any time by (a) following the unsubscribe instructions contained in each
communication; or (b) sending an email to
8. Consent to Receive Electronic Communications from Other Users
Without limitation, by registering for the Service and/or by providing your name, email, postal or residential address,
and/or phone number through the Service, you consent to receive electronic communications, including email, instant
messages, video conferencing, and other personal messages from other users of the Service.
9. Security of Personal Information
Research.com takes security seriously. We use commercially reasonable safeguards to protect against the unauthorized access,
use, modification, destruction, or disclosure of your Personal Information. However, due to the realities of data
security, Research.com is unable to guarantee that any information provided to us will not be accessed, hacked, disclosed,
altered, or destroyed by unauthorized parties.
10. Lost or Stolen Information
You must promptly notify us if your credit, bank, other financial institution information, username, or password is lost,
stolen, or used without permission. In such an event, we will remove that credit card number, bank account
information, other financial institution information, username, or password from your account and update our records
11. User Ability to Access, Update, and Correct Personal Information
Research.com wants your Personal Information to be complete and accurate. As stated in the Terms of Service, by using the
Service, you represent and warrant that all information you provide in connection with your use of the Service is
current, complete, and accurate, and that you will update that information as needed to maintain its completeness and
accuracy. To confirm the completeness and accuracy of, or make changes to, your Personal Information, visit your
personal profile. Through your personal profile, you may review and update your Personal Information that we have
12. Third Party Websites
Research.com neither owns nor controls Third Party Websites. Accordingly, Third Party Websites are under no obligation to
visiting or providing Personal Information to Third Party Websites, you should inform yourself of the privacy policies
and practices (if any) of those Third Party Websites, and should take those steps necessary to, in your discretion,
protect your privacy.
13. Promotional Activities
From time to time, Research.com may conduct contests, giveaways, and other promotions (collectively, "Promotional
Activities"). Any information submitted in connection with Promotional Activities will be treated in accordance with this
Service. Any Personal Information provided to Research.com in connection with any survey will be used only in relation to that
14. Business Transitions
In the event Research.com goes through a business transition, including without limitation any merger, acquisition, partnership,
business reorganization, debt finance, or sale of company assets, or in the event of an insolvency, bankruptcy, or
and subject to its restrictions, as part of any such Business Transition. In such instances, your information can be part
of the assets transferred.
15. Do-Not-Track Disclosure
Research.com does not respond to "Do Not Track" signals sent by browsers.