Last Updated and Effective: January 1st, 2020
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Collection of Information
Information You Provide To AOA
We may ask you to provide information that could reasonably be used to contact you or to identify you personally (such as first and last name, e-mail address, mailing address, telephone number, mobile phone number and photos of people ) ("Personal Information"). If you choose not to provide this information, you may not be able to access parts of or otherwise participate in the Properties or a particular feature we offer. If you provide us with photos, such images may include metadata which can indicate information about the images, including but not limited to, where and when such images were taken.
We may also ask you to provide other information about yourself, such as demographic information (such as gender, geographic region etc.) or payment information or certain information about your preferences and interests. If we combine demographic or other information we collect about you with Personal Information about you, we will treat the combined information as Personal Information.
Aniplex of America Official Website and any other Properties are open only to individuals who are 16 years of age and older. We do not knowingly seek or collect information from persons younger than 16 years of age. If we learn that we have inadvertently collected Personal Information from a person younger than 16 years of age through the Properties, we will take reasonable measures to delete such information from our records.
Information AOA Collects Automatically
In addition to any information, including Personal Information, that you choose to submit to the Properties, whenever you visit or interact with the Properties, AOA, as well as any third-party analytics providers or other service providers, may use a variety of technologies that automatically or passively collect information about how the Properties are accessed and used ("Usage Information"). Usage Information may include, without limitation, browser type, operating system, the page served, time on the Properties, and the preceding page views. Usage Information is treated as Personal Information where required by law.
The technologies used on the Properties to collect Usage Information, include:
Cookies. "Cookies" (which may be html files, Flash files or other technology) are small text files that help store user preferences and activity. A Cookie is placed on a Device when that Device is used to access or visit the Properties. Cookies may be used for many purposes, such as remembering you and your preferences, tracking your visits to our Properties and customizing your experience on the Properties. You may configure your browser or Device to block the use of certain cookies. However, please note that if you choose to disable cookies on your Device, some features of our Properties and our online offerings may not function properly.
Web Beacons. “Web beacons” (also known as image tags, pixel tags, clear GIFS or web bugs) are small pieces of code used to collect advertising data, such as counting page views, promotion views or advertising responses. Web beacons or similar technologies may be used for various purposes, including, without limitation, to count visitors to the Properties, to monitor how users navigate the Properties, to count how many sent e-mails were actually opened or to determine whether content sent was actually viewed.
Embedded Scripts. An embedded script is programming code that is designed to collect information about your interaction with the Properties, such as the links you click. The code is temporarily downloaded onto your Device from our server or a third-party service provider, is active only while you are connected to the Properties, and is deactivated or deleted thereafter.
Please note that third parties may collect Personal Information about your online activities over time and across different websites when you visit or use the Properties or other online websites and services. For example, some third parties' embedded content or plugins on the Properties, such as social media sharing tools, allow their operators to learn that you have visited or interacted with our Properties, and they may combine this information with other, identifiable information they have collected about your visits to other websites or online services. These third parties may handle this information, and other information they directly collect through their content and plugins, pursuant to their own privacy policies.
Online Tracking. Some web browsers incorporate a “Do Not Track” feature that signals to websites that you visit that you do not want to have your online activity tracked. How browsers communicate the Do Not Track signal is not yet uniform. For this reason, our Properties do not respond to such signals, except where required by law.
Ad Serving and Traffic Measurement Services We May Use
AOA licenses technology to serve advertisements on its Properties and within its videos and other content as that content is served across the Internet. In addition, AOA may use third party network advertisers to serve advertisements on the Properties and third-party analytics service providers to evaluate and provide us with information about the use of the Properties and viewing of our content. We do not share the information that you provide to AOA, such as your name and/or e-mail address with these third parties, but ad network providers, the advertisers, the sponsors, and/or analytics service providers may set and access their own cookies, web beacons and embedded scripts on your Device from our Properties. These cookies, web beacons, and embedded scripts may collect Personal Information or other information about your use of the Properties over time and other third-party websites or applications and they may otherwise collect or have access to information about you, including Usage Information. Cookies and web beacons, including those set by third party network advertisers, may be used to, among other things, target advertisements, prevent you from seeing the same advertisements too many times, or conduct research regarding the usefulness of certain advertisements to you.
To opt-out of such Cookies, please exercise choice below:
Please note that without certain Cookies, it may make it difficult for you to use certain features on the Properties.
Information We Receive from Third Parties
Social Media Applications
Functionality on the Properties may permit interactions between the Properties and third-party properties, such as Facebook and Twitter. Such functionality enables you to “like” a product or online content, “share” content to other properties, and otherwise link the Properties with another third-party property. If you choose to “Like” or “Share” content or to otherwise post information from or via the Properties to a third-party property, that information may become public and the third-party property may have access to information about you and your use of the Properties.
Third Party Content, Links to Other Properties and Services, and AOA Content on Other Websites
Certain content on the Properties may be hosted and served by third parties, which may include third party widgets (such as those that allow you to "Like" or "Share" content with third party websites and interactive services or to provide ratings and reviews). In addition, when you are on the Properties you may be directed to other websites that are operated and controlled by third parties that are beyond our control. This includes links from advertisers, sponsors and partners that may use our logo(s) as part of a co-branding agreement. In addition, AOA content and widgets may be included on web pages and websites that are not associated with us and over which we have no control. These other websites may send their own cookies to your Device, and they may independently collect data or solicit Personal Information. AOA is not responsible for the privacy practices of any third party.
How AOA Uses the Information It Collects and Your Choice
AOA will use the information it collects, including your Personal information: (i) to accept your participation in some activities, such as sweepstakes, contests, and other promotions; (ii) to provide you with support and answer questions or other requests; (iii) to tailor the content, advertisements, and offers you see and to determine which products we offer might interest you; (iv) to provide you with information about your account and products, services, promotions, or offerings that may be of interest to you; (v) to improve the Properties and our products and services; (vi) for internal business purposes; (vii) to contact you with regard to your use of the Properties, your account, and, in our discretion, changes to any of our policies; (viii) for purposes disclosed at the time you provide your Personal Information; and (ix) otherwise with your consent.
When and With Whom AOA May Share Information Collected
California residents, please see the section below regarding your California privacy rights.
We may share non-Personal Information, such as aggregate user statistics, demographic information, and Usage Information with third parties for a variety of purposes, including tailoring AOA promotions, advertising, and communications we present to you.
Third Parties Providing Services on Our Behalf. We may from time to time employ third parties to perform functions on our behalf; examples include hosting or operating the Properties; sending e-mail, mobile message communications, and other communications; providing customer support; executing interactive voice response (IVR) programs; and performing data analysis. We may share Personal Information with third parties for them to provide content, complete a requested transaction or otherwise perform services for AOA. We and our Affiliates may also share your Personal Information with third-party advertising partners and with co-promotion partners.
Business Transfers. AOA or any of its assets, including the Properties, may be sold, or other transactions may occur in which your Personal Information is one of the key business assets of the transaction. In such a case, your Personal Information may be one of the business assets we transfer. Hence, AOA and our Affiliates reserve the right to disclose and transfer user information, including Personal Information in connection with a corporate merger, consolidation, restructuring, reorganization, the sale of certain stock and/or assets, or other corporate change including, without limitation, during the course of any due diligence process.
Legal Protections and Law Enforcement. We may transfer and disclose information, including your Personal Information, Usage Information, to third parties: to comply with a legal obligation; to prevent fraud; when we believe in good faith that the law requires it; at the request of governmental authorities conducting an investigation; to verify or enforce AOA’s Terms and Conditions or other applicable policies; to respond to an emergency; or otherwise to protect the rights, property, safety, or security of third parties, visitors to our Properties or the public.
Sweepstakes, Contests and Promotions. We, our Affiliates, and our third-party partners may offer sweepstakes, contests, and other promotions (each, a “Promotion”) that may require registration. If you choose to enter a Promotion, your Personal Information may be disclosed to third parties in connection with the administration of such Promotion, such as in connection with winner selection, prize fulfillment, and as required by law, such as on a winners list. By entering a Promotion, you are agreeing to the official rules that govern that Promotion, which may contain specific requirements of you, including, except where prohibited by law, allowing the sponsor and/or other parties to use your name, voice and/or likeness in advertising or marketing materials.
Co-Promotion Partners: The Properties may offer opportunities to enter a contest or sweepstakes or other feature that we offer jointly with a third party. As a result of your participation in such feature, your information may be shared by us or our Affiliates with the third party that is jointly offering the feature, which will be disclosed at the time your information is collected.
Information You Disclose Publicly on Our Properties
Our Properties may offer the opportunity to submit photographs, writings, music, video, audio recordings, computer graphics, pictures, data, questions, comments, suggestions or other content, including Personal Information (collectively, "User Submissions"). To participate, you may be asked to select a username, screen name, member name and/or password. Please do not use your real name or the real name of another person when selecting a username (or screen name or member name).
User Submissions may be published online or offline in any media or format (currently existing or hereafter developed). We may also publish your name, voice, likeness and other Personal Information with your User Submissions, and AOA may use the content, or any portion of the content, for advertising, marketing, publicity and promotional activities.
Security; Retention and Monitoring
Unless otherwise required by law, we are not responsible for monitoring or recording any activity on the Properties, including communications, although we reserve the right to do so.
We seek to maintain reasonable security measures designed to help protect your information against unauthorized or accidental disclosure, access, misuse, loss, or alteration. There is no such thing as perfect security. Although we strive to protect your information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of such information.
Consent to Processing
The Properties are operated in and intended for use in the United States. If you are located in the European Union, Canada or elsewhere outside of the United States, please be aware that information we collect will be transferred to and processed in the United States. By using the Properties, or providing us with any information, you fully understand and unambiguously consent to this transfer, processing and storage of your information in the United States, a jurisdiction in which the privacy laws may not be as comprehensive as those in the country where you reside and/or are a citizen.
CALIFORNIA PRIVACY NOTICE
Our Practices Regarding Collection and Use of Your CA Personal Information
If you reside in California, we are required to provide additional information to you about how we collect, use and disclose your information, and you may have additional rights with regard to how we use your information. We have included this California-specific information below.
CA Personal Information. Consistent with the "Collection of Information" section above, we may collect certain categories of information about California residents ("CA Personal Information"), specifically:
Sources of CA Personal Information. Consistent with the "Collection of Information" section above, we may collect CA Personal Information from the following sources:
California Consumer Rights. Subject to certain exceptions, as a California resident, you may have the following rights to your CA Personal Information:
Exercising Your Rights. If you are a California resident and wish to exercise any of these rights, please: access the webform applicable to your request as described above. When submitting your request, you must include your first and last name, and e-mail address. We are not responsible for requests that are not labeled or sent properly, or do not have complete information. You may be asked to provide additional proof of identification so that we can verify your identity, and we may require that you validate the request. Please note that you are limited by law in the number of requests you may submit per year.
We will not discriminate against you by offering you different pricing or products, or by providing you with a different level or quality of products, or in connection with promotions and other offerings, based solely upon you exercising your rights to your CA Personal Information.
Authorized Agents: To the extent that you elect to designate an authorized agent to make a request on your behalf, they must provide appropriate documentation including a written signed permission form from you, proof of your identity, and verification of their identity; or a valid, designated power of attorney, as required under the California Probate Code. We may require additional proof of authority or may need to contact you directly to validate the request. “Do Not Sell My Personal Information.” You have the right to opt-out of the sale of your CA Personal Information. If you wish to exercise this right, you may submit a request to