Last Updated on June 10, 2012
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Information The Fire Island Fifty Fifty may gather falls into two categories: 1) Personal information, which includes personal information you supply when you subscribe, order, complete a survey, register for one of our sites, enter a contest or provide your e-mail address and 2) Non-personal information collected through technology, which includes tracking information collected as you use the FI5050 Services.
Personal Information That You Give Us
Registration for the FI5050 Services requires that you supply certain personal information, including, in most cases, a unique e-mail address and demographic information to register. Purchases made through the FI5050 Services require that you supply your name, billing address & Fire Island address, telephone number, e-mail address, credit card number or other billing information.
To disassociate your FI5050.com registration from third party accounts, please see our Social Media FAQ.
Billing and Credit Card Information
To enable payment and donations on the FI5050 services, we collect and store billing and credit card information. This information will only be shared with third parties who perform tasks required to complete the purchase transaction. Examples of this include fulfilling orders and processing credit card payments.
User Generated Content and Public Activities (Including Comments, Reader Reviews and FI5050Friends)
From time to time we may offer you opportunities to engage in public activities on FI5050 Services. "Public activities" are any actions you take on FI5050.com that are designed to be visible to other users, including comments, recommendations, reader reviews, ratings or any other items that you submit. Any information you disclose in your public activities, along with your screen name or ID, or any image or photo, becomes public and may be used by The Fire Island Fifty Fifty for online and offline promotional or commercial uses in any and all media. If you choose to engage in public activities, you should be aware that any personal information you submit there can be read, collected, or used by other users of these areas, and could be used to send you unsolicited messages. We are not responsible for the personally identifiable information you choose to submit in these forums and The Fire Island Fifty Fifty has no responsibility to publish, take down, remove or edit any of your public activities or any of your submissions that are a result of your public activities. For more information, see the Comments FAQ and read the Forums, Discussions and User Generated Content section of the TERMS OF SERVICE.
If you have registered for a FI5050.com account, we may track and aggregate your public activities on FI5050.com. By choosing to participate in public activities, you are electing to share and display such public activities via FI5050.com. Also, public activities may be included in RSS feeds, APIs and made available to other Web sites via other formats. As a result, your public activities may appear on other Web sites, blogs, or feeds. Keep in mind that we are not responsible for any personal information you choose to make public via your public activities, and you agree that such sharing will be deemed to have been done by you, not The Fire Island Fifty Fifty. Please see our Comments FAQ for additional information.
Contests, Sweepstakes and Special Offers
The Fire Island Fifty Fifty collects personal information from you in connection with optional sweepstakes, contests or special offers. If this information is also being collected by a third party other than The Fire Island Fifty Fifty, we will notify you at the same time. If you do not want any personal information shared, you may always decline to participate in the sweepstakes, contest or special offer.
Reader Surveys, Reader Panels and Market Research
The Fire Island Fifty Fifty may collect personal information from you in connection with voluntary surveys. Data may be collected through the FI5050 Services, on the phone or through the mail. The information you provide in response to optional survey questions may be shared, but only in the aggregate, with advertisers and partners unless we notify you otherwise at the time of collection.
Members of may agree to participate in surveys, polls or discussions about their readership of The Fire Island Fifty Fifty, their household/personal characteristics and their purchase behavior. If you choose to be a member, we require that you supply us with your e-mail address and name. Home address and telephone number are optional.
Special Events and Promotions
Mobile Messaging Service
The Fire Island Fifty may use the information collected from your interaction with The Fire Island Fifty Fifty by Text Messaging Service (SMS) ("SMS Service") solely for the purposes of improving the SMS Service. The information will not be provided, sold, licensed, rented, assigned or disclosed to Third Parties, except as required by law, nor will we use your phone number to initiate a call or SMS text message to you without your express prior consent. Your wireless carrier and other service providers also collect data about your SMS Service usage, and their practices are governed by their own privacy policies.
The Fire Island Fifty Fifty collects the mobile phone number you use to send us a text message and the content of the messages sent between you and The Fire Island Fifty Fifty. When you send a text message to The Fire Island Fifty Fifty or via FI5050.com, we log the incoming phone number, the wireless provider associated with the number, and the date and time of the transaction. The only information we automatically collect is that related to the use of our Mobile Services. The Fire Island Fifty Fifty uses this data to analyze the message traffic in order to operate, develop and improve our SMS Service.
Non-Personal Information Collected Using Technology
Information Collected by Us Using Technology
Device Information. We may collect non-personal information about the computer, mobile device or other device you use to access the FI5050 Services, such as IP address, geolocation information, unique device identifiers, browser type, browser language and other transactional information.
The Fire Island Fifty Fifty Web site may also transmit non-personally identifiable Web site usage information about visitors to the servers of a reputable third parties. To do this, we may use Web Beacons in conjunction with cookies provided by third-party ad servers on this site. For more information about our third-party ad server, or to learn your choices about not having this non-personal information used to target ads to you, please click here.
Analytics Technologies. We may hire third parties to provide us information, reports and analysis about the usage, browsing patterns of users of the FI5050 Services.
Web companies track and analyze non-personally identifiable usage and volume statistical information from our visitors and customers on FI5050.com. All data collected on our behalf is owned and used by us.
Other web companies track and analyze anonymous usage and browsing patterns of our Web site users. All data collected on our behalf is owned and used by The Fire Island Fifty Fifty alone.
We may use the services of third parties to track and report on the usage and browsing patterns on some of our mobile applications.
IP Addresses. The Fire Island Fifty Fifty logs Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, or the location of your computer on the Internet, for systems administration and troubleshooting purposes. We use this information in an aggregate fashion to track access to our Web sites and mobile applications.
Log Files and Your Reading History. We automatically log certain usage information about your use of FI5050 Services. This information includes a reading history of the pages you view. We also use log files in the aggregate to analyze usage of our Web sites and mobile applications.
If you download and use the Fire Island Fifty Fifty Reader software applications, the log files will automatically be collected by the application and sent to our servers when your computer syncs up for the latest news.
Location Information. Some of our mobile applications may deliver content based on your current location if you choose to enable that feature of the app. If you enable the location-based feature, your current location will be stored locally on your device, which will then be used by the app. If you elect to have a location-based search saved to your history, we will store that information on our servers. If you do not enable the location-based service, or if an app does not have that feature, the app will not transmit to us, and we will not collect or store, location information.