At Affiliate Machine, LLC, or any of its subsidiaries or affiliates, an Affiliate Machine Company (“Affiliate Machine,” “we,” “us,” or “our”), we provide online advertising services. To do this we follow information usage practices based on two fundamental beliefs: first, that protecting user privacy is essential to the growth and prosperity of the Internet; second, that a personalized web experience can provide significant benefits to Internet end users if done properly. In accordance with these beliefs, Affiliate Machine creates results for advertisers and publishers in revolutionary ways without compromising individual privacy.
If you have questions or concerns regarding this statement, email us at: [email protected].
To start, it is important for you to know two definitions that are key to understanding our programs and privacy practices:
Please take some time to read about what our business does, learn how we ensure that data you share with us is collected and used safely, and visit resources that provide more depth on our industry.
We do not collect PII except as expressly provided for herein. For example, PII may be collected should a consumer contact Affiliate Machine on his/her own initiative, register with a publisher to download a mobile app, or as part of our lead generation business.
The Non-PII we collect may include, as an example, IP address, browser types, operating systems, domain names, platform type, language preference, access dates and times, referring website addresses, online transactions and browsing and search activity.
We may use your Non-PII for purposes such as enhancement of our services, marketing, and to more effectively match advertisements, applications, and website content to your interests.
We may share your information with third party service providers with whom we have contracted, Affiliate Machine and its subsidiaries and affiliates, third party marketing partners, business partners and our clients and publishers, and as expressly provided for herein.
You may regulate the collection and use of Non-PII in your browser, by uninstalling or electing not to install an app, or via the opt-out options provided herein.
We use reasonable and appropriate security measures to protect your data.
We retain Non-PII for no more thantwenty four (24) months for advertising purposes. Aggregate Non-PII data for reporting may be retained for a longer period.
While you may only visit certain websites, there are other companies working behind the scenes to help provide you with a great experience online. These third party companies provide vital services such as analytics, advertising, and fraud prevention to retailers, publishers, and other organizations. These services enable them to, among other things, provide the advertising that keeps your favorite blogs free, your favorite stores in business, and your advertising experience more relevant.
We help companies provide advertising online, and we do it in a variety of ways, from banner ads to coupon codes. To make some of these things possible, we need to have information available to provide smarter decision making. Technologies such as cookies and advertiser IDs enable companies like ours to provide more relevant advertising while keeping your identity anonymous.
Our philosophy on privacy at Affiliate Machine follows the framework of Privacy by Design. We integrate privacy in strategy, product development, and more. We set the tone for privacy protection early and often, proactively working to keep PII out of our systems, and building technologies that are effective without the use of PII. We can protect consumer privacy AND provide relevant advertising, which benefits everyone involved, especially advertisers, consumers, and small business websites. Ensuring the protection of privacy throughout the entire lifecycle of the data is of the utmost importance and Affiliate Machine is careful to protect privacy as data is collected, used, and destroyed responsibly.
We constantly strive to maintain unparalleled visibility with consumers. We provide transparency and choice through our website, encourage the same practice throughout the Internet, and utilize AdChoices on each banner advertisement tailored to consumers' interests.
Affiliate Machine has developed a strong privacy foundation and has a company culture aimed at the prevention of the receipt and use of PII. We respect consumer privacy, and give consumers the ability to opt out of receiving interest-based advertising ("IBA").
Affiliate Machine only collects Non-PII from you (unless PII is provided by you voluntarily), and may collect this in a variety of ways. We may use technologies such as cookies, log files, pixel tags or other similar technologies to collect Non-PII about the browser or device you are using, including browsing activity, online transactions, and IP addresses. We may also receive Non-PII from third parties. Some clients contribute PII such as your name, address, email address, and associated transactional information directly to a third party with whom Affiliate Machine has a contractual relationship. This third party renders all such PII anonymous before providing it to Affiliate Machine for our use in providing advertising to you. All Non-PII received and collected by Affiliate Machine may be combined and used to provide you advertising, and for other purposes as determined by Affiliate Machine.
The Non-PII collected is used for marketing purposes, enables us to determine which advertisements perform well, allows us to more effectively match ads, mobile application and website content to your interests, assists us in improving the operation of our services, helps us to maintain the quality of our services, enhances our services to our business partners and clients and enables us to provide general statistics to our business partners and clients regarding use of Affiliate Machine's services. Affiliate Machine may also act as delivery agent when its products and services are used directly by client to facilitate advertisements and other communications.
Affiliate Machine is in full compliance with the NAI Code of Conduct with regard to the collection and use of health information. This health-related information, when collected on an opt-out basis for IBA, is non-sensitive and not associated with PII. Affiliate Machine only collects and uses sensitive health information when the user provides opt-in consent. Health-related information is collected and used by Affiliate Machine in compliance with the laws, rules and regulations of the countries in which we operate.
When a consumer responds to or views an Internet advertisement served by Affiliate Machine (such as through third-party websites or email solicitations) or visits anAffiliate Machine site, we may assign an anonymous, unique identifier to the end user's Internet browser or device, often via a cookie. One function of these technologies is to provide Affiliate Machine with information for the purpose of paying third-parties affiliate commissions when an Internet user clicks on a link, creates a lead, or makes a purchase on an advertiser's website. If the Internet user re-visits the advertiser's site directly, Affiliate Machine is able to continue to track the user's activities (excluding PII) on the advertiser's site and reward the third-party website that referred the user. We also may use Internet browsing and online purchase data associated with an anonymous identifier to develop a predictive statistical user profile of the end user's needs and interests.
None of this information will include PII except as provided herein. While Affiliate Machine strongly encourages clients and partners to adopt responsible approaches to online marketing, Affiliate Machine is not responsible for the information practices of such clients and partners. With respect to IBA, Affiliate Machine and other third parties may use Non-PII collected or shared with respect to your visits to websites with whom we have relationships for various purposes, including, but not limited to, providing advertisements about goods and services likely to be of greater interest to you.
In the event that Affiliate Machine is acquired by or merged with a third party, we reserve the right, in any of these circumstances, to transfer or assign the information we have collected from you as part of such merger, acquisition, sale, or other change of control. In the unlikely event of our bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, receivership, or assignment for the benefit of creditors, or the application of laws or equitable principles affecting creditors' rights generally, we may not be able to control how your information is treated, transferred, or used.
Some products and services offered by Affiliate Machine have privacy considerations unique to those offerings. These considerations are covered here.
We may receive PII that our clients have collected in connection with our services for our clients or that clients have collected for access or transmittal purposes to other clients. We may hold such information and/or transmit or allow access to such information to the intended recipients or categories of recipients as requested by our clients.
As part of the Lead Gen services, online forms hosted by us, our clients, or third parties acting on the behalf of us or our clients may collect PII that a consumer has voluntarily provided. This information may be used for the same purposes listed in "Information Sharing by Affiliate Machine," above. This information may also be used to verify any information submitted to use or any of our clients, and for any suppression or opt-out purposes.
Affiliate Machine may serve advertisements to you based, in part, on the demographic and geographic information you submitted to our clients during the website registration process, and lifestyle information about you that we obtain from them and other Affiliate Machine entities and third parties.
The security of your information is important to us. We have implemented appropriate security measures to protect the information in our care, both during transmission and once we receive it. We take physical and technical security measures to protect our data from unauthorized access, as well as unauthorized disclosure or destruction of data.
No transmission of data over the Internet is guaranteed to be completely secure. While we strive to protect your data, it may be possible for third parties not under the control of Affiliate Machine to unlawfully intercept or access transmissions or private communications. Unauthorized entry or use, hardware or software failure, and other factors may compromise data security. Affiliate Machine cannot ensure or warrant the security of information you transmit to us. You acknowledge and assume this risk when communicating with Affiliate Machine.
We retain Non-PII for IBA for no more than twenty four (24) months. Aggregate reports generated from such data may be retained for a longer period, as ad delivery and reporting data.
You will need to make this selection on each browser or device on which you do not want to receive IBA from Affiliate Machine. If you or your privacy software deletes the opt-out cookies from your computer, you will need to repeat the process.
As an alternative, you may also visit the Network Advertising Initiative opt-out page at: www.networkadvertising.org/choices.
Affiliate Machine may place ads on websites that are part of the Google Display Network. Based on your visits to these websites, Google uses an advertising cookie (from DoubleClick) to associate your browser with interest and demographic categories. Google then uses these categories for IBA on these websites. To learn more about this and your choices from Google, please click here.
For mobile websites, you can delete our cookie via the browser settings. For mobile apps, you can typically limit ad tracking within the settings function. On most Android devices, in the "Ads" menu, you can opt out of receiving IBA, or reset your advertising ID. On most Apple iOS devices, you can use the Ad Tracking settings to limit receipt of IBA or reset your device's Advertising Identifier. Please note that your experience may be different depending on your individual device and service. In addition to using the options above, you may also uninstall the application from your device.
The European Union ("EU") maintains strict privacy laws. These rules differ significantly from the laws of the United States of America ("US"). To reconcile these differences, the US and the EU have created a safe harbor ("Safe Harbor") that defines mutually acceptable privacy operations.
Affiliate Machine complies with the U.S.-EU and U.S.-Swiss Safe Harbor Frameworks as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of personal information from European Union member countries and Switzerland. We have certified that we adhere to the Safe Harbor Privacy Principles of notice, choice, onward transfer, security, data integrity, access, and enforcement. To learn more about the Safe Harbor program, and to view the company's certification, please visit http://www.export.gov/safeharbor.
Affiliate Machine has further committed to refer unresolved privacy complaints under the U.S.-EU and U.S.-Swiss Safe Harbor Privacy Principles to an independent dispute resolution mechanism, the BBB EU SAFE HARBOR, operated by the Council of Better Business Bureaus. If you do not receive timely acknowledgment of your complaint, or if your complaint is not satisfactorily addressed by Affiliate Machine, please visit the BBB EU SAFE HARBOR website at http://www.bbb.org/us/safe-harbor-complaints for more information and to file a complaint.
You can browse the Affiliate Machine Sites without providing any PII. You may choose to provide PII to us voluntarily if you interact with our Site in certain ways, such as applying for employment with Affiliate Machine, responding to an advertisement for Affiliate Machine, or using one of our contact forms. This information is used only for the reasons it was collected, such as responding to your communication, and is not shared with third parties other than to fulfill the purpose for which it was collected.
Affiliate Machine may also collect Non-PII, through the use of technologies such as cookies, including IP address, browser type, operating system, domain name, language preference, access dates and times, referring website addresses, online transactions and browsing and search activity. We may use this Non-PII for purposes including enhancement of our services; marketing; IBA, and to more effectively match website content to your interests. We may share your information with our third party service providers, Affiliate Machine and its subsidiaries and affiliates, third party marketing partners, our clients and publishers, and as expressly provided for herein.
The Affiliate Machine network includes our clients and publishers involved in advertising campaign transactions. Information collected from clients and publishers includes PII that is necessary to conduct business, such as name, phone number, and email address. Payments made to and from Affiliate Machine require the collection of PII that may include credit card numbers and bank account information. Phone numbers may be used for sales or inventory acquisition purposes. This information is collected, modified and stored in a password protected environment and is used for purposes including service, media delivery, contact, billing and accounts payable. We will not sell or rent this information to non-Affiliate Machine entities. All client and publisher information collected for these purposes is explicit, voluntary, manually entered, and can be opted-out.
See "Security" under Information Collection and Use, above.
This client and publisher information is not shared with any third party outside Affiliate Machine and its affiliated companies, except for that necessary to conduct business, such as clearing a credit card transaction for an advertising campaign purchase or making an ACH direct deposit to pay a publisher, or as required by law. The security of this information is crucial to our success in the highly competitive field of online advertising. Affiliate Machine may, from time to time, use "gallery" pages to identify clients or publishers by business identity ONLY.
We record the IP address of new clients and publishers at sign-up. This can assist in administering the Site and client or publisher accounts, including features designed to enhance the Client experience. This information is part of the secure member database and is password protected.
We send all new clients and publishers a welcoming email to verify password and user name, and may communicate with you about program or other information at the contact information you provide.
We may send Site and service announcement updates by email. Because these announcements contain important information about services, it is not possible to unsubscribe. We also communicate with clients and publishers to provide requested services and in regards to issues relating to their account via email or phone.
If a client's or publisher's PII changes (such as email address) or they would like PII removed from our system, we provide several ways to correct or update PII. The following options are provided:
All requests to remove a client or publisher from our system will be verified prior to removal to ensure the proper identity of the requester.
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Affiliate Machine - Confidential and Proprietary Information
Posted on July 14, 2015
We are extremely pleased with the work done by the Affiliate Machine team during the process to launch our affiliate program. We were new to affiliate marketing and didn’t know what to expect but were pleasantly surprised by the dedicated support given by Affiliate Machine. The quality of the affiliates and the tools we are being provided are very impressive. We decided to go with a very attractive commission structure for the affiliates based on Jude’s recommendations. He convinced us that we will be offering a commission to the affiliates that will be unmatched in the industry. Plus we love the campaign creation and reporting tools. We know Jude has a long history in affiliate marketing and we are very happy to be part of his new launch.
Kevin Wright President, Beloved Diamonds
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