Privacy Policy

Welcome to Break Parallel, the online and mobile service of Break Parallel (“Break Parallel,” “we,” or “us”). Our Privacy Policy explains how we collect, use, disclose, and protect information that applies to our Service, and your choices about the collection and use of your information.

Please note that any video, image, or other content posted at the direction of users onto Break Parallel becomes published content available to the general public, which will be removed solely at our discretion, and which remains subject to our Terms of Use.

1. How we collect and use information

You may be asked to provide personally identifiable information (such as your full name or email address) in order to participate in various activities, such as uploading videos, posting messages in our forums or in the video comments section, entering contests or sweepstakes, taking advantage of promotions, responding to surveys, or subscribing to newsletters or other mailing lists. If accessing Break Parallel from a mobile device, you may be asked to share your geo-location information, and identifiers designed to enable advertising on your device may be used by us or our service providers, advertisers, advertising networks and platforms, agencies, and partners. You can turn off geo-location data collection at any time by accessing the privacy settings of your mobile device. Depending on the device, you may also be able to reset its advertising identifier by accessing the privacy settings.

You can also engage with our content, such as video, games, applications, and other offerings, on or through third-party social networking sites, such as Facebook, Instagram, and Break Parallel or third-party social media plug-ins and applications. When you engage with our content on or through third party social networking sites, plug-ins or applications, you may allow us to have access to certain information from your social media profile (e.g., name, e-mail address, photo, gender, birthday, location, user files like photos and videos, your list of friends, people you follow and/or who follow you, the posts or the ‘likes’ you make, etc.) to deliver the content or as part of the operation of the application. We may also obtain non-personally identifiable information (e.g., content viewed, game performance, high scores, and information about advertisements within the content you have been shown or may have clicked on) from your interaction with our content. Through some social networking sites’ privacy settings, you can control what data you share. For more information about how social networking sites handle your personal information, please refer to their privacy policies and terms of use.

We may directly collect or use third-party analytics tools to help us measure traffic and usage trends for Break Parallel. These tools collect information sent by your browser or mobile device as part of a web page request, including the web pages you visit, your browser add-ons, your browser’s width and height, and other information that assists us in improving Break Parallel. We collect and use this analytics information in aggregate form such that it cannot reasonably be manipulated to identify any particular individual user.

When you visit the Service, we may send one or more cookies — a small text file containing a string of alphanumeric characters — to your computer that uniquely identifies your browser and lets Break Parallel help you log in faster and enhance your navigation through the site. A cookie may also convey information to us about how you use Break Parallel (e.g., the pages you view, the links you click and other actions you take on the Service), and allow us or our business partners to track your usage of Break Parallel over time. A persistent cookie remains on your hard drive after you close your browser. Persistent cookies may be used by your browser on subsequent visits to the site. Persistent cookies can be removed by following your web browser’s directions. A session cookie is temporary and disappears after you close your browser. You can reset your web browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, some features of the Service may not function properly if the ability to accept cookies is disabled.

We, our service providers, advertisers, advertising networks and platforms, agencies, and partners may collect various types of non-personally identifiable information when you visit Break Parallel. The information may be collected via cookies, log files, and web beacons (aka “clear GIFs”).

Log files automatically record certain information that your web browser sends whenever you visit any website (“Server Logs”). These Server Logs may include your Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, browser type, browser language, referring / exit pages and URLs, platform type, number of clicks, domain names, landing pages, pages viewed and the order of those pages, the amount of time spent on particular pages, the date and time of your visit, and one or more cookies that may uniquely identify your browser.

Web beacons are small pieces of code placed on a web page to monitor the behavior of and collect data about the visitors viewing a web page. For example, web beacons may be used to count the users who visit a web page or to deliver a cookie to the browser of a visitor viewing that page.

We will not use your personally identifiable information to send marketing messages to you without your consent or as part of a specific program or feature for which you will have the ability to opt-in or opt-out. We may, however, use your email address without further consent for non-marketing or administrative purposes (such as to notify you when you have won one of our contests or when we make changes to our terms of service, to fulfill a request by you for an online newsletter, or to contact you about your account with us). We may use web beacons in HTML-based emails sent to our users to track which emails are opened.

The information we collect in connection with our online forums and communities is used to provide an interactive experience. We use this information to facilitate participation in these online forums and communities and, from time to time, to offer you products, programs, services or customized experiences. If you register and create an account with Break Parallel the screen name you select as well as other content you submit to your profile (such as photos, comments, video content, or reviews) will be displayed publicly on the Site and may be reused and redistributed by us in our discretion.

We receive and store information you knowingly provide to us, including reputable third-party account registration information and/or log-in credentials. We also collect information you supply to us regarding your personal preferences and interests. If you access Break Parallel through Facebook Connect, you understand that some content and/or information in your Facebook account may be transmitted into your account with us if you authorize such transmissions, and that third-party account information transmitted to Break Parallel is covered by this Privacy Policy. You can choose not to provide us with any or all of the information we specify or request, but then you may not be able to register with us or to take advantage of some or all of our features.

Break Parallel includes and runs social media features, buttons and widgets. These features may collect your IP address, which page you are visiting on our site, and may set a cookie to enable the feature to function properly. Social media features and widgets are either hosted by a third party or hosted directly on Break Parallel. Your interactions with these features are governed by the privacy policy of the company providing it.

We use information collected via cookies, clear gifs, and web beacons to: (a) store your preferences; (b) understand Break Parallel and Internet use; (c) improve Break Parallel design and content; (d) manage and measure the performance of advertisements displayed on or delivered by or through Break Parallel; (e) monitor the behavior of and collect data about the visitors viewing a web page; (f) customize the content, offerings, or advertisements you see on Break Parallel; and (g) offer you products, programs, or services.

2. Sharing of your information

We will not rent or sell your information into third parties outside Break Parallel and its group companies (including any parent, subsidiaries and affiliates) without your consent, except as noted below:

a. Who we may share your information with: We may share your information with third-party business partners for the purpose of providing Break Parallel to you. Those business partners will be given limited access to your information as is reasonably necessary to deliver the Service, and we will require that such third parties comply with this Privacy Policy

b. Who you may choose to share your User Content with: Any information or content that you voluntarily disclose for posting to Break Parallel, such as User Content, becomes available to the public, as controlled by any available privacy settings. To change your privacy settings on Break Parallel, please change your profile settings. Subject to your profile and privacy settings, any User Content that you voluntarily make public is searchable by other Users, including your full name and blog URL (should you provide this optional information). In addition, Break Parallel allows for the RSS syndication of all of its public content within Break Parallel, and may allow third parties to access such information via Break Parallel application programming interface (“API”). If you remove information that you posted or submitted to Break Parallel, copies may remain viewable in cached and archived pages of Break Parallel, or if other Users have copied or saved that information.

c. What happens in the event of a change of control: We may buy or sell/divest/transfer our company (including any shares in the company), or any combination of its products, services, assets and/or businesses. Your information such as customer names and email addresses, User Content and other user information related to Break Parallel may be among the items sold or otherwise transferred in these types of transactions. We may also sell, assign or otherwise transfer such information in the course of corporate divestitures, mergers, acquisitions, bankruptcies, dissolutions, reorganizations, liquidations, similar transactions or proceedings involving all or a portion of the company.

d. Instances where we are required to share your information: Break Parallel will disclose your information where required to do so by law or subpoena or if we reasonably believe that such action is necessary to (a) comply with the law and the reasonable requests of law enforcement; (b) to enforce our Terms of Service or to protect the security or integrity of Break Parallel; and/or (c) to exercise or protect the rights, property, or personal safety of Break Parallel, our Users or others.

e. Sharing certain service type information we collect about you: We may share certain service type information, including information obtained through tools such as cookies, log files, device identifiers, location data and clear gifs (such as anonymous usage data, referring/exit pages and URLs, platform types, number of clicks, etc.) with our third-party business partners for the purposes described in the section above on “How We Collect and Use Information.” We may also aggregate or otherwise strip data of all personally identifying characteristics and may share that aggregated, anonymized data with third parties.

f. Ads on Break Parallel: We may also share certain information such as your location, browser and cookie data and other data relating to your use of Break Parallel with our business partners to deliver advertisements (“ads”) that may be of interest to you. Break Parallel may allow third-party ad servers or ad networks to serve advertisements on Break Parallel. These third-party ad servers or ad networks use technology to send, directly to your browser or mobile device, the ads and ad links that appear on Break Parallel, and will automatically receive your IP address when they do so. They may also use other technologies (such as cookies, JavaScript, device identifiers, location data, and clear gifs, see above) to compile information about your browser’s or device’s visits and usage patterns on Break Parallel, and to measure the effectiveness of their ads and to personalize the advertising content. Break Parallel does not sell, rent, or share the information we collect directly from you or about you from third parties with these third-party ad servers or ad networks for such parties’ own marketing purposes, unless you choose in advance to have your information shared for this purpose. Additionally, you may wish to opt-out of receiving cookies by adjusting your browser settings to refuse cookies or to alert you when a cookie is placed. See “Your Choices About Your Information” below.

Please note that an advertiser may ask Break Parallel to show an ad to a certain audience of Users (e.g., based on demographics or other interests). In that situation, Break Parallel determines the target audience and Break Parallel serves the advertising to that audience and only provides anonymous aggregated data to the advertiser. If you respond to such an ad, the advertiser or ad server may conclude that you fit the description of the audience they are trying to reach.

Break Parallel Privacy Policy does not apply to, and we cannot control the activities of, third-party advertisers. Please consult the respective privacy policies of such advertisers or contact such advertisers for more information.

3. Analytics and Third Party Advertising

We may use the services of reputable third parties to provide us with data collection, reporting, ad response measurement, and Website analytics, and to also assist us with delivery of relevant marketing messages and advertisements. These third parties may view, edit, or set their own cookies. The use of such technologies by these third parties is subject to their own privacy policies and is not covered by this privacy notice.

We may use reputable third-party audience data such as age, gender and interests to better understand the behavior of our visitors and work with companies that collect information about your online activities to provide advertising targeted to suit your interests and preferences. These companies also use automated technologies to collect information when you click on our ads, which helps track and manage the effectiveness of our marketing efforts.

We, our third party service providers, advertisers, advertising networks and platforms, agencies, or our partners may collect information about your online activities on Break Parallel and other sites, and supplement such information with information from third parties, in an effort to make inferences about your interests and deliver to you advertisements targeted to those interests.

4. Security and Children’s Privacy

We have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and help prevent unauthorized access, to maintain data security, and to use correctly the information we collect online. However, we cannot assure you that personally identifiable information we collect will never be disclosed in a manner that is inconsistent with this privacy notice.

Protecting the privacy of young children is especially important. For that reason, we do not knowingly collect or maintain personally identifiable information from persons under 13 years of age, and no part of Break Parallel is directed to persons under 13. If you are under 13 years of age, then do not use or access Break Parallel at any time or in any manner. If we learn that personally identifiable information of persons less than 13 years of age has been collected on Break Parallel without verified parental consent, then we will take appropriate steps to delete this information.

5. International Users

Break Parallel is hosted in the United States and is intended for and directed to Users in the United States. If you are accessing Break Parallel from the Canada, Asia, or any other region with laws or regulations governing personal data collection, use, and disclosure, that differ from United States laws, please be advised that through your continued use of Break Parallel, which is governed by U.S. law, this Privacy Notice, and our Terms of Use, you are transferring your personal information to the United States and you consent to that transfer.

6. Revisions and Effective Date

From time to time, we may modify this privacy statement. Please revisit this page to stay aware of any changes. In general, we only use your personally identifiable information in the manner described in the Privacy Notice in effect when we received the personal information you provided. For revisions that may be materially less restrictive on our use or disclosure of the personally identifiable information you have already provided to us, we will attempt to obtain your consent before Break Parallel constitutes your agreement to this Privacy Notice and any future revisions.

This Privacy Notice was last revised on February 1, 2016