Authority

Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy

Effective Date: November 29, 2022 

Authority (includes "us", "we", or "our") operates the www.authority.org website, hereinafter referred to as the “Service”. 

This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of personal data when you use our Service and the choices you have associated with that data.

We use your data to provide and improve the Service. By using the Service, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy. The terms used in our Privacy Policy have the same meanings as in our Terms and Conditions, accessible from https://authority.org, unless otherwise defined in this Privacy Policy.

Information Collection and Use

We collect several different types of information for various purposes to provide and improve our Service to you.

Types of Data Collected

Personal Data

While using our Service, we may ask you to provide us with personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you, hereinafter referred to as “Personal Data”. Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to: usage data, location data, and tracking & cookies data.

Usage Data

We may also collect information on how the Service is accessed and used, hereinafter referred to as “Usage Data”. This Usage Data may include information such as your device’s Internet Protocol address (e.g. IP address), browser type, browser version, the pages of our Service that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, unique device identifiers, and other diagnostic data.

Location Data

We may use and store information about your location if you give us permission to do so, hereinafter referred to as “Location Data”. This data helps to provide features of our Service, to improve the Service, and to customize our Service. The controls within your device may be able to control whether location data is collected by our Service.

Tracking & Cookies Data

We may use device-based tracking technologies such as cookies to track activity on our Service.

Examples of Cookies we use:

  • Session Cookies. We may use Session Cookies to operate our Service.

  • Preference Cookies. We may use Preference Cookies to remember your preferences and various settings.

  • Security Cookies. We may use Security Cookies for security purposes.

  • Advertising Cookies. Advertising Cookies are used to serve you with advertisements that may be relevant to you or your interests

Use of Data

In addition to the purposes and uses detailed elsewhere in this Policy, we may use data in the following ways:

  • To provide and maintain our Service, including to monitor the usage of our Service

  • To communicate with you: with updates to our terms, about your account, or to answer support requests and other inquiries you may have 

  • To allow you to participate in interactive features of our Service

  • To gather analytics or valuable information so that we can improve our Service

  • To detect, prevent, and address technical issues

Transfer of Data

Your information, including Personal Data, may be transferred to - and maintained on - computers located outside of your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the data protection laws may differ from those of your jurisdiction.

If you are located outside the United States and choose to provide information to us, please note that we transfer the data, including Personal Data, to the United States and process it there.

Your consent to this Privacy Policy followed by your submission of such information represents your agreement to that transfer.

We will take the steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy. No transfer of your Personal Data will take place to an organization or a country unless there are adequate controls in place including the security of your data and other personal information.

Disclosure of Data

Business Transaction

Your Personal Data may be transferred if our company is involved in a merger, acquisition, or asset sale. We will provide notice before your Personal Data is transferred and becomes subject to a different Privacy Policy.

Legal Requirements

Our company may disclose your Personal Data in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to:

  • To comply with a legal obligation

  • To protect and defend the rights or property of our company 

  • To prevent or investigate possible wrongdoing in connection with the Service

  • To protect the personal safety of users of the Service or the public

  • To protect against legal liability

Security of Data

No method of transmission over the Internet or method of electronic storage is fully secure. While we use reasonable efforts to protect your Personal Information, we cannot guarantee the security of your Personal Information.

California Online Privacy Protection Act (CalOPPA) Disclosure

Pursuant to California Business & Professions Code, California residents are entitled to know how we respond to “Do Not Track” browser settings. As a uniform technological standard has not yet been developed, we do not currently respond to “Do Not Track” signals. 

Service Providers

We may employ third party companies and individuals, hereinafter referred to as “Service Providers”, to facilitate our Service, provide the Service on our behalf, perform Service-related services, or assist us in analyzing how our Service is used.

These third parties have access to your Personal Data only to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use your Personal Data for any other purpose.

Analytics

We may use third-party Service Providers to monitor and analyze the use of our Service.

Advertising

We may use third-party Service Providers to show advertisements to you to help support and maintain our Service.

  • Google AdSense & DoubleClick Cookie
    Google, as a third party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on our Service. Google's use of the DoubleClick cookie enables it and its partners to serve ads to our users based on their visit to our Service or other websites on the Internet.
    To opt out of the use of the DoubleClick Cooking visit the Google Ads Settings web page: http://www.google.com/ads/preferences/

Links to Other Sites

Our Service may link to other third-party websites. Information you may provide on a site once you leave our Service is not controlled by us and is not controlled by this Privacy Policy. You should review the privacy policy of any linked sites before providing your information to those sites. 

Children's Privacy

Our Service does not address anyone under the age of 18, hereinafter referred to as “Children”. We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 18. Contact us if you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your Child has provided us with Personal Data. If we become aware that we have collected Personal Data from Children without verification of parent or guardian consent, we take steps to remove that information from our servers.

Changes to This Privacy Policy

We may update our Privacy Policy from time to time. We will notify you of any changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on this page.

We will let you know via email and/or a prominent notice on our Service, prior to the change becoming effective and update the "effective date" at the top of this Privacy Policy.

You are advised to review this Privacy Policy periodically for any changes. Changes to this Privacy Policy are effective when they are posted on this page.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us by email: privacy@authority.org

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