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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Disclosure of Data
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.
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.
We may use third-party Service Providers to monitor and analyze the use of our Service.
To opt out of Google analytics data collection you can install the Google Analytics Opt-Out Browser Add-On. More information on Google’s privacy practices can be found on the Google Privacy & Terms web page: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en
Hotjar is a technology service that helps us better understand our users' experience. For further details, please see the 'about Hotjar' section of Hotjar's support site
We may use third-party Service Providers to show advertisements to you to help support and maintain our Service.
Google AdSense & DoubleClick Cookie
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 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.