Last Updated: November 15, 2014
Thank you for visiting the America’s Funniest Home Videos website, AFV.com. AFV.com provides a unique way to keep in touch with America’s Funniest Home Videos (“AFV”). Check tune-in times, upload your video for a chance to win cash prizes, watch viral videos, read blog posts, share content and join the conversation with the AFV community.
By using the Website, you are agreeing to the statements and policies set forth herein.
Information Collection and Usage
AFV.com collects information, such as your name, phone number, email address, mailing address, age group, and gender, through our upload wizard and through the forms Users fill out when signing up to receive the AFV.com newsletter, which is used only to promote the AFV television show.
Users are not required to register or create an account in order to use the Website, and all Users have access to all areas of the Website intended for use by Users. Users may use the Website to upload and submit videos to AFV using the Website. These videos will not be available for content on the Website until the content is approved and published by AFV at its sole discretion.
Technical Information We May Collect
We may collect the cookies and other device identifier information (such as the device type, operating system type, etc.), the time spent viewing the Website, the content you view, content shares, favorite items, etc. We may collect this information through clickstream tracking and automatic logging files and we use this information about you and your device to ensure that the Website is optimized for access by any and all devices used to access the Website.
Sharing and Disclosure of Your Information
Disclosure and use of your information
Notwithstanding anything contained herein to the contrary, we reserve the right to disclose your personal information as follows: (i) where disclosure to a governmental entity is required or so ordered by a court of competent jurisdiction, (ii) if determined in the sole discretion of AFV that a crime or breach of public safety has or will occur; or (iii) if it is required in order to determine and/or evaluate claims of ownership.
Disclosure of Information in the event of Business Transfer
Disclosure of Non-Personal or Non-Private Information
AFV may share or disclose your non-private, aggregated or non-personal information. No individual or personally identifiable information will be shared.
Disclosure of Information with your Consent
AFV may share or disclose your information with your express consent, such as when you use a third party web application to access your AFV account.
We may share aggregate and demographic data with the following third parties: advertisers, sponsors, and investment firms. However, we will not provide those third parties with private information like names, ages and email addresses. AFV does not sell or share your personal information.
Disclosure to Third-Party Service Providers
AFV may use a variety of third-party services to help provide services on the Website and to help us understand the use of the Website, such as Google Analytics for application statistics, among others. These third-party service providers may collect information sent by your browser as part of a web page request, such as cookies or your IP address. At no time will we or any third-party service store your personally identifiable information.
AFV uses one or more companies to place advertisements for our products and services and those of third-parties on our Site and third-party sites. Cookies and other technologies such as Web beacons or tags are used to measure the effectiveness of our ads and to determine the display of content and advertising to you based on your interests both on our site , as well as on third- party sites where you may visit. To support this interest based advertising solution, we, and companies who we have contracted with, may use information about your visits to our and other Web sites. The information collected and used by this process does not enable any third-party to identify you individually.
Although it is our hope that you find the display of advertising to you based on your anonymous interests valuable, if you would prefer not to participate in the services offered through these solutions, you can always opt-out of this activity by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative (NAI) website by clicking http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp.
Sharing Content with Friends
When you use a device like a computer, tablet or phone to access our Website, AFV may access, collect, and/or store one or more “device identifiers” from your device, including without limitation, your IP address, device model/type, OS version, and UDID numbers. The purpose of this is to help prevent malicious users from interacting with the AFV Website community in an inappropriate manner, and to make efforts to ensure the website is optimized accordingly.
Newsletters, Email Communications, and Partner Offers
When uploading content through the Website, Users may be provided an opportunity to sign up to receive the AFV Newsletter, email communications from AFV and to receive offers from our partners. When you sign up for our newsletter, we require your first name, last name, email address, sex, and date of birth. Opted-in users may receive announcements from us about our company and services and newsletters. Out of respect for the privacy of our Users we present the option to not receive these types of communications through clear unsubscribe links in all communications. At any time, you can unsubscribe from our communications or email us at unsubscribe@AFV.com.
Occasionally, we may send you special offers or opportunities from our partners. You will only receive these communications if you are opted-in to receive them and you can unsubscribe at any time.
Certain account-related announcements and administrative messages are necessary as an AFV subscriber and you will not be able to opt-out of these required messages
We may use information you provide, text, photos, videos, and metadata to make our Website advertising, if any, more contextually relevant. Advertising dollars help AFV make money and if the ads are more contextually relevant, they will be more interesting to our Users. However, once you leave the AFV website and are interacting with an advertiser, we are not responsible for your dealings with them. Use your own discretion.
AFV does not actively market to children, and we never knowingly ask a child under 13 to divulge personal information. You must be at least 13 years of age to access the Website, and at least 18 years of age to upload content and participate in any contests on the site where prizes are awarded. Any inappropriate content should be immediately reported to help@AFV.com.
Your Consent and Changes to This Policy
If you have questions about this Policy, contact us at help@AFV.com.
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