Privacy Policy

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This Privacy Policy explains how Ranker, Inc., and our corporate subsidiaries and affiliates (collectively, “Ranker”, “we”, “us”, or “our”) collects, uses, and shares personally identifiable information if you visit Ranker.com, our websites, applications, other ‘offerings’, or our other websites or services that link to this Privacy Policy (collectively, the “Services”), contact us, receive our communications or attend our events. This policy is applicable to all Ranker websites, apps, affiliates, brands and entities that Ranker Controls, including Ranker, Ranker Insights, and Watchworthy, as well as branded content from channels such as "Anime Underground", "Button Mash", "Graveyard Shift", "Total Nerd", "Watchworthy", and "Weird History".

This Privacy Policy only covers information collected through the Services and via direct communications between you and Ranker, Inc., and unless otherwise notified to you, does not address any information collected at any other website or application. You can learn more about how we use and protect your privacy here or by contacting us. By using the Services, you consent to such collection, use and sharing of your information and Personal Data and agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy.

Table of Content

Personal Information We Collect

Information you provide to us
When visiting Ranker you may choose to submit information through the Services (including creating a Ranker/Watchworthy account) which may include:

If you choose to create a Ranker account, the personal information you chose to enter including name, gender, profile picture or other details, may be made visible to other Ranker users on your Ranker account page. This may include the date you opened your account, the date you last logged into your account, and various other information. If you choose to communicate with other Ranker users, you alone are responsible for any events or actions that might result from such communication; Ranker is not responsible for conversations between its users, either on the site or elsewhere.

If you so choose, you can use our Services without revealing any personally identifiable information about yourself. However, certain users choose to interact with Ranker in ways that require Ranker to gather personally identifying information. The amount and type of information that Ranker gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, to engage with certain Services we may invite you to contact us with questions or comments or feedback, participate in list creation and/or voting, questionnaires or contests, recommend or rate content, or complete a registration form. Ranker does not disclose personally identifying information other than as described herein. And users can always refuse to supply personally identifying information.

Information we obtain from social media platforms
We may maintain pages for Ranker on social media platforms, such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc. When you visit or interact with our pages on those platforms, the platform provider’s privacy policy will apply to your interactions and their collection, use, and processing of your personal information. You or the platforms may provide us with information through the platform, and we will treat such information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

If you choose to connect your account on a third-party platform or network to the Services, like using your social account to access, we may collect information from that platform or network. For example, this information may include your Medium username, profile picture, and other profile information. You may also have the opportunity to provide us with additional information via the third-party platform or network, such a list of your connections. You can read more about your privacy choices for social media networks and other third-party platforms below.

Information we obtain from other third-parties
We may receive personal information about you from third-party sources, such as marketing partners, publicly-available sources, and data providers.

Cookies and Other Information Collected by Automated Means
We, our service providers, and our business partners may automatically log information about you, your computer or mobile device, and activity occurring on or through the Services by using different types of tracking technology, including server logs. This information that may be collected automatically includes your computer or mobile device operating system type and version number, manufacturer and model; device identifier and/or user ID; browser type; screen resolution; IP (Internet Protocol) address; the website you visited before browsing to our website; general location information such as city, state or geographic area; and information about your use of and actions on the Services, such as pages or screens you viewed, how long you spent on a page or screen, navigation paths between pages or screens, information about your activity on a page or screen, dates and times you visited/access times, and length of access; uploaded or download materials; ads that you clicked on; information from your Facebook account that you make publicly available, which is provided to us by Facebook via the Facebook APIs. Our service providers and business partners may collect this type of information over time and across third-party websites and mobile applications. Ranker allows for the RSS syndication of its public content within the Ranker website.

See our Cookie Policy for more information.

How We Use Your Personal Information

We use your personal information for the following purposes and as otherwise described in this Privacy Policy or at the time of collection:

To Operate The Services
We use your personal information to:

For research and development
We analyze use of the Services to improve the Services and to develop new products and services.

To send you marketing and promotional communications
We may send you marketing communications as permitted by law. You can opt out of our marketing and promotional communications as described below.

To comply with law, fraud prevention, and safety
We use your personal information as we believe necessary or appropriate to comply with applicable laws, lawful requests, and legal process, such as to respond to subpoenas or requests from government authorities. We may use your personal information and disclose it to law enforcement, government authorities, and private parties as we believe necessary or appropriate to: (a) protect our, your, or others’ rights, privacy, safety, or property (including by making and defending legal claims); (b) enforce the terms and conditions that govern the Services; and (c) protect, investigate, and deter against fraudulent, harmful, unauthorized, unethical, or illegal activity.

With your consent
In some cases we may specifically ask for your consent to collect, use, or share your personal information, such as when required by law.

How We Share Your Personal Information

We do not share your personal information with third-parties without your consent, except in the following circumstances or as otherwise described in this Privacy Policy:

Affiliates
We may share your personal information with Ranker’s current and future parents, affiliates, subsidiaries and other companies under our common control and ownership to administer and deliver our Services for purposes consistent with this Privacy Policy.

Service providers
We may share your personal information with third-party companies and individuals that provide services on our behalf or help us operate the Services (such as customer support, hosting, analytics, email delivery, marketing, database management services, maintenance, and security service). These third-parties may use your personal information only as authorized.

Partners/Advertising Partners
We may sometimes share your personal information with business partners or enable them to collect information directly via our Services including device IDs, advertising IDs, or other identifiers, or pseudonymous IDs. The information we may sell to business partners may include IP addresses, and/or hashed/encrypted versions of your email address. All information will not identify you directly, but may reveal your identity indirectly through your device or other means.

We engage third-party advertisement partners and advertising networks to serve advertisements on our behalf across the Internet and provide analytics services to us. Therefore, when you use our website, we may share information that we collect from you, such as your email (in hashed form), IP address or information about your browser or operating system, with our identity partners/service providers. These partners return an online identification code that we may store in our first-party cookie for our use in online, in-app, and cross-channel advertising and it may be shared with advertising companies to enable interest-based and targeted advertising. To opt out of this use, please click here.

We also use third-party advertising companies and advertising networks to provide augmented website functionality and do data analyses in aggregate. These, and other companies may use information about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. They may do this by using Cookies and web beacons, among other things. (See, e.g., http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Web_beacons.) Some third-parties might use third party cookies in the ads served on the Website. When users visit the Website and either view or click on an ad, a cookie may be dropped on that end user's browser. The data gathered from these Cookies will be used to help better serve and manage ads on our Website.

We may use Google to serve ads on Ranker. Google uses cookies or unique device identifiers, in combination with their own data, to show you ads based on your visit to ranker.com and other websites. You can opt out of the use of the Google cookie by visiting the related Google privacy policy. Although we may attempt to contractually limit what third-party advertising companies and networks do, we have no ability to monitor or control what they do. Although we attempt to contractually require that these companies shall always allow the end-user (you) to easily and completely uninstall any means of tracking the end-user without regenerating the means of such tracking, we cannot assure that this will occur and, therefore, you consent to these types of practices. If you would like more information about what many advertising companies and advertising networks do and to know some of your choices about not having this information used by the companies that are members of the Network Advertising Initiative, please visit https://thenai.org/opt-out/. We cannot assure that all of our third-party advertising companies and advertising networks are members of the Network Advertising Initiative, or that they comply with the policies of the Network Advertising Initiative.

See our Cookie Policy for more information about third-parties that collect information through our Services with Cookies and similar technologies.

Third-party platforms and social media networks
If you have enabled features or functionality that connect the Services to a third-party platform or social media network (such as by connecting your account with a third-party to the Services or sharing content via a third-party platform), we may disclose the personal information that you authorized us to share and the data generated by Cookies, web beacons, logs and the aggregated information. We may share information with consultants, data processors, service providers, and other trusted businesses that enable our digital advertising business-to-business activities. Such third-party entities may be obligated to use your personally identifiable information to provide the services to us. We do not control the third-party’s use of your personal information.

Other Users of the Services and the Public
We may provide functionality that enables you to disclose personal information to other users of the Services or the public. For instance, if you submit content to the Services (such as comments to a post), we may display some information, such as your name and a link to your user profile along with the content you submit. We do not control how other users or third parties use any personal information that you make available to other users or the public.

Professional advisors
We may disclose your personal information to professional advisors, such as lawyers, bankers, auditors, and insurers, where necessary in the course of the professional services that they render to us.

For compliance, fraud prevention and safety
We may share your personal information for the compliance, fraud prevention and safety purposes described above including disclosing information to companies, organizations, or individuals outside of Ranker if required by any applicable law or legal process, or if we believe your actions are inconsistent with our user agreements or to protect the rights, property, or safety of Ranker or others.

Government Requests
Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this policy, we may preserve or disclose your information if we believe that it is reasonably necessary to comply with a law, regulation, or legal request (including upon receipt of what we believe may be a valid subpoena, whether issued by a Court that has jurisdiction over Ranker or not) or to protect the safety, property, or rights of Ranker or others. Please note that Ranker reserves the right to assert that only the Federal District Court of the Central District of California, and the Los Angeles County Superior Court, have jurisdiction, and subpoenas from outside those jurisdictions must be "domesticated," though we are not obligated to do so. However, nothing in this policy is intended to limit any legal defenses or objections that you may have to a third-party or government request to disclose your information.

Business transfers
We may sell, transfer, or otherwise share some or all of our business or assets, including your personal information, in connection with a (potential) business transaction such as a corporate divestiture, merger, consolidation, acquisition, reorganization or sale of assets, or in the event of bankruptcy or dissolution.

Your Choices

In this section, we describe the rights and choices available to all users. Users who are located within Europe can find additional information about their rights below.

Access or update your information
If you have registered for an account with us, you may review and update certain personal information in your account profile by logging into your account.

Opt out of marketing communications
Ranker.com wants you to retain full control of the types of emails you receive. By default, you will receive emails that we identify as enhancing the functionality of our products and services, emails about transactions that you have initiated or are involved in, and emails regarding your account, security and settings at Ranker.com. We may also occasionally send out announcements about the site or regarding your followers, groups and content on Ranker, and we may allow people to message you regarding various types of activity on Ranker. You may opt out of marketing emails by following the unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of the email. Please allow up to 24 hours for all changes to take effect. You may continue to receive service-related and other non-marketing emails.

Cookies & browser web storage
Users may opt out of the use of Google advertising cookies by visiting their advertising opt-out page. For information on how to disable Cookies and similar technologies used in the Services, see our Cookie Policy.

Choosing not to share your personal information
Where we are required by law to collect your personal information, or where we need your personal information to provide the Services to you, if you do not provide this information when requested (or you later ask to delete it), we may not be able to provide you with the Services. We will tell you what information you must provide to receive the Services by designating it as required at the time of collection or through other appropriate means.

Third-party platforms or social media networks
If you choose to connect to the Services via a third-party platform or social media network, you may have the ability to limit the information that we may obtain from the third-party at the time you connect your third-party account to the Services. Subsequently, you may be able to control your settings through the third-party platform. If you withdraw our ability to access certain information from a third-party platform or social media network, that choice will not apply to information that we have already received from that third-party.

Other Sites, Mobile Applications, and Services

The Services may contain links to, or content or features from, other websites and online services operated by third-parties. These links are not an endorsement of, or representation that we are affiliated with, any third-party. In addition, our content may be included on web pages or in mobile applications or online services that are not associated with us. We do not control third-party websites, mobile applications, or online services, and we are not responsible for their actions. Other websites and services follow different rules regarding the collection, use, and sharing of your personal information. We encourage you to read the privacy policies of the other websites and mobile applications and online services you use.

Nielsen Privacy Policy
Our properties may feature Nielsen proprietary measurement software, which will allow you to contribute to market research, such as Nielsen TV Ratings. To learn more about the information that Nielsen software may collect and your choices with regard to it, please see the Nielsen Digital Measurement Privacy Policy at https://priv-policy.imrworldwide.com.

Google/YouTube Privacy Policy
Our properties may feature embedded YouTube videos and related YouTube video APIs. To learn more about the information that Google may collect and your choices with regard to it, please see the Google Privacy Policy at https://policies.google.com/privacy.

Tapad Privacy Notice
Our properties may utilize Tapad Cookies, which will allow Tapad to collect data regarding your online activities over time and across Ranker owned and operated websites, mobile application and online services, as applicable, for the purposes of using such data to predict your preferences or interests to delivering advertising to a computer or device based on the preferences or interests inferred from your online activities. To learn more about the information Tapad may collect and your choices with regards to it, please see the Tapad Privacy Notice at Tapad | Privacy Notice – Global.

Captify Technologies Privacy Notice
Our properties may utilize the Captify Technologies services including pixels, which will allow Captify to collect data regarding your online activities over time and across Ranker owned and operated websites, mobile application and online services, as applicable, for the purposes of using such data to:

To learn more about how Captify may collect and use your information and how to exercise your rights, please see the Captify Privacy Notice.

Security Practices

The security of your personal information is important to us. We employ a number of organizational, technical and physical safeguards designed to protect the personal information we collect. However, security risk is inherent in all internet and information technologies and we cannot guarantee the security of your personal information. As of the date of this policy, it is our policy to use the following security practices: Encryption, password protection, and other security measures to help prevent unauthorized access to your personally identifiable information. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR MAINTAINING THE SECRECY OF YOUR UNIQUE PASSWORD AND ACCOUNT INFORMATION AT ALL TIMES. WE CANNOT, HOWEVER, ENSURE OR WARRANT THE SECURITY OF ANY INFORMATION YOU TRANSMIT TO US, AND YOU DO SO AT YOUR OWN RISK. ONCE WE RECEIVE YOUR TRANSMISSION OF INFORMATION, WE MAKE COMMERCIALLY REASONABLE EFFORTS TO ENSURE THE SECURITY OF OUR SYSTEMS. HOWEVER, PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS NOT A GUARANTEE THAT SUCH INFORMATION MAY NOT BE ACCESSED, DISCLOSED, ALTERED, OR DESTROYED BY BREACH OF ANY OF OUR PHYSICAL, TECHNICAL, OR MANAGERIAL SAFEGUARDS. IF WE LEARN OF A SECURITY SYSTEMS BREACH, THEN WE MAY ATTEMPT TO NOTIFY YOU ELECTRONICALLY SO THAT YOU CAN TAKE APPROPRIATE PROTECTIVE STEPS. WE MAY POST A NOTICE ON THE WEBSITE IF A SECURITY BREACH OCCURS. DEPENDING ON WHERE YOU LIVE, YOU MAY HAVE A LEGAL RIGHT TO RECEIVE NOTICE OF A SECURITY BREACH IN WRITING.

Data Retention
We retain your information for as long as necessary where we have an ongoing legitimate business need to do so (for example, to provide you with a service you have requested; to comply with applicable legal, tax or accounting requirements; to establish or defend legal claims; or for fraud prevention)

California Privacy Rights

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This privacy notice (“Notice”) explains how Ranker, Inc., (collectively, “Ranker”, “we”, “us”, or “our”) collects, uses, and shares personally identifiable information if you visit www.ranker.com, our websites, applications, other ‘offerings’, or our other websites or services that link to this California Privacy Policy about California residents and their rights with respect to that information.

1. Scope

This Notice applies only to “personal information”, as defined in the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 as amended including by CPRA (the “CCPA”), that we collect to the extent we qualify as a “business” as defined in the CCPA, but does not apply to personal information excluded from the scope of the CCPA. This Notice does not apply to you if you are not a California resident or you are otherwise not entitled to a notice under CCPA. In addition, this Notice does not apply to personal information covered by a different privacy notice that we give to California residents, such as the privacy notices we give to our California employees (and their beneficiaries), consultants, contractors, directors, owners, business contacts (such as on-site visitors, event attendees, contacts at partner companies), and job candidates. Sections Personal Information We Collect, How We Use Your Personal Information, How We Share Your Personal Information of this Notice describe our practices currently and during the twelve months preceding the effective date of this Notice.

2. Personal Information We Collect

Personal Information that is, and may be, collected by Ranker Third-Party Information disclosed for a Business Purpose
Identification and demographics:

For example, a real name, alias/user/account name, password, postal city, state, zip, birthdate, unique personal identifiers, email address, or other similar identifiers including identification information about referrals/shared contacts you provide.
Advertising Networks
Social Networks
Third-Parties
Other Users
Personal information categories listed in the California Customer Records statute (Cal. Civ. Code § 1798.80(e)):

For example: name, address
Advertising Networks
Social Networks
Third-Parties
User-generated content:

For example: Information you may submit to us, such as votes.
Advertising Networks
Social Networks
Third-Parties
Other Users
Device information and identifiers:

For example: IP (Internet Protocol) address, cookie IDs, browser type and language, operating system, platform type, device type, device ID, unique ID, advertising ID, advertising and app identifiers and/or hashed/encrypted email address or other identifier, or pseudonymous IDs which will not identify you directly, but may reveal your identity indirectly through your device or other means.
Advertising Networks
Business Partners
Social Networks
Third-Parties
Internet or other electronic network activity:

For example: Browsing activity, scrolling activity, search history, information on a consumer's interaction with an internet website, application, search or advertisement.
Advertising Networks
Social Networks
Third-Parties
Geolocation data:

For example: Location or movement based on city, state, ZIP code associated with your IP address or derived through Wi-Fi triangulation (permission based from GPS-based functionality on your mobile device).
Third-Parties
Other Users
Research and feedback:

For example: comments that you send us through online forms and social media platforms, by email, over the phone, by mail, or in surveys.
Third-Parties
Other Users
Inferences drawn from other personal information to create a profile about a consumer:

For example: Profile reflecting a consumer's preferences, characteristics, predispositions, behavior, attitudes, and aptitudes.
Third-Parties
Other Users

3. How We Use Personal Information

We may also use personal information for other purposes consistent with the Notice or that are explained to you at the time of collection of your personal information.

4. How We Disclose Personal Information

We may disclose for business purposes all of the categories of personal information described above with the following categories of Third-Parties:

5. Selling or Sharing Personal Information

Categories of Personal Information Shared and Categories of Third-Parties We Shared With

The following categories of personal information may be shared to a third-party for the purpose of cross-context behavioral advertising:

Each of the categories of personal information listed above may be shared with the following categories of third parties for the purpose of cross-context behavioral advertising:

The categories of personal information that may be sold to business partners, which will not identify you directly, but may reveal your identity indirectly through your device or other means may include:

6. Minors

Ranker, Inc., is not directed to children, and we don’t knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 16; accordingly we don’t knowingly share the personal information from children under the age of 16 for cross-context behavioral advertising nor do we sell that information. If we find out that a child under 16 has given us personal information, we will take steps to delete that information. If you believe that a child under the age of 16 has given us personal information, please contact us at ccpa@ranker.com.

7. ‘Sensitive’ Personal Information

Ranker, Inc., does not use or disclose ‘sensitive’ personal information other than to provide you our Website as permitted by California law. Ranker, Inc., does not sell or share sensitive personal information for the purpose of cross-context behavioral advertising.

8. Deidentified Information

As mentioned in our Privacy Policy, personal information does not include information that is deidentified. When we receive or use deidentified information, we maintain it in deidentified form and do not attempt to reidentify the information.

9. No Financial Incentives

We do not offer financial incentives to consumers based upon the retention or sale of a consumer’s personal information.

10. Retention of Personal Information

We retain your information for as long as necessary where we have an ongoing legitimate business need to do so (for example, to provide you with a service you have requested; to comply with applicable legal, tax or accounting requirements; to establish or defend legal claims; enforce our terms and policies or for fraud prevention) This means we keep your profile information for as long as you maintain an account.

11. Exercising Your Rights

California law provides some California residents with the rights listed below. To exercise these rights see the “Exercising Your California Privacy Rights” section below.

Right to Know. You have the right to know and see what personal information we have collected about you, including:

Right to Delete. You have the right to request that we delete the personal information we have collected from you up until the time of the request to Delete (and direct our service providers to do the same).

Right to Correct. You have the right to request that we correct inaccurate personal information.

Right to Opt Out. You have the right to opt out of certain uses and sharing of personal information, including any sale of personal information, sharing of personal information for cross-contextual behavioral advertising purposes, or use of sensitive personal information for certain purposes (e.g., use or disclosure beyond what is reasonably necessary to provide the services or provide the goods reasonably expected by an average consumer).

Other Rights. You can request certain information about our disclosure of personal information to third parties for their own direct marketing purposes during the preceding calendar year. This request is free and may be made once a year. You also have the right not to be discriminated against for exercising any of the rights listed above, the right to Initiate a private cause of action, and the right to limit use and disclosure of sensitive personal information, if collected.

Exercising Your California Privacy Rights. To request access to or deletion of your personal information, or to exercise your full rights as outlined by CCPA, please email us directly at ccpa@ranker.com, include the subject “CCPA” along with your request details and your full name, and other forms of identity verification such as email or phone number.

Or, including the same information as above, you can write to:
Ranker, Inc.
Attn: CCPA Request
6420 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 1900
Los Angeles, CA 90048

Verification of Your Identity. To respond to some rights we may need to verify your request with further verification information regarding your identity, e.g. either by asking you to log in and authenticate your account or otherwise verify your identity by providing information about yourself or your account. If you do not have an account with us, additional information to verify your identity may be required by law before we may take action upon a request. This additional information may vary depending on the nature of your request and the nature of the information you are requesting. In some cases, we may also be required by law to obtain a signed declaration under penalty of perjury from you attesting that you are the subject of the request. If we suspect fraudulent or malicious activity on or from your account, we will delay taking action on your request until we can appropriately verify your identity and the request as authentic.

You may designate an authorized agent to make a request on your behalf pursuant to applicable law. We accept documentation of your designation in the form of a valid power of attorney or a notarized statement. We may require verification of your authorized agent in addition to the information for verification above for consumers and households.

Use of Verification Information. Information that you submit for the purpose of allowing us to verify your identity in furtherance of a consumer-related or household-related request pursuant to California law will only be used by us, and our service providers if any, for that purpose and no other. Except where we are required by or advisable under law to maintain this information for record-keeping purposes, we will take steps to delete any new personal information collected for the purpose of verification as soon as practical after processing your request.

Exceptions. Please also be aware that making a request does not ensure complete or comprehensive removal or deletion of Personal Information or content you may have posted, and in some circumstances the law does not require or allow us to fulfill your request. This may occur where fulfilling your request may infringe upon the rights and freedoms of other consumers.

Response Timing and Format. We aim to respond to a consumer request in relation to these rights within 45 days of receiving that request via email in a portable format, if technically feasible. If we require more time, we will inform you of the reason and extension period in writing.

Request Fees. We reserve the right to charge a reasonable fee or take other appropriate action in response to requests from a consumer or household that are manifestly unfounded or excessive, in particular because of their repetitive character.

Virginia Consumer Data Protection

Your Virginia Rights Regarding Your Personal Data. The Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act (“VCDPA”) provides Virginia consumers with specific rights listed below. To exercise these rights see the “Exercising Your Virginia Privacy Rights” section below.

Right to Know. You have the right to know and see what personal data we have collected about you. You have the right to receive personal data in a portable, readily usable format where you provided us the personal data or where it results from automated processing.

Right to Correct. You have the right to request that we correct inaccurate personal data.

Right to Delete. You have the right to request that we delete the personal data we have collected about you.

Right to Opt Out. You have the right to opt out of targeted advertising and the sale of your data (as defined under Virginia law) and to opt out of the use of your personal data for profiling for automated decision making with significant effects.

Other Rights. You also have the right not to be discriminated against for exercising any of the rights listed above, and the right to data portability.

Exercising Your Virginia Privacy Rights. To request access to or deletion of your personal data, or to exercise any other privacy rights under Virginia law as outlined by the VCDPA, you may contact us via our email web form. We aim to respond to a consumer request in relation to these rights within 45 days of receiving that request via email in a portable format, if technically feasible. If we require more time, we will inform you of the reason and extension period in writing.

Or you can write to:
Ranker, Inc.
Attn: VCDPA Request
6420 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 1900
Los Angeles, CA 90048

To opt out of targeted advertising and the sale of personal data, you may also visit here.

To appeal our decision regarding a request related to these rights, you may email us at privacy@ranker.com.

Colorado Rights

Your Colorado Rights Regarding Your Personal Data. Colorado law provides some Colorado residents with the rights listed below. To exercise these rights see the “Exercising Your Colorado Privacy Rights” section below.

Right to Know. You have the right to know and see what personal data we have collected about you in a portable, readily usable format (where portability is feasible).

Right to Correct. You have the right to request that we correct inaccurate personal data.

Right to Delete. You have the right to request that we delete the personal data we have collected about you.

Right to Opt Out. You have the right to opt out of targeted advertising and the sale of your data (as defined under Colorado law).

Exercising Your Colorado Privacy Rights. To request access to or deletion of your personal data, or to exercise any other privacy rights under Colorado law, you may contact us via our email web form. We aim to respond to a consumer request in relation to these rights within 45 days of receiving that request via email in a portable format, if technically feasible. If we require more time, we will inform you of the reason and extension period in writing.

Or you can write to:
Ranker, Inc.
Attn: Colorado Rights Request
6420 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 1900
Los Angeles, CA 90048

To opt out of targeted advertising and the sale of personal data, you may also visit here.

To appeal our decision regarding a request related to these rights, you may email us at privacy@ranker.com.

Verification of Your Identity. To respond to some rights we may need to verify your request with further verification information regarding your identity, e.g. either by asking you to log in and authenticate your account or otherwise verify your identity by providing information about yourself or your account. If you do not have an account with us, additional information to verify your identity may be required by law before we may take action upon a request. This additional information may vary depending on the nature of your request and the nature of the information you are requesting. In some cases, we may also be required by law to obtain a signed declaration under penalty of perjury from you attesting that you are the subject of the request. If we suspect fraudulent or malicious activity on or from your account, we will delay taking action on your request until we can appropriately verify your identity and the request as authentic.

You may designate an authorized agent to make a request on your behalf pursuant to applicable law. We accept documentation of your designation in the form of a valid power of attorney or a notarized statement. We may require verification of your authorized agent (signed permission or in some cases confirmation that you provided the agent permission to submit the request) in addition to the information for verification above for consumers and households.

Connecticut Rights

Your Connecticut Rights Regarding Your Personal Data. Connecticut law provides some Connecticut residents with the rights listed below. To exercise these rights see the “Exercising Your Connecticut Privacy Rights” section below.

Right to Know. You have the right to know and see what personal data we have collected about you in a portable and readily usable format (subject to certain exceptions).

Right to Correct. You have the right to request that we correct inaccurate personal data.

Right to Delete. You have the right to request that we delete the personal data we have collected about you.

Right to Opt Out. You have the right to opt out of targeted advertising, the sale of your data (as defined under Connecticut law), and use of your data for profiling for automated decision making with significant effects.

Exercising Your Connecticut Privacy Rights. To request access to or deletion of your personal data, or to exercise any other privacy rights under Connecticut law, you may contact us via our email web form. We aim to respond to a consumer request in relation to these rights within 45 days of receiving that request via email in a portable format, if technically feasible. If we require more time, we will inform you of the reason and extension period in writing.

Or you can write to:
Ranker, Inc.
Attn: Connecticut Rights Request
6420 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 1900
Los Angeles, CA 90048

To opt out of targeted advertising and the sale of personal data, you may also visit here.

To appeal our decision regarding a request related to these rights, you may email us at privacy@ranker.com.

Utah Rights

Your Utah Rights Regarding Your Personal Data. Utah law provides some Utah residents with the rights listed below. To exercise these rights see the “Exercising Your Utah Privacy Rights” section below.

Right to Know. You have the right to know and see what personal data we have collected about you in a portable format.

Right to Delete. You have the right to request that we delete the personal data we have collected about you.

Right to Opt Out. You have the right to opt out of targeted advertising (as defined under Utah law).

Exercising Your Utah Privacy Rights. To request access to or deletion of your personal data, or to exercise any other privacy rights under Utah law, you may contact us via our email web form. We aim to respond to a consumer request in relation to these rights within 45 days of receiving that request via email in a portable format, if technically feasible. If we require more time, we will inform you of the reason and extension period in writing.

Or you can write to:
Ranker, Inc.
Attn: Utah Privacy Request
6420 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 1900
Los Angeles, CA 90048

To opt out of targeted advertising and the sale of personal data, you may also visit here.

Nevada Rights

Exercising Your Nevada Rights. You may review and request changes to your information or opt-out of the sale of your personal information by emailing privacy@ranker.com. Please include the subject “Nevada Rights” along with your request details and your full name, and other forms of identity verification such as email or phone number. We aim to respond to a consumer request in relation to these rights within 45 days of receiving that request via email in a portable format, if technically feasible. If we require more time, we will inform you of the reason and extension period in writing.

Or, including the same information as above, you can write to:
Ranker, Inc.
Attn: Nevada Rights Request
6420 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 1900
Los Angeles, CA 90048

Children's Privacy

The Services are not directed to, and we do not knowingly collect personal information from, anyone under the age of 16. If you are under 16 years of age, then do not use or access the Ranker website at any time or in any manner. If we learn that we have collected personal information of a child without the consent of the child’s parent or guardian, we will delete it. We encourage parents with concerns to contact us at privacy@ranker.com.

Changes to this Privacy Policy
At Ranker we are constantly working to improve the user experience. These changes, along with the ever-changing nature of the Internet, may cause Ranker to amend this Privacy Policy, by posting the amended version on the Services and indicating the effective date of the amended version. We may announce any material changes to this Privacy Policy through the Service and/or via email if we have your email address. In all cases, your continued use of the Services after the posting of any modified Privacy Policy indicates your assent to the amended Privacy Policy. If any modification is unacceptable to you, you shall cease using this Website. If you do not cease using this Website, you will be deemed to have accepted the change(s). In all cases, use of information we collect now is subject to the Privacy Policy in effect at the time such information is collected.

International Data Transfers
Ranker, Inc., is headquartered in the United States. The information you enter on our Website or otherwise provided to Ranker may be transferred outside your state, province, or country where privacy laws may not be as protective as those in your state, province, or country.

Notice to European Users

The information provided in this section applies only to individuals in the European Economic Area and United Kingdom (collectively, “Europe”).

Personal information
References to “personal information” in this Privacy Policy are equivalent to “personal data” governed by European data protection legislation. The information you enter on our Website or otherwise provided to Ranker may be transferred outside the European Economic Area where privacy laws may not be as protective as those in your European Economic Area.

In particular, you are advised that the United States of America uses a sectoral model of privacy protection that relies on a mix of legislation, governmental regulation, and self-regulation. Article 26 of the European Union's Data Protection Directive (Directive 95/46/EC, 1995 O.J. (L 281) 31) allows for transfer of personal data from the European Union to a third country if the individual has unambiguously given his consent to the transfer of personal information, regardless of the third country's level of protection. By agreeing to the terms of use and this privacy policy, you consent to the transfer of all such information to the United States of America which may not offer an equivalent level of protection to that required in the European Union and to the processing of that information by Ranker on its servers located in the United States of America as described in this Privacy Policy.

In addition, we engage third-party advertisement partners and advertising networks to serve advertisements on our behalf across the Internet and provide analytics services to us. Therefore, when you enter your email address on our website (either to log in, or to sign up to a newsletter, or similar) or when you use our app, we may share personal data or other information that we collect from you, such as your email (in hashed, pseudonymous form), mobile advertising identifier, IP address, or information about your browser or operating system, with our partner LiveRamp and its group companies, acting as joint controllers. LiveRamp uses this information to create an online identification code for the purpose of recognizing you on your devices. This code does not contain any of your identifiable personal data and will not be used by LiveRamp to re-identify you. We place this code in our first party cookie or a LiveRamp cookie and allow it to be used for online and cross-channel advertising. It may be shared with our advertising partners and other third-party advertising companies globally for the purpose of enabling interest-based content or targeted advertising throughout your online experience (e.g. web, email, connected devices, and in-app, etc.). Detailed information on LiveRamp’s data processing activities is available in LiveRamp’s Privacy Policy and opt-out here: Services Privacy Policy. You have the right to withdraw your consent or opt-out to the processing of your personal data at any time.

Controller and Representative
Ranker, Inc., is the controller of your personal information covered by this Privacy Policy for purposes of European data protection legislation.

Legal bases for processing
The legal bases of our processing of your personal information as described in this Privacy Policy will depend on the type of personal information and the specific context in which we process it. However, the legal bases we typically rely on are set out in the table below. We rely on our legitimate interests as our legal basis only where those interests are not overridden by the impact on you (unless we have your consent or our processing is otherwise required or permitted by law). If you have questions about the legal basis of how we process your personal information, contact us at privacy@ranker.com.

Processing purpose

Details regarding each processing purpose listed below are provided in the section above titled “How We Use Your Personal Information”.
Legal Basis
To operate the Services Processing is necessary to perform the contract governing our provision of the Services or to take steps that you request prior to signing up for the Services. If we have not entered into a contract with you, we process your personal information based on our legitimate interest in providing the Services you access and request.
For research and development
To send you marketing communications
For compliance, fraud prevention and safety
To create anonymous data
These activities constitute our legitimate interests.
To comply with law Processing is necessary to comply with our legal obligations.
With your consent Processing is based on your consent. Where we rely on your consent you have the right to withdraw it any time in the manner indicated when you consent or in the Services.

Use for new purposes
We may use your personal information for reasons not described in this Privacy Policy where permitted by law and the reason is compatible with the purpose for which we collected it. If we need to use your personal information for an unrelated purpose, we will notify you and explain the applicable legal basis.

Sensitive personal information
We ask that you not provide us with any sensitive personal information (e.g. social security number, government-issued identification, payment card information, information related to racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religion or other beliefs, health, biometrics or genetic characteristics, criminal background or trade union membership) on or through the Services, or otherwise to us.

Retention
We retain personal information where we have an ongoing legitimate business need to do so (for example, to provide you with a service you have requested; to comply with applicable legal, tax or accounting requirements; to establish or defend legal claims; or for fraud prevention). When we have no ongoing legitimate business need to process your personal information, we will either delete or anonymize it or, if this is not possible (for example, because your personal information has been stored in backup archives), then we will securely store your personal information and isolate it from any further processing until deletion is possible.

Your rights
European data protection laws give you certain rights regarding your personal information. If you are located within Europe, you may ask us to take the following actions in relation to your personal information that we hold:

Please email help@ranker.com to submit these requests. We may request specific information from you to help us confirm your identity and process your request. Applicable law may require or permit us to decline your request. If we decline your request, we will tell you why, subject to legal restrictions. If you would like to submit a complaint about our use of your personal information or our response to your requests regarding your personal information, you may email help@ranker.com or submit a complaint to the data protection regulator in your jurisdiction. You can find your data protection regulator here.

Cross-Border Data Transfer
If we transfer your personal information from the European Economic Area to a country outside of it and are required to apply additional safeguards to your personal information under European data protection legislation, we will do so. Please email help@ranker.com for further information about any such transfers or the specific safeguards applied.

How To Contact Us

If you have any questions or comments about this Policy or Ranker’s privacy practices, or the collection and usage of your personal information please email us at privacy@ranker.com. You may also write to us via postal mail at:

Ranker, Inc.
Attn: Legal - Policies
6420 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 1900
Los Angeles, CA 90048

We ask that you not provide us with any sensitive personal information (e.g. social security number, government-issued identification, payment card information, information related to racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religion or other beliefs, health, biometrics or genetic characteristics, criminal background or trade union membership) on or through the Services, or when contacting us.