Watchworthy Privacy Policy

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Privacy Policy

Thank you for visiting Ranker, Inc.'s ("Ranker") website at (the "Website"). This Privacy Policy describes the policies implemented throughout Ranker governing the use of personally identifiable information about users of our Website.

Privacy Policy Updates
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 update this Privacy Policy from time to time, and in Ranker's sole discretion. If we do, we will notify you by posting the amended policy on the Website. 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.

Ranker Visitors
Like most website operators, Ranker also collects non-personally identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Ranker collects non-personally identifying information in order to better understand how Ranker's visitors use its Website. From time to time, Ranker may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its Website.

Ranker also collects potentially personally identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, email addresses (from registered users only), and data from connected social media accounts. Ranker does not disclose such information, other than under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally identifying information, as described below.

Ranker may collect and, on any page, display the total counts that the page has been viewed. Ranker allows for the RSS syndication of its public content within the Ranker website.

User Submitted Information
When visiting Ranker you may choose to submit information such as photos, videos, interests, opinions, social connections, and more. You may also be prompted to provide information to help you leverage your online social network through our third party sharing services, amongst other things.

When you create a Ranker account, some information about your account and your account activity may be provided to other Ranker users. This may include the date you opened your account, the date you last logged into your account, your birthday (if you choose to make it public), and various other information.

Your Ranker account name, not your email address, is displayed to other users when you engage in certain activities on Ranker. Other users can contact you by leaving a message or comment on the Website. 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.

You may also choose to add personal information that may include your name, gender, profile picture or other details, that will be visible to other users on your Ranker account page.

Ranker may use this information, in aggregate, to provide information about voting patterns to other users, partners, advertisers, and other interested parties. This aggregated information will not identify specific users' identity.

Collection and Use of Personally Identifiable Information
If you so choose, you can visit our Website without revealing any personally identifiable information about yourself. However, certain visitors to the Website 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, in certain sections of this Website 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 visitors can always refuse to supply personally identifying information.

We may use and disclose your information if we believe, in good faith, that it is appropriate or necessary: to take precautions against liability; to protect Ranker from fraudulent, abusive, or unlawful uses; to investigate and defend ourselves against third-party claims or allegations; to assist government enforcement agencies; to protect the security or integrity of the Website; or to protect the rights, property, or personal safety of Ranker, our users, or others. We may disclose user information to affiliated companies or other businesses or persons to: provide website hosting, maintenance, and security services; conduct data analysis and create reports; offer certain functionality and assist us in improving the Website and creating new features.

Additionally, when you use our website, we 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.

Additional Policies and Rights Pursuant to the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”)
This section applies to individuals who reside in California, USA, and is adopted to comply with the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA).

Pursuant to the CCPA, California consumers have the following rights:

  • Right to Know – The right to request that we disclose certain information to you about our collection and use of your Personal Information over the past 12 months.
  • Right to Delete – The right to request that we delete any of your Personal Information that we have collected from you and retained, subject to certain exceptions.
  • Right to Opt Out of Sale – The right to opt out of the sale of your Personal Information to third parties.
  • Right to Non-Discrimination – The right to not be discriminated against for exercising any of these rights.
  • To exercise your full rights as outlined by the CCPA, please email us directly at, 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. We will do our best to respond within 30 business days via email in a portable format, if technically feasible.

    Or you can write to:

    Ranker, Inc.
    6420 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 1800
    Los Angeles, CA 90048

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

    For example, a real name, alias/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
    Service providers
    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
    Service providers
    Other users
    User-generated content:

    For example: Information you may submit to us, such as votes.
    Advertising networks
    Social networks
    Service providers
    Other users
    Device information and identifiers:

    For example: Internet Protocol (IP) address, cookie IDs, browser type and language, operating system, platform type, device type, and advertising and app identifiers.
    Advertising networks
    Social networks
    Service providers
    Other users
    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
    Service providers
    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).
    Service providers
    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.
    Service providers
    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.
    Service providers
    Other users

    Children's Privacy
    This Website is not intended for children under the age of 13. Ranker does not target this Website to children under 13. Ranker does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13. If you are under 13 years of age, then please do not use or access the Ranker website at any time or in any manner. If ranker learns that personally-identifiable information of persons less than 13-years-of-age has been collected on or through the ranker website, then ranker will take the appropriate steps to remove this information.

    If you are the parent or guardian of a child under 13 who has created a registered account, then please contact Ranker at to have that child's account terminated and information deleted.

    When you use or access the Website we may use cookies to improve overall Website experience, among other things. A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user's hard drive containing information about the user. Cookies generally do not permit us to personally identify you. Ranker may use both session cookies and persistent cookies. A session cookie generally disappears after you close your browser. A persistent cookie remains after you close your browser and may be used by your browser on subsequent visits to the Ranker Website or other websites. Persistent cookies can generally be removed by you. Please review your web browser "Help" file to learn the proper way to modify your cookie settings and to remove cookies. We may also use web beacons on our Website and in emails that we send to you. We may collect information regarding pages visited, searches performed, documents and profiles viewed, documents downloaded, documents uploaded, votes cast, reviews and comments made.

    Many companies offer programs that help you to visit websites anonymously. While Ranker will not be able to provide you with a personalized experience if we cannot recognize you, we want you to be aware that these programs are available.

    Automatically Collected Information
    When you access the Website or open one of our HTML emails, we may automatically record certain information from your system by using different types of tracking technology, including server logs. This "automatically collected" information may include Internet Protocol address ("IP Address"), a unique device or user ID, version of software installed, system type, browser used, the content and pages that you access on the Website, the dates and times that you visit the Website, documents that you viewed, uploaded or downloaded, and ads that you clicked on, and information from your Facebook account that you make publicly available, which is provided to us by Facebook via the Facebook APIs. Like most websites, our servers automatically record the page requests made when you visit our Website. These "server logs" typically include your web request, Internet Protocol address, browser type, browser language, the date and time of your request and one or more cookies that may uniquely identify your browser. Additionally, Ranker may collect and, on any page, display the total counts that page has been viewed.

    We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads and collect information when users visit our site. These companies may use information (not including your name, address, email address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements on our site, other websites and other forms of media about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, check out

    Aggregate Information
    The Website may track the total number of visitors to our Website, the number of visitors to each page of our Website, browser type, IP addresses, and general website behavior such as voting or connecting via social media, and we may analyze this data for trends and statistics in the aggregate, but such information will be maintained, used and disclosed in aggregate form only and it will not contain personally identifiable information. We may use such aggregate information to analyze trends, administer the Website, track users' movement, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use.

    We may provide your personally identifiable information and the data generated by cookies, web beacons, logs, and the aggregate information to the vendors and service agencies that we may engage to assist us in providing services and advertising to you. Such third party entities may be obligated to use your personally identifiable information to provide the services to us. We will disclose your personally identifiable information if we reasonably believe we are required to do so by law, regulation or in cooperation with any governmental investigation, including upon receipt of what we believe may be a valid subpoena, whether issued by a Court that has jurisdiction over Ranker or not. (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.) We will not sell your personally identifiable information to any company or organization, however, we may transfer your personally identifiable information to a successor entity upon a merger, consolidation or other corporate reorganization in which Ranker participates or to a purchaser of all or substantially all of Ranker's assets to which this Website relates.

    Links to Third Party Sites/Opt-Out for Non-Personal Information Collection for Network Services
    We use third-party advertising companies and advertising networks to serve ads to you on our behalf when you visit our Website, as well as to provide augmented website functionality and do data analyses in aggregate. These, and other companies may use information (not including your name, address email address or telephone number, but including your company name and job title gathered from your profile 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., Some third parties might use the DoubleClick DART cookie in  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. Users may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by cookie by visiting their advertising opt-out page. . . Platform-A, our advertising partner, may also utilize cookies to present more relevant ads. If you would prefer to opt out, please visit their privacy policy and opt-out page. We may use Google AdSense, and so the privacy policies \pertaining to Google AdSense ads are integrated herein by reference. Users are encouraged to read the Google AdSense privacy policies here:,and the DoubleClick privacy policies here: 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. Recently some advertising companies and networks have been sued for allegedly using what are called local shared objects or re-spawning cookies (including by using Adobe® flash cookies). 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 member of the Network Advertising Initiative, please visit 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.


    Messaging 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 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 can opt out of these and other announcements by changing your email settings on your account settings page. Please allow for up to 24 hours for all changes to take effect.

    Notice to European Users
    The information you enter on this Website or otherwise provide to Ranker may be transferred outside of the European Union to the United States of America which does not offer an equivalent level of protection to that required in the European Union. 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.

    Correction/Updating Personally Identifiable Information
    Ranker provides you with the ability to review, correct and delete any of your user profile. Information you post in other areas of the Website cannot be deleted. If you wish to review or correct any profile information you have provided to us, you may submit a request to us at the contact email below or access your account online.

    If you have any questions regarding this Privacy Policy please contact us via email at

    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

    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 Privacy Policy – Privacy & Terms – Google.

    Cookie Policy

    Ranker wants you to be familiar with how we collect, use and disclose information from and about you because we respect your concerns about privacy, and we want to maintain your trust. We and our service providers collect information by automated means when you visit, access, or use our websites, mobile sites, applications ("apps"), electronic newsletters or widgets (collectively the "Ranker Services") that link to this Cookie Policy. We collect information through cookies (including Flash cookies), web beacons, pixels, web server logs, JavaScript, and other tracking technologies (collectively "Cookies") to deliver and improve the Ranker Services, and to display relevant content, products, services and advertising.

    This Cookie Policy describes the information we obtain from Cookies, how we use Cookies, and how you can manage them. By using the Ranker Services, you acknowledge you have read and accept this Cookie Policy. We may periodically update this Cookie Policy without prior notice to reflect changes in our practices.

    Our use of Cookies may involve the processing of Personal Data (i.e., any information relating to an identified or identifiable individual, such as IP addresses, or other online mobile identifiers).

    What Are Cookies?
    A cookie is a small text file that is sent to and stored on your computer or other internet connected device to identify your browser or store information. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work in a better, more efficient way. A web beacon links web pages to servers and may be used to transmit information collected through cookies back to a web server. Other tracking technologies such as pixels, JavaScript, or web server logs allow us to use invisible images or code on the Ranker Services, or data from our web server logs, to gain analytics insights.

    Information We Obtain Through Cookies
    The information we obtain through the use of Cookies may include information about your computer, device, and browser, such as your IP address, browser, operating system and device characteristics, language preferences, mobile device or advertising ID, referring URLs, and actions taken by you on the Ranker Services such as what content you visited, whether you have used the Ranker Services before, dates and times you access the Ranker Services, email and advertising views and click-throughs, frequent list searches on the Ranker Services, and other software or hardware information. If you access the Ranker Services from a mobile or other device, we may collect information for that device such as a unique device identifier ("UDID"), mobile phone number, and details about your mobile carrier.

    How We Use Cookie Information
    The Ranker Services use Cookies to function effectively. For example, Cookies allow us to display relevant content, provide advertising, and enhance your online experience. In addition, Cookies can recognize you and remember important information that will make your use of a website more convenient such as by remembering your login status and user preferences.

    We use information we obtain through the use of Cookies to enhance our products and services, such as by learning which content is popular. We may also use Cookies to link your use of the Ranker Services to Personal Data we have about you. For example, if you have voted on lists prior to logging in, we will link your voting history to your personal account.

    Through the Cookies of third party analytics providers, ad networks, and advertisers, we can track your online activities over time and across third party websites, apps and devices, by obtaining information through automated means. This information, along with information we gather when you log in, can be used to understand use across sites and devices to help improve our products, remember your preferences, provide content recommendations, and show you advertisements on the Ranker Services or other third party websites and apps that may be tailored to your individual interests. The information these third parties may obtain on our behalf includes data about your visits to websites and use of apps that serve our advertisements, such as the pages, lists or ads you view and the actions you take on those websites or apps. This data collection takes place both on our sites, apps and emails, and on third party websites and apps. For more information, including how to opt out of Analytics and Advertising Cookies, see Cookies We Use and How You Can Manage Cookies below.

    Cookies We Use
    Below we list the different types of Cookies we may use on the Ranker Services.

    Strictly Necessary Cookies

    These Cookies are essential to the Ranker Services in order to facilitate our authentication, registration or log-in process and enable you to navigate and use the features of the Ranker Services. Without these Cookies, you may not be able to take full advantage of our services or features, and the Ranker Services will not perform as smoothly for you as we would like.

    Functionality Cookies

    In some circumstances, we may use Functionality Cookies to allow us to remember the choices you make while browsing the Ranker Services, to provide enhanced and more personalized content and features (such as customizing a certain webpage, asking you if you would like to subscribe to an email newsletter). In order to permit your connection to the Ranker Services, we receive and record information about your computer, device, and browser, potentially including your IP address, browser type, and other software or hardware information. If you access the Ranker Services from a mobile or other device, we may collect a unique device identifier assigned to that device ("UDID"), geolocation data obtained with your consent where required by applicable law, or other traffic information for that device. All of these features help us, for example, improve your visit to the Ranker Services.

    Analytics Cookies

    We and our service providers may use Analytics Cookies (or performance cookies) to collect information about your use of the Ranker Services to help create reports and statistics on the performance of the Ranker Services which enable us to improve the way they work. Analytics Cookies collect information such as your IP address, type of device, operating system, referring URLs, country information, date and time of page visits, and pages visited. The information allows us to count our audience size, see the overall patterns of usage on the Ranker Services, help us record any difficulties you have with the Ranker Services and show us whether our advertising is effective or not.

    Analytics cookies on the Ranker Services may include Adobe Analytics, Google Analytics, Krux, and comScore.

    Advertising Cookies
    We and our service providers may use Advertising Cookies to deliver ads that we believe are relevant to you and your interests. For example, we may use Advertising Cookies to customize the advertising and content you receive on the Ranker Services, to conduct interest-based advertising, to limit the number of times you see the same ad on the Ranker Services to help measure the effectiveness of our advertising campaigns, and to conduct market research. These Cookies remember what you have looked at or purchased on the Ranker Services and other sites, and may be combined with other information acquired from third parties such as demographics and other marketing segment information, and we may share this information with other organizations, such as advertisers, in accordance with applicable law.

    Social Networking Cookies
    Our products may have social plug-in capabilities which may include Cookies used to allow you to register with or sign in to the Ranker Services using your social network account, and track both members and non-members of social networks for additional purposes such as behavioral advertising, analytics, and market research.

    Social Networking cookies include Facebook and Google Plus.

    Third Party Cookies
    We work with third parties to support the Ranker Services by serving advertisements or providing services, such as providing users with the ability to comment on content, allowing users to share content, customizing content based on usage, or tracking aggregate site usage statistics (including actions taken on the Ranker Services, and dates and times you access the Ranker Services). These third parties use their Cookies to collect information on the Ranker Services and on other websites.

    For example, we use analytics services supported by third parties who generate Analytics Cookies on our behalf. We may not have access to these Cookies, although we may use statistical information arising from the Cookies provided by these third parties to customize content and for the other purposes described above. These companies may also transfer this information to other parties where required to do so by law, or where such other parties process the information on their behalf. Third party advertisers and other organizations may also use their own Cookies to collect information about your activities on the Ranker Services and/or the advertisements you have clicked on. This information, which may be combined with other information acquired from third parties such as demographics and other marketing segment information, may be used by them to serve advertisements on the Ranker Services and third party sites that they believe are most likely to be of interest to you based on content you have viewed. Third party advertisers may also use this information to measure the effectiveness of their advertisements and to track aggregate usage statistics.

    You can learn how to manage cookies below. However, we may not control these third party Cookies and their use may be governed by the policies of the third parties employing these Cookies. To learn about these third party Cookies and how to manage them, please refer to the relevant policies on the third party’s website.

    How You Manage Cookies
    People in the EU can manage their cookie settings for .

    You can stop Cookies from being downloaded to your device from the Ranker Services at any time by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser. Most browsers will tell you how to change your browser settings to notify you when a Cookie is being set or updated, or to restrict or block certain types or all Cookies. Please consult the "Help" section of your browser for more information or by visiting . Your device settings may also allow you to prohibit mobile app platforms (such as Apple or Google) from sharing certain information obtained by automated means with us.

    For more information on how to opt out of Advertising Cookies, visit:

  • click here or here in the US
  • click here in Canada
  • click here if you are in the EU
  • Opting out of Advertising Cookies will not remove advertising from the pages you visit; instead it means the ads you will see may not be matched to your interests.

    If you make updates to your browser or device settings, or use an online link to opt out of Cookies, those updates apply to the device where you made the changes. Please note that by disabling or blocking any or all Cookies, some features of the Ranker Services may not operate as intended, or you may not have access to features or personalization available through the Ranker Services.

    Contact Us
    If you have questions about this Cookie Policy, please contact

    Or you may write to:

    Ranker, Inc.
    6420 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 500
    Los Angeles, CA 90048

    Please do not disclose any sensitive Personal Data (e.g., information related to racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religion or other beliefs, health, or trade union membership), social security numbers, or criminal background information when contacting us.