The following third party companies may use a variety of tools, including IP Addresses, applications (or “widgets”), web beacons, SDKs, cookies, and similar technologies when people use our brands, websites, apps, advertising services, products, services or technologies (“Services”) or see the ads provided by our advertising Services. These companies may collect information about other apps on your various devices, the websites you visit, location information, and other information. In addition, Elephant Journal may share information that cannot be used to identify you personally, including pseudonymous demographic information, about you with partners for Service improvements, research and analysis, to provide personalized advertising, to help them provide you more innovative experiences and content and to help Elephant Journal communicate with you about offers from Elephant Journal and our marketing partners.
Elephant Journal aims to deliver the most engaging user experience to meet the needs of our users. Please check back regularly for any updates to third party policies.
Elephant Journal works with companies that provide services to us to determine whether users who saw or clicked on an ad or content later bought the item displayed in the ad (or took some other action the advertiser wanted them to take). To do this, these companies may collect information about the content or ads users view, how long they spend on different pages, how they arrived on a particular page (e.g., through a search query, link from another page, or a bookmark), and how they respond to the ads we show them. Elephant Journal also may share portions of our log file data, including IP address, with these partners for analytics purposes. In the event your IP address is shared, this information may be used to estimate general location and other technographics such as connection speed, whether you have visited an Elephant Journal Service in a shared location, and type of the device used to visit Elephant Journal Services. These partners provide information about our advertising and what you see using Elephant Journal Services to provide auditing, research and reporting for us and our advertisers.
The analytics providers with whom we work include, but are not limited to, the companies listed below. Some of these companies provide users choices about how they collect and use information. For more information, please review their privacy policies.
Social Buttons, Applications, and Widgets
Elephant Journal may implement an application or “widget” from a third party on some of our sites and apps that allows interaction or content sharing by Elephant Journal users. These widgets are visible to you on the page you visit. The network providing the widget may offer controls for you to manage the widget’s appearance and functionality. Your interaction with a widget typically allows the third party to collect some information about you, including IP address, page header information, and browser information. In some cases, the third party may recognize you through its widgets even when you do not interact with the widget but visit a web page or use an app with the widget. Elephant Journal allows social buttons, applications, and widgets from the following partners:
Most advertisements you see on Elephant Journal Services are served by Elephant Journal. However, we also allow certain companies to serve advertisements and collect information within our Services. These companies include third party ad servers, ad agencies, technology vendors, providers of sponsored content, research firms, and other companies that help us provide more effective advertising.
These companies do things like help us deliver ads to people who are most likely to be interested in seeing them, keep track of the number of users who saw a particular ad or visited a particular page of one of our websites, analyze the effectiveness of our ads, and provide auditing, research and reporting for advertisers. Because your browser, app, or device communicates with the third party’s servers, these companies can collect information, including your IP address, page header information, browser or device information, just as if you had requested their webpage or used their apps directly. These companies may collect information to deliver you customized ads on both Elephant Journal and non-Elephant Journal websites, applications, and services. In some situations, Elephant Journal may interact with these companies outside of your browser or device, directly between our web servers.
Some of these companies participate in industry-developed programs designed to provide consumers with choices about whether to receive interest-based ads. To learn more, please visit the websites of the regional self-regulatory bodies listed in Ad Serving, where additional third parties also may be listed.
Video content providers
While Elephant Journal strives to deliver engaging video content that is developed or hosted by Elephant Journal, such as Walk the Talk Show we also partner with some video content providers to deliver engaging video content. These providers can collect your information, including your IP address, page header information, browser information, flash player version, internet speed, and the portion of the video watched.
The third party partners listed below may provide search and search advertising results for Elephant Journal. Search advertising includes paid search and/or contextual search results. More than one search partner may be used at the same time and may change based on factors such as type of online experience, type of device used, and the country the search is performed from.
Elephant Journal partners with companies who may offer products or services to you based on the current page content or other criteria. Because your browser, app, or device must request the content from the partner’s servers, these providers can collect your information, including your IP address, page header information, and browser information: