Last updated on October 15, 2019
Cookies are small files that are placed on your browser or device by the website or app you’re using. Pixel tags (also called clear GIFs, web beacons, or pixels) are small blocks of code on a webpage or app that allow us to do things like read and place cookies and transmit information to us or our partners. The resulting connection can include information such as a device’s IP address, the time a person viewed the pixel, an identifier associated with the browser or device and the type of browser being used.
Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies. A persistent cookie consists of a text file sent that allows a website or app to store and retrieve data on a person’s computer, mobile phone or other devices. Some examples include device or HTML5 local storage and caching. A session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.
We may place or use these technologies when you interact with our Services, whether or not you are logged in. For example, when you visit our website(s) or use our applications, we may place or read cookies or receive information from your devices. We may also place cookies through a pixel on a partner’s site or through developer’s applications.
Why do we use these technologies?
We use these technologies for a variety of reasons. We use them to improve our Service, to make the ads you see more relevant to you, to count how many visitors we receive to a page, to help you sign up for our services, to protect your data, or to remember your advertising settings.
While specific names of the cookies and similar technologies that we use may change from time to time as we improve and update our Service, they fall into the below categories of use:
Category of Use
Cookie Domains in use on our site.
These technologies tell us when you are logged in so we can show you your dashboard, cards, transactions and other information about your account. They also give us information about your use of the Service that we use for a variety of reasons, including making your member experience better.
These technologies help us detect potential or real abuse, Account compromises, multiple logins, and other activity. They help us determine if the browser you’re using is new and give us information about active sessions related to your account. These technologies can also help us detect abuse and violations of terms and policies that are in place to protect us and our members, for example, attempting to determine activity is automated or human-initiated.
These technologies can help make your use of the Service smoother and easier by remembering the information you provided and allowing us to tailor your experience. For example, we may be able to store certain preferences or show you relevant information about your value exchanges or otherwise learn when you have interacted with something on the Service.
These technologies are used to help us display advertisements on other platforms or on our own that may be relevant to you.
Vimeo.com, Adroll.com (Including their partners; Google.com, Facebook.com, LinkedIn.com, AOL.com, Yahoo.com, Bidswitch.com, AppNexus.com, OpenX.com, MicroAd.com, Rubicon.com, Index.com, Pubmatic.com, Taboola.com, Outbrain.com, TripleLift.com, OneVideo.com, and LiveRamp.com)
We may also use the technologies for general research and to understand how members are using the Service and/or third-party applications.
What about mobile devices?
We will use information about your device in ways consistent with the above and to improve the Service. We will collect and use the information on transactions including payment information any applicable account, credit or debit card number and other card information, and other account and authentication information relating to any transactions.
As on the web, we also may use these technologies to store an identifier or other information on your device. We describe how we use these technologies and the information we received through their use above.
When do we read cookies?
Web browsers send any cookies for a particular web domain (ex: uphold.com) to the website each time a device with those cookies accesses content served from that domain. This means that any uphold.com cookie will be sent to us when any page is accessed at uphold.com by that device. It also means that these cookies are sent to us when someone accesses a third-party website or application that integrates or uses our Service.
We may work with partners so that we can place or read cookies on your browsers or devices when you visit third-party services. This allows us to do things like read and reference cookies from more than one device or browser that you use, on and off of our Service, so we can provide you with consistent service across all of your devices and improve and understand your experience.
Third Party Cookies
Those developing on our Platform may collect information when you view or use them, including information about you and your device or browser. They may do this using cookies or similar technologies. We require developers to be transparent about what they collect and how they use the information. To learn more about the information they collect or receive, please review their privacy policies.
Can you control these technologies?
Your browser or device may offer settings related to these technologies, including how to delete or block them. For more information about whether these settings are available, what they do, and how they work, visit your browser or device's help material. If you disable certain settings, we may not be able to recognize or respond to browser or device information, and that may interfere with your use of the Service or certain features of the Service. To opt out of advertising tracking cookies generally, please visit http://optout.networkadvertising.org/, http://optout.aboutads.info/, or http://youronlinechoices.eu/.
What if you’re not a member?
- Identify and disable abuse
- Recover your Account
- Provide security features
- Deter the submission of false information
- Identify public computers
- Identify proxies
- Generate insights about members and their usage.
We also set cookies if you don’t have an account, but have visited our site, to help us protect our members, the Site and Services from malicious activity like denial-of-service attacks and the automated access, and for attribution modeling purposes.
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