Last updated as of: October 15th, 2020
Thank you for visiting www.article.com (“Site”), owned and operated by TradeMango Solutions, Inc. (“Article”, “we”, “us”, “our”).
When we refer to “Services” throughout this Privacy Notice, we mean the Site (and any of its content), the products available for purchase on the Site (“Products”), and any other services available via the Site. In order to provide the Services, we collect and process personal information. This Privacy Notice governs how Article may collect, use, store and disclose personal information that we obtain through or from individuals who:
If you have any questions, comments, or concerns regarding this Privacy Notice, please contact us at [email protected]
We collect your personal customer information in order to provide and continually improve our products and services.
Here are the types of personal information we collect:
We use your personal information to operate, provide, develop, and improve the products and services that we offer our customers. These purposes include:
Information about our customers is an important part of our business, and we are not in the business of selling our customers’ personal information to others. We share customers’ personal information only as described below:
In any instance other than the ones described above, customers will receive notice when personal information might be shared with third parties. Customers will have an opportunity to choose not to share the information.
Article’s systems are designed with your security and privacy in mind. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. However, Article takes steps that are reasonably necessary to securely provide our Services. We have put in place reasonably appropriate security measures designed to prevent your Personal Information from being accidentally lost, used, or accessed in an unauthorized way, altered, or disclosed. We limit access to Personal Information only to those employees, agents, contractors, and the third parties who require access to perform their business function.
We also have procedures in place to deal with any suspected data security breach. If required, we will notify customers and applicable regulators of a suspected data security breach. We require those parties to whom we transfer Personal Information to provide acceptable standards of security.
We don't directly collect your payment information, nor do we store your payment information. We use third-party, PCI-compliant payment processors to collect payment information on our behalf in order to complete transactions. While we receive payment confirmation when a user makes a purchase, we don't have access to or process your credit card information.
We provide ad companies with information that allows them to serve you with more useful and relevant Article ads, and to measure their effectiveness. We never share customer names or other information. Instead, we use an advertising identifier like a cookie or other device identifier.
For example, if you have already downloaded one of our apps, we will share your advertising identifier and data about that event so that you will not be served an ad to download the app again. Some ad companies also use this information to serve you relevant ads from other advertisers.
Our Services integrate social media plug-ins of social networks such as Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook. Where our Services contain a plug-in to a social network, these are clearly marked with icons (e.g., a Pinterest button) that allow you to interact with those third-party social networks. If you chose to click on one of these buttons or links, your browser connects directly to the servers of the relevant social network. The social network directly transmits the content of the plug-in to your browser. If you are registered on the relevant social network and logged into your respective account, the social network receives the information about your visit to the Services. If you interact with a social network plug-in (e.g., you press the Facebook “Like” feature), the corresponding information is directly transmitted to the relevant social network from your browser.
If you are not registered with the social network or you are logged out before you visit our Services, there is the possibility that at least your IP address will be submitted to and stored by the social network. If you interact with us through a social media platform, plug-in, etc., then you may be permitting us to have on-going access to some limited information from your social network profile.
You can access your information — including your name and profile information — in the "Your Account" section of the website.
If you have any questions as to how we collect and use your personal information, please contact our Customer Service. Many of our Article Services include settings that provide you with options as to how your information is being used. For example:
Our Services are not intended for children, and Article does not target its Services to minors. If you are a minor, please don't register to use the Services and don't give us any information about yourself.
Click here to read additional disclosures required under the California Consumer Privacy Act.
We don't sell your personal information within the scope of and according to the defined meaning of a “sale” under NRS 603A.
If you choose to use Article Services, your use and any dispute over privacy is subject to this Notice and our Conditions of Use. If you have any concern about privacy at Article, please contact us with a thorough description and we will try to resolve it. Our business changes constantly, and as such our Privacy Notice will change too. You should check our websites frequently to see recent changes. Unless stated otherwise, our current Privacy Notice applies to all information that we have about you and your account. We stand behind the promises we make. We will never materially change our policies and practices to make them less protective of customer information collected in the past without the consent of affected customers.
You provide information to us when you:
As a result of those actions, you might supply us with such information as:
Examples of the information we collect and analyze include:
We may also use device identifiers, cookies, and other technologies on devices, applications, and our web pages to collect browsing, usage, or other technical information.
Information From Other Sources
Examples of information we receive from other sources include:
Information You Can Access
Examples of information you can access through Article Services include:
Last Updated: October 15th, 2020
1. Categories of Personal Information Collected
The personal information that Article has collected from consumers in the preceding twelve months falls into the following categories:
2. Purpose of Collection
3. Categories of Personal Information Disclosed for a Business Purpose
In the preceding twelve months, we have disclosed the following categories of personal information for business purposes to the following categories of recipients:
4. Sale of Personal Information
California law requires that we provide transparency about personal information we “sell,” which for the purposes of the CCPA broadly means scenarios in which we have shared personal information with partners in exchange for valuable consideration. While we do not provide personal information about you to other companies for money, we do “sell” certain personal information in the course of advertising and marketing our products to you. In the preceding 12 months, we have “sold” the following categories of personal information to the following categories of third parties:
To opt out of such “sales” of your personal information, please visit our “Do Not Sell My Personal Information” webpage and make an opt-out request.
5. Consumer Rights Requests.
Subject to certain limitations, you have the right under the CCPA to (1) request to know more about the categories and specific pieces of personal information we collect, use, sell, and disclose; (2) request deletion of your personal information, (3) opt out of any “sales” of your personal information that may be occurring, and (4) not be discriminated against for exercising these rights. If you wish to make any of these requests, please visit this webpage or contact us at +1-888-746-3455. Once we receive your request, we will verify it based on certain identifiers you provide, such as your name, email address and phone number. If we receive your request from an authorized agent registered with the California Secretary of State, we may ask you to verify your identity with us directly or confirm with us that the agent otherwise has valid written authority to submit the request on your behalf.
6. No discrimination: Article will not discriminate against consumers for exercising their rights under the CCPA.
7. Shine the Light: California law permits residents of California to request certain details about how their information is shared with third parties for direct marketing purposes. Under the law, a business must either provide this information or permit California residents to opt in to, or opt out of, this type of sharing. Article qualifies for this alternative option. To opt out of having information about you shared with third parties for direct marketing purposes, please email us at [email protected].
Last updated: January 1, 2020
A cookie is a small text file that is placed on your computer or mobile device when you visit the site. This text file enables the website to remember your actions and preferences (such as login, language, font size and other display preferences) over a period of time, for example so you don’t have to re-enter them whenever you come back to the website or browse from one page to another. A cookie can be classified by its lifespan and the domain to which it belongs:
As for the domain to which a cookie belongs, there are either:
Pixel Tags/Web Beacons
A pixel tag (also known as a web beacon) is a piece of code embedded in the Services that collects information about visitors’ engagement on that web page. The use of a pixel allows us to record, for example, that a visitor has visited a particular web page.
We or authorized third parties collect some information, including Device and Usage Information, by automated means using cookies, web beacons, and server logs for analytic purposes. When you visit or access the Services, we may — by means of cookies, web beacons, tags, scripts, and/or other similar technologies — automatically collect technical information about the devices and software you use to access the Services, such as the type of Internet browser or mobile device you use, the website or source that linked or referred you to the Services, your IP address or device ID (or other persistent identifier that uniquely identifies your computer or mobile device on the Internet), the operating system of your computer or mobile device, and other similar technical information.
These same technologies (or a combination of them) may also be used to help us: