Terms of Service
Ranker, Inc. ("Ranker") Ranker is a social site and platform that provides a wide variety of lists on a variety of subjects (each a “List”. We make it easy, fun, and social for Users to participate in the raking of List items via a drop-and-drag interface and a comprehensive database. Users of the Website and Service (each a “User”) can setup a profile with all of their ratings, favorites, Lists and more, connect their profile with friends and meet new people with similar taste through our website located at www.ranker.com and any other websites or applications, operated or controlled by us ("Website").
Please read these Terms of Service ("Terms") carefully as they govern your access to and use of the services on the Website (collectively, the "Services"), and any information, text, graphics, photos or other materials uploaded, downloaded or appearing on the Services, including Lists, User Content, Ranker Content and User-Generated Lists (collectively referred to as "Content"). Services include all aspects of the Website, including but not limited to all products, software and services offered via the Website, such as the Widget, uploaders and other applications. Your access to and use of the Services is conditioned on your acceptance of and compliance with these Terms. By accessing or using the Services you agree to be bound by these Terms.
Ownership of ContentUser Content. Except as otherwise provided for herein, you own all content you submit to the Website and/or Services, including but not limited to profile information, reviews, images, messages, and any other materials, including a User-Generated List ("User Content"). By submitting User Content you hereby irrevocably grant Ranker a perpetual, world-wide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, sub-licensable and transferable license and right to Use User Content for any purpose and in any media now existing or in the future. Notwithstanding the foregoing, you grant Ranker an exclusive, perpetual license to Use any User Content that is your contribution to a User-Generated List. As used herein, a “User-Generated List” is List submitted by you to the Service.
You also irrevocably grant the Users of the Services and third party websites, mobile applications, Publishers and other platforms that have obtained User Content from Ranker ("Third Party Properties") the same right you have granted to Ranker herein to Use the User Content in connection with their use of the Services. As used herein, the right to “Use” means the right to, copy, display, perform, digitally perform, distribute, modify, translate, reformat, incorporate into advertisements and other works, promote, create derivative works of, and , allow others to do the same. You irrevocably waive, and cause to be waived, any claims and assertions of moral rights or attribution with respect to User Content brought against Ranker, any Third Party Properties and our and their users.
You shall be solely responsible for your own User Content and the consequences of posting or publishing them. In connection with any User Content, you affirm, represent, and/or warrant that: (i) you own or have the necessary licenses, rights, consents, and permissions to use and authorize Ranker to use all patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, publicity, publishing or other proprietary rights in and to any and all such User Content to enable inclusion and Use of the User Content in the manner contemplated by these Terms; and (ii) you have the written consent, release, and/or permission of each and every identifiable individual person in the User Content to use the name, voice or likeness of each and every such identifiable individual person to enable inclusion and Use of the User Content in the manner contemplated by these Terms.
We may use, post or refuse to post, disable from view, remove or reinstate any Content (including User Content) in our sole discretion. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, we may, but are not obligated to, hide or remove any User Content that we determine, in our sole discretion, to be in violation of the terms hereof. We are not obligated to return any User Content to you under any circumstances.
Ranker Content. We are the sole and exclusive copyright owners of the Website and Services, including, but not limited to, visual interfaces, interactive features, graphics, design, compilation, computer code, products, software, aggregate user review ratings, reports and other usage-related data in connection with activities associated with your account and all other elements and components of the Website and Services excluding Your Content and third party content (collectively, the "Ranker Content"). We also exclusively own the copyrights, trademarks, service marks, logos, trade names, trade dress and other intellectual and proprietary rights throughout the world (the "IP Rights") associated with the Website, Services and Ranker Content, which may be protected by copyright, patent, trademark and other applicable intellectual property and proprietary rights and laws. You may not use, copy, display, distribute, modify, translate, reformat, incorporate into advertisements and other works, promote, create derivative works, or in any way exploit or allow others to exploit any of Ranker Content in whole or in part except as expressly authorized by us. Except as otherwise expressly granted to you in writing, we do not grant you any other express or implied right or license to the Website, Services, Ranker Content or Ranker's IP Rights.
Content on the Website and Service is provided to all Users AS-IS for your information and personal use only and may not be used, copied, reproduced, distributed, transmitted, broadcast, displayed, sold, licensed, or otherwise exploited for any other purposes whatsoever without the prior written consent of Ranker. Ranker reserves all rights not expressly granted in and to the Website, the Service and the Content. You agree to not engage in the use, copying, or distribution of any of the Content other than expressly permitted herein. If you download or print a copy of the Content for personal use, you must retain all copyright and other proprietary notices contained therein.
Content DisclaimerYou understand that when using the Services you will be exposed to Content from a variety of sources, and that Ranker is not responsible for the accuracy or intellectual property rights of or relating to such Content. You further understand and acknowledge that you may be exposed to Content that is inaccurate, offensive, indecent, or objectionable, and you agree to waive, and hereby do waive, any legal or equitable rights or remedies you have or may have against Ranker with respect thereto. Ranker does not endorse any Content or any opinion, recommendation, or advice expressed therein, and Ranker expressly disclaims any and all liability in connection with Content.
Your Obligations in Using the ServicesThe Services may be used and accessed for lawful and non-commercial purposes only. You agree to abide by all applicable local, state, national and foreign laws, treatises and regulations in connection with your use of the Services. In addition, without limitation, you agree that you will not do any of the following while using or accessing the Website or Services:
In submitting User Content to us, you represent that:
With regard to User Content that are images, you agree that at least one of the following is met:
Lastly, you agree that any of User Content submitted to us will not:
Termination / CancellationWe may immediately terminate or suspend your access to the Services and remove any material (including User Content) from the Website or our servers, in the event that you breach these Terms. Notwithstanding the foregoing, we also reserve the right to terminate the Website, Services or your access thereto at any time and for any reason. After such a termination, you understand and acknowledge that we will have no further obligation to provide the Services. Upon termination, all licenses and other rights granted to you by these Terms will immediately cease. Ranker is not liable to you or any third party for termination of the Services or termination of your use of the Services. UPON ANY TERMINATION OR SUSPENSION, ANY INFORMATION (INCLUDING USER CONTENT) THAT YOU HAVE SUBMITTED ON THE WEBSITE OR THAT WHICH IS RELATED TO YOUR ACCOUNT MAY NO LONGER BE ACCESSED BY YOU. Furthermore, Ranker will have no obligation to maintain any information stored in our database related to your Account or to forward any information to you or any third party.
You may terminate your Account at any time and for any reason by clicking "Cancel Account" on the "My Account" page. Upon any termination by a Member, the related Account will no longer be accessible.
Any suspension, termination or cancellation will not affect your obligations to Ranker under these Terms (including but not limited to ownership, indemnification and limitation of liability), which by their sense and context are intended to survive such suspension, termination or cancellation.
Ranker uses YouTube links on Ranker lists. Please see YouTube terms of service foundhere for more information on YouTube's policies.
PublishersRanker has developed proprietary software (the "Widget") which includes an online list publishing widget and online data management platform designed for organizing, querying, analyzing, exporting and developing reports based on voting on and publishing lists. Ranker makes the Widget available to third parties (“Publishers”) solely for display on Publisher's website via HTML embedded code Upon embedding the Widget, Publisher is granted a royalty-free, non-exclusive, non-transferable, non-assignable right to download, and install the Widget on the Publisher's websites and to display the Widget, Lists and other Content Ranker delivers to the Widget and to collect and report quantitative List and other data ("List Data") from visitors to the Publisher's websites.
Publisher hereby acknowledges and agrees that Ranker owns and shall retain rights in and to the Widget, including, without limitation, (i) all patent, copyright, trade secret, database rights, trademark and other intellectual property rights in and to the Widget, and any corrections, bug fixes, enhancements, updates or other modifications to the Widget, whether made by Publisher, Ranker or any third party and (ii) all List content, each List, List analysis, end-user presentations, the List Data and other data generated from the use of the Widget. ("Widget Content")
CopyrightIf you believe that any content has been posted on the Service, Website or Widget in a manner that constitutes copyright infringement, please notify Ranker by providing its designated Copyright Agent with the written information specified below:
Ranker's Copyright Agent for Notice of claims of copyright infringement can be reached as follows:
By mail: Copyright Agent Ranker, Inc., 6420 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 500 , Los Angeles, CA 90048
By email: email@example.com
Content PolicyThe purpose of this section is to make clear what we consider to be acceptable use of Ranker.
If you are found to be in violation of any of the policies listed below, your account will be frozen and you will be notified via email when possible. Unless you explain or correct your behavior within 48 hours, your account will be suspended. Though our goal is to work with you to ensure an equitable outcome in all cases, we reserve the right to immediately suspend, without notice, any content, account, or IP address which we determine to be illegal, spam, systematically generated, or potentially damaging to our service or infrastructure.
When your account is suspended, public access to your content is blocked. Access to your Ranker account and the ability to add/edit posts will also be disabled.Redundant Content
Ranker is not intended to be an all-purpose content aggregator. Users who import or aggregate content that is unrelated to the purpose of the Website will be subject to suspension.Copyright
Although the use of copyrighted material does not necessarily constitute infringement, as a rule users should exercise caution when using copyrighted content without the permission of the content owner. It is Ranker policy to respond to notices of alleged infringement that comply with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act ("DMCA").Sexually Explicit Video and Photographs
Accounts that use Ranker's Video/Photograph upload feature to upload and host sexually explicit or pornographic material will be suspended.Spam
Users that publish content that is not meaningful or relevant, use deceptive means to generate revenue or traffic, or post primarily for the purpose of affiliate marketing, will be subject to suspension.Privacy and Identity Theft
The appropriation and use of the identity of another person are not permitted. Users may not post other people's personally identifying or confidential information. You may not post information such as other people's credit card numbers, Social Security Numbers, driver's and/or other license numbers, passwords, usernames, phone numbers, addresses and email addresses.Objectionable Content, Defamation, and Libel
Hate speech and other objectionable content that is unlawful, defamatory, and fraudulent are not allowed on Ranker. Though an allegation of defamatory expression, in and of itself, does not establish defamation, as the truth or falsehood of an expression is a necessary element in establishing defamation, therefore, as we are not in a position to make that sort of fact-based judgment, we will remove any statement that we have reason to believe could be defamatory.Illegal Use
Ranker may not be used for illegal purposes. Examples of this include using Ranker for deceptive or fraudulent purposes.Unauthorized Use
We will terminate accounts and block access of individuals who attempt unauthorized use of Ranker.com.Automated or Mass Registration
Accounts that are registered automatically or systematically will be removed and access will be permanently suspended.
Ability to Accept TermsYou affirm that you are either more than 18 years of age, or an emancipated minor, or possess legal parental or guardian consent, and are fully able and competent to enter into the terms, conditions, obligations, affirmations, representations, and warranties set forth in these Terms, and to abide by and comply with these Terms. In any case, you affirm that you are over the age of 13, as the Service is not intended for children under 13. If you are under 13 years of age, then please do not use the Service.
Disclaimer of WarrantiesYOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE AND THE SERVICES IS AT YOUR SOLE DISCRETION AND RISK. RANKER EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY, RELATING TO THE WEBSITE, SERVICES, AND CONTENT OR THE CONTENT OF ANY WEBSITES LINKED TO THE WEBSITE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION THE WARRANTIES OF TITLE, MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, COURSE OF DEALING OR COURSE OF PERFORMANCE. RANKER DISCLAIMS ANY WARRANTIES: (I) REGARDING THE SECURITY, ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, TIMELINESS AND PERFORMANCE OF THE SITES; OR (II) THAT THE SERVICES WILL BE ERROR-FREE OR THAT ANY ERRORS WILL BE CORRECTED.
RANKER ASSUMES NO LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY (I) ERRORS, MISTAKES, OR INACCURACIES OF THE WEBSITE, SERVICE OR CONTENT, (II) ANY UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR USE OF THE WEBSITE OR SERVICE'S SECURE SERVERS AND/OR ANY AND ALL PERSONAL INFORMATION AND/OR FINANCIAL INFORMATION STORED THEREIN, (III) ANY INTERRUPTION OR CESSATION OF TRANSMISSION TO OR FROM THE WEBSITE, (IV) ANY BUGS, VIRUSES, TROJAN HORSES, OR THE LIKE WHICH MAY BE TRANSMITTED TO OR THROUGH THE WEBSITE BY ANY THIRD PARTY, (V) ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN ANY CONTENT OR FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE OF ANY KIND INCURRED AS A RESULT OF THE USE OF ANY CONTENT POSTED, EMAILED, TRANSMITTED, OR OTHERWISE MADE AVAILABLE VIA THE WEBSITE OR SERVICE, AND/OR (VI) OTHERWISE RESULTING FROM YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE OR SERVICE.
NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU FROM RANKER, WILL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY STATED IN THIS AGREEMENT. SOME STATES OR JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES. ACCORDINGLY, SOME OF THE ABOVE EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
Limitation of LiabilityIN NO EVENT WILL RANKER, ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES OR AGENTS, BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE, SERVICES, AND CONTENT WHETHER THE DAMAGES ARE FORESEEABLE AND WHETHER OR NOT RANKER HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. THE FOREGOING LIMITATION OF LIABILITY WILL APPLY TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW IN THE APPLICABLE JURISDICTION AND IN NO EVENT WILL RANKER'S CUMULATIVE LIABILITY TO YOU EXCEED $100.
IndemnificationYou agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless us and our affiliates, subsidiaries, successors, assignees, licensees, directors, officers, employees, agents, contractors, vendors, business partners, owners, and professional advisors from any claims, damages, liabilities, costs, or expenses (including without limitation court costs, collection costs, and reasonable attorney fees) arising from: (i) your use of and access to the Service; (ii) your violation of any term of these Terms; (iii) your violation of any third party right, including without limitation any copyright, property, or privacy right; or (iv) any claim that your Content caused damage to a third party.
Modification of TermsRanker reserves the right, in its sole discretion, at any time to modify, discontinue or terminate any aspect of the Website or Services, or modify these Terms without notice. Ranker may also impose limits on certain features and services or restrict your access to parts or the entire Website or Service without notice or liability at any time in Ranker's sole discretion, without prejudice to any legal or equitable remedies available to Ranker, for any reason or purpose, including, but not limited to, conduct that Ranker believes violates these Terms or other policies or guidelines posted on the Website or conduct which Ranker believes is harmful to it, the Website, the Service, or others. All modified terms and conditions will be effective when posted on the Website (unless a longer notice period is required by applicable law). If any modified Terms are not acceptable to you, your sole remedy is to cease using the Services, and if applicable, cancel your Account (defined below). By continuing to access or use the Services after Ranker makes any such modification, you agree to be bound by the revised Terms.
TAG Certified Against Fraud Publisher Sourcing DisclosureIn partnership with the Trustworthy Accountabilty Group (TAG), Ranker is committed to transparency and fighting fraud in digital advertising and participates in the TAG Certified Against Fraud Program. Ranker participates in paid traffic via boosting Facebook posts. In accordance with the TAG Publisher Sourcing Disclosure Requirements, the following are the percentages of paid traffic directed to ranker.com, per quarter.
Ranker VisitorsLike 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 InformationWhen 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 InformationIf 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:
To exercise your full rights as outlined by the CCPA, please email us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org, 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:
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.
|Personal information categories listed in the California Customer Records statute (Cal. Civ. Code § 1798.80(e)):|
For example: name, address
For example: Information you may submit to us, such as votes.
|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.
|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.
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).
|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.
|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.
Children's PrivacyThis 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 email@example.com to have that child's account terminated and information deleted.
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 InformationWhen 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 www.networkadvertising.org.
Aggregate InformationThe 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.
DisclosureWe 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.
SecurityWe may employ procedural and technological security measures that are reasonably designed to help protect your personally identifiable information from loss, unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration or destruction. Ranker may use 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.
MessagingRanker.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 www.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 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.
Correction/Updating Personally Identifiable InformationRanker 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.
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 UseBelow 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 CookiesWe 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 CookiesWe 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 CookiesOur 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.
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Third Party CookiesWe 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.
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