Like most website operators, RankTopTen 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. RankTopten collects non-personally identifying information in order to better understand how RankTopTen's visitors use its Website. From time to time, RankTopTen may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its Website.
RankTopTen also collects potentially personally identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, email addresses (from registered users only), and data from connected social media accounts. RankTopTen does not disclose such information, other than under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally identifying information, as described below.
RankTopTen may collect and, on any page, display the total counts that the page has been viewed. RankTopTen allows for the RSS syndication of its public content within the RankTopTen website.
User Submitted InformationWhen visiting RankTopTen 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 RankTopTen account, some information about your account and your account activity may be provided to other RankTopTen 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 RankTopTen account name, not your email address, is displayed to other users when you engage in certain activities on RankTopTen. Other users can contact you by leaving a message or comment on the Website. If you choose to communicate with other RankTopTen users, you alone are responsible for any events or actions that might result from such communication; RankTopTen 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 RankTopTen account page.
RankTopTen 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 RankTopTen in ways that require RankTopTen to gather personally identifying information. The amount and type of information that RankTopTen 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. RankTopTen 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 RankTopTen 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 RankTopTen, 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.
Many companies offer programs that help you to visit websites anonymously. While RankTopTen 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.
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.