Goomba Stomp is the joint effort of a team of like-minded writers from across the globe. We provide smart readers with sharp, entertaining writing on a wide range of topics in pop culture, offering an escape from the usual hype and gossip. GoombaStomp.com respects your right to the privacy of the personal information you provide us on our website. To that end, by accessing and using this website, you agree and consent (and your parent/legal guardian agrees and consents on your behalf if you are under the age of majority in your jurisdiction of residence) to the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information as outlined in this Policy.
How Goomba Stomp Collects Information
We collect both personal information and anonymous information through the Website. We sometimes collect personal information and anonymous information by asking you to enter it into forms on our Website. For example, if you subscribe to our newsletter, we request your name and e-mail. We also collect anonymous information automatically as you use the Website—see the section below-titled Cookies and Analytics.
How Do We Use and Disclose Your Information
Administer our promotions and Website; to otherwise provide or improve our website and services; and/or to carry out other purposes which are disclosed to you and to which you consent.
We will not share your personal information with third parties unless you give us your express permission to do so; it is to your parent or guardian if you are a minor; it is necessary to allow our service providers or agents to provide services for us; subject to applicable contractual or legal restrictions, it is disclosed to entities that perform marketing services on our behalf or to other entities with whom we have joint marketing agreements; it is for any other purpose to which you consent; or otherwise as we are required or permitted by law.
Cookies and Analytics
We also collect anonymous information about your computer or mobile device when you use our Website, such as its IP address, operating system, and browser type. If you follow a link to our Website or use a search engine to access our Website, we may collect the address of the page or the search engine query that referred you to our Website. We use this information to help us operate and improve the Website and to understand how visitors find our Website. We also use your IP address to determine the general physical location of your computer or mobile device and the name of your internet service provider.
Third Party Advertisers
We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our Website. These companies may obtain anonymous information such the IP address of your computer or mobile device, the location of the page on which the ad appears, the time the page containing the ad was viewed, the type of browser used to view the page, and any information in cookies set by the third party. Our advertisers use this information to display ads for goods and services that may be of interest to you on this Website and on other websites. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, please contact us.
Cookies. Advertising cookies will be placed on your computer so that we can understand what you are interested in. Our display advertising partner, Ad Roll, then enables us to present you with retargeting advertising on other sites based on your previous interaction with Goomba Stomp. The techniques our partners employ do not collect personal information such as your name, email address, postal address or telephone number. You can visit the page http://www.adroll.com/about/privacy to opt out of Ad Roll and their partners’ targeted advertising.
Links to Other Website
Third Party Social Media Platforms
Social Features on this Website
Some pages on the Website contain social features let you publicly post photos or messages. The information you post can be collected and used by people you do not know. We may also use information you post on these social areas of our Website for promotional purposes, and by posting material to these social features, you (and your parent/legal guardian on your behalf, if you are under the age of majority in your jurisdiction of residence) grant to Goomba Stomp a world-wide, perpetual, irrevocable, transferable, sub-licensable, royalty-free, non-exclusive, and unrestricted license to copy, reproduce, adapt, transmit, edit, modify, or otherwise use, publicly display, distribute, translate and create compilations and derivative works from, any and all such content (in any format or media) and waive all moral rights in and to all such content in favour of Goomba Stomp. We urge you to carefully consider what you post in social areas.
We are committed to preserving online privacy for all of the visitors to our Website, including children. Our Website is not designed for children and we do not knowingly collect information about children under the age of 13 without the consent of their parent or guardian.
We have taken reasonable steps and have in place appropriate physical, organizational, and technological security measures to protect your personal information, including keeping your financial information private and safe. You acknowledge, however, that no transmission of data over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure, despite our efforts. We cannot guarantee that such information will not be intercepted by third-parties. We retain personal information that we collect only as long as reasonably necessary to fulfill the purposes for which it was collected or to meet any legal requirements. We have retention standards which meet these requirements. We destroy personal information when it is no longer needed for the purposes for which it was collected.
Personal information may only be accessed by persons within our organization, or our third party service providers, who require such access to carry out the purposes indicated above. The personal information we collect is maintained with the source of the information on servers based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Access and Rectification
You have a right to request access to your personal information and to request a correction to it if you believe it is inaccurate. If you have submitted personal information to us and would like to have access to it, or if you would like to have it removed or corrected, please contact us using the contact information provided below.
We will use reasonable efforts to comply with your request; however, in some cases, we may not be able to allow you to access certain personal information in certain circumstances, for example, if it contains personal information of other persons, or for legal reasons. In such cases, we will provide you with a reasonable explanation of why it is not possible to grant access to your personal information.
The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada
For more information about the data protection and other laws in Canada please refer to this useful guide https://www.priv.gc.ca/index_e.asp
This policy was last updated August 23, 2018