Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

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Effective Date 08/25/2016

\r\nThis Privacy Policy explains the data collection and use practices which are operated by Telescope Inc. (“Telescope”).  Telescope is committed to protecting the privacy of your information.  The objective of this Privacy Policy is to disclose and explain what information we collect, use, and share.\r\n

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  1. INFORMATION WE COLLECT AND HOW WE USE IT
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\r\nTelescope offers a variety of services, including voting services for television programs and digital product solutions for real-time engagement, interactive campaigns, and live event experiences that are collectively referred to as the “Service”.  We may gather certain personally identifiable information that you provide to us when accessing a Service.  When you use a Service, we may require you to provide “contact information”, such as name, address, email address, phone number, and mobile phone number, or such other personally identifiable information from time to time (collectively “personal information”). If you are logged into a social media profile to use or access a Service, we may collect personal information available from your profile, such as gender, age range, language, or geographic region. We will not collect any financial information pertaining to you (e.g., credit card numbers and/or bank account information).\r\n\r\nAs you use the Service, Telescope may also track and aggregate non-personally identifiable information about you, for example your Internet Protocol (“IP”) address to use as a “unique identifier” for Service limitations or to determine whether you are in a geographic region that is eligible to use the Service.  We may also share this information with third parties which incorporate the Service being used; for example, the companies associated with the Service upon which you participated, such as the television program for which you cast your vote. We do not link this data with any personal information so you will remain anonymous to us. In the event of corporate business activities such as mergers, acquisitions, divestures or bankruptcy, personal information may be used or disclosed in connection with such activities or as disclosure is required be law.\r\n\r\nBy voluntarily submitting your personal information to us, you consent that we may collect, use, and share your personal information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.   Telescope will not use your personal information submitted for any other purpose but to provide the Service requested, unless you opt-in to any other use.  We may share your personal information with the companies that assist us with the Service to the extent necessary to provide the Service requested, however, these companies are not authorized to use the information we share with them for any other purpose.\r\n\r\nWhile using the Service, you may be directed to a third party site, for example to login to your Facebook, Twitter, or Google account which may take you to that third party site.  Once you’ve left the Service, this Privacy Policy will no longer apply to personal information or any other data collected from or provided by you, and you will be subject to that third party site’s privacy policy (and other terms and conditions of use), and you should review it to determine how your data will be used.\r\n\r\nWe will not sell or rent your personal information to third parties.  Telescope will store your personal information only as long as necessary to provide the Service or as otherwise required or permitted by law.\r\n

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  1. LIMITED DISCLOSURES
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\r\nWe may disclose your personal information: (1) to our employees and contractors only to the extent necessary to provide the Service; (2) to comply with laws and regulations, including, for example, compliance with a court order or subpoena; (3) to enforce our Terms and Conditions, Terms of Service, and/or any other applicable rules of the Service (e.g. for contests, sweepstakes, promotions and games); (4) to protect your safety and security; (5) to protect the safety and security of Telescope, our employees and contractors, and property that belongs to Telescope or related third parties; and (6) to those involved in a transfer of all or part of Telescope’s assets or business.\r\n

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  1. COOKIES
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\r\nLike many companies, Telescope may use “cookies” or other similar technologies to collect information. A cookie is a small text file that is sent to your computer from a Web server and stored on your computer’s hard drive when you visit a website. Most browsers are initially set to accept cookies. If you prefer, you can set your browser to refuse cookies or to alert you when cookies are being sent. Certain internet browsers, such as Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox and Safari, also allow you to block, control and remove cookies from your computer. For more information regarding your specific browser, please consult the browser’s help section or browser provider’s website.\r\n

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  1. OPT IN
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\r\nTelescope may offer you an opportunity to “opt-in” to receive marketing information from Telescope and/or third parties.  This “opt-in” will require a response by you to signify your consent to receive additional information from Telescope and/or third parties.  For example, if you are using the internet to access the Service, you may be asked to check a box to “opt-in” or if accessing via your mobile phone, by texting YES to a designated short code.\r\n

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  1. OPT-OUT OR REQUEST FOR CHANGES RELATED TO PERSONAL INFORMATION
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\r\nIf you wish to change your preferences, change the personal information you already provided, and/or remove the personal information you have previously provided, please contact Telescope at the contact information provided below.  If you consent to receiving communications from a third party, such third party may have its own privacy policy which will apply to you and you will need to communicate with them directly if you wish to change your preferences, change the personal information you provided, remove the personal information you provided, or later decide that you no longer wish to receive such third party’s communications.\r\n

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  1. SECURITY
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\r\nWe take your privacy and data security very seriously and strive to maintain the security of all personal information voluntarily provided by you. We maintain appropriate physical, technical, and administrative safeguards to protect against unauthorized access, use, modification and disclosure of personal information in our custody and control. However, no website or transmission of information over the internet or common carrier lines is guaranteed to be completely secure, and we cannot guarantee that unauthorized access, hacking, data losses, or other breaches will never occur. Accordingly, any provision or transmission of information by you is done at your own risk.\r\n

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  1. CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 13
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\r\nThe Service provided by Telescope is not directed to and/or intended for children without parental or guardian consent. Telescope does not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13 without verifiable parental consent. In the event we discover we have inadvertently collected any personal information from a child under 13 years of age, Telescope will take the appropriate steps to delete this personal information, or seek the necessary verifiable parental consent for that collection.\r\n

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  1. CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY
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\r\nTelescope may make changes to this policy from time to time.  We encourage you to visit this page regularly to review the current Privacy Policy for any updates or changes.\r\n

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  1. YOUR CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTS
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\r\nTelescope only shares personal information collected with third parties for the third party’s direct marketing use if you have opted in to this sharing. If you are a resident of the State of California, pursuant to California Civil Code Section 1798.83, California residents have the right, once per calendar year, to request disclosure of what kind of personal information has been collected about you and then shared with other third parties for the third party’s direct marketing use, as well as the names and addresses of those third parties with which the information has been shared.  To make such a request, please contact Telescope at the contact information provided below.\r\n

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  1. EU-U.S. PRIVACY SHIELD
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\r\nTelescope complies with the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of personal information transferred from the European Union to the United States. Telescope has certified to the Department of Commerce that it adheres to the Privacy Shield Principles. Telescope is subject to the investigatory and enforcement powers of the Federal Trade Commission. If there is any conflict between the terms in this privacy policy and the Privacy Shield Principles, the Privacy Shield Principles shall govern. To learn more about the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework, and to view our certification, visit www.privacyshield.gov.\r\n\r\nTelescope’s participation in the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework applies to all personal data that is subject to this Privacy Policy and is received from the European Union and European Economic Area. Telescope will comply with the Privacy Shield Principles with respect to such personal data. Telescope’s accountability for personal data that it receives under the Privacy Shield and subsequently transfers to a third party is described in the Privacy Shield Principles. In particular, Telescope remains responsible and liable under the Privacy Shield Principles if third-party agents that it engages to process the personal data on its behalf do so in a manner inconsistent with the Principles, unless Telescope proves that it is not responsible for the event giving rise to the damage.\r\n

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  1. DISPUTE RESOLUTION
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\r\nAny questions or concerns regarding the use or disclosure of personal information should be directed to Telescope at the contact information provided below. Telescope will investigate and attempt to resolve complaints and disputes regarding use and disclosure of personal information in accordance with the principles contained in this privacy policy.\r\n\r\nIn compliance with the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework, Telescope commits to resolve complaints about your privacy and our collection or use of your personal information. EU individuals with inquiries or complaints regarding this privacy policy should also first contact Telescope at the contact information provided below. Telescope has further committed to refer unresolved Privacy Shield-related complaints to an independent dispute resolution provider. If you do not receive timely acknowledgement of your Privacy Shield-related complaint, or if such complaint is not satisfactorily addressed, you can also submit your complaint to Privacy Trust, an independent third party dispute resolution provider, at: https://www.privacytrust.com/drs/telescope. Finally, as a last resort and in limited situations, EU individuals may seek redress from the Privacy Shield Panel, a binding arbitration mechanism.\r\n

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  1. CONTACT TELESCOPE
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\r\nIf you have any requests, complaints, or disputes concerning your personal information or any questions with regard to our privacy policy, please contact us by sending an email to info@telescope.tv or by mail to Privacy Policy c/o Telescope Inc., 11835 W. Olympic Blvd., Suite 350, Los Angeles, CA 90064.\r\n\r\nPrivacyTrust Privacy Shield Certification: Click to Verify