Privacy Policy

Thank you for visiting this website. Your privacy is important to us. As such, we provide this privacy policy ("Privacy Policy") explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used.

We have recently updated our Privacy Policy applicable to our websites and clarified data collection, usage and sharing practices among Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams and third parties. Please take the time to read this full Privacy Policy. You consent to the data collection, use, disclosure and storage practices described in this Privacy Policy when you use any of our Services (as described below), including when you access any content or videos.

I. The Information We Collect

We receive both information that is directly provided to us, such as personal information you provide when you visit our web site, and information that is passively or automatically collected from you, such as anonymous information collected from your browser or device. In this Privacy Policy, we refer to all of this as the "Information".

1. Information You Provide To Us. When you visit our web site, you can register, order products, enter contests, vote in polls or otherwise express an opinion, subscribe to one of our services such as our online newsletters or text message alerts, or participate in one of our online forums or communities. In the course of these various offerings, we often seek to collect from you various forms of information, such as: name, address, e-mail address, telephone number, fax number and credit card information.

You may also be able to submit Information about other people. For example, if you order a gift online and want it sent directly to the recipient, you might submit the recipient's name and address. This Information may include, for instance, a recipient's name, address, e-mail address, and telephone number.

2. Information That is Passively or Automatically Collected. We and certain of our third party service providers may use automated means to collect various types of Information about you, your computer or other device used to access our web site. A representative, non-exhaustive list of the types of automatically collected information may include: network or Internet protocol address and type of browser you are using (e.g., Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Internet Explorer), the type of operating system you are using, (e.g., Microsoft Windows or Mac OS), the name of your Internet service provider (e.g., Comcast, Verizon or AT&T) and domains used by such providers, mobile network, device identifiers (such as an Apple IDFA or an Android Advertising ID), device settings, browser settings, the type of handheld or mobile device used to view our web site (e.g., iOS, Android), location information, and the content and advertisements you have accessed, seen, forwarded and/or clicked on. Please see our Section titled Cookies, and Other User and Ad-Targeting Technologies for more information about how the foregoing Information may be collected and used.

3. Geo-location Information. If you are accessing our web site from a mobile device or through a mobile application, you may be asked to share your precise (GPS level) geo-location information with us so we can customize your experience, when we work with a partner such as a third party mobile ad platform. If you agree to such collection, in most cases, you will be able to turn off such data collection at any time by accessing the privacy settings of your mobile device and/or through the settings in the applicable mobile application.

4. Information Collected By and From Social Media Services and Other Third Party Platforms. You also can engage with our content on or through social media services or other third party platforms, such as Facebook, or other third-party social media plug-ins, integrations and applications. When you engage with our content on or through social media services or other third party platforms, plug-ins, integrations or applications, you may allow us to have access to certain Information in your profile. This may include your name, e-mail address, photo, gender, birthday, location, an ID associated with the applicable third party platform or social media account user files, like photos and videos, your list of friends or connections, people you follow and/or who follow you, or your posts or "likes." For a description on how social media services and other third party platforms, plug-ins, integrations or applications handle your information, please refer to their respective privacy policies and terms of use, which may permit you to modify your privacy settings.

When we interact with you through our content on third party websites, applications, integrations or platforms, we may obtain any information regarding your interaction with that content, such as content you have viewed and information about advertisements within the content you have been shown or may have clicked on.

II. How We Use the Information

We may use the Information to:

  1. provide and communicate with you regarding your account with us,
  2. fulfill your requests regarding requests for newsletters and notifications,
  3. respond to your inquiries, and notify you if you have won a contest,
  4. communicate with you about other products, programs or services that we believe may be of interest to you,
  5. enforce the legal terms (including without limitation our policies and terms of service) that govern your use of our web site, and/or for the purposes for which you provided the Information,
  6. provide technical support,
  7. prevent fraud or potentially illegal activities,
  8. protect the safety of our Users,
  9. customize or personalize ads, offers and content made available to you based on your visits to and/or usage of our web site or other online or mobile websites, applications, platforms or services, and analyze the performance of those ads, offers and content, as well as your interaction with them,
  10. perform analysis regarding how you use our web site or any part thereof,
  11. send gifts, cards, invitations or emails if you use these services, to your designated recipients.

When you provide information from your social media account, it can help enable us to do things like (1) give you exclusive content, (2) personalize your online experience with us, (3) contact you through the social media service or directly by sending you the latest news, special offerings, and rewards, and (4) enable you to share your experience and content via social media services. When you provide information about yourself to us through an application, through our web site or on social media services or other third party platforms, it may be publicly viewed by other members of these services and we cannot prevent further use of the information by third parties.

We or a third party partner may use "cookies" or similar technologies to associate Information with a unique identifier that then associates the Information with your device or browser.

Sometimes, we may associate cookies with the Information, including de-identified, "hashed," or anonymous versions of Information you have provided (such as during registration), in order to send or help our third party partners send ads and offers based on your presumed interests or demographic information.

We may combine any of the Information we collect, for any of the above purposes, and may sometimes enhance the Information with other information that we obtain from third party sources.

III. Information Sharing and Disclosure

We may disclose the Information as follows:

  1. To service providers or third party partners that we have engaged to perform business-related functions on our behalf. This may include service providers that: (a) conduct research and analytics; (b) create content; (c) provide customer, technical or operational support; (d) conduct or support marketing (such as email, direct mail or advertising platforms); (e) fulfill orders and user requests; (f) handle payments; (g) host our web site, forums and online communities; (h) administer contests; (i) maintain databases; (j) send or support online or mobile advertising; and (k) otherwise support our web site.
  2. In response to legal process, for example, in response to a court order or a subpoena, a law enforcement or government agency's request or similar request.
  3. With third parties in order to investigate, prevent, or take action (in our sole discretion) regarding potentially illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to any person, us, or the Services, or violations of our policies, the law, or to verify or enforce compliance with the policies governing our web site.
  4. We may transfer some or all of your Information if we undergo a business transition, like a merger, acquisition by another company, or sale of all or part of our assets, or if a substantial portion of our assets is sold or merged in this way.

IV. Cookies and Other User and Ad-Targeting Technologies.

We use cookies and other technologies both to provide our Services to you and to advertise to you. We also may work with Partners to help them advertise to you when you visit other websites or mobile applications, and to help them perform user analytics. These technologies may also be used to analyze how our Users interact with advertising on our web site and elsewhere, and more generally, to learn more about our Users and what services or offers you might prefer to receive. We describe some of these technologies below.

1. Cookies. To enhance your online experience, we and our Partners use "cookies", "web beacons" or other tracking technologies. Cookies are text files placed in your computer's browser to store your preferences. We use cookies or other tracking technologies to understand Service and Internet usage and to improve or customize the products, content, offerings, services or advertisements on our web site. For example, we may use cookies to personalize your experience on our web site (e.g., to recognize you by name when you return to our web site), save your password in password-protected areas, and enable you to use shopping carts on our web site. We also may use cookies or other tracking technologies to help us offer you products, content, offerings or services that may be of interest to you and to deliver relevant advertising when you visit our web site. We or a third party platform with whom we work may place or recognize a unique cookie on your browser to enable you to receive customized content, offers, services or advertisements on our web site. These cookies contain no information intended to identify you personally. The cookies may be associated with de-identified demographic or other data linked to or derived from data you voluntarily have submitted to us (e.g., your email address) that we may share with a service provider solely in hashed, non-human readable form.

We, our third party service providers, advertisers, advertising networks and platforms, agencies, or our Partners also may use cookies or other tracking technologies to manage and measure the performance of advertisements displayed and delivered. This also helps us, our service providers and Partners provide more relevant advertising.

2. Syncing Cookies and Identifiers. We may work with our third party partners "for instance, third party ad platforms" to synchronize unique, anonymous identifiers "such as those associated with cookies" in order to match our Partners' uniquely coded user identifiers to our own. We may do this, for instance, to enhance data points about a particular unique browser or device, and thus enable us or others to send ads that are more relevant, match Users to their likely product interests, or better synchronize, cap, or optimize advertising.

3. Disabling Cookies. Most web browsers are set up to accept cookies. You may be able to set your browser to warn you before accepting certain cookies or to refuse certain cookies. However, if you disable the use of cookies in your web browser, some features of our web site may be difficult to use or inoperable.

We may work with certain third-party companies that use techniques other than HTTP cookies to recognize your computer or device and/or to collect and record information about your web surfing activity, including those integrated with our Services. Please keep in mind that your web browser may not permit you to block the use of these techniques, and those browser settings that block conventional cookies may have no effect on such techniques.

4. Web Beacons. We and our third party partners may also use "web beacons" or clear GIFs, or similar technologies, which are small pieces of code placed on our web site or in an email, to monitor the behavior and collect data about the visitors using our web site. For example, web beacons may be used to count the users who visit a web page or to deliver a cookie to the browser of a visitor to our web site. Web beacons may also be used to provide information on the effectiveness of our email campaigns (e.g., open rates, clicks, forwards, etc.).

5. Mobile Device Identifiers and SDKs. We also sometimes use, or partner with publishers, publisher-facing, or app developer platforms that use mobile Software Development Kits ("SDKs"), or use an SDK with a mobile app that we offer, to collect Information, such as mobile identifiers (e.g., IDFAs and Android Advertising IDs), and Information connected to how mobile devices interact with our Services and those using our Services. A mobile SDK is the mobile app version of a web beacon (see "Web Beacons" above). The SDK is a bit of computer code that app developers can include in their apps to enable ads to be shown, data to be collected, and related services or analytics to be performed. We may use this technology to deliver or help our Partners deliver certain advertising through mobile applications and browsers based on information associated with your mobile device.

By visiting our web site you acknowledge, and agree that you are giving us your consent to track your activities and your use of our web site through the technologies described above, as well as similar technologies developed in the future, and that we may use such tracking technologies in the emails we send to you.

Our unaffiliated Partners and third parties may themselves set and access their own tracking technologies when you visit our web site and they may have access to information about you and your online activities over time and across different websites or applications when you use our web site. Their use of such tracking technologies is not in our control and is subject to their own privacy policies.

V. Other Important Information About Your Privacy

1. How We Respond to Do Not Track Signals

At this time we do not recognize automated browser signals regarding tracking mechanisms, which may include "do not track" instructions.

2. Linked Services

Our web site may contain links to or integrations with other services such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and other media services and platforms whose information practices may be different than ours. Visitors should consult these other services' privacy notices as we have no control over information that is submitted to, or collected by, these third parties.

3. Data Security

We have put in place physical, electronic, and managerial procedures designed to help prevent unauthorized access, to maintain data security, and to use correctly the Information we collect online. These safeguards vary based on the sensitivity of the Information that we collect and store.

Although we take appropriate measures to safeguard against unauthorized disclosures of Information, we cannot assure you that Information will never be disclosed, altered or destroyed in a manner that is inconsistent with this Privacy Policy.

4. How You Can Access or Correct Information

Access to certain personal Information that is collected from our web site and that we maintain may be available to you. For example, if you created a password-protected account within our Service, you can access that account to review the Information you provided.

You may also send an e-mail or letter to the following e-mail or street address requesting access to or correction of your personal Information. Please include your registration information for such service such as first name, last name and e-mail address in the request. We may ask you to provide additional information for identity verification purposes, or to verify that you are in possession of an applicable email account.

5. How to Contact Us/Opting Out of Marketing Communications

If you have any questions or concerns about the online Privacy Policy or its implementation, or if you would like to opt out from our sharing of your personal Information with unaffiliated third parties for the third parties' direct marketing purposes you may contact the following:

If you have signed up to receive our e-mails and prefer not to receive marketing information from our web site, follow the "unsubscribe" instructions provided on any marketing e-mail you receive from our web site. If you have signed up to receive text messages from us and no longer wish to receive such messages, you may follow the instructions to stop the delivery of such messages, which may include by replying "STOP" to the received text message.

6. California Residents -- Your California Privacy Rights

California's "Shine the Light" law, Civil Code section 1798.83, requires certain businesses to respond to requests from California customers asking about the business' practices related to disclosing personal information to third parties for the third parties' direct marketing purposes. Alternately, businesses may have in place a policy not to disclose personal information of customers to third parties for the third parties' direct marketing purposes if the customer has exercised an option to opt-out of such information-sharing. We have such a policy in place.

VI. Updates & Effective Date

From time to time, we may update this Privacy Policy. We will notify you about material changes by either sending an email message to the email address you most recently provided to us or by prominently posting a notice on our web site. We encourage you to periodically check back and review this policy so that you always will know what information we collect, how we use it, and with whom we share it.

The Privacy Policy posted on our web site was updated on September 17, 2015.