Privacy Policy

Videology, Inc. is a digital media advertising technology solutions provider, providing its clients with solutions to connect advertiser brands with consumers who are most interested in those brands. By leveraging the power of consumer data and ad decisioning, we increase accountability, and optimize the performance of video and display advertising campaigns by providing a more relevant, meaningful web experience for consumers who view the ads delivered through our advertising technology solutions.

Through use of the Videology® services in the U.S. and in the United Kingdom (offered by Videology Ltd., Videology’s UK subsidiary), advertisers and publishers can take advantage of technology solutions to deliver, manage, target and measure the effectiveness of their digital media advertising campaigns and inventory.

Videology is a member of the Network Advertising Initiative (NAI). Our practices conform with the NAI’s Self-Regulatory Code.

Videology conforms to Interactive Advertising Bureau's (IAB) Cross-Industry Privacy Guidelines for Interactive Advertising.

Videology Ltd. (Videology's UK subsidiary) is committed to the IAB Europe Framework for Online Behavioural Advertising.

To access the Videology Privacy Dashboard and review your ad preferences or opt-out of Videology’s targeted advertising please click here.

What this privacy policy covers

This policy covers how Videology, acting as data controller, treats information that Videology collects and receives through our services, which include Videology’s digital media and ad targeting solutions and any other technology, products and/or services offered by Videology (collectively referred to as the “Services”), including your past use of the Services. For more information about our Products and Services, please click here.

This policy does not apply to information about you collected by third party advertisers and publishers who use Videology’s Services, or other third parties linked to or otherwise accessible via the Services. The information collected or received by any such providers and third parties is subject to their own privacy policies.

Collection and Use of Information

Personal Information

Videology does not require you to provide personal information in order to use many of the Services. However, in case you decide not to provide requested personal information to Videology, you may not be able to use all of our services. Personal information is information  relating to you, such as name, street address and email address collected by Videology or otherwise received by Videology. On some of Videology’s web pages, you may be asked to provide personal information, such as when submitting a request for a media kit or requesting that Videology contact you. Additionally, if you enter into a business relationship with Videology, we may require that you provide us with personal information for administrative purposes, such as maintaining account information, preparing invoices and issuing payment. If you do provide us with personal information, your information shall only be used for the purpose for which it is submitted.

IP Address

Videology receives IP addresses from most users who view ads we deliver because, in most cases, this information is automatically sent to us by the internet browser software (e.g., Microsoft Explorer, Mozilla FireFox and Google Chrome) of those users each time we receive an ad request from our web site partners to deliver an ad to a site on which the users are viewing content. We use IP address to assist us to both deliver the ad and to select the most appropriate advertising based on geographic area or other information derived from your IP address, such as ISP provider. Aggregate information derived from IP addresses, such as the number of ad impressions delivered to a geographic region, may also be reported to our advertising clients. Finally, we may use IP address to help identify and combat potentially fraudulent activity.

Anonymous Information

When you visit a web site or view content on other Internet-enabled devices (e.g., smart/connected TV, gaming consoles, set-top boxes) that use our Services and view an advertisement that we’ve sent to that site or device, Videology may use cookies and other technologies (such as pixels or web beacons, if supported by the device) to record and store anonymous information about your interaction with the Services, most commonly known as “click-stream data”. Click-stream data is associated with your device’s Internet browser/content delivery software (e.g., Microsoft Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome or a smart/connected TV or gaming console's browser) and can include information such as device type (e.g., computer, tablet, smart/connected TV), date/time of visit, browser type, web pages visited when viewing an ad we’ve sent in response to a request from one of our web site partners, and information on your interaction with the Services when viewing content on your device’s Internet browser, including whether you interacted with the advertisement (e.g., viewed the ad to completion or clicked on the ad), and what content you viewed (i.e., which advertisement we delivered to you). For more detailed information on cookies and web beacons, please see our FAQs.

In order to optimize the effectiveness of the Services for our clients, we use cookies and our servers to store anonymous behavioral and demographic data we receive from third party data providers, publishers and other partners we work with. This data may include such things as zip code, age, gender and income range, but cannot be tied to an individual and is stored in an encrypted format within our cookies and/or on our servers (e.g., random numbers, letters and symbols). To learn more about third party data providers we work with, please click here.

Use and Disclosure

Videology uses non-personal information it receives and collects to customize, target, and measure the effectiveness of the advertisements we deliver to you via the Service (including targeted advertising based on demographic characteristics, viewing preferences and behaviors), to prevent showing you the same ads repeatedly, for reporting on campaign delivery to both advertisers and digital media inventory partners, for general reporting purposes (such as the total number of ads delivered by Videology in a given month), and to predict the characteristics and preferences of the audience on sites that use our video advertising Services in order to assist (a) advertisers in targeting their campaigns to the most relevant Internet audience, and (b) digital media inventory providers (such as web site owners) to better understand the make-up (types of users) who visit their site(s) so they can more effectively assist advertisers in finding the desired audience for their ad campaign(s).

Videology uses personal information you provide to us to communicate with and respond to your inquiries, to conduct research about use of the Services; to fulfill your requests for products and services; to help offer you other products, services or offerings that may be of interest to you; and to provide anonymous internal and external reporting. If you choose to provide us with personal information including your email address, we will not use your email address to send commercial or marketing messages without your consent or except as part of a specific program or feature for which you will have the ability to opt-in and then to opt-out in the event you change your mind. We may, however, use your email address without further consent for non-marketing or administrative purposes (such as notifying you of important changes to the Services or for customer service purposes).

Videology will not rent, sell or share information about you with other people or nonaffiliated companies, except to provide the Services, when we have your permission, or under the following circumstances:

  • We will provide your information to trusted partners who work on behalf of or with Videology under confidentiality agreements. These companies may use your personal information to help Videology fulfill a transaction you requested or communicate with you about offers from Videology and our marketing partners. However, unless you have granted permission, these companies do not have any independent right to share or use this information for other purposes.
  • We work with third party vendors, partners, advertisers, publishers, demographic and behavioral data providers and other service and content providers. In order to optimize the Services and to better target advertisements, we may share information about you with them, including statistical and demographic data about our users and their use of the Services. We will not authorize these third party providers to share or use your information other than as necessary to provide the Services and to enhance user experience through targeting of ads.
  • If Videology, or part(s) of Videology, is acquired or merged with another company we will transfer information about you to the acquiring company.
  • Finally, Videology may share information on individuals it deems necessary to comply with a subpoena or court order, to establish or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims, or to cooperate with government and law enforcement officials.

Third Party Service Providers

Videology and its advertisers may use third party ad networks, service providers and technology providers to help present advertisements to you via the Services. These third party providers may also use cookies, web beacons, or similar technologies on your device to collect click-stream data. The use of cookies, web beacons, or similar technologies by such third-party providers is subject to their own privacy policies, not Videology's. Please contact them directly for information about their privacy practices. In addition, the Network Advertising Initiative, the Digital Advertising Alliance, and the IAB's YourOnlineChoices each offer useful information about ad networks, including information about how to opt-out of their information collection.

Access To and Choices About Your Information – Opting Out and Reviewing Your Ad Preferences

Cookie Opt-Out & Reviewing Your Ad Preferences

Videology believes users should have information necessary to make informed decisions and the right to choose how their information is used. We provide you with the ability to opt-out of our use of anonymous data we receive through cookies and/or click-stream data  in order to deliver more relevant advertising, tailored to your interests. To opt-out of Videology cookies, please click here.

We also provide you with the ability to review the anonymous information we maintain for purposes of providing you with more tailored, relevant advertising. You can visit the Videology Privacy Dashboard to view the data elements we use to target ads to you, if any, and make the decision on whether to opt-out of interest based advertising.

Personal Information

Videology provides you with access to personal information you may have voluntarily provided to us. If you provided us with personal information and would like to edit that information or have your personal information removed from our database completely; please contact us at privacy@VideologyGroup.com with your request. Once we receive your request, we will take prompt action to complete your request. Please note that in order for us to act on your request, we may need you to provide previously provided personal information in order to identify you for purposes of completing your request.

Security

Consistent with industry standards and applicable law, Videology has established reasonable safeguards to help prevent unauthorized access to, disclosure, alteration or misuse of your information, but cannot guarantee that your data will never be disclosed in a manner inconsistent with this Privacy Policy (for example, as a result of unauthorized acts by third parties that violate applicable law or Videology’s policies). All data stored on Videology’s servers is treated as confidential. Our employees are aware of the confidential nature of such data and have limited access to it.

Data Retention

The amount of time that we retain data we collect on our systems varies in length based on the type of data collected, but is only retained by us so long as necessary to carry out the purposes described in this privacy policy. Specifically, we retain data as follows:

Personal Information 

  • We retain account information obtained from vendors and business partners we work with no longer than is necessary to carry out the purposes described in this privacy policy, but reserve the right to delete such information at our convenience.
  • Any personal information voluntarily provided to us via email communication or through our corporate website is maintained no longer than necerssary to carry out the purposes described in this privacy policy.

Anonymous Information 

  • We retain click-stream data (such as IP address, date/time of visit, browser type, web pages visited, etc.) no longer than is necessary to carry out the purposes described in this privacy policy and, in any case, at the latest, for up to two (2) years. After two (2) years, information may be stored in aggregate for statistical and analysis purposes or is deleted.
  • We retain behavioral segment data for periods as short as thirty (30) days, but may retain some behavioral segment data for a longer period if necessary to carry out the purposes described in this privacy policy, and in any case, at the latest, for up to two (2) years. After two (2) years, information may be stored in aggregate for statistical analysis purposes or is deleted.
  • We retain demographic data for periods as short as thirty (30) days, but may retain some demographic data for a longer period if necessary to carry out the purposes described in this privacy policy, and in any case, at the latest, for periods of five (5). After five (5) years, information may be stored in aggregate for statistical analysis purposes or is deleted.

Children’s Privacy

The Services are not developed or intended for children. If you believe your child has provided Videology with personally identifiable data and you would like to have the data removed, please contact us.

A Special Note about the European Union

Videology, Inc.’s wholly-owned UK subsidiary, Videology Ltd., may transfer your personal information to Videology’s servers in the United States of America or to third parties acting on our behalf, for the purposes of processing or storage, and by providing any personal information to us you fully understand and unambiguously consent to the transfer, processing and storage of such information in the United States of America.

How to Contact Us

If you have any questions or concerns about Videology’s Privacy Policy or its implementation, you may contact us at this email address: privacy@VideologyGroup.com, or you can send correspondence to the following address:

Privacy
Videology, Inc.
1500 Whetstone Way, Suite 500
Baltimore, MD 21230

Changes to this Privacy Policy and Additional Information

Videology may update this Privacy Policy from time to time, and so you should review this policy periodically. If there are significant changes to Videology’s information practices, you will be provided with appropriate online notice. You may be provided other privacy-related information in connection with your use of offerings from the Services, as well as for special features and services not described in this Policy that may be introduced in the future.

Last Updated: September 23, 2013