Effective Date: April 4th, 2016
This website is intended to allow parents (referred to herein as “you”, “your”, etc.) of minor children (each a “Child”) to apply for such Child’s potential participation as a contestant on the television series currently known as “Genius Jr.” (the “Program”). Personal information that you provide regarding yourself and regarding your minor Child is referred to herein, collectively, as “personal information”.
Contents & Summary
|Information Collection||We collect the following information when you use the Site.|
|(a) Casting Application and Account Information: When you submit a casting application online or register on the Site, you voluntarily give us for yourself and your Child.|
|(b) You may also give us to sign up for our newsletters and other communications.|
|(c) Social Media Information: If you sign in to your Venertainment account through third-party social media sites like Facebook or Twitter, you agree to give us on-going access to your of your Child that might be found on such third-party social media site.|
|(d) Information From Other Sources: We may, on occasion, combine information from outside sources to customize your experience on the Site and evaluate your Child as a candidate for the show.|
|(e) Information You Post on the Site: personal informationPersonal Information will also include any information you may provide us regarding your and your Child’s personal beliefs, opinions, and background by completing a profile, or by posting recommendations, comments, or ratings on the Site.|
|(f) Mobile Information: We may collect additional information from you if you access our Site through a mobile device (e.g., your unique device identifier, your device’s operating system, or the mobile carrier for your phone).|
|Uses and Retention||We use information collected from you to operate our Site and contact you. Personal Information, is retained for as long as we need it for our business, unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law.|
|Disclosure of Information||Except as limited by law, we may share your personal informationPersonal Information and other information we collect with the following entities: (a) Venertainment and the rest of our corporate family including Venertainment affiliates; (b) the producers, distributors, and advertisers of the Program, our service providers and certain other corporate partners; (c) other entities with your consent; (d) legal and law enforcement; (e) others in the event of any contemplated or actual reorganization, merger, sale, joint venture, assignment, transfer or other disposition of all or any portion of our business, assets or stock (including in connection with any bankruptcy or similar proceedings; (f) ad networks; (g) companies in the mobile app industry; and (h) information you share on the Site.|
|Your Choices||You can control how and when you want to receive notifications from Venertainment on the Site or by following instructions within the notices.|
|Cookies and Tracking Technologies||We use tracking technologies (including cookies) to recognize you, protect your privacy, customize your experience on the Site, and target the content/advertising you see, including providing videos customized to your interests. You consent to our tracking of your video viewing through the Site or third-party social media.|
|Access and Review Options||If you would like to correct, update, delete, or request access to the personal informationPersonal Information that you have provided to us, you may do so by contacting us about your account through the Site. If you would like your personal informationPersonal Information deleted from our systems, contact us through the Site.|
|Do Not Track/California Privacy Rights||If you are a California resident, you may request information about our practices related to disclosing your personal informationPersonal Information and how we respond to Do Not Track signals. The Site does not currently honor Do Not Track requests.|
|Third-Parties||We are not responsible for the privacy practices of third-party websites that are linked to or from our Site.|
|Security||We protect your personal informationPersonal Information using administrative, technical and physical security measures.|
|Children’s Privacy||The Site is not intended for children under the age of 15 [check this].|
Scope and Consent
IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO OUR PRACTICES AS DESCRIBED IN THIS POLICY, DO NOT USE OUR SITE AND SERVICES.
Information We Collect
We may collect information about your interactions with us or others, including personal informationPersonal Information. We may collect and retain any information which you or your devices provide to us when you visit our Site.
- Casting Application and Account Information:
On the Site, we may ask you to provide us with certain categories of information such aspersonal information about yourself and/or your Child including but not limited to: first and last name, e-mail address, date of birth, home or other physical address, including street name and name of a city or town, zip code, telephone number (include mobile number) or other information that permits us to contact you online or physically. You may be asked to provide other informationPersonal Information voluntarily in connection with a casting application, including, for example: your or your Child’s gender, hometown, occupation (including employer and supervisor), criminal history and other background, history appearing on television or other media, military experience (if any), life experiences, business interests and history, information regarding physical conditions or special needs, history of involvement in litigation, and whether you are a legal U.S. resident. We may also collect your or your Child’s photos and videos, and information about things you have invented or made (and how), your your child’s intelligence, skills, and accomplishments and other information that supports our ability to make casting decisions or operate our business. If you are applying as part of a group, we may identify you and your group members as collaborators. If you are applying in connection with a business, we may ask for information about your business and investors. You may also be asked to provide a username and password associated with your account online. We may collect this information through various forms and in various places on the Site, including when you sign-up yourselfyour Child to appear in a Skype-type interview or attend a casting-call. Providing us with information about yourself isPersonal Information is entirely voluntary, but if you choose not to provide certain information youPersonal Information we may not be able to register yourselfconsider your Child for an audition or casting call. the program.
- Information to Respond to Your Requests:
You may give us your personal informationPersonal Information so we can send you communications you request. Details of how you can opt-out of receiving any communications from us are detailed in the section headed “Your Choices” below.
- Social Media Information:
We may offer sign-in services that allow you to use third-party login credentials to access the Site. We also may offer services that allow you to share information with third-party social media websites such as Facebook, Google Plus, Twitter, and others. Information you share with third-party social media websites, including “Likes”, posts, “chats” or pictures are governed by the privacy policies of those social media websites and not this Privacy Notice.
- Information From Other Sources:
The information we collect may be combined with information from outside sources and records (e.g., demographic information, navigation information, and/or additional contact information) that we have acquired in accordance with the law.
- Content You Post and Associate With Your Profile on the Site:
We may provide you the opportunity to provide us with information regarding your and your Child’s opinions, and your Child’s profile may contain a photograph or other informationPersonal Information that identifies you and your Child. In addition, the content you post may provide information about your beliefs to us.
- Mobile Information:
We may collect additional information from you if you access our Site through a mobile device (e.g., your unique device identifier, device’s operating system, mobile carrier, location or GPS/geo-location).
- Technical Usage Information:
When you visit our Site, we collect usage information sent to us by your computer, mobile, or other access device that tells us how you are using the Site (“usage information”). We use tracking technologies (including cookies (including cookies stored in HTML-5), web beacons/GIFs, embedded scripts, e-tags/cache browsers) to collect usage information.
We may also collect password information from you when you log in, as well as computer and/or connection information. During some visits we may use software tools to measure and collect session information, including page response times, download errors, time spent on certain pages and page interaction information.
Our goal is to collect and use only that information that we think is required for our legitimate business interests, in order to better understand your interests and improve your experience of using the Site. To learn more about how we use tracking technologies and cookies, click here for our full Cookies and Tracking Technologies Policy.
- Casting Application and Account Information:
Uses and Retention
- Operate Our Site:
We may use the informationPersonal Information collected to (i) respond to your requests (including requests concerning casting applications); (ii) provide customer service (e.g., to resolve disputes, problems with your account/profile or the Site); (iii) personalize your experience by providing content on the Site, including targeted advertising that we believe may be of most interest to you; (iv) improve the Site; (v) give you information about your account; and (vi) provide you with a safer, more efficient, and customized experience.
- Analyze and Aggregate Non-personal information:
We use aggregate information about our users and non-personal information to analyze Site and user behavior and prepare aggregated reports.
- Prevent Fraud:
- Communicate With You:
We use your information to contact you about our casting decisions, to maintain the Site, your account, to comply with your stated communication preferences, to provide other services requested by you, as described at the time when we collect the information from you, to send you marketing communications, or contact you for other purposes authorized by law.
- Mobile Data:
We will retain your personal informationPersonal Information for the period necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in this Privacy Notice unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law. Our partner, UAMG Content, LLCForest Productions Inc. will retain information as long as it is necessary and relevant for their operations in connection with programming. You consent to our retention of your video viewing tracking data for as long as permissible under applicable law – up to one year after you close your account or otherwise withdraw consent for video tracking.
- Operate Our Site:
Information collected on the Site may be shared with:
- The Venertainment Corporate Family, Clients and Corporate Partners:
The Venertainment family, including Venertainment and their and our affiliates and subsidiaries, as well as with third-party suppliers and, corporate partners (i.e., UAMG Content,and clients including but not limited to Forest Productions Inc., Shed Media US Inc., Realand Productions LLC and Intel Corporation).NBCU Universal Media, LLC. Specifically, the information may be disclosed to: (i) casting directors and companies involved in casting or producing “America’s Greatest Makers”, producing, distributing, marketing, advertising and otherwise exploiting the Program and related content or shows, (ii) provide joint content and our services (e.g., registration, analytics and customer support); (iii) help detect and prevent potentially illegal acts, violations of our policies, fraud and/or data security breaches; and (iv) guide decisions about our or a third-party’s products, sites, applications, services, tools and communications. Members of our corporate family will use this information to send you marketing communications and you will have the opportunity to opt-out in email communications.
- Service Providers and Other Third-Parties:
Service providers under contract who help with our business operations (such as, but not limited to, fraud investigations, advertising, site analytics and operations). We may disclose your information to our partners, including Intel Corporation, UAMG Content, LLC,Forest Productions Inc., television networks and other sponsors and media distributors. site analytics and operations).
- Other Entities with Your Consent:
Other third-parties to whom you explicitly ask us to send your information (or about whom you are otherwise explicitly notified and consent to when using a specific service). On the Site, you may have opportunities to express interest in or register for other services. If you do, we will provide information about you to those third-parties, or parties working on their behalf, to implement your request.
- Legal and Law Enforcement:
Law enforcement, governmental agencies, or authorized third-parties, in response to a verified request relating to a criminal investigation or alleged illegal activity or any other activity that may expose us, you, Venertainment, UAMG Content,Forest Productions Inc., Shed Media US Inc., Realand Productions LLC or any other Intel Corporation userNBCUniversal Media, LLC to legal liability. In this regard, we may share your informationPersonal Information with third parties in response to a subpoena, other legal process and/or as permitted by law. In such events, we will only use reasonable efforts to disclose only such information deemed to be relevant and necessary to the investigation or inquiry, such as name, city, state, zip code, telephone number, email address, user ID history, IP address, fraud complaints and anything else we may deem relevant to the investigation.
- Change of Control – New Owners:
- Ad Networks:
- Companies in The Mobile App Industry:
If you access the Site through a mobile device, we may also share your information with carriers, operating systems and platforms to enable a mobile optimized experience on your device.
- The Venertainment Corporate Family, Clients and Corporate Partners:
You can control how and when you want to receive notifications from Venertainment on the Site by following instructions within the notices. You may not opt-out of administrative emails (for example, emails about your transactions or policy changes) for your registered account. You may update, modify or correct your personal informationPersonal Information by logging in to the website. You may request that we delete your personal informationPersonal Information and close your account by clicking the “Contact Us“
Cookies and Tracking Technologies
A few additional important things you should know about our use of tracking technologies (e.g., cookies, HTML-5 stored technologies):
- We offer certain features that are available only through the use of tracking technologies.
- We use both session and persistent tracking technologies. Tracking technologies (e.g., cookies) can either be persistent (i.e., they remain on your computer until you delete them) or temporary (i.e., they last only until you close your browser). You are always free to decline tracking technologies if your browser permits, although doing so may interfere with your use of the Site. Refer to the help section of your browser, browser extensions, or installed applications for instructions on blocking, deleting, or disabling tracking technologies such as cookies.
- With your prior consent we use tracking technologies as obtained through your use of the Site.
- You may encounter tracking technologies/cookies from our third-party service providers that we have allowed on our Site that assist us with various aspects of our Site operations and services, such as Google Analytics.
- We may target and track the videos you view on the Site. You consent to our tracking of your video viewing through the Site or third-party social media for up to two years or as permitted by applicable law or until consent is withdrawn.
Accessing, Reviewing, and Changing Your Personal Information
Notice to California Residents
Residents of the State of California may request a list of all third parties to which our Site has disclosed certain personal information (as defined by California law) during the preceding year for those third-parties’ direct marketing purposes. If you are a California resident and want such a list, please contact us through the Site. For all requests, you must put the statement “Your California Privacy Rights” in the body of your request, as well as your name, street address, city, state, and zip code. In the body of your request, please provide enough information for us to determine if this law applies to you. You need to attest to the fact that you are a California resident and provide a current California address for our response. Please note that we will not accept requests via the telephone, mail, or by facsimile, and we are not responsible for notices that are not labeled or sent properly, or that do not have complete information.
How We Respond to Do Not Track Signals for California Residents:
California Business & Professions Code Section 22575(b) (as amended effective January 1, 2014) provides that California residents are entitled to know how Venertainment responds to “Do Not Track” browser settings. Venertainment does not currently take actions to respond to Do Not Track signals. We continue to review new technologies and may adopt a standard once one is created.
Our Site may contain links to other third-party websites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of these third-party sites. Some of our pages also utilize framing techniques to serve content to or from our partners while preserving the look and feel of our site. Please be aware that you are providing your personal informationPersonal Information to these third parties and not to us.
We store and process your information on our servers located in the United States. We maintain technical, physical, and administrative security measures to protect the security of your personal informationPersonal Information against loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, or alteration. Some of the safeguards we use are firewalls, data encryption, physical access controls to our data centers and information access authorization controls. It is your responsibility to make sure that your personal informationPersonal Information is accurate and that your password(s) and account registration information are secure and not shared with third-parties. Unfortunately, no data transmission or storage system can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. If you have reason to believe that your interaction with us is no longer secure (for example, if you feel that your password has been compromised), please immediately notify us by contacting us in accordance with the “Contact Us” section below.
The Site is a general audience site intended for users age 1518 and above. It is not intended for children under the age of 1518. We do not knowingly collect personal information via our websites, applications, services, or tools from users in this age group. without parental consent. If you believe that we may have collected personal information from someone under the age of fifteen (1518), or under the applicable age of consent in your country, without parental consent, please let us know using the methods described in the “Contact Us” section and we will take appropriate measures to investigate and address the issue promptly.
Notification Regarding Updates
If your questions are not answered online, you may contact us through the Site.