THE FOLLOWING PRIVACY STATEMENT DETAILS THE CONTEXTUAL.COM PLEDGE TO KEEP YOUR
INFORMATION PRIVATE. Any questions regarding Contextual.com privacy practices should be sent
via email to contact@Contextual.com.
What type of information does Contextual.com collect?
Contextual.com utilizes the cookie feature of your browser. Cookies, on their own, cannot be used to
identify you. The cookie feature of your browser can be turned off; simply locate your browser
preference options. Keep in mind that disabling the cookie feature will prevent you from
participating in certain activities.
Your IP address helps Contextual.com diagnose server problems and helps us administer website
functions. IP addresses provide us with geographical information and aggregated information on
how visitors utilize Contextual.com. By monitoring search queries, access times, and traffic patterns
we can determine how to market users and make their experience more enjoyable.
Information Contextual Collects and Receives
When you Use the Software & Services, we automatically collect and store the following types of
1. Technical Information.Certain technical information regarding your device, and your Use of the
Software & Services and other third party software and applications installed on your device (the
“Other Software”), including the type, name and version of the operating system and Other
Software including, without limitation, their interactions with the Software & Services, ISP (Internet
Service Provider), location, Internet protocol (IP) address, anonymous user identifiers, device
configuration and identifiers (IDFA (Identifier for Advertisers used in IOS), Advertising ID (Identifier
for Advertisers used in Android) and the like), version of the Software & Services, and your
configuration and settings of the Software & Services;
2. Usage Information.Certain usage related information regarding your use and interaction with
your device, including the Software & Services and Other Software, such as when and how you Use
the Software & Services and Other Software, how you use your internet browser and internet search
related applications, the web pages you visit and the content you see, access and utilize on such web
pages; for example, offerings and advertisements that you view, use and access, how you use them
and your response to them, how frequently you use them, your search queries and the time and
date of your searches;
3. Social Networks. Your interactions on social networks through the Software & Services;
4. Registration Related Information. Information you provide when you register for the Software &
Services (if applicable), such as name, home or work addresses, email address, telephone and fax
numbers, birth date and gender; and
5. Support Related Information. If you communicate with us via our support section or via email, we
may also collect your email address, name and any information voluntarily submitted by you in
connection with such support (for example, your name, company name, and particular support
query or request). Such information will only be used to provide you with support services and will
not be connected with any other information collected from you on or through the Software &
Services, including, any individual User ID (as defined below) generated or collected by us.
When you Use the Software & Services, we automatically generate an anonymous internal user ID
(which does not personally identify you), which is assigned to your use of the Software & Services
(the "User ID") and may be combined with any of the above information.
While it is not our intention to collect any personally identifiable information (“PII”) (except for
include PII. As part of our privacy measures, we implement certain rules designed to avoid the
unintentional collection of PII such as email addresses, social security numbers, credit card numbers,
login information, etc. Such rules are based on known field types, parameters, values and algorithms
but they are not foolproof and hence the Software & Services may sometimes, unintentionally,
collect unwanted information. We regularly examine and update these rules.
What does Contextual.com do with my data?
Contextual.com only collects data to enhance and personally tailor our website to meet your needs.
Personal information that is collected allows us to customize website content and generate targeted
advertisements based on your particular preferences. Cookies help us distinguish between individual
users, tailor fit homepages, control advertisement frequency, and so on.
IP addresses help us diagnose server issues and help us administer Contextual.com. Without your IP
address it would be impossible to keep our services running 24/7, and we want to be here for you
around the clock.
Every email sent to Contextual.com users is to meet your needs. We offer website updates, inform
you of new features, allow you to for special offers and sweepstakes, all for your enjoyment. If at
any point these emails become annoying or bothersome, simply on the link provided to opt out.
Also note that your email address helps Contextual.com respond to any questions you have posed,
issues you have encountered, or complaints made. We require your email address so we may
address these issues.
Sharing Information with Third Parties.
We may share with third parties the information collected in any of the following events:
• If we are required by law to disclose your information, we may share your information with law
enforcement or other competent authorities and any third party, as may be required (e.g., to detect,
prevent or otherwise address fraud, security, or technical issues; to respond to claims or satisfy any
legal process, subpoena, or governmental request; or to protect the rights, property, or personal
safety of Contextual users, its partners, or the general public);
• In the event Contextual goes through a business transition such as a merger or acquisition by
another company, consolidation, change of control, reorganization, or sale of all or a portion of its
assets, your information will be among the assets transferred;
• We may share your information with certain third parties (including, without limitation, search
engines, content providers, and advertising networks and platforms) that provide various services
(such as advertising, marketing, analysis, content, and search) in connection with the Software &
Services. We take appropriate measures to ensure that no user can be individually identified from
the disclosure of such information, and we require these third parties (i) to keep the data secured,
(ii) not to use the data for any purpose other than to provide us with services, and (iii) to use the
• We may also share PII and non-personally identifiable information with our subsidiaries, affiliated
In any case other than the above, we will not share your PII with third parties without your prior
Certain Software & Services may include and/or enable you to add Content to them. The Content
may be in the form of apps, buttons, gadgets, links to third-party advertisements, websites, products
and services (including search services) as well as additional means that are provided to you by third
parties (collectively, "Third Party Content and Services"). The use of such Third Party Content and
Services is subject to their privacy policies. In addition, Contextual provides such third parties with a
large number of tools to enable them to create interesting and unique apps, buttons, and gadgets
using the Contextual platform. Some of these tools may give these third parties the ability to access,
collect, store, and/or share your information – both your PII and non-personally identifiable
information. In order to clarify, we do not review, approve, monitor, endorse, warrant, or make any
representations with respect to such Third-Party Content and Services and your access to any Third-
Party Content and Services is at your own risk. We are not responsible for the information contained
and/or made available through, the practices of, or your use or inability to use such Third-Party
Content and Services. You expressly relieve us from any and all liability arising from your use of such
Third-Party Content and Services. We recommended that you read the terms, conditions and privacy
policies of such Third-Party Content and Services before using or accessing any of them.
Some of the web search services provided herein are provided by Trovi Search and powered by Trovi
search partners. For information on the web search services data collection, please visit
You may also choose to activate additional features that provide you with the ability to update and
use your favorite social networks directly from the Software & Services. During such activation, you
will be asked to grant Contextual permission to compile certain information from such social
networks. This information may include friends or contact lists, notes, updates, and photos, and may
be used by Contextual to customize the Content available to you through the Software & Services,
suggest new features and Content that may be relevant to you, or provide Contextual with data for
statistical purposes. The information you allow Contextual to access is that which is presented to you
when you choose to activate these features. Please see your social network provider policies for any
questions or concerns. You may opt not to grant Contextual access to your social network account(s)
at any time by changing your social network settings or by not authorizing Contextual’s access
Cookies and Other Technologies
We may collect or allow third parties to collect, through blocks of code called “pixels” or “web
beacons”, certain information about you and send it to our servers and our partners. We or our
partners package all or part of this information into small text files called Cookies and send the
Cookie to your computer. For example, Cookies may store search queries made through the
Software & Services, the web pages you accessed, your interaction with advertisements presented
to you via the Software & Services, features you used, your session duration and your configurations
and preferences of the Software & Services.
Such Cookies and other technologies allow us and our partners to recognize you on your next use of,
access or visit to the Software & Services, or on your visits or access to our partner’s network (i.e.,
sites and services outside of Contextual).
• facilitate and enhance your interaction and activities with the Software & Services;
• help Contextual learn how you Use the Software & Services, what parts are most attractive and
interesting to you, and what kind of offers you like to see;
• provide you with personalized content which may include interest-based information, online ads
or other marketing materials on or through the Software & Services and on third party websites and
• analyze the information collected from you and help manage and optimize the Software &
• track and measure various performance and demographic parameters of advertising campaigns
including, without limitation, analyzing which ads your browser has loaded, which site pages you
may have been viewing when the ads were delivered or accessed, and your interaction with the ad.
Most browsers are initially set up to accept Cookies but you can reset your browser to refuse all
Cookies or to indicate when a Cookie is sent. However, some functions of the Software & Services
may not function properly if your Cookies are disabled. By using the Software & Services, you
affirmatively consent to the collection of information and Cookies as described above.
Children under 13
The Software & Services are not intended for users under the age of 13 and you hereby represent
that you are at least 13 years old. We do not knowingly collect, use, share or disclose any personal
information from children under the age of 13. We reserve the right to request proof of age at any
stage, so that we can verify that minors under the age of 13 are not using the Software & Services.
We advise parents and guardians to regularly monitor their children's use of email and other online
communications and activities. Control tools that create a safer online environment for children are
available from third-party online services and software providers.
In the event that it comes to our knowledge that a person under the age of 13 is using the
Contextual Software, we will prohibit and block such a user from accessing the Software & Services
and will make all efforts to promptly delete any PII with regard to such user, as applicable.
If you are a parent or guardian who has discovered that your child has submitted his or her PII
necessary steps to remove that information from our database.
You may send us a request to access the PII that we collect through your use of the Software &
Services. In such case, we may require that you provide us with additional information to verify your
fulfill our business and/or operational purposes or comply with a legal request. We may also choose
to anonymize parts of the information we collect so that it can no longer be identifiable or
attributable to any person if we want to keep it for longer periods of time.
Transfer of Data Outside Your Territory
The Software & Services work over the Internet. We may store and process information in various
locations throughout the globe. If you are a resident of a European Union Member State or another
jurisdiction where transfer of your PII to another jurisdiction requires your consent, then you hereby
provide us with your express consent to such transfer of your data.
We implement measures to secure your PII that we collect in order to minimize the risks of damage,
loss of information, and unauthorized access or use of information. However, these measures are
unable to provide absolute information security. Therefore, although we make efforts to secure your
PII, we cannot guarantee, and you cannot reasonably expect that the Software & Services and its
databases are immune from any wrongdoings, malfunctions, unauthorized interceptions, access, or
other kinds of abuse and misuse.
Do Not Track
Do Not Track is a privacy preference that can be configured in certain web browsers (the "DNT
Feature"); the DNT Feature, when enabled on a web browser, signals the websites you visit that you
do not want certain information about the websites visited collected. As the Internet industry is in
the process of defining how to interpret signals sent by the DNT Feature, Contextual does not
currently respond or recognize DNT Feature signals.
Who else gets to see my personal information?
When you request services from our partners Contextual.com will share your personal information
with them, so that you can receive what you have requested. If you have any questions or concerns
about a Contextual.com business partner, you may contact them directly. Contextual.com is not
responsible for the data collection or privacy practices of business partners. Your personal
information may also be shared with Contextual.com owned businesses.
Your personal information will be shared with an outside party if we have good reason to believe
that the law or legal process require it. It is our obligation to protect any rights or property of
Contextual.com and others associated with our company and website.
Targeted advertisements enhance user experience, and so at times we may share specifically non
personal information with advertisers, so that they may present you with relevant advertisements.
Geographical information may be shared along with demographics, but we will never share
personally identifiable information.
Contextual shares user information to the following partners. Please visit each company's privacy
policy to better understand the controls available to you.
• Accuen Media
• Ad Gear
• Ad Ready
• AdExpert (Microsoft)
• AdJuggler, Inc.
• Admotion S.R.L.
• AdTech Inc.
• Advertising.com, Inc. (an AOL company)
• Aggregate Knowledge
• Alena/Performance Marketing Group (Intermix)
• Altitude Digital
• American Express (uses Omniture services)
• Aranet Online
• Atlas DMT
• Blue Kai
• C3 Metrics
• Caraytech S.A. (aka E-Planning)
• Cognitive Match
• Collective Media
• Coremetrics, Inc.
• Cossette Media
• Cox Digital Solutions (formerly Adify)
• Cox Enterprises
• Crisp Wireless
• Criteo Media
• Crowd Science
• DoubleClick, Inc.
• Dynamic Logic
• eyeReturn Marketing
• EyeView Digital
• EyeWonder, Inc.
• Fastclick (Valueclick)
• Flash Talking
• FreeWheel Media, Inc.
• GoldSpot Media
• Google AdSense
• Innovation Interactive (NetMining)
• Intermix (Demand Media)
• Invite Media
• Legolas Media
• Liquidus Marketing
• Locked On Media
• Lucid Media
• Markit On Demand
• Mediaglu (formerly known as MLN Advertising)
• Music Interactive
• NewsRight, LLC
• Optaros, Inc
• OsAdsPro (GroovingAds)
• PaperG, Inc.
• Planning Group International
• Pointdexter Systems
• Pricegrabber (pgcdn.com)
• Pulse 360
• Real Media Group
• Rich Relevance
• Rocket Fuel Inc.
• SiteScout Inc.
• Skenzo (Media.net)
• Specific Media
• SpeedShift Media
• Sponge Cell
• Symphony Advanced Media (formerly Factor TG)
• The Trade Desk
• Tidal TV/Videology
• TNS Customer Research Inc.
• Tribal Fusion
• Turn Inc.
• Unicast (Viewpoint)
• ValueClick Media
• Visible Measures
• Webapps LLC dba Hitpath
• Widgetbox d/b/a ClickTurn
• X+1 Technologies
• Xaxis (Media Innovation Group - mookie)
• Ybrant Digital
How do I delete my information from Contextual.com?
At this current time it is not possible to completely delete your user information from the
Contextual.com database. If you are concerned with the security of your personal data you can
remove the cookie stored on your browser, which will allow the server to perceive you as a new
user. In the future you can change your browser setting to not accept cookies. Be aware that
removing cookies does prevent you from participating in certain activities.
Will I be notified of a security breach?
Contextual.com has taken many steps to ensure that your personal information is not made publicly
available and that is only accessible to the user who originally entered it. However, in the event of an
unlikely security breach, the user will be notified immediately.
Do linked sites honor your policy?
Linked sites are not run or controlled by Contextual.com. The website does contain many linked
sites, so that we may offer you additional services and products that we feel you will enjoy. Each
linked site is owned by an outside company; therefore, they have established their own polices in
respect to privacy. Contextual.com won't be held responsible for privacy practices or policies or
content of linked sites. Also note that any personal information supplied to an outside advertiser is
at your own risk.
Will your policy always remain intact?
We cannot guarantee that this policy will always be honored. In the event that Contextual.com is
bought, or our assets are acquired by another company, user information may be transferred to new
ownership. Contextual.com will suggest this policy be adapted, but we cannot guarantee it.
Contextual.com will notify you of changes
Contextual.com is constantly improving and making additions to our site to provide you with better
features and services. As a result, our policies must be continuously revised. Whenever alterations
are required, a new revised policy will be posted to this site, along with the date of last revision. It is
important to us that you are always up to date with Contextual.com policies, so check this site often
for information on your privacy.
In regards to privacy issues or the collection of personal data, any questions or concerns can be
directed to our dedicated representatives. Please contact them by email at contact@Contextual.com.