RUN, Inc. ("RUN," "we," "us" or "our") is a technology solutions provider in the digital media marketplace. Our clients are primarily advertisers, ad agencies, web site and app publishers, data providers, and other businesses that utilize our services. Our technology solutions ("Technology") include programmatic advertising platforms that empower our clients with both self-serve and managed service capabilities, and include real-time bidding for media placement and analytics.
Our Technology is used by advertisers to connect with consumers. By analyzing consumer information and targeting ad placement, we are able to optimize the performance of an ad campaign for an advertiser while providing a more relevant and meaningful online experience for consumers who view the ads we deliver.
We support industry self-regulation and adhere to applicable industry guidelines. RUN adheres to DAA principles and guidelines and is a member in good standing of industry associations that establish best practices in the area of online advertising, including the Interactive Advertising Bureau ("IAB"), the Network Advertising Initiative ("NAI") and the Digital Advertising Alliance ("DAA") (including the DAA AppChoices Program for smartphones and tablets). RUN adheres to the IAB Code of Conduct, the NAI Code of Conduct and the Self-Regulatory Principles for Online Behavioral Advertising.
RUN complies with the cross-industry enhanced notice standard as set forth in the Self-Regulatory Program for Online Behavioral Advertising.
Our Technology does not collect information that can be used to directly identify an individual, such as your name, physical address, e-mail address, Social Security Number, credit card number, account numbers, passwords, personal health information or precise, real-time geographic location derived through location-based services such as GPS-enabled devices.
As part of the process of delivering ads through our Technology, we do collect information about your interaction with our Technology, your web browsing activity and your device, which in some jurisdictions may be considered personally identifiable information. This information may include information such as your device type (e.g., a computer, tablet, smartphone, gaming console or smart/connected TV), your IP address, device identifiers, non-precise location information, the date and time of your visit, browser type, web pages visited when viewing an ad, and information about your interaction with our Technology when viewing content on your device, including whether you interacted with the advertisement (viewed a video ad to completion or clicked on an ad), and what content you viewed (which advertisement we delivered to you). For example, if you visit a number of automobile-related web sites, you may be flagged as being interested in purchasing an automobile. RUN also obtains non-PII such as behavioral, contextual and demographic information from third party providers that we can use to serve interest-based ads.
RUN's Technology may process information to retarget an individual across multiple devices (e.g., you may receive advertisements about automobiles on your computer because based on your browsing activity on your mobile device, you have been flagged as being interested in purchasing an automobile). In order to provide content-relevant ads to mobile users, we may also collect carrier IDs (from US users only), information about the apps you use and the location of your device if you have elected to provide that information to the publishers with whom we have partnered.
As described in the next section, since this information is collected through cookies, we require our clients to obtain any legally required consents to allow us to place cookies on their web sites and collect information from you. Even if you consent, you can revoke your consent at any time by opting out as described below.
For information that we collect, directly or indirectly, we typically employ the use of "pixel tags" and/or "cookies," which are commonly used on the Internet. Pixel tags and cookies help us understand how you use a publisher's web site and the effectiveness of an ad so that we can more accurately deliver the types of ads that are relevant to your interests. Pixel tags or cookies do not in any way damage your operating system or files. You can refuse RUN cookies, but doing so may result in the receipt of the same ads or ads that do not cater to your interests. To permanently object to the placing of RUN cookies on your computer, you can use the opt-out process described below.
Pixel tags are small bits of code that reside on a web site and provide a method of information delivery allowing the operator of the page or a third party to collect information about the visitors to the page. Cookies are small text files that are stored on the browser of your computer that assign an anonymous identifier to your browser and provide information to the cookie sender. In addition to cookies, RUN also uses mobile identifiers such as device IDs that are specific to an individual’s hardware, as well as statistical methods for identifying an individual across multiple devices with a high degree of accuracy.
RUN also receives information from 3rd party data providers who collect and make available information such as behavioral, contextual, and demographic information, for our clients to use in targeting ads through our platform. For example, our clients may use health-related segments such as an inferred interest in health and wellness (e.g., personal training or gym membership). (Click here for a complete list of Health-related segments provided by 3rd party data providers that may be used in RUN's platform).
RUN uses information it receives and collects through its Technology to tailor, target, and assess the effectiveness of the ads we deliver to you, and to avoid showing you the same ads repeatedly. Our analysis includes contextual and demographic elements, behaviors and viewing preferences, and we use this information to predict the characteristics and preferences of the viewers on web sites that use our Technology. We report this information to our advertiser clients in an aggregated, anonymous form to assist them in targeting their ad campaigns to a relevant Internet audience, and to our web site owner clients to gain an understanding of the general make-up of individuals who visit their site(s). Collectively, this information assists advertisers and web site owners in delivering effective ad campaigns to their audience and allows for a more relevant and meaningful ad experience for the consumer.
We may offer our clients the use of a data management platform to enable them to manage their own customer information. Each of our clients’ separate privacy policies govern the collection and use of this information. However, if you opt-out of our services by following the instructions below, you will no longer receive interest-based ads from RUN.
We collect Personally Identifiable Information (“PII”) from our Web site when you choose to provide it to us. For example, if you subscribe to our blog, request a demo of our Technology or submit a resume. We use this information only to contact you to respond to your inquiry. Once collected, we will maintain your PII for as long as reasonably required to fulfill your request, carry out the purpose for which the PII was collected, or satisfy RUN’s legal and business obligations.
We also automatically collect information via the Web site through the use of various technologies, including cookies and pixel tags. We collect IP address, browsing behavior and device IDs. We use such information collected on our Web site in pseudonymized form for internal purposes only, to administer, improve and customize the Web site and to enable us to better understand how our Web site is being used by visitors in order to enhance their overall experience.
We, or other parties we do business with, may place or recognize unique cookies or other technologies on your browser when you visit our Web site. We, or these third parties, may use these cookies or other technologies to collect information about your use of our Web site and your other online activities over time and across different websites, and may use that information to serve interest-based advertisements to you as you browse the Internet. To learn more about such interest-based advertising, and to opt-out of such collection and use, please visit the below links of the NAI and DAA in the US:
DAA AppChoices – http://www.aboutads.info/appchoices/
Your right to make informed decisions about information collection is important to RUN. We understand that, as may be provided under applicable law, at any moment, you may exercise your right to: (1) obtain confirmation of the existence of your PII in RUN’s database; (2) verify its content, origin and accuracy; (3) request its correction, updating, amendment, deletion or transformation into anonymous form and its blocking due to violations of the law; and (4) oppose the processing of your PII on legitimate grounds.
In the event you have provided PII to RUN through our company Web site and wish to edit or have it removed from our database completely or to exercise your privacy rights, please contact us at email@example.com. Please know that in order for us to respond to your request we may require that you verify your identity.
You also have the choice of opting out of receiving targeted advertising based on information collected through our Technology. If you do not want to receive more relevant advertising, customized to your interests, please click here.
RUN is an active member of the industry associations that govern the use and policies around online consumer privacy including the IAB, the DAA in the US (including the DAA AppChoices Program for smartphones and tablets) and the NAI (www.networkadvertising.org). RUN complies with the IAB Code of Conduct, the NAI Code of Conduct and the Self-Regulatory Principles for Online Behavioral Advertising. We believe that these codes and principles help protect and ensure individual consumer privacy. RUN also uses a DAA-Approved platform to comply with the ‘Enhanced Notice' standard as dictated by the cross-industry Self-Regulation Program for Online Behavioral Advertising. As part of this service, advertisements served by RUN's platform or other parties we do business with, are sometimes delivered with icons that serve as a signal to consumers that behavioral information has been used. Through the icon, consumers can learn how their information is being used and by what companies, and access tools to control the collection and use of their information.
For US users only, RUN's mobile platform Technology allows us to provide interest-based ads based on information we collect through our carrier partner, Verizon. If you are a Verizon customer, you may opt-out of this targeting by calling 866-211-0874 and following the opt-out instructions or by signing in as a registered user at MyVerizon.com, clicking on the link entitled, "Manage Privacy Settings" and selecting your preferences regarding Relevant Mobile Advertising.
Except for information collected through the Technology and provided to our clients, affiliates, partners, and service providers in an anonymous format to operate or enhance our services for the purposes described above, or as required by law, RUN does not rent, sell or share the information collected through the Technology with third parties.
In providing its Technology services, RUN works with a variety of third-party vendors and partners. These include advertisers, publishers, data providers, content providers, and other service providers. RUN may share anonymous, non-PII with them, including statistical, demographic, contextual, behavioral and predictive information, about our users and their use of the Technology, to the extent necessary for RUN to provide the Technology services. We may also enhance the non-PII collected via our Technology with non-PII collected from trusted business partners. Such information remains anonymous non-PII and cannot be used to contact or identify any person individually.
RUN may share information about individuals as it deems reasonably necessary in order to comply with applicable law, to exercise and protect the legal rights of RUN or its personnel and representatives, and to investigate, prevent or respond to suspected illicit activities, including fraud and threats of harm to individuals.
If RUN sells all or part of its business, or if any of its departments or technology is acquired or merged with another company, we may transfer information about you, including PII submitted by you on our Web site, to the successor company as part of that transaction. To the extent consent is required under applicable law for such a data transfer, we will obtain your consent.
RUN, recognizes that the European Union has implemented an “omnibus” data protection regime established pursuant to the European Data Protection Directive (95/46/EC). Among other things, this law requires “adequate protection” for the transfer of certain PII about individuals in European Union member countries to RUN operations in the United States. RUN complies with the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor Framework as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of PII collected from individuals located in European Union member countries through its Technology to serve advertising for its clients and PII collected directly through this website. RUN has certified that it adheres to the Safe Harbor Privacy Principles of notice, choice, onward transfer, security, data integrity, access, and enforcement. Any individual in the European Union that cannot resolve his or her issue directly with RUN is permitted to contact his or her local data protection authority for further assistance and information. To learn more about the Safe Harbor program, and to view RUN’s certification, please visit http://www.export.gov/safeharbor/.
RUN has established appropriate technical and organizational safeguards consistent with industry standards and applicable law to help prevent unauthorized access, loss, disclosure, modification or destruction of the information we collect. While we are committed to ensuring the security of such information, you should be aware that no data protection measures can provide 100% guarantee of security. Consequently, we -- like everyone else -- cannot warrant or guarantee the complete security of the information in our possession.
This Web site contains links to other sites that are not owned or controlled by RUN. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of such third parties or the privacy policies governing their web sites.
When you turn on Do Not Track (DNT) in your browser, RUN responds by not collecting your information, either directly or through third parties, for the purpose of serving interest-based ads based on your browsing history.
We do not knowingly collect PII from, and do not create user segments targeted for children under 13 years of age. If you believe your child or someone else has provided RUN with PII about your child and you would like to have the information removed, please contact us and we will use reasonable efforts to remove such information from our records.
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