(Revised January 17, 2023)
Information Collection Methodologies
Mobile Device Unique Identifier
When utilizing an EDGE mobile application from your mobile device, EDGE Media Network, Inc. may receive a unique identifier for your device and use it to offer extended services and/or functionality. You will always be asked permission before EDGE Media Network, Inc. is provided this information about your device. All mobile identifiers received by our Network are anonymous, random strings; neither us nor our advertisers will know who you are unless you specifically provide that information to us.
EDGE uses third party technologies to track activity on our network and mobile applications via Cookies or Mobile Unique Identifiers. EDGE Media Network, Inc. controls the use of this activity; while we use this anonymous information to better understand our readers and how they utilize our solutions, we do not sell this information or make it available to advertisers outside aggregated reporting without your authorization.
Third-party Information Collection
Organizations that place advertising on our Network occasionally will utilize Cookies or Mobile Unique Identifiers in order to deliver advertising that is targeted to you. EDGE does not control third-party use of such data.
At times EDGE Media Network, Inc. may conduct polls about our Network. These polls are always optional, and they do not request personally identifiable information from you.
EDGE stores feedback you send to us via digital forms. This feedback is used to administer and refine the EDGE Network and associated services and at times may be shared with EDGE Media Network partners either in aggregate form or individually with specific identifying characteristics about the Member (e.g., e-mail address or name) removed.
Sharing Content with Other Users
If you choose to use our invitation service to tell a friend about our Network or specific content on our Network, we will ask you for information needed to send the invitation, such as your friend's email address. We will automatically send your friend a one-time email or message inviting them to visit the site. EDGE stores this information to send this one-time invitation and to track the success of such programs. Your friend may contact us at [email protected] to request that we remove this information from our database.
From time to time we may provide you the opportunity to participate in contests on our site. If you participate, we will request certain personally identifiable information from you. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary and you therefore have a choice whether or not to disclose this information. The requested information typically includes contact information (such as name and shipping address), and demographic information (such as gender).
We use this information to notify you when you win or do not win said contests, and in order to ship any prizes you might win to you directly. When notified, your personal information may also be shared with the sponsors of said contests. Your entry to any contests is linked to your Registration (see below) and so the information you provide is subject to the terms described in the following section.
Registration and Your Account
When you register for an account with EDGE, you may provide us with personal information such as your name, your email address, your telephone number, your address, your gender and additional personal or preference information. We collect this information so that we can provide you customized service, so that you may post content such as comments, classifieds, events and photos, and so that we may offer you additional personalized features.
You post content on the EDGE Network at your own risk. Although we may allow you to limit access to your private information, such as through the use of a handle or alias, please be aware that no security measures are perfect or impenetrable. We cannot control the actions of other users with whom you may choose to share your identity and information. Therefore, we cannot and do not guarantee that content you post on EDGE will not be viewed by unauthorized persons. We are not responsible for circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures contained on EDGE. You understand and acknowledge that, even after removal, copies of your content may remain viewable in cached and archived pages or if other users have copied or stored your content.
Data Deletion Instructions
If you wish for your account to be deactivated and/or your user information to be deleted, please send a request to [email protected].
How We Use Your Data
The EDGE Network uses the data we collect to provide, personalize, maintain and improve our products and services. We may also use this data to market our services. We do not sell or otherwise provide your personal information to third parties unless you provide your specific authorization to do so, for example in the course of entering a promotion on our network.
The EDGE Network does not fall under the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) due to the fact that we do not meet the revenue threshold for compliance at this time.
Nevada's Privacy Law (SB-220) permits residents from that state to request that we do not sell their data. To make such a request, please email [email protected].
Communications from EDGE Media Network, Inc.
Newsletters, Special Offers and Updates
EDGE may occasionally send you information on products, services, news, special deals, or promotions via e-mail. All e-mail communications from EDGE are "opt in," which means you must request them in some way via our Network. Every e-mail communication you receive from EDGE includes instructions for "opting out" of any future communications from our company.
EDGE may occasionally send you information on products, services, news, special deals, or promotions via mobile notifications. All mobile notifications from EDGE are "opt in," which means you must request them in some way via your device. All devices provide specific functionality to "opt out" of any future mobile notifications from our company; consult the instruction manual for your device's operating system for specific instructions.
Notwithstanding anything else in this policy, EDGE Media Network, Inc. may also disclose personal and aggregate information when required by a valid legal mechanism such as a search warrant, subpoena, or court order, or when we deem it necessary, in our sole discretion, to protect our rights and the safety of others, or our users, employees, or properties.
EDGE provides links to other sites. EDGE is not responsible for the privacy practices or contents of these other sites.
EDGE may syndicate its content to and distribute its content through third-party properties. Although you may see the EDGE logo associated with such content, your activity on third-party properties is governed by the privacy statement on the property you're visiting.
If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this site, you can contact us via email at [email protected].
From time to time we may revise this privacy notice. If we make a material change, we will post an update on the EDGE Network or notify you by email, at which time you'll be able to "opt out" of these new practices by contacting us (using the contact information above).
(Revised January 17, 2023)
The EDGE Media Network, Inc. Terms and Conditions of Use Agreement may be found below. You are responsible for reviewing and becoming familiar with all of these terms.
EDGE Terms and Conditions of Use
EDGE Media Network, Inc. ("we," "us," "The Company") owns and operates the EDGE Web Network, EDGE Mobile Applications for iOS and Android, and various other products. This User Agreement (the "Agreement") applies to all products and services (the "Service") offered by the Company through any of the Company's properties and any other city- or region-specific versions thereof (collectively, the "Network"). BY USING THE NETWORK, YOU ARE STATING THAT YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS AGREEMENT.
IF YOU DISAGREE WITH ANYTHING IN THIS AGREEMENT, PLEASE DO NOT USE THE NETWORK. You agree that the Company may change the terms and conditions of this Agreement at any time by posting such changes on the Network and that your continued use of the Network after any such posting will constitute your acknowledgment and acceptance of the revised terms and conditions.
In your use of our Service, you agree to act responsibly in a manner demonstrating the exercise of good judgment. For example and without limitation, you agree not to: (a) violate any applicable law or regulation, (b) infringe the rights of any third party, including without limitation, intellectual property, privacy, publicity or contractual rights, (c) use the information available through our Service for any unauthorized purpose, (d) use our Service to transmit, distribute, post or submit any information concerning any other person or entity, including without limitation, photographs of others, personal contact information or credit, debit, calling card or account numbers, (e) use our Service for any commercial purpose whatsoever or (f) assist any third party in doing any of the foregoing.
Through certain areas of the Network you may post or submit material ("Submissions"). By making a Submission, you (a) automatically grant the Company and its affiliates and licensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, nonexclusive right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, publicly perform and display and distribute the content of the Submission (in whole or in part) worldwide and/or to incorporate it in other works in any form, media, or technology now known or hereafter developed, (b) permit any other user of the Network to access, view, store, or reproduce the Submission for that user's personal use, and (c) represent and warrant that public posting and use of your Submission by the Company and its affiliates and licensees will not infringe or violate the rights of any third party.
You are solely responsible for any content that you submit, post or transmit via our Service. You agree not to post or submit any content that: (a) is libelous, defamatory or slanderous, (b) contains sexually explicit content (including nudity), (c) may denigrate any ethnic, racial, sexual or religious group by stereotypical depiction or otherwise, (d) exploits images or the likeness of individuals under 18 years of age, (e) encourages or otherwise depicts glamorized drug use (including alcohol and cigarettes), (f) makes use of offensive language or images, (g) characterizes violence as acceptable, glamorous or desirable, or (h) contains any of your personal contact information other than your email address.
We have no obligation to post any content that you or anyone else submits. In addition, we may, in our sole and unfettered discretion, edit, remove or delete any content that you post or submit.
Third Party Content, Links
In your use of our Service, you may access content from third parties ("Third Party Content"), either via our Service or through links to third party web sites. We do not control Third Party Content and make no representations or warranties about it. You agree that by using our Service, you may be exposed to Third Party Content that is false, offensive, indecent or otherwise objectionable. Under no circumstances will we be liable in any way for any Third Party Content, including, without limitation, any errors or omissions in any Third Party Content or any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any Third Party Content posted, stored or transmitted via our Service. You agree that you must evaluate, and bear all risks associated with, Third Party Content, including without limitation, profiles of other users of our Service.
You agree that all content and materials available on our Network are protected by rights of publicity, copyright, trademarks, service marks, patents, trade secrets or other proprietary rights and laws. Except as expressly authorized by us, you agree not to sell, license, rent, modify, distribute, copy, reproduce, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, publish, adapt, edit or create derivative works from materials or content available on our Network. Notwithstanding the above, you may use the content and materials on our Network in the course of your normal, personal, non-commercial use of our Service.
You agree not to systematically retrieve data or other content or any materials from our Network to create or compile, directly or indirectly, a collection, compilation, database, directory or the like, whether by manual methods, through the use of "bots" or otherwise. You agree not to use of any of our trademarks as metatags on other web sites. You agree not to display any information on our Network in a frame (or any of our content via in-line links) without our express written permission, which may be requested by contacting us at [email protected]. You may, however, establish ordinary links to our Network without our written permission.
To obtain such permission, contact the Company Copyright Administrator at [email protected] or by mail at:
EDGE Media Network, Inc.
PO Box 550187
N. Waltham MA 02455
The Company respects the intellectual property rights of others. Pursuant to Title 17 U.S.C. § 512, as amended by Title II of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (the "Act"), the Company has implemented procedures for receiving written notification of claimed copyright infringements and for processing such claims in accordance with the Act. If you believe your work has been copied and is accessible through the Network in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please email notice [email protected] or send mail to the address above. Include the following information in your notification:
- A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
- Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site.
- Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to locate the material.
- Information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to contact the complaining party such as an address, telephone number, and if available, an electronic mail address at which the complaining party may be contacted.
- A statement that the complaining party has a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.
- A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
- Notification from a copyright owner or from a person authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner that fails to comply substantially with the provisions above shall not be considered as providing actual knowledge or an awareness of facts or circumstances from which infringing activity is apparent. Please provide a Notice of Infringement Form each time you wish to report alleged acts of infringement. Please note that the Company will, in appropriate circumstances, terminate the account of any Member who repeatedly posts infringing material on the Network.
You agree that we, in our sole and unfettered discretion, may terminate your access to our Network for any reason, including, without limitation, your breach of these Terms.
You agree that any termination of your access to our Service may be effected without prior notice, and acknowledge and agree that we may immediately deactivate or delete any of your accounts and all related information and files in such accounts and/or bar any further access to such files or our Service. Further, you agree that we will not be liable to you or any third party for any termination of your access to our Service.
Discontinuation of Service
We reserve the right at any time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, any portion of our Service with or without prior notice. You agree that we will not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification or discontinuance of our Service.
Representation and Warranties
You hereby represent and warrant to us that: (a) that you have the full power and authority to enter into and perform under these Terms, (b) your use our Service will not infringe the copyright, trademark, right of publicity or any other legal right of any third party, (c) you will comply with all applicable laws in using our Service and in engaging in all other activities arising from, relating to or connected with these Terms, including, without limitation, contacting other users of our Service and (d) you own or otherwise have all rights necessary to license the content you submit
and that the posting and use of your content by us will not infringe or violate the rights of any third party.
Disclaimer of Warranties
YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THE NETWORK IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. ALL MATERIALS, INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS AND SERVICES INCLUDED IN OR AVAILABLE THROUGH THE NETWORK ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS. ALL SUCH MATERIALS, INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS AND SERVICES ARE PROVIDED WITHOUT, AND THE COMPANY, ITS SUBSIDIARIES AND LICENSORS HEREBY EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM, ANY WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR USE OR PURPOSE, TITLE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT.
THE COMPANY, ITS SUBSIDIARIES AND LICENSORS DO NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT THE NETWORK WILL FUNCTION WITHOUT INTERRUPTION, THAT THE NETWORK IS ERROR- OR DEFECT-FREE, THAT ANY SUCH DEFECTS OR ERRORS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT THE NETWORK AND THE SERVER(S) THAT MAKE THE NETWORK AVAILABLE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, THAT YOU OBTAIN FROM THE COMPANY, ITS SUBSIDIARIES, LICENSORS OR OTHERWISE THROUGH YOUR USE OF THE NETWORK SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY. FURTHER, THE COMPANY, ITS SUBSIDIARIES AND LICENSORS DO NOT WARRANT OR REPRESENT THAT THE USE OR THE RESULTS OF THE USE OF ANY MATERIALS, INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS OR SERVICES INCLUDED IN OR AVAILABLE THROUGH THE NETWORK WILL BE CORRECT, ACCURATE, TIMELY OR RELIABLE.
Limitations on Liability
IN NO EVENT SHALL THE COMPANY, ITS SUBSIDIARIES OR LICENSORS, OR ANY OTHER PERSON OR ENTITY INVOLVED IN CREATING OR DISTRIBUTING THE NETWORK BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, HOWEVER ARISING AND UNDER ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, TORT, INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE AND STRICT LIABILITY, BREACH OF CONTRACT OR BREACH OF WARRANTY), THAT RESULT FROM YOUR USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE NETWORK, ANY CHANGES TO THE NETWORK OR THIS AGREEMENT, UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF YOUR TRANSMISSIONS OR DATA, ANY MATERIAL OR DATA SENT OR RECEIVED OR NOT SENT OR RECEIVED, OR ANY TRANSACTIONS ENTERED INTO THROUGH THE NETWORK. THE COMPANY, ITS SUBSIDIARIES AND LICENSORS, AND ANY OTHER PERSON OR ENTITY INVOLVED IN CREATING OR DISTRIBUTING THE NETWORK ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY THREATENING, DEFAMATORY, OBSCENE, OFFENSIVE OR ILLEGAL CONTENT OR CONDUCT OF ANY OTHER PARTY OR ANY INFRINGEMENT OF ANOTHER'S RIGHTS, INCLUDING INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS.
IF YOU ARE DISSATISFIED WITH THE NETWORK, OR ANY MATERIALS, INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS OR SERVICES INCLUDED IN OR AVAILABLE THROUGH THE NETWORK, YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY IS TO DISCONTINUE USING THE NETWORK. THE FOREGOING LIMITATIONS ON LIABILITY SHALL BE APPLICABLE EVEN IF THE COMPANY OR THE APPLICABLE THIRD PARTY KNEW OR SHOULD HAVE KNOWN OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES AND NOTWITHSTANDING THE FAILURE OF ESSENTIAL PURPOSE OF ANY LIMITED REMEDY. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
You agree to defend, indemnify and hold us harmless from any claim, demand, action, damage, loss, cost or expense, including without limitation, reasonable attorneys fees, incurred in connection with any suit or proceeding brought against us arising out of your use of our Service or alleging facts or circumstances that could constitute a breach of any provision of these Terms by you. If you are obligated to indemnify us, we will have the right, in our sole and unfettered discretion, to control any action or proceeding and determine whether we wish to settle it, and if so, on what terms.
Allocation of Risk
YOU AGREE THAT THE DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES, LIMITATIONS ON LIABILITY, AND INDEMNIFICATION PROVISIONS SET FORTH IN THIS AGREEMENT REPRESENT AN AGREED UPON ALLOCATION OF RISK AND FORM AN ESSENTIAL PART OF THE BASIS OF THE BARGAIN BETWEEN YOU AND THE COMPANY, WITHOUT WHICH THE COMPANY WOULD NOT ENTER INTO THIS AGREEMENT OR PROVIDE THE NETWORK.
You agree that the laws of the State of Massachusetts and the United States will apply to all matters relating to this Agreement, as they would to agreements made and entered into entirely in Massachusetts by Massachusetts residents, notwithstanding your actual place of residence. You agree that all lawsuits arising out of or relating to this Agreement shall be brought exclusively in the Federal or State courts located in Massachusetts, and you hereby irrevocably submit to the exclusive personal jurisdiction of such courts for such purpose.
If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this site, you can contact us via email at [email protected].