Privacy Policy

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Worst Room is a member of several advertising and affiliate programs that enable us to earn fees for either referring interested buyers to products or through displaying advertisements site-wide.

More information about Worst Room is available on the linked page.

Advertising Disclosures

Please read below for more information regarding our advertising partners, ours and their employed technologies, and our relation to the internet at large.

Cookies

All of our advertising partners use cookies. These allow them to track the data that allows Worst Room to receive credit for our referred sales. Cookies are extremely small amounts of data stored in your browser that helps it remember your past activities. These cookies only collect the relevant data needed and this data is only sent to the respective advertising partner. We do not allow cookies that contain malware, viruses, or any detrimental code to your computer or privacy. Your cookies may be deleted at any time through your browser's settings. These are not harmful and are used by nearly every website in existence.

Links

Most links on WorstRoom.com simply lead to another WorstRoom.com web URL. In some cases, we link to other websites that contain information helpful to you that is relevant to the article within which the link is contained. When we create a link, we have personally visited the destination URL and confirmed it is safe and family-appropriate. We do not control these pages, though, and they may be changed at any time. If you find that a link leading to an external webpage not located on WorstRoom.com has become inappropriate, please contact us so we can fix it immediately.

Target Demographic

Worst Room is not created for or directed at children under the age of 13. We do not knowingly collect any information from those under 13 years of age nor do we permit our advertising partners to do so. If you are not 13 years old or older, you are not allowed to use this website nor send information about yourself to us in any form.

Advertising Partners

Our list of advertising partners does not change often and the information below will always be up-to-date.

Amazon.com

Worst Room is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.

Google Adsense

We allow Google, through the use of their DoubleClick cookie, to serve ads on Worst Room based on your interests. This data informs Google of the type of family-friendly websites you've enjoyed in the past so their Adsense display ad program can cater to your specific interests. You may opt-out of interest-based ads through Google by visiting their Ad Settings page.

Mediavine

Mediavine handles the display advertising on Worst Room, including the locations and the ad choices. They work with many ad exchanges that allow large, family-friendly brands to reach our audience. Their advertisers may use cookies to collect info to ensure they only show you ads relevant to your interests, including for the E.U. where data collection is only enabled when the user has opted into the program. Please see the bottom of this page for more information.

Advertising Opportunities

Please consult the following information regarding our advertising policies before contacting us.

Special Notice

Worst Room does not participate in any of the following activities:

  • Accept money or favors for dishonest and disingenuous product reviews or product mentions.
  • Sell or purchase hyperlinks in order to manipulate Google's search rankings.
  • Allow user-generated content of any kind to appear on the site, including comments or guest posts.
  • Allow guest author contributions for the sake of search engine manipulation schemes.

Worst Room respects the laws set forth by the state in which we reside and the federal laws of the United States of America. We also abide by the guidelines and parameters as required by the companies that provide the technological infrastructure that make this all possible, including our domain registrar, website hosting, and our advertising partners. In addition, we publish only what we believe is considered family-friendly by society, the internet at large, and our general readership.

Company Advertising

Worst Room provides methods for high-quality and trusted companies to place fully-disclosed advertisements within our content. Please contact us for further information concerning traffic and demographic data. Please disclose your personal and company identity and your advertising goals upon initial contact. We do not respond to anonymous inquiries.

Guest Authors

Worst Room fields requests from authors from all walks of life that seek to publish unique and exclusive content on our website. We do not accept authors seeking to engage in search engine manipulation. We do not attribute content to specific authors currently, but are happy to do so on our social media channels. We reserve the right to alter, add, or subtract from any submitted content before publishing, but we will not alter the meaning of your words. We scrutinize every hyperlink suggested and cannot guarantee they will appear in the final product.

Permissions

Please abide by the wishes expressed below as you reference WorstRoom.com content as a source for your own work.

Copyright & Reprinting

The featured content on WorstRoom.com is written by Worst Room or exclusively for Worst Room and is protected by copyright.

In Entirety

Under no circumstances may you reproduce any of our content in full in print. Reproduction in whole online may only occur under specific circumstances using the proper canonical tags. Please contact us for more information if this is your wish.

In Portions

Portions of our content may be reproduced only after explicit permission is obtained from Worst Room. This is contingent upon the proper attribution text being used stating the original source. Online usage must contain a hyperlink back to the original article within this attribution. Please include the following citation, or a very similar citation, within your content:

Reprinted with permission from the original article published by WorstRoom.com

Translations

Our content is written in the English language. It may be translated into other languages without prior permission or notice, as long as:

  • Your translated version is offered free of charge. You may not sell translations of Worst Room content.
  • Your translation is faithful to the original meaning and tone of voice. You may not add to, subtract from, or alter our original meaning.
  • You must provide a written (in print) or hyperlinked (online) citation back to the original article. See our citation template below.

Include the following or a very similar reference back to our original article:

Translated from the original article published by WorstRoom.com

Images

The images appearing on this website are either free-to-use from the public domain, used as explanatory devices under fair use protection, have been licensed, or permission has been granted to use them. Because we do not designate which are which, we ask that you do not reprint, either in print or online, any of the images included in our content in order to protect the intellectual property of the original photographers and graphic designers.

In return, if you find that we have mistakenly used any image material belonging to you without proper permission or license, please contact us so that we may remove the material immediately.


Mediavine Programmatic Advertising

The Website uses Mediavine to manage all third-party advertising on the Website. Mediavine serves content and advertisements when you visit the Website, which may use first and third-party cookies. A cookie is a small text file which is sent to your computer or mobile device (referred to in this policy as a “device”) by the web server so that a website can remember some information about your browsing activity on the Website. The cookie may collect information relating to your use of the Website, information about your device such as the device’s IP address and browser type, demographic data and, if you arrived at the Website via a link from a third-party site, the URL of the linking page.

First party cookies are created by the website that you are visiting. A third-party cookie is frequently used in behavioral advertising and analytics and is created by a domain other than the website you are visiting. Third-party cookies, tags, pixels, beacons and other similar technologies (collectively, “Tags”) may be placed on the Website to monitor interaction with advertising content and to target and optimize advertising. Each internet browser has functionality so that you can block both first and third-party cookies and clear your browser’s cache. The "help" feature of the menu bar on most browsers will tell you how to stop accepting new cookies, how to receive notification of new cookies, how to disable existing cookies and how to clear your browser’s cache. For more information about cookies and how to disable them, you can consult the information at www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/.

Without cookies you may not be able to take full advantage of the Website content and features. Please note that rejecting cookies does not mean that you will no longer see ads when you visit our Site.

The Website may collect IP addresses and location information to serve personalized ads and pass it to Mediavine. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices to opt-in or opt-out of this data collection, please visit http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp. You may also visit http://optout.aboutads.info/#/ and http://optout.networkadvertising.org/# to learn more information about interest-based advertising. You may download the AppChoices app at http://www.aboutads.info/appchoices to opt out in connection with mobile apps, or use the platform controls on your mobile device to opt out.

Mediavine partners with the following data processors:

  1. Pubmatic. You may find Pubmatic’s privacy policy through this link. The data collected on the Website may be transferred to Pubmatic and its demand partners for interest-based advertising. Statistical information and other non-cookie technologies (such as eTags and web or browser cache) may be used by third parties on this Website. Browser settings that block cookies may have no effect on these technologies, but you may clear your cache to delete such trackers. Data collected from a particular browser or device may be used with another computer or device that is linked to the browser or device on which such data was collected.
  2. Criteo. You may find Criteo’s privacy policy through this link. The data collected on the Website may be transferred to Criteo and its demand partners for interest-based advertising. Criteo may collect, access, and use non-identifying data to improve the Criteo Technology and other Criteo products, programs, and/or services. This non-identifying data may include on-site user behavior and user/page content data, URLs, statistics, or internal search queries. The non-identifying data are collected through the ad call and stored with a Criteo cookie for a maximum period of 13 months.
  3. Pulsepoint. You may find Pulsepoint’s privacy policy through this link.
  4. LiveRamp. You may find LiveRamp’s privacy policy through this link. When you use the Website, we share information that we may collect from you, such as your email (in hashed, de-identified form), IP address or information about your browser or operating system, with LiveRamp Inc, and its group companies (‘LiveRamp’). LiveRamp may use a cookie on your browser and match your shared information to their on- and offline marketing databases and those of its advertising partners to create a link between your browser and information in those other databases. This link may be shared by our partners globally for the purpose of enabling interest-based content or advertising throughout your online experience (e.g. cross device, web, email, in-app, etc.) by third parties unaffiliated with our website. These third parties may in turn link further demographic or interest-based information to your browser. To opt out of LiveRamp’s targeted advertising, please go here: https://liveramp.com/opt_out/
  5. RhythmOne. You may view RhythmOne’s privacy policy through this link. RhythmOne uses cookies and similar tracking technologies (such as mobile device identifiers and digital fingerprinting) to provide its services. RhythmOne may use aggregated information (not including your name, address, email address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other Websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, please visit the following webpage: http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp.
  6. District M. You may find District M’s privacy policy through this link.
  7. YieldMo. You may find YieldMo’s privacy policy through this link. If you want to opt out of receiving interest based ads from Yieldmo or exercise your right under the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) to opt-out of the sale of your personal information, you may do so through this link.
  8. The Rubicon Project. You may find Rubicon’s privacy policy through this link. If you want to opt out of receiving interest based ads from Rubicon or exercise your right under the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) to opt-out of the sale of your personal information, you may do so through this link. You may also utilize the Network Advertising Initiative’s opt-out page, the Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out page, or the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out page.
  9. Amazon Publisher Services. You may find Amazon Publisher Services’ privacy policy through this link.
  10. AppNexus. You may find the AppNexus privacy policy through this link.
  11. OpenX. You may find OpenX’s privacy policy through this link.
  12. Verizon Media formerly known as Oath. You may find Verizon Media’s privacy policy through this link. You may also utilize the Network Advertising Initiative’s opt-out page, the Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out page, or the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out page to opt-out of the use of cookies for interest-based advertising.
  13. TripleLift. You may find TripleLift’s privacy policy through this link. To opt out of receiving interest-based advertising (including retargeting) from TripleLift’s services through the use of cookies in your current browser and for more information on what it means to opt-out, please go to www.triplelift.com/consumer-opt-out.
  14. Index Exchange. You may find Index Exchange’s privacy policy through this link. You may also utilize the Network Advertising Initiative’s opt-out page, the Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out page, or the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out page to opt-out of the use of cookies for interest-based advertising.
  15. Sovrn. You may find Sovrn’s privacy policy through this link.
  16. GumGum. You may find GumGum’s privacy policy through this link. GumGum may (i) use place and use cookies on end users’ browsers or use web beacons to collect information about end users who visit such Publisher Websites and (ii) link such collected end user information to other end user information provided by third parties in order to deliver targeted Advertisements to such end users.
  17. Digital Remedy. You may find Digital Remedy’s privacy policy through this link.
  18. MediaGrid. You may find MediaGrid’s privacy policy through this link. MediaGrid may collect and store information about end-user interactions with this website through cookies, advertising IDS, pixels and server-to-server connections. MediaGrid was receive the following information: the page an End-User has requested and the referring/exit pages; Timestamp information (i.e., the date and time the End-User has visited the page); IP address; mobile device identifier; device model; device operating system; browser type; carrier; gender; age; geolocation (including GPS coordinates); clickstream data; cookie information; first-party identifiers'; and hashed email addresses; demographic and inferred interest information; and post-conversion data (from both online and offline behaviour). Some of this data is gathered from this website and others is gathered from advertisers. MediaGrid uses this data to provide its services. You may also utilize the Network Advertising Initiative’s opt-out page, the Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out page, or the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out page to opt-out of the use of cookies for interest-based advertising or review their privacy policy for more information.
  19. RevContent - You may find RevContent’s privacy policy through this link. RevContent may collect information about your browser or device, including browser type, IP Address, device type, user agent string, and operating system. RevContent also collects information about the websites you visit through their services, such as date and time of access and specific pages accessed and the content and ads you click on. You may opt-out of any personalization track by opting-out of RevContent’s data collection.
  20. Centro, Inc. - You may find Centro’s privacy policy through this link. You may find opt-out information for Centro’s services through the privacy policy link.
  21. 33Across, Inc. - You may find 33Across’s privacy policy through this link. To opt-out of personalized advertising, please visit https://optout.networkadvertising.org/?c=1.
  22. Conversant. LLC - You may find Conversant’s privacy policy through this link. Conversant uses information that does not directly identify you, such as information about your browser type, time and date of visit, your browsing or transaction activity, the subject of advertisements clicked or scrolled over, and a unique identifier (such as a cookie string, or a unique advertising identifier provided by your mobile device) during your visits to this and other websites and apps in order to provide advertisements about goods and services likely to be of greater interest to you. Conversant may use technologies such as cookies and other tracking technologies to collect this information. To learn more about interest-based advertising, or to opt-out, you can visit www.youronlinechoices.eu or https://www.networkadvertising.org/.
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