Effective January 1, 2020


Our Commitment to You: Giant Media Corporation (the “Company,” “Giant Media,” “we,” “us,” or “our”) is committed to respecting the privacy rights and concerns of all users of the Company’s websites, applications and related advertisements, products and services, including without limitation, videostat.com, and giantmedia.com, as well as our video advertising network that hosts our video content and advertisements from our third-party clients (collectively, the “Services”).

The privacy of our users, including you, is a top priority for Giant Media. We are providing this Privacy Policy to outline our practices and procedures with respect to the information we collect, which will allow you to make an informed decision about your use of our Services and sharing information with us, while also providing you with choices to manage the information we collect from you in connection with your use of our Services.

Your Agreement with our Privacy Policy:

By accessing or using our Services you are agreeing to this Privacy Policy. You are encouraged to periodically review this Privacy Policy for updates and to ensure that you are familiar with its terms. If you do not agree to this Privacy Policy or our Terms of Use, you must discontinue accessing and using our Services. This Privacy Policy is not applicable to third-party websites, or Giant Media websites, applications and services that contain other privacy policies. Please contact us at privacy@giantmedia.com if you have any questions about this Privacy Policy.

General Application of our Privacy Policy:

Our Privacy Policy is comprised of two principal parts, one part is applicable to users located in the European Economic Area (EEA), and the other part is applicable to users located outside of the EEA, provided that it is understood that our ability to identify a user’s location is based on common industry technologies available to us.

Our Privacy Notice to Users located outside of the EEA:

This privacy notice provides information on the processing of data of online users located outside of the EEA. The information contained in this privacy notice is superseded by the “Privacy Notice for User located in the EEA” to the extent a user is located within the EEA at the time of accessing our Services.

Summary of key terms applicable to user privacy:

  • We may collect information (a) when you provide it to us to enable you to access or use our Services, such as name, title, email address, and telephone number, and (b) when our Services are used generally, such as IP address, browser types, domain names, access dates and times, referring website addresses, online transactions, browsing and search activity, and general location data that cannot be used to determine your precise location (collectively, the “Collected Data”). Specifically, we may collect the following types of information: IP address and user agent information, such as the type of browser you are using to access our Services, the type of machine you are using to access our Services, the type of software your machine is using to access our Services, information about the general location from which you accessed our Services, and similar information.
  • We use the Collected Data to log impressions, video views, video quartiles watched (first, second, third and/or complete video), time tracking events (such as :30 watched event) and clicks. We use Collected Data to report campaign performance to our advertising clients in terms of the number of impressions, views and clicks on their advertisements, and to optimize the results of those campaigns, as well as for internal accounting, tracking, and related administrative purposes.
  • We do not use Collected Data to engage in any future remarketing campaigns, except for Collected Data related to prior content viewed by you, which may be used in future remarketing campaigns.
  • We may share Collected Data with third party service providers and our advertising clients.
  • We use reasonably appropriate security measures to protect your information and all Collected Data.
  • We reserve the right to change this Privacy Policy at any time by either posting the revised privacy policy to the applicable Services and, in the event of material changes, by also posting a notice of the material changes on such Services.
  • Most of the Collected Data is held for no longer than two (2) years from the date of collection, at which point some of such Collected Data is deleted, while other Collected Data may be aggregated and held in perpetuity, but used only for our general internal and administrative purposes.
  • You can always contact us at privacy@giantmedia.com if you have any questions regarding this Privacy Policy and our data collection practices.

Information we collect:

We may collect information (a) about your use of our Services as well as from our publisher partners that display advertising for us on behalf of our clients, including your IP address, browser type, domain names of the websites from which you accessed our Services, access dates and times, referring website addresses, online transactions, general location data that is incapable of identifying your precise geographic location, and browsing and search activity, and (b) when you provide it to us to enable you to access or use our Services, which may include your name, title, email address, and telephone number. We collect this information from log files, web beacons, cookies, pixels, device information, location information services, and information available through other technologies, each as further defined below, when you use our Services or any portion of our Services, as well as from our publisher partners that display advertising for us on behalf of our clients. The information collected within the last twelve (12) months includes:

Category of Information Examples Information Collected
Identifiers A real name, alias, postal address, unique personal identifier, online identifier, Internet Protocol address, email address, account name, Social Security number, driver’s license number, passport number, or other similar identifiers. Yes
Categories of personal information described in subdivision (e) of Section 1798.80 of the California Civil Code. A name, signature, Social Security number, physical characteristics or description, address, telephone number, passport number, driver’s license or state identification card number, insurance policy number, education, employment, employment history, bank account number, credit card number, debit card, or any other financial information, medical information, or health insurance information. No
Characteristics of protected classifications under California or federal law Age (40 years or older), race, color, ancestry, national origin, citizenship, religion or creed, marital status, medical condition, physical or mental disability, sex (including gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy or childbirth and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, veteran military status, genetic information (including familial genetic information). No
Commercial Information Records of personal property, products or services purchased, obtained, or considered, or other purchasing or consuming histories or tendencies. No
Biometric information An individual’s physiological, biological or behavioral characteristics, including an individual’s deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA), that can be use, singly or in combination with each other or with other identifying data, to establish individual identity, including but not limited to, imagery of the iris, retina, fingerprint, face, hand, palm, vein patterns, and voice recordings, from which an identifier template, such as a faceprint, a minutiae template, or a voiceprint, can be extracted, and keystroke patterns or rhythms, gait patterns or rhythms, and sleep, health, or exercise data that contain identifying information. No
Internet or other electronic network activity information Browsing history, search history, and information regarding a consumer’s interaction with an Internet Web site, application, advertisement. No
Geolocation data Physical location, position, and movement data. Yes
Sensory information Audio, electronic, visual, thermal, olfactory, or similar information. No
Professional or employment-related information Present and past employment data. No
Education information Education records maintained by educational institutions or third parties on behalf of these institutions. No
Inferences drawn from any other information Data reflecting a consumer’s preferences, characteristics, habits, attitudes, predispositions, intelligences, and abilities. Yes


The categories of information described above are collected from the following categories of sources:

  • Directly from you or your agents, such as through your submissions to the Services.
  • Directly and indirectly from activity through the Services, such as through your interaction with the Services.
  • From third parties that work with us to provide services to you.

“Cookies” are files (e.g. HTTP cookies) containing a small amount of data that are stored on your Internet enabled device, such as your computer, table, smart phone, smart TVs, gaming systems, or other PDA. We may use cookies to estimate the performance of our advertising services for our internal purposes and for reporting to our advertising clients, such as the total reach of an advertising campaign, as well the frequency with which we display certain advertisements to you (i.e., frequency capping). Cookies provide us and our advertisers with the ability to determine with greater accuracy the composition of the audience to which advertisements are displayed across our Services. The use of cookies allows us to improve our overall user experience and the performance of advertisements on behalf of our advertisers, such as by controlling the delivery of a series of advertisements to a web browser, to limit the number of times a web browser receives a particular advertisement, and to provide user with more relevant advertising.

There are two classes of Cookies based on how long they remain on your system, including “Session Cookies” which are used only during your visit to the Services and are erased once you close your browser and “Persistent Cookies” which can remain on your browser for up to two (2) years and allow us to remember you on any subsequent visits to our Services and thereby provide you with more relevant content to you via our Services. One exception to the foregoing are persistent cookies placed on your system which instruct us not to collect any information from you based on your decision to opt-out of such data collection (a “do-not-target” and/or “do-not-collect” cookie), which will remain on your system in perpetuity, unless you subsequently opt-in to such data collection by us or delete such persistent cookie.

To learn more about Cookies, you can click here or here. To learn about how you can opt out of the receipt of cookies, please click here. To learn about how you can remove cookies placed on your device or prevent the placement of cookies on your device, please see the “Your Choices” section below.

“Device Information” is information we automatically collect and store related to the device you used when you accessed our Services, such as the type of device you are using (e.g., laptop or iPhone), certain device identifiers that are unique to the device you are using, and your internet service provider (ISP).

“Location Information” is information obtained from your device’s global positioning system (GPS) signal, WiFi networks proximately accessible to your device, nearby cell towers, and other available information about your location. When you use location enabled services in connection with our Services, this type of information may be made available to us. However, we do not store Location Information or use Location Information to determine your precise location, but only for general location identification limited to a location no more precise than a one (1) mile radius from your current location.

“Pixels” or “Tracking Pixels” are graphic images (usually 1 pixel x 1 pixel) that is placed on a web page and allows for the collection of information regarding the use of the web page where such pixel is placed. Giant Media uses third party ad servers (e.g., DFA, Sizmek, MOAT, DoubleVerify) to support tracking pixels and cookies.

“Web Beacons” is programming code used to display an image on a web page and can also transfer an individual’s user identification to a database and associate the individual with previously acquired information about the information. Web beacons enable Giant Media and its third party partners to track certain websites you visit or advertisements you view online across different websites over time. Web beacons help determine products or services in which you may be interested and help track online behaviors for marketing purposes. You can learn more about web beacons here.

Additional categories of information will not be collected or used for materially different purposes without first providing notice to you.

Information collected by third party websites on our behalf:

In many cases websites and mobile applications of our advertising clients, our partners from which we acquire advertising placements, our publisher partners on which we place advertisements on our own behalf and on behalf of our advertising clients, and third party websites and applications which have agreed to place a cookie or other technology (as described above) on our behalf or our advertising clients’ behalf on their site may collect information from you. In some cases, we may combine this information with the information we have collected from you in connection with your use of our Services. In connection with data provided by our partners from which we acquire advertising placements, we adhere to the OpenRTB 2.5 & 3.0 spec and collect data specifically specified in those documents. For more information about OpenRTB 2.5 & 3.0, please click here.

How we use your information:

We use Collected Data for the limited purposes set forth in this Privacy Policy, including using and sharing Collected Data (1) to fulfil the purpose for which information was provided by you; (2) perform activities described to you when collecting your information or as set forth in the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”); (3) to provide you with information, products, or services that have been requested; (4) to improve the Services, such as through testing, research, analysis, and development; (5) to deliver or assist our clients with the delivery of advertisements to potential customers and other individuals, such as you; (6) to enable third party service providers to assist or facilitate the services we provide our clients, including specifically advertising services; (7) to comply with applicable laws and regulations; (8) to respond to a subpoena, search warrant, or other lawful request for information that we may receive from time to time, regardless of whether such a response is required by applicable law; (9) to carry out our obligations or enforce our terms of use or to otherwise protect our rights; (10) with vendors, technology providers, administrative service providers, and third party partners we have selected for purposes of validating data, enhancing data, verifying information, and suppressing information in some circumstances; (11) with other Giant Media entities, affiliates, and third party marketing partners (including advertisers and publishers) for marketing purposes; (12) to protect the safety of the public and other users of our Services; (13) to transfer the Collected Data (or any portion of the Collected Data) to a third party in connection with a business transition or combination, such as a merger, acquisition, or asset sale involving Giant Media or any of our Services; and/or (14) for any other purposes for which you provide consent. We also may share Collected Data with our advertisers, publisher partners, and other third parties for purposes of marketing.

Additional categories of information will not be collected or used for materially different purposes without first providing notice to you.

Except for Collected Data related to prior content viewed by you (i.e., contextual data), which may be used in future remarketing campaigns, we do not use Collected Data for purposes of remarketing. The technologies we deploy (e.g., cookies, web beacons, pixels, etc.) can collect information useful in remarketing in many ways, but we have limited our use to contextual remarketing. Contextual remarketing allows us to gather information about the websites you have visited and the advertising content we have previously displayed to you throughout the Internet, to determine whether to display additional advertising content to you and, if so, what type of additional advertising is appropriate to display to you.

YouTube API Services. If you use our VuePlanner Service, we use the YouTube API Services to collect information from YouTube accounts, which may include, without limitation, video ID, video title, number of comments, number of likes, channel title, number of channel subscribers, and other information provided by their API. Therefore, by using the VuePlanner Service, you agree to be bound by the Google Privacy Policy located at http://www.google.com/policies/privacy. You may revoke Giant Media’s access to your data that we obtain through our use of the YouTube API Services via the Google security settings page at https://security.google.com/settings/security/permissions or by altering your YouTube content to not be publicly available.

We may disclose information provided by you for a business purpose. In the past 12 months, the following categories of information have been disclosed for a business purpose:

  • Identifiers
  • Inferences drawn from any other information
  • Geolocation data

How we store and protect the information we receive: Giant Media stores Collected Information in a database on computers owned, leased or licensed by us, including from Amazon Web Services (AWS), all of which are located within the United States. All Collected Information is maintained and stored in a secure environment, including adequate virus and firewall protections, to protect against the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control. We also maintain physical and procedural safeguards to protect Collected Information. Notwithstanding the foregoing, we cannot guarantee that our security measures will ensure that Collected Data is not illegally accessed, stolen or altered. As such, your use of our Services if at your own risk.

Your rights in information and user data:

You have several rights regarding information collected by us. These include:

  • The right to know what categories and specific pieces of information are collected, disclosed for a business purpose, or sold by requesting this information from us.
  • The right to request deletion of information collected or maintained by us.
  • The right to opt-out of the sale of collected information.
  • The right not to receive discriminatory treatment by us for choosing to exercise your privacy rights.
  • The right to designate an authorized agent for making requests under the CCPA on your behalf.

Your choices:

Giant Media Data Collection Choices: If you would like to prevent Giant Media from using your Collected Data for targeted offers, you can click here:

Giant Media Advertising Choices: With respect to the display of advertising from Giant Media or its advertising client, whether on our Services or on third party publisher with whom we have partnered, if you would like to avoid the display of such advertising, you should not visit the website. If you would like only to prevent Giant Media from tracking your behavior on such sites, turn off cookies from that website and do not click on or otherwise interact with any advertisements. Giant Media does not maintain a mechanism or process to respond to any “do not track” signals which a browser may send or receive.

Giant Media and Third Party Cookie Choices: With respect to cookies, your web browser should provide you with information on how to prevent the placement of, or how to remove, cookies placed on your computer by Giant Media. Giant Media also works with its partners to serve cookies. The chart below provides your opt out options with respect to those third party partner cookies and the advertising targeted via those cookies:

Third Party Partner Opt Out Options
Research Now researchnow.com
Nielsen nielsen.com
Kantar kantarmedia.com
IAS integralads.com
DoubleVerify doubleverify.com
MOAT moat.com
DCM google.com
Sizmek sizmek.com


While you can opt out of receiving advertisements based on the information collected by such cookies, as specified and/or by the relevant third party with respect to 3rd party cookies, you cannot opt out of or otherwise block the placement of advertisements based on the choices you make with respect to cookies.

To opt out of all online behavioral advertising, please visit the YourOnlineChoices website.

Please note, however, that this may make it impossible for Giant Media to include you in some of its advertising campaigns. Giant Media’s cookies will be known as third party cookies. If you have multiple internet browsers or users on the same computer or device, you will need to select an option which stops cookie-based targeting and repeat this for each browser, device and/or user. Please note that your cookie preferences are stored in a cookie, and deletion of your cookies may override this.

To disable the collection of usage information on your mobile devices you will need to change your device settings – “Opt-out of Interest-Based Ads” on Android devices and “Limit Ad Tracking” on iOS devices.

Contacting us:

If you have questions about this Privacy Policy or your rights under this Privacy Policy, or if you would like to access personal information we may have about you in our files, to correct, update, or to have us delete it, or would like to notify us of your choice to opt out of the sharing of any of your personal information, please contact us at privacy@giantmedia.com.

Giant Media Corporation
Attn: Privacy
4600 Madison Ave. Suite 300
Kansas City, MO 64112