We allow third-party companies to serve ads and/or collect certain anonymous information when you visit our web site. These companies may use non-personally identifiable information (e.g., click stream information, browser type, time and date, subject of advertisements clicked or scrolled over) during your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services likely to be of greater interest to you. These companies typically use a cookie or third party web beacon to collect this information. To learn more about this behavioral advertising practice, or to opt-out of this type of advertising as conducted by our NAI partners (opt-out does not apply to advertising from non-NAI members), you can visit http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp. RN is not an NAI member, and does not represent that it complies with all NAI standards.
Relationships with Third Party Advertising Services
Advertisements displayed on RealNetworks Web sites or embedded in other media content provided by RealNetworks may be delivered via an advertising management service. When you view a web page on our web site that contains advertising provided one of our advertising management services, the advertising service company may place a cookie on or retrieve a cookie from your computer if you have enabled cookies. This cookie may uniquely designate your computer/browser, without containing any personally identifying information such as your name or e-mail address. RealNetworks does not intentionally provide any of your personally identifying information to third-parties.
When you search for specific content on RealNetworks web sites, the search terms may be embedded in the "search string" that appears in the URL display window of your web browser. Certain advertising services or third party content providers may associate these search strings with cookies they set or retrieve from our pages.
While RealNetworks does not have access to cookies set by third parties on your hard drive, you may be concerned about the potential practices of advertising management services and wish to disable this functionality as follows:
If you have concerns about a specific RealNetworks advertising service, please contact us here.
Information Collected When You Acquire Third Party Products
From time to time, RealNetworks enters into partnerships with other companies to provide you with the opportunity to sample or purchase a product or service that might be of interest to you. We also partner with other companies to offer plug-ins, products and services that enhance the experience of using a RealNetworks product or service.
If you purchase a product or service developed or owned by another company, RealNetworks will seek your informed consent prior to giving that company information you provide to us. We will never sell, rent or disclose to third parties our customers' personally identifiable information collected from the distribution of RealNetworks products or gathered on a RealNetworks Web site unless we are required to do so by law or receive your advance informed consent.
Special Third-Party Relationships
On occasion, RealNetworks will offer our product users and Web site visitors the opportunity to participate in third-party or co-branded promotions, sweepstakes or special programs.
The use of any information provided by a user in entering such a third-party promotion will be specified prior to the user providing such information. We will also specify the manner in which such information is to be used. If your personal information is to be shared with a third party, it will only be done with your prior informed consent.
In addition, RealNetworks offers a variety of "plug-in" products that are compatible with certain RealNetworks products. While we endeavor to fully research and disclose how such plug-ins utilize personal information, RealNetworks is not responsible for the operation of plug-ins provided by third parties and we strongly encourage you to visit their Web sites and read the privacy policies that govern their usage. RealNetworks will not provide personally identifiable information to our product plug-in partners without first obtaining the informed consent of our users.