Rankmylist Privacy Policy

Thank you for visiting Rankmylist Inc.’s (“Rankmylist”) Website at www.rankmylist.com (the “Website”) or the Rankmylist mobile application on the Android, iOS, Windows Mobile or other platforms (the “Mobile Application”), collectively known as “Platform”. This Privacy Policy has been compiled to better serve those who are concerned with how their ‘Personally Identifiable Information’ is being used online by Rankmylist. Personally Identifiable Information, as described in United States privacy laws and as referred to in the field of information security, is information that can be used on its own or with other information to identify, contact, or locate a single person, or to identify an individual in context. Please read our privacy policy carefully to get a clear understanding of how we collect, use, protect or otherwise handle your Personally Identifiable Information in accordance with the policies of our Platform.

Privacy Policy Updates

Since we are constantly working towards making improvements to our user’s experience at Rankmylist, based on updates to our Website and/or Mobile Applications or because of changes in internet technology, we will often be required to update this Privacy Policy. Whenever we do, we will send you notifications linking to our updated Privacy Policy. At any given point in time, collection and use of user information shall abide by the version of the Privacy Policy made available on our Website or Mobile Application at that specific time. By continuing to use our platform, you are deemed to have agreed to any updates to the Privacy Policy, but should you disagree, you must cease to use the Website and/or any related Mobile Applications.

Notifications of Changes to Privacy Policy

You will be notified of any Privacy Policy changes on our Privacy Policy Page via email and through our Website and Mobile Applications in-site notification system.

California Online Privacy Protection Act (CalOPPA)

CalOPPA is a state law in the United States that requires commercial websites and online services to post a Privacy Policy on their site. The law’s reach stretches well beyond California to require any person or company in the United States (and conceivably the world) that operates websites collecting Personally Identifiable Information from California consumers to post a conspicuous privacy policy on its website stating exactly the information being collected and those individuals or companies with whom it is being shared.
See more at: https://consumercal.org/about- cfc/cfc-education-foundation/california-online-privacy-protection-act-caloppa-3/

According to CalOPPA, we agree to the following:

Users can visit our site anonymously.
Our Privacy Policy link will always include the word 'Privacy' and can easily be found on the pages specified above.
A description of the location of the page and the User account which you allege has been infringing upon your work.

What personal information do we collect from the people that visit the Website or the Mobile Application?

When ‘signing up’ through our Website or Mobile Application, as appropriate, users may be asked to enter their first name, middle name, last name, email addresses (for registered users), mailing address, nationality, phone number or other details to augment their user experience. Like many other websites, Rankmylist also collects additional non-personally identifiable information that are typically accessible from web browsers and servers, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date, time, Internet Protocol (IP) address and corresponding location data of each visitors’ request.

When do we collect information?

We collect information from our users when they register or sign up on our site, update their submitted user information, fill out a form, leave a comment, submit content in the form of texts and/or images, open a support ticket or enter information by other means on our Website and/or Mobile Application.

These information include but may not be limited to the user’s first name, middle name, last name, gender, birthday, email, age range, photos, Facebook user name, Facebook ID (unique numeric ID), Facebook likes, Facebook checked-in locations, Google user name, Google ID (unique numeric ID), Google+ friends, Google+ circles, Twitter handle, Twitter ID, Twitter follows, Twitter followers, nationality, current Internet Protocol (IP) address, non-specific location data and so on.
We also collect information when you provide us with feedback on our products or services.

How do we use user information?

We may use the information we collect from users when they sign up,opt to receive notifications or notification digests, respond to a survey or marketing communication, surf the website, or use certain other site features in the following ways:

To personalize user experience and to allow us to deliver the type of content and product offerings in which users are most interested.
To improve our Website, in order to better serve users.
To allow us to better serve users in responding to their support requests.
To ask for ratings and reviews of services or products.
To follow up with users after correspondence (live chat, email or phone inquiries).

We may use and/or disclose the information we collect if we find that it is appropriate or necessary, for instance:

To protect Rankmylist from illegal, fraudulent or abusive uses.
To take precautions against liability.
To investigate and defend ourselves against third-party claims or allegations.
To assist government enforcement agencies.
To protect the security or integrity of the Website and/or Mobile Application.
To protect the rights, property, or personal safety of Rankmylist, our users, or others.

We may also disclose user information to affiliated companies or other businesses or persons to:

Provide website hosting, maintenance, and security services
Conduct data analysis and create reports
Offer certain functionality and assist us in improving the Website and creating new features.

How do we protect user information?

We do not use vulnerability scanning and/or scanning to PCI standards. We only provide articles and information. We never ask for credit card numbers. We do not use Malware Scanning.

A user’s personal information is contained behind secured networks and is only accessible by a limited number of persons who have special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential. In addition, all sensitive information they supply is encrypted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology.

We implement a variety of security measures when a user enters, submits, or accesses their information to maintain the safety of their personal information.

All transactions are processed through a gateway provider and are not stored or processed on our servers.

How do we respond to legal requests or prevent harm?

We may access, preserve and share your information in response to a legal request (like a search warrant, court order or subpoena) if we have a good faith belief that the law requires us to do so. This may include responding to legal requests from jurisdictions outside of the United States where we have a good faith belief that the response is required by law in that jurisdiction, affects users in that jurisdiction, and is consistent with internationally recognized standards. We may also access, preserve and share information when we have a good faith belief that it is necessary to detect, prevent and address fraud and other illegal activity, to protect ourselves, you and others, including as part of investigations, or to prevent death or imminent bodily harm. For instance, we may provide information to third-party partners about the reliability of your account to prevent fraud and abuse on and off of our Services. Information we receive about you may be accessed, processed and retained for an extended period when it is the subject of a legal request or obligation, governmental investigation, or investigations concerning possible violations of our terms or policies, or otherwise to prevent harm. We also may retain information from accounts disabled for violations of our terms for at least a year to prevent repeat abuse or other violations of our terms.

How do we protect the privacy of children?

Rankmylist Platform is not intended for children under the age of 13 nor do we target users who fall in this age group. If you are under 13 years of age, please DO NOT USE or access the Website or Mobile Application or interact with the Website’s or Mobile Application’s content on third- party websites. We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13. If we are notified that Personally Identifiable Information of children under the age of 13 has been collected on or through the Platform, then we will take the appropriate steps to remove this information.

If you are the parent or legal guardian of a child under the age of 13 who has registered an account on the Website or Mobile Application, then please send us an email to reportaccount@rankmylist.com to have that child's account terminated and information deleted.

COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)

When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under the age of 13 years old, the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, United States' consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which outlines what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children's privacy and safety online.

We do not specifically market to children under the age of 13 years old.

Do we use ‘cookies’?

Yes. Please check our Cookie usage Policy at https://www.rankmylist.com/cookiepolicy.

Third-party disclosure

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your Personally Identifiable Information unless we provide users with advance notice. This does not include website hosting partners and other parties who assist us in operating our Platform, conducting our business, or serving our users, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release information when its release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others' rights, property or safety.

However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be aggregated and sold or provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.

Third-party links

Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third-party products or services on our Platform. These third-party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.


Rankmylist publishes Google AdSense interest-based advertisements on its platform. These are tailored by Google to reflect users’ interests. Google's advertising requirements can be summed up by are summarized under ‘Google's Advertising Principles’. They are put in place to provide a positive experience for users. Further details about thistheir advertising policy can be found at: https://support.google.com/adwordspolicy/

We use Google AdSense Advertising on our Platform.

Google, as a third-party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on our site. Google's use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to our users based on previous visits to our site and other sites on the Internet. Users may opt-out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google Ad and Content Network privacy policy.

We have implemented the following:

Remarketing with Google AdSense
Google Display Network Impression Reporting
Demographics and Interests Reporting
DoubleClick Platform Integration

We, along with third-party vendors such as Google use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookies) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) or other third-party identifiers together to compile data regarding user interactions with ad impressions and other ad service functions as they relate to our Platform.

How can you opt out of Google Analytics?

You can set preferences for how Google advertises to you using the Google Ad Settings page. Alternatively, you can opt out by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative Opt Out page or by using the Google Analytics Opt Out Browser add on.

You will be notified of any Privacy Policy changes:

On our Privacy Policy Page, via email, and through our Website and Mobile Applications in-site notification system.

How can you change your personal information?

You can change your personal information by logging in to your account.

How can you delete your information?

We store data for as long as it is necessary to provide products and services to you and others. Information associated with your account will be kept until your account is deleted, unless we no longer need the data to provide products and services.
You can permanently delete your account at any time by writing to us at support@rankmylist.com . When you delete your account, we delete things you have posted, such as your lists, photos, comments and suggestions. If you deactivate your account instead of deleting, we will continue to store your information. Keep in mind that information that others have shared about you is not part of your account and will not be deleted when you delete your account.

How does our site handle Do Not Track signals?

We honor Do Not Track signals and Do Not Track, plant cookies, or use advertising when a Do Not Track (DNT) browser mechanism is in place.

Does our site allow third-party behavioral tracking?

Yes. We allow third-party behavioral tracking.

Fair Information Practices

The Fair Information Practices Principles form the backbone of privacy laws in the United States and the concepts they include have played a significant role in the development of data protection laws around the globe. Understanding the Fair Information Practice Principles and how they should be implemented is critical to comply with the various privacy laws that protect personal information.

In order to be in line with Fair Information Practices we will take the following responsive action, should a data breach occur:

We will notify the users via email within 7 business days.
We will notify the users via in-site notification within 7 business days.

We also agree to the Individual Redress Principle which requires that individuals have the right to legally pursue enforceable rights against data collectors and processors who fail to adhere to the law. This principle requires not only that individuals have enforceable rights against data users, but also that individuals have recourse to courts or government agencies to investigate and/or prosecute non-compliance by data processors.


The CAN-SPAM Act is a law that sets the rules for commercial email, establishes requirements for commercial messages, gives recipients the right to have emails stopped from being sent to them, and outlines tough penalties for violations.

Why do we require your email address?

We use your email address as a method a method for account verification when you sign-up as a user and for user authentication when you subsequently sign-in to our platform. Apart from these, we also use your email address in order to send notifications and other information, respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions that you might have.

We collect your email address in order to:

Send information, respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions.

To be in accordance with CAN-SPAM, we agree to:

Not use false or misleading subjects or email addresses.
Identify the message as an advertisement in some reasonable way.
Include the physical address of our business or site headquarters.
Monitor third-party email marketing services for compliance, if one is used.
Honor opt-out/unsubscribe requests quickly.
Allow users to unsubscribe by using the link at the bottom of each email.

If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, you can email us at unsubscribe@rankmylist.com or use the forms on our Website or Mobile Applications settings page to unsubscribe. Follow the instructions at the bottom of each email or in the settings page to inform us of your wish to unsubscribe and we will promptly remove you from ALL correspondence.

Contacting Us

If there are any questions regarding this Privacy Policy, you may contact us using the information below.

Rankmylist Inc.
9 East Loockerman St STE 3A
Dover, DE 19901

Email: support@rankmylist.com

Last Updated on 8/28/2017