TheCGBros Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Last modified: January 1, 2017

Welcome to the privacy policy for TheCGBros, a media content service owned and operated by Johnston Media Group, Inc., a California corporation (“TheCGBros Platform”).  This Agreement is executed concurrently with TheCGBros Terms and Conditions, which are incorporated herein by reference, and is a legally binding agreement made between you (“You,” or “Your”) and Johnston Media Group, Inc. (“TheCGBros,” “We,” “Us” or “Our”).

There are many different ways you can use our services – to search for and share information, to communicate with other people or to create new content. As you use our services, we want to make sure you understand how we’re using information and the ways in which you can protect your privacy.

TheCGBros is dedicated to protecting Your personal information and informing You about how We use it. This privacy policy applies to transactions and activities and data gathered through the TheCGBros Platform. Please review this privacy policy periodically as We may revise it without notice. This privacy policy was last revised on November 24, 2015. Each time You use TheCGBros Platform or provide Us with information, by doing so You are accepting the practices described in Our privacy policy that is current at the time of use. It is Your sole responsibility to stay apprised of the most current version of the privacy policy that is posted on the TheCGBros Platform and You agree, through Your continued use of the TheCGBros Platform, to be bound by the most current version of this privacy policy.  If, at any time, You do not wish to be bound by the most current version of this privacy policy, it is Your sole responsibility to immediately discontinue use of and cancel Your account on the TheCGBros Platform.

Our Privacy Policy explains:

  • What information we collect and why we collect it.
  • How we use that information.
  • The choices we offer, including how to access and update information.


We’ve tried to keep it as simple as possible. Your privacy matters to TheCGBros, so please take the time to get to know our practices.

Information we collect

We collect information to provide better services to all of our users – from figuring out basic stuff like which language you speak, to more complex things like which advertisements might be most useful to you, the type of content you upload or view and the people you communicate with through our site.

We collect information in the following ways:

  • Information you give us. For example, many of our services require you to sign up for an account on TheCGBros Platform. When you do, we may ask for “personal information”, such as your name, email address, telephone number or credit card to set up your account. If you want to take full advantage of the Platform features, we might also ask you to create a publicly visible profile, which may include your name and photo.
  • Other Information from how You use Our Services. We collect “additional information” about the services that you use and how you use them.  We may use this additional information to tailor TheCGBros Platform and communications to Your interests. We may also share this additional information with advertisers on an anonymous and aggregated basis (i.e., without telling the advertisers Your personal information or identity). One of the reasons We may do this is to increase the likelihood that Our advertisers’ goods and services will appeal to You as a user of TheCGBros Platform. Our sharing of additional information internally or with advertisers is anonymous (this means: we do not tell advertisers which of Our Users are a part of which demographic groups), subject to the rest of this Privacy Policy. When You respond to an advertisement, however, We ask You to remember that if that ad is targeted to a demographic group and You decide to give the advertiser Your personal information, then the advertiser may be able to identify You as being a member of that demographic group. This information also includes:
  • Device Information

We collect device-specific information (such as your hardware model, operating system version, and mobile network information including phone number). TheCGBros may associate your device or phone number with your account with TheCGBros;

  • Log Information

When You use Our services or view content provided by Us, we automatically collect and store certain information on Our servers. This includes information such as:

  • details of how you used our service;
  • telephone information like your phone number; or
  • internet protocol address (or “IPA”);
  • Location information

When you use Our services, We may collect and process information about your actual location using various technologies, including IP address, GPS and other sensors

How we use information we collect

We use the information we collect from all of our services to provide, maintain, protect and improve them, to develop new services and to protect Us and our Users. We also use this information to offer you tailored content, such as giving you suggestions for other content you may be interested in and providing more relevant advertisements

We may use the name you provide for your profile with TheCGBros across all of the services we offer that require an account with TheCGBros. If You choose to upload content such as videos or other information that identifies You, onto TheCGBros Platform, We may show them Your publicly visible profile information, such as Your name and photo.

If you have an account with TheCGBros, we may display your profile name, profile photo, and actions you take on TheCGBros Platform or on third-party applications connected to Your account (such as reviews you write and comments you post) in our services. We will respect the choices you make to limit sharing or visibility settings in your account with TheCGBros.

When you contact Us, we keep a record of Your communication to help solve any issues You might be facing. We may use Your email address to inform You about our services, such as letting You know about upcoming changes or improvements.

We will ask for your consent before using information for a purpose other than those that are set out in this Privacy Policy.

TheCGBros may process personal information on our servers in many countries around the world. We may process your personal information on a server located outside the country where you live.

Information You Share

Many of our services let You share information with others. Remember that when You share information publicly, it may be indexable by search engines. Although our services provide You with different options on sharing and removing Your content, be aware that once any content is shared on the Internet, it may be extremely difficult to remove completely or permanently.

Accessing and Updating Your Personal Information

Whenever You use Our services, We aim to provide You with access to Your personal information. If that information is wrong, We strive to give You ways to update it quickly or to delete it – unless We have to keep that information for legitimate business or legal purposes. When updating Your personal information, We may ask You to verify Your identity before We can act on Your request.

Where We can provide information access and correction, We will do so with no additional cost, except where it would require a disproportionate effort. We aim to maintain Our services in a manner that protects information from accidental or malicious destruction. Because of this, after You delete information from Our services, We may not immediately delete residual copies from Our active servers and may not remove information from Our backup systems.

Information We Share

We do not share personal information with companies, organizations and individuals outside of TheCGBros unless one of the following circumstances applies:

  • With your consent: We will share personal information with companies, organizations or individuals outside of TheCGBros when we have your consent to do so. Note that uploading content to TheCGBros Platform constitutes Your express consent for that information to be shared.
  • For external processing: We provide personal information to our affiliates or other trusted businesses or persons to process it for Us, based on Our instructions and in compliance with Our Privacy Policy and any other appropriate confidentiality and security measures.
  • For legal reasons: We will share personal information with companies, organizations or individuals outside of TheCGBros if We have a good-faith belief that access, use, preservation or disclosure of the information is reasonably necessary to:
    • meet any applicable law, regulation, legal process or enforceable governmental request.
    • enforce applicable Terms of Service, including investigation of potential violations.
    • detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues.
    • protect against harm to the rights, property or safety of TheCGBros, our users or the public as required or permitted by law.

We may share non-personally identifiable information publicly and with our partners – like publishers, advertisers or connected sites. For example, we may share information publicly to show about the general use of our services or content on TheCGBros Platform.

If TheCGBros is involved in a merger, acquisition or asset sale, we will continue to ensure the confidentiality of any personal information and give affected users notice before personal information is transferred or becomes subject to a different privacy policy.

When this Privacy Policy Applies

Our Privacy Policy applies to all of the services offered by Johnston Media Group, Inc. and its affiliates, and services offered on other sites (such as our advertising services or other sites where We may make Our user content available), but excludes services that have separate privacy policies that do not incorporate this Privacy Policy.

Our Privacy Policy does not apply to services offered by other companies or individuals.

Compliance and cooperation with regulatory authorities

We regularly review our compliance with our Privacy Policy. When we receive formal written complaints, we will contact the person who made the complaint to follow up. We work with the appropriate regulatory authorities, including local data protection authorities, to resolve any complaints regarding the transfer of personal data that we cannot resolve with our users directly.


Our Privacy Policy may change from time to time. We will not reduce your rights under this Privacy Policy without your explicit consent. We will post any Privacy Policy changes on this page and, if the changes are significant, we will provide a more prominent notice (including, for certain services, email notification of privacy policy changes).

Contacting Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this site, please contact us at:

2127 Olympic Parkway, Suite 1006
Chula Vista, CA 91915