The Publications are directed solely to persons 13 years of age or older. We do not knowingly gather information from visitors who are under 13. If we become aware that we have gathered Data from a person under 13, then we will attempt to delete such Data as soon as possible, consistent with applicable law. If you believe that we have gathered Data from a person under 13, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
INFORMATION WE COLLECT AND HOW WE USE IT
Contact Data: Contact Data consists of the name, e-mail address and other contact information you provide using the Publications. Contact information is accessible only by us. You consent to the use of your Contact Data for the legitimate business purposes of us as we make the Publications available to you and provide information to you at your request.
Personal Data: Personal Data consists of all the personal information you input using the Publications other than the Contact Data. It might include, for example, your age, interests, or requests you may submit using our contact forms. Your Personal Data is accessible only to us and to you. We do not share it with third parties, but we may use Personal Data to make inferences that help us provide the Publications. We may also use Personal Data in an aggregated format that is not identifiable to any individual, and that aggregated information belongs solely to us. To the extent we are required to delete any Personal Data about you, we will still retain aggregated and anonymized information that may have originated as your Personal Data.
Usage Data: Usage Data consist of information relating to your use of the Publications, such as the device you use, how often you access the Publications and at what times, information gathered through cookies and other technical Publications, and similar related usage information. Usage Data is accessible to us and to you.
The technologies we use for automatic data collection may include the following:
Flash Cookies. Certain features of our Publications may use local stored objects (or Flash cookies) to collect and store information about your preferences and navigation to, from and on our Publications. Flash cookies are not managed by the same browser settings as are used for browser cookies.
Web Beacons. Pages of the Publications and our e-mails may contain small electronic files known as web beacons (also referred to as clear gifs. pixel tags and single-pixel gifs) that permit the Company, for example, to count users who have visited those pages or opened an e-mail and for other related website statistics (for example, recording the popularity of certain website content and verifying system and server integrity).
SHARING YOUR INFORMATION
We will share your Information as follows.
At Your Instruction. If you request us to make your Data available to a third party, and such request furthers the purposes of our Publications, we will do so.
Sharing with Vendors and Service Providers. In certain cases, we use the services of third-party vendors and service providers to assist us in providing the Publications. We may share your Data with such vendors and service providers solely for that purpose, and we require those parties to abide by our privacy policies.
Service Providers. We may sometimes use a third party to provide specific Publications on our behalf, including sending e-mails to our members, conducting member surveys, processing transactions or performing statistical analysis of our Publications. In these cases, we may provide certain personal information, such as your name and e-mail address and other financial information necessary for the service to be provided. However, these third parties are required to maintain the confidentiality of this information and are prohibited from retaining, sharing, storing or using this information for any other purposes.
Business Transitions. In the event that we go through a business transition, such as a merger, acquisition, liquidation or sale of all or a portion of our assets, the information we have about you will, in most instances, be part of the assets transferred. We reserve the right to transfer that information in connection with such transactions without notice to you.
Legal Disclosure. We may disclose your Information if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to conform to applicable law, comply with a judicial proceeding, court order or legal process served on us or the Publications, protect and defend our rights or property, or investigate, prevent or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, or violations of our Terms of Service.
Your choices regarding our use and disclosure of your Information: If you wish to opt-out of our sharing of your information with third parties for the third parties’ direct marketing purposes, please follow the instructions below.
Receiving electronic communications from us: If you no longer want to receive marketing-related emails from us on a going-forward basis, you may opt-out of receiving these marketing-related emails by sending a request for list removal to email@example.com.
Our sharing of your Personal Information with unaffiliated third parties for their (or their customers’) direct marketing purposes: If you would prefer that we do not share your information on a going-forward basis with unaffiliated third parties for their direct marketing purposes, you may opt-out of this sharing by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org from the email that you have signed up or used in receiving the Publications.
We will try to comply with your request(s) as soon as reasonably practicable. Please also note that if you do opt-out of receiving marketing-related emails from us, we may still send you messages for administrative or other purposes directly relating to your use of the Publications, and you cannot opt-out from receiving those messages.
SECURITY AND PRIVACY FOR EU RESIDENTS
The information that the Publications collect may be stored locally on your Device and may be transmitted to our servers in countries of the European Union (“EU”), the United States (“U.S.”), and/or other countries where we or our service providers operate. We take your privacy and the security of your Data seriously, and we comply with the provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation made effective in Europe on May 25, 2018 (“GDPR”) with respect to European residents.
The security of your Data is important to us. We use commercially reasonable efforts to store and maintain your Data in a secure environment. We take technical, contractual, administrative, and physical security steps designed to protect Data that you provide to us. We have implemented procedures designed to limit the dissemination of your Data to only such designated staff as are reasonably necessary to carry out the stated purposes we have communicated to you.
SHARING INFORMATION WITH THIRD PARTIES
ACCESS AND ACCURACY
You have the right to access the information we hold about you in order to verify the information we have collected in respect to you and to have a general account of our uses of that information. Upon receipt of your written request, we will provide you with a copy of your information, although in certain limited circumstances we may not be able to make all relevant information available to you, such as where that information also pertains to another user. In such circumstances we will provide reasons for the denial to you upon request. We will endeavor to deal with all requests for access and modifications in a timely manner.
We will make every reasonable effort to keep your information accurate and up-to-date, and we will provide you with mechanisms to update, correct, delete or add to your information as appropriate. As appropriate, this amended information will be transmitted to those parties to which we are permitted to disclose your information. Having accurate information about you enables us to give you the best possible service.
Under California Civil Code Sections 1798.83-1798.84, California residents are entitled to ask us for a notice identifying the categories of information which we share with our affiliates and/or third parties for marketing purposes and providing contact information for such affiliates and/or third parties. If you are a California resident and would like a copy of this notice, please submit a written request to: email@example.com.
You can help by keeping us informed of any changes such as a change of your personal contact information. If you would like to access your information, if you have any questions, comments or suggestions of if you find any errors in our information about you, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have a complaint concerning our compliance with applicable privacy laws, we will investigate your complaint and if it is justified, we will take appropriate measures.