1. Information We Collect
We collect two types of information about users: personally identifiable information (“personal information”), and non-personally identifiable information (“non-personal information”).
Personal information is information that identifies a specific user. When you engage in certain activities that we make available on our Site, such as opening an account, submitting or posting content, or entering a contest, we may ask you to provide certain personal information, such as your name and email address. While you can choose whether to engage in any such activity, if you do not provide required information, you will not be allowed to engage in that activity.
Non-personal information is information that does not identify a specific user. This type of information may include things like the Uniform Resource Locator (“URL”) of the websites you visited before and after coming to our Site and your Internet Protocol (“IP”) address. We and our authorized third-party service providers and ad servers may automatically collect this information when you visit our Site, as described in more detail below.
2. How We Use the Information We Collect
We use the information we collect in the following ways and for purposes for which you provided the information for example to subscribe to a magazine or enter a competition.
3. Sharing of Your Personal Information
We may share your information with Third-Party Service Providers. We may provide some of our services and products through third parties. These third-party service providers perform functions on our behalf, like sending out our administrative and promotional emails. We may share personal or non-personal information with such service providers to send emails, administer contests you enter, provide customer service, and troubleshoot. In the case of personal information, the service providers will have access to your personal information solely for the purposes of providing such limited functions to us or on our behalf.
4. Cookies and Other Tracking Devices
We may use a third-party analytic company to track and analyse non-personal usage information. In addition, we may use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our Sites. These companies may place cookies on your computer in order to deliver targeted advertisements.
5. Updating and Correcting Information
We encourage you to promptly update your personal information if it changes. To access and edit your personal information, you may update your account at by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
6. User Choices
You can let us know that you do not wish to receive promotional emails from us when you open an account with us. In addition, you can opt-out of promotional emails at any time after you open an account by contacting us at email@example.com.
7. Security of Personal Information
We take security seriously and take numerous precautions to protect the security of your personal information. Your personal information resides on secure servers that only selected personnel and contractors have access to. We encrypt certain sensitive information using Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology to ensure that your personal information is safe as it is transmitted to us.
Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet or any wireless network can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we employ commercially reasonable security measures to protect data and seek to partner with companies which do the same, we cannot guarantee the security of any information transmitted to or from our Site, and are not responsible for the actions of any third parties that may receive any such information.
8. Links to Other Sites
9. Miscellaneous Privacy Issues
11. Contacting Us
TYPES OF COOKIES
The following types of cookies may be used when you visit the Site:
Advertising cookies are placed on your computer by advertisers and ad servers in order to display advertisements that are most likely to be of interest to you. These cookies allow advertisers and ad servers to gather information about your visits to the Site and other websites, alternate the ads sent to a specific computer, and track how often an ad has been viewed and by whom. These cookies are linked to a computer and do not gather any personal information about you.
Analytics cookies monitor how users reached the Site, and how they interact with and move around once on the Site. These cookies let us know what features on the Site are working the best and what features on the Site can be improved.
Our cookies are “first-party cookies”, and can be either permanent or temporary. These are necessary cookies, without which the Site won’t work properly or be able to provide certain features and functionalities. Some of these may be manually disabled in your browser, but may affect the functionality of the Site.
Personalization cookies are used to recognize repeat visitors to the Site. We use these cookies to record your browsing history, the pages you have visited, and your settings and preferences each time you visit the Site.
Security cookies help identify and prevent security risks. We use these cookies to authenticate users and protect user data from unauthorized parties.
Site Management Cookies
Site management cookies are used to maintain your identity or session on the Site so that you are not logged off unexpectedly, and any information you enter is retained from page to page. These cookies cannot be turned off individually, but you can disable all cookies in your browser.
Third-party cookies may be place on your computer when you visit the Site by companies that run certain services we offer. These cookies allow the third parties to gather and track certain information about you. These cookies can be manually disabled in your browser.
CONTROL OF COOKIES
Most browsers are set to accept cookies by default. However, you can remove or reject cookies in your browser’s settings. Please be aware that such action could affect the availability and functionality of the Site.
You may opt-out of some third-party cookies through the Network Advertising Initiative’s Opt-Out Tool.
OTHER TRACKING TECHNOLOGIES
In addition to cookies, we may use web beacons, pixel tags, and other tracking technologies on the Site to help customize the Site and improve your experience. A “web beacon” or “pixel tag” is tiny object or image embedded in a web page or email. They are used to track the number of users who have visited particular pages and viewed emails, and acquire other statistical data. They collect only a limited set of data, such as a cookie number, time and date of page or email view, and a description of the page or email on which they reside. Web beacons and pixel tags cannot be declined. However, you can limit their use by controlling the cookies that interact with them.