We reserve the right to change the provisions of this Policy at any time. We will alert you that changes have been made by indicating on the Policy the date it was updated. We encourage you to review this Policy from time to time to make sure that you understand how any personal information you provide will be used. Your continued use of the Sites following the posting of changes to these terms will mean you accept those changes.
What Is Personal Information?
As used herein, the term “personal information” means information that specifically identifies an individual (such as a name, address, telephone number, mobile number, e-mail address, date of birth, credit card number, social security number), or information about that individual that is directly linked to personal information. Personal information does not include “aggregate information”, which is data we may collect about the use of the Site(s) or about a group or category of users, from which individual identities or other personal information has been removed. This Policy in no way restricts or limits our collection and use of aggregate information.
How Do We Collect Information, and What Types of Information Do We Collect?
We collect several types of personal information about you in a number of ways when you visit or use the Site:
We collect certain information when you voluntarily provide it, such as if you send us an email, subscribe to our e-newsletters, subscribe to our magazines, advertise in our magazines, use our contact forms or you otherwise provide or request information. Such information may include various types of personal information. Additionally, we may also collect demographic information such as your age, gender, country and zip code of residence, recent purchases, and preferences. This demographic information may be associated with your personal information. If this demographic information is connected with personal information, we will treat the demographic information as personal information.
When you use the Site, some information is also automatically collected, such as [Internet Protocol (IP) address, operating system, browser type, address of a referring web site, activity on the Site, etc.]. We treat this information as personal information if we combine it with or link it to any of the personal information mentioned above. Otherwise, it is used in the traffic analysis, to improve our websites, or to promote advertising on our website by sharing our monthly traffic volume with customers.
How Do We Use the Personal Information We Collect?
We use personal information we collect through the Site for the purposes described in this Policy or elsewhere on the Site. For example, we may use personal and other information we collect to [process transactions, ship subscriptions, request feedback, communicate with the user, contact the user about their account, respond to user inquiries/problems, provide recommendations, monitor Site usage trends, send promotional messages, confirmations, or security alerts, prevent fraud, conduct surveys and for any other purpose for which the information was collected.
If you no longer wish to receive email blasts from us, you may opt out of all future communications by choosing to do so at the bottom of the email blasts.
What Personal Information Do We Share With Third Parties?
We will not share the personal information we collect from you through the Site(s) with third parties, except as described in this Policy or on the Site(s). For example, we may share personal information as follows: [shipping subscriptions, and processing transactions]
Purchase or Sale of Businesses:
Disclosures Required By Law and Disclosures to Help Protect the Security and Safety of Our Websites and Others:
We will disclose personal information when we believe in good faith that such disclosures (a) are required by law, including, for example, to comply with a court order or subpoena, or (b) will help to: enforce our policies; enforce contest, sweepstakes, promotions, and/or game rules; protect your safety or security, including the safety and security of property that belongs to you; and/or, protect the safety and security of our Site(s) or third parties.
Last Updated: 04/10/12