Effective Date: January 1, 2016
Type of Information We Collect
If You browse through the Site without entering any personal data, we may automatically gather and store certain information about Your visit. Our servers may also automatically collect information about You, Your online behavior and Your computer, mobile or other device. The information collected may include, without limitation, the make, model, settings, specifications (e.g., CPU speed, connection speed, browser type, operating system, device identifier) and geographic location of You and/or Your computer, mobile or other device, as well as date/time stamp, IP address, pages visited, time of visits, content viewed, ads viewed, the site(s), application(s), destination(s), and/or service(s) You arrived from, and other clickstream data.
Social Media Information. If You choose to access, visit and/or use any third party social networking service(s) that may be integrated with the Site, we may receive personally identifiable information and other information about You and Your computer, mobile or other device that You have made available to those services, including information about Your contacts on those services. For example, some social networking services allow You to push content from our Site to Your contacts or to pull information about Your contacts so You can connect with them on or through our Site. Some social networking services also will facilitate Your registration for our Site or enhance or personalize Your experience on our Site. Your decision to use a social networking service in connection with our Site is voluntary. However, You should make sure You are comfortable with the information Your third party social networking services may make available to our Site by visiting those services’ privacy policies and/or modifying Your privacy settings directly with those services. We reserve the right to use, transfer, assign, sell, share, and provide access to all personally identifiable information and other information about You and Your computer, mobile or other device that we receive through third-party social networking services in the same ways described in this Agreement as all of Your other information.
How the Site Uses and Shares Information About You
Processing Requests. We use personally identifiable information You supply through the Site to provide You with the merchandise, product, service, and/or content You have requested. For example, if You subscribe to any of our publications, we may use Your e-mail address to send You a confirmation notice and Your mailing address to send You the publication. Similarly, if You enter an online sweepstakes, we will use this information to notify You if You are a winner. We may also use the information to communicate with You about new features, products or services, and/or to improve the services that we offer by tailoring them to Your needs.
Maintenance and Processing. We may also allow access to our database by third parties that provide us with services, such as technical maintenance, market research, community and forums management, auction services, and shopping, personal/job search and other classified ads functionality, but only for the purpose of and to the extent necessary to provide those services. And if You choose to purchase merchandise, products and/or services, including without limitation content, on or through features on the Site, we may forward Your information to third parties for services such as credit card or other payment processing, order fulfillment, credit pre-authorization, and address verification. There are also times when You provide information about Yourself to us in areas of the Site that may be managed or participated in by third parties. In such cases, the information may be used by us and by such third party(ies), each pursuant to its own policies. We may also provide Your information to our advertisers, so that they can serve ads to You that meet Your needs or match Your interests. While we may seek to require such third parties to follow appropriate privacy policies and will not authorize them to use this information except for the express purpose for which it is provided, we do not bear any responsibility for any actions or policies of third parties.
We reserve the right to access, use, and share with others Your personally identifiable information for purposes of health, safety and other matters in the public interest.
Legal Investigations. We may also provide access to our database in order to cooperate with official investigations or legal proceedings initiated by governmental and/or law enforcement officials, as well as private parties, including, for example, in response to subpoenas, search warrants, court orders, or other legal process.
In addition, we reserve the right to use the information we collect about Your computer, mobile or other device (including its geographic location), which may at times be able to identify You, for any lawful business purpose, including without limitation to help diagnose problems with our servers, to gather broad demographic information, analyze trends, track users’ movements around the Site, and to otherwise administer the Site. Geographic location information about You and/or Your computer, mobile or other device may specifically be used to show You content and sponsored messaging based on geographic location.
We reserve the right to use, transfer, sell, and share aggregated, anonymous data about our users as a group for any lawful business purpose, such as analyzing usage trends and seeking compatible advertisers, sponsors, clients and customers. We also reserve the right to identify You from Your Registration Information and/or to merge or co-mingle anonymous or non-personally identifiable data about You, Your offline and online behavior, and/or Your computer, mobile or other device (including its geographic location), with Your Registration Information and/or other personally identifiable data for any lawful business purpose.
Acquiring Parties. In addition, as our business changes, we may buy or sell various assets. In the event all or a portion of the assets owned or controlled by us, our parent or any subsidiary or affiliated entity are sold, assigned, transferred or acquired by another company, the information from and/or about our Site users may be among the transferred assets.
Local Device Storage and other Tracking Technologies
The Site will at times place and/or store code or other types of information and/or devices (e.g., “cookies”) on Your computer, mobile or other device (“Local Device Storage”). We may use Local Device Storage for any lawful business purpose, including without limitation to determine which of our messages have been opened by recipients so we can gauge the effectiveness of marketing campaigns, to control the display of ads, to track usage patterns, the movements of individual users, and Your geographic location, to help diagnose problems with our servers, to gather broad demographic information, to analyze trends, to conduct research, to deliver editorial content, to record registration and personalization information, and to otherwise administer the Site. For example, if You register on any part of the Site and are given the option to save Your user name and password, we may provide this convenience to You via Local Device Storage. Local Device Storage may also collect and store Your personally identifiable information, which may be shared with our parent, subsidiaries, and affiliates and other companies.
Disabling Local Device Storage. If You do not want Local Device Storage, Your computer, mobile or other device may include an option that allows You to not accept it. However, if You disable Local Device Storage, some portions of the Site may not function properly.
Other Tracking Methods. In addition to Local Device Storage, we may use web beacons, web bugs, clear gifs, and similar technologies (collectively, together with Local Device Storage, the “Tracking Technologies”). We use Tracking Technologies for all or some of the same lawful business purposes we describe above for use of Local Device Storage.
Third Party Tracking Technologies
Transfer of Information
Information Security and Notification
Not a Guarantee. Because no data transmission is completely secure, and no system of physical or electronic security is impenetrable, we cannot guarantee the security of the information You send to us or the security of our servers, networks or databases, and by using the Site, You agree to assume all risk in connection with the information sent to us or collected by us when You access, visit and/or use the Site, including without limitation Your personally identifiable information or other Registration Information, and we are not responsible for any loss of such information or the consequences thereof.
Not Responsible for Your Devices. Moreover, if You elect to store information, such as Your personally identifiable information or other Registration Information, where others may access it, we are not responsible for any loss of such information or the consequences thereof. If You lose a computer, mobile or other device, or it is stolen, that contains Your personally identifiable information or other Registration Information, it is up to You to take all the steps necessary to protect Yourself.
In the unlikely event that we believe that the security of Your information in our possession or control may have been compromised, we may seek to notify You. If notification is appropriate, we may notify You via Your computer, mobile or other device.
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