Last Updated: November 14, 2022
What Personal Information Do We Collect?
When You Register with the Service
When you set up an account in the Service, we collect the following identifiers that may, alone or in combination with other information, constitute Personal Information:
You have no obligation to provide the Personal Information described above, but if you don’t provide such Personal Information, we may not be able to provide the Service to you. Please note that you have the right to opt out of receiving electronic marketing communications from us. All electronic marketing communications that you may receive from us, such as e-mail messages and SMS-messages, give you an option of not receiving such communications from us in the future. If you have any additional questions about electronic direct marketing received from us, please contact us via the Contact Page. You may edit Personal Information you have provided by logging into your account and making modifications there.
When You Communicate with Us
When you communicate with us in and through the Service, e-mail us, or otherwise communicate with us, we collect the following identifiers that may, alone or in combination with other information, constitute Personal Information:
You have no obligation to provide the Personal Information described above, but if you don’t provide such Personal Information, we may not be able to respond to your communications to us.
When You Request Information from Us
When you use the “Contact” function on the Site, we collect the following identifiers that may, alone or in combination with other information, constitute Personal Information:
You have no obligation to provide the Personal Information described above, but if you don’t provide such Personal Information, we may not be able to respond to your requests.
Surveys, Sweepstakes, and Promotions
You may be able to participate in surveys, sweepstakes and other promotions in the Service (collectively “ Promotions”). If you choose to participate in the Promotions, we may collect the following identifiers that may, alone or in combination with other information, constitute Personal Information:
You have no obligation to provide the Personal Information described above, but if you don’t provide such Personal Information, you may not be able to participate in Promotions.
Reader Surveys, Reader Panels and Market Research
You may be able to participate in voluntary surveys, reader panels, and/or market research (collectively “Surveys”) in the Service. If you choose to participate in Surveys, we may collect the following identifiers that may, alone or in combination with other information, constitute Personal Information:
You may be able to sign up for special events in the Services. If you choose to sign up for a special event, we may collect the following identifiers that may, alone or in combination with other information, constitute Personal Information:
Internet Activity Information
Software used in the Service collects Internet or other electronic network activity information that may, alone or in combination with other information, constitute Personal Information:
For additional information about cookies used on the Site, please review Section 10 below. Google Analytics is an element of the Site. By using cookies, Google Analytics collects and stores data such as time of visit, pages visited, time spent on each page of the Site, the Internet Protocol address, and the type of operating system used in the devices used to access the Site. By using a browser plugin available at http://www.google.com/ads/preferences/plugin/ provided by Google, you can opt out of Google Analytics.
The Sources of Personal Information
We collect Personal Information from the following categories of sources:
Why We Collect Personal Information About You
We use Personal Information about you for the following purposes:
How We Disclose Personal Information
We may disclose the following categories of Personal Information with the following categories of third parties for business purposes:
California Privacy Rights
California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits the users of the Service who are California residents to request certain information regarding our disclosure of Personal Information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please contact us via the Contact Page.
If you are a California resident you may also have the right:
For a list of categories of Personal Information collected and the purposes for the processing of that Personal Information, please refer to Sections 2 and 4 above.
Requests to Know
You have the right to request that we disclose:
Delivery may take place electronically or by mail. We are not required to respond to requests relating to Personal Information more than twice in a 12-month period.
Requests to Delete
With certain exceptions, you have the right to request that we delete any Personal Information we have collected about you. Upon receiving a verified request to delete Personal Information about you, we will do so unless otherwise authorized by law.
We will acknowledge the receipt of requests to know or requests to delete Personal Information free of charge, within ten (10) business days. In order to protect your privacy and the security of Personal Information, we may verify your request by asking you to provide additional Personal Information for us to verify your identity. We will respond to your request within 45 calendar days of receipt, provided that we have been able to successfully verify your identity.
You may submit a request to know or a request to delete Personal Information via the Contact Page.
Sale of Personal Information
When you interact with the Service, we may use, or authorize third-party partners to use, cookies, web beacons and similar software. These technologies can collect Personal Information about you that can be used by us and/or our authorized third-party partners. Our sharing of Personal Information in this way may constitute a “sale” of Personal Information under the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”), as amended from time to time.
Pursuant to the CCPA, in the preceding 12 months, we have sold the following categories of Personal information:
If you’d like to opt out of the sale of Personal Information, please contact us via the Contact Page.
The Right to Non-Discrimination
You have a right not to receive discriminatory treatment for the exercise of your California privacy rights.
You may designate an authorized agent to make requests on your behalf. You must provide an authorized agent written permission to submit a request on your behalf, and we may require that you verify your identity directly with us. Alternatively, an authorized agent that has been provided power of attorney pursuant to Probate Code sections 4000-4465 may submit a request on your behalf.
We will only retain Personal Information about you for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes Personal Information was collected for, including the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting or reporting requirements. To determine the appropriate retention period for Personal Information, we consider the amount, nature, and sensitivity of the Personal Information, the potential risk of harm from unauthorized use or disclosure of Personal Information, the purposes for which we process Personal Information and whether we can achieve those purposes through other means, and applicable legal requirements.
Links to Other Websites
The Site and the Services are not intended for children under the age of 16. Accordingly, we do not intend to collect Personal Information from anyone we know to be under 16 years of age. We do not intentionally collect, sell, or process the Personal Information of individuals under 16 years of age.
The following sets out how we may use different categories of cookies and your options for managing cookie settings:
We take reasonable and appropriate measures to protect Personal Information from loss, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction, taking into account the risks involved in the processing and the nature of the Personal Information. Despite these efforts to store Personal Information collected on and through the Site and otherwise by us in a secure operating environment that is not available to the public, we cannot guarantee the security of Personal Information during its transmission or its storage on our systems. Further, while we attempt to ensure the integrity and security of Personal Information, we cannot guarantee that our security measures will prevent third parties such as so-called hackers from illegally obtaining access to Personal Information. We do not warrant or represent that Personal Information about you will be protected against, loss, misuse, or alteration by third parties.
Changes to This Notice
Do Not Track (‘DNT’) Settings
California law requires us to let you know how we respond to web browser Do Not Track (DNT) signals. Because there currently isn’t an industry or legal standard for recognizing or honoring DNT signals, we don’t respond to them at this time.