COLLECTION OF INFORMATION
Our website provides you with the opportunity to register with us to gain access to the reader interaction section of the website. In order to register, a user must provide their first and last name, e-mail address, gender, age and other contact and demographic information. The user will be assigned a username, create a password and be given the opportunity to opt-out of receiving communications from us or our partners.
If a user wishes to subscribe to our e-newsletters, the user must register and provide their first and last name, e-mail address, gender, age and other contact and demographic information. In the registration form, the user will have the opportunity to opt-out of receiving communications from us or our partners.
SURVEYS AND CONTESTS
In the event a user, subscriber or other customer elects to participate in a contest or survey, they will be required to register and asked to provide contact information such as name, e-mail address and mailing address, demographic information (such as gender and age) and additional personal information necessary in order to enter the contest or participate in the survey. Participation in a contest or survey is voluntary and such users affirmatively consent to the sharing of personal information in connection with the contest or survey.
We may offer features whereby users can send information to others. If a user elects to use our service to inform a friend about our website, products or services, we may ask for the friend’s name, e-mail address and gender. We may retain such contact information that a user submits to the website. The referred friend may request to opt-out of receiving further messages in the tell-a friend message sent by the user.
COMMUNICATIONS WITH US
We have features whereby users can provide us with feedback or ask questions. User’s contact information in such correspondence may be retained.
COMMUNICATIONS FROM US AND OUR PARTNERS (UPDATES, SPECIAL OFFERS)
Registered users, whether in the website, e-newsletters, subscribers to contest or surveys will have the opportunity to select if they would like to opt in to receive news, updates and offers from us and our partners.
USE OF COLLECTED INFORMATION
We use information gathered from users to provide requested services, to provide users with relevant content, to improve the user’s experience on our website and to assist us in creating better services and products that meet the user’s needs. We may share gathered information with our affiliates, who may use the gathered information to communicate with you. We will never share credit card information with affiliates, partners or advertisers. Credit card information will only be shared with payment processing agents necessary to complete the user’s purchase on our website. Information gathered in connection with surveys and contest will be used to notify the winners and award prizes.
Our website contains links to third party websites. We are not responsible for the content or privacy policies of such third party sites. We advise users to review such sites’ privacy policies.
We store user information securely on our servers, which are kept in a secure environment. Sensitive information, such as credit card numbers, is encrypted and transmitted to us securely.
It is our intention to adhere to the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act and its rules on collecting personal information from minors. We do not intentionally collect information from children under the age of 13 without parental consent. Children should always get permission from their parents before sending any information about themselves (including, but not limited to, their names, e-mail addresses, and phone numbers) over the Internet to us or to anyone else.