What Information Is Collected?
While visiting the Sites, there are two types of personally identifiable information you might provide to us: (A) information that you choose to share, and (B) website use information collected by us.
- Shared Information. The Sites may collect information that you provide, such as your name, phone number, street address, and e-mail address. On pages that collect personal information, we typically describe what information is required in order to provide you with that product or service.
- Website Use Information. The Sites gather website usage information that may be used or shared with third parties as described below. This information may be helpful, for example, for improving the services we offer or for offering products or services to you. Generally this information is collected through traffic data reports and may entail the use of “cookies,” “beacons,” “IP addresses,” or other numeric codes used to identify a computer and/or a computer user. Cookies and beacons are data stored on your system. The use of such data helps to give you a more personalized experience at the Sites. Cookies identify you to our server, allowing you to avoid retyping your e-mail address and password each time you access the Sites, and allow us to analyze traffic on the Sites. You can refuse most cookies by turning them off in your browser, and you can also set your browser to warn you before accepting cookies. However, your browser MUST accept cookies from our site in order for registered, paid subscribers to access subscriber-only content. The Sites also log IP addresses, or the location of your computer on the Internet, for systems administration and troubleshooting purposes and to determine website usage. Your IP address is not necessarily a unique personal identifier.
How Can You Opt Out of Providing Information?
You may “opt out” altogether from providing personal information to us by not registering on the Sites and thereby not providing personal information, or by refusing cookies or not browsing the Sites. Certain portions of the Sites and certain services provided on the Sites, however, do require registration in order to access or use these areas and services. If you choose not to register or provide certain information, these areas will not be accessible to you.
How Do We Use And Share Personal Information?
Times Review Media Group uses personal information about you to improve our advertising and marketing efforts, to statistically analyze site usage, to improve our content and product offerings and to personalize the Sites’ content, layout, and services. We may also use personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address or mailing address, to contact you regarding products and/or services that may be of interest to you, to respond to an inquiry from you regarding the information that we have collected, or respond to your comments and suggestions. As part of your experience on our Sites, you may receive communications from us related to products and services that might interest you. While we believe these services will enhance your experience at our Sites, you will at all times be able to opt out from receiving these communications, either by specifically opting out of these services or by deleting your profile from our database. Times Review Media Group may share the information it gathers with its third party contractors, advertising partners, and agents, such as its website developers, data storage providers, subscription management contractors, payment processors,sponsors of quizzes and sweepstakes, and professional service providers (such as Placester) or similar third parties. As described below, we take commercially reasonable precautions to protect financial and other sensitive data, including in our selection of contractors. Times Review Media Group may also share all information it gathers with actual or potential successors and, if it is bought or acquired by another company, the personal information it has collected will be one of the assets transferred. We may share information about you if sought by legal process or requested by law enforcement, or in order to protect the rights and property of Times Review Media Group or the safety of our users or the public, or to protect against unauthorized use of the Sites. Finally, we may also disclose aggregated user statistics in order to describe our services to potential advertisers, partners, other third parties, our affiliate companies, and for other lawful purposes.
How Do We Protect Personally Identifiable Information?
Times Review Media Group takes commercially reasonable precautions to protect our users’ information. To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the appropriate use of information, we have put in place commercially reasonable physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to protect the information we collect online, including third-party encryption security for credit card payments. Such commercially reasonable precautions, however, do not absolutely guarantee the absolute protection of your personally identifying information. You must understand that there will always be some risk that any personally identifying information that you provide to us may be released without our permission or knowledge.
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