Types of information that may be collected.
The personally-identifiable information we collect through our Digital Services is used to facilitate the purchase and/or delivery of products, services, or information you may request. In the process of providing these products and/or services, we may ask our users to complete a form which will require the submission of certain personally-identifiable information. The information required may vary depending on the products or services you request, and the information collected may be subject to change, and may include but is not limited to the following:
- In the case of subscriptions to one of our email newsletters, you will be required to submit your email address, and other information included on the subscription form. If you are subscribing to one of our print publications, we will also require your name, mailing address, telephone number, and if the subscription is a paid product, you will be required to provide the payment information required to complete the purchase transaction, as described below.
- The personally-identifiable information that may be collected by our Digital Services includes, but may not be limited to: your first name, last name, zip code, phone number, age and email address, information about your computer and about your visits to and use of this website (including your IP address, geographical location, browser type and version, operating system, referral source, length of visit, page views and website navigation paths).
- In the case of a paid transaction which is completed through our Digital Services, an online credit card transaction is required in order to complete the purchase. During this process we (or our third party services providers) may collect certain personally-identifiable information including but not limited to: customer’s first and last name, first and last name of the credit card owner, credit card billing address, credit card number, credit card security code, credit card expiration date, customer’s shipping address, phone number, and email address.
- We may provide subscribers or other users with the option of creating your own personal profile which may include information regarding your interests as well as certain other information about you. Providing that information is optional. However, if you create a profile, we may supplement your profile based on other information we may collect about you both online and off- line.
How is information collected?
We may collect information from you in various ways when you use our Digital Services, including but not limited to those described below:
Registration & Subscriptions.
If you register for a specific feature or service offered within one of our Digital Services, you may be asked to complete a registration form and provide personally-identifiable information. You may also be asked to choose a user ID and password in order to take advantage of certain features the Digital Service may offer. For some features within our Digital Services, you may be able to log in using a third-party social media account rather than completing a separate registration. If you agree to provide us with optional profile information, this information will typically be collected through a registration form.
Before you disclose to us the personal information of another person, you must obtain that person’s consent to both the disclosure and the processing of that personal information in accordance with this policy.
Newsletters, Emails and Mobile Offers.
We may offer newsletters and/or other communications in order to share information with you about the Digital Services, about us and our related entities, about our advertisers, sponsors, or other business partners, or relating to topics we believe would be of interest to our readers. You may receive a newsletter either by registering for a particular newsletter, or in conjunction with a special feature or subscription for which you have registered using our Digital Services. Each of our Digital Services or newsletters may in some cases require separate registrations. You may cancel your email subscription by following the instructions provided by the Digital Service, in the designated area of the newsletters or emails, or as specified in a communication. Some of our Digital Services include a preference menu or page where you can manage all of your email registrations for that Digital Service. Remember, if you consent to receive texts from us, your wireless carrier may impose a charge on incoming texts. Please check with your wireless carrier for details.
Certain transactions within our Digital Services, such as purchasing a paid subscription (print and/or digital editions), making an in-app purchase in a Mobile Application, or purchasing products in our online stores, may require that you enter your name, email, address, payment information, and other details. Our magazine subscription services and store transactions are managed by third party service providers, and the information you provide during these paid transactions is submitted directly to the applicable provider, which in turn may share limited information (such as your name and email address, but not payment account details) with Us or third parties.
Surveys or Voting.
From time-to-time we may request personally-identifiable information from you via surveys or voting polls. Participation is voluntary and you will have the opportunity to decide whether or not to disclose information. At times, you may have to register if you wish to vote or to take part in a survey.
Location; IP Addresses; and Click-stream Data.
We may collect your mailing address (based on information you enter when you subscribe to some of our print publications or paid Digital Services, or your approximate one-time location (based on the zip code you have defined in your mobile device settings, your IP address, or information you provide to us when you subscribe to our Digital Services), in order to better target our content to your interests, or to serve ads to you which we believe would be of interest based on your location, or for purposes of site administration.
Digital Service Analytics.
How do we use the information we collect?
We may use your personal information to:
(a) administer our website and business
(b) personalise our website for you
(c) enable your use of the services available on our website
(d) send you goods purchased through our website
(e) supply to you services purchased through our website
(f) send statements, invoices and payment reminders to you, and collect payments from you;
(g) send you non-marketing commercial communications
(h) send you email notifications that you have specifically requested
(i) send you our email newsletter, if you have requested it (you can inform us at any time if you no longer require the newsletter)
(j) send you marketing communications relating to our business or the businesses of carefully-selected third parties which we think may be of interest to you, by post or, where you have specifically agreed to this, by email or similar technology (you can inform us at any time if you no longer require marketing communications)
(k) provide third parties with statistical information about our users (but those third parties will not be able to identify any individual user from that information)
(l) deal with enquiries and complaints made by or about you relating to our website
(m) keep our website secure and prevent fraud; and
(n) verify compliance with the terms and conditions governing the use of our website
Disclosing personal information.
We may disclose your personal information to any of our employees, officers, insurers, professional advisers, agents, suppliers or subcontractors insofar as reasonably necessary for the purposes set out in this policy. Information we collect may be shared with a variety of parties, depending upon the purpose for which the information was provided and the context in which the information was provided.
If you register with or subscribe to a Digital Service, your information may be aggregated and maintained as part of your profile and may be accessed or used by us, including our current or future affiliated and related companies, to provide you with information or marketing communications regarding products or services we think you will be interested in.
In the event that we go through an existing or potential business transition, such as a merger, acquisition, liquidation or sale of all or a portion of our assets, personal information collected through our Digital Services will, in most instances, be part of the assets transferred during the negotiations of such transaction or after the closing thereof.
International data transfers.
We have implemented reasonable security measures to safeguard the personally-identifiable information you provide us. However, please keep in mind that “perfect security” does not exist on the Internet and mobile environments, and we cannot make any guarantees regarding the security of your information.
Forums, Webcasts and Message Boards.
Our Sites may feature forums, webcasts and message boards for our users. You are not required to provide any personal information when using these areas, but you may choose to do so. We strongly recommend that you DO NOT use your personal information for any publicly available identifier such as your user name, and that you DO NOT post any personally-identifiable information online, since such information will be publicly available. We cannot ensure the security of any information you choose to make public in a chat room, forum, webcast, or message board. Also, we cannot ensure that parties who have access to such publicly available information will respect your privacy. Please exercise caution when deciding to disclose personal information in these areas.
Links to other Websites.
A special note for parents concerning privacy.
Our Digital Services are not intended for use by children under the age of 13. We do not knowingly collect personally-identifiable information from children under the age of 13.
Limitation of Liability.
By providing us with any personally-identifiable information, you expressly and unconditionally release and hold harmless American Affairs Foundation, its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, related companies and their respective shareholders, owners, members, directors, officers, employees and agents (collectively, the “Releasees”) from any and all liability for any injuries, loss or damage of any kind arising from or in connection with the use and/or misuse of your collected personally-identifiable information. In addition, while we take reasonable steps to prevent third party companies from making unauthorized use of your personal information, we cannot be held liable for any injuries, loss or damage of any kind arising from or in connection with the use and/or misuse of your collected personally-identifiable information by those third parties.
Correcting and updating personal information.
If your personally-identifiable information changes, some of our Digital Services may allow you to log-in and make changes to your profile on line, or you may contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.