Effective June 1, 2011
About This Policy
This policy describes Mariah Media's online privacy practices on the websites and platforms where this policy is located. These may include websites designed for mobile devices. The policy may also apply to the mobile and smart phone applications to which it might link.
Information We Collect
1. Contact information. For example, we may collect your name and email address. We may also collect your street address or phone number. We may collect other I.D. numbers like user names. 2. Payment information. For example, if you make purchases, we might collect your credit card information. 3. Other information. For example, we may collect information about the website browser you are using, the pages you visit, or the third party websites from which or to which you go from our Site. We collect this information using the tracking technologies described here.
How We Collect Information
We collect information directly from you. For example, if you register on our website or take one of our online surveys. We collect information from you passively. For example, we use common tracking tools like cookies and web beacons to track user behavior. We combine information we may get from other sources. For example, if you are a subscriber to our print magazine, and register on this Site, we may combine the information we already have about you. We may also combine information about you that we learn from third parties.
Use of Information Collected
We use information for our business purposes. These include: 1. To process your requests and for related purposes. For example, to fulfill an order you place with us. Or, we may use you information to contact you about a purchase. 2. To promote Outside Online and our related companies and products. For example, we might send you updates about our sites or new products. We may also send you other information which we think you might find interesting. We may contact you using the contact information we have about you. 3. To tell you about third party products or services we think you will like. For example, we might send you information about a deal that we are able to offer to our registered users. 4. To operate our sites and serve our advertisements. For example we use information we collect to analyze trends and improve site layout. We also monitor traffic patterns at our sites to personalize our site. We sometimes work with third parties to help us with our site monitoring activities. Our monitoring may include tracking your online activities, either ourselves or with the help of our vendors. To learn more about our tracking tools, click here.
We may share information: Can you limit sharing? With our parent, Mariah Media, and related companies. No. With third parties who perform services on our behalf. For example, we share information with vendors, or will authorize them to collect information on our behalf. No. With any successor to all or part of our business. For example, if part of our business was sold we may sell our customer list as part of that transaction. No. With third party business partners. For example, we might share your information when we conduct a joint promotion with a another company. Yes. To government agencies or law enforcement. We may also share with others if we think we are legally obligated, or to protect ourselves. For example, we will disclose information in response to subpoenas or investigative requests. No. For other reasons as may be described to you. In some circumstances. On our message boards and forums. We may also allow you to submit comments on our sites. Please remember that any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes public information. You should not disclose your personal information in such a forum.
You can opt out of marketing emails by following the instructions in any marketing emails you receive. You can also opt-out by sending an email message to firstname.lastname@example.org with the word 'unsubscribe' in the subject line. If you do not want us to share your information with third parties for their marketing purposes, send an email to email@example.com with the words 'do not share' in the subject line.
Third parties advertise on our sites, and we also contract with third parties to serve ads across the Internet. The ads we serve may be based on tracking activities, as described in more detailhere.
We use industry standard security measures to protect our sites. However, We cannot guarantee that the Internet or your use of our Site will be completely secure. We encourage you to take steps to protect yourself online. For example, do not share your password with other people. including ensuring that any online account information you have remains secure.
Our sites are not created for children. We do not believe children are interested in our sites, and do not knowingly collect information from children under 13. If you are a parent or guardian and think we have information about your child who is under 13, please contact us. To learn more about how to protect your child online, visit the FTC's website. and read the helpful informationprovided by the FTC.
Our sites are operated in the United States. If you are located outside of the United States, please be aware that any information you provide to us will be transferred to the United States. Please also be aware that by using our sites and giving us your information, you consent to such transfer, and understand that the U.S. may not provide the same level of protections as the laws of your country.
From time to time we may change our privacy practices. The latest version of this policy will be posted here. If there is a material change to this policy that we plan to apply retroactively, we will notify you as required by law.
How to Contact Us If users have any questions about our privacy practices, you can email us firstname.lastname@example.org. You can call us at (505) 989-7100. If you would like to write to us, our address is 400 Market Street, Santa Fe NM 87501.
Starting a few months ago, the FTC has been stressing how important it is for privacy policies to be easy to understand. This is part of a general focus the FTC has had of late on privacy practices. Part of that focus has resulted in settlements with Google and Twitter, among others. Thus, while we based the policy above on the Away policy (since there was information obtained from them that was subject to that policy), we did revise it significantly. Part of the reason for the revisions was to get the readability levels to a more appropriate level. The original readability statistics (version on Away.com) were about the same as the Harvard Law Review. The statistics as generated from Word were as follows:
Readability statistics after we reworked and revised: