Privacy Policy

Thank you for visiting Your privacy is important to us, and we are committed to ensuring your privacy is respected and protected. As part of this commitment, we have prepared this Privacy Policy to explain the manner in which collects, uses, discloses, and otherwise treats the personal information of its visitors. Collection and Use of Personal Information: You are able to enjoy our website, take advantage of our promotions, and visit many areas of our website without providing us with any personal information. However, we do collect personal information when you:
  • Submit content.
  • Enter into a contest or sweepstakes.
  • Respond to one of our polls or surveys.
  • Contact us with an inquiry, comment, or suggestion.
Online Submissions: When you submit content, you may be asked for personal information such as your name and e-mail address. We collect this information to identify who you are, to provide you with the service or information you requested, and/or to facilitate your participation in an on-line community. Please remember that any information you submit becomes public information and is immediately accessible to other users, so it is important for you to carefully consider what, if any, personal information you reveal in these areas. Promotions and Surveys: When you enter a promotional event or participate in a survey we may ask you to provide your name, address, phone number and e-mail address. We use the information we collect on promotional entry forms to administer your participation in the promotions and for other purposes stated on the entry form. Our surveys ask for opinions on various issues and may be sponsored by our advertisers and partners. Most information obtained through surveys is aggregated and used internally. We may share survey information with advertisers and marketing partners in an aggregated, non-personally identifiable form. Customer Service: When you contact one of our customer service representatives, or e-mail us with a comment or question, you may be asked for information that identifies you, such as your name, address, and telephone number, to help us promptly answer your question. We may retain this information to assist you in the future, for instance with any further queries you may have or by sending you information about other publications, products or services of ours which we believe may interest you, in accordance with this Privacy Policy. We also may use your feedback, suggestions and comments to monitor and/or improve our product offerings, and our website. Website Information: Generally, you can visit our website without providing any personal information. We collect the IP (Internet protocol) addresses of all visitors to our website and clickstream and other related information such as page requests, browser type, operating system and average time spent on our website. We use this information to monitor and improve our website. Cookies: To enhance your experience on our site, many of our web pages use “cookies”. Cookies are small text files that we place in your computer’s browser to store your preferences. Cookies, by themselves, do not tell us your e-mail address or other personal information unless you choose to provide this information to us. Once you choose to provide a web page with personal information, this information may be linked to the data stored in the cookie. A cookie is like an identification card. It is unique to your computer and can only be read by the server that gave it to you. We use cookies to understand site usage and to improve the content and offerings on our site. For example, cookies are used to personalize your experience on our web pages. Most browsers automatically accept cookies. You can set your browser option so that you will not receive cookies and you can also delete existing cookies from your browser. You may find that some parts of the site will not function properly if you have refused cookies. Disclosure of Personal Information: We will not disclose, rent, sell or otherwise transfer your personal information without your consent, except as otherwise set out in this Privacy Policy or in any specific disclosure given to you when obtaining personal information from you. Third party processors and agents: Certain personal information may be transferred to third parties solely for the purposes of processing your request or arranging delivery of your subscription, product, or service you have requested. We may also transfer (or otherwise make available) your personal information to third parties who administer our contests and prize redemptions, or who provide circulation audit and other services on our behalf. We will store and process personal information in the United States or any other country in which we (or any of our affiliates, subsidiaries or agents) maintain facilities. All of our service providers are required to maintain the confidentiality and security of your personal information and to use it only in compliance with applicable data privacy laws, and are prohibited from using or disclosing your personal information for any purpose other than providing the services on our behalf or as otherwise permitted by applicable law. Legal: We may provide your personal information in response to a search warrant or other legally valid inquiry or order, or to an investigative body in the case of a breach of an agreement or contravention of law, or as otherwise required by law. We may also disclose personal information to assist us in collecting a debt owed by you, or otherwise where necessary for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims. may use reputable third parties to present or serve the advertisements that you may see at our web pages and to conduct research about the advertisements. This Privacy Policy does not cover any use of personal information that such third parties may have collected from you or the methods used by the third-parties to collect that information. Changes to this Privacy Policy: This Privacy Policy is subject to periodic updates to reflect changes to administrative, technical, and physical practices. We will treat your personal information in accordance with the privacy policy in place at the time of collection. It is the users responsibility to review this page from time to time to keep apprised of any changes that may occur. Last updated: July 23, 2009