Terms of Service
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If you publish your work again at a later date, we request that you include a notice of the first publication appearing in The Esthetic Apostle.
1. Information Collection
We may collect information related to you and your use of the Services in the following ways:
A. Information you provide to us directly.
Registration – In order to use some features of certain of the Sites, you must first complete a registration form. During registration, you may be asked to provide personally identifiable information and contact information (e.g., name, organizational affiliation, email and postal addresses, Twitter handle).
Email Subscription and Newsletters – In order to subscribe to certain of our email mailing lists and newsletters you must complete a registration form. During registration, you may be asked to provide personally identifiable information and contact information (e.g., name, organizational affiliation, email and postal addresses, Twitter handle). If information requested is marked as “optional,” you are not required to provide that information in order to complete the registration process.
Interests – In order to facilitate your interaction with the Sites you may be asked to, and may wish to, provide information about your personal interests.
Surveys – From time to time, we, along with our Service Providers may conduct online surveys, polls or other similar interactive activities on topics related to our programs or the Services. If you choose to participate in such a survey or a contest, you will be required to provide certain information to participate (e.g., name, organizational affiliation, email and postal addresses, Twitter handle). Participation in these surveys and contests is completely voluntary.
B. Information collected from your use of the Services.
We and certain of our Service Providers also may use similar technologies in our email communications to let us know which emails and links have been opened by recipients. This allows us to, among other things, gauge the effectiveness of our customer communications and marketing campaigns.
Local Storage Objects and Advertising – We may use Local Storage Objects (“LSOs”), such as HTML5, to store content information and preferences. Service Providers with which we engage to provide certain features on our website and Services or to display advertising based upon your web browsing activity use LSOs such as HTML5 or Flash to collect and store information. Various browsers may offer their own management tools for removing HTML5 LSOs.
2. How We Use the Information Collected
We, along with our Service Providers, may use the information collected from you for the following purposes:
To provide and communicate with you about the Services or your account with us or with our Service Providers.
To fulfill your requests regarding the Services, including without limitation requests for newsletters and notifications.
To respond to your inquiries, and notify you if you have won a contest.
To communicate with you about other products, programs or services that we believe may be of interest to you,
To communicate with you about other products, programs or services that we believe may be of interest to you. You may unsubscribe to these email offers and change your privacy settings by visiting your account page on either the EA or Service Provider website, as applicable.
To customize your experience, content, advertising, or homepage on the Services, including providing engaging and consistent experiences across the Services and providing you with more relevant content;
To generate aggregate statistical studies to analyze how the Services are used, to gauge efficiency of email communications, and to conduct research which may be used in connection with our programs and activities, including in marketing our Services and programs to you or to third parties; and
For any other purpose(s) described to you at the time you provide your personally identifiable information to us.
We will retain information collected from you for as long as needed to provide you services or as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements
3. With Whom We Share Information Collected
We may share the information collected from you for the following purposes:
With Service Providers so they can provide, improve and communicate with you about their own, or their marketing partners’ products and services. For example, for magazine subscribers our Service Provider, Palm Coast Data, may share your contact information with its partners to send you offers about other magazine subscriptions. You may unsubscribe from these emails at any time by following the “unsubscribe” instructions at the bottom of each email or by changing the privacy settings in your account.
To conform or comply with the law, or if we have a good faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with a court order or subpoena, to cooperate with investigations by law enforcement or regulatory authorities or to participate or cooperate with a judicial proceeding, to enforce applicable Terms, or in urgent circumstances, to protect the safety of persons or property, including but not limited to, the Services.
If we merge with or are acquired by another organization or entity, or assign all or part of our Services to another organization or entity, EA may disclose and transfer your personal information to the party or parties involved in the transaction as part of that transaction.
We also may share information in an aggregated non-personally identifiable manner with third parties and such third parties may further share such aggregated non-personally identifiable information further in connection with their own marketing, products, and services.
If you no longer wish to receive our newsletter or other email communications from us, you may opt out of receiving these communications by following the “unsubscribe” instructions at the bottom of each email or by changing the settings in your account, as applicable.
From time to time, it may be necessary for us to send out service-related announcements. For example, if one of our Services is temporarily suspended for maintenance, we might send users an email notice regarding the suspension. Generally, users may not opt out of these communications unless they deactivate their account.
5. Blogs and Community Forums
Our Services may offer publicly accessible blogs, community forums or other public areas where users may submit information and content. You should be aware that any information you provide in these areas may be read, collected, and used by others who access them. To request removal of your personally identifiable information from a blog or community forum, contact us as noted above. In some cases, we may not be able to remove your personally identifiable information, in which case we will let you know if we are unable to do so.
7. Policy Regarding Children
The Services are not intended for children under the age of 13, and we do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13 years of age, unless such information is provided by a parent or guardian. In the event that we learn that we have inadvertently gathered personal information from children under the age of 14 without the appropriate consent, we will take reasonable measures to promptly erase such information from our records.
We have put in place reasonable physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online. However, no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. Therefore, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
9. Updating and Deleting Personally Identifiable Information; Data Retention
If your personally identifiable information changes, or if you no longer desire our services, you may correct, update, amend, or delete certain information by making the change on your member information page (if applicable) or by contacting us at the address below.
We will retain information collected from you for as long as needed to provide you services, conduct research and aggregate data related to our programs and activities, or as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.
10. Your California Privacy Rights
Pursuant to California Civil Code Section 1798.83, a California resident who has provided personally identifiable information to a business with whom he/she has established a business relationship has the right to request certain information regarding the disclosure of personally identifiable information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please write us at the address provided below.
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