Please read these privacy policy terms carefully before using this site.

 

This Privacy Policy is applicable to the www.americanmediasource.com worldwide web location, and mobile-optimized versions of the same to which this Terms of Use is linked, along with any subpages or other websites or online accounts owned or operated by American Media Source, LLC (collectively “we”, “us” or “our”) or any of its subsidiaries and/or affiliates under its control (collectively referred to as “Site”). Your use of our Site is governed by the terms contained herein.  This Privacy Policy will tell you what information we collect when you visit our Site, how we use that information, and what choices you have about how it is used. We urge you to read our entire Privacy Policy.   Your use of our Site constitutes acceptance of all terms contained herein.  If you do not accept any of the terms contained herein, you must cease use of our Site immediately.

 

Collection of Personally Identifiable Information

 

Some functions and services offered through our Site require you provide certain personally identifiable information (“PII”). We may collect PII if you provide it including email address, name, postal address, or telephone number. We may also collect other information about you we associate with your PII such as your interests, preferences and demographics.

 

Sharing of Personally Identifiable Information

 

We may share your PII for the following purposes and under the following circumstances.

 

  • We may share your PII with our affiliates, partners, technical consultants, auditors and other third parties, for example, to make our website(s) available, enhance their functionality, or provide associated services, and/or who deal with you in delivering content, samples, products, gifts and prizes.
  • We may make PII we collect through our Site, along with certain other information about you, available to companies whose products and/or services may interest you or provide your PII to similarly like-minded organizations, unless you opt out of being included in our mailing list. (See the section below on opting out of mailings).
  • We may transfer your personally identifiable information and other information in connection with or during negotiation of any merger, financing, acquisition or dissolution, transaction or proceeding involving sale, transfer, divestiture or disclosure of all or a portion of our assets to another party.
  • We may release, personal information to third parties: to (i) comply with laws or to respond to lawful requests and legal process, (ii) to protect our rights and property as well as our agents, customers, members, and others, including to enforce our agreements, policies and terms of use or (iii) in an emergency to protect the personal safety of our employees, customers, or any person.
  • We may also provide aggregate statistics and de-identified data about our Site users, including traffic patterns and related site information, to third parties for their own purposes, including statistical analysis.

 

Use of Personally Identifiable Information

 

We may use your personally identifiable information and other information we collect about you for purposes described in this policy or disclosed to you on our Site or in connection with our mission. We may store and process personal information in the United States and other countries.

For example, we may use your information to:

 

  • operate and improve our Site;
  • send you newsletters, including any online newsletter(s) you have requested;
  • understand you and your preferences to enhance your experience and enjoyment using our Site;
  • send you a welcoming email, to contact you about your use of our Site and to provide important Site updates;
  • provide and deliver information you request;
  • respond to your comments and questions and provide customer service;
  • request feedback and to enable us to develop, customize and improve our Site;
  • send you surveys or questionnaires;
  • send you related information, including confirmations, technical notices, updates, security alerts, and support and administrative messages;
  • communicate with you about new contests, promotions and rewards, upcoming events, and other news about offered by us or our selected partners;
  • use for editorial purposes, such as to contact you about content you have submitted to our Site or to give attribution to content you submit;
  • link or combine it with other personal information we get from third parties, to help understand your needs and provide you with better service;
  • investigate and take action against fraudulent or illegal activity or improper conduct; and
  • use, store, or report your information for any other lawful purpose.

 

Your Sharing of Personally Identifiable Information

 

Please be aware when you connect and share your actions, comments, content and information, for example, through discussion board postings on our Site, those actions are not private. Others may capture personal information you post, including your email address, and may use the data to identify or contact you, including to send you emails. We cannot control such actions by others. Please be mindful of your own privacy needs as you choose who to connect with and what to share and make public. If you share information about others, please be sure to respect their privacy and get consent for any information you may share about them.

 

Choices about Our Use and Sharing of Personally Identifiable Information

 

If you do not wish to receive promotional and newsletter emails from us, you may click on the unsubscribe link at the bottom of any email.

 

If you opt-out of promotional or newsletter emails from us, we may continue to send you certain communications such as service announcements and administrative messages that relate to us and our Site that are necessary to our relationship with you.

 

Third Party Activities

 

If you submit or chose to share PII through a form or posting on any page of our Site, choose to otherwise share your PII with a third party such as by sharing stories you read by connecting with social networking services, or click on a link on our Site to go to a third-party site that may collect information about you, we are not responsible for the privacy practices of, including any marketing or other use of your PII by, those third parties. To learn more about any other company or organization’s privacy practices, we suggest you contact them directly about their privacy policy.

 

Do Not Track Disclosures

 

We do not respond to Do Not Track signals sent by various web browsers. To date, a clear standard has yet to be developed concerning these signals and how they should be treated by website operators. Thus, we do not respond to any Do Not Track signals sent by an individual user’s web browser. We are permitted pursuant to this Privacy Policy to share any information you provide through use of our Site with third parties. If you do not wish to consent to the provision of your PII in this manner, you should stop using our Site immediately and contact us as described to be removed from our database.

 

Company Ads on Third Party Sites

 

We may use information collected using third party cookies and Web beacons on our Site and in our emails to deliver advertising displayed to you on third party sites. We also may use cookie information to know when you return to our Site after visiting these third-party sites. We use this information and other information about you to try to understand your interests and show you relevant advertising about products and services you may be interested in.

 

Third Party Advertising

 

We may also use third parties to serve ads on our Site. Certain third parties may automatically collect information about your visits to this and other websites, your IP address, your ISP, the browser you use to visit our Site (but not your name, address, email address or telephone number). They do this by using cookies, clear gifs or other technologies. Information collected may be used, among other things, to deliver advertising targeted to your interests and to better understand the usage and visitation of our Site and the other sites tracked by these third parties. This policy does not apply to, and we are not responsible for, cookies or clear gifs in third party ads, and we encourage you to check the privacy policies of advertisers and/or ad services to learn about their use of cookies and other technology. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by companies, please go to http://www.networkadvertising.org.

 

You may opt-out of certain interest-based advertising by visiting http://optout.networkadvertising.org/#!/.  Please note that this will only allow you to opt-out of tailored advertisements delivered by members of NAI and that we are not associated with or responsible for the management and processing of these requests.

 

Third Party Cookies

 

Notwithstanding any other provision, we may work with a third-party partner who may collect information from you, such as your IP address and information about your browser or operating system, and may place or recognize a unique cookie on your browser for the purpose of enabling interest-based content or advertising to you. The cookies placed by our third-party partners contain no personally identifiable information; they may contain demographic or other interest-based data in a de-identified form.  The information in these cookies may be linked to data you voluntarily have submitted to us, such as your name, postal address or email, which we may share in hashed or encrypted form. To opt-out of these data provider cookies, please go to http://www.aboutads.info/choices.

 

Cookies, Web Beacons and Server Logs

 

We, related web hosting providers, advertisers, ad serving, and tracking companies sometimes utilize “cookie” technology on our Site. Cookies are bits of data stored on your hard drive that contain no personally identifying information, but which help enhance your web-browsing experience. Not all web browsers accept cookies, and those that do usually provide a preference or setting that allows you to refuse and remove most types of browser cookies. If your browser does not accept cookies, you may still enjoy our Site.

 

We may also use local shared objects, also known as flash cookies, to store your preferences such as volume control for videos, or display content based upon what you view on our Site to personalize your visit. Third party partners provide certain features on our Site and may display advertising based upon your web browsing activity, using flash cookies to help track and store information about you. Flash cookies are different from browser cookies because of the amount of, type of, and how data is stored. Cookie management tools provided by your browser usually will not remove flash cookies. To learn how to manage privacy and storage settings for certain flash cookies, please visit https://www.macromedia.com/support/documentation/en/flashplayer/help/settings_manager07.html.

 

We, or a third party, may collect information using web beacons. Web beacons are electronic images that may be used on websites or in our emails. We and these third parties use web beacons to deliver cookies, count visits, understand usage and campaign effectiveness and to tell if an email has been opened and acted upon.

 

Server logs capture certain non-personally identifying data, such as the time and date of a web visit, the browser and operating system being used, and the web URL a user linked from. This information is used in aggregate form to help us plan system enhancements when necessary and to provide content that is compatible with our visitors’ web-browsing systems. We also collect information about keyword searches performed by visitors on our Site. We may keep logs of all words searched to help us learn what kinds of information our Site visitors are seeking, and to improve our service to visitors.

 

Privacy Precaution Warning

 

Please note that no data transmission over the Internet is 100% secure. As a result, we cannot guarantee the security of the information that you transmit via our Site.

 

Privacy Policy Changes

 

We reserve the right, at our discretion, to change, modify, add, or remove portions of this policy at any time. Please bookmark this page and check it periodically. We will post any changes to this Privacy policy on our site.

 

Legal Notice and Terms and Conditions

 

General

If any provision of our Privacy Policy is found to be invalid by any court having competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of such provision shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of this Privacy Policy, which shall remain in full force and effect. No waiver of any of these terms shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or condition or any other term or condition. The following provisions survive the expiration or termination of these Terms of Use for any reason whatsoever: General, Jurisdiction, and Complete Agreement.

Jurisdiction

We are a United States entity and not subject to, nor do we comply with, the laws and restrictions of any foreign jurisdiction.  Your use of our Site constitutes your consent and agreement to be bound solely by the laws of the United States and those of the Commonwealth of Virginia. We make no claim the Content is appropriate or may be downloaded outside of the United States. Access to and contact or input to the Site may not be legal by certain persons or in certain countries. If you access the Site from outside the United States, you do so at your own risk and are responsible for compliance with the laws of your jurisdiction.

You expressly agree exclusive jurisdiction for any dispute with us, or in any way relating to your use of the Site, resides in the courts of the Commonwealth of Virginia and you further agree and expressly consent to the exercise of personal jurisdiction in such courts in connection with any such dispute, including any claim involving us and/or any of our affiliates, subsidiaries, employees, contractors, officers, directors, telecommunication providers and content providers.

This Privacy Policy, the Site, and the use of information (including personally identifiable information) provided or accessible through the Site, are governed by the internal substantive laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia, without respect to its conflict of laws principles.

Complete Agreement

Except as expressly provided in a particular “legal notice” on the Site, this Privacy Policy constitutes the entire agreement between you and us with respect to the use of this Site, and Content.

 

Policy last updated July 2019.