WHAT INFORMATION DO WE GATHER ABOUT YOU?
The information gathered when you interact with the Planet Genius Magazine (PGM) Services falls into two categories: 1) Personal information, which includes personal information you supply when you subscribe, order, complete a survey, register for one of our sites, enter a contest or provide your email address and 2) Non-personal information collected through technology, which includes tracking information collected by us as well as third parties.
Personal Information That You Give Us Or Ask a Third Party to Share with Us
Registration for the PGM Services may require that you supply certain personal information, including a unique email address and demographic information (ZIP code, age, sex, household income, job industry and job title) to register.
Social media registration features may collect your IP address, the page you are visiting on our site, and may set a cookie to enable the feature to function properly. Social media features and widgets are either hosted by a third party or hosted directly on our web site.
You can disassociate your PlanetGeniusMagazine.com registration from third-party accounts any time. For help, please see contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Billing and Credit Card Information
To enable payment and donations via the PGM Services, we collect and store name, address, telephone number, email address, credit card information and other billing information. This information will only be shared with third parties who help to complete the purchase transaction. Examples of this include fulfilling orders and processing credit card payments.
User Generated Content and Public Activities (Including Comments, Reader Reviews and Submissions)
We offer you opportunities to engage in public activities on PlanetGeniusMagazine.com and other PGM Services. “Public activities” are any actions you take on PlanetGeniusMagazine.com that are designed to be visible to other users, including comments, recommendations, reader reviews, ratings or any other items that you submit. Any information you disclose in your public activities, along with your screen name or ID, or any image or photo, becomes public and may be used by Planet Genius Magazine for online and offline promotional or commercial uses in any and all media. If you choose to engage in public activities, you should be aware that any personal information you submit can be read, collected and used by other users of these areas. We are not responsible for the personal information you choose to submit in the course of your public activities and we have no responsibility to publish, take down, remove or edit any of your public activities or submissions. For more information, see the Comments FAQ and read the Forums, Discussions and User Generated Content section of the Terms of Service.
Public activities may be included in our RSS feeds, APIs and other distribution formats. As a result, your public activities may appear on other websites, blogs, or feeds. Keep in mind that we are not responsible for any personal information you choose to make public via your public activities, and you agree that such sharing will be deemed to have been done by you, not Planet Genius Magazine.
Contests, Sweepstakes and Special Offers
Planet Genius Magazine collects personal information from you when you participate in sweepstakes, contests or special offers. If this information is also being collected by a third party other than Planet Genius Magazine, we will notify you at the same time. If you do not want any personal information shared, you should not participate in the sweepstakes, contest or special offer.
Reader Surveys, Reader Panels and Market Research
Planet Genius Magazine may collect personal information from you in connection with voluntary surveys conducted via the PGM Services. Data may be collected through the PGM Services, on the phone or through the mail. The information you provide may be shared, but only in the aggregate, with advertisers and partners unless we notify you otherwise at the time of collection.
Non-Personal Information Collected Using Technology
Information Collected by Us Using Technology
We use various Internet technologies to manage the PGM Services and track use of the Services. Non-personal information that we collect using these technologies may be combined with other information about you.
Device Information. We may collect non-personal information about the computer, mobile device or other device you use to access the PGM Services, such as IP address, geolocation information, unique device identifiers, browser type, browser language and other transactional information.
Cookies, Beacons, Local Storage and Other Similar Technologies. We may use “cookies,” Web beacons, HTML5 local storage and other similar technologies. These technologies allow us to manage access to and use of the Services, recognize you and provide personalization, and help us understand how people use the PGM Services. You will not be able to access certain areas of our websites, if your computer does not accept cookies from us.
Analytics, Log Files and Reading History
As is true of most web sites, we gather certain information automatically and store it in log files. This information may include Internet protocol (IP) addresses (the region or general location where your computer or device is accessing the Internet), browser type, operating system and other usage information about the use of the PGM Services, including a history of the pages you view.
We may combine this automatically collected log information with other information we collect about you. We do this to improve services we offer you, including customized Recommendations, advertising and currency display, to improve marketing, and to track access and use of the PGM Services across the devices that you use to access the PGM Services.
The ads in our apps are not targeted to you based on your current GPS location, but they may be targeted to you based on your ZIP code or device’s IP address.
Some of the services and advertisements included in the PGM Services, including on PlanetGeniusMagazine.com and within our mobile apps, are delivered or served by third-party companies, which may collect information about your use of the PGM Services.
WHAT DO WE DO WITH THE INFORMATION WE GATHER ABOUT YOU?
Provide the Services You Request
We use the information we gather about you to enable your use of the PGM Services and fulfill your requests for certain products and services, such as sending out electronic newsletters and enabling you to participate in and renew paid services, polls, contests and/or message boards.
We may perform statistical, demographic and marketing analyses of users of the PGM Services, and their subscribing and purchasing patterns, for product development purposes and to generally inform advertisers about the nature of our subscriber base. We use this information for analysis purposes, including analysis to improve customer relationships.
Customizing Your Experience
We use the information that we collect to allow advertising to be targeted to the users for whom such advertising is most pertinent. We also use this information to customize certain features of the PGM Services to provide you with an enhanced experienced based on the type of device you are using to access the PGM Services, and in certain cases, provide you with requested services.
We may use demographic and preference information to allow advertising on the PGM Service to be targeted to the users for whom they are most pertinent. This means users see advertising that is most likely to interest them, and advertisers send their messages to people who are most likely to be receptive, improving both the viewer’s experience and the effectiveness of the ads. We disclose information to third parties only in aggregate or de-identified form.
Planet Genius Magazine will periodically send you email newsletters or promotional email about services offered by Planet Genius Magazine and its advertisers.
WITH WHOM DO WE SHARE THE INFORMATION THAT WE GATHER?
Within Planet Genius Magazine
If you have registered to use the PGM Services, we will not sell, rent, swap or authorize any third party to use your email address without your permission.
In the future, we may sell, buy, merge or partner with other companies or businesses. In such transactions, we may include your information among the transferred assets.
We may share information about attendees to our live events with sponsors or other third parties. If so, we will notify you when you provide us the information.
We contract with other companies to provide services on our behalf, including credit-card and billing processing, ad serving, shipping, email distribution, list processing and analytics or promotions management. We provide these companies only with the information they need to perform their services. These service providers are restricted from using personal information in any way other than to provide services for Planet Genius Magazine, and they may not share, resell or use the data for their own direct marketing purposes.
We reserve the right to disclose your opt-out information to third parties so they can suppress your name from future solicitations, in accordance with applicable laws. We may occasionally release personal information as required by law, for example, to comply with a court order or subpoena. (For more information, see the “Compliance with Legal Process” section of this policy.)
WHAT IS OUR EMAIL POLICY?
Planet Genius Magazine complies with the federal CAN-SPAM Act of 2003. We will not send you marketing messages if you have opted out. You can choose not to receive messages in the future by following the “unsubscribe” instructions located near the bottom of each email. We will not share, sell, rent, swap or authorize any third party to use your email address for commercial purposes without your permission. If you feel you have received an email from us in error, please contact info@PlanetGeniusMagazine.com.
Email Newsletters: If you no longer wish to receive a specific newsletter, follow the “unsubscribe” instructions located near the bottom of each newsletter.
Survey Email: We may invite you to participate in user surveys asking for feedback on PlanetGeniusMagazine.com and existing or prospective products and services, as well as information to better understand our users. User surveys greatly help us to improve the PGM Services, and any information we obtain in such surveys will not be shared with third parties, except in aggregate form.
Emails From You: If you send us an email, we will use your email address to respond directly to your questions or comments.
Email This Article Feature: Addresses you provide in the “Email” share feature may be saved for your convenience for future articles you may wish to email; but they are not used for any other purpose, and will not be shared with any third parties.
HOW DO I CHANGE OR UPDATE MY PERSONAL INFORMATION?
Manage Your PlanetGeniusMagazine.com Account in the My Account Area. You may either (1) review and update your PlanetGeniusMagazine.com membership or account information and access your transaction history in the My Account area, or (2) contact us for assistance at email@example.com.
HOW DO I OPT-OUT?
If, at any time, you prefer not to receive email marketing information from us, simply follow the unsubscribe options at the bottom of each email.
If you experience difficulty with the unsubscribe process, feel free to contact us at info@PlanetGeniusMagazine.com and provide your email address along with the name of the medium from which you would like to unsubscribe.
IS MY INFORMATION PROTECTED?
To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy and ensure the appropriate use of information, we have put in place commercially reasonable physical, technical and administrative controls to protect the information. Please note that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure.
Compliance With Legal Process
We may access, preserve and disclose personal information if we are required to do so by law or we have a good faith belief that such action is necessary to (1) comply with the law or with legal process; (2) protect and defend our rights and property; (3) protect against misuse or unauthorized use of the PGM Services; or (4) protect the personal safety or property of our users or the public (among other things, this means that if you provide false information or attempt to pose as someone else, information about you may be disclosed as part of any investigation into your actions).
COPPA Compliance. Planet Genius Magazine does not knowingly collect or store any personal information about children under the age of 13.
Your California Privacy Rights
Under the California “Shine The Light” law, California residents may opt-out of the PGM’s disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. As detailed above, you may choose to opt-out of the sharing of your personal information with third parties for marketing purposes at any time by submitting a request in writing to info@PlanetGeniusMagazine.com. It is important to note that this opt-out does not prohibit disclosures made for non-marketing purposes.
Changes to This Policy