Privacy Policy

ModelMedia has created this privacy policy to demonstrate our firm commitment to protecting your personal information and informing you about how we handle it. This privacy policy only applies to transactions and activities in which you engage, and data gathered, on the ModelMedia Website, ModelMedia Messenger and double blind email communications between ModelMedia members (collectively, the “Site”) but does not apply to any other Website or offline point of contact between ModelMedia, or any other company, and consumers. Please review this privacy policy periodically as we may modify it from time to time. This privacy policy was last revised on December 10, 2015. Each time you visit the Site or provide us with information, by doing so you are accepting the practices described in this privacy policy at that time.

Your IP Address

Like most e-commerce Websites, each time you visit the Site, we automatically collect your IP address and the web page from which you came. In order to administer and optimize the Site for you and to diagnose problems with our Site, we use your IP address to help identify you and to gather broad demographic information about you.

Cookies

Like most Websites, the Site uses cookies to keep track of your purchases and other activity on the Site and enhance your experience on the Site. We also use cookies to deliver content specific to your interests, to save your password, and if you choose, to save other personal and financial information so you do not have to reenter it each time you visit the Site. Third party advertisers on the Site may also place or read cookies on your browser. If you wish to disable these cookies, the “help” portion of the toolbar on most browsers will tell you how. However, if you set your browser to disable cookies, you may not be able to access certain areas on the Site.

Information We Collect From You

In order to operate the Site and to provide you with information about products or services that may be of interest to you, we may collect “personal information” (i.e., information that could be used to contact you directly (without using the Site) such as full name, postal address, phone number or email address), “financial information” (i.e., credit card numbers or passwords) or “demographic information” (i.e., information that you submit, or that we collect, that is neither personal information nor financial information; this may include, but is not limited to, zip code, postal code, hometown, gender, username, age/birth date, purchase history information, browsing history information, searching history information, registration history information, and the content of communications between you and other members over the Site), subject to the rest of this paragraph. Demographic information is divided into two categories: 1) “non-public information,” which consists of purchase history information and one-on-one communications between you and other users of the Site; and 2) “public information,” which consists of all other demographic information. We ask that you do not enter personal information or financial information into your Profile (for example, do not use your email address or password as your username, or include your name or address in your written responses), because if you do then it may be posted publicly on the Site, and the information will then be treated as “demographic information” that is “public information.” Please note that nowhere on the Site do we knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 18, as we require that all users represent to us that they are at least 18 years old.

Information Other Websites Collect From You

On the Site, we place links to other Websites operated by other parties. Some of these other Websites contain our brand names and trademarks and other intellectual property that we own; others do not. When you click on these links and visit these other Websites, regardless of whether or not they contain our brand names, trademarks and other intellectual property, you need to be aware that we do not control these other Websites or these other Websites’ business practices, and that this privacy policy does not apply to these other Websites. Consequently, the operators of these other Websites may collect different kinds of information about you, and may use and disclose that information in different ways than we would if it were collected on the Site. We encourage you to review their privacy policies and remind you that we will not be responsible for their actions.

How We Use Personal Information

We use your email address and your other personal information to help us efficiently operate the Site, to contact you in connection with your transactions and other activities on the Site (including, but not limited to, confirmation emails or important news that could affect your relationship with ModelMedia), and to forward messages to you from other ModelMedia users. These types of communications are known as “Operational Communications.” In some cases, Operational Communications may also contain commercial messages, such as banner ads and special offers.

We also use personal information to send you newsletters, information, offers, and other promotional materials for ModelMedia or third-party goods and services. We attempt to send you offers that are of value to you, such as discounts, exclusive offers, and special event information. The Site provides you with options to decline to receive communications from ModelMedia (other than those contained in Operational Communications). Some of these options may only be for a certain category of communications; others may be more general. By posting a profile on the Site, you are opting in to receive email from the ModelMedia staff.

To operate the Site, including processing your transactions and supporting your activities on the Site, we may share your personal information with our agents, representatives, contractors, and service providers so they can provide us with support services such as authorization of credit card transactions, email origination, receipt or support services, customer relationship management services, order fulfillment, sweepstakes fulfillment, and other promotional fulfillments. We require these entities not to use your information for any other purpose.

By purchasing, registering or making reservations for products or services offered or sponsored by third parties on the Site, or electing to receive communications (such as emails or magazine subscriptions) or electing to participate in contests, sweepstakes or other programs (such as discount or rewards programs), offered or sponsored by third parties on the Site, you consent to our providing your personal information to those third parties. Those third parties may use your personal information in accordance with their own privacy policies. You will need to contact those third parties to instruct them directly regarding your preferences for the use of your personal information by them. Additionally, you agree that we may use and disclose all such information so submitted to such third parties in the same manner in which we are entitled to use and disclose any other information you submit to us.

Any third party with whom we are allowed to share your personal information is authorized to use your personal information in accordance with our contractual arrangements with such third parties and in accordance with their own privacy policies, over which we have no control, and you agree that we are not responsible or liable for any of their actions or omissions. Those who contact you will need to be instructed directly by you regarding your preferences for the use of your personal information by them.

Please read the information below under the heading “Special Cases in which we Share Personal and Financial Information” to learn more ways in which we may share your personal information.

How We Use Financial Information

We use your financial information to check your qualifications, to bill you for products and services and to enable you to participate in discount, rebate and similar programs in which you may elect to participate. By making a purchase, or engaging in any other kind of activity or transaction that uses financial information, on the Site, you consent to our providing your financial information to our service providers and to such third parties as we determine are necessary to support and process your activities and transactions, as well as to your credit card issuer for their purposes. These third parties may include the credit card companies and banking institutions used to process and support the transaction or activity. By purchasing, registering or making reservations for products or services of third parties offered on the Site, or by participating in programs offered on the Site that are administered by third parties and that require you to submit financial information in order to use them, you also consent to our providing your financial information to those third parties. Additionally, if the page on which you submit information is a Co-Branded Page, or was accessed by clicking on a link on a Co-Branded Page, then we may share your financial information with the associated Co-Branded Company. Any of these various third parties (including Co-Branded Companies) may be authorized to use your financial information in accordance with our contractual arrangements with such third parties and in accordance with their own privacy policies, over which we have no control, and you agree that we are not responsible or liable for any of their actions or omissions. Additionally, you agree that we may use and disclose all such information so submitted to such third parties in the same manner in which we are entitled to use and disclose any other information that you submit to us. Please read the information below under the heading “Special Cases in which we Share Personal and Financial Information” to learn more ways in which we may share your financial information.

Special Cases in which we Share Personal and Financial Information

Your personal information or financial information may be passed on to a third party in the event of a transfer of ownership or assets, or a bankruptcy. We may also disclose personal information or financial information when we determine that such disclosure is necessary to comply with applicable law, to cooperate with law enforcement or to protect the interests or safety of ModelMedia or other visitors to the Site. We also may disclose your personal information or financial information to our subsidiary and parent companies and businesses, and other affiliated legal entities and businesses with whom we are under common corporate control. Whenever personal information or financial information is disclosed under this paragraph, we may also disclose your demographic information along with it, on a non-anonymous basis. All of our parent, subsidiary and affiliated legal entities and businesses that receive your personal information, financial information, or non-anonymous demographic information from us will comply with the terms of this privacy policy with respect to their use and disclosure of such information.

How We Use Public Information and Other Demographic Information

We may review all demographic information. We may use public information to enable other users to find your profile, to determine whether they are a match for you and to communicate with you. We may use demographic information to tailor the Site and communications to your interests. We may also share demographic information with advertisers on an anonymous and aggregated basis (i.e., without telling the advertisers your identity). One of the reasons we may do this is to increase the likelihood that our advertisers’ goods and services will appeal to ModelMedia users, so that we may target specific ads at specific demographic groups. Our sharing of demographic information with advertisers is anonymous (i.e., we do not tell advertisers which particular ModelMedia users are members of which demographic groups), subject to the rest of this privacy policy. When you respond to an advertisement, however, we ask you to remember that if that ad that is targeted to a demographic group and you decide to give the advertiser your personal information, then the advertiser may be able to identify you as being a member of that demographic group. Please also be aware that when we disclose your financial information or personal information to a Co-Branded Company, as described above, we may also disclose to that Co-Branded Company your demographic information, other than the content of one-on-one communications between you and other members. Please also be aware that we may disclose your demographic information on a non-anonymous basis as described above in the paragraph titled “Special Cases in which we Share Personal and Financial Information.” Also, to read further details about how we may use your public information, see our Terms of Use.

Our Security Precautions

The Site has security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control. Our secure server software (SSL) is the industry standard and among the best software available today for secure commerce transactions. We encrypt all of your personal and financial information as it travels over the Internet and we store your financial information on our servers in encrypted form. Your information may be transferred to and maintained on computer networks which may be located outside of the state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction in which you reside, and the country or jurisdiction in which these computer networks are located may not have privacy laws as protective as the laws in your country or jurisdiction.

Changing our Privacy Policy for Previously Gathered Information

If at any point we decide to use particular personally identifiable information in a manner different from that stated at the time it was collected, we will notify users by way of an email or by providing 30 days notice on the Site. Please note that we will continue to have the right to change our privacy policy and practices, and how we use your personally identifiable information, without notice, as described in the first paragraph of this Privacy Policy, provided that such changes shall only apply to information gathered on or after the date of the change.

If you have any questions or concerns about this privacy policy, the practices of the Site, or your dealings with the Site, you can contact us at info@ModelMedia.

How do we protect your information?

We use reasonable security precautions to protect the security and integrity of your Personally Identifiable Information in accordance with this policy and applicable law. However, we do not control the security of the Internet or other networks, or any devices or equipment you use to access this Site or otherwise communicate with us, and we can’t be, and are not responsible for, the security of information that you choose to communicate with us while it is being transmitted. In addition, no Internet transmission or network system is completely secure, and we cannot guarantee that security breaches will not occur. Without limitation of the foregoing, we are not responsible for the actions of hackers and other unauthorized third parties.

Additional Disclosures

Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Privacy Policy, we reserve the right to use or disclose Personally Identifiable Information, Non-Personally Identifiable Information and any other information we collect in connection with this Site (a) to any successor to ModelMedia’s business, including as a result of any merger, acquisition, asset sale or similar transaction, (b) to any law enforcement, judicial authority, or governmental or regulatory authority, to the extent required by law or legal process, or (c) if in our reasonable discretion, such use or disclosure is necessary to enforce or protect ModelMedia’s legal rights or to protect third parties.

Third Party Links

Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third party products or services on our website. These third party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of this Site and welcome any feedback about these sites.

California Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance

Because we value your privacy we have taken the necessary precautions to be in compliance with the California Online Privacy Protection Act. We therefore will not distribute your Personally Identifiable Information to outside parties without your consent except as permitted by this policy or by law.  By using the Site, you agree to the distribution of your Personally Identifiable Information that is provided by you or any other user as user generated content for public disclosure consistent with the functionality of the Site.

Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance

We are in compliance with the requirements of COPPA (Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act). ModelMedia does not knowingly collect or maintain personal information from persons under 13 years of age, and no part of this Site or our products or services is directed at persons under 13.  If you are under 13 years of age, then please do not use this Site.

Network Operators

Use of this Site may involve use of the services of third party telecommunications carriers and service providers (such as the services of the carrier that provides cell phone service to you). Such carriers and service providers are not ModelMedia’s contractors, and any information that a carrier collects in connection with your use of this Site is not subject to this Privacy Policy. ModelMedia is not responsible for the acts or omissions of telecommunications carriers or service providers.

E-mail Communications

If you create an account and provide your e-mail address, we may send you administrative and promotional e-mails.  If you wish to opt out of promotional e-mails, you may do so by following the “unsubscribe” instructions in the e-mail, or by editing your account settings.

Online Privacy Policy Only

This online privacy policy applies only to information collected through this Site and not to information collected offline.

Changes to our Privacy Policy

ModelMedia may modify or amend this policy from time to time. If we make any material changes, as determined by ModelMedia, in the way in which your information is collected, used or transferred, we will notify you of these changes by modification of this privacy policy, which will be available for review by you on this Site.

Users from Outside the United States

ModelMedia and its servers are located in the United States and are subject to the applicable state and federal laws of the United States. If you choose to access or use this Site, you consent to the use and disclosure of information in accordance with this Privacy Policy and subject to such laws.

Privacy Settings/Opt Out

If you would like your Personally Identifiable Information permanently removed from our database, please contact us at admin@modelmedia.com. We will promptly delete your account and you will no longer receive e-mails from ModelMedia. Your removal from the database or mailing list will not remove records of past transactions or delete information stored in our data backups and archives as required by law.  Other than as required by law (for example in accordance with the notice and takedown procedure described in our Terms of Service), we will not remove Personally Identifiable Information, or any other information, provided by a User of the Site for disclosure to the public consistent with the functionality of the Site unless determined in the sole and absolute discretion of ModelMedia, such information is posted in violation of the Terms of Service.  Notwithstanding the preceding sentence, ModelMedia has no obligation to enforce any provision of the Terms of Service and ModelMedia will not be required to make (or attempt to make) any determination as to the truth or falsity of any particular user provided Content.

Contacting Us

If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy you may contact via email at legal@modelmedia.com.

This policy was last modified on December 10, 2015