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.
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
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
How We Use Public Information and Other Demographic Information
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.
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.
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.
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.
Users from Outside the United States
Privacy Settings/Opt Out
If you would like your Personally Identifiable Information permanently removed from our database, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
This policy was last modified on December 10, 2015