Your personal privacy is a principal concern to us at Jonas Magazines Inc.. Our goal in outlining our policy on the collection and use of viewer/customer information is to ensure the highest level of confidentiality and security. When you provide your personal information on any Jonas Magazines Inc. Website, we will not give or sell your personal information to any outside company for its use in marketing or solicitation without your permission, which may be express or implied. We will maintain the confidentiality of your personal information and it will be used only to support your customer relationship with our publications and to assist us in providing better and more targeted services to you. Additionally, internal practices are in place to help protect your privacy by limiting employee access to and use of customer information. When we ask viewers/customers to provide their personal information on a Jonas Magazines Inc. Website, it is done with the goal of improving the relationship between a Jonas Magazines Inc. publication and the viewer. At Jonas Magazines Inc. we allow our viewers to maintain control over their personal information while attempting to provide a more interactive online experience. Our intention is to send e-mail only to viewers/customers who have chosen to receive such e-mails. At any time, you have the right to decline receiving future communications from Jonas Magazines Inc. in any manner, including email, fax, telephone and postal mail. To edit your privacy preferences, send an email to email@example.com
How We Collect Information
When you browse any Jonas Magazines Inc. Website, you do so anonymously. Personal information—including your e-mail address—is not collected. However, there are three (3) ways in which a Jonas Magazines Inc. Website may collect information about you.
- Some Jonas Magazines Inc. Websites may request that you voluntarily provide personal information for purposes such as correspondence, site registration, membership, making a purchase, or participating in contests or online surveys. Information that we ask you to provide may include your name, e-mail address, telephone number, mailing address and birth date. We may also request that you provide viewer/customer preference information, social security numbers, lifestyle interests, and other demographic information that may be needed to register or subscribe you to services or offers.
- Each time a Jonas Magazines Inc. Website page is requested from your browser, we log your computer’s IP address into our log files. Your computer has been pre-assigned a 12-digit number from your Internet Service Provider and may be static or dynamically assigned—this number is the IP address. Jonas Magazines Inc.uses IP addresses to analyze trends, administer the site, track movements on the site, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses are not linked to any other personally identifiable information by Jonas Magazines Inc.
The Information We Collect
We collect only information that is needed, and we tell viewers/customers how we use it. We limit the collection of information about our viewers/customers to what we need to know to manage their membership, to provide customer service, to offer new products and services, and to fulfill any legal and regulatory requirements. We tell our viewers/customers about the general uses of information we collect about them, and we will provide additional explanation if requested. A viewer/customer may change, update or add additional information about themselves at any time by contacting the local publication or sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
From time to time, we may offer contests or other promotions on a JMI Website . If you enter a contest or participate in a promotional event, we will ask you to provide information about yourself (such as your name, address, and email address). Among other things, we will need this information to contact you if you win, and we may also use this information for marketing purposes. We may share this information with any co-sponsors of the contest or promotional event; co-sponsors will be identified in the contest rules. We may also share this information with or other third-party service providers that help administer our contests and promotional events, such as by conducting drawings, and/or delivering prizes to winners. If you do not want to provide the requested information or have the information provided to co-sponsors or other third-party service providers, please do not enter the contest or participate in the promotional event.
At times, our clients might collect personal information from viewers on Jonas Magazines Inc. Websites or on-site at a retail location or other Jonas Magazines Inc. events. The collection of this information is clearly marked as information being collected by or for a third party, and providing such information is strictly voluntary. Jonas Magazines Inc. may help facilitate the collection of the information by providing forms and collection boxes for the client. Sometimes this information is shared with the publication, though Jonas Magazines Inc. will only market to you if you have given us permission. Information gathered in this manner is shared with our client partners; and other information you may have previously provided to us remains private.
We do monitor URL click-throughs found in our email messages. The click-through rate is reviewed in order to track (i) participation in contests to judge effectiveness and award prizes; (ii) viewer interests; and/or (iii) response rates for Jonas Magazines Inc.-marketing purposes or to report to a client in aggregate form only, the response of viewers. Individual activity is never shared with employees or third parties.
Protecting the Privacy of Children
Children should always get permission from their parents before sending any information about themselves (such as their names, email addresses, and phone numbers) over the Internet, to us or to anyone else. Jonas Magazines Inc. Websites are not directed at children under the age of 13 and we will not knowingly allow anyone under 13 to provide us any personal identifying information. If you are under the age of 13, please do not provide any information about yourself to any Jonas Magazines Inc. Website.
Third-party Internet sites and services accessible through Jonas Magazines Inc. Websites have separate privacy and information collection practices, independent of us. Jonas Magazines Inc. has no responsibility or liability for these independent policies or actions. You are solely responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your passwords, membership ID, or any account information. Please be careful and responsible whenever you are online. If you post personal information online that is accessible to the public, you may receive unsolicited messages from other parties in return. While we aim to protect your personal information, Jonas Magazines Inc. cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk.
While each Jonas Magazines Inc. publication puts forth its best efforts in adhering to these minimum privacy standards, additional restrictions may be imposed to comply with state and local laws, and/or station-specific programs, products and services.