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Karen Webs Privacy Policy

Effective Date: August 4, 2018

 

Karen Webs ("Karen Webs" or "we") adopted this Privacy Policy to reflect our commitment to protecting your privacy. We take the collection of personal information from our Users seriously and are committed to protecting each User's privacy in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

In this Privacy Policy, we use the term "User" to include any individual who accesses and uses any of the Services,

WHERE THIS PRIVACY POLICY APPLIES

This Privacy Policy applies to (a) subscriptions to our website; (b) digital applications and online services. If a particular Service refers or links to a different privacy policy, then that privacy policy -- not this Privacy Policy -- applies.

Our agreements with certain business customers may contain provisions about the collection, use, storage and disposal of information collected through the Services and offline. If a provision of a customer agreement conflicts or otherwise is inconsistent with a provision of this Privacy Policy, then the provision of the customer agreement will prevail but solely to the extent of the conflict or inconsistency.

HOW TO CONTACT US

You may contact Karen Webs directly if you have any question regarding the Services or our privacy practices. Please send your query to privacy@karenwebs.com

INFORMATION WE COLLECT

We provide various informational, educational, and entertainment features as part of the Services. To operate these features, we collect information from our Users. The types of information that Karen Webs collects depends on the purpose for which each User chooses to use the Services.

We use the information we collect from Users to provide more meaningful editorial and advertising content and to offer relevant products and services, as well as to maintain, protect and improve Users’ overall experience.

  • When a User subscribes to Karen Webs, we may collect the name, email address and postal service address of the subscriber and, if a gift subscription, of the purchaser.
  • When a User creates an account to use a premium service, Karen Webs may collect name, title, company name, email address, and postal address.
  • When a User registers for a live event or conference, Karen Webs may collect name, title, company name, gender, age, email address, and postal address.
  • When a User enters an awards program, Karen Webs may collect name, title, company name, email address, and postal address as well as other information about the User’s activities,
  • When a User enters a survey, contest, or sweepstakes, which is an entirely voluntary act, Karen Webs may collect name, title, company name, email address, and postal address as well as other information about the User’s interests
  • When a User submits a request for support, Karen Webs may collect the following types of information: name, telephone number, email address and other information that the User chooses to give us to respond to the support request.
  • In addition to the information you provide us directly, we receive information about you from service providers that help us operate and improve the Services including for data hosting and maintenance, analytics, marketing and security operations. All of our service providers must adhere to confidentiality obligations that are consistent with this Privacy Policy and the agreements we enter into with them.
  • When you connect with us through a social media platform, we may, depending on your privacy settings, receive some information from your social media account.

When you use the Services, we use collect information about which features you’ve used, how you’ve used them and the devices you use to access the Services. Depending on the settings of a User’s computer or mobile device ("Device"), Karen Webs also automatically collects: Internet Protocol (IP) address; MAC address; Device make, model and operating system version; mobile network information; internet service provider; browser type and language; country and time zone in which the Device is located; and metadata stored on the Device. This information is collected through cookies and other tracking tools. (For more information about cookies, please see below [and our Cookie Notice].)

Karen Webs may supplement the information you provide to us with information from other sources. All of this information is treated as personal information when it directly or indirectly identifies an individual User.

HOW WE USE INFORMATION

We use information to operate the Services, including:

To administer your account and provide the Services to you

  • Create and manage your account
  • Provide you with customer support and respond to your requests
  • Communicate with you about the Services

To inform you about offers and events

  • Administer sweepstakes, contests, discounts or other offers with the support of affiliated or non-affiliated sponsors and/or promotional partners. For each contest or sweepstakes, we will provide notice of the applicable rules and if necessary, post any supplemental privacy provisions. To the extent there is a conflict between those privacy provisions and this Privacy Policy, the privacy provisions for the specific contest or sweepstakes will govern but solely to the extent of the conflict.
  • Develop, display and track content and advertising tailored to your interests on the Services and other websites
  • Communicate with you by email, phone, social media or mobile device about products or services that we think may interest you
  • The information collected in conjunction with events may also be used for the marketing of additional services and events by us and/or our promotional partners and sponsors beyond the contest, sweepstakes and/or special event. Depending on the event, Users either grant their approval on how their information is used before it is collected ('opt-in'), or choose to deny use of their information for additional purposes ('opt-out').

To improve the Services and develop new ones

  • Administer focus groups and surveys
  • Conduct research and analysis of Users’ behavior to improve the Services
  • Develop new features and services.

To prevent, detect and fight fraud or other illegal or unauthorized activities

  • Address ongoing or alleged fraud or other misbehavior on or though the Services
  • Analyze data to better understand and design countermeasures against fraud
  • Retain data related to fraudulent activities to prevent against recurrences

To ensure legal compliance

  • Comply with legal requirements
  • Assist law enforcement
  • Enforce or exercise our rights, for example our Terms of Service

To process your information as described in this Privacy Policy, we rely on the following legal bases:

  • Legitimate interests: We may use your information where we have legitimate interests to do so. For example, we analyze our Users’ behavior to improve the Services, to prevent and detect fraud and misuse, and to market the Magazines to you.
  • Consent: From time to time, we may ask for your consent to use your information. You may withdraw your consent at any time by contacting us using the contact information provided above.

 

HOW WE SHARE INFORMATION

  • When required by law

Applicable law may require us and our service providers to disclose your information if: (i) reasonably necessary to comply with a legal process, such as a court order, subpoena or search warrant, government investigation or other legal requirements; or (ii) necessary for the prevention or detection of crime (subject in each case to applicable law).

  • To enforce legal rights

We may also share information: (i) if disclosure would mitigate our liability in an actual or threatened lawsuit; (ii) as necessary to protect our legal rights and legal rights of our users, business partners or other interested parties; (iii) to enforce our agreements with you; and (iv) to investigate, prevent, or take other action regarding illegal activity, suspected fraud or other wrongdoing.

  • With your consent or at your request

We may ask for your consent to share your information with third parties. When we do, we will make clear why we want to share the information.

OUR USE OF COOKIES AND TRACKING TOOLS

Our Websites use cookies and other tracking tools.

A cookie is a small data file that contains a unique identification number that a website places on your hard drive when you visit a site. The cookie stores information about your computer, the type of browser you use, and how many times your computer visits a certain site. Cookies enable us to track how often Users are visiting our Websites and the specific pages visited, the number of entries in specific events, the estimated audience size for sponsors and advertisers, and other User preferences. You can refuse to use cookies by turning them off in your browser. You do not need to have cookies turned on to use most of the Websites. However, you may find that some areas on the Websites will be slower, or may not function at all, and you may not be able to participate in certain activities such as contests or sweepstakes if the cookies are disabled. To learn more about cookies generally, visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org.

The Websites also use clear GIFs [Graphics Interchange Formats] (also known as pixel tags, web beacons or web bugs). A clear GIF is computer code that contains a unique identifier that enables us to monitor user activity and traffic of the Websites. We use GIFs to gather aggregate information on visits to our Websites, track usage of Website links and assist with registration and other features.

 

HOW WE PROTECT AND RETAIN INFORMATION

We use physical, technical and organizational measures designed to protect your information against unauthorized access, theft and loss. We restrict access to your personal information to those employees who need to know that information to service your account or perform their job functions.

Although we takes precautions intended to help protect information that we process, no system or electronic data transmission is completely secure. Any transmission of your personal data is at your own risk and we expect that you will use appropriate security measures to protect your personal information.

You are responsible for maintaining the security of your account and the information in your account. We may suspend your use of all or part of the Services without notice if we suspect or detect any breach of security. You understand and agree that we may deliver electronic notifications about breaches of security to the email address on record on your account.

If you believe that your account or information is no longer secure, please notify us immediately at privacy@karenwebs.com

We will retain your personal information for the period necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in this Privacy Policy unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law.

The criteria used to determine our retention periods include:

  • The length of time we have an ongoing relationship with you and provide services to you (for example, for as long as you have an account with us or keep using the Websites);
  • Whether there is a legal obligation to which we are subject (for example, certain laws require us to keep records of your transactions for a certain period of time before we can delete them)
  • Whether retention is advisable; and considering our legal position (such as, for statutes of limitations, litigation or regulatory investigations).

YOUR CHOICES ABOUT YOUR INFORMATION

If you would like to review, correct, update, suppress, restrict or delete personal information that you have previously provided to us, or if you would like to receive an electronic copy of your personal information for purposes of transmitting it to another company (if this right to data portability is provided to you by law), you can contact us at privacy@karenwebs.com

In your request, please make clear what personal information you would like to have changed, whether you would like to have your personal information suppressed from our database, or other limitations you would like to put on our use of your personal information. For your protection, we only fulfill requests for the personal information associated with the particular email address that you use to send us your request, and we may need to verify your identity before fulfilling your request. We will try to comply with your request as soon as reasonably practicable.

Please note that we often need to retain certain data for recordkeeping purposes and/or to complete any transaction that you began prior to requesting a change or deletion (e.g., when you make a purchase or enter a promotion, you may not be able to change or delete the personal information provided until after the completion of such purchase or promotion). Our databases and other records may have residual data which will not be removed. In addition, we also may not allow you to review certain data for legal, security or other reasons. If at any time you believe that the Services have not adhered to this Privacy Policy, please let us know. We will use good faith efforts to determine and correct the problem.

CHILDREN'S PRIVACY

Karen Webs respects the privacy of your child and we want to share with you our policies regarding children under the age of thirteen (13). Although Users of all ages may navigate through the Services, we do not knowingly collect personal information from anyone under age thirteen (13). If we learn that a child under age thirteen (13) has improperly provided us with information, we will notify the child’s parent or legal guardian and thereafter delete the child's personal information from our records.

LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES AND SERVICES

The Services may include links to third-party websites and services that are not operated by us. When you click these links, you will be directed away from the Services. A link to a third-party website or service does not mean that we endorse it or the quality or accuracy of information presented on it. If you decide to visit a third-party website or service, you are subject to its privacy practices and policies, not ours. This Privacy Policy does not apply to any personal information that you provide to these other websites and services.

CHANGES IN THE PRIVACY POLICY

The Effective Date at the top of this page indicates when this Privacy Policy was last revised. Unless applicable law prevents or a change is needed to protect the privacy or security of our uses, we will notify you before any material change takes effect so that you have time to review the changes before they are effective. Your use of the Services after the Effective Data means that you accept the Privacy Policy as revised.