Last Revised: May 31st, 2023
A Note About Children. We do not intentionally gather personal information from visitors who are under the age of 13. If a child under 13 submits personal information to the Company and we learn that the personal information is the information of a child under 13, we will attempt to delete the information as soon as possible. If you believe that we might have any personal information from a child under 13, please contact us at: www.discountmags.com/contact.
Types of Data We Collect. We collect personal information from users, as described below.
(a) Information You Provide to Us.
- We may collect personal information from you, such as your first and last name, e-mail, phone number, username and password when you create an account to log in to our Services (“Account”).
- We will collect payment information necessary to complete transactions, including your name, credit card information, shipping and billing address and information, as well as information regarding your transactions.
- We collect the month and day of your birthday in order to send you special offers and customized product recommendations on your special day.
- If you provide us feedback or contact us via e-mail, we will collect your name and e-mail address, as well as any other content included in the e-mail, in order to send you a reply.
- If you sign up for our newsletter, we will collect your email address.
- If you sign up for our text message offers, we will collect your cellular phone number for marketing purposes. We will take all necessary actions to ensure that we follow all relevant regulations, as disclosed wherever we market or collect opt-ins, and as further detailed in our Terms of Service.
- When you participate in any quiz or survey on our Services, we will collect your answers and add it to your profile and use it to improve our Services.
- If you participate in a sweepstakes, contest or other promotion on or through our Services, we may ask you for your e-mail address and/or home number (to notify you if you win or not). We may also ask for first and last name, and sometimes postal address to verify your identity. In some situations, we may need additional information as a part of the entry process, such as a prize selection choice. These sweepstakes and contests are voluntary and in some instances are conducted by third parties. We recommend that you read the rules for each sweepstakes and contest that you enter.
- We also collect personal information at other points in our Services that state that personal information is being collected and the purposes for which it is collected.
(b) Information We Automatically Collect.
- Log Files. As is true of most websites and mobile applications, we gather certain information automatically and store it in log files. This information includes IP addresses, browser type, Internet service provider (“ISP”), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and clickstream data. We use this information to analyze trends, administer the Services, track users' movements around the Site or Application, gather demographic information about our user base as a whole, and better tailor our Services to our users' needs.
- Mobile Services. We may also collect information from your mobile device if you have downloaded any of our Applications. For example, in the event our Applications crash on your mobile device, we will receive information about your mobile device model software version, IP address and device carrier, which allows us to identify and fix bugs and otherwise improve the performance of our Applications.
- Pixel Tags. In addition, we (and third parties we work with) use “Pixel Tags” (also referred to as clear Gifs, Web beacons, or Web bugs). Pixel Tags are tiny graphic images with a unique identifier, similar in function to Cookies that are used to track online movements of Web users for analytics and advertising. In contrast to Cookies, which are stored on a user's computer hard drive, Pixel Tags are embedded invisibly in Web pages. Pixel Tags also allow us to send e-mail messages in a format users can read, and they tell us whether e-mails have been opened to ensure that we are sending only messages that are of interest to our users. We may use this information to reduce or eliminate messages sent to a user.
- Location Information. When you use the Services, we may collect general location information (such as general location inferred from an IP address).
(c) Information Collected via Other Sources.
We may also collect information such as social media services, information services, and publicly available sources. For example, when you follow us on social media, we may receive information about you that you permit the social media service to share with third parties. We may also use your contact information that we obtain from information services and publicly available sources to contact you, to send advertising or promotional materials, or to personalize the Services and to better understand the demographics of individuals with whom we interact. We may combine this information with information we collect either automatically or directly from you.
Use of Your Personal information
(a) General Use. In general, information you submit to us is used either to respond to requests that you make, or to aid us in serving you better. We use the information for the purposes described in Section 3 above, as well as to:
- facilitate the creation of and secure your Account on our network;
- identify you as a user in our system;
- provide improved administration of our Services;
- provide you with Services;
- improve the quality of experience when you interact with our Applications and Services;
- send you a welcome e-mail to verify ownership of the e-mail address provided when your Account was created;
- send you administrative e-mail or text message notifications, such as security or support and maintenance advisories;
- respond to your inquiries related to employment opportunities or other requests;
- send (or work with other partners to send) newsletters, surveys, offers, and other promotional materials related to our Services and for other marketing purposes of Company.
(b) User Feedback. We often receive comments from users about our Services. We may post user feedback on the Site from time to time. We will share your feedback with your first name and last initial only. If we choose to post your first and last name along with your feedback, we will obtain your consent prior to posting your name with your feedback.
(c) Creation of Anonymous or De-identified Data. We may create anonymous or de-identified data records from personal information by excluding information (such as your name) that makes the data personally identifiable to you. We use this anonymous or de-identified data to analyze request and usage patterns so that we may enhance the content of our Services and improve Application and Site navigation. We reserve the right to use anonymous or de-identified data for any legal purpose and disclose this data to third parties in our sole discretion.
Advertising & Analytics
Some people have taken the position that when a website uses third parties’ cookies or similar technology for its own analytics or advertising purposes (such as the uses described above) and the third parties have some ability to use, disclose or retain the data to improve their service or to take steps beyond the most narrowly drawn bounds of merely providing their service to the website/app, this is considered a “sale” under certain laws such as the Colorado Privacy Act. Some take this position even when the website pays the third party (not vice versa), and in most cases merely provides the third party with an opportunity to collect data directly, instead of providing personal information to the third party. While we do not believe these are “sales” as that term is defined under applicable laws, you can opt out of this activity as described in the “Your Choices and Rights Regarding Your Information” section below.
Disclosure of Your Personal information.
(a) Third Party Service Providers. We may disclose any of the information described in Section 3 above to third party service providers to: provide you with the Services that we offer you; to fulfill your order or subscription for any products, services or other goods; to conduct quality assurance testing; to facilitate creation of accounts; to provide technical support; to assist us in marketing the Services to you; and/or to provide other services to the Company.
(c) Other Third Party Resellers. We may use other third-party resellers in order to obtain your magazine subscription. To do so, we may need to use and disclose your credentials (or credentials we create on your behalf) and personal information such as name and shipping information with those other resellers. The resellers' use of the information we provide will be subject to the resellers' privacy policies. DiscountMags is not responsible for the privacy or security practices of those resellers.
(d) Disclosure to Third Party Companies. We may have arrangements with companies that provide our Services by way of private-labeled websites, that fulfill orders on our Services, or that offer or fulfill orders for other products and/or services (“Third Party Companies”). We may provide these Third Party Companies with access to the personal information that we collect, such as your name and contact information. In addition, we may offer you access to sweepstakes, contests or other promotions presented by third parties. By virtue of your participation in such activities, information about your access to our Services, your IP address, your ISP, the browser you use to visit our Site as well as information that you voluntarily submit may be transmitted to such third parties. We do not control the privacy practices of these third party companies.
Your Choices and Rights Regarding Your Information. You have several choices regarding use of information on our Services:
(b) Text Message Communications. If you have opted in to receive text messages from us, we will periodically send you automated text messages that directly promote the use of our Goods and Services. Your consent is not a condition of any purchase. Depending on your carrier and phone plan, message and data rates may apply. After you have opted-in to our text messaging service, we will send you a confirmation message explaining that you can opt-out by replying STOP or receive help by replying HELP. If you have opted-in to different mailing lists, your opt-out may only be valid for that specific list and you may need to send a STOP request for each list separately. We will not automatically add you to any additional lists without your consent. If you send us a text registering for a new keyword, we may consider that your express written consent. We may create a new list for each new keyword. If you are unable to opt-out via text for some reason or if you need additional help, please contact us directly, and we will assist you.
(c) Accessing, Correcting, or Deleting Your Personal Information. You may review, correct, and delete personal information in your Account by going into your settings within your Account or by contacting us at www.discountmags.com/contact. Applicable law (such as the Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act or the Colorado Privacy Act) may also give you the right to access, correct, or delete your information. You can exercise these rights by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org or contacting us at www.discountmags.com/contact. Certain information may be exempt from such requests under applicable law. We need certain types of information so that we can provide the Services to you. If you ask us to delete it, you may no longer be able to access or use the Services. You will be required to verify your identity before we fulfill your request. Applicable law may also permit you to appeal any denials of your rights requests; to do so, contact us at www.discountmags.com/contact and describe in detail why you believe the denial was in error. Your description must include your full name and the email address used for your account with us, along with a copy of the denial notice you received from us.
(d) Applications. You can stop all collection of information by an Application by uninstalling the Application. You may use the standard uninstall processes as may be available as part of your mobile device or via the mobile application marketplace or network.
(e) Do Not Track Signals. Some web browsers may transmit “do not track” signals to the websites and other online services with which your web browser communicates. There is no standard that governs what, if anything, websites should do when they receive these signals. We currently do not take action in response to these signals. Please note that Do Not Track is a different privacy mechanism than the Global Privacy Control browser choice referenced below.
(f) Tailored Advertising. You can opt out of tailored advertising by visiting the Networking Advertising Initiative at www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp or the Digital Advertising Alliance at http://aboutads.info/choices. To opt out of Google Analytics for Display Advertising or customize Google Display Network ads, you can visit the Google Ads Settings page. To opt out of receiving online interest-based advertisements on mobile apps, please follow the instructions at https://youradchoices.com/appchoices. Depending on where you live, you may also have the right to opt out of targeted advertising (as that term is defined in applicable law) by clicking here: Do Not Sell or Share My Personal Information.
Data Retention. We keep your information for the time necessary for the purposes for which it is processed. The length of time for which we retain information depends on the purposes for which we collected and use it and your choices, after which time we may delete and/or aggregate it. We may also retain and use this information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.
NOTICE TO CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS – YOUR PRIVACY RIGHTS
If you’re a California resident, the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) requires us to disclose information regarding the categories of personal information and sensitive personal information that we have collected about California consumers, the categories of sources from which the information was collected, the business or commercial purposes (as those terms are defined by applicable law) for which the information was collected, and the categories of parties to whom we disclose personal information.
Throughout this Policy, we describe the specific pieces of personal information and sensitive personal information we collect, the sources of that information, and how we disclose it. Under the CCPA, we also have to provide you with the "categories" of personal information and sensitive personal information we collect and disclose for “business or commercial purposes” (as those terms are defined by applicable law). The categories of personal information are identifiers (such as name, address, and email address); commercial information (such as transaction data); financial data (such as credit card and other financial account information); internet or other network or device activity (such as IP address and browsing history); geolocation information (general location); inference data about you; audio and visual information (such as when you call into customer service), and other information that identifies or can be reasonably associated with you. The categories of sensitive personal information are account log-in and password, financial data, or other credentials allowing access to your account.
We or our service providers collect and disclose the above categories of personal information for the purposes described in our Policy. This includes the following business and commercial purposes (as those terms are defined in applicable law):
- Provide the Services (e.g., account servicing and maintenance, order processing and fulfillment, customer service, advertising and marketing, analytics, and communication about the Service);
- Operational purposes (e.g., to enable and troubleshoot our Service);
- Auditing consumer interactions on our site (e.g., measuring ad impressions);
- Detecting, protecting against, and prosecuting security incidents and fraudulent or illegal activity;
- Bug detection, error reporting, and activities to maintain the quality or safety of our Service;
- Short-term, transient use, such as customizing content that we or our service providers display on the Service;
- Improving our existing Services and developing new services (e.g., by conducting research to develop new products or features);
- Other uses that advance our commercial or economic interests, such as third-party advertising and communicating with you about relevant offers from third-party partners;
- Other uses about which we notify you.
We collect the categories of personal information identified above from the following sources: (1) directly from you; (2) through your use of the Services; (3) affiliates; and (4) third parties such as other users, social networks, and analytics or attribution partners.
We describe our information disclosure practices in the Policy above. We may disclose certain categories of personal information to third parties (as defined by the CCPA) for the business purposes described above. For example, we may disclose identifiers (such as name, address, and email address) with other third party resellers to fulfill your order, and identifiers, internet or other network or device activity (such as IP address and browsing history), and other information that identifies or can be reasonably associated with you with third parties that provide our Services by way of private-labeled websites, that fulfill orders on our Services, that offer or fulfill orders for other products and/or services, or that run sweepstakes, contests, or other promotions.
Rights of California Consumers
If you’re a California resident, you may have certain rights. California law may permit you to request that we:
- Provide you the categories of personal information we have collected or disclosed about you; the categories of sources of such information; the business or commercial purpose for collecting, “selling,” or “sharing” your personal information; the categories of third parties to whom we disclose or “sell,” or with whom we “share,” personal information; and the categories of personal information we “sell.”
- Provide access to and/or a copy of certain information we hold about you.
- Delete certain information we have about you.
- Correct inaccurate personal information that we maintain about you.
You also have the right to not be discriminated against (as provided for in applicable law) for exercising certain of your rights. Certain information may be exempt from such requests under applicable law. We need certain types of information so that we can provide the Service to you. If you ask us to delete it, you may no longer be able to access or use the Service.
If would like to exercise any of these rights, please submit a request by emailing us at email@example.com or using www.discountmags.com/contact. You will be required to verify your identity before we fulfill your request. If you have an online account with us, logging into your account will serve to verify your identity and request, although we may request additional information if we believe your account has been compromised. If you do not have an account with us, or if we have reason to suspect that the security of your account is compromised, we will request additional information from you to match with our existing records to verify your identity, depending on the nature of the request and the sensitivity of the information sought. You can also designate an authorized agent to make a request on your behalf. To do so, you must provide us with written authorization or a power of attorney, signed by you, for the agent to act on your behalf. You will still need to verify your identity directly with us.
The CCPA requires businesses that “sell” personal information, as the term “sell” is defined under the CCPA, to provide an opt-out from such sales. Some people have taken the position that when a website uses third parties’ cookies or similar technology for its own analytics or advertising purposes, the website is engaged in a “sale” under the CCPA if the third parties have some ability to use, disclose or retain the data to improve their service or to take steps beyond the most narrowly drawn bounds of merely providing their service to the website/app. Some take this position even when the website pays the third party (not vice versa), and in most cases merely provides the third party with an opportunity to collect data directly, instead of providing personal information to the third party. As part of these analytics and advertising services, these technologies may access identifiers (like IP addresses), internet or other electronic network activity information (like information regarding an individual’s browsing interactions on our Site), and commercial information (like the fact that a browser visited a page directed to people who are considering purchase of a magazine subscription) to those sorts of companies. While DiscountMags does not believe these are “sales” as that term is defined under the CCPA, you can opt out of this activity. In addition, DiscountMags discloses identifiers, internet or other network or device activity (such as IP address and browsing history), and other information that identifies or can be reasonably associated with you with third parties that provide our Services by way of private-labeled websites, that fulfill orders on our Services, that offer or fulfill orders for other products and/or services, or that run sweepstakes, contests, or other promotions. You can opt out of these activities by visiting this link: Do Not Sell Or Share My Personal Information.
The CCPA also requires businesses that "share“ personal information to provide an opt out from such sharing. Under the CCPA,” sharing” is defined as the targeting of advertising to a consumer based on that consumer’s personal information obtained from the consumer’s activity across websites. We “share” information for these purposes to provide more relevant and tailored advertising to you regarding our Services. As part of this advertising, we may "share“ identifiers (like IP addresses and email addresses), internet or other electronic network activity information (like information regarding an individual’s browsing interactions on our Site), and commercial information (like the fact that a browser visited a page directed to people who are considering a beauty purchase) with advertising platforms and advertising networks. To opt out of such “sharing,” please visit this link: Do Not Sell Or Share My Personal Information.
Please note that we also respond to and abide by opt-out preference signals sent through the Global Privacy Control. Any opt out preferences you have exercised through these methods will only apply to the specific device/browser on which you made them. For more information on how to use the Global Privacy Control, see www.globalprivacycontrol.org.
We do not knowingly “sell” or “share” the personal information of children under 16. We will only “sell” or “share” such personal information if we receive express consent to do so from those aged 13 to 16 years of age.
The CCPA also allows you to limit the use or disclosure of your “sensitive personal information” (as defined in the CCPA) if your sensitive personal information is used for certain purposes. Please note that we do not use or disclose sensitive personal information other than for purposes for which you cannot opt out under the CCPA.
Retention of Your Personal Information
Please see the “Data Retention” section above.
Notice of Financial Incentive
We provide certain rewards or incentives for providing your email address, referring friends and contacts, or leaving a review, and may occasionally run sweepstakes and contests where participants may provide personal information in return for a chance to win or compete to win certain prizes. You can opt into these incentives, sweepstakes, or contests by taking the requested action. Your participation is completely voluntary, and you have a right to withdraw from these incentives at any time. If you decide you don’t want to participate in these financial incentives, you can refrain from taking the requested actions.
The specific reward or incentive offered, if any, is made available to you when you provide the information requested or submit a review. The monetary value of the reward or incentive is a reasonable approximation of the monetary value of the information you provide us. We have arrived at this estimate based on consideration of multiple factors, including the following: (1) revenue generated by DiscountMags in developing insights on our customers; (2) expenses incurred by DiscountMags in operating the incentives; and (3) our reasonable assessment of revenue we may generate as a result of the referrals provided to us by our customers.
Shine the Light
Under California Civil Code Section 1798.83 (also known as the “Shine the Light” law), DiscountMags customers who are residents of California may request certain information about our disclosure of personal information during the prior calendar year to third parties. To make such a request, please contact us at www.discountmags.com/contact.
NOTICE TO NEVADA RESIDENTS
Under Nevada law, certain Nevada consumers may opt out of the sale of “personally identifiable
information” for monetary consideration to another person. “Personally identifiable information”
includes first and last name, address, email address, phone number, Social Security Number, or an identifier that
allows a specific person to be contacted either physically or online.
You may submit a request to opt out of any potential future sales under Nevada law by contacting us at www.discountmags.com/contact. Please note we will take reasonable steps to verify your identity and the authenticity of the request. Once verified, we will maintain your request in the event our practices change.