The Infamous Media Group (“The Infamous”) operates a print magazine, the website TheInfamousMag.com, and maintains a presence on several social media platforms, including, but not limited to, Twitter, Facebook, Vimeo, YouTube, Instagram and more. When it comes to the individual user (“You”), it is The Infamous’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating TheInfamousMag.com and our larger online presence. The Infamous will not share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop our products or protect our rights…
Having said that, TheInfamousMag.com is a public website and if you are not comfortable with sharing something, do not share it.
Like most website operators, The Infamous collects non-personally identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. The Infamous’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how The Infamous’s visitors use the website. From time to time, The Infamous may release non-personally identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
TheInfamousMag.com is built on WordPress, and thus the website collects potentially personally identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged-in users and for users leaving comments on TheInfamousMag.com. The Infamous only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally identifying information as described below, except that blog commenter IP addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog where the comment was left.
Gathering of Personally Identifying Information
Certain visitors to TheInfamousMag.com choose to interact with The Infamous in ways that require The Infamous to gather personally identifying information. The amount and type of information that The Infamous gathers depends on the nature of the interaction.
For example, in our contact forms we request that you give us your e-mail address and ask if you would like to be added to our e-mail list. We will only send e-mails to those who indicate that they do wish to receive such e-mails, though we may retain your e-mail address if it is necessary for future correspondence. Similarly, users who wish to leave comments on TheInfamousMag.com are required to provide an e-mail address. However, e-mail addresses provided in the comments will not be used for marketing activities.
In each case, The Infamous collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with The Infamous. The Infamous does not disclose personally identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.
Google Analytics and Your IP Address
We use Google Analytics to track and analyze our website traffic. As explained by Google:
Every computer and device connected to the Internet is assigned an Internet Protocol (IP) address. IP addresses are usually assigned in country-based blocks and can often be used to identify the country, state, and city from which a computer is connecting to the Internet. Because IP addresses need to be used by websites in order for the Internet to function, website owners have access to the IP addresses of their visitors regardless of whether or not they use Google Analytics. Google Analytics uses IP addresses to provide and protect the security of the service, and to give website owners a sense of where in the world their visitors come from (also known as “IP geolocation”).
However, Google Analytics does not share actual IP address information with Google Analytics customers, so The Infamous does not receive IP addresses from Google.
The Infamous may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, The Infamous may use spam screened by various means to help identify spam. The Infamous may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, The Infamous does not disclose personally identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally identifying Information
The Infamous discloses potentially personally identifying and personally identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on The Infamous’s behalf or to provide services available at The Infamous’s websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using TheInfamousMag.com, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. The Infamous will never rent or sell potentially personally identifying and personally identifying information to anyone.
Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, The Infamous discloses potentially personally identifying and personally identifying information:
1.) Only in response to a subpoena, court order or other legal necessity.
2.) When The Infamous believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of The Infamous, third parties or the public at large.
The Infamous takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally identifying and personally identifying information.
The Infamous and e-Commerce
Commercial transactions are handled via PayPal, and customer information such as addresses, contact info or payment information are not conducted or stored on TheInfamousMag.com. For more information, visit PayPal.com.
If The Infamous, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the event that The Infamous goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information may be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of The Infamous may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.
Comments and other content submitted to our Akismet anti-spam service or any other anti-spam services are not saved on our servers unless they were marked as false positives, in which case we store them long enough to use them to improve the service to avoid future false positives.
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