Glam Media, Inc.
Privacy and Security Policy
Revised and posted as of August 26, 2011
(Please note this version of the Privacy and Security Policy does not substantively change the way Glam Media, Inc. treats personally identifiable information compared to the previous version of the Privacy and Security Policy.)
Glam Media, Inc. (“Glam Media”) owns and operates this website (the “Site”) and other websites focused on women, men, and social media consumers, (collectively the “Glam Media Sites”). Glam Media also operates an advertising network consisting of websites to which it may deliver advertising. That advertising network consists of the Glam Media Sites, and websites owned by third-party publishers displaying Glam Media branding and/or Glam Media logos (“Affiliated Sites”; together with the Glam Media Sites, the “Glam Media Network”). Glam Media may, from time to time, also deliver advertising to websites owned by third-party publishers that are not part of the Glam Media Network (“Non-Affiliated Sites”). This Privacy and Security Policy applies to (i) the collection of information on the Glam Media Sites that link to or display this Privacy and Security Policy and the use of that information, (ii) the collection of information on the Affiliated Sites and the use of that information when you view ads from our advertisers, and (iii) the collection of information on the Non-Affiliated Sites and the use of that information when you view ads from our advertisers.
Privacy and Security Policy Overview
This Privacy and Security Policy describes the kind of personally identifiable and non-personally identifiable information collected on the Glam Media Sites linking to or displaying this Privacy and Security Policy and the non-personally identifiable information collected on the Affiliated Sites and Non-Affiliated Sites when you view advertisements from Glam advertisers, how the information collected is used and shared, and the choices you have regarding certain of these practices. This Privacy and Security Policy explains:
- The Privacy and Security of Your Personal Information and Providing You with Choices Is Very Important to Glam Media
- Information Collection on Websites Participating in the Glam Media Network and on Non-Affiliated Sites
- Your Choice to Opt Out: Glam Media Network and Non-Affiliated Sites
- Using Public Areas of Glam Media Websites
The Privacy and Security of Your Personal Information and Providing You with Choices Is Very Important to Glam Media
Glam Media is committed to responsible online advertising and as such is a member of the Network Advertising Initiative (“NAI”). As a member of NAI, this Privacy and Security Policy provides you with notice of the types of information Glam Media may passively collect about you when you view a Glam Media Advertisement on the Glam Media Network or a Non-Affiliated Site, and provides you with a choice to opt out of receiving future customized, targeted advertisements from Glam Media advertisers.
How Glam Media Collects Information about You
Information Collection on the Glam Media Sites
Glam Media may collect and maintain (or third parties with whom Glam Media has contracted, may collect and maintain on Glam Media’s behalf) information that you provide to us during your visit to a Glam Media Site. For example, you may provide information to the Site when you register, sign-in, search, participate in a test profile, survey or special offers, request our e-mail newsletters, or communicate with Glam Media’s customer service. As a result of those actions, you might supply us with information such as your name, address, phone number, e-mail address, and personal shopping and product preferences. Glam Media uses information about you on the Glam Media Sites in several ways. Glam Media may use personally identifiable information (information including your name, address, email address or telephone number) about your visits to the Glam Media Sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you, or as more fully described below. We may share your personal information with third parties or affiliates of Glam Media with whom we have contracted to perform services on our behalf. All companies that act on our behalf are contractually obligated to keep the personal information we provide to them confidential and to use the personal information we share only to provide the services we ask them to perform. Please refer to the Managing Your Privacy Choices section below for information on how to prevent or opt out of having certain types of information collected about you.
Glam Media or Glam Media’s authorized service providers may observe activities, preferences, and transactional data (such as your IP address, browser type, and operating system) relating to your use of Glam Media Sites. Glam Media may use this collected or logged information in order to provide better service, to facilitate our customers’ use of the websites, to track usage of the websites, and to address security hazards. Glam Media, or one of Glam Media’s authorized service providers, may also use this information to track aggregate traffic patterns. We may use aggregated, statistical information to describe our customer audience, products and services, and to develop partnerships with third parties to offer products and services in which we believe our customers will be interested.
You may visit a Glam Media Site without registering, but if you take a test, enter a sweepstakes or contest, or use other special features offered on our site, you may need to provide us with certain information such as your name, address, phone number, and e-mail address, to open an account with us. We may share your personal information with third parties or affiliates of Glam Media where it is necessary for us to complete a transaction or do something you have asked us to do. We may also use this information to assist you in creating a user ID and a password to protect your account information and facilitate your use of special features or to complete a transaction.
Information Collection on Websites Participating in the Glam Media Network and on Non-Affiliated Sites
When you visit any of the websites that participate in the Glam Media Network or a Non-Affiliated Site and view ads from Glam Media’s advertisers, Glam Media automatically receives and stores certain types of non-personally identifiable information including IP address, web pages viewed, date and time, and responses to advertisements delivered by GlamAdapt or third-party ad serving technologies. While each advertising technology uses different types of technology to collect this information, including log files, cookies and pixels, none of the foregoing by itself or together can be tracked to a specific individual’s personally identifiable information, and the non-personally identifiable information collected by Glam Media will not be shared with third parties, except as expressly indicated in this Privacy and Security Policy. The non-personally identifiable information collected through your use of the Glam Media Sites and the websites of the Glam Media Network, is used to provide relevant, targeted advertising and improve Glam Media’s advertising technology; monitor website traffic; collect statistical data; determine the effectiveness of advertisements and content; and collect data across multiple websites to categorize likely consumer interest segments for use in online behavioral advertising (“OBA”). Glam Media may track visits to the Glam Media Network and this information may be used over time to help predict your consumer interest segments and select the ad content you see. Glam Media may also use non-personally identifiable profile-based anonymous information with other non-personally identifiable information that Glam Media has obtained from GlamAdapt, third-party ad serving technologies, the Glam Media Network, and Non-Affiliated Sites. If you wish to opt out of receiving Glam Media’s customized targeted advertisements, you may opt out as indicated below at Your Choice to Opt Out: Glam Media Network and Non-Affiliated Sites.
Transparency in Online Behavioral Advertising by Glam Media
Online behavioral advertising (sometimes called “interest-based advertising” or “OBA”) uses information collected through your Web browser as you visit multiple websites in order to predict your preferences and show you relevant advertising. Glam Media does not create or use potentially sensitive data segments to provide its targeted online behavioral advertising for brand advertisers. However, we recognize that consumers may have differing opinions regarding which data segments are sensitive. In compliance with industry standards Glam Media provides transparency around health related audience segments collected and used by our technology solutions. We may use health related audience segments such as Health.CardioHealth, Wellness.DietNutrition, and Family.Pregnancy. For a full list of health related audience segments used click here.
Managing Your Privacy Choices
Updating Your Contact Preferences and Personal Information on Glam Media Sites
You have choices when it comes to how Glam Media uses your personal information. When you register online with a Glam Media Site you can choose not to receive information about merchandise, services, and special promotional offers from us by direct mail and/or e-mail. If you elect not to receive such product marketing information by direct mail or e-mail, Glam Media may continue to contact you as necessary to service your account. You can change your contact preferences at any time by following the instructions on the applicable Glam Media Site. Keeping your account information accurate and up-to-date is very important, so we can provide you with excellent service. If your account information is incomplete, inaccurate, or not current, please follow the instructions on the applicable Glam Media Site to correct your account information online. If you need additional assistance, please contact Glam Media customer service at customercare @ GlamMedia.com.
Your Choice to Opt Out: Glam Media Network and Non-Affiliated Sites
If you would like to opt out from receiving customized, targeted advertisements from Glam Media based upon non-personally identifiable information, you may opt out by clicking here. Opting out will not remove advertisements. You will continue to see advertisements provided by Glam Media, but the advertising will not be customized or targeted based on non-personally identifiable information collected by Glam Media. Please note that if you change cookies or browsers, you will need to repeat this process for each computer and each browser.
Using Public Areas of Glam Media Websites
Any information disclosed in public areas of the Glam Media Sites, is public information that may be viewed and collected by any party. We cannot control the use of information disclosed in the social networking, chat rooms, reviews, or bulletin board portions of these sites. You should exercise caution when disclosing information, including photos or images, in public areas of websites and should refrain from disclosing personally identifying information. If you wish to use some of the public portions on our Site, we will direct you to first create a public ID, which is not your real e-mail address, before you can post information to our Site. Glam Media reserves the right to remove any information at any time from the Glam Media Sites that we deem inappropriate or for any other reason.
What Else You Can Do About Your Privacy and Security
You should be careful to maintain the secrecy of your passwords and/or account information and be responsible about protecting your personal information and identity whenever you are online.
Other Things You Should Know
Our Security Practices
Our internal data security policies restrict access to customers’ personal information to authorized employees. Authorized employees may use our customers’ personal information for Glam Media business purposes only. Our employees are bound by Glam Media policies that require them to maintain the confidentiality of our customers’ personal information. Employees who violate these requirements are subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination.
We maintain physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards that are designed to guard our customers’ personal information. For example, for the security of your online visit to a Glam Media Site, we may make use of firewall barriers, encryption techniques, and/or authentication procedures. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be absolutely secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, Glam Media cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk. In the event of a breach of the confidentiality or security of your personal information, we will notify you as necessary so you can take appropriate protective steps. Unless you indicate otherwise, we may notify you under such circumstances using the e-mail address you provided to us when you registered with the Glam Media Site.
Our Data Sharing Practices
We may disclose personally identifiable and non-personally identifiable information about our customers as permitted or required by law, such as in connection with a subpoena or similar legal process, or in connection with a merger, acquisition, or bankruptcy, as discussed further below.
Our Data Retention Policy
Glam Media is required to retain certain non–personally identifiable information collected from users of the Glam Media Sites, Affiliated Sites and Non-Affiliated Sites in order to provide audited information to advertisers and auditors. As a result, ad reporting and delivery data is retained for a period of 18 months. After 18 months, some of the ad reporting and delivery data may be aggregated for statistical purposes and retained indefinitely. Log files that associate individual advertising with a specific IP address will be retained by Glam Media for 18 months and during that time will be used for internal analysis and ad delivery purposes. Certain aggregated, non-personally identifiable information including historical data and attributes collected by Glam Media prior to an opt out election and which represent large numbers of users combined into aggregated statistical data and information shall be kept for 18 months and despite the fact that the user has opted out, the information will continue to be associated with the users cookie regardless of the opt out status. After 18 months some of the aggregated, non-personally identifiable information may be further aggregated for statistical purposes and retained indefinitely.
Additionally, Glam Media reserves the right to retain and use any information described in this Privacy and Security Policy as reasonably necessary to comply with all laws or regulations, regardless of any limitations set forth in this Policy. Glam Media reserves the right to change its data retention policy and the new data retention policy shall apply to all data collected following such change.
This Privacy and Security Policy Applies to U.S. Customers
The Glam Media Sites are hosted in the United States and are intended for United States visitors. This Privacy and Security Policy applies to customer relationships established in the United States. Parts of this Privacy and Security Policy may not apply to visitors outside the United States. Like almost every website, the Glam Media Sites may be accessed by an international audience. If you are a non-U.S. visitor to any of the Glam Media Sites, by providing us with data, you acknowledge and agree that your personal information may be processed for the purposes identified in this Privacy and Security Policy. In addition, such data may be stored on servers located outside your resident jurisdiction, which may have less stringent privacy practices than your own. By providing us with your data, you consent to the transfer of such data.
Our Privacy and Security Policy Will Change Over Time
Links to Third-Party Sites
Glam Media Sites Are Not for Use by Children
Children are not eligible to use Glam Media Sites. We ask that minors (under the age of 18) only use Glam Media Sites in conjunction with your parents or guardians.
Mergers, Acquisitions, and Bankruptcy
If Glam Media should ever file for bankruptcy or merge with another company, or if Glam Media should decide to buy another business or sell or reorganize part or all of Glam Media’s business, Glam Media may be required to disclose both the information you provide to Glam Media and the information gathered by Glam Media to prospective or actual purchasers and other parties. It is Glam Media’s practice to obtain appropriate protections for information disclosed in these types of transactions. Glam Media cannot, however, guarantee that Glam Media’s Privacy and Security Policy will remain unchanged if Glam Media is sold or merges with another company.
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Our Contact Information
Glam Media, Inc.
2000 Sierra Point Parkway
Suite 1000, 10th Floor
Brisbane, CA 94005
E-mail: customercare @ GlamMedia.com
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