Last Updated: 1 June 2019
WHAT INFORMATION DO WE GATHER ABOUT YOU?
The information we gather falls into two categories: 1) personal information you voluntarily supply when you subscribe, order, complete a survey, register for an online discussion, enter a contest or provide your e-mail address and 2) tracking information collected as you navigate through or otherwise utilize our sites.
Personally Identifiable Information
Registration for our Web Sites
Anyone can view our Web Sites, but a registration process is required to access the full range of information and services offered across our different sites, including our membership sites.
When you register for any of our sites and use our Web Sites, you are agreeing to our Terms and Conditions agreement which can be found on any of our Web Sites.
Our online store sites require you to register only if you purchase an item.
Paid Products and Services
While the majority of our Web sites are free, we do charge fees for select premium content, products and services, such as for our Membership sites, print subscriptions to our publications, and products sold by our online store sites, among others. To enable the purchase of these and other products, we collect and store billing and credit card information. This information will only be shared with third parties who perform tasks required to complete the purchase transaction. Examples of this include fulfilling orders and processing credit card payments.
Contests, Sweepstakes and Special Offers
On occasion, we collect personal information from readers in connection with optional sweepstakes, contests or special offers. If this information is to be shared with a third party other than FMN, we will notify you at the time of collection. If you do not want any personal information shared, you may always decline to participate in the sweepstakes, contest or special offer.
Reader Surveys, Reader Panels and Market Research
We may collect personal information from readers in connection with voluntary surveys. Data may be collected on our Sites, on the phone or through the mail. The information you provide in answer to optional survey questions may be shared, but only in the aggregate, with advertisers and partners unless we notify you otherwise at the time of collection.
WHAT DO WE DO WITH THE INFORMATION WE GATHER ABOUT YOU?
We may perform statistical, demographic and marketing analyses of subscribers and users of our Web Sites, and their subscribing and purchasing patterns, for product development purposes and to generally inform advertisers about the nature of our subscriber base. We also use such information to allow advertising to be targeted, in aggregate, to the users for whom such advertising is most pertinent.
Products and Services from FMN
From time to time, we may provide subscribers or Web Site users with information and offers about other products and services offered by FMN
We may use demographic and preference information to allow advertising on our Web sites to be targeted, in aggregate, to the users for whom they are most pertinent. This means users see advertising that is most likely to interest them, and advertisers send their messages to people who are most likely to be receptive, improving both the viewer's experience and the effectiveness of the ads.
User Generated Content (Message Boards, Forums and Chats)
We may offer message boards for our users in a number of areas throughout our Web Sites. Any information you disclose or is part of any posting when posting to a message board, along with your message board screen name or ID and IP address, becomes public and may be used by FMN for online and offline promotional or other uses in any and all media. Any posting to a chat becomes public as soon as they are published online.
WHAT IS OUR E-MAIL POLICY?
FMN complies fully with the federal CAN-SPAM Act of 2003. We will not share, sell, rent, swap or authorize any third party to use your e-mail address without your permission. If you feel you have received an e-mail from us in error, please contact us.
E-mail Newsletters: FMN offers several e-mail newsletters. If you no longer wish to receive a specific newsletter, follow the "unsubscribe" instructions located near the bottom of each newsletter.
From time to time, FMN may obtain e-mail addresses from third party sources to be used for promotional e-mails. You can choose not to receive messages in the future by following the "unsubscribe" instructions located near the bottom of each e-mail. We will never add any person to any of our emailing lists without first having received a request from that person to subscribe to the list(s). All of our lists are opt-in.
Survey E-mail: We may send you an e-mail inviting you to participate in user surveys, asking for feedback on FMN and existing or prospective products and services, as well as information to better understand our users. User surveys greatly help us to improve our Web site, and any information we obtain in such surveys will not be shared with third parties, except in aggregate form.
E-mails From You: If you send us e-mails, you should be aware that information disclosed in e-mails may not be secure or encrypted and thus may be available to others. We suggest that you exercise caution when deciding to disclose any personal or confidential information in e-mails. We will use your e-mail address to respond directly to your questions or comments.
WITH WHOM DO WE SHARE THE INFORMATION THAT WE GATHER?
If you have registered to one of our sites, FMN will not sell, rent, swap or authorise any third party to use your e-mail address or any information that personally identifies you without your permission. We do, however, share information about our audience in aggregate form.
We contract with other companies to provide services on our behalf, including credit-card and billing processing, shipping, e-mail distribution, list processing and analytics or promotions management. We provide these companies only with the information they need to perform their services. These service providers are restricted from using this data in any way other than to provide services for FMN, and they may not share or resell this data.
HOW DO I CHANGE OR UPDATE MY PERSONAL INFORMATION?
If you are a member of one of our membership sites, you can update your membership information by clicking on the Member Services or Customer Services link on that site.
IS MY INFORMATION PROTECTED?
To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy and ensure the appropriate use of information, we have put in place physical, electronic and managerial procedures to protect the information we collect online.
COMPLIANCE WITH LEGAL PROCESS
We may disclose personal information if we are required to do so by law or we in good faith believe that such action is necessary to (1) comply with the law or with legal process; (2) protect and defend our rights and property; (3) protect against misuse or unauthorized use of our Web sites; or (4) protect the personal safety or property of our users or the public (among other things, this means that if you provide false information or attempt to pose as someone else, information about you may be disclosed as part of any investigation into your actions).
COPPA Compliance: FMN does not knowingly collect or store any personal information, even in aggregate, about children under the age of 13.
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