The Guide Artists wants you to enjoy our websites, print magazines, digital magazines, digital content and other online services secure in the knowledge that we have implemented fair and transparent information practices designed to protect and provide you control of your privacy.
How Do We Use Your Personal Information?
We use the Order Information that we collect generally to fulfill any orders placed through the Site (including processing your payment information, arranging for shipping, and providing you with invoices and/or order confirmations). Additionally, we use this Order Information to:
Providing the Services You Request. We use your information to process your subscription, send you electronic newsletters and emails, post content you submit, administer loyalty programs, and enable your participation in features of the Services. We also provide personalized content and suggestions, including by email, based on your interest and preferences. To enable us to provide these Services, we may use the information we collect to identify you across sessions, browsers and/or devices.
Communicate with you; We may send you (by email, text, or other medium): information about your account or any transactions; editorial newsletters and content; invitations to events; offers or announcements about our products or features; offers or announcements about our third party partners’ products or services; communications about your comments or information submissions; online surveys; and legal notices, policy updates, and other important information about the Services. All editorial and commercial email messages include instructions for unsubscribing from such future communications.
Delivering Advertising; When in line with the preferences you have shared with us, we may provide you with information or advertising relating to our products or services. We may use your information to facilitate the delivery of targeted advertising, promotions, and offers, on behalf of ourselves and our third party advertisers, both on our websites and elsewhere. We may also use your information to measure and report on the delivery of advertisements.
Learning about our Users and Services; We conduct research on our users’ demographics, interests and behavior, including performing statistical analysis of our users, their use of the Services, and their purchasing patterns. We do this to optimize and improve the Services, our products, and our operations.
Screen our orders for potential risk or fraud; We use the Device Information that we collect to help us screen for potential risk and fraud (in particular, your IP address), and more generally to improve and optimize our Site (for example, by generating analytics about how our customers browse and interact with the Site, and to assess the success of our marketing and advertising campaigns).
Sharing Your Personal Information
Third Party Service Providers. Third party agents and vendors perform functions on our behalf, including, but not limited to, hosting, content syndication, content management tools, social media integration, marketing analytics, billing and customer service. These entities may have access to personal information if needed to perform their functions. If such access is required, the third parties will be obligated to maintain the confidentiality and security of that personal information. They are restricted from using, selling, distributing or altering this data in any way other than to provide the requested services to The Guide Artists.
Third Party Business Partners. From time to time, we allow companies whose products or services we feel may interest our readers to advertise them, using the names and addresses provided to us during the process of subscribing. We do not share our readers’ names and addresses directly with these companies, however. In those instances, we use a reputable third party to administer the process on our behalf. If you do not want your name and address used for these purposes, you can opt-out of such use by e-mailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org or calling or writing us at the contact information provided below.
We share your Personal Information with third parties to help us use your Personal Information, as described above.
We also use Google Analytics to help us understand how our customers use the Site–you can read more about how Google uses your Personal Information here: https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/.
The Services may link to third-party websites and services that are outside our control. We are not responsible for the security or privacy of any information collected by these third parties, which operate pursuant to their respective privacy policies.
Turning Off Cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but also allow you to modify your settings to disable or reject cookies. If you delete your cookies or if you set your web browser to decline cookies, however, some features of the Services may not work or may not work as designed. You can usually find these settings in the Options or Preferences menu of your browser; links to instructions provided by several of the most common browsers are below:
If you have an account with The Guide Artists, you may review and change your information by logging into your account and editing your account profile.
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