April, 2013

Women’s Voices Magazine – Privacy Policy

WVM Revisions to Privacy Policy:  We may periodically change, modify or update the WVM Privacy Policy.  Notification of such material changes to the WVM Privacy Policy will be in the form of posting the revised policy with the date it was revised on this page.

Please review the WVM Privacy Policy on a regular basis. Your use of the WVM sites constitutes your agreement to the WVM Privacy Policy and any updates. This statement is not intended to and does not create any contractual or other legal rights in or on behalf of any party.

WVM and its affiliated organizations and individuals (which may be collectively referred to herein as, among other things, “we,” “us” and “our”) are committed to maintaining the privacy of your personal information.  The following policy explains the WVM information collection practices and privacy policies.

WVM General Privacy Policy: Personal information submitted to WVM is protected both online and offline. WVM databases are protected in a secure facility and credit card information is transmitted via encrypted technology.  Access to personal information is only granted on a needs-to-know basis for the internal working of our operations.

WVM takes measures to safeguard against unauthorized disclosures of information.  Even so, as with any business, WVM cannot assure 100% personally identifiable information WVM collects will never be disclosed in a manner inconsistent with the WVM Privacy Policy.

WVM contracts with other companies and individuals to perform functions on behalf of WVM such as web hosting, web master maintenance functions, data analysis, subscriber list maintenance, processing credit card payments, graphic design, email campaigns, ad sales and marketing.  Such independent contractors or service providers may have access to personal information needed to perform their functions but are prohibited from using it for purposes other than their specified work for WVM.

In accordance with standard industry practice, WVM may rent, exchange or sell to third parties information provided to WVM collected from subscription ordering of our product.  WVM may have cooperative relationships with third parties.  WVM may share with third parties any subscriber or user information provided, or WVM collects in cooperation with such third parties.

A third party may collect information from you directly, in which cases the privacy policy of such third party may apply to its use of your information. The privacy policy of third parties may differ from that of WVM.  For information regarding the privacy policy of a third party, the third party must be contacted directly.

WVM Children Privacy Policy:  WVM as a paid subscription is intended for persons over the age of 18 and not intended for children under the age of 13.  WVM does not market to children.  WVM does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13.  WVM does not knowingly distribute such information to third parties.

Should WVM be notified or become aware it has inadvertently received personally identifiable information from a child under the age of 13, WVM will delete such information from its records.

California Privacy Rights:  California law requires WVM to disclose to our California subscribers, upon request, the identity of any third parties to whom WVM has disclosed personal information within the previous calendar year, along with the type of personal information disclosed, for the third parties’ direct marketing purposes.  If you are a California resident and would like to make such a request, please submit your request in writing per WVM Privacy Policy Notice provision below.

Additional Privacy Considerations:  Contact information from the WVM subscriber form is used to provide for a password protected online subscription to the WVM product or to send an email announcement or newsletters from WVM.

The WVM website and product may contain links to other websites.  The privacy policies and practices may differ from those of WVM.  WVM is not responsible for the privacy policies and practices or the content of these websites.

The WVM website and product may contain public comment capabilities, forums and message boards among other public interaction.  Any disclosed information in these areas is considered public information.

As with all online public information, it may be collected and used by others outside of WVM and its affiliates.  WVM cannot be responsible for any unauthorized third party’s use of information subscribers and users disclose online.

Should WVM be involved in a partnership or acquisition in the future, one of the business assets may be its subscriber and user information and databases.  Should control of WVM be revised by, but not limited to, a merger, sale or bankruptcy, WVM collected information and databases may be shared or transferred to the revised controlling party.

WVM Cookies:  Cookies are small data elements WVM places in your computer or device to store your preferences. WVM, as is standard commercial practice, collects information using “cookies.”    Cookies may assist in delivering advertising, identifying unique browser visits and tracking usage on our website.  Personal data extractions are not generally made with Cookies.

The WVM website and product, as is standard commercial practice, may not have full functionality or function properly if browsers are set to accept cookies.  Cookies may also be used by some third party merchants and advertisers.

The privacy policies and practices of such third party merchants and advertises may differ from those of WVM.  WVM is not responsible for the privacy policies and practices or the content of these websites.  For information regarding the privacy policy of a third party, the third party must be contacted directly.

WVM Information Collection:  WVM may collect personal information provided to WVM including, but not limited to, name, email address, zip code and subscriber payment information.

WVM may collect information regarding your interaction with the WVM website and product, including, but not limited to, geographic location, IP address, device type, and computer and connection information.

WVM may collect online metric information including, but not limited to, statistics on web log information, page views and traffic to and from the WVM site.

WVM may collect information provided through website, comment and community interaction and discussions, email, information shared with WVM through other social applications or websites or dispute resolution.

WVM Information Use: WVM will use collected information in subscription processing, validation and verification in addition to sending email website and product announcements, notifications, and marketing.

WVM will use email address information to contact subscribers in general.

WVM will use collected information in website development and updates of existing products and features or to develop new products and features.

WVM may use collected information in an aggregated format to WVM advertisers for them to monitor their reach and return on advertising campaigns.

WVM may use collected information to customize the content and advertising experience of WVM subscribers and users based on personal preferences.

WVM will use collected information, if required by law and display of good faith effort, to comply with all order of law, judicial proceeding, court orders or legal processes served on WVM or to protect and defend the rights and property of WVM and its affiliates.

WVM Third Party Advertisers, Partners and Sponsor Information Collection and Use: WVM third party advertisers, partners and sponsors may place or recognize a unique cookie on WVM subscriber or user browser.

WVM third party advertisers, partners and sponsor may use monitoring technologies such as cookies, web beacons, and/or other monitoring technologies to compile anonymous statistics about WVM website subscribers or users.

WVM third party advertisers, partners and sponsors may collect information regarding your interaction with the WVM website and product, including, but not limited to, geographic location, IP address, device type, and computer and connection information.

WVM third party advertisers, partners, and sponsors may collect online metric information including, but not limited to, ad viewers, page views and traffic to and from the WVM site.

WVM may collect information provided through website, comment and community interaction and discussions, email and information shared with WVM through other social applications or websites.

WVM may produce and promote special offerings, contests or other special events with third party advertisers, partners and sponsors.  Personal information collected by WVM and third party advertisers, partners and sponsors in conjunction with such promotional and marketing activity may also be used for marketing of additional services, products and events by WVM third party advertisers, partners and sponsors and/or their promotional and marketing partners.

The privacy policies and practices of such third party WVM advertisers, partners and sponsors’ promotional and marketing partners may differ from those of WVM.  WVM is not responsible for the privacy policies and practices or the content of these websites.  For information regarding the privacy policy of a third party or its promotional and marketing partners, the third party must be contacted directly.

Should there be differences or a conflict between the WVM privacy policy and the rules or policies applicable to a special or promotional offer or event, the rules and policies associated with the special or promotional offer or event shall govern.

WVM Privacy Policy Notice:  Any notice to be given or to be served in connection with this Privacy Policy must be in writing and shall be deemed to have been given when delivered personally, by overnight courier service or deposited in the United States mail with proper postage prepaid and via delivery with signature receipt requested to Women’s Voices Media, LLC.

WVM Privacy Policy Governing Law Jurisdiction:  Women’s Voices Media, LLC is an Indiana limited liability company.  Notwithstanding the fact that the Company may conduct business in states other than Indiana, and notwithstanding the fact that the Independent Contractors, Employees and third party advertisers, partners and sponsors may be residents of states other than Indiana, this Privacy Policy and the rights of the parties hereunder shall be governed by, interpreted, and enforced in accordance with the laws of the State of Indiana, without regard to the conflicts of laws provisions thereof.  The exclusive jurisdiction for any action or proceeding arising out of this Privacy Policy shall be the state and federal courts sitting in Hamilton County, Indiana.  WVM subscribers and users personal jurisdiction in Indiana for any action or proceeding arising out of this Privacy Policy, and each expressly waives any claim or defense of forum non conveniens.

WVM Privacy Policy Dispute Resolution:  Any controversy or claim arising out of or relating to this Privacy Policy, or the breach thereof, shall be settled by arbitration administered by the American Arbitration Association, or “AAA” under its commercial arbitration rules, including the expedited procedures where applicable, the optional procedures for large complex commercial disputes where applicable, and the optional rules for emergency measures of protection, collectively, the Arbitration Rules.  The parties intend the requirement to arbitrate under this Section 13.2 to be binding under the Federal Arbitration Act.  Judgment on the award rendered by the arbitrators may be entered in any court having jurisdiction thereof.  Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in the Arbitration Rules, the following provisions shall apply to any arbitration under this Agreement:

(a)  Any arbitration hearing or proceeding hereunder shall be held within fifty (50) miles of the WVM Company, except that it may be held by telephone where the Arbitration Rules expressly so permit.

(b)  The claimant and respondent shall each select one arbitrator; in the event of multiple claimants, if the claimants do not agree between or among them on the selection of an arbitrator, AAA shall select one on their behalf; in the event of multiple respondents, if the respondents do not agree between or among them on the selection of an arbitrator, AAA shall select one on their behalf.  The two arbitrators selected pursuant to the previous sentence shall select a neutral arbitrator; if they are unable to agree between them on the selection of a neutral arbitrator, AAA shall select one pursuant to the Arbitration Rules.

(c)  The arbitrators are bound by and shall follow the law of the State of Indiana in interpreting this Privacy Policy.

WVM Miscellaneous:

Conflicts of Interest:  Any party, whether company or individual, making a complaint against WVM with regard to this Privacy Policy must disclose with said complaint any interest in any other business venture and/or partnership of every nature and description, independently or with others, whether the ventures are competitive with WVM.
Binding Effect Third Parties:  This Privacy Policy shall be binding upon and inure to the benefit of WVM and its Independent Contractors and employees and to the extent permitted by this Privacy Policy, to their respective heirs, executors, administrators, personal representatives, successors and assigns.  No other person or entity, including without limitation any creditor of WVM and its Independent Contractors and employees, shall have any rights, interest or claim hereunder or be entitled to any benefits under or on account of this Privacy Policy, whether as a third party beneficiary or otherwise.
Severability:  If any provision of this Privacy Policy is held to be illegal, invalid or unenforceable under the laws effective during the existence of WVM and the term of this Privacy Policy,  the provision shall be fully severable and this Privacy Policy shall be construed and enforced as if the illegal, invalid, or unenforceable provision had never constituted a part of this Privacy Policy and the remaining provisions of this Privacy Policy shall remain in full force and effect and shall not be affected by the illegal, invalid or unenforceable provision or by its severance from this Privacy Policy.
Counterparts:  This Privacy Policy  may be executed in any number of counterparts, each of which shall be deemed an original, but all of which shall constitute one and the same instrument.
Headings and Titles:  Section titles are for descriptive purposes and convenience of reference only and shall not control, alter or be used to interpret the meaning of this Privacy Policy as set forth in the text.
Entire Privacy Policy:  This Agreement is the final integration of the agreement of the parties with respect to the matters covered by it and supersedes any prior understanding or agreement, oral or written, with respect thereto.
Non-Exclusivity:  The rights available in this Privacy Policy shall not be exclusive of any other rights available to WVM.
Good Faith and Fair Dealing:  In discharging any duties or exercising any rights hereunder, all parties owe a duty of good faith and fair dealing to WVM and its Independent Contractors, Employees and Third Party Advertisers, Partners and Sponsors.