What information we collect
Some features on this Web site ask you for personal information. This information includes, but is not limited to: e-mail address, name, postal address, telephone number and credit card information. We also collect the name, address, and e-mail information of any gift recipient you may have entered. Other online forms on sites owned and operated by Hoffman Media, LLC may ask you to provide certain demographic information such as hobbies, age or education. This information is collected when you order a subscription, answer a survey, request a catalog, enter a sweepstakes or contest, or order any Hoffman Media product.
We may also capture certain non-personal information such as the browser, operating system or the type of search engine you are using.
How we use this information
We use this information to better serve our online customers. The information gathered online might be used when updating information on our Web sites or our print publications. We may also use this information when adding or evaluating online customer service options, or to send you notices of products and services that we believe may be of interest to you.
If you have provided information for someone else to receive a product or service, then their e-mail address will be used to send them an e-mail gift card, if such a service was requested by the donor. We might also use this information to notify them of other products and services that may be of interest to them.
We Protect Your Privacy
Hoffman Media, LLC will not share the e-mail addresses that we collect through your online participation with any unaffiliated third parties, unless we disclose such potential use to you and request your consent at the time this information is collected. Unless you consent, only Hoffman Media, LLC and its affiliates, our technical advisors, and third party auditors will have access to the information gathered through your online usage.
e-mail and postal correspondence
There are checkboxes on our online forms that allow you to indicate whether you wish to receive e-mail correspondence, such as information on newsletters or special offers, from Hoffman Media, LLC and our affiliates. These messages are optional. By checking the appropriate box and submitting the form, you will be entitled to receive e-mail correspondence. On occasion, Hoffman Media, LLC makes e-mail and postal addresses that we have collected through online participation available to companies with products or services that we believe may be of interest to you based on the information we have gathered. If you do not want to receive e-mail or postal messages from such companies, you may choose to opt out by un-checking the box.
Hoffman Media, LLC may also share information that we have received through sources other than online usage, such as when you subscribe to a magazine, purchase a product, or complete a survey. Regardless of how this data was obtained, you may choose to opt out by written request to this address:
Hoffman Media, LLC,
1900 International Park Drive,
Promotions and Newsletters
If you choose to provide your e-mail address to us through your use of Hoffman Media, LLC Web sites, we may occasionally notify you by e-mail of special offers, products or services that we feel may be of interest to you based on the data we have collected. You will also be given the option of receiving notices of special offers, products or services from third party affiliates of Hoffman Media, LLC. With both types of these promotional offers, you have the choice to opt out by un-checking the appropriate box in the Profile section of the Web site.
You may also be given the option to receive certain e-mail newsletters that we feel may interest you based on your preferences determined by data that we have obtained through your e-mail usage. You may sign up to receive these at any time, and you may also choose to unsubscribe at any time.
Note to parents:
Hoffman Media, LLC requests that no personal information be submitted by individuals 17 years of age or younger without parental consent.
If you are uncertain if your child has submitted personal information to Hoffman Media, LLC, or if you wish to review, delete, or correct the information submitted, please notify us at Hoffman Media, LLC. 1900 International Park Drive, Suite #50, Birmingham, Alabama 35243, (888)-411-8995 or fax us at (205) 991-0071. We will make every effort to ensure the information is deleted in an expedient manner.
By your online usage of any Hoffman Media, LLC Web site, you agree to accept the terms of this policy. Any improper conduct or misuse of these Web sites will not be tolerated and we reserve the right to release to third parties any personal information regarding users who violate the terms of the policy, or use these Web sites for fraudulent or illegal purposes.
If you violate the terms of agreement stated in this policy, you agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Hoffman Media, LLC, its affiliated companies and subsidiaries, its officers, directors, employees, agents, licensors, suppliers and any third-party information providers from and against all losses, damages and expenses, including but not limited to, reasonable attorney's fees arising from or relating to any such violations. Additionally, Hoffman Media, LLC reserves the right to assume the exclusive defense and control of any action, proceeding or matter subject to indemnification by you, whereupon you agree to cooperate with Hoffman Media, LLC in asserting any available defense.