Passport Magazine Privacy Policy

Privacy Preferences

From time to time, we send notices regarding your subscription, such as renewal and billing notices, and allow outside mailers to send direct mail offers that we have carefully reviewed and think you may find of interest. Here you may set your preferences for receiving such offers.

Postal Address

______ You may send me postal mail about my subscription and allow occasional offers from outside mailers.

______ Only send me postal mail about my subscription.

Email Address

______ You may email me about my subscription and with occasional special offers from PASSPORT Magazine.

______ Only email me about my subscription.

Since your privacy is important to PASSPORT Magazine, we have developed a Privacy Policy that covers how we collect, use, disclose, transfer, and store your information. Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with our privacy practices and let us know if you have any questions.

Collection and Use of Personal Information
Personal information is data that can be used to uniquely identify or contact a single person.

You may be asked to provide your personal information anytime you are in contact with PASSPORT Magazine or a PASSPORT Magazine affiliated company. PASSPORT Magazine and its affiliates may share this personal information with each other and use it consistent with this Privacy Policy. They may also combine it with other information to provide and improve our products, services, content, and advertising.

Here are some examples of the types of personal information PASSPORT Magazine may collect and how we may use it.

What personal information we collect

When you subscribe to or purchase a PASSPORT Magazine product, sign up to receive newsletters or other online content, participate in an online contest or survey, or post on an online forum, we may collect a variety of information, including your name, mailing address, phone number, email address, contact preferences, and credit card information.

When you share your PASSPORT Magazine products with family and friends, or invite others to either participate in an element of online content or to join you on PASSPORT Magazine forums, PASSPORT Magazine may collect the information you provide about those people such as name, mailing address, email address.

How we use your personal information

The personal information we collect allows us to keep you posted on PASSPORT Magazine's latest product announcements and upcoming events. It also helps us to improve our services, content, and advertising. If you don't want to be on our mailing list, you can opt out anytime by updating your preferences.

We also use personal information to help us develop, deliver, and improve our products, services, content, and advertising.

From time to time, we may use your personal information to send important notices, such as communications about subscriptions and purchases, and changes to our terms, conditions, and policies. Because this information is important to your interaction with PASSPORT Magazine, you may not opt out of receiving these communications.

We may also use personal information for internal purposes such as auditing, data analysis, and research to improve PASSPORT Magazine's products, services, and customer communications.

If you enter into a sweepstakes, contest, or similar promotion we may use the information you provide to administer those programs.

Collection and Use of Non-Personal Information
We also collect non-personal information ? data in a form that does not permit direct association with any specific individual. We may collect, use, transfer, and disclose non-personal information for any purpose. The following are some examples of non-personal information that we collect and how we may use it:

We may collect information such as occupation, language, zip code, area code, location, and the time zone where a PASSPORT Magazine product is purchased or accessed so that we can better understand customer behavior and improve our products, services, and advertising.

We also may collect information regarding customer activities on our website and from our other products and services. This information is aggregated and used to help us provide more useful information to our customers and to understand which parts of our website, products, and services are of most interest. Aggregated data is considered non-personal information for the purposes of this Privacy Policy.

If we do combine non-personal information with personal information the combined information will be treated as personal information for as long as it remains combined.

Cookies and Other Technologies
PASSPORT Magazine's website, online services and forums, email messages and newsletter content, advertisements, and any interactive applications may use "cookies" and other technologies such as pixel tags and web beacons. These technologies help us better understand user behavior, tell us which parts of our website people have visited, and facilitate and measure the effectiveness of advertisements and web searches. We treat information collected by cookies and other technologies as non-personal information. However, to the extent that Internet Protocol (IP) addresses or similar identifiers are considered personal information by local law, we also treat these identifiers as personal information. Similarly, to the extent that non-personal information is combined with personal information, we treat the combined information as personal information for the purposes of this Privacy Policy.

PASSPORT Magazine and its partners may use cookies and other technologies in mobile advertising services to control the number of times you see a given ad, deliver ads that relate to your interests, and measure the effectiveness of ad campaigns.

PASSPORT Magazine and our partners may also use cookies and other technologies to remember personal information when you use our website, online services and forums, and any applications. Our goal in these cases is to make your experience with PASSPORT Magazine more convenient and personal.

If you want to disable cookies, access your browser's preferences and disable cookies. In order to obtain more detailed instructions on how to update your browser's security settings and disable cookies, please consult your browser's help functions. Please note that certain features of the PASSPORT Magazine website may not be available once cookies are disabled.

As is true of most websites, we gather some information automatically and store it in log files. This information includes Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, browser type and language, Internet service provider (ISP), referring and exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and clickstream data.

We use this information to understand and analyze trends, to administer the site, to learn about user behavior on the site, and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole. PASSPORT Magazine may use this information in our marketing and advertising services.

In some of our email messages, we use a "click-through URL" linked to content on the PASSPORT Magazine website. When customers click one of these URLs, they pass through a separate web server before arriving at the destination page on our website. We track this click-through data to help us determine interest in particular topics and measure the effectiveness of our customer communications. If you prefer not to be tracked in this way, you should not click text or graphic links in the email messages.

Pixel tags enable us to send email messages in a format that customers can read, and they tell us whether mail has been opened. We may use this information to reduce or eliminate messages sent to customers.

Disclosure to Third Parties
At times PASSPORT Magazine may make certain personal information available to strategic partners that work with PASSPORT Magazine to provide products and services, or that help PASSPORT Magazine market to customers. Personal information will only be shared by PASSPORT Magazine to provide or improve our products, services, and advertising; it will not be shared with third parties for their marketing purposes.

Service Providers
PASSPORT Magazine shares personal information with companies who provide services such as information processing, managing and enhancing customer data, providing customer service, assessing your interest in our products and services, and conducting customer research or satisfaction surveys. These companies are obligated to protect your information and may be located wherever PASSPORT Magazine operates.

Others
It may be necessary ? by law, legal process, litigation, and/or requests from public and governmental authorities within or outside your country of residence ? for PASSPORT Magazine to disclose your personal information. We may also disclose information about you if we determine that for purposes of national security, law enforcement, or other issues of public importance, disclosure is necessary or appropriate.

We may also disclose information about you if we determine that disclosure is reasonably necessary to enforce our terms and conditions or protect our operations or users. Additionally, in the event of a reorganization, merger, or sale we may transfer any and all personal information we collect to the relevant third party.

Protection of Personal Information
PASSPORT Magazine takes precautions - including administrative, technical, and physical measures - to safeguard your personal information against loss, theft, and misuse, as well as against unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction.

When subscribing to PASSPORT Magazine online, or when purchasing any other product online, the PASSPORT Magazine site uses Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption on all web pages where personal information is collected. To make purchases from these services, you must use an SSL-enabled browser such as Safari, Firefox, or Internet Explorer. Doing so protects the confidentiality of your personal information while it's transmitted over the Internet.

When you use some PASSPORT Magazine products, services, or applications, or post on a PASSPORT Magazine forum, chat room, or social networking service, the personal information you share is visible to other users and can be read, collected, or used by them. You are responsible for the personal information you choose to submit in these instances. For example, if you list your name and email address in a forum posting, that information is public. Please take care when using these features.

Integrity and Retention of Personal Information
PASSPORT Magazine will retain your personal information for the period necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in this Privacy Policy unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law.

Location-Based Services
To provide location-based services on PASSPORT Magazine products, PASSPORT Magazine and our partners and licensees may collect, use, and share precise location data, including the real-time geographic location of your computer or mobile device, on which you are accessing PASSPORT Magazine products or applications. This location data is collected anonymously in a form that does not personally identify you, and is used by PASSPORT Magazine and our partners and licensees to provide and improve location-based products and services. For example, we may share geographic location with application providers when you opt in to their location services.

Third-Party Sites and Services
PASSPORT Magazine websites, products, applications, and services may contain links to third-party websites, products, and services. Our products and services may also use or offer products or services from third parties. Information collected by third parties, which may include contact details, is governed by their privacy practices. We encourage you to learn about the privacy practices of those third parties.

International Users
Information you provide may be transferred or accessed by entities around the world as described in this Privacy Policy. PASSPORT Magazine abides by the "safe harbor" framework set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of personal information collected by organizations in the European Economic Area and Switzerland. Learn more about the U.S. Department of Commerce Safe Harbor Program at: http://www.export.gov/safeharbor/index.asp.

Our Companywide Commitment to Your Privacy
To make sure your personal information is secure, we communicate our privacy and security guidelines to PASSPORT Magazine employees and strictly enforce privacy safeguards within the company.

PASSPORT Magazine may update its Privacy Policy from time to time. When we change the policy in a material way, a notice will be posted on our website along with the updated Privacy Policy.

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Last updated: March 28, 2011