UPDATED: July 1, 2018
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- EU-US Privacy Shield
Pursuant to the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”), We participate in the Privacy Shield And We adhere to the Privacy Shield Principles. All personal data We receive from the European Union are subject to the Privacy Shield Principles. Additionally, all of Our entities and subsidiaries who also adhere to the Privacy Shield Principles.
- Information We Collect From You
We collect personal information about and from You that is necessary for Us to provide You the services that You request (including memberships to the Magazine), to help serve Your needs, to make customized offerings of Our products and services for You, and to fulfill legal and regulatory requirements. Both the amount and type of information collected will be limited to that which is necessary to fulfill these purposes. The purpose for collecting this data is to provide You the products and services You requested from Us. We collect and hold Your information as long as reasonably necessary to give effect to these purposes.
By purchasing a membership to the Magazine or one of Our products or services, You gave consent for Us to contact You regarding that product or service as part of Our commitment to customer service.
We shall keep Your information on Our mailing list until You withdraw Your consent. You may opt out of receiving these messages or cancel Your membership at any time. We do not share this information with any third parties outside Our organization, except as stated below.
We do not request or require sensitive or special category information about You, including:
- Racial or ethnic origins
- Political opinions
- Religious or philosophical beliefs
- Trade-union membership
- Genetic data
- Biometric data
- Data regarding Your health, sex life, or sexual orientation
- Criminal records
- Credit history and creditworthiness
- Processing Payments
Unless You opt-out of cookies, when You visit the Site, Our servers automatically recognize Your IP address, but this does not give Us any additional personal information about You. The Site may also collect anonymous aggregate “traffic data” (contains no personally identifiable information about individual Users) that may help Us improve and market Our services.
- Sharing Information with Others
We share personal information about You, as required or permitted by law, with third parties, such as service providers, who assist Us in the day-to-day operations of Our organization. We require third-party service providers to enter into confidentiality agreements with Us, prohibiting them from using any personal information they obtain for any other purpose other than those for which they were retained or as permitted by law. We acknowledge that under the GDPR, We are liable in cases of onward transfers to third parties.
We will not share or sell Your information with other third parties without Your explicit consent except as stated herein. We may share Your information with a third party if We have a good-faith belief that sharing the information is necessary to comply with a law, regulation, or enforceable government request including court orders; to investigate potential violations or technical issues on Our Site; or to protect against harm to Us, Our users, or Our affiliates’ rights, property, safety, or to the public as permitted by law. We must disclose Your personal information in response to lawful requests by public authorities, including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements.
In the event that We sell the Company, Simplify Magazine, or this Site, that sale may include Your and all user information We have obtained via this Site, as this information is an asset of the Company. We will never spam You or sell Your information to a third party for other purposes.
For all other uses, We will seek Your consent to use Your personal information in a way that is not directly related to the reason that We collected it and We do not have relevant current permission from You unless so permitted by law.
- Transmitting Your Information Overseas
We are a U.S.-based company. When We transmit a person’s personal information from overseas, We will only do so with Your consent to the transmission or otherwise in accordance with the applicable privacy laws. Purchasing a membership, a single edition of the Magazine, or placing an order for products or services that requires You to voluntarily provide Us with Your personal information is an expression of consent to Your personal information being sent overseas as part of the transaction process.
Pursuant to the GDPR, We use reasonable efforts to comply with the requirements of the EU-US Privacy Shield.
- Your Rights Regarding Your Information
At any time, You may request that We update, correct, or delete Your personal information, and We will comply with such requests as permitted by law or contract. You may also request a copy of the personal information We have for You and information about how We are using it, and We will comply with such requests unless We are required or authorized by law to withhold such information.
Under California Civil Code § 1798.83-1798.84, California residents may ask Us for information about the categories of data We collected about them and shared with third parties for marketing purposes in the preceding calendar year and provide the contact information for those third parties. If You are a California resident who would like a copy of such information, please send Us a written request using Our contact information below.
In accordance with the GDPR, We have an Independent Recourse Mechanism for persons residing in the EU, which is an independent dispute resolution body designed to address complaints with Your contact information. We use [NAME] to provide Our Independent Recourse Mechanism. EU residents may, under certain circumstances, invoke binding arbitration to resolve a dispute regarding Your personal information. Additionally, You may lodge a complaint with the appropriate supervisory authority at any time.
- Safeguarding Personal Information
We have internal policies and procedures designed to protect Your personal information, including protection from unauthorized use or disclosure. We have implemented physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to maintain confidentiality and integrity of the personal information in Our possession and to guard against unauthorized access. These may include, among other things, procedures for controlling access to customer files, building security programs, and information technology security measures such as the use of passwords, firewalls, plus virus and use detection software. We continue to assess new technology as it becomes available and to upgrade Our physical and electronic security systems as appropriate. In accordance with GDPR, We perform a self-assessment of Our privacy practices and procedures at least annually.
We delete personal information that is no longer necessary for Us to have as a business entity or to provide You with Our products and services.
- Contact Us
Please contact Us with inquiries or complaints or to request access to, or correction of, Your personal information held by Us at Simplify Media, LLC – 3555 Hidden Fawn Drive – Elgin, IL 60124, or firstname.lastname@example.org.