Effective Nov 1, 2018 Edgy Couture Magazine (collectively, “we”, “us” or “our”) own and
operate websites, mobile applications, and other digital, interactive services
(collectively, the “Services”). This Privacy Policy (the “Privacy Policy”) applies only to
the information we collect through the Services, unless the website, mobile application,
or other digital, interactive service has a separate privacy policy, in which case that
privacy policy will govern.
We have adopted this Privacy Policy to explain what information may be collected
through the Services, how we and our parents, subsidiaries and affiliates (collectively,
“Affiliated Companies”) as well as successors and related companies use this
information, and under what circumstances we may disclose the information to third
This Privacy Policy, together with the Terms of Use posted on our Services, sets forth the
general rules and policies governing your use of our Services. Depending on your
activities when visiting our Services, you may be required to agree to additional terms
and conditions.
You should review this Privacy Policy frequently, as it may change from time to time
without notice. Any changes will be effective immediately upon the posting of the
Our Services typically collect two kinds of information about you: (a) information that
you provide that personally identifies you; and (b) information that does not personally
identify you that we automatically collect when you visit our Services or that you provide
(1) Personally Identifiable Information:
Our definition of personally identifiable information includes any information that may
be used to specifically identify or contact you, such as your name, address, email
address, phone number, etc. As a general policy, we do not automatically collect your
personally identifiable information when you visit our Services. In certain
circumstances, we may request, allow or otherwise provide you an opportunity to
submit your personally identifiable information in connection with a feature, program
promotion, or some other aspect of our Services. For instance, you may: (a) provide your
name, address, email address, and phone number when registering with our Services, or
in connection with a sweepstakes or contest entry; (b) provide certain demographic
information about you (e.g., age, gender, purchase preference, usage frequency, etc.)
when participating in a survey, poll or joining a club; or (c) post a general comment
and/or recommendation on our Services. Certain information may not be personally
identifiable when standing alone (e.g., your age), but may become so when combined
with other information (e.g., your age and name). Whether you provide this information
is your choice; however, in many instances this type of information is required to
participate in the particular activity, realize a benefit we may offer, or gain access to
certain content on our Services.
(2) Non-Personal Information:
Non-personal information can include certain personally identifiable information that
has been de-identified; that is, information that has been rendered anonymous. We
obtain non-personal information about you from information that you provide us, either
separately or together with your personally identifiable information. We also
automatically collect certain non-personal information from you when you access our
Services. This information can include, among other things, IP addresses, the type of
browser you are using (e.g., Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, etc.), the third party
website from which your visit originated, the operating system you are using (e.g., Vista,
Windows XP, Mac OS, etc.), the domain name of your Internet service provider (e.g.,
America Online, NetZero, etc.), the search terms you use on our Services, the specific
web pages you visit, and the duration of your visits.
(3) Device Location Information:
We may collect different types of information about your location, including general
information such as IP address or zip code and more specific information such as the
GPS-based functionality used to access the Services. We may use that information to
customize the Services with location-based information, advertising, and features. For
example, if you provide a zip code that indicates that you live in California, the Services
may be customized with California-specific information and advertisements. In order to
do this, your location information may be passed along to our Affiliated Companies,
agents, vendors, or advertisers. If you access the Services through a mobile device and
you do not want to provide us with your location-tracking information, you can disable
the GPS or other location-tracking functions on your device, provided your device allows
you to do this. See your device manufacturer’s instructions for further details.
(1) Personally Identifiable Information:
involve disclosing any of your personally identifiable information. Please note that
advertisers that serve advertisements on our Services and third party content providers
that serve content on our Services may also use their own cookies and other
technological tools which are subject to such advertiser’s and/or content provider’s
privacy policies, not this Privacy Policy.
If you are concerned about the storage and use of cookies, you may be able to direct your
internet browser to notify you and seek approval whenever a cookie is being sent to your
hard drive. You may also delete a cookie manually from your hard drive through your
internet browser or other programs.
When using one of our mobile applications, you may receive tailored in-application
advertisements. Each operating system, Android for Android devices, iOS for Apple
phones, and Windows for Microsoft devices provides its own instructions on how to
prevent the delivery of tailored in-application advertisements. Review the support
materials and/or the privacy settings for the respective operating systems in order to
opt-out of tailored in-application advertisements. For any other devices and/or
operating systems, visit the privacy settings for the applicable device or contact the
applicable platform operator.
(5) Email Communications:
If you send us an email with questions or comments, we may use your personally
identifiable information to respond to your questions or comments, and we may save
your questions or comments for future reference. For security reasons, we do not
recommend that you send non-public personal information, such as passwords, social
security numbers, or bank account information, to us by email. In certain instances, we
may provide you with the option to set your preferences for receiving email
communications from us; that is, agree to some communications but not others. You
may “opt out” of receiving future commercial email communications from us by
following the instructions at the bottom of most commercial emails we send, or as
provided below; provided, however, we reserve the right to send you transactional
emails such as customer service communications.
(1) Third Parties:
We may share with, or sell to third parties, your personally identifiable information such
as our co-promotional partners, list rental/purchasing agencies, and persons or entities
with whom we have marketing, business, or other relationships.
Additionally, we participate in various affiliate marketing programs, which means we
may get paid commissions on editorially chosen products purchased through our links
to retailer sites.
(2) Transfer of Assets:
As we continue to develop our business, we may sell or purchase assets. If another entity
acquires us or all (or substantially all) of our assets, the personally identifiable
information and non-personal information we have about you will be transferred to and
used by this acquiring entity, though we will take reasonable steps to ensure that your
preferences are followed. Also, if any bankruptcy or reorganization proceeding is
brought by or against us, all such information may be considered an asset of ours and as
such may be sold or transferred to third parties.
(3) Other:
Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, we reserve the right to disclose any
personally identifiable or non-personal information about you if we are required to do
so by law, with respect to copyright and other intellectual property infringement claims,
or if we believe that such action is necessary to: (a) fulfill a government request; (b)
conform with the requirements of the law or legal process; (c) protect or defend our
legal rights or property, our Services, or other users; or (d) in an emergency to protect
the health and safety of our Services’ users or the general public.
You may opt-out from receiving future promotional information from us or our
Affiliated Companies, or direct that we not share your information with any Affiliated
Companies, as set forth below. Whether you opt-out is your choice; however, in many
instances this type of information is required to participate in the particular activity,
realize a benefit we may offer, or gain access to certain content on our Services.
You may contact us as at if: (a) you have questions or
comments about our Privacy Policy; (b) wish to make corrections to any personally
identifiable information you have provided; (c) want to opt-out from receiving future
commercial correspondence, including emails, from us or our Affiliated Companies; or
(d) wish to withdraw your consent to sharing your personally identifiable information
with others.
We will respond to your request and, if applicable and appropriate, make the requested
change in our active databases as soon as reasonably practicable. Please note that we
may not be able to fulfill certain requests while allowing you access to certain benefits
and features of our Services.
We have implemented security measures we consider reasonable and appropriate to
protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control.
Please be advised, however, that while we strive to protect your personally identifiable
information and privacy, we cannot guarantee or warrant the security of any
information you disclose or transmit to us online and are not responsible for the theft,
destruction, or inadvertent disclosure of your personally identifiable information. If
your “personally identifiable information” (as the term or similar terms are defined by
any applicable law requiring notice upon a security breach) is compromised, we may
attempt to notify you by email (at our sole and absolute discretion) to the last email
address you have provided us in the most expedient time reasonable under the
circumstances; provided, however, delays in notification may occur while we take
necessary measures to determine the scope of the breach and restore reasonable
integrity to the system, as well as for the legitimate needs of law enforcement if
notification would impede a criminal investigation.
(1) Public Forums:
We may offer chat rooms, blogs, message boards, bulletin boards, or similar public
forums where you and other users of our Services can communicate. The protections
described in this Privacy Policy do not apply when you provide information (including
personal information) in connection with your use of these public forums. We may use
personally identifiable and non-personal information about you to identify you with a
posting in a public forum. Any information you share in a public forum is public
information and may be seen or collected by anyone, including third parties that do not
adhere to our Privacy Policy. We are not responsible for events arising from the
distribution of any information you choose to publicly post or share through our
(2) Wireless Marketing Services:
We may provide you with the opportunity to register for special promotions, services,
and information delivered via text messaging and other wireless devices such as mobile
phones and, if we do so, users are required to provide their consent to receive such
information, either by registering on the Services or via their wireless device. Such
services and promotional opportunities may be provided by us, our Affiliated
Companies, and/or other third parties. The information requested as part of the online
registration process may include your telephone number or a wireless email address, but
only if specifically requested, and the carrier’s name. Additional information may be
requested for specific promotions. Depending on the promotion, we may also collect an
email address or other contact information, and you may also be required to confirm
your agreement to this Privacy Policy and our Terms of Us.
If you register for wireless marketing services, you understand and agree that you will be charged by your wireless carrier for all messages sent to you. Standard messaging rates will apply, unless noted otherwise. Under no circumstances will we be responsible for any wireless email or text messaging charges incurred by you or by a person that has
access to a your wireless device, telephone number, or email address.
You may cancel one or more services via your wireless device at any time by using the
unsubscribe mechanism provided at the time the message is sent, or by sending a text
message that says “UNSUBSCRIBE.” We will then terminate your registration for the
most recent wireless service sent to you. If you unsubscribe, the service(s) will be
terminated immediately and will cancel your previous opt-in.
You understand, acknowledge, and agree that we may, in our sole discretion and
without liability to any user, terminate the offer of any specific wireless marketing
service or all wireless marketing services at any time without advance notice. We may
provide notice of terminations or changes in services on the Services.
(3) Children:
The features, programs, promotions and other aspects of our Services requiring the
submission of personally identifiable information are not intended for anyone under 18
years of age. We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from
children under the age of 13. If you are a parent or guardian of a child under the age of
13 and believe he or she has disclosed personally identifiable information to us, please
contact us at A parent or guardian of a child under the
age of 13 may review and request deletion of such child’s personally identifiable
information as well as prohibit the use thereof.
(4) Other Sites/Links:
Our Services may link to or contain links to other third party websites that we do not
control or maintain, such as in connection with purchasing products referenced on our
Services and banner advertisements. We are not responsible for the privacy practices
employed by any third party website. We encourage you to note when you leave our
Services and to read the privacy statements of all third party websites before submitting
any personally identifiable information.
(5) Users Located Outside the United States:
The Services are hosted in the United States and are governed by United States law. If
you are using the Services from outside the United States, please be aware that your
information may be transferred to, stored, and processed in the United States where our
servers are located and our databases are operated. The data protection and other laws
of the United States and other countries might not be as comprehensive as those in your
country. By using the Services, you consent to your information being transferred to our
facilities and to the facilities of those third parties with whom we share it as described in
our Privacy Policy.
(6) Third Party Rights:
This Privacy Policy does not create rights enforceable by third parties.
(7) Sole Statement:
This Privacy Policy as posted on the Services is the sole statement of our privacy policy
with respect to the Services, and no summary, modification, restatement or other
version thereof, or other privacy statement or policy, in any form, is valid unless we post
a new or revised policy to the Services.
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