For the purposes of data protection laws, CCI is the data controller. CCI’s address is 8447 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 200, Beverly Hills, CA 90211
This Policy does not apply to:
2. The Information We Collect
We obtain information from or about you when you use our Services. The information we collect and the purposes for which we use depends on the specific Services you use and how you interact with CCI. For example, we collect the information you provide when you submit an application, complete a survey, participate in a reader panel, register for a part of our Services or an event, participate in our social networking features, subscribe to our Publications, or send us an email or feedback. If you post material to any forums or our social networking features or other community boards offered on our Services, such materials will be collected and some information, including your posted pseudonym, may be publicly available for others to view.
We, or our service providers on our behalf, may collect the following information about you or your use of the Services:
Information You Provide to Us:
Registration or Contact Information such as e-mail address, name, phone number, and address.
Customer service information such as questions and other messages you address to us directly through online forms, by email, over the phone, or by post; and summaries or voice recordings of your interactions with customer care
Demographic, statistical and interest information such as interests, lifestyle information, hobbies, health and wellness information, your age, date of birth, gender, income and other personal finance information, sexual orientation, and race or ethnicity* (to the extent permitted by and in accordance with applicable law. You may provide this information in connection with registering for the Services or events, participating in surveys on the Services, or other opportunities to provide profile or interest information.
Event or Experience Information, in addition to registration and demographic or interest information, information required for event attendance, including health* (depending on the event and public health recommendations and/or requirements) and safety information, driver’s license or passport information (as required for driving eligibility or in connection with travel for events or experiences) or information that you can volunteer in connection with an event.
Financial and transactional information such as order information, billing information, and credit or debit card number or payment account information (processed by our payment processors), verification number, and expiration date, to process payments and information about your transactions and purchases with us, if any.
Employment or Education Information when you register for events or do business with us such as education history, employment experience, business contact information, and union or guild membership.
User-generated content such as comments on articles, photos, videos, audio, any information you submit in public forums or message boards, reviews and feedback or testimonials you provide about our Services
Research or survey information (including contact information and user generated content) collected if you participate in a survey. Surveys are voluntary and may request information any of the demographic, statistical and interest information above, in addition to product ownership, purchase history or intentions, political views, religion, and union or guild membership.. In some circumstances, our surveys are embedded on our Services and your responses are associated with your other information including device identifiers or cookies and contact information (to the extent we have such information).
Contact Information about others, (including personal identifiers) such as name and mailing address of collaborators.
Social media information (which may include contact information, photos, location, user generated content, demographic information) if you link your account or access the Services through a third-party connection or log-in, we may have access to any information you provide to that social network depending on your privacy settings such as your name, email address, friend list, photo, gender, location, and current city; and information you provide to us directly through our pages on social networking and blogging platforms (e.g., Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, WordPress, and Twitter)
Other information You Choose to Provide directly to CCI in connection with your use of the Services
Information We Collect Automatically:
Device information and identifiers such as IP address; time zones, browser type and language; operating system; ISP provider; platform type; device type; software and hardware attributes; and unique device, advertising, and app identifiers
Internet network and device activity data such as information about files you download, domain names, landing pages, browsing activity, content or ads viewed and clicked, dates and times of access, pages viewed, products, goods or services viewed, forms you complete or partially complete, search terms, uploads or downloads, the URL that referred you to our Services, the web sites you visit after this web site; if you share our content to social media platforms; and other web usage activity and data logged by our web servers, whether you open an email and your interaction with email content, access times, error logs, and other similar information. You may have the ability to accept or decline (or opt out of) certain cookies for analytics & targeted advertising on our Services, if any depending on your jurisdiction. Some analytics providers we partner with may provide specific opt-out mechanisms. For example, to prevent Google Analytics from using your information for analytics, please see the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on. You may choose whether to receive some forms of targeted advertising from many ad networks, audience segment providers, ad serving vendors, and other service providers by visiting websites operated by the Network Advertising Initiative and Digital Advertising Alliance or if you are a user in the European Economic Area, Your Online Choices. Many mobile devices allow you to opt-out of targeted advertising for mobile apps using the settings within the mobile app or your mobile device. For more information, please check your mobile settings. You can also manage your preferences regarding our cookie-based advertising, in the “Cookie Management” section in our Cookie Notice below. Please note that if you exercise the opt out choices above, you will still see advertising when you use the Services, but it will not be tailored to you based on your online behavior over time.
Geolocation information such as country, city, state and ZIP code associated with your IP address or derived through Wi-Fi triangulation; time zones; and precise geolocation information from GPS-based functionality on your mobile devices, with your permission in accordance with your mobile device settings*
Information from Third Parties:
We may also collect the information outlined above (except “Other Information You Choose to Provide”), such as contact information, demographic and interest information listed above, social media information, as well as product ownership, purchase history, political views, religion, union or guild membership, and professional information (such as your title and employer) from other sources such as public and commercial data sources, affiliates, entities providing conferences and other events, marketers, social media networks, third party advertising partners in accordance with your privacy preferences on such services, and partners such as those providing surveys or operating sweepstakes for or with us. We use this information to update, validate or supplement the information that you provide or we collect automatically, to target our communications so that we can inform you of products, services and offers that may be of interest, and for internal research, analytics and improvement of our Services. If other users of the Services provide information about you, such as your name and mailing address, including to send a gift or to use our send-to-a-friend functionality, we collect that information from such users.
*Please note: certain information such as precise location, health data, union membership, race or ethnicity information is considered “sensitive” under certain laws. For certain jurisdictions, we do not process data that is considered sensitive. For others, if we process information that is deemed sensitive under applicable law, we do so as permitted by and in accordance with applicable legal requirements.
3. How We Use the Information We Collect
Depending on the Services you use and how you use them, We, or Our service providers, may use your information to:
Provide the Services you request, including to maintain and service your account, by:
Processing and fulfilling your transactions
Maintaining and servicing your account
Sending communications that you have requested
Administering your application(s)
Providing community features and post your content
Communicate with You & Provide Customer Service to Provide the Services, including through:
Transactional or service communications, such as to notify you when you have been accepted into one of our programs, when we make changes to subscriber agreements, to send you an email newsletter, process financial requests, or to contact you about your account
Responses to your requests for information
Customer service and technical support
Personalize your experience to Provide the Services, by:
Customizing certain features of the Services
Delivering relevant content and to provide you with an enhanced experience based on your activities and interests
Sending you personalized newsletters, surveys, and information about products, services and promotions offered by us, our partners, and other organizations with which we work
Customizing the advertising on the Services based on your activities and interests
Creating and updating inferences about you and audience segments that can be used for targeted advertising and marketing on the Services, third party services and platforms, and mobile apps
Conducting cross-device tracking by using information such as IP addresses and unique mobile device identifiers to identify the same unique users across multiple browsers or devices (such as smartphones or tablets), in order to save your preferences across devices and analyze usage of the Service
Use inferences about your preferences and interests for any and all of the above purposes
Republish Information You Provide on the Services, by:
Pursuant to our Terms and Conditions using and editing information submitted by you in response to opportunities provided on the Services, which you provide to us through emails, blogs, forums, in response to polls, or through any other user generated submission, for editorial purposes, including your name, likeness, photograph, and biographical information you provide, with or without attribution, including publication in the Publications, and in trade media, and advertising
Improve the Services and develop new services, by:
Engaging in analysis, research, and reports to better understand how you use the Services, so we can improve them and develop new services
Our Marketing and Third-Party Marketing and Advertising Purposes, by:
Sending you newsletters, promotional emails, surveys and information about products, services and promotions offered by us, our partners, and other organizations with which we work
Customizing content and advertising that we or our third-party partners deliver on the Services (e.g., targeted third-party advertising)
Creating and updating inferences about you and audience segments that can be used for targeted advertising and marketing on the Services, third party services and platforms, and mobile apps
We may combine the information we collect about you, including from third parties, and conduct cross-device tracking for the marketing and advertising purposes above
Bug detection and error reporting, including to understand and resolve technical issues, app crashes and other issues being reported
Audit consumer interactions on the Services including to measure the placement, frequency, efficacy and compliance of advertising and ad impressions
Security, Fraud, and Legal Compliance, including by detecting, protecting against, and prosecuting security incidents, fraud, and illegal activity including to:
Monitor, prevent, and detect fraud, such as through verifying your identity
Combat spam or other malware or security risks
Monitor, enforce, and improve the security of our Services
Comply with any applicable procedures, laws, and regulations, subpoenas, governmental requests or legal process, or in connection with a legal investigation, if in our good faith opinion such is required or permitted by law
Establish, exercise, or defend our legal rights (e.g., to enforce compliance with our Terms and Conditions, Privacy Policies, or other contracts or legal rights)
Protect or defend our Services, users, or others
Aggregate and/or De-Identified Information. We may aggregate or anonymize information and/or de-identify any information collected through the Services so that such information can no longer reasonably be linked to you or your device (such information, “Aggregate/De-Identified Information”). We may use and disclose this Aggregate/De-Identified Information for any purpose permitted under the law.
4. How We Share the Information Collected
CCI may disclose information collected from and about you on the Services to other companies or individuals as set forth below:
Service Providers. We may provide access to information to vendors that perform services on our behalf, including subscription and order fulfillment, event and travel coordination, managing our email lists and sending email messages on our behalf, processing payments, providing customer support, providing analytics, and performing other administrative services, in order to carry out such services.
Our Affiliates. We may disclose information we collect within the CCI family of companies to deliver products and services to you, ensure a consistent level of service across our Services, internal management and administrative purposes on our behalf and enhance our products, services, and your customer experience.
Information You Disclose Publicly. You may submit photographs, user profiles, written material, music, video, photos, comments and other content, which may include information relating to your and/or other individual users (collectively, “UGC”) on the Services. We do not control who will have access to the UGC you choose to make public or how they will use it and take no responsibility for ensuring such UGC remains private or is secure. We are also not responsible for the accuracy, use or misuse of any UGC that you disclose or receive through the Services. Please see our Terms and Conditions for further information about the terms that govern the UGC you post.
Other Individuals, Services, and Partners at Your Request. We will disclose your information to other individuals and services at your request.
Third Party Contests and Promotions Providers. If you enter a contest sponsored by a third party, the information you provide via the contest or sweepstakes may be disclosed to that third party for their use subject to their own policies.
For Marketing Purposes. We may disclose your information to third parties whose offerings may interest you such as other marketers, magazine publishers, retailers, participatory databases, event sponsors and non-profit organizations. This includes licensing information about your interests and activities, and marketing segments created with such data, which we may disclose to third parties for their marketing purposes.
5. Legal Grounds for Using (Processing) Your Information
If you are a visitor from the European Economic Area, our legal basis for collecting and using the information described above will depend on the information concerned and the context in which we collect it. We collect information from you:
Where we need it to perform our contract with you (i.e. our Terms of Service) in order to provide the Services you request;
Where the processing is in our legitimate interests (provided that these aren’t overridden by your interests or rights) to secure our Services, prevent misuse, prevent fraud, and resolve technical issues; respond to your requests for information and provide you with more effective and efficient customer service; contact you regarding the Services, as well as surveys, promotions, special events, and other subjects that we think may be of interest to you (in accordance with applicable legal requirements); better understand your interests and improve our Services; personalize the Services; conduct internal business operations in support of our Services, such as auditing, sales and marketing, analytics, and research and development; and establish, exercise, or defend our legal rights;
Where we have obtained your consent to send you marketing and other commercial communications and use non-strictly necessary cookies where local law requires such consent for such marketing and cookies (please note these requirements vary by jurisdiction and not all jurisdictions require consent for such uses) or use your information as set forth in a release or in connection with a consent; or
To comply with our legal obligations.
We may also collect and use personal information in connection with your consent in other circumstances, which will be presented to you at the time of collection. You can revoke your consent at any time, though you might not be able to use a service or feature that requires collection or use of that personal information.
6. Your Rights & Your Choices
A. Marketing Choices
SMS Text Communications. You may opt-out of SMS messages from us (which we send pursuant to applicable law) by following the instructions provided in the message or by texting back STOP to the number we send the text from for that particular SMS message. When we receive an opt-out message from you for SMS messages, we may send a message confirming our receipt of your opt-out.
You may have the ability to accept or decline (or opt out of) certain cookies for analytics & targeted advertising on our Services depending on your jurisdiction. Some analytics providers we partner with may provide specific opt-out mechanisms. For example, to prevent Google Analytics from using your information for analytics, please see the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on. You may choose whether to receive some forms of targeted advertising from many ad networks, audience segment providers, ad serving vendors, and other service providers by visiting websites operated by the Network Advertising Initiative and Digital Advertising Alliance or if you are a user in the European Economic Area, Your Online Choices. Many mobile devices allow you to opt-out of targeted advertising for mobile apps using the settings within the mobile app or your mobile device. For more information, please check your mobile settings. You can also manage your preferences regarding our cookie-based advertising, in the “Cookie Management” section in our Cookie Notice below. Please note that if you exercise the opt out choices above, you will still see advertising when you use the Services, but it will not be tailored to you based on your online behavior over time.
C. Privacy Rights
Laws in certain jurisdictions grant consumers the right to exercise certain controls and choices regarding our collection, use, and disclosure of your information.
If you are a California or Virginia resident, or a resident of the EEA, UK, Canada, or Switzerland, you may request:
Access to and/or a copy of certain personal information we hold about you.
Correction of inaccurate personal information we hold about you.
Deletion of certain personal information we have about you.
Information about the financial incentives that we offer to you, if any.
Restriction of or objection to certain processing of your information,
Withdrawal of your consent to our use of your information for certain processing purposes, where the processing purpose was based on your consent.
Residents of California and Virginia also have sale/targeted advertising opt out rights described below.
California residents can also:
Limit processing of sensitive personal information as described in the California Privacy Notice below by clicking on the Your Privacy Choices link in the site footer and following the directions.
For additional information and rights for California residents, please see Appendix A: California Privacy Notice below.
Residents of certain other countries may be able request one or more of the above under applicable law.
Applicable law may further provide you with the right to not be discriminated against for exercising your rights.
Please note that certain information may be exempt from such requests under applicable law. For example, we need certain information for legal compliance or in order to provide the Services to you. Your rights and our responses will vary based on your state or country of residency. You may be located in a jurisdiction where we are not obligated, or are unable, to fulfill a request. In such a case, your request may not be fulfilled.
Verification: We will take reasonable steps to verify your identity before responding to a request, which may include, depending on your request and relationship with you verifying your name, email address, address, and/or having you respond to an email from us.
California residents are also permitted to designate an authorized agent to submit certain requests on your behalf. In order for an authorized agent to be verified, we may require proof of your written authorization before processing the request. We may also follow up with you to verify your identity before processing the authorized agent’s request.
If you would like further information regarding your legal rights or would like to exercise any of them:
For California or Virginia residents, call [x (xxx) xxx-xxxx]
Please note that we do not use your information to make decisions that produce legal or similar effects based solely on the automated processing of your information.
D. Sale/Targeted Advertising Opt Out Rights (California, Nevada, & Virginia Residents)
If you are a California or Virginia resident, you also have the right to opt out of our sale of personal information or processing or sharing of your information for online targeted advertising purposes.
California and Virginia residents may opt out of the “sale” of their personal information or processing or sharing of your information for online targeted advertising purposes. We sell or share certain of your information to third parties that may directly provide you with offers and promotions and opportunities that may be of interest to you.
We also allow third parties to receive certain information, such as cookies, IP address, and/or browsing behavior and information about your potential interess or characteristics, to deliver targeted advertising to you on the Services or other services. This activity may also be considered a sale under applicable law. Advertising, including targeted advertising, enables us to provide you certain content for free and allows us to provide you offers relevant to you.
Depending on what Services you use, we may sell the following personal information or share or process it for targeted advertising:
Contact information; device information and identifier; connection and usage data; demographic and statistical information, including age, date of birth, gender, income and other personal finance information, religion, union or guild membership, and race or ethnicity; interest information including, health and wellness information, lifestyle information, hobbies, product ownership, purchase history or intentions;, user-generated content, contact information, geolocation, and social media information.
If you would like to opt out of CCI’s sale, sharing or use of your information for such purposes, you may do so as outlined on the following page
To opt out as described above, click the “Do Not Sell My Personal Information” link in the footer.
Digital Advertising Alliance (“DAA”) Opt-Out: The Digital Advertising Alliance (“DAA”) offers tools to provide consumers with choices as to whether participating third parties can use your information to provide interest-based ads. To opt out of sharing your information with participating third parties for interest-based ads, please use the following tools. For websites visit optout.aboutads.info. For mobile visit the youradchoices.com/appchoices.
Google Opt-Out: If you are on the web, you can also opt out of Google Analytics by installing Google’s opt-out browser add-on, and opt out of interest-based Google ads using Google’s Ads Settings. Google may also participate in the DAA WebChoices Tool (above).
Mobile Ad Settings: If you no longer wish to receive interest-based ads on your mobile applications, please refer to your device’s operating system settings, which may include “Limit Ad-Tracking” on iOS devices and “opt-out of interest-based advertising” on Android devices.
Facebook Ad Preferences: Facebook offers settings that may control what information Facebook uses about you or your device activity for advertising purposes. Visit the Facebook Ad Preferences page for more information.
You can also submit a opt-out request for your contact information by calling us at [(xxx) xxx-xxxx] Please note that we do not knowingly sell the personal information of minors under 16 years of age without legally-required affirmative authorization.
Even if you opt out, you will still see advertising, it just may be less relevant to you, or it may be personalized for you based only on the data that CCI has collected about you. You must opt out on each device and each browser where you want your choice to apply. Your preference may be lost if you clear, or your browser is set to clear, cookies. If you have enabled a legally recognized browser-based opt out preference signal (such as Global Privacy Control) on your browser, we recognize such preference in accordance and to the extent required by applicable law. You will need to turn this on for each browser you use.
Despite your indicated preferences, we may send you service related communications and we may continue disclosing your information to third parties as set forth under the Service Provider Use, the Legal Use and the Acquisition Use sections above.
7. Retention of Your Information
We keep your information for the purposes for which it is processed. The length of time for which we retain information depends on the purposes for which we collected and use it and/or as required to comply with applicable laws.
8. Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies
We use and allow certain other companies to use certain tracking technologies, including cookies, web beacons, and other similar technologies (collectively, “Cookies”) on the Services. We endeavor to adhere to the Digital Advertising Alliance’s (DAA) self-regulatory principles governing interest-based advertising.
Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies
What are Cookies? Cookies are text files that contain a certain amount of information and are downloaded to your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. They are useful because they allow websites to recognize a user’s device. They are then returned to the original website on each subsequent visit or to any other website that recognizes them. For more information on cookies, go to http://www.allaboutcookies.org. The term “Cookie” is used in this Notice in the broad sense to include all similar techniques and technology, including web beacons and log files. For more information on these additional tools, see our glossary below.
Types of Information We Collect. Cookies help us to understand Website usage and to improve the content and offerings on our Services and in other media. Examples of the types of information that we collect through Cookies include: The number of users visiting Services, the number of times a Website was viewed, the pages viewed, the clicks made on the Services and the total duration of navigation on the Services; The name of the page that referred you to the Website; Whether this is your first time visiting the Website; Your viewing preferences (e.g. layout, sizing preferences, language etc.); Your user name, your password, the type of browser used and your IP address, so that we can identify you during your next visits.
To control the display of ads;
To track usage patterns on the Services;
To deliver editorial content;
To record requests for subscriptions;
To implement our affiliate marketing program; and
To personalize information.
Types of Cookies We Use on Our Services. We use first party and third party Cookies for several reasons. Some Cookies are required for technical reasons in order for our Site to operate, and we refer to these as “essential” or “strictly necessary” Cookies. Other Cookies also enable us to track and target the interests of our users and to enhance the experience on our Services. Third parties also serve Cookies through our Services for advertising, analytics and other purposes. The specific types of first and third party Cookies served through our Services and the functions they perform are described in more detail below.
First-party Cookies. These cookies are created by CCI. They allow you to browse our Services and use their features.
Essential Cookies. These cookies are strictly necessary to allow you to move around the Services and use their features, such as accessing your subscriptions. Without these cookies, we cannot enable appropriate content based on the type of device you are using. Therefore, these cookies cannot be disabled.
Functional Cookies. These cookies allow us to remember choices you make on our websites (such as your preferred language or the region you are in). To refuse these Cookies, please follow the instructions below under the section Cookie Management. Note that by disabling functional cookies, you may not be able to use some of our features or those features may not function properly.
Embedded Scripts. An embedded script is programming code that is designed to collect information about your interactions with the Services, such as the links you click on. The code is temporarily downloaded onto your computer or other device, is active only while you are connected to the Services, and is deactivated or deleted thereafter.
Advertising Cookies. These Cookies, defined exclusively by third parties, collect several types of data about your browsing habits, as well as your preferences for products and services. This information allows CCI to serve you relevant advertisements on our Services. To refuse these cookies, please follow the instructions below under the section Cookie Management. Some advertisements may also contain an icon that you may click on to find out more about how to manage your advertising preferences.
Third-Party Functional Cookies. These Cookies are defined by third parties who support our Services and allow you to use useful services and features. To refuse these cookies, please follow the instructions below under the section Cookie Management.
Web Beacons. Small graphic images or other web programming code called web beacons (also known as “clear GIFs” or “pixel tags”) or similar technologies may be included in our web pages and messages. Web beacons or similar technologies may be used for a number of purposes, including, without limitation, to count visitors to the Services, to monitor how users navigate the Services, to count how many e-mails that were sent were actually opened or to count how many particular articles or links were actually viewed. A clear gif may enable us to relate your viewing or receipt of a web page or message to other information about you, including your Personally Identifiable Information. To refuse Web Beacons, please follow the instructions below under the section Cookie Management.
HTML. HTML, the language some websites are coded in, may be used to store information on your computer or device about your interaction with and use of the Services. This information may be retrieved by us to help us manage our Services, such as by giving us information about how our Services are being used by our visitors, how they can be improved, and to customize them for our users.
Types of Cookies We Serve on Third-Party Services.
Duration of Storage of Cookies on Your Device. We use both “session cookies” (which expire once you close your web browser) and “persistent cookies” (which stay on your computer until you delete them).
Analytics. To learn about Google Analytics’ currently available opt-outs for the Web, please visit https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/181881?hl=en.
Disabling Advertising Cookies. Some of the advertising service providers may be members of the Network Advertising Initiative, which offers a single location to opt out of ad targeting from member companies. If you opt-out of receiving targeted ads in this manner, you will continue to receive advertising messages after you opt-out, but they will not be customized to you based on your use of the Services and/or third party websites. If you would like more information about advertisers’ use of tracking technologies and about your option not to accept these cookies, you can go to www.networkadvertising.org. If you would like to learn more about how interest-based information is collected, whether the companies we use are part of an industry network regarding behavioral advertising and to know your choices about not having information used in this manner, you can go to www.aboutads.info. The collection of information via certain ads served to users in Canada may be managed by visiting youradchoices.ca. Please note that the-opt out is cookie-based and will only affect the specific computer and browser on which the opt-out is applied.
Using Browser Settings. You can disable and/or delete most types of cookies by using your browser settings. Please note that if you use your browser settings to block all cookies you may not be able to access parts of our or others’ Services. The following links provide information on how to modify the cookies settings on some popular browsers:
Microsoft Internet Explorer
9. Links to Third Party Sites
We implement appropriate administrative, technical and security safeguards to help prevent unauthorized access, use, or disclosure of the information we collect. However, no systems can be completely secure. Therefore, while CCI uses reasonable efforts to protect your information, CCI cannot guarantee its absolute security, and your use of the Services indicates your agreement to assume this risk.
11. Special Note For Parents
The Services are for a general audience and are not designed or intended for use by children, especially those under age thirteen (13) or sixteen (16) in the EU.
12. Transfer Information to the United States
The Services are operated in the United States of America (USA) and are intended for users located in the USA. If you are located outside of the USA, please note that the information you provide to us will be processed in the USA, where laws regarding processing of personal data may be less stringent than the laws in your country. Where applicable law requires certain mechanisms or safeguards prior to the transfer of data from another entity in another jurisdiction to the United States, we will implement such safeguards.