Website Privacy Notice

Last updated and effective as of November 8, 2016


Welcome to the TBD Media LLC website (the “Website”)! You have landed at this page because you visited our Website and clicked the “Privacy” link. The Website is owned by TBD Media LLC or its parent company (“TBD,” “Company,” “we,” or “us”).

We respect your privacy and are committed to protecting it through our compliance with this privacy notice (this “Privacy Notice”) for the Website and any related subscriptions or publications. This Privacy Notice describes the types of information we may collect from you or that you may provide when you visit the Website and/or subscribe to a TBD publication, as well as our practices for collecting, using, maintaining, protecting and disclosing such information. We have created this Privacy Notice in order to inform you of our firm commitment to safeguarding the privacy and security of information you provide or that we collect via the Website.


By accessing, registering with, or using the Website in any way, including, without limitation, browsing the website that directed you to this page, subscribing to any TBD publication (a “Publication” or “Subscription”), submitting any information or content, including your personal information to us via the Website, you agree to and are hereby bound by the this Privacy Notice, which is made a part of our Terms of Use (available here).

Please read this Privacy Notice carefully before using the Website or subscribing to any Publication. We will treat any information we collect from you through the Website in accordance with this Privacy Notice. By accessing or using the website OR SUBSCRIBING TO A PUBLICATION, you consent to all actions taken by us with respect to your information in compliance with this Privacy Notice. If you are unwilling to accept the terms and conditions of this Privacy Notice, please do not use the website OR SUBSCRIBE TO A PUBLICATION.

This Privacy Notice may change from time to time at our discretion, and modifications are effective upon being posted at this URL. It is our policy to post any changes we make to our Privacy Notice on this page. The date on which this Privacy Notice was last revised is identified at the top of the page. You are responsible for ensuring we have an up-to-date active and deliverable e-mail address for you, and for periodically visiting the Website and this Privacy Notice to check for any changes.

If we make material changes to how we treat our users’ Personally Identifiable Information, we will notify you through a notice at this URL or by other reasonable means. Your continued use of the Website or receipt of a Publication after we make changes is deemed to be acceptance of those changes, so please check this Privacy Notice periodically for updates.


  1.  Application of This Privacy Notice

This Privacy Notice applies to information collected through the Website or in connection with your Subscription(s), including in e-mail, text and other electronic messages between you and the Website (including when you submit forms or documents through the Website). This Privacy Notice also applies to information we collect when you interact with any advertising or applications on third-party websites and services, to the extent (if any) those advertising or applications include links to our Website. However, this Privacy Notice does not apply to information collected through any other website operated by any third party.


  1. Eligibility and Children Under the Age of 13

WE DO NOT INTENTIONALLY COLLECT ANY INFORMATION FROM USERS UNDER THE AGE OF 13, AND NEITHER THE WEBSITE NOR ANY PUBLICATION IS DESIGNED OR INTENDED TO ATTRACT ANYONE UNDER THE AGE OF 13. We do not intentionally collect personally identifiable information from any person we actually know is under the age of 13. If you are under the age of 13, do not use or provide any information or content on the Website or on or through any of its features, register on any of the Website, sign up for membership, order any Subscription, use any of the interactive or public comment features that might be made available on the Website or provide any information about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number, e-mail address or any screen name or user name you may use.

If we learn we have collected or received personal information from someone under the age of 13, we will delete that information. If you believe we might have any information from or about a person under the age of 13, please contact us by sending us an e-mail stating your request to support@tbdmag.com or contacting us in writing at the address provided below.

Use of our Website and ordering any Subscription is conditioned upon your meeting certain eligibility criteria (see Section titled “Acceptance of these Terms of Use of the Terms of Use), and by using the Website or subscribing to a Publication, you represent and warrant that you meet all of the foregoing eligibility requirements. If you do not meet all of these requirements, you must not access or use the Website or order any Subscription.


    1. Users Outside of the United States.

This Privacy Notice and the Terms of Use are governed by United States law (see Section 14 of the Terms of Use for information regarding governing law), and we make no representation that the Website is appropriate or available for use in locations outside of the United States. Translations of the Website into languages other than English (if any) are for your convenience only.

Note to Users from Switzerland and the European Union.

In the event you visit our Website from outside the United States, please know that your information may be transferred to, stored, and processed in the United States, where our servers are located and our central database is operated. The data protection and other laws of the United States and other countries might not be as comprehensive as those in your country, but please be assured that we take steps to ensure that your privacy is protected. By using our services, you understand that your information may be transferred to our facilities and those third parties with whom we share it as described in this Privacy Notice, and you hereby expressly consent to such collection, transmission and storage.


    1. Types of Information We Collect About You and How We Collect It

As you browse and interact with the Website, or order a Subscription, we collect several different types of information about you or your device(s) used to browse the Website. Some of the information we collect is about you but does not identify you individually (“Anonymous Information”); while some of the information is information by which you may be personally identified (“Personally Identifiable Information”). We collect this information:

      • directly from you when you provide it to us;
      • automatically as you navigate through the Website (information collected automatically may include usage details, IP addresses and information collected through cookies, web beacons and other tracking technologies); and
      • from third parties such as, for example, our business partners and affiliates.

See below additional information about our collection of Anonymous Information and Personally Identifiable Information.


As you navigate through and interact with our Website, we automatically collect certain Anonymous Information about your equipment, browsing actions and patterns, including details of your visits to our Website, including traffic data, location data, and the resources that you access and use on the Website, information about your computer and internet connection, including your IP address (a unique string of numbers that is automatically assigned to your computer by your Internet Service Provider), operating system and browser type.

The Anonymous Information we collect automatically is statistical data and does not identify any individual. It helps us to administer and improve our Website and to deliver a better and more personalized service by enabling us to estimate our audience size and usage patterns, store information about your preferences, allowing us to customize our Website according to your individual interests, speed up your searches and recognize you when you return to our Website. We do not collect Personally Identifiable Information automatically, but we may tie this information to personal information about you that we collect from other sources or you provide to us.

The Website is intended for use by residents of the United States only (but are subject to additional geographical restrictions as described in the Terms of Use). The technologies we use for the automatic collection of Anonymous Information may include:

      • Cookies” (or browser cookies).   As is the case with many websites, our Website uses a technology called “cookies” which are small data files that are downloaded onto your computer. The use of cookies is standard on the Internet, and allows us to tailor your visits to our Website to your individual preferences. We may also contract with third party service providers who assign cookies to conduct site tracking for us. These companies use cookies solely to provide us with aggregate data about traffic on our Website. Although most web browsers automatically accept cookies, you can change your browser to prevent cookies or notify you whenever you are sent a cookie. Cookies may be session-based cookies that are removed after a user leaves a website or persistent cookies that are stored on a user’s computer permanently or until the expiration date. Even without accepting a cookie, you can still access certain of the features on our Website, but some features may not function as intended. Users can delete cookies via their browser settings.
      • Flash Cookies. Certain features of our Website may use local stored objects (or Flash cookies) to collect and store information about your preferences and navigation to, from, and on our Website. Flash cookies are not managed by the same browser settings as are used for browser cookies. To learn how you can manage your Flash cookie settings, visit the Flash player settings page on Adobe’s website.
      • Web Beacons. Pages of our Website and our e-mails may contain small electronic files known as web beacons (also referred to as clear gifs, pixel tags, and single-pixel gifs) that permit the Company, for example, to count users who have visited those pages or opened an email and for other related website statistics (for example, recording the popularity of certain website content and verifying system and server integrity).


We collect Personally Identifiable Information directly from you when you provide it to us and from third parties, for example, our business partners and affiliates. We do not collect Personally Identifiable Information automatically, but we may tie such automatically collected information to your Personally Identifiable Information. See below additional information about our collection of Personally Identifiable Information we collect on or through our Website:

E-Mail Correspondence and Form Information.

The Website may contain links or forms that can be used to contact us so you can comment, make a complaint, make suggestions and ask questions, register to use our Website, order a Subscription, post material, or request further services. We may also ask you for information when you report a problem with our Website or a Subscription. This includes information provided at the time of ordering a Subscription from us, subscribing to any newsletter, contributing to any forum, reviews, or comments, or requesting further information about our Publications and services. Your email address is required on these forms so we can answer your questions. We may put information from email on file, and may share or transmit this information with third parties without express authorization from you, in order to provide you with any membership benefits you may receive as a member to our Website. By providing your email address, you are requesting that we communicate with you in that manner.   To withdraw your request, or to unsubscribe, please contact us by sending us an e-mail stating your request to support@tbdmag.com or contacting us in writing at the address provided below.

Transaction Details

Details of transactions you carry out through our Website and of the fulfillment of your Subscription(s). You may be required to provide financial information before placing an order through our Website. When you subscribe to a Publication, you may be required to input your credit card information. Payments via credit card are handled by a third-party service provider, and your credit card details are not stored on our servers.

Survey Responses and Search Queries

Your responses to surveys that we might ask you to complete for research purposes.

Newsletters and Other Communications.

We offer visitors to the Website the opportunity to sign up to receive newsletters or other email communications from the Website, at your own request. In order to sign up for these communications, we ask for contact information, such as name and email address. We also may offer the opportunity for you to receive mailings from our business partners or affiliates that we think may be of interest to you. You can unsubscribe from these communications at any time through the unsubscribe link in each communication, contacting us via email at support@tbdmag.com or contacting us in writing at the address provided below. For more information about your opt out options, see “Advertisements and Opting Out” found in Section 6 of this Privacy Notice below.

Information Provided by Third-Parties and Third-Party Use of Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies

Some content or applications, including advertisements, on the Website are served by third parties, including advertisers, ad networks and servers, content providers, and application providers, including services known as Google Analytics and potentially others (see below for additional information regarding the Google Analytics services). These third parties may use cookies alone or in conjunction with web beacons or other tracking technologies to collect information about you when you use our Website. The information they collect may be associated with your Personally Identifiable Information or they may collect information, including Personally Identifiable Information, about your online activities over time and across different websites and other online services. They may use this information to provide you with interest-based (behavioral) advertising or other targeted content.

Google Analytics

Our Website uses Google Analytics to better understand how visitors interact with the Website. This service provides Anonymous Information including but not limited to data on where visitors came from, what actions they took on the Website, and where visitors went when they left the Website. We use this information to improve your experience when visiting the Website. To learn more about this service and how to opt out of data collection by Google Analytics, you can reference Google’s online information regarding privacy and Google Analytics. We may also work with other business partners to conduct research surveys in order to improve the user experience on the Website. We encourage you read the privacy statements of these business partners to learn about their data practices.

We do not control these third parties’ tracking technologies or how they may be used. If you have any questions about an advertisement or other targeted content, you should contact the responsible provider directly.


Our Website provides you with the ability to interact with other users and post or submit content published directly to the Website (e.g., user forums, reviews, etc., referred to as “User Contributions and Submissions”). The terms and conditions regarding such User Generated Contributions and Submissions can be found at our Terms of Use. You should be aware that information you choose to publish to our Website can be viewed by anyone, and therefore we encourage you to be mindful about the content you submit (e.g., do not post Personally Identifiable Information, since any other user will be able to see it).


      1. How We Use the Information That We Collect or That You Provide

The information you share with us or that we collect may be used or disclosed in a few ways:

Anonymous Information: Anonymous Information is used internally for administration, troubleshooting and to help improve the quality of the Website and its design.   We may share such aggregated, non-Personally Identifiable Information, such as demographics, without restriction, including with existing and prospective third party business partners, researchers and advertisers.

Personally Identifiable Information: We may disclose Personally Identifiable Information that we collect or you provide as described in this Privacy Notice. In all cases, however, we will only use or disclose your Personally Identifiable Information as permitted by law and our agreements with you. Personally Identifiable Information collected by us or provided to us through the Website may be disclosed and used by us and our subsidiaries and affiliates as follows:

      • to our subsidiaries and affiliates;
      • for purposes including administration of the Website;
      • to notify you about changes to our Website or any Publications, products or services we offer or provide through it;
      • to allow you to participate in interactive features on our Website, and communications with you.
      • to contractors, service providers and other third parties we use to support our business and only for the purposes for which we disclose it to them;
      • to a buyer or other successor in the event of a merger, divestiture, restructuring, reorganization, dissolution or other sale or transfer of some or all of assets of us or our subsidiaries or affiliates, whether as a going concern or as part of bankruptcy, liquidation or similar proceeding, in which Personally Identifiable Information about our Website’s users is among the assets transferred;
      • to fulfill the purpose for which you provide it;
      • for any other purpose disclosed by us when you provide the information; or
      • with your consent.

We may also disclose Personally Identifiable Information if we are required to do so by law or we in good faith believe that such action is necessary to (a) comply with any court order, law or legal process, including to respond to any government or regulatory request; (b) protect and defend our rights and property; (c) protect against misuse or unauthorized use of the Website; or (d) protect the personal safety or property of our users or the public. Please note that we may not provide you with notice prior to disclosure in such cases.

We may use the information we have collected from you to display advertisements to our advertisers’ target audiences. Even though we do not disclose your Personally Identifiable Information for these purposes without your consent, an advertiser may assume that you meet its target criteria if you click on or otherwise interact with an advertisement.

We may also disclose your Personally Identifiable Information to enforce or apply our Terms of Use and other agreements, including for billing and collection purposes.


      1. Advertisements and Opting Out

We support the right of our visitors to choose. We strive to provide you with choices regarding the Personally Identifiable Information you provide to us. See below how to control your options.

Tracking Technologies and Advertising. Users can opt out of cookies at any time. You can also set your browser to refuse all or some browser cookies, or to alert you when cookies are being sent. The Network Advertising Initiative provides instructions and information on how to opt out of communications: www.networkadvertising.org/choices/. Users can use their browser settings to decide whether to turn on and off cookies on the Website. If you disable or refuse cookies, please note that some parts of our Website may then be inaccessible or not function properly.

Account Preferences. Our Website provides the option to register and create user accounts. User accounts include the ability to set certain preferences with respect to your privacy, including the ability to opt-out of certain communications. You should look for the “Account Settings” or “Preferences” link on the user dashboard after logging in. There you will find additional information about managing your preferences.


      1. Access and Correction

You have a right to know about the Personally Identifiable Information that we hold about you and gathered through the Website, including the right to correct, amend or delete the information that we have on file if it is incorrect. If you wish to exercise these rights please contact us by sending us an e-mail stating your request to support@tbdmag.com or contacting us in writing at the address provided below.

If you delete your User Contributions and Submissions from the Website, copies of your User Contributions and Submissions may remain viewable in cached and archived pages, or might have been copied or stored by other users of our Website. Proper access and use of information provided on the Website, including User Contributions and Submissions, is governed by our Terms of Use.


      1. Security

Although the Internet can never be 100% safe and secure, the Website incorporates safeguards intended to mitigate risk and help protect the security, integrity and privacy of the Personally Identifiable Information we have collected.

We have put in place reasonable precautions to protect information from loss, misuse and alteration, including Transport Layer Security (TLS) and Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology. While on a secure page, the lock icon on the bottom of Web browsers such as Microsoft Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox becomes locked, as opposed to unlocked, or open, when you are just “surfing.”

The safety and security of your information also depends on you. Where we provide you with the ability to register an account (see the heading “Account Preferences” under Section 6 above) and where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password for access to certain parts of our Website, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share your password with anyone. We urge you to be careful about giving out information in public areas of the Website like message boards, forums or classifieds. The information you share in public areas may be viewed by any user of the Website.

Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the Internet is not completely secure. Although we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of your personal information transmitted to our Website. Any transmission of personal information is at your own risk. We are not responsible for circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures contained on our Website.

Depending on the nature of the inquiry, your communications may be discarded or archived. Please note that your email, like most, if not all, non-encrypted Internet communications, may be accessed and viewed by other Internet users, without your knowledge and permission, while in transit to us. For that reason, to protect your privacy, please do not use email to communicate information to us that you consider sensitive or confidential. If you wish, you may contact us instead via telephone at the numbers provided throughout our Website or at the address below.


      1. External Links

The Website may provide links to various websites that we do not control. When you click on one of these links, you will be transferred out of our Website and connected to the website of the organization that you selected.   You should familiarize yourself with any terms and policies of such third party website before utilizing such website.

We are not responsible for the nature, quality or accuracy of the content or opinions expressed on third party websites, and such websites are not investigated, monitored or checked for quality, accuracy or completeness by us.

Inclusion of any linked website or services on our Website does not imply or express an approval or endorsement of the linked website or services by us, or of any of the content, opinions, products or services provided on such websites. Even if an affiliation exists between our Website and a third-party website or service, we exercise no control over linked sites or services.

Each of these linked sites or services maintains its own independent privacy and data collection policies and procedures. While we expect our business partners and affiliates to respect the privacy of our users, we cannot be responsible for the actions of third parties. If you visit a website that is linked to or from our Website, we encourage you to consult that website’s privacy policy before providing any personal information and whenever interacting with any website.


      1. Social Media

Our Website may engage with guests on multiple social media platforms (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest). If you contact us on one of our social media platforms, request guest service via social media, or otherwise direct us to communicate with you via social media, we may contact you via direct message or use other social media tools to interact with you. In these instances, your interactions with us are governed by this Privacy Notice as well as the privacy policy of the social media platform you use.

Social Media Widgets. Our Website may include social media features, such as the Facebook Like button, Google Plus, Pinterest, and Twitter widgets. These features may collect information about your IP address and which page you’re visiting our Website, and they may set cookies or employ other tracking technologies. Social media features and widgets are hosted either by a third party or directly on our Website. Your interactions with those features are governed by the privacy policies of the companies that provide them.

Social Media Ads. Our Website may display targeted ads to you through social media platforms. These ads are sent to groups of people who share traits such as likely commercial interests and demographics. For example, the ads may target guests who have expressed an interest in shopping for groceries, cosmetics, clothing, etc. We do not share any of your Personally Identifiable Information, including your shopping history, with social media platforms. See the policies of each social media platform for additional information about these types of ads.

Connecting your TBD account to your social network accounts.

Our Website may permit you to connect your user account (“your TBD account”) to your accounts on social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn in order to access data from those social networks from within Microsoft services, and, if you choose to do so, we will store data about your social network accounts on our servers so that we can display updated data from your social network account. You can disconnect a social network account from your TBD account at any time at by updating your preferences in your TBD account.


      1. Special Notice to California Residents

Under California Civil Code § 1798.83, residents of the State of California that have provided any Personally Identifiable Information to us have the right to request a list of all third parties to which we have disclosed Personally Identifiable Information during the preceding year for direct marketing purposes.

Alternatively, the law provides that if we have a privacy policy that gives either an opt out or opt-in choice for use of Personally Identifiable Information by third parties (such as advertisers or affiliated companies) for marketing purposes, we may instead provide you with information on how to exercise your disclosure choice options. We qualify for the alternative option and have established this Privacy Notice that provides you with details on how you may either opt out or opt-in to the use of your Personally Identifiable Information by third parties for direct marketing purposes.

If you are a resident of the State of California and request information about how to exercise your third party disclosure choices, please send a request to support@tbdmag.com with a preference on how our response to your request should be sent.

Additionally, the California Online Privacy Protection Act requires us to disclose how we respond to “do-not-track” requests from our users. At this time, we do not currently respond to “do-not-track” requests from our users’ browsers.


      1. Account Revisions, Revoking and Deleting Personal Information

We welcome your questions, comments and all feedback pertaining to your privacy or any other issue with regard to the Website.

At any time, you may ask us to cease any further use of your email address and direct us to delete any Personally Identifiable Information you have supplied. Although it is not always possible to remove or modify such information, we will make reasonable efforts to do so. We cannot delete your Personally Identifiable Information except by also deleting your user account. We may not accommodate a request to change information if we believe the change would violate any law or legal requirement or cause the information to be incorrect. If you have given us information for one of those third parties we mentioned above and we have already passed it on, we may not be able to delete or change the information.

In the event that you have given us Personally Identifiable Information in the past and then have second thoughts or want to update it, or if you have any other questions regarding this Privacy Notice or the Website, you may contact us by sending us an e-mail stating your request to support@tbdmag.com.


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