PRIVACY

Privacy Notice 

 

Last Updated: June 01, 2020 

When you use or interact with a U.S. website, mobile app or other digital service (each a “Digital Service”) operated or owned by Hearst Communications, Inc., we and third parties may obtain certain information about you. In this Highlights section, we provide an overview of our privacy practices related to the Digital Services. Please review our full Privacy Notice below for a detailed explanation of our practices. 

What Information We Obtain

  • Information you provide when you use the Digital Services, including when you sign up for newsletters, order subscriptions, create an account or register for a membership through the Digital Services. This may include your contact, payment or demographic information. 

  • Information you submit when you choose to participate in a survey, sweepstakes, contest, promotion, event or similar initiative.

  • Information you give us about others, such as a friend’s contact information when you order a gift subscription. 

  • Information collected by automated means such as cookies or pixels. This may include information about your device and browser, including IP address or mobile device advertising identifiers, as well as information about how you and others use, interact with or respond to the Digital Services. This collection may take place while you are using a Digital Service or while the Digital Service is running in the background of your device. 

  • Precise location information associated with your device when location services are active. 

  • Information we obtain from other sources, such as business partners, data suppliers and social media platforms. 

Read more here.

How We Use Information We Obtain 

  • To process your requests and provide you with the Digital Services, including to deliver customized content or recommendations. Note that we use your payment card information (such as your card number and expiration date) for limited purposes such as to process your transaction (including recurring payments, if applicable), to provide you with the requested products or services and to protect our rights or the rights of others. 

  • To learn about users of the Digital Services and analyze how you and others interact with and respond to the Digital Services. 

  • To communicate with you, including to send you marketing and promotional communications. 

  • For advertising and marketing purposes, including to deliver interest-based ads, for cross-device linking and to analyze the performance of advertising and marketing activities. 

  • To protect our rights and the rights of others. 

Read more here

How We Share Information 

  • Within the Hearst family of companies. 

  • With service providers that perform services or handle transactions on our behalf. 

  • With advertisers, advertising- and marketing-related services providers and partners as well as companies that help us learn how you and others interact with our content. 

  • With social media platforms and similar services, including when you interact with our Digital Services that integrate tools and services provided by social medial platforms. 

  • With business partners, such as when we partner with a third party to offer products or services on a co-branded basis. 

  • Other parties when required by law or as necessary to protect our rights, and in the context of corporate transactions. 

  • With your consent or otherwise at your direction. 

Read more here

Your Choices, Including Marketing and Interest-Based Ads Opt-Outs 

  • You may take steps to limit the use of your information for interest-based advertising on your browser or mobile device. See here for more information. 

  • You may unsubscribe from our marketing or promotional emails by clicking the “Unsubscribe” link in our emails, or for certain Digital Services, by logging into your account and adjusting your preferences. 

Read more here

Additional Information 

  • We use a variety of security technologies and procedures to help protect information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. 

  • The Digital Services are operated from the United States. Information may be processed and stored in the United States or other countries. 

  • The Digital Services are not intended for use by children under the age of 13. 

  • This Privacy Notice is part of the Terms of Use, which govern your use of the Digital Services and any disputes related to your use of the Digital Services (including our use of your information) will be resolved per the dispute resolution provision in the Terms of Use. 

  • If you are accessing the Digital Services from the European Economic Area, additional provisions may be relevant for you. These are included at the end of this Privacy Notice. 

Read more here

Contact Us 

If you have questions about our Privacy Notice you can contact us by email at magsprivacy@hearst.com.

 

PRIVACY NOTICE

Last Updated: June 13, 2018

 

 

A. Introduction

B. What Information We Obtain

C. How We Use Information We Obtain

D. How We Share Information

E. Your Choices, Including Marketing and Interest-Based Ads Opt-Outs

F. Additional Information for California Residents

G. How We Protect Your Information

H. Non-U.S. Visitors

I. Children’s Privacy Rights

J. Links to Third-Party Websites, Mobile Apps or Other Services

K. Careers/Job Opportunities

L. Dispute Resolution/Terms of Use

M. Changes to This Privacy Notice

N. Contact Us

O. Additional Information for European Visitors

 

 

A. INTRODUCTION

This Privacy Notice applies to the U.S. website, mobile application or other digital service (each a “Digital Service”) linking to this Privacy Notice and owned or operated by Hearst Communications, Inc. (“we”, “us”, “our” or “Hearst”). This Privacy Notice describes the privacy practices of Hearst only and does not cover the practices of other companies, including those that may advertise or sponsor content, products or services on the Digital Services.

B. WHAT INFORMATION WE OBTAIN

When you use a Digital Service, we may obtain various types of information related to you and your use of the Digital Service. This may include information that directly identifies you such as your name, address, or contact information (this type of information may be called “personal information” or “personally identifiable information”). The information we obtain generally consists of information (1) you give us about yourself, (2) you give us about others, (3) automatically collected about your interactions with the Digital Services and our content or ads on third-party websites, apps or other media, and (4) we get from other sources.

1. Information you give us

We may ask you to provide information about yourself when you use the Digital Services. For example, to subscribe to one of our newsletters, you will need to give us an email address. You may not be able to use certain features if you choose not to submit the requested information.

The information you give us may include details such as:

  • Contact information (e.g., name, mailing address, email address or phone number).

  • Demographic, interests and household information (e.g., age, gender or education).

  • Payment information for subscriptions or purchases made through the Digital Services (e.g., payment card number, expiration date and billing information).

  • Comments, photos, videos and other content or information you choose to publish on the Digital Services or otherwise share with us.

  • Information you provide when you choose to participate in surveys, polls, sweepstakes, contests or promotions (including information about your participation in activities that may generate loyalty or rewards points).

  • Location information, which may include precise location information when you permit the Digital Services to access device location. To prevent the collection of precise location information, please refer to instructions provided by your mobile service provider or device manufacturer.

  • Other information you may allow us to access through your device’s permissions settings, such as your contacts or address book.

  • Transactional and activity information (e.g., requests, searches or orders).

2. Information you give us about others

You may give us information about other people, such as the name and email of a friend or contact with whom you want to share an article or the name and address of a gift subscription recipient. Do not give us information about others unless you are authorized or have their consent to do so. We will use their information for the purposes described in this Privacy Notice.

 

 

3. Information automatically collected

The Digital Services automatically log certaininformation about visits to the Digital Services, such as the number and frequency of visitors, technical information about browsers and devices used to access the Digital Services, and information about crashes or other technical issues. In addition, we and third parties may automatically collect certain information through automated means about your activities over time across the Digital Services as well as across third-party sites, apps or other media. The tools that collect this information vary depending on the Digital Services and include technologies such as cookies, web beacons, tags, scripts, pixels, local shared objects (including HTML5 cookies) and software development kits (“SDKs”). These technologies may be included in our web pages, mobile apps, emails, and other digital content. The tools may assign or collect unique cookie IDs or other identifiers associated with your browser or device. The tools may collect information while you are using our Digital Services or while they are running in the background of your device.

The information automatically collected may include :

  • Information about your computer, device, browser and operating system (e.g., type, model, or version).

  • Internet protocol (IP) address, which may be used to derive your general geographic area (e.g., city and country).

  • Device identifiers (e.g., mobile advertising IDs).

  • Information about your interactions with the Digital Services, including browsing activities and clickstream data that reflect the content you have accessed, clicked on, or viewed.

  • Information about how you accessed the Digital Services, including details about websites or apps visited immediately before or after accessing aDigital Service.

  • Demographic, interests and household information.

  • Information about your interactions with email messages and other communications, such as whether you opened or forwarded the email or clicked on links contained in the email.

For more information about the use of automated means in the context of interest-based advertising and how you can limit tracking, see here.

4. Information we obtain from other sources

We receive information about you from other sources and it may be combined with other information about you. For example, we may obtain data from:

  • Operators of third-party sites or apps, content distribution channels and platforms (e.g., Roku, Amazon Fire TV), voice-activated assistants (e.g., Amazon Alexa, Google Home) or other devices and technologies when you interact with our content, products, services or ads available on those channels and platforms. The information we receive may include information about the content you view or access as well as your demographic information and information about your interests.

  • Third-party data suppliers such as data aggregators, data resellers, public databases and business partners. They may provide us with demographic information, information about your purchases, and other information that helps us learn about you and other users of the Digital Services.

  • Social Media Platforms and similar services (“Social Media Platforms”). When you engage with our content or ads on Social Media Platforms, or interact with features on the Digital Services that contain content or features provided by Social Media Platforms (e.g., login or sign in features or tools that allow you to share our content with others on Social Media Platforms), we may obtain information from Social Media Platforms, including your username, user ID, demographic information and other information, subject to the settings and privacy practices of the relevant Social Media Platform. We may obtain this information directly from the Social Media Platform or through plug-ins, integrations or applications. Please keep in mind that the operators of the Social Media Platforms may also gather information about your use of the Digital Services and their features and tools.

C. HOW WE USE INFORMATION WE OBTAIN

If you make a purchase or place an order through or in connection with a Digital Service, we use your payment card information (e.g., your card number and expiration date) for limited purposes such as to process your transaction (including recurring payments, if applicable), to provide you with the requested products or services and for the purposes described under the section “To protect our rights or the rights of others” below.

With respect to information other than your payment card information, we use that information:

1. To provide you with the Digital Services. This includes:

  • Processing your requests regarding the Digital Services and our subscriptions, products or services, or your participation in a survey, sweepstakes, contest, promotion, event or similar initiative.

  • Providing customer assistance or technical support.

  • Customizing content, providing recommendations and enhancing the quality and your overall experience with the Digital Services, including by retaining your user preferences or presenting content in the most effective manner for the browser or device you use to access the Digital Services.

  • Maintaining, operating, improving and developing the Digital Services and related content, products or services, including developing new products and features based on users’ interactions with the Digital Services.

  • Learning about users of the Digital Services and analyzing how you and others interact with and respond to the Digital Services, including by measuring and optimizing usage, reliability and performance, conducting market research,analyzing trends, and supporting our operations (e.g., for accounting, auditing, financial, legal or other purposes).


    2. To communicate with you. This includes:

     

  • Sending you informational messages about the Digital Services (e.g., to confirm your subscription or notify you of changes to a Digital Service).

  • Delivering marketing or promotional communications, including offers or promotions about our or third parties’ products, services or other initiatives.

  • Responding to your questions or addressing your requests.

  • Communicating with you about surveys, sweepstakes, contests, promotions or events.

    3. For advertising and marketing purposes, including interest-based advertising.This includes:

     

  • Developing, managing and conducting advertising and marketing campaigns, promotions and offers, including about our content, products and services or third parties’ products, services and other initiatives.

  • Interest-based advertising (also known as targeted or personalized advertising or ads) is advertising based on your interests as inferred from your activities over time on the Digital Services and online services operated by third parties, as well as information from other sources. Interest-based ads may consist of text ads, images, animations or videos and may be displayed to you based on various factors, including the context of the site or app in which they appear (e.g., sport or travel section), information you provided to the operator of the site or app (e.g., when you created an account), your activities on the site or app (e.g., pages viewed, searches performed or ads clicked), and information such as your demographic, interests and household information.

     

     

    • On the Digital Services and on third-party sites, apps or other media, we, our service providers and third parties may use automated means to (a) collect information for interest-based advertising purposes or (b) serve you interest-based ads. These automated means vary depending on the Digital Services and include technologies such as cookies, web beacons, tags, scripts, pixels, local shared objects (including HTML5 cookies) and SDKs. These technologies may use unique identifiers associated with your browser or device to support interest-based advertising.

    • We may use online and offline information we obtain about you, including your personal information, for interest-based advertising purposes. We may aggregate the information we obtain to create audiences that are most likely to respond to ads based on demographic, interests or household information.

    • Interest-based ads may be displayed to you by third parties, such as ad networks or exchanges.

    • There are steps you can take to limit the collection of your information for interest-based advertising purposes. These steps vary for the web and mobile app environments and are browser and device specific. To learn more about interest-based advertising and opt-out choices, see http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ and here.

    • In serving interest-based ads, we adhere to the Self-Regulatory Principles for Online Behavioral Advertising developed by the Digital Advertising Alliance.

       

  • Cross-device linking. If you access the Digital Services from multiple browsers or devices, we, our service providers and third parties may try to establish connections among and link the different browsers and devices you use to access the Digital Services and our content or ads published elsewhere. This helps us provide you with a