Privacy Policy

Statement of Privacy

We are interested in protecting your privacy. But sometimes we do need information to understand how to make our magazines more interesting, more specialized and more successful, and this statement of privacy explains data collection and use in those situations. Please read the complete privacy statement.

Collecting your Personal Information
We will ask you when we need information that personally identifies you (that is, your first and last name; your home or business address; your e-mail address; your telephone number; your gender) or allows us to contact you. Generally, this information is requested when you are asked to register before entering a contest, ordering e-mail newsletters, or if you subscribe to one of our magazines or elect to participate in a forum and/or a survey. Personal information collected by any of our websites often is limited to e-mail address, language, country or location, but may include other information when needed to provide a service to you.

For example: If you choose to subscribe to a magazine, we will request personal information such as: name, address, telephone number, and shipping information.

Use of your Personal Information
We use your personal information for the following primary purposes:

  • To help us create and deliver content most relevant to you.
  • To alert you to special offers, updated information and other services.
  • To help us determine if any modifications need to be made to our publications or with respect to our subscriptions.
  • To contact you regarding participation in a reader survey.

We occasionally hire other companies to provide limited services on our behalf, including packaging, mailing and delivering purchases, answering customer questions about products or services, sending postal mail and processing event registration. We will only provide those companies the information they need to deliver the service, and they are prohibited from using that information for any other purpose.

We also will occasionally share this information with third parties so that you may be informed of matters, services or products of interest to readers of our magazines.

We will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on us; (b) protect and defend our rights or property; (c) act in urgent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of any of our websites, or the public; and (d) comply with negotiated agreements in the event of a merger or sale of any of our products.

Control of your Personal Information
When you register on one of our websites, or otherwise give us personal information, we will not share that information with third parties without your permission, other than for the limited exceptions already listed. It will only be used for the purposes stated above.

We will occasionally allow other companies to offer our customers information about their products and services. If you do not wish to receive any such mailings, you may send an e-mail to

Security of your Personal Information
will use its best efforts to protect the security of your personal information and honor your choices for its intended use.

Your personal information is never shared outside the company without your permission, except under conditions explained above.

Use of Cookies
To ensure we are publishing content customers need and want, we may elect to collect aggregated site-visitation statistics using cookies. We do not track individuals’ use of the site.

Changes to this Statement
We will occasionally update this privacy statement. When we do, we will also revise the “last updated” date at the top of the privacy statement. For material changes to this Statement, we will notify you by placing prominent notice on the Web site.