PennWell believes in protecting your privacy. We have procedures in place to ensure that we adhere to the latest privacy practices including adhering to state laws (California Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance), Federal laws (Children's Online Privacy Protection Act), and International agreements (U.S.-EU Safe Harbor Framework).
We collect information from you when you register on our site, subscribe to our newsletter, respond to a survey or fill out a form.
When ordering or registering on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your name, e-mail address, mailing address, phone number or credit card information. You may, however, visit our site anonymously.
When you download or use apps created by us or our subsidiaries, we may receive information about your location and your mobile device. We may use this information to provide you with location-based services.
Any of the information we collect from you may be used in one of the following ways:
The email address you provide for order processing may be used to send you information and updates pertaining to your order. In addition, you may receive occasional company news, updates, related product or service information, etc.
Note: If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, we include detailed unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email.
We implement a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information when you place an order or enter, submit, or access your personal information. We offer the use of a secure server. All supplied sensitive/credit information is transmitted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology and then encrypted into our Payment gateway providers database only to be accessible by those authorized with special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential.
After a transaction, your private information (credit cards, social security numbers, financials, etc.) will not be kept on file for more than 60 days.
PennWell does provide your personally identifiable information to (i) trusted third parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential, and (ii) trusted third parties with whom PennWell contracts with to provide you services and products whereby, in such instances, notice will be provided to you before such services or products are purchased. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others rights, property, or safety. However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.
As noted above, if at any time you would like to prevent us from sharing information to third parties, we include an "opt-out" function at the bottom of each email.
Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third party products or services on our website. These third party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.
Because we value your privacy we have taken the necessary precautions to be in compliance with the California Online Privacy Protection Act. Protecting consumer privacy is important to PennWell.
We are in compliance with the requirements of COPPA (Children's Online Privacy Protection Act) and children under the age of 13 are not eligible to use the services of this site. Our website, products and services are all directed to people who are at least 13 years of age or older.
If your personally identifiable information changes, or if you no longer desire our service, you may correct, update, or request deletion on our site by submitting your request via this form to our customer service team. We will respond to requests within 30 days. In some cases, we may not be able to remove your personal information, in which case we will let you know if we are unable to do so and why.
As part of the Safe Harbor self-certification, the Direct Marketing Association acts as PennWell's dispute resolution mediator.