Privacy Policy and Comment Policy

By accessing the content found at Chronicality.com, you acknowledge that you accept the details of the Privacy Policy and Comment Policy as follows (effective 4/1/2016):

Collection and Use of Personal Information

You are able to enjoy our publication, take advantage of our promotions and visit many areas of our website without providing us with any personal information. However, we do collect personal information when you:

  • subscribe to Chronicality.com or to one of our online newsletters,
  • submit content to our publication,
  • enter into a contest or sweepstakes,
  • respond to one of our polls or surveys, or
  • contact our customer service department or any Chronicality staff with an inquiry, comment or suggestion.

Subscriptions: When you subscribe to one of our publications, we may ask you to provide your name, mailing address and e-mail address for the purposes of fulfilling your subscription.

Online Registration: You do not have to register to browse some areas of our website. However, registration is required to receive online newsletters or to participate in certain website features, such as a community forum. When you register, you may be asked for personal information, such as your name, e-mail address and a username and password that you select. We collect the information we need to identify who you are, to provide you with the service or information you requested and/or to facilitate your participation in an online forum or community.

Please remember that any information you disclose in these public forum or community areas becomes public information and is immediately accessible to other users, so it is important for you to carefully consider what, if any, personal information you reveal in these areas. We may decide to use online forum and community content to enhance our editorial, advertising, promotional and similar activities.

Information about Other People: At some of our websites and through certain promotions, you can submit personal information about other people. For example, you might submit a person’s name and email address to be nominated for an award. The personal information that may be collected about other people at these pages include the recipient’s name, address, e-mail address and telephone number. We do not use the recipient’s personal information for any other purpose unless (s)he gives us permission to do so.

Promotions or Surveys: When you enter a contest or sweepstakes (“promotion”) or participate in a survey or poll (“survey”) we may ask you to provide your name, address, phone number and email address. We use the information we collect on promotion entry forms to administer your participation in the promotions and for other purposes stated on the entry form. Our surveys ask for opinions on various issues and may be sponsored by our advertisers and partners. Most information obtained through surveys is aggregated and used internally. We may share survey information with advertisers and marketing partners in an aggregated, non-personally identifiable form. In the event personal information is requested as part of a survey, such personal information is never provided to unaffiliated third parties without your consent.

Optional Information: Occasionally, we may request demographic information (like your age or gender) or information about your interests and purchasing preferences. In most instances, you do not have to provide us with this information to read the publication, or receive the product or service you have requested. We use this optional demographic and preference information to tailor or improve our publication, product and service offerings, as well as for internal marketing research purposes.

Customer Service: When you contact us with a comment or question, you may be asked for information that identifies you, such as your name, address and telephone number, to help us promptly answer your question. We may retain this information to assist you in the future. We also may use your feedback, suggestions and comments to monitor and/or improve our publications, product offerings, and our website. Website Information: Generally, you can visit our website without telling us who you are or providing us with any personal information. We collect the IP (Internet protocol) addresses of all visitors to our websites and clickstream and other related information such as page requests, browser type, operating system and average time spent on our websites. We use this information to monitor and improve our website.

Cookies: To enhance your experience on our sites, many of our web pages use “cookies”. Cookies are small text files that we place in your computer’s browser to store your preferences. Cookies, by themselves, do not tell us your e-mail address or other personal information unless you choose to provide this information to us by, for example, registering at one of our sites. Once you choose to provide a web page with personal information, this information may be linked to the data stored in the cookie. A cookie is like an identification card. It is unique to your computer and can only be read by the server that gave it to you.

We use cookies to understand site usage and to improve the content and offerings on our sites. For example, we may use cookies to personalise your experience on our web pages (e.g. to recognise you by name when you return to our site, or to tailor content or product and service offerings).

Most browsers automatically accept cookies. You can set your browser option so that you will not receive cookies and you can also delete existing cookies from your browser. You may find that some parts of the site will not function properly if you have refused cookies. If you wish to block cookies please open your internet browser and then click through the relevant browser setting path.

Web Beacons: Our website may also use small pieces of software code called “web beacons” or “clear gifs” to collect anonymous and aggregate advertising matrix, such as counting page views, promotion views, or advertising responses. A web beacon is an electronic image called a single-pixel or clear GIF. Web beacons can recognise certain types of information, such as a user’s cookie number, time and date of a page view and description of the page where the web beacon is placed. You may render some web beacons unusable if you choose to reject their associated cookies. These web beacons may be used to deliver cookies that conform with our cookie policy above.

Secondary Marketing: From time to time we may obtain your permission to send you marketing information about our product and service offerings or those of our marketing partners. We may combine personal information we received from you with publicly available outside records to enhance our ability to market products and services that may be of interest to you. You can also remove yourself from an e-mail marketing list by clicking the “unsubscribe” button that appears on our e-mails or using the “contact us” information below.

Disclosure of Personal Information: We will not disclose, rent, sell or otherwise transfer your personal information without your consent, except as otherwise set out in this Privacy Policy.

Third Party Processors and Agents: Certain personal information may be transferred among other third parties solely for the purposes of processing your request or arranging delivery of your subscription, product or service you have requested. We may also transfer (or otherwise make available) your personal information to third parties who administer our contests and prize redemptions, or who provide circulation audit and other services on our behalf. We may store and process personal information in the United States or any other country in which we (or any of our affiliates, subsidiaries or agents) maintain facilities. All of our service providers are required to maintain the confidentiality and security of your personal information and to use it only in compliance with applicable data privacy laws, and are prohibited from using or disclosing your personal information for any purpose other than providing the services on our behalf or as otherwise required by applicable law.

Third Party Products and Services: If you are a subscriber to one of our publications or online newsletters, we may obtain your permission to share your contact information with carefully selected marketing partners who will contact you by mail or email with offers about products and services that may be of interest to you. You can remove yourself from such mailing lists by contacting us here or otherwise contacting as set out in the “How to Contact Us” section below.

Sale of Business: We reserve the right to transfer any personal information we have about you in the event of a merger with a third party or upon a sale or transfer of all or a portion of our business or assets to a third party acquirer.

Legal: We may provide your personal information in response to a search warrant or other legally valid inquiry or order, or to an investigative body in the case of a breach of an agreement or contravention of law, or as otherwise required by law. We may also disclose personal information to assist us in collecting a debt owed by you, or otherwise where necessary for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.

Third party Websites and Advertisers: Our website may provide links to third party websites. The inclusion of any link does not imply our endorsement of any other company, its websites, or its products and/or services. These linked websites have separate and independent privacy policies, which we recommend you read carefully. We have no control over such websites and therefore have no responsibility or liability for the manner in which the organizations that operate such linked websites may collect, use, disclose or otherwise treat your personal information.

Our website may use reputable third parties to present or serve the advertisements that you may see at its web pages and to conduct research about the advertisements. This Privacy Policy does not cover any use of personal information that such third parties may have collected from you or the methods used by the third-parties to collect that information (e.g., cookies, web beacons and clear gifs).

Security of Personal Information: Although we take appropriate measures to safeguard the personal information in our custody and control, we need you to understand that we are unable to guarantee that your personal information will never be disclosed or accessed in a manner that is inconsistent with this Privacy Policy. We have implemented measures in an effort to maintain the confidentiality of all personal information in our custody and control, including only providing access to personal information to employees and authorized service providers who require such information for the purposes described in this Privacy Policy. We maintain administrative, technical and physical safeguards in an effort to protect against unauthorized access, use, modification and disclosure of personal information in our custody and control.

Accessing and Correcting your Personal Information: If you wish to access the personal information we have about you, or to correct factual errors in our records, please contact us as set out in the “How to Contact Us” section below. To protect your privacy, we will take reasonable steps to help verify your identity before granting access or making corrections.

Children Under 13

Chronicality.com is not directed to children under 13 years of age. We care about the safety of children. We won’t knowingly allow anyone under 13 to provide us any personal identifying information. Children should always get permission from their parents before sending any information about themselves (such as, their names, e-mail addresses, and phone numbers) over the Internet to us or to anyone else. We encourage you to become involved in your children’s online experience and to share your interest in our sites with your young ones.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy may be updated periodically to reflect changes to our personal information practices. The revised Privacy Policy will be posted on this website. We will treat your personal information in accordance with the Privacy Policy in place at the time of collection of such information, or as you otherwise consent.

Comment Policy

We love comments and appreciate the time our readers spend to share ideas and give feedback. When commenting on our site, personal information, including your name, location and career, may appear on our website. Any comments left on the site may appear in search engine results or be used in promotional materials.

All comments should be respectful and useful in nature. We will remove any comments that are:

  • Harassing: Conversation and the sharing of different ideas is encouraged, but any comments that are not respectful towards our contributors and other readers will be removed.
  • Anonymous: We only accept comments from people willing to identify themselves.
  • Promotional: Any comment that is solely promotional in nature will be removed from the website.
  • Other: We reserve the right to remove any comments from the website, and the decision to allow comments on various pages of the site is at the sole discretion of the editorial staff.

How to Contact Us

Feel free to contact us at any time if:

  • you have any questions or comments about this Privacy Policy or Comment Policy;
  • you wish to withdraw your name from an e-mail or other marketing list;
  • you wish to access and/or correct your personal information; or
  • you have a complaint about the manner in which we treat your personal information.

The Chronicality staff can be contacted by filling out our online contact form, or by sending an email to hello[at]chronicality[dot]com.