This page was last updated May 18, 2009
Failuremag.com understands and respects your right to the privacy of the personal information you provide on this site. As such, we would like you to know how we use the personal information you disclose to us. All information is handled with the utmost discretion.
Collection of Personal Information
The only personal information collected through our Web site is information that is submitted to us voluntarily and knowingly by site visitors. When you simply browse our site, no personal information is collected.
Some functions and services offered on our site require that you provide certain personal information. For example, when you order a product from our online store, we may need your postal address.
Policy for Adult Users
Information voluntarily submitted by users may be used for marketing and promotional purposes by failuremag.com. Unless you designate otherwise or we state otherwise in this policy or at the time the information is collected, information about individuals is not shared with any outside companies, although data may be aggregated to provide a general reader profile to advertisers. When we do present aggregated information to advertisers or potential advertisers, no one will be able to identify you or contact you.
Policy for Minors
Children should always ask parents or guardians for permission before providing any personal information online. No information should be submitted to this site by any minor [a user under 18 years of age], without the consent of a parent or guardian. We do not provide any personally identifying information about minors, regardless of its source, to any third party for any purpose whatsoever. Minors are not allowed to participate in site contests.
If you sign up ("Opt-In") to receive a failuremag.com newsletter by e-mail, you will receive periodic announcements from failuremag.com. We collect subscribers’ e-mail addresses in order to distribute newsletters/announcements and do not share them with any outside companies. Users can choose to unsubscribe ("Opt-Out") from failuremag.com newsletters at any time by following the unsubscribe instructions found at the bottom of each e-mail.
Receiving e-mail messages from failuremag.com is optional. You may choose not to receive e-mail, even after granting prior permission, or you may wish to correct information you previously provided. Failuremag.com will use reasonable efforts to delete records or alter records in our database when we receive requests to do so. However, because of possible retention of a residual copy in a system backup file, we cannot guarantee deletion or alteration in every instance.
Letters to the Editor
Any information provided by a user along with or in connection with a letter to the editor will only be used to verify the identity of the writer (should we need to) in connection with the publication of a letter. We do not retain this information, nor do we sell, trade, or disclose it to any third parties. Failuremag.com may or may not contact you prior to posting a letter to the editor on the site.
Purchase of products from the Failure Store
Failure magazine operates an online store at failuremag.com. In the course of processing orders, we will necessarily collect information from you for the purpose of filling customer orders. We do not share any of this information with any other companies, individuals, or third party firms except those directly involved in helping us complete the transaction and deliver the order.
From time to time, failuremag.com may sponsor sweepstakes, contests, free product samples from advertisers, or other events that require the collection, processing and storage of individual contact and demographic information to be used for the promotion. Failuremag.com may also co-sponsor these events with other companies, in which case the user’s individual contact and demographic information may, in some cases, be shared with the participating sponsor(s). Failuremag.com requests that co-sponsors of any events uphold the privacy of registrants’ information. In cases where contact and demographic information is not shared with co-sponsors, the information may be shared with an outside fulfillment house whose sole purpose is to deliver product samples or other materials. Otherwise, a registrant’s personal contact and demographic information will not be released by failuremag.com to any third-party or non-participating organization.
Opinion polls on our Web site are anonymous. We do not correlate votes submitted via such polls with names or e-mail addresses.
Use of IP Addresses
An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you are surfing the Web. Web servers automatically identify your computer by its IP address. When a user requests pages from our site, our servers log the user’s IP address. The addresses are collected for the purposes of system administration and to report aggregate information. We do not link IP addresses to anything personally identifiable. In other words, a user’s session will be logged, but the identity of the guest remains anonymous.
Other disclosure of personal information
Failuremag.com contains many links to other sites on the Web. We cannot control and are in no way responsible for the privacy practices or content of other Web sites.
Failuremag.com (owned and operated by Failure Magazine LLC) reserves the right, in our sole discretion, to change, modify, or otherwise update this Policy at any time. Such changes, modifications, updates or additions shall be effective immediately upon notice, which may be given by posting on this site. Use of failuremag.com after such notice shall be deemed to constitute your acceptance of such changes, modifications, updates or additions.
If you have any additional questions or concerns pertaining to the privacy of information collected on this site, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.