WHAT INFORMATION DO WE GATHER ABOUT YOU?
There are two types of information we gather:
1. personal information you voluntarily supply when you register for an online discussion or provide your e-mail address
2. tracking information collected as you navigate through our sites.
Personally Identifiable Information
Registration for our Web sites
Anyone can view our site but a free registration process is required to access the archive section of www.thefstopmag.com.
Aggregate Information Collected Through Technology
Cookies and Other Technologies
As is standard practice on many Web sites, The F STOP uses “cookies” and other technologies to recognize you and provide personalization, as well as to help us understand which parts of our Web sites are the most popular, where our visitors are going and how much time they spend there. Users who do not accept cookies from the domain “thefstopmag.com” cannot access most areas of our sites.
We reserve the right to place a The F STOP cookie on your computer with a unique anonymous number to ensure that your browser does not see the same ad over and over again, to sequence ads in a series and to measure the number of unique visitors that have viewed a particular ad or visited a particular Web page.
We use a proprietary advertising server to display ads on www.thefstopmag.com. In addition, advertisers may elect to use third-party advertising companies to serve ads onto our Web site. In the course of serving these advertisements, the third-party advertisers may place or recognize a unique “cookie” on your browser. We do not have access to these cookies or any information that they may contain. If you would like more information about this practice and about your option not to accept cookies placed by these companies please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Acceptance of cookies from domains other than thefstopmag.com is optional.
WHAT DO WE DO WITH THE INFORMATION WE GATHER ABOUT YOU?
We may use demographic and preference information to allow advertising on our Web sites to be targeted, in aggregate, to the users for whom they are most pertinent. This means users see advertising that is most likely to interest them, and advertisers send their messages to people who are most likely to be receptive, improving both the viewer’s experience and the effectiveness of the ads.
User Generated Content (Forums)
We offer message boards for readers in a number of areas throughout our Web sites. Any information you disclose when posting to a forum, along with your forum screen name or ID, becomes public and may be used by the The F STOP for online and offline promotional or commercial uses in any and all media.
If you choose to receive them, The F STOP will periodically send you e-mail newsletters or promotional e-mail about new issues of The F STOP. If you at any time prefer not to receive newsletters from us please follow the unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each newsletter.
OTHER INFORMATION: Children’s Guidelines
COPPA Compliance: The F STOP does not knowingly collect or store any personal information, even in aggregate, about children under the age of 13.
OTHER INFORMATION: Compliance with Legal Process
We may disclose personal information if we are required to do so by law or we in good faith believe that such action is necessary to (1) comply with the law or with legal process; (2) protect and defend our rights and property; (3) protect against misuse or unauthorized use of our Web sites; or (4) protect the personal safety or property of our users or the public (among other things, this means that if you provide false information or attempt to pose as someone else, information about you may be disclosed as part of any investigation into your actions).