PERSONAL INFORMATION WE COLLECT
We collect personal and non-personal identification information about Users whenever they visit our Site or interact with our Site.
When you visit the Site, we use Google Analytics to automatically collect certain information about your device, including information about your web browser, IP address, time zone, and some of the cookies that are installed on your device. Additionally, as you browse the Site, we collect information about the individual web pages or products that you view, what websites or search terms referred you to the Site, and information about how you interact with the Site. We refer to this automatically-collected information as “Device Information.”
We collect Device Information using the following technologies:
• “Cookies” are data files that are placed on your device or computer and often include an anonymous unique identifier. For more information about cookies, and how to disable cookies, visit: http://www.allaboutcookies.org.
• “Log files” track actions occurring on the Site, and collect data including your IP address, browser type, Internet service provider, referring/exit pages, and date/time stamps.
• “Web beacons,” “tags,” and “pixels” are electronic files used to record information about how you browse the Site.
About web browser cookies
Other non-personal identification information we collect may include:
• Generic aggregated geographic region or location
• Browser name
• Type of computer and technical information about Users means of connection to our Site, such as the operating system and the Internet service providers utilized and other similar information.
Personal Identification Information
We collect personal identification information that is voluntarily provided by the User. For instance, when you make a purchase or attempt to make a purchase through the Site, we collect certain personal information from you, including your name, billing address, shipping address, payment information (including credit card numbers, email address, and phone number. We refer to this information as “Order Information.”
HOW DO WE USE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION?
To Process Sales Orders, Enhance Customer Service and Marketing. We use the Order Information that we collect generally to fulfill any orders placed through the Site for processing your payment information, arranging for shipping, and providing you with invoices and/or order confirmations.
Additionally, we may use this Order Information to:
• Communicate with you and improve customer service.
• Screen our orders for potential risk or fraud.
• Provide you with information and/or marketing and advertising relating to our products or services, (only when in line with the preferences you have shared with us).
Moreover, we use the Device Information that we collect to help us screen for potential risk and fraud (in particular, your IP address), and more generally to improve and optimize our Site (for example, by generating analytics about how our customers browse and interact with the Site, and to assess the success of our marketing and advertising campaigns).
SHARING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
We do not sell, trade, or rent Users' personal identification information to others. However, we may share generic aggregated demographic information not linked to any personal identification information regarding visitors and users with our business partners, trusted affiliates and advertisers for the purposes outlined above.
Third party websites
We may also use third party service providers to help us operate our business and the Site or administer activities on our behalf, such as sending out e-newsletters or surveys and order processing. We may share your Personal Information with these third parties for those limited purposes provided you have given us your permission.
For example, we use Shopify to power our online store--you can read more about how Shopify uses your Personal Information here: https://www.shopify.com/legal/privacy.
We also use Google Analytics to help us understand how our customers use the Site--you can read more about how Google uses your Personal Information here: https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/
You can also opt-out of Google Analytics here: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
Finally, we may also share your Personal Information to comply with applicable laws and regulations, to respond to a subpoena, search warrant or other lawful request for information we receive, or to otherwise protect our rights.
Third party links
VERGE Lifestyle & Urban Culture Magazine Online no longer participates in any affiliate sponsorship programs or display affiliate marketing links on our website. Moreover, the mission of VERGE magazine is to provide readers with useful information about quality products, information and services, whether or not it is associated with an advertisement or affiliate marketing program. *Note: This Site also does not use Targeted Advertising Networks, such as Google Ads/AdWords.
DO NOT TRACK
Please note that we do not alter our Site’s data collection and use practices when we see a Do Not Track signal from your browser.
HOW WE PROTECT YOUR INFORMATION
We respect your privacy, and we adopt appropriate data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures to protect against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure or destruction of your personal information, transaction information, and other data stored on our Site. We also use our (SSL) security website and third-party gateway payment providers for taking payments and order processing. Although we seriously respect your privacy and take measures to protect your information, keep in mind that no data transmission over the Internet is completely secure or impenetrable. By accessing the Internet and using this website you agree to assume all risk in connection with the information sent to us or collected by us when you use the Site.
You have the right to access personal information we hold about you and to ask that your personal information be corrected, updated, or deleted. If you would like to exercise this right, please contact us through the contact information below.
Additionally, if you are an EU (European Union) resident, we note that we are processing your information in order to fulfill contracts we might have with you (for example if you make an order through the Site), or otherwise to pursue our legitimate business interests listed above. Please note that your information will be transferred outside of Europe, including to Canada and the United States.
When you place an order through the Site, we will maintain your Order Information for our records unless and until you ask us to delete this information.
VERGE Lifestyle & Urban Culture Magazine Online is not intended for individuals under the age of 18.
YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF THESE TERMS
By using this Site, you signify your acceptance of this policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use our Site. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of changes to this policy will be deemed your acceptance of those changes.
For more information about our privacy practices, if you have questions, or if you would like to make a complaint, please contact us via e-mail at: info@LTMediapublishing.com or by mail using the details provided below:
LT Media Communications and Publishing, LLC c/o VERGE Magazine
PO Box 8007
Eastpointe, MI 48021
*Updated June 9, 2020
*Updated June 9, 2020