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Privacy Policy

Your privacy is very important to smart talk Magazine (“we” or “us” or “our”). With that in mind, this privacy policy (“policy”) describes the practices that apply to www. smarttalkMagazine.com (“site” or “website”), including, specifically, the information we collect about you, when and how we collect that information, and what may happen to that information. We have prepared a detailed policy because we believe you should know as much as possible about our practices so that you can make an informed decision about the extent of your use of the website. Please note that the following applies to how we handle your personal information after we have received it. Please make sure to check other applicable privacy policies to understand the handling of your personal information by parties other than us.

Please remember that you can always view, correct or remove your Personal Information and other information associated with your registration as a user of the website. If you have any questions or concerns regarding this policy or any privacy matters, please contact privacy@smarttalkMagazine.com. You may also address written correspondence to Privacy Officer, smart talk Magazine, 1225 Broken Sound Parkway N.W., Suite B, Boca Raton, Florida 33487.

Cookies.

When you visit our website, we may place a “cookie” on your personal computer. A cookie is a small computer file that our computer sends to your computer. If a cookie is used, your computer then sends it back to us each time you make a request from the website. When used, cookies help us recognize you when you visit the website again. We use cookies on the website to collect usage information (“session data”) for several purposes to personalize and improve your individual viewing experiences on the website. For example, we may use cookies to keep track of your use of the website, gather data to improve the content of the website, provide information that may be of interest to you and improve the security of your experience with us. Most Internet browsers automatically accept cookies. However,
you can instruct your browser, by editing its options, to stop accepting cookies or prompt you before accepting a cookie from the sites you visit. If you decide not to accept our cookies, you will still be able to access those parts of the website that are available to the general public, but you may not be able to view some information on the website, use some features designed to enhance your experience at the website, or access certain services offered at the website.

Personal Information.

You may provide certain personally identifiable information about yourself, like your name, email, mailing address or telephone number (“Personal Information”), to engage with us, participate in the site or participate in promotions we may offer to you. Once you do so, we may collect Personal Information about you that you voluntarily share with us. We collect Personal Information that is necessary for us to provide you with the services offered on the website.

Other Information.

You may decide to share other information (“Other Information”) with us about yourself (for example, demographic information like your age and gender). If you share Other Information with us, we may use it to tailor your experience at the website to your interests and make more appropriate recommendations to you. You may still use the website even if you choose not to share this type of information with us.

Online Surveys and Contests.

We value your comments and opinions. From time to time, we may invite you, as a registered user of the website, to participate in online surveys, but the choice will be yours. Your participation in these surveys is on an anonymous basis, unless we tell you up-front otherwise. We may offer you the chance to win a variety of travel-related prizes by sponsoring contests. You choose to participate in these contests or not. If you choose to participate in these contests, you will share certain parts of your Personal Information with us, like your full name, email and mailing address. Participation in these contests may include participation in an online survey and may be subject to other stated terms and conditions.

Sharing of Personal Information.

Generally, we may disclose your Personal Information to our partners; we use reasonable efforts to ensure that these partners will also protect your Personal Information. We may contract with other companies to perform various functions necessary to operate our business; we will share with these other companies only that Personal Information necessary for them to perform such services. We may also disclose any Personal Information we collect from you to others without your permission in certain limited circumstances: (a) to protect the security of the website and our rights under our Terms and Conditions of Use; (b) to protect ourselves against liability; (c) in response to legal process; (d) if we believe in good faith that the law requires it; or (e) in connection with a sale of our business or company.

Please note that if we receive a formal request to disclose your Personal Information in connection with a legal action, we will attempt to tell you about it at least ten (10) days before we respond to that request, if permitted by law, via the email address you have provided to us during registration. We may share your Personal Information with our affiliated companies, to be used in accordance with this Privacy Policy. We may also share your Personal Information with our business partners or advertisers. This may come as part of an offer, contest, or other activity that is provided by or in conjunction with us and its business partners and in which you have elected to participate. For example, if you are referred to us from a business partner’s website or through an invitation facilitated by or in conjunction with one
of our business partners, we may provide that business partner with Personal Information to validate the referral and to support the terms of the relationship between us and the business partner, which may allow such business partner to contact you directly and to advertise to you.

We may use the services of a marketing company to help us measure the effectiveness of our advertising and how the website is used. To do this, we may use Action Tags and cookies provided by our marketing company on this website. The information we might collect helps us learn things like what kind of customers the website attracts, which of our offerings most interest our customers, and what kind of offers our customers like to see. Although the marketing company we may use might log the information coming from the website on our behalf, we would control how that data may and may not be used.

Except as provided above, we will not share your Personal Information without your consent.

Combined Non-Personal Information.

We may also combine anonymous information supplied by you and other users during registration on the website with information about your use and others’ use of the website. We will use this combined information to describe our user base, without reference to any specific individual, to potential partners, investors and advertisers. We will not share your Personal Information generally with other users of the website, but we may use information we collect about your preferences and experiences to make recommendations to other users of the website. We may also share aggregated statistical information about users of the website and our service and product offerings with others, including our vendors and partners. We will not link this statistical information to any Personal Information that can identify you as an individual.

Additional Products and Services.

We may partner with other companies to offer you additional products or services. If you sign up for any of these additional products or services, we will share your name and any other Personal Information that is necessary for these other companies to provide the products or services for which you have signed up. This policy will not cover the use of your Personal Information by these other companies. We encourage you to read each company’s privacy policy before signing up for any of its products or services.

Changing and Removing Personal Information.

We are committed to giving you control over your Personal Information. If at any time you want to view the Personal Information, your Personal Information changes, you want to change the preferences associated with your account, or you would like us to remove some or all of the Personal Information, you can correct, update or remove the information and preferences you have shared with us through the website. We will remove all of your Personal Information in a commercially reasonable time frame after receiving a request to do so. We may not be able to honor your request to remove your Personal Information if we are legally obligated to retain that information or those records. Finally, you will not have the ability to view, change or remove session data.

Notification of Changes.

We may change this policy from time to time. If we decide to change this policy in a major way (for example, a change regarding disclosure of Personal Information), we will update this policy at least ten (10) days before putting the change into effect. If we decide to change our policy in a less significant way, we will simply put the change into effect. If any proposed change is unacceptable to you, you may, as discussed in the section above (Changing and Removing Personal Information), request that we remove your Personal Information from our records.

How We Protect Your Information.

We are committed to safeguarding your information. For that reason we employ a staff of technology professionals and utilize a full range of the best security technology available. Specifically, a market-leading firewall technology helps protect your information from unauthorized access from the Internet. We also protect the connection between your computer and our server from eavesdropping through industry-standard encryption technology known as Secure Socket Layer (SSL). This SSL will have encryption keys of at least 256 bits. To ensure that we fulfill our commitment to safeguard your information, we continually assess new technology for protecting your information to make sure that our information handling practices are in accordance with the highest industry standards and best practices on the Internet at all times.

Links.

The website may provide links to other sites. When you click on one of these links, you are leaving the website and entering another website that we do not control and for which we cannot be responsible. You should carefully review the privacy statements or policies on any other website that you visit because those privacy statements or policies will apply to your visit to that website and may be very different from our policy.

Contact Us.

If you have any questions or concerns about this policy or our information handling practices, you may contact us at privacy@smarttalkMagazine.com. We will attempt to respond to your questions or concerns within five (5) business days after we receive them.

A Special Note about Children:

We believe that parents should play a central role in their child’s online activities and should monitor those activities to ensure that sites visited by their child are respecting their child’s privacy. For additional information on protecting children’s privacy, visit http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/pubs/consumer/tech/tec08.shtm.

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