Last Updated on Nov. 11, 2013
TOO MUCH MAGazine is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.
Types of Information We Collect
Personal information is information that specifically identifies an individual, such as a visitors’s name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, and information about that individual’s activities when directly linked to that person. Personal information can also include demographic information, such as date of birth, gender, geographic area and preferences, when such information is linked to other personal information that identifies the individual.
Personal information does not include “aggregate” information. Aggregate information is data we collect about a group or category of products, services or visitors, from which individual visitor identities have been removed. In other words, information about how you use a service may be collected and combined with information about how others use the same service, but no personal information will be included in the resulting data. Aggregate data helps us understand trends and visitor needs so that we can better consider new services, and tailor existing services to visitor desires. We may share aggregate information about our users with third parties for various purposes, such as helping us better understand and improve our services.
How We Collect and Use Personal Information
TOO MUCH MAGazine collects personal information from you at several different points on our Website, as set forth below.
In general, we use personal information for the purpose for which it was collected, such as
(i) to provide services you have requested,
(ii) to anticipate and resolve problems with our Website and our services, and
(iii) for our own internal operations, to respond to user support inquiries and for other purposes as described below.
<strong><em>Other Information Submissions</em></strong>
When you elect to use our referral service for emailing a recipe or other content to a friend, we ask you for your friend’s name and email address. TOO MUCH MAGazine will automatically send your friend a one-time email on your behalf which contains the recipe or other content, and which invites your friend to visit the Website. TOO MUCH MAGazine uses your friend’s name and email address only to send this one-time email, and does not store this information. If your friend does not wish to receive “email-a-friend” messages to be sent on your behalf, he or she must contact you directly. TOO MUCH MAGazine users may not use our referral service to send unwanted spam to others.
We collect personal information when you submit comments, questions or suggestions for user service. We use the information you provide to respond to your submission.
Cookies, Web Beacons and Log Files
We could in the future choose to use, and permit third parties to use, “web beacons” (also known as Internet tags, pixel tags, single-pixel GIFs, clear GIFs, invisible GIFs, 1-by-1 GIFs, and web bugs) on our Website to monitor the effectiveness of advertising and for other lawful purposes. These web beacons do not collect personally identifying information about you on our Website.
We could in the future choose to track log files on our Website (i.e., we log your computer’s IP address into our log files when you visit a page on our Website) and use them to analyze trends, administer the Website, track your movements on the Website, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. We may link some or all of this information to personally identifiable information that is stored on a cookie in your computer. We only use information gathered from these activities for our internal marketing and operational purposes.
Disclosure of Personal Information
With your consent, we may disclose your personal information to third parties in order to provide you with services that you have requested.
With your consent, we may disclose information you provide to us during
(i) your entry into a contest or promotion,
(ii) your request of an offer, or
(iii) your participation in a survey or similar activity on the Website.
You may be asked for additional information in order to enter the contest, request an offer, or participate in a survey. The third parties will use the information we provide to them, along with any information you provide during your participation, in order to
(i) notify you if you have won a prize in a contest or sweepstakes, and
(ii) to fulfill, or facilitate fulfillment of, requests for services you may make in connection with your participation.
These third parties are contractually obligated to keep all such information confidential and to only use it for the purposes for which it was provided. When we provide information collected during a contest, promotion, offer, or survey on the Website to third parties, we always disclose this to you at the time of collection
TOO MUCH MAGaziness own Purposes
We use and disclose information about you for our own internal statistical, design or operational purposes, such as to estimate our audience size, measure aggregate traffic patterns, and understand demographic, user interest and other trends among our users. We may outsource these tasks and disclose personal information about you to third parties, provided the use and disclosure of your personal information by these third parties is restricted to performance of such tasks. We may also share personal information with third-party vendors who assist us in performing internal functions necessary to operate our tasks. We require our third party vendors to keep such information confidential and to only use the information for the purpose it was provided.
Protection of toomuchmag.com and Others
We do not intend, and the Website is not designed, to collect personal information from children under the age of 13. If you are under 13 years old, you should not register for our services or otherwise provide information on our Website and should ask your parent to do so for you.
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We use reasonable security measures to store and maintain personally identifying information so as to protect it from loss, misuse, alteration or destruction by unauthorized parties while it is under our control. We use secure socket layer (“SSL”) encryption when transmitting certain kinds of information, such as payment information, over the Internet. We DO NOT, however, use SSL to protect user demographic or registration data.
<strong>California Privacy Rights and UK Data Protection Act</strong>
California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits customers who are California residents to request certain information regarding disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. We do not provide your personal information to any third party for their direct marketing purposes without your consent. If, having provided your consent, you would like to revoke your consent to future disclosure of your personal information to third parties, send a request to TOO MUCH MAGazine with “California Opt-Out” in the subject line. Please note that this opt-out will not prevent the use of information that has already been disclosed to third parties with your consent and you should contact them directly to opt-out from such communications. If you would like more information with respect to your privacy rights under California law, you may contact us at TOO MUCH MAGazine. Please indicate such a request by placing “California Disclosure Information” in the subject line.
The UK Data Protection Act
Subject access is one of the main rights of the Data Protection Act. It gives people the right to access their personal information. You can ask us to tell you about any personal information TOO MUCH MAGazine holds about you, and to provide you with a copy of that information. In most cases we will respond within 40 calendar days of receiving such Subject Access request. We may ask you for a modest fee (which will not exceed £10) to cover our costs. Please send any requests for Subject Access to TOO MUCH MAGazine. Please indicate such a request by placing “UK DPA Subject Access Request” in the subject line.