Last updated May 30, 2018
Our Commitment To Your Privacy
Your privacy is important to us. To better protect your privacy we provide this notice explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used. To make this notice easy to find, we make it available on our homepage and at every point where personally identifiable information may be requested.
We collect the following information from our users: first & last name, street address, city, state, ZIP code, and email address. We use this information to process payments to our site as well as provide customer service more effectively.
What Data Do We Collect?
When you sign up for the Service or create an account on the Site, we collect and use the Personal Data you provide to us such as your name, email address, or billing information, credit card information, IP address, or other data that can be reasonably linked to such information by NewsgrouDirect, such as information we associate with your NewsgrouDirect membership and the Service provided to you. Personal information about a user will not be disclosed unless we are required to do so under applicable State and Federal laws, including without limitation, DMCA.
Use of Information
Our primary purpose in collecting personal information is to provide you with a secure, smooth, efficient, and customized experience. In general, we use personal information to create, develop, operate, deliver, and improve our Services, content and advertising, and for loss prevention and anti-fraud purposes. Examples of how we may use this information include:
- To comply with our legal obligations.
- To prevent and investigate potentially prohibited or illegal activities, and/or violations of our posted user terms.
- To process transactions and send notices about your transactions.
- To verify your identity by comparing your personal information against third-party databases.
- To send administrative or account-related information to you.
- To enforce our agreements with third parties.
- To communicate with you about our events or our partner events.
- To deliver targeted marketing, service update notices, and promotional offers based on your communication preferences (where this in accordance with the law).
We will not use your personal information for purposes other than those purposes we have disclosed to you, without your permission. From time to time we may request your permission to allow us to share your personal information with third parties. You may opt out of having your personal information shared with third parties, or from allowing us to use your personal information for any purpose that is incompatible with the purposes for which we originally collected it or subsequently obtained your authorization. If you choose to so limit the use of your personal information, certain features, NewsgroupDirect membership, and services may not be available to you.
Our Commitment To Data Security
To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.
Information on Cookies
We use “cookies” to allow the Site to recognize your browser and store user preferences and other information. Cookies are files with small amounts of data, which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser by a website and stored on your computer. You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our Service.
NewsgroupDirect is not directed at persons under the age of eighteen (18). In general, and with certain exception, privacy laws, including the General Data Protection Regulation, generally require that the collection of Personal Data of persons under the age of sixteen (16) (“Children”) requires parental consent. Further, if the member state of the European Union has not provided a lower age limit (provided that such lower age is not under 13 years), the General Data Protection Regulation obliges parents to give a consent. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your Children has provided us with Personal Data, please contact us. If we discover that a person under the age of 16 has provided use us with Personal Data, we will delete such information from our servers immediately.
While no service is completely secure, NewsgroupDirect takes reasonable measures to help protect information about you from loss, theft, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction. The servers on which personal information is stored are kept in a controlled environment with restricted access. While we take reasonable efforts to guard personable information we knowingly collect directly from you, no security system is impenetrable.
How You Can Access Or Correct Your Information
You can access all your personally identifiable information that we collect online and maintain by sending us an email. We use this procedure to better safeguard your information. To protect your privacy and security, we will also take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting access or making corrections.
This Policy was last updated as of the “Last Modified” date above. NewsgroupDirect may modify this Policy at any time and will post any updates to our Services. We therefore encourage you to review this page frequently for any changes.
How To Contact Us
Should you have other questions or concerns about these privacy policies, please send us an email at [email protected].