Privacy Policy

Last Updated November 25, 2017

Good Grit Magazine (“we” or “us” or “our”) respects the privacy of our users (“user” or “you”). This Privacy Policy explains how we collect, use, disclose, and safeguard your information when you visit our website goodgritmerc.com, including any other media form, media channel, mobile website, or mobile application related or connected thereto (collectively, the “Site”or “Website”). Please read this Privacy Policy carefully. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE WITH THE TERMS OF THIS POLICY, PLEASE DO NOT ACCESS THE SITE.

We reserve the right to make changes to the Privacy Policy at any time and for any reason. We will alert you about any changes by updating the “Revised” date of this Policy. Any changes or modifications will be effective immediately upon posting the updated Policy on the Site, and you waive the right to receive specific notice of any such modifications. You are encouraged to periodically review this Privacy Policy to stay informed of updates. You will be deemed to have been made aware of, will be subject to, and will be deemed to have accepted the changes in any revised Policy by your continued use of the Site after the date a revised Policy is posted.

COLLECTION OF YOUR INFORMATION 
We may collect information about you in a variety of ways. The information we may collect on the Website includes:

Personal Data 
Personally identifiable data, such as your name, shipping address, email address, and telephone number, demographic information such as your job title, industry, and company size, any other identifier by which you may be contacted online or offline, and any other information that the Website collects that is defined as personal or personally identifiable information under applicable law, that you voluntarily give to us when you choose to participate in various activities related to the Website, such as message boards. You are under no obligation to provide us with personal information of any kind; however, your refusal to do so may prevent you from using certain features of the Site.

Derivative Data 
Information our servers automatically collect when you access the Website, such as your IP address, your browser type, your internet connection, your operating system, the equipment you use to access the Website, your access times, the jurisdiction from which you access the Website, error logs, the pages you have viewed directly before and after accessing the Website, and other usage details.

Financial Data 
Financial information, such as data related to your payment method that we may collect when you purchase, order, return, exchange, or request information about our services from the Site. We store only very limited, if any, financial information that we collect. Otherwise, all financial information is stored by our payment processor, Stripe, and you are encouraged to review their privacy policy and contact them directly for responses to your questions.

Data from Contests, Giveaways, and Surveys 
Personal and other information you may provide when entering contests or giveaways or responding to surveys.

We may collect this information directly from you when you provide it to us, automatically as you navigate through the Website through cookies, web beacons, and other tracking technologies, and from third parties.

We may maintain logs of the traffic that visits the Website. Log files are used for, among other things, managing traffic loads and information technology requirements for providing reliable service.

 

USE OF YOUR INFORMATION

Having accurate information about you permits us to provide you with a smooth, efficient, and customized experience. Specifically, we may use the information we collect about you or that you provide to us via the Website to:

Present our Website and its content to you. 
Provide you with services, products, and information that you request from us. 
Create and manage your account. 
Deliver targeted advertising, newsletters, promotions, and other information regarding our Website and mobile application to you. 
Fullfill and manage purchases, orders, payments, and other transactions related to the Site. 
Offer new products, services, and recommendations to you. 
Monitor and analyze usage and trends to improve your experience with the Site. 
Fulfill any other purpose for which you provide the information. 
Carry out our obligations and enforce our rights arising from any contracts entered into between you and us, including for billing and collection. 
Notify you about changes to our Website or any products or services we offer or provide through it. 
Allow you to participate in interactive features on the Website. 
Administer and troubleshoot the Website. 
Enforce the legal terms that govern the Website. 
Process Payments and refunds. 
Respond to product and customer service requests. 
Send you a newsletter. 
We may also use the information you provide us for any other purpose to which you consent and in any other way described on the Website.

The law of your jurisdiction might give you the right to request access to and rectification or erasure of certain personal data that we hold. It may also give you the right to request restrictions on the processing of your personal data, or to withdraw consent for the processing of your personal data. You may contact us as provided below to make these requests.

DISCLOSURE OF YOUR INFORMATION

We may share information we have collected about you in certain situations. Your information may be disclosed as follows:

By Law or to Protect Rights

If we believe the release of information about you is necessary by law, to comply with any court order, to respond to any legal process, to respond to any government or regulatory request, to investigate or remedy potential violations of our policies (including without limitation the Website’s Terms of Use, or to protect the rights, property, or safety of Digital Hands, our customers, or others, we may share your information as permitted or required by any applicable law, rule, or regulation. This includes exchanging information with other entities for fraud protection and credit risk reduction.

Online Postings

When you post comments, contributions, or other content to the Website, your posts may be viewed by all users and may be publicly distributed outside the Website in perpetuity.

Business Partners

We may share your information with our business partners to offer you certain products, services, or promotions.

Third Party Service Providers

We may share your information with third parties that perform services for us or on our behalf, including payment processing, data analysis, email delivery, hosting services, customer service, and marketing assistance .

 

Third Party Advertisers

We may use third party advertising to serve ads when you visit the Site. These companies may use information about your visits to the Site and other websites that are contained in web cookies in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you.

Other Third Parties

We may share your information with advertisers and investors for the purpose of conducting general business analysis. We may also share your information with those third parties for marketing purposes, as permitted by law.

Affiliates

We may share your information with our affiliates, in which case we will require those affiliates to honor this Privacy Policy. Affiliates include our parent company and any subsidiaries, joint venture partners or other companies that we control or that are under common control with us.

Sale or Bankruptcy

If we reorganize or sell all or a portion of our assets or business, undergo a merger, divestiture, restructuring, or dissolution, or are acquired by another entity, we may transfer your information to the successor entity. If we go out of business or enter bankruptcy, your information would be an asset transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that these transfers may occur and that the transferee may decline to honor commitments we made in this Policy.

We are not responsible for the actions of third parties with whom you share personal or sensitive data, and we have no authority to manage or control third-party solicitations. If you no longer wish to receive correspondence, emails, or other communications from third parties, you are responsible for contacting the third party directly.

TRACKING TECHNOLOGIES

As you navigate through and interact with the Website, we may use automatic data collection technologies to collect certain information about your equipment, browsing actions, and patterns (which may include traffic data, location data, logs, other communication data, and the resources that you access and use on the Website) and information about your computer and internet connection (including your IP address, operating system, and browser type). We also may use these technologies to collect information about your online activities over time and across third-party websites or other online services (behavioral tracking). See Controls for Do-Not-Track Features below for information on how you can opt out of behavioral tracking on the Website and how we respond to web browser signals and other mechanisms that enable consumers to exercise choice about behavioral tracking.

The information we collect automatically is statistical data and could include personal information, and we may maintain it or associate it with personal information we collect in other ways or receive from third parties. It helps us to improve the Website and to deliver a better and more personalized service, including by enabling us to:

Estimate our audience size and usage patterns. 
Store information about your preferences, allowing us to customize our Website according to your individual interests. 
Speed up your searches. 
Recognize you when you return to the Website. 
Cookies and Web Beacons

We may use cookies, web beacons, tracking pixels, and other tracking technologies on the Website to help customize the Website and improve your experience. A cookie is a small file placed on the hard drive of your computer. Cookies are used to remember user preferences and maximize performance of the Website. Pages of the Website also may contain small electronic files known as web beacons (also referred to as clear gifs, pixel tags, and single-pixel gifs) that permit us, for example, to count users who have visited those pages and for other related website statistics (for example, recording the popularity of certain website content and verifying system and server integrity).

Internet-Based Advertising

Additionally, we may use third party software to serve ads on the Site, implement email marketing campaigns, and manage other interactive marketing initiatives. This third party software may use cookies or similar tracking technology to help manage and optimize your online experience with us.

Website Analytics

We may also partner with selected third-party vendors, such as Google Analytics, to allow tracking technologies and remarketing services on the Website through the use of first party cookies and third-party cookies, to, among other things, analyze and track users’ use of the Website, determine the popularity of certain content, and better understand online activity. By accessing the Website, you consent to the collection and use of your information by these third-party vendors. You are encouraged to review their privacy policy and contact them directly for responses to your questions. We do not transfer personal information to these third-party vendors. However, if you do not want any information to be collected and used by tracking technologies, you can visit the third-party vendor.

You should be aware that getting a new computer, installing a new browser, upgrading an existing browser, or erasing or otherwise altering your browser’s cookies files may also clear certain opt-out cookies, plug-ins, or settings.

THIRD-PARTY WEBSITES

The Website may contain links to third-party websites and applications of interest, including advertisements and external services, that are not affiliated with us. Once you have used these links to leave the Website, any information you provide to these third parties is not covered by this Policy, and we cannot provide any assurances regarding the safety and privacy of your information. Before visiting and providing any information to any third-party websites, you should inform yourself of the privacy policies and practices (if any) of the third party responsible for that website, and should take those steps necessary to, in your discretion, protect the privacy of your information. We are not responsible for the content or privacy and security practices and policies of any third parties, including other sites, services, or applications that may be linked to or from the Website.

SECURITY OF YOUR INFORMATION

We use administrative, technical, and physical security measures to help protect your personal information. While we have taken reasonable steps to secure the personal information you provide to us, please be aware that despite our efforts, no security measures are perfect or impenetrable, and no method of data transmission can be guaranteed against any interception or other type of misuse. Any information disclosed online is vulnerable to interception and misuse by unauthorized parties. Therefore, we cannot guarantee complete security if you provide personal information. Any transmission of personal information to our Website is at your own risk. We are not responsible for circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures contained on the Website.

POLICY FOR CHILDREN

The Website is not intended for children under 13 years of age. No one under age 13 may provide any information to or on the Website. We do not knowingly solicit or collect personal information from or market to children under 13. If you are under 13, do not use or provide any information on this Website or on or through any of its features, register on the Website, use any of the interactive or public comment features of this Website, or provide any information about yourself to us, including without limitation your name, address, telephone number, email address, or any screen name or user name you may use. If we learn we have collected or received personal information from a child under 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information. If you become aware of any data we have collected from children under age 13, please contact us using the contact information provided below.

CONTROLS FOR DO-NOT-TRACK FEATURES

Most web browsers and some mobile operating systems include a Do-Not-Track (“DNT”) feature or setting you can activate to signal your privacy preference not to have data about your online browsing activities monitored and collected. No uniform technology standard for recognizing and implementing DNT signals have been finalized. As such, we do not currently respond to DNT browser signals or any other mechanism that automatically communicates your choice not to be tracked online. If a standard for online tracking is adopted that we must follow in the future, we will inform you about that practiced in a revised version of this Privacy Policy.

CALIFIORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTS

California Civil Code Section 1798.83, also known as the “Shine the Light” law, permits users of our Website who are California residents to request and obtain from us, once a year and free of charge, information about categories of personal information (if any) we disclosed to third parties for direct marketing purposes and the names and addresses of all third parties with which we shared personal information in the immediately preceding calendar year. If you are a California resident and would like to make such a request, please submit your request in writing to us using the contact information provided below.

If you are under 18 years of age, reside in California, and have a registered account with the Website, you have the right to request removal of unwanted data that you publicly post on the Website. To request removal of that data, please contact us using the contact information provided below, and include the email address associated with your account and a statement that you reside in California. We will make sure the data is not publicly displayed on the Website, but please be aware that the data ,may not be completely or comprehensively removed from our systems

OPTIONS REGARDING YOUR INFORMATION

Account Information

You may at any time review or change the information in your account or terminate your account by logging into user account setting and updating the user account.

Upon your request to terminate your account, we will deactivate or delete your account and information from our active databases. However, some information may be retained in our files to prevent fraud, troubleshoot problems, assist with investigations, enforce our Terms of Use and/or comply with any and all legal regulations.

Emails and Communications

If you no longer wish to receive correspondence, emails, or other communications from us, you may opt-out by contacting us through the contact information provided below.

If you no longer wish to receive correspondence, emails, or other communications from third parties, you are responsible for contacting the third party directly.

CONTACT US

If you have questions or comments about this Privacy Policy, please contact us at:

 

Good Grit Magazine

1623 2nd Avenue North

Birmingham, AL 35203

205.690.1010

rdeaton@goodgritmag.com