thefuturemag.com (“The Future Mag”) operates thefuturemag.com and may operate other websites. It is The Future Mag’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.
Like most website operators, The Future Mag collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. The Future Mag’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how The Future Mag’s visitors use its website. From time to time, The Future Mag may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
The Future Mag also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on thefuturemag.com blogs/sites. The Future Mag only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that commenter IP addresses and email addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog/site where the comment was left.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to The Future Mag’s websites choose to interact with The Future Mag in ways that require The Future Mag to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that The Future Mag gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up at thefuturemag.com to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with The Future Mag are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, The Future Mag collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with The Future Mag. The Future Mag does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.
The Future Mag may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. The Future Mag may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, The Future Mag does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
The Future Mag discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on The Future Mag’s behalf or to provide services available at The Future Mag’s websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using The Future Mag’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. The Future Mag will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, The Future Mag discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when The Future Mag believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of The Future Mag, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an The Future Mag website and have supplied your email address, The Future Mag may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with The Future Mag and our products. If you send us a request (for example via email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. The Future Mag takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
If The Future Mag, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that The Future Mag goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of The Future Mag may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.
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