privacy policy

This Privacy Policy covers ASSERTmagazine’s treatment of personal information that ASSERTmagazine gathers when you are on the ASSERTmagazine website and when you use ASSERTmagazine services. This policy does not apply to the practices of third parties that ASSERTmagazine does not own or control, or to individuals that ASSERTmagazine does not employ or manage.
Information Collected by ASSERTmagazine
We only collect personal information that is relevant to the purpose of our website. This information allows us to provide you with a customized and efficient experience. We do not process this information in a way that is incompatible with this objective. We collect the following types of information from our ASSERTmagazine users:
1. Information You Provide to Us:
We receive and store any information you enter on our website or provide to us in any other way. You can choose not to provide us with certain information, but then you may not be able to take advantage of many of our special features.
o Registration: In order for you to use ASSERTmagazine services, such as submitting new comments to the website, you must complete a registration form. As part of this registration form, we require select personal information (including your state and e-mail address).
o User Profile: To allow you to express yourself beyond just the information collected during registration, we enable you to provide additional information, such as a bio. In addition, you may choose to include photos of yourself in your profile.
2. Automatic Information:
o We receive and store certain types of information whenever you interact with us. ASSERTmagazine and its authorized agents automatically receive and record certain “traffic data” on their server logs from your browser including your IP address, ASSERTmagazine cookie information, and the page you requested. ASSERTmagazine uses this traffic data to help diagnose problems with its servers, analyze trends and administer the website.
o ASSERTmagazine may collect and, on any page, display the total counts that page has been viewed. This includes User Profile pages.
o Many companies offer programs that help you to visit websites anonymously. While ASSERTmagazine will not be able to provide you with a personalized experience if we cannot recognize you, we want you to be aware that these programs are available.
E-mail Communications
ASSERTmagazine is very concerned about your privacy and we will never provide your email address to a third party without your explicit permission, as detailed in the “Sharing Your Information” section below. ASSERTmagazine may send out e-mails with ASSERTmagazine-related news, products, offers, surveys or promotions. You may also receive notification e-mails from ASSERTmagazine, which inform you of actions that have been performed on the site.
Cookies
• Cookies are alphanumeric identifiers that we transfer to your computer’s hard drive through your Web browser to enable our systems to recognize your browser and tell us how and when pages in our website are visited and by how many people. ASSERTmagazine cookies do not collect personal information.
• The “help” portion of the toolbar on the majority of browsers will direct you on how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to command the browser to tell you when you receive a new cookie, or how to fully disable cookies. We recommend that you leave the cookies activated because cookies allow you to use some of ASSERTmagazine’s features.
• Like the vast majority of sites on the web, ASSERTmagazine’s advertising partners may place a cookie on your browser that makes it possible to collect anonymous non-personally identifiable information that ad delivery systems use to present more relevant ads.
Sharing Your Information
Because ASSERTmagazine enables people to discover and share information with one another, information about the people who use ASSERTmagazine is an integral part of the ASSERTmagazine experience. Rest assured that we neither rent nor sell your personal information to anyone and that we will share your personal information only as described below.
• ASSERTmagazine Personnel: ASSERTmagazine personnel and authorized consultants and/or contractors may have access to user information if necessary in the normal course of ASSERTmagazine business.
• Business Transfers: In some cases, we may choose to buy or sell assets. In these types of transactions, user information is typically one of the business assets that is transferred. Moreover, if ASSERTmagazine, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred.
• Protection of ASSERTmagazine and Others: We may release personal information when we believe in good faith that release is necessary to comply with a law; to enforce or apply our Terms of Use and other policies; or to protect the rights, property, or safety of ASSERTmagazine, our employees, our users, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organizations for fraud protection and credit risk reduction.
• User Profile information: Information collected during registration and subsequent visits, such as your screen name and location, may be displayed to other ASSERTmagazine users in your User Profile. The User Profile is the area on ASSERTmagazine where we allow you to tell other ASSERTmagazine users about yourself and your interests.
• API: ASSERTmagazine will allow third parties access to all ASSERTmagazine data this is already publicly available through the ASSERTmagazine website. ASSERTmagazine will keep private any email addresses.
• Syndication: ASSERTmagazine allows for the RSS syndication of all of its public content within the ASSERTmagazine website.
• With Your Consent: Except as noted above, we will contact you when your personal information is shared with third parties or used for a purpose incompatible with the purpose(s) for which it was originally collected, and you will be able to opt out to prevent the sharing of this information.
Keeping Information Secure
• Your ASSERTmagazine account information is protected by a password for your privacy and security. Protect against unauthorized access to your password and to your computer by logging off once you have finished using a shared computer.
• Only employees who need personal information to perform a specific job (for example, a customer service representative) are granted access to it. All of our employees are kept up to date on our privacy and security practices.
Ways to Control Display and Use of Your Information
• As stated previously, you can always opt not to disclose information, but then you may be unable to use certain features on our website, such as posting new comments.
• By visiting your User Profile, you can correct, amend, add or delete personal information on our website.
• You may request deletion of your ASSERTmagazine account by e-mailing us at .
• As explained earlier, the “help” portion of the toolbar on the majority of browsers will direct you on how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to command the browser to tell you when you receive a new cookie, or how to fully disable cookies. Please note, however, that if your browser does not accept cookies, you will not be able to take advantage of some of our attractive features.
Children Under 18 Years of Age
You must be 13 years and older to register to use the ASSERTmagazine website. As a result, ASSERTmagazine does not specifically collect information about children. If we learn that ASSERTmagazine has collected information from a child under the age of 13, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. We recommend that minors between the ages of 13 and 18 ask and receive their parents’ permission before using ASSERTmagazine or sending information about themselves or anyone else over the Internet.
Changes to this Privacy Policy
ASSERTmagazine may amend this Privacy Policy from time to time, at its sole discretion. Use of information we collect now is subject to the Privacy Policy in effect at the time such information is used. If we make changes to the Privacy Policy, we will notify you by posting an announcement on the ASSERTmagazine website so you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances if any, it is disclosed.
Conditions of Use
If you decide to visit ASSERTmagazine website, your visit and any possible dispute over privacy is subject to this Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use, including limitations on damages.