Tempesta Media Privacy Policy

Overview

Your privacy is important to Tempesta Media, LLC (“Tempesta Media,” “us”, or “we”). This Privacy Policy describes information collection practices on Tempesta Media’s websites (“Web Sites”) and the related services offered by Tempesta Media (“Services”).

What Type of Information We Collect

When you interact with us through the Services, we may collect information that can be used to identify you such as your name, email address or phone number (“Personal Data”) and other information from you, as further described below:

Personal Data That You Provide Through the Services

We collect Personal Data from you when you voluntarily provide such information, such as when you contact us with inquiries, respond to one of our surveys or emails, or register or access the Services. You are not required to provide Personal Data, but if you do not, we may not be able to provide you the requested Services. Where possible, we indicate which fields are required and which fields are optional. You always have the option to not provide information by choosing not to use a particular service or feature. Under some circumstances we may require financial information. We use your financial information, including credit card information to verify your name, address, and other information, as well as to bill you for your use of our Services, where applicable. We process personal information on servers in the United States of America. In some cases, we process personal information on a server outside your own country.

Non-Identifiable Data

When you interact with Tempesta Media through the Services, we receive and store certain personally non-identifiable information. Such information, which is collected passively using various technologies, cannot presently be used to specifically identify you. Tempesta Media may store such information itself or such information may be included in databases owned and maintained by Tempesta Media affiliates, agents or service providers. The Services may use such information and pool it with other information for tracking.

In operating the Services, we may use a technology called “cookies.” Our cookies help provide additional functionality to the Services. They also may help us analyze the performance and usage of our Services. Unless your permission is provided to us, we do not collect Personal Data.

Aggregated Personal Data

In an ongoing effort to better understand and serve the users of the Services, Tempesta Media often conducts research on its writers’, influencers’ and customers’ behaviors, demographics and interests, utilizing or based on the Personal Data and other information provided to us. Tempesta Media may share this complied and analyzed Personal Data with its affiliates, agents, customers and business partners.

In order to provide certain functionality associated with our Service, we may collect and use your location information, either on an individual or aggregated basis as described in the section entitled “Aggregated Personal Data”.   We may share aggregated non-personal information with third parties.

Cookies

We may allow third party service providers to use cookies or similar technologies such as pixel tags, to collect information about your browsing activities over time and across different websites following your use of the Services. Google Analytics uses cookies to help us analyze how users use the Site and enhance your experience when you use the Service. For more information on how Google uses this data, go to www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/.

We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our website or through written communications. These companies may use information about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, click here.

Uses of Your Personal Data

We use your information to facilitate the Services you request, resolve disputes, troubleshoot problems and enforce our agreements. At times, we may look across multiple users to identify problems or resolve disputes. If you choose to provide us with your credit card information or billing information, we use your address and billing information to bill you and provide associated support. You agree that we may use personally identifiable information about you to improve our marketing and promotional efforts, to analyze site usage, improve our content and product offerings, and customize our site’s content, layout, and services. These uses improve our site and better tailor it to meet your needs.

You agree that we may use your information to contact you and deliver information to you including targeted banner advertisements, administrative notices, product offerings, and communications relevant to your use of the Web Site. You expressly agree to receive this information. If you do not wish to receive these communications, we encourage you to opt out of the receipt of certain communications by emailing your request to legal@tempestamedia.com. You may make changes to your notification preferences at any time.

It is our policy not to use or share the Personal Data in ways unrelated to the ones described above without also providing an opportunity to opt out or otherwise prohibit such unrelated uses.

Integrating Social Networking Services

The Services allow you to enable or log in to the Services via various social networking services like Facebook or Twitter (“Social Networking Service(s)”). To take advantage of this feature, we will ask you to log into or grant us permission via the relevant Social Networking Service. When you add a Social Networking Services account to the Service or log into the Service using your Social Networking Services account, we will collect relevant information necessary to enable the Service to access that Social Networking Service and your data contained within that Social Networking Service.  As part of such integration, the Social Networking Service will provide us with access to certain information that you have provided to the Social Networking Service, and we will use, store and disclose such information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.  However, please remember that the manner in which Social Networking Services use, store and disclose your information is governed by the policies of such third parties, and Tempesta Media shall have no liability or responsibility for the privacy practices or other actions of any Social Networking Services that may be enabled within the Service.

You may also have the option of posting your Services activities to Social Networking Services when you access content through the Services (for example, you may post to Facebook that you performed an activity on the Service); you acknowledge that if you choose to use this feature, your friends, followers and subscribers on any Social Networking Services you have enabled will be able to view such activity.

Modification of Personal Information

We offer users the opportunity to access or modify personal information provided to us. To modify your personal information, log into your account and click My Profile or My Account.

Sharing, Selling and Trading of Your Personal Information Collected Online with Third Parties

 

Tempesta Media does not share, rent, sell or disclose personal information to third parties, except as described in this Privacy Policy. Tempesta Media shares personal information with third party service providers, such as “white label partners” and credit card processing companies or to comply with a judicial proceeding, legal requirement, court order, or legal process served on Tempesta Media, to investigate possible fraud, identity theft or any other possible crime, in connection with the sale, merger, purchase, liquidation, reorganization or dissolution of Tempesta media; when we believe it is necessary to protect the safety, rights or property of Tempesta Media or other persons, or as otherwise permitted or required by law.  In addition, in order to protect against potential fraud, we may verify with third parties the personal information you provide when you sign up for an account. In the course of such verification, we may receive personal information about you.

 

It should be noted that on some portions of the Web Sites, users can choose to have their Personal Information displayed.

 

 

Do Not Track Policy

 

Our Sites are not designed to respond to “do not track” signals received from browsers.

 

 

Security Pertaining to Your Information

 

We take appropriate security measures to protect against unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, disclosure or destruction of data. These include internal reviews of our data collection, storage, and processing practices, and introducing security measures, including physical security measures, to guard against unauthorized access to systems where we store personal data.

 

We restrict access to personal information to Tempesta Media employees, service providers and agents who need to know that information in order to operate, develop or improve our services. These individuals are bound by confidentiality obligations and may be subject to discipline, including termination and criminal prosecution, if they fail to meet these obligations. We use secure socket layer (“SSL”) technology to encrypt and protect the security of your personal information, including but not limited to your credit card number, when it is sent over the Internet. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however. Therefore, while we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security..

 

 

Questions

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of the Web Site, or your dealings with this Web site, please contact us at: legal@tempestamedia.com.

Governing Law and Jurisdiction

This Privacy Policy constitutes a contract made under, and shall be governed by and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Illinois, without regard to its conflicts of law principles.

Copyright Infringement/DMCA Notice

 

If you are a copyright owner or an agent thereof and believe that any submission on the Sites’ message boards or any other content on the Sites infringes upon your copyrights, you may submit a notification pursuant to Title 17, United States Code, Section 512(c)(3), the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) by providing our designated copyright agent with the following information in writing:

 

(i) A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;

 

(ii) Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site;

 

(iii) Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled and information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to locate the material;

 

(iv) Information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to contact you, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail;

 

(v) A statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and

 

(vi) A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

 

Tempesta Media’s designated agent to receive notifications of claimed infringement is: Tempesta Media, LLC, Attention: Legal, 1235A North Clybourn Avenue, Suite 171, Chicago, IL 60610 USA or Legal@TempestaMedia.com. Only DMCA notices should go to the designated copyright agent; any other comments, requests, or other communications should be directed to Info@TempestaMedia.com. You acknowledge that if you fail to comply with all of the requirements of this Section, your DMCA notice may not be valid.

 

 

Children’s Issues

The Web Site is not directed to children under thirteen (13) years of age, and children under such age must not use the web site or services offered on it to submit any individually identifiable information about themselves.

Business Transfers

 

In the event that Tempesta Media sells substantially all of its assets, or one of Tempesta Media’s business units are acquired, personally identifiable information of visitors to the Sites and aggregate information will likely be one of the transferred assets.

 

Changes to this Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to revise, amend, or modify this Privacy Policy and our other policies and agreements at any time and in any manner. Any revision, amendment, or modification will be posted on the Web Site.

Corrections/Information Removal/Opt-Out

If your name, e-mail or postal address, telephone number or other personal information changes, you may update, correct or omit the relevant information by contacting us at Tempesta Media Customer Service, 1235A North Clybourn Avenue, Suite 171, Chicago, IL 60610 USA or by visiting our site and clicking Contact Support. If you prefer not to receive newsletters or other marketing e-mails from Tempesta Media, please let us know by clicking on the unsubscribe link within any newsletter or marketing e-mail you receive. If you prefer not to receive marketing mail via the mail carrier, please let us know by sending a request to: Tempesta Media, LLC, Attention: Marketing, 1235A North Clybourn Avenue, Suite 171, Chicago, IL 60610 USA.  Please be sure to include in any e-mail or postal mail, your full name, e-mail address, postal address, and any message. Please note that such requests may take up to fourteen (14) days to become effective.

Last Update

This Privacy Policy was last updated on September 28, 2016.