Privacy Policy

At Valere Media, we respect and are committed to protecting your privacy. This policy page outlines our privacy practices for all of our websites and applies solely to information collected by a Valere Media website.

Use of Information

Information collected by Valere Media is used for three main purposes. First, we collect information to improve this website by determining which of our articles, features, and sections are the most popular, as well as diagnosing any problems with our servers. Second, we collect demographic and profile data to tailor our visitor's experience at our site, showing them content that we think they might be interested in, and displaying the content according to their preferences. Finally, we collect information to enable our users to participate in discussions, website support, contests, promotions, and/or other activities, as and when offered or available, from time to time.

How Information is Collected

IP Address. When a user requests a web page from a Valere Media website, our servers automatically recognize that user's domain name and IP address. The domain name and IP address reveal nothing personal about you other than the IP address from which you have accessed our website. We use this information to examine our traffic in the aggregate, but do not collect and evaluate this information for individuals. Our web servers do not automatically record email addresses of users.

Cookies. From time to time, Valere Media and/or its advertisers may send a "cookie" to your computer. A cookie is a small piece of data that is sent to your Internet browser from a web server and stored on your computer's hard drive. A cookie, by itself, cannot read data from your hard disk or read cookie files created by other websites. A cookie, by itself, does not damage your system. We may use cookies to identify and keep track of those areas of the website that you have visited in the past in order to enhance your next visit. Our advertisers may also use cookies to ascertain how many times that you have seen an advertisement. We and our advertisers may use this information to better personalize the content, banners, and promotions that you see on a Valere Media website. You can choose whether or not to accept cookies by changing the settings of your internet browser. If you choose not to accept these cookies, you may not be able to use some of the features on the website.

Forms. Valere Media may collect information using forms for a variety of purposes including, but not limited to, contact inquiries, website support, and contests or sweepstakes. Any form that collects sensitive information will be secured and encrypted using secure socket layers (SSL).

Sharing of Information

Valere Media will not sell or share your email address or identifiable information with any third party outside of our organization. However, we may share aggregated demographic information with our partners and advertisers, which is not linked to any personal information that can identify any individual person.

Any information you voluntarily provide to us (i.e. name, email address, etc.) when you complete any form submission on our website is securely maintained on our web server. This information may be used to provide you with information you've requested about our company or website, or to provide you with special notices. You may opt out of receiving future communications at any time (see Opt-Out Policy).

Legal Disclaimer

In addition to those occasions in which we may utilize user information, we might also disclose information when required by law or in the good-faith belief that such disclosure is necessary to conform to the law or comply with a legal process served on Valere Media, protect and defend the rights or property of Valere Media or a user of any of our websites, identify persons who may be violating the law, to provide legal notice or enforce the rights of third parties, and cooperate with investigations of allegedly unlawful activities.

Opt-Out Policy

This website provides users the opportunity to alter their mail content preferences or opt-out of the system completely. Simply following the instructions at the bottom of any mailing will allow users to adjust their preferences accordingly. Please note that it may take a week or more to fully remove you from our system. You may also visit our Contact page to submit any such requests.

Discussion Forums

This site may make chat rooms, forums, and message boards available to its users. Users may register separately for these services (free of charge). During registration the user may be required to supply a username, password, and email address. This information is used only to identify you as a user. Any information collected by such a service is subject to that platform's own privacy policy.

Links/Embedded Content

This site may contain links to other sites. Valere Media is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites. Some website features or content we deliver may originate from another provider, which may place a cookie on your computer or gather additional information about you. Valere Media is not responsible for the privacy practices of these content providers and advises you to review their policies to ensure your information is safe.

Policy Updates

Whenever Valere Media changes its privacy policy, those changes will be posted to this page and any other places we deem appropriate to communicate those changes to our users. As always, we remain committed to protecting the privacy of our users and our policy will continue to reflect that. This policy was last updated on October 10th, 2017.

Contact

If you have any questions or suggestions regarding the Valere Media privacy policy, please contact us at privacy@valeremedia.com or visit our Contact page to submit a request.