Privacy Policy

Effective Date: October 2014


The website is owned and operated by Tri Media and its affiliates

(collectively, “we,” “our” or “us”). This privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”) explains our

information collection practices at, other websites owned by us and our

other interactive properties, including but not limited to our mobile websites and

applications (each, an “”).

Thus this Privacy Policy applies to information we collect via (1) the

(however accessed and/or used, whether via personal computers, mobile devices or

otherwise); (2) email or electronic newsletters; (3) offline means such as telephone and

traditional mail; and (4) any other means or applications in which you connect with us.

Each time that you access or use the you signify that you have read,

understand, and agree to be bound by this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to the

Privacy Policy, you must discontinue using our Services.

1. Information That Is Collected

When you provide us with contact or other information in connection with a particular

activity, product or service, including your email address or telephone number, you

expressly consent to our communicating with you about our products or services using

the information you provided to us. You also attest that you have the legal authority over

any telephone number you provide to us and can provide us with the authorization to

contact you. This means we may contact you, in person or by recorded message, by e-

mail, telephone and/or mobile telephone number (including use of automated dialing

equipment), text (SMS) message, or any other means of communication that your

wireless or other telecommunications device may be capable of receiving.

(a) Information You Provide To Us

Personal Information. We may ask you to provide us with certain categories of

information, including information that could reasonably be used to identify you

personally, such as your name, gender, e-mail address, date of birth, physical address

(or elements thereof such as zip code and state). We may collect this information

through various forms and in various places on the, including account

registration forms, contact us forms or when you otherwise interact with us.

Social Networking Services. You may be given the option to link your account on third

party social networking service so that you can comment on the or take

advantage of other features of the In that case, the authentication of your

login credentials are conducted through that third party service provider. If you choose

to share information from the through any social networking service

provider, you should review the privacy policy of that social networking provider. You

should make sure that you are comfortable with the information your third party social

networking services may make available to us by visiting those services’ privacy policies

and/or modifying your privacy settings directly with those services. We reserve the right

to use, transfer, assign, sell, share and provide access to all information that we receive

through third party social networking services in the same ways described in this

Privacy Policy.

(b) Information Collected As You Access and Use the

In addition to any personal information or other information that you choose to submit

to us, we and our third-party service providers and advertisers on the may

use a variety of technologies (including cookies, flash cookies, web beacons/GIFs,

embedded scripts) (“Tracking Technologies”) that automatically (or passively) collect

certain information whenever you visit or interact with the (“Usage

Information”). This Usage Information may include the browser that you are using, the

URL that referred you to our and all of the areas within our that

you visit, among other information. We may use Usage Information for a variety of

purposes. In addition, we collect your IP address or other unique identifier (“Device

Identifier”) for your computer or other device used to access the (any, a

“Device”). A Device Identifier is a number that is automatically assigned to your Device

used to access the, and our computers identify your Device by its Device

Identifier. If you accessed content through an email account, a third party provider may

make a “hash” of your email address, which is a bit of text that uniquely identifies the

email address but is designed to prevent reverse engineering so that the email address is

not revealed (“Hash”).

Information gathered from your use of the may be combined with

information from third party sources to identify your location by state and region

(“Region Location”). More specific information about your geographic location may be

collected for certain RS Applications (“Geolocation”), as more clearly spelled out in this


A few of the Tracking Technologies that may be used to collect Usage Information

include, without limitation, the following:

Cookies. A cookie is a data file placed on a Device when it is used to visit the

We use cookies to collect information for record keeping purposes, to make it easier to

navigate the Cookies are stored on users’ hard drives. We use both “session

ID cookies” and “persistent cookies.” Session ID cookies are used to store information

while a user is logged into the and expire when the user closes his/her

browser. Persistent cookies are used to make tasks like logging into the

easier for returning users by remembering a user’s login information. Persistent cookies

stay on a user’s hard drive from one session to the next. “Flash cookies,” known as local

shared objects, are data files placed on a Device via the Adobe Flash plug-in that may be

built-in to or downloaded by you to your Device to personalize your visit. Our third-

party service providers also may use Flash cookies to collect and store information.

Flash cookies are different from standard browser cookies because of the amount of,

type of, and how data is stored. Cookies may be used for many purposes, including,

without limitation, remembering you and your preferences and tracking your visits to

our web pages. You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a persistent

or session cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off such cookies through your

browser settings. Each browser is a little different, so look at your browser Help menu to

learn the correct way to modify your cookies. However, cookie management tools

provided by your browser will not remove Flash cookies. To learn how to manage

privacy and storage settings for Flash cookies, please click

.html. If you choose to disable cookies on your Device, some features of the

may not function properly.

Web Beacons. Small graphic images or other web programming code called web beacons

(also known as “1×1 GIFs” or “clear GIFs”) may be included in our web pages and

messages. Web beacons may be invisible to you, but any electronic image or other web

programming code inserted into a web page or e-mail can act as a web beacon. Web

beacons or similar technologies may be used for a number of purposes, including,

without limitation, to count visitors to the RS Application, to monitor how users

navigate the RS Application, to count how many e-mails that were sent were actually

opened or to count how many particular articles or links were actually viewed.

Embedded Scripts. An embedded script is programming code that is designed to collect

information about your interactions with the, such as the links you click on.

The code is temporarily downloaded onto your Device from our web server or a third

party service provider, is active only while you are connected to the, and is

deactivated or deleted thereafter.

HTML5. We use HTML5 in the mobile website and certain mobile

applications for the iphone or ipad (and any other Apple iOS device). HTML5 has

browser web storage that does not rely on traditional browser cookies. Like Flash

cookies, HTML5 cookies are not stored in a browser “cookies” file and, like Flash

cookies, can be used to track users across websites. To our knowledge there is currently

no known way for a user of a mobile device to remove HTML5 tracking and storage.

Geolocation For certain of the mobile that have search

functionality, we may, and may enable a third party such as an advertiser to, ask you if

you wish us to collect your geolocation in order provide you with information about

goods and services within your geographic location. If you agree to have your

geolocation collected, we and the third party, if applicable, will maintain information

about your geolocation to facilitate your searching. In addition, when you have

geolocation software running on your mobile phone, computer or other Device, we may

collect that information as controlled by your privacy settings on those Devices.

(c) Information You Provide About a Third Party

If you send someone else a communication from the, such as sending an

invitation to a friend, the information you provide (names, e-mail addresses, etc.) is

used to facilitate the communication and is not used for any other marketing purpose

unless we obtain consent from that person or we explicitly say otherwise. If that person

becomes a subscriber to our magazine or newsletter, his/her information will be treated

in the same manner as all other subscribers. Please be aware that when you use any

send-to-a-friend functionality on our, your e-mail address may be included

in the communication sent to your friend.

(d) Information We Collect from Third Parties

We may acquire information from other trusted sources to update or supplement the

information that you provided or we collected automatically, such as information to

validate or update your address or other demographic information and lifestyle

information. We use this information to help us maintain the accuracy of the

information we collect, to target our communications so that we can inform you of

products, services and offers that may be of interest, and for internal business analysis

or other business purposes. We may also acquire information from other sources about

your visits over time and across other third party web sites, in order to serve more

targeted advertising to you on the

2. How We Use and Share the Information Collected

(a) Provide, Manage and Improve our Services

We use the information that we collect and obtain to provide our goods and services, to

administer the and Services and for other lawful business purposes.

We may provide access to information, including personal information, to certain

vendors that are performing services on our behalf, including managing our email lists

and sending email messages on our behalf, processing payments, providing customer

support and performing other administrative services. These service providers are

provided access to this information only for the purpose of carrying out the services on

our behalf.

We may also use the information that we collect and obtain about you to measure and

improve our Services, to customize certain features of the, to deliver

relevant content and to provide you with an enhanced experience based on the type of

device you are using. We also use the information collected to serve advertising on the

RS Applications that we believe is most likely to be of interest to you.

(b) Transactional Communications.

We may send you notices from time to time relating to your account, your subscriptions

and other products and services you have requested or in which you are currently

enrolled. These may include order confirmations, renewal notices, invoices or customer

service notifications. We may also send you service-related announcements when it is

necessary to do so; for instance, if our service is temporarily suspended for

maintenance, or the delivery of a product is delayed or there is some service issue with

something you may have ordered. If you are a print subscriber to our magazine and do

not wish to receive email bills, renewal notices and other communications regarding

your magazine subscription by email, you can click here and select this option on the’s customer service page. Please note that even if you opt out of receiving

subscriber communications by email, we may continue to send you subscriber

communications by direct mail.

(c) Email Newsletters.

We may send you our email newsletter(s). If you wish to unsubscribe from our email

newsletter(s), simply follow the unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of the email

newsletter or click here to manage your newsletter preferences.

(d) Email Marketing Offers.

We may send you promotional emails regarding special offers about our products and

services or on behalf of third party marketing partners who we think can offer services

and products of interest to you. We may also share your name and email address and

certain other information, such as when you first subscribed, with reputable companies

that provide marketing offers through email. If you do not want us to send you emails

regarding special promotions or offers or share your Personal Information with other

companies so that they can send you email offers, simply follow the unsubscribe

instructions that are located at the bottom of those emails or you can click here to

manage your email marketing preferences. Please note that even if you opt out of

receiving promotional e-mails, we may continue to send you electronic service

notifications that are related to your account(s) and other products and services you

have requested or in which you are currently enrolled.

(e) Reader Surveys.

We may collect Personal Information from you in connection with voluntary surveys

about your readership of our publication, your household/personal characteristics and

your purchase behavior. The information you provide in response to optional survey

questions will only be shared in the aggregate with advertisers and partners unless we

notify you otherwise at the time of collection. You may always elect not to receive any

surveys from us by following the unsubscribe instructions located at the bottom of any


(f) Use of Tracking Technologies (e.g., Cookies) by Third Party Service Providers;


We may work with third parties to provide services on the For example, we

use analytics services supported by third party companies to perform analytics and track

trends. We work with other third parties to provide certain functionalities on the and to improve the effectiveness of the and its content. Those
third party companies may use Tracking Technologies to collect and store information

about you and your usage of the and may combine this information with

information they collect from other sources.

If you access the through a mobile device or app, we may also share your

information with mobile carriers, operating systems and platforms.

We may use Tracking Technologies to collect information about your usage of the to deliver ads that are relevant to you. We may use information about your

visits over time and across the and other third party web sites, as well as

information received from other sources, in order to serve more targeted advertising to

you on the

To provide ads on the, we use a variety of third party advertising service

providers, including networks, data exchanges, ad servers, analytics providers and

others. These third parties may use technology to send, directly to your Device, the

advertisements and links that appear on the They automatically receive

your Device Identifier when this happens. Their tools may also limit the number of

times you see the same ad on an and help measure the effectiveness of

advertising campaigns. The third party service providers, as well as the advertisers

themselves, may collect and use information about your visits over time and across the and other third party web sites, as well as information received from other

sources, in order to serve more targeted advertising to you on the Third

parties may also use information gathered from your usage of the to serve

targeted advertisements to you on third party websites and applications. Google is one

of the companies that we use to serve advertising and perform analytics on some of the We and third party vendors, including Google, use first-party cookies (such

as the Google Analytics cookie) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie)

together to help implement the above uses of your information. We also use Google

Analytics along with audience data (such as age, gender and interests of users) to help

understand users’ visits to the and to optimize the content that we serve to


To learn about Google Analytics’ currently available opt-outs for the Web, click here. To

learn more about how Google use cookies in advertising, you can visit the Google ad and

content network privacy policy located here. You can opt out of receiving interest-based

Google Ads, or customize the Ads Google shows you, by clicking here.

We do not control Tracking Technologies used by third parties, and their use may be

governed by the privacy policies of the third parties employing the Tracking

Technologies. You should consult the respective privacy policies of these third parties to

see your options for opting out of their use of such devices. If you would like more

information regarding which third party companies we use to provide advertising and

other services and who may be serving cookies or using other Tracking Technologies on

the, please click here.

Some of the advertising service providers may be members of the Network Advertising

Initiative, which offers a single location to opt out of ad targeting from member

companies. If you opt-out of receiving targeted ads in this manner, you will continue to

receive advertising messages after you opt-out, but they will not be customized to you

based on your use of the RS Application and/or third party websites. If you would like

more information about advertisers’ use of tracking technologies and about your option

not to accept these cookies, you can go to If you

would like to learn more about how interest-based information is collected, whether the

companies we use are part of an industry network regarding behavioral advertising and

to know your choices about not having information used in this manner, you can go to Please note that the-opt out is cookie-based and will only

affect the specific computer and browser on which the opt-out is applied.

(h) Browser Do Not Track Signals

Some third party browsers provide “do not track” machine readable signals for websites

which are automatically applied by default and therefore do not necessarily reflect our

visitor’s choice as to whether they wish to receive advertisements tailored to their

interests. As a result we do not respond to these signals. Go to or if you wish to learn

more about your options to not accept tracking cookies for the purpose of receiving

targeted interest-based advertisements.

(i) Co-branded Areas.

Certain areas of the may be provided to you in association with third parties,

such as retailers, sponsors or advertisers (“Co-Branded Areas”), and may request that

you disclose Personal Information. Such Co-Branded Areas will identify the third party.

If you elect to register for or purchase products and/or services at Co-Branded Areas,

you may be providing your information to both us and the third party. Your personal

information will be subject to this Privacy Policy as well as the privacy policy and

practices of such third party. We are not responsible for the privacy policy or practices of

such third party. You should consult the respective privacy policies of those third parties

to learn more about their privacy practices.

(j) Sweepstakes, Contests and Promotions.

We may offer sweepstakes, contests, and other promotions (any, a “Promotion”) that

may require registration. By participating in a Promotion, you are agreeing to official

rules that govern that Promotion. If you choose to enter a Promotion, Personal

Information may be used and disclosed as set forth in this Privacy Policy, as well as in

connection with the administration of such Promotion and as required by law or

permitted by the Promotion’s official rules.

(k) Administrative and Legal Reasons.

We may access, use, preserve, transfer and disclose your information (including

Personal Information), including disclosure to third parties: (i) to satisfy any applicable

law, regulation, subpoenas, governmental requests or legal process if in our good faith

opinion such is required or permitted by law; (ii) to protect and/or defend the RS

Application’s Terms of Use or other policies applicable to the our Services, including

investigation of potential violations thereof; (iii) to protect the safety, rights, property or

security of the or any third party; and/or (iv) to detect, prevent or otherwise

address fraud, security or technical issues. Further, we may use Device Identifiers and

other information to identify users, and may do so in cooperation with third parties such

as copyright owners, internet service providers, wireless service providers and/or law

enforcement agencies, including disclosing such information to third parties, all in our

discretion. Such disclosures may be carried out without notice to you.

(l) Sale or Transfer of Business or Assets.

We may share your information, including your Personal Information and Usage

Information with our parent, subsidiaries and affiliates for internal business purposes.

In addition, in the event that we, or any of our businesses, are sold or disposed of as a

going concern, whether by merger, sale of assets or otherwise, or in the event of an

insolvency, bankruptcy or receivership, Personal Information may be one of the assets

sold or merged in connection with that transaction. Information about our visitors and

registered users may also need to be disclosed in connection with a commercial

transaction where we or any one of our businesses are seeking financing, investment,

support or funding. In such transactions, use of such information will be subject to the

rights and obligations as described in this Privacy Policy.

3. Information You Disclose Publicly

The may permit you to submit photographs, user profiles, writings, music,

video, questions, comments or other content, which may include Personal Information

(collectively, “User Content”). We or others may reproduce, publish, distribute or

otherwise use User Content in any media or format (currently existing or hereafter

developed). Others may have access to this User Content and may have the ability to

share it with third parties. Please think carefully before deciding what information you

share, including Personal Information, in connection with your User Content. Please

note that we do not control who will have access to the information that you choose to

make public, and cannot ensure that parties who have access to such publicly available

information will respect your privacy or keep it secure. This Privacy Policy does not

apply to any information that you disclose publicly, share with others or otherwise

upload onto the RS Application. We are not responsible for the accuracy, use or misuse

of any content or information that you disclose or receive through the For

the full terms and conditions regarding User Content you submit to the,

please review our Terms of Use.

4. Third Party Content and Links To Third Party Sites

The may contain content that is supplied by a third party, and those third

parties may collect usage information and your Device Identifier when web

pages from the RS Application are served to your browser. In addition, when you are on

the RS Application you may be directed to other web sites that are operated and

controlled by third parties that we do not control. We are not responsible for the privacy

practices employed by any of these third parties or third party web sites. For example, if

you “click” on a banner advertisement, the “click” may take you off the RS Application

onto a different web site. These other web sites may send their own cookies to you,

independently collect data or solicit Personal Information and may or may not have

their own published privacy policies. We encourage you to note when you leave our RS

Application and to read the privacy statements of all third party web sites before

submitting any Personal Information to those sites.

5. Consent to Transfer Information To The United States

The is operated in the United States and is intended for users located in the

United States. If you are located anywhere outside of the United States, please be aware

that information we collect, including Personal Information, will be transferred to,

processed and stored in the United States. The data protection laws in the United States

may differ from those of the country in which you are located, and your Personal

Information may be subject to access requests from governments, courts, or law

enforcement in the United States according to the laws of the United States. By using

the or providing us with any information, you consent to the transfer,

processing and storage of your information in the United States. You are also consenting

to the application of United States federal and New York state law in all matters

concerning the RS Application and this Privacy Policy.

6. Children’s Privacy

The is for general audiences and is not intended for use by children. We do

not knowingly collect any Personal Information from children younger than the age of

thirteen (13), and we will delete any Personal Information collected that we later

determine to be from a user younger than the age of thirteen (13). If you believe a child

under the age of thirteen (13) has disclosed Personal Information to us, please write to

us at the street address provided in the “Contact Us” section set forth at the end of this

Privacy Policy.

7. Security

We have incorporated safeguards to help prevent the loss, misuse and alteration of

information under our control. However, no data transmission over the Internet,

wireless transmission or electronic storage of information can be guaranteed to be 100%

secure and we cannot anticipate all potential misuse of data over the Internet. Please

note that we cannot ensure the security of any information you transmit to us, and your

use of the indicates that you are willing to assume this risk.

8. Changes to the Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to change this Privacy Policy at any time without notice to you. Any

changes will be effective immediately upon the posting of the revised Privacy Policy.

9. Your California Privacy Rights: A Notice to California Users (California Civil Code

Section 1798.83)

California’s “Shine the Light” law, Civil Code section 1798.83, requires certain

businesses to respond to requests from California customers asking about the business’

practices related to disclosing personal information to third parties for the third parties’

direct marketing purposes. Alternately, such businesses may have in place a policy not

to disclose personal information of customers to third parties for the third parties’ direct

marketing purposes if the customer has exercised an option to opt-out of such

information-sharing. We have such a policy in place.

Opting out of Direct Mail Marketing: If you do not want us to send you any offers from

third parties through direct mail or share your Personal Information with other

companies so that they can send you direct mail offers about their products and

services, please write to us at the street address set forth at the end of this document or

click here. If you write to us, please include your account number, name and mailing

address in the body of your letter, and please include “Direct Mail Opt-Out” in the

subject line.

Opting out of Email Marketing: If you do not want us to send you emails regarding

special promotions or offers or share your Personal Information with other companies

so that they can send you emails about their products and services, simply follow the

unsubscribe instructions that are located at the bottom of those emails or you can click

here to manage your newsletter and email marketing preferences.

California customers may request further information about our approach to this law by

writing to us at the address provided in the “Contact Us” section located at the end of

this document.

10. Disputes; No Rights of Third Parties.

If you choose to access the, subscribe to our magazine or use any of our

Services, any dispute over privacy is subject to our Terms of Use, including limitations

on damages, resolution of disputes, and application of the laws of the United States, and

the State of New York. This Privacy Policy does not create rights enforceable by third


11. Contact Us: Privacy Policy Coordinator.

If you have any questions or concerns about any aspect of this policy, please contact our

privacy policy coordinator at the address set forth below:

admin [at]

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