Last Updated: Wednesday, February 22, 2013
Remember, if you sign up for any of Twist's services or enter any of our contests or sweepstakes, you agree to the terms of this Policy.
What types of personal information does twistmagazine.com collect?
We sometimes collect personal information from our users when you sign up for services at twistmagazine.com or enter contests or sweepstakes. Personal information includes your first and last name, home or other address (like your school), telephone number, E-mail address, or any other information that tells another person who you are.
twistmagazine.com collects personal information in four ways:
- You can subscribe on-line to receive Twist magazine. We collect your name, address, telephone number, and credit card information so that we can provide your subscription. We use a third-party vendor to process on-line subscription requests. The third-party vendor has access to the personal information we collect to process your subscription. The third-party vendor agreed to use your personal information only for this purpose, to take steps to preserve your privacy and to protect the security of this personal information, and not to sell or disclose the information to any other third party. We do not collect any of this information, however, from readers under the age of 13. If you are under the age of 13, you may subscribe to Twist by telephone or mail, with credit card information from a parent.
- You can subscribe on-line to receive a free on-line newsletter from twistmagazine.com. twistmagazine.com collects only your E-mail address to provide the on-line newsletter. If you are under the age of 13, you must provide the E-mail address of a parent or guardian before you will be able to receive future issues of the on-line newsletter, and twistmagazine.com will notify your parent or guardian of the on-line newsletter subscription and give them the chance to cancel the subscription.
- You can enter contests or sweepstakes sponsored by twistmagazine.com. Our contests and sweepstakes require a minimal amount of information to register, but we always collect your E-mail address so that we can notify you of the results of the contest. If you are under the age of 13, you must provide the E-mail address of a parent or guardian when entering the contest, and twistmagazine.com will notify the parent or guardian of your contest entry and give them the chance to cancel the entry. twistmagazine.com is prohibited by law from conditioning your participation in a contest or sweepstakes on the disclosure of more personal information than is reasonably necessary to participate.
We do not collect the E-mail addresses of people who write to us via E-mail except to respond to them. Unless we know that we have received the E-mail from a reader who is 13 or over, we will discard the E-mail addresses within 30 days.
We may also collect other information about you, This is so you can enjoy certain services within the website and be involved in certain surveys. None of this information can be or is used to identify you personally, however.
How does twistmagazine.com use this information?Our policy about using personal information is simple: Except as described in this Policy, twistmagazine.com will not disclose or sell any of the personal information you provide to any third parties.
twistmagazine.com uses the personal information you provide for recordkeeping purposes, for statistical analysis, to learn about you and your interests, to provide products and services you request, to tell you about other twistmagazine.com services that might interest you, and to notify contests winners.
We may disclose information about our users when we are required to by law, or when we have reason to believe that someone is causing injury to or interfering with our rights or property, other twistmagazine.com users, or anyone else who could be harmed by those activities.
What about twistmagazine.com's surveys?
We want to know what you think. twistmagazine.com surveys and polls are questions we ask to learn more about our readers and their preferences and interests. Any data we collect from a survey is edited before we release it to any third party. When you participate in a survey, you are completely anonymous. We will never ask you for your name, address, or E-mail address to participate in a survey. If you do give us personal information like your name or E-mail address in the survey form where it wasn't supposed to be included, we will delete it before storing the information or releasing it to any third party. We sometimes ask for your zip code only so that we can compare likes and dislikes and attitudes from different areas of our readership.
Sometimes we conduct surveys on behalf of a particular client. Again, any data we collect from a survey is edited before we release it to the client, and you remain completely anonymous. The survey reports we send to clients include only aggregated data, like 80% of girls said X and 64% of girls said Y. We disclose on every survey that we may be paid for the survey data. We will not participate in a survey on behalf of any client that will not take steps to protect your privacy.
All of our surveys are optional, and there are no prizes or rewards for participating in any twistmagazine.com survey.
How does twistmagazine.com protect my personal information?
We make every effort to ensure that your information is secure on our system. Only those employees who need access to your information in order to do their jobs are allowed access.
twistmagazine.com sometimes asks for your credit card information in order to provide you with goods or services that you request. This information is securely stored on our computers (also called "servers"). Credit card transactions take place only on servers that offer a high level of security. These transactions are handled by a third-party financial institution which receives the credit card number and other personal information you provide in order to verify the credit card number and process the transaction. This third party has agreed to use your personal information only for this purpose, to take steps to preserve your privacy and to protect the security of this personal information, and not to sell or disclose the information to any other third party.
We do not collect personal information for the purpose of credit card transactions from users under the age of 13 and no personal information from children under 13 is shared with any third-party service provider.
Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you transmit to use. You do so at your own risk. You should always be careful and smart about the information you provide on-line. Remember, whenever you voluntarily provide personal information through E-mail, that information can be collected and used by others.
What are cookies and how does twistmagazine.com use them?
Cookies are small pieces of data that are placed on your computer's hard drive when you visit twistmagazine.com. Cookies are standard in the industry; you'll find them at most major websites.
Cookies allow twistmagazine.com to keep track of which areas of our site you have visited and how long you spend at a particular site, to track your preferences and interests, and to personalize your experience at twistmagazine.com. twistmagazine.com uses anonymous cookies that are not linked to any identifying information about you. This means that your activity at the site will be logged, but you remain anonymous to us.
What is an IP address and how does twistmagazine.com use it?An IP address is a number that's automatically assigned to your computer whenever you're surfing the web - your computer's unique "signature." Web servers automatically identify your computer by its IP address.
When you visit twistmagazine.com, we collect some general information about your computer, including its IP address, the operating system it uses (for example, Windows 95), the browser software it uses (for example, Microsoft Internet Explorer or Netscape), and your Internet service provider (for example, AOL). This information helps us better understand the people who visit twistmagazine.com. None of this information is linked to "personal information" about individual users - instead, it's information about the general population. As with cookies, your session will be logged, but you remain anonymous to us.
twistmagazine.com collects this general information to identify the most popular areas on our website and to provide aggregate information to our advertisers to let them know about the number of people who have seen and clicked on their advertisements.
Use of non-personal Information
We may share statistical or aggregated non-personal information about our users with advertisers, business partners, sponsors and other third parties. This data is used to customize our Website content and advertising to deliver a better experience to our users.
What happens when I link to or from another website?
What about privacy for users under age 13?
Except as otherwise described in this Policy, we do not knowingly collect or use any personal information from children under age 13 without first notifying and obtaining the express permission of a parent or guardian. Children under 13 cannot subscribe to Twist magazine on-line; instead, they must subscribe to the magazine by telephone or mail, with credit card information or payment from a parent or guardian. The parent or guardian of children under 13 who subscribe to twistmagazine.com's on-line newsletter will receive notice of the subscription and the opportunity to cancel. Similarly, the parent or guardian of children under 13 who register for any special contest, sweepstakes, or promotion sponsored by twistmagazine.com will receive notice of the child's registration and the opportunity to cancel. Children under 13 who register for contests or sweepstakes and promotional opportunities will also be asked to provide their parent or guardian's E-mail address so that we can notify the parent or guardian if the child is the winner of the contest.
twistmagazine.com does not sell or disclose personal information collected from children under 13 to third parties under any circumstances.
How can a parent or guardian review this personal information collected from children under 13?
Parents have the right to review all personal information about children under 13 collected by twistmagazine.com, can ask twistmagazine.com to delete the information, and can refuse to permit twistmagazine.com to collect or use the child's information in the future. If a parent or guardian wishes to review a child's personal information or ask twistmagazine.com to delete that information, they should contact Twist at the address and telephone number listed below, or send an E-mail request to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will verify the identity of the parent or guardian before allowing them to review a child's personal information.
How can you correct or update your information?
If you would like to correct or update information that you have previously provided to twistmagazine.com, you can let us know by sending us an E-mail at email@example.com or mailing a letter to our postal address listed below.
Your California Privacy Rights
Pursuant to California Civil Code Section 1798.83, you may request the following information, which will be provided to you via either a writing or e-mail free of charge:
- A list of the categories of personal information disclosed by twistmagazine.com to third parties for the third parties' direct marketing purposes during the immediately preceding calendar year and
- The names and addresses of all third parties that received personal information from twistmagazine.com for the third parties' direct marketing purposes during the preceding calendar year and, if the nature of the third parties' business cannot reasonably be determined from the third parties' name, examples of the products or services marketed, if known to twistmagazine.com, sufficient to give you a reasonable indication of the nature of the third parties' business.
Consumer requests for this information should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
How can you contact twistmagazine.com?
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