Throughout this document, we may use certain words or phrases, and it is important that you understand the meaning of them. The following is a non-exhaustive list of definitions of words and phrases found in this document:
“Men's Variety” refers to this website, known as “MV”; our Site; our Service; or a combination of all or some of the preceding definitions, depending on the context of the word;
“Service” refers to the services that we provide through our Site, including our blog, health and fitness-related books and other services, and the Site itself;
“Site” refers to our website, https://mensvariety.com;
“User” refers to anyone who accesses our Site or uses our Service, regardless of whether such access involves any remuneration to any party;
3. Information Collected
We do not collect any identifying information on our website about you. If you choose to comment on a given blog post or webpage and your comment is approved for publication, you assume the responsibility for making your username and other identifying information available to the public. Men's Variety uses the Disqus comment system on the website for comment management. Please visit https://disqus.com/ to learn more about how to configure the privacy of your account information.
Whenever you visit our Site, we may collect non-identifying information from you, such as your IP address, referring URL, browser, operating system, cookie information, and Internet Service Provider. Without a subpoena, voluntary compliance on the part of your Internet Service Provider, or additional records from a third party, this information alone cannot usually be used to identify you.
4. Use of Your Information
We may use your information to:
Enhance or improve User experience, our Site, or our Service.
Send e-mails about our Site or respond to inquiries.
Send our newsletter and other e-mail updates.
Send third party offers.
Perform any other function that we believe in good faith is necessary to protect the security or proper functioning of our Site or Service.
5. Accessing, Editing, and Removing Your Information
Users may in some cases be able to review and edit the personal information they have provided to us by logging into their account on the Site and editing their account. Although most changes may occur immediately, information may still be stored in a web browser’s cache. We take no responsibility for stored information in your cache, or in other devices that may store information, and disclaim all liability for such. In addition, we may, from time to time, retain residual information about you in our backup and/or database.
6A: Cookies and Web Beacons
We also use third party advertisements on https://mensvariety.com (MV) to support our site. Some of these advertisers may use technology such as cookies and web beacons when they advertise on our site, which will also send these advertisers (such as Google through the Google AdSense program) information including your IP address, your ISP , the browser you used to visit our site, and in some cases, whether you have Flash installed. This is generally used for geotargeting purposes (showing California real estate ads to someone in California, for example) or showing specific ads based on sites visited (such as showing travel ads to someone who frequents travel sites).
6B: DoubleClick DART cookies
We also may use DART cookies for ad serving through Google’s DoubleClick, which places a cookie on your computer when you are browsing the web and visit a site using DoubleClick advertising (including some Google AdSense advertisements). This cookie is used to serve ads specific to you and your interests (”interest based targeting”). The ads served will be targeted based on your previous browsing history (For example, if you have been viewing sites about visiting New York, you may see New York Hotel advertisements when viewing a non-related site, such as on a site about baseball). DART uses “non personally identifiable information”. It does NOT track personal information about you, such as your name, email address, physical address, telephone number, social security numbers, bank account numbers or credit card numbers. You can opt-out of this ad serving on all sites using this advertising by visiting http://www.doubleclick.com/privacy/dart_adserving.aspx
You can choose to disable or selectively turn off our cookies or third-party cookies in your browser settings, or by managing preferences in programs such as Norton Internet Security. However, this can affect how you are able to interact with our site as well as other websites. This could include the inability to login to services or programs, such as logging into forums or accounts.
Deleting cookies does not mean you are permanently opted out of any advertising program. Unless you have settings that disallow cookies, the next time you visit a site running the advertisements, a new cookie will be added.
7. Third Party Websites
Men's Variety may post links to third party websites on its Site. These third party websites are not screened for privacy or security issues by Men's , and you release us from any liability for the conduct of these third party websites.
8. Third Party Access to Your Information
Although you are entering into an Agreement with Men's Variety to disclose your information to us, we do use third party individuals and organizations to assist us, including contractors, web hosts, and others.
Throughout the course of our provision of our Service to you, we may delegate our authority to collect, access, use, and disseminate your information. For example, our web host stores the information that you provide to us, and we may hire outside contractors to perform maintenance or assist us in securing our website.
Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, you authorize us to share your information with:
9. Release of Your Information for Legal Purposes
At times it may become necessary, for legal purposes, to release your information in response to a request from a government agency or a private litigant. You agree that we may disclose your information to a third party where we believe, in good faith, that it is desirable to do so for the purposes of a civil action, criminal investigation, or other legal matter. In the event that we receive a subpoena affecting your privacy, we may elect to notify you to give you an opportunity to file a motion to quash the subpoena, or we may attempt to quash it ourselves, but we are not obligated to do either. We may also proactively report you, and release your information to, third parties where we believe that it is prudent to do so for legal reasons, such as our belief that you have engaged in fraudulent activities. You release us from any damages that may arise from or relate to the release of your information to a request from law enforcement agencies or private litigants.
- Commercial and Non-Commercial Communications
- Security Measures
We take certain measures to enhance the security of our Site and Service, including using SSL Certificates. However, we make no representations as to the security or privacy of your information. It is in our interest to keep our website secure, but we recommend that you use anti-virus software, firewalls, and other precautions to protect yourself from security threats.
- Your California Privacy Rights
Individuals under 18 years of age are not allowed to use our paid services, and individuals under 13 years of age must not use our Service at all. If you become aware of a User who is under the required age to use all or any portion of our Service, please notify us immediately at [email protected] and provide us with full details as to why you believe they are below that age and we will address the issue. If you are a User who is reported in this manner, we may require you to provide suitable proof of age, such as a copy of government identification, in order to continue using our Site and/or Service.
- International Transfer
10. Amazon Affiliates
Men's Variety is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com
11. Other Affiliates
Men's Variety is a participant in other affiliate marketing and partner programs that are designed for websites to earn advertising fees and linking to their programs. Examples include CJ Affiliates, Refersion and Ascend.