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ACCEPTANCE

PLEASE READ THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THESE WEBSITES. BY USING THIS WEBSITES, YOU AGREE TO BE LEGALLY BOUND BY THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS AND AGREE TO OUR PRIVACY POLICY. These terms and conditions may be changed in the future without further notice. Please check this page for periodic changes. Continued use of these websites after any such revision or modification constitutes your acceptance of the terms and conditions as so revised or modified. Further, these terms and conditions apply exclusively to your access to, and use of, these websites (and the websites of InterMedia's affiliates, together collectively referred to as "InterMedia"), supersede all prior or contemporaneous agreements and understandings with respect to these websites, and do not alter in any way the terms or conditions of any other agreement you may have with InterMedia for publications, products, services, or otherwise.

Questions or comments about these websites may be directed to InterMedia's Webmaster at: webmaster@intermediaoutdoors.com

WEBSITE ACCESS

You agree to comply with all of these terms and conditions, and all applicable laws, regulations, and rules when you use InterMedia's websites. InterMedia's websites are provided only for your personal, non-commercial use. InterMedia may deny your access to these websites and pursue any available legal remedies if it determines, in its sole discretion, that you have breached any of these terms and conditions, including, but not limited to, any act which infringes or violates the rights of others.

These websites are controlled, maintained and operated by InterMedia, at least in part, by personnel and equipment located in New York, New York, USA. While InterMedia endeavors to provide accurate and timely information, there may be inadvertent technical or factual inaccuracies or omissions and typographical errors, for which we apologize. We reserve the right to make changes and corrections at any time, without notice.

CHILDREN

Our websites are not for use by minors. We offer products and services that may be appropriate for minors, but if you are under the age of 18 you may use our websites only with the involvement of a parent or guardian.

FORUMS AND BULLETIN BOARDS

These websites provide registered Members with access to interactive forums, bulletin boards, and discussion boards (collectively, "the Forums") that are operated and maintained by InterMedia. To become a Member, you must be at least 18 years old and complete the applicable on-line registration forms http://outdoorsbest.zeroforum.com/zerouser?cmd=login. You agree that all information provided on your registration form is accurate. You acknowledge and agree that InterMedia may, in its sole discretion and with or without any notice to you, suspend or discontinue your current or future access to the Forums.

The Forums are subject to modification or discontinuation at any time and from time to time without notice or obligation to you. Without limiting the foregoing, InterMedia reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to charge fees for the use or purchase of, or access to, the Forums, at any time and from time to time, regardless of whether the Forums were previously offered at no charge.

The Forums accessible through InterMedia's websites are provided only for Members' personal use and convenience and may be used to post questions, comments, suggestions, ideas, text, discoveries, plans, notes, drawings, images, graphics, links, photographs, audio or video files, original or creative materials, or other information or materials relevant to a prescribed topic (collectively, "User Material"). You may only post User Material for which you have the right to use, disclose, copy, display and license or sublicense, in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations. You further agree that you will not use the Forums, or the systems or services on which the Forums are hosted, to:

  • submit, display or transmit any User Material in violation of any proprietary rights of, or your contractual obligations to, any third party, or in violation of applicable laws, rules and regulations;
  • submit, display or transmit any commercial messages, duplicative messages, promotions, advertisements, surveys, contests, chain letters, pyramid schemes, or the like;
  • forge headers, create a false identity or otherwise manipulate identifiers in order to deceive others or disguise the origin of any User Material;
  • threaten, defame, abuse, assault, stalk, harass or otherwise violate the rights of any other person or entity including, without limitation, rights of privacy or publicity;
  • publish, post, display or disseminate any knowingly untrue, profane, obscene, indecent, unlawful, terrorist, violent or hateful User Material;
  • collect, store, publish, post, sell, transmit or disclose personal data about other persons, transmit unsolicited commercial email to other persons, or use the Forums to disclose or sell personal data about Members or non-Members;
  • upload or otherwise transmit files that contain viruses, worms, Trojan horses, malicious code, spyware, adware, sniffers, corrupted files or similar software or programs;
  • restrict or prevent any other Member from using the Forums; or
  • create or disseminate a negative thread about an individual or individuals.

Except as provided in a separate written agreement between you and InterMedia, you agree that all User Material that you submit to the Forums are non-confidential and InterMedia shall be entitled to unrestricted use of such User Material. As such, InterMedia is granted a perpetual worldwide, fully paid, non-exclusive right, including any moral rights and with unfettered rights of assignment, and license to make, use, offer for sale, sell, distribute, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, communicate to the public, perform, and display, in whole or in part, and/or to incorporate it in any other works in any form, media, or technology now know or later developed, for the full term of any rights that may exist in any such User Material, without any obligation of accounting.

InterMedia is not be responsible for, and disclaims all liability in connection with use of any User Material submitted, posted or display on the Forums. You should use caution when posting User Material, or any other information, including but not limited to personally identifiable information, to the Forums.

You agree that you will not access or attempt to access any systems or servers on which the Forums are hosted or modify or alter the Forums in any way.

CONFIDENTIALITY

"Confidential Access Information" includes any login, identifier or password. You acknowledge and agree to maintain the confidentiality of all Confidential Access Information, and you may not disclose such Confidential Access Information to any other person or entity, or permit any other person or entity, whether or not a Member, to access the Forums. You also agree to notify InterMedia immediately of any unauthorized use of any Confidential Access Information or any other breach of security of which you are aware. You may not use any Confidential Access Information that is not issued directly to you or approved by InterMedia.

MONITORING

InterMedia has no obligation to monitor User Material posted to these websites or the Forums. However, InterMedia reserves the right to review User Material, and to remove, delete, redact or otherwise modify such, in InterMedia's sole discretion and for any reason whatsoever, at any time and from time to time, without notice or further obligation to you. InterMedia has no obligation to display or post any User Material provided by you. InterMedia reserves the right to disclose, at any time and from time to time, any User Material posted or provided to these websites or the Forums that InterMedia deems necessary or appropriate to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, contract obligation, legal or dispute process or government request.

LICENSE

By submitting, uploading or posting User Material to these websites or the Forums, you grant InterMedia permission to use such User Material, and grant to us the worldwide, non-exclusive, irrevocable, royalty-free right to use, copy, distribute, publish, display, transmit, transfer, modify, translate and reformat such materials, publish your screen name in connection with your User Material and sublicense such User Material to any of InterMedia's affiliates or service providers or any third party. You acknowledge and agree that you are not entitled to receive any compensation for any User Material.

In addition, you represent and warrant that: (i) you own, or otherwise have the license, permission, consent, or other requisite and sufficient legal right to submit any User Material submitted by you; (ii) you will not submit, without legal permission or authorization any User Material that is subject to any copyright or other proprietary right of any third party; and (iii) you have all necessary consents and/or waivers of any rights of privacy or publicity associated with such User Material.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS

Copyright Infringement. Any copyright owner or authorized agent who believes that any materials, information or text displayed on these websites or the Forums infringes their copyrights, may submit a notification pursuant to the U.S. Digital Millennium Copyright Act ("DMCA") by providing our Copyright Agent, Copyright Agent, InterMedia Outdoors, 512 Seventh Ave, 11th Floor, New York, NY 10018, with the following information in writing:

  1. a physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;
  2. 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;
  3. 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 InterMedia to locate the material;
  4. information reasonably sufficient to permit InterMedia to contact the copyright owner or its agent, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail address;
  5. a statement that the copyright owner has 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
  6. a statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that complainant is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

Please note that only DMCA notices should go to InterMedia's Copyright Agent. Any other feedback, comments, requests for technical support, and other communications should be directed to InterMedia's Webmaster webmaster@intermediaoutdoors.com You acknowledge that if you fail to comply with all of the requirements of this section, your DMCA notice may not be valid.

Trademarks. "InterMedia Outdoors" and InterMedia's products and services described in these websites are either trademarks or trade names of InterMedia and its licensors, or are the property of their respective owners. These marks may not be copied, imitated, or used, in whole or in part, with the express prior written permission of InterMedia. In addition, page headers, custom graphics, button icons, and scripts, may be service marks, trademarks, or trade dress of InterMedia, and may not be copied, imitated, or used, in whole or in part, without the prior written permission of InterMedia.

COMMERCIAL USE NOT PERMITTED

No commercial use of the information on or under these websites is licensed or permitted. For example, the use of automated systems (e.g., robots, spiders, or other information scrapers) to access, acquire, or download information on these websites is expressly prohibited. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the use of reputable commercial spider engines that crawl the website for purposes of building or maintaining standard, publicly-available search engine indices (such as those maintained by Google and Yahoo!) are permitted. In addition, the collection of any information from these websites, including any email address or other personally identifiable information of users is prohibited.

DISCLAIMERS, WARRANTIES, AND LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY

Disclaimers.INTERMEDIA MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES ABOUT THE AVAILABILITY, COMPLETENESS, TIMELINESS, ACCURACY OR SUITABILITY OF THE INFORMATION OR USER MATERIAL, HYPERLINKS OR WEBSITES ACCESSIBLE BY HYPERLINKS FROM THESE WEBSITES, OR OTHER MATERIALS CONTAINED ON THESE WEBSITES OR IN THE FORUMS. YOU MAY NOT RELY ON ANY MATERIALS PROVIDED BY OR SUBMITTED TO THE FORUMS OR INTERMEDIA. INTERMEDIA DOES NOT CONTROL OR ENDORSE THE MATERIALS OR INFORMATION CONTAINED ON THE FORUMS. OUR WEBSITES, THE FORUMS, AND ALL INFORMATION AND MATERIALS CONTAINED ON THE FORUMS, INCLUDING LINKS, ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" BASIS WITH NO WARRANTY OF ANY KIND. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, INTERMEDIA DISCLAIMS ALL REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, WITH RESPECT TO SUCH INFORMATION AND MATERIALS, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, FREEDOM FROM COMPUTER VIRUSES OR OTHER MALICIOUS OR UNAUTHORIZED CODE OR PROGRAMS, AND IMPLIED WARRANTIES ARISING FROM COURSE OF DEALING OR COURSE OF PERFORMANCE. AS A CONDITION OF YOUR USE OF THE FORUMS, YOU WARRANT TO INTERMEDIA THAT YOU WILL NOT USE THE FORUMS FOR ANY PURPOSE THAT IS UNLAWFUL OR PROHIBITED BY THESE TERMS OR ANY APPLICABLE LAW.

Limitation of Liability. INTERMEDIA, ITS AFFILIATES, AND ITS AND THEIR OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, SUPPLIERS, LICENSORS AND THIRD PARTY PARTNERS WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, EXEMPLARY OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, OR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER, WHETHER OR NOT SUCH PARTY HAS BEEN PREVIOUSLY ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, WHETHER IN AN ACTION UNDER CONTRACT, TORT, OR ANY OTHER THEORY, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH WEBSITE CONTENT, AND/OR ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS, VIRUSES OR OTHER MALICIOUS OR UNAUTHORIZED CODE OR PROGRAMS, THE USE, INABILITY TO USE, OR PERFORMANCE OF THE FORUMS OR THE INFORMATION OR MATERIALS AVAILABLE FROM THE FORUMS, OR ANY LOSS, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, OR ANY USE OF THE FORUMS BY ANY PERSON, OR OTHER DAMAGES IN CONNECTION THEREWITH. THESE LIMITATIONS WILL APPLY NOTWITHSTANDING ANY FAILURE OF ESSENTIAL PURPOSE OF ANY LIMITED REMEDY.

INDEMNIFICATION

You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless InterMedia, its affiliates, and its and their respective officers, directors, employees, agents, suppliers, licensors and third party partners from and against all losses, expenses, damages and costs, including reasonable attorneys' fees, resulting from your use of the websites and/or Forums, including, without limitation, in connection with any User Material, submitted, posted or displayed by you on the Forums, or any violation by you of these website terms, any applicable law or any rights of another person or entity.

DISPUTE RESOLUTION

If any controversy, dispute or claim arises out of or related to your use of InterMedia's websites, the Forums, or any User Material posted on or submitted to InterMedia's websites or the Forums, the dispute shall be settled by arbitration administered by the American Arbitration Association under its Commercial Arbitration Rules, and judgment on the award rendered by the arbitrator(s) may be entered in any court having jurisdiction thereof. Notwithstanding the foregoing, InterMedia reserves all rights to petition any court of competent jurisdiction for the entry of injunctions and orders for specific performance relating to unauthorized use, modification, copying, distribution, transmission, display, performance, reproduction, publication, license, creation of derivative works, transfer or sale of the User Material, breach of your confidentiality obligations, or any other violations hereunder.

EXCLUSIVE JURISDICTION, GOVERNING LAW

Except as otherwise expressly provided, the exclusive venue for all litigation, court proceedings, arbitration proceedings, mediation proceedings, lawsuits, court hearings and other hearings initiated in connection with these websites, the Forums and/or the User Material or their use is New York, New York, USA. These website terms and the relationship between you and InterMedia will be governed by the laws of the State of New York, USA, without giving effect to principles of conflict of laws of any jurisdiction. If any part of these website terms is determined to be invalid or unenforceable pursuant to applicable law including, but not limited to, the warranty disclaimers and liability limitations set forth above, then the invalid or unenforceable provision will be deemed superseded by a valid, enforceable provision that most closely matches the intent of the original provision and the remainder of these website terms shall continue in effect.

MISCELLANEOUS

Use of these websites or the Forums is unauthorized from any jurisdiction that does not give effect to all provisions of these terms and conditions, including, without limitation, this paragraph. You agree that no joint venture, partnership, employment, or agency relationship exists between you and InterMedia as a result of these website terms, InterMedia's Privacy Policy, or use of the Forums. InterMedia's performance of these website terms is subject to existing laws and legal process, and nothing contained in these terms or InterMedia's Privacy Policy is in derogation of InterMedia's right to comply with law enforcement requests or requirements relating to your use of these websites, the Forums, or information provided to or gathered by InterMedia with respect to such use. These terms and the other documents referenced herein constitute the entire agreement between you and InterMedia with respect to these websites and the Forums, and they supersede all prior or contemporaneous communications and proposals, whether electronic, oral or written, between you and InterMedia with respect to InterMedia's websites or the Forums. A printed version of these terms and of any notice given in electronic form shall be admissible in judicial, arbitration or administrative proceedings based upon or relating to these website terms to the same extent and subject to the same conditions as other business documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form.

Notwithstanding any of these terms, InterMedia reserves the right, without notice and in its sole discretion, to terminate your license to use these websites or the Forums, and to block or prevent future access to the same.

Last updated July 23, 2007

Privacy Policy

InterMedia Outdoors ("InterMedia") and its family of consumer publications are strongly committed to protecting your privacy and providing a safe online experience for all of our users and subscribers while offering the highest quality publications and services to them.  Because we gather certain types of information about and from users and subscribers so that we can fulfill your requests and better serve your needs, you should fully understand the terms and conditions surrounding the collection and use of this information.  This privacy policy discloses what information we gather, how we use it, how to correct or change it, and what steps we take to safeguard personal information provided to us both online and offline.  Please note that some of our websites are subject to separate privacy policies.  We encourage you always to check the privacy policy on each website you visit to be sure you understand the privacy policy governing that site; your use of this site constitutes agreement with these terms.  We urge you to read the complete policy below, as well as our website Terms and Conditions of Use, and contact us if you have any questions, but offer this short summary to highlight key points.

  1. We collect personal and non-personal information from you to provide information and service, to understand your interests, and to conduct our business, and may combine it with information we receive from third parties.
  2. We may share personal and non-personal information about you with third parties in the circumstances described in this policy.
  3. We use cookies, web beacons and other technologies to provide personalized content and certain functionalities, and better to understand the features our visitors prefer.
  4. We reserve the right to share information to satisfy a legal request, protect people or property, and in connection with a sale or transfer of one or more of our business or units or operating functions.
  5. We employ reasonable procedures to protect the personal information you send to us.  Credit card and other sensitive information are encrypted during transmission to and from our sites.  However, we provide no guarantees that your data will always be secure.

InterMedia may offer links to or from websites we control to other sites within the InterMedia family as well as to sites operated by third parties.  We offer links to third party sites so that you can conveniently visit our vendors and advertisers or locate other content likely to be of interest.  We are not responsible for the content, practices or policies of sites operated by third parties and urge you to inquire about them before providing any personally-identifiable information.

What Information Do We Collect About You?

What Do We Do with Information We Collect?

How Do We Share Personal Information?

How Do We Use Cookies?
How Do We Use Web Beacons?
What About Third Party Advertisers?
How Can You Control Your Personal Information?
Security of Your Personal Information
Children's Privacy
Changes in Corporate Structure
Visitors Outside the United States
Changes to Our Privacy Policy
Contact Information

WHAT INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT ABOUT YOU?

Generally, you can visit our websites, read articles and other materials, and check on offerings without giving us any "personal information" (defined below).  So that we can provide our users and subscribers with the most efficient and enhanced personalized service, we request information about you in certain circumstances, and collect certain information automatically.  We also use contact lists and other information we may obtain from third parties.  For the convenience of our customers and better to serve you, a customer account includes all the collected personal information we may have, but you can update or correct your contact information or change your preferences about receiving offers and information from us or third parties at any time.

Personal Information

By "personal information" we mean information that identifies you individually, such as names, mailing addresses, and/or email addresses.  This term does not include other kinds of electronic information which theoretically could be used to identify you, such as the IP address of your computer (which, if combined with the time of access and information from your internet service provider, could be used to identify you by name).  Such other electronic information also includes browser type, domain name, the referring website address, etc.  We use this automatically collected electronic information to facilitate your online experience at our websites.

We collect from you personal information when you subscribe to one of our magazines, place an order (see the section below for more information on subscriptions and orders), or register at one of our websites.  Website visitors may register to receive our email services, respond to a survey, or enter online contests and sweepstakes; we may offer offline contests and sweepstakes as well.  Registration may be required to participate in message boards, bulletin boards, or chat rooms at our websites or to take advantage of special offers.

Sometimes registration can be accomplished by submitting only a user name and password, but some of our offerings require submission of additional information.  The information we collect may include your email address, name, address, phone number, age, gender, hobbies, family information, and similar demographic information or information related to your interests.  For example, our automotive publications and websites may ask about the type of car you drive. Some of our sites may offer you the opportunity to receive offers directly from third parties, or to match you directly with a trusted fulfillment partner, such as an automobile dealer or bank.  In the latter case, in addition to contact information and other details, we will ask you to provide certain financial and credit-related information to facilitate a response from our fulfillment partners.  Our online registration forms will indicate what information is required and what information (if any) is optional.  Of course, you may decline to provide even "required" information, but will then be unable to participate in those website activities.

Subscriptions and Orders

If you wish to subscribe to one of our publications or place an order for products or services, you must generally establish a credit card account with us or our vendors.  In addition to the customary information needed to fill your order (full name, email address, physical address, ship-to name and address, gift information, etc.), subscriptions and orders necessitate collection of your credit card number, credit card expiration date, and the credit card security code.  Electronic order acknowledgments are sent when an subscription or order is placed online.  Most of our websites allow visitors to subscribe to our publications online, and some sites also offer areas where you may purchase items online.  We may offer online and offline subscribers a "bill me" option if they do not wish to use a credit card, but visitors should check specific online stores to see if other such alternative payment options are offered.

Other Information

We conduct market research in an effort to improve our publications and websites and may purchase lists of potential subscribers or customers from third parties.  Those lists may include information on current subscribers or customers.  This information is included in our database.  That helps us, for example, minimize multiple mailings and emailings, and provide information tailored to your interests.

WHAT DO WE DO WITH COLLECTED INFORMATION?

We use information you provide to fulfill your requests, improve our publications, products and services, and operate our business.  For example, we use personal information so that we may display or send custom, personalized content to our website visitors, and to send newsletters, mail, emails, features, promotional material, surveys and other updates, information or offers to our users and subscribers.  A user may, at any time, opt out of receiving promotional offers by mail, telephone or email.  We also use collected information to evaluate and administer our products and services, fulfill customer requests (e.g., subscription and other orders), respond to any problems that may arise (e.g., magazine delivery failures, difficulties in navigating our sites or accessing certain features), gauge user trends to determine what products and services are most popular with users, and to put you in touch with trusted fulfillment partners who can provide services that we cannot.

In some parts of our websites we allow users to send articles or links by email to other parties who may be interested in them.  We do not retain any email addresses (unless you are a member who already has voluntarily provided your email address) of either the sender or recipient of such articles or links after they are sent, and do not share "send a friend" email addresses with third parties.

We may produce reports for advertisers, sponsors and vendors containing anonymous, aggregate information about our users and subscribers, such as demographic, age and online usage information.  This allows us to provide content and offers that are most relevant to our subscribers and users, and to work more closely with advertisers.

HOW DO WE SHARE PERSONAL INFORMATION?

Personal information is available to InterMedia, including its brands and affiliates, and its or their technical and fulfillment agents and consultants who make this website and our publications, products and services available to you.  Anonymous information is available to our advertisers, sponsors and promotional and business partners.  We share your personal information with third parties only as described below.

InterMedia and Its Agents.  InterMedia may use both anonymous, aggregate demographic data and any personal information you provide for internal marketing or other business purposes, including sending you notices of subscription renewal deadlines, new publications, services or products we offer likely to be of interest, and filling subscription and other orders.  To facilitate subscriptions and orders, InterMedia will cache your order information, and create an authorization with a merchant account (e.g., your credit card company).  There are many companies who may be required to assist InterMedia in making its publications, products and web sites available to you.  Web host firms, technical and database consultants, advertising agencies, and fulfillment firms, including firms assisting us in offering contests and promotions, may have access to personally identifiable information in the course of making our products and services available.  All companies working with InterMedia must comply with our information collection, use and disclosure policies, and are not permitted to sell your information to third parties or to use it except as authorized by us and you, or as permitted or required by law.

Participating Vendors.  Some of our sites offer opportunities to make purchases online from special participating vendors.  On sites with online purchase opportunities for products and merchandise, we will also give participating manufacturers, retailers, wholesalers or distributors ordering information and merchant bank authorization information.  Any time you order from a participating vendor, that vendor will automatically have all the information related to the order. Participating vendors may use that information to advise you directly of other products and offerings that they provide.  InterMedia is not responsible for their privacy policies, and urges you to inquire about their information practices.  In addition, vendors may receive the same anonymous, aggregate data that our advertisers do.

Credit Card Companies.  As in any transaction, your credit card company will have all relevant information about the name of the vendor, item(s) purchased, and date and total cost.  InterMedia will not otherwise provide any personal data to your credit card company.

Advertisers, Sponsors and Promotional and Business Partners.  We share anonymous, aggregate demographic information (such as gender, age, income, hobbies, interests, etc.), and anonymous information obtained from cookies and similar technologies, with our advertisers, sponsors, promotional and business partners, and with participating vendors at sites offering online sales opportunities.  No personally identifiable information is disclosed to any of these third parties in providing these reports.  Credit card numbers, bank account numbers, and passwords are not shared with advertisers, sponsors or promotional partners, and are only shared with specific vendors with whom you place an online order.

Offline and online contact information is handled differently.  As is customary in the publications business, offline contact information (i.e., your name and mailing address) is shared with third parties who may send you offers or information about their products or services.   You must opt-out if you do not wish for us to share such offline contact information with third parties, or if you do not wish to receive promotions from us by mail.

We may extend email offers to you on behalf of our business partners about their products or services, but only if you have indicated that you would like to receive such offers.  Although InterMedia may receive a fee from our business partners for this service, InterMedia sends those offers on behalf of the business partner, and does not share your email address with them.  Of course, you may opt-out of receiving those offers at any time.

At our websites, visitors will also have opportunities to sign up directly with certain advertisers and sponsors to enter contests or sweepstakes, receive email updates, or to receive information directly from them.  Third party vendors and advertisers will also use technical and other consultants.  We urge visitors to carefully review the privacy policies of these firms.  InterMedia is not responsible for the privacy policies and procedures of any third party.

Trusted Fulfillment Partners.  Sometimes we will give you the opportunity to opt in to receive email offers directly from third parties not affiliated with InterMedia.  If you decide to accept these offers, we will provide your contact information to the third party.  As our trusted fulfillment partners may keep and use your information whether or not you purchase their products or use their services, your personal information will be subject to their privacy policies, and you should contact them directly for more information about their specific privacy and opt-out policies.

Public Postings.  You should be aware that if you voluntarily disclose information, personal or otherwise, online in any community area (whether through InterMedia's websites or any other service available online), that information can be collected and used by others.  For example, if you use chat, forums, bulletin boards or message boards, or if you post personal information online (such as your email address, photograph, etc.), you may receive unsolicited messages from others.  InterMedia has no control over this use of your personal information.

Important Note

We reserve the right to use or disclose any information without notice or consent as compelled by applicable law, regulation or legal requirement; to conduct investigations of complaints or possible breaches of law; to protect the integrity of our site and our property and assure adherence to our terms of use; to protect the safety of our visitors or others; and to fulfill your requests.

HOW DO WE USE COOKIES?

InterMedia may use "cookies" in connection with operation of its websites.  Cookies are small pieces of information that are stored on your computer by the InterMedia website server.  Cookies are used for record-keeping purposes_the stored information can be retrieved by the InterMedia website server when you return to the website.

Cookies allow us to personalize or regulate the use of our websites, and also permit us to automate the access and data-entry functions of the site (e.g., login information), to store on-line ordering information for purchases you may make while visiting the site, and to tailor the appearance or presentation of the site to your preferences or interests.  In general, we do not use cookies to track the navigational habits of identified users without the user's consent.

The use of cookies is common in the industry, and they are used at most major websites.  Cookies will not be used to pass any information from your computer except the specific information placed into the cookie from one participating InterMedia website when the cookie is retrieved by another participating InterMedia website.

The Help portion of the toolbar on most browsers will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, or how to disable cookies altogether.  Additionally, you can disable or delete similar data used by browser add-ons by changing the add-on's settings or visiting the website of its manufacturer.  However, if you elect not to accept cookies, some parts of the website may not function properly or permit access.  For more information on cookies, see http://www.cookiecentral.com/faq.htm.

HOW DO WE USE WEB BEACONS?

We use Web beacon technologies throughout our sites in order to assess traffic patterns, determine the effectiveness of our advertising campaigns, determine unique visitor counts and create an improved user experience throughout our sites.  Web beacons are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies, which are commonly used in the industry and on many major websites.  We also may include Web beacons in promotional email messages or electronic newsletters in order to determine the effectiveness of those campaigns.

When a user accesses a page or email containing a "Web beacon", notice of that access is generated and sent to us.  Because Web beacons work in conjunction with cookies, users who do not want this information considered in association with anonymous cookie information should set their browsers to turn off cookies.  (When users turn off cookies, Web beacon technologies will still detect users visits anonymously, but this information cannot be associated with other user information and is disregarded).

WHAT ABOUT THIRD PARTY ADVERTISERS?

Some of the banner ads displayed in our websites are provided by outside companies. These ads may use cookies and/or Web beacons.  Unlike cookies and Web beacons used by InterMedia in content it controls at its websites, cookies or Web beacons received with banner ads are collected by our advertisers and we do not have access to this information.  We use reputable third parties to serve some or all of the advertisements that are placed within our sites and they may use information about your visits to our sites and other sites to assist in serving advertisements to you.  They may share information with their clients such as date/time of the banner ad shown, the specific ad shown, the IP address, etc. DoubleClick is our third party ad server.  If you would like to know more about their information gathering practices and "opt-out" procedures, please see http://www.doubleclick.com/us/corporate/privacy.

HOW CAN YOU CONTROL YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION?

We believe that choice in how and when you are contacted is key to customer satisfaction, so we offer several ways for you to update your contact information or change your preferences.

1. If you have an online account at one of our websites, you may be able to log on and update or change your contact or account information.  Check the site for further information.
2. If you are a subscriber to one of our magazines, you may be able to log on and update or change your contact or account information by contacting us at http://www.intermediaoutdoors.com/service.
3. You may unsubscribe to any of our online email updates by following the unsubscribe instructions in the body of any message.
4. You may write to us and update your contact information or ask that we not share your personal contact information with third parties.   See the mailing address and fax number at the bottom of this privacy policy.  In those instances, we will retain your information in a "do not promote" file in our database.
5. You may also contact us at privacycoordinator@imoutdoors.com

We will try to implement your opt-out requests promptly, but you may still receive promotional information from us by mail for up to 60 days due to printing and mailing schedules, and up to 10 days for email; please forgive any delay.

SECURITY OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

We use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology to encrypt important information (e.g., credit card data) while it is in-transit to/from us when you are buying products or services over the Internet.  We employ appropriate, commercially reasonable security practices to protect your personal information while stored at our facilities.  Finally, we engage suitable service providers to help us with managing this information, and contractually require of them appropriate security assurances.

Remember that your personal information may also be accessed by the username and password you created when you registered at one of our websites where user accounts are permitted.  The confidentiality of any such password is yours to protect.  You may change it anytime by following the instructions at the website where you registered.  Take care to safeguard your password; if you believe someone else may be using your password, change it promptly.  Remember, also, that any personal information you post in chat rooms or message boards is available to anyone.

While no security measure can guarantee against compromise, we regularly review and update our security measures in an effort to provide appropriate security for all information held by us.

CHILDREN'S PRIVACY

Our websites are not for use by minors.  We offer products and services that may be appropriate for minors, but if you are under the age of 18 you may use our websites only with the involvement of a parent or guardian.  We take minors' privacy seriously, and ask minors (people under the age of 18) not to send any personally identifiable information to any of our websites without the consent of their parents or guardians.  Many of our websites include chat rooms, bulletin boards and other features that may be unsuitable for minors and which are not necessarily monitored.  InterMedia encourages all parents and guardians to instruct their children in the safe and responsible use of personal information on the Internet.  We will not knowingly collect, use, or disclose to third parties any personal information collected from children, and have adopted techniques to age-screen users on websites that might appeal to minors to ensure compliance with this Privacy Policy, the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA), and other applicable laws.

CHANGES IN CORPORATE STRUCTURE

In developing our business, we might sell certain assets, or the company, or parts of it, may be sold, merged or otherwise transferred.  In such transactions, user information, whether personally identifiable or otherwise, may be one of the transferred assets.

YOUR CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTS

Under California Law SB 27, California residents are afforded expanded rights to information about shared personal information, or are required to have the free ability to opt-in or opt-out of such sharing.  This privacy policy fully affords you the rights not to have your personal information shared by us.  If you have any questions about your ability to opt-out of information sharing by us, please see "How Can You Control Your Personal Information" (above) or contact us by email at: privacycoordinator@imoutdoors.com

VISITORS AND SUBSCRIBERS OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES

Our websites and associated computers are located in the United States.   All matters relating to these sites are governed by the laws of the State of New York in the United States.  Any information you provide through these websites, in subscribing to one of our publications, or in registering or ordering at one of our websites will be transferred to, and used in, the United States.  By visiting our sites and submitting information, you unambiguously consent to the collection, processing, transfer or use of your personal data, as described in this privacy policy.   If you do not consent to any collection, processing, transfer or use of such information, please discontinue use of these websites.

CHANGES TO OUR PRIVACY POLICY

We will occasionally update this Privacy Policy.  We recommend that you check the policy when you visit our site to be sure you are aware of and understand our current policy; when feasible, we will post specific summary of material changes in our policy.  Your continued use of our websites will constitute your agreement to any changes in the privacy policy.

CONTACT INFORMATION

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or our privacy practices, please email us at privacycoordinator@imoutdoors.com . Please include the URL of the website and/or name of the publication involved in your request.   Or you can contact us by mail at:

Privacy Coordinator
InterMedia Magazines, Inc.
512 Seventh Avenue, FL 11
New York, NY 10018

Or you can fax us at 212-302-4472  Attn: Privacy Coordinator

Last updated July 23, 2007

 

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