Privacy Policy

PRIVACY POLICY

Last Updated on January 4, 2017

This Privacy Policy discloses the privacy practices for ModPosh Publishing, LLC, Sheltie Magazine magazine and SheltieMagazine.com, our email newsletters and other applications owned and operated by ModPosh Publishing, LLC d.b.a. Sheltie Magazine (collectively referred to as the “MPLLC Services”), and to any services that display this notice. For the purposes of this Privacy Policy, unless otherwise noted, all references to “ModPosh Publishing, LLC” include SheltieMagazine.com and the Sheltie Magazine magazine.

The MPLLC Services may contain links to other websites for your convenience and information. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of those sites.

WHAT INFORMATION DO WE GATHER ABOUT YOU?

The information gathered when you interact with the MPLLC Services falls into two categories: 1) Personal information, which includes personal information you supply when you subscribe, order, complete a survey, register for one of our sites, enter a contest or provide your email address and 2) Non-personal information collected through technology, which includes tracking information collected by us as well as third parties.

Personal Information That You Give Us Or Ask a Third Party to Share with Us

Registration Information

Registration for the MPLLC Services may require that you supply certain personal information, including a unique email address and demographic information (ZIP code, age, sex, household income, job industry and job title) to register.

Billing and Credit Card Information

We collect and store name, address, telephone number, email address, and other billing information. This information will only be shared with third parties who help to complete the purchase transaction. Examples of this include fulfilling orders and processing credit card payments. We do not collect or store credit card information, as that is processed through the third party of our choosing.

Contests, Sweepstakes and Special Offers

ModPosh Publishing, LLC collects personal information from you when you participate in sweepstakes, contests or special offers. If this information is also being collected by a third party other than ModPosh Publishing, LLC, we will notify you at the same time. If you do not want any personal information shared, you should not participate in the sweepstakes, contest or special offer.

Reader Surveys, Reader Panels and Market Research

ModPosh Publishing, LLC may collect personal information from you in connection with voluntary surveys conducted via the MPLLC Services. Data may be collected through the MPLLC Services or through the mail. The information you provide may be shared, but only in the aggregate, with advertisers and partners unless we notify you otherwise at the time of collection.

Conferences and Live Events

We often receive information about attendees to our live events from sign-in and registration lists. We may share this information with event or promotion sponsors, in which case we will notify you when we collect the information.

Non-Personal Information Collected Using Technology

Information Collected by Us Using Technology

We use various Internet technologies to manage the MPLLC Services and track use of the Services. Non-personal information that we collect using these technologies may be combined with other information about you.

Device Information. We may collect non-personal information about the computer, mobile device or other device you use to access the MPLLC Services, such as IP address, geolocation information, unique device identifiers, browser type, browser language and other transactional information.

Cookies, Beacons, Local Storage and Other Similar Technologies. We use “cookies,” Web beacons, HTML5 local storage and other similar technologies. These technologies allow us to manage access to and use of the Services, recognize you and provide personalization, and help us understand how people use the MPLLC Services. You may not be able to access certain areas of our websites, including SheltieMagazine.com, if your computer does not accept cookies from us.

Analytics, Log Files and Reading History

As is true of most web sites, we gather certain information automatically and store it in log files. This information may include Internet protocol (IP) addresses (the region or general location where your computer or device is accessing the Internet), browser type, operating system and other usage information about the use of the MPLLC Services, including a history of the pages you view.

We may combine this automatically collected log information with other information we collect about you. We do this to improve services we offer you, including customized Recommendations, advertising and currency display, to improve marketing, and to track access and use of the MPLLC Services across the devices that you use to access the MPLLC Services.

We have hired third parties to provide us information, reports and analysis about the usage, browsing patterns of our users. They may independently record the type of device and operating system you are using, general location information, as well as events that occur within our apps, such as how often you use our apps.

Third Parties

Some of the services and advertisements included in the MPLLC Services, including on SheltieMagazine.com and within our mobile apps, are delivered or served by third-party companies, which may collect information about your use of the MPLLC Services.

These companies may place or recognize cookies, Web beacons or other technology to track certain non-personal information about our website users. For example, in the course of serving certain advertisements, an advertiser may place or recognize a unique cookie on your browser in order to collect certain information about your use of the MPLLC Services. For another example, an advertiser or ad server may also be able to collect your device’s unique identifier in the course of serving an ad. In many cases, this information could be used to show you ads on other websites based on your interests.

We do not have access to, nor control over, these third parties’ use of cookies or other tracking technologies or how they may be used.

Your access to our websites should not be affected if you do not accept cookies served by third parties.

WHAT DO WE DO WITH THE INFORMATION WE GATHER ABOUT YOU?

Provide the Services You Request

We use the information we gather about you to enable your use of the MPLLC Services and fulfill your requests for certain products and services, such as sending out electronic newsletters and enabling you to participate in and renew paid services, polls, contests and message boards.

Statistical Analysis

We perform statistical, demographic and marketing analyses of users of the MPLLC Services, and their subscribing and purchasing patterns, for product development purposes and to generally inform advertisers about the nature of our subscriber base. We use this information for analysis purposes, including analysis to improve customer relationships.

Customizing Your Experience

We use the information that we collect to allow advertising to be targeted to the users for whom such advertising is most pertinent. We also use this information to customize certain features of the MPLLC Services to provide you with an enhanced experienced based on the type of device you are using to access the MPLLC Services, and in certain cases, provide you with requested services.

Relevant Advertising

We may use demographic and preference information to allow advertising on the MPLLC Service to be targeted to the users for whom they are most pertinent. This means users see advertising that is most likely to interest them, and advertisers send their messages to people who are most likely to be receptive, improving both the viewer’s experience and the effectiveness of the ads. We disclose information to third parties only in aggregate or de-identified form.

Email Newsletters

ModPosh Publishing, LLC will periodically send you email newsletters or promotional email about services offered by ModPosh Publishing, LLC and its advertisers.

WITH WHOM DO WE SHARE THE INFORMATION THAT WE GATHER?

Within ModPosh Publishing, LLC

If you have registered to use the MPLLC Services, we will not sell, rent, swap or authorize any third party to use your email address without your permission.

In the future, we may sell, buy, merge or partner with other companies or businesses. In such transactions, we may include your information among the transferred assets.

Third Parties

We also share information about our audience in aggregate or de-identified form. Nothing in this Privacy Policy is intended to restrict our use or sharing of aggregated or de-identified information in any way.

Service Providers

We contract with other companies to provide services on our behalf, including credit-card and billing processing, ad serving, shipping, email distribution, list processing and analytics or promotions management. We provide these companies only with the information they need to perform their services. These service providers are restricted from using personal information in any way other than to provide services for ModPosh Publishing, LLC, and they may not share, resell or use the data for their own direct marketing purposes.

We reserve the right to disclose your opt-out information to third parties so they can suppress your name from future solicitations, in accordance with applicable laws. We may occasionally release personal information as required by law, for example, to comply with a court order or subpoena. (For more information, see the “Compliance with Legal Process” section of this policy.)

WHAT IS OUR EMAIL POLICY?

ModPosh Publishing, LLC complies with the federal CAN-SPAM Act of 2003. We will not send you marketing messages if you have opted out. You can choose not to receive messages in the future by either (1) following the “unsubscribe” instructions located near the bottom or top of each email, or (2) you can opt-out here. We will not share, sell, rent, swap or authorize any third party to use your email address for commercial purposes without your permission. If you feel you have received an email from us in error, please contact sheltiemagazine@gmail.com.

Email Newsletters. ModPosh Publishing, LLC offers several email newsletters. If you no longer wish to receive a specific newsletter, follow the “unsubscribe” instructions located near the bottom or top of each newsletter.

Survey Email. We may invite you to participate in user surveys asking for feedback on NYTimes.com and existing or prospective products and services, as well as information to better understand our users. User surveys greatly help us to improve the MPLLC Services, and any information we obtain in such surveys will not be shared with third parties, except in aggregate form.

Emails From You. If you send us an email, we will use your email address to respond directly to your questions or comments.

Email This Article Feature. Addresses you provide in the “Email” share feature may be saved for your convenience for future articles you may wish to email; but they are not used for any other purpose, and will not be shared with any third parties.

HOW DO I CHANGE OR UPDATE MY PERSONAL INFORMATION?

Manage Your SheltieMagazine.com Account. You may review and update your NYTimes.com membership or account information and access your transaction history by clicking on the link for Edit-Account.  Should you require assistance, please call (503)357-8453.

HOW DO I OPT-OUT?

If, at any time, you prefer not to receive email marketing information from us, simply follow the unsubscribe options at the bottom of each email.

If you experience difficulty with the unsubscribe process, feel free to contact us at sheltiemagazine@gmail.com and provide your email address along with the name of the newsletter from which you would like to unsubscribe.

Mail or Telephone Promotions

If, at any time, you prefer not to receive mail or telephone solicitations originated by ModPosh Publishing, LLC, or if you prefer that we do not share this information with third parties for marketing purposes, please email us at sheltiemagazine@gmail.com or write to us at ModPosh Publishing, P.O. Box 1492, Estacada, Oregon 97023. Please include your full name and phone number in the body of your email or letter, and put “Opt-out” in the subject line.

IS MY INFORMATION PROTECTED?

To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy and ensure the appropriate use of information, we have put in place commercially reasonable physical, technical and administrative controls to protect the information. Please note that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure.

OTHER INFORMATION

Compliance With Legal Process

We may access, preserve and disclose personal information if we are required to do so by law or we have a good faith belief that such action is necessary to (1) comply with the law or with legal process; (2) protect and defend our rights and property; (3) protect against misuse or unauthorized use of the MPLLC Services; or (4) protect the personal safety or property of our users or the public (among other things, this means that if you provide false information or attempt to pose as someone else, information about you may be disclosed as part of any investigation into your actions).

Children’s Guidelines

COPPA Compliance. ModPosh Publishing, LLC does not knowingly collect or store any personal information about children under the age of 13.

Your California Privacy Rights

Under the California “Shine The Light” law, California residents may opt-out of the MPLLC’s disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. As detailed above, you may choose to opt-out of the sharing of your personal information with third parties for marketing purposes at any time by email to sheltiemagazine@gmail.com or write to us at ModPosh Publishing, P.O. Box 1492, Estacada, Oregon 97023. Please include your full name and phone number in the body of your email or letter, and put “Opt-out” in the subject line.

Changes to This Policy

This Privacy Policy may be amended from time to time. Any such changes will be posted on this page. If we make a significant or material change in the way we use your personal information, the change will be posted on this page thirty (30) days prior to taking effect and registered users will be notified via email.