1. Your agreement with Vipmagazines.com
You understand and agree that, by visiting Vipmagazines.com and its affiliated sites, you are accepting, without modification, these Terms of Service. If you do not agree with any portion of these Terms of Service, your only option is to discontinue use of Vipmagazines.com. In agreeing with these Terms of Service, you represent and warrant that you are at least eighteen (18) years of age or otherwise capable of entering into and performing legal agreements. If you are under eighteen (18) then you may only use Vipmagazines.com with the consent of a parent or legal guardian.
2. Revisions to Terms of Service
These Terms of Service are subject to revision from time to time by Vipmagazines.com and your continued use of Vipmagazines.com means you agree to, without modification, the revised Terms of Service. If you are a registered member of Vipmagazines.com, you will be notified of material revisions to these Terms of Service via an e-mail message to the e-mail address that you provided at registration or that you have since updated. If you are not a registered member of Vipmagazines.com, then you can review revisions to these Terms of Service by regularly checking this page. Material revisions to these Terms of Service will be indicated by an updated effective date at the top left corner of this page and by a notice posted on the homepage of Vipmagazines.com. Whether or not you are a registered member of Vipmagazines.com, it is your responsibility to remain apprised of any revisions to these Terms of Service and to remain in compliance therewith. Should you object to any such revisions to these Terms of Service or become dissatisfied with Vipmagazines.com in any way, your only recourse is to immediately terminate your membership and discontinue use of Vipmagazines.com. Otherwise, continuing to use the membership service and continuing to visit Vipmagazines.com after the effective date means that you agree to be bound by any and all revisions.
From time to time, and at Vipmagazines.com's sole discretion, there may be certain content available via subscription or surcharge, and such content will be clearly marked. Because this is an advertising-supported service, we encourage you to patronize the advertisers that help to make this service possible.
Access to some or all of the content, services and features on Vipmagazines.com may require users to register and become members of Vipmagazines.com. In most cases, a print subscription is not necessary to become a member; however access to certain special content, offers, services and features on Vipmagazines.com may require users to both subscribe to VIP Magazines and to register and become members of Vipmagazines.com. If you are a member of Vipmagazines.com, you accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your account whether or not you expressly authorize such activities. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password and for restricting access to your computer so others may not access Vipmagazines.com using your username or account in whole or in part. Vipmagazines.com may terminate membership and deny access to Vipmagazines.com to any person for any reason in its sole discretion. You will not compromise, or attempt to compromise, the security of your account. Additionally and without limiting the generality of the preceding sentence, Vipmagazines.com may terminate membership and deny access to Vipmagazines.com to any person who, in Vipmagazines.com's sole discretion, violates these Terms of Service. Such termination or denial of access shall be in addition to any remedies available to VIP Magazines and Vipmagazines.com in law and equity.
5. Your use of Vipmagazines.com
5.1. Copyright and other intellectual property rights
Material published on Vipmagazines.com, including articles, photos, Content Feeds, graphics, bulletin board postings, audio and video clips, trademarks, service marks, and other content ("Content"), is copyrighted by VIP Magazines, or by other information providers who have licensed their content for use on Vipmagazines.com. Additionally, the entire Content of Vipmagazines.com is protected by copyright as a collective work owned by VIP Magazines. You may not reproduce, republish or redistribute Content or any portions thereof, including, without limitation, Content provided by licensors and others, including member-submitted content, without the written consent of the copyright owner.
5.2. License grant to access Vipmagazines.com
Subject to these Terms of Service, Vipmagazines.com grants you permission to access Vipmagazines.com and view the Content solely for your personal, non-commercial use. In addition to viewing Content online, you may electronically store a reasonable portion of Vipmagazines.com Content for your personal, non-commercial use by making a single electronic copy on your computer's hard drive, or a single copy on a disk or other media or a single copy in printed form. You agree, however, that you will not store or archive a significant portion of the Content or create a database using the Content.
These rules also apply to your use of Vipmagazines.com:
- 1. You will not in any way infringe or misappropriate any of the intellectual property in and to the Content accessible through Vipmagazines.com. This means you agree not to copy, modify, publish, transmit, create derivative works from, transfer, sell or display the Content, including logos, trademarks or service marks, or otherwise violate the proprietary rights of Vipmagazines.com or others except as expressly permitted herein.
- 2. You will not reuse, republish or otherwise distribute the Content or any modified or altered versions of it, whether over the World Wide Web or otherwise, and whether or not for payment, without the express written permission of VIP Magazines or a third-party copyright holder, except that in some cases you may use individual stories that appear on Vipmagazines.com as specifically designated by the functionality of Vipmagazines.com (e.g., e-mail a story to a friend or purchase the rights to reproduce a story for other use). In such cases we communicate such rights to you directly in the applicable portion of the Content.
- 3. You will cooperate promptly and completely with any reasonable request by VIP Magazines or Vipmagazines.com related to an investigation of infringement of copyright or other proprietary right.
To obtain permission to reuse or republish VIP Magazines copyrighted material in printed formats, please contact us at 305-534-5454.
5.3. Member-submitted content
Members and other users of Vipmagazines.com may be able, as dictated by the functionality of Vipmagazines.com, to submit or to otherwise make available messages, e-mails, photographs, videos and other content for display on Vipmagazines.com ("Member Content"). You are solely responsible for Member Content that you submit, and Vipmagazines.com acts as a passive conduit for your online distribution and publication of Member Content. Member Content must conform to the guidelines below. Without limiting any of its rights in law and equity, Vipmagazines.com reserves the right to remove any Member Content for any reason in its sole discretion including any Member Content that it believes may violate these Terms of Service, or any copyright or third-party rights.
By submitting or otherwise making available any Member Content to Vipmagazines.com, you automatically grant VIP Magazines and Vipmagazines.com a nonexclusive, royalty-free, worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, sublicensable (through multiple tiers), license to use, modify, copy, distribute, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, publish, adapt, create derivative works of, distribute, transfer or sell any such content, for any purpose, including commercial purposes and in connection with advertising for the sole benefit of Vipmagazines.com (collectively, "use"), in any type of media or in any form now known or later developed, without any payment to you. In addition, you automatically waive and give up any claim that any use of such content violates any of your rights, including privacy rights, publicity rights, moral rights or any other right, including the right to approve the way Vipmagazines.com uses such content. You also grant VIP Magazines and Vipmagazines.com the right to use any material, information, ideas, concepts, know-how, or techniques contained in any communication you provide, submit, or otherwise make available to Vipmagazines.com or to VIP Magazines for any purpose whatsoever, including, without limitation, commercial purposes. By submitting Member Content, you automatically warrant and represent to VIP Magazines and Vipmagazines.com that you are the owner of all intellectual property rights in and to the Member Content or that you otherwise have all sufficient rights to grant the license above. By submitting Member Content, you further warrant and represent that the Member Content infringes no third-party right of privacy, right of publicity, or any other third-party right or proprietary interest.
5.4. Content Feeds
5.4.1. License Grant for Content Feeds Vipmagazines.com offers or may offer content feeds, consisting of a selection of headlines, summaries, text blurbs, and links to full stories, which are delivered using Really Simple Syndication ("RSS") technology, other XML (extensible Markup Language) technology, or other syndication technology ("Content Feed(s)"). Subject to these Terms of Service, and to the extent that Vipmagazines.com elects to offer Content Feeds(s), Vipmagazines.com grants you a revocable, nontransferable, non-sublicensable, royalty-free, nonexclusive license to display the Content Feeds on your personal Web site or blog ("Site"). For purposes of these Terms of Service, "Content Feed(s)" includes the Content included therein, or any portion thereof. The foregoing license expressly excludes content from Vipmagazines.com not included in the Content Feed(s); by way of example only, if the Content Feed(s) include only the headline and first paragraph of a story on Vipmagazines.com, the foregoing license does not give you the right to display the entire story on your Site.
5.4.2. Reservation of Rights Except as expressly set forth in Section 5.4.1, and/or unless otherwise consented to in writing by Vipmagazines.com, you may not, directly or indirectly: (a) sell, modify, translate, copy, publish, transmit, distribute or otherwise disseminate the Content Feed(s); (b) delete or fail to display any promotional taglines included in the Content Feed(s); or (c) rent, lease, or otherwise transfer rights to any Content Feeds.
5.4.3. Further Restrictions; No Modification. Unless otherwise consented to in writing by Vipmagazines.com, you will: (a) display the Content Feed on your Site in the exact form received by you, and not modify or edit it; (b) ensure that the fundamental meaning of the Content Feed is not changed or distorted; (c) comply with all applicable laws and all limitations and restrictions (if any) placed by Vipmagazines.com on the use, display or distribution of any Content Feed. You will not (2) archive any Content Feeds for access by users at any future date after the Content Feed has been removed from your Site; (t) display the name, logo, trademark or other identifier of another person on your Site in such a manner as to give the viewer the impression that such other person is a publisher or distributor of Vipmagazines.com; (u) remove, conceal or obliterate any copyright or other proprietary notice or any credit-line, date-line or other mark or source identifier included on the Content Feed(s), including without limitation, the size, color, location or style of Vipmagazines.com's marks; (v) make any representation or warranty on behalf of Vipmagazines.com; (w) incorporate any Content Feeds on any site containing nudity or pornographic material, that displays material that exploits children under the age of 18, that promotes or provides instructional information about illegal activities or physical harm or injury against any group or individual, or that uses the Vipmagazines.com in any manner that is obscene, defamatory, libelous, invasive of personal privacy or misleading; (x) display the Content Feed in a manner that does not allow for successful linking and redirection to, and delivery of, Vipmagazines.com's page; (y) frame any Vipmagazines.com page; or (z) fail to stipulate that the Content Feed is supplied by Vipmagazines.com and is protected by copyright and owned by VIP Magazines.
5.4.4. Warranty If you use the Content Feed services, you warrant that your Site does not infringe the intellectual property of any third parties. You further warrant that your Site violates no applicable law.
6. Digital Millennium Copyright Act ("DMCA")
Vipmagazines.com respects the copyrights of others and expects its users to do the same. In accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act ("DMCA"), the text of which may be found on the U.S. Copyright Office site at http://www.copyright.gov/legislation/dmca.pdf, Vipmagazines.com will respond expeditiously to notices of alleged copyright infringement that are duly reported to our Designated Copyright Agent identified in the notice below. We will disable and/or terminate the accounts of Users who are repeat infringers.
If you believe that Vipmagazines.com or any user of Vipmagazines.com has infringed your copyright, please notify our Copyright Agent and provide the following information.
- 1. An identification of the copyrighted work that you claim has 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.
- 2. An identification of the material on Vipmagazines.com that you claim is infringing or is subject to infringing activity that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, with enough detail (including without limitation the URL of the material) to allow us to locate the material on our site.
- 3. Your name, address, telephone number and e-mail address.
- 4. A statement by you that you have a good-faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent or the law.
- 5. A statement by you declaring that the above information in your Notice is accurate, made under penalty of perjury, and that you are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive copyright interest involved.
- 6. A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
- 7. Online conduct
Vipmagazines.com encourages a free and open exchange of ideas in a climate of mutual respect. Any action by a user that infringes on another user's right to use and enjoy Vipmagazines.com is prohibited. Vipmagazines.com reserves the right, but does not assume any obligation, to monitor your online conduct to enforce these Terms of Service. Specifically, you may not do (or attempt to do) any of the following:
- 1. Provide any information that is false, misleading or inaccurate.
- 2. Use any portion of Vipmagazines.com for any unlawful purpose or otherwise fail to comply with all applicable domestic and international laws, statutes, ordinances and regulations.
- 3. Use any portion of Vipmagazines.com for uploading, posting, e-mailing, transmitting or otherwise making available Member Content that infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights of any party.
- 4. Use any portion of Vipmagazines.com for uploading, posting, e-mailing, transmitting or otherwise making available Member Content that is harmful to minors in any way, harassing, harmful, threatening, abusive, vulgar, obscene, defamatory, libelous, hateful, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable.
- 5. Use any portion of Vipmagazines.com for uploading, posting, e-mailing, transmitting or otherwise making available junk mail, commercial advertisements, or any other form of commercial solicitation.
- 6. Interfere with any other person's use of or the proper functioning of Vipmagazines.com.
- 7. Misrepresent your identity or impersonate any person.
- 8. Hold yourself out as sponsored by, endorsed by, or affiliated with VIP Magazines or Vipmagazines.com.
- 9. Modify, translate, adapt, edit, decompile, disassemble, or reverse engineer any software programs used by VIP Magazines or Vipmagazines.com in connection with Vipmagazines.com.
- 10. Use or launch any automated means including spiders, robots, crawlers, scrapers and the like, to download or copy data or content from Vipmagazines.com.
- 11. Distribute any material that contains software viruses or any other computer code, files, or programs that are designed or intended to: (i) disrupt, damage, or limit the functioning of Vipmagazines.com, any software, hardware, or telecommunications equipment used in connection therewith; or (ii) damage or obtain unauthorized access to any data or other information of any third party.
- 12. Take any action that: (i) imposes or may impose, in Vipmagazines.com's sole discretion, an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on its infrastructure; (ii) interferes or attempts to interfere with the proper working of Vipmagazines.com; or (iii) disrupts or diminishes the quality of, interferes with the performance of, or impairs the functionality of Vipmagazines.com.
- 13. To register a complaint about another user's conduct, please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
8. Disclaimer and Limitation of Liability
While Vipmagazines.com strives for accuracy, it does not warrant or guarantee the accuracy or completeness of any information or database on our service. Nor does Vipmagazines.com warrant or guarantee that any files available for downloading will be free of defects. Neither VIP Magazines nor any of its information providers will be liable in any way to you or to other parties for delays, inaccuracies, errors or omissions in material published in Vipmagazines.com.
The content, services, and features of Vipmagazines.com are subject to change without notice. The inclusion of any content, services, and features on Vipmagazines.com at a particular time does not imply or warrant that these products or services will be available at any time.
While we take reasonable steps to ensure that no viruses, worms, Trojan horses or other destructive properties are present, the entire risk as to the quality and performance of Vipmagazines.com and the accuracy and completeness of any information is with you.
Opinions, advice and all other information expressed on Vipmagazines.com forums, comment sections, blogs, and any other area where user-generated Content is displayed, represent the individual's own views and are not necessarily those of Vipmagazines.com. Vipmagazines.com does not endorse and is not responsible for statements, advice and opinions made by anyone other than authorized Vipmagazines.com spokespersons.
Any investment decisions or other actions that users take based on information available on Vipmagazines.com should first be reviewed by a competent financial adviser or other professional. THE Vipmagazines.com SERVICE IS PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS. WE MAKE NO WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NONINFRINGEMENT, OR WARRANTIES REGARDING THE ACCURACY, RELIABILITY OR COMPLETENESS OF THE CONTENT OR ANY OTHER SERVICE OR PRODUCT ON OR RELATED TO THE SERVICE (INCLUDING ANY LINK TO ANOTHER WEB SITE OR RESOURCE).
8.2. Limitation of Liability
In no event will Vipmagazines.com, Michael Martin Group, Inc., or their parents or affiliates be liable for (i) any incidental, consequential, or indirect damages (including, but not limited to, damages for loss of business profits, business interruption, loss of programs or information, and the like) arising out of the use of or inability to use Vipmagazines.com, or any information or services provided on Vipmagazines.com, even if Vipmagazines.com has been advised of the possibility of such damages, or (ii) any claim attributable to errors, omissions, or other inaccuracies published on Vipmagazines.com. IN NO EVENT WILL Vipmagazines.com, MICHAEL MARTIN GROUP, INC.'S OR THEIR PARENTS' OR AFFILIATES' AGGREGATE LIABILITY ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THESE TERMS OF SERVICE OR THE SITE, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE, PRODUCT LIABILITY OR OTHER THEORY), WARRANTY OR OTHERWISE, EXCEED $100.
SOME STATES OR JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
You will defend, indemnify, and hold harmless Vipmagazines.com, Michael Martin Group, Inc. and their parents and affiliates from: (i) your use of and access of Vipmagazines.com; (ii) your violation of any of these Terms of Service; (iii) your violation of any third-party right including any copyright, trademark, trade secret, or privacy right related to any Member Content submitted by you (if applicable) or your use of the website. This defense and indemnification obligation will survive the term and your use of Vipmagazines.com.
We may terminate these Terms of Service, your account, or your access to Vipmagazines.com at any time with or without notice to you. You may terminate these Terms of Service or your account by: (a) discontinuing your use of Vipmagazines.com and (b) destroying and removing all copies of Content from your Site (if any) and that is otherwise in your possession and control.
This agreement between Vipmagazines.com and its users will be governed and interpreted under the laws of the state of FL. Courts located in Miami-Dade County, FL have jurisdiction in any dispute arising from these Terms of Service.
In the event that any provision of these Terms of Service is found to be in conflict with the law, such provision shall be restated to reflect the original intent, and all other terms and conditions shall remain in full force and effect.
Any legal controversy or legal claim arising out of or relating to these Terms of Service or Vipmagazines.com, excluding legal action taken by VIP Magazines to obtain an injunction relating to its intellectual property, shall be settled by binding arbitration in accordance with the commercial arbitration rules of the American Arbitration Association. Any such controversy or claim shall be arbitrated on an individual basis, and shall not be consolidated in any arbitration with any claim or controversy of any other party. The arbitration shall be conducted in Miami, and judgment on the arbitration award may be entered into any court having jurisdiction thereof.
If any provision of these Terms of Service shall be deemed unlawful, void or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from these Terms of Service and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.
10.5. Complete Agreement
These Terms of Service represents the complete agreement concerning the subject matter hereof between the parties and supersedes all prior and contemporaneous agreements and understandings between them, whether written or oral.
10.6. Force Majeure
Neither party will be liable for any failure to perform any obligation (other than payment obligations) hereunder, or from any delay in the performance thereof, due to causes beyond its control, including industrial disputes of whatever nature, acts of God, public enemy, acts of government, failure of telecommunications, fire or other casualty.
10.7. Void Where Prohibited by Law
These Terms of Service are void where prohibited by law, and the right to access Vipmagazines.com is revoked in such jurisdictions.
10.8. Independent Contractors
The parties hereto are independent contractors, and these Terms of Service creates no partnership, joint venture, agency, franchise, sales representative or employment relationship between the parties. You have no authority to make or accept any offers or representations on our behalf and you shall not make any statement, on your Site (if any) or otherwise, that conflicts with these Terms of Service.
Effective Date: juin 27, 2011
Information we collect
Access to certain special content, services and features on Vipmagazines.com requires users to be subscribers to VIP Magazines and/or to become registered members at Vipmagazines.com. Member registration may require you to provide certain personally identifiable information, such as your name, e-mail address, street address, telephone number, gender, and date of birth. If you choose to purchase a print subscription to VIP Magazines or a classified ad when you register, we also require credit card and billing information. For more information about how we use your credit card and billing information, see the Section below titled "Electronic commerce". You will be asked to select a member name and password so that you have access to this information and can revise it in the future. To complete the registration process, we will send you a validation e-mail message. You must click the link in the e-mail to fully activate your membership account. At registration you will have the opportunity to Opt out of subscribing to e-mail newsletters and alerts sent to you on behalf of Vipmagazines.com and its advertisers.
Some features and services of Vipmagazines.com may require additional personally identifiable information or other demographic information. We may collect other personally identifiable information when you provide feedback, comments, engage in chat, message boards, interactive forums or participate in surveys, or if you contact us offline. For example, when you enter contests you will be asked to also provide your phone number so that we can reach you in the event you have won a prize. All users may decline to share such information with us, by choosing not to register on Vipmagazines.com or not to use our services. Only registered members, however, may access certain content, services and features.
If you wish to forward an article to a friend, we will ask that you provide your friend's name and e-mail address. While we may collect statistics on which articles are forwarded, we do not sell, rent, or market your friend's personal information, and retain the information only as long as necessary to provide this service.
Passive data collection and use
Like most Web sites, Vipmagazines.com also collects and logs information automatically and through the use of electronic tools that may be transparent to you, such as your IP address, the name and location of your Internet Service Provider, the type and version of your browser, the length of time that you stay on Vipmagazines.com, search queries, your click-stream data, the location that referred you to Vipmagazines.com and the average number of pages viewed. If you visit another Web site prior to browsing Vipmagazines.com, that Web site might place personally identifiable information within a URL, which may be logged by us. Your IP address is the identifier assigned to your particular computer when you access the Internet. Depending on how you connect to the Internet, your IP address may always be the same, or it may change each time you access the Internet. Note that logging your IP address does not in and of itself provide us with your name, e-mail address or home or work address. We use this log information for systems administration and troubleshooting purposes and may also use it to gather general demographic information about you such as your general location and your Internet Service Provider. To better provide our services to you and to develop member profiles that enable us to tailor Vipmagazines.com's services and its advertisements to your interests, we may correlate this log information with other information about you, such as your registration information or newspaper subscription records. We may provide to third parties anonymous aggregated (non-personally identifiable) general information about our Web site and its users.
Most standard Web browsers contain a feature called "cookies," which allow a Web site to place information about a user's visit to that Web site in a small data text file that is stored on the user's computer. Our use of cookie technology will likely be transparent to you and is used to recognize you and hold information from one visit to the next in an effort to increase your ease of use of Vipmagazines.com and to allow us to better understand how people use Vipmagazines.com through click-stream analysis. For example, cookies may be used to store information such as your member name and password, sparing you from having to re-enter that information each time you visit. Another example is that we may use cookie technology to control the number of times you see a particular advertisement while visiting Vipmagazines.com. You can turn the cookies feature off by using your browser preference options, but doing so will severely limit your access to Vipmagazines.com and may prevent you from registration.
Use of personally identifiable information
Personally identifiable information may be accessed by the user who entered it, by VIP Magazines and Vipmagazines.com personnel, and by certain third parties, such as those who provide technical support or content services to Vipmagazines.com. For example, your billing and credit card information will be shared with third parties who perform tasks required to complete the purchase transaction. We ask these third parties to keep any personal information supplied by us confidential. We also endeavor to keep your personally identifiable information inaccessible to other users or advertisers of Vipmagazines.com. Note that your first name may be displayed on Vipmagazines.com when you visit Vipmagazines.com as a logged in member. We may also display your e-mail address and contact information in a to-be-determined Member Center. While no Web site is completely secure, we will make reasonable efforts to secure the Member Center, such that; it can only be accessed by logging in with your member name and password.
We may also disclose personally identifiable information when deemed necessary or appropriate:
- to comply with a subpoena or other service of process, court order, or other legal proceeding, or if otherwise requested by a legitimate law enforcement body to cooperate in their investigations;
- to otherwise comply with applicable law;
- to prevent, investigate, or to take some other action against illegal activities, potential fraud, potential physical threats to any person, or as required by law;
- to comply with part of the sale or transfer of business assets, if we sell all or a part of our business;
- to protect the rights, property, or safety of Vipmagazines.com, its affiliates or others.
Use of aggregated information
To describe our services to prospective partners, advertisers and others, we may use your personally identifiable information to create a compiled, aggregate and anonymous view of the Vipmagazines.com audience and their usage patterns ("Aggregated Information"). We use Aggregated Information to operate our services and to better understand our audience as we develop new content and services. Aggregated Information may also be shared with third parties with whom we contract to provide content and services on Vipmagazines.com as well as advertisers so that they can better understand our audience. For example, we might disclose that a certain percentage of our users are female or within a certain age range or live within a cluster of ZIP codes.
Member mail and e-mail offers
Vipmagazines.com does not rent, sell, barter or give away its user or member lists or its users' or members' names, e-mail addresses or mailing addresses for use by advertisers and other third parties for the purpose of solicitations, unless the user has previously given his or her consent at the time of general registration or registration for a specific contest or service. If a user granted permission to receive solicitations (referred to on Vipmagazines.com as e-mail Offers) at the time of registration but subsequently wishes to opt out from receiving such solicitations, the user may visit the Member Center and change one or more of the category-specific permissions related to receiving e-mail from VIP Magazines and Vipmagazines.com advertisers.
All registered users may receive periodic Member Mail e-mail related to their membership account or various features and services on the VIP Magazines Web sites to which their membership entitles them access. If you do not want to receive Member Mail, your option is to terminate your membership by following the directions in the Member Center.
Separate from Vipmagazines.com Member Mail, VIP Magazines may send you information via e-mail about various products or services that we believe may be of interest to you, including e-mails that may contain content provided by third-party advertisers. If you do not want to receive this information, you can Opt out by changing your permission setting for VIP Magazines Promotions e-mail in the Member Center.
When a user specifically authorizes e-mail solicitations we make available the user names and other Personally Identifiable Information in accordance with the applicable license.
Our HTML-encoded e-mail messages may include graphic files, which we use to gather information about e-mails sent our members. When such a message is opened in an HTML-capable e-mail program, the recipient's computer accesses our server to retrieve the graphic file, and allows us to record and store the date and time, the recipient's e-mail address, and other standard logging information. These HTML-encoded e-mail messages may also read cookies.
Affiliated sites, linked sites and advertisements
Vipmagazines.com expects its partners, providers of content and services and advertisers to respect the privacy of its users. Be aware, however, that third parties, including our partners, providers of content and services, advertisers and others accessible through our site may have their own privacy and data collection policies and practices. For example, during your visit to Vipmagazines.com you may link to, or view as part of a frame on a Vipmagazines.com page, certain content that is actually created or hosted by a third party. Also through Vipmagazines.com you may be introduced to, or be able to access information, services, Web sites, features, contest or sweepstakes offered by other parties. VIP Magazines and Vipmagazines.com are not responsible for the actions or policies of such third parties. You should use common sense when you navigate the Web and be aware of when you travel outside of Vipmagazines.com. In addition, you should carefully review the applicable privacy policies of each Web site you visit and each Web service you use.
For certain electronic commerce services on Vipmagazines.com, such as placing classified ads electronically or subscribing to VIP Magazines, we require additional information. To complete these transactions, we may collect information from you such as your name, credit card number and other financial or personally identifiable information. We endeavor to protect the security of your payment information during transmission by using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology, which encrypts information you submit. VIP Magazines uses the credit card and shipping information for the purpose of completing the transaction and does not provide this information to third parties except for the providers of the transaction processing and the issuers of credit cards in order to process the transaction, or as otherwise set forth in this policy.
Changing your personal information and deleting your account
In general, if you are a registered member, you may return to your account information page in the Member Center to update the information you previously provided to us. To prevent minors from improperly entering contests for which they are not eligible, we may require additional proof from people asking to change information regarding their date of birth. Vipmagazines.com may retain personal information for an indefinite amount of time.
You may be able to delete your Vipmagazines.com membership account in Member Center by clicking on the link labeled "delete my account." By doing so, all but a transactional record of your membership account will be removed from our databases, though some records may remain on back-up media. Note that by deleting your account, you will cancel your membership and may no longer be able to access those parts of Vipmagazines.com for which membership is required.
Remember the risks when you use the Internet
You should know that when you voluntarily disclose personal information on the Vipmagazines.com Web site (for example, in the discussion forums), that information can be collected and used by others and may result in unsolicited messages from other people. While we do our best to protect your personal information, we cannot be responsible for information that you choose to publicly disclose. Further, you are solely responsible for maintaining the secrecy of any passwords or other account information. Although we make good faith efforts to store the information we collect in a secure operating environment that is not available to the public and to work with responsible third parties, we cannot guarantee complete security for your information.
In addition, our advertisers, content providers, partners and other Internet sites or services that may be accessible through Vipmagazines.com have separate data and privacy practices that are independent of us, and we disclaim any responsibility or liability for their policies or actions. Please contact those sites directly if you have questions about their privacy policies.
Michael A. Harris, Esq.
Attorney at Law
800 Brickell Avenue, Suite 701
Miami, Florida 33131
Office:(+1) 305-372-0222, Ext. 210