Consistent with the provisions of the New York State Technology Law, and other state and Federal laws and regulations, this policy describes LI's privacy practices regarding information collected from users of this website. This policy describes what data is collected and how that information is used. LI may, at its sole discretion, change modify, add, or delete portions of this policy.
For purposes of this policy, "personal information" means any information concerning a natural person, as opposed for instance to a corporate entity, which, because of name, number, symbol, mark, or other identifier, can be used to identify that natural person. LI only collects personal information about you when you provide that information voluntarily by sending an e-mail or by initiating an online transaction, such as a registration, upload or establishing a Creator Page.Information Collected Automatically When You Visit This Website
When visiting this website LI may automatically collect and store the following information about your visit:
- The Internet Protocol address and domain name of your Internet service provider. The Internet Protocol address is a numerical identifier assigned either to your Internet service provider or directly to your computer, which can be used to direct internet traffic to you;
- The type of browser and operating system you used;
- The date and time you visited this site;
- The web pages or services you accessed at this site;
- The URL or web site address of the web site you visited prior to coming to this website and from which any web page on this site was linked; and
- If you downloaded a form, the form that was downloaded.
None of the foregoing information is deemed to constitute personal information.
This information that is collected automatically is used to improve this website's content and to help LI understand how people are using this website. This information is collected for statistical analysis, to determine what information is of most and of least interest to our visitors, and to identify system performance or problem areas. This information is not collected for commercial marketing purposes and LI does not sell or distribute this information collected from the website for commercial marketing purposes.Cookies
During your visit to this website, you may complete a registration form in order to personalize your use of the website. In such an event, we may deliver a "persistent" cookie which would be stored on your computer's hard drive. This persistent cookie will allow the website to recognize you when you visit again and tailor the information presented to you based on your needs and interests. LI uses persistent cookies only with your permission.
The software you use to access the website allows you to refuse new cookies or delete existing cookies. Refusing or deleting these cookies may limit your ability to take advantage of some of the features of this website.Information Collected Voluntarily When You Choose to Provide It
If during your visit to this website you send an email to LI, your email address and the contents of your email will be collected. The information collected is not limited to text characters and may include audio, video, and graphic information formats you send us. The information is retained by Us. Your email address and the information contained in your email will be used to respond to you, to address issues you identify, to further improve this website, or to forward your email to another agency for appropriate action.
During your visit to this website you may initiate a transaction such as setting up a Creator Page, uploading creative works, registration or commenting. The information, including personal information, volunteered by you in initiating the transaction is used by LI to operate LI programs, which include the provision of goods, services and information. The information collected by LI may be disclosed by LI for those purposes that may be reasonably ascertained from the nature and terms of the transaction in connection with which the information was submitted by you.
Currently, LI does not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13 or create profiles of children through this website. People are cautioned that the collection of personal information provided by any individual in an email or through an online transaction will be treated the same as information given by an adult, and may, unless exempted from access by federal or State law, be subject to public access. LI encourages parents and teachers to be involved in children's Internet activities and to provide guidance whenever children are asked to provide personal information on-line.Information and Choice
As noted above, LI does not collect any personal information about you during your visit to this website, unless you provide that information voluntarily by sending an e-mail or initiating an online transaction. You may choose not to send us an e-mail, set up a Creator Page, submit creative works or comments. While your choice not to participate in these activities may limit your ability to receive specific services or products through this website, it will not prevent you from reading our Site and browsing its contents, and will not normally have an impact on your ability to take advantage of other features of the website. Disclosure of Information Collected Through This Website
We may use information in the following ways:
- Credit card information is used only to process, validate and verify Tip Jar contributions and is handled through a third party processor;
- For any purpose, if we announce the purpose in advance;
- To provide notifications about new or existing products and services, special offers from us and from third-party providers, through email, pop-ups or other technology;
- To provide advertisements to you through the Sites, email messages, text messages, applications, or other methods of communication;
- To operate and enhance existing features or develop new features, products and services;
- To provide Third Party Service Providers (see description of Third Party Service Providers, below) with aggregate information about our user base and usage patterns;
- To allow us to personalize the content that you and others see based on personal characteristics or preferences.
We may combine the information that we collect from you on the Sites with information that you provide to us in connection with your use of our other products, services and Sites.
We may also share any email list we create with organizations which provide information, services or products from which we believe our users will benefit. Information on canceling any account or opting out of our email lists can be found in the "Your Rights" section below.
We may hire other companies to perform services on our behalf including, without limitation, facilitating some aspects of the Sites, serving advertisements, sending e-mail, and fulfilling purchase requests. These other companies may be supplied with or have access to your Personally Identifiable Information solely for the purpose of providing these services to us or on our behalf. Please see the following provider privacy policies:PayPal
We may use third parties, called Third Party Service Providers, to provide premium features such as links to sources of additional information or to conduct surveys. These Third Party Service Providers may be supplied with or have access to your Personally Identifiable Information solely for the purpose of providing these services to us or on our behalf. They may also collect additional Personally Identifiable Information directly on their websites. They may also collect and use non-Personally Identifiable Information about your visits to the Sites and other websites in order to present custom information that may be of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice or to opt out of having this information used by some Third Party Service Providers, please visit here.
We may disclose and use Personally Identifiable Information and other information in special circumstances where it is necessary to enforce our User and Member Agreement or Terms of Service (for example, when necessary to protect our intellectual property rights). We may also disclose or use your Personally Identifiable Information as well as other information when we, in good faith, believe that the law requires us to do so.Comments:
Any Comments section of Our Site may provide you with an opportunity to tell Us what you think about our content, and read what other readers have to say, and possibly to upload other content such as user-generated videos. When you register to use our comments feature, you are giving us the right to make your comments public and to make public the screen name you choose.Other User Submitted Content:
We may provide you with the opportunity to submit other content to our Sites. If you choose to submit material to us, we may ask for information about you and the material you submitted. We may make public any information that you provide including your name, location and e-mail address.Third Party Content:
When you view any third party content such as a survey or certain types of advertisements or supplemental references on our Site, our Third Party Service Provider may place or recognize a unique cookie on your browser. The Sites and our providers may also use Web beacons (invisible images often referred to as pixel tags or clear GIFs) to note which Services pages you visit after viewing our ads. The information that is collected through the use of these images is not personally identifiable and is used only to track response to our advertising efforts.
LI may collect or disclose personal information without user consent if the collection or disclosure is: (1) necessary to perform the statutory duties of LI, or necessary for LI to operate a program authorized by law, or authorized by state or federal statute or regulation; (2) made pursuant to a court order or by law; (3) for the purpose of validating the identity of the user; or (4) of information to be used solely for statistical purposes that is in a form that cannot be used to identify any particular person.
Further, the disclosure of information, including personal information, collected through this website is subject to the provisions of the Freedom of Information Law and the Personal Privacy Protection Law. Additionally, LI may disclose personal information to federal or State law enforcement authorities to enforce its rights against unauthorized access or attempted unauthorized access to LI's information technology assets and any other inappropriate use of its website.Retention of Information Collected Through this Website
The information collected through this website is retained by LI in accordance with the law and customary business practices.
Your Rights: Access to and Correction of Personal Information Collected Through this Website
Any user may submit a request to the LI privacy officer to determine whether personal information pertaining to that user has been collected through this website. Any such request shall be made in writing to the address below and must be accompanied by reasonable proof of identity of the user. Reasonable proof of identity may include verification of a signature, inclusion of an identifier generally known only to the user, or similar appropriate identification. The address of LI's privacy compliance officer is: Support@Libertyislandmag.com. Additionally the link provided above about Third Party Providers contains additional information about opting out of information collecting practices in general.
We may give our users the option to sign up for email lists and newsletters. However, you may change your mind about a subscription, or we may make a mistake and add you to a mailing list you didn't request. In either case, you can always click on the "opt-out" link at the bottom of each email or newsletter we might send.
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In The Event of Merger, Sale, or Bankruptcy
In the event that LI is acquired by or merged with a third party entity, we reserve the right, in any of these circumstances, to transfer or assign the information we have collected from our members and users as part of such merger, acquisition, sale, or other change of control. In the unlikely event of our bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, receivership, or assignment for the benefit of creditors, or the application of laws or equitable principles affecting creditors' rights generally, we may not be able to control how your personal information is treated, transferred, or used.