Thank you for visiting this EGM Media, LLC publication, content, promotion, or service (“GEEK”). Your privacy is important to us and to better protect your privacy, we provide this notice explaining our information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used by GEEK.
What Data Is Collected By GEEK?
Through GEEK print publications, digital publications, websites, and other media, you can order products, enter contests, vote in polls or otherwise express an opinion, subscribe to one of our services, or participate in one of our online forums or communities either hosted by GEEK or by a third-party. You are able to visit much of this website and enjoy many GEEK publications and promotions without providing any personally identifiable information. Sometimes, however, we do need your personally identifiable information to provide you with the products and services that you request. The types of personally identifiable information that may be collected at these pages and elsewhere include, but are not limited to: name, address, e-mail address, telephone number, fax number, credit card information, and information about your interests in and use of various products, programs, and services.
At some GEEK sites and through certain promotions, you can submit information about other people. For example, you might submit a person’s name and e-mail address to send an electronic message and, if you order a gift online or offline and want it sent directly to the recipient, you might submit the recipient’s name and address. The types of personally identifiable information that may be collected about other people at these pages include: recipient’s name, address, e-mail address, and telephone number.
For certain promotions, only persons who provide us with the requested personally identifiable information will be able to order products, programs, and services or otherwise participate in the promotion’s activities and offerings.
We also may collect certain non-personally identifiable information when you visit many of our web pages such as the type of browser you are using, the type of operating system you are using, and the domain name of your Internet service provider.
Promotions sponsored by GEEK may use third-party platforms including, but not limited to, social media sites such as Facebook and users acknowledge that no promotions featured on GEEK assets are sponsored, endorsed, or administered by, or associated with, Facebook or other third-parties unless otherwise noted to the contrary. Any entrant or participant in a sweepstakes, contest, or other promotion agrees, with their use, to provide a complete release of Facebook or any other third-party service that may require such release, in conjunction with participation in the promotion or with GEEK. All information provided by participant is being provided to GEEK Media and not to Facebook or any other third-party service. Certain promotions may also be governed by additional Terms and Conditions.
How We Use the Information
We may use the information you provide about yourself to fulfill your requests for our products, programs, and services, to respond to your inquiries about offerings, and to offer you other products, programs or services, either from GEEK or third-parties selected by GEEK, that we believe may be of interest to you.
We sometimes use this information to communicate with you, such as to notify you when you have won one of our sweepstakes or contests, or when we make changes to subscriber agreements, to fulfill a request by you for an online or digital publication, or to contact you about your account with us.
We use the information that you provide about others to enable us to send them your gifts or cards. From time to time, we also may use this information to offer our products, programs, or services to them.
If you choose to submit content for publication (e.g., a “letter to our editors”), we may publish your name, screen name, and other information you have provided to us without further notification or request for permission.
The information we collect in connection with our online forums and communities is used to provide an interactive experience. We use this information to facilitate participation in these online forums and communities and, from time to time, to offer you products, programs, or services.
We sometimes use the non-personally identifiable information that we collect to improve the design and content of our publications and websites and to enable us to personalize your Internet experience. We also may use this information in the aggregate to analyze site usage, as well as to offer you products, programs, or services.
We will disclose information we maintain when required by law, in response to a court order or a subpoena. We also may disclose such information in response to a law enforcement agency’s request.
Agents, contractors, and other companies that may provide services to GEEK, including, but not limited to, GEEK Digital Media, LLC, may receive access to personally identifiable information and your use of the site grants GEEK the right to transfer such information without notice. Agents, contractors, and other companies that may provide services to GEEK are required to protect this information in a manner that is consistent with this Privacy Notice by, for example, not using the information for any purpose other than to carry out the services they are performing for GEEK.
We may transfer your personally identifiable information to other GEEK offices for internal management and administrative purposes. Your personal data will be transferred to other GEEK offices where necessary for the performance or conclusion of our contractual obligations to you or for your benefit. Transfers of personally identifiable information may also be made where necessary for the establishment, exercise, or defense of legal claims.
Although we take appropriate measures to safeguard against unauthorized disclosures of information, we cannot assure you that personally identifiable information that we collect will never be disclosed in a manner that is inconsistent with this Privacy Notice. Inadvertent disclosures may result, for example, when third parties misrepresent their identities in asking the site for access to personally identifiable information about themselves for purposes of correcting possible factual errors in the data.
You may opt-out of participating with any GEEK website, product, or service at any time by emailing privacy@GEEKExchange.com.
Collection and Use of Information by Third-Party Sites and Sponsors
Some of our sites contain links to other sites whose information practices may be different than ours. You should consult the other sites’ privacy notices, as we have no control over information that is submitted to, or collected by, these third parties.
GEEK sites sometimes may offer contests, sweepstakes, promotions, editorial features, or other activities or offerings that are sponsored or co-sponsored by or presented with identified third parties. By virtue of your participation in such activities or offerings, the personally identifiable information that you voluntarily submit may be provided to both the GEEK site and the third parties. GEEK has no control over the third parties’ use of this information.
GEEK sites may use reputable third parties to present or serve the advertisements that you may see at its web pages and to conduct research about the advertisements. This privacy notice does not cover any use of information that such third parties may have collected from you or the methods used by the third-parties to collect that information (e.g., cookies, web beacons and clear gifs).
To enhance your online experience we use “cookies.” Cookies are text files we place in your computer’s browser to store your preferences. Cookies, by themselves, do not tell us your e-mail address or other personally identifiable information unless you choose to provide this information to us by, for example, registering at one of our sites. However, once you choose to furnish the site with personally identifiable information, this information may be linked to the data stored in the cookie.
Our Commitment to Security
GEEK always strives to engage third-parties that we believe put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and help prevent unauthorized access, maintain data security, and correctly use the information we collect.
How You Can Access or Correct Information
To inquire about personally identifiable information that this GEEK site has collected about you, or how to correct factual errors in such information, please email us at privacy@GEEKExchange.com.
To protect your privacy and security, we will take reasonable steps to help verify your identity before granting access or making corrections.
No Information From Children Under the Age of 13
Protecting the privacy of young children is important to us and if you are under the age of 13 please do not register on any GEEK website, attempt to receive any GEEK digital publication, or provide us with any personal information to us, including your name, address, telephone number, and/or e-mail address. GEEK will, upon learning that personal information from a child under the age of 13 has been collected, delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe we may have received information from a child under age 13 please contact us at privacy@GEEKExchange.com.
Changes to this Notice
This Notice may be changed by GEEK. The revised Notice will be posted to this page so that you are aware of the information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances we may disclose it.
How to Contact Us
If you have any questions or concerns about the GEEK Privacy Notice or its implementation please contact us via email at privacy@GEEKExchange.com or at the following address:
EGM Media, LLC
Attention: Customer Service
21781 Ventura Blvd.,
Woodland Hills, CA 91364