Privacy Policy & Cookies

This privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”) discloses the privacy practices for the Politicalstorm.com website and all mobile websites and applications associated therewith (“Website”), which is provided by The Political Storm, LLC, its affiliates, partners and/or agents (“Political Storm,” “we,” “us,” “our”).  Political Storm values individual privacy and wants to give you and other visitors to our Website the opportunity to understand the kind of information that we collect about you and how you can limit the use of personally identifiable information to those purposes for which it has been authorized.  The Privacy Policy governs our collection of information through your use of the Website, and does not apply to information you may provide to us through other means; for example, via mail or telephone.  Please read the Privacy Policy carefully so that you fully understand our online privacy practices.  By visiting our Website, you agree that your visit and/or download or use of a mobile application, and any dispute over our online privacy practices, is governed by the Privacy Policy and our Terms and Conditions.  Questions regarding privacy issues should be directed to us at: publisher@politicalstorm.com.

 

WHAT INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT, AND HOW DO WE USE IT?

We collect information that you supply to us voluntarily through the use of the Website (including by joining, participating in events or contests, and otherwise imputing information into the Website), such as photos, contact information, promotional information, user created content, and more.  We may also receive information about you from users that you interact with via the Website, or from other third-parties to whom you have previously provided such information.

We may use that information to respond to an email or other inquiry or request, to help improve the Website or our services, to customize your experience using the Website, to send updates or notices about our company or the products and services we offer, to allow advertisers to provide you with information that is more relevant to you, to provide you with information about areas of interest that you are identified with, to measure the effectiveness of ads that you and other users see, or for other customer service purposes.  We may combine this information with other generally or publicly available information in order to help us identify the preferences or interests of visitors to the Website.  We may also provide information that identifies you to companies that we utilize to assist us in these types of activities, including helping us fulfill your request for information, products or services.

By providing information to the Website, you give Political Storm permission to use your name, profile, and information in connection with advertising content, subject to the limits you place with your privacy settings.  You understand that we may not always identify paid services and communications as such.

We also reserve the right to disclose this information, including personally identifiable information, if: (1) the disclosure is necessary for our provision of services, including enforcement of our Terms and Conditions; (2) we believe in good faith the disclosure is required by law (such as a search warrant, subpoena or court order); (3) we believe in good faith the disclosure is necessary to protect our rights, interests, or property; or (4) we are acting in good faith to protect an individual’s personal safety.

 

Employment Inquiries

If you apply for employment or otherwise inquire about employment with our company on the Website, we may collect information from such submission, including your name, address, telephone number, and email address, for inclusion in our job applicant or recruiting records. This information will be used for internal purposes only, including the identification of candidates for employment, recruiting, and hiring of employees.

 

COOKIES

We may collect and store information that is generated automatically as you navigate through the Website.  Such information is generally referred to as “cookies.”  Cookies may be used in the administration of our Website in order to keep track of movement of an individual user from one page to another, and may help to detect or resolve Website problems or assist with customer support issues.  Cookies may also help improve your user experience on our Website.  For example, cookies may allow you to avoid re-entering your preferences on certain areas of the Website where you have entered information before.  Cookies may also be used to analyze how users use the Website, to track user interests, trends and patterns, and to serve targeted advertisements.  We do not collect any personally identifiable information about your visit to the Website in this purely administrative process.  We may also use third-party advertising companies to target and serve some of the advertisements that appear on the Website, and these companies likewise may use their own cookies and similar technology to collect non-personally identifiable information from users of the Website.  These companies may use that information, sometimes aggregated with other information, to deliver advertisements to this Website and possibly on other sites, tailored to match user interests.  The collection and use of information by third parties is governed by the relevant third party’s privacy policy.

If you do not wish to share this information, please refer to the “Help” category on your browser’s toolbar for information on how to customize or disable cookies.  However, limiting use of cookies on our Website may render your computer unable to take advantage of all of the personalized features enjoyed by other users of the Website.

 

COMPUTER-RELATED INFORMATION

Like most websites, we automatically gather and log information about your computer and navigation patterns, including your IP address, browser type, operating system, internet service provider, referring/exit pages, the specific web pages that you visited during your connection to our Website, and time/date information about your visit.  None of this information, when used or provided in aggregate form, contains any information that personally identifies you.

We may use this information, in aggregate form, for system maintenance or to gain a better understanding of how our Website is used. We may also share this information, in aggregate form, with third parties for research or marketing purposes.  We do not link this automatically-collected information to any personally-identifiable information you voluntarily provided to us.

As a general rule, you should assume that information posted anywhere on the Website outside of your personal account page will be accessible to the public.

If you are uncomfortable sharing any of your information, you can always edit or delete it, “close your account” on your settings page, or choose not to sign up to join the Political Storm Website.  If you remove your registration information, you may not be able to continue using certain features of the Website. If you have subscribed to one of our e-mail newsletters, you will also have the opportunity to unsubscribe from future mailings by logging into your account and modifying your preferences.

 

LINKED SITES AND THIRD-PARTY USE OF INFORMATION

Other websites that you visit, including those linked from or to our Website, may have separate privacy policies or no policy at all. Other websites may use personal information differently than our policy permits so we strongly encourage you to review the privacy policies of any site before you provide your personal information on the internet or explore such third-party sites.  You agree that we are not responsible for unauthorized third-party use of your information.

 

DATA INTEGRITY AND SECURITY

We utilize information technology security to keep the information that you provide to us via our Website secure.  We also attempt to have privacy protection controls in place with our vendors in order to ensure that your personal information is protected from unauthorized access or disclosure. All of our employees must abide by our Privacy Policy. Only authorized employees are permitted to access your personally identifiable information or that of other visitors touring the Website. Keep in mind that any such access is limited in scope and provided only to those employees who reasonably need the information in order to perform his or her job duties or responsibilities, such as providing updates or notices or customer service.  If an employee violates our privacy policies, he or she will be subject to our disciplinary action, up to and including termination.  Notwithstanding, as effective as our reasonable security measures may be, no security system is impenetrable.  We cannot guarantee the security of our database and cannot guarantee that information supplied to us will not be intercepted while being transmitted over the internet.

 

CHILDREN’S PRIVACY

The Website is not designed to attract individuals under the age of 18.  In accordance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), the Website does not collect or store any personal information, even in aggregate, about children under the age of 13.  If we discover we have received any information from a child under the age of 13 in violation of this policy, we will delete that information immediately.  If you believe that Political Storm has any information from or about anyone under the age of 13, please contact us at the contact points specified below.

 

INTERNATIONAL USERS

Political Storm is based in the United States of America (“U.S.”), and, regardless of where you use our Website or otherwise provide information to us, the information may be transferred to and maintained on servers located in the U.S.  Please note that any information we obtain about you will be stored in accordance with U.S. privacy laws, regulations and standards, which may not be equivalent to the laws in your country of residence.  By using the Website or by providing us with your information, you consent to this collection, transfer, storage, and processing of information to and in the U.S.

 

BUSINESS TRANSITIONS

If Political Storm goes through a business transaction, such as a merger, acquisition, or asset sale, your information will be among the assets transferred.  We will notify you via prominent notice on our Website of any such change of ownership or control of your information.

 

REVISIONS

Political Storm reserves the right to periodically revise this policy.  It will be incumbent upon you to check our Privacy Policy regularly to see if we have made any modifications.

 

HOW DO YOU CONTACT US?

You can access our contact information under the Contact Us section on our Website or you can contact us at:

publisher@politicalstorm.com

Last Revised: 1/26/2016

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