Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy explains our policy regarding the collection, use, disclosure and transfer of your information by the Sac Valley Magazine family of companies (“Sac Valley Magazine”). By using, visiting or browsing the Sac Valley Magazine service, you accept and agree to our information practices described below.

Please note that this Privacy Policy includes embedded hyperlinks that may only be accessed through our website, so if you are reviewing this Privacy Policy through certain devices (for example game consoles or Internet enabled televisions), you may need to visit the website to review these hyperlinked terms.

Collection and Use of Information

We receive and store information, including personal information, about you and your use of our service. This information is gathered in a number of ways, including when you enter it on our website and from interactions with our service. In this Privacy Policy, we use the term “personal information” to mean information that can be used to uniquely identify or contact you. Non-personal information is information that does not permit direct association with you. We may collect, use, transfer and disclose non-personal information for any purpose. You can choose not to provide personal information we may request of you, but, in general, most of the personal information we request is required in order to provide our service and the lack of such personal information will prevent us from doing so.

When you interact with us, we may ask you to supply us with personal information so that we can provide, enhance and personalize our services and marketing efforts. For similar reasons, we may supplement the personal information you provide with publicly available information about you as well as information from other sources, as permitted by law. We use this personal information for various reasons, including to process your registration, your orders and your payments, and to communicate on these and other topics. For example, we may use your e-mail address or other methods to send newsletters, messages about new Sac Valley Magazine features, Sac Valley Magazine special offers, promotional announcements, consumer surveys and other correspondence and marketing concerning our service. If you no longer want to receive certain communications from us via email, simply access the “Media Relations link” and send us an “unsubscribe” notification. Please note that you cannot unsubscribe from certain correspondence from us, including messages relating to your account transactions.

We keep track of your interactions with us and collect information related to you and your use of our service, including but not limited to: your online activity, service selections, reviews, ratings, payment history, correspondence, Internet protocol addresses, device and software data (such as type, configuration and unique identifiers), and related activity. We use this information for such purposes as determining your general geographic location, providing localized content, enforcing our terms (such as determining your eligibility for a free trial), providing recommendations on service providers, personalizing the service and our marketing to better reflect particular interests, tracking your usage, determining your Internet service provider, helping us quickly and efficiently respond to inquiries and requests and otherwise analyzing, enhancing, administering or promoting our service offering for you and other users. We may supplement this information with information from other sources, including offline data and your browsing behavior on other sites and interactions with our advertising. We also provide analysis of our users in the aggregate or otherwise in anonymous form to prospective partners, advertisers and other third parties. We may also disclose and otherwise use, on an anonymous basis, ratings, consumption habits, commentary, reviews and other information. For example, we use ratings and consumption behavior to improve our recommendations to you as well as other users.

While using the Sac Valley Magazine service, you will have opportunities to post reviews or other information in public forums. Please understand that when you post such information, it is made public and is not subject to this policy. We are not responsible for any third party’s use of information you publicly disclose through our service.
From time to time, we may partner with companies whose products we believe will interest our members. In conjunction with these partners, we may send promotional announcements and/or serve web-based advertisements on their behalf, as permitted by law. You can go to the “media relations” link on the Sac Valley Magazine.com website page and request that your name be excluded from marketing emails.

You may connect one or more social networks (such as Facebook) with your Sac Valley Magazine account. If you choose to do so, we will collect and use information from your social networking account(s) and your use of our social features. We may share your personal information among the Sac Valley Magazine family of companies. The Sac Valley Magazine companies that access your personal information will follow practices that are consistent with the practices described in this Privacy Policy.

In addition we use other companies, agents or contractors (“Service Providers”) to perform services on our behalf or to assist us with the provision of services to you. For example, we engage Services Providers to provide marketing, communications, infrastructure and IT services, personalize and optimize our service, process credit card transactions, provide customer service, collect debts, analyze and enhance data, including users’ interaction with our service, and process consumer surveys. In the course of providing such services, these other companies may have access to your personal information. We do not authorize these companies to use or disclose your personal information except in connection with providing the services we request of them.

We may offer joint promotions or programs that, in order for participation, will require personal information be shared with third parties. For example, we may partner with companies that offer incentives, such as frequent flyer mileage awards, if you sign up or otherwise utilize our service. In fulfilling these types of promotions, we may share your name and other information in connection with fulfilling the incentive. By participating in such joint promotions or programs, you agree to our sharing of your information. Please note that we do not control the privacy practices of these third party businesses.

Sac Valley Magazine also reserves the right to disclose personal information if we reasonably believe that access, use, preservation or disclosure of such information is reasonably necessary to (a) satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process, or governmental request, (b) enforce applicable terms of use, including investigation of potential violations thereof, (c) detect, prevent, or otherwise address illegal or suspected illegal activities, security or technical issues, or (d) protect against harm to the rights, property or safety of Sac Valley Magazine, its users or the public as required or permitted by law. In connection with any reorganization, restructuring, merger or sale, or other transferring of assets we reserve the right to transfer information, including personal information, provided that the receiving party agrees to respect your personal information in a manner that is consistent with our Privacy Policy.

Social Sharing

You may elect to share information about your use of the Sac Valley Magazine service, including what service providers you use, within Sac Valley Magazine as well as on other social networks and in other communications.

Other Websites, Platforms and Applications

The Sac Valley Magazine service may be provided through platforms or contain links to sites operated by third parties whose policies regarding the handling of information may differ from ours. For example, you may be able to access the Sac Valley Magazine service through platforms such as iPad or iPhone and a number of other Internet connected devices. While we endeavor to associate with reputable companies, Sac Valley Magazine cannot be responsible for the information handling practices of these other websites and platforms. These websites and platforms have separate and independent privacy statements, notices and terms of use, which we recommend you read carefully. In addition, you may encounter third party applications that interact with the Sac Valley Magazine service.

Children

You must be 21 years of age or older to subscribe to the Sac Valley Magazine service. In certain jurisdictions, the age of majority may be older than 21, in which case, you must satisfy that age in order to become a member. Individuals under the age of 21 may not utilize the service, for more information see our Terms of Use.

Right to Access Your Information

We give you access and the ability to update a broad range of information about your account, including your contact information and your communication preferences in the “Your Account” portion of our website. You must be signed in to access “Your Account.” If you have a question regarding our privacy practices, or want to exercise your rights regarding your personal information, please contact us.

Security

Sac Valley Magazine takes information security seriously and uses reasonable administrative, technical, physical and managerial measures to protect your personal information from unauthorized access. For example, we utilize Secure Sockets Layering, an industry-standard protocol for certain of your transmissions to us, in order to encrypt certain personal information that you send to us through the registration and sign up process.

Unfortunately, no security system can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. Accordingly, we cannot guarantee the security of your information and cannot assume liability for improper access to it. By using our service, including our website and user interfaces, or providing information to us through any means, you agree that we can communicate with you electronically regarding security, privacy, and administrative issues relating to your use of the Sac Valley Magazine service.

In order to provide you with ease of access to your account and to help administer the Sac Valley Magazine service, Sac Valley Magazine implements technology that enables us to recognize you as the account holder and provide you with direct access to your account without requiring you to retype any password or other user identification when you revisit the Sac Valley Magazine service. You can choose not to take advantage of this feature on your computer by unchecking the box “Remember me on this computer” when you login on the website. To remove access to your Sac Valley Magazine account from your devices: delete your Sac Valley Magazine settings from your device (steps vary by device and the option is not available on all devices). You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account access information and for restricting access to your computer or device through which you access your Sac Valley Magazine account. Where possible, users of public or shared devices should log out at the completion of each visit. If you sell or return a computer or Sac Valley Magazine ready device, you should log-out and deactivate the device before doing so. If you do not maintain the security of your password or device, or fail to log out or deactivate your device, subsequent users may be able to access your account, including your personal information.

Changes to This Policy

Sac Valley Magazine may, from time to time, make changes to this Privacy Policy, the Social Terms or About Cookies and Internet Advertising. Such revisions shall be effective immediately; provided however, for existing members, such revisions shall, unless otherwise stated, be effective 30 days after posting. We will endeavor to post prior versions (including marked changes) of the Privacy Policy, if any, for the preceding 12-month period.

Transfer of Information

Given that the Internet is a global environment, using the Internet to collect and process information necessarily involves the transmission of data on an international basis. Therefore, by using Sac Valley Magazine, you acknowledge and agree to the transfer of your information outside your country of residence to any country (including the United States) where we have facilities or engage third parties (including but not limited to payment processors, cloud service or other IT providers, and other companies that provide services to us). You understand that the countries to which we may transfer information may not have as comprehensive a level of data protection as in your country.

Contacting Us

If you have questions concerning your account, please contact Customer Service. If you have questions concerning this Privacy Policy, including the treatment of your personal information and/or our use of cookies and other technologies, please contact us via phone at 800 399 4060 or at the following:

Sac Valley Magazine, 3480 Industrial Blvd #100, West Sacramento, CA 95691, U.S.A. Attention: General Counsel.

Last updated: November 23, 2013