Privacy Policy

This is UPTOWN Magazine’s Privacy Policy for the United States of America.

Thank you for visiting, anUptown Media Group,LLC digital media property. Your privacy is important to us. 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 Uptown Media Group Click here for a list of the Uptown Media Group businesses whose sites are governed by this Privacy Notice.

The Information We Collect
Through Uptown Media Group 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 such asour online newsletters, or participate in one ofour online forums or communities. You are able to visit much of this website and enjoy many Uptown Media Group publications and promotions without providing any personally identifiable information. Sometimes, however, wedo 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 atthese 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 Uptown Media Group 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 anelectronic greeting card and, if you order a gift online or offline andwant 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 ofour 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.

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 orservices that we believe may beof interest to you.

We sometimes use this information to communicate with you, such asto notify you when you have won oneofour contests or when wemake changes to subscriber agreements, to fulfill a request by you for an online newsletter, orto contact you about your account with us.

We use the information that you provide about others to enable ustosend 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.

The information we collect in connection with our online forums and communities is used to provide aninteractive 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 wecollect to improve the design and content of our publications and websites andto enable usto personalize your Internet experience. Wealso may use this information in the aggregate to analyze site usage, as well asto offer you products, programs, or services.

We will disclose information we maintain when required todosobylaw, for example, 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 and contractors of Uptown Media Group who have access topersonally identifiable information 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 tocarry out the services they are performing for Uptown Media Group

We may transfer your personally identifiable information to other Uptown Media Group offices for internal management and administrative purposes. Your personal data will be transferred toother Uptown Media Group offices where necessary for the performance or conclusion ofour 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 bedisclosed 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

Privacy Options
If you prefer not to receive traditional mail or other off-line promotions from this or any other Uptown Media Group property or any companies not owned by Uptown Media Group, please click here.

f a Uptown Media Group site discloses personally identifiable information to companies not owned by Uptown Media Group who want to market products or services to you, it will provide you with anopportunity to opt out or block such uses. If you prefer not to receive online marketing information from companies not owned by Uptown Media Group, please click here.

Uptown Media Group may on occasion combine information wereceive online with outside records to enhance our ability to market toyou those products or services that may beof interest toyou.If you prefer not to receive online marketing information from this oranyother Uptown Media Group site, please click here.

Uptown Media Group sites will not use or transfer personally identifiable information provided tousin ways unrelated to the onesdescribed above without also providing you with an opportunity to opt outof these unrelated uses.

Collection of Information by Third-Party Sites and SponsorsSome of our sites contain links to other sites whose information practices may be different than ours. You should consult the other sites’ privacy notices, aswe have no control over information that issubmitted to, or collected by, these third parties.

Uptown Media Group sites sometimes may offer contests, sweepstakes, or promotions that are sponsored byorco-sponsored with identified third parties. By virtue of their sponsorship, these third parties may obtain personally identifiable information that visitors voluntarily submit to participate in the contest, sweepstakes, orpromotion. Uptown Media Group has no control over the third-party sponsors’ use of this information. The Uptown Media Group site will notify you at the time of requesting personally identifiable information ifthird-party sponsors will obtain such information.

Uptown Media Group sites may use reputable third parties to present or serve the advertisements that you may see at its web pages and toconduct 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). For more information on the use of such third-parties, please click here.

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 tous 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

We use cookies to understand Internet usage and to improve our content, offerings, and advertisements. For example, we may use cookies to personalize your experience at our web pages (e.g. torecognize you by name when you return to our site), save your password in password-protected areas, and enable you to use shopping carts onour sites. We also may use cookies to offer you products, programs, or services. Similarly, as part ofan arrangement with our business partners (including, those who present or serve the advertisements that you see on our web pages) we may also access cookies placed by others and allow others to access certain cookies placed by us

We may also use small pieces of code called “web beacons”or“clear gifs”to collect anonymous and aggregate advertising metrics, such ascounting page views, promotion views, or advertising responses. These “web beacons” may be used to deliver cookies that conform toour cookie policy. For more information regarding cookies, please click here..

Our Commitment to Security
We have 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 Uptown Media Group site has collected about you, orhowto correct factual errors in such information, please email usby clicking here.

To protect your privacy and security, we will take reasonable steps tohelp verify your identity before granting access or making corrections.

Special Note for Parents
The site you are visiting isoneof the Uptown Media Group general audience sites. For more information about our online privacy practices for children’s sites, consult the privacy notice at the children’s site in which you are interested.

Changes to this Notice This Notice may be changed by Uptown Media Group 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 circumstanceswe may disclose it.

How to Contact Us
If you have any questions or concerns about the Uptown Media Group Privacy Notice or its implementation please contact us via email byclicking here orat the following address:

Uptown Media Group LLC
ATTENTION: Digital Media
113 East 125th Street, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10035

This Privacy Notice was revised 9/05/2008.