Glam Media Limited
Privacy Policy

Revised August 29, 2012.

Glam Media Ltd. (“We”) are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.

This Privacy Policy (together with our Terms of Use and any other documents referred to on it) sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us.

Please read the following carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it.

For the purpose of the Data Protection Act 1998 (the Act), the data controller is Glam Media Ltd., whose registered office is at 24 Great King Street, Edinburgh EH3 6QN.

We own and operate this website (the “Site”) and other websites focused on women, men, and social media consumers (collectively the “Glam Media Sites”). We also operate an advertising network consisting of websites to which we may deliver advertising.

That advertising network consists of the Glam Media Sites, and websites owned by third-party publishers displaying Glam Media branding and/or Glam Media logos (collectively, “Affiliated Sites”; together with the Glam Media Sites, the “Glam Media Network”). We may, from time to time, also deliver advertising to websites owned by third-party publishers that are not part of the Glam Media Network (“Non-Affiliated Sites”).  The advertising may be delivered by GlamAdapt or another ad serving technology that provides ad delivery and reporting across various websites, including the Glam Media Network and Non-Affiliated Sites (as defined below).

This Privacy Policy applies to (i) the collection of information on the Glam Media Sites that link to or display this Privacy Policy and the use of that information, (ii) the collection of information on the Affiliated Sites and the use of that information when you view ads from our advertisers, and (iii) the collection of information on the Non-Affiliated Sites and the use of that information when you view ads from our advertisers.

INFORMATION WE MAY COLLECT FROM YOU

We may collect and process the following data about you:

  • Information that you provide by filling in forms on the Site. This includes information provided at the time of completing a registration form on the Site, subscribing to our service, posting material or requesting further services. We may also ask you for information when you enter a competition or promotion sponsored by Glam Media Limited, and when you report a problem with the Site.
  • If you contact us, we may keep a record of that correspondence.
  • We may also ask you to complete surveys that we use for research purposes, although you do not have to respond to them.
  • Details of your visits to the Site including, but not limited to, traffic data, location data, weblogs and other communication data and the resources that you access.

IP ADDRESSES

We may collect information about your computer, including where available your IP address, operating system and browser type, for system administration and to report aggregate information to our advertisers. This is statistical data about our users’ browsing actions and patterns, and does not identify any individual.

USE OF COOKIES

What is a Cookie?

A cookie is a small file that a website places on your personal computer to store certain information about your online browsing and which it can later retrieve.  For more information on the specific cookies we use and set, please visit our cookie page

How We Use Cookies

We may use “cookies” on the Glam Media Network and on Non-Affiliated Sites to passively collect or log certain information about your general internet usage which is stored on your browser, the hard drive of your computer, or other handheld or mobile device. The cookie identifier associated with your browser is the same cookie identifier used when you visit websites in the Glam Media Network and Non-Affiliated Sites. We may also use cookies for informational purposes, for example, to store our customers’ preferences for certain kinds of products or to serve advertisements tailored to a customer’s preferences. The cookies will not collect or store information that will enable anyone to contact you via telephone, post, e-mail, or any other means.

Your Consent to Our Use of Cookies

If you register on the Site or if you continue to use the Site, you agree and opt-in to the use of cookies by the Site and by other sites within the Glam Media Network.

How to Block Cookies in Your Browser

You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser which allows you to block the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to experience all or parts of the Site. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies as soon you visit the Site. Please note, if you use more than one type of browser, or more than one computer to access the Internet, you will need to block cookies in each browser and on each computer that you use.

How to Opt Out of Cookies

If you are uncomfortable with the use of cookie technology, you can choose to opt out of our cookies at any time by clicking here, or you can set your browsers to refuse cookies as described above. Please note, if you use more than one type of browser, or more than one computer to access the Internet, you will need to opt out in each browser and on each computer that you use. Certain types of Glam Media Ltd.’s services, however, could be dependent on cookies, and you may disable those services by opting out of cookies.

Third Party Cookies

Third parties including advertising networks and advertisers may also serve ads throughout the Glam Media Network and Non-Affiliated Sites. These third parties may also use their own cookies. We do not control these cookies or the data collection practices of these companies. For more information about these companies’ separate privacy policies, practices, and use of cookies, you should contact the relevant advertising network or advertiser directly. If the advertising network is a member of NAI, you may be able to opt out of receiving targeted advertising delivered by NAI members by following the opt-out directions on www.networkadvertising.org.

USES MADE OF THE INFORMATION COLLECTED USING COOKIES

We use information held about you to provide relevant, targeted advertising and improve Glam Media Ltd.’s advertising technology; monitor website traffic; collect statistical data; determine the effectiveness of advertisements and content; and collect data across multiple websites to categorize likely consumer interest segments for use in online behavioural advertising. We may track visits to the Glam Media Network and this information may be used over time to help predict your likely interests as a consumer and select the advertising content you see. We may also use anonymous information that we obtained from GlamAdapt, third-party ad serving technologies, and the Glam Media Network to provide aggregate information about our users to our advertisers.  We do not disclose information about identifiable individuals to our advertisers.

If you do not want us to use your data in this way, please tick the relevant box situated on the form on which we collect your data.

WHERE WE STORE YOUR PERSONAL DATA

At present, any data we collect from you is stored in the United Kingdom. However, that data may be transferred to, and stored at, a destination outside the European Economic Area (“EEA”). It may also be processed by staff operating outside of the EEA who work for us or for one of our suppliers. Such staff maybe engaged in, among other things, the provision of support services. By submitting your personal data, you agree to this transfer, storing or processing. We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

All information you provide to us is stored on our secure servers. Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to the Site; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.

DISCLOSURE OF YOUR INFORMATION

We may disclose your personal information to any member of our group, which means our subsidiaries, our ultimate holding company and its subsidiaries, as defined in section 1159 of the UK Companies Act 2006.

We may disclose your personal information to third parties:

  • In the event that we sell or buy any business or assets, in which case we may disclose your personal data to the prospective seller or buyer of such business or assets.
  • If Glam Media Ltd. or substantially all of its assets are acquired by a third party, in which case personal data held by it about its customers will be one of the transferred assets.
  • If we are under a duty to disclose or share your personal data in order to comply with any legal obligation, or in order to enforce or apply our Terms of Use and other agreements; or to protect the rights, property, or safety of Glam Media Ltd., our customers, or others.

LINKS TO THIRD-PARTY SITES

Glam Media Sites may contain links to third-party sites, which are maintained by third parties. Please be aware that We not responsible for and cannot control the privacy policies of these other linked sites or their practices. We encourage you to read the privacy policies on these sites for applicable privacy practices relating to information you may choose to provide in interacting with these websites and the information collected through the use of cookies and other technologies via those sites because they may differ from Glam Media Ltd.’s privacy practices.

CHILDREN

The Site is not aimed at children. If you are aged 18 years or under, you must be under the supervision of an adult if you are looking at the content on the Site.

YOUR RIGHTS

You have the right to ask us not to process your personal data for marketing purposes. We will inform you (before collecting your data) if we intend to use your data for such purposes or if we intend to disclose your information to any third party for such purposes. You can exercise your right to prevent such processing by checking certain boxes on the forms we use to collect your data.  You can also exercise the right at any time by contacting us at

Glam Media UK
19-21 Great Portland Street
2nd Floor
London W1W 8QB

CustomerCare-UK@glam.com

ACCESS TO INFORMATION

The Act gives you the right to access information held about you. Your right of access can be exercised in accordance with the Act. Any access request may be subject to a fee of £10 to meet our costs in providing you with details of the information we hold about you.

CHANGES TO OUR PRIVACY POLICY

We reserve the right to change, or modify, any portion of this, or any other policy, from time to time without prior notice and any changes will become effective immediately upon being posted unless you are advised otherwise. We encourage you to refer to this Privacy Policy from time to time to stay abreast of our most current privacy policy practices. If you are a registered member of a Glam Media Site, we may (but need not) notify you by e-mail of material changes to our Privacy Policy using the most current e-mail address you have provided to us. Your continued access and use of a Glam Media Site constitutes your acceptance of any changes or revisions to our Privacy Policy.

CONTACT

Questions, comments and requests regarding this Privacy Policy are welcomed and should be addressed to:

Glam Media UK
19-21 Great Portland Street
2nd Floor
London W1W 8QB

CustomerCare-UK@glam.com

INTERACTIVE ADVERTISING BUREAU EUROPE

The Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) Europe is the trade association of the European digital and interactive marketing industry representing 27 National IABs and Partners across Europe and over 5,500 companies. The IAB Europe exists to Promote the growth of Europe’s interactive advertising markets through events, partnerships and communications activity, to Protect the interests of the industry through an active programme of public affairs, to Prove the value of the market through research and education, and to Professionalise the industry defining standards and practices. The IAB Europe offers consumers an Online Behavioral Advertising (OBA) opt-out platform and provides general information to consumers about privacy tools. Glam Media partners with the IAB Europe and conforms with Europes’ Online Advertising Industry Self-Regulation Framework.

ADVERTISING OPTION ICON

The Advertising Option Icon is designed to provide consumers with enhanced information and choices about how and when data is collected or used to serve ads targeted to them based on their likely interests. The Advertising Option icon is served on or near ads with the accompanying text “AdChoices” as shown below: