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This Privacy Policy is effective as of June 1, 2019.

PorterMedium takes your user privacy very seriously, and Privacy Policy is committed to maintenance and respect of the service’s member and visitor privacy. PorterMedium reserves the right to alter this policy at any time, with or without notice. Notice of alterations may be supplied through online posting and/or directed messages to our users.

This Privacy Policy outlines the collection and usage of user provided personal information to PorterMedium. The policy also contained the choices available to users regarding the use of personal information, as well as how that information can be accessed and updated.

Collection and Use of Personal Information. User information provided to PorterMedium is used as a source to provide users with efficient, meaningful, and personalized experience of PorterMedium Services.

Users can, and are encouraged to, use PorterMedium websites, and other media, to participate in contests, sweepstakes, playing games and taking quizzes, voting in polls, or providing feedback through other means. Users may choose to subscribe to one or more of PorterMedium services, or may wish to engage in the online forums and communities. When accessing these services, users may be requested to provide personal identification and/or other information, in order to participate and/or receive products and services. Personal identification and information may include, but is not limited to, the User name (and/or given name), age, address, gender, e-mail address, phone number, and/or credit/debit card information. PorterMedium may also wish to collect information regarding personal or professional interests, product opinions, and/or program and service opinions. PorterMedium values it’s user feedback.

Through the use of particular PorterMedium sites and services, and with certain promotions, users may submit information about people other than themselves. Information of another person may pertain to such things as that person’s name, mailing and/or email address, and for uses such as the sending of gifts or greetings. Personally identifiable information that may be amassed by PorterMedium includes, though is not limited to, user and/or recipient’s name, address, email address, and/or telephone numbers. PorterMedium reserves the right to collect non-personally identifiable information through your use of the service. This information may include, and is not limited to, browser type, operating system, IP addresses, cookies and the like, device identifiers, internet or wireless service provider, and/or location based information. Permission of access to non-personally identifiable information may be asked of you, the user, through no obligation of PorterMedium. 

Information Sharing. Personal information shared with PorterMedium will only be communicated with third party platforms as described in this agreement. PorterMedium does not, and will not, sell user personal information, nor does PorterMedium authorize the acquisition, by any third party platforms, of our user’s or any visitor’s personally identifiable information. Personal information that users provide may be shared through PorterMedium to third party platforms that provide services and/or assist PorterMedium in business activities such as customer service, inquiry response, or contribution of products, programs, or services of interest. These sorts of third party platforms are permitted, through PorterMedium, to access and/or use personal information only for the purpose of providing PorterMedium and it’s users with services.

Personal information may also be divulged:

As required by the law, i.e. in the event that information be subpoenaed or requested with similar legal process.

In the event that divulgence of information is deemed necessary to protect user’s rights, safety and/or the safety of others, to investigate fraud or in response to a government request.

To other third party platforms for which consent of the user has been given, prior.

In the Event that PorterMedium associates in a joint promotion with an affiliate and/or partner, PorterMedium may divulge user contact and/or other necessary information with the affiliate and/or partner to be used exclusively in relation with the promotion. This information may be used in order to communicate with users, such as to notify the user of winning a contest or sweepstakes, in the event of changes made to user agreements, to fulfill a request by a user, and/or to contact a user concerning their account.

PorterMedium reserves the right to share non-personal information with third party platforms such as advertising partners, including but not limited to the number of visitors to a web page or the size of an order that has been placed. This information does not include the personally identifiable information of any user.

PorterMedium reserves the right to divulge user’s personally identifiable information that may be received from the user and/or from third party platforms to third party platforms whose usage is not covered by this privacy agreement that may wish to market their products and/or services to PorterMedium users. Such third party platforms include, without limitation, other marketers, magazine publishers, retailers, participatory databases, and/or not-for-profit organizations.

Should a user volunteer to submit content, such as a review, or the like, they are in agreement that PorterMedium reserves the right to publish such content with the user’s name, screen name, and/or other information that has been provided.

PorterMedium may use non-personally identifiable information that has been collected for the purposes of improving the services design and/or publication and web content, as well as to create a more enjoyable experience for our users, and allow users a customizable experience of the service. Information regarding site usage and the offering of products, programs, and/or services is also subject to collection by PorterMedium.

PorterMedium representatives, agents, and contractors of the like that have access to user’s personally identifiable information are responsible and obligated to protect the information as is consistent with this privacy policy, and may not use the information for any purpose other than to relay the services that are in collaboration with PorterMedium.

In the event that PorterMedium and/or any of its divisions or lines of business is merged, acquired, divested, financed, sold, disposed of or dissolved, whether through merger, consolidation, sale, and/or dissolution of assets, the user archive, including personally identifiable information, whole or otherwise separated, may be sold, disposed of, transferred, divested, or otherwise divulged as part of the transaction. PorterMedium makes every effort to maintain user privacy and to protect against unauthorized divulgence of information, we cannot guarantee that user’s personally identifiable information that may have been collected prior, will never be divulged in a manner that is inconsistent with this Privacy Policy. Accidental divulgence of information may occur due to third party misrepresentation of identity.

Collection of Information by Third Party Platforms and/or Sponsors. PorterMedium web services may provide links to outside sites and/or services whose practices, privacy or the like, may be different from this service. Users may choose to access these sites and/or services in order to share content and/or other materials. PorterMedium urges users to consult and familiarize themselves with each service’s policies, should they choose to access the linked site and/or service.

Contests, sweepstakes, promotions, editorial features, and/or similar activities or offers may be provided by PorterMedium, which may be sponsored or co-sponsored by or presented with those of identified third parties. Through user participation in the mentioned activities, your IP address and voluntarily given personally identifiable information may be provided to the identified third parties.

PorterMedium reserves the right to use third parties that have been deemed trustworthy to present or serve advertisements, which users may notice to appear on the web pages, as a means of conducting research about such advertising. This statement does not include the use of information that the third parties may collect from you, including, and without limitation, browser type, operating system, domain name, date and time of site visit, pages that have been visited. Nor does it cover the methods of such data collection by third party services.

Opting in/out. Users may choose to subscribe to newsletters and/or marketing emails from PorterMedium, and reserve the right to end the subscriptions at any time. To opt out of these subscriptions, please follow the directions included within the emails in order to update the communication preferences located within your user account on the PorterMedium website.

Cookies. Cookies, in reference to this policy, are small text files of information stored through the Internet browser on your computer’s hard drive. Cookies are used to collect user browsing data, as well as the tracking of user preferences and profile information, and to collect general usage and volume for statistical purposes. PorterMedium cookies do not collect personal or confidential information and contain no spyware or malware of any kind. PorterMedium’s website and mobile application, at this point in time, do not recognize automated browser signals nor do they have similar means for the tracking of data and/or online activities. Users have the ability to refuse the collection of data through cookies by configuring their own browser settings, as well as remove existing cookies from their hard drive.

Web Beacons. Web beacons, also known as single-pixel gifs, are electronic images, and may appear on the PorterMedium service. Web beacons are used together with cookies in order to collect aggregate statistics to analyze the websites usage. Web beacons may be used in emails, and allow PorterMedium to recognize those emails that have been opened, and allows for the estimation of our effectiveness with customer communications and marketing.

PorterMedium gathers information of how users spend their time on the service via a third party. This information is gathered in order to learn about and supply a better user experience of the PorterMedium service.

Targeted Advertising. Targeted advertising, known as online behavioural advertising, collects information from a user’s web browsing behaviour, such as visited sites and/or search histories, to be used to supply the user with similar advertising. Collection of this information is done through the use of cookies. To learn more about third party advertisers that may have access to these cookies, and to understand your options regarding the collection of such data, please visit http://www.networkadvertising.org

Security. PorterMedium is serious about the security of its users’ personal information. Sensitive information, such as credit card information, entered onto our order forms is encrypted using secure socket layer technology (SSL). PorterMedium follows the industry standards as generally accepted for the protection of submitted personal information that has been submitted to us, during transmission as well as once the transmission has been received. No method of transmission occurring through the internet, or being electronically stored, is guaranteed to be 100 percent secure, and therefore, PorterMedium cannot guarantee the absolute security of your information. PorterMedium encourages its users to review, update, and correct personal information that may be maintained by us. Users may request that we delete personal information that has been stored and may be inaccurate, incomplete, or irrelevant for legitimate purposes, or are being administered in a way that infringes upon any legal obligations that may be applicable. Users may do so by contacting PorterMedium as described in the section entitled “Contact Us” below. PorterMedium reserves the right, upon request for elimination of information, to retain such information together with the accompanying comment and/or correction to be noted in our records. In contacting PorterMedium, you, the user, may object to our further use of personal information, including complete termination of your account, should you provide compelling and legitimate grounds. PorterMedium may ask for verification of identity and to be provided with other details prior to providing you with assistance regarding account information, the correction of inaccuracies, or elimination of information. Rights to review, update, correct, and/or delete user or personal information may be subject to limitation and/or to the law or jurisdiction: (I) if the user requests are abusive or unreasonably disproportionate, (II) should the rights or safety of a person or persons be violated, or (III) in the event that the material requested is involved in current or expected legal proceedings between PorterMedium and the user, or wherein providing access to such materials would cause prejudice towards such proceedings, whether between us or an investigative process of unlawful activity. User’s rights to review, update, correct, and/or delete information are subject to PorterMedium records retention policies and applicable laws, including those subject to statutory retention requirements.

Notification of Changes to this Privacy Policy. PorterMedium reserves the right to update this Privacy Policy as seen fit to exhibit changes in our information practices. Any changes will be accompanied by email notification (to the user’s account on record) to users of PorterMedium services, or through notice supplied via the service website, prior to the official occurrence of the change. PorterMedium urges its users to review this policy regularly and to be aware of the most current information supplied in this statement.