Beth Linton’s web site () and all other related web sites owned or controlled by us (collectively or individually the ‘Site’) are general audience web sites, and we do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under 13 years of age.
A. COLLECTION: Collection of personally identifiable information by Beth Linton.
1. General. When Beth Linton collects personally identifiable information, such as your full name and email address, from you it is because you are voluntarily submitting personally identifiable information to us in order to register as a Member or a Subscriber, or in order to participate in activities like creating a personal profile (‘Your Profile’), sweepstakes, contests, games, surveys, forums, in connection with content or suggestions you submit to us, or because you want us to furnish you with products, services or information. We may also obtain personally identifiable information from reputable third parties.
You may also choose to voluntarily provide or store non-personally identifiable information in Your Profile (as described in Section A.1(a) below) or provide or store non-personally identifiable information on other public forums provided on our Site, including but not limited to, text, files, images, photos, video, sounds, musical works, works of authorship, private messages, chats or any other materials (collectively ‘Content’) that you choose to post to the Site (Content posted by any User is ‘User Content’). If you choose to make Your Profile or any information from Your Profile public or provide any User Content on other public forums provided on our Site, you do so at your sole discretion and risk.
Members can change their Registration Data (as defined below in Section A(1)a) and Your Profile information at any time and can control how Visitors, other Members and Beth Linton communicate with them by controlling their account settings, available within the ‘Edit Profile’ portion of Your Profile.
Beth Linton collects information from you at several different points on the Site in the manner set forth below:
(a). Member Registration and Profile: In order to access certain information and services on the Site, you must first become a Member by completing our member registration form. During the registration process you will be required to provide registration data, which may include personally identifiable information such as your name and e-mail address (such information is the ‘Registration Data’). The Registration Data will automatically become incorporated into ‘Your Profile; however, in the Your Profile section of the Site, you have the option to make such Registration Data (including, but not limited to, your personally identifiable information) public or private. You also have the option of adding certain User Content to Your Profile.
Important Information about Changing and Updating Your Profile
If Your Profile information changes you may correct, update or remove it. You can edit Your Profile information by going to the Your Profile page re-entering data and clicking the ‘Save Changes’ button.
(b). Newsletters and Special Offers: Beth Linton delivers interesting, stimulating and uplifting newsletters to its Subscribers on a variety of topics. If you would like to subscribe to the newsletter Beth Linton offers, please submit the contact form. In order to subscribe to our newsletters, you will be required to give your e-mail address name. If you would like to change the e-mail address to which your Beth Linton newsletters are delivered, please visit our Contact Us page.
Unless a User has opted out of receiving such e-mails, Beth Linton may occasionally send Users who provide us with their e-mail addresses information about special offers, Site updates, contests and other offerings via e-mail. We may also send information about products and offerings of our partners that we think may be of interest to our Members and Subscribers. To opt out of receiving these e-mails from us please visit our Contact Us page.
Important Information about Making Changes to or Unsubscribing to Our Newsletters
If you would like to unsubscribe from our newsletter, you may do so in any of the following ways:
(a) Managing Your Subscriptions: You may make changes to your Beth Linton newsletter subscriptions at any time by visiting the contacts page.
(b). Surveys, Contests and Quizzes: You may have the opportunity to participate in a number of surveys on our Site. We will use survey responses to guide us as we make improvements and enhancements to our Site. We also offer Users the ability to take personal assessment and other types of quizzes. We encourage you to complete surveys, personal assessments and quizzes so that we can provide you with a more personalized experience on our Site, such as featuring content and advertising that we believe are consistent with your interests. We will not use your responses for any other purpose without your prior consent.
2. Cookies. Cookies are small bits of information that the Site place on the hard drive of your computer. Cookies remember information about your activities on our Site and enable Beth Linton to make your visits to our Site more enjoyable. For example, cookies can store your password for easy log on to a Site you have previously visited, can save your preferences for a personalized home page. Information about your activities on our Site and other non-personally identifiable information about you may also be used to limit the online ads you encounter to those we believe are consistent with your interests.
B. NOTICE: Beth Linton will provide you with notice about its personally identifiable information collection practices.
When you voluntarily provide personally identifiable information to Beth Linton, we will make sure you are informed about who is collecting the information, how and why the information is being collected and the types of uses Beth Linton will make of the information.
C. CHOICE: Beth Linton will provide you with choices about the use of your personally identifiable information.
Beth Linton will not use the personally identifiable information you provide to us for purposes different from the purpose for which it was submitted, or share your personally identifiable information with third parties that are not affiliated with Beth Linton, unless we obtain your permission.
D. USE: Beth Linton’s use of personally identifiable information.
Beth Linton may share your personally identifiable information with companies that are affiliated with us. Provided you have given us permission, Beth Linton may also share your personally identifiable information with advertisers and business partners that are not affiliated with Beth Linton, but would like to send you information about their products and services. For example, Beth Linton may share your personally identifiable information with the companies who supply prizes for Beth Linton’s contests and may have special offers or promotions that might be of interest to Beth Linton’s users. However, you will always have the opportunity to instruct us not to share your information with third parties when personally identifiable information is collected.
Beth Linton’s employees, agents, and contractors must have a legitimate business reason to obtain access to your personally identifiable information. Beth Linton may share your personally identifiable information with outside contractors or agents who help us manage our information activities (i.e., sweepstakes administration, order fulfillment, statistical analyses) but they may only use your personally identifiable information to provide Beth Linton with a specific service and not for any other purpose.
Beth Linton may also enter into agreements with outside companies that possess the technology that allows Beth Linton to customize the advertising and marketing messages you receive on our Site. Your non-personally identifiable information and click stream data about your activities on our Site may be shared with these companies so this customization may be accomplished. These companies will not share your information with any third party or use it for any other purpose. Anonymous click stream and demographic information may also be shared with Beth Linton’s advertisers and business partners.
There may be instances when Beth Linton may disclose personally identifiable information without providing you with a choice in order to protect the legal rights of Beth Linton or their employees, agents and contractors; to protect the safety and security of visitors to our Site; to protect against fraud or for risk management purposes; or to comply with the law or legal process. In addition, if Beth Linton sells all or part of its business or makes a sale or transfer of assets or is otherwise involved in a merger or business transfer, Beth Linton may transfer your personally identifiable information to a third party as part of that transaction.
E. SECURITY: Beth Linton protects the security of personally identifiable information.
Beth Linton uses reasonable administrative, technical, personnel and physical measures to safeguard personally identifiable information in its possession against loss, theft and unauthorized use, disclosure or modification. In addition, Beth Linton uses reasonable methods to make sure that personally identifiable information is accurate, up-to-date and appropriately complete. However, no security system is impenetrable. Beth Linton cannot warrant or guarantee the security of its servers, nor can it guarantee that information that you supply will not be intercepted while being transmitted to Beth Linton over the Internet.
F. ACCESS: How to access, correct, or delete your personally identifiable information.
Whenever possible, Members and Subscribers may review the personally identifiable information we maintain about them in our records. We will take reasonable steps to correct any personally identifiable information a Member or Subscriber informs us of in writing is incorrect. If you are a Member, you can view, change and remove your personally identifiable information, Member preferences and Your Profile information by logging into your account and accessing your ‘Profile.’ Section A(1)(b) above describes how to change your subscriptions preferences.
If for any reason you want Beth Linton to stop using your personally identifiable information, Beth Linton will honor that request; however, Beth Linton will retain any record of your personally identifiable information that is necessary to comply with applicable federal, state or local law. Keep in mind, moreover, that there will be residual information that will remain within Beth Linton’s databases, access logs, and other records, which may or may not contain such personally identifiable information. Even after removal of personally identifiable information and User Content by you or Beth Linton, personally identifiable information and User Content may still be viewable in cached and archived pages or if another User has stored your User Content.