Privacy Policy


Dame Media llc. Privacy Policy

We know what you’re thinking.  Another privacy policy, right?  We at Dame Media, LLC. (“Company,” “we,” “us,” “our”) hate writing them more than you hate reading them, but we love our readers and our lawyers want us to make nice and give you a privacy policy.

This is our privacy policy, and despite our devil-may-care attitude, we actually do care about our users (“you,” “your”) and we care about how your personal information is used and shared.  In all seriousness, we seriously take seriously your privacy.   Seriously. No, really.  This privacy policy governs our website, www.damemagazine.com (“Website”), and if you’re here, you probably knew that.  Oh, and for the record, the policy controls the Website (big surprise), and any other linked pages, features, content, or any other services we offer from time to time by or in connection with the Website.  And if you on our Website, we must insist you accept the practices and policies outlined in this Privacy Policy.  That’s how we roll.

This Privacy Policy was last updated on March 1, 2018.

I. What Does This Privacy Policy Cover?

It covers your screen, for one thing.  No, for reals, this Privacy Policy is all about how we treat information that could personally identify you  (“Personal Information”), and also how we treat data we collect, even if it’s not Personal Information.  So we’re clear, this policy is about Dame Magazine.   This policy does not apply to the practices of any other companies we do not own or control, or to individuals that we do not employ or manage.

We love kids (mostly), but this is an adult website (you know what we mean).  Accordingly, we not knowingly collect or solicit Personal Information from anyone under the age of 13 or knowingly allow such persons to register.  We may collect information from people who act like they are under 13, but that’s actually legal.   If you believe that we might have any information from or about a child under the age of 13 please contact us at [email protected]

II. What Information Does DAME MEDIA Collect?

Most of the site can be accessed without any personal information being provided by you.  You can browse our site, read our articles, and generally peruse the site without registering on our site.   Of course, we never met a new reader we didn’t like (OK that’s totally not true, but we’re too polite to really open up about it)…… so in the event you send us your contact information using the “Contact Us” portion of our Website, we want to stay in touch, and you’re going into our database.  Who knows, you could get a non-denominational holiday card.  To be clear, that means we retain information you gave us to answer the question you posed when you contacted us, and we add your name and email address to our database.  We might just want to later reach out to you with information or news from us.  You want to hear from us, right?  Of course you do.  But if we get too clingy, you may use the unsubscribe link in any email communication to stop further emails from us.  We do not currently sell our email lists and have no plans to do so.     If some fatcats – or skinny cats; really, any cats with money and ethics – want to buy us, then our lists become their lists, so it’s possible that in the event of a purchase of our assets, your information would be transferred to a new entity.

If you love us enough to become a newsletter subscriber, we collect additional information from you, which we outline.  We call this “Personal Information”.  We may use this Personal Information to personalize and improve our services to you, to allow our users to set up a user account and profile, to contact users, to fulfill your requests for certain products and services, to analyze how users utilize the Website, and as otherwise set forth in this Privacy Policy. We may share certain types of Personal Information with certain third party companies (as we define below), but it’s for a good reason.

We collect the following types of information:

A. Information You Provide to Us:

That’s clear, right?  You give it to us, we keep it.  Here’s the legal way to say it:  we receive and store any information you knowingly provide to us.  For example, during the registration process, we collect Personal Information such as your name, user name, email address, IP address, and browser information.  We may collect other Personal Information you provide us through your use of our services, such as the posts you submit on the Website. You can choose not to provide us with certain information, but then you may not be able to take advantage of some of our features.

B. Information Collected Automatically:

Techno-stuff: whenever you interact with our Website, we automatically receive and record information on our server logs from your browser including your IP address, “cookie” information, and the page you requested.  Some of this automatically collected information may or may not be Personal Information, depending on whether it is personally identifiable in nature or not.

More Techno-stuff, called Cookies: These calorie-free “Cookies” are identifiers we transfer to your computer through your browser that allow us to recognize your browser and tell us how and when pages in our site are visited and by how many people.  You may be able to change the preferences on your browser to prevent or limit your computer’s acceptance of cookies, but this may prevent you from taking advantage of our Website’s best features.  Our advertising partners may also transmit cookies to your computer, when you click on ads that appear on our site.  This Privacy Policy does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Usage Information: Like the friend from 5th grade who always did her back-to-school shopping after the first week so she could see what you bought first, we want to know what you’re reading so we can go there too.  We collect usage information (such as the numbers and frequency of visitors to our Website), but we only use this data in aggregate form, and not in a manner that would identify you personally.  For example, this aggregate data tells us how often  visitors use parts of the Website, so that we can make the Website appealing to as many readers as possible.  That’s us.  We’re givers.  Sometimes we like to spread the love, so we may also provide this aggregate information to our partners (including retail partners and promotions partners who serve as fulfillment companies for various activities on the site) so they can understand how often people use their services and our Website.  Like we said, givers!  Just know that  except where it may be necessary to complete or fulfill your request or order, we make efforts to never purposely disclose aggregate information to a partner in a manner that would identify you personally.

C. E-mail and Other Communications:

We may contact you, by email or other means; for example, we may send you promotional offers on behalf of other businesses or maybe your favorite author, or communicate with you about your use of the Website. If you do not want to receive email or other mail from us, you can either unsubscribe using the link contained in all emails or indicate your preferences in your online profile.  You may also unsubscribe to receiving further email communications by following the unsubscribe instructions contained in any email.  Please note that even if you unsubscribe from receiving commercial emails, you will still receive administrative emails from us concerning your use of our site, including any policy changes we may make.

III. Will DAME MEDIA Share Any of the Information IT Receives?

Honestly, we’ve been through this, but we know it’s something you may be thinking about.  We neither rent nor sell your Personal Information, as a general rule.   We share your Personal Information (in personally identifiable form) with third parties only as described below.  We take this seriously, so forgive the legalese.  We just want to be clear about what we do with your information.  It’s not only the law, but we think it’s the right thing to do:

A. Advertisers: We may allow advertisers to choose the demographic information of users who will see their advertisements and we may provide information we have collected from you to an advertiser in non-personally-identifiable form, in order for that advertiser to select the appropriate audience for its advertisements.

B. Affiliated Businesses We Do Not Control: In certain situations, businesses we’re affiliated with may sell items or provide services to you through the Website (either alone or jointly with us).  We may, for example, sell products or provide services jointly with affiliated businesses and we will share your Personal Information with that affiliated business only to the extent that it is related to such transaction or service.

C. Agents: We employ other companies and people to perform tasks on our behalf and need to share your information with them to provide products or services to you.    Unless we tell you differently, our agents do not have any right to use the Personal Information we share with them beyond what is necessary to assist us.  For example, if you were to engage in a credit card transaction via the Website, we would need to allow a credit card processing company to verify the transaction; however, that company would only be authorized to use your credit card information to the extent we needed their assistance in completing your transaction.

D. User Profiles and Submissions: You understand we cannot control what other users do with any content (like  your comments) that you voluntarily disclose for such users to view on the Website  (“User Submissions”).  If you’re old enough to be a Dam, youre old enough to know the Internet is viral.  If you don’t want public statements showing up all over the place, don’t write them (you’re welcome).

E. Business Transfers: We may choose to buy or sell assets.  In these types of transactions, customer information is typically one of the business assets that is transferred.  We covered this earlier.  Remember?  Fatcats?  This is just a test.  Also, if we (or substantially all of our assets) are acquired, or if we go out of business or enter bankruptcy, Personal Information would be one of the assets transferred to or acquired by a third party.

F. Protection of Company and Others: We may release Personal Information when we believe in good faith that release is necessary to comply with that law; enforce or apply our conditions of use and other agreements; or protect the rights, property, or safety of Company, our employees, our users, or others.  This includes exchanging information with other companies and organizations for fraud protection and credit risk reduction.

G. With Your Consent: Except as set forth above, you will be notified when your Personal Information may be shared with third parties, and will be able to prevent the sharing of this information.

IV. Is Personal Information About me Secure?

OK, let’s be realistic.  You’ve read the papers.  Digital content isn’t stored at Fort Knox, but we do try.  Your account is protected by a password you create  for your privacy and security.  Try to be creative here when you think of a good password.  Birthdays and college graduation years are so 1990s!  Dame to Dame, you need to prevent unauthorized access to your account and Personal Information by selecting and protecting your password appropriately and limiting access to your computer and browser by signing off after you have finished accessing your account.

We use technology designed to prevent hacking and other things bad people do on the Internet (at least some things).  We endeavor to protect the privacy of your account and other Personal Information we hold in our records, but we cannot guarantee complete security. Stuff happens.  Unauthorized entry or use, hardware or software failure, and other factors, may compromise the security of user information at any time. In the event of a security breach, we will contact you with information regarding the nature of the breach.

DAME Media is all about information.  We want you to know the latest.  That means the Website may contain links to other sites not affiliated with us. We are not responsible for the privacy policies and/or practices on other sites. When following a link to another site that takes you from the DAME Media environment, you should read that site’s privacy policy.

V. what personal information can I access?

Through your account settings you may access and, in some cases, change or delete the following information you’ve provided to us:

  • Username and password
  • Email Address
  • User profile information

The information you can view and update through your account may change as the Website changes.  If you have any questions about viewing or updating information we have on file about you, please contact us at [email protected]

VI. What Choices Do I Have?

Well, it’s never OK to wear black hose with white shoes, but short of that, you have lots of choices.

JUST LURK:  You can always opt not to become a registered member.  Read our articles and hang out.  Of course, you may not be able to take advantage of some of our special features.

MOVE AND SHAKE: You can always add or update certain information as explained in Section V above.  When you update information, however, we may maintain a copy of the unrevised information in our records.

RETIRE: Is it that time already?  If you’re not happy, request deletion of your account by sending an e-mail to [[email protected]].  Please note that some information may remain in our private records after deletion of your account.  We may use any aggregated data derived from or incorporating your personal information after you delete your account, but not in a manner that would identify you personally.

GO INCOGNITO: So you want to stay friends, just not close friends?  If you do not wish to receive email or other mail from us, contact us at [[email protected]].  Please note that if you do not want to receive legal notices from us, such as this Privacy Policy, those legal notices will still govern your use of the Website, and you are responsible for reviewing such legal notices for changes.

VII. Changes to this Privacy Policy

DAME Magazine is nothing if not dynamic.  Things change and so do we.   We may amend this Privacy Policy from time to time and if we do, the use of information we collect now is subject to the Privacy Policy in effect at the time such information is used.  That’s a fancy way of saying you should check back here often and see what’s up.  But don’t worry, if we make changes in the way we use Personal Information, we will notify you by posting an announcement on our Website or sending you an email (if we’re still friends).

 

VIII. Copyright Infringement
 The Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (the “DMCA”) provides recourse for copyright owners who believe that material appearing on the Internet infringes their rights under U.S. copyright law. If you believe in good faith that materials hosted by Dame Media infringe your copyright (for example, materials posted by a user on one of our Forums), you (or your agent) may send us a notice requesting that the material be removed or access to it blocked. Please see the following requirements and specific instructions for submitting a notice to Dame Media. If you believe that your copyright-protected work has been copied and posted on the Site in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, then please contact Dame Media’s DMCA Agent with the following information (please consult your attorney to better understand your rights and obligations under Section 512(c) of the Copyright Act and other laws):

  • Reasonably sufficient details to enable us to identify the work claimed to be infringed or, if multiple works are claimed to be infringed, a representative list of such works (for example: title, author, any registration or tracking number, URL);
  • Reasonably sufficient detail to enable us to identify and locate the material that is claimed to be infringing (for example a link to the page that contains the material);
  • Your contact information so that we can contact you (for example, your address, telephone number, email address);
  • A statement that you have a good faith belief that the use of the material identified in sub-section ii above is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law;
  • A written statement, under penalty of perjury, that the information in the notification is accurate and that you are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the exclusive right that is alleged to be infringed.
  • Your physical or electronic signature.

Please send this written notice to our designated agent as follow:

DMCA Agent

Dame Media, LLC

578 Washington Blvd. #642

Marina Del Rey, CA 90292

310-245-5426

email: [email protected]

XI. Counter Notification

If material that you have posted to the Site has been taken down, you may file a counter-notification that contains the following details:

  • Identification of the material that has been removed or to which access has been disabled and the location at which the material appeared before it was removed or disabled;
  • A statement, under penalty of perjury, that you have a good faith belief that the material was removed or disabled as a result of mistake or misidentification of the material in question;
  • Your name, address and telephone number;
  • A statement that you consent to the jurisdiction of the Federal District Court for judicial district in which your address is located or, if your address is outside of the USA, for any judicial district in which Dame Media, may be found and that you will accept service of process from the person who submitted a notice in compliance with the section (c)(1)(C) of the DMCA, as generally described above;
  • Your physical or electronic signature.

Please send this written notice to our designated agent as follows:

DMCA Agent

Dame Media, LLC

578 Washington Blvd. #642

Marina Del Rey, CA 90292

310-245-5426

email: [email protected]

Please note that under Section 512(f) of the Copyright Act, any person who knowingly materially misrepresents that material or activity is infringing, or that the material or activity was removed or disabled by mistake may be subject to liability. Please also be advised that we enforce a policy of terminating the accounts of repeat infringers. A repeat infringer includes any user who has made two or more postings for which we receive a notice of infringement under this DMCA Notice and Takedown Procedure.

Notices and counter-notices must meet the then-current statutory requirements imposed by the DMCA; see http://www.copyright.gov for details. Notices and counter-notices with respect to the Websites should be sent to Dame Media’s DMCA Agent for Notice of claims of copyright infringement at: DMCA Agent, Dame Media, Inc., USA, or by submitting a request here [email protected] (With the subject line “DMCA Communication .

Dame Media’s DMCA Agent for Notice of claims of copyright infringement should be contacted only for the purposes set forth in this Section. ALL OTHER INQUIRIES DIRECTED TO DAME MEDIA’S DMCA AGENT WILL NOT BE ANSWERED. MISUSE OF THE DMCA CAN SUBJECT YOU TO LIABILITY.

X. Questions or Concerns

That’s it, you made it to the end.  That’s 15 minutes you’ll never get back, but we hope the information was something you could use.  If you have any questions or concerns regarding our privacy policies, please send us a detailed message to [email protected].  We will make every effort to resolve your concerns.