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The “DzineN.com” Privacy Policy describes how we collect, use and share personally identifiable information (“PII”) we obtain from and about individuals located in the U.S., both online and off-line.

DzineN.com is a general audience web site, and does not knowingly collect PII from children under 13 years of age.

From time to time DzineN.com may revise this Privacy Policy to reflect industry initiatives or changes in the law, our PII collection and use practices, the features of our web sites or technology. If we make revisions that change the way we collect or use your PII, those changes will be posted in the Privacy Policy and the effective date will be noted at the beginning of this Privacy Policy. Therefore, you should review it periodically so that you are up to date on our most current policies and practices. If DzineN.com materially changes its practices regarding collection or use of your PII, your PII will continue to be governed by the Policy under which it was collected unless you have been provided notice of and have not objected to the change.

COLLECTION: COLLECTION OF PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION (“PII”) BY DzineN.com General. DzineN.com collects personally identifiable information (“PII” — that is, information such as your full name, email address, mailing address or telephone number) only in order to create or enhance our relationship with you. When we collect PII from you, it is because you voluntarily submit the information to us in order to participate in activities like sweepstakes, contests, games, surveys, forums, subscription registrations, chats or bulletin boards, 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 PII from third parties.

Cookies. Cookies are small bits of information that the DzineN.com web sites place on the hard drive of your computer. Cookies remember information about your activities on our site(s) and enable DzineN.com to make your visits to our site(s) more enjoyable. For example, cookies can store your password for easy logon to a site you have previously visited, can save your preferences for a personalized home page or can track the items you have placed in your “shopping cart” during a visit to our online store. Information about your activities on DzineN.com sites 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.

Third party advertisements displayed on DzineN.com’s sites may also contain cookies set by Internet advertising companies or advertisers. DzineN.com does not control these advertiser cookies and visitors to our web site(s) should check the privacy policy of the Internet advertising company or advertiser to see whether and how it uses cookies (see “Notice” below for more information on third party advertisements).

DzineN.com may use cookies and similar tools to relate your use of our web site(s) to PII obtained from you or a reputable third party. For example, if you’ve asked us to provide you information about our upcoming products or promotions, cookie and/or click stream data about your activities on DzineN.com web sites may allow us to limit the materials we provide you to items we think you will find interesting, based on your prior online activities and preferences. However, if DzineN.com wishes to combine your personal and cookie and click stream information in this manner, we will obtain your express affirmative consent.

You can program your computer to warn you each time a cookie is being sent or to refuse cookies completely. However, without cookies you will not have access to certain features on DzineN.com’s web site(s), such as interactive “polling” and video player settings.

NOTICE: DzineN.com Will Provide You with Notice About Its PII Collection Practices
When you voluntarily provide PII to DzineN.com, 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 DzineN.com will make of the information.

At the time you provide your PII, DzineN.com will notify you of your options regarding our use of PII, including whether we will share it with outside companies (See “Choice” below). This Policy describes the types of other companies that may want to send you information about their products and services and therefore may want to share your personal information, provided you have given DzineN.com permission to do so (see “Use” below).

Sometimes we collect personally identifiable information from consumers in manual format or off-line, such as a post card or subscription form. Providing detailed notice in those situations often proves impractical, so consumers will instead be provided with a short notice that describes how to obtain the full text of this Policy and other relevant information from us.

DzineN.com’s web site(s) may be linked to Internet sites operated by other companies. Some of these third party sites may be co-branded with a DzineN.com logo, even though they are not operated or maintained by DzineN.com (for example: Other Bloggers or News Agencies). DzineN.com’s web site(s) also carry advertisements from other companies. DzineN.com is not responsible for the privacy practices of web sites operated by third parties that are linked to our site(s) or for the privacy practices of third party or national Internet advertising companies. Once you’ve left a DzineN.com site via such a link or by clicking on an advertisement, you should check the applicable privacy policy of the third party or advertiser site to determine how they will handle any PII they collect from you.

DzineN.com’s web site(s) may also be linked to sites operated by companies affiliated with DzineN.com  although all entities adhere to the group’s Privacy Principles visitors to those affiliated sites should still refer to their separate privacy policies and practices, which may differ in some respects from this Policy.

Some of the advertisements that appear on DzineN.com’s web site(s) are delivered to you by national Internet advertising and application companies such as DoubleClick and Revenue Science. These companies utilize certain technologies to deliver advertisements and marketing messages and to collect anonymous information about your visit to our site(s), including information about the banner ads they display, any cookie they place on your computer and your IP address. To opt out of information collection by DoubleClick or Revenue Science, or to obtain information about the technologies they use or their own privacy policy, please visit their web site at: http://www.doubleclick.com/us/about_doubleclick/privacy

CHOICE: DzineN.com Will Provide You with Choices About the Use of Your PII
DzineN.com will not use the PII you provide to us for purposes different from the purpose for which it was submitted or share your PII with third parties that are not affiliated with DzineN.com, unless we obtain your permission.

USE: DzineN.com’s Use of PII
DzineN.com will use your PII provided under this Policy in a manner that is consistent with this Policy. If DzineN.com obtains PII from a third party, such as a business partner, our use of that information is governed by this Policy.

DzineN.com may share your PII with companies that are affiliated with us, or are part of our group of companies. Provided you have given us permission, DzineN.com may also share your PII with advertisers and business partners that are not affiliated with DzineN.com, but would like to send you information about their products and services. For example, some of the companies who supply prizes for DzineN.com’s contests may have special offers or promotions that might be of interest to DzineN.com Networks viewers. However, you will always have the opportunity to instruct us not to share your information with third parties when PII is collected. Moreover, we will never share your credit card information with third parties except those DzineN.com uses to perform tasks (such as order fulfillment and payment processing) required to complete purchases you make through DzineN.com web sites.

DzineN.com employees, agents and contractors must have a legitimate business reason to obtain access to your PII. DzineN.com may share your PII 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 PII to provide DzineN.com with a specific service and not for any other purpose.

DzineN.com may also enter into agreements with outside companies that possess the technology that allows DzineN.com to customize the advertising and marketing messages you receive on our web sites. Your non-PII and click stream data about your activities on our sites may be shared with these companies so this customization can be accomplished. These companies will not share your information with any third party or use it for any other purposes. Anonymous click stream and demographic information may also be shared with DzineN.com’s advertisers and business partners.

There may be instances when DzineN.com may disclose PII without providing you with a choice in order to protect the legal rights of DzineN.com, their employees, agents and contractors; to protect the safety and security of visitors to our web sites; to protect against fraud or for risk management purposes; or to comply with the law or legal process. In addition, if DzineN.com sell all or part of its business or makes a sale or transfer of assets or is otherwise involved in a merger or business transfer, DzineN.com may transfer your PII to a third party as part of that transaction.

SECURITY: DzineN.com Protects the Security of PII
DzineN.com uses reasonable administrative, technical, personnel and physical measures to safeguard PII in its possession against loss, theft and unauthorized use, disclosure or modification. In addition, DzineN.com uses reasonable methods to make sure that PII is accurate, up-to-date and appropriately complete. Passwords and other sensitive information stored by DzineN.com are encrypted both in transit and when stored within DzineN.com’s online databases.

ACCESS: How to Access, Correct or Delete Your PII
If you are a registered user at DzineN.com’s web site, you can view your user preferences by following the procedure detailed below.

To access your PII, send an e-mail with the word “Privacy” in the subject line to info@DzineN.com. DzineN.com will respond promptly to your request with a list of the PII on file. There may be certain instances when DzineN.com may not be able to provide the PII, such as when access would violate the privacy of another individual, when access is prohibited by law, or when the PII has been lawfully obtained from third party sources.

In the event the PII on file is incorrect, you may correct the PII by sending a written request for correction to the DzineN.com “Internet Privacy Officer” at info@DzineN.com, that includes (1) all of the incorrect PII that you wish to change, (2) the corrected PII and (3) your signature authorizing such changes. DzineN.com will then correct the PII in its database and send a written confirmation to you promptly.

If for any reason you wish to stop all future communications from DzineN.com, you may send an e-mail with the word “Privacy” in the subject line to info@DzineN.com, requesting that your PII be permanently removed from any DzineN.com database. DzineN.com will send a written confirmation of such removal to you within fifteen (15) business days of receipt of your request.

REMEDIES AND COMPLIANCE: How to Contact DzineN.com About Privacy Concerns
If you have concerns regarding this Privacy Policy, your use of the DzineN.com web site(s), or the collection and use of PII, you may contact the “Compliance Officer” at info@DzineN.com
You may also request a written response to your concerns, which will be made no later than thirty (30) days after you contact DzineN.com.

Updated and effective:  April 18, 2012