This Privacy Policy explains what information we collect when you use Toons Mag’s sites, services, web platform, products, and content (“Services”). It also has information about how we store, use, transfer, and delete that information. Our aim is not just to comply with privacy law. It’s to earn your trust.

Who we are

Information Disclosure

Toons Mag won’t transfer information about you to third parties for the purpose of providing or facilitating third-party advertising to you. We won’t sell information about you to a third-party.
We may transfer your account information with third parties in some circumstances, including: (1) with your consent; (2) to a service provider or partner who meets our data protection standards; (3) with academic or non-profit researchers, with aggregation, anonymization, or pseudonymization; (4) when we have a good faith belief it is required by law, such as pursuant to a subpoena or other legal process; (5) when we have a good faith belief that doing so will help prevent imminent harm to someone.
If we are going to share your information in response to legal process, we’ll give you notice so you can challenge it (for example by seeking court intervention), unless we’re prohibited by law or believe doing so may endanger others or cause illegal conduct. We will object to legal requests for information about users of our services that we believe are improper.

Public Data

Search engines may index your Toons Mag member profile page, public interactions (such as Reactions, Badges, Up/Downvotes or Points), and post pages, such that people may find these pages when searching against your name on services like Google, DuckDuckGo, or Bing. Users may also share links to your content on social media platforms such as Facebook or Twitter.

Data Storage

Toons Mag uses third-party vendors and hosting partners, such as Amazon, for hardware, software, networking, storage, and related technology we need to run Toons Mag. We maintain two types of logs: server logs and event logs. By using the Services, you authorize Toons Mag to transfer, store, and use your information in the United States, Norway and any other country where we operate.

Data Security

We use encryption (HTTPS/TLS) to protect data transmitted to and from our site. However, no data transmission over the Internet is 100% secure, so we can’t guarantee security. You use the Service at your own risk, and you’re responsible for taking reasonable measures to secure your account.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Profile Data

When you register for the site, you may be asked to provide certain personal data for display on your profile. The “Name” field is required as well as public, and user profiles are visible to any site visitor. Other profile information may be required or optional, as configured by the site administrator.

User information provided during account registration can be modified or removed on the Profile > Edit panel. In most cases, users also have control over who is able to view a particular piece of profile content, limiting visibility on a field-by-field basis to friends, logged-in users, or administrators only. Site administrators can read and edit all profile data for all users.

Cookies

We use a cookie to show success and failure messages to logged-in users, in response to certain actions, like joining a group. These cookies contain no personal data and are deleted immediately after the next page load.

We use cookies on a group, member, and activity directories to keep track of a user’s browsing preferences. These preferences include the last-selected values of the sort and filter dropdowns, as well as pagination information. These cookies contain no personal data and are deleted after 24 hours.

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the Toons Mag we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

If you upload images to the Toons Mag, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the Toons Mag.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on Toons Mag may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Contact forms

If you contact Toons Mag, then we receive your messages including your name, email address, browser, and location information. Please see the UserVoice Privacy Policy for more details.

Analytics

This site uses Google Analytics, and Facebook pixel for page views statistics and improve the site.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on Toons Mag or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to Toons Mag’s websites choose to interact with Toons Mag in ways that require Toons Mag to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Toons Mag gathers depend on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up at toonsmag.com to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with Toons Mag are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, Toons Mag collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Toons Mag. Toons Mag does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Aggregated Statistics

Toons Mag may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. Toons Mag may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Toons Mag does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

Toons Mag discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Toons Mag’s behalf or to provide services available at Toons Mag’s websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Toons Mag’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Toons Mag will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors, and affiliated organizations, as described above, Toons Mag discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Toons Mag believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Toons Mag, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of a Toons Mag website and have supplied your email address, Toons Mag may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with Toons Mag and our products. If you send us a request (for example via email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. Toons Mag takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

Cookies

A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. Toons Mag uses cookies to help Toons Mag identify and track visitors, their usage of Toons Mag website, and their website access preferences. Toons Mag visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using Toons Mag’s websites, with the drawback that certain features of Toons Mag’s websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

If you leave a comment on Toons Mag you may opt-in to save your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to Toons Mag, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an artwork or article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Toons Mag Shop’s Data

When you buy or purchase and product from Toons Mag Shop’s aria. We collect information about you during the checkout process in our store.

What we collect and store

While you visit our site, we’ll track:

  • Products you’ve viewed: we’ll use this to, for example, show you products you’ve recently viewed
  • Location, IP address, and browser type: we’ll use this for purposes like estimating taxes and shipping
  • Shipping address: we’ll ask you to enter this so we can, for instance, estimate shipping before you place an order, and send you the order!

We’ll also use cookies to keep track of cart contents while you’re browsing our site.

When you purchase from us, we’ll ask you to provide information including your name, billing address, shipping address, email address, phone number, credit card/payment details and optional account information like username and password. We’ll use this information for purposes, such as, to:

  • Send you information about your account and order
  • Respond to your requests, including refunds and complaints
  • Process payments and prevent fraud
  • Set up your account for our store
  • Comply with any legal obligations we have, such as calculating taxes
  • Improve our store offerings
  • Send you marketing messages, if you choose to receive them

If you create an account, we will store your name, address, email and phone number, which will be used to populate the checkout for future orders.

We generally store information about you for as long as we need the information for the purposes for which we collect and use it, and we are not legally required to continue to keep it. For example, we will store order information for 5 years for tax and accounting purposes. This includes your name, email address, and billing and shipping addresses.

We will also store comments or reviews if you choose to leave them.

Who on our team has access

Members of our team have access to the information you provide us. For example, both Administrators and Shop Managers can access:

  • Order information like what was purchased, when it was purchased and where it should be sent, and
  • Customer information like your name, email address, and billing and shipping information.

Our team members have access to this information to help fulfill orders, process refunds and support you.

What we share with others

We share information with third parties who help us provide our orders and store services to you; for example —

Payments

We accept payments through PayPal. When processing payments, some of your data will be passed to PayPal, including information required to process or support the payment, such as the purchase total and billing information.

Please see the PayPal Privacy Policy for more details.

Business Transfers

If Toons Mag, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Toons Mag goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that are transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur and that any acquirer of Toons Mag may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.

Ads

Ads appearing on any of our websites may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by Toons Mag and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, Toons Mag may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in Toons Mag’s sole discretion. Toons Mag encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. If you have a toonsmag.com account, you might also receive an alert informing you of these changes. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

Privacy Policy Update: 30.12.2019

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