Personal data is information that identifies you or can be used to identify or contact you, such as your name, e-mail address, postal address, or phone number ("Personal Data"). Ed Klein may collect Personal Data from you when you enroll in, subscribe to or agree to purchase any of our paid goods and services, or register for news alerts on the Ed Klein Offerings. In addition to information collected during registration, enrollment, subscription or purchase, Ed Klein may collect Personal Data knowingly provided by you in e-mails to the Ed Klein Offerings, online forms, order and registration forms, surveys, polls, sweepstakes, and contest entries. Providing this information is always at your option, although your failure to provide Personal Data in such instances may limit your ability to use such features of the Ed Klein Offerings.
Ed Klein may also collect “Monitoring Data." Monitoring Data is any information that does not reveal your specific identity, such as computer or device type, browser information, app usage data, information collected through cookies and other technologies, demographic information, statistical and aggregated information. We may use Monitoring Data to help us understand who uses the Ed Klein Offerings and to improve Ed Klein’s websites.
Ed Klein may also receive other information about you from third parties, including, for example, demographic data, information about your interests, and information about your activities on other websites.
We may, from time to time in emails, alerts or other communications you have agreed to accept from us, include advertisements, sponsorships, other offers from or information about third parties. This does not and will not mean that Ed Klein endorses any specific products or services available from such third parties. Such materials from those third parties, regardless of their relationship with us, are provided merely for information purposes and users should make their own judgments and evaluation of any services or products available on any other websites.
Use of Tracking Tools
Use and Sharing of Data Collected
Ed Klein may use Personal Data and Monitoring Data it collects for editorial and feedback purposes, and to deliver relevant advertising, statistical analysis of users’ behavior, product development, delivering products and services, providing customer support, customizing and improving the content and layout of the Ed Klein Offerings, completing business transactions, administering individual accounts and meeting government regulatory requirements such as sales tax collection. Monitoring Data may be used for internal or external purposes such as researching and identifying market segments and needs, and marketing and promotion.
Ed Klein may share your Personal Data and other data collected with service providers, affiliates, and subsidiaries in connection with the services we provide.
Ed Klein may disclose your Personal Data to unaffiliated third parties if we believe in good faith that such disclosure is necessary (a) to comply with applicable laws, rules, or regulations, or to preserve Ed Klein’s legal rights in the Ed Klein Offerings’ content, whether the same arises from contract or through force of law; (b) to provide you with any services, information, special offers, promotions or products you requested or consented to and to allow us to perform other activities related to such services and products; or (c) to operate these Ed Klein Offerings and other of Ed Klein’s systems properly. Ed Klein may also share your Personal Data with a sponsor or other third party that is interested in serving you ("Third-Party Providers"). You may instruct us at any time not to share your Personal Data with such Third-Party Providers by contacting us in the manner provided under "Your Choices Regarding Personal Data Collection and Use".
Ed Klein is not responsible for any further use or disclosure of your Personal Data by Third-Party Providers; such use or disclosure is governed by the Third-Party Providers’ privacy policies.
Activity of Our Business
Ed Klein may use the Personal Data you share with us to provide you with the information or product(s) you signed up for or purchased. No Personal Data will be given to any third party platform for advertising or marketing purposes.
We may use third party service providers, such as ad networks, to perform certain advertising activities on our behalf, such as retargeting, but we will not provide them with your Personal Data. Ed Klein advertising does not use segments based on data deemed to be sensitive or segments designed to target children under thirteen (13) years of age to serve or optimize advertisements.
Interest Based Advertising
We may partner with ad networks and other ad serving providers (“Advertising Providers”) who serve ads on behalf of us and others on non-affiliated sites. Some of those ads may be personalized, meaning that they are intended to be relevant to you based on information Advertising Providers collect about your visits to this site and elsewhere over time.
You may visit www.aboutads.info to opt out of this type of advertising by companies participating in the Digital Advertising Alliance self-regulatory program. Note that electing to opt out will not stop advertising from appearing in your browser or applications. It may make the ads you see less relevant to your interests. In addition, note that if you use a different browser or erase cookies from your browser, you may need to renew your opt-out choice.
Managing Cookies and Opt-Out process
A cookie is a small data string that is written on your computer hard drive by a web server. Cookies can play an important role in providing a good customer experience using the web, by helping us customize your website experience. You can manage cookies by using features and functions available on most Internet browsers. The help function of your browser should contain instructions to how to change settings to accept all cookies, to notify you when a cookie is issued, or to not receive cookies at all. If you decline to receive cookies, certain features of the Ed Klein Offerings may not function properly.
Your Choices Regarding Personal Data Collection and Use
You may choose to receive promotional correspondence from Ed Klein and its marketing partners by checking the appropriate box when you register. Ed Klein will not share any Personal Data with a third party without giving you the opportunity to choose to share such Data. You may modify, correct, change or update Personal Data that Ed Klein has collected via the Ed Klein Offerings or request that your Personal Data be removed from Ed Klein’s database by contacting Ed Klein via the telephone number indicated below. If you have purchased products, including subscriptions, from us in the past, you may also request that your Personal Data be removed from Ed Klein’s database by contacting Ed Klein via email at ***EMAIL ADDRESS***, in addition to contacting us by phone at 800-485-4350. In any instance, our removal of such information may require you to register again with Ed Klein in the event you later wish full access to the Ed Klein Offerings.
You should be aware that it may not be technologically possible to remove or verify each and every record of information you have provided to us from our system. The need to back-up our systems to protect information from inadvertent loss means that a copy of your Personal Data may exist in archived systems. However, promptly after receiving your request, all Personal Data stored in databases we actively use and other readily searchable media will be updated, corrected, changed, deleted or confirmed to you, as appropriate, as soon as reasonably practicable.
The Ed Klein Offerings may contain links to other websites maintained by third parties ("Other Sites"), either as a hyperlink or through a direct data feed accessed by you. Ed Klein does not endorse, and is not responsible for, the privacy practices or the content of these websites. You should review the applicable privacy policies in connection with your use of such third party websites.
Ed Klein has established reasonable precautions to protect collected Personal Data from loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration or destruction, which include contractual, administrative, physical, and technical steps. Technical measures include use of firewall protection and encryption technology where appropriate. Although Ed Klein takes reasonable precautions to assess the reliability of such technology, it relies on the statements of the vendors of those products and services as part of its security evaluation. BY USING THE ED KLEIN OFFERINGS, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND CONSENT TO THE FACT THAT ED KLEIN SHALL HAVE NO LIABILITY FOR FAILURES OF SUCH PRODUCTS AND SERVICES AND THAT YOU SHALL HAVE RECOURSE SOLELY AGAINST THE MANUFACTURERS OR VENDORS THEREOF. Please note that while Ed Klein has endeavored to create secure and reliable sites and mobile application(s) for users, the confidentiality of any communication or material transmitted to/from Ed Klein or the Ed Klein Offerings or via email cannot be guaranteed.
Contact Information for Ed Klein
Questions or concerns regarding Ed Klein’s data protection practices should be emailed to: ***EMAIL ADDRESS***.
If you choose to contact Ed Klein via email about this policy, please mark the subject heading of your email "Privacy Inquiry."