Privacy Policy

This privacy policy applies only to our StylePosts website, www.styleposts.com. This policy does not apply to information collected through any other website or to the practices of companies that StylePosts does not control.  Please note that our site contains links to other websites. StylePosts is not responsible for the privacy practices of other websites, and StylePosts recommends that you read the privacy policies of each website that you visit.

StylePosts gathers the following information

Information you provide directly to us such as search queries conducted on our site and correspondence that you send us.  Also, you are not required to provide information directly to us in order to view our site.  However, when you use certain features within our site, such as when you leave a comment, StylePosts will ask you to provide your contact information, such as name, email address, and web addresss.

When you visit our site, certain information may be collected automatically, including:

  • your computer’s Internet Protocol (IP) address;
  • your browser type and operating system;
  • your internet service provider;
  • location based information;
  • the web pages you are visiting on our site;
  • web pages and advertisements that you view, and links that you click on, within our site;
  • standard server log information;

StylePosts also accesses information about you from third-party sources like Facebook, such as demographic data (age range, gender, and interests).

How StylePosts use the information that is collected

Email Communications:

StylePosts may use the information that is collected to send you e-mail communications, such as editorial updates, information or changes to our site, and promotional messages about our own products and services.

Advertising:

In order to provide our readers with free access to our content, StylePosts displays advertisements on our site, many of which are targeted based on information about you. Through this process, advertisers reach our visitors who are most interested in their products, and you see advertising for products or services in which you may be interested.

Request Fulfillment:

StylePosts may use the information that is collected to fulfill your requests for products, services, and information. For example, StylePosts may use your contact information to respond to your customer service requests or to enable you to participate in features on our site such as surveys, polls, sweepstakes, and message boards.

Statistical Analysis:

In order to learn more about how our site is used, StylePosts aggregates and analyzes the data that is collected.  This information is not personally identifiable and will be used only to find out how our readers use our service and site. StylePosts uses this information to monitor and analyze use of our site, to increase our site’s functionality, and to better tailor our content and design to suit our readers’ needs.

Information sharing

StylePosts values your privacy, and shares information about our users only under certain circumstances. StylePosts will make information about you available to other companies, applications, or people in the circumstances listed below:

  • StylePosts may share aggregated information or information that does not directly identify you with third parties to help us develop content, services, and advertising that StylePosts hopes you will find of interest. Please note that StylePosts does not share contact information with third parties that advertise on our site.
  • StylePosts may employ third parties to perform site-related services, including database management, maintenance services, analytics, marketing, data processing, and email and text message distribution. These third parties have access to your information only to perform these tasks on our behalf.
  • If you choose to engage in public activities on our site, such as posting comments, any information you submit can be read, collected, or used by others. Please exercise caution when deciding to disclose any personal information in public activities or submissions.
  • StylePosts may share information about you to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety or other rights and interests of any person, or as otherwise required by law.
  • StylePosts may share information about you to respond to subpoenas, search warrants, judicial proceedings, court orders, legal process, or other law enforcement measures, to establish or exercise our legal rights, or to defend against legal claims.
  • In addition to the scenarios identified above, StylePosts may share information about you for any other purposes disclosed to you at the time StylePosts collect your information or pursuant to your consent.

Children under 13

StylePosts does not knowingly collect personal or maintain information from children under 13 years of age.   If StylePosts learns that we have collected any personal information from a child under the age of 13 without verifiable parental consent, StylePosts will take the necessary steps to delete this information. If you believe that StylePosts may have collected information from a child under 13, please contact us at info@styleposts.com.

Changes to the privacy policy

StylePosts may update this privacy policy at any time to reflect changes in our practices and service offerings. If StylePosts modifies this privacy policy, StylePosts will update the “Effective Date.”  If you have any questions about this policy or our site in general, please contact us at info@styleposts.com.

Effective Date: July 6 2011

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