Privacy Policy

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www.ninemedia.org

Type of website: Non-Profit Media Network 
Effective date: October 2021

Thank you for visiting one of Nine Media, Inc.’s (NMI) websites. Protecting your privacy is very important to us. www.ninemedia.org (the “Site”) is owned and operated by Nine Media, Inc. Nine Media, Inc. is the data controller and can be contacted at: 

admin@ninemedia.org 
(833) 963-3429 
PO Box 680593, Franklin, TN 37068-0593

Purpose


The purpose of this privacy policy (this “Privacy Policy”) is to inform users of our Site of the following: 

  1. The personal data we will collect;
  2. Use of collected data;
  3. Who has access to the data collected;
  4. The rights of Site users; and
  5. The Site’s cookie policy.

This Privacy Policy applies in addition to the terms and conditions of our Site.

Consent

By using our Site users agree that they consent to:

  1. The conditions set out in this Privacy Policy.

When the legal basis for us processing your personal data is that you have provided your consent to that processing, you may withdraw your consent at any time. If you withdraw your consent, it will not make processing which we completed before you withdrew your consent unlawful.

You can withdraw your consent by: Email admin@ninemedia.org.

Legal Basis for Processing

We collect and process personal data about users. We rely on the following legal bases to collect and process the personal data of users:

  1. Users have provided their consent to the processing of their data for one or more specific purposes; and
  2. Processing of user personal data is necessary for us to take, at the request of a user, steps before entering a contract or for the performance of a contract to which a user is a party. If a user does not provide the the personal data necessary to perform a contract the consequences are as follows: They do not receive additional service and cannot purchase products..

Personal Data We Collect


We only collect data that helps us achieve the purpose set out in this Privacy Policy. We will not collect any additional data beyond the data listed below without notifying you first.

Data Collected Automatically


When you visit and use our Site, we may automatically collect and store the following information:

  1. IP address;
  2. Domain Name;
  3. Referring Website Address;
  4. Browser Type;
  5. Location;
  6. Access Time;
  7. Type of Device;
  8. Hardware and software details;
  9. Clicked links; and
  10. Content viewed.

Data Collected in a Non-Automatic Way


We may also collect the following data when you perform certain functions (such as subscribe to an email newsletter, sign up for membership, order a magazine or website subscription or other product or service, participate in an online survey, post a comment, enter a contest or sweepstakes, event, promotion, or use a service or tool such as emailing a page) on our Site:

  1. First and last name;
  2. Age;
  3. Date of birth;
  4. Sex;
  5. Email address;
  6. Phone number;
  7. Address;
  8. Payment information; and
  9. Auto fill data.

This data may be collected using the following methods:

  1. Creating an account.

At some NMI websites, you may submit information about other people (for example, you may submit a recipient’s name and address to send a gift). We will use this information only to fulfill your request and for no other purpose.

How We Use Personal Data

Data collected on our Site will only be used for the purposes specified in this Privacy Policy or indicated on the relevant pages of our Site. We will not use your data beyond what we disclose in this Privacy Policy.

The data we collect automatically is used for the following purposes:

  1. Used in aggregate for website statistics. Aggregated information may be used in many ways (for example, we may combine information about the usage patterns of our visitors to learn which pages are most popular or what features are most interesting). We may occasionally share this information with our advertisers and business partners, but it cannot be used to contact you individually.

The data we collect when the user performs certain functions may be used for the following purposes:

  1. Maintaining, operating, developing, or improving the content of our websites;
  2. Fulfill your requests for our products and services;
  3. Correspond with you about your purchases;
  4. Notify you of winning a contest prize;
  5. Update you of changes to our website;
  6. Provide customer assistance or technical support on problems relating to the Site or Service,
  7. Customizing content, providing recommendations and enhancing the quality of the content as well as your overall experience with the Site;
  8. Shared with agents or contractors who assist in providing support for our internal operations;
  9. Used for marketing purposes;

If you choose to post comments to a blog, article or via social media network, any information you submit may become available to other members and accessible to other users on that service. NMI is not responsible for any personal information you choose to make public via these forums, and you agree that such sharing will be deemed to have been permitted by you, not NMI. Do not submit such information if you prefer it to not be published/posted.

Who We Share Personal Data With

Employees


We may disclose user data to any member of our organization who reasonably needs access to user data to achieve the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy.

Other Disclosures

We will not sell or share your data with other third parties, except in the following cases:

  1. If the law requires it;
  2. If it is required for any legal proceeding; and
  3. To prove or protect our legal rights.

We may share your information as we believe is necessary or appropriate to protect, enforce, or defend our legal rights, the privacy or safety of our employees, users of the Site or Service or other individuals and entities, or to comply with or enforce applicable industry standards, law or legal process. As a result, we reserve the right to cooperate with law enforcement officials in the investigation of alleged unlawful activities committed on or through our websites.

If you follow hyperlinks from our Site to another Site, please note that we are not responsible for and have no control over their privacy policies and practices.

How Long We Store Personal Data


User data will be stored until the purpose the data was collected for has been achieved.
If you make a purchase or place an order, we use your payment card information for limited purposes such as to process your transaction (including recurring payments, if applicable) and to provide you with the requested products or services.

You will be notified if your data is kept for longer than this period.
How We Protect Your Personal Data
In order to protect your security, we use the strongest available browser encryption and store all of our data on servers in secure facilities.

While we take all reasonable precautions to ensure that user data is secure and that users are protected, there always remains the risk of harm. The Internet as a whole can be insecure at times and therefore we are unable to guarantee the security of user data beyond what is reasonably practical.

Children

NMI’s websites are general audience sites. We collect the personal data of children under 16 years of age. Any information collected online by NMI from children under 18 is used only for the purpose of delivering the requested product or service. Please instruct children to ask for permission before providing any information about themselves to NMI.

We only collect the personal data of children under 16 years of age with the express consent of their parents or guardians. This consent is collected as follows:

  1. Parental Consent required as a condition of membership.

Please see our Children’s Privacy Policy for additional information on how we deal with children’s personal data.

GDPR

For users in the European Union, we adhere to the Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016, known as the General Data Protection Regulation (the “GDPR”). For users in the United Kingdom, we adhere to the GDPR as enshrined in the Data Protection Act 2018.

We have not appointed a Data Protection Officer as we do not fall within the categories of controllers and processors required to appoint a Data Protection Officer under Article 37 of the GDPR.

Legal Basis for Processing

We collect and process personal data about users in the EU only when we have a legal basis for doing so under Article 6 of the GDPR. 

We rely on the following legal bases to collect and process the personal data of users in the EU:

  1. Users have provided their consent to the processing of their data for one or more specific purposes; and
  2. Processing of user personal data is necessary for us to take, at the request of a user, steps before entering a contract or for the performance of a contract to which a user is a party. If a user does not provide the the personal data necessary to perform a contract the consequences are as follows: They do not receive additional service and cannot purchase products..

### Your Rights as a User

Under the GDPR, you have the following rights:

  1. Right to be informed;
  2. Right of access;
  3. Right to rectification;
  4. Right to erasure;
  5. Right to restrict processing;
  6. Right to data portability; and
  7. Right to object.

How to Access, Modify, Delete, or Challenge the Data Collected


If you would like to know if we have collected your personal data, how we have used your personal data, if we have disclosed your personal data and to who we disclosed your personal data, if you would like your data to be deleted or modified in any way, or if you would like to exercise any of your other rights under the GDPR, please contact our privacy officer here:

Name: Vicki Krings-Wilstermann 
Email: admin@ninemedia.org 
Address: PO Box 680593, Franklin, TN 37068-0593 
Phone number: (833) 963-3429

Do Not Track Notice

Do Not Track (“DNT”) is a privacy preference that you can set in certain web browsers. We do not respond to browser-initiated DNT signals.

How to Opt-Out of Data Collection, Use or Disclosure
In addition to the method(s) described in the How to Access, Modify, Delete, or Challenge the Data Collected section, we provide the following specific opt-out methods for the forms of collection, use, or disclosure of your personal data specified below:

  1. Opt-out for marketing emails. You can opt-out by clicking the “unsubscribe” link contained in email or update personal account settings. Please keep in mind that if you opt out of receiving marketing or promotional emails, we may still send you transactional emails or other communications relating to your use of the Site or Services.
  2. Print or Site Subscribers, Online Store Customers and Other Information Sources: email admin@ninemedia.org with your request.

Cookie Policy

A cookie is a small file, stored on a user’s hard drive by a website. Its purpose is to collect data relating to the user’s browsing habits. You can choose to be notified each time a cookie is transmitted. You can also choose to disable cookies entirely in your internet browser, but this may decrease the quality of your user experience.

We use the following types of cookies on our Site:

Analytical cookies

  1. Analytical cookies allow us to improve the design and functionality of our Site by collecting data on how you access our Site, for example data on the content you access, how long you stay on our Site, etc.

Modifications

This Privacy Policy may be amended from time to time in order to maintain compliance with the law and to reflect any changes to our data collection process. When we amend this Privacy Policy we will update the “Effective Date” at the top of this Privacy Policy. We recommend that our users periodically review our Privacy Policy to ensure that they are notified of any updates. If necessary, we may notify users by email of changes to this Privacy Policy.

Complaints

If you have any complaints about how we process your personal data, please contact us through the contact methods listed in the Contact Information section so that we can, where possible, resolve the issue. If you feel we have not addressed your concern in a satisfactory manner you may contact a supervisory authority. You also have the right to directly make a complaint to a supervisory authority.

Contact Information

If you have any questions, concerns or complaints, you can contact our privacy officer,
Vicki Krings-Wilstermann 
Email: admin@ninemedia.org 
Address: PO Box 680593, Franklin, TN 37068-0593
Phone number: (833) 963-3429

Children’s Privacy Policy Website: www.ninemedia.org (the “Site”) 

This Children’s Privacy Policy supplements the www.ninemedia.org Privacy Policy and applies to the personal information of children in the United States who are under the age of thirteen (13) (“child” or “children”). This Children’s Privacy Policy is made in accordance with the United States Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”). Any terms defined in COPPA have the same meaning when used in this Children’s Privacy Policy.

Children’s Data We Collect

We collect personal information from children. We only collect personal information from children after sending a direct notice to parents and obtaining verifiable parental consent for the collection of the child’s personal information.

We collect the following personal information from children:

  1. First and last name;
  2. Address;
  3. Age and date of birth;
  4. Payment information;
  5. Phone;
  6. Email;
  7. IP address.

If you are under the age of 13, you may not access or use the Site or provide information to us without permission from a parent or legal guardian. If you are not of an age old enough to enter into contracts in your state (i.e., a minor), you need to review this Privacy Policy with your parent or guardian before using the Site and/or Services; if your parent or guardian do not agree with the Privacy Policy as applied to you, then you are not authorized to access or use the Site.

Collection Methods

We collect personal information from children using the following methods:

  1. Membership registration, service/product fulfillment.

Use of Children’s Personal Information

We use the childrens’ personal information we collect in the following ways:

  1. To fulfill product and services requested.

Public Availability

Children are not able to make their personal information publicly available on our Site.

Disclosure to Third Parties

We do not disclose personal information we collect from children to third parties. 

Third Party Operators

Third parties do not use our Site to collect personal information about children who use our Site.

Parental Rights

A child’s parent or guardian can review their child’s personal information, direct us to delete their child’s personal information, and refuse any further collection or use of their child’s personal information. A parent or guardian can also agree to the collection and use of their child’s personal information but not allow us to disclose that personal information to third parties, unless disclosure is part of the service provided by our Site. A parent or guardian can exercise these rights via the following method(s):

  1. Parents can contact us at admin@ninemedia.org to request access to or deletion of their child’s personal information, or to provide or remove consent for the collection of their child’s personal information..

We will not require a child to disclose more information than is reasonably necessary to participate in an activity on our Site.

Contact Information

Questions and concerns about this Children’s Privacy Policy or about our collection and use of children’s personal information, can be sent to:Name: Vicki Krings-Wilstermann Email: admin@ninemedia.org Address: PO Box 680593, Franklin, TN 37068-0593
Phone number: (833) 963-3429

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