At Gear Editor, we value and respect the privacy and trust of our readership. For that reason, we will never share, loan, barter, transfer or sell any personally identifiable information obtained about our readers to a third party.
- Who is Gear Editor?
Gear Editor is the first and only publication of its kind, dedicated entirely to product innovation and the companies and individuals leading the industry vanguard. It’s published monthly and available through Apple Newsstand.
- What personal information does Gear Editor collect?
Personal information is information about an identifiable individual.
Gear Editor will only retain information that our readers provide voluntarily. We may ask for your name, address, e-mail address, or other personal information when you register with a digital magazine subscription and when you enter into contests or promotions sponsored by Gear Editor.
3. What does Gear Editor do with your personal information?
- To provide the information you requested. We may send you renewal notices, billing statements, special offers etc.
- To send you information. We may further use such information to develop and customize products or services to better meet your needs and preferences, and to offer you other products and services from Gear Editor trading partners.
- Other purposes. We may use your information for circulation audits to obtain statements regarding the number of subscribers we have for Gear Editor.
4. Who has access to your information?
Gear Editor staff
Access to your personal information is limited to Gear Editor employees who need to know your information in order to fulfil your requests for products or services.
We disclose your personal information to other companies providing services on our behalf. This includes label printers, mail sort and delivery houses. We may also disclose your personal information to an organization to collect debts or to our auditors. We will only provide the information our service providers need to deliver the service and they are prohibited from using that information for any other purpose.
5. Control of your personal information
At Gear Editor we want you to be in control regarding the way we use your personal information.
- Our readers will always have the option to instruct us not to use your name, address, email address etc. beyond providing you with the product or service you requested.
- Email communications will always include an identification of the sender and an “Unsubscribe” option.
6. Where does Gear Editor store your personal information?
7. How does Gear Editor protect your personal information?
Gear Editor makes every reasonable effort to protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of personal information under our control. Our security policies are periodically reviewed and enhanced as necessary.
Only authorized Gear Editor employees and suppliers have access to your personal information. Where information is sent to a third party for processing we make sure, through our contracts with them, that all your information is kept secure. We keep your information for the time we are providing you with a product or service and for a reasonable time thereafter in the event that you wish to resume service.
We operate secure data networks protected by industry-standard encryption and password protection systems.
8. Privacy and our website
When an individual accesses geareditor.com we will not know who the individual is unless a visitor subscribes to Gear Editor magazine. We may collect information such as the type of internet browser and operating system the visitor uses, the domain name of the websites from which the visitor came, date and duration of the visit, number of visits, average time spent on our websites and pages viewed. We may use this information to measure the use of our website and to improve the functionality and content of the website.
Visitors may voluntarily provide personal information to us for asking questions, obtaining information, subscribing, reviewing or downloading publications, participating in contests and surveys. We may store personal information about your use of our website and the online information you have provided with other information we may have collected.
Occasionally, we may send marketing or promotional email communications to you with information that may be useful, including information about the products and services of Gear Editor and other third parties with whom we have a relationship. We will include instructions on how to unsubscribe and inform us of preferences if recipients decide they do not want to receive any future marketing or promotional emails from Gear Editor. If you send us an email message we may retain that message and your email address as well as any response we send you.
Opinion polls on geareditor.com are anonymous. We do not identify votes submitted via such polls with names or individual email addresses unless otherwise disclosed at the point of collection.
For your convenience, geareditor.com contains hyperlinks to websites managed by third parties. By activating these hyperlinks, you will leave geareditor.com for those of the third parties, which may have different privacy policies and practices than Gear Editor, and therefor Gear Editor cannot be held liable for the use of such third party websites.
Advertising to Children
Gear Editor believes that geareditor.com does not appeal directly to children of 13 years old or less. We do not knowingly direct our advertising at children under the age of 13, except as permitted by law.
Individuals under 18
No personal information should be submitted or posted on our websites by individuals under 18 years of age without the permission of parents or guardians.
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