Last updated: March 3, 2019
State and federal laws (“Laws”) govern how RWL Media, Inc. can use and disclose information that individually identifies you. This information is called PII. We collect PII when you use our Website and when you communicate with us.
Information Collected About You
When you use the Services, we collect information as follows:
At registration and at various times as you use the RWL Sites, you will be given the option of providing us with personal information in order to receive informational/promotional newsletters – such as a newsletter relating to a specific health condition – via email from RWL and/or directly from third parties. In RWL Message Boards, if you turn on the email notification for posts you have created or participated in, you'll receive an email when there has been any activity on those posts. If you later decide you no longer want to receive email updates, you can turn it off by navigating to the Email Alerts section in your Message Board settings.
RWL Comments Section / “Message Boards”
RWL features several message board areas and other public forums where users with similar interests including with respect to certain medical conditions can share information and support one another or where users can post questions for experts to answer. Our message boards are open to the public and should not be considered private.
Any information (including personal information) you share in any online message board or other forum is by design open to the public and is not private. You should think carefully before posting any personal information in any public forum. What you post can be seen, disclosed to or collected by third parties and may be used by others in ways we cannot control or predict, including to contact you for unauthorized purposes. As with any public forum on any site, the information you post may also show up in third-party search engines.
If you mistakenly post personal information in our message board areas and would like it removed, you can send us an email to request that we remove it by using the Contact Us link on every page of the RWL Sites. In some cases, we may not be able to remove your personal information.
Emails You Send to RWL
Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies
How Information Collected About You Is Used
Information about your use of the Services may be used for the following purposes:
to provide, improve and create new content,
to respond to your inquiries and to send you administrative communications about the RWL Sites and Services,
to obtain your feedback about the RWL Sites and any related Services,
to send you secure electronic messages and personalized emails pertaining to your interests
to statistically analyze trends and user behavior and activity including how frequently areas of the RWL Sites are visited, how any related Services are being used and how many emails are received and opened,
to conduct research and measurement activities, including those described below, and
Compliance with Law, Regulation, and Law Enforcement Requests
To cooperate with government and law enforcement officials and private parties to enforce and comply with law, we may release personal information to third parties: (1) to comply with legal requirements such as a law, regulation, search warrant, subpoena or court order; (2) when we believe in good faith that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights, protect your safety or the safety of others, investigate fraud, or respond to a government request; or (3) in special cases, such as in response to a physical threat to you or others, to protect property or defend or assert legal rights. In addition, we may disclose personal information as described below.
How Your Information is Secured and Retained
We take reasonable security measures to protect the security of your personal information. Despite RWL's efforts to protect your personal information, there is always some risk that an unauthorized third party may find a way around our security systems or that transmissions of your information over the Internet may be intercepted.
The security of your personal information is important to us. When you enter personal information (including personal health information in various Services), we use SSL connections (Secure Socket Layer) technology. We will retain your personal information as long as your account is active. At any time you can remove your personal information or instruct us to remove it, but you should be aware that it is not technologically possible to remove each and every record of the information you have provided to RWL from our servers. See “Your Choices and Rights” below for more information on how you can update or remove your personal information. We will also retain your personal information as necessary to comply with legal obligations, resolve disputes and enforce our agreements.
Your Choices and Rights
Updating/Removing Your Personal Information
If you have registered and desire to delete any of your registration information you have provided to us from our systems please contact us using the contact information listed below in the “Contacting RWL About Your Personal Information or Privacy” section or through the Contact Us link provided at the bottom of every page of the RWL Sites. Upon your request, we will delete your registration information from our active databases and where feasible from our back-up media. You should be aware that it is not technologically possible to remove each and every record of the information you have provided to the RWL Sites from our servers.
When you sign up to receive email communications for any of our Services, including our email newsletters, or at any time, you can choose to opt out of receiving additional newsletters or other email communications from RWL or our advertisers or sponsors.
You can unsubscribe from an email newsletter by following the directions included at the bottom of the newsletter and using the “Unsubscribe” link found in the emails.
You may also control interest-based advertising on your mobile device by enabling the “Limit Ad Tracking” setting in your iOS device’s settings or “Opt out of Ads Personalization” in your Android device’s settings. This will not prevent you from seeing advertisements, but will limit the use of device advertising identifiers to personalize ads based on your interests. If you have questions about how to reject cookies on your specific device please check with the device manufacturer.
How to Contact RWL Media to Use Your Rights
Please write to us at: ReadWhenLost Media, Inc. Attn: Privacy Officer, 510 5th Avenue, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10036
How to Complain
To submit a complaint to RWL Media you need to do so in writing to: ReadWhenLost Media, Inc. Attn: Privacy Officer, 510 5th Avenue, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10036.
If you have an unresolved privacy or data use concern that we have not addressed satisfactorily, please contact our U.S.-based third party dispute resolution provider (free of charge) at https://feedback-form.truste.com/watchdog/request.
We will not retaliate against you for filing a complaint.
This Notice is effective dated March 3, 2019.