Privacy Policy - Explore! Privacy Policy - Explore!

Privacy Policy

I.  Definitions:

The terms “we,” “us,” “Global Creations” and “Company” refer to Global Creations, LLC dba Global Creations, a limited liability company organized and existing under the laws of the State of Oregon, or any successor or assignee of the Company. We are in the business of providing an online magazine, Global Creations EXPLORE!,  about places and topics associated with adventure and exploration.  The term “Global Creations” refers either to the business or the online magazine as the context requires. The term “Services” refers to the services offered by Global Creations. The term “Member” refers to an individual or entity who or which is registered for our Explorers email  list. The term “you” refers to any Member (or other party whose contact information has been provided to us over the internet) who is reading this Privacy Policy, or on behalf of whom this policy is being read. The term “Website” refers to the website with the URL https://explore.globalcreations.com and to Global Creations EXPLORE! The term “Personal Information” means information about an individual who is a Member and includes any “Supplemental Personal Information,” as defined in II.D., that we obtain.

II. Categories of Information We Collect:

A. Information You Provide to Us: When you register to be on our email list and have access to the exclusive material we offer,  on a free or other basis, communicate with with us, send us an email, or comment on an article, you provide us with information that we collect. Such information may include your IP address, name, physical address, email address, phone number, cell phone number, credit card information, website address and other information such as gender, occupation and other demographic information. By providing us with this information, you consent to your information being collected, used, disclosed and stored by us in accordance with this Privacy Policy.  The information you provide when you seek to join our Explorer’s eMail list is collected and stored by The Rocket Science Group, LLC dba MailChimp.  MailChimp’s privacy policy applies to this information.

B. Other Information We Receive and Store. We have installed analytical processes on our website. These processes may install a cookie on your computer that is used to track use of our website. That information is grouped for all of our users and we can not tell what you, individually, did when you visited the site – no personally identifiable information is collected. We use Google Analytics to gather this information, their Privacy Policy applies as well.You may turn off all cookies that have been placed on your computer by following the instructions on your browser on how to block cookies that have been placed on your computer. However, if you block our cookies it may be more difficult, and maybe impossible, to use all portions of the website.

Online advertising supports the free content you get from our eMagazine. We may use third parties to deliver advertisements to the pages of our  website.  These parties  have their own privacy policies and include  Google, ContextWeb and OpenX.   We and these parties collect data about the number of times these ads are displayed to users of our website, from which pages these ads are served and similar information.  This non-personally identifiable information may be sent directly to our advertisers. The privacy policies of the above parties also apply.  When you click on an ad, you will be taken to a website specified by the advertiser.   The privacy policies, if any,  associated with those websites apply to any information you supply to them or they collect about you.  Our privacy policy does not extend to these websites.

Some of the ads you receive are customized based on predictions about your interests generated from your visits over time and across different Web sites. This type of ad customization is enabled through your computer browser and browser cookies. You may opt out of this type of advertising by following the instructions at www.aboutads.info or www.networkadvertising.org.

C. Tracking Our Emails to Our Readers. When we send emails to our Explorers eMail list, we will sometimes track who opened the eMails and who went so far as to click on any of the hyperlinks. We do this to measure the performance of our eMail messages, and to improve our offerings to specific customer segments.

D. Information From Other Sources. We may obtain additional information about you by using your eMail address, or other information, to directly, or through one or more services, search over the internet, or elsewhere. We thereby obtain information that appears to be related to such eMail address or other information, such as a name, age and participation in social media websites, (such information being referred to herein as “Supplemental Member Information”).

III. Use and Disclosure of Your Personal Information:

We will use and disclose your Personal Information only as follows:

  1. To promote use, including continued use, of our Services. For example, if you leave your personal information when you visit our Website and do not sign up for any of the Services, we may send you one or more eMails asking whether you wish to sign up. If you use any of our Services, and may benefit from using one or more other Services we offer, we may send you an eMail telling you about the other Service or Services.
  2. To send you System Alert Messages to let you know about temporary or permanent changes to our Services including planned outages, new features and articles offered, abuse warnings, changes to our Privacy Policy and possibly other documents and agreements.
  3. To provide reader support and obtain feedback.
  4. To protect the rights and safety of us and our employees, Members, owners, officers and others .
  5. To meet legal requirements such as complying with court orders and valid subpoenas.
  6. To provide information received hereunder to representatives and advisors such as attorneys and accountants to help us comply with legal and other requirements.
  7. To prosecute and defend a court, arbitration or similar proceeding.
  8. To support and improve the Services we offer including adding features and providing benchmarking and other comparison information. Benchmarking and similar information is derived from aggregating and analyzing data.
  9. To communicate with you concerning your account for an informational, as opposed to promotional, purpose.
  10. To transfer your information in the event of the sale of substantially all of the assets of our business to a third-party or in the event of a merger, consolidation or acquisition. However, in such event, any acquirer will be subject to our obligations under this Privacy Policy.
  11. To send you informational and promotional materials that you elect (“opt-in”) to receive.

IV. Notice of Breach of Security:

Global Creations will notify you, as soon as possible, if a breach in security results in an unauthorized intrusion into our system which materially affects you and will subsequently report the corrective action taken in response to the intrusion.

V. Notification of Changes:

We may modify this Privacy Policy at any time, without notice. If you  object to any changes, your sole remedy is to remove yourself from our eMail list and stop using the website.

VI. Accuracy of Data and Rights:

We do our best to keep your data accurate and up-to-date to the extent that you provide us with the information we require to do that. If your data changes (including, but not limited to, a change in your eMail address) then you are responsible for notifying us of those changes so that we can keep your records up-to-date. We retain the data about you only so long as reasonably required to meet the purposes for which we have the right to use the information.  We will give you access to any of your Personal Information that we hold about you within 30 days of any request you make for such information. We may charge for providing this information to you, as permitted by applicable law.

VII. Effective Date:

This Privacy Policy is effective with respect to all data that we have collected, or collect, about and/or from you, both prior to yourmembership  and/or during the term of your membership.

VIII. Questions:

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns or wish to update, delete or change any Personal Information submitted on this Site, or have any questions about our Privacy Policy, please notify us through postal mail at:
Global Creations LLC
PO BOX 5065
KLAMATH FALLS, OR  97601
Or you can use our Contact Form to email us.

Updated as of September 7, 2011.

Pin It on Pinterest