Data Protection & Privacy Policy

Who We Are gathers and processes your personal information in accordance with this privacy notice. This notice provides you with the necessary information regarding your rights and obligations, and explains how, why, and when we collect, process, and use your personal information.

This Privacy Policy is part of’s Terms of Service and applies to your use of’s websites (e.g., mobile or tablet apps, (collectively, “the Sites”), subscriptions, comment, books, or other products, goods, or services from us (collectively, the “Services”). 

Please note that this Privacy Policy does not govern the practices of third parties, including our partners, third-party service providers, marketing providers, and/or advertisers, even when those services are branded as or provided on behalf of 

By using our services and/or making the choices you made when registering with us, you acknowledge that you have read and accepted the terms of this Privacy Policy and our Terms of Service, and you are consenting to our collection, protection, use, retention, and disclosure, subject to the terms and conditions set forth below in this Policy, of your personal information. If you elect to not provide the information we require, we may not be able to provide all of our services to you.

If you do not agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy, please do not use our Sites or our other Services. We may make changes to this Privacy Policy from time to time. Your continued use of our Sites and other Services following the posting of any changes to this Privacy Policy will indicate your acceptance to these changes. We will post any Privacy Policy changes on this page. Please check back frequently to see any changes.

Information That We Collect

We collect your information in several ways, including Information we collect from you; Information we collect from you when you use our Services, and Information we collect from third parties. When you use our Services (e.g., purchase a subscription or other products, browse our sites, use our apps, complete a survey, etc.), we may request that you may provide your personal information to collects, uses, and processes your personal information to provide our Sites and Services to you, and to meet our legal, statutory, and contractual obligations. The specific information we collect depends upon your use of the Sites and our other Services, as described below.

“Personal information” is information that identifies you as an individual or relates to or is reasonably capable of being associated with an identifiable individual, and includes the data sets referred to below.

The personal information that we may collect includes:

  • Your name;
  • Your Email (only applicable to account registration and for our newsletter service and subscription);
  • Your billing and contact information, such as your name, address, telephone number (only applicable to subscription of certain paid services);
  • Your user account information (including email address and access information);
  • Your IP address and unique user/device identifiers;
  • Your geo-location;
  • Your demographic information, such as your age and gender;
  • Your payment card or other online payment information;
  • Your purchasing history and subscription information;
  • Browser type and browsing history;
  • Device type and other device information;
  • Operating system;
  • Cookies and tags;
  • Your user-generated content (such as your comments to our Sites, chat information, and other content that you generate and provide to us);
  • Information on user activity/behaviors, interests, and preferences on our Sites and apps; and
  • Information from third parties and other databases

How Do We Collect Your Information

The personal information is collected in several different ways, including registration forms to sign up for our online and offline Services, billing, user-generated content (e.g., comments), survey, contacting our service center, different cookies and tracking technologies, and other sources.

  1. Information You Provide to Us. This includes the information that you provide to directly — for instance, when you purchase a subscription or create an account, contact us with a question, apply for a job through our Sites, post comments or other user-generated content to our Sites, or otherwise directly interact with us. Please note that information you choose to provide through comments or other user-generated content to our Sites may be publicly accessible and viewable to other visitors to the Sites.
  2. Information Gathered During the Use of Our Services. This includes among others information automatically gathered through your use of our Sites, such as through cookies.
  3. Information Collected after Consent. In some contexts, we may ask for your consent before collecting certain types of information.
  4. Data from other sources. We also obtain data from other partners or third parties that help us provide our services to you.

Cookies and Ad-Targeting Technologies

We and our third-party partners (including service providers and advertising partners) may use cookies, web beacons (“pixels”), mobile ad identifiers, and other similar technologies to facilitate our relevant services to you, and to provide you with a customized online experience. Cookies are files with a small amount of data which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a website and stored on your device. Other tracking technologies are also used such as beacons, tags and scripts to collect and track information and to analyze and improve our Service. We use third-party partners to help manage and optimize our services’ performance and online advertising.

Please be advised that if you choose to reject all cookies, then certain areas of the Site might not function properly.

Examples of cookies we use:

First Party Cookies. We use first party cookies, including session cookies and preference cookies, to remember your selections, choices, and preferences for when you interact with our Sites. Session cookies are temporary and are automatically deleted once you close your Internet browser. Preference cookies are first party cookies that remain on your device until you delete them or they are otherwise removed upon expiration.

Third Party Cookies. We permit certain third-party Service Providers, advertisers, and other companies to use cookies or other similar technologies on our Website. These companies may collect your information, track your behavior on our Website, and gather information about your use of our Websites and other online services over time and across different services. Additionally, some companies may use information collected to deliver targeted ads on behalf of us or other companies, including on other websites or online services. We are not responsible for the functioning of cookies and other technologies used and placed by third parties on your device.

The third-party partners we use who may utilize cookies or other tracking technologies include:

  • Google: to provide Google Analytics (as Analytics Cookies) to analyze behavior of your use of our Sites, apps, and other Services, in order to improve our Services and provide you and other users with a better experience;
  • Facebook, Twitter, and other Social Media Partners (Social Media Cookies): to enable the sharing of content through social media sites and otherwise allow you to interact or connect with such sites while using our platforms;
  • Advertising partners: Google (Google Ad Manager) and Lotame: to collect information about your activities on our Sites and apps, and serve you personalized advertising.
  • Interest-Based Advertising & Analytics: We utilize third parties such as Revcontent to collect information about your activities on our Sites and apps, and serve you interest-based advertising and analyze the activity on our Sites and apps.

Other Technologies: We collect many different types of information from other technologies to improve the quality of our Site and the services we provide. For example, we may collect usage data and other information about the device you use to access our Site, your operating system and/or mobile device type, browser type, domain, and other system settings, as well as the language your system uses and the country and time zone where your device is located. We may record the IP address of the device you use to connect to the Internet.

These technologies include web beacons and scripts: Web beacons are pieces of code embedded in a website or e-mail to monitor your activity on the website or your opening of the e-mail, and which can pass along information such as the IP address of the computer or device you use to view the website or open the e-mail, the URL page on which the web beacon is located, the type of web browser that was used to access the website, and previously set cookie values. Web beacons are sometimes used to collect advertising data, such as counting page views, promotion views or advertising responses. Disabling your computer’s, device’s or web browser’s cookies may prevent some web beacons from tracking or recording certain information about your activities. Please be advised that if you disable all such cookies, then certain areas of the Site might not function properly.

Scripts are pieces of code embedded in a website to define how the website behaves in response to certain key or click requests sent by the user. Scripts are sometimes used to collect information about the user’s interactions with the website, such as the links the user clicks on. Scripts are often temporarily downloaded to the user’s computer or device from the website server, active only while the user is connected to the Site and deactivated or deleted when the user disconnects from the website. Please be advised that if you disable any scripts through your web browser or other means, then certain areas of the Site might not function properly.

This Privacy Policy applies to any personal information collected through our used Cookies and similar technologies. Personal information collected through the third-party partners’ Cookies and similar technologies is subject to the privacy policy of the third party partners respectively, and not to our privacy policy.

Software Development Kits (“SDKs”): We may use SDKs on our mobile app to collect analytics regarding the use and functionality of our mobile app. Additionally, we may collect mobile ad identifiers on our mobile app for interest-based or cross-application advertising and analytics. To opt-out of the collection of mobile data for cross-application advertising, please contact us utilizing the information in the “Other Questions” Section below. Additionally, if you access our mobile app utilizing an iPhone, you may turn off cross-application tracking in the Privacy section of your phone settings.

How We Use Your Personal Information takes your privacy very seriously. The purposes and reasons for collecting, processing, and using your personal information are detailed below:

  • To provide you with the subscriptions, news, content, other information, and other Services that you seek from us;
  • to improve the contents of the Sites and apps to serve you, make them more suitable to your needs and increase their usability;
  • to analyze how you and other users interact with our Sites;
  • to provide customer support;
  • to communicate with you about your account, your subscription or other transactions;
  • to make your navigation more pleasant and personalized, with our products (such as contents) and services personalized to you;
  • to facilitate your experience and social sharing;
  • to analyze and develop our new products and services for the interest of users;
  • to send you newsletters, offers, or other communications about our products and services, such as special or promotional events, including services, products, or events, or other materials;
  • to detect, investigate, and prevent activities that may violate our Terms of Service or other policies, or which may be fraudulent or illegal;
  • in specific cases, we will be contractually obligated to share your data with one of our third-party partners explained above.

In these instances, we will make it clear that the third-party partners, to which the data you share will be transferred, follow applicable privacy and data protection regulations.

Exercising your Privacy Rights

As described above, you may have certain rights to access, delete, or otherwise control the use, collection, and/or disclosure of their information. Once receives and confirms a verifiable consumer request, we will work to promptly process such request. The need to verify an individual’s identity is critical to protecting your information, and ensuring that your information is not shared with anyone pretending to be you or someone who is not authorized to act as your agent on your behalf. To that end, we must be able to verify your information in order to process your request.

You may submit a verifiable request via the following:

By email:

Please provide sufficient information for us to determine if this applies to you. Please include “Privacy Rights Request” in the Subject line of your email. In the body of your request, please include your full name, year of birth, telephone number, email address and/or user name at

We will ask you to provide information about yourself so that we can verify your identity as part of this process. This information may include your name, address, account information, and any other information deemed necessary by to reasonably verify your identity, to ensure that your information is not shared with anyone impersonating you. Once we have verified your identity, we will work to fulfill your request in a timely manner. Please note there may be some situations in which we are unable to fulfill your request, such as if we cannot find any information about you within our systems. Additionally, we may not be able to honor a deletion request in some situations, such as if your information is necessary to fulfill the Services you requested or meet a legal obligation. We will inform you whether we can fulfill your rights request.

We may ask for additional information if we have difficulty confirming your identity. We will not share your information or honor other requests in those situations in which we are unable to confirm a request for your information is a “verifiable request.”

Lodging A Complaint only processes your personal information in compliance with this privacy notice and in accordance with the relevant data protection laws. If, however you are a resident of the UK or the EEA and wish to raise a complaint regarding the processing of your personal information or are unsatisfied with how we have handled your information, you have the right to lodge a complaint with your local supervisory authority.

Update to Our Privacy Policy may update this notice from time to time. All changes will be posted and updated here. We will notify you directly by email (if we hold one for you) or by other appropriate means if any significant changes occur. Any changes to the privacy policy will become effective when the updated policy is posted. We advise you to check back here frequently to review the most current version of this notice.