PRIVACY POLICY

  • 1. BACKGROUND

  • This is the official privacy policy and statement of Georgia privacy rights ("Privacy Policy") for that certain website located at the URL: http://genelmag.com, including all Content available through the http://genelmag.com domain name and/or other related domain names which may point or direct a User to this website and any related websites and that certain mobile application which functions in conjunction with the Ge'NeL  WEBSITE (collectively, the “Ge'NeL  WEBSITE”). This Privacy Policy is also part of and subject to the terms of use for the Ge'NeL  WEBSITE (the “Terms and Conditions”), which can also be found at the Ge'NeL  WEBSITE. Ge'NeL Media, LLC, a Georgia limited liability company, the provider of the Ge'NeL  WEBSITE (“Ge'NeL ” or “us” or “we”), is committed to protecting your privacy online. Any terms that are not defined in this Privacy Policy shall have such meanings as are set forth in the Terms and Conditions. By using the Ge'NeL  WEBSITE, you acknowledge that you have read and understood this Privacy Policy and agree to be bound by its terms and conditions. If you do not agree to the terms and conditions of this Privacy Policy, do not use the Ge'NeL  WEBSITE, or provide any information through or at the Ge'NeL  WEBSITE.

  • This Privacy Policy is intended to apply only to the Personal Information collected by Ge'NeL as a result of your use of the Ge'NeL  WEBSITE and does not cover any information collected in any other manner, for any other purpose or by any other web site or enterprise. For purposes herein, when we refer to “Personal Information,” we mean information such as your name, address, telephone number, blog or other personal website URL, date of birth (but not general age range), e-mail address, credit card and billing information, and banking, account and related financial information used in connection with Payment Processing Services (as defined below) and any other information that would allow someone to identify you or contact you. Personal Information also includes information about your personal preferences, survey responses and your transactions or relationship with the Ge'NeL  WEBSITE, if you have been a User or you have provided this type of information to Ge'NeL .

  • Ge'NeL reserves the right, without advance notice to you, to revise this Privacy Policy at any time by posting the revisions and/or the revised Privacy Policy on the Ge'NeL  WEBSITE and/or, from time-to- time may also require you to affirmatively acknowledge and affirm your review and acceptance of updates to terms of this Privacy Policy; provided, however, whether or not we choose to implement such measures will be determined solely by us and you must recognize that once we post such revisions shall be effective to you immediately upon posting. Ge'NeL encourages you to check this Privacy Policy and our Terms and Conditions often for updates. Ge'NeL may also e-mail you about any changes to this Privacy Policy when they have been made. Keeping the Personal Information you share with us on the Ge'NeL  WEBSITE secure and ensuring your understanding of how Ge'NeL collects, uses, discloses and maintains your Personal Information is important to Ge'NeL . Ge'NeL endeavors to maintain reasonable physical, electronic and procedural safeguards to protect your Personal Information.

  • 2. GENERAL PRIVACY INFORMATION

  • The Ge'NeL  WEBSITE is designed and targeted to United States ("U.S.") audiences and is governed by and operated in accordance with the laws of the "United States." Ge'NeL makes no representation that the Ge'NeL  WEBSITE is operated in accordance with the laws or regulations or is governed by other nations. If you are located in the European Union or elsewhere outside of the U.S. and you use the Ge'NeL  WEBSITE, you do so at your own risk and initiative and you are responsible for compliance with all of the laws and regulations that apply to you. Please be aware that any Personal Information you provide to Ge'NeL or Ge'NeL obtains as a result of your use of the Ge'NeL  WEBSITE, will be transferred to the U.S and subject to U.S. law. By using the Ge'NeL  WEBSITE, participating in any Ge'NeL  WEBSITE activities and/or providing Ge'NeL with your Personal Information, you consent to the transfer and processing of Personal Information to the U.S. and in other countries that may not have an equivalent level of protection or a level of data protection considered adequate in the European Union or European Economic Area. Consequently, you hereby waive any claims that may arise under the laws and regulations that apply to you in or of any other country or jurisdiction.

  • All Users of the Ge'NeL  WEBSITE are required to provide true, current, complete and accurate Personal Information when prompted and Ge'NeL will reject and delete any entry that Ge'NeL believes in good faith to be false, fraudulent, or inconsistent with this Privacy Policy. Your continued participation on the Ge'NeL  WEBSITE indicates your acceptance of this Privacy Policy and of the collection, use, disclosure, management and storage of your Personal Information as described below. Ge'NeL may, from time to time, transfer or merge any Personal Information collected off-line to online databases or store off-line information in an electronic format. Ge'NeL may also combine Personal Information Ge'NeL collects online with information available from other sources, including information received from our Affiliates, marketing companies, or businesses. This Privacy Policy covers all such Personal Information and will remain in full force and effect until terminated in accordance with Section 15 of the Terms and Conditions, even if your use of or participation in any particular service, feature, function or promotional activity terminates, expires, ceases, is suspended or deactivated for any reason.

  • 4. COLLECTION AND USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

  • Ge'NeL collects Personal Information about you when you use the Ge'NeL  WEBSITE and when you input information, provide a review or comment in the community discussions, participate in promotions, purchase products or services or in the course of any other exchanges of information, transactions and activities. Ge'NeL may use the information Ge'NeL obtains from you, including Personal Information, to tailor your experience with the Ge'NeL  WEBSITE, to display Content Ge'NeL thinks may be of interest to you, or to let Ge'NeL customize what you see when you use the Ge'NeL  WEBSITE according to your preferences.

  • It is your responsibility to give Ge'NeL current, complete, truthful and accurate information and to keep the Personal Information that you provide to Ge'NeL up to date. Ge'NeL cannot and will not be responsible for any problems or liability that may arise if you do not give Ge'NeL accurate, truthful or complete information or you fail to update the information you give Ge'NeL . You are solely responsible for maintaining the strict confidentiality of your User ID and for any charges, costs, expenses, damages, liabilities and losses we incur or may suffer as a result of your failure to do so. You are solely responsible and liable for your activity, behavior, use and conduct on the Ge'NeL  WEBSITE and for any use of the website or any other activity or conduct in connection with the Ge'NeL  WEBSITE, by any others who use your User ID, unless and until you notify Ge'NeL that your User ID may have been compromised, misappropriated or improperly taken, or used by another party. Bear in mind that when you submit information to Ge'NeL , it does not guarantee that Ge'NeL will permit you to use any or all of the features of functions of the Ge'NeL  WEBSITE.

  • 5. REGISTRATION

  • When you register with the Ge'NeL  WEBSITE, you may be required to provide Ge'NeL with your e- mail address, and may also be required to provide certain additional Personal Information, including certain credit card and billing information and banking, account and related financial information used in connection with Payment Processing Services if you elect to make a purchase through the Ge'NeL  WEBSITE or utilize any of the products or services offered thereon. Ge'NeL will allow you to change the password portion of your User ID, as well as certain other Personal Information you have given Ge'NeL in order to keep your information current. Among other things, these kinds of information help Ge'NeL securely identify you as a registered User of the Ge'NeL  WEBSITE and those services, features and functions you have registered or are otherwise authorized to use. As a registered User of the Ge'NeL  WEBSITE, from time to time, Ge'NeL may also provide you with certain options to opt-in or subscribe to e-mail newsletters, SMS text messaging and other periodic information. As a registered User, you will also have the right to opt-out or change your preferences at any time by logging in with your User ID and changing the settings in your account or you can opt-out or unsubscribe to particular e-mail and other communications by responding to that e-mail and using the 'unsubscribe' or opt-out procedure included in that communication.

  • If you are a registered User, you acknowledge, understand and agree that you are giving Ge'NeL your consent to track your activities, your use of the Ge'NeL  WEBSITE and its functions and features, and agree to this Privacy Policy and the terms of our Terms and Conditions with you.

  • 6. CREDIT CARD AND OTHER PAYMENT PROCESSING INFORMATION

  • Ge'NeL may ask you to provide your credit card and billing information and banking, account and related financial information (all of which constitutes Personal Information), in electronic or other formats (including fillable forms), when purchasing a product or service using a Payment Instrument (as defined below), some of which may involve recurrent periodic charges, such as in the case of the purchase of subscription services, which are typically billed and charged on monthly intervals. Before providing a product or service to you, Ge'NeL must verify that the credit card, debit card or other Payment Instrument and any related Personal Information which you have provided - is valid. All such information, including any Personal Information, is used for Payment Processing Services only (but it not used for direct marketing purposes) and is shared with third parties only as necessary to effect such Payment Processing Services. All credit card, debit card and other Payment Instrument information is handled over secure, encrypted connections provided it is submitted by the User through the normal registration process; however, Ge'NeL does not guarantee that unauthorized access will never occur.

  • For purposes herein, (A) “Payment Processing Services” means (i) all services necessary to authorize, data capture, process, settle and reconcile transactions effected by Business with Users using Payment Instruments, (ii) all services necessary to authorize, data capture and process (and when permitted by the applicable Payment Brand, settle and reconcile) transactions effected by Businesses with Users using Payment Instruments, (iii) check guarantee and electronic check acceptance services, and (iv) other related products and services, including point of sale terminal equipment and other electronic payments at the point of sale. Unless the context requires otherwise, such term includes related Business User service, chargeback and retrieval processing, point of sale hardware deployment and service, interchange settlement and risk management (including new Business application approval); (B) “Payment Instrument” means a payment card, an account, or evidence of an account, authorized and established between a User and a Payment Brand and accepted by Businesses from Users as payment for a good or service. Payment Instruments include, but are not limited to, credit and debit cards, stored value cards, loyalty cards, electronic gift cards, authorized account or access numbers, paper certificates and credit accounts; and (C) “Payment Brand” means Visa, MasterCard and any other association, payment brand, Payment Instrument issuer, debit network or payment methodology or system having proprietary rights to and clearing and oversight responsibilities with respect to any Payment Instrument used to effect payment-related transactions for which any Payment Processing Services are provided by Ge'NeL .

  • 7. POLLS & SURVEYS

  • Ge'NeL may from time to time request that you participate in polls and/or surveys. The information you provide to Ge'NeL if you participate in such polls or surveys is provided voluntarily by you. If you participate in polls or surveys, you do so with the understanding that Ge'NeL reserves the right to store the information you provide and to use such information for the general improvement of the Ge'NeL  WEBSITE.

  • 8. USE OF COMMUNITIES

  • Ge'NeL may provide community discussions pages and/or similar features and functions on or through the Ge'NeL  WEBSITE (e.g. discussion boards, blogs, product or service reviews). Please remember that any information disclosed in these venues is automatically made public and may appear on other websites or web searches. You should exercise caution when disclosing any Personal Information in such communities, as you do not know who will access and use your Personal Information or for what purposes. Ge'NeL will be in no way responsible for the accuracy, use, or misuse of any information that you disclose or receive through these venues, if any, and you should assume that any disclosure you do make in these venues will be available publicly, even without your knowledge or authorization. Additionally, to the extent that the Ge'NeL  WEBSITE may have certain features that allow you to send information to others, Ge'NeL may monitor such messages via electronic software or personnel to check for obscenity, defamation or other types of abusive language, as well as for content that may infringe Ge'NeL ’s rights or the rights of others, all of which we may remove at any time. Ge'NeL will not otherwise access these messages except in certain cases, including but not limited to times when we receive specific complaints related to a particular message or are compelled to do so by law. Also for administrative purposes, Ge'NeL may opt to keep a mail log that will include a record of which Users sent messages and to which Users or email addresses they were sent. We will use the addressee information you enter only to send the emails you request.

  • 9. SHARING OF AGGREGATE INFORMATION WITH THIRD PARTIES

  • Some of the aggregate data Ge'NeL collects in connection with the Ge'NeL  WEBSITE may be shared with Businesses and other business partners of Ge'NeL and/or its Affiliates, but Ge'NeL does not give any Personal Information to them as part of the relationship except as described in this Privacy Policy. Use of their tracking technology is subject to their own privacy policies.

  • 10. DISCLOSURE TO THIRD PARTIES

  • Ge'NeL does not sell, rent, lease or disclose your Personal Information to unaffiliated entities or entities that are not our Businesses, except in the limited circumstances referenced herein. When Ge'NeL discloses your Personal Information to Businesses, Ge'NeL will ask you to opt-in to do so, in which case their use of your information is subject to the Businesses' own privacy policies. Ge'NeL may disclose Personal Information to Affiliates for marketing or administrative purposes or to facilitate the delivery of deals for products and services, news, loyalty programs and other initiatives. Other websites that may be accessible through the Ge'NeL  WEBSITE have their own privacy policies, terms of use and data collection. Ge'NeL is not responsible for the policies or practices of such third parties.

  • 11. OPERATIONAL SERVICE PROVIDERS

  • Ge'NeL retains the right to disclose your Personal Information to third parties for the purpose of administering and maintaining the Ge'NeL  WEBSITE services, features, functions and operations. Ge'NeL will refer to these third parties as "operational service providers" and Ge'NeL uses operational service providers to efficiently provide the full range of Content and the services, features and functions we bring you and we request that our operational service providers also protect your privacy and not disclose your Personal Information to third party marketers that are not associated with the Ge'NeL  WEBSITE. Additionally, such operational service providers are not permitted to use your Personal Information for their own marketing or promotional purposes.

  • 12. OTHER NON-AFFILIATED THIRD PARTIES

  • Ge'NeL will make your Personal Information available to non-affiliated third parties in the following limited circumstances:

    • a. When Ge'NeL is compelled to do so by a governmental agency, court or other entity (e.g., to respond to subpoenas, court orders or legal process);

    • b. If Ge'NeL believes your actions violate any law, regulation, our Terms and Conditions, this Privacy Policy, or any of our other terms and conditions, rules, offerings or any other services, features or functions of the Ge'NeL  WEBSITE, or if you threaten the rights, property or safety of the Ge'NeL  WEBSITE, its Affiliates, or any of its or their service providers, suppliers, advertisers, customers, Users or any other party;

    • c. If, in its sole discretion, Ge'NeL believes such disclosure to be necessary or appropriate to investigate or resolve possible problems or inquiries, to protect Ge'NeL ’s business and assets, to defend Ge'NeL ’s interests and/or to comply with our legal and regulatory obligations;

    • d. Or, in the event of a bankruptcy, merger, acquisition, transfer of control, joint venture or other business combination involving Ge'NeL .

  • 13. SECURITY & PROTECTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

  • Ge'NeL maintains reasonable standards of security and confidentiality. However, for most Internet sites, it is possible that third parties may unlawfully intercept or access transmissions or private communications over an unsecured transmission. Ge'NeL also limits access to the Ge'NeL  WEBSITE by our own employees to those individuals who are authorized for the proper handling of such information and any employee found violating our standards of security and confidentiality will be subject to our disciplinary processes. Ge'NeL requests that our service providers follow the same policy.

  • 14. REVIEW, UPDATE OR DELETE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

  • Generally, you may review, update or delete your Personal Information contained in your profile which may be accessed through your account settings once you have registered with Ge'NeL through the Ge'NeL  WEBSITE. You may also correct factual inaccuracies through these same account settings. However, Personal Information that is necessary to check eligibility cannot be deleted, but can be modified with sufficient verification of the correct information. Deletion or attempted deletion of certain Personal Information, such as your User ID, may not be permitted and/or may result in suspension or termination of any registration you may have made. To review, update or delete your Personal Information collected by the Ge'NeL  WEBSITE, please go to your profile page, which may be accessed through your account settings via the Ge'NeL  WEBSITE.

  • Each person who registers through the Ge'NeL  WEBSITE will receive an e-mail or text message for Ge'NeL confirming their successful registration. Parents (including legal guardians) of minors that become registered on the Ge'NeL  WEBSITE in violation of the Terms and Conditions who wish to terminate the minor's registration must send us an e-mail at legal@Ge'NeL .com and provide us with the minor's User ID or alternatively, a parent must provide verifiable identification that they are the parent of the ineligible minor. Minors under the age of 18 that are unknowingly registered on the Ge'NeL  WEBSITE are in violation of our Terms and Conditions. Ge'NeL will not allow direct access to a User's registration and Personal Information by any person without the User's User ID (Please see above for how to change your preferences or the information associated with your account). If a parent does not have the minor's User ID, the parent will be required to send an e-mail to ki@genelmag.com . Note, you must include the parent's name, address, telephone and e-mail address, in addition to the minor's name and e-mail address associated with the minor's User ID registered on the Ge'NeL  WEBSITE, plus the minor's date of birth. Ge'NeL will send a confirming e-mail to the parent via the e- mail address provided to verify that the parent wishes to terminate the minor's registration. The parent must then confirm by sending a reply e-mail to the designated return address. Ge'NeL will then terminate the minor's account but will notify the minor of the termination request via e-mail and will identify the name, address and e-mail address of the person making the request.

  • 15. COOKIES

  • When you visit the Ge'NeL  WEBSITE, Ge'NeL may send one or more cookies - a small text file containing a string of alphanumeric characters - to your computer that uniquely identifies your browser. Ge'NeL uses 'cookie' technology to collect data regarding your visits to the Ge'NeL  WEBSITE. This data is stored in aggregate form and is not used to identify any particular User or individual. Ge'NeL uses cookies and similar tracking technologies in a variety of ways. Ge'NeL uses both session cookies and persistent cookies. A persistent cookie remains after you close your browser. Persistent cookies may be used by your browser on subsequent visits to the site. Persistent cookies can be removed by following your web browser help file directions. A session cookie is temporary and disappears after you close your browser. You can reset your web browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, some features of the Ge'NeL  WEBSITE may not function properly if the ability to accept cookies is disabled.

  • How Ge'NeL uses Cookies

  • Generally speaking, a cookie is a small file which allows web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences. Overall, cookies help us provide you with relevant advertising.

  • A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you. You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

  • Although the specific cookies may change from time to time, this describes the purposes for which our ad serving platform uses cookies. Our ad serving platform;

    • uses unique cookies to identify web browsers and to store data for advertising purposes, including interest-based advertising.

    • uses unique cookies to store ad delivery and reporting data, such as, for example, which ad was shown, the number of times a particular ad has been shown, and how recently an ad has been shown to a particular web browser.

    • uses unique cookies to track users’ responses (clicks and conversions) to ads purchased on the platform.

    • uses non-unique cookies for server load-balancing and similar technical purposes.

    • uses non-unique cookies to store users’ opt-out choices.

  • Our ad serving platform is designed to use only non- Personally Identifiable Information (PII), and has contractual provisions that prohibit us from associating Platform cookies with PII.

  • Cookie Opt Out

  • You can opt out of cookies using the Network Advertising Initiative opt-out page at this page;

  • http://www.networkadvertising.org/choices/

  • Finally, you can choose to disable or selectively turn off cookies or third-party cookies in your browser settings.

  • 16. LOG FILE INFORMATION

  • When you use The Ge'NeL  WEBSITE, our servers automatically record certain information that your web browser sends whenever you visit any website. These server logs may include information such as your web request, Internet Protocol ("IP") address, browser type, browser language, referring / exit pages and URLs, platform type, number of clicks, domain names, landing pages, pages viewed and the order of those pages, the amount of time spent on particular pages, the date and time of your request, and one or more cookies that may uniquely identify your browser.

  • 17. WEB BEACONS

  • When you use Ge'NeL  WEBSITE, we may employ "clear GIFs" (a.k.a. Web Beacons) which are used to track the online usage patterns of our Users anonymously (i.e., in a non-personally-identifiable manner). In addition, we may also use clear GIFs in HTML-based emails sent to our Users to track which emails are opened by recipients. Although Ge'NeL may track the numbers of visitors to inform Ge'NeL , concerning how best to improve and update the Ge'NeL  WEBSITE and enhance the experience for all visitors, Personal Information is not extracted in this process. Ge'NeL uses tracking information on an aggregated basis to help Ge'NeL operate the Ge'NeL  WEBSITE, enhance and improve Ge'NeL ’s service, improve the look of the Ge'NeL  WEBSITE and display advertising and marketing information.

  • 18. ADVERTISEMENTS/LINKS

  • The Ge'NeL  WEBSITE may contain advertisements, references and links to other websites and organizations. Ge'NeL may also use third parties to display or serve advertising on the Ge'NeL  WEBSITE and web-based newsletters or other communications which you may choose to receive. Often these third party Businesses employ cookie and web bug technologies to measure advertising effectiveness. You should be aware that different rules might apply to the collection, use or disclosure of your information by third parties in connection with their advertisements, promotions and other websites you encounter on the Internet. The use of such technology by these third parties is within their control and not in the control of Ge'NeL . Even if Ge'NeL  has a relationship with the third party, Ge'NeL  does not control their sites or their policies and practices regarding your Personal Information. This Privacy Policy does not cover any use of Personal Information that an Advertiser or ad server may collect from you. Ge'NeL encourages you to investigate and ask questions directly of them in this regard.

  • 19. USER POSTINGS

  • Users that submit Postings in Communities in accordance with our Terms and Conditions and related agreements agree to have certain Personal Information posted on the Ge'NeL  WEBSITE in connection with the display of the User’s content which make up such Posting. Ge'NeL  reserves the right to monitor, edit, and disclose your use of the Ge'NeL  WEBSITE, information pertaining to any e-mail or Posting or its contents to a third party, particularly if Ge'NeL believes such action is required by law or is necessary to protect and defend our rights, to enforce this Privacy Policy or our Terms and Conditions, or to protect the interests of our Users, Affiliates, Businesses, suppliers, service providers and others.

  • 20. RESERVATION OF RIGHTS

  • Ge'NeL  reserves the right to deny access, use and registration privileges to any User, including, without limitation, a User of any services, features or functions of the Ge'NeL  WEBSITE, if Ge'NeL believes there is a question about the identity of the person trying to access any services, features or functions of the Ge'NeL  WEBSITE. If the burden or expense of providing access to your Personal Information is disproportionate to the risks to your privacy, or if the legitimate rights of others would be violated, we may decide not to provide access to such information. In such cases, Ge'NeL will provide to you an explanation of why access cannot be provided and a contact person for further inquiries.

  • 21. QUESTIONS

  • If you have questions about this Privacy Policy or if you do not understand any information about how Ge'NeL collects, maintains, uses or shares your personally identifiable information, you may email Ge'NeL at: ki@genelmag.com