Geek Girl Rising Editorial Policy
All content on geekgirlrising.com and in our emails is published at the discretion of the Editor-In-Chief. Both publications are strictly editorial. We will never accept payments, gifts, or other perks in exchange for plugging a product or service in a story on the Web site or in our e-mails to you.
Any advertising on geekgirlrising.com and in our emails will be clearly labeled as such.
Reader submitted anecdotes, stories, and/or e-mails published on geekgirlrising.com or in a GGR newsletter become the sole property of Geek Girl Rising unless Geek Girl Rising and the author make a separate arrangement.
In order for our e-publications to reach you, we need your e-mail address. Based upon the personally identifiable information you provide us, we will send you a confirmation email to opt-in to your subscription. We will also communicate with you in response to your inquiries and to provide the services you request. We will communicate with you by email. We will not collect any information that you do not supply to the Company. We will not sell, rent, or otherwise share your personal information, including your e-mail address, with any third parties for marketing purposes without your knowledge or consent. We may release personal information when we believe in good faith that release is necessary to comply with the law (such as to comply with a subpoena) or to protect the rights and property, or safety of Company, our employees, our users, or others. We will try to give you notice if we release information for these reasons, but please understand that we reserve the right not to, as it may not be practical, legal, or safe to do so.
In addition, we may share information with any successor to all or part of the Company. For example, if part of our company is sold, we may provide user information as part of that transaction.
To improve your experience with our publications, we may ask you for non-personally identifiable information, such as your annual income, age, or shopping habits. Your participation is voluntary. We will use this information to better tailor our content to your interests. We may share this data with others, including advertisers interested in sponsoring Geek Girl Rising’s publications. This information will only be shared in an aggregate, anonymous form that will not contain any personally identifiable details about you or any other person.
In order for us to track how people are using the site, how long they stay on, and which stories they read, Geek Girl Rising may also gather non-personal, aggregate data from users. This information is not personally identifiable and will be used to help us improve your experience.
SURVEYS, CONTESTS, AND GIVEAWAYS
From time to time we may provide you the opportunity to participate in contests, giveaways, or surveys on our site. If you participate, we will request certain personally identifiable information from you. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary and you therefore have a choice whether or not to disclose this information. The requested information typically includes contact information (such as name and shipping address), and demographic information (such as zip code).
We use this information to notify contest and/or giveaway winners and award prizes, to monitor site traffic, to send participants the GGR newsletter and to personalize the site.
In the event that we use a third party service provider to conduct these surveys, contests; or giveaways, that company will be prohibited from using your personally identifiable information for any other purpose. We will not share the personally identifiable information you provide through a contest, survey, or giveaway with other third parties unless we give you prior notice and choice.
THIRD PARTY COOKIES
When you click on their ads, some of our advertisers may place or recognize a unique cookie on your browser. Cookies are small text files placed on your hard disk that allow an advertiser’s server to recognize your status as a visitor to a site, along with your preferences. Once a user clicks on a third party link and navigates away from www.geekgirlrising.com, Geek Girl Rising is not responsible for the practices and information usage of third parties. Users should consult the privacy policies of each third party site to clarify how information may be tracked. This privacy statement applies only to information collected by Geek Girl Rising.
CHANGES TO THE POLICIES
Any changes will be posted on this page.
ACCESS TO PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION
Geek Girl Rising makes a good faith effort to provide you with access to your personal information and either to correct this data if it is inaccurate or to delete such data at your request if it is not otherwise required to be retained by law or for legitimate business purposes. We ask individual users to identify themselves and the information requested to be accessed, corrected or removed before processing such requests, and we may decline to process requests that are unreasonably repetitive or systematic, require disproportionate technical effort, jeopardize the privacy of others, or would be extremely impractical (for instance, requests concerning information residing on backup tapes), or for which access is not otherwise required.
If your personally identifiable information changes, or if you no longer desire our service, you may correct, update, delete, or deactivate it by emailing our Customer Support.
If we ever send you an e-mail that you didn’t ask for, we will provide you with an e-mail address by which you can cancel future notices.