We at The Tempest respect your privacy and take it very seriously.

This Privacy Policy describes the policies and procedures of Tempest Media Inc. (“The Tempest”, “we”, “our” or “us”) on the collection, use and disclosure of your information on (the “Site” or “Our Site”), any mobile applications offered by us (the “Applications”) and the services, features or content we offer, like our email newsletter (collectively with the Site and the Applications, the “Services”). We receive information about you from various sources, including: (i) if you register for the Site, Applications and the Services, through your user account on the Services (your “Account”); (ii) your use of the Services generally; and (iii) from third party websites and services. When you use the Services, you are consenting to the collection, transfer, manipulation, storage, disclosure and other uses of your information as described in this Privacy Policy.

Information We Collect:

The information that we collect from you helps us to personalize, improve and continue to operate the Services. In connection with certain aspects of the Services, we may request, collect and/or display some of your Personal Information. We collect the following types of information from our users:

User Content

Some features of the Services allow you to provide content to the Services, like written comments or articles. All the content you submit to the Services may be retained by us indefinitely. We may continue to disclose such content to third parties in a way that does not reveal Personal Information, as described in this Privacy Policy.

IP (Internet Protocol) Address Information and Other Information Collected Automatically

We automatically receive and record information from your web browser when you interact with the Services. This information includes your IP address, unique device identifier and cookie information. This information is used for fighting spam/malware and also to facilitate collection of data concerning your interaction with the Services like what links you have clicked on.

Generally, the Services automatically collect usage information, like the number and frequency of visitors to the Site. This type of data enables us and third parties authorized by us to figure out how often individuals use parts of the Services so that we can analyze and improve them.

“Do Not Track”

Your browser may offer a “Do Not Track” option, which allows you to signal to operators of websites and web applications and services that you do not wish such operators to track certain of your online activities over time and across different websites. Our Services do support Do Not Track requests.

How your information is collected:

Children under 13

We do not knowingly collect Personal Information from children under thirteen. No one under age 13 may provide any information to or on the Site. If you are under 13, do not use or provide any Personal Information to us on or through our Site, register for our ambassador program or survey program, or sign up for our newsletter. Please do not provide us with any Personal Information including your name, email address or any screen name or user name that you may use on other sites.

Information You Provide

We usually collect personally identifiable (name, email address, etc.) that you voluntarily provide. For example, your name, contact information, and other Personal Information may be collected when you: sign up for our newsletters, join our survey program and complete surveys, post a comment to an article, joining our ambassador program, or participate in our social networking features. When you participate in our survey program, you may be asked to provide your email address, your name, buying preferences, annual income and/or other demographic or profile information. Twitter or Facebook usernames or other usernames and aliases are used for purposes of linking to and/or posting on your social media accounts.

Information Related to Advertising and the Use of Web Beacons

To support and enhance the Services, we may serve advertisements through the Services, including through our email newsletter. These advertisements are sometimes targeted and served to particular users.

Advertisements served through the Services may be targeted to users who fit a certain general profile category (e.g., “users in New York”), may be based on anonymous information inferred from information provided to us by a user, including Personal Information like gender or age, or may be based on the Services usage patterns of particular users. We do not provide Personal Information to any third parties for use outside of the Services.

We may deliver a file (known as a “web beacon”) to you through the Services in order to increase the effectiveness of ad delivery. Web beacons allow us, through our third party ad server, to provide anonymized, aggregated auditing, research and reporting for us and for advertisers. Because your web browser must request these advertisements and web beacons from us via our third party ad servers, these ad servers can view, edit or set their own cookies, just as if you had requested a web page from their site.

Other Information We Collect

We and other parties may also collect certain information about your online activities over time and across third-party Websites or other online services. The information we collect is mainly what pages you visited and how often and for how long you visit them. We may use different technologies and features to collect this information, which may include Personal Information, like tracking your activities through your Internet Protocol (IP) address, computer settings or most-recently visited URL. We also use “cookies” and “web beacons” as well as other automated technologies. You can object to the creation of usage profiles at any time.

We also collect statistical information about how both unregistered and registered users, collectively, use the Services, which statistical information may be derived from Personal Information and collected and stored in an aggregate form that cannot be tied back to you, your Account or your web browser (“Aggregate Statistical Information”). Additionally, we collect statistical information about how both unregistered and registered users, collectively, use the Services, that may be tied to your unique mobile device identifier, IP address and geolocation information and thus may be tied back to you, your Account or your web browser (“Personally Identifiable Statistical Information”) (together with Aggregate Statistical Information, “Statistical Information”).

How Your Information Will Be Used:

“The Wave” Newsletter

If you sign up for our newsletter, “The Wave,” we will be using your email address to send you the newsletter once per month. Our contact list can only be accessed by certain members of our team and this information is never shared with third parties. See the “How To Opt Out” section of this Privacy Policy to find out how to unsubscribe.

“The Ambassadors” Program

If you sign up to be a part of our Ambassador Program, we will be collecting and using your name, email address and street address. We will use your name and email address to keep track of the amount of people you get to sign up for our newsletter, “The Wave,” to alert you of how many people you’ve gotten to sign up, and to alert you when you’ve gained enough sign ups to earn a prize. We will use your street address to send your prize to you. This information can only be accessed by you and by our team. This information is never shared with third parties. See the “How To Opt Out” section of this Privacy Policy to find out how to leave the program.

“Brainstorm” Survey Group:

If you sign up to be a part of our survey program “Brainstorm,” we will be collecting and using your email address, street address, demographic information (such as race, gender, and household income), and your answers to surveys. Your email address will be used to notify you of any new surveys that are available for you to take, to keep you updated on how many points you have earned, and if you have won a drawing. Your street address will be used to mail you your prizes in the case that you earn enough points or win a drawing. Your demographic information will provide us with a better understanding of what groups our readers belong to and who likes to read our content.

Your survey responses will be used to give us a better understanding of your opinions and how you feel about the site. Your demographic information and survey responses will be completely anonymous and analyzed in an aggregate form. This means that your demographic information and survey answers will not be connected to your identity. We will use that information for research purposes only and only members of our staff will have access to the raw data. We may share analyses of the aggregated data with some of our current and potential business partners to give them an idea of our reader demographics and your opinions about different products. See the “How To Opt Out” section of this Privacy Policy to find out how to leave the survey program.

Sharing Information

First and foremost, any information we share will be anonymous. That means that we will never share your name, email address, or any other personally identifiable information acquired through our Services with third parties. The information we share is data taken from third party services like Google Analytics and Quantcast and information from surveys completed in the survey program. Google Analytics and Quantcast tell us information like what kinds of products our readers like to buy, what part of the world they are in, and their basic demographic information. We may share this data with possible and current business partners. Information from survey responses is shared anonymously. As mentioned in the survey section of this Privacy Policy, your answers won’t be tied to your Personal Information. When survey data is shared, it is in aggregate form and is used to show current and potential business partners an idea of our reader demographics and your opinions about different products.

Data Inclusion in Articles

We may also share tweets in articles that feature a trending hashtag. When we do this, we will mention you on Twitter, so you will always know if your tweet is being used. If you want your tweet removed from the article, please contact us at and we will remove it.

Information of Yours That You Can Access

If you are a registered user, you can access information associated with your Account by logging into the Services. Registered and unregistered users can access and delete cookies through their web browser settings.

California Privacy Rights

Under California Civil Code sections 1798.83-1798.84, California residents are entitled to ask us for a notice identifying the categories of personal customer information, which we share with our affiliates and/or third parties for marketing purposes, and providing contact information for such affiliates and/or third parties. If you are a California resident and would like a copy of this notice, please submit a written request to the following address:

The Tempest Media, Inc.
1133 15th St. NW
Washington, DC 20005

How to Opt-Out

You can unsubscribe from receiving our newsletter, survey program, or ambassador program at any time. To unsubscribe from our newsletter, you can click on the “Unsubscribe” link in the footer of our weekly newsletter emails and follow the instructions. You can leave The Ambassadors by sending an email to saying that you would no longer like to be in the program. You can also leave the Brainstorm survey program by emailing us at

Choices You Have Regarding Your Information

You can use many of the features of the Services without registering, thereby limiting the type of information that we collect. Also, you can always opt not to disclose certain information to us, even though it may be needed to take advantage of some of our features.


If we ever change anything in our Privacy Policy, there will be a notification on the Website. If you have provided us with your email address, we will send you an email informing you of the changes and providing you with a link to the updated Privacy Policy.

Contacting Us

If you have any questions regarding our Privacy Policy, please contact us at

Last updated October 17, 2016.