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Privacy

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

This Privacy Policy describes the policies and procedures of the Tempest Media In. (“The Tempest”, “we”, “our, or “us) on the collection, use, and disclosure of your information on http://thetempest.co (the “Site” or “our Site”), and any mobile applications, features, or content including our email newsletter (collectively with the Site, known as the “Services”) offered by us.

Information We Collect:

In connection with certain aspects of the Services, we may request, collect and/or display some of your Personal Information. When you access and use the Services, you are consenting that you have read, understood and agreed to the collection, transfer, storage, disclosure, and other uses of your information as described in this Privacy Policy.
We are the sole owners of any information collected from you. We receive information about you from various sources, including (i) your registration for our Services; (ii) your use of the Services generally, and (iii) third party website and services.
This privacy policy does not apply to the practices of third party website and services that you may access through our Services but we do not own/control, including but not limited to Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (“Third Party Services”). We do not take any responsibility for privacy policies of those third party services, and encourage you to review the privacy policies of any third party services you choose to access.

Information We Collect:

The information we collect from you helps us personalize, improve, and continue to operate the Services.  

The information we collect is classified into two types of information; Personal information and Personal identifying information. Personal information is information that on its own may not be able to identify a person, but when used with another piece of information could help identify an individual (e.g., race, gender, age). Personal identifying information can be used to immediately identify an individual (e.g., Full name, Home address, Email address, Telephone number).

We collect information from you in the following ways:

Children Under 13 

We do not knowingly collect any personal information from children under thirteen. If you are under the age of 13 you are not eligible to use or provide any Personal information including names, email addresses, screen names to us on or through our Site, register for our Ambassador Program or Survey Program, or sign up for our Newsletter.

Information You Provide

We collect personally identifiable (name, email address, etc.) information that is 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 or ambassador program, post a comment to an article, 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 the purposes of linking to and/or posting on your social media accounts.

User Content

This site welcomes contributions from users in connection with the service. In this policy, content provided by users is referred to as “User Content” and refers to user generated material on the site including but not limited to, artwork, articles and comments. Any content you submit to the service can be retained by us indefinitely. Any content disclosed to third parties will not reveal any personal identifying information, as described in this privacy policy.

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

We automatically receive and record statistical 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 to fight spam/malware and facilitate collection of data concerning your interaction with the Services (e.g., which links you have clicked upon).

Statistical information derived from Personal Information may be collected and stored in an aggregate form that cannot be tied back to you, your Account, or your web browser (“Aggregate Statistical Information”). However, we do collect statistical information that may be tied to your unique mobile device identifier, IP address, and geolocation information and thus may be tied back to you or your web browser (“Personally Identifiable Statistical Information”).

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.

Other Information We Collect

We and other parties may also collect statistical information about your online activities over time and across third-party website or services. The information we collect provides statistics of the pages visited by you. We may use different technologies and features to collect this information, which may include tracking your activities through your Internet Protocol (IP) address, computer settings or most-recently visited URL.

We may receive a confirmation when you open an email from us. We use this confirmation to improve our customer service.

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.

Information Related to Advertising and the Use of Web Beacons

To support and enhance the Services, we may serve advertisements through the Services, including but not limited to, our email newsletter. These advertisements are sometimes targeted and served to particular users.

Advertisements targeting 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, (i.e., Personal Information such as gender or age) or may be based on the Services usage patterns of particular users. We do not provide Personal Identifying 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.

“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 support Do Not Track requests.

How and To Whom is Your Information Shared

First and foremost, any information we share will be anonymous. We will never share your name, email address, or any other personally identifiable information acquired through our Services or through third party services.

Third party services such as data analytics programs provide us with consumer information (i.e., kinds of products our readers like to buy, what part of the world they are in), and their basic demographic information. We only share anonymous statistical data taken from third party services and information collected from the survey program, with potential and current business partners.

Some activity on and through the Service can be public by default. This includes user content posted through the Services.

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 support@thetempest.co and we will remove it.

How Your Information Will Be Used: 

“The Wave” Newsletter

When you sign up for our newsletter, “The Wave,” your email address will be used to send you the newsletter once a week (or more). Our contact list can only be accessed by certain members of our team and is never shared with third parties.

You can unsubscribe from the program at any time, for more information refer to the “How To Opt Out” section of this Privacy Policy.

“The Ambassadors” Program

When you sign up to be a part of our Ambassador Program, we will collect your name, email address and street address.

Your name and email address will be used to track the number of people you get to sign up for our newsletter, “The Wave,” and to alert you of any earned prizes. We will use your street address to send your prize to you.

This information can only be accessed by you and by our team and is never shared with third parties.

You can unsubscribe from the program at any time, for more information refer to the “How To Opt Out” section of this Privacy Policy.

“Brainstorm” Survey Group:

When you sign up to be a part of our survey program “Brainstorm,” we will collect your email address, street address, demographic information (such as race, gender, and household income), and your answers to surveys. Your demographic information and survey answers will not be connected to your personal identifying information (name, email, etc.,) .

Your email address will be used to notify you of any new surveys available for you to take, the number of points you have earned, and any drawings won. Your street address will be used to mail you your prizes in the case that you earn enough points and win a drawing. Your demographic information will provide us with a better understanding of the demographics of our audience. Your survey responses will be provide us with a better understanding of how to improve our site to suit your needs.

Your demographic information and survey responses will be completely anonymous and analyzed in an aggregate form. The information will be used 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 provide examples of our reader demographics and consumer interests.

You can unsubscribe from the program at any time, for more information refer to the “How To Opt Out” section of this Privacy Policy.

Our Affiliate Program

The Tempest.co is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to thetempest.co

Click here to read more about the Amazon Affiliate Program.

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.
250 K St. NE
Washington, DC 20002

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.

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 unsubscribe from The Ambassadors or the Brainstorm by sending an email to support@thetempest.co saying that you would no longer like to participate in the program.

Modifications

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 provide you with a link to the updated Privacy Policy.

Legal Disclaimer

Though we make every effort to preserve user privacy, we may need to disclose personal information when required by law wherein we have a good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with a current judicial proceeding, a court order or legal process served on our web site.

Contacting Us

If you have any questions regarding our Privacy Policy, please contact us at support@thetempest.co.

Last updated January 31, 2018.