Privacy Policy

PRIVACY POLICY

Harris Publications Inc. (“Harris”) believes that you should control the dissemination of the personally identifiable information that you provide when using the RIDES-mag.com web site (“the Site”). Please review this policy carefully to understand how we will treat the personally identifiable information that you give to us.

Your use of this Site in any fashion constitutes your agreement to the terms of Harris’s Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use Please review this page periodically. If we decide to change our Privacy Policy, we will post those changes on this page so that you are always aware of what personally identifiable information we collect, how we use it and under what circumstances we disclose it. Your continued use of the Site constitutes your agreement to any such changes.
What personally identifiable information is collected on this Site?

You do not have to provide any personally identifiable information to use the Site. However, when you use the Site to subscribe to our publications, to enter contests, to post messages on the Site, or to receive our retailer promo pack, Harris collects personally identifiable information as indicated in each such area of the Site, including your name, address, email address, zip code, phone number, and gender. Harris may also collect data related to the areas of Harris that you visit and how often you visit those areas.

Harris will make an effort to include a link to the Privacy Policy whenever we ask you for additional personally identifiable information.

How is my personally identifiable information used?

We use the personally identifiable information on our subscription form to ensure proper delivery of your issues of RIDES, and your e-mail or mail-in contact information in connection with our contests, sweepstakes and other promotions in order to ensure the validity of your entries, to notify you if you are a winner, to send information about RIDES, other Harris publications and other Site features prizes and offers via email (unless you have opted out of receiving these types of communications), to send you advertising from selected Harris partners and advertisers (unless you have opted out of receiving these types of communications) and to ensure that we comply with applicable laws.

We may also aggregate the information we collect to develop certain summary reports for our partners and/or advertisers. We provide this information to assist our partners and/or advertisers in determining how to promote their products and services. In so doing, we do not reveal personally identifiable information or disclose specifically who saw or clicked on their advertisements or other links.
Who has access to my personally identifiable information?

Only Harris has ongoing access to your personally identifiable information.Harris works hard to ensure that your information is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed secure. While we takes steps to protect your personally identifiable information, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you transmit to us or from the Site, and you use the Site at your own risk.
What personally identifiable information is disclosed to third parties?

Harris may share the following personally identifiable information with its advertisers, sponsors, and partners in the following circumstances:

  • Information you provide when entering into a contest, sweepstakes or promotion sponsored by the Site and/or one of our advertisers/partners/sponsors.
  • Information you provide when you register to receive goods or services from Harris or from one of our advertisers/partners/sponsors.
  • Data related to the areas of the Site that you visit and how often you visit those areas.

Harris does not disclose your personally identifiable information to any third party except in special situations described above, and as to comply with the law or administer the Site. Other than as described above, Harris will only share with third party partners, sponsors, and advertisers the information you have provided to us in aggregate form — that is, as a summary report showing, for instance, how many residents of a specific state subscribed to our publication or participated in a contest.

Responses to Particular Offers. Unless you have opted out of receiving special offers or emails from selected third parties, we may provide a report to an advertiser or partner which tells them who responded to a particular offer. For example, we might send you an email which offers you a discount on a particular product. If you click on that e-mail or accept an offer or discount contained therein, we may provide the advertiser with the personally identifiable information necessary to provide you with that discount.

Administering the Site and Compliance with Law: Harris may disclose your personally identifiable information if we believe in good faith that we are required to do so in order to comply with applicable law, a subpoena, or other legal process. Harris may also disclose information when we have reason to believe that disclosing this information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be violating our Terms of Use, or to protect the safety of our users or the public. In addition, Harris may disclose or access personally identifiable information for administrative and other purposes that we believe are necessary to develop, maintain and improve our products and services.
How do I opt out of or modify the collection, disclosure and distribution of personally identifiable information?

You can always choose whether or not to disclose personally identifiable information and that choice will not prevent you from using the Site. Please note, however, that you must provide some personally identifiable information in order to subscribe to RIDES, to enter any of the Site contests, promotions or sweepstakes, to post messages on the Site, or to receive our retailer promo pack

You can choose at anytime to opt out of receiving emails from Harris or from having your personally identifiable information shared in any fashion with selected companies. If you wish to do so send an email to ridesonline@harris-pub.com. If you send us a message with the phrase “remove” in the subject line we will not disclose your personally identifiable information or send you emails or other offers or promotions. However, Harris may continue to use your personally identifiable information for internal purposes, to conduct contests, sweepstakes and promotions, to enhance your user experience or as necessary to administer the Site or comply with applicable law.
What happens when I go to linked sites?

When you are on Harris, you may be directed to other sites that are beyond our control. For example, if you “click” on a sponsor’s logo, the “click” may take you off the Harris Site. These other sites may independently collect data, solicit personally identifiable information, or send their own cookies to you. Harris is not responsible for any use of the information including click-stream data that you may create when using such 3rd party sites.
What is Harris’s policy regarding children’s privacy?

Harris is committed to the safety of our children. Children under 13 may not register or participate in any contest, sweepstakes or promotion on the Site.. The Site is neither directed to nor intended for children under 13. Any child under 13 who chooses to use the Site should always ask a parent for permission before sending any information to the Site. In addition:

  • Harris will not request or knowingly collect from a child any information online that can be traced to the child, such as an email address, name or information about the child’s family;
  • Harris will not knowingly use personal information from children under age 13 for any marketing or promotional purposes; and,
  • Harris will not send any direct email offers to users who indicate they are under the age of 13.

How are cookies used by Harris?

Harris assigns a random number to each user for anonymously tracking traffic patterns. This random number is kept in a file on your computer called a “cookie.” Cookies allow Harris to keep track of how often users are visiting specific areas of our Site – or simply how many times a user visits our Site each month.

Harris does not require users to accept cookies in order to enjoy the Site. You can set your browser to reject cookies, or to notify you when Harris or any other company sends you a cookie. If you have questions about how to change your browser’s “cookie” settings, you should contact the software manufacturer. You should be aware, however, that many areas of Harris will be significantly slower, or may not function at all, if cookies are disabled.
Who can I contact with questions regarding this policy or my personally identifiable information?

Questions regarding this statement or the privacy policies or procedures of this Site should be directed first to ridesmag@harris-pub.com.