Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Symposium Magazine, LLC (“Symposium Magazine”) recognizes that visitors and users to its website at (the “Website”) value their privacy. This Privacy Policy details important information regarding the use and disclosure of information about our users collected on the Website. This Privacy Policy is incorporated into and is subject to the Terms and Conditions of Use applicable to the Website. Your use of the Website and any personal information you provide on the Website remain subject to the terms of this Privacy Policy and Symposium Magazine’s Terms and Conditions of Use.

1. The Information Symposium Magazine Collects

User Provided Information: You provide certain personally identifiable information (such as your name, email address and credit card information) to Symposium Magazine when you choose to subscribe to the Website once it adopts a pay wall. We use Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption to protect the transmission of all financial information collected via our Website. In addition, we receive your email address in connection with any comment that you submit for posting on the Website.

Log File Information: Our servers automatically record certain information that your web browser sends if you use the Website and encounter an error.

2. The Way Symposium Magazine Uses Information

If you sign up to be a Website subscriber, we use the personal information you provide to us to operate, maintain, and provide to you the features and functionality of the Website, including, when applicable, sending you emails periodically relating to the Website. We use your credit card information only to charge your subscription fee, and for no other purpose. Although we may receive personal information from non-subscriber users to our Website, we do not retain any of this information.

Any personal information or other content that you voluntarily disclose online becomes publicly available and can be collected and used by others, including Symposium Magazine, without any additional permission.

We use the log file information to improve the Website and to correct any errors.

3. When Symposium Magazine Discloses Information

We may provide personally identifiable information and non-personally-identifiable information to vendors for the sole purpose of processing such information on our behalf. We require that these parties agree to use your information for no other purpose and not to disclose your information to any third party.

We do not share your personally identifiable information (such as name or email address) with other third party companies for their commercial or marketing use without your consent.

We may release personally identifiable information and/or non-personally-identifiable information if required to do so by law, or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with state and federal laws or respond to a court order, subpoena, or search warrant.

Symposium Magazine also reserves the right to disclose personally identifiable information and/or non-personally-identifiable information that Symposium Magazine believes, in good faith, is appropriate or necessary to enforce our Terms and Conditions of Use, take precautions against liability, to investigate and defend itself against any third party claims or allegations, to assist government enforcement agencies, to protect the security or integrity of our Website, and to protect the rights, property, or personal safety of Symposium Magazine, our users or others.

4. Your Choices

You may, of course, decline to submit personally identifiable information through the Website, in which case Symposium Magazine may not be able to provide certain services to you.

5. Our Commitment To Children’s Privacy

Protecting the privacy of young children is especially important. For that reason, Symposium Magazine does not knowingly collect or maintain personally identifiable information or non-personally-identifiable information on the Website from persons under 13 years of age, and no part of our Website is directed to persons under 13. If you are under 13 years of age, then please do not use or access the Website at any time or in any manner. If Symposium Magazine learns that personally identifiable information of persons under 13 years of age has been collected on the Website without verified parental consent, then Symposium Magazine will take the appropriate steps to delete this information.

6. Special Note to International Users

The Website is hosted in the United States and is intended for and directed to users in the United States. If you are accessing the Website from the European Union, Asia, or any other region with laws or regulations governing personal data collection, use, and disclosure, that differ from United States laws, please be advised that through your continued use of the Website, which is governed by U.S. law, this Privacy Policy, and our Terms and Conditions of Use, you are transferring your personal information to the United States and you consent to that transfer.

7. In the Event of Merger, Sale, or Bankruptcy

In the event that Symposium Magazine is acquired by or merged with a third party entity, we reserve the right, in any of these circumstances, to transfer or assign the information we have collected from our users as part of such merger, acquisition, sale, or other change of control. In the unlikely event of our bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, receivership, or assignment for the benefit of creditors, or the application of laws or equitable principles affecting creditors’ rights generally, we may not be able to control how your personal information is treated, transferred, or used.

8. Changes and Updates to this Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy may be revised periodically and this will be reflected by the date below. Please revisit this page to stay aware of any changes. In general, we only use your personal information in the manner described in the Privacy Policy in effect when we received the personal information you provided. Your continued use of the Website constitutes your agreement to this Privacy Policy and any future revisions.

For revisions to this Privacy Policy that may be materially less restrictive on our use or disclosure of the personal information you have already provided to us, we will attempt to obtain your consent before implementing such revisions with respect to such information.

If you have any questions about our privacy policy, please contact us at Symposium Magazine, 2127 Observatory Place NW, Washington, DC 20007.

July 7, 2013