Privacy Rights

The Meme Jp Company (“The Meme Jp,” “Meme Jp,” “we” or “our”) cares about your privacy and the security of your information. We want you to be familiar with how we collect, use and disclose information, including personal information. This Privacy Policy describes our practices in conjunction with your access to our print and digital products and services. These products and services include The Meme Jp newspaper (including its international edition), our websites, email newsletters, social media pages, mobile and other applications owned and operated by us, our offline contacts, and to any other services that display this notice (collectively referred to as the “Meme Jp Services”). This Privacy Policy does not apply to certain of our products and services that display a different privacy policy.

The Meme Jp Services contain links to other websites for your convenience and information. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of those sites.

1. What Personal Information Do We Gather About You?

When you use the Meme Jp Services by, among other actions, ordering a subscription or other product, providing registration details, setting newsletter preferences, browsing our sites, completing a survey, entering a contest or otherwise interacting with our Meme Jp Services, we gather personal information. Personal information is information that identifies you as an individual or relates to an identifiable individual. Several different types of personal information can be gathered when you interact with the Meme Jp Services, depending on the type of product or service being used. Collection of personal information is necessary to delivering you the Meme Jp Services or to enhance your customer experience.

If you disclose any personal information relating to other people to us or to our service providers in connection with the Meme Jp Services, you represent that you have the authority to do so and to permit us to use the information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

We and our service providers collect personal information in a variety of ways, including:

A) Through the Meme Jp Services.

i. Registration: When you register for a Meme Jp Service, we collect personal information. For example, registration on MemeJp.info can be done by supplying a unique email address and password, or by linking your Facebook or Google accounts. See below under “From Other Sources” for more information about linking your Facebook or Google Accounts. Registration to an event or conference requires that you complete a form that will include, at a minimum, your name and email address.

ii. Billing: To subscribe to a Meme Jp Service or enable payment and donations via the Meme Jp Services, we collect and use your name, address, telephone number, email address, credit or debit card information and other billing information.

iii. User-Generated Content and Public Activities (Including Comments and Reader Reviews): We offer you opportunities to engage in public activities on MemeJp.info and other Meme Jp Services. “Public activities” are any actions you take on Meme Jp Services that are designed to be visible to other users, including comments, recommendations, reader reviews, ratings or any other items that you submit. If you choose to engage in public activities, you should be aware that any personal information you submit can be read, collected and used by other users of these services. We are not responsible for the personal information you choose to submit in the course of your public activities and we have no responsibility to publish, take down, remove or edit any of your public activities or submissions (except as required by applicable laws). For more information, see the Comments FAQ and read the “User-Generated Content: Submissions Including Comments, Reader Reviews and More” section of the Terms of Service.

iv. Contests, Sweepstakes and Special Offers: The Meme Jp collects personal information, such as your name and email, from you when you participate in sweepstakes, contests or special offers.

v. Reader Surveys, Reader Panels and Market Research: We and our service providers collect personal information from you through voluntary surveys or feedback programs conducted via the Meme Jp Services, through our service providers’ platforms, by phone, by mail or during in-person interviews or focus groups. We will ask you for your consent to the processing of information at the point of collection. We also conduct similar research for advertisers.

vi. Reader Experience Programs: When you interact with our interactive programs and answer questionnaires, we collect personal information about you.

vii. Contact With Our Call Centers. We collect personal information from you in non-digital contexts, including, for example, when you place an order over the phone or contact customer service.

B) From Other Sources.

i. Publicly available databases, including privately-held marketing and data analytics resources. For example, we may receive demographic information (age, sex, household income, job industry and job title) from these sources.

ii. Joint marketing third party, when they share the information with us.

iii. Social-media platforms or other third-party services (such as Kindle or Nook). If you choose to link your social-media account or account relating to other third-party services to the Meme Jp Services, you may be asking third parties to send us certain information from those social media accounts or services accounts, and you are authorizing us to collect, store, and use what they send us in accordance with this Privacy Policy. You can disassociate your MemeJp.info registration from third-party accounts any time. For more detail, please see our Social Media FAQ.

2. What Do We Do With The Personal Information We Collect About You?

We collect, use or otherwise process personal information as allowed under applicable law, including where based on one or more of the following:

– The consent you provide to us at the point of collection of your personal information;

– The performance of the contract we have with you;

– The compliance of a legal obligation to which we are subject; or

– The legitimate interests of The Meme Jp, a third party or yourself. “Legitimate interest” is a technical term under the regulation. It means that there are good

3. With Whom Do We Share The Personal Information We Gather?

A) Sharing Within The Meme Jp. We share your personal information with our affiliates for the purposes listed in this Privacy Policy. You can consult the list and location of our affiliates here.

B) Sharing With Service Providers. We contract with other companies, agents or contractors (“service providers”) to provide services on our behalf. These services are, for example, credit-card, payment and billing processing, fulfillment of orders, information technology and related infrastructure provision, customer service, ad serving, shipping, email distribution, list processing and analytics, research surveys/interviews/focus group management and analysis, or promotions management. In the course of performing these services, our service providers have access to your information including your personal information.

C) Sharing With Other Third Parties. We will not sell, rent, swap or authorize any third party (except our service providers) to use your email address without your permission. Nothing in this Privacy Policy is intended to restrict our use or sharing of aggregated or de-identified information in any way.

4. Other Information Collected Using Technology

Other information does not specifically identify you and are collected through technology. It includes tracking information collected by us as well as third parties.

We use various internet technologies to manage, and track the use of, the Meme Jp Services. We use and disclose this information for any purpose, except where we are required to do otherwise under applicable law. Information that we collect using these technologies is combined with personal information about you. If we combine information with personal information, we will treat the combined information as personal information.

A) Device Information. We collect information about the computer, mobile device or other device you use to access the Meme Jp Services, such as Internet protocol (IP) addresses (the region or general location where your computer or device is accessing the Internet), geolocation information, unique device identifiers, browser type, browser language and other transactional information.

B) Cookies, Beacons, Local Storage and Other Similar Technologies. We use “cookies,” Web beacons, tags and scripts, and other similar technologies including local storage objects such as HTML5. These technologies allow us to manage access to and use of the Meme Jp Services, recognize you and provide personalization, and help us understand how people use the Meme Jp Services. You will not be able to access certain areas of our websites, including MemeJp.info, if your computer does not accept cookies from us. Because there is no accepted standard on how to respond to “do not track” browser-based signals, we do not respond to such signals.

5. Third-Party Advertising

Some of the services and advertisements included in the Meme Jp Services, including on MemeJp.info and within our mobile apps, are delivered or served by third-party companies, which may collect information about your use of the Meme Jp Services.

These companies place or recognize cookies, pixel tags, web beacons or other technology to track certain information about our Meme Jp Services website users. For example, in the course of serving certain advertisements, an advertiser may place or recognize a unique cookie on your browser in order to collect certain information about your use of the Meme Jp Services. For another example, an advertiser or ad server may also be able to collect your device’s unique identifier in the course of serving an ad. In many cases, this information could be used to show you ads on other websites based on your interests.

6. Your California Privacy Rights

Under the California “Shine The Light” law, California residents may opt-out of our disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. As detailed above, you may choose to opt-out of the sharing of your personal information with third parties for marketing purposes at any time by submitting a request in writing to Customer Care, P.O. Box 8041, Davenport, IA 52808-8041 or by emailing us at [email protected] Please include your account number and phone number in the body of your email or letter, and put “Opt-out” in the subject line. It is important to note that this opt-out request does not prohibit us from sending you important administrative disclosures for non-marketing purposes. We will comply with your request(s) as soon as reasonably practicable.

7. Data Retention

We retain personal information for as long as needed or permitted in light of the purpose(s) for which it was obtained and consistent with applicable law. The criteria used to determine our retention periods include:

The length of time we have an ongoing relationship with you and provide the Meme Jp Services to you (for example, for as long as you have an account with us or continue to use the Meme Jp Services);

Whether there is a legal obligation to which we are subject (for example, certain laws require us to keep records of your transactions for a certain period of time before we can delete them); or

Whether retention is advisable in light of our legal position (for example, in light of applicable statutes of limitations, litigation or regulatory investigations).

8. Is My Information Protected?

We seek to protect personal information with reasonable organizational, technological and physical safeguards commensurate to the sensitivity of the personal information. Although we take appropriate measures to safeguard your information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.To further protect your data, we recommend that you use complex passwords for your accounts with us and for accounts with third parties that you link to any of your accounts with us. Please do not use the same passwords you use for Meme Jp Services for other services or share your password with unauthorized people. If you have reason to believe that your interaction with us is no longer secure, please immediately notify us in accordance with the “Contacting Us” section above.

9. Children’s Guidelines

We do not knowingly collect or store any personal information from children except as permitted by applicable law.

If you are a resident of California, USA, under 18 years old and a registered user of the Meme Jp Services, please see above “How Do I Access, Change or Update My Personal Information?”