Like most website operators, Comic Book Mania collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Comic Book Mania’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Comic Book Mania’s visitors use its website. From time to time, Comic Book Mania may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
Comic Book Mania also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on Comicbookmania.com blogs/sites. Comic Book Mania only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that commenter IP addresses and email addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog/site where the comment was left.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to Comic Book Mania’s websites choose to interact with Comic Book Mania in ways that require Comic Book Mania to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Comic Book Mania gathers depends on the nature of the interaction.
For example, we ask visitors who sign up at Comicbookmania.com to provide a username and email address. WordPress generally requests this information so that site visitors can register with the site and leave comments. The information supplied generally includes a name that the individual enters along with an email address.
In each case, Comic Book Mania collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Comic Book Mania.
Comic Book Mania does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.
Comic Book Mania may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. This is done using the Google Analytics service through a third-party plugin (Monster Insights) on the WordPress platform. These stats are generally collected in order to better serve the visitors to this website with applicable content or product suggestions.
In addition, the hosting company (Hostgator/GoDaddy) and WordPress may collect statistics for those who visit the ComicBookMania.com website.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
Comic Book Mania discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Comic Book Mania’s behalf or to provide services available at Comic Book Mania’s websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Comic Book Mania’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them.
Comic Book Mania will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Comic Book Mania discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Comic Book Mania believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Comic Book Mania, third parties or the public at large.
If you are a registered user of Comic Book Mania website and have supplied your email address, Comic Book Mania may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with Comic Book Mania and our products.
If you send us a request (for example via email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users.
Comic Book Mania takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
As previously mentioned, when a website visitor decides to leave a comment on this website/blog, then a username and email are necessary. These pieces of information are used by the WordPress platform to register the user for notifications of comment replies and to allow for future comments on this website. The supplied information is not used for any other purpose.
The Comic Book Mania website includes a Contact form where visitors can send inquiries or comments about the site. This form requires the individual to enter a name and email address. This information is solely used in order to provide a reply to the individual’s inquiry or comment, as required. The supplied information is no used for any other purpose, nor is it shared or sold with any third parties.
If Comic Book Mania, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Comic Book Mania goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of Comic Book Mania may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.
Our advertisers or affiliate companies we work with generally include Amazon Associates, Shareasale, and eBay Partners Network. Each of these companies have their own unique privacy policies that site visitors should refer to when using their respective sites.
How to Opt-Out of Data Use
As previously described, we (ComicBookMania.com) collect personal data about you when you voluntarily provide it to us and collect other data about you and your use of the Site automatically when you interact with us.
You may remove specific tracking technologies and opt-out of online behavioral advertising messaging by using the opt-out tools available at the Digital Advertising Alliance (DAA Opt-Out Tool) and the Network Advertising Initiative (NAI Opt-Out Tools).
Please note that these opt-out tools are each device and browser specific, so you must repeat the opt-out process from each of your browsers and devices.
Website Visitors’ GDPR Rights
Those visitors who are within the European Union are entitled to certain information and will have certain rights under the General Data Protection Regulation. Those rights include:
We will retain any of the information you choose to provide to us until the earlier of : (a) you request for us to delete the information, (b) our decision to cease using our existing data providers, or (c) the website determines that the value in retaining the data is outweighed by the costs of retaining it.
You also have the right to request access to your data that the website stores and the rights to either rectify or erase your personal data.
You also have the right to seek restrictions on the processing of your data.
You also have the right to object to the processing of your data and the right to the portability of your data.
To the extent that you provided consent to the Company’s processing of your personal data, you have the right to withdraw that consent at any time, without affecting the lawfulness of processing based upon consent that occurred prior to your withdrawal of consent.
You also have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority that has jurisdiction over issues related to the General Data Protection Regulation.
You can contact us with any questions or concerns at firstname.lastname@example.org