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Purpose and Scope
Types of Information Maker Media Gathers and Tracks
Maker Media collects two kinds of information about users: 1) data that users volunteer by signing up to receive news and product information, entering contests, submitting projects, completing surveys, or buying directly from us; and 2) aggregated tracking data we collect when users interact with our websites.
We never sell or rent your email address or other personally identifiable information. We use the personal information you voluntarily provide to send information you’ve requested, to fulfill orders, and to update you on the status of your activities. The specific use of your personal information varies:
We release personal information when we believe that release is appropriate to comply with the law, or to protect the rights, property, or safety of Maker Media, our users, or others. This may include exchanging information with other companies and organizations for fraud protection and credit risk reduction.
Aggregated Tracking Information
We analyze visitors’ use of our sites by tracking information such as pageviews, traffic flow, search terms, and click through. We use this information to improve our sites. We also share this anonymous, non-personal traffic and demographic information in aggregate form with advertisers and other business partners. We do not share with advertisers any information that can identify an individual user.
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Third Party Services
We work with third party services to provide services and functions to improve your experience on Maker Media websites and to operate our business. We may disclose certain of the information we collect to third-party service providers that help us manage communications to and from the Maker Media websites and improve website performance. These service providers have privacy policies that restrict them from further disclosing any of your information.
Creating an Account on MakerSpace
To submit posts, to comment on other users’ projects, or to follow other users on makerspace.com, you need to have an account. During account creation, we ask you for your real name, location, and email address, and we assign you a user name. Other users can see your real name, username and location, but not your email address.
When you create a profile on MakerSpace, we will send you email informing you of your profile activity, such as new followers. The information we collect about you when you are logged into MakerSpace, such as which projects you like or interests you identify on your profile, helps us recommend content to you. This information and data about your activities on our site may be used in a number of ways, including the following:
Updating Personal Information on MakerSpace
You can update your profile information and reset your password through the Account Settings page. You cannot change your username, but you can make a new account and manually copy your projects to the new account.
If you want to delete your account entirely, send an email to [email protected] and include your user name and the email address associated with the account. You will receive a confirmation email at that same address.
Creating an Account on Makezine.com
You do not need to create an account to use makezine.com. However, if you wish to comment on a story on makezine.com, you need to login with your Facebook, Twitter, Google or Disqus account in order to use the third party commenting service provided by Disqus.
Hackster.io White Label Service
We have entered into an arrangement with Hackster, Inc. who runs the website Hackster.io, to offer our community the ability to publish step-by-step projects under the title Make: Community Projects. When you create an account from http://community.makezine.com/share, you will be using Hackster’s service and creating an account with their service.
To create an account, Hackster will request your email. You can also provide your real name and location; however, this information is optional. Hackster also collects information about you when you are logged in, such as which projects you like and which users you have selected to follow. This information, which is shared only with us, may be used in a number of ways, including the following:
Additional Information Collected by Maker Media
Additional Ways Maker Media Uses Your Information
Other than as described above, we do not share personally identifiable information about you with any other person, company, or organization, except (a) as required to comply with our obligations under the law, and (b) for technical reasons, if we are required to transfer the data on our servers to another location or organization.
Protecting Your Information
Maker Media has in place physical and electronic procedures to protect the information we collect through the Service. We strictly limit individual access to our servers and the data we store on them. However, as effective as these measures are, no security system is impenetrable. We cannot completely guarantee the security of our database, nor can we guarantee that the information you supply will not be intercepted while being transmitted to us over the Internet.