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Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

The Outdoor Journal LLC

Welcome to www.outdoorjournal.com (the “Site”), a website owned and operated by The Outdoor Journal LLC (the “Company,”).

The Outdoor Journal is an international outdoors and adventure travel magazine. We seek to provide the most authentic content from athletes, adventurers, explorers and travellers around the world. Our long-term mission is to educate, inspire and enable all peoples to experience & protect the wilderness.

Data Privacy

Data privacy and protection is very important to us. For everyone who uses our products and services, and who entrusts us with their information, we have written this privacy notice so you can better understand how we collect data, what we do with it and how we look after it. We will tell you how long we keep data and what happens when we no longer need it. We will also outline what rights you have over your data and how we protect and facilitate those rights.

Opting in and out of communications

During the course of your use of the services, an exchange of user information will likely take place. We want you to be able to opt out as easily as you opted in. Any marketing email we send you will always have an “unsubscribe” link that will take you off that relevant marketing list.

Contents

What personal data do we collect from you?
How do we use your personal information?
Legal bases for data processing – what does it mean and how do we use them?
Do we share your information with anyone else?
Do we collect information on children?
How long will we keep your data?
Profiling – what do we mean?
Data security and cross-border transfers
Link to other websites
Your data rights
How to contact us

1. What personal information do we collect from you?

Controllers of Personal Information
The Outdoor Journal LLC is a data controller of personal information collected and processed through the services.

We collect information:

when you pay for any of our products or services
when you register to receive one of our newsletters
when you use any of our websites
if you contact us about a query or a complaint

We collect the following types of information:

Contact information
When you use or subscribe to one of our services, such as purchasing a print subscription, signing up to an email newsletter or contributing to our comments section, we will ask you to provide information such as your name, email and/or postal address so that we can provide you with the services requested.

General personal information
When conducting surveys or running competitions, in addition to contact information, we may collect other personal information such as your gender, date of birth, marital status, etc.

Payment details
When you purchase a product or service from us, such as subscribing to one of our magazines, we will also ask you for your payment details in addition to your contact information, in order to secure payment and to authorise access to our products and services. The Outdoor Journal does not view or store your payment information. Your payment details pass immediately to Authorize.net, a verified credit card processing merchant, for processing according to their Privacy Policy linked here.

Online identifiers
When you visit one of our websites, we collect information about your web visit, such as how long you visited, what sites you visited or pages you looked at, your IP address and where you were when you visited, what sort of device you were using when you visited (such as a mobile phone or type of desktop PC, Mac etc).

Behavioural data
When you visit one of our websites, we collect data on your online behaviour (eg time spent on website, items clicked on, etc).

When you buy a product or service from us, such as magazine subscription, we will collect information about what products and services you have bought from us.

2. How do we use your personal information?

At The Outdoor Journal we collect different types of information about people to provide personalised services unique to individual users and so we can monitor and improve the services we offer.

Newsletter
When you sign up to one of our newsletters, you are giving consent for us to use the email address provided to send you relevant content. You can withdraw this consent for any newsletter by unsubscribing at any time.

Advertising
We advertise on our site and in our newsletters to help keep most of the content free. We use cookies and similar technologies and work with trusted partners so that we can show you advertisements we believe might interest you, to control the number of times you see an ad and to measure the effectiveness of a campaign. We have a legitimate interest in using cookies but you can opt in or out of using them at any time. If you are interested and want to learn more about these, including how to opt out, please see our Cookie Policy. Please note, opting out of cookies does not mean you will not see any advertisements.

Delivery of goods and services / Customer account management
We will use the information you have provided in purchasing our services to communicate with you about further products and services that will likely also appeal to you.

Customer queries and complaints
We process any information you provide when dealing with complaints or enquiries made by you or legally on your behalf.

3. Legal bases for data processing – what does it mean and how do we use them?

The law on data protection sets out several different reasons why a company may collect and process your personal data and it is one of our duties to make sure you understand which of these lawful bases we are using to process your data.

Consent
In specific situations, we can collect and process your data with your consent. For example, when you tick a box to receive email newsletters.

Contractual obligations
In certain circumstances, we need your personal data to comply with our contractual obligations. For example, when you purchase a print subscription to a magazine, we will keep your name and address to fulfil your subscription.

Legal compliance
If the law requires us to, we may need to collect and process your data. For example, we can pass on details of people involved in fraud or other criminal activity affecting us to law enforcement.

Legitimate interest
In specific situations, we require your data to pursue our legitimate interests in a way which might reasonably be expected as part of running our business and which does not materially impact your rights, freedom or interests. For example, we may personalise the marketing content we provide you.

We will also use your address details to send you direct marketing information by post, telling you about products and services that we think might interest you.

4. Do we share your information with anyone else?

The Outdoor Journal LLC may share your personal information with our related brand, The Outdoor Voyage, both operating under The Outdoor Journal LLC.

If all or any of our assets (eg a title owned by us) were to be sold to another business, the personal data relating to that title (eg the subscriber list / newsletter list etc) would be transferred to the new business owner.

Service providers
We work with service providers to perform some tasks on our behalf. This might include: analysis, payments, marketing, etc, and we may share your personal data with these providers to perform the necessary tasks. However, they are obliged not to disclose or use it for any other purposes. Any third-party processing of your data on our behalf will be subject to security and confidentiality obligations consistent with this privacy notice and applicable law.

Customer research & insight
We may disclose de-personalised data (such as aggregated statistics) about the audience of our products and services and/or research participants to describe our sales, customers, traffic patterns and other information to prospective partners, advertisers, investors and other reputable third parties, and for other lawful purposes. These statistics will never include identifiable personal information.

Law enforcement organisations
Under certain circumstances we may occasionally be required by law, court order or governmental authority to disclose certain types of personal information and we reserve the right to comply with any such legally binding request.

5. Collecting data on children

We do not knowingly collect and process information from children (anyone under the age of 13). The products and services we offer are generally aimed at people aged 18 and over.

If you are under the age of 13, we ask that you do not give us any information about you or use our websites.

6. How long will we keep data?

We will retain your personal information for as long as necessary to provide the individual service/s you have requested, while taking into account any legal requirements and tax and accounting rules.

Where you sign up to receive email marketing from us we will retain your e-mail address after you ‘opt-out’ of receiving emails to ensure that we continue to honour and respect that request. To unsubscribe from marketing emails at any time, please click on the unsubscribe link at the bottom of any marketing email and update your account preferences.

In some circumstances you can ask us to delete your data: see ‘Your rights’ below for further information.

In some circumstances we may anonymise your personal data (so that it can no longer be associated with you) for research or statistical purposes in which case we may use this information indefinitely without further notice to you.

7. Profiling

We may sometimes use the data you share with us, and that we collect about you when browsing our websites and products, to personalise our services and to tailor marketing content. For example, we may use information you have provided to send you information about products we think you may be interested in. If you do not want to receive this material, you can unsubscribe at any point.

8. Cross-border transfers and security

We make sure that we have appropriate security measures to protect your information and make sure that, when we ask another organisation to provide a service for us, they have appropriate security measures and follow the same high standards of security and data protection as we do.

9. Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites run by other organisations. This privacy policy applies only to The Outdoor Journal websites‚ so we encourage you to read the privacy statements on any other websites you visit. We cannot be responsible for the privacy policies and practices of other sites even if you have accessed them using links from our websites.

10. Your rights

As a consumer, you have rights when it comes to your data:

  • The right to be informed. At every point where we are collecting your data, we will inform you of why it is being collected and how it is being processed.
  • The right of access. If you wish to see what information we hold on you, you may send us a message at [email protected] We will strive to respond in a timely and commercially reasonable manner.
  • The right to rectification. We offer the opportunity to amend your personal information by contacting us using the details below.
  • The right to erasure. If you wish to cancel all communications with us, we can anonymise or de-identify your data. Please contact us using the details below. Please make sure you inform us of all email accounts, profiles, names etc that you may have used with us that you wish to erase.
  • The right to restrict processing. You can opt-out or restrict the processing of your data by:
    • Amending your cookie settings in your browser
    • Unsubscribing from postal and email communications
    • Contacting [email protected]

      If you are unhappy with the way we have collected and are using your personal data please do not hesitate to contact us, using the contact details below.

      11. How to contact us

      Thank you for reading our Privacy Policy. If you would like to contact us to understand more about our privacy policy then please email or write to us at:

      Email: [email protected]

      USA

      The Outdoor Journal LLC
      1580 Cress CT, Boulder
      CO 80304, USA

      EUROPE
      Outdoor Journal s.à.r.l
      9 Avenue des Hauts-Fourneaux,
      Esch-sur-Alzette, L-4362, Luxembourg

      INDIA
      The Outdoor Journal™
      144 Vista Villas,
      Sector 46,
      Gurgaon,
      Haryana 122001,
      India