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SCRUBSMAG.COM PRIVACY POLICY

PLEASE READ THIS PRIVACY CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS SITE.

Thank you for your interest in our website www.scrubsmag.com (the “Site”) owned, operated, licensed or controlled by Strategic Media Group, Strategic Partners, LLC,  Scrubsmag.com, and Mind Over Media, LLC (collectively, the “Company”).

This Privacy Policy covers how the Company will use its users’ personally identifiable information (“Personal Data”) as well as general demographic and behavioral information (“Demographic Data”) that Company gathers when users access, register for and use this Site, when users use or view our Content.  Capitalized terms contained herein shall have the same meanings ascribed to them in the Site’s Terms.

The Company knows that users care about how their personal information is used and shared, and we take your privacy seriously. Please read the following to learn more about our privacy policy.

By voluntarily providing us with Personal Data and/or using this Site, you are consenting to our use of your Personal Data and Demographic Data in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

1.Demographic Data

Through the use of certain technologies we are able to track and store certain types of information whenever you interact with our Site. The Company automatically receives and records information on our server logs from your browser including IP addresses, cookie information, browsing history and the Site pages requested. The Company only uses this data in aggregate form, for statistical purposes, and not in a manner that would give the Company sufficient information to identify you personally. This type of aggregate data enables us to figure out how often users access parts of the Site, what types of Content they are interested in, where they are generally located and what are their general online behavior patterns. We utilize this information so that we can improve the Site and the Content. This information may be shared with advertisers and other third parties on an aggregated basis, but it does not include the Personal Data of individual users. Our use of cookies, pixel tags and IP Addresses are set forth accordingly:

(a) Cookies are small bits of information that that a website can send to your browser and may then be stored on your computer’s hard drive. It acts as an anonymous tag that identifies your computer, but not you personally. Cookies have the ability to store information about web pages viewed and the advertisements viewed or clicked. For registered users, cookies can also save user information and screen preferences. The Company uses cookies for improving the Site usability and aggregating non-identifiable behavioral information for both internal purposes and for sharing with our advertisers. Our cookies do not collect or contain Personal Data, but may reflect de-identified demographic or other data linked to the registration data you have submitted to us, e.g. your email address, in hashed, non-human readable form. To opt-out of these cookies, you may check your browser’s preferences to accept cookies. While you may turn off your computer’s acceptance of cookies through your browser, your full use of the Site may be restricted.

(b) Pixel Tags, also known as clear GIFs or web beacons, are invisible tags placed on certain pages of the Site but not on your computer. When you access these pages, pixel tags generate a generic notice of that visit. They usually work in conjunction with cookies, registering when a particular computer visits a particular page. The Company uses pixel tags for Site analytics, site crawling across the Company’s network of sites and to serve you more relevant Content and ads based upon your historical behavioral patterns. If you turn off cookies the pixel tag will simply detect an anonymous Site visit.

(c) We collect your computer’s IP addresses in order to conduct system administration, to conduct Site analysis, block computers who have violated our Terms of Service, and identify computers which may be engaged in illegal or illicit activity on our Site. While we do not associate IP addresses with records containing Personal Data, we will use IP addresses to identify any user who refuses to comply with these Terms of Use or otherwise violates any applicable laws. Additionally, we may be required to disclose IP addresses pursuant to a court order or subpoena.

(d) The Company shares Demographic Data and non-identifiable (e.g. hashed) Personal Data to third party advertisers and data brokers so that they can determine user preferences based upon online behavioral patterns and can serve contextual advertising while users are visiting the Site to enhance the user experience with more relevant advertisements. Users may opt out of these services as prescribed in Section 6 below.

2.         Personal Data

If you voluntarily provide us with your Personal Data on this Site, you acknowledge and agree that such Personal Data may be transferred from your current location to the offices and servers of the Company and the authorized third parties referred to herein located in the United States.

(a) Information Collected Through the Site: We may collect Personal Data through the Site when you voluntarily choose to provide us with such Personal Data, such as through one or more of the following options:

(i) Registration. If we provide a registration system for participation in a promotional contest or sweepstakes, or to put you on a newsletter list, you will be required to give the Company your Personal Data, including contact information such as your name, e-mail address, home and mobile phone number, and demographic information such as gender, age, and income. Should you choose to complete the registration process by using third party tools, such as Facebook, you are authorising limited access to the same information that is requested when manually creating an account (such as your name, e-mail address, home and mobile phone number, and demographic information such as gender and age).

(ii) Method of ContactingUsers. The Company may use Personal Data collected from its users to contact them or share the Personal Data with its advertisers who may also contact them. Typically, the user would be contacted by Company (or any other party authorized under Section 5 below) through email or pop-up windows on their browser. The user may only opt out of certain categories of contact as set forth in Section 5 and 6 of this Privacy Policy.

(iii) Modifying Personal Data. Users may modify or update their Personal Data after registration to ensure it is accurate by logging into their accounts and editing their user profile. Users may also opt out of Personal Data sharing preferences as set forth under Section 6 below.

(iv) Use of Personal Data. The Company uses Personal Data that its users provide in a manner that is consistent with this Privacy Policy. Specifically, the Company will use Personal Data to the extent necessary to provide the products and services offered on this Site, to register user profiles (including authentication), to maintain user account, to administer the Site, to facilitate user’s online transactions on the Site, including sending email newsletters, prize fulfillment and promotion participation and to monitor violations of the Terms of Use (and take appropriate actions as prescribed in the Terms of Use) and as may be otherwise permissible under applicable law. The Company may also use user Personal Data to offer them certain products and services users may find of interest and share such information with third parties as prescribed in Section 5 below. Users may, however, opt out of receiving future solicitations by following the instructions in such email or by communicating the user’s opt out preferences as explained in Section 6 below.

If the Company intends on using any Personal Data in any manner that is not consistent with this Privacy Policy, users will be informed of such anticipated use prior to or at the time at which the Personal Data is collected and will be given an opportunity to opt out of such use. In a case where such proposed usage is necessary to provide enhanced services on the Site, a user’s opt out to such usage may restrict the user’s use of all or a portion of the Site.

3.         Storage and Data Retention

Personal Data and Demographic Data associated with a user shall be stored and retained by the Company at their discretion.

4.         Security

The Company employs reasonable security measures to protect against the theft, misuse and alteration of the Personal Data under its control. All Personal Data is housed in a secured internal infrastructure. The Company utilizes the current standard industry practices to maintain security of Personal Data. However, no Internet, mobile or e-mail transmission is ever fully secure or error-free. In particular, e-mail or SMS message sent or uploaded User Generated Content sent to or from this Site may not be secure. Therefore, users should therefore take special care in deciding what information they send to the Company through an Internet connection.

Personal Data contained in a user profile may only be accessible through a valid username and password. Users are responsible to maintain their username and password and to not share these with anyone else. The Company is not responsible for any breaches of a user’s profile and access to their Personal Data which is attributed to lost or stolen usernames and passwords. In the event of an inadvertent disclosure of a user’s username and password, users are advised to change their password as soon as they become aware of such disclosure.

5.         Personal Data Sharing

The Company considers its users’ Personal Data to be a vital part of their relationship. In most cases, the Company will not share your Personal Data without your prior informed consent, and you may opt out of the Company’s sharing of certain Personal Data to certain third parties as described in this Section 5. There are however, certain circumstances in which the Company may share a user’s Personal Data with certain third parties without further notice or required consent of users.

(a) Personal Data Sharing That Does Not Require User Consent Or Notice.

(i) Business Transfers: As the Company develops its business, it might sell or buy businesses or assets. In the event of a corporate sale, merger, reorganization, dissolution or similar event, Personal Data may be part of the transferred assets.

(ii) Agents, Consultants and Related Third Parties: The Company retains the services of third party vendors to perform certain business-related functions for the Company and to provide users access and use of the Site. Examples include mailing information, maintaining databases and software, customer support and processing prizes and other promotional incentives. When the Company employs third parties to perform such functions, it only provides them with the information that they need to perform their specific function.

(iii) Legal Requirements: The Company may disclose user Personal Data if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to (1) comply with a legal obligation, (2) protect and defend the rights or property of the Company or to enforce its Terms of Use, (3) act in urgent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of the Site or the public, or (4) protect against legal liability.

(b) Data Sharing Requiring Consent and Notice.

Currently, the Company does not share Personal Data other than as set forth above. Should Company desire to modify the manner in which they collect, use or share Personal Data with third parties in the future, it will notify its users of such change and any Personal Data collected after the effective date of such change will be subject to the new privacy terms. At the time of the change, Users will have an opportunity to opt out of such sharing, if appropriate.

6.         Choice/ Opt Out

(a)        Demographic Data. The Company uses third-party advertising companies to serve ads and collect information when users visit the Site. These companies may use information (not including users’ Personal Data) about users visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements on the Site, other websites and other forms of media about goods and services of interest to such users. Each of these third party companies may use cookie and/or pixel tag technology to track user behavioral patterns once a user registers on the Site. Some companies may also (1) match a user’s information in hashed (non-readable and non-identifiable)) format  with third party  opt-in lists ); and/or (2)  transmit advertiser communications that may be relevant to a user based upon  user behavior.

In some instances, users may request more information from these third parties concerning their respective products and/or services by clicking on such advertisement. Some of the third party advertisers offer to contact our users directly as a way to follow up a user’s interest in its products and/or services. In such cases, users will be asked for their Personal Data, and by providing your Personal Data in such a fashion, a user is consenting to being contacted by such third party.

(b)       Personal Data. The Site gives users the opportunity to opt-out to receive communications from the Company and its third party advertisers when the user registers his/her Personal Data on the Site.  This Site also gives users the opportunity to stop receiving these communications at any time by an opt-out option at the bottom of all communications, or they may write or email to the Company at the below address to opt out of future communications not directly related to the user’s access to the Site and their account:

Mind Over Media

Attn: Privacy / Opt Out

702 16th Street

Santa Monica, CA 90402

or

hello@scrubsmag.com

7.         External Links

The Company may provide links to various Company-owned or affiliated and third party web sites which are provided solely for the user’s convenience. However, even if a third-party affiliation exists between this Site and that destination site, the Company does not necessarily exercise authority over or manage these linked sites.  Each third party website maintains independent privacy and data collection policies and procedures. The Company does not assume responsibility or liability for these independent methods or actions and are not responsible for the independent policies or procedures of destination sites. Similarly, the Company cannot take responsibility for the privacy initiatives or the content of such web sites. These links to third party web sites are provided only for the user’s convenience, and as such, the user accesses them at their own risk. However, the Company wishes to ensure the integrity of the Site and its destination links, so any comments pertaining to the Site or any third party websites accessed through these links are greatly appreciated.

8.         Exclusions

This Privacy Policy does not apply to any Personal Data collected by the Company other than Personal Data collected through the Site.

9.         Changes

The Company may amend this Privacy Policy from time to time and will provide notice to you. Use of information the Company collects now is subject to the Privacy Policy in effect at the time such information is used/collected. Since the Company may make changes in the way it uses Personal Data, you will be notified of such proposed uses, and if appropriate, you will have an opportunity to opt out of such use.

10.       Complaints

The Company considers the privacy of its users of utmost importance, and welcomes any feedback from its users regarding privacy concerns. In the event of any issues or complaints regarding the Company’s alleged violation of this Privacy Policy, users may contact the Company via regular mail at:

Mind Over Media

Attn: Privacy Department

702 16th Street

Santa Monica, CA 90402

The Company will use all reasonable efforts to resolve user complaints in this regard.