The Fox Magazine’s Privacy Statement

Overview

Thank you for visiting The Fox Magazine website and reviewing our Privacy Statement. The Fox Magazine does not collect personal information about visitors to our website unless you choose to provide that information to us. The Fox Magazine will use that information to respond to your message and to help us get you the information you have requested.

Information Collected and Stored Automatically

When you visit our Websites, we automatically gather and store the following information about your visit so that we can track the use of our Websites in order to make improvements. This information is stored and used in the aggregate only, and is not used to contact you personally:

  • The IP address from which you access our Websites;
  • The name of the domain from which you access the Internet (for example, gmail.com, if you are connecting from a Google account);
  • The type of browser and operating system used to access our Websites;
  • The date and time you access our sites;
  • The pages, files, documents and links that you visit; and
  • The domain of the website which referred you to this Website (the last website you visited before visiting this one).

Cookies

In addition to information collected automatically, we use cookies to support the internal functionality of the Websites. Cookies, which are small pieces of information sent to your browser by a website that you visit, are used to track usage patterns, traffic trends and customer behavior, as well as to record other information from the Website. When you register on the Websites, cookies also allow us to save information so that you will not have to re-enter it the next time you visit. Many content adjustments and customer service improvements are made based on the data derived from cookies. The Fox Magazine will sometimes use third-party vendors, such as Google Analytics, to place cookies and analyze the information collected by cookies in order to make The Fox Magazine more interesting and useful to you. No personally identifiable information is collected. Information that we collect from cookies will not be used to create profiles of individual users and only will be used in aggregate form. The data is retained for as long as necessary to support the mission of The Fox Magazine. You may set your browser to refuse cookies from any website that you visit. If you so choose, you may still gain access to most of The Fox Magazine’s, but you may not be able to conduct certain types of transactions (such as shopping) or take advantage of some of the interactive elements offered. You may opt-out of Google Analytics using the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on.

Additionally, The Fox Magazine may use the Demographics and Interest reporting feature for Google Analytics for Display Advertising. The data provided by this service (such as age, gender, and interests) is used to better understand visitors to these Websites and customize our Websites to our users’ interest. You may opt-out of Google Analytics for Display Advertising by visiting Ad Settings.

If You Send Us Personal Information

The Fox Magazine website will only collect personal information which you knowingly and voluntarily provide by, for example, sending emails, completing membership forms, registering for classes, events, or other programs, responding to surveys or ordering merchandise. If you provide us with personal information, we will normally respond to your inquiry, request or order. We may also contact you to provide information about Smithsonian activities, programs, membership and development opportunities, products and special events that may interest you. Except as described below, we will not share your name or information outside The Fox Magazine unless you affirmatively authorize us to do so by opting-in.

When we send you such information by email, you will always have an immediate opportunity to decline further communication. Please use the contact specified in the email so that we can remove you from the list that contains your name. If you are uncertain about whom to contact, you may contact our webmaster at info@thefoxmagazine.com.

The Fox Magazine uses outside vendors to provide certain services. These third-party vendors will have access to the information needed to perform their functions, but may not use your information for any other purpose. The Fox Magazine on occasion, will rent or exchange select member name and address information with other charitable or cultural non-profit organizations. You will be notified of any such sharing and provided an opportunity to opt-out.

If you opt-in, you may receive correspondence from these organizations on programs, products or services that might interest you. If you decide to opt-out of receiving any further correspondence from a non-The Fox Magazine entity, please correspond directly with that business or organization to be removed from its mailing list.

Any further sharing or disclosure requires your consent.

Security

The Fox Magazine takes reasonable steps to design and manage our Websites’ technology to ensure that its information technology systems, applications, and information technology infrastructure are secure.

As appropriate and feasible, The Fox Magazine monitors network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to access, upload, or change information or otherwise cause damage. Unauthorized access and/or unauthorized attempts to change information on The Fox Magazine website are strictly prohibited and punishable under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 and the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act. In addition to limiting access to personal information to those who have a business “need to know”, The Fox Magazine requires its service providers who help maintain or operate its Websites to contractually agree to protect the confidentiality, integrity, availability and security of the personal information.

Embedded Plug-Ins, Widgets, and Links

Within The Fox Magazine website there are embedded applications, plug-ins, widgets or links to a third-party website. These sites operate independently of The Fox Magazine and have their own privacy policies. When you visit these sites, you leave our website and no longer will be subject to our privacy and security policies. The Fox Magazine is not responsible for the privacy or security practices or the content of other sites, and such sites are not intended to be an endorsement of those sites or their content.

Children

The Fox Magazine website is intended to be accessible and enjoyed by general audiences. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13, without first providing the parent or legal guardian with notice and obtaining prior verifiable consent.

Comments

Please help us respond to your comments and inquiries by sending them to the appropriate location. Consult our special Web page to help you determine where to send your inquiry at thefoxmagazine.com/contact 

If you have questions about this Privacy Statement, please contact us via email at info@thefoxmagazine.com.