1. Introduction

Thank you for visiting Gay Pop Buzz. If you have not already reviewed the disclaimer, please do so now. This Privacy Policy, like the disclaimer, must be agreed to you by you in order to have our permission to use our Service.

2. Definitions

Throughout this document, we may use certain words or phrases, and it is important that you understand the meaning of them. The following is a non-exhaustive list of definitions of words and phrases found in this document:

“Gay Pop Buzz” refers to this website, known as “GPB”; our Site; our Service; or a combination of all or some of the preceding definitions, depending on the context of the word;

“Service” refers to the services that we provide through our Site, including our blog, health and fitness-related books and other services, and the Site itself;

“Site” refers to our website, http://www.gaypopbuzz.com;

“User” refers to anyone who accesses our Site or uses our Service, regardless of whether such access involves any remuneration to any party;

“You” refers to you, the person who is governed by this Privacy Policy.

 3. Information Collected

Identifying Information

We do not collect any identifying information on our website about you. If you choose to comment on a given blog post or webpage and your comment is approved for publication, you assume the responsibility for making your username and other identifying information available to the public. Gay Pop Buzz uses the Disqus comment system on the website for comment management. Please visit https://disqus.com/ to learn more about how to configure the privacy of your account information. 

Non-Identifying Information

Whenever you visit our Site, we may collect non-identifying information from you, such as your IP address, referring URL, browser, operating system, cookie information, and Internet Service Provider. Without a subpoena, voluntary compliance on the part of your Internet Service Provider, or additional records from a third party, this information alone cannot usually be used to identify you.

4. Use of Your Information

We may use your information to:

Enhance or improve User experience, our Site, or our Service.

Process transactions.

Send e-mails about our Site or respond to inquiries.

Send our newsletter and other e-mail updates.

Send third party offers.

Perform any other function that we believe in good faith is necessary to protect the security or proper functioning of our Site or Service.

5. Accessing, Editing, and Removing Your Information

Users may in some cases be able to review and edit the personal information they have provided to us by logging into their account on the Site and editing their account. Although most changes may occur immediately, information may still be stored in a web browser’s cache. We take no responsibility for stored information in your cache, or in other devices that may store information, and disclaim all liability for such. In addition, we may, from time to time, retain residual information about you in our backup and/or database.

6. Cookies

We use cookies to remember your preferences and track advertisements. For these reasons, it is necessary that you enable cookies in your browser, and you hereby acknowledge that we have informed you of our use of cookies and that you consent to our use of cookies in relation to your computer system. Please be advised that we also use third party cookies.

6A: Cookies and Web Beacons

We do use cookies to store information, such as your personal preferences when you visit our site.

We also use third party advertisements on http://www.gaypopbuzz.com (GCG) to support our site. Some of these advertisers may use technology such as cookies and web beacons when they advertise on our site, which will also send these advertisers (such as Google through the Google AdSense program) information including your IP address, your ISP , the browser you used to visit our site, and in some cases, whether you have Flash installed. This is generally used for geotargeting purposes (showing California real estate ads to someone in California, for example) or showing specific ads based on sites visited (such as showing travel ads to someone who frequents travel sites).

6B: DoubleClick DART cookies

We also may use DART cookies for ad serving through Google’s DoubleClick, which places a cookie on your computer when you are browsing the web and visit a site using DoubleClick advertising (including some Google AdSense advertisements). This cookie is used to serve ads specific to you and your interests (”interest based targeting”). The ads served will be targeted based on your previous browsing history (For example, if you have been viewing sites about visiting New York, you may see New York Hotel advertisements when viewing a non-related site, such as on a site about baseball). DART uses “non personally identifiable information”. It does NOT track personal information about you, such as your name, email address, physical address, telephone number, social security numbers, bank account numbers or credit card numbers. You can opt-out of this ad serving on all sites using this advertising by visiting http://www.doubleclick.com/privacy/dart_adserving.aspx

You can choose to disable or selectively turn off our cookies or third-party cookies in your browser settings, or by managing preferences in programs such as Norton Internet Security. However, this can affect how you are able to interact with our site as well as other websites. This could include the inability to login to services or programs, such as logging into forums or accounts.

Deleting cookies does not mean you are permanently opted out of any advertising program. Unless you have settings that disallow cookies, the next time you visit a site running the advertisements, a new cookie will be added.

7. Third Party Websites

Gay Pop Buzz may post links to third party websites on its Site. These third party websites are not screened for privacy or security issues by Gay Pop Buzz, and you release us from any liability for the conduct of these third party websites.

Please be aware that this Privacy Policy, and any other policies in place, in addition to any amendments, does not create rights enforceable by third parties or require disclosure of any personal information relating to members of the Service or Site. Gay Pop Buzz bears no responsibility for the information collected or used by any advertiser or third party website. Please review the privacy policy and terms of service for each site you visit through third party links.

8. Third Party Access to Your Information

Although you are entering into an Agreement with Gay Pop Buzz to disclose your information to us, we do use third party individuals and organizations to assist us, including contractors, web hosts, and others.

Throughout the course of our provision of our Service to you, we may delegate our authority to collect, access, use, and disseminate your information. For example, our web host stores the information that you provide to us, and we may hire outside contractors to perform maintenance or assist us in securing our website.

It is therefore necessary that you grant the third parties we may use in the course of our business the same rights that you afford us under this Privacy Policy. For this reason, you hereby agree that for every authorization which you grant to us in this Privacy Policy, you also grant to any third party that we may hire, contract, or otherwise retain the services of for the purpose of operating, maintaining, repairing, or otherwise improving or preserving our website or its underlying files or systems. You agree not to hold us liable for the actions of any of these third parties, even if we would normally be held vicariously liable for their actions, and that you must take legal action against them directly should they commit any tort or other actionable wrong against you.

Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, you authorize us to share your information with:

bbPress forum

Mailchimp

Stripe

Woobox

9. Release of Your Information for Legal Purposes

At times it may become necessary, for legal purposes, to release your information in response to a request from a government agency or a private litigant. You agree that we may disclose your information to a third party where we believe, in good faith, that it is desirable to do so for the purposes of a civil action, criminal investigation, or other legal matter. In the event that we receive a subpoena affecting your privacy, we may elect to notify you to give you an opportunity to file a motion to quash the subpoena, or we may attempt to quash it ourselves, but we are not obligated to do either. We may also proactively report you, and release your information to, third parties where we believe that it is prudent to do so for legal reasons, such as our belief that you have engaged in fraudulent activities. You release us from any damages that may arise from or relate to the release of your information to a request from law enforcement agencies or private litigants. 

  1. Commercial and Non-Commercial Communications

By providing information to the Site that forms the basis of communication with you, such as contact information, you waive all rights to file complaints concerning unsolicited email from Gay Pop Buzz since, by providing such information, you agree to receive communications from us other anyone else covered under this Privacy Policy. However, you may unsubscribe from certain communications by notifying Gay Pop Buzz that you no longer wish to receive solicitations or information and we will endeavor to remove you from the database. 

  1. Security Measures

We take certain measures to enhance the security of our Site and Service, including using SSL Certificates.   However, we make no representations as to the security or privacy of your information. It is in our interest to keep our website secure, but we recommend that you use anti-virus software, firewalls, and other precautions to protect yourself from security threats. 

  1. Your California Privacy Rights

Gay Pop Buzz permits residents of California to use its services. Therefore, it is the intent of Gay Pop Buzz is to comply with the California Business and Professions Code §§ 22575-22579. If you are a California resident you may request certain information regarding our disclosure of personal information to any third parties for their direct marketing purposes.   Various provisions throughout this Privacy Policy address requirements of the Californian privacy statutes. In summary, you must presume that we collect electronic information from all visitors. You may contact us via the email using the contact form on the Gay Pop Buzz Website. 

  1. Minors

Individuals under 18 years of age are not allowed to use our paid services, and individuals under 13 years of age must not use our Service at all. If you become aware of a User who is under the required age to use all or any portion of our Service, please notify us immediately at [email protected] provide us with full details as to why you believe they are below that age and we will address the issue. If you are a User who is reported in this manner, we may require you to provide suitable proof of age, such as a copy of government identification, in order to continue using our Site and/or Service. 

  1. International Transfer

Your information may be transferred to – and maintained on – computers located outside of your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the privacy laws may not be as protective as those in your jurisdiction. If you are located outside the United States and choose to provide information to us, Gay Pop Buzz transfers Personal Information to the United States and processes it there. Your consent to this Privacy Policy followed by your submission of such information represents your agreement to that transfer.

10. Amazon Affiliates 

Gay Pop Buzz is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com