Updated May 23, 2018
Apartment Therapy Media is committed to our users’ rights to privacy.
The following is a collection of resources regarding your use of our sites and services as well as information about how we may use data along with our partners.
The EU’s General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) go into effect May 25, 2018 and we support these regulations for a safe and secure browsing experience across the Internet. The details below outline what we are doing to comply with the new regulations.
PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION
Our Website typically collects two kinds of information about you: (i) information that you provide that personally identifies you; and (ii) information that does not personally identify you that we automatically collect when you visit our Website or that you provide to us.
In a few instances, we may require personally-identifiable information in order to use certain features of our services. For example, we may ask for an email address to subscribe to one of our newsletter or to create an account that will allow you to comment on one of our sites.
In addition to any personally identifiable information or other information that you choose to provide to us on our Website, we and our third-party service providers may use a variety of technologies, now and hereafter devised, that automatically collect certain non-personal information whenever you visit or interact with our Website.
We use non-personal information in a variety of ways, including to help analyze site traffic, understand user needs and trends, carry out targeted promotional activities and to improve our products and services. We may use your non-personal information by itself or aggregate it with information we have obtained from others.
If data collection is not required for the functionality of our site, we do not collect it. At any time, you may request your information to be exported and sent to you for review, and we promptly honor any requests by you to have your information deleted and forgotten.
Apartment Therapy Media uses “cookies” in conjunction with its Websites and Services to obtain information. A cookie is a small data file that is transferred to your device (e.g., your phone or your computer) for record-keeping purposes. For example, a cookie could allow the Websites to recognize your browser, while another could store your preferences and other information.
Your browser may allow you to set how it handles cookies, such as declining all cookies or prompting you to decide whether to accept each cookie. But please note that some parts of the Websites or Services may not work as intended or may not work at all without cookies.
1. Apartment Therapy Media Cookies and Third Party Cookies
We may also allow our business partners to place cookies on your device. For example, we use Google Analytics and Parse.ly for web analytics. Either of these services may also set cookies on your device.
2. Uses for Apartment Therapy Media Cookies
- to enable, facilitate and streamline the functioning of our sites across different webpages and browser sessions;
- to simplify your access to and use of our sites and make it more seamless;
- to monitor and analyze the performance, operation and effectiveness of our sites, so that we can improve and optimize it; and
- to show you content that is more relevant to you
3. Other Technologies
Our sites may also use other technologies with similar functionality to cookies, such as web beacons and tracking URLs to obtain anonymous data about users. We may also use web beacons and tracking URLs in our messages to you to determine whether you have opened a certain message or accessed a certain link.
4. Disabling Cookies
Most browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can modify your browser setting to turn off cookies. If you choose to decline turn off, please note that some interactive features of our sites may not function properly.
CONTACT AND OPT-OUT INFORMATION