What personal data we collect and why we collect it?

Like most website operators, Toons Mag collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Toons Mag’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Toons Mag’s visitors use its website. From time to time, Toons Mag may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

Toons Mag also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on toonsmag.com blogs/sites. Toons Mag only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that commenter IP addresses and email addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog/site where the comment was left.

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the Toons Mag we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

If you upload images to the Toons Mag, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the Toons Mag.

Contact forms

If you contact Toons Mag, then we receive your messages including your name, email address, browser, and location information.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on Toons Mag may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics

This site uses Google Analytics, and Facebook pixel for page views statistics and improve the site.

Who we share your data with

Toons Mag does not share any personal data with anyone.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on Toons Mag or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to Toons Mag’s websites choose to interact with Toons Mag in ways that require Toons Mag to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Toons Mag gathers depend on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up at toonsmag.com to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with Toons Mag are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, Toons Mag collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Toons Mag. Toons Mag does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Aggregated Statistics

Toons Mag may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. Toons Mag may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Toons Mag does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

Toons Mag discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Toons Mag’s behalf or to provide services available at Toons Mag’s websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Toons Mag’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Toons Mag will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Toons Mag discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Toons Mag believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Toons Mag, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of a Toons Mag website and have supplied your email address, Toons Mag may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with Toons Mag and our products. If you send us a request (for example via email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. Toons Mag takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

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