AQUA Magazine respects the privacy of the users of its Web site, aquamagazine.com. We want to make your online experience as safe and satisfying as possible while visiting us on the Web.
AQUA Magazine will not collect information about you unless you choose to provide it to us.
Information that AQUA Magazine Gathers and Tracks:
- Information that users provide through optional, voluntary submissions. These are voluntary submissions that are necessary to enter specific pages on the site that require registration.
- Information that AQUA Magazine gathers by tallying page views throughout our site. This information allows us to better tailor our content to readers' needs and helps our advertisers understand the demographics of our audience. Because Aqua Magazine derives its revenue mainly from advertising, providing demographic data is essential to keeping our magazine and Web site free to users.
In accordance with the Federal Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA), we will never knowingly request personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13 without requesting parental consent.
AQUA Magazine uses third-party software from Google Analytics to analyze user traffic patterns throughout our site. We do not correlate this information with data about individual users. With data supplied by Google Analytics, AQUA Magazine breaks down overall usage statistics according to a user's domain name, browser type and MIME type by reading this information from the browser string (information contained in every user's browser). We do not track what individual users read, but rather how well the page performs overall. This helps us to build a better service for you.
We may place a text file called a "cookie" in the browser files of your computer. The cookie itself does not contain personal information although it will help us to relate your use of the site to information you have voluntarily provided to us. But the only personal information that a cookie can contain is information that you supply yourself. A cookie cannot read data from your hard disk or cookie files created by other sites. AQUA Magazine uses these cookies to track user traffic patterns (as described above).
AQUA Magazine operates secure data networks protected by industry standard firewall and password protection systems. Our security and privacy policies are periodically reviewed and enhanced as necessary and only authorized individuals have access to the information provided by our customers.