Our Privacy Policy

This is the Privacy Policy for Epic Digital and Epic Magazine, published August 31, 2015.

Epic is committed to preserving the privacy of its users. This policy outlines the handling of users’ personal information that is submitted at any point on Epic sites, mobile apps, and/or in the use of its services. The information is used only in the ways specified when it was collected. The information is not shared in any shape or manner otherwise.

Consent

By using our web sites, mobile apps and/or other services, you consent to the use of your personal information as described in this Privacy Policy. Except as set forth in this policy, your personal information will not be used for any other purpose without your consent. We will not actively collect personal Information for the purpose of sale or marketing in a way that specifically identifies the individual. In other words, we don’t sell customer lists. You may withdraw your consent to our processing of your personal information at any time. However, withdrawing consent may result in your inability to continue using our web site, apps, and/or other services.

Types and uses of personal information

Email Lists

If you provide us your email address to be added to our list, we will not share it with anyone outside of Epic. We use email addresses only to send updates on our latest stories or news about Epic, features, and stories that we think our readers might be interested in.

Our newsletter registration system requires a valid email address, used to confirm the subscription. If the user changes the information on his or her subscription, Epic’s stored data backups may include the user’s original information. Separately, when any Epic administrators are emailed, the addresses and correspondence are retained. This information is saved to respond to issues and inquiries of all types.

Aggregate Data Collection on Reading Habits

The Epic web sites, mobile apps and/or other services, may collect certain non-personally identifiable information, such as how you read and which multimedia components you take advantage of. This data is stored securely on our servers and is used to enable us to understand broad trends in how people are reading and utilizing our content, in order to better serve our readers.

Information Sharing

Aggregated reading and demographic information about our audience may be shared with third parties, including browser information and traffic statistics. This data is not tied to any individual readers’ accounts or personally identifiable information.

Personally Identifiable Information

No personally identifiable information is shared with third parties, with limited exceptions, namely: We reserve the right to access, preserve, and disclose any information as we reasonably believe is necessary, in our sole discretion, to (i) satisfy any law, regulation, legal process, governmental request, or governmental order, (ii) enforce this Privacy Policy, including investigation of potential violations hereof, (iii) detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security, trust and safety, or technical issues (including exchanging information with other companies and organizations for the purposes of improving security and preventing fraud, spam, and malware), (iv) respond to user support requests, or (v) protect the rights, property, health or safety of us, our users, any third parties or the public in general, including but not limited to situations involving possible violence, suicide, or self-harm.

We believe in freedom of expression, and, to the extent reasonable, we will try to protect our community from baseless legal demands.

Cookies

Like many websites, we use "cookies" to collect information. A cookie is a small text file that is stored on a user’s computer for record-keeping purposes. Epic uses cookies on its web sites. We use cookies to enable certain features of the Epic sites, to better understand how you interact with the sites, and to monitor aggregate usage by users and web traffic routing on the sites. You can instruct your browser, by editing its preferences, to stop accepting cookies or to prompt you before accepting a cookie from the websites you visit. If you do not accept cookies, however, you may not be able to use all portions of the Epic sites, or all functionality of our services.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or issues around any of these matters, email us: info@epicdigital.com.

Legal

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