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Privacy Policy

Overview.

We (the staff & team who power the Millionaire’s Digest every day), first want to thank you for taking your time out to come and visit our website! Whether you’re a first-time visitor looking to see what we have to offer, a subscriber of our newsletter, a subscriber of our magazine(s), or a staff member working on our team, we appreciate having all of you!

Now, before we get into all of the details, there are a few things that you need to be aware of before using our products and services. Below we’ve written out our Privacy Policy in which you agree upon as a user, customer, subscriber, and/or member on our team. If you do not agree to all of the following, then you are not welcome to use our products and services. Please read the following Privacy Policy as it governs our rights as well as your rights for using the Millionaire’s Digest.

Signing Up to Join Our Millionaire’s Digest Team.

Before writing and submitting article(s) to be published on the Millionaire’s Digest, the Millionaire’s Digest requires users to sign up and provide information that allows us to be able to do the following written out below:

  • To distinguish article(s) written out and submitted by users who may have the same first and/or last name.
  • To know and give credits to the user who is writing and submitting article(s) to the Millionaire’s Digest.
  • To know what type of categories users prefer or want to write about.
  • To understand and prevent users who sign up for fraudulent accounts.
  • To know if machine generated content is trying to gain access to our products and services. (Also known as spam.)

All information that is submitted is protected under the Millionaire’s Digest, and only visible to its staff members who’s job it is to set up the articles and credit it to the right users. No information besides the following written out below will be available to the public unless a user who chooses to sign up for an account provides additional information that we may not otherwise require users to provide for us. The following written out below is information we collect and make available to publicly be displayed in and on our products and services such as our website and magazines.

  • First name, Last name
  • Blog or website url
  • Categories a user is passionate about writing about
  • Additional “About You” information that is completely optional and entirely up to you to provide

Other than the information written above, no other information is required from a user who signs up for a Millionaire’s Digest account, or chooses to write article(s) for the Millionaire’s Digest.

Users who Sign Up Using a WordPress Account.

Users who own and run their own blog/website hosted on WordPress.com have additional data and information that is automatically synced and collected under a service we use to help capture traffic called Jetpack. To take advantage of the performance boosting features of Jetpack, certain information about the content, settings, and setup of your site are synced with our servers. This data begins to sync when Jetpack is installed and connected to a WordPress.comw User ID. We handle synced data under WordPress’s and Jetpack’s Privacy Policy.

Content & Settings.

In order to display accurate information about your site in places such as notification emails and the WordPress.com Reader, Jetpack syncs the following information:

  • Name
  • Tagline
  • Timezone
  • Locale
  • Permalink structure

In order to allow the creation and management of content from different locations and devices (e.g. from the WordPress.com desktop or mobile apps), information about the following is also synced:

  • Posts
  • Pages
  • Custom Post Types
  • Related metadata

This index of your content helps reduce the load on our site’s servers, and also allows related content to be generated and displayed where appropriate.

Additional Data.

We also sync the following data:

  • Comments and their metadata
  • Taxonomies (including categories and tags)
  • Custom taxonomies (if present)
  • Menus

This enables a number of features, including protecting your comments from spam (if using Akismet), displaying notifications, showing content in appropriate categories in the WordPress.com Reader, as well as adding the ability to edit our menus and post data from WordPress.com (including through the desktop and mobile apps).

Themes and Plugins.

The Millionaire’s Digest uses themes and plugins to enhance its features to be able to provide services that otherwise wouldn’t be available without them. These themes and plugins require users of the Millionaire’s Digest to provide information that in order for you to have access to the Millionaire’s Digest. Under all the themes and plugins the Millionaire’s Digest uses, we sync the following information written out below:

  • The name of the theme or plugin in use
  • The theme or plugin’s version and capabilities (e.g. featured image, menu locations, and pending updates)
  • Plugin installation path
  • All whitelisted options, constants, and function outputs (e.g. whether the site is a multi-site install)
  • WooCommerce individual order items and related metadata

This then enables Jetpack’s Services to provide the following:

  • Remote plugin installation and management
  • Automatic plugin updates
  • Automatic theme updates (future)
  • Theme installation (future)
  • Theme customization from WordPress.com (including via the desktop or mobile apps)
  • Aggregated statistics and insights (future)

User-Related Data.

Jetpack also syncs other miscellaneous items of user information such as:

  • The usernames, email addresses, roles and capabilities (but not passwords) of registered users.
  • User ID of any users that make changes to the site, and the time that the change was made (e.g. ID of the user that added a new user, modified the site icon, or trashed a comment).

This user-related data is used by Jetpack for a variety of purposes. This includes:

  • Preventing unauthorized access.
  • Providing audit logs (future).
  • Managing followers (e-mail notification of subscribers).

Making Transactions & Purchases.

If a user, subscriber, visitor, or a member on our team chooses to purchase any of our products and/or services, then he or she will be responsible for providing all the required information to make those final purchases. This includes name, email, and any other type of financial information that is required. The financial information required to make these purchases is protected and disclosed under the Millionaire’s Digest and will not be shared with anyone or anything. The Millionaire’s Digest is required by law to keep this information disclosed.

Millionaire’s Digest Applications & Forms.

Information that we gather and require for submitting any applications and/or forms is stored privately by the Millionaire’s Digest and is only used for future references by the Millionaire’s Digest. These future references may include tracking and measuring data and performances, as well as making sure the correct article credits are given to the right owner. Except for the information we require to be made visible to the public, as stated here throughout our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service, staff members on our team, such as our Editors and Publishers, are required to sign and agree upon a separate Terms of Service that requires them to disclose and keep any other information private that gets submitted through our applications and/or forms that we use.

Website Visitors.

Like most website operators, the Millionaire’s Digest 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. The Millionaire’s Digest purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how visitors use our website. From time to time, we may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of our website.

The Millionaire’s Digest also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on our website. The Millionaire’s Digest 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 commenters who run their own blog/website IP addresses and email addresses are visible and disclosed to the Millionaire’s Digest Staff Team (Authors and Editors) where the comment was left.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information.

Certain visitors to the Millionaire’s Digest who choose to interact with our website requires us to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that the Millionaire’s Digest gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask first-time visitors who don’t have a Millionaire’s Digest account to sign up for one either at WordPress.com or directly here at the Millionaire’s Digest so we can be provided with a username and email address if you are commenting on our website. Those who engage in transactions with the Millionaire’s Digest, such as buying our magazine(s), for example, are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, the Millionaire’s Digest collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with the Millionaire’s Digest. The Millionaire’s Digest 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.

The Millionaire’s Digest may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, we may monitor the most popular articles, or use spam screened by the Akismet service to help identify spam. We may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, we will not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information.

The Millionaire’s Digest 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 the Millionaire’s Digest behalf or to provide products and services available on our website, 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 the Millionaire’s Digest products and services, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. The Millionaire’s Digest 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, the Millionaire’s Digest discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when we believe in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of the Millionaire’s Digest, third parties or the public. If you are a registered user of our website and have supplied your email address, we 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 our products and services. If you send us a request (for example via a support 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 or answer other users who may have the same request. The Millionaire’s Digest takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

Cookies.

A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. Here at the Millionaire’s Digest, we use cookies to help us identify and track visitors, their usage of our website, and their website access preferences. Visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using our website, with the drawback that certain features of our website may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Business Transfers.

If the Millionaire’s Digest, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that the Millionaire’s Digest goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of the Millionaire’s Digest may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.

Ads.

Ads appearing on our website may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by the Millionaire’s Digest and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Comments.

Comments and other content submitted to the Akismet anti-spam service are not saved on our servers unless they are marked as false positives or missed spam, in which case we store them long enough to use them to improve the service to avoid future false positives and missed spam.

Privacy Policy Changes.

Although most changes are likely to be minor, the Millionaire’s Digest may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in our sole discretion. The Millionaire’s Digest encourages visitors, subscribers, users, customers, and team members to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy as it is not our responsibility to make sure you comply to all of the following terms written out in our Privacy Policy. Your continued use of our site after any change in our Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

Conclusion.

The Privacy Policy written above serves on an “is as is” basis and applies to any and all users, customers, and/or subscribers who use the products and/or services of the Millionaire’s Digest. If you do not fully agree to all of the following written out in our Privacy Policy, then you are not welcome to use our products and services. We take what we do here and our Privacy Policy very seriously, and we want to make sure that our users, subscribers, and/or team members understand what their information is being used for before they can enjoy accessing our products and services.

©Millionaire’s Digest Company, 2017.

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