Improper Publications, Inc. d/b/a The Improper Bostonian Magazine (“Improper”) respects your privacy and will never release any personally-identifiable information about you (such as, without limitation, your name, street and/or e-mail address, telephone number, and/or consumer preferences) without your consent.

Please read this Privacy Policy/User Agreement carefully before accessing our website. By using our website, you are consenting and agreeing to abide by this Privacy Policy/User Agreement, including but not limited to those provisions of this Privacy Policy/User Agreement that pertain to the collection and use of non-personally-identifiable information and personally-identifiable information.

  1. Collection and Use of Non-Personally-Identifiable Information

    When you visit one of our Web pages, our server automatically logs your Internet domain or address (IP address) and the Web location you clicked from, so we can tell how many people visit each page and how they find us. If you click on an ad, your click is recorded so we can tell advertisers how many people are responding to their ads. Some of our pages may send a small text file called a “cookie” to your computer so we can identify it when you visit. Most Web browsers are set up to accept cookies, but you can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, some popular Web features and services may not function properly if your cookies are disabled.

    We also reserve the right to monitor and analyze traffic on our site, through the use of cookies that are placed on your computer to enable this monitoring.

    We and/or our advertisers use a third-party advertising company to serve the ads you see on our site. In the course of serving ads to our site, an advertising company may place or recognize a cookie on your computer. This third-party advertising company may use information (not including your name, address, e-mail address, or telephone number) about your visits to our website and other websites, in combination with non-personally-identifiable information about your purchases and interests from other online and offline sources, in order to provide ads that may be of interest to you. In addition, we may share information with this third-party advertising company about visitors’ use of our website and other websites for the purpose of managing and targeting ads and for market research analysis on our website and other websites.

    None of the above procedures identifies you personally or collects any personally-identifiable information (such as, without limitation, your name, street and/or e-mail address, telephone number, and/or consumer preferences) about you. We do not, and will not, collect your name, street address, e-mail address, or any other such personally-identifiable information without your consent.

    1. Collection and Use of Personally-Identifiable Information

      On certain pages, if you choose to register or sign up for an event or contest sponsored by Improper, a newsletter, a message board, designated advertiser e-mail or some other purpose, we may ask for personally-identifiable information such as your name, street address and/or e-mail address, phone number, consumer preferences, etc… Unless we specifically say so on the registration or data-entry form, we do not, and will not, release any such information to third parties unless (a) we have your consent; or (b) we believe in good faith that we are legally required to do so; or (c) there is an emergency involving personal danger; or (d) you have vandalized our site or otherwise behaved in a manner that warrants our contacting the authorities or your Internet service provider. Please note that your consent can be requested and given on the registration or data-entry form you fill out. For example, if you check a box that says “Yes, I want to receive information from ABC Corporation,” that will be construed as consent for us to share your information with ABC Corporation.

      If you place a classified ad or make a purchase through our website, we keep the information you give us and may use it to contact you in the future.

      1. Third Party Ad Servers

        Through a partnership with Google AdSense, our website offers advertisements from third-parties. As a result, visitors to our site have the opportunity to access these third-party advertisers through links on our site. Google AdSense uses cookies to serve advertising on our site. You may visit this third-party site for further information regarding their individual privacy policy.

        The Improper Bostonian cannot control, and is not responsible for, the internet privacy policies used by these third-party advertisers. In fact, the third-party advertisers who are linked to our site may collect, use, and store information according to their own privacy policies. Depending on their individual privacy policies, the third-party advertisers may automatically receive your IP address, and may download cookies to your computer, when you clink on their link.

        The Improper Bostonian does not have access to, or control of, the cookies that may be placed on your computer by the third party advertisers. Also, Google uses the DoubleClick cookie, which enables it and its partners to serve ads to individual users based on those users’ Internet browsing activities. You may opt out of the use of the DoubleClick cookie for interest-based advertising by visiting Ads Settings. You also may opt out of a third-party advertiser’s use of cookies for interest based advertising by visiting the third-party’s website or by going to www.aboutads.info.

        1. Policy Regarding Users under the age of 13 Years

          We do not knowingly solicit or collect any personally-identifiable information from children under age 13. If we discover that we have received any personally-identifiable information from a child under 13 in violation of this policy, we will delete such information from our servers immediately.

          1. Governing Law and Dispute Resolution

            This Privacy Policy/User Agreement, and the use of this website, are governed by Massachusetts law. Any claim related to the website or this policy shall be brought in a state court in Massachusetts within one year after the claim arises. You agree that no such claim may be brought as a class action. By using our website, you consent and agree to the jurisdiction and venue of such court as the most convenient and appropriate for the resolution of disputes concerning this Privacy Policy/User Agreement. Improper Publications, Inc. d/b/a The Improper Bostonian Magazine is controlled, operated, and administered entirely within the United States. If you are located outside the United States, please note that the information you provide to us will be transferred to the United States. You hereby consent and agree to this transfer.

            1. Effective Date and Right to Amend

              The original effective date of this Privacy Policy/User Agreement is July 15, 2010.

              Given the nature of Web publishing, our privacy policies may change from time to time, with or without explicit notice to users. Any such changes will be posted here as soon as they go into effect. You should periodically visit this page to review the current Privacy Policy/User Agreement.

              1. Contact Information

                If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy/User Agreement, please send an e-mail to privacypolicyadmin@improper.com