It governs the privacy terms of all websites and its social networking accounts (collectively, “Summit Sites”) under the Summit Publishing Co. Inc. brand (collectively, “Summit Media”) and its affiliates to which this policy is linked to.
“Non-Personal Information” is information that is not personally identifiable to you and that we automatically collect when you access the Summit Sites (defined above) with a web or mobile browser. It may also include publicly available information that is shared between you and others.
“Personally Identifiable Information” is non-public information that is personally identifiable to you and obtained in order for us to provide you within the Summit Sites. Personally Identifiable Information may include information such as your name, email address, and other related information that you provide us or that we obtain about you.
Information You Provide. Summit Media generally collects Personally Identifiable Information that you voluntarily provide. For instance, when you create an account or register on any of the Summit Sites, participate in a promo or a contest, complete a survey, participate in any of our community forums, make a purchase within any of the Summit Sites, participate in any of our social networking features, subscribe to any of our magazines, subscribe to receive newsletters, promotional correspondence, or other electronic services, or send us an email or feedback, you may be asked to provide information such as your email address, name, phone or mobile number, address, and/or billing information, and we will collect such information as well as any other content you provide us in engaging in any of the above activities. Information such as birthday, gender, level of education, relationship status, location, and household income, type of home, and hobbies or interest may also be requested. If you elect to post your own material to any of the Summit Sites, community forums, participate in any of our social networking features or any feature that may be offered in the Summit Sites, then such materials will be collected and may be publicly available for others to view.
Information we collect automatically. When you use any of the Summit Sites, we automatically collect certain computer information by the interaction of your mobile phone or web browser with any of the Summit Sites. Such information is typically considered Non-Personal Information.
We also collect the following:
Some of our third party partners (including advertisers and marketing services companies) may set and access Cookies and similar technologies on your computer as well, or we may do so on their behalf. We do not have control over how these third parties use such Cookies and similar technologies or the information derived therefrom.
We use the information we receive from you as follows:
A. We utilize third party service providers to provide products, services or functions on our behalf (such as sending emails or processing credit cards or fulfilling subscriptions), and ask these service providers to agree to maintain the confidentiality of your Personally Identifiable Information and not to use your Personally Identifiable Information for any reason except to carry out the purpose(s) for which we hired them. (“Service Provider Exception”).
B. You have entered a promo or a contest sponsored by a third party, in which case the information you provide via the promo/contest may be shared by us with that third party for their use in their discretion, including direct marketing. Some of our promos and contests will ask you at the time of entry whether you would like to have your personal information shared with the sponsor, in which case we will honor your selection. Other contests will not give you that option and in that event, if you do not want your information to be shared, you should not enter the contest. The privacy policies of such third party companies apply to their use and disclosure of your information that we collect and disclose to such third party companies.
C. The entity to whom the information is disclosed is an affiliate of Summit Media.
D. In accordance with your indicated preferences (e.g., you indicated you wanted to receive promotional materials directly from a third party partner).
E. The entity is a third party who wants to promote goods and services we think would be of interest to you.
F. You have furnished us Personally Identifiable Information with the intent that it be forwarded to a third party for use in connection with a specified service you are electing to participate in (examples include, without limitation, e-commerce partners, services to help old friends locate you online, etc.).
We use a variety of industry-standard security technologies and procedures to help protect your Personally Identifiable Information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. We also require you to enter a password to access your registration information. Please do not disclose your registration password to other people. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however. Therefore, while Summit Media uses reasonable efforts to protect your Personally Identifiable Information, Summit Media cannot guarantee its absolute security.
The Summit Sites are not designed for use by anyone under age 13 (“Child”). If you’re a Child, please seek the permission of your Parent or Guardian before using our website. If you are a Parent or Guardian and believe that your Child is using our website, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to request deletion of any information provided by your Child and indicate in the subject line “Deletion Request for Minor”. We reserve the right to ask you for verification of your relationship to the Child before we honor such a request. If we discover that a Child has created an account on our website, we will immediately delete the account as soon as possible. We will not use the information for any purpose, and we will not disclose the information to third parties. However, as a Parent or Guardian of such a Child, you understand that you are legally liable for any transactions created by the Child. There are commercially available tools to help you limit your Child’s exposure to materials online. If your Child posted comments on a Summit Site, you may also request for us to delete this comments, by providing us with the website live URL address where the content resides, a copy of the content (cut and pasted into your email), and the date of publication and, if applicable, the user name associated with it. We will act as promptly as possible to remove any information (except in certain circumstances mandated by law). Note that our deletion does not ensure complete or comprehensive removal of your content from the internet and comments that may have been posted by others about you and your Child or your posting will remain accessible online.
If you are located outside the Philippines, please note that the information you provide to us will be transferred to and processed in the Philippines, where laws regarding processing of Personally Identifiable Information may be less or more stringent than the laws in your country. By using this website, you consent to this transfer and processing. You also consent to the adjudication of any disputes arising in connection with this website in the accordance with the laws of the Philippines.
If you have any concerns or questions about any aspect of this policy, please feel free to contact us at: