Terms & Conditions
1. What Information do we Collect about You?
We collect personally identifiable information, such as names, mailing addresses, e-mail addresses, demographic information, and similar information in a variety of situations, including but not limited to the following: (i) when you register at one of our websites; (ii) when you enter personal information on one of our websites as a condition of participating in contests, promotions, or sweepstakes offered via these websites; (iii) when you take out an advert on one of our websites or (iv) when you wish to have a product or service fulfilled by a fulfilment partner.
Some of our sites may collect credit card and related financial information if you wish to purchase an advert or a product or subscribe to any service offered via these sites. If you wish to buy an advert on one of our websites or place an order for products or services online, you must generally establish a credit card account with us or our vendors.
Information Collected Automatically
2. What do we do with Collected Information?
We use the personal information you provide to allow you to make product purchases, to fulfil your requests, improve our publications, products and services, to send you promotional offers related to Small Teaser, Comma Magazine or our business partners, and to operate our business. A user may, at any time, opt out of receiving promotional offers by mail or e-mail. We also use collected information to evaluate and administer our products and services, respond to any problems that may arise, such as website failures, difficulties in navigating our sites or accessing certain features, as well as to gauge user trends to determine what products and services are most popular with users, and to put you in touch with fulfilment partners who can provide services that we cannot.
3. How do we Share Personal Information?
We share your personal information only as described below.
Sharing Within the Small Teaser Corporate Family
We may share your personal information with any parent or sister company, subsidiary, or affiliate. All such entities may have access to your personal information as well as anonymous, aggregate demographic data.
Small Teaser’s Service Providers
Small Teaser may decide to share your personal information with companies that work on behalf of or with us. These companies may use your personal information to inform you about Small Teaser’s products and services, to provide you with information about different products and services, or otherwise to assist Comma Magazine in serving its customers, understanding its consumer market, or devising effective marketing strategies to reach more consumers.
Small Teaser may decide to share your personal information with third parties who purchase leads from Small Teaser. We may require users to disclose personal information as a condition of receiving quotes or offers from fulfilment partners (as described more fully below), who can provide services or products to users that Small Teaser or Comma Magazine does not directly provide. In these instances, your personal information will be provided to third parties who compensate Small Teaser for leads delivered to such third parties.
From time to time we may offer opportunities to make purchases online from special participating vendors. In such circumstances, we will give participating vendors the order information and authorisation for the merchant bank. Any time you order from a participating vendor, that vendor will automatically have all the information related to the order. Participating vendors may use that information to advise you directly of other products and offerings that they provide.
Credit Card Companies; Third Party Payment Services; Third Party Promotional Sites
As in any transaction, your credit card company will have all relevant information about the name of the vendor, item(s) purchased, and date and total cost. Small Teaser will not otherwise provide any personal data to your credit card company. In some cases, we may use third party payment and transaction services to facilitate your transactions and process your orders. In such cases, we will share your personal information and credit card information with the third party payment services solely for the purpose of completing the transaction or processing your order. In some cases, we will share your personal information and credit card information with third parties who may offer you a gift or promotional offer as a result of your purchase or subscription to a Small Teaser product or publication.
Other Third Parties
We may share your personal information with third parties, such as advertisers, sponsors, and other promotional and business partners, only when you have not opted out of receiving communications from third parties. If you wish to opt-out of receiving third party communications, you may exercise this right by sending us an email or other communication. Contact us
You should be aware that if you voluntarily disclose information, personal or otherwise, online in any community area (whether through Small Teaser's Site, Comma Magazine’s Site or any other service available online), that information can be collected and used by others. Accordingly, you should use caution when sharing any personal information with others in any community area (whether through Small Teaser, Comma Magazine or any other service available online).
Required Disclosures of Information
Changes in Corporate Structure
In developing our business, we might sell certain assets, or the company, or parts of it, may be sold, merged or otherwise transferred. In such transactions, user information, whether personally identifiable or otherwise, may be one of the transferred assets.
Additionally, we may use third party companies to collect non-personally identifiable information (for example, the pages you visit, which links you click, which ads you see and click on, and the categories of search terms you enter) when you visit our Site or an associated website. Some of these third party companies collect information when serving ads on our sites, while others collect information without showing ads on our sites. These companies may use the information outlined above (which does not include your name, address, email address or telephone number) about your visits to our sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. These companies often use a cookie or third party web beacon to collect this information.
5. How do we use Web Beacons, Web Analytics, and Other Behavioural Marketing Technologies?
A number of technologies exist to assess consumer behaviour both online and off-line. Small Teaser employs a variety of these technologies, including web beacons (see below), web analytics techniques, and other behaviour marketing technologies, to assess consumer behaviour and to understand how we can better serve our customers. Many of these technologies are provided to Small Teaser via third party providers specialising in behavioural marketing and consumer behaviour. In the course of using these behavioural marketing technologies, we automatically collect non-personal information from you, including but not limited to the following types of information: Internet protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the Internet; login, e-mail address; computer and connection information such as browser type and related browser data; content viewed; and purchase history, which may be aggregated with other information for analytic purposes.
Some of our web pages, promotional email messages, and/or newsletters may contain electronic images known as web beacons, which are also called single-pixel gifs. Web beacons are not used to access your personally identifiable information, but they are a technique we use to compile aggregated statistics about the usage of our websites and to track the number of users who have opened and acted up our promotional email messages. Web beacons collect only a limited set of information including a cookie number, time and date of a page view, and a description of the page on which the web beacon resides.
6. What about Third Party Advertisers?
Some of the banner ads displayed in our websites are provided by third parties. These ads may contain cookies and/or web beacons. Unlike cookies and web beacons used by Small Teaser in the Content we control on our Site, cookies or web beacons received with banner ads are collected by our advertisers and we do not have access to this information. We use third parties to serve some of the advertisements that are placed within our sites and they may use information (not including personally identifiable information) about your visits to our sites and other sites to assist in serving advertisements to you. These companies may employ cookies, web beacons, and action tags to measure advertising effectiveness. They may share anonymous information with their clients such as date/time of the banner ad shown, the specific ad shown, the IP address, etc.
7. How can you Control your Personal Information?
We believe that choice in how and when you are contacted is key to customer satisfaction, so we offer several ways for you to update your contact information, change your preferences, or opt out of receiving future communications.
(1) If you are registered on our Site, you may be able to log on and update or change your contact or account information. Check the Site for further information.
(2) You may unsubscribe to any of our online email updates or newsletters by following the unsubscribe instructions in the body of any email message.
(3) If you do not wish to have your personal information shared with third parties or with other entities in the Small Teaser corporate family, please contact us. In those instances, we will retain your information in a 'do not promote' file in our database, and you will receive no further communications from us.
If you have opted out of receiving future emails from us, we will implement your opt-out request within 10 business days of receiving the opt-out request. If you have opted out of receiving future promotional materials by regular mail, we will implement your opt-out request within a commercially reasonable time.
8. Security of your Personal Information
We use Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology to encrypt important information, such as your credit card data, in an effort to prevent unauthorised access during transmission of your orders over the Internet. We incorporate standard industry practices suitable to the degree of sensitivity of the information involved to maintain the security of your personal information and to avoid its disclosure except as described in this policy. Your personal information may also be protected by the password you created when you registered. The confidentiality of any password is yours to protect. You may change it at any time by following the instructions on the Site. Although we use our best efforts to assure that your data remains secure when maintained by us, security during Internet transmissions or within any system cannot be assured. Small Teaser employees are made aware of its privacy practices through periodic communications and training. We limit access to personal data only to those Small Teaser employees or agents with a specific need to access or retrieve this information. We store data on multiple service systems, in controlled, secure environments. Remember, however, that we cannot guarantee the security of your personal information, and we are not responsible for the privacy or security practices of any third party.
9. Children’s Privacy
Our Site and associated publications are intended for adults. Small Teaser is strongly committed to protecting the safety and privacy of children who visit our Site. We do not knowingly collect personal information online from children under 16. Our Site may include, now or in the future, chat facilities, bulletin boards and/or other features that we believe are unsuitable for children under 16 and which are not necessarily monitored. We encourage all parents to talk to their offspring about online safety and to monitor their use of the Internet. If you are a parent of a child or children under 16, we recommend that you do not allow them to browse the site, or that you supervise their session on our Site. If you are younger than 16, please don't use our Site.
10. Third Parties and Links
In the event that you provide personal information to any third party via the Small Teaser Site or any offer made available to you by Small Teaser, you understand that we are not responsible for such third parties’ use or misuse of your personal information. You should review the privacy and information sharing practices of such third parties. Additionally, Small Teaser may offer links to or from websites it controls to other sites within the Small Teaser corporate family as well as to sites operated by third parties. We offer links to third party sites so that you can conveniently visit our vendors and advertisers or locate other content likely to be of interest. We are not responsible for the content, practices or policies of sites operated by third parties and urge you to inquire about them before providing any personally-identifiable information.
12. Contact Information
The Site is operated by Small Teaser. We are a company registered in Belgium with the company registration number 0555.983.115. Our registered office address is Brand Whitlocklaan 54, 1200 Brussel, Belgium. Our VAT number is BE0555983115.
Last Updated: 19 October 2019