Updated July 18, 2012
services and mobile device applications provided by Diamond Comic
Distributors and its affiliates (collectively, Diamond, we or us)
and that display an authorized link to this policy (collectively, the
we collect online through the Services. By using any of our Services,
minutes to read them before using or registering to access our Services.
Information We Collect
At some of our sites, you can order products, enter contests, vote in
polls or otherwise express an opinion, subscribe to one of our services
such as our online newsletters, or participate in one of our online
forums or communities. Please click here
to view our Terms and Conditions, including information regarding your
use of these features. The types of personally identifiable
information that may be collected include: name, address, e-mail
address, telephone number, fax number, credit card information, and
information about your interests in and use of various products,
programs, and services.
You may be required to
provide us with the requested personally identifiable information to
order products, programs, and services or otherwise participate in the
site's activities and offerings.
How We Use Personally Identifiable Information
We may use the information you provide about yourself to fulfill your
requests for our products, programs, and services, to respond to your
inquiries about our offerings, and to offer you other products,
programs or services that we believe may be of interest to you.
We may share your information with our affiliated companies.
We sometimes use this information to communicate with you, such as to
notify you when you have won one of our contests, to fulfill a request
by you for an online newsletter, or to contact you about your account
The information we may collect in connection with online forums and
communities is used to provide an interactive experience. We use
this information to facilitate participation in these online forums and
communities and, from time to time, to offer you products, programs, or
We may launch a mailing list for some or all of the Services and
websites, in order to provide subscribers with relevant information:
breaking news, or weekly or daily round-ups, for example. In order to
sign up to receive regular e-newsletters from a site's mailing list,
must submit information including a valid e-mail address and
demographic information such as location and interests. Demographic
information will be used in aggregate form only in order to assess
general user interest in various internal and third party products and
Users who choose to sign up for a mailing list will receive regular
e-mails from the site. Most of the time, these will be content from the
site in question, but we may periodically send out an e-mail from a
third party sponsor. Such e-mails do not represent an endorsement by Diamond of any products, services or information advertised
therein. Such e-mails will clearly be marked as advertising: please
check it out, as we hope you will feel that it is relevant to you. If
you do not wish to receive e-mails from third party advertisers, please
do not sign up for the mailing list.
Discussion Group and Cookies
In order to further enhance the user experience; Diamond runs a
commenting service on some or all of the Diamond Sites where
users can discuss common topics of interest. Users have the option of
signing up for this service, and to do so must submit information
including a valid e-mail address. Diamond uses this information
to screen out users who leave comments prohibited by our terms and
conditions of use and to pick out topics of interest to discussion
board users Diamond will not pass this information to any other
organization except in aggregate form.
piece of data stored on the user's computer tied to information about
the user. We may use both session ID cookies and persistent cookies.
For the session ID cookie, once users close the browser, the cookie
simply terminates. A persistent cookie is a small text file stored on
the user(s) hard drive for an extended period of time. Persistent
cookies can be removed by following Internet browser help file
By setting a cookie on a Diamond Comic site, users will not have to log
in a password more than once, thereby saving time while on the site(s)
discussion board. We store a cookie on each user's machine that
contains a username and encrypted password. You can configure your
browser to accept all cookies, reject all cookies, or notify you when a
cookie is set. If you reject all cookies, you will not be able to use
Diamond products or services that require you to "sign in" and
you may not be able to take full advantage of all offerings. However,
not all Diamond services require that you accept cookies.
Third Party Cookies
advertisers). However, Diamond has no access to or control over
these cookies, once we have given permission for them to set cookies
Mobile Device IDs and Location-Based Information.
mobile devices, including smart phones and tablet devices, contain
unique device IDs that can be used to identify
their physical location. Mobile devices also typically transmit
caller ID data (which may include a phone number) when used to transmit a
telephone call or text message. When you use mobile devices to access
our Services, we
may collect and transmit unique device IDs and collect caller ID data,
information about your wireless carrier, the make, model and operating
system of your device and information about how you navigate within our
your consent, we also may use precise geolocation technology such as
GPS or WiFi triangulation to collect information about the exact
location of your mobile device. We use this information to provide you
the content and services
you request, tell you about offers we think you will value, and
improve your experience using our mobile applications and other
Some ads appearing on this Web site are delivered to users by Google and its Double Click Advertising Service,
among other services.Most of the third-party
advertising and data companies we work with, including DoubleClick and
Google, are members of the Network Advertising Initiative (NAI) and/or
the DAA). To learn more about the information collection
practices of NAI and DAA members and your ability to opt-out of their
information collection activities, please visit the NAI's website here, or the DAA's website (and opt-out mechanism) at http://www.aboutads.info/.
engage Omniture, a third party, to track and analyze usage and
browsing patterns of our users. For information about Omniture's
information collection practices and related opt-out choices, click here.
Many of our advertisers
also engage other third-party vendors to help them deliver
advertisements tailored to your interests, and evaluate and improve the
effectiveness of their advertising campaigns. We do not have access to
the information these
third parties may collect and this Policy does not cover their
these third-party vendors to tailor advertising to you by visiting
Our Collection and Use of Non-Personally Identifiable Information
most websites, we also may collect certain non-personally identifiable
information when you visit many of our web pages such as your IP
address (a unique number that identifies your access account on the
Internet) the type of browser you are using, the type of operating
system you are using, and the domain name of your Internet service
provider. We may track the page you visited before coming to our
Site, the page you link to when you leave, which of our pages you
access, and how long you spend on each page.
sometimes use the non-personally identifiable information that we
collect to improve the design and content of our site and to enable us
to personalize your Internet experience. We also may use this
information in the aggregate to analyze site usage, as well as to offer
you products, programs, or services.
Third Party Use of Information
time to time, we may provide your name, address, telephone number, and
your e-mail address to reputable companies, not affiliated with us,
whose products or services you may find of interest. If you do
not want us to disclose this information to these companies, please email us firstname.lastname@example.org or
write to us at: Diamond Distributors, Inc., ATTN:
Timonium, MD, 21093. Please be sure to
include your first name, last name, address, city, state, zip code, and
phone number to ensure we can process your request. We will
process your request promptly. Please be aware that you may
receive another contact before your name removal takes effect. We
regret any inconvenience this may cause.
provide personally-identifiable information to non-affiliated third
parties that we use for our own business purposes, such as to process
your orders or requests for information, or to provide services for us.
Our contracted agents and contractors who have access to
personally identifiable information are required to protect this
information in a manner that is consistent with this Privacy Notice by,
for example, not using the information for any purpose other than to
carry out the services they are performing for us.
of our sites may offer contests, sweepstakes, or promotions that are
sponsored by or co-branded with identified, non-affiliated, third
parties. By virtue of these relationships, the third parties may
obtain personally identifiable information that you voluntarily submit
to participate in the activity. We have no control over these
third parties' use of this information. We will notify you at the
time of requesting personally identifiable information if these third
parties will obtain such information.
anything else in this policy, we may: (a) disclose personally
identifiable and/or aggregated information when required by a valid
legal mechanism such as a search warrant, subpoena, or court,
governmental or administrative order, or when we deem it necessary to
protect the integrity of our site or the safety of site users, our
employees or property; and (b) disclose personally identifiable
information in the context of the sale of some or all of our assets or
other transfer of our business. In such event, we may retain of
copy of the transferred information.
Diamond's Commitment to Security
We have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial
procedures to safeguard and help prevent unauthorized access, maintain
data security, and correctly use the information we collect online.
We protect the security of the credit card information you provide
online by using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) software, which encrypts
information you input into our shopping cart during transmission to our
servers and is stored in secure locations. We reveal only the
last four digits of your credit card number when confirming an order
placed online. Of course, we do transmit the entire credit card
number to the appropriate credit card company during order
understand that no security system is impenetrable. We cannot
guarantee the security of the site or of any information that is
transmitted to us over the Internet.
The Diamond sites contain links to other sites. Please be aware
that Diamond is not responsible for the privacy practices of
such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave
our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every Web site
that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy
statement applies solely to information collected by Diamond.
Like most standard Web site servers we use log files. This includes
internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service
provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp,
and number of clicks to analyze trends, administer the site, track
user(s) movement in the aggregate, and gather broad demographic
information for aggregate use. IP addresses, etc. are not linked to
personally identifiable information. We may use a tracking utility that
uses log files to analyze user movement.
How You can Access or Correct Information or Opt Out of Receiving Information
For instructions on how you can access the personally identifiable
information that we have collected about you online, correct factual
errors in such information, or opt out of receiving electronic
communications from us, please click here.
To protect your privacy and security, we will take reasonable steps to
help verify your identity before granting access or making corrections. We
will process your request promptly. Please be aware that you may
receive another contact before your name removal takes effect. We
regret any inconvenience this may cause.
Special Note for Parents
The site you are visiting is one of the Diamond general audience
sites. All of our current sites fall into this category. As
these sites can reasonably be expected to have visitors who are under
the age of 13 years old, they are governed by the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), a series of rules enacted under the enforcement authority of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).
Diamond and its affiliated companies are also voluntary members of the Children's Advertising Review Unit (CARU).
children are protected by the combined governance and suggestions of
these entities while visiting Diamond sites. For more detailed
information on these protections please follow either or both of the
encourage parents and guardians to spend time online with their
children and take an active role to protect the privacy of their
children. Parents and guardians should instruct their children never to
give out real names, telephone numbers, addresses, or any other
identifying information over the Internet without first getting their
will not knowingly contact children under age 13 about promotions or
for marketing purposes without a parent's permission nor will we ask
for more personal information than is reasonably necessary to
participate in a given activity. No information should be
submitted or posted to our site by visitors under 13 years of age
without the consent of their parent or guardian.
Notice to California Residents about Your California Privacy Rights
In addition to other rights described in this Privacy Notice, if you
are a California resident and a customer of our company, you have the
right to request information from us regarding the manner in which we
share certain categories of your personal information with
third-parties, for the third parties direct marketing purposes.
California law provides that you have the right to submit a request to
us at our designated address and receive the following information
within thirty (30) days of our receipt of the request: (1) the
categories of personal information disclosed to third parties during
the immediately preceding calendar year, (2) the names and addresses of
third parties that received the personal information during the
preceding calendar year, and (3) if the nature of a third party's
business cannot be reasonably determined from the third party's name,
examples of their products or services. You are entitled to
receive a copy of this information in a standardized format, and the
information will not be specific to you individually. All
requests for such information must be in writing and sent to our
Consent to Transfer of Personal Data
BY SUBMITTING PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION TO US AND/OR BY USING
OUR SITE YOU GIVE YOUR CONSENT THAT ALL PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE
INFORMATION THAT YOU SUBMIT MAY BE PROCESSED BY US IN THE MANNER AND
FOR THE PURPOSES DESCRIBED IN THIS POLICY.
you are visiting this site from a country other than the country in
which our servers are located (currently in the United States of
America) the various communications will necessarily result in the
transfer of information across international boundaries. By
visiting this website and communicating electronically with us, you
consent to the processing and transfer of your Personally Identifiable
Information as set out in this Privacy Notice.
How to Contact Us
If you have any questions or concerns about this Policy or its
implementation you may contact us at email@example.com or at Diamond Comic Distributors, Inc.,
300, Timonium, MD, 21093
Notification regarding updates
From time to time, we may update this privacy notice. We will
notify you about material changes in the way we treat our personally
identifiable information by placing a notice on the Diamond
sites. We encourage you to periodically check back and review
this policy so that you always will know what information we collect,
how we use it, and to whom we disclose it.
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