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Privacy Policy

Model Insider® takes your privacy seriously. Please read the following to learn more about our privacy policy.

We are committed to protecting our users' privacy. Keeping the Personal Information you share with us on the Site secure and ensuring your understanding of how we collect, use, disclose and maintain your Personal Information is important to us. We maintain reasonable physical, electronic and procedural safeguards to protect your information and while no data transmission over the Internet is 100% secure from intrusion, we have used and will continue to use commercially reasonable efforts to ensure the protection of your Personal Information.

This Site is designed and targeted to U.S. audiences and is governed by and operated in accordance with the laws of the U.S. We make no representation that this Site is operated in accordance with the laws or regulations of, or governed by, other nations. By your participation in our Site activities, you certify that you are at least 16 years of age. If you are located in the European Union or elsewhere outside of the U.S. and you participate in activities on this Site contrary to our policy, you do so at your own risk and initiative, and you, not we, are responsible for compliance with any applicable local and national laws. Please be aware that any Personal Information you provide to us or we obtain as a result of your use on this Site will be transferred to the U.S and subject to U.S. law. By using this Site, participating in any Site activities, and/or providing us with your Personal Information, you consent to this transfer and processing of Personal Information to the U.S., and in other countries that may not have an equivalent level of protection or a level of data protection considered adequate in the European Union or European Economic Area. Consequently, you hereby waive any claims that may arise under the laws and regulations that apply to you in or of any other country or jurisdiction. All users of the Site are required to provide true, current, complete and accurate Personal Information when prompted and we will reject and delete any entry that we believe in good faith to be false, fraudulent, or inconsistent with this Privacy Policy. Your continued participation on this Site indicates your acceptance of this Privacy Policy and of the collection, use, disclosure, management and storage of your Personal Information as described below. We may from time to time, transfer or merge any Personal Information collected off-line to our online databases or store off-line information in an electronic format. We may also combine Personal Information we collect online with information available from other sources, including information received from our Affiliates, marketing companies, or Advertisers (as defined in the Terms of Use Agreement). This Privacy Policy covers all such Personal Information and will remain in full force and effect as long as you are a user of the Site even if your use of or participation in any particular service, feature, function or promotional activity terminates, expires, ceases, is suspended or deactivated for any reason. What This Privacy Policy Covers:

  • This policy covers how Model Insider treats personal information that Model Insider collects and receives, including information related to your use of Model Insider products and services. Personal information is information about you that is personally identifiable like your name, address, email address, or phone number, and that is not otherwise publicly available.
  • This policy does not apply to the practices of companies that Model Insider does not own or control, or to people that Model Insider does not employ or manage. Model Insider does not knowingly display any private information on any individual without the consent of that individual. Under no circumstances does the inclusion of public or private data of any member or non-member of Model Insider constitute any form of endorsement of the Model Insider Site.

Information Collection and Use

  • Model Insider collects personal information when you register with Model Insider, when you use Model Insider products or services, when you visit Model Insider pages, and when you enter promotions, contests or sweepstakes. Model Insider may combine information about you that we have with information we obtain from business partners or other companies or other public information.
  • When you register we ask for information such as your name and email address. When you register with Model Insider and sign in to our services, you are not anonymous to us.
  • Model Insider automatically receives and records information from your computer and browser, including your IP Address, Model Insider cookie information, software and hardware attributes, and the page you request.
  • Model Insider uses information for the following general purposes: to customize any advertising and/or content you see, fulfill your requests for products and services, improve our services, contact you, conduct research, and provide anonymous reporting for internal and external clients.

Information Sharing and Disclosure

  • If you use any of the Communities' features and functions made available on or through the Site, please remember that any information disclosed in these venues is automatically made public. You should exercise caution when disclosing any Personal Information in the Communities, as you do not know who will access and use your Personal Information or for what purposes. Model Insider is in no way responsible for the accuracy, use, or misuse of any information that you disclose or receive through these venues and you should assume that any disclosure you do make in these venues will be available publicly, even without your knowledge or authorization.
  • Model Insider does not rent, sell, or share personal information about you with other people or non-affiliated companies except to provide products or services you have requested, when we have your permission, or under the following circumstances:
    • We provide the information to trusted partners who work on behalf of or with Model Insider.
    • We respond to subpoenas, court orders, or legal process, or to establish or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims.
    • We believe it is necessary to share information in order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, violations of Model Insider's terms of use, or as otherwise required by law.
    • We transfer information about you if Model Insider is acquired by or merged with another company. In this event, Model Insider will notify you before information about you is transferred and becomes subject to a different privacy policy.
  • Model Insider may display targeted advertisements based on personal information. Advertisers (including ad serving companies) may assume that people who interact with, view, or click targeted ads meet the targeting criteria—for example, women ages 18-24 from a particular geographic area.
    • Model Insider does not provide any personal information to the advertiser when you interact with or view a targeted ad. However, by interacting with or viewing an ad you are consenting to the possibility that the advertiser will make the assumption that you meet the targeting criteria used to display the ad.
    • Model Insider advertisers may include financial service providers (such as banks, insurance agents, stock brokers and mortgage lenders) and non-financial companies (such as stores, airlines, and software companies).

Cookies

  • Model Insider may set and access Model Insider cookies on your computer.
  • Model Insider lets other companies that show advertisements on some of our pages set and access their cookies on your computer. Other companies' use of their cookies is subject to their own privacy policies, not this one. Advertisers or other companies do not have access to Model Insider's cookies.

Your Ability to Edit Your Account Information and Preferences General

  • You can edit your Model Insider account information and preferences at any time.
  • New categories of marketing communications might be added from time to time. Users who visit this site can opt out of receiving future marketing communications from these new categories or they can unsubscribe by following instructions contained in the messages they receive.
  • We reserve the right to send you certain communications relating to the Model Insider service, such as service announcements, administrative messages and the Model Insider Newsletter, that are considered part of your Model Insider account, without offering you the opportunity to opt out of receiving them.

Confidentiality and Security

  • We limit access to personal information about you to employees who we believe reasonably need to come into contact with that information to provide products or services to you or in order to do their jobs.
  • We have physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to protect personal information about you.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

  • Model Insider may update this policy. We reserve the right to revise this Privacy Policy at any time by updating this posting without advance notice to you. Such revisions shall be effective to you immediately upon posting. However, we encourage you to check this Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use Agreement often for updates. With that said, we will attempt to notify you about significant changes in the way we treat personal information by sending a notice to the primary email address specified in your Model Insider account or by placing a prominent notice on our site.
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