Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy pertains to how the website (www.highwaymagazine.info, also referred to herein as “this website”), our iOS Application (HIGHWAY Magazine, also referred to herein as “this app” or “the HIGHWAY Magazine App) and our Mailing List (an opt-in Email newsletter, also referred to herein as “the mailing list”) receive and use information during your visit or download or registration. This Privacy Policy is reviewed and revised from time to time and your use of this website or this App or the mailing list, constitutes an acceptance of this Privacy Policy. An effort is made to make this Privacy Policy (and our Terms of Service) accessible to it is linked at the bottom of every page on this website. Recourse for opting out is explained below.

HIGHWAY Magazine is owned, operated and published by Ademas Studio (Ademas, LLC, also referred to herein as ‘the publisher”) and we are committed to making sure that this website, this app and the mailing list are secure for you to use and do not violate your personal data. We too want our personal information to be kept private as well as secure and to be honest, we don’t collect much at all. We look at basic analytics based on anonymous, aggregate visitor usage a few times a year to see how our service is performing. This information is sent to us by two main Data Processors: Google Analytics service by Google and App Analytics Service by Apple. The information we view from time to time is not considered highly critical to the operations of this magazine but we will explain the purpose in full below.

If you have any questions about this privacy policy, please contact us at info (at) highway magazine (dot) info before using this website or this app or signing up to the mailing list.

1. Log Files
This site does not use Log Files. Cookies will be explained below.

2. Your Consent
By visiting this website, downloading and installing the Highway Magazine App to your iOS device, or registering for the Mailing List you agree and consent to the practices which are described below in this Privacy Policy. If you reside outside the United States your information will be transferred, processed and stored under United States privacy standards. If you are dissatisfied with this website, this App or the Mailing List by all means contact us at info (at) highwaymagazine (dot) info. Otherwise, the publisher suggests you refrain from visiting this website and using the App in the future. A link to unsubscribe is included in each edition of the mailing list.

3. Cookies
Upon arrival to the HIGHWAY Magazine website you are given an opportunity to read these terms before this cookie is stored in your browser and no data is collected until you click the accept button. If you click accept cookies, this is consent to this privacy policy. You are also given an opportunity to opt-out.

Please also be aware that all internet browser software has directions for how to block or delete cookies suitable to your preference.

3.1 Cookies from Google
This website uses Google Analytics as a tool for the publisher to measure how users interact with the content on this website. The Google Analytics service provides the publisher with JavaScript libraries (a set of files, often referred to as “libraries”) to be installed in our website code which record information about the pages you have viewed as you navigate this website. These JavaScript files are “cookies” and “remember” how a user has interacted with the content on this website. This information is collected because the publisher seeks to understand how visitors are using this website and to hopefully improve its service. In accordance with GDPR regulation, Google is one of our Data Processors and the publisher is the Data Controller since we control which data is ordered to the Google Analytics service.

The following information is anonymously collected and reasons explained:

• Type of browser, device, operating system and screen resolution
This helps the publisher develop the website accordingly to our users device preferences. The publisher does not consider this to be personally identifiable information. This information is viewed in aggregate and is anonymous.

• Date, time of day, and length of visit
This helps the publisher understand which content visitors find the most interesting and engaging. The publisher does not consider this to be personally identifiable information. This information is viewed in aggregate and is anonymous.

• Pages & posts viewed
This helps the publisher understand which content visitors find the most interesting and engaging. The publisher does not consider this to be personally identifiable information. This information is viewed in aggregate and is anonymous.

• Links clicked
This helps the publisher understand which content visitors find the most interesting and engaging. The publisher does not consider this to be personally identifiable information. This information is viewed in aggregate and is anonymous.

• Location from which the website was visited
This helps the publisher understand the reach and popularity of our service as well as which content visitors find the most interesting in certain regions around the world. The publisher does not consider this to be personally identifiable information. This information is viewed in aggregate and is anonymous.

• Web Referrals
This helps the publisher understand the reach of our service, and how visitors may be arriving at this website. We’d like to know where are web traffic is coming from. The publisher does not consider this to be personally identifiable information. This information is viewed in aggregate and is anonymous.

The cookie provided by our Data Processor is ‘gtag.js’ and you can read more about it here:
https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/gtagjs/cookie-usage

As Google notes on this page, Google does not store any personal information about website users.

By default, the gtag.js cookie is set to the highest-level domain, so the cookie is set to www.highwaymagazine.info and therefore all pages of this website.

The gtag.js cookie uses the ‘_ga’ and ‘_gid’ cookies to distinguish unique users, in addition to the ‘_gat’ cookie to throttle the request rate.

The ‘_ga’ cookie has a default expiration time of two years and is used to distinguish users.

The ‘_gid’ cookie has a default expiration time of twenty-four hours and is also used to distinguish users.

The ‘_gat’ cookie has a default expiration time of one minute and is used to throttle the request rate.

3.2 Cookies form Twitter
This website uses a cookie from Twitter (www.twitter.com) to determine if a visitor to this website is also a registered Twitter user. This information is processed by Twitter for purposes of assisting in the targeting of promoted Tweets to users who have visited this website. The promoted Tweets are related to the promotion of our iOS Application since we would like to advertise to Twitter users who have visited our site and shown an interest in our magazine. No personally identifiable information is seen or received by the publisher. If you do not have an account with Twitter then no cookie is set. If you have an account with Twitter, you will have a cookie set on your browser providing a unique ID and this will record your web usage whether you are signed into Twitter or not. This website allows visitors to use Twitter social sharing (in the Updates and Selections sections) and this cookie can identify your account so if you interact with a Twitter share button, twitter.com will record log data such as your Twitter account ID, IP address, browser type, and the website you were on. The publisher does not see or access any of this information. It is your responsibility to be up to date with Twitter’s privacy policy.

3.3 Cookies from Facebook
Select pages on this website (in the Updates and Selections sections) have an option to ‘share’ an article on to Facebook. This helps users share a piece of content from our website on Facebook. We believe this helps the reach of our publication as it grows. Hopefully this enriches your experience with HIGHWAY Magazine. The privacy implications on this will vary from social network to social network and will be dependent on the privacy settings you have chosen on Facebook. It is your responsibility to be up to date with the privacy policy of Facebook. The publisher does not see or access any of this information.

4. Personal Information and Data Processors
The information outlined above is used to create an aggregate profile of the traffic to this website and this app. Absolutely none of this information is linked to anything that is personally identifiable.

Personal data is any kind of data that can identify an individual: email address, first and last name, billing and shipping address, telephone number, or credit card information. There is no interest on behalf of the publisher, Ademas, LLC, in collecting or distributing these types of personally identifiable information. The data collected, as outlined above, cannot be tied back to you as a specific individual.

The publisher receives this data from the services of two Data Processors: Apple (via the iTunes Analytics service) and Google (via the Google Analytics service). The anonymous information we receive from each Data Processor is considered strictly private and is never shared with any third party.

Here are more details of these data transfers:

• Description of the data transfer
Data is collected by Data Processor services and is viewed by the publisher of this website and this app in aggregate. None of this data is stored by the publisher and none of this information is personally identifiable.

• Purpose of the transfer
The transfer of this data is for ‘know-your-customer’ checks and overall enhancement of our product and service. None of this data is stored by the publisher and none of this information is personally identifiable.

• Recipients
No personally-identifiable data is transferred to the publisher unless consented by the user of this website and this app. For more information on Financial Transaction, please view our Terms of Service on this page: http://www.highwaymagazine.info/terms-of-service/

• Categories of Data
The categories of data were described above with regard to data viewed from Data Processor services.

4.1 App Analytics by Apple
The HIGHWAY Application uses the App Analytics service to generate an aggregate profile of traffic to our App page in the Apple App Store. This information is non-personally identifiable and is viewed in aggregate. This information is only used to better understand the performance of the HIGHWAY Application. For more on App Analytics, visit this website: https://developer.apple.com/app-store/app-analytics/.

The HIGHWAY Magazine Application does not receive information when a user downloads this app and no registration with the HIGHWAY Application is required to use this app. Access to content is enabled via In-App Purchases which require an account with iTunes. It is your responsibility to be up to date with Apple’s Privacy Policy. We do know from this policy that Apple will retain user provided data for as long as you use the app.

The following information is viewed (not collected) by the publisher in the App Analytics Service along with reasons explained:

• Impressions
The number of times the HIGHWAY Magazine App was viewed on the App store for more than one second. This helps the publisher understand the visibility and potential popularity of the App. This information is viewed in aggregate and is anonymous.

• App units sold
The number of times the App has been purchased. This helps the publisher understand the sales revenue of the App. This information is viewed in aggregate and is anonymous.

• Sales figures
The total amount billed to customers for purchasing the App. This helps the publisher understand the sales revenue of the App. This information is viewed in aggregate and is anonymous.

• Paying users
The number of users who have paid for the app or an in-App purchase. This helps the publisher understand the sales revenue of the App. This information is viewed in aggregate and is anonymous.

• In-app purchases
The number of users who have paid for an in-App purchase. This helps the publisher understand the sales revenue of the App. This information is viewed in aggregate and is anonymous.

• App units by territory
The number of app units download across various geographic territories. This helps the publisher understand the geographic distribution of the App. This information is viewed in aggregate and is anonymous.

• Active devices
The number of app units installed across various iOS devices. This helps the publisher understand which devices (iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, Apple TV) are using the App. This information is viewed in aggregate and is anonymous.

• App units installed by device
The number of app units download across various iOS devices. This helps the publisher understand which devices (iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, Apple TV) are using the App. This information is viewed in aggregate and is anonymous.

• Retention
The percentage of users who first installed the App on a given day and used it again in the following days. This helps the publisher understand the visibility and potential popularity of the App. This information is viewed in aggregate and is anonymous.

• Product page views
The number of times the App’s App Store page has been viewed. This helps the publisher understand the visibility and potential popularity of the App. This information is viewed in aggregate and is anonymous. This information is viewed in aggregate and is anonymous.

• Installations
The total number of installations across devices. This helps the publisher understand the visibility and potential popularity of the App. This information is viewed in aggregate and is anonymous.

• Sessions
The number of times the App has been used for at least two seconds. This helps the publisher understand the visibility and potential popularity of the App. This information is viewed in aggregate and is anonymous.

• Active devices
The total number of devices with at least one session during a selected period of time. This helps the publisher understand the visibility and potential popularity of the App. This information is viewed in aggregate and is anonymous.

• Crash reports
This helps the publisher understand how well the code and functions of the App are working properly. This information is viewed in aggregate and is anonymous.

• App Referrers
The number of visitors who viewed the app on the app store via a link in another app. This helps the publisher understand the visibility and potential popularity of the App. This information is viewed in aggregate and is anonymous.

• Web Referrers
The number of visitors who viewed the app on the app store via a link on a website. This helps the publisher understand the visibility and potential popularity of the App. This information is viewed in aggregate and is anonymous.

5. External Referrals
This website receives traffic from Facebook, Twitter and Instagram among other sources. The publisher is not responsible for any third-party content associated with a link to this website or this App. It is also your responsibility to be up to date with the privacy policies and terms of service of these websites.

6. Links to other websites
The HIGHWAY Magazine website may provide links to third-party websites for the interest of our readers. If you visit one of those links, you are no longer on the Highway Magazine website and the publisher cannot be held liable for the practices on those websites as this Privacy Policy does not cover third-party websites. Please consider reviewing the privacy policy of these other websites before submitting any personal information.

7. Visitors from the EU (and other territories)
If you are located within the European Union, you should note that your information will be transferred to the United States, which is deemed by the European Union to have inadequate data protection. Nevertheless, in accordance with local laws implementing European Union Directive 95/46/EC of 24 October 1995 (“EU Privacy Directive”) and the GDPR 2016/679 regulation (implemented on May 25, 2018) on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing and collection of personal data and on the free movement of such data, individuals located in countries outside of the United States of America who submit personal information do thereby consent to the general use of such information as provided in this Privacy Policy and to its transfer to and/or storage in the United States of America.

8. The Mailing List
Visitors to this website may subscribe to the mailing list by willingly providing their email address. This list is strictly opt-in. You must voluntarily enter your email address to join the Mailing List. Communication from the Mailing List is sent less than five times a year. The purpose of the Mailing List is for users to receive communication from Highway Magazine. This website uses a secure opt in subscription system. By signing up for the Mailing List, subscribers opt in to be periodically contacted with information related to Highway Magazine. All Email messages will originate directly from the publisher’s email address info [at] highwaymagazine [dot] info. Email addresses are strictly for the Mailing List and we will never share, rent, sell or otherwise disclose any e-mail addresses to any third party. The security measures of our web server are intended to protect the hacking, loss, misuse and alteration of registered email addresses. Subscribers to the Mailing List may unsubscribe anytime by following the Unsubscribe link enclosed at the bottom of every email delivered. The email address you submit is stored on our webserver, which is maintained by DreamHost, LLC. You may view their privacy policy here (https://www.dreamhost.com/legal/privacy-policy/) and a recent blog post on their compliance with the GDPR directive (https://www.dreamhost.com/blog/dreamhost-is-gdpr-compliant/).

9. Situations in which information may be shared with a third party:
User provided and automatically collected information may be disclosed when:

• As required by law, such as to comply with a subpoena, or similar legal process.

• When we believe in good faith that a disclosure of information is necessary to protect our rights, protect your safety or the safety of others, investigate fraud, or respond to a government request.

10. Children
We do not use this application to knowingly solicit data from or market to children under the age of 13. If a parent or guardian becomes aware that their child has made a payment without their consent, he or she should stop use of the application and feel free to contact us at info (at) highwaymagazine (dot) info with the subject “Privacy Policy.”

11. Security
Safeguarding the confidentiality of your information (and ours) is of utmost importance. We provide physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to protect information we process and maintain. For example, we limit access to this information to authorized employees who may need to know that information in order to operate, develop or improve our application. Please be aware that, although we endeavor provide reasonable security for information we process and maintain, no security system can prevent all potential security breaches. For this reason, we limit the amount of data we engage with.

12. What are my opt-out rights?
You can opt-out of this App, Mailing List and this Website by uninstalling the App from your iOS device, unsubscribing from the Mailing List or by not visiting this website.

You can also visit the Network Advertising Initiative to read about opting out of interest-based advertising. http://optout.networkadvertising.org

To opt out of Google Analytics and to prevent your data from being used by Google Analytics, you can install Google’s opt-out browser add on. This feature is designed to be compatible with Chrome, Internet Explorer 11, Safari, Firefox and Opera. You can get it here: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

You can learn more about online advertising by having your browser settings checked by the digital advertising alliance on this page: http://optout.aboutads.info/?c=2&lang=EN

You can also find out more about Cookies by visiting
www.allaboutcookies.org

13. Changes to this Privacy Policy
This privacy policy may be updated at anytime by the publisher. Your use of this website, this app and mailing list is voluntary and your use is understood as consent to the terms of this Privacy Policy. The effective privacy policy will always be posted online here: http://www.highwaymagazine.info/privacy-policy

14. Contact us
If you have any questions regarding this privacy policy, please contact us via email at info (at) highwaymagazine (dot) info

These terms were last updated on September 13, 2018

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