Privacy Policy


StepMom Enterprises, Inc. (“StepMom Magazine”) respects the privacy of every individual who visits (“Web site”) or responds to our subscription form, support group enrollment form, or story submission forms. StepMom Magazine’s Privacy Policy outlines the information StepMom Magazine will collect and how we will use that information. This Policy also tells you what to do if you do not want your Personal Information to be shared or divulged when you visit our Web site or respond to our advertising. By using the Web site, you agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree with any terms or practices described in our Privacy Policy, please do not use our Web site.

We do not attempt to collect excessive or irrelevant information, whether that information personally identifies you or not. We collect information solely to support our interaction with you. We will take reasonable steps to delete or de-identify information about you that we collect when we no longer need it to interact with you. Until you notify us by following the instructions under “Opt-out” below or we determine that the information is no longer needed, we may retain information we collect indefinitely.

Personally Identifiable Information

Personal Information is information that identifies you or can be used to identify or contact you, e.g., your name, physical or e-mail addresses, or telephone numbers, which we may collect during your registration with StepMom Magazine or in e-mails to us and in online forms, orders, and surveys. If you do not want your Personal Information collected, DO NOT submit it to us. StepMom Magazine will not collect your Personal Information unless you provide it voluntarily. You do not have to provide Personal Information to visit the Web site, but if you choose to withhold requested information, you may not be able to use all the features of our Web site.

If you do submit Personal Information we will:

  • store and process it to better understand your needs and how we can improve our products and services;
  • use it to contact you for account, informational, marketing and promotional purposes;
  • disclose it to third parties (including legal authorities) if we believe that disclosure might be legally required or necessary to identify, contact, or bring legal action against someone who may be injuring or interfering with the rights or property (either intentionally or unintentionally) of StepMom Magazine, other members or users of the Web site, or anyone else whom we believe could be harmed by such activities;
  • disclose it when we believe that disclosure is necessary to enforce our Terms and Conditions; and
  • disclose it to independent contractors we engage to assist with or perform any of the foregoing activities.

Aggregating Third Party Information with Personal Information We may, either through our own searches or by contact with third party providers, add publicly available information to the Personal Information you elect to provide to us. For example, if you provide your name or address, we may add your telephone number and e-mail address obtained from other sources to your Personal Information. However, we will treat any information that personally identifies you, including any information that we add to the Personal Information you provide, as your Personal Information which is subject to the terms of this Privacy Policy.

Members and Users Located Outside of the United States of America

We have made an effort to protect the personal information of all users of the web site, and to the extent applicable, we attempt to comply with local data protection and consumer rights laws. If you are unsure whether this privacy policy is in conflict with the applicable local rules where you are located, you should not submit your personal information to the Web site. IN ADDITION, IF YOU ARE LOCATED WITHIN THE EUROPEAN UNION, YOU SHOULD NOTE THAT YOUR INFORMATION WILL BE TRANSFERRED TO THE UNITED STATES, THE LAWS OF WHICH MAY BE DEEMED BY THE EUROPEAN UNION TO HAVE INADEQUATE DATA PROTECTION. Members and other users of the Web site 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 the transfer of that information to and/or storage of the information in the United States of America.

Changing my Personal Information
We take reasonable steps to ensure that all of your Personal Information we collect, use, or disclose is accurate, complete, up to date, stored in a secure environment, and accessed only by authorized personnel for permitted purposes. If your Personal Information changes, you may contact us using the information in “Contact Us” to review or update your Personal Information or request that we remove your Personal Information from our records. If you request, we will use all reasonable efforts to delete your Personal Information from our existing records.

Non-Personally Identifiable Information Collected Automatically
StepMom Magazine may also collect information about you that is not personally-identifying information. Examples may include your age, gender, marital status and other information, including the type of Internet browser and computer operating system you use, and the domain name of the Web site from which you linked to the Web site. StepMom Magazine may share this information with advertisers, business partners, sponsors and other third parties. The data are used to customize the Web site’s content and advertising and to deliver a better experience for our members and users.

Tracking Tools
We use internet technologies such as “Cookies” and other tracking tools to store information on individual users’ computers to assist in their use of the Web site. For example, once you have registered, a Cookie will be used to recognize you and avoid asking you to register again. We also use Cookies to tailor the Web site to better match your interests and preferences. With most Internet browsers, you can erase Cookies from your hard drive, block all Cookies, and receive a warning before a Cookie is stored. Please refer to your browser instructions or help screen to learn more about these functions. To ensure the best experience on the Web site we suggest that you allow StepMom Magazine to leave Cookies on your computer.

Links to Other Web sites
The Web site has links to various other Web sites. We assume no responsibility for the information practices of sites you are able to access through the Web site. These links to other sites do not imply affiliation or endorsement of a linked site in any way.

Please keep in mind that whenever you give out personal information online, that information can be collected and used by people you don’t know. While StepMom Magazine endeavors to protect your information and privacy, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you disclose online, and you do so at your own risk. The security of all personally identifying information associated with our users and members is very important to us. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your Personal Information, StepMom Magazine can’t ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us or from our online products or services, and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your Personal Information, we will take reasonable efforts to ensure its security on our systems.

Business Transfers
As we continue to develop our business, we might sell some of our assets, which could include information about our members and users. Also, in the event that StepMom Magazine or substantially all of its assets are acquired, this customer information will of course be one of the transferred assets.

Your Acceptance Of These Terms
By using the Web site, you have consented to StepMom Magazine’s Privacy Policy and Terms and Conditions of Use. If you do not agree to this Policy or our Terms and Conditions of Use, please do not use the Web site.

If after registering on or otherwise providing your Personal Information you no longer wish to receive any materials, offers or correspondence from StepMom Magazine please send an e-mail to indicating your preference to “unsubscribe” and we will promptly remove you from our e-mail list, mailing list and mark you as deleted from our database. Please be sure to include your name and e-mail address in your e-mail. If you no longer wish to receive any materials or other correspondence from third parties, you must contact them directly. You will be subject to their privacy policies and terms of use in such event.

Contact Us
If you have any questions regarding this Privacy Policy or would like to have any Personal Information updated or deleted from our records, please contact us at:
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Changes to the Policy
We reserve the right at any time to change our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use, so you should review them from time to time. If you use the Web site after we change our Privacy Policy or Terms of Use, you will be deemed to have accepted the changes.

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