Privacy Policy

Effective date: 02 August 2019

Off The Grid Publishing, Inc. (herein referred to as “us”, “we”, or “our”) operates the website https://store.gridmagazine.ph (herein referred to as the “Service”). This policy applies to our main domain gridmagazine.ph, and three secondary domains: store.gridmagazine.phclassic.gridmagazine.ph, and offthegridmedia.ph.

This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of personal data when you make use of our Service, and the choices you have associated with that data.

We use your data to provide and improve our Service. By using the Service, you agree to the collection and use of your information in accordance with this policy. Unless otherwise defined in this Privacy Policy, the terms used in this Privacy Policy have the same meanings as in our Terms and Conditions, accessible from this page.

Definitions

  • Service refers to https://store.gridmagazine.ph, the website operated by Off The Grid Publishing, Inc.
  • Personal Data is data about a living individual that can be used to identify them, collected either through direct or indirect means.
  • Usage Data is data collected automatically, generated by the use of the Service and Service infrastructure (e.g. duration of a website visit).
  • Cookies are small text files stored on your device (computer or mobile device) that are used to store information.
  • Data Controller refers to the natural or legal person/s who determine the purposes for which and the manner in which any personal information is to be processed. For the purpose of this Privacy Policy, we are a Data Controller of your Personal Data.
  • Data Processors (or Service Providers) are any natural or legal person/s who process the data on behalf of the Data Controller. We may use the services of various Service Providers in order to process your data more effectively.
  • Data Subject (or User) is any living individual who makes use of our Service and is the subject of Personal Data. 

Data Collection and Use

Personal Data

While using our Service, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you (“Personal Data”). Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to:

  • Email Address
  • First and Last Name
  • Contact Number/s
  • Address (State, Province, ZIP/Postal code, City)
  • Cookies and Usage Data

We may use your Personal Data in contacting you with newsletters, marketing or promotional materials, and/or other informational materials that may be of interest to you. You may opt out of receiving any or all of these communications by unsubscribing from our list. Instructions for doing so will be provided in each email we send.

Usage Data

We may also collect information on how the Service is accessed and used (“Usage Data”). This may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol address (e.g. IP address), browser type, browser version, the pages of our Service that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.

Location Data

We may use and store information about your location if you give us permission to do so (“Location Data”). We use this data to improve, customize, and provide additional access features to our Service.

You can allow or restrict our Service’s Location Data access at any time through your device’s settings.

Tracking Cookies Data

We make use of cookies and other similar tracking technologies to track user activity on our Service and hold certain information from doing so.

Cookies are files with small amounts of data which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a website and stored on your device. Other tracking technologies such as beacons, tags and scripts may also be used to collect and track information, and to improve and analyze our Service.

You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. Please note that some features of our Service may not be accessible if you choose to refuse cookies.

The types of Cookies we use include:

  • Session Cookies. We use Session Cookies to operate our Service.
  • Preference Cookies. We use Preference Cookies to remember your preferences for future visits.
  • Security Cookies. We use Security Cookies for to ensure your security when using our Service.
  • Advertising Cookies. We use Advertising Cookies to tailor advertising content to your interests.

Use of Data

Off The Grid Publishing, Inc. uses the collected data for the following purposes:

  • To provide and maintain our Service;
  • To notify you about changes to our Service;
  • To allow you to participate in interactive features of our Service when you choose to do so;
  • To provide customer support;
  • To gather information we can use improve our Service;
  • To monitor the usage of our Service;
  • To detect, prevent, and address any technical issues; and/or
  • To provide you with news, promotions, and general information about other goods, services, and events we offer that we feel are relevant to your interests.

Retention of Data

Off The Grid Publishing, Inc. will retain your Personal Data only for as long as is necessary for the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy. We will retain and use your Personal Data to the extent necessary to comply with legal obligations (as required by applicable laws), resolve disputes, and enforce our legal agreements and policies.

Off The Grid Publishing, Inc. will also retain Usage Data for purposes of internal analysis. Usage Data is generally retained for shorter periods of time, except when this data is used to strengthen our Service’s security, to improve Service functionality, or if we are legally obligated to retain this data.

Transfer of Data

Your information, including Personal Data, may be transferred to — and maintained on — computers located outside of your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where data protection laws may differ from those of your jurisdiction.

If you are located outside the Philippines and choose to provide information to us, please note that we transfer your data, including Personal Data, to the Philippines and process it there.

Your consent to this Privacy Policy, followed by your submission of such information, represents your agreement to that transfer.

Off The Grid Publishing, Inc. will take all the steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely in accordance with this Privacy Policy, and that no transfer of your Personal Data to any third-party organization or country will take place unless there are adequate controls in place to ensure the security of your data and other personal information.

Disclosure of Data

Business Transaction

If Off The Grid Publishing, Inc. becomes involved in a merger, acquisition or asset sale, your Personal Data may be transferred. We will provide notice before your Personal Data is transferred and becomes subject to a different Privacy Policy.

Disclosure for Law Enforcement

Under certain circumstances, Off The Grid Publishing, Inc. may be required to disclose your Personal Data by law or in response to valid requests by public authorities (e.g. a court or a government agency).

Legal Requirements

Off The Grid Publishing, Inc. may disclose your Personal Data in good faith under the belief that such action is necessary to:

  • Comply with a legal obligation;
  • Protect and defend the rights or property of Off The Grid Publishing, Inc.;
  • Prevent or investigate possible wrongdoing in connection with the Service;
  • Protect the personal safety of users of the Service or the public; and/or
  • Protect us against legal liability.

Security of Data

Your security is important to us. We have put in place various measures designed to prevent any unauthorized access and/or use of your data. Although we have these measures in place, we cannot guarantee that your Personal Data will never be disclosed or accessed in a manner inconsistent with our Privacy Policy, due only to circumstances entirely beyond our control.

International Regulations

General Data Protection Regulation

The legal basis for processing personal data under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) states that if you are from the European Economic Area (EEA), Off The Grid Publishing, Inc.’s legal basis for collecting and using the information described in this Privacy Policy will depend on the data we collect and the specific contexts in which we collect it.

Off The Grid Publishing, Inc. may process your Personal Data because:

  • We need this to perform our obligations of a contract with you;
  • You have given us permission to do so;
  • The processing of your data is in our legitimate interests and is not overridden by your rights;
  • Your Personal Data will be used for payment processing purposes; and/or
  • To comply with the law.

Data Protection Rights under GDPR

Residents of the European Economic Area (EEA) have certain data protection rights. Off The Grid Publishing, Inc. aims to take reasonable steps to allow you to correct, amend, delete or limit the use of your Personal Data.

If you wish to be informed about what Personal Data we hold about you and if you want it to be removed from our systems, please contact us.

In certain circumstances, you have the following data protection rights:

  • The right to access, update, or delete the information we have about you. When possible, you can access, update, or request deletion of your Personal Data directly through your account settings. If you are unable to perform these actions yourself, please contact us to assist you.
  • The right of rectification. You have the right to have your information rectified in the event that it is inaccurate or incomplete.
  • The right to object. You have the right to object to our processing of your Personal Data.
  • The right of restriction. You have the right to request that we restrict the processing of your personal information.
  • The right to data portability. You have the right to be provided with a copy of the information we have collected about you in a structured, machine-readable, and commonly used format.
  • The right to withdraw consent. You also have the right to withdraw your consent at any time where Off The Grid Publishing, Inc. relied on your consent to process your personal information.

Please note that we may ask you to verify your identity before responding to such requests.

You also have the right to file a complaint against us to a Data Protection Authority regarding our collection and use of your Personal Data. For more information, please contact your local data protection authority in the European Economic Area (EEA).

California Online Protection Act (CalOPPA)

Our policy on Do Not Track (“DNT”) signals under the California Online Protection Act (CalOPPA) is of non-support. Do Not Track is a preference you can set in your web browser to inform websites that you do not want to be tracked.

You can enable or disable Do Not Track preferences through your web browser’s Preferences or Settings page.

Service Providers

We may employ third-party companies and individuals to facilitate our Service (“Service Providers”), provide the Service on our behalf, perform Service-related services, or assist us in analyzing how our Service is used.

These third parties will have access to your Personal Data only to perform these tasks on our behalf and are under obligation not to disclose or use it for any other purpose.

Analytics

We may use third-party Service Providers to monitor and analyze the use of our Service.

Google Analytics

  • Google Analytics is a web analytics service offered by Google that tracks and reports website traffic. Google uses the data collected to track and monitor the use of our Service. This data is shared with other Google services. Google may use the collected data to contextualize and personalize the advertising content of its own advertising network.
  • You can opt out of having made your activity on the Service available to Google Analytics by installing the Google Analytics’s opt-out browser add-on. The add-on prevents the Google Analytics JavaScript (ga.js, analytics.js and dc.js) from sharing information with Google Analytics about visit activity.
  • For more information on the privacy practices of Google, please visit the Google Privacy Terms web page: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en

Advertising

We may use third-party Service Providers to show advertisements to you to help support and maintain our Service.

Google AdSense DoubleClick Cookie

  • Google, as a third party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on our Service. Google’s use of the DoubleClick cookie enables it and its partners to serve advertising content to our users based on their visit to our Service or other websites on the Internet.
  • You may opt out of the use of the DoubleClick Cookie for interest-based advertising by visiting the Google Ads Settings web page: http://www.google.com/ads/preferences/

Behavioral Remarketing

Off The Grid Publishing, Inc. uses remarketing services to advertise on third party websites to you after you visited our Service. We and our third-party vendors use cookies to inform, optimise and serve ads based on your past visits to our Service.

Google Ads (AdWords)

  • Google Ads (AdWords) remarketing service is provided by Google, Inc.
  • You can opt-out of Google Analytics for Display Advertising and customise the Google Display Network ads by visiting the Google Ads Settings page: http://www.google.com/settings/ads
  • Google also recommends installing the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on – https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout – for your web browser. Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on provides visitors with the ability to prevent their data from being collected and used by Google Analytics.
  • For more information on the privacy practices of Google, please visit the Google Privacy Terms web page: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en

Facebook

Payments

We may additionally provide paid products and/or services within the Service. In that case, we use third-party services for payment processing (e.g. payment processors).

We will not, under any circumstances, store or collect your payment card details. That information is provided directly to our third-party payment processors whose use of your personal information is governed by their respective Privacy Policies. These payment processors adhere to the standards set by PCI-DSS as managed by the PCI Security Standards Council, which is a joint effort of brands like Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover. PCI-DSS requirements help ensure the secure handling of payment information.

The payment processors we work with are:

Others

Links to Other Sites

Our Service may contain links to other sites that are not operated by or affiliated to us. Clicking a third-party link will lead you to that third party’s site, which operates under their own Privacy Policy. We strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy of every site you visit.

Off the Grid Publishing, Inc. has no control over, and assumes no responsibility for, the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third-party linked sites or services.

Children’s Privacy

Our Service does not address anyone under the age of 18 (“Children”).

We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 18. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your Child has provided us with Personal Data, please contact us. If we become or are made aware that we have unknowingly collected any Personal Data from Children without the verification of parental consent, rest assured that we will take steps to remove the information from our servers.

Changes to This Privacy Policy

We may update our Privacy Policy from time to time. We will notify you of any changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on this page.

We will let you know via email and/or a prominent notice on our Service, prior to the change becoming effective and update the “effective date” section located at the top of this Privacy Policy.

We advise users to review this Privacy Policy periodically for any changes. Changes to this Privacy Policy are effective when they are posted on this page.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us through any of the channels listed below:

  • By email: letters@gridmagazine.ph
  • By visiting this page on our website: https://gridmagazine.ph/privacy-policy
  • By visiting this address: Unit 405 5th Floor Praxedes Place, No. 5 East Capitol Drive corner Sta. Rosa Street, Brgy. Kapitlyo, Pasig City, Philippines 1602