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Last updated on April 30, 2008.

Please note that the practices of I. Kimberley Crispensen & Sons, Inc. (the publisher of Nordic Reach Magazine), Swedish News,  Inc. (the publisher of Nordstjernan and Vestkusten) their affiliates, and agents ("IKCS"), with respect to data collected and used by IKCS in connection with this website and all other websites of IKCS and its affiliates with links to this policy (collectively, the “Site”) and IKCS products and services available or enabled via the Site (“Products and Services”), are governed by this online privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”) as amended from time to time, and not the privacy policy in effect at the time the data was collected. Please regularly review our Privacy Policy. If you have objections to any of the information herein, you should immediately discontinue use of the Site and the Products and Services enabled by the Site. This Privacy Policy does not govern privacy practices associated with offline activities, websites other than the Site, or Products and Services not available or enabled via the Site.

The Site and the Products and Services are intended for adult audiences, and IKCS does not knowingly collect any personal information from anyone under 13 years of age. 

All personal information ("personal information" is defined as any information that identifies or can be used to identify the person to whom such information pertains) that we collect and maintain will be subject to this Privacy Policy, as amended from time to time. IKCS may change the Privacy Policy from time to time at its sole discretion and will provide notice of such changes. If as the result of such changes you want to alter the ways in which IKCS is allowed to use your personal information, you can do so by following the procedure described in the section entitled “Updating your personal information and privacy preferences.” You will be deemed to have been made aware of, and will be subject to, the changes to the Privacy Policy after such notice has been posted with the following exception: if at the time you provide personal information to IKCS you limit how such information will be used to communicate with you, either by IKCS or by third parties, IKCS will not change your preference in this regard without your express consent. However, if IKCS sells assets (or the assets of a division or subsidiary) to another entity, or IKCS (or a division or subsidiary) is acquired by or merged with another entity, you agree that IKCS may provide to such entity customer information that is related to that part of our business that was sold to or merged with the other entity without obtaining your further consent, but IKCS will provide notice of such asset sales, acquisitions, or mergers on this Site. 

Entities collecting personal information

Personal information on this Site is collected on behalf of Nordic Reach by IKCS, who is responsible for this site. IKCS’s address is 354 North Avenue, Cranford, NJ, USA, and its telephone number is 203-299-0380.

The Site may contain links to other sites at which personal information is collected. In such instances, unless expressly provided to the contrary, the collection and use of your personal information will be governed by the privacy policy applicable to that site. That privacy policy should identify the entity that is collecting your personal information.

Updating your personal information and privacy preferences

You have the right to access and correct your personal information and privacy preferences at any time. With respect to Registration Information (as defined in the section entitled "Protection of your personal information"), this may be accomplished by linking to your account at My Account, where you can view and make changes to your personal information. You may also access and correct your personal information and privacy preferences (such as whether you wish to receive promotional communications) by writing IKCS at:

IKCS: Change of Address/Privacy
P.O. Box 4587
New York, NY 10163, USA

Please include your name, address, and/or e-mail address when you contact us. No specific form is required to notify IKCS of changes to your address or privacy preferences.

Personal information submitted through this Site or in connection with the Products and Services that is not Registration Information is not accessible online. To access and/or correct such information and privacy preferences (such as whether you wish to receive promotional communications), you may write IKCS at:

IKCS Change of Address/Privacy
P.O. Box 4587
New York, NY 10163, USA

In your correspondence, please indicate with as much detail as possible the location on this Site or otherwise where you provided your personal information.

Collection of personal information

As a visitor to this Site, you can engage in many activities without providing any personal information. In connection with other activities, such as utilizing online subscription order forms or hosted Products and Services, IKCS may ask you to provide certain information about yourself by filling out and submitting a form. It is optional for you to engage in these activities. If you elect to engage in these activities, however, IKCS may ask that you provide personal information, such as your first and last name, mailing address (including ZIP code), country of residence, e-mail address, telephone, and other personal information. When ordering Products and Services via the Site, you may be asked to provide a credit card number. Depending upon the activity, some of the information that we ask you to provide is identified as mandatory and some as voluntary. If you do not provide the mandatory data with respect to a particular activity, you will not be able to engage in that activity. Similarly, if you wish to delete your information that is mandatory, you will no longer be able to engage in a particular activity or log in to access data under My Account.

By using this Site and the Products and Services, you agree and acknowledge that personal information collected through the Site or in connection with the Products and Services may be transferred across IKCS offices. You also acknowledge that under certain circumstances or with respect to certain activities, the collection, transfer, storage, and processing of your information may be undertaken by trusted third parties. Such third parties are bound by contract with IKCS not to use your personal information for their own purposes or provide it to any third parties. One instance where this could occur is in conjunction with the preparation for mailing of magazine or the shipment of campaign products.

In order to reduce errors in our database, authenticate our users, prevent abuse of our Site and the Products and Services, and provide more consistent, relevant experiences to our users, we may on occasion supplement the personal information you submit to us with information from third-party sources. For example, if permitted under applicable law, we may supplement your Registration Information with address information provided by the U.S. Postal Service to qualify your information and prevent errors in our database. As permissible, we may also supplement the information you provide to us with demographic and other information (such as age or interest in travel, design or photography) stored in third-party databases in order to make it more likely that marketing communications we send will be of interest to you.

How your personal information is used

IKCS collects your information in order to record, support and facilitate your participation in the activities you select. If you subscribe to a magazine title or newspaper, for example, the information is used to mail printed copies of the item and offer other benefits that may be made available to registered users. As another example, if you enter a contest, information is collected to qualify the entry and to contact you regarding the contest or prize awards. Your personal information is also used to track customer preferences and keep you informed about special offers, and other products and services of IKCS and selected third parties unless you have opted not to receive such communications or such communications are prohibited by law.

IKCS may collect information about the use of the Products and Services and the Site, such as the number of downloads, types of Services used, how many users we receive daily, and the IP/Internet address of your computer. This information is collected in aggregate form, without identifying any user individually.

IKCS may use this aggregate, non-identifying statistical data for improving the Site and the Products and Services, providing more relevant experiences to our customers and for statistical analysis.

Your choices with respect to personal information

IKCS recognizes and appreciates the importance of responsible use of information collected on the Site and in connection with the Products and Services. IKCS will respect your legal rights regarding access to and correction and deletion of your personal information. IKCS may communicate information to you regarding products, services, and special offers available from IKCS or selected third parties unless you have opted not to receive such communications or such communications are prohibited by law. Except in the particular circumstances described in this Privacy Policy, IKCS will not provide your name to other companies or organizations without your consent.

There are other instances in which IKCS may divulge your personal information, such as where required by law, regulation, or litigation. We may also disclose information about you if we determine that such disclosure should be made for reasons of national security, law enforcement, or other issues of public importance.

Protection of your personal information

The personal information that you provide in connection with registering yourself as a user of the Site, as a subscribes, or user of the Products and Services is classified as Registration Information. Registration Information is protected in several ways. Access by you to your Registration Information is available through a password and unique customer ID. In addition, your Registration Information resides on secure servers that only selected IKCS personnel and contractors have access to via password. IKCS encrypts your personal information and thereby strives to prevent unauthorized parties from viewing such information when it is transmitted to IKCS.

Personal information that you provide that does not constitute Registration Information also resides on secure servers and is accessible only to selected IKCS personnel and contractors via password. Since this information is not accessible online by you, you will not be asked to select a password in order to view or modify such information.

Please note that any information you post to a public bulletin board, such as the IKCS commentary service under individual content pages on Site, is available to all persons accessing that location, and your e-mail address may also be posted on these venues. The information you share, including your email address, would then be available to all persons accessing these venues, and such information may be read, collected or used by others for any purpose, including sending you unsolicited messages. IKCS is not responsible for any information you elect to submit in these venues or the use of such information. In addition, you should be aware that there are postings in which subscribers are e-mailed a copy of all messages posted to the Site on a particular topic. Consequently, if you post a message to any of the open forums, your e-mail address may be accessible or sent to those subscribers who have indicated an interest in the topic of your message.

Tracking, use of cookies, web beacons and similar devices

In order to improve our Products and Services and the Site and provide more convenient, relevant experiences to our customers, we and our vendors may use "cookies", “web beacons”, and similar devices to track your activities.

While IKCS uses cookies and similar devices to track your use of the Site and the Products and Services, such as the number of downloads, types of Products and Services used and downloaded, how many users we receive daily, and our web servers automatically log the IP/Internet address of your computer, IKCS does not use this information to identify you personally. However, if you expressly provide consent for the Site or the Product and Service to "remember" the unique identifier that you select when you register for various activities on the Site or the Products and Services, that unique identifier will be stored on a cookie on your computer and that unique identifier will be linked to your Registration Information

Most browsers are initially set to accept cookies, and most Products and Services that include similar devices are typically initially activated to collect data. You can set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie, giving you the chance to decide whether or not to accept it.

Privacy complaints

IKCS takes its users' privacy concerns seriously. If you believe that IKCS has not complied with this Privacy Policy with respect to your personal information, you may write to IKCS:

IKCS Attn: Privacy/Customer Information, P.O. Box 4587, New York NY 10163

In your letter, please describe in as much detail as possible the ways in which you believe that the Privacy Policy has not been complied with. We will investigate your complaint promptly.

Also, please note that IKCS is not responsible for the content or privacy practices of non-IKCS websites to which this Site or any other IKCS website may link. You should review the privacy policy of such sites before using the sites.