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                                                                    WEBSITE PRIVACY POLICY

Welcome to www.theeastcoastlifecom. This website is owned by The East Coast Life Magazine, LLC. We at The East Coast Life recognize that many visitors to our site are concerned about the information that they provide to us or that may be collected, and how we treat that information. To address those concerns we have developed this website Privacy Policy.


This website may collect both personally identifiable information and non-personal information from you.

  1. Personally Identifiable Information. You are not required to provide us with your personally identifiable information (such as your name, birthday, address, telephone number, email address, etc.) to read most of the site content. We may collect personally identifiable information about you when you submit comments in response to one of our articles, register to receive information from us, submit an email or letter to us through the site, enter a contest, respond to a survey, make a submission, email us, purchase a product or service through the site, or whenever we inform you that you must submit personally identifiable information. Without this information, we would not be able to respond to your questions, inquiries, entries and requests. Please also note that features of the site, such as ads and blogs, may be operated by third parties. These third parties may also obtain personally identifiable information from you to utilize their services. Please check other entities’ privacy policies for information about their privacy practices. Third parties may provide your personally identifiable information to The East Coast Life.
  2. Non-Personal Information. Non-personal information, such as which pages on the site are visited, what content is downloaded, what browser type and operating system are being used, which internet service provider is being used, and other general information may be collected about visitors to the site. This information does not allow us to personally identify the site visitor. By collecting this information we are able to better develop our site.

Personally identifiable information is collected when submitted by you. Personally identifiable information may also be collected when you include it as part of a comment, letter, submission or entry that you submit to us. Your personally identifiable information may be collected by third party service providers and then forwarded to The East Coast Life by the third party. Non-personal information may be collected via “cookies,” “web beacons,” or other technology.

  2. Personally Identifiable Information. If you sign up for an account with us then we may use your personally identifiable information to maintain your account and to correspond with you. We may also use it to send you information or offers that we think would be of interest to you. We may also provide your personally identifiable information to advertisers and/or others. If you enter a contest on the site, then we may use your personally identifiable information for purposes of the contest and/or in accordance with the contest rules. We may also provide your personally identifiable information to the sponsor of a contest, publish information regarding the “winner” of the contest, and/or for any other lawful purposes. If you contact us via email, text, letter, or phone to be placed on a mailing list that we maintain, then we may contact, and/or send information to you. If you register to purchase products or services via our site, then we may use your personally identifiable information to maintain your account and/or process your order. If we receive your personally identifiable information from a third party, then we may use the information to contact you and/or to assist in performing the service requested from the third party. In addition to the above, we may use your personally identifiable information to develop our communication, marketing and promotional services, as part of a website usage analysis, and/or to improve the features and content of this site. We may also use your personally identifiable information to assist in delivering content that is customized for you. We do not collect personally identifiable information automatically, but we may combine other non-personal information, which may be automatically collected, with your previously submitted personally identifiable information. We may also use your personally identifiable information as set forth within this Privacy Policy.
  3. Non-personal information. We may use your non-personal information, as part of a site usage analysis, to improve the features and content of this site, and/or for other purposes to assist our business. We may share such information with advertisers and other third parties, typically in the aggregate. We may also use your non-personal information as set forth elsewhere in this Privacy Policy.
  4. Links to Advertisers and Other Third Parties. Please be aware that The East Coast Life’s advertisers, partners, sponsors, service providers and other third parties accessible via this site (such as via links from this site and/or framed on this site) may have their own privacy practices. The East Coast Life is not responsible for any actions or policies of any third parties. Please verify the applicable privacy policies of all third parties when providing your information to them. Third parties may provide the personally identifiable information that they gather to The East Coast Life, and may also use the information as described in their privacy practices.
  5. Other Third Parties. The East Coast Life contracts with third party providers, such as attorneys, accountants and other professionals, to perform various functions. The East Coast Life may be required to provide personal and/or non-personal information of yours to these third parties. However, all other third parties not linked from the site are prohibited from using your personally identifiable information for any other purpose than providing services to The East Coast Life.
  6. Public Forum. The East Coast Life site is a public forum. Any submission, comment, ad, email, entry, or other submission, all information in your submission may be published to our readers and the general public. Please use discretion when making submissions to us. Please note, most such submissions are not reviewed before publication. We are unable to read, respond to, or honor any requests for privacy or confidentiality that are included with a submission, or at any time.
  7. Other Uses. In addition, The East Coast Life may use or disclose personal or non-personal information: (i) in cases where we believe in good faith that it is necessary to prevent a crime, damage, or financial loss to ourselves or to third parties; (ii) to protect against misuse or unauthorized use of this site; (iii) pursuant to a competent court order, warrant, subpoena, discovery request, or as required by any statute; (iv) in conjunction with the sale, or offering for sale, partial or total assets of The East Coast Life; (v) in the event of The East Coast Life’s bankruptcy, assignment for the benefit of creditors, or similar circumstances; and/or (vi) when you have been given notice of the possibility of use or disclosure of the information, at or prior to, the time of collection.

We have instituted procedures that we find appropriate to safeguard and help avoid unauthorized access, maintain data security, and properly use the information we collect. Please note, we cannot guarantee the security of our databases or site, nor can we guarantee that information will not be improperly viewed and/or collected while being sent via the internet. To utilize certain features of this site, you may be required to create an account with us. For your security, this account will only be accessible by means of a password or similar protective means.


The East Coast Life does not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13 through this site unless such collection is done in accordance with applicable laws. If you are a minor under the age of 13 that intends to submit information to The East Coast Life via this site, you must obtain your parent or legal guardian’s consent prior to your submission. If The East Coast Life obtains information that you are a minor under the age of 13, The East Coast Life may require that you (and/or your parent or legal guardian)  confirm to us your prior parental or legal guardian’s consent. We request that all minors under the age of 18 obtain parental or legal guardian consent prior to the submission of information, or purchase  through this Site.


To access or edit personal information we have collected, or if you desire to “opt out” of our collection, maintenance or release of any other information, please email us at info@theeastcoastlife.com. Please contact third parties to edit information that you have provided to them. Their policies will determine your ability to change access or   information they have collected about you.


Parents or legal guardians of minors under the age of 13 may agree to the collection and use of their child’s personal information without also consenting to the sharing of the information with third parties (subject to The East Coast Life’s defense of itself and others, release for legal reasons, and The East Coast Life’s current  capabilities). In addition, parents or legal guardians may review the personal information provided by their child under the age of 13, request deletion and decline to allow further collection or use of the minor’s information (subject to the above restrictions). To make such requests, parents or legal guardians should follow the “Opt Out” procedures as found in the “Access to Your Personal Information” and “Opt Out” Procedures section of this Privacy Policy. While this site will not require more information from those under 13 than is reasonably necessary to participate in any activity or event, deletion of required information may result in termination of the minor’s participation in an event or activity. Also, the official rules for contests and promotions on this site may contain more information related to the minor’s privacy and the parents’ or legal guardians’ rights and responsibilities.


This Privacy Policy may be changed from time to time, so we request that you review it each time you visit the site. If you do not agree to one or more of the changes, you may “opt out,” using the above procedures. Once the change is effective, all information collected by the site, before or after the change, will be subject to the new Privacy Policy. This current version of our Privacy Policy is effective May 13, 2018.

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