by Cyclic Magazine
This Privacy Statement of Cyclic Magazine (“we” “us” or “our”) outlines how your personally identifiable information and other information about you (your “user information”) will be collected, used, and shared in connection with your access to and/or use of and any content, features, services, or other offerings that we may provide in connection therewith, including in relation to any email communications or newsletters that we may send in connection with your use of our website.
This Privacy Statement also describes your choices and rights regarding the use, access to and correction or deletion of your user information. By using this Site, you agree that you understand that we will use your user information in accordance with this Privacy Statement. Where required by law, you will also be asked to provide clear and unequivocal affirmative consent to the collection, processing, and sharing of your user information via cookies and similar technologies. Note that this Site is owned and operated by the Magazine Team.

Notice to EU/UK individuals:

This Privacy Statement is intended to comply with Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of the European Union 27 April 2016 (the “General Data Protection Regulation” or “GDPR”), and the UK equivalent (the “UK GDPR”), and provide appropriate protection and care with respect to the treatment of your user information in accordance with the GDPR.

This privacy statement:

Is to enhance, personalize, and support your experience on the Site, among other things, we collect, use, and share your user information.  For example, we use aggregated information to develop content targeted to user interests and to generally improve the Site’s user experience.  As detailed below, your user information may also be used by Cyclic Magazine and its partners to tailor content and ads, provide social media features (e.g., features that allow you to share content directly to your preferred social media platform), track your preferences, analyze traffic, and provide similar services and content.
We are committed to your privacy and will not share any user information with any third party without your consent, except as outlined in this Privacy Statement or as permitted by law.  If you have any requests, comments, or questions about this Privacy Statement or your user information, please contact us.

What this Privacy Statement Covers:

This Privacy Statement covers the entire Site. While you may encounter links on the Site to other websites, such as those relating to our third party sponsors, advertisers, and other partners (e.g., our affiliate network operators), please note that these websites are not covered by this Privacy Statement (unless otherwise noted on such site, which may be the case if, for example, the site is also owned and operated by us).
This Privacy Statement does not apply to the activities of Cyclic’ third party sponsors, advertisers, and other partners (e.g. our affiliate network operators) that may collect your user information while you access or use such third party’s services in connection with your use of our Site (e.g. social media and sharing services). The privacy and information practices of those third parties are not covered by this Privacy Statement.  To learn more about such third party policies, we encourage you to read and review the privacy statements of each third party service that you may choose to use. This Privacy Statement applies only to user information collected by us or shared with us in relation to our Site.
As a general reminder, please think carefully before you decide to put anything on the internet.  For example, if you voluntarily disclose user information in chat areas or bulletin boards (e.g., comments sections), that information could be seen and used by others, and may result in unsolicited messages from others. We are not responsible for the user information you may choose to submit in these public forums. To request removal of your user information from our website, please contact us. In some cases, for legal retention purposes or technical limitations (e.g., the data may not be searchable), we may not be able to remove user information voluntarily disclosed by you on our website, in which case, we will notify you.

Information Gathering:

We collect user information when you use the Site.  Sometimes you may submit it to us yourself, or it may be collected automatically. You can manage and change your preferences on your setting.

Information Collected:

When you use the Site, your user information may be collected, used, and shared in a variety of manners. As detailed below, the type of user information collected may vary based on how it was gathered, but may include, among other things, user information that you voluntarily submit (e.g., when setting up an account or submitting a registration or application on the Site (including when signing up for a paid subscription), you may submit your contact information, social media account handles, and/or professional information), user information automatically collected about your usage of the Site (e.g., the content that you choose to view), and user information that our third party partners may share with us if such third party partners have previously received your consent to do so.

Voluntary Submission:

Cyclic Magazine may collect user information (including personally identifiable information) that is voluntarily provided by you or with your permission. For example, we may ask you for user information, such as your email address, when you register to become a member of the Site or register for our produced live event. You may also provide user information to Cyclic Magazine in other contexts, including, for example, on your member profile page and public profile URL, such as photos, videos or other information about you and your interests), to place an advertisement, or to enter into a promotion, or to apply for consideration in connection with our award’s honor list.
In the event you order something from the Site, or if you sign-up for a paid subscription (or a free trial of a paid subscription), we may request additional user information, such as your address, telephone number and credit card information, in order to complete the order. You may also provide us with other information at the same time, such as your choice of subscription term or type of subscription.
If you choose to sign-up for a paid subscription via your social media profile, we may also receive some limited information about you from that social media provider.
Where you sign-up for paid subscriptions as a gift option (e.g., on behalf of a friend or colleague, the award recipient), you may provide us with this information on behalf of the award recipient.
You always have the option not to provide the information we request. If you choose not to provide the information we request, you can still visit most of the Site, but you may be unable to access certain options and services, such as paid subscription content. In the event that you wish to provide user information to us about a third party, such your friend or colleague, in connection with a referral, award subscription, recommendation, nomination or other purpose, please only do so if you have the permission of that third party. When you register or become a member of the Site or provide information to Cyclic Magazine, you agree to provide only true, accurate, current and complete information.

Information Automatically Collected:

When you visit our Site, we may collect certain user information automatically from your device. In some territories, including countries in the European Economic Area (“EEA”) including United Kingdom, this information may be considered personal data or personal information under applicable data protection laws.
The user information we collect automatically may include specific information like your IP address, device type, unique device identification numbers, browser-type, broad geographic location and other technical information.  We may also collect user information about how your device has interacted with our Site, including the pages accessed and links clicked.
Collecting this information enables us to better understand the visitors who come to our Site, where they come from, and what content on our Site is of interest to them. We use this information for our business purposes, including internal analytics purposes and to improve the quality and relevance of our Site to our visitors. With respect to any content that is subject to a paywall, we also use this information to notify users via a notice on the Site when they have read their quota of “free” content (and would need to purchase a subscription to continue reading additional articles).
Some of this information may be collected using cookies and similar tracking technology, as explained further below.


A cookie is a small data file that is written to your computer’s hard drive by your web browser. A cookie file can contain and/or automatically collect user information, such as a user identification code or IP address, that a website will use to track the pages and number of times you have visited. The data read from these cookies may be linked to your user information, so our use of these cookies may allow us to better understand how you use our Site, or to serve you with personalized advertising or to invite you to one of our social events.
In particular, we and our partners use cookies and similar technologies on the Site for our business purposes of personalizing and optimizing your browsing experience and the Site by:
  • providing you with tailored content and advertisements,
  • enabling social media features,
  • safeguarding against spam and malware,
  • analyzing trends, traffic, and user behavior,
  • administering the Site, including triggering pay walls for certain content as appropriate,
  • gathering demographic information about our entire user base,
  • tracking web and advertising analytics throughout the Site and its affiliate websites,
  • remembering your preferences and voluntarily – submitted information (e.g. custom video playlists, preferences, job title, story ratings, membership status),
  • performing location – related functionalities and analytics,
  • participating in market research (e.g., Site ratings), and
  • educating ourselves about how we can continue to improve the Site and its various elements.

Required Cookies:

Required Cookies. Certain cookies are used for specific purposes that are essential to your secure use and navigation of the Site. Without them, Cyclic Magazine may not be able to provide core Site functions and features to you, and the Site would not operate as well as you or we would like. These cookies collect and use information such as your server preferences, single-session data and corresponding identifier, web beacons and log files and other credential-related information.
Functional cookies include social media cookies, which collect information about your social media usage and other data you may have provided in connection with such usage (if you access the Site through a social media website or mobile application, you may have social media cookies). If you wish to modify or change your social media cookies, please visit and review the settings on your applicable social media account(s).
Functional cookies also include analytics cookies, which provide us with data that allows Cyclic Magazine to better understand its users and improve the Site based on what we have learned from that data.
Advertising Cookies help support the Site and further tailor your experience, Cyclic Magazine and its advertising partners (and/or their third-party analytics providers) may also use cookies on the Site to personalize the content and advertisements you may be shown.
Such advertisements use cookies to provide your targeted advertisements that may be more consistent with your interests than non-targeted advertisements. Certain Cyclic Magazine advertising partners may also use cookies to monitor or track the performance of their advertising content, including advertising content. Cyclic Magazine does not provide user information to advertising partners except in connection with the Site or as required by law.
If you would like to manage your cookie preferences or learn more information about this practice and your right to decline (or opt-out of) cookies placed by some or all of these companies contact us.
Please be aware that if you do choose to disable the receipt of cookies from our Site, you may not be able to use or benefit from certain features of the Site, particularly the features that are designed to personalize your experience.  To learn more about the use of cookies in online advertising including how to manage or delete them contact us.
Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but generally allow users to modify their browser settings to display a warning before accepting a cookie, to accept cookies only from certain websites, and/or to refuse all cookies. Please do review your web browser settings if you want to use your web browser to control our cookies.

Third Party Data Sources:

From time to time, we may collect personal data about you from third party sources, including data append services such as public or social graph data, or social media websites if you have chosen to log in or connect your social media with our Site, which we will use for business purposes in order to better serve you with content or promotions.
However, we will only use this information where these third parties either have your consent or are otherwise legally permitted or required to disclose your personal information to us.
When you sign into or purchase a paid subscription on our Site using a social media log-in, you give permission to that social media company to share certain information with us. For example, if you sign in or purchase a subscription using Facebook or LinkedIn, you give permission to Facebook or LinkedIn (as applicable) to share with us your email address and certain other information contained in your profile on that social media platform (but only if you have made this information public in your corresponding Facebook or LinkedIn profile).
This will be limited to your full name, age range, profile picture and link to your Facebook or LinkedIn profile. If you log-in or purchase a subscription using your Google account, you give Google permission to share personal data with us that you have made public.
This will be limited to your full name, your email address (and whether your email has been validated), your age range, your profile picture and a link to your Google profile. If you log-in or purchase a subscription using your Apple ID, you give Apple permission to share your personal data with us (however, you can choose to hide your email address and instead Apple will create a random email address so that your personal email can stay private).
This email address will be linked to your account and will be used to allow you to access your subscribed content.
We will use this information to form a profile for your account, or to enable you to purchase a paid subscription. If you later remove the Site from your Facebook or LinkedIn settings, Google settings, or Apple ID, we will no longer have access to this information.
However, this will not affect our ability to use the information that we already received when you first set up your account (or purchased a subscription) using that social media login, as long as we continue to need to use it for the purposes as described in this Privacy Statement.

Your Information Use:

Our primary goal in collecting, using, and sharing user information is to enhance your experience on our Site, support the Site, and improve its features, performance, and other elements. Your user information will be used for the aforementioned purposes, but will not use your user information without a valid legal basis to do so.

Content and Advertising:

Cyclic Magazine may use your user information for advertising purposes in order to promote our Site or our other products or services, and the products and services of third parties.
To develop and provide content and advertising to you that is targeted to your interests, we use the analytics collected by the systems described above to determine which areas of our Site you prefer based upon the frequency of your visits and engagement with those areas.
We may make reasonable assumptions based on your browser provided data to target relevant content and advertising to you on our site and elsewhere where we may be acting as a 3rd party.
We may also make reasonable geographic and demographic assumptions based on your presented IP address to target relevant content and advertising.

Site Interactive Communications:

To enhance your experience, we may provide you with interactive communications, such as notifications of activity by topic or contributor to the email address that you provide to us.
Such interactive communications are provided only to those users who have expressly provided us with their permission to receive them as part of their user profile.
From time to time we may provide emails highlighting new features, promotions or contests on the Site to those users who have expressly provided us with their permission to send such communications as part of their user profile, or where we are otherwise permitted by law.

Third Party Communications:

We respect the privacy of our users and will not disclose or distribute our user list to any third party, nor will we permit anyone else to do so. However, we do make available for rental our list of those registrants who have expressly provided us with their permission to receive third party offers as part of their user profile.
In those cases, your email address will be transferred to the third party. You can remove your consent to this use or modify your related user information by contacting us.

Sharing Information:

You may be requested to voluntarily provide certain user information during your use of the Site. If you choose to do so, that user information may be shared with Cyclic Magazine as well as our business partners, third party vendors and service providers who fulfill our business purposes. These third parties provide hosting and other services for us (for example, to support on the delivery of, provide functionality on, or help to enhance the security of our Site), and otherwise process user information for purposes that are described in this Privacy Statement or notified to you when we collect your user information.
We use third parties for a number of business purposes, including to provide credit card processing, to provide email services and to host services on the Site.
When you sign up for such services, we will share your user information only as necessary for the third party to provide that service. These third parties are prohibited from using your user information for any other purpose. With respect to credit card processing, we do not collect, store, or process any credit card information. If you do not want your information to be shared, you can choose not to allow the transfer of your information by not using that particular service.
In addition, if you provide any user information via an advertiser promotion, please be aware you are directly providing your user information to that advertiser. Similarly, we may share certain user information with sponsors of our live events.
From time-to-time we may provide you the opportunity to participate in contests or surveys on our site. If you participate, we will request certain user information from you, such as your name and email. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary and you therefore have a choice whether or not to disclose this information. We use this information to notify award winners.
We may use a third party service provider to conduct these surveys or contests; that company will be prohibited from using our user information for any other reason. We will not share the user information you provide through a contest or survey with other third parties unless we give you prior notice and choice.
As noted above, you may be able to log in to our site using sign-in services that bridge your social media login information with the Site.
These services will authenticate your identity and provide you the option to share certain user information with us such as your name and email address to pre-populate our sign up form or subscription order.
These services will give you the option to post information about your activities on the Site to your profile page to share with others within your network. The Site includes social media features, widgets and/or interactive mini-programs that run on the Site.
These features are small content modules that can be embedded on the Site (or other sites) and may collect your IP address, which page you are visiting on the Site, or set a cookie to enable the feature to function properly. Social media features and widgets are either hosted by a third party or hosted directly on the Site. Your interactions with these features are governed by the privacy policy of the company providing it.
We offer widgets that are hosted on the Site, like our embeddable video player. Use of the widgets is subject to the Site terms of use, but downloading or embedding these widgets on other websites is not covered by this privacy statement.

Information with Advertisers:

Cyclic Magazine derives the majority of its revenue on the Site from advertising and sharing information is essential to keeping our services affordable to users. In order to attract and retain advertisers, we use the aggregated, information that we gather (as well as aggregated information from third-party market researchers) to describe our services to partners and to assist our advertisers and sponsors to better understand our audience.
We partner with third party ad networks to either display advertising on the Site or to manage our advertising on other sites. Our ad network partners use cookies to collect user information about your activities on our Site and other websites to provide you targeted advertising based on your interests.

Special Services to You:

We occasionally hire other companies to provide limited services on our behalf, such as handling the processing and delivery of newsletter mailings, processing transactions, or performing statistical analysis of our services. We will only provide those companies the user information they need to deliver the service.
In some instances, these companies may collect user information directly from you. In these cases, you will be notified of the involvement of the external service provider.
In all cases, these companies are subject to agreements that require them to maintain the confidentiality of your user information and they are prohibited from using that information for any other purpose.

Required By Law:

Cyclic Magazine may disclose user information to any law enforcement body, regulatory, government agency, court or other third party where we believe disclosure is necessary:
  • as a matter of the rule of law or regulation (such as to comply with a subpoena or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to conform to the edicts of the law),
  • to protect your safety or the safety of others,
  • to investigate fraud or comply with a judicial proceeding, court order or legal process served on or
  • to protect and defend the rights or property of Cyclic Magazine.


We may disclose your user information to any other person with your consent. As in our Privacy Statement, we will not process your user information without a lawful basis to do so.
Our legal basis for collecting and using your user information as described above will depend on the user information concerned and the specific context in which we collect it.  In general, we will process your user data on the legal bases of consent, contract (if you have entered into an agreement with us and such processing is a legal obligation).
If we ask you to provide user information to comply with a legal requirement or so we can perform a contract with you, we will make this clear at the relevant time and advise you whether the provision of this user data is mandatory or not (as well as of the possible consequences if you do not provide this user data).
We may also process certain user information on the basis of the following legitimate interests, provided that such interests are not overridden by your privacy rights and interests: delivering and continuing to develop and improve the Site, learning from your behavior on the Site (e.g., analyzing traffic) to better serve you and other Site users, helping us modify or enhance the Site and its content, receiving insight as to what users do or don’t like about our Site and providing a stable, consistent, and secure user experience.

Your Data Control:

You have a variety of rights regarding the use and control of your user data. By request,  we will provide you with information we hold of your user information. Registered users may change the information stored in their member profile such as image, name, password, location, country and the topics and contributors they are following at any time by visiting their member profile page.
All users may elect to stop receiving marketing material from Cyclic Magazine or on behalf of external third party business partners by following instructions at the end of any such email received.  Your rights and controls with respect to the user information that may be collected, used, or shared in connection with cookies are outlined above.
You may request to delete or modify your personal account and/or any user information you may have voluntarily submitted to us (e.g., information that you provide to register for Cyclic Magazine award) if you wish to do so. You may also ask to opt-out of marketing communications (you can exercise this right by clicking on the “unsubscribe” or “opt-out” link in the marketing emails we send you.
To opt out of other forms of marketing, please contact In addition, you may request to have user information maintained by Cyclic Magazine deleted subject to the Data Retention section below.

Data Retention:

We will retain your user information for as long as your account is active or as needed to provide you the Site, unless you have revoked your consent or requested to delete certain user information; and we may retain certain user information for specific legitimate interests where we have an ongoing business need (for example, relating to core Site functionalities (such as fraud-prevention and account recovery, or to comply with applicable tax, legal or accounting requirements).
When we have no ongoing legitimate business need to use your user information, we will either delete or anonymize it or, if this is not possible then we will securely store your personal information and isolate it from any further processing until deletion is possible.


We care about the protection of your user information and use appropriate technical and organizational security measures (including industry standard safeguards) to do so. The measures we use are designed to provide a level of security appropriate to the risk of processing of your user information.  It’s important to keep in mind that no data transmission on the Internet is guaranteed to be 100% secure.
We use industry standard physical, electronic, and organizational safeguards to protect your user information against loss or theft as well as unauthorized access and disclosure to protect your privacy. We treat data as an asset that must be protected against loss and unauthorized access. We employ many different security techniques to protect such data from unauthorized access by all users. However, “perfect security” does not exist on the Internet.  If you are concerned that your privacy may have been breached, please contact us.

Children’s Privacy

Cyclic Magazine is intended for people who are at least 16 years of age.
If you are less than 16 years old, please do not send any user information to us, including information such as your name, address, or email address. We do not knowingly collect (nor do we wish to collect) any user information from children under the age of 16.  In the event that we learn we have collected any user information from a child under the age of 16, we will delete that information from our database and terminate the corresponding account, if any,  we encourage you to discuss the Site with your parent or guardian.

Law Enforcement Requests:

Our position when it comes to responding to law enforcement requests for the disclosure of personal information;
We take the protection of your personal information very seriously; and is committed to acting as a responsible data custodian. If we become aware that any law enforcement, regulatory, judicial or governmental authority (“Authority”) wishes to obtain access to, or a copy of, the personal information that we hold about you (whether on a voluntary or mandatory basis) (a “Request”), then we commit to the following:
  • we  will investigate the Request before responding, to ensure that it is a valid request made under applicable law; and
  • we will only disclose personal information to the Authority in response to the Request where we are legally required to do so and in accordance with applicable lawful process. The only exception to these commitments is where we reasonably believe (in good faith) that the urgent provision of the requested personal information per the Authority’s Request is necessary to prevent an imminent risk of serious harm to any individual. However, in any event, we shall never knowingly disclose personal data in a massive, disproportionate or indiscriminate manner.
We also ensure that, in accordance with good industry practice, we have in place security measures to protect your personal data from interception, including in transit between our different systems and devices. This includes having in place a network protection to deny attackers the ability to intercept data and the encryption of your personal data while in transit, to deny attackers the ability to read data.

Updating Privacy Statement:

We may update this Privacy Statement from time to time in response to changing legal, technical or business developments. This Privacy Statement describes our data handling practices for the 12 months prior to the date on which it was last updated. When we update our Privacy Statement, we will take appropriate measures to inform you, consistent with the significance of the changes we make.
If we make any material changes we will notify you by email. We will obtain your consent to any material changes if and where consent is required by applicable laws.  We encourage you to periodically review this page for the latest information on our privacy practices.

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