Our Privacy Policy

Rhode Island Monthly Communications, Inc. is an independent, locally owned media company.  This privacy policy explains how we use the personal data that we collect from you when you use our website.  We are committed to keeping that data confidential and secure.  You should review this policy from time to time as the provisions may change.

Topics:

  • What data do we collect?
  • How do we collect your data?
  • How will we use your data?
  • How do we store your data?
  • Marketing
  • What are your data protection rights?
  • What are cookies?
  • How do we use cookies?
  • What types of cookies do we use?
  • How to manage your cookies
  • Privacy policies of other websites
  • Changes to our privacy policy
  • How to contact us
  • How to contact the appropriate authorities

What data do we collect?

Rhode Island Monthly collects personal identification information such as your name, email address, street address, telephone number, and IP addresses.

How do we collect your data?

You directly provide Rhode Island Monthly with most of the data we collect. We collect data and process data when you:

  • Subscribe, register for newsletters, enter a contest online or place an order for any of our products or services.
  • Complete a survey or provide feedback on any of our message boards or via email.
  • Use or view our website via your browser’s cookies.

How will we use your data?

Rhode Island Monthly collects your data so that we can process your requests, manage your account, and on occasion, email you with special offers on products and services we think you might like.  When we offer sponsored contests or special offers on our site, you agree to share your email address with those sponsors if you choose to participate.  Finally, when we process your orders, we may also send your data to, and also use the resulting information from, credit reference agencies to prevent fraudulent purchases.  We will not otherwise disclose your personal or account information unless we have reason to believe that disclosing it is necessary to identify, make contact with, or bring legal action against someone who may be causing harm or interfering with our rights, our customers’ rights, or the rights of our partners.

How do we store your data?

Rhode Island Monthly stores your data on servers. The servers are fully protected by anti-intrusion systems, and we use Secure Socket Layers (SSL) encryption when transmitting your data.  The icon resembling a padlock on the bottom of your browser lets you know that this is so.  We will keep and use your personal identification information for no longer than is necessary to comply with our legal obligations, provide the products and services you have requested, resolve disputes, and enforce our legal agreements and policies.

Marketing

Occasionally Rhode Island Monthly may send you information about our products and services.  However, you have the right at any time to stop us from doing so.  If you no longer wish to be contacted for marketing purposes, please click here.

What are your data protection rights?

Rhode Island Monthly respects the following data protection rights.

  • The right to access – You have the right to request copies of your personal data from us. We may charge you a small fee for this service.
  • The right to rectification – You have the right to request that we correct any information you believe is inaccurate. You also have the right to request that we complete information you believe is incomplete.
  • The right to erasure – You have the right to request that we erase your personal data, under certain conditions.
  • The right to restrict processing – You have the right to request that we restrict the processing of your personal data, under certain conditions.
  • The right to object to processing – You have the right to object to our processing of your personal data, under certain conditions.
  • The right to data portability – You have the right to request that we transfer the data that we have collected to another organization, or directly to you, under certain conditions.

If you make a request, we have one month to respond to you. If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please contact us at our email: marketing@rimonthly.com; call us at: 401.649.4800; or write to us at: Rhode Island Monthly Communications, Inc., 717 Allens Avenue, Suite 105, Providence, RI 02905.

What are cookies?

Cookies are text files placed on your computer to collect standard Internet log information and visitor behavior.  Here is how they work.  When you visit a website, the website sends information to your browser which then creates a text file.  Every time you return to the website, your browser retrieves this file and sends it to the website’s server.  This helps minimize load times and save on server processing.  Cookies may also be created by other websites that run ads, widgets, or other elements on the page you are viewing.  For further information, visit: allaboutcookies.org.

How do we use cookies?

Rhode Island Monthly uses cookies in a range of ways to improve your experience on our website, such as keeping you signed in and understanding how you use our website.  When you visit our website, we may collect information from you automatically through cookies or similar technology.

What types of cookies do we use?

There are a number of different types of cookies, however, our website uses:

  • Functionality cookies – Rhode Island Monthly uses these so that we recognize you on our website and remember your previously selected preferences. These could include what language you prefer and location you are in. A mix of first-party and third-party cookies are used.
  • Analytics cookies – We may use these cookies to collect information about your visit to our website, the content you viewed, the links you followed and information about your browser, device, and your IP address.

How to manage cookies

You can set your browser not to accept cookies, and the above website tells you how to remove cookies from your browser.  However, in a few cases, some of our website features may not function as a result.

Privacy policies of other websites

This privacy policy applies only to our website, so if you click on a link to another website, a different privacy policy will apply and may offer you less protection and different or fewer rights.

Changes to our privacy policy

Rhode Island Monthly keeps its privacy policy under regular review and places any updates on this web page. This privacy policy was last updated on October 15, 2019.

How to contact us

If you have any questions about this privacy policy, the data we hold on you, or you would like to exercise one of your data protection rights, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Email us at: marketing@rimonthly.com

Call us: 401.649.4800

Or write to us at: Rhode Island Monthly Communications, Inc., 717 Allens Avenue, Suite 105, Providence, RI 02905.

How to contact an appropriate authority

Should you wish to report a complaint or if you feel that Rhode Island Monthly has not addressed your concern in a satisfactory manner, you may contact the Consumer Protection Unit of the Office of the Attorney General.

Email: consumers@riag.ri.gov

Address: RI Office of the Attorney General, 150 South Main Street, Providence, RI 02903

Phone: 401.274.4400