Data Sharing

PCH shares information concerning specific interests and needs of our Users with third parties in order to provide our Users with a more personalized and relevant web service.

User information is sometimes provided to our marketing partners in an aggregate and anonymized form that enables them to provide you with relevant offers without disclosing personally identifying information. In other cases, we may provide marketing partners with the information necessary to contact you directly through digital channels or the mail. PCH may use aggregated and anonymized User information to identify relevant third-party offers and content for User consumption, with or without sharing such information directly with a third-party marketing partner, and to match such offers and content to appropriate Users. PCH may also exchange, combine or acquire User information with third-party data cooperatives and from third-party data providers to help understand your needs and provide you with a more relevant online experience.

PCH shares User information with third-party service vendors such as e-mail service providers, content providers, data hygiene service providers or ad tech industry participants. These third parties are ordinarily prohibited from using your personal information for any other purpose.

How does PCH disclose User information to third parties?

User information is sometimes provided to our marketing partners in an aggregate and anonymized form that enables them to provide you with relevant offers without disclosing personally identifying information. In other cases, we may provide marketing partners with the information necessary to contact you directly through digital channels or the mail.

When you register with pch.com we may share your name and information with third parties who may contact you by mail with relevant offers. If you wish to opt out of such exchanges you may click here.

PCH may use aggregated and anonymized User information to identify relevant third-party offers and content for User consumption, with or without sharing such information directly with the third-party marketing partner, and to match such offers and content to appropriate Users.

PCH may present you with advertisements and third-party offers; if you respond to such offers and advertisements, your information may be provided to the third-party and you may be required to provide additional information in order to respond to such advertisements and offers.

PCH may also exchange, combine or acquire User information with third-party data cooperatives and from third-party data providers to help understand your needs better and provide you with a more relevant online experience.

You should also know that when you order a magazine subscription from PCH, we need to provide your name and address to the magazine publisher so they can start your service. Publishers may exchange or rent their subscriber names, typically to third-party companies that match reader interests. If you do not wish to receive such offers, we suggest that you notify the publisher directly (the contact information is usually found in each magazine issue).

Our applications may contain tools from third party service providers that may enable these third parties to separately collect and/or analyze non-personally identifiable information from the users' devices in accordance with such third parties' own privacy policies and subject to their own applicable legal requirements.

It is highly recommended that users regularly review such third parties' privacy policies. PCH is not and cannot be responsible for the offers, activities or privacy policies of such third parties.

PCH shares User information with third-party service vendors such as e-mail service providers, content providers, data hygiene service providers or ad tech industry participants. This includes sharing Users' mobile device ID numbers with application-tracking companies, so that we can track whether a user has downloaded one or our or our advertiser's applications. It also includes sharing name and address information with third parties to verify such information in order to process your order prior to shipping. These third parties are generally prohibited from using your personal information for any other purpose.

We may share your personally identifiable information with our affiliates, our technical consultants, auditors and other third parties who work with us to make our sites and services available, enhance their functionality, or provide associated services such as delivering content, samples, products, gifts and prizes

In the event of a merger, acquisition, or change of control, User information would be considered a business asset and would be transferred. PCH may be required to disclose User information by law, e.g. in response to a court order or a subpoena. We may also disclose personal information as required by law or to protect the safety and security of our users.

Except as otherwise described in this statement and the PCH Privacy Policy, we do not rent, license or sell personally identifying information or data to third parties.