privacy policy

Updated February 11, 2021

Introduction
Affirm Noire, LLC (“Affirm Noire”) takes the privacy and security of your personal information very seriously.

Please read this notice very carefully.

User Age Restriction

While Affirm Noire is dedicated to having our Content be friendly to people of all ages, Affirm Noire's emphasis on mental health awareness, sexual identity, and social and economic disparity may be triggering and unsuitable for minors. Therefore, Users of this site must be  at least 18 years of age. No one under the age of 18 may provide any personal information to or on Affirm Noire, LLC (including, for example, a name, address, telephone number or email address). All users who are minors in the jurisdiction in which they reside (generally under the age of 18) must have the permission of, and be directly supervised by, their parent or guardian to use the Site. If you are a minor, you must have your parent or guardian read and agree to this privacy policy prior to you using the Site and its Services.

Website Users
Affirm Noire collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request, which is not uncommon for most entities operating websites. Affirm Noire collects this non-personally identifying information to gain insight on how Users engage with Affirm Noire’s site.

Affirm Noire collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses to help us track potential spammers and cyber threats. Affirm Noire oes not use such information to identify its visitors, and does not disclose such information, other than under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information, as described below.


Collection of Personally-Identifying Information
Affirm Noire collects information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the website User’s interaction with Affirm Noire. As an example, for Users who sign-up to our newsletter, purchase Affirm Noire merchandise, or contribute to our Site, Affirm Noire may ask for email addresses and usernames to be created. Type and amount of data collected depends on the interaction between Affirm Noire and the User. Affirm Noire does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. Visitors can opt-out of having their information collected, but this will hinder them from having full access to Affirm Noire’s Site and Services (visit our terms and conditions page for more information). 


Aggregated Statistics
Affirm Noire collects data on the individual and collective behavior of Users during their visit to the Site. This information may be shared publicly or with others (i.e. top trending stories on our Site), but personally-identifying information will not be disclosed about our Users. For example, person X visited an article five times, which increased the popularity of that article. However, person X’s information will not be disclosed once the article is marketed as a trending article.


Disclosure of Personally-Identifying Information
Affirm Noire discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Affirm Noire’s behalf or to provide services available at Affirm Noire’s websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Affirm Noire’s websites and services, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Affirm Noire discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only when required to do so by law, or when Affirm Noire believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Affirm Noire, third parties or the public at large. 

If you are a registered user of Affirm Noire’s website and have supplied your email address, Affirm Noire may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or keep you updated with the company. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. Affirm Noire takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.You should also be aware that if you submit information to “chat rooms,” “forums” or “message boards” such information becomes public information, meaning that you lose any privacy rights you might have with regards to that information. Such disclosures may also increase your chances of receiving unwanted communications.


Cookies
A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a User’s computer, and that the User’s browser provides to the website each time the User returns. Affirm Noire uses cookies to help Affirm Noire identify and track visitors, their usage of the company’s websites, and their website access preferences. Users who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using Affirm Noire’s websites. Be aware that some features may not function correctly without Affirm Noire’s access to cookies.


Advertisements
Ads appearing on any of Affirm Noire’s websites may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This privacy policy covers the use of cookies by Affirm Noire and not the use of cookies by any advertisers.


Links to Third Party Sites
This privacy policy only applies to information collected by Affirm Noire. This privacy policy does not apply to the practices of outside entities (companies Affirm Noire does not own or operate, or employees that Affirm Noire does not manage). Affirm Noire websites may contain links to third party websites. Any information you provide to, or that is collected by, third-party sites may be subject to the privacy policies of those sites, if any. We encourage you to read such privacy policies of any third-party sites you visit. It is the sole responsibility of such third parties to adhere to any applicable restrictions on the disclosure of your personally-identifying information, and Affirm Noire and its affiliates shall not be liable for wrongful use or disclosure of your personally-identifying information by any third party.


Security
All non-personally-identifying information, potentially personally-identifying and personally identifying-information described above is stored on restricted database servers.


Opting Out of Information Collection
If we ever send you information by email concerning new products, services or information that you did not expressly request, we will provide you with an email address by which you may request no further notices. 


Privacy Policy Changes
We reserve the right to update or change this privacy policy at any time, and in Affirm Noire’s sole discretion. Users should check this page as often as they see fit for any changes to Affirm Noire’s privacy policy. Users are responsible for ensuring they have read, understood, and agreed to the privacy policy at all times. The most recent privacy policy modification or change will always be displayed here with a date. Your continued use of this site after any change in this privacy policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.


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