TERMS OF SERVICE
The following terms and conditions (the "Terms and Conditions") govern your use of this website, and any content made available from or through this website, including any subdomains thereof (the "Website"). The Site is made available by Mystery Scene Magazine. BY USING THE WEBSITE, YOU ACCEPT AND AGREE TO THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS AS APPLIED TO YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE. If you do not agree to these Terms and Conditions, you may not access or otherwise use the Website.
1. GENERAL RULES AND DEFINITIONS
1.1 If you choose to use the MysterySceneMag.com site, or any of the features of this site, including but not limited to RSS, API, widget downloads (the "Service"), you will be agreeing to abide by all of the terms and conditions of these Terms of Service between you and MysterySceneMag.com, an Internet service of Mystery Scene Magazine published by KBS Communications, LLC.
1.2 MysterySceneMag.com may change, add or remove portions of these Terms of Service at any time, which shall become effective immediately upon posting. It is your responsibility to review these Terms of Service prior to each use of the Site and by continuing to use this Site, you agree to any changes.
2. PROPRIETARY RIGHTS
2.1 Mystery Scene Magazine owns, solely and exclusively, all rights, title and interest in and to the Site, all the content (including, for example, audio, photographs, illustrations, graphics, other visuals, video, copy, text, software, titles, Shockwave files, etc.), code, data and materials thereon, the look and feel, design and organization of the Site, and the compilation of the content, code, data and materials on the Site, including but not limited to any copyrights, trademark rights, patent rights, database rights, moral rights, sui generis rights and other intellectual property and proprietary rights therein. Your use of the Site does not grant to you ownership of any content, code, data or materials you may access on or through the Site.
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3. USER GENERATED CONTENT & SUBMISSIONS: INCLUDING COMMENTS, READER REVIEWS, FORUMS AND MORE
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3.3 The Service shall be used only in a noncommercial manner. You shall not, without the express approval of Mystery Scene Magazine, distribute or otherwise publish any material containing any solicitation of funds, advertising or solicitation for goods or services.
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3.5 You are solely responsible for the content of your Submissions. However, while MysterySceneMag.com does not and cannot review every Submission and is not responsible for the content of these messages, MysterySceneMag.com reserves the right to delete, move, or edit Submissions that it, in its sole discretion, deems abusive, defamatory, obscene, in violation of copyright or trademark laws, or otherwise unacceptable.
3.6 Any person involved in or affiliated with the production of a work reviewed on MysterySceneMag.com may not submit a Readers' Review for that work or competing works.
4. PROHIBITED USER CONDUCT
4.1 You warrant and agree that, while using the Site and the various services and features offered on or through the Site, you shall not: (a) impersonate any person or entity or misrepresent your affiliation with any other person or entity; (b) insert your own or a third party's advertising, branding or other promotional content into any of the Site's content, materials or services (for example, without limitation, in an RSS feed or a podcast received from Mystery Scene Magazine. or otherwise through the Site), or use, redistribute, republish or exploit such content or service for any further commercial or promotional purposes; or (c) attempt to gain unauthorized access to other computer systems through the Site.
4.2 You shall not: (i) engage in spidering, "screen scraping," "database scraping," harvesting of e-mail addresses, wireless addresses or other contact or personal information, or any other automatic means of obtaining lists of users or other information from or through the Site or the services offered on or through the Site, including without limitation any information residing on any server or database connected to the Site or the services offered on or through the Site; (ii) obtain or attempt to obtain unauthorized access to computer systems, materials or information through any means; (iii) use the Site or the services made available on or through the Site in any manner with the intent to interrupt, damage, disable, overburden, or impair the Site or such services, including, without limitation, sending mass unsolicited messages or "flooding" servers with requests; (iv) use the Site or the Site's services or features in violation of Mystery Scene Magazine's or any third party's intellectual property or other proprietary or legal rights; or (v) use the Site or the Site's services in violation of any applicable law.
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5. THIRD PARTY WEBSITES
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6. REPRESENTATION & WARRANTIES
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6.2 Neither Mystery Scene Magazine nor MysterySceneMag.com represent or endorse the accuracy or reliability of any advice, opinion, statement, or other information displayed, uploaded, or distributed through the Service by any user, information provider or any other person or entity. You acknowledge that any reliance upon any such opinion, advice, statement, memorandum, or information shall be at your sole risk. THE SERVICE AND ALL DOWNLOADABLE SOFTWARE ARE DISTRIBUTED ON AN "AS IS" BASIS WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, WARRANTIES OF TITLE OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. YOU HEREBY ACKNOWLEDGE THAT USE OF THE SERVICE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK.
7.1 These Terms of Service have been made in and shall be construed and enforced in accordance with New York law. Any action to enforce these Terms of Service shall be brought in the federal or state courts located in New York City.
TERMS OF SERVICE
All materials contained on this Site are protected by United States copyright law and may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, displayed, published or broadcast without the prior written permission of Mystery Scene Magazine or in the case of third party materials, the owner of that content. You may not alter or remove any trademark, copyright or other notice from copies of the content.
However, you may download material from Mystery Scene Magazine on the Web (MysterySceneMag.com) for your personal, noncommercial use only.
Links to websites other than those owned by Mystery Scene Magazine are offered as a service to readers. The editorial staff of Mystery Scene Magazine was not involved in their production and is not responsible for their content.
For further information, see Section Two of the Terms of Service.
Last revised March 30, 2010
1. THE TYPE OF INFORMATION WE COLLECT
The Website generally collects personally identifying information with your specific knowledge and consent. For instance, when you enter a sweepstakes or contest, complete a survey, make a purchase, subscribe to our publication(s), or register for any portion of our services, you are asked to provide information such as your e-mail address, name or phone number. Optional information such as your age or gender may also be requested.
Our servers may also automatically collect information about your computer when you visit the Site, including without limitation the type of browser software you use, the operating system you are running, the website that referred you, and your Internet Protocol ("IP") address. Your IP address is usually associated with the place from which you enter the Internet, like your Internet Service Provider, your company or your university.
2. HOW WE USE INFORMATION PROVIDED BY YOU
We may use the information you provide about yourself to fulfill your requests for our products, programs, and services, to respond to your inquiries about offerings, and to offer you other products, programs or services that we believe may be of interest to you.
We sometimes use this information to communicate with you, such as to notify you when you have won one of our contests or when we make changes to subscriber agreements, to fulfill a request by you for an online newsletter, or to contact you about your account with us.
We use the information that you provide about others to enable us to send them your gifts or cards. From time to time, we also may use this information to offer our products, programs, or services to them.
If you choose to submit content for publication (e.g., a "Letter to Our Editors"), we may publish your name, screen name, and other information you have provided to us.
The information we collect in connection with our online forums and communities is used to provide an interactive experience. We use this information to facilitate participation in these online forums and communities and, from time to time, to offer you products, programs, or services.
We sometimes use the non-personally identifiable information that we collect to improve the design and content of our publications and websites and to enable us to personalize your Internet experience. We also may use this information in the aggregate to analyze site usage, as well as to offer you products, programs, or services.
We will disclose information we maintain when required to do so by law, for example, in response to a court order or a subpoena. We also may disclose such information in response to a law enforcement agency's request.
Agents and contractors of Mystery Scene Magazine who have access to personally identifiable information are required to protect this information in a manner that is consistent with this Privacy Notice by, for example, not using the information for any purpose other than to carry out the services they are performing for Mystery Scene Magazine.
Although we take appropriate measures to safeguard against unauthorized disclosures of information, we cannot assure you that personally identifiable information that we collect will never be disclosed in a manner that is inconsistent with this Privacy Notice. Inadvertent disclosures may result, for example, when third parties misrepresent their identities in asking the site for access to personally identifiable information about themselves for purposes of correcting possible factual errors in the data.
3. COLLECTION OF INFORMATION BY THIRD-PARTY SITES AND SPONSORS
Some of our sites contain links to other sites whose information practices may be different than ours. You should consult the other sites' privacy notices, as we have no control over information that is submitted to, or collected by, these third parties.
Mystery Scene Magazine sometimes may offer contests, sweepstakes, promotions, editorial features, or other activities or offerings that are sponsored or co-sponsored by or presented with identified third parties. By virtue of your participation in such activities or offerings, the personally identifiable information that you voluntarily submit may be provided to both the Mystery Scene Magazine site and the third parties. Mystery Scene Magazine has no control over the third parties' use of this information.
Mystery Scene Magazine and MysterySceneMag.com may use reputable third parties to present or serve the advertisements that you may see at its web pages and to conduct research about the advertisements. This privacy notice does not cover any use of information that such third parties may have collected from you or the methods used by the third-parties to collect that information (e.g., cookies, web beacons and clear gifs).
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5. IMPORTANT INFORMATION
This Notice may be changed by Mystery Scene Magazine. The revised Notice will be posted to this page so that you are aware of the information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances we may disclose it.
We may disclose personal information if we are required to do so by law or we in good faith believe that such action is necessary to (1) comply with the law or with legal process; (2) protect and defend our rights and property; (3) protect against misuse or unauthorized use of our Site; or (4) protect the personal safety or property of our users or the public (among other things, this means that if you provide false information or attempt to pose as someone else, information about you may be disclosed as part of any investigation into your actions).
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2019 Print & Online Advertising Information
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Mystery Scene Magazine publishes 5 times yearly.
- Circulation of 23,000+ as of November 2018.
- Distributed by Ingram Periodicals to Barnes & Noble, Hastings, Books-A-Million, and hundreds of independent bookstores.
- Carried in over 375 public libraries.
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2019 Publication Schedule
- Winter #158, February 15
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- Summer #160, June 15
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Print Ad Contact: Kate Stine
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• 7,000+ e-newsletter subscribers and growing, with an average open rate over 40%
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MS Website Ads
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Direct Mail Ride-Along
Our simple, old-fashioned, and inexpensive direct-mail program that mails via first class to identified mystery fans over the course of the year.
- $0.20 per piece (minimum. quantity of 500 pieces/$100)
- Bookmarks or any flat piece less than 4-1/8" x 9-1/2"
- Payment due in full upfront. Check made out to Mystery Scene.
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