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Privacy Policy

This policy explains our privacy practices for Montana Living.com (the “Site”), Montana Living’s mobile applications (the “Apps”) and services provided by “Montana Living”). 

This policy is a part of our Terms of Use. By visiting the Site or using the Apps, you consent to our use of your personal information in the ways set out in this policy and in our Terms of Use. This policy only applies to Montana Living’s Site, Apps and services. We are not responsible for the content or the privacy policies of any third-party websites or apps.

Montana Living’s Terms of Use require all account owners to be at least 18 years of age (or have the permission and supervision of a responsible parent or legal guardian), therefore, this policy does not discuss use of our Site, our Apps, or services by minors.

Our Warranties and Disclaimers

OTHER THAN AS EXPRESSLY SET OUT IN THESE TERMS OR ADDITIONAL TERMS, NEITHER MONTANA LIVING NOR ITS SUPPLIERS OR DISTRIBUTORS MAKE ANY SPECIFIC PROMISES ABOUT THE SERVICES. FOR EXAMPLE, WE DON’T MAKE ANY COMMITMENTS ABOUT THE CONTENT WITHIN THE SERVICES, THE SPECIFIC FUNCTIONS OF THE SERVICES, OR THEIR RELIABILITY, AVAILABILITY, OR ABILITY TO MEET YOUR NEEDS. WE PROVIDE THE SERVICES “AS IS”.

SOME JURISDICTIONS PROVIDE FOR CERTAIN WARRANTIES, LIKE THE IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, WE EXCLUDE ALL WARRANTIES.

How We Collect Information

We employ the use of cookies. By using Montana Living's website you consent to the use of cookies in accordance with NewWest Communications LLC dba Montana Living’s privacy policy.

Most of the modern day interactive web sites use cookies to enable us to retrieve user details for each visit. Cookies are used in some areas of our site to enable the functionality of this area and ease of use for those people visiting. Some of our affiliate / advertising partners may also use cookies.

Online Behavioral Ad – Information

Sometimes ads might appear on the Sites that are delivered to you based on OBA methods.

If such ads are displayed to you, the purpose typically is to deliver ads to you that are expected to be of greater relevance to you because they tend to relate to topics of interest to you as indicated by such collected data, and thus more helpful to you while potentially being more effective for advertisers as well.

Such ad-delivery and data-collection normally is performed by third parties not affiliated with us. 

License

Unless otherwise stated, NewWest Communications LLC dba Montana Living and/or its licensors own the intellectual property rights for all material on NewWest Communications LLC dba Montana Living.

All intellectual property rights are reserved. You may view and/or print pages from http://www.montanaliving.com for your own personal use subject to restrictions set in these terms and conditions.

You must not:

  • Republish material from http://www.montanaliving.com
  • Sell, rent or sub-license material from http://www.montanaliving.com
  • Reproduce, duplicate or copy material from http://www.montanaliving.com

Redistribute content from NewWest Communications LLC dba Montana Living (unless content is specifically made for redistribution).

Health-related Information

The Site and Services offer health, fitness and nutrition related information, but are designed for non-commercial, informational purposes only.

YOU SHOULD NOT RELY ON THIS INFORMATION AS A SUBSTITUTE FOR, NOR DOES IT REPLACE, PROFESSIONAL MEDICAL ADVICE, DIAGNOSIS OR TREATMENT. IF YOU HAVE ANY CONCERNS OR QUESTIONS ABOUT YOUR HEALTH OR THE CONTENT ON THE SITES OR SERVICES, YOU SHOULD ALWAYS CONSULT WITH A PHYSICIAN OR OTHER HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL. DO NOT DISREGARD, AVOID OR DELAY OBTAINING MEDICAL OR HEALTH-RELATED ADVICE FROM YOUR HEALTH-CARE PROFESSIONAL BECAUSE OF SOMETHING YOU MAY HAVE READ ON THE SITE OR SERVICES.

THE USE OF ANY INFORMATION PROVIDED ON THE SITE OR SERVICES IS SOLELY AT YOUR OWN RISK.

Nothing stated or posted on the Site or Services is intended to be, and must not be taken to be, the practice of medicine or counseling care. For the purposes of this agreement, the practice of medicine and counseling includes, without limitation, psychiatry, psychology, psychotherapy, the practice of pharmacy, nutrition and fitness counseling or providing health care treatment, instructions, diagnosis, prognosis or advice.

Developments in medical research may impact the health, fitness and nutritional topics discussed on the Site or Services and no assurance can be given that the information contained in the Site or Services will always include the most recent findings or developments with respect to the particular material. We do not recommend or endorse any specific tests, physicians, clinics, procedures, opinions, products or other information that may appear on the Site or Services. If you rely on any of the information provided by this Site or the Services, our employees, or guests or visitors to the Site or Services, you do so solely at your own risk.

The Site and Services may contain health- or medical-related materials that are sexually explicit. If you find these materials offensive, you may not want to use the Site or Services. References may be made to "off-label" or non-FDA approved uses of certain products on the Site and Services.

Nothing stated or posted on the Site or Services is intended to be, and must not be taken to be, the practice of medicine or counseling care.

For the purposes of this agreement, the practice of medicine and counseling includes, without limitation, psychiatry, psychology, psychotherapy, the practice of pharmacy, nutrition and fitness counseling or providing health care treatment, instructions, diagnosis, prognosis or advice. Developments in medical research may impact the health, fitness and nutritional topics discussed on the Site or Services and no assurance can be given that the information contained in the Site or Services will always include the most recent findings or developments with respect to the particular material. We do not recommend or endorse any specific tests, physicians, clinics, procedures, opinions, products or other information that may appear on the Site or Services.

If you rely on any of the information provided by this Site or the Services, our employees, or guests or visitors to the Site or Services, you do so solely at your own risk. The Site and Services may contain health- or medical-related materials that are sexually explicit. If you find these materials offensive, you may not want to use the Site or Services. References may be made to "off-label" or non-FDA approved uses of certain products on the Site and Services.

User Comments

  1. Certain parts of this website offer the opportunity for users to post and exchange opinions, information, material and data ('Comments') in areas of the website. NewWest Communications LLC dba Montana Living  may screen, edit, publish or review Comments prior to their appearance on the website and Comments do not reflect the views or opinions of NewWest Communications LLC dba Montana Living, its agents or affiliates. Comments reflect the view and opinion of the person who posts such view or opinion. To the extent permitted by applicable laws NewWest Communications LLC dba Montana Living shall not be responsible or liable for the Comments or for any loss cost, liability, damages or expenses caused and or suffered as a result of any use of and/or posting of and/or appearance of the Comments on this website.
  2. NewWest Communications LLC dba Montana Living reserves the right to monitor all Comments and to remove any Comments which it considers in its absolute discretion to be inappropriate, offensive or otherwise in breach of these Terms and Conditions.
  3. You warrant and represent that:
    1. You are entitled to post the Comments on our website and have all necessary licenses and consents to do so;
    2. The Comments do not infringe any intellectual property right, including without limitation copyright, patent or trademark, or other proprietary right of any third party;
    3. The Comments do not contain any defamatory, libelous, offensive, indecent or otherwise unlawful material or material which is an invasion of privacy
    4. The Comments will not be used to solicit or promote business or custom or present commercial activities or unlawful activity.
  4. You hereby grant to NewWest Communications LLC dba Montana Living a non-exclusive royalty-free license to use, reproduce, edit and authorize others to use, reproduce and edit any of your Comments in any and all forms, formats or media. You retain ownership of those assets which you legally own.

Information Collected or Received

To be a member on our platform, you will need to provide us with a valid email address and you may be able to choose a username.  You may connect to Montana Living with an external application, in which case Montana Living may receive information from that other service, as explained below.

We use technologies such as cookies, clear gifs, log files, and flash cookies for several purposes, including to help understand how you interact with our site and services, in order to provide a better experience. For more information about cookies, see our Cookies & Tracking Technologies page.

Uses and Sharing

We use the information that we gather from you users in a number of ways. For example, if you purchase an item, we’ll share your shipping information with the seller; we could use your forum suggestions to improve our services; we use data analytics for targeted online and offline marketing; and of course, we use your email address to communicate with you. We also partner with service providers and other third parties that collect, use, and analyze information about Montana Living members and visitors.

 Montana Living will not sell or disclose your personal information to third parties without your consent, except as specified in our Privacy Policy.

You may review and change your information in your account settings, and you may remove certain optional pieces of information.

You may control the receipt of certain types of communications from Montana Living in your account settings. You also may limit certain tracking by disabling cookies in your web browser.

 Information Collected or Received

Hyperlinking to our Content

  1. The following organizations may link to our Web site without prior written approval:
    • Government agencies;
    • Search engines;
    • News organizations;
    • Online directory distributors when they list us in the directory may link to our Web site in the same manner as they hyperlink to the Web sites of other listed businesses; and
    • Systemwide Accredited Businesses except soliciting non-profit organizations, charity shopping malls, and charity fundraising groups which may not hyperlink to our Web site.
  1. These organizations may link to our home page, to publications or to other Web site information so long as the link: (a) is not in any way misleading; (b) does not falsely imply sponsorship, endorsement or approval of the linking party and its products or services; and (c) fits within the context of the linking party's site.
  2. We may consider and approve in our sole discretion other link requests from the following types of organizations:
    • commonly-known consumer and/or business information sources such as Chambers of Commerce, American Automobile Association, AARP and Consumers Union;
    • dot.com community sites;
    • associations or other groups representing charities, including charity giving sites,
    • online directory distributors;
    • internet portals;
    • accounting, law and consulting firms whose primary clients are businesses; and
    • educational institutions and trade associations.

We will approve link requests from these organizations if we determine that: (a) the link would not reflect unfavorably on us or our accredited businesses (for example, trade associations or other organizations representing inherently suspect types of business, such as work-at-home opportunities, shall not be allowed to link); (b)the organization does not have an unsatisfactory record with us; (c) the benefit to us from the visibility associated with the hyperlink outweighs the absence of NewWest Communications LLC dba Montana Living; and (d) where the link is in the context of general resource information or is otherwise consistent with editorial content in a newsletter or similar product furthering the mission of the organization.

These organizations may link to our home page, to publications or to other Web site information so long as the link: (a) is not in any way misleading; (b) does not falsely imply sponsorship, endorsement or approval of the linking party and it products or services; and (c) fits within the context of the linking party's site.

If you are among the organizations listed in paragraph 2 above and are interested in linking to our website, you must notify us by sending an e-mail to editor@montanaliving.com. Please include your name, your organization name, contact information (such as a phone number and/or e-mail address) as well as the URL of your site, a list of any URLs from which you intend to link to our Web site, and a list of the URL(s) on our site to which you would like to link. Allow 2-3 weeks for a response.

Approved organizations may hyperlink to our Web site as follows:

  • By use of our corporate name; or
  • By use of the uniform resource locator (Web address) being linked to; or
  • By use of any other description of our Web site or material being linked to that makes sense within the context and format of content on the linking party's site.

No use of (cname)’s logo or other artwork will be allowed for linking absent a trademark license agreement.

Iframes

Without prior approval and express written permission, you may not create frames around our Web pages or use other techniques that alter in any way the visual presentation or appearance of our Web site.

Content Liability

We shall have no responsibility or liability for any content appearing on your Web site. You agree to indemnify and defend us against all claims arising out of or based upon your Website. No link(s) may appear on any page on your Web site or within any context containing content or materials that may be interpreted as libelous, obscene or criminal, or which infringes, otherwise violates, or advocates the infringement or other violation of, any third party rights.

Reservation of Rights

We reserve the right at any time and in its sole discretion to request that you remove all links or any particular link to our Web site. You agree to immediately remove all links to our Web site upon such request. We also reserve the right to amend these terms and conditions and its linking policy at any time. By continuing to link to our Web site, you agree to be bound to and abide by these linking terms and conditions.

Removal of links from our website

If you find any link on our Web site or any linked web site objectionable for any reason, you may contact us about this. We will consider requests to remove links but will have no obligation to do so or to respond directly to you.

Whilst we endeavour to ensure that the information on this website is correct, we do not warrant its completeness or accuracy; nor do we commit to ensuring that the website remains available or that the material on the website is kept up to date.

Disclaimer

To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, we exclude all representations, warranties and conditions relating to our website and the use of this website (including, without limitation, any warranties implied by law in respect of satisfactory quality, fitness for purpose and/or the use of reasonable care and skill). Nothing in this disclaimer will:

  1. limit or exclude our or your liability for death or personal injury resulting from negligence;
  2. limit or exclude our or your liability for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation;
  3. limit any of our or your liabilities in any way that is not permitted under applicable law; or
  4. exclude any of our or your liabilities that may not be excluded under applicable law.

The limitations and exclusions of liability set out in this Section and elsewhere in this disclaimer: (a) are subject to the preceding paragraph; and (b) govern all liabilities arising under the disclaimer or in relation to the subject matter of this disclaimer, including liabilities arising in contract, in tort (including negligence) and for breach of statutory duty.

To the extent that the website and the information and services on the website are provided free of charge, we will not be liable for any loss or damage of any nature.

Liability for MONTANA LIVING Services

WHEN PERMITTED BY LAW, Montana Living, itS SUPPLIERS AND DISTRIBUTORS, WILL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR LOST PROFITS, REVENUES, OR DATA, FINANCIAL LOSSES OR INDIRECT, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES.

TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, THE TOTAL LIABILITY OF

Montana Living, AND ITS SUPPLIERS AND DISTRIBUTORS, FOR ANY CLAIMS UNDER THESE TERMS, INCLUDING FOR ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES, IS LIMITED TO THE AMOUNT YOU PAID US TO USE THE SERVICES (OR, IF WE CHOOSE, TO SUPPLYING YOU THE SERVICES AGAIN).

IN ALL CASES, Montana Living, AND ITS SUPPLIERS AND DISTRIBUTORS, WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE THAT IS NOT REASONABLY FORESEEABLE. 

Depending on which services you choose to use, Montana Living may require additional information to provide the service, such as a name, billing and payment information (including billing address, telephone number, credit card information), a telephone number, and/or a physical postal address. We may store credit card information and use it for both billing and payment purposes. Montana Living may contact individual shop owners to confidentially request more information about their shops or items listed on the Site, or to ensure compliance with our rules and applicable law.

Your username, which is used for blog comments, Montana Living ID or alias is publicly displayed and connected to your Montana Living activity. Other people may see the date you joined, reviews, ratings, profile information, items listed for sale, shop pages, sold item listings, and comments in community spaces.

 Montana Living automatically receives and records information from your browser or your mobile device when you visit the Site or use the Apps, such as your IP address or unique device identifier, cookies and data about which pages you visit on the Site or on the Apps and stores it in log files. We may combine this automatically collected information with other information we collect about you. This information helps us to prevent fraud and keep the Site and Apps secure, analyze and understand how the Site and the Apps work for members and visitors, and provide a more personalized experience for members and visitors.

When you use the Apps, you may choose to share your geo-location details with Montana Living in order to use our location-based services. If you have provided your location details but would no longer like to share that information, you may opt out of those services through the settings on the Apps or on your mobile device. We will only share your geo-location details with third parties (like our mapping providers) for the sole purpose of providing you with those services. You may also enable the Apps to access your mobile device’s camera to upload photographs to Montana Living.

 Some members or visitors may connect to Montana Living or register an Montana Living account using an external third-party application, such as Facebook, or an app developed using the Montana Living application programming interface (API). Montana Living may receive data from those connected third-party applications. Connecting your Montana Living account to third-party applications or services is optional, and when you connect your account to an external app, you will be granting Montana Living permission to receive information from the third-party applications. You can also choose to share some of your activity on Montana Living on certain social media networks which are connected to your Montana Living account. You can modify your settings and revoke your permission under your Montana Living account settings.

Montana Living may receive or obtain information (for example: an email address) about a person who is not yet a registered Montana Living member (a “non-member”) in connection with certain Montana Living features, such as when a non-member subscribes to a Montana Living newsletter, a member invites a non-member to visit the Site, a member uploads non-member information using the contact uploader feature, a non-member engages in a transaction, or a member sends a gift card code to a non-member. Non-member information is used only for the purposes disclosed when it was submitted to Montana Living. A non-member can contact Montana Living Support if they do not want Montana Living to retain their information.

 You may change or correct your Montana Living account information (except your username) on the Site. You may also remove certain optional information on the Site that you no longer wish to be publicly visible on the Site, such as your full name.

 Montana Living may send you messages about our services or your activity. Some of these messages are required, service-related messages for members (such as transactional messages or legal notices). Other messages are not required, (such as newsletters), and you can control which optional messages you choose to receive by changing your settings in your account.

 If you have chosen to connect your account to an external, third-party application, such as Facebook, or an app developed using the Montana Living API, you can change your settings and remove permission for the app by changing your account settings.

 If you no longer wish to use Montana Living’s services or receive service-related messages, then you may close your account by emailing us at editor@montanaliving.com

 

Messages from Montana Living

On occasion, Montana Living may get in touch with you. These messages are delivered by email or by push notifications, and every account is required to keep a valid email address on file to receive messages. Montana Living may contact you by telephone to provide member support or for transaction related purposes if you give us permission to call you. Additionally, Montana Living may send you an SMS message or physical mail in order to provide you with customer support or to provide you with information about products and features you may find of interest. You may update your contact preferences in your account settings.

 

Montana Living offers optional email newsletters. When you register for an account, or choose to subscribe to a newsletter, you will receive newsletters from us. Newsletters are available to members and non-members. Members may subscribe or unsubscribe from optional newsletters under account settings or by following the instructions contained in the newsletter emails. Non-members may subscribe by providing an email address, which will only be used by Montana Living for these newsletters. Non-members may unsubscribe from newsletters by following the instructions contained in the newsletter emails.

 

Montana Living has several features that allow members to connect and communicate in public or semi-public spaces. You are responsible for the personal information you choose to post in community spaces on Montana Living.

 

Information Uses, Sharing & Disclosure

Montana Living will not disclose your name, email address or other personal information to third parties without your consent, except as specified in this policy. We generally use the information to provide and improve our services and products, for billing and payments, for identification and authentication, for targeted online and offline marketing, to contact members or interested parties, and for general research and aggregate reporting.

 

Montana Living limits access to your personal information by Montana Living personnel to those whom we believe reasonably need that information to provide products or services to you or in order to do their jobs.

 

Regardless of what country you reside in or supply information from, you authorize Montana Living to use your information in the United States and any other country where Montana Living operates. Please be aware that the privacy laws and standards in certain jurisdictions may differ from those applying in the country in which you reside.

 As part of the buying and selling process, Montana Living will facilitate the sharing of information between the two members involved in the transaction, such as the other Montana Living member's email address, shipping address, and payment information. By making a sale or a purchase on Montana Living you are directing us to share your information in this way. We expect you to respect the privacy of the member whose information you received. As described in Montana Living's Terms of Use, you have a limited license to use that information only for Montana Living-related communications or for Montana Living-facilitated transactions. Montana Living has not granted you a license to use the information for unsolicited commercial messages or unauthorized transactions. Without express consent from that person, you must not add any Montana Living member to your email or physical mailing list or misuse any member’s personal information. Remember that you need to comply with all relevant legal rules when you use Montana Living. This includes applicable data protection and privacy laws which govern the ways in which you can use another Montana Living member’s information.

Montana Living may release your personal information to a third party in the following circumstances: to protect, establish, or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims; to comply with a subpoena, court order, legal process, or other legal requirement; or when we believe in good faith that such disclosure is necessary to comply with the law, prevent imminent physical harm or financial loss, or investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, threats to our property, or violations of Montana Living's Terms of Use.

We also may disclose personally identifiable information to parties in connection with an investigation of fraud, intellectual property infringement, piracy, or other unlawful activity in accordance with our Intellectual Property Policy. In such events, Montana Living may disclose a name, address, country, phone number, email address and company name.

 Montana Living is affiliated with a variety of businesses and works closely with them. These businesses may offer promotions (including email promotions) or sell items or services to you through Montana Living’s services. Montana Living may also provide services or sell products jointly with affiliated businesses. When an affiliated business is associated with your transaction, we may share information related to the transaction to facilitate the transaction.

Montana Living may share demographic information with business partners, but it will always be aggregated and anonymized, so personally-identifiable information is not revealed.

Montana Living may engage third party companies and individuals (such as payment processors, research companies, analytics and security providers) to help provide our services. These third parties have limited access to your information only to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated to Montana Living not to disclose or use your information for other purposes.

In some cases, Montana Living may choose to buy or sell assets. In these types of transactions (such as a sale, merger, liquidation, receivership or transfer of all or substantially all of Montana Living’s assets), member information is typically one of the business assets that is transferred. If Montana Living intends to transfer information about you, Montana Living will notify you by email or by putting a prominent notice on the Site and the App, and you will be afforded an opportunity to opt out before information about you becomes subject to a different privacy policy.

Third-party plug-ins also may collect information about your use of the Site. For example, when you load a page on Montana Living that has a social plug-in from a third-party site or service, such as a “Like” or “Send” button, you are also loading content from that third-party site. That site may request cookies directly from your browser. These interactions are subject to the privacy policy of the third-party site. In addition, certain cookies and other tracking mechanisms on our site are used by third parties for targeted online marketing and other purposes. These technologies allow a partner to recognize your computer or mobile device each time you visit Montana Living, but do not allow access to personally identifiable information from Montana Living. Montana Living does not have access or control over these third-party technologies, and they are not covered by our Privacy Policy. For more information, see our Cookies & Tracking Technologies page. If you prefer to prevent third parties from setting and accessing cookies on your computer, you may set your browser to block cookies. You may also opt out of the use of cookies by Google Analytics here. Additionally, you may remove yourself from the interest-based advertising of companies participating in the Digital Advertising Alliance program by opting out.

This policy does not apply to the practices of third parties that Montana Living does not own or control, or individuals that Montana Living does not employ or manage. If you provide your information to others, different practices may apply to the use or disclosure of the information you provide to them. Montana Living does not control the privacy policies of third parties, including other Montana Living members. Montana Living is not responsible for the privacy or security practices of Montana Living members or other websites on the Internet, even those linked to or from the Montana Living Site or Apps.

Montana Living through its online commerce provider, Shopify AND OTHER THIRD PARTY PROVIDERS, encrypts sensitive information (such as credit card numbers) using secure socket layer technology (SSL). Montana Living follows generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once Montana Living receives it. However, no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is completely secure. Therefore, while we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

 Data Retention

Montana Living will retain your information only for as long as is necessary for the purposes set out in this policy, for as long as your account is active, or as needed to provide you services. If you no longer want Montana Living to use your information to provide you services, you may close your account. Montana Living will retain and use your information to the extent necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.

You may inform us of any changes or requests regarding your personal data, and in accordance with our obligations under applicable data protection law, we may update or delete your personal data accordingly. We'll respond to your request within a reasonable timeframe.

 Privacy Policy Changes

Montana Living or its parent company NewWest Communications LLC may update this policy from time to time. If we believe that the changes are material, we will advise you by: (1) posting the changes on the Site and Apps, (2) sending you an email or message about the changes, or (3) posting an update in the version notes on the Apps’ platform. That way you can decide whether you want to continue using the Site or Apps. Changes will be effective upon the posting of the changes. You are responsible for reviewing and becoming familiar with any changes. Your use of the Site or App following the changes constitutes your acceptance of the updated policy.

Contact Montana Living

If you have questions or suggestions about personal information you can contact Montana Living’s Support team by sending an email to pr@newwestcommunications.net, or by writing to us at the following address:

Montana Living Support Team – Privacy Policy

52 Buffalo Hill Drive, Kalispell MT 59901

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