Kids and Parents
What Information Do We Collect Through Our Services?
What Do We Do With The Information We Collect?
How Do We Disclose The Information We Collect?
Your Opt-Out Choices
Your California Privacy Rights: Notice To California Customers
How To Correct Or Update Your Information
Security, Retention, and Storage of Information
Changes to Our Privacy Policy
How To Contact Us


This Privacy Policy applies to your use of websites, interactive services, email programs and mobile device applications provided by Sunset Publishing Corporation (collectively, the “Services”).

By using any of our Services, you agree that this Online Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use govern your use of our Services and any dispute concerning our Services. Please take a few minutes to read them before using or registering for access to our Services.

If you have questions regarding this Privacy Policy please contact us at


The Services are not intended for use by children, especially those under thirteen. Sunset will not knowingly allow anyone under the age of thirteen to provide us any personally identifying information online. If you are under thirteen, please do not register for any of our Services or provide any personally identifying information. If we become aware that we have inadvertently received personally identifiable information from a user under the age of 13 as part of the Site, we will delete such information from our records.



The information we gather through our Services falls into two categories: (1) personal information, which includes information you supply us when you subscribe, order, complete a survey, register for one of our sites, enter a contest or provide your email address, and (2) non-personal information collected through technology, which includes tracking information collected by us as well as third parties.

Subscription or Registration to Our Services.

Registration for Sunset Services may require that you supply certain personal information, including your name, postal address, email address, telephone number, and demographic information. We may also ask for information about your hobbies, interests, preferences and the like, but you’re free to register for our Services without providing this additional information.

Social media registration features may collect your IP address, the page you are visiting on our site, and may set a cookie to enable the feature to function properly. Social media features are either hosted by a third party or hosted directly on our website.

We may also collect contact information for other individuals when you use the sharing and referral tools available within some of our Services to forward content or offers to your friends and associates. We use this information to facilitate the communications that you request.

Billing and Credit Card Information.

To enable payment for the Services, we collect and store name, address, telephone number, email address, credit card information and other billing information. This information will only be shared with third parties who help to complete the purchase transaction, such as processing credit card payments and fulfilling orders.

Non-Personal Information Collected Using Technology.

We use various internet technologies to manage our Services and track use of the Services. Non-personal information that we collect using these technologies may be combined with other information about you.

Device Information. We may collect non-personal information about the computer, mobile device or other device you use to access our Services, such as IP address, geolocation information, unique device identifiers, browser type, browser language and other transactional information.

Cookies, Beacons, Local Storage and Other Similar Technologies. We use “cookies,” web beacons, tags and scripts, and other similar technologies including local storage objects such as HTML5. These technologies allow us to manage access to and use of the Services, recognize you and provide personalization, and help us understand how people use our Services. You will not be able to access certain areas of our websites if your computer does not accept cookies from us. We do not respond to browser-based “do not track” signals. For more detailed information about our use of cookies and local storage, click here.

We may transmit non-personally identifiable website usage information to third parties in order to show you advertising when you visit other sites. For more information about our third-party ad server, or to learn your choices about not having this non-personal information used to target ads to you, please click here.

Local Storage Objects

We may use Local Storage Objects (LSOs) such as HTML5 to store content information and preferences. Third parties with whom we partner to provide certain features on our site or to display advertising based upon your web browsing activity may also use LSOs such as HTML 5 or Flash to collect and store information.

Various browsers may offer their own management tools for removing HTML5 LSOs. To manage Flash LSOs please click here:

Analytics, Log Files and Reading History

Like most websites, we gather certain information automatically and store it in log files. This information may include internet protocol (IP) addresses (the region or general location where your computer or device is accessing the internet), browser type, operating system and other usage information about the use of the Services, including a history of the pages you view.

We may combine this automatically collected log information with other information we collect about you. We do this to improve services we offer you, including customized recommendations, advertising, to improve marketing, and to track access and use of the Services across the devices that you use to access the Services.

We may use third parties to provide us information, reports and analysis about the usage, browsing patterns of our users. They may independently record the type of device and operating system you are using, general location information, as well as events that occur within our apps, such as how often you use our apps.

Location Information. Some of our mobile applications may deliver content based on your current location if you choose to enable that feature of the app. If you enable the location-based feature, your current location will be stored locally on your device, which will then be used by the app. If you elect to have a location-based search saved to your history, we will store that information on our servers. If you do not enable the location-based service, or if an app does not have that feature, the app will not transmit to us, and we will not collect or store, location information.

The ads in our apps are not targeted to you based on your current GPS location, but they may be targeted to you based on your ZIP code or device’s IP address.

Collection of Information By Third Parties.

Marketing and Advertisements. Some of the services and advertisements included in the Services, including on and within our mobile apps, are delivered or served by third-party companies, which may collect information about your use of the Services.

These companies may place or recognize cookies, web beacons or other technology to track certain non-personal information about our website users. For example, in the course of serving certain advertisements, an advertiser may place or recognize a unique cookie on your browser in order to collect certain information about your use of the Services. As another example, an advertiser or ad server may also be able to collect your device’s unique identifier in the course of serving an ad. In many cases, this information could be used to show you ads on other websites based on your interests.

We do not have access to, nor control over, these third parties’ use of cookies or other tracking technologies or how they may be used.

You have choices about the collection of information by third parties on our website:

1) If you would like more information about your option not to accept advertiser cookies, please click here.

2) If you would like to opt-out of having interest-based ad targeting click here.

Your access to our websites should not be affected if you do not accept cookies served by third parties.

Contests, Sweepstakes, or Other Promotions.

From time to time, we may offer contests, sweepstakes or other promotions that are sponsored or co-sponsored by or presented with identified third parties. If you choose to participate in such activities, we will collect contact information such as your name, address, and email address and we may share this information with co-sponsors or other identified third parties. Sunset has no control over the third parties’ use of this information.

Social Network Posting Tools and “Share” Features.

You can access various social network posting and sharing tools through our Services that are operated by third parties, including a “share” button that allows you to post links to content and features that you believe will be of interest to others on your social network pages. When you visit a page that includes one of these sharing tools, the third-party company that operates the tool may be collecting information about your browser, device and online activity through its own tracking technologies and subject to its own separate privacy policy, which may differ from ours.

Nielsen Online Campaign Ratings Service.

Some of our advertisers may participate in a program operated by the Nielsen Company to develop an Online Campaign Ratings service that is comparable to Nielsen’s television ratings. When one of their ads appears on our Services, it may contain a web beacon that will record your exposure to the ad, read certain cookies on your browser, and forward this information to one or more operators of third-party websites or other online service on which you may have registered. If the third-party operator recognizes a cookie that identifies you as one of its registered users, it will append the impression data it receives, which may identify you as a user our Services, with age and gender information before returning the data to Nielsen. Nielsen aggregates the data it receives about a given campaign to create ratings reports for advertisers and publishers. According to Nielsen, these reports measure campaign performance on an aggregate level within various demographic categories and do not identify you personally. For more information about Nielsen’s information collection practices and any related opt-out choices, please see the privacy policy here.



Provide the Products and Services You Request.

We use the information we gather about you to enable your use of the Services and fulfill your requests for certain products and services, such as sending out newsletters, enabling you to participate in online forums or communities, and enabling you to participate in polls, contests and sweepstakes.

Statistical Analysis.

We perform statistical, demographic and marketing analyses of users of the Services, and their subscribing and purchasing patterns, for product development purposes and to generally inform advertisers about the nature of our subscriber base. We use this information for analysis purposes, including analysis to improve customer relationships.

Customizing Your Experience.

We use the information that we collect to allow advertising to be targeted to the users for whom such advertising is most germane. We also use this information to customize certain features of the Services, such as providing you with an enhanced experienced based on the type of device you are using to access the Services.

Relevant Advertising.

We may use demographic and preference information to allow advertising on the Services to be targeted to the users for whom they are most germane. This means users see advertising that is most likely to interest them, and advertisers send their messages to people who are most likely to be receptive, improving both the viewer’s experience and the effectiveness of the ads. We disclose information to third parties only in aggregate or de-identified form.

Email Newsletters and Other Communications.

Sunset may periodically send you email newsletters or provide you with special offers, promotions and information from Sunset.


Within Sunset.

If you have registered to use the Services, we may disclose your personally identifiable information to Sunset Publishing Corporation affiliates for internal management and administrative purposes on our behalf.

In the future, we may sell, buy, merge, or partner with other companies or businesses. In such transactions, we may include your information among the transferred assets.

Third Parties.

We share information about our users in aggregate or de-identified form. Nothing in this Privacy Policy is intended to restrict our use or sharing of aggregated or de-identified information in any way.

We do not sell, rent, swap or authorize any third party to use your email address without your permissions.

If you are a print subscriber, we may exchange or rent your name and mailing address (but not your email address) and certain other information, such as when you first subscribed to Sunset with other reputable companies that offer marketing information or products through direct mail. If you prefer that we do not share this information, you may opt-out by emailing us at, or write to us at Opt-Out Postal, 55 Harrison St., Ste. 200, Oakland, CA 94607. Please include your account number and phone number in the body of your email or letter, and include “Opt-Out” in the subject line.

Service Providers.

We contract with other companies to provide products, services or functions on our behalf, including credit card and billing processing, ad serving, email distribution, analytics or promotions management. We provide these companies only with the information they need to perform their services. These service providers agree to maintain the confidentiality of your personally identifiable information and not to use your personally identifiable information for any reason except to carry out the purpose(s) for which we hired them. These service providers are restricted from using personal information in any way other than to provide services for Sunset, and they may not share, resell or use the data for their own direct marketing purposes.

Contests and Sweepstakes.

If you have entered a contest or sweepstakes sponsored by a third party, we may disclose contact information such as your name, address, and email address with co-sponsors or other identified third parties. The privacy policies of such third parties apply to their use and disclosure of your information that we collect and disclose to such third party companies.

Law Enforcement.

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.



Postal Mail.

To remove your name and postal address from lists that we sell or rent to third parties for their direct marketing purposes, or to opt-out of receiving marketing offers by mail, please email us at, or write to us at Opt-Out Postal, 55 Harrison St., Ste. 200, Oakland, CA 94607. Please note that if you choose to opt-out of Sunset’s promotional mailings, you may still receive renewal notices and related offers for any magazines to which you subscribe.



If you prefer not to receive e-mail marketing from Sunset Publishing Corporation or any of its affiliates, please follow the “unsubscribe” instructions near the bottom of each email or email us at If you no longer wish to receive a specific newsletter, follow the “unsubscribe” instructions located near the bottom of each newsletter. If you feel you have received an email or newsletter from us in error, please contact

Your California Privacy Rights.

Under the California “Shine The Light” law, California residents may opt-out of Sunset’s disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. As detailed above, you may choose to opt-out of the sharing of your personal information with third parties for marketing purposes at any time by emailing us at, or submitting a request to Opt-Out Postal, 55 Harrison St., Ste. 200, Oakland, CA 94607. It is important to note that this opt-out does not prohibit disclosures made for non-marketing purposes.


If you wish to access or delete the personal information we have about you or correct factual errors in our records, please contact us at We will respond to inquiries regarding correction or deletion of data within a reasonable time frame. To protect your privacy, we will take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting access or making corrections.


We have put in place appropriate administrative, technical, and physical safeguards to help prevent unauthorized access, maintain data security and correctly use the information we collect. No system can be completely secure, however, and we do not guarantee that unauthorized disclosures and access will not happen. 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 Policy.

We will retain your personal information while you have an account with us and thereafter for as long as we need it for purposes not prohibited by applicable laws. Thereafter, we will either delete your personal information or de-identify it so that it is anonymous and not attributed to your identity.


Digital technology is rapidly evolving. If we decide to change our Privacy Policy in the future, we’ll post the changes here and indicate at the top of the policy the last date on which it was updated. Unless otherwise noted, all changes will be effective when posted.


If you have any questions or concerns about the Sunset Publishing Corporation Privacy Policy or its implementation please contact us via email at or in writing to:

Sunset Publishing Corporation

55 Harrison St., Ste. 200

Oakland, CA 94607


This Privacy Policy was revised February 28, 2018.