Legal, Privacy Policy & Contest Terms

In summary: we keep your information safe.


Note: Urbanette® is not legally USA-based. Urbanette® is owned by an offshore corporate entity which is owned by a non-US person. Any USA address associated with Urbanette® is incorrect and not a reliable way to send us mail.


Privacy Policy

What information do we gather about you?

The information we gather falls into two categories:

  1. personal information you voluntarily supply when you subscribe, order, complete a survey, or provide your email address and
  2. tracking information collected (by services such as Alexa traffic tracking and Google Analytics) as you navigate through our site.

Reader Surveys, Reader Panels and Market Research

Urbanette® may collect personal information from readers in connection with voluntary surveys. Data may be collected on our website, on the phone or via email. Readers are primarily contacted via email, which link to online surveys, but may occasionally be contacted by mail. All survey data is reported and/or used in aggregate form only, and no personally identifiable information is released.

Aggregate Information Collected Through Technology

  • Cookies and Other Technologies

As is standard practice on many websites, Urbanette® uses “cookies” and other technologies to recognize you to help us understand which parts of our website are the most popular, where our visitors are going and how much time they spend there. We use Google Analytics to do some of this collection. We reserve the right to change the vendors who provide us with usage data.

  • IP Addresses

We use the IP address log in an aggregate fashion to track access to our site. Log data is used in aggregate to analyze usage of our website.

What do we do with the information we gather about you?

Statistical Analysis

Urbanette® may perform statistical, demographic and marketing analyses of subscribers, and their subscribing and purchasing patterns, for marketing and customer service purposes.

Products and Services from Urbanette®

From time to time, we may provide customers with information and offers about other products offered by Urbanette® or our partners. If you do not wish to receive such information and offers, you may opt-out.

Email Newsletters

If you choose to receive them, Urbanette® will periodically send you email newsletters or promotional email about services offered by Urbanette® and occasionally events that Urbanette® participates in. If you no longer wish to receive a specific newsletter, follow the “unsubscribe” instructions located near the bottom of each newsletter. To manage your Urbanette® email preferences, use the manage/change link on the email we sent you.

Urbanette® complies fully with the federal CAN-SPAM Act of 2003. We will not share, sell, rent, swap or authorize any third party to use your email address. If you feel you have received an email from us in error, please contact editor [at] urbanette.com.

Account and Service-Related Email

Urbanette® reserves the right to send you email relating to your account status. This includes order confirmations, renewal/expiration notices, notices of account problems, other transactional emails and notifications about major changes to our website and/or to our Privacy Policy. If you have registered for online discussions or other services, you may receive email specific to your participation in those activities.

Reader Comments

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Survey Email

We may send you an email inviting you to participate in user surveys. User surveys greatly help us to improve our Web site and magazine and any information we obtain in such surveys will not be shared with third parties.

Emails From You

If you send us email, you should be aware that information disclosed in email may not be secure or encrypted and thus may be available to others. We suggest that you exercise caution when deciding to disclose any personal or confidential information via email. We will use your email address to respond directly to your questions or comments.

Email This Article Feature

Urbanette® readers may use this feature to send links to articles to others through email. The email address(es) that you supply to this service will only be used to send the requested article.

With whom do we share the information we gathered?

Urbanette® will not sell, rent, swap or authorize any third party to use your email address without your permission.

How to opt-out from receiving promotional offers

Email Promotions

If, at any time, you prefer not to receive email marketing information from us, simply follow the unsubscribe options at the bottom of each email. To manage your Urbanette® email preferences, please go to the manage/change link in the email newsletter.

If you experience difficulty with the unsubscribe process, feel free to contact us at editor [at] urbanette.com and provide your email address along with the name of the newsletter from which you would like to unsubscribe.

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    Reader Discussion: 19 Comments

    1. Avatar of Diana Dryn

      Had to subscribe to a lot of newsletters because of work and it got really out of hand with the emails. I honestly hope that sites would only send you about 1 email per week instead of daily. I haven’t really subscribed from Urbanette yet but thanks for informing us about matters like this. Other websites don’t often offer easy unsubscribing. It’s like they will literally hide that option so that they don’t

    2. Avatar of Estelle

      Well, good thing I always take the time to read stuff like this.

    3. Avatar of Holly Morrison

      They really have a secured website. None of us need to worry about matters like this. Been a subscriber for so many years.

      • Avatar of Meghan Medina

        Meghan Medina

        Me too, seen a loyal subscriber and they really protect you from spam.

    4. Avatar of Diana Maux

      I’m so glad I read this because I didn’t know that Urbanette also holds contests. Thanks!!

    5. Avatar of Vanessa Peden

      Vanessa Peden

      There are websites out there who literally sell phone numbers to spam companies. It’s insane. I have a habit of subscribing to websites because I love reading online but it causes problems most of the time. I get surprised about calls that I didn’t know where they got my number from. It’s really annoying already and I feel like it’s no longer safe to do things online.

    6. Avatar of Carolyn Ford

      Carolyn Ford

      I’m subscribed to Urbanette and I know they’re safe. I don’t really receive anything suspicious from them.

    7. Avatar of Diana Manasir

      Aww I wanna join the contests. I heard you can win handbags here.?

    8. Avatar of Anna Harriette Pittman

      I don’t normally read this because I don’t really learn much, plus I’m too lazy. Haha!

    9. Avatar of Madison Doyle

      Madison Doyle

      It’s great that you’re very transparent with what you do with the data you collect from users. It also encourages safe browsing in your site and that we don’t feel like our privacy is being invaded. Thank you so much for all the information you listed here. It make us feel safe that our data is protected and not used anywhere else other than for your marketing research. This is why I love this site a lot. There’s a great relationship between readers and the magazine itself.

      • Avatar of Kelly Obsborne

        Kelly Obsborne

        Of course, Urbanette isn’t like any other websites out there that only wants to phish information.

    10. Avatar of Keely Morgan

      Keely Morgan

      Been joining contests here for ages but I haven’t won at all. Oh well, luck isn’t on my side.

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