This Privacy Policy outlines the privacy practices for Linux Journal, LLC (“We,” “Us,” or “Company”), regarding access to the Company website and online subscriptions (“Services") offered by Company. This Privacy Policy is being published herein so that you can better understand the choices you can make about the way your personal and non-personal information is collected and used by Company and its subsidiaries.


Company reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to periodically modify or revise this Privacy Policy at any time without any notice whatsoever, and you agree to be bound by such modifications or revisions. Any such change or modification will be effective immediately upon posting, and your continued use of the Services after any changes or modifications to this Privacy Policy are posted shall constitute your acceptance of, and assent to, such changes or modifications. If you object to any change or modification to this Privacy Policy, your sole recourse shall be to cease using the Services.


If you are age 13 or under, then you are not permitted to agree to this Privacy Policy or use the Services whatsoever. If you are above the age of 14, then you can only agree to this Privacy Policy or use this Service with the permission of a legal parent or guardian.


Information We Collect from You

Via the Services offered by Company, you may, among other activities, vote in one or more polls or express one or more opinions; you can subscribe to one of our services, or sign up to receive periodic newsletters. We collect the information, including any personally identifiable information, that you provide to us in the course of using the Services. The types of information that may be collected through these Services include, but are not limited to: name, postal code, and e-mail address.


Our third party service providers, as explained further in the "Collection of Information by Third-Parties" section below, may also collect certain non-personally identifiable information when you visit our web pages, open our emails, use our applications, or otherwise use the Services, including such information as the type of browser and operating system you are using, your IP address, your device identifiers, your Internet or wireless service provider, location-based information, and the content and advertisements you have interacted with, viewed, or accessed. This data may be combined and linked with data from other sources.


How We Use Your Personal Information

Company may use the personal information collected under this Privacy Policy in the following ways:

  • If you submit any user-generated content (e.g., a "letter to our editors" or an online review), we may publish your name, screen name and other information you have provided to us. You hereby consent to this.

  • Company may use the information you provide about yourself to fulfill requests for our publications, products or services, to respond to inquiries about offerings and to offer other products, programs or services that may be of interest.

  • Company sometimes uses this information to communicate with you, such as to notify you when you have won one of our contests or sweepstakes, when we make changes to subscriber agreements, or to contact you about your account.

  • Company may 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 customize your Internet experience. We also may use this information to analyze site usage, as well as to offer you products, programs, or services.

  • Company will disclose information that is maintained when required to do so by law, for example, in response to a court order or a civil subpoena. Company also may disclose such information in response to a law enforcement agency's request.

  • Contractors, other third-parties, and agents working with Linux Journal, LLC that have access to personally identifiable information are required to protect this information in a manner that is consistent with this Privacy Policy by, for example, not using the information for any purpose other than to carry out the services they are performing on behalf of Linux Journal, LLC

  • Please note that if Linux Journal, LLC is merged, acquired, divested, financed, sold, disposed of or dissolved, including through merger of, consolidation, sale or divestiture of assets, the relevant customer database, including personally identifiable information Company may possess about you, may, in whole or in part, be sold, disposed of, transferred, divested, or otherwise disclosed as part of that transaction or proceeding.


Privacy Options

If you prefer not to receive on-line promotions from Company, Company newsletters, or if you want to opt-out of any sharing of your personally identifiable offline information with third parties not owned by Linux Journal, LLC, please contact customer support to be removed from the list.


If you prefer not to receive e-mail marketing from this or any other Linux Journal, LLC property, or if you want to opt-out of any sharing of your email address with third parties not owned by Linux Journal, LLC, please contact customer support to be removed from the list.


Company will not use or transfer personally identifiable information provided to us in ways unrelated to the ones described above without also providing you with an opportunity to opt out of these unrelated uses.


Collection of Information by Third Parties

Some of our Services contain links to third party sites and services whose privacy practices may be different than ours. We also allow you to connect with other third party sites and services. You should consult the other third party sites' and services' privacy notices in order to better understand their privacy practices.

We 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, your IP address and the personally identifiable information that you voluntarily submit may be provided to both Linux Journal, LLC and third parties. Linux Journal, LLC has no control over how third parties' may use this information.


Company may use third parties to present or serve advertisements, including online behavioral advertisements, that you may see on the Services and to conduct research about the advertisements-or the Services themselves.


Cookies and other Tracking Technologies

"Cookies" may be placed on your computer or device if you are using the Linux Journal website. Cookies are small text files that we place in your computer or device to store your preferences. Cookies, by themselves, do not tell us your e-mail address or other personal information unless you choose to provide this information to us by, for example, registering with one of our Services. Once you choose to provide us with personal information, this information may be linked to the data stored in the cookie. A cookie assigns a unique numerical identifier to your Web browser or device, and may enable us to recognize you as the same user who has used our Services, and relate your use of the Services to other information about you, such as your usage information and personal information.


Company uses cookies (Drupal Session cookie and Google Analytics cookie) to understand usage of the Services and to improve our content. For example, we may use cookies to personalize your experience on our Services (e.g., to recognize you by name when you return to our site, to save your password in password-protected areas, to enable shopping carts).


Our Commitment to Security

Company has 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.


Accessing, Correcting, and Deleting Your Personal Information

Company shall take reasonable steps to accurately record the personal information that you provide to us and any subsequent updates.


You are encouraged to review, update, and correct any personal information that we maintain about you, and you may request that we delete personal information about you that is inaccurate, incomplete, or irrelevant for legitimate purposes, or is processed in a manner that violates any applicable legal requirements for the handling of personal information, by contacting us as provided herein. At our election, instead of deleting such information, we may retain the information with your comment or correction noted in our records. Your right to review, update, correct, and delete your personal information may be limited, subject to the law or your jurisdiction: (i) where the rights or safety of another person or persons would be encroached upon, (ii) if the information or material you request relates to existing or anticipated legal proceedings between you and us, or providing access to you would prejudice negotiations between us or an investigation of possible unlawful activity, or (iii) if your requests are abusive and/or unreasonably excessive,. Your right to review, update, correct and delete your information is subject to our records retention policies and applicable federal and state data retention laws.


Retention of Personal Information

Company shall retain your personal information while you maintain an account with Linux Journal, LLC and thereafter for as long as it is necessary for purposes not prohibited by applicable laws. Upon your request, we will either delete your personal information or de-identify it so that it is anonymous and not attributed to your identity. Requests that we delete your personal information can be sent to our customer support team.


Special Note for Parents and Children Aged 13 or Under

Linux Journal, LLC is a website designed for general audiences and the Services are not intended for use by children, especially children aged 13 or under. You are not permitted to use the Services if you are aged 13 or under. If you are above the age of 13 and still a minor and wish to use the Services, then the permission and consent of your parents or guardians is required.


California Privacy Rights: Notice to California Customers

Civil Code section 1798.83, requires that certain businesses respond to requests from California customers asking about the businesses' practices related to disclosing personal information to third parties for the third parties' direct marketing purposes. Alternately, such businesses may have in place a policy not to disclose the personal information of customers to third parties for the third parties' direct marketing purposes if the customer has exercised an option to opt-out of such information-sharing. To find out more about your opt-out rights, please contact customer support.


How to Contact Us

If you have any questions about the Linux Journal, LLC Privacy Policy or the current version of the Privacy Policy please contact us via email,, or by writing to:


Linux Journal, LLC

Attention: Privacy Policy Administrator

9597 Jones Rd #331

Houston, TX 77065