Larry Flynt

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De la pobreza extrema, a la riqueza ostentosa. De la lujuria gráfica, a la defensa de los derechos civiles. De la revista Hustler, a los juicios por perversión. Del amor perdido, a la política antibélica. Ésta es la controvertida historia de un corrosivo crítico de la censura moral. Un estadounidense que escandalizó con el sexo y que fue baleado por un supremacista blanco que lo condenó a vivir más de la mitad de su vida en silla de ruedas. A sus 78 años, y hace exactamente un año, un día como hoy, moría Larry Flynt.

Larry Flynt

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De la pobreza extrema, a la riqueza ostentosa. De la lujuria gráfica, a la defensa de los derechos civiles. De la revista Hustler, a los juicios por perversión. Del amor perdido, a la política antibélica. Ésta es la controvertida historia de un corrosivo crítico de la censura moral. Un estadounidense que escandalizó con el sexo y que fue baleado por un supremacista blanco que lo condenó a vivir más de la mitad de su vida en silla de ruedas. A sus 78 años, y hace exactamente un año, un día como hoy, moría Larry Flynt.

Es difícil definir a Larry Flynt. Imposible escapar al universo de contradicciones que le dieron forma a su vida.  El nombre de su hijo pródigo fue Hustler. El magazine más provocador que haya visto la industria editorial en Estados Unidos.

Atropellador, embrollador, sacudidor, tramposo: así puede traducirse la palabra inglesa “hustler”, que para el público norteamericano de los años ’60 llegó a ser el verdadero apellido de Larry Flynt, junto a motes que lo identificaron como “inmoral y escandaloso”. Claro que aún no lo era en 1952, con apenas 9 años y ya vendiéndoles aguardiente casero a los campesinos de Kentucky en su Salyersville natal, por imposición de un padre alcohólico que tenía un alambique ilegal en el bosque. La venta del licor de papas la hacían Larry y su hermano menor, Jimmy, con un carrito tirado a mano, en frascos y botellas usados y a precios convenidos en el momento, no siempre rentables. Por eso, lo peor era regresar a la cabaña- destilería y enfrentarse a las furias de ese padre borracho y castigador que había sumido a su familia en la pobreza y la violencia. Un círculo vicioso del que Larry decidió escapar como pudiera, vale decir, llevándose con él una herencia de ahorros hechos a escondidas, una paciencia a prueba de golpes y un sólido instinto de supervivencia.

A los 14 años, ya soñaba con montar su propio negocio de bebidas y hacer el amor con esas mujeres que aparecían en las revistas de modas, que a veces le compraba a su madre con algún dólar furtivo. Pero a ella no podría abandonarla, y tampoco a Jimmy. Cumpliría, entonces, su primer objetivo en la década siguiente, después de pasar por un doble servicio militar de tierra y mar que sería su primera vía de escape. El sueño realizado se llamó The Hustler Club. Instalado en Cincinatti, Ohio, con larga barra y modesto escenario, era el típico bar de recalada de camioneros y viajantes de comercio; gente sencilla que concurría allí a relajarse y a tomar unas copas, mientras silbaban a las infaltables desnudistas. Corrían los años ’60 y, al momento en que John Fitzgerald Kennedy caía abatido por francotiradores, Larry Flynt, muy lejos de intuir que padecería años después un atentado similar, les dijo a su hermano y a sus empleados: “Estamos quebrados, necesitamos más ingresos”, y se le ocurrió una idea superadora: “Hay que traer más chicas y más clientes; hay que hacer publicidad”.

Las chicas del boletín.

Fue el principio de todo. Les hizo tomar fotografías a las desnudistas que contrataba y mandó imprimir el “boletín informativo Hustler”, que distribuyó en toda la región. Entretanto, una chica más desenfadada que las otras debutaba al son del tema “Hang on sloopy”: era Althea, la única a la que Larry no se atrevió a llevarse a la cama de inmediato, como a las demás. Eso lo haría ella misma, a la hora de cobrar su primer salario, en la oficina de Larry. Sería el gran amor de su vida, y sin la obligación de renunciar a sus restantes amantes. Althea no era lo que se dice una mujer hogareña, y también se acostaría con otros hombres y mujeres. Por su consejo, Larry hizo que las desnudistas se quitaran más ropa aún, y el bar se llenó de gente. Pero lo que le reclamaban los camioneros y viajantes de comercio era “la revista, para verla en el camino”. “¿Qué revista?”, preguntaba Larry. Había una confusión: todos apostaban a que vendría el segundo número del “boletín informativo Hustler”. Se le ocurrió, entonces, satisfacer la demanda.

La revista se llamó Hustler, claro, y salió impresa en más y mejor papel, y fue distribuida en tiendas y gasolineras de varias ciudades. Pero sólo se vendió la cuarta parte de los numerosos ejemplares: una fallida inversión cuyas ganancias no alcanzaron para costear la tinta y el transporte. Momento en el que Larry le dijo a Jimmy, a quien había nombrado socio sólo por ser su hermano: “Siete millones de norteamericanos compran Playboy. ¿Por qué? ¿Para leer los reportajes a los intelectuales? ¿Para saber cómo se prepara el martini perfecto? ¿Para entender de operaciones bursátiles? No. Para ver chicas desnudas”. “Bueno, pero ¿cómo competir con Playboy?”, preguntó Jimmy,. Larry le contestó: “Haciendo algo que nos diferencie. Las chicas de Playboy nunca muestran sus genitales, por ejemplo”. Jimmy se asustó, pero Althea aplaudió la idea y ella misma posó ante las cámaras. El nuevo número de Hustler fue un éxito fulminante, pero también despertó las iras de las ligas de moralidad pública, y llegó a prohibirse su venta directa en los comercios. Quien la vendiera, marcharía preso. Lo absurdo era que Hustler no había sido requisada y miles de ejemplares continuaban en miles de escaparates. ¿Cómo reaccionó Larry? Seguido por Althea, Jimmy y sus empleados, además de periodistas, curiosos y policías, acudió a un negocio y le ofreció su revista a un cliente habitual, quien la compró.

Lo esposaron y encarcelaron por “exhibición de artículos obscenos y violación de las leyes de protección infantil”, dado que Hustler estaba a la vista de los niños. Fue la primera vez que Larry gritó en defensa de su derecho empresarial a expresarse sin censura alguna. No sería la última. Libre al fin, su siguiente aventura concitaría más eco y enconos, más éxito y enemistades. Un proveedor anónimo le vendió imágenes inéditas de Jackie Onassis desnuda, y Larry puso en circulación alrededor de dos millones de ejemplares de Hustler en todos los Estados Unidos. Y los dólares y la fama no se hicieron esperar. Los insultos y juicios, tampoco. Finalmente, se trataba de pura pornografía y Charles Kenting, un reputado moralista, lo querelló por “influencia maligna”, justo cuando el ahora enriquecido Larry inauguraba en Cincinatti una increíble mansión de 24 habitaciones, con delicada servidumbre y chicas para sus amigos y clientes. En ese momento Althea aceptó casarse con Larry , con la condición de no perder su libertad sexual y ser nombrada asesora en jefe. Larry la quería con locura, y dijo que sí.

Editor porno y místico.

El primer resultado de esta asociación definitiva fue la publicación de la foto de un caballero travestido en rara dama, con senos y con pene. Segundo resultado: Larry esposado y encarcelado, acusado de ser cómplice del crimen organizado y en serio riesgo de pasar un cuarto de siglo entre rejas. Y allí entró en escena Alan Isaacman, un educado y honesto abogado de 26 años que le dijo que no aprobaba el “vil comercio carnal” de Hustler, pero le mostró una nueva perspectiva: la defensa de sus derechos constitucionales. Un enfoque que, en juicio, le permitió a Larry enfrentar otros cargos adicionales por “groserías aberrantes”. La más cuestionada: mezclar a hombres y mujeres desnudos, cosa que no hacían Playboy ni Penthouse. Y editar una caricatura de Santa Claus con el miembro erecto, y su esposa junto a éste. Veredicto: culpable. Condena: 25 años de prisión. “¿Están borrachos? ¡Yo sólo hago una revista!”, gritó Larry, en vano. Althea lo visitó cada día y, gracias a una exitosa apelación de Isaacman, en menos de seis meses Larry estaba dando una conferencia “pro prensa libre” en un multitudinario mitin de Cincinatti. “El sexo es legal –decía–. ¿Qué es más obsceno, el coito o la guerra?”, y proyectaba trágicas fotografías de Vietnam, alternadas con imágenes de amantes en la cama.

Poco después lanzó una campaña titulada: “Ayúdenos a capturar a los asesinos de John Kennedy”. Las autoridades no sabían qué hacer para cortarle las alas a ese “provocador sin límites” a quien, para colmo de males, ahora protegía Ruth Carter; la hermana del futuro presidente de los Estados Unidos. Más aún, moderna y evangelista al unísono, Ruth lo convenció de dejarse bautizar en un río y convertirse en un “creyente especial, en nombre del amor”. Momento en el que Larry, para desesperación de Althea, decidió no publicar más fotos “vulgares” en Hustler. “¿Entonces, qué? ¿Paisajes, desfiles de ropa?”, parpadeó Jimmy. Y Larry volvió a sorprenderlos: “No, tontos. Quiero chicas crucificadas, profetas en celo, cristianos eróticos, que de algún modo esté Dios presente”. Larry, devenido en evangelista con limusina y jet propio, puso sobre su escritorio una placa que rezaba: “Jesucristo Editor,” y anunció: “Dios trabaja a través de mí”. Entonces el fotógrafo Major Gardner retrató a parejas desnudas como si se tratase de protagonistas de pasajes bíblicos. El siguiente juicio ocurrió en el condado de Gwinnett, Lawrenceville, Georgia, en 1978. Allí tenía enemigos poderosos y allí, a las puertas de la corte y rodeado por periodistas y policías, Larry fue baleado por un francotirador escondido. Un balazo en el pecho, otro en el vientre. En el mismo ataque también cayó el abogado Isaacman, herido de gravedad. Larry no murió. Pero, a los 36 años, quedó paralizado de la cintura para abajo.

No fue sino hasta 1980 que atraparon al perpetrador del atentado: Joseph Paul Franklin. Un supremacista blanco con un odio visceral hacia negros y judíos. Franklin fue condenado por siete asesinatos, pero llegó a confesar 22. Este verdadero asesino serial confesó, una década después de ser capturado, ser el autor del atentado contra Larry Flynt motivado por algo que despertaba su odio más grande: Las relaciones interraciales. Y Larry, fiel a su estilo, había publicado desde 1975 imágenes explícitas de actos sexuales interraciales. En sus declaraciones a la policía Franklin declaró: “”Arrojé la revista y me dije que tenía que matar a este tipo.” Y en 1978, simplemente, lo intentó. Y a pesar que Franklin ni siquiera fue juzgado por el intento de asesinato de Larry Flynt, fue condenado y posteriormente ejecutado en noviembre de 2013.

Después del atentado, ya en silla de ruedas para siempre, Larry loró y gritó: “¡Dios no existe, Ruth!”. Desde entonces se transformó en un ateo colérico y lleno de dolores, provocados por su desilusión religiosa y por un proyectil no extraído. “Mudémonos a Hollywood, Althea”, rogó una noche. “Es el único lugar donde los pervertidos son libres,”, explicó. Y allí fueron. Althea le inyectaba drogas contra el dolor, y se inyectaba ella misma. En 1983 le extrajeron la bala que aún permanecía en su cuerpo y sus dolores extremos mermaron. Larry renunció a los estupefacientes, pero Althea ya era una adicta.

Doblar la apuesta.

“El pervertido ha vuelto”, dijo Larry a la prensa, al inaugurar el fabuloso edificio de Flynt Publications, coronado por las iniciales LFP en velado homenaje al extinto JFK. Ese año, con la publicidad de “un país que ha cambiado” y Ronald Reagan rumbo a su propia bala, Larry sacudió a Beverly Hills con un video que le ofreció a la CBS y comentó la NBC, en el que se mostraba una transacción ilegal del FBI por 4 millones de dólares y cocaína. Y otra vez arresto y juicio; ahora en Los Angeles, donde se negó a jurar sobre la Biblia por ser ateo y a revelar cómo había conseguido el video del caso. Pero contó que una prostituta “oficial” del gabinete de Reagan, luego asesinada – según él- robó esa cinta de vigilancia “por seguridad personal”. Larry fue multado con 10.000 dólares por día hasta que confesara quién se la dio, y en la segunda jornada del juicio en su contra se presentó vestido de militar, con casco, chaleco antibalas y una bandera de los estados Unidos puesta en su cuerpo a modo de “pañal”. Lo encarcelaron “por profanar a la bandera” y le aumentaron la multa en 50.000 dólares extra.

Durante la tercera ronda, le arrojó una naranja al juez y exclamó: “¡Tengo dinero y puedo pagar mi derecho a desaprobar el sistema!”. Conclusión: 15 meses en un hospital psiquiátrico y posterior prohibición de salir de California. A esta altura, los seguidores de Larry eran millones en todos los Estados Unidos, y él se empecinaba en no defraudarlos y dar batalla judicial cuantas veces fuese necesario: se había convertido en un incómodo líder de las libertades individuales. Le decían “el pornógrafo rebelde”, y lo era. Así que arremetió contra el famoso predicador televisivo Jerry Falwell, mientras parodiaba la publicidad de Campari “Mi primera vez”; sugería que el religioso había tenido su debut sexual con su madre en una letrina. Falwell había declarado públicamente que “el SIDA era una plaga divina”, y Larry estaba furioso. En el juicio de Roanoke, Virginia, en 1984, Falwell lo demandó por 40 millones de dólares. Pero Larry demostró que, al fotocopiar la revista para mostrarles el falso aviso de Campari a sus amistades, el reverendo había violado la ley de derechos de autor, y la multa de Hustler se redujo a sólo 200.000 dólares.

Poco tiempo después de ese episodio, Althea, su amada esposa, moría por sobredosis a la joven edad de 33 años. Larry la lloró hasta 1987, cuando fue a juicio nada menos que en la Corte Suprema de Washington. Otra vez Falwell, por “difamación reiterada”. Pero ahora a Hustler la apoyaban los Editores de Periódicos de Estados Unidos, la Asociación Nacional de Dibujantes Satíricos, e incluso el New York Times. Y, por primera y única vez, ganó Larry. “La libre expresión, por inapropiada e irritante que sea, es saludable para la democracia”, declaró al despedirse del juez.

En adelante, instalado en Los Angeles con sus leales Jimmy e Isaacman a su diestra, publicaría 29 revistas más, entraría de lleno al negocio del video porno y también se postularía a gobernador de California. Claro, sin lograrlo. También se opondría a las intervenciones bélicas de los Estados Unidos en Afganistán, Irak y otros países, siempre con su estilo original, provocador y controvertido.

Acusado de misógino, pervertido, inmoral y obsceno – entre otras cosas – nada ni nadie lo detuvo. Solo la muerte. Larry Flynt murió de insuficiencia cardíaca en Los Ángeles el 10 de febrero de 2021, a los 78 años.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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We reserve the right to modify this Agreement or its terms related to the Services at any time at our discretion. When we do, we will revise the updated date at the bottom of this page, post a notification within the Services, send you an email to notify you. We may also provide notice to you in other ways at our discretion, such as through the contact information you have provided. An updated version of this Agreement will be effective immediately upon the posting of the revised Agreement unless otherwise specified. Your continued use of the Services after the effective date of the revised Agreement (or such other act specified at that time) will constitute your consent to those changes.

Acceptance of these terms

You acknowledge that you have read this Agreement and agree to all its terms and conditions. By accessing and using the Services you agree to be bound by this Agreement. If you do not agree to abide by the terms of this Agreement, you are not authorized to access or use the Services.

Contacting us

If you have any questions, concerns, or complaints regarding this Agreement, we encourage you to contact us using the details below:

info@ALMAMAGAZINE.com

This document was last updated on November 12, 2021

Disclaimer

This disclaimer (“Disclaimer”) sets forth the general guidelines, disclosures, and terms of your use of the BoatsGuideFlorida.com website (“Website”), “ALMA MAGAZINE” mobile application (“Mobile Application”) and any of their related products and services (collectively, “Services”). This Disclaimer is a legally binding agreement between you (“User”, “you” or “your”) and GHIDS MEDIA CORP (doing business as “ALMA MAGAZINE”, “we”, “us” or “our”). If you are entering into this agreement on behalf of a business or other legal entity, you represent that you have the authority to bind such entity to this agreement, in which case the terms “User”, “you” or “your” shall refer to such entity. If you do not have such authority, or if you do not agree with the terms of this agreement, you must not accept this agreement and may not access and use the Services. By accessing and using the Services, you acknowledge that you have read, understood, and agree to be bound by the terms of this Disclaimer. You acknowledge that this Disclaimer is a contract between you and ALMA MAGAZINE, even though it is electronic and is not physically signed by you, and it governs your use of the Services.

Representation

Any views or opinions represented on the Services are personal and belong solely to ALMA MAGAZINE and do not represent those of people, institutions or organizations that ALMA MAGAZINE may or may not be associated with in professional or personal capacity unless explicitly stated. Any views or opinions are not intended to malign any religion, ethnic group, club, organization, company, or individual.

Content and postings

You may not modify, print or copy any part of the Services. Inclusion of any part of the Services in another work, whether in printed or electronic or another form or inclusion of any part of the Services on another resource by embedding, framing or otherwise without the express permission of ALMA MAGAZINE is prohibited.

Compensation and sponsorship

The Services may contain forms of advertising, sponsorship, paid insertions or other forms of compensation. On certain occasions ALMA MAGAZINE may be compensated to provide opinions on products, services, or various other topics. The compensation received may influence such opinions of the advertised content or topics available on the Services. Sponsored content and advertising space will always be identified as such. Some of the links on the Services may be affiliate links. This means if you click on the link and purchase an item, ALMA MAGAZINE will receive an affiliate commission.

Indemnification and warranties

While we have made every attempt to ensure that the information contained on the Services is correct, ALMA MAGAZINE is not responsible for any errors or omissions, or for the results obtained from the use of this information. All information on the Services is provided “as is”, with no guarantee of completeness, accuracy, timeliness or of the results obtained from the use of this information, and without warranty of any kind, express or implied. In no event will ALMA MAGAZINE be liable to you or anyone else for any decision made or action taken in reliance on the information on the Services, or for any consequential, special or similar damages, even if advised of the possibility of such damages. Information on the Services is for general information purposes only and is not intended to provide any type of professional advice. Please seek professional assistance should you require it. Information contained on the Services are subject to change at any time and without warning.

Changes and amendments

We reserve the right to modify this Disclaimer or its terms related to the Services at any time at our discretion. When we do, we will revise the updated date at the bottom of this page, post a notification within the Services, send you an email to notify you. We may also provide notice to you in other ways at our discretion, such as through the contact information you have provided. An updated version of this Disclaimer will be effective immediately upon the posting of the revised Disclaimer unless otherwise specified. Your continued use of the Services after the effective date of the revised Disclaimer (or such other act specified at that time) will constitute your consent to those changes.

Acceptance of this disclaimer

You acknowledge that you have read this Disclaimer and agree to all its terms and conditions. By accessing and using the Services you agree to be bound by this Disclaimer. If you do not agree to abide by the terms of this Disclaimer, you are not authorized to access or use the Services.

Contacting us

If you have any questions, concerns, or complaints regarding this Disclaimer, we encourage you to contact us using the details below:

[email protected]

This document was last updated on March 12, 2022

Privacy Policy
This policy was last updated on March 21, 2022.
Introduction
This Privacy Policy applies to all of the products, services, and websites offered by Ghids Media Corporation and its subsidiaries or affiliated companies (collectively, “Ghids Media”). We provide this notice explaining our privacy practices and the choices you can make about how your information is collected and used by Ghids Media Corporation. Ghids Media has appointed a Data Protection Office to contact if you have any questions or concerns. The Data Protection Office contact information is as follows: Data Protection Office  Ghids Media Corporation  11007 Griffing Blvd. Miami, FL33161  [email protected]
An overview of the information we may collect.
You can take advantage of many Bonnier products, services, and websites without providing any information that personally identifies you by name, address, or other personally-identifying information. We only collect personally-identifying information when you voluntarily submit it to us. Sometimes, we need personally-identifying information to provide you with the products and services you request. Depending upon the product or service, we may ask you for various personally-identifying information. This might include, for example, your name, address, email address, telephone number, gender, and birth date. We may also ask for other information about you, such as your credit card information (when making a purchase), interests, income, or education level. We consider certain identifying information “sensitive.” This includes your credit card number, income level, or other information usually regarded as confidential. Some personal information will never be requested or collected, such as information on your race or ethnic origin, political opinions, trade union memberships, religious beliefs, health, sex life, or sexual orientation. You may choose not to provide us with any personally-identifying information. In that case, you can still access and use many portions of our websites; however, you will not be able to access and use those portions of any Bonnier website that require your personal information. Many Ghids Media websites include community features, such as online forums and message boards. The information posted in these areas becomes public information, and any third party’s use of this information is beyond our control. If you elect to submit content that includes information that can be used to identify you, you must assume that the content can and will be displayed on any website on the Internet. Our properties may feature measurement software, which will allow you to contribute to market research. We allow third-party companies to serve ads and/or collect certain information when you visit our website and directly in emails/communications. These companies may use information you have shared (e.g., click stream information, browser type, time and date, subject of advertisements clicked or scrolled over, email address) during your visits to this and other Web sites to provide advertisements about goods and services likely to be of greater interest to you. Our partners use this information to recognize you across different channels and platforms over time for advertising, analytics, attribution, and reporting purposes; any information collected is stored in hashed or non-human-readable form. These companies typically use a cookie or third party web beacon to collect this information. Ghids Media websites sometimes may offer contests, sweepstakes, or promotions sponsored by or co-sponsored with identified third parties. Under their sponsorship, these third parties may obtain personally-identifying information that visitors voluntarily submit to them to participate in the contest, sweepstakes, or promotion. B Ghids Media has no control over the third-party sponsors’ use of this information. If a third-party sponsor beyond our control will obtain information that you supply us, we will notify you when we collect the information from you. For specific promotions, only those who provide us with the requested personally-identifying information will be able to order products, programs, and services or otherwise participate in the promotion’s activities and offerings. Some of our websites contain links to other sites. By clicking on these links, you will leave the website operated by Ghids Media and this Privacy Policy will no longer apply. These other sites’ information practices may be different than ours. You should consult the other sites’ privacy notices, as we have no control over information submitted to or collected by these third parties.
How we use the information we collect
We use the personally-identifying information you provide us to fulfill your requests for our products, programs, and services, respond to your inquiries about offerings, and 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, make changes to subscriber agreements, fulfill a request by you for an online newsletter, or contact you about your account with us. We do not use your personal information to make automated decisions. We may syndicate the publicly available content of our community areas to unaffiliated third-party websites using RSS or other technologies. The information you have shared in the community areas may be included in this syndication. We will use the personally-identifying information that you provide about others in order to provide the products or services that you have requested; for example, to enable us to send them your gifts or cards. If you provide us someone else’s personally-identifying information for referral purposes, we may use that information to invite them to visit our websites or to provide them information about our products or services. If you provide us with your email and/or postal address, we may include that address in email and/or postal address lists that we sell, trade, or rent to third parties. These lists will never contain sensitive information. If you do not wish for your email or postal address to be shared with companies not owned by Bonnier who want to market products or services to you, you have the opportunity to opt out, as described below. You may also opt out of the receipt of any marketing materials from Ghids Media as described below. We may transfer your sensitive personally-identifying information to other Bonnier offices for internal management and administrative purposes. In addition, your personal data will be transferred to other Bonnier offices where necessary for the performance or conclusion of our contractual obligations to you or for your benefit. Transfers of personally-identifying information may also be made where necessary for the establishment, exercise, or defense of legal claims. We do not transfer personal information internationally. Ghids Media will only share your sensitive personal information with outside companies or individuals in any of the following limited circumstances:
  • When we use trusted businesses or persons to process personal information on our behalf. Before sharing any personal information with outside parties, we require that these parties agree to process such information based on our instructions and in compliance with this Privacy Policy and any other appropriate confidentiality and security measures.
  • When we have a good faith belief that access, use, preservation, or disclosure is necessary to:
  1. comply with applicable law, regulation, or legal process;
  2. enforce the applicable Terms of Service or other agreements and policies on the Company’s Websites;
  3. detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security, or technical issues; or
  4. protect against imminent harm to the rights, property, or safety or Ghids Media, its users, or the public as required or permitted by law.
  • When you consent. Before we share your sensitive personal information outside of the previously listed circumstances, we will ask you for permission first. Please note that this only applies to sensitive information, as defined above.
We may also use, transfer, sell, and share aggregated, anonymous data about our users for any legal purpose, such as analyzing usage trends and seeking compatible advertisers and partners. In no event will this aggregated data contain any information that could be used to identify individual users of our products or services.
How we protect the safety and integrity of the information we collect
We take appropriate physical, electronic, and procedural measures to safeguard and protect your personal information. We use a variety of security measures, including encryption and authentication, to maintain the confidentiality of your personal information. We store your personal information on systems behind firewalls that are only accessible to a limited number of persons, each of whom is required to keep the information confidential. We also take appropriate measures to secure the transmission of sensitive personal information from your computer to the Company’s computers. When you transmit sensitive personal information to us, like credit card information, we offer the use of a secure connection to our servers. To the extent you select the secure connection method or your browser supports such functionality, all credit card account information that you supply is transmitted via secure encryption technology. Regardless of these measures, no system connected to the Internet or data transmission sent over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. We will provide notice if we become aware of any security breach that may affect any sensitive personal information pertaining to you that we have stored on our systems. Ghids Media only collects personal information that is relevant to the purposes for which it will be used. Though we do take appropriate steps to review and update the information that we store to ensure that it is accurate, complete, and current, we also depend on you to update or correct your personal information when necessary. To protect your privacy and security, we will take reasonable steps to help verify your identity before granting access or making corrections. We will decline to process requests where we cannot verify the identity of the requester. We may also decline to process requests that are automated, repetitive, systematic, or impractical, or that might jeopardize the privacy of others. In some limit