LAST UPDATED: December 2018
Who we are
Penthouse as a Brand started in the United Kingdom in 1965, moving to America in the September, 1969 issue. For a more illustrated history of our founder Bob Guccione, you may look here.
Personal Data Collected and Why We Collect It
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
Embedded Content from Other Websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
Where we provide services that utilize your device’s location, we may permit other users of the service to block individuals in certain locations, based upon their IP, from accessing such users’ content.
Your username will be associated with all activities you undertake on the Site including, without limitation, messages sent and other content or information you may determine to post or share. Your gender information help other users find you. Your IP addresses, device data, and other use information are used by us in order to optimize our site for use. Your usage history may also be used to help our internal algorithm to recommend other Site users and/or content to you.
When you access the Site, you consent to our processing and retention of your data which data we will process and retain in compliance with our internal data retention policy, as amended from time to time. This data will be retained to service your account, the service located on the Site (the “Service”), developing new services and products related to the Service, and as otherwise provided in this Policy. All information collected by us is used for maintaining and operating the service located on the Site. The information you provide to us is used to service and maintain your account. The postings and responses you submit are shared with other users of the Service as directed by you by virtue of you submitting such postings and responses.
The Site may provide message boards, blogs and other user generated content facilities. Anything that you share through any of these means, including your username by virtue of interacting with such facilities, is deemed public information. Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
We reserve the right to share any and all account information with law enforcement or agencies authorized by applicable governmental authorities either in response to their written request or at our own election should we believe, in our sole discretion, that you or your account may be involved with illegal activity, or if we believe, in our sole discretion, that such disclosure is necessary to protect the rights or property of the Site, our users, and/or one or more third parties.
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes. For fraud prevention, in order to request your account be deleted you must be able to log into your account.
Your Contact Information
We use third party services to assist with fraud prevention and enforcing protections we have placed on our Site. These third parties will receive certain information like your device identification information and IP address. We use more specific cookie data for analysis purposes to learn how all our users interact with our Site in order to improve our Site and Service.