Privacy Policy

Popular Wireless Magazines respects your privacy. That’s why we have created this Privacy Statement to explain how and why we collect certain information online as well as how we use that information. This Privacy Statement also explains how you can prevent the collection of certain information about yourself, if you so choose. This statement applies to both information we collect from visitors to the websites of EDS Design & Animation, as well as information we collect and have access to on the Personal Wireless Bulletin Board.

Right to Change Policy

This Privacy Statement will change to match the editorial direction of Popular Wireless Magazines, the polices of EDS Design and Animation, and Popular Wireless Magazines in particular. EDS Design and Animation reserves the right to change this statement to match the reader services and editorial content we provide. If we make any material change to this statement, we will change the date at the top of this statement to reflect the effective date of the change. When you visit our sites or use our reader services, we encourage you to check the date of this Privacy Statement to ensure you are aware of any updates. Regardless of how this Privacy Statement may change over time, Popular Wireless Magazines will not collect or maintain your private and personally identifiable information without your consent except as provided by the following policy. Further, if you consent to give us your personal information, we will keep it confidential (except for law enforcement investigations as described below) and will not sell, license or disclose your personal information to any third party without your consent, unless we are compelled to do so under the law or to comply with a court order. If you send accusatory, threatening, or libelous materials to us we reserve the right to share those materials with all named individuals. You do NOT have the right to injure any representative of the magazine or any of its readers with such statements. The Editor and the moderators reserve the right to DELETE any bulletin board posts deemed accusatory, inflamatory, libelous, or even unfriendly. Our moderators always win.

EDS Design & Animation WILL voluntarily, without warrant, provide recognized law enforcement agencies conducting an official investigation, access to specific reader registration information. When you register to use our bulletin board reader services you ACCEPT and ACKNOWLEDGE this policy. We believe that since we allow access to 13 year old and under readers to our FAMILY ORIENTED bulletin board system, their protection from unlawful and inappropriate activity is paramount.

Contact for Privacy Inquiries

If you have any questions about this Privacy Statement or other questions about privacy on our sites, please contact: Via Mail:

Doug Smith

EditorPopular Wireless Magazines

2705 RidgeRd.

Huntingtown MD

Or via email at
[email protected]

Types of Information We Collect

You are free to browse the websites of EDS Design & Animation and Popular Wireless Magazines without submitting any personal information. We do not collect any of your personal information (such as a name, address or e-mail address) when you visit the websites, unless you register or have registered to use the Popular Wireless Magazines Personal Wireless Bulletin Board. As part of the bulletin board registration process, you have the opportunity to decline further promotional materials or other notifications from us. You also have the right to remain anonymous through the use of a handle or moniker. We have NO desire to collect, keep, or forward any information about a child of any age. The PARENTS of children are responsible for the Internet activities of their children. That includes telling children what information they are permitted to reveal about themselves in an open Internet message forum! The PARENTS are responsible for determining whether participation at Popular Wireless Magazines is permissible for THEIR children. We can’t be there to see the child using his/her keyboard, only the parent or guardian can do that. To the extent that we DEMAND parents exercise their proper parental duty we have done our best to protect the children that use the magazine bulletin board. We ASSUME that parents of children are monitoring the on-line activities of their children and INDEED are watching over their children’s shoulders while those children are using this magazine’s bulletin board.

Registration on Our Site

Popular Wireless Magazines requires users who want to participate in the message boards to register. In order to register, you must provide us with a username (which does not have to be your real name), password and a valid e-mail address. This allows us to protect our community from abusive postings and provides a verifiable point of contact should legal questions arise. At any time, you have the ability to keep your e-mail address hidden from other users by selecting that option within your user profile.

When you register, you have the option of providing some additional information such as occupation, interests, date of birth, membership in the PRA, whether or not you hold an Amateur radio or GMRS license, and a home page URL. This optional information is made available to other message board users in orer to foster a sense of community. If you have any concerns about providing this information, simply leave the fields blank and your registration will still be processed. Also displayed with each message is the ORIGINATING IP of the user who posted the message. This information is generally not helpful to anyone except your Internet Service provider or law enforcement. IP address retention discourages illegal uses of the bulletin board system.


You are allowed to participate in the Popular Wireless Magazines forums, but you must have the permission of a parent or guardian before doing so. You are considered a minor child. Your parents are responsible for your education and your welfare. The bulletin board is a place where adults meet to share information about various topics. None of these topics are inappropriate for children; however, adults have no idea how old you are when they respond to messages in the bulletin board. Your parent or guardian should take the time to look over the bulletin board and determine whether or not they want you to use it. That decision is not yours to make.

If a child user of the bulletin board misbehaves that child will be expelled. If an adult misbehaves toward a child that adult will be expelled. We will make every effort to notify an ISP of such conduct and ask them to contact an adult Internet user responsible for the account. Any user caught signing on with more than one username or having created a fraudulent log on to hide their age is subject to expulsion. Amateur radio is a topic discussed on the bulletin board system. There is no age requirement for holding an Amateur station license so young people are encouraged to join and learn in the PopularWireless Magazine community. Parents and guardians are encouraged to use the bulletin board with minor children that have an interest in the topic.

Newsletter Subscription

Popular Wireless Magazines, may from time to time, offer a subscription to a periodic newsletter regarding the magazine’s activities, promotions, and reader services The only piece of information required is the user’s e-mail address, which is only used to distribute the requested newsletter. You can “unsubscribe” to the newsletter at any time by e-mailing [email protected] with the subject line “NEWSLETTER UNSUBSCRIBE.”


The Popular Wireless Magazines Personal Wireless Bulletin Board uses browser cookies to facilitate your bulletin board experience. These cookies are small sections of code that our server sends to your browser which it can then store on your hard drive. If you choose to
accept these cookies, they enable us to recognize that your browser has previously visited and used our bulletin board. The cookies set the yellow forum message lights. These cookies do not collect, store or maintain your private, personally identifiable information. You do not have to accept these cookies to visit or use the web site; however, if you do refuse them using the bulletin board can be more difficult. You can choose to refuse our cookie, delete our cookie from your hard drive or turn off the cookie at any time by updating your user profile preferences.

Purchasing and/or Credit Card Information

Popular Wireless Magazines is an advertiser supported magazine. The products sold via the magazine are sold by our advertisers. We do not collect any purchase related or credit card information. PopularWireless Gear is sold to our readers by Cafe Press. Cafe Press is soley responsible for collecting purchase related information from our readers. We have no control over Cafe press nor do we share any information with Cafe Press.

Technical Support

Any personal information you provide to us in the course of asking other questions about GMRS Web will be used only for the purposes for which it was submitted. We may store the information, but we will not use it for any other purposes or disclose it to any third parties.

We will use questions we receive and answers we develop as general content material for the magazine or magazine FAQ but your name and and email address will be removed.

Use and Disclosure of Your Information

Some of the advertisers at Popular Wireless Magazines may collect anonymous marketing related information using cookies associated with their banner advertisements. These methods collect broad demographic information about user trends, count the number of advertisement viewers, and enable advertisers to provide advertising services of interest to readers.
We do not and will not disclose your private, personally identifiable information to any third party for any purpose without your prior consent except when requested to do so by a bonafide law enforcement agency. We reserve the right to disclose your personal information if required to do so by law, or in the good faith belief that such action is reasonably necessary to comply with legal process, respond to claims, or to protect the rights, property or safety of our company, its employees, customers, or the public. All reasonable care is taken by our staff in handling your personal information to ensure its security both offline and online. We may or may not retain email questions sent to us.

Changing or Updating Personal Information

If you would like to update or change your user profile on the bulletin board, you can do so by clicking on Preferences.

Postings on Message Boards

It is important for you to remain aware that when you provide personal information (e.g., last name, address, phone number) in a posting on any message board, that information is available to any other person or user having access and use of that message board, and may be used by someone in a manner unintended by you. For that reason, we discourage you from offering any personally identifying information within a posting to any message board.

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