I. THE TYPE OF INFORMATION THE WEBSITE COLLECTS
Each Website generally collects personally identifying information that you voluntarily provide. For example, when you subscribe for a publication, enter a contest or complete a survey, we request information about you and your business, such as your e-mail address, name or phone number.
Our servers may also automatically collect information about your computer when you visit a Website, including without limitation the type of browser software you use, the operating system you are running, the website that referred you, and your Internet Protocol (“IP”) address. Your IP address is usually associated with the place from which you enter the Internet, like your Internet service provider or employer.
II. HOW THE WEBSITE USES INFORMATION PROVIDED BY YOU
Publisher uses personally identifying information you supply through a Website to provide you with the service you have requested. For example, if you subscribe to any of our publications, we may use your e-mail address to send you a confirmation notice and your mailing address to send you the publication. Similarly, if you enter an online contest, we will use this information to notify you if you are a winner. We may also use the information to communicate with you about new features, publications or services, and/or to improve the services that we offer by tailoring them to your needs.
Unless otherwise specified on a Website, Publisher may sell or share personally identifying information with our affiliates and with carefully selected companies who we think can offer you services and products of interest to you. If you do not wish to have your personally identifying information shared, write to us at the street address set forth below. If you do not wish to receive future commercial communications from us by e-mail, simply follow the unsubscribe instructions contained within the e-mail. If you’ve registered on any part of a Website, please use the mechanism on the Website that allows you to change or update your member preferences or information, if available, to keep all such information accurate and up-to-date. Otherwise, contact us as noted below to be removed from our mailing lists.
We also allow access to our database by third parties that provide us with services, such as technical maintenance or forums and job search software, but only for the purpose of and to the extent necessary to provide those services. And if you choose to purchase items through features on the Website, we may forward your information to third parties for services such as credit card processing and order fulfillment. There are also times when you provide information about yourself to us in areas of a Website that may be managed or participated in by third parties, such as shopping areas. In such cases, the information may be used by us and by such third party(ies), each pursuant to its own policies. We may also provide your information to our advertisers, so that they can serve ads to you that meet your needs or match your interests. While Publisher will seek to require such third parties to follow appropriate privacy policies and will not authorize them to use this information except for the express purpose for which it is provided, Publisher does not bear any responsibility for any actions or policies of third parties. We may also disclose information in our possession or provide access to our database as we deem necessary in order to comply with a law or regulation, or cooperate with official investigations or legal proceedings, including, for example, in response to subpoenas, search warrants, court orders, or other legal process.
In addition, we reserve the right to use the information we collect about your computer, which may at times be able to disclose information and/or identify you, for any lawful business purpose, including without limitation to help diagnose problems with our servers, to gather broad demographic information, and to otherwise administer our Website, if we have a good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) protect and defend the rights, property or safety of Publisher or its clients, advertisers or their respective partners, employees, affiliates, other users of a Website, or the public; (b) enforce the Terms and Conditions for a Website; or (c) respond to claims related to use of a Website.
While your personally identifying information is protected as outlined above, we reserve the right to use, transfer, sell, and share aggregated, anonymous data about our users as a group for any business purpose, such as analyzing usage trends and seeking compatible advertisers and partners.
In addition, as our business changes, we may buy or sell various assets. In the event all or a portion of the assets owned or controlled by Publisher, its parent or any subsidiary or affiliated entity are offered for sale, sold, assigned, transferred or acquired by another company, the information from and/or about our Website users may be disclosed or transferred as part of the potential or actual transaction.
Some of our advertisers occasionally serve you cookies as well. We do not have control over cookies placed by advertisers.
IV. INFORMATION SECURITY
We utilize reasonable security measures to protect the information you provide to us. However, please note that no data transmission over the Internet is completely secure, and no system of physical or electronic security is impenetrable, so Publisher cannot guarantee the security of the information you send to us or the security of our servers or databases, and by using a Website you agree to assume all risk in connection with the information sent to us or collected by us when you use the Website.
V. KIDS AND PARENTS
This Website is not intended for use by children, especially those under age 13. No one under age 13 is allowed to provide any personal information or use our public discussion areas, forums and chats. Publisher does not knowingly collect or maintain personal information from children under the age of 13 at any Website. In the event that we learn that a child under the age of 13 is utilizing any of the interactive features on any of our Websites, we will terminate the account.
VI. LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES
Our Websites may contain links to other websites. Publisher is not responsible for any websites that it does not own or operate. You should carefully review the privacy policies and practices of other websites that you link to from any Website, as we cannot control or be responsible for their privacy practices.
VII. INTERNATIONAL USERS
To review or update the information we have in our possession regarding you, to be removed from our email lists, if you have any concerns or questions about any aspect of this policy, please feel free to contact us as follows:
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IX. YOUR CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTS
California Law may permit our customers who are California residents to request certain information regarding our disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last revised: April 21, 2016