What we do with any information that we collect:
- We collect your name and contact email address so we can confirm your registration and contact you about updates to the service, as well as to send you the copies of any article that you request.
- We use your IP address as part of keeping data about aggregate website usage, nothing identifiable to a specific user
- Any information that you contribute to the service is available to all users.
Effective Date: October 17, 2011
What information do we collect?
Registration: If you choose to register, we ask for your contact e-mail address, your first and last name, a user name and a password. Once you are a registered user, you can update your profile and you may elect to provide additional information.
IP Address: An Internet Protocol (“IP”) address is a unique string of numbers that is assigned to your computer by your Internet Service Provider or your company. The web servers, including ours, automatically identify your computer by its IP address when you visit a web site.
Cookies: A “cookie” is a small data file that can be placed on your hard drive when you visit web sites, including ours. These cookies do not enable sites to access any of your personally identifiable information. Be aware that if you visit other website you may be required to accept cookies. Our advertisers and partners may also use their own cookies. We do not control use of these cookies and expressly disclaim responsibility for information collected through them.
Your Content and Materials: You may elect to provide us and other users with certain information to post on Website, such as your opinions about publications and articles display on this site, tagging information, comments on articles, interactions with other users, and content and materials relating to items and experiences on this site. You may also elect to make public, portions of your profile, if you so choose.
How do we use your information?
Contact E-mail address: If you register with our Website, from time to time, we may send you e-mails regarding your use of the site. We may also use your contact e-mail address for system updates and site maintenance. We may also send you e-mail messages informing you of our products, new features and services, special offers and updated information that we believe may be of interest to you. We will also forward you copies of any third party messages and messages received by the service, explicitly based on your request using the forwarding feature. Our e-mails may contain code that enables our database to track your usage of the message, including whether the e-mail was opened and/or what links (if any) were clicked. We will combine such information with other information we have about you and may use this information to improve your experience with Website and/or provide customized e-mail communications to you.
We will not share your personally identifiable information, including your contact e-mail address, with third parties, unless you have elected in your registration or subsequent update to share portions of your profile with others on the site. However, we may disclose personal information you provide if required to do so by law or if we have a good faith belief that disclosure is necessary to (1) comply with the law or with legal process served on us; (2) protect and defend our rights or property; or (3) act in an emergency to protect someone’s safety.
We may gather demographic information from you (for example, your age, education level or household income) from time to time. We will not share such information with any other person or entity in a manner that identifies you as an individual, unless we let you know that at the time of collection or we have your permission. When we share demographic information with third parties, we will give them aggregate information only.
We may gather profile information including user preferences, your gender, your age and other demographic information with the specific purpose of automating the sign up process for you to receive personalized email from third parties. In such cases, you will have control if you want to disclose this information or not. You can change the use of this information in your profile.
We may share information with third parties about your preferences, browsing, web pages visited, and other activities without your registration data or personally identifiable information. This information may be shared on an aggregated basis, or we may associate such information with an anonymous user identification number so that these third parties will know that what a particular user’s preferences, activities, and behaviors on our website have been. We will not associate any information shared with these third parties with anything personally identifiable to you.
We may also publish the content and material you provide to us described in “Content and Material” above, on Website or other sites, or provide them to third parties. See the User Agreement, under the heading “Content on the Site,” for further information.
As we develop our business, we may buy or sell assets, and, depending upon the transaction, your personally identifiable information may be one of the transferred assets. In the event that we are acquired by another company, your personal information may be part of the assets transferred to the acquiring party.
What are your options to control the use of your information?
Although most users of Website tell us that they value receiving our e-mail communications and newsletters, we recognize the importance of providing you with choice and control. If you would rather not receive emails about new products, promotions, or other noteworthy news, please click on the opt-out link in our newsletter. We may still use your contact email address to contact you about your use of our service.
How can I update my profile?
You can help us maintain the accuracy of your profile by notifying us when you change your e-mail address or other personal information. If at any time you wish to update your information, you may click on the Edit profile link and update your profile. Please include your current contact information so that we can make the appropriate corrections.
What about Kid’s information?
Website is not directed to children under the age of 13, and your use of the site indicates your consent that you are 13 years or older. If a parent believes that his or her child has provided us with personal information, he or she can contact us via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will promptly take steps to delete information upon learning that it relates to a child under the age of 13.
What else should you know about your privacy?
Security: We have security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. These security measures include a firewall to prevent unauthorized access to our systems and maintenance of registration information in a separate database. Although we will exercise reasonable care in providing secure transmission of information between your computer and our servers, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information transmitted to us over the Internet and we accept no liability for any unintentional disclosure.