Effective Date: 04/08/2012
Collection of Information
- Personal Information
We only collect personal information from you when you: (1) register on the Website; (2) ask to receive information about a topic or article; (3) register for a newsletter; or (4) contact us.
- Non-Personal Information
As part of the standard operation of the Website, we may collect certain non-personal information from you, including but not limited to your browser type, operating system, IP address and the domain name from which you accessed the Website. In addition, we may collect information about your browsing behavior, such as the date and time you visit the Website, the areas or pages of the Website that you visit, the amount of time you spend viewing the Website, the number of times you return to the Website and other click-stream data.
You are free to decline cookies, but by doing so, you may not be able to use certain features on the Website or take full advantage of all of our offerings. Check the “Help” menu of your browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences.
- Web Beacons
We may use web beacons on the Website, in our advertisements on other sites and in e-mails. A web beacon is an electronic image that can be used to recognize a cookie on your computer when you view a web page or email. Web beacons allow us to recognize users by accessing our cookies. They help us measure the effectiveness of our site, our advertising and our email campaigns in various ways, for example, by counting the number of individuals who visit our site from a particular advertisement, as well as by telling us when a web page is viewed and a description of the page where the web beacon is placed. Web beacons also help us count the number of individuals who open or act upon an email message. The information we collect may include personal information. We may also combine the information that we collect through web beacons with other personal information we have collected from you, such as your registration information. We use this information to respond to your questions (for example, if you do not remember registering on the Website or don’t know how we received your email address). We also use this information to prevent fraud by members of our affiliate program and others.
Members of our affiliate program may also use web beacons to help us track the number of individuals the affiliate has directed to the Website. These web beacons do not collect any personal information.
We will not share any personal information collected through web beacons with any third party, except for service providers who act on our behalf and who are contractually prohibited from any other use or disclosure of the information.
You can make some web beacons unusable by rejecting cookies.
Use of Information
We may use the information we collect from you for any of the following purposes: (1) to contact you with information and promotional materials and offers from us, as well as from our subsidiaries, affiliates, marketing partners, advertisers and other third parties; (2) to contact you when necessary; (3) to review Website usage and operations; (4) to address problems with the Website, our business or our products and services; and (5) to protect the security or integrity of the Website and our business.
Disclosure of Information
Your Ability to Opt Out
If you would prefer that we not use your personal information to send you marketing materials, please send an email telling us that to email@example.com.
If you would prefer that we not share your personal information with third parties for their own and/or their clients’ marketing purposes, please send an email telling us that to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Access to Information You Provide to Us
You may access any personal information you provide to us, correct or modify any such personal information or direct us to make no further use of or to delete your personal information. To do so, please send an email with your request to email@example.com.
We have taken certain physical, electronic, contractual and procedural steps to safeguard your information.
We do not direct the Website to, nor do we knowingly collect any personal information from, children under thirteen.
Third Party Websites