Effective June 1, 2010.
INFORMATION THAT WE COLLECT:
Generally. When you subscribe to our products or services, we collect PII and Related Information from you. We also may collect PII and Related Information from you when you contact us about your subscriptions or participate in activities like: creating a community profile; rating, tagging and commenting on articles. When you visit our web sites, we automatically collect non PII such as IP addresses and web site usage information from you.
We do not, however, knowingly collect PII from children under the age of thirteen.
Sometimes we collect personally identifiable information from consumers in manual format or off-line, for example via a subscription form. Providing detailed notice in those situations often proves impractical, so consumers will instead be provided with a short notice that describes how to obtain the full text of this Policy and other relevant information from us.
You can set the browser on your computer to warn you each time a cookie is being sent, block third party cookies or block all cookies. However, by blocking all cookies you may not have access to certain features on our web sites.
We also use web beacons (invisible images often referred to as pixel tags or clear GIFs) on our sites in order to recognize users and assess traffic patterns, and we include web beacons and cookies in our e-mail messages, including newsletters, in order to count how many e-mail messages have been opened.
When you view an ad for our publications on other sites, our third-party advertising company may place or recognize a unique cookie on your browser. We and our advertising company may also use web beacons (invisible images often referred to as pixel tags or clear GIFs) to note which pages you visit after viewing our ads. The information that is collected through the use of these images is not personally identifiable and is used only to track response to our advertising efforts.
Third Party Web Sites. Our web sites link to web sites operated by other companies. Some of these third party sites may be co-branded with an Acquire Media logo, even though they are not operated or maintained by us.
USE: HERE'S HOW WE USE PII
Generally. We may use information in the following ways:
We may combine the information that we collect from you with information that you provide to us in connection with your use of other Acquire Media products, services and web sites, or information we collect from third parties.
Sharing your Information
Except as set forth herein, or if we inform you otherwise at the time of data collection, we will not share your PII or Related Data outside of Acquire Media.
Service Providers: We may use other companies to perform services including, without limitation, facilitating some aspects of our web sites, sending email, fulfilling purchase requests, delivering subscriptions, serving, customizing or delivering marketing or ads, and auditing. These other companies may be supplied with or have access to your PII and Related Data solely for the purpose of providing these services to us or on our behalf.
Special Circumstances: There may be instances when we may disclose PII or Related Data without providing you with a choice in order to protect the legal rights of Acquire Media; to protect the safety and security of visitors to our web sites; to protect against fraud or for risk management purposes; or to comply with the law or legal process. In addition, if Acquire Media sells all or part of its business or makes a sale or transfer of assets or is otherwise involved in a merger or business transfer, we may transfer your PII to a third party as part of that transaction.
Corporate, Third-Party, and Student Subscriptions: If your subscription is provided in whole or in part by your employer or other third party, we may notify the provider when you access or use your subscription. If you have a student subscription associated with a professor or school, we may notify your professor or school to confirm your subscription, access or use. When providing these notices, we may reveal limited amounts of your personally identifiable information such as your name or email address.
Social Network and Interactive Tools. Certain features on our web sites give you an opportunity to interact with us and others. These may include forums, message boards, chats, creating community profiles, and rating, tagging and commenting on articles. When you use these features you should be aware that any information you submit, including your name, location and email address, may be publicly available to others. We are not responsible for any information you choose to submit through these interactive features.
When an individual chooses to post information that will be publicly disclosed, he or she is responsible for ensuring that such information conforms to all local data protection laws. We are not responsible under any data protection laws for user posted information.
Non PII. Anonymous click stream, number of page views calculated by pixel tags, and aggregated demographic information may also be shared with our content providers and business partners.
You must update your preferences for each of our products separately, as indicated below:
To opt out of receiving marketing from [PRODUCT NAME 1], if you are a subscriber contact our Customer Service at email@example.com or by calling us at 877.794.0440.
To opt out of receiving marketing from [PRODUCT NAME 1], if you are a subscriber contact our Customer Service at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling us at 877.794.0440
ACCESS: HOW TO ACCESS, CORRECT OR UPDATE YOUR PII
You may review and update the personally identifiable information that you have provided to us by contacting Customer Service for each of our services, as indicated below. Most subscribers also can update their information online by signing on to their accounts and visiting the appropriate account management sections. Please note that if you have subscribed or registered for more than one of our services, you must update your information for each separately.
SECURITY: WE PROTECT THE SECURITY OF PII
We use commercially reasonable administrative, technical, personnel and physical measures to safeguard PII and Related Data in our possession against loss, theft and unauthorized use, disclosure or modification.
We retain your information for as long as necessary to permit us to use it for the purposes that we have communicated to you and comply with applicable law or regulations.
TRANSFER TO US OR OTHER COUNTRIES
Your information may be stored and processed in the United States or any other country where Acquire Media has facilities, and by subscribing to and/or using our publications, you consent to the transfer of information outside of your country.
YOUR CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTS
California Law permits our customers who are California residents to request certain information regarding our disclosure of personal information to third parties for their own direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please write to us at:
Attn: DM Disclosure Manager
3 Becker Farm Road Suite 401
Roseland, NJ 07068
and include your name and the address to which you would like us to respond.
REMEDIES AND COMPLIANCE: HOW TO CONTACT US ABOUT PRIVACY CONCERNS