Collecting personal information
“Personal Information” means any information obtained through your use of our Website(s) and other digital products that might reasonably be used to specifically identify you, such as your name, title, company, address, email, and phone number, among other things. The Personal Information we collect from you is provided by you voluntarily and enables us to give you access to specific products, including our newsletters, all of which may include features, functions, promotions, products and services associated with our digital applications. You can choose not to provide this information, but then you might not have access to such products and services.
We do not sell or rent your Personal Information to others. If necessary, our Website(s) may collect payment and payment instrument information from you for the purpose of billing you for products and services you purchase through our Website(s). Bear in mind, as noted in the section below entitled Advertisers, Sponsors and Links to Others , if you leave our Website(s) and go to another website, whether by clicking on or selecting an advertisement, re-directing your browser, or otherwise, the terms and conditions, privacy and other policies and practices of the website to which you have been directed will apply, NOT ours. If you elect to use our ‘Send to a Friend’ function in order to tell someone else about us, we will ask you to provide your email address and the email address of the individual you wish to inform. We will use this information to send a one-time automated email inviting them to visit our Website(s) and/or receive our newsletters and/or access our products and to advise them that the invitation arose from your request. We will not retain the information obtained in this manner for longer than is necessary to transmit and confirm the email, and we will not use it for any other purpose.
Collecting non-personal information
When you use our Website(s), we often use third party operational service providers (see Disclosure to Third Parties below) and technology that can recognize, collect and transmit information that is associated with you or your computer and browser, but which does not personally identify you (“Non-Personal Information”).
Our Website(s) also may use “cookies” to collect Non-Personal Information about you. The term “cookie” commonly is used to refer to a small text file stored on a computer that keeps track of your visits to web sites and/or can contain log-in information so you don’t have to re-enter information each time you visit. We will use the term “cookie” to refer generically to any technology that can recognize, collect or transmit information about your visits to our Website(s).
Note that if you ‘turn off,’ purge or disable cookies, you may not be able to use all of the features, functions or services available on our Website(s).
Additionally, we may engage a data provider who may collect web log data from you (including IP address and information about your browser or operating system), or place or recognize a unique cookie on your browser to enable you to receive customized ads or content from the web, mobile or other media channels. These cookies contain no personally identifiable information. The cookies may reflect de-identifiable demographic or other data linked to data you voluntarily have submitted to us (e.g. your email address) that we may share with a data provider solely in hashed, non-human, readable form. Please visit http://www.aboutads.info/choices or http://networkadvertising/choices to opt out of these data provider cookies.
How we use information
We may use information we collect about you when you visit our web properties and use our products to:
- Send you administrative communications about your interactions with us or about features of our website, including any future changes to this Online Privacy Statement;
- Improve your experience with our Website(s) and products by using information we collect in combination with third-party information to inform, optimize, and provide relevant, related, and contextual advertising and content; and
- Send you promotional materials about goods and services either offered by us or third-parties (see Disclosure to Third Parties below). ‘Promotional materials’ means communications that directly promote the use of our Website(s) and products, or the purchase of products and offerings).
- We also may share your information with third parties when you engage in certain activities on our Website(s) or product offerings that are sponsored or co-sponsored by third parties (see Disclosure to Third Parties below).