Last Updated: April 24, 2017
Introduction and Consent
Welcome to our website. This site is a service of Phoenix Media Network Inc. (PMN).
Collection of Information
We collect “automatic information” and “personally identifiable information.”
“Automatic information” is information automatically collected by our web server (which may be hosted by a third-party) that your web browser makes available whenever you visit our Site, such as the IP address of your computer, your operating system version and browser type, the duration of your visit to the Site, and other standard tracking data we use to evaluate site traffic and usage patterns.
We may also use web beacons to help deliver cookies, compile analytics and monitor behavior on websites. These may include web beacons from third-party service providers.
At this time, we do not react to automated browser signals regarding tracking mechanisms, such as “do not track” instructions. However, you have a variety of tools to control cookies and similar technologies, including:
Browser controls to block and delete cookies (look under the heading “Tools”, or similar heading in your particular browser for information controlling cookies) or third party software installed on your browser.
We may also include tracking code in marketing e-mail messages or our newsletters in order to determine whether messages have been opened and whether you have clicked on the links in those messages. You may unsubscribe at any time from these email communications by following the instructions in the footer of the email.
We may from time to time use advertising companies to develop banner ads for our Site. These ads may contain cookies that may be sent to your browser through the banner ads. We do not have control over cookies placed by our advertisers, nor do we have access to any information their cookies may collect.
We may also collect personally identifiable information when you perform one or more of the following functions:
- register to attend PMN trade shows, conferences and events;
- subscribe to our publications, including e-newsletters;
- register with our Site;
- communicate with us by e-mail;
- post comments, ratings or messages to any of our chat groups, bulletin boards or forums; and/or complete online forms, surveys or contest
“Personally identifiable information” is information that tells us who you are, such as your name, job title, company, physical mailing address, e-mail address, telephone and fax numbers and, if applicable, financial information such as your credit card information.
You always have the option not to provide the personal information we request. If you choose not to provide the personal information we request, you can still visit our Site, but you may be unable to access or use certain options and/or services.
Use and Disclosure of Personal and Financial Information
If you elect to provide personal information to us, we may use it for the purpose for which it was provided (e.g., to establish your account, send you publications to which you have subscribed, attribute content you submit to the Site to you, etc.), and for the other purposes set forth herein. We may use personally identifiable information to (1) send you e-mails about your account; (2) respond to e-mails; (3) provide customer support; and (4) perform other similar functions. We may also use personally identifiable information to send you marketing, advertising and/or product/service offerings (“Commercial Communications”).
If you wish to limit the Commercial Communications you receive from us and/or our affiliates and partners, and/or do not wish to have your personally identifiable information shared with third parties, you may opt (i) not to have your personally identifiable information shared with third parties, (ii) not to receive Commercial Communications from third parties, and/or (iii) not to receive Commercial Communications from us except for Commercial Communications related to the product or service for which you provided your personally identifiable information, as described below under “Opt-Out Option.”
We may also disclose personally identifiable information in special cases when we have reason to believe that disclosing this information is necessary to identify, contact, or bring legal action against someone who may have breached our Terms of Service, or who may be causing injury to or interference with (either intentionally or unintentionally) our rights or property, other users of our Site, or anyone else who could be harmed by such activities. We may also disclose personally identifiable information when we reasonably believe that the law requires it.
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 PMN, or any subsidiary or affiliated entity, are sold, assigned, transferred or acquired by another company, personally identifiable information may be among the transferred assets.
If you submit financial information to us, we may use that information to verify your credit and collect payments for your purchases, orders, registrations, etc. We may share your financial information with third parties that process financial transactions on our behalf.
Automatic & Personal Behavior Information
We will use automatic information to personalize our Site based on the preferences you submit to us at the time you register. We also use the aggregated information to evaluate products and services we may offer to you.
We may use temporary, session-specific cookies to ensure visits to our Site are smooth and customized for the visitor – for example, to control the display of ads, to track usage patterns on our Site, to deliver editorial content, and to record registration and personalization information. Cookies allow us to provide a visitor’s browser with information tailored to the visitor’s preferences and needs. We also may use permanent or persistent cookies that remain on a visitor’s computer after the visitor leaves our Site.
We may use third party software tools that use your behavior on the site to serve you information that may be of interest to you.
In addition, we reserve the right to use the information we collect about your computer, which may at times be able to identify you, for any lawful business purpose, including to help diagnose problems with our servers, to gather broad demographic information, and to otherwise administer our Site.
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.
Information on Children
The Site is a general audience web site. We do not intentionally collect personally identifiable information from users of this Site who are under the age of thirteen. If we become aware that a user of our web site is under the age of 13 and has provided any personally identifiable information to us without verification of parental consent, we will remove that child’s personal information from our files.
Updating Visitor Information
Many of our Site functions (but not all) allow you to correct, update and modify your personal and/or financial information. If you would like instructions on how you may correct, update and modify your personal and/or financial information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and provide us with the specific Site through which you provided information. If you would like to update your information via e-mail, please contact us at email@example.com , and provide us with (1) the name and e-mail address you previously provided to us, and (2) any updates to your personal and/or financial information.
You may not change your username ID selected at registration for a trade show, event or conference.
Third Party and Affiliated Links
Our Site may from time to time contain links to other websites, including suppliers, advertisers and affiliates. We have no control over, and are not responsible for, the content of, or information gathered by, these other websites. We do not endorse any of these websites or the products or services associated with such websites merely because they are linked to our Site.
Information Posted on Bulletin Boards and Other Forums
Users of our Site should be aware that information you disclose in the form of “comments” to articles, on bulletin boards and other forums may be collected by others and may result in unsolicited messages from others.
We will update your preferences as soon as is reasonably practicable.
We will use reasonable efforts to forward your opt-out request (including your e-mail address) to the specific third-party marketer whose offer you received from us prompting your opt-out or unsubscribe request, so that it can include your e-mail address on its own do-not-email list.
However, even if you opt-out as described above, we will not be able to remove your personal information from the databases of third parties with which we have already shared your personal information (i.e., to which we have provided your personal information prior to our receipt of your opt-out request). PMN does not bear any responsibility for ensuring that any third party complies with your opt-out or unsubscribe request vis-à-vis its own lists.
Security and Encryption
Unfortunately, information transmitted on the Internet and/or stored on systems attached to the Internet is not 100% secure. As a result, PMN cannot ensure, warrant or guarantee the security or integrity of such information.
Your California Privacy Rights
As described in this policy, we may share your information with third-parties, from time to time. If you do not want us to share your information with other companies or organizations, you may opt-out of this information sharing by doing any one of the following: 1). E-mailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org 2). Calling us at 1-561-994-1118 3). corresponding with us at: Phoenix Media Network, Inc. Attention: WebMaster/Privacy Rights, P.O. Box 810425 Boca Raton, FL (33481).
This notice is intended to comply with California Civil Code Section 1798.83 also known as California’s “Shine the Light” law. With regard to any disclosures required by this law, please inquire using the contact information provided herein.
Phoenix Media Network Inc.
Attention: Web Master/Privacy Rights
P.O. Box 810425
Boca Raton, FL 33481 USA