PRIVACY POLICY

 

1. OUR COMMITMENT TO YOUR PRIVACY

Your privacy on the Internet is of the utmost importance to us. We want to make your experience online satisfying and safe. Because we gather certain types of information about our users, we feel you should fully understand our policy and the terms and conditions surrounding the capture and use of that information. This privacy statement discloses what information we gather and how we use it.

 

2. INFORMATION GATHERED AND TRACKED

We gather two types of information about users:

2.1     Information that users provide through optional, voluntary submissions. These are voluntary submissions to receive our electronic newsletters and to request information pertaining to our products; and

2.2     Information gathered through aggregated tracking information derived mainly by tallying page views throughout our sites. This information allows us to better tailor our content to users’ needs and to help us better understand the demographics of our audience. Under no circumstances do we divulge any information about an individual user to a third party other than pursuant to fulfilling user requests.

We track user traffic patterns throughout our site. However, we do not correlate this information with data about individual users. We do break down overall usage statistics according to a user’s domain name, browser type, and MIME type by reading this information from the browser string (information contained in every user’s browser).

We use tracking information to determine which areas of our sites users like and don’t like based on traffic to those areas. We do not track what individual users read, but rather how well each page performs overall. This helps us continue to build a better service for you.

2.3     We will not disclose any information about any individual user except to comply with applicable law or valid legal process or to protect the personal safety of our users or the public.

 

3. CHILDREN

We will never knowingly request personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 18, without requesting parental consent.

 

4. SHARING OF INFORMATION

We use the above-described information to tailor our content to suit your needs and help us better understand our audience’s demographics. We will not share information about individual users with any third party, except to comply with applicable law or valid legal process or to protect the personal safety of our users or the public.

 

5. SECURITY

We operate secure data networks protected by industry standard firewall and password protection systems. Our security and privacy policies are periodically reviewed and enhanced as necessary and only authorized individuals have access to the information provided by our customers.

 

6. OPT-OUT POLICY

We give users options, wherever necessary and practical, the option to opt out of anything they choose to. Such choices include:

6.1     Opting not to register to receive our electronic newsletters; and

6.2     Opting not to participate in certain interactive areas.

 

7. YOUR CONSENT

By using this site, you consent to the collection and use of this information by us. If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page so that you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances we disclose it.

 

[Revision history:  This privacy policy was last revised on 22 May 2016]