Types of Information We Collect
We may collect personal information about our users in various ways. e.g., we may collect information that you provide to us, information that we collect through your use of the Services, and information that we collect from publicly available sources or third parties. All the information may be collected directly by us or it may be collected by third-party partners or service providers on our behalf. Third parties featured on or linked to by our Web site, such as advertisers and others that display promotional messages on our site or offer products and services through our site (“Advertisers”), may be gathering information as well, through processes we don’t control.
Information You Supply to Us
We may collect and store information that you voluntarily supply to us while on our site. This may include personally identifying information if you choose to provide it. When you register or otherwise interact with the Services, you may be invited to provide personal information to enhance your experience on the Services. For example, during account registration, we may ask for information such as your name, e-mail address, year of birth, gender, street address, job title and industry and related information. We may collect payment information, such as your credit card number and expiration date, where appropriate to process a financial transaction you have requested.
You may have the opportunity to voluntarily submit some or all of the following types of information:
-Contact information, such as your name, telephone number, postal mailing address and email address
-Delivery information, such as your newspaper delivery address
-Demographic information, such as gender, country
-Login information, such as a username and password
-Communications preferences, such as which email messages you would like to receive from us
-Payment information necessary to process a requested transaction
Information From Third-Party Sources. We may receive information about you from publicly and commercially available sources, as permitted by law, which we may combine with other information we receive from or about you. For example, we may receive information about you from a social media site if you connect to the Services through that site.
Other Information We Collect. We also may collect other information about you, your device, or your use of the services in ways that we describe to you at the point of collection or otherwise with your consent. You may choose not to provide us with certain types of information, but doing so may affect your ability to use some of the Services.
How We Use Collected Information
We use the information we collect from you while you are using the site in a variety of ways, including, for example, to process your registration, to provide you with services and communications that you have requested, to send you email updates, newsletters, and other communications which you have elected to receive, to deliver our site content to you, to measure site traffic, to measure user interests and traffic patterns, and to improve the site and the services and features offered via the site.
In addition, we may use your email address to contact you for customer service purposes, to inform you of important changes or additions to our site or the services offered over our site, to send you administrative notices and other information about our site, and to tell you about other products or services offered by us, that we think may be of interest to you. If you subscribe to any of our newsletters, we’ll use your email address to send the newsletters to you. Although we hope you’ll find these communications informative and useful, if you don’t, you can always unsubscribe to either type of message by following the simple instructions included in each email.
Disclosure to Third Parties
We may share the information that is collected through this site with our third-party service providers for purposes related to site administration and operation. In some cases, we may permit our third-party service providers to collect such information directly, on our behalf. For example, this Web site may use third-party Web analytics services to help analyze how users use the site. If you use a credit or debit card to complete a transaction on our site, your personal information and credit card number will be sent directly to our credit card processing service provider to complete your transaction. We also may share your email address and name with third-party email services providers that send newsletters and other communications on our behalf.
We also may occasionally release information about our visitors and registered users if required to do so by law or if, in our judgment, such disclosure is reasonably necessary to comply with legal process, or to protect the rights, property, or personal safety of visitors to our site, our employees, our donors, sponsors or Advertisers, or others. In the unlikely event that we sell some or all of our assets, information about visitors to our site may be among the transferred assets.