We may be collecting information such as name, address and phone numbers, but not necessarily limited to these. There are several kinds of information that we may collect. For all visitors to the Site, we may collect and log your IP address. An IP address is a number automatically assigned to your computer whenever you access the Internet. We collect IP address information to better administer our system and to gather aggregate information on visitors to our Site, on how our Site is being used, and on the pages visitors are viewing. For example, the information can be used to let us know what percentage of users come from which country and region. This aggregate information may be shared with other organizations, whether or not affiliated with the Company. To maintain your anonymity, we do not associate IP addresses with records containing personal information. We may use IP address information, however, to personally identify you in order to enforce our legal rights or when required to do so by law enforcement authorities.
At various times we may run promotions which may ask for additional information. Such information shall be stored in a database with secure access.
At times, you may be asked to complete survey questions that appear on the Site. If you agree to participate in the survey, you will be asked to review and accept certain additional terms and conditions relating to the use of the information you furnish, which may include personally identifiable information. Any survey terms and conditions are in addition to the Privacy Policies set forth in this Agreement.
EMAIL COMMUNICATIONS, NEWSLETTERS & RELATED SITES
The Site provides you with the opportunity to receive communications from the Company only. Once you have decided to receive such communications, you may later decide to stop receiving them. To stop receiving communications, please follow the instructions given on the Site corresponding with the communication you are receiving or contact Communications and Development. Please be aware that e-mail communications may not be secure and may be susceptible to interception by third parties.
INFORMATION FOR ONLINE TRANSACTIONS
Some areas of the Site may allow you to make online transactions. In connection with such transactions, we collect data necessary to complete the transaction and other information that is furnished by you. This information may be furnished to a third party in order to facilitate the transaction but will not be stored by us.
We use general traffic, Site usage, length of stay, demographics and interests information for statistical reporting and may share such reports with organizations with which we have a business relationship. This aggregate information does not personally identify you. Visitors may opt-out from Google Analytics tracking via their Google ads settings.
Our privacy policies apply only to your use of the Site. The Site contains links to third party sites, including sites that may indicate a special relationship with us such as a recruitment site. While we do not disclose personably identifiable information to the parties operating linked sites, we are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. You should read the privacy policies of each site you visit to determine what information that site may be collecting about you.
DISCLOSURE TO THIRD PARTIES
We may provide information about you that does not allow you to be identified or contacted (“Aggregate Information”) to third parties. Depending on the circumstances, we may or may not charge for this information.
INTERNAL HANDLING OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
• To enable us to verify user credentials in order to maintain reasonable security;
• To provide our editors with information that is useful in developing new features and products for our users;
• To allow us to potentially vary advertising based on user preference, usage preferences, and demographics;
• To enable us to develop and improve the features, content, and services available through the Site; and
• To contact you regarding new Site features, topic-based news alerts, products, and product and service buying opportunities.
Internally, we use Aggregate Information in a number of ways to improve the Site and its content and services. The Aggregate Information helps us determine how much our customers use parts of the Site, so we can improve our Site to assure that it is as appealing as we can make it for as many people as possible.
DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES
TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY THE APPLICABLE LAW, THE COMPANY OFFERS THE SITE AS-IS AND MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND CONCERNING THE SITE, EXPRESS, IMPLIED, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, WARRANTIES OF TITLE, MERCHANTIBILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NONINFRINGEMENT. THE COMPANY DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE FUNCTIONS OR CONTENT CONTAINED ON THE SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT CC’S SERVERS ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. THE COMPANY DOES NOT WARRANT OR MAKE ANY REPRESENTATION REGARDING USE OR THE RESULT OF USE OF THE CONTENT IN TERMS OF ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, OR OTHERWISE.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
EXCEPT TO THE EXTENT REQUIRED BY APPLICABLE LAW AND THEN ONLY TO THAT EXTENT, IN NO EVENT WILL THE COMPANY, ITS EMPLOYEES, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, AFFILIATES OR AGENTS (“THE COMPANY PARTIES”) BE LIABLE TO YOU ON ANY LEGAL THEORY FOR ANY INCIDENTAL, DIRECT, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, ACTUAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY OR OTHER DAMAGES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, LOSS OF REVENUE OR INCOME, LOST PROFITS, PAIN AND SUFFERING, EMOTIONAL DISTRESS, COST OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES, OR SIMILAR DAMAGES SUFFERED OR INCURRED BY YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY THAT ARISE IN CONNECTION WITH THE SITE (OR THE TERMINATION THEREOF FOR ANY REASON), EVEN IF THE COMPANY PARTIES HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
THE COMPANY PARTIES SHALL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE WHATSOEVER IN ANY MANNER FOR ANY CONTENT POSTED ON THE SITE (INCLUDING CLAIMS OF INFRINGEMENT RELATING TO CONTENT POSTED ON THE WEBSITES OR SERVICES, FOR YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITES AND SERVICES, OR FOR THE CONDUCT OF THIRD PARTIES WHETHER ON THE SITE.
INDEMNIFICATION FOR BREACH OF USE
The Site may contain trademarks, service marks, logos and other names that are the property of the Company or such other party as indicated with respect to that name or icon. In the case of the Company’ trademarks, logos and icons, these may only be used in accordance with our trademark policy.
COPYRIGHT COMPLAINTS & DMCA COMPLIANCE
The Company respects the intellectual property rights of others, and we prohibit users of our Site from submitting, uploading, posting or otherwise transmitting any materials that violate another person’s intellectual property rights.
The Company complies with the provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”). As required by the DMCA, a Designated Agent has been established with proper documentation sent to the US Copyright Office. To report alleged copyright infringement, please contact our designated agent.
Additionally, it is our policy to terminate usage rights and any applicable user accounts of users we determine to be “repeat infringers” of others’ copyrights.
Content hosted on third-party websites is the responsibility of those websites, and not of the Company, regardless of whether the content bears a Company license. If you are the copyright owner of content hosted on a third-party website, and you have not authorized the use of your content, please contact the administrator of the hosting website directly to have the content removed.