At US News and Business Report, we are committed to protecting your privacy. US News and Business Report use the information US News and Business Report collects about you and your credit card, check or debit card to process transactions only. Private account and address information is necessary to verify that you are the person making the purchase and to thwart potential
fraud. (see full details below) All information gathered in the course of any transaction is transmitted securely and is protected by PayPal databases throughout the transaction process.
What information does US News and Business Report collect? How do American Media
Distribution use it?
When you register as a client, US News and Business Report need to know your name,
e-mail address, Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, mailing address.
US News and Business Report DOES NOT COLLECT OR STORE ANY CREDIT CARD INFORMATION WHATSOEVER.
US News and Business Report employees never have access to your personal banking information. Our PayPal partners have the most secure servers and handles any transactions that take place.
How does US News and Business Report protect customer information?
When you place orders or access your account information, US News and Business Report
use a secure server. The secure server software (SSL) encrypts all information you input before it is sent to us. Furthermore, all of the customer data US News and Business Report collect is protected against unauthorized access.
What about “cookies”?
“Cookies” are small pieces of information that are stored by your browser on your computer’s hard drive. Our cookies do not contain any personally identifying information, but they do enable us to provide features such as linking and reselling. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually change your browser to prevent that.
How will US News and Business Report correspond with me? US News and Business Report
will notify customers via email that their transaction or subscription was
US News and Business Report WILL NOT INCLUDE PERSONALLY IDENTIFYING INFORMATION.
US News and Business Report may release account information when American Media
Distribution believe, in good faith, that such release is reasonably necessary to (i) comply with law, (ii) enforce or apply the terms of any of our user agreements or (iii) protect the rights, property or safety of US News and Business Report, our users, or others.
In summary: US News and Business Report are committed to protecting your privacy.
Automatic Data Collection Technologies.
A cookie is a small file of information which is placed on your browser. That cookie then communicates with servers, ours or those of other companies that we authorize to collect data for us, and allows recognition of your personal computer. We associate a cookie with information that identifies you as an individual if you use the automatic recognition capabilities on restricted areas, order a service, use the personalization services available as part of an
US News and Business Report website, or ask us to contact you with additional marketing information.
Our log servers collect standard web information about visits and system capabilities as you access and use the web pages covered by this policy.
We may use the resulting information in ways described below.
How We Use Information About You
How we use information about you depends upon the capacity in which you visit our sites. For example, if you simply visit our pages for news and do not register, we will not know who you are and will not collect information that identifies you. But if you are using the member-only areas to represent a member company or to order a service, we may note how the service is being used.
We may use the information about you in any of the following ways:
- To provide the services you or the member company you represent requests.
- To provide information you request.
- To evaluate and improve our websites and services.
- To contact you directly about your use of an account or service for which you are registered.
To create reports for member companies and customers that may include both aggregate trends and the media organizations that are viewing their releases.
- To protect the integrity of our services and secured areas of our sites.
- For any other purpose we tell you about when you submit information to us.
WE DO NOT SHARE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS WITH ANY OTHER COMPANY WHATSOEVER.
Choice and Access
You may disable or block any cookies by using the tools available in your browser. If you are registering for or requesting a service, you may choose whether to activate automatic recognition when you register, or after registration, you may disable the persistent cookie that supports recognition using the tools in your browser. If you choose to disable the cookies that
support automatic recognition, you will need to re-enter your user ID and password each time you access a gated portion of the website.
Third party cookies and ad servers. We may ask or authorize third parties to serve cookies on our web sites or pages and include web beacons in email marketing campaigns. These cookies and web beacons may be used to track your responses and your interests in our
content, offerings and web pages. You may use the controls in your browser to disable the tracking functions or these cookie-based technologies.
You may choose not to receive marketing emails from us by following the directions at the bottom of the marketing emails we send you. Wire recipients and others who use the US News and Business Report Wire Services Website may choose not to disclose their identity when in direct communication with experts and company information officers by following the directions on that website to “cloak” their identity.
We value the accuracy of the information we have about you. Journalists, registered users, customers, experts and resources may update their information at any time by following directions available on the registration page for the particular service.
to Third Parties
We reserve the right to disclose your name and information about you:
- to investigate potential unauthorized access or misuse of our services,
- to protect our assets or rights,
- to the member company you represent if that company requests us to do so,
- in response to valid legal process, or
- as part of a merger or an acquisition by or other transfer to a third party of some or all of
our business assets.
Our services are directed to media and public relations professions. Our website and services are not intended for children 15 or under.
US News and Business Report Wire Services Website uses reasonable administrative, technical, and physical safeguards to protect personal information against theft, loss, or misuse. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet or storage can be guaranteed to be 100 percent secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, US News and Business Report Wire Services Website cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you submit to us, and you do so at your own risk. You remain responsible for protecting your user name and passwords and for the security of information in transit to us over the Internet.
Changes to This Policy
We may change the provisions of this policy from time to time and urge you to check back here periodically. Your continued use of any of the websites or pages within the scope of this policy will be your acceptance of the version of the policy in place at the time of your visit.
If you have questions about this policy, please contact us.