Your privacy on the Internet is important to
TBS Media. Because TBS Media ("We") gather certain types of
information about the visitors to its Web sites and subscribers to its
newsletters ("Users", "You"), of TBS Media group of sites and services ("The Sites", "The Newsletters"), We believe You should fully understand the terms and conditions in relation to the capture and use of that information. This privacy statement discloses what information We gather and how We use it.
Information We Collect and How We Collect It
We require you to provide us with certain information about yourself when you register for our newsletter service and when you request products and services. We also collect information from you when you participate in surveys and when you respond to requests for feedback;
The information we collect may include information from which you may be personally identified ("Personally Identifiable Information"), such as name, postal address, telephone number, fax number and e-mail address, and also may include certain business information, such as employer name, occupation, job function, job title and buying information (e.g., preferences or history). We also will collect credit card and related information when you request a product or service for which there is a charge. The Sites only collect Personally Identifiable Information with your knowledge.
Automatic Data Collection
When you visit the Sites, we may collect the IP address of your computer.
We also automatically record other information that identifies your computer to the Sites and tracks your behavior on the Sites. For example, we may record how many times you visit the Sites and your navigation within the Sites. We do not collect Personally Identifiable Information in this manner; however, if you provide us with Personally Identifiable Information, we may associate that information with the information that is collected automatically.
Methods used to collect this information may include "cookies" and "clear GIFs" (also known as "pixel tags" or "web beacons").
Every browser (the vehicle by which a computer accesses the Internet) is
assigned an ID number. That ID number is held in a file called a cookie.
That number is not attached to a name, just a number. Site Publishers
A clear GIF can monitor certain user behavior, such as your usage of the web site, whether you opened an email message or whether you clicked on a URL in an email message. We also use specific individual identifiers on e-mails which allows us to monitors which e-mails are successfully delivered and remove obsolete addresses from our database. For internal analytical purposes we sometimes link this individual identifier to the clear GIFs to allow us to see the general open rates and activity generated from newsletters. Information retrieved this way is used for statistical purposes only. It is never released to third parties and is part of our on-going efforts to improve the relevancy and quality of our products.
How We Use Your Information
We use Personally Identifiable Information that we collect on the Sites for the following purposes:
To provide you with the Sites and other products and services, such as newsletters that we think will be of interest to you based on your profile.
To respond to your inquiries and contact you about changes regarding the Sites and new services
TBS Media has developed.
For any other purpose disclosed at the time the information is collected or to which you consent.
We also may use your information to better understand the needs of our Users and to improve our Sites. For example, we may use this information to determine what portions of the Sites are most popular and the demographics of our Users generally. Cookies and other User information also enable us to customize your experience on the Sites.
We may use IP addresses to help diagnose problems with our servers or to administer our Sites. We may also use IP addresses to help identify a User during a particular session and to gather data regarding use of the Sites.
Newsletters and Subscriber Offers
We may use the information you provide us to send you e-mail on behalf of TBS Media and selected marketing partners. These communications may include e-mail newsletters that are relevant to the Sites, as well as subscriber offers from selected marketing partners. All of these communications will include instructions explaining how you can request that we not send you ("opt out" of) future communications of the same type.
When you register with and provide information to the Sites you will be given an opportunity to opt out of our sending you offer on behalf of third parties. In addition, each of these communications will include instructions for opting out of receiving future third party offers from us. You may also opt out of receiving third party offers from these Web Sites at any time by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line "opt out - third party."
Our Disclosure of Your Information
We will not disclose your information to anyone outside TBS Media, except as described in this section.
We may disclose aggregated anonymous statistics about many Users to advertisers, content and service providers and other affiliated and unaffiliated companies.
We sometimes engage third parties to perform services for us, including in connection with the Sites that require us to disclose Users' Personally Identifiable Information to them. If we make any such disclosure, we will require such parties to keep the information confidential and to use it only to perform the services.
We also will disclose your information to third parties that market products or services using the Product Presentations and Company Profiles when you fill out an enquiry form. The information you supply on that form, and only that information, will be forwarded to the advertiser so they can provide you with the information you have requested.
The only other times we may disclose your Personally Identifiable Information collected on the Sites are as follows:
In the event of an asset sale, merger, consolidation, restructuring,
reorganization, liquidation or other similar transaction involving TBS Media or the Sites, we may transfer some or all User information, including Personally Identifiable Information, to the successor company.
We will disclose your Personally Identifiable Information when we believe such disclosure is required by law or for the protection of persons or property.
We may disclose your Personally Identifiable Information with your consent, as well as when disclosure is necessary to accomplish the purpose for which you provide it. For example, when you request information from advertisers in the Product Presentation or Supplier Information Centre section of our sites, we will disclose your Personally Identifiable Information to the advertisers you specify.
We use reasonable security safeguards to protect Personally Identifiable Information we collect on the Sites from unauthorized access, use, modification or disclosure. However, due to the design of the Internet and other factors outside of our control, we cannot guarantee that communications between you and our servers will be free from unauthorized access by third parties.
Right to Access and Change Information
You may view and update information that you previously submitted to the Sites by editing your registration profile or sending an email to email@example.com. However, a request to change information may not be accommodated if the request would conflict with legal requirements or result in incorrect information. Requests to view or change personal information may take a few days to process.
An opt out request will not be specific to a particular service or
product. For example, if you opt out of receiving third party offers
from the Sites, you will be removed from the marketing database of all
other TBS Media sites that you are registered with. We cannot guarantee that we will be able to accommodate opt out requests that apply to multiple web sites, products or services, but we will try to do so to the extent feasible. If you experience any problems or continue to receive marketing material please contact us immediately
Any opt out request will only be effective after a reasonable period of time for processing.