The following paragraphs describe the type of information MacEdition collects, the reasons why such information is collected, how such information is used and who has access to it.
- General principles
- Collection of information
- Cookie and IP addresses
- Use of information collected
- Information sharing
- MacEdition security measures
- Children’s privacy
- Other information about your privacy
- Updating, correcting and deleting personal information
- Additional information
- External advertisement sources
MacEdition will not release personally identifiable data to anyone else without your consent.
MacEdition is not responsible for the information practices of third parties.
This notice applies to any worldwide visitor to the MacEdition site(s), unless those site(s) have their own policy which would take precedence.
Collection of information
MacEdition collects information in various ways that is volunteered by visitors to our site. Certain identifying information, such as name, e-mail address and credit card information, may be gathered for subscription or purchase options.
Wherever possible and practical, MacEdition gives users options about submitting information. Such choices include:
- Not being required to register simply to access our Web site.
- Opting to use some features anonymously, such as the Feedback Farm article response system.
- Opting not to participate in certain features or areas of the site(s).
Cookies and IP addresses
A cookie is a small data file that certain Web sites write to your hard drive when you visit them. A cookie file may contain information such as a user ID that the site uses to track the pages you have visited and to allow you easy access to restricted areas of the Web site. The only personal information a cookie can contain is information you supply yourself. A cookie cannot read data off your hard disk, read cookie files created by other sites or damage your files.
MacEdition does not currently store cookies outside of any subscription areas. Any area that requires registration is a “subscription area,” regardless of whether there is any cost involved. However, some of MacEdition’s advertisers may store cookies. Please see below in the section “Information Sharing” for more information on this practice.
IP addresses are also recorded in the log files on MacEdition. MacEdition may use IP addresses to analyze trends, administer the site, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use.
Use of information collected
MacEdition uses any information you voluntarily give to enhance your experience, whether to provide interactive or personalized elements on the site, to present content more effectively or to make our future marketing efforts more efficient.
If you do not want your data to be shared, you may choose not to permit the data to be collected or transferred by not submitting personally identifiable information on our site, by not opting-into a particular service or feature, or by not using a particular service or feature.
MacEdition security measures
MacEdition has technical and organizational security measures in place, including firewalls, to protect the information under our control from accidental or unlawful destruction or accidental loss, alteration, unauthorized disclosure, or access; however, such measures do not guarantee prevention of loss, misuse, or alteration of information. While we strive to protect your information, MacEdition cannot warrant the security of information you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk.
MacEdition is intended for use by individuals over the age of 13, and not for children. If you are under 16, please do not submit any personally identifiable information on our site. Children should always ask a parent or guardian for permission to send any personal information online to anyone.
Other information about your privacy
Whenever you voluntarily disclose any information online in any forum, that information can be collected and used by others. In other words, if you post personal information online that may be accessed by the public, you may receive unsolicited messages from other parties. It is important to be responsible and careful whenever you are online.
Updating, correcting and deleting personal information
Users who have submitted personal information to any subscription service of MacEdition may change that information at any time and as often as necessary by visiting the “Preferences” section of the site/service in question. If you have difficulty finding the “Preferences,” please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Non-subscription sites/services do not maintain personally identifiable information, so there is nothing to modify.
Currently, MacEdition does not offer users a means by which to completely delete a personal account.
External advertisement sources
Listed below are the major ad sales/serving organizations that MacEdition uses. Individual advertisers may have their own privacy policies.
- Amazon.com Associates
- Commission Junction http://www.cj.com/privacy.asp
- IT Banner Exchange http://itbannerexchange.com/privacy.asp
- NextCard Affiliates http://www.nextcard.com/privacy.html
- LinkShare http://www.linkshare.com/privacy.html