Privacy Policy

May 30, 2012

Webcom Communications takes your online privacy seriously. We are committed to protecting the privacy of all those who provide us with their contact information while using our information, products, events, or services.

This privacy statement applies to websites operated by or on behalf of Webcom Communications.

Information You Provide

Personally identifiable information is information that can identify you, such as your full name, email address, postal address, telephone number, and fax number.

We collect personally identifiable information that you choose to provide to us when you subscribe to our magazines (either directly or through another company such as a subscription agency); sign up for email newsletters; enter a contest; participate in surveys; register for a web site, webcast, or tradeshow; or otherwise communicate with us. When you provide this information to us, you are no longer anonymous.
We also may receive information about you from other sources and add it to the information you have provided to us.

If you purchase products or services on our website or through one of our printed forms, you may choose to provide us with your credit card information.

Webcom is not responsible for the information you volunteer about yourself in discussions in our forums or in publicly accessible interactions, or the information that you choose to make public in your profile. To view or change your profile, please return to the Webcom business site where you registered.

Information We Collect

We use cookies and other Internet technologies to enrich your online experience by managing our website and email programs. Our cookies do not contain any information, in itself, that is personally identifiable.

Cookies

If your browser is set to allow cookies, we may store small amounts of information on your computer about what parts of our websites you have visited or they may store your usernames and passwords.

The cookies we store on your computer are not accessible on any other companies’ websites.

Some ads on our site are provided by outside companies. If these ads contain cookies, they can be accessed only by those advertisers; we do not have access to them.

You need not have cookies turned on to visit our site.

Tracking Tags

Like many websites, Webcom’s sites may use tracking tags, also known as pixel tags, web beacons, clear gifs, or web bugs. Tracking tags help us improve our understanding of our web traffic and visitor behavior, as well as gauge the response to our promotional efforts. This information is non-personally identifiable and is used to show us how visitors use our site.

If you wish, you may disable tracking tags by setting your browser to omit images and disable Javascript.

Third Party Advertisers

Some of our advertisers may use industry-standard, third party advertising service companies to serve their advertisements. These companies may use cookies, tracking tags, and other methods to collect information (typically not including your name, address, email address or telephone number) about your visits to our and other web sites to provide you with relevant advertisements about products, services, and events during your visit to our website. You can learn how to opt out of third-party advertisers’ tracking methods in conjunction with links, online ads, etc. by visiting the advertisers’ sites.

Information We Share with Third Parties

We provide contact lists to third party companies that we have employed to provide us with specialized services, including customer service, subscription fulfillment, research, statistical analysis, list cleansing, postal mailings, email and fax deployment, telemarketing, and other information services. In compliance with privacy laws, we also provide our opt-out lists to those third party companies so that they can be suppressed from the communications those companies send on Webcom’s behalf. We only deal with third party companies whom we believe share our commitment to privacy and who will keep your information secure.

From time to time our sponsors wish to contact our subscribers who have indicated an interest in the products, services or events provided by such sponsors. If you opt-in to permit us to share your personally identifiable information with any sponsors or third parties, then you may receive communications directly from such sponsors or third parties. In addition, we may share your personally identifiable information with sponsors who appear in a particular eNewsletter of ours if you click on their link in the eNewsletter.
If you do NOT wish to have your email address shared with that eNewsletter’s sponsors, you will be given an opportunity within the eNewsletter to opt-out or you may contact our customer service department at the email listed below.

Certain information, such as your password and credit card information, is never disclosed in any form whatsoever to any outside party.

How We Use Your Contact Information

We may use your contact information for any of the following reasons:

To send you notices for subscription renewal.

To provide you with information about products or services you’ve ordered, including web events and tradeshows.

To ask for your input to help in research about our services, events, or products.

We may provide you with additional information about other Webcom products, services, or events that we think might be of interest to you.

We may also send you eNewsletters with targeted, relevant content.

In some cases, we may send you relevant, carefully-screened offers from reputable third party businesses or organizations.

All email messages you receive from us will include an option to opt-out of future email communications from that particular Webcom business.

Keeping Information Secure

We use reasonable precautions, including appropriate technical, administrative, and physical procedures, to protect personal information from loss, misuse, or alteration.

When we contract with other companies to provide us with services, we only share personal information with those that we believe share our commitment to privacy and information security. However, we are not responsible for any breach of security or for the actions of these parties.

Due to the design of the Internet and other factors outside our control, we cannot guarantee that communications between you and our servers will be free from unauthorized access by third parties.

Children’s Privacy

Webcom’s web sites are not intended for use by children, especially those under the age of 13. No one under the age of 13 should provide any personal information or participate in any forums, chats, or online discussions. Minors under the age of 18 are prohibited from making purchases, including subscriptions, on our sites. Please discourage your children from providing any personal information about themselves to anyone in any public discussion areas.

Terms of Use

By using any of our websites, you consent to our use of your contact information as it is outlined in this privacy statement.

Webcom reserves the right to access and disclose personally identifiable information to comply with applicable laws, lawful government requests and court orders, or to investigate alleged fraud or violations of the Terms of Use of Webcom’s websites.

If we decide to change our privacy statement, we will post the changes on this page. Users are encouraged to review this page for any changes. Your continued use of this site constitutes your acceptance of this entire privacy statement.

Contact Us

If you have any other questions or wish to contact Webcom directly, please contact Marsha Grillo.