Your privacy is vital to us at Northstar Publishing, Inc. and, as such, we recognize the importance of protecting the privacy of all information provided by users of our websites, subscribers to our magazines, registrants for our events, recipients of our e-mail newsletters and all of our customers. Because of this, we have provided this detailed policy statement about privacy and information dissemination practices related to Northstar Publishing, Inc. Of course, our site visitors may enjoy many of our features and activities without providing any personal information.
INFORMATION COLLECTION AND USE
Northstar Publishing, Inc. collects information from our websites users and subscribers. The following section describes the type of information collected and how we use it to provide services to our customers.
Registration and Ordering
When you register for one of our products (subscription forms, site memberships, trade show attendance, newsletter subscriptions, etc.), our forms may ask for contact information (such as name, e-mail address, mailing address and phone number) or demographic information (such as job title, purchasing responsibilities, etc.). This information is used to send news about our products or, if requested by the user (subscriber, event attendee, etc.), promotional material from other carefully screened businesses. If mailings are sent to you, in all instances you will have the opportunity to “opt out” of receiving the mailings.
For our services that require payment (such as certain events, products and subscriptions), we also process credit card information (such as account name, number and expiration date), which is used for billing purposes only, and is not stored or disclosed in any form whatsoever.
If users wish to subscribe to our e-mail newsletters, we ask for contact information. We use this information in the same manner as we use contact information in the registration and ordering process described above. Recipients of our newsletters can unsubscribe using the instructions listed at the end of the e-mail newsletter.
Communications with Us
We have features where users can submit information to us (such as our feedback forms). Letters to the editor and similar submissions may be made public. Requests for service, support or information may be forwarded as needed to best respond to a specific request. We may retain e-mails and other information sent to us for our internal administrative purposes and to help us to serve customers better. Northstar Publishing, Inc. periodically sends promotional e-mails to its subscribers about services offered by Northstar Publishing, Inc. and its partners. If you do not wish to receive this information from Northstar Publishing, Inc. or its partners, please let us know by sending an email to email@example.com or writing us at Northstar Publishing, Inc., PO Box 1166, Medina, OH 44258-1166.
Northstar Publishing, Inc websites may offer so-called “cookies” which store small amounts of data on your computer about your visit to any of our sites. Cookies assist us in tracking which of our features you like best. When you re-visit our sites, cookies can enable us to customize our content according to your preferences. Cookies tell us nothing about you personally unless you specifically give us additional information. Our sites are viewable even if you disable the cookie function within your web browser.
WITH WHOM YOUR INFORMATION IS SHARED
From time to time we share this contact or demographic information with other reputable organizations for marketing purposes, or the information is used by Northstar Publishing, Inc. to contact consumers for its own marketing endeavors. As a valued consumer, we offer you the opportunity to “opt out,” or request not to accept these marketing opportunities. If at any time you change your mind and do not want Northstar Publishing, Inc. to share your e-mail address or business address with other companies and/or organizations, or would simply like to be removed from the list, please let us know by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or writing us at Northstar Publishing, Inc., PO Box 1166, Medina, OH 44258-1166.
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