When does ON collect my personal information?
You may provide personal information to ON in the following ways: (1) by sharing your e-mail address when subscribing to email newsletters, or submitting forms on the Site, and (2) by sharing other personal information when you post comments to our Site, or submit one of the forms on our Site. We may also ask for other information at other times, but at no time will you be required to share any personal information that you do not wish to share in order to gain complete access to our Site.
In addition to personal information-such as name, street and e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers, we may also collect aggregate, anonymouse site user information that is in no way personally identifiable. This may include the operating system you are working on and the internet browser you are using while accessing our Site, the domain name of your internet service provider, the web sites you visit directly before and after your visit to our Site, and the keywords you used in search engines to find our Site. We may also periodically conduct surveys or polls of our readers and aggregate information provided through such surveys in order to obtain aggregate profiles of the users of our Site.
How does ON use my personal information?
The more we know about you, the better we are able to customize our Site to suit your personal preferences and interests. The e-mail address you provide may be used by ON for various purposes, such as notifying you of new content published to the Site, confirming receipt of submissions to the Site, or advising you of any changes to our Site. From time to time these emails may contain advertisements of third party products and services.
When you sign up for our updates or receive e-mail messages from ON, you will always be given the chance to opt-out. You may change your preferences at any time and will only be contacted in manners consistent with your stated preferences.
We commit that we will never share your email address or other personal identifiable information with any third party without your express consent.
Anonymous, non-personally identifiable information (such as stated above) may be shared in aggregate form with our advertisers or marketing partners to help determine what ads and other third party content may be of greatest interest and relevance to our readers, but your personally identifiable information will never be disclosed to them.
Is there anything else I should know about my privacy and ON?
Any information other than your email address that you disclose voluntarily by submitting comments to the Site, or by submitting questions to the Site via our “Ask a Question” form, will become public information, and will not remain confidential, after it has been published to the Site. As such, we encourage you to use discretion in terms of the information disclosed in your comments or questions. All such information shared via our comments functionality and “Ask a Question” form is optional and done so at your own risk. Privacy is a very personal matter and we encourage you to be careful and responsible when disclosing personal information online.
This policy is subject to, and a part of, the terms and conditions governing the use of our Site. To review our terms and conditions, click here.