Privacy Statement

Privacy Statement – Babcox Media Scope Babcox Media considers your privacy very important. We are committed to protecting the privacy of all those who provide us with their contact information while using our information, products or services. This policy describes the ways that personally identifiable and anonymous information about our publication subscribers, online media product users, and clients is collected, how that information might be shared, and how someone can request changes to the way their personal information is used or shared. This privacy statement applies to websites operated by or on behalf of Babcox Media. Information You Volunteer 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 website, webcast, 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. Babcox Media 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 member profile. To view or change your member profile, please return to the Babcox business site where you registered. Anonymous Information We Collect We use cookies and other internet technologies to enrich your online experience by managing our website, email and ad delivery programs. Our cookies do not contain any information, in themselves, 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 and what features you like best. We may then tailor the content you see to match your interests. We also may use cookies to identify members so that they don’t have to re-enter their usernames and passwords. Cookies may also be used to limit the number of advertisements you see while on our site. By allowing us to understand how you use our site over time, cookies can help us provide you with a better, more relevant online experience. 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 contain cookies, they can be accessed only by those advertisers; we do not have access to them. Most browsers allow you to modify your security to accept or reject cookies. You need not have cookies turned on to visit our sites, but without them, your access to some areas may be limited and custom navigation may not be available to you. Online Ad Serving We use industry-standard, third-party advertising service companies to serve advertisements when you visit our sites or open our emails. These companies may use cookies, pixel 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 websites to provide you with relevant advertisements about products, services and events during your visit to our website. They can also provide us with aggregate pictures of traffic patterns, help us improve site experience, help advertisers better understand our services and monitor advertising efforts. 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
We may also use your contact information to ask for your input to help in our research about our services, events or products or to provide you with additional information about this site and about other Babcox Media products, services or events that we think might be of interest to you. All promotional and research email messages you receive from us will include an option to opt out of future email communications from that particular Babcox Media business. We may also to send you e-newsletters with targeted, relevant content. Each e-newsletter will provide you with an opportunity to opt out of that particular e-newsletter. In some cases, we may send you relevant, carefully screened offers from reputable third-party businesses or organizations. Many of our customers appreciate receiving these offers because they relate to their business or occupation. However, you will always be able to opt out of receiving future third-party offers. 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 Babcox Media’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 publicized in a particular e-newsletter by clicking on their link in the e-newsletter. If you do NOT wish to have your email address shared with that e-newsletter’s sponsors, you will be given an opportunity within the e-newsletter to opt-out or you may contact our customer service department at the number/email listed below. If you provide information on a co-branded site or while using a co-branded service, you grant us permission to share the information you have provided with that service or site partner. Their use of your information is subject to their privacy policies. This site uses a third party to collect information through the use of cookies and web beacons. Click here to learn more about how we use a third-party service to collect and use information on this website. Certain information, such as your password or credit card information, is never disclosed in any form whatsoever to any outside party. Information Transfer Babcox Media is based in the United States of America. Any information you provide will be stored and maintained in a secure database in the United States. In the case of a change of ownership or a merger involving Babcox Media, or any business that is part of Babcox Media,  your contact information associated with that business would be one of those transferred assets. How We Keep Your 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 Babcox Media websites 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. Babcox Media reserves the right to access and disclose personally identifiable information to comply with applicable laws, lawful government requests and any orders of the court. 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. How to Reach Us If you wish to opt out of receiving email, faxes or phone calls from Babcox Media or update your print magazine subscription contact information, contact us at the following address: Babcox Media Subscription Services 3550 Embassy Parkway Akron, OH 44333 1-330-670-1234