Privacy Policy and cookies

This privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”) applies to your use of the EconomicNews Services only and does not cover information collected by any third party sites to which the EconomicNews Services links, or to any other products or services offered by EconomicNews other than on the EconomicNews Services. This Privacy Policy is part of and is hereby incorporated into, the EconomicNews Services’ Terms and Conditions. You can read the entire Terms and Conditions by either scrolling up to the top of this Web page or by clicking here. If you do not agree with the Terms and Conditions, including the Privacy Policy, in their entirety, please do not use any EconomicNews Services.

What information does EconomicNews collect about me as I use the EconomicNews Services?

EconomicNews may collect personally identifiable information from you such as your name, telephone number, postal address, e-mail address, location, and credit card information so that we or selected companies can provide you with the products and services you request. For example, we may ask you for your name, e-mail address, and certain other information in connection with certain features. EconomicNews may also collect your credit card information when you make a purchase so that we can process your payment for the product or service you are requesting. During the ordering process, such credit card information is transmitted either to EconomicNews or to the particular supplier or service provider who provides the service you are purchasing. In both cases, credit card information is then transmitted to third-party credit card processors and card issuers that use your information to process your order.

EconomicNews may also collect non-personally identifiable information when you visit the EconomicNews Services, such as your browser configuration, the type of operating system you are using, and information about your Internet service provider.

How does EconomicNews use the information supplied by me?

We may use the information you supply to fulfill your requests for products and services, to respond to your inquiries, and to offer other products and services from either us or selected companies which may be of interest to you. If you decide that you do not wish to receive such communications from EconomicNews and others, you may opt-out of receiving further e-mails and other communications by clicking “Unsubscribe” or “Manage my email preferences” in any email. If you choose to submit content for publication (e.g., a letter to our editors, or information to be posted as a comment), we may publish your name, screen name or such other information you supply.

If you have indicated interest in receiving information directly from a selected outside company, we may provide such selected outside company with information that may include but not be limited to your name, telephone number, postal address and email address. If you decide that you do not wish to receive further communications from such selected outside company, you will need to so notify such selected outside company.

We sometimes use non-personally identifiable information we collect through our use of cookies to improve the design, delivery, and content of our publications and the EconomicNews Services and to enable us to personalize your user experience. We may also use the non-personally identifiable information we collect in the aggregate to analyze how visitors use the EconomicNews Services, as well as to provide you with offers and information about products and services which you have agreed to receive.

In addition, EconomicNews may disclose information we maintain (A) if in good faith we believe that such disclosure is necessary to (1) comply with the law or legal process; (2) protect and defend our rights and property; (3) protect against misuse or unauthorized use of the EconomicNews Services; or (4) protect the personal safety, property, or rights of our users or the public, or (B) in connection with a corporate transaction, such as a divestiture, merger, consolidation, or asset sale.

How can I change my privacy options?

If at some point after giving EconomicNews your personally identifying information, you do not wish to continue to receive additional information and offers from EconomicNews about EconomicNews , from EconomicNews ‘s affiliates, or from selected outside companies, you may opt out of receiving future emails by clicking the “Manage my email preferences” link located at the bottom of each e-mail.

What are “cookies” and how does EconomicNews use them?

“Cookies” are pieces of information that are placed by the EconomicNews Services in a storage place on your computer or mobile device. Cookies do not contain information that is, in itself, personally identifying. Cookies and other tracking information are placed on your computer or mobile device in a limited way to help deliver advertisements, to calculate unique site visitors, and to track usage throughout our site. Other uses include placement of cookies to make the login process more convenient for our services that use logins.

In addition, some advertisers or featured services providers may place cookies on your computer or mobile device. These companies may use cookies and other tracking information to collect information about your visits to usnews.com and other websites, so that they can measure the effectiveness of ads, to track page usage and paths followed during visits, and to provide advertisements about goods and services they think will be of interest to you based on your usage.

We also contract with certain third parties to help manage and optimize the EconomicNews Services business, including but not limited to the following companies with whom we share information in order to operate the EconomicNews Services and deliver our service to you:

We use the services of a third party marketing company, Omniture, to help us measure the effectiveness of our advertising and how visitors use the EconomicNews Services. To do this, we use Web beacons and cookies provided by this third party marketing company at the EconomicNews Services. This information helps us learn things like what pages are most attractive to our visitors, which of our products most interest our customers, and what kinds of offers our customers like to see. You can “opt-out” of our ability to analyze such Omniture data by clicking here.

In the course of providing this service, our third-party advertising company may place or recognize a unique cookie on your browser which collects information about your visits to the EconomicNews Services, such as the number of times you have viewed an ad (but not your name, address, e-mail address, telephone number or other personally identifiable information). If you would like more information about this practice and to understand your choice not to have this information.

Integration with Facebook

Portions of the EconomicNews Services permit you to integrate such EconomicNews Service with Facebook. Through such integration, EconomicNewsmay receives personally identifiable information about you such as your name, profile picture, educational institutions you have attended and your major there, work information, fan pages, networks, current location, friends and similar personally identifiable information about your friends who are registered on Facebook (“Friends”). EconomicNews may use this information to customize the services that we provide to you through the EconomicNews services. By visiting an EconomicNews Service, information that we receive from Facebook about you and your Friends may appear to you on the EconomicNews Service. In addition, if you are listed as a Friend on Facebook of other users of EconomicNews Services, your Facebook information may appear to those users on the EconomicNews Service if they have chosen to integrate their use of EconomicNews Services with Facebook.

If you wish to opt out of sharing your Facebook information with EconomicNews, you must update your Facebook privacy options on your Facebook privacy settings page at www.facebook.com/privacy.

Children Under Age 13

No one under the age of 13 should provide any personally identifiable information to EconomicNews. In general, EconomicNews does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under 13. If in limited circumstances we do knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13, we will do so only with verified parental consent prior to collection. In the event that we learn that we have collected such information from a child under the age of 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete this information from our database as quickly as possible. If you believe the EconomicNews Services has collected any personally identifiable information about anyone under 13, please contact us.