At Zackin Publications, Inc., we respect and protect your privacy. Our sites are designed to be a safe environment for anyone who makes a visit or uses them to post comments on electronic bulletin boards or to an article, subscribe to an e-newsletter and/or magazine, or make a purchase from us. We are committed to providing you the best possible online service and experience. The purpose of this policy statement is to fully share with you:
- a description of the kinds of information we may collect from you,
- how we use that information,
- with whom we share that information,
- how you can update the information you provide us, and
- how you can tell us not to gather information about you.
What information does Zackin Publications, Inc. collect, and how is it used?
When you visit a Zackin Publications, Inc. Web site, we collect some basic information that does not identify individual users. This includes which pages are visited, types of products purchased and any feedback from our visitors. We then aggregate this information with thousands of other pieces of information to make site improvements and your experience as valuable, rewarding and efficient as possible.
When you create an account with us, participate in one of our forums, comment on an article, sign up for one of our magazines or e-mail newsletters, register for sponsored information (such as a white paper) or purchase a product, you provide personal information that may include:
- first and last name,
- billing address,
- shipping address(es),
- e-mail address,
- phone number,
- credit card number, and
- titles of items you purchase from us.
Please note, however, if you participate in one of our forums or comment on an article, you will be prompted to submit your name and where you are from in addition to your question or comment, but no other information is formally stored in the archive of the forum or comment.
We collect all or some of this information on the pages where you create your account and at other locations where you sign up for services such as e-newsletters. We use this information as follows:
- We fulfill your order based on this information.
- We provide you with information about your order (e.g., whether your order has been received, processed or shipped).
- We ask for your telephone number (but it is not required) in the event that one of our customer service representatives needs to contact you and cannot reach you by e-mail. We save the information about products you purchased to provide you with the best possible customer service and the most up-to-date information about your order.
- We may use your mailing address not only to ship your orders to you, but also to tell you about offers, products or events available to visitors to a Zackin Publications, Inc. Web site that we think will interest you.
- Credit card information is used to bill you for products you have ordered and to track sales.
- We use your product category preferences to notify you about new releases.
With Whom Do We Share Information?
A. Credit Card Processing and Safety.
Many people have concerns about the safety of using a credit card to make purchases from a Web site. At Zackin Publications, Inc., we use encryption technology to keep your personal information safe. All of your ordering information, including your name, address and credit card number, is encrypted using a secure server for maximum security. Your credit card and billing information cannot be read as it travels to our ordering system. To ensure that your information is even more secure, we do not store your credit card information.
Credit card transactions are handled by a third-party financial institution, which receives the credit card number and other personal identifying information only to verify the credit card number and to process transactions. If you feel more comfortable doing so, you are welcome to call in your credit card information and complete your purchase by phone.
Zackin Publications, Inc. produces a number of e-newsletters of interest to the visitors to its Web sites that may be administered by outside parties. When you register for an e-newsletter, only the information you provide as part of that registration is given to the entity administering the e-newsletter. No other information is shared by Zackin Publications, Inc. with third parties in connection with any e-newsletter registration.
C. Promotional Offers.
From time to time, Zackin Publications, Inc. would like to share with you promotional offers. These offers would provide valuable services or information to you. All visitors to a Zackin Publications, Inc. Web site will be given the opportunity to not receive these offers if they prefer, either by responding to the unsubscribe directions in any of these e-mails or by changing their general preferences. Any personal registration information collected as part of a promotional offer will not be shared with anyone except the sponsor of the promotional offer.
D. Third Parties
We allow third-party companies, including AddThis, to collect certain anonymous information when you visit our website. These companies may use non-personally identifiable information during your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services likely to be of greater interest to you. These companies typically use a cookie or a third party web beacon to collect this information. To learn more about this behavioral advertising practice, you can visit www.networkadvertising.org.
How Do I Update Personally Identifiable Information?
If, at any time, you would like to update any information in your account, you may change or update your e-mail address and password, billing address, payment options, shipping options, settings, address book and general subscription preferences. This process can be accomplished by logging into your account, clicking on the “Change Account” info link, which will allow you to update or change the appropriate information and save the changes.
To unsubscribe to any announcement or e-newsletter, simply hit Reply to the message you receive and type the word “unsubscribe” in the particular subject field. If you would like to unsubscribe from all announcements and e-newsletters, just hit Reply and type the words “unsubscribe all” in the subject field. Please reply to the e-mail using the e-mail address at which you have received mailings from us, and we will remove you from our list. If you have more than one e-mail address, please include the others in your e-mail.
Periodically, you will be given an opportunity to notify us of your preferences for receiving notifications and promotional offers from Zackin Publications, Inc. You may choose to receive news on these promotional opportunities in addition to updates on site features and new services, or you can choose not to receive them. Simply follow the instructions that are given to you at the time, and we will update our records accordingly.
By using Zackin Publications, Inc. Web sites, you consent to the collection and use of your information by Zackin Publications, Inc. as described in this policy.
Zackin Publications, Inc. fully cooperates with law enforcement agencies in identifying those who use our services for illegal activities. We reserve the right to release information about users that we believe are in violation of our content guidelines. We also reserve the right to report to law enforcement agencies any activities that we reasonably believe to be unlawful.
Zackin Publications, Inc. wants you to be aware that when you click on links and/or ad banners that take you to third-party Web sites, you will be subject to the third parties’ privacy policies. While we support the protection of privacy on the Internet, Zackin Publications, Inc. cannot be responsible for the actions of third parties. We encourage you to read the posted privacy statement whenever interacting with any Web site.
We welcome comments and questions. Please contact us at [email protected]
Policy Updated: 11/21/2012