Personally identifying information (“PII”) is information about you as an identifiable individual. We collects PII from you offline when you communicate with us by mail, fax, telephone, or in person. We collect PII from you online when you visit our websites, through email, through social media, and through the use of our mobile applications. We also collect PII during transactions, sponsored events, and contests/sweepstakes. PII includes your name, postal address, email address, telephone and cell phone numbers, wireless service provider, and all other information that identifies you or that is subject to personal information protection legislation.
We also collect information about your interaction with sites, applications, and services. For example, we use website analytics tools on our site to retrieve information from your browser, including the site you came from, the search engine(s) and the keywords you used to find our site, the pages you view within our site, your browser add-ons, and your browser’s width and height. We also use technologies, such as cookies and web beacons (described below), to collect information about the pages you view, the links you click, and other actions you take on our sites and services. Additionally, we collect certain standard information that your browser sends to every website you visit, such as your IP address, browser type and language, access times, and referring website addresses.
When you receive newsletters or promotional email from us, we use web beacons (described below), customized links, or similar technologies to determine whether the email has been opened and which links you click.
Information collected through one site, application, or service may be combined with information obtained through other our sites, applications, or services. We may also supplement the information we collect with information obtained from other companies from time to time.
HOW WE USE YOUR INFORMATION
We use your PII to provide you with the products (including print and online versions of our products), services, and information that you have requested from us and to respond to your inquiries or applications. The information we collect allows us to customize the content and/or layout of our sites and applications for you and each other visitor. We also use your PII to notify you about updates to our websites and applications, and to contact you with special offers of interest, surveys, and contests.
We retain your PII for as long as is necessary to fulfill the purposes for which we collected it, to satisfy our legal obligations and to protect our legitimate interests. We may also aggregate your information with other people’s information or de-identify your information. We use this information in order to understand trends and to evaluate the effectiveness of our business. We may retain aggregated and de-identified information indefinitely.
Our’s sites contain links to other sites with information gathering practices different from our own. Visitors should consult privacy policies for all other sites, as we have no control over information submitted to or collected by such third parties.
Our’s sites sometimes offer contests, sweepstakes, or promotions sponsored or co-sponsored by third parties. These third parties may obtain PII that visitors voluntarily submit to participate in the contest, sweepstakes, or promotion. We have no control over the third-party sponsor’s use of this information. The site will notify you at the time of requesting PII if third-party sponsors will be provided with such information.