Privacy Policy

MISSION

Mindworks Communications is committed to protecting the privacy of our visitors. Please note that some of the links on the Company web sites connect to other web sites. Once you leave any Mindworks Communications web site and enter another web site (whether through an advertisement, co-brand, service, or content link), be aware that any information you disclose on or through those sites is not subject to this privacy policy. Mindworks Communications does not endorse and is not responsible for the privacy practices of any third party web sites to which we may link. You should always review the privacy policy for those sites to understand how they treat your personal information. Within Mindworks Communications web sites, this privacy policy applies only to the information described below.

POLICY

Information collected when you visit Mindworks Communications web sites

When you view pages and graphics on our web sites, the following information may be recorded in a log file:

  • The time and date of your request,
  • The internet address of your computer,
  • The browser and operating system you are using,
  • The page that you are viewing.

At any Mindworks Communications web site, you may now or in the future be able to register for content access, order products, enter contests, comment on stories, subscribe to one of our services such as our online news wires, or participate in an online blog or communities. The types of personally identifiable information that may be asked to be submitted include: name, address, e-mail address, telephone number, fax number and information about your interests in and use of various products, programs, and services.
If you have logged into a password-protected part of our web site, we also record your user name. We use the information noted above to facilitate effective operation of Mindworks Communications web sites and to measure overall usage by customers. We do not review use of our site by individual users unless a user's account is associated with 1) attempts to violate the security of Mindworks Communications computer networks, 2) activity that degrades the performance of Mindworks Communications web sites, 3) activity that may be related to copyright violation, or 4) if we are required to disclose this information by law.

Disclosure required by law or emergency circumstances

Personal information is information that can be used to identify or contact you. Mindworks Communications may release personal information to third parties: 1) to comply with valid legal requirements such as a law, regulation, search warrant, subpoena, or court order; or 2) in special cases, such as a physical threat to you or others. In the event that we are legally compelled to disclose your personal information to a third party, we will notify you unless doing so would violate the law or court order.

Why we collect this information

We may contact you for research purposes and/or regarding Mindworks Communications products or services that could be of interest to you (publications, web sites, educational meetings, or services). We make every attempt to do so in a responsible manner to avoid inconvenience to users.

From time to time, we may provide your name to relevant third parties to receive communication over professional issues or products relevant to your profession. If at any time you wish NOT to receive these communications from these third parties or from Mindworks Communications, you may contact Mindworks Communications.

Information we collect is aggregated into reports that enable us to monitor usage and security. Aggregated usage statistics are distributed within Mindworks Communications and may be shared with advertisers.

SECURITY AND E-COMMERCE

Each e-mail we send contains an easy, automated way for you to cease receiving email from us. To do this, simply follow the instructions at the end of any e-mail.

If you have received unwanted, unsolicited e-mail sent via this system or purporting to be sent via this system, please forward a copy of that email with your comments.

Mindworks Communications is committed to the security of your transactions. Our secure server enables you to transmit a credit card number to us with confidence. VeriSign issues our secure server certificate.

COOKIES

Some Mindworks Communications web sites send visitors a cookie (small computer file) that, in most cases, contains a unique serial number. Each time our web server receives a request for a page, it checks to see if the cookie is present -- this enables us to determine how much of our traffic is from repeat visitors.

Additional cookies may be sent by Mindworks Communications web servers to facilitate interaction between your web browser and Mindworks Communications web servers. For example, a cookie will be placed upon registration for a Mindworks Communications educational symposium, which allows for confirmation and other future contact without re-registration.

The "Help" function in your web browser explains how to manage cookies while using the Internet. Please note, however, that some services will not work if your browser will not accept cookies. Mindworks Communications only uses cookies to make its web sites easier and faster to use.

CONCLUSION

These statements convey the current privacy policy of Mindworks Communications. Mindworks Communications reserves the right to alter this policy at any time without advance notification. Any changes to this privacy policy will be reflected on this web page.

CONTACT US

If you have any questions or would like more detailed information regarding Mindworks Communications privacy policy, please contact the Web Master.