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.
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.