MASRATH Media recognizes the importance of protecting the privacy of information provided to us. Accordingly, we strive for compliance with all federal and state privacy laws and follow industry best practices in order to best serve our community. We consider all subscribers, customers, members, registrants, conference attendees and speakers part of the MASRATH Media community. The following guidelines have been created to demonstrate our commitment to privacy.
Our location and contact information:
c/o Privacy Issues
PO BOX 13166
Pittsburgh, PA 15243
The information we collect is gathered from several sources. These include our conferences, product subscription forms/registrations, reader service cards, website message postings, survey information and purchases via telephone, direct mail, email, and other electronic sources. From these sources we may collect postal addresses, e-mail addresses, telephone numbers, and/or demographic information for those individuals that volunteer such information. For each visitor to our websites, our web server automatically recognizes the visitor’s domain name and IP address only, but no other identifiable information unless volunteered. In addition, we collect aggregate information on what web pages visitors access or visit.
How We Use Collected Information
The information we collect is used to improve the content of our web pages and magazine, to customize the content and layout of our pages for each individual visitor, and/or to notify visitors about updates to our website. As part of a subscription and/or registration agreement, subscribers and registrants will be contacted by us through mail, e-mail, and/or phone to communicate with them about their subscription and/or registration. They will be contacted for renewal, re-qualification, surveys, announcements, updates concerning their account profile and special offers related to their subscription and/or registration. We also use the information to contact them for marketing purposes and share this information with other reputable organizations to allow them to contact our subscribers and registrants. We share both individual contact and demographic information and aggregate statistics about our members with advertisers and reputable third party vendors for marketing and promotional purposes, unless otherwise specified when the information is collected. Certain information — such as your password and credit card number — is never disclosed in any form whatsoever to any outside party.
If you have registered for one of our magazines, websites, events, products, or services and you have supplied an e-mail address, you may receive both transactional emails pertaining to your registration/purchase and promotional emails with valuable offers.
Transactional emails are sent in order to maintain your account with MASRATH Media You can opt-out of receiving these types of e-mails by using the opt-out mechanism located within a received e-mail message or by cancelling your subscription, registration, or purchase.
Promotional emails are sent to bring you valuable, screened offers. You can opt-out of receiving these types of e-mails by using the opt-out mechanism located within a received e-mail message, by clicking here to update your email preferences, calling us at the number above, or by writing to us at the address above.
It may take several days to process your e-mail opt-out request. Please note that you may receive additional communications from us or an outside company after submitting your request if your e-mail address was selected from our database just prior to receiving and processing your request.
If you volunteer a postal address you may receive periodic mailings to relate information about new products, announcements, services, and/or upcoming events. We may also provide this information to other carefully selected outside companies for promotional purposes. If you do not wish to receive mailings from us or other companies, please email us at [email protected].
It will take up to 3 months to process your do-not-mail request. Please note that you may receive additional communications from us or other companies after submitting your request if your postal address was selected from our database just prior to receiving and processing your request.
If you volunteer a telephone number you may receive periodic telephone calls about new products, services, and/or upcoming events. We may also provide this information to carefully selected outside companies for promotional purposes. If you do not wish to receive telephone calls from us or other companies, please us at [email protected].
It will take up to 1 month to process your do-not-call request. Please note that you may receive additional communications from us or other companies after submitting your request if your telephone number was selected from our database just prior to receiving and processing your request.
If you volunteer a fax number you may receive promotional faxes on a very limited basis. Only those with whom we have an existing business relationship (such as an established subscription or registration) will receive such faxes. If you do not wish to receive such faxes, please let us know by sending us an e-mail at [email protected].
It will take up to 1 month to process your do-not-fax request. Please note that you may receive additional communications from us after submitting your request if your fax number was selected from our database just prior to receiving and processing your request.
Accessing Personal Information
Upon request, we will provide an individual with access to identifying information that we have collected about them (provided that they have given proof of identity). This information can be requested by sending us an e-mail at [email protected].
Correcting/Updating Personal Information
Upon request, we offer individuals the ability to have inaccuracies corrected within their contact information. This information can be corrected by sending us an e-mail at [email protected].
We also use third-party advertising companies to serve ads to visitors on our websites. These companies may use information (not including visitors' names, addresses, email addresses, or telephone numbers) about visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to visitors. For more information about this practice and choices about not having this information used by these companies, please email us at [email protected].
MASRATH Media takes every precaution to protect your information from unauthorized use. When you submit sensitive information via our websites, the information is protected both online and offline. When our registration/subscription form asks for a credit card number or other sensitive information, that information is encrypted and protected with the best encryption software in the industry — SSL.
If you feel that this site is not following its stated information policy, please contact us through email at [email protected].