PJ MEDIA is committed to protecting the privacy of Internet users. Our readers’ privacy and confidentiality is of the utmost importance to us, our Contributors and our advertisers. Our reputation and integrity is directly related to how we serve you, our readers, and protect your privacy. At the end of this policy we have provided contact information, should you have any additional questions.
PJ MEDIA collects two basic types of information: Personally Identifiable Information (PII) and Non-Personally Identifiable Information. Personally Identifiable Information is information that would allow you to be identified and might include: name, address, telephone number, fax number, or credit card information. Non-Personally Identifiable Information may include: the IP address of the server your computer is logged into, your browser type, your screen resolution setting, the Web pages you visited, which ads have been displayed and whether you responded to any ads delivered by PJM. Email addresses may or may not include PII. For example you might have your first and last name, or even your first and last name and city in your email address, or you might have an email address that is associated with a URL and website that contains PII. In those cases your email address would include PII. However, not all email addresses contain, or can be linked to PII.
Non-Personally Identifiable Information
Applicability of Policy
In order to bring you offers that may be of interest to you, we have relationships with other companies that we allow to place ads on our Web pages.
PJM does not obtain any personally identifiable information about you, such as your name, address, phone number, or email address, when you visit PJM or read any articles contained on our site. PJM may, however, automatically collect non-personally identifiable information about you which is specific to how you use the Internet, such as the IP address of the server your computer is logged into, your browser type, your screen resolution setting, the Web pages you visited, which ads have been displayed and whether you responded to any ads delivered by PJM. This non-personally identifiable information collected by PJM is used for the purpose of determining which ads to deliver and for measuring aggregate advertising display and response for client and network reporting.
Also, as a result of your visit to our site, PJM’s ad server(s) and web analytics partners, may collect non-personally identifiable information such as your domain type, your IP address, your ad display history, and your clickstream information. For further information, consult the privacy policies of:
Limitations on Disclosures
Information collected by PJ MEDIA about individual visitors that is stored in the ad server database will not be sold or disclosed to any merchant or third party, except when required by law or court order or as set forth in this Policy. PJM does disclose aggregate advertising information, which does not identify individuals or any personally identifiable information, to business partners, advertisers, and other advertising third parties. PJM also reserves the right to use such non-personally identifiable information for promoting PJM products and services or the products and services of PJM advertisers and sponsors. You may additionally “opt-out” of having information used by some third party providers at: http://www.networkadvertising.org/optout_nonppii.asp.
PJM and its advertising partners use browser cookies to enable advertising. Cookies are small files that your Web browser places on your computer’s hard drive to record information about your visit. The PJM cookie cannot be associated with any personal information about you and PJM is not able to identify you personally when you visit our site. . PJM cookies do not damage your system or files in any way. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies but you can change your browser settings to prevent the acceptance of cookies if you desire.
Personally Identifiable Information
Information Sent To Us via Comment, Contact Us, and Tips Links
When you send us a comment via links on our site, we use that information internally to track comments, suggestions, and problems. We do not create mailing lists from the email addresses we receive through the Comments, Feedback and Tips links, although we do retain email addresses, which may or may not include personally identifiable information, when necessary to report back about a technical or other problem. We do not retain personally identifiable information when you send a message to us unless you request us to do so.
Mailing List – Daily Digest and Registration to Post Comments
We also invite readers to sign up for our mailing list, which includes our Daily Digest of significant articles from our website, or to register to post comments on our website. We may also use our mailing or registration list for any other reason, such as contacting you for editorial purposes, to advise you of changes or special events, and we may send you messages from or about our marketing partners. We may also share our mailing list and registration list with organizations which provide information, services or products from which we believe our readers benefit.
There may be instances when we may disclose PII or email addresses in order to protect the legal rights of PJ MEDIA and its affiliated companies, or their employees, agents and contractors; to protect the safety and security of visitors to our web sites; to protect against fraud or for risk management purposes; or to comply with the law or legal process. In addition, if PJ MEDIA sells all or part of its business or makes a sale or transfer of assets or is otherwise involved in a merger or business transfer, we may transfer your PII to a third party as part of that transaction.
Privacy Statement last updated February 15, 2010.