Privacy is important to us. Rather than
legalese, which often obscures the true meaning for the average reader,
we offer, in plain English, the following promises:
The only information we will collect about
individuals visiting MarcommWise will be information that we feel will
increase the value of their visits.
We will not use any information that we collect
for anything other than the stated purpose(s).
We will not sell, share or otherwise distribute
information about an individual without the express permission of that
individual. This promise includes e-mail addresses and all other information.
We Cannot Promise
There are places where you can post your e-mail
address on the MarcommWise site (examples include listings in the vendor
directory, credits in book reviews and Knowledge Bank articles, and forum
postings). If you do so, a visiting individual or automated program can
easily pick up your e-mail address. It is impossible for us to govern how
it is then used by others.
In all cases where e-mail addresses are
allowed, they are optional. Because we do not permit street addresses or
telephone numbers in the vendor directory, listings there must include
at least one link. However, in addition to an e-mail address, this can
be to a profile page (a paid service) on MarcommWise and/or the vendor's
Web site. When offered the opportunity to post your e-mail address somewhere
on MarcommWise, consider whether the communication and promotional benefits
outweigh the potential for spamming by unwanted third-parties.
We have formed affiliations with other companies
and include links to them from MarcommWise. We cannot make privacy promises
on their behalf. If you are concerned about privacy, when you follow a
link to one of our affiliate partners, please look for and read their privacy
statement and act accordingly.
The demographic poll accessible from the MarcommWise
home page is administered by our advertising representative, BURST!Media.
While we have confidence in its integrity, responsibility for the confidentiality
of information provided in the survey lies with BURST!Media. All data in
the survey, and the survey itself, is optional.
We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our Website. These companies may use information (not including your name, address email address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp.
One of the ad serving companies we use is Google. In particular, Google wants to make the following known about its DoubleClick DART cookie:
- Google's use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to our users based on their visit to our sites and other sites on the Internet.
Please direct any comments or
questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.