Personally Identifying Information (PIN)
The Personally Identifying Information (PIN) gathered by Ca1Media on Ca1Media Web sites generally includes, e-mail address, password, zip code, age, gender and whether you are a print subscriber, but may also include your name (and/or company name), street address, and date of birth, phone numbers, and credit card numbers or other billing information where necessary to contact you or to process your Web site purchases. Ca1Media may also collect information such as household income, job title, personal interests and hobbies. The PIN collected depends on the page you are visiting and the services that you participate in.
Web Site User Registration: User registration is required to access the majority of content, services and features on Ca1Media Web sites. Upon registration, we require you provide your email address or your first name as a username and a password that will allow you to change your PIN as needed. User registration with Ca1Media Web sites is completed and membership activated upon clicking a link e-mailed to the address provided in registration. At that time you have the opportunity to opt-in to e-mail newsletters and alerts and have e-mail offers sent to you on behalf of Ca1Media advertisers, however, you can update your preferences at a later time.
Web Site Sites & Products: Your PIN as well as a telephone number, credit card number or other billing information is generally collected in order to process the purchase of services or products on the Ca1Media Web sites, such as purchasing a newspaper subscription or placing an ad. Your PIN will also be collected upon registration for home delivery requests, vacation delivery stop requests and other similar requests as well as upon the use or download of software available on Ca1Media Web sites.
Sweepstakes, Contests, Promotions, Special Offers: Ca1Media may request additional PIN from you upon your optional entry in any sweepstakes, contests, promotions or special offers found on Ca1Media Web sites.
Feedback, Commentary, Surveys, Message Boards, Chat Rooms: Those Web site users that choose to provide feedback or commentary, fill out surveys, engage in Ca1Media chat rooms or use Ca1Media message boards may be required to provide additional PIN such as demographic information, household/personal characteristics and purchase behavior.
If such information is gathered for a Ca1Media survey, no PIN is released and is reported or used only in aggregate form.
Some chat room and message board forums may require registration and the sharing of PIN. Any information disclosed in chat rooms, forums, message boards, and/or news groups becomes public information. You should exercise caution when deciding to disclose personal information in public forums.
Forwarding: Forwarding an article found on a Ca1Media Web site generally requires that you disclose the name and e-mail address of the person to whom you are forwarding the article. Ca1Media will retain this information only to provide the forwarding services.
Special Circumstances: Ca1Media may disclose and use the information collected where required to do so by law, or where Ca1Media, in good faith, believes the use or disclosure of the information collected is necessary to (1) comply with the law or legal processes; (2) protect and defend Ca1Media rights and property; (3) protect against misuse or unauthorized use of any Ca1Media Web site; or to (4) protect the personal safety or property of our users or the public. Ca1Media may also use the information collected when, in its sole discretion, it believes necessary or appropriate in connection with a sale or transfer of some or all of Ca1Media’ assets in our Web site.
Computer Identifying Information (CIN)
The information personal to your computer and your computer use that is automatically collected through the use of electronic tools is referred to as Computer Identifying Information (CIN). The CIN gathered by Ca1Media generally includes cookies, specific Web site page requests, the domain name and Internet Provider (e.g., Comcast, American Online, NetZero) from which you access the Internet, the Internet Protocol address of your computer, the browser software (e.g. Internet Explorer or Netscape) and operating system (e.g., Windows XP, 2000, OS/2 or MacOS) you are using, your geographic location, the time and date you accessed the site, and the Internet address you visited prior to visiting the site.
Cookies and Web Beacons: Cookies are used to store and track information about you. A cookie is a small amount of data that is sent to your browser from Web sites and stored on your computer’s hard drive. Cookies are used to deliver targeted advertising based on your behavior and demographics and to track your entries in promotions and contests. Cookies may be linked to PIN. In addition, Ca1Media uses web beacons provided by third-party advertising companies to help manage our online advertising. Web beacons enable us to recognize a browser’s cookie when a browser visits a Ca1Media Web site, and to learn which banner ads bring users to Ca1Media Web sites. Ca1Media web sites have two third-party web advertising companies, Yahoo! and DoubleClick, which may place or recognize a unique cookie on your browser. Yahoo! also may use information regarding its own users to select which ads to display. Click here to learn more about Yahoo!'s ad practices, including how to opt out of using anonymous information to select which ads to show you. For more information about DoubleClick, cookies, and how to “opt-out”, please click here.
Internet Protocol (IP) Address: An IP address is your computer’s location on the Internet. Ca1Media Web sites log IP addresses for systems administration and trouble shooting purposes, to gather demographic and other information about you and to link information about a user’s computer session to PIN.
Aggregate information: Aggregate information is user information not linked to PIN.
USE OF INFORMATION COLLECTED
In general, Ca1Media uses your PIN and CIN that is collected to administer the Ca1Media Web sites and to provide services you request. When you provide PIN information and access Ca1Media Web sites, you are sharing PIN and CIN with Ca1Media and its affiliates and Ca1Media reserves the right to use and disclose the PIN and CIN it collects. If you do not want to share your PIN, do not provide it. If you do not want to share CIN, do not access Ca1Media Web sites. In addition, Ca1Media may share PIN, CIN and/or aggregate information with third parties such as advertisers and business partners. PIN and CIN may also be used to perform statistical, demographic and marketing analysis of subscribers and their subscribing and purchasing patterns, to target advertisements and to help diagnose problems with our services and our Web sites.
For example, Ca1Media uses or may use the PIN and CIN collected to do the following:
Web Site Use & Registration: Ca1Media uses PIN and CIN that is collected to fulfill subscriptions, change addresses, suspend delivery, confirm and process transactions and to contact the user regarding his or her account, new or existing products and services and special offers.
Personalization: Ca1Media uses PIN and CIN that is collected to personalize the content and advertising that users see based on personal characteristics and preferences, enhance products and services and develop new products and services, and share user information with select advertisers or other third parties whose products or services may be of interest to you.
Advertising & Third Parties: Ca1Media may share PIN and CIN that is collected with third parties hired to perform services on our behalf, including, but not limited to, fulfilling subscription requests, sending e-mails and assisting in the provision of the Ca1Media Web sites and services. The ads appearing on Ca1Media Web sites are delivered to you by Yahoo! and DoubleClick, our third party web advertising company's. Information about your visits to this site, such as the number of times you have viewed an ad and other information is used to serve ads to you. A Ca1Media Group affiliates participates in the APT from Yahoo! platform and Yahoo! is an ad network partner to display ads on our sites. Yahoo! is an ad network partner that displays ads on Ca1Media websites. To improve your ad experience on Ca1Media websites and elsewhere on the Internet, we may send non-personal information to Yahoo! based on your browser's activities, such as type of pages viewed and categories of interests, so that the advertising you see is relevant to you. Yahoo! also may use information regarding its own users to select which ads to display. Click here to learn more about Yahoo!'s ad practices, including how to opt out of using anonymous information to select which ads to show you.
Yahoo! is an ad network partner that displays ads on Ca1Media Web sites. To improve your ad experience on Ca1Media Web sites and elsewhere on the Internet, we may send non-personal information to Yahoo! based on your browser's activities, such as type of pages viewed and categories of interests, so that the advertising you see is relevant to you. Yahoo! also may use information regarding its own users to select which ads to display. Click here to learn more about Yahoo!'s ad practices, including how to opt out of using anonymous information to select which ads to show you.
Program & Product Offerings: Ca1Media may use the PIN and CIN that is collected in order to offer you the opportunity to receive information and offers about products or services from our business partners or third parties.
Ca1Media may buy or sell various assets. In the event that Ca1Media sells some or all of its assets, or another company acquires one or more of its Web sites, information on users may be among the transferred assets.
If you do not wish to share your PIN, you always have the option to not provide the information or use the Ca1Media Web sites that require it.
If you are a current Ca1Media registered Web site user or would like to become one, but do not want your PIN shared with third parties or do not want to receive promotion and/or marketing information about other products, services and offerings from Ca1Media and/or any third parties, please review the following:
Third Party Opt-Out: If, at any time, you do not want us to share your information with third parties who wish to send you information about their products and services, you may opt-out of such messages by going to the "Manage an Account" page and simply unclicking an opt-in box or write to us at: Privacy Coordinator, Ca1Media, 750 Ridder Park Drive, San Jose, 95190.
If you choose to opt-out via email, please put “THIRD PARTY OPT-OUT” in the subject line, along with the name of the applicable site.
Ca1Media Opt-Out: If, at any time, you do not want to receive information about special offers and new products and features from Ca1Media, you may opt-out of such messages by going to the "Manage an Account" page and simply unclicking an opt-in box or write to us at: Privacy Coordinator, Ca1Media, 750 Ridder Park Drive, San Jose, 95190. Please reference the name of the applicable site.
If you choose to opt-out via email, please put “CAL1MEDIA OPT-OUT” in the subject line.
Review & Update Your PIN
A registered user of Ca1Media Web sites may review and change his or her PIN and/or e-mail preferences by clicking on the Manage Account link after signing in. A registered user may also review and request an update of the PIN and/or e-mail preferences which he or she provided to Ca1Media at any time by writing to us at: Privacy Coordinator, Ca1Media, 750 Ridder Park Drive, San Jose, 95190. Please include the name of the applicable site.
CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTS
Under California law, California residents may request once a year, free of charge, certain information regarding Ca1Media's; disclosure of personal information to third parties for direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please write to us at: Privacy Coordinator, Ca1Media, 750 Ridder Park Drive, San Jose, 95190.
Please include the name and the address to which you would like us to respond, along with the name of the applicable site.
750 Ridder Park Drive
San Jose, 95190
INFORMATION COLLECTED FROM CHILDREN
Ca1Media does not ask children to disclose more personal information than is necessary for them to participate in a particular activity. We urge children to check with their parents before entering information on any web site and we urge parents to discuss with their children restrictions regarding the online release of personal information. Ca1Media limits its collection of information from children to what is known as non-personally identifiable information (e.g. first name, screen names, age, gender, city, state, zip code and country of residence). This information is collected so children can participate in activities (e.g. completing polls or online surveys, posting jokes, book reviews, movie reviews, toy reviews, video reviews, concert reviews, game reviews, artwork or questions/comments online, or playing online games) without giving unnecessary personal information. From time to time, however, we may request personally identifiable information (e.g. child's email address and/or parent's or guardian's email address), as explained below, in order to conduct online contests or sweepstakes, email newsletters and offers, provide subscriptions, participate in chat rooms and message boards, or offer other online activities. Ca1Media does not and cannot condition a child's participation in any of our online activities on the disclosure of more information than is reasonably necessary to participate in the activity. Information is collected actively, such as through registration forms, and passively, such as through cookies.
USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION FROM CHILDREN
Ca1Media occasionally offers contest and sweepstakes, which may be entered online. When a child under thirteen 13 enters a contest or sweepstakes, or participates in another activity that requires the use of personal information, we will ask for a parent's email address so that we can notify the parent of the child's participation, obtain the parent’s consent and give the parent the option to have the child's information deleted. All of the child’s personal information collected by Ca1Media is securely maintained and used only for the specified purpose such as conducting the contest or sweepstakes and awarding prizes. Ca1Media does not keep any of the child’s personal information after the particular event is completed. Sometimes, Ca1Media uses agents or contractors to provide services that support the internal operations of the site, such as helping us conduct a sweepstakes or sending prizes to winners. In these cases, Ca1Media requires the agent or contractor to maintain the confidentiality, security and integrity of the information and limit use to the specific services they are performing on our behalf.
Ca1Media may disclose information maintained as required by law, for example, in response to a court order or a subpoena. Ca1Media may also disclose such information in response to a specific law enforcement agency's request. Personal information is not disclosed to third parties except those who provide support for the internal operations of the site. Parents can consent to the collection and use of their child’s personal information without consenting to the disclosure of the information to third parties.
Ca1Media and its affiliates are the operators collecting information at this web site. Please send an email or letter to our Privacy Coordinator at the email or mailing address provided below if you would like to do any of the following:
Access personally identifiable information that Ca1Media has collected from your child,
Correct factual errors in such information,
Request to have this information deleted, or
Request that we no longer collect or maintain such information about your child.
Please include your email address and telephone number where we can reach you. Ca1Media takes steps to verify the identity of anyone requesting information about a child to ensure that the person is in fact the child's parent or legal guardian.
750 Ridder Park Drive
San Jose, 95190
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2. PROPER USE.
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DISCLAIMERS AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
The Sites include links and pointers to Internet sites, content and services provided by third parties. Ca1Media’ linking to any third party sites does not imply an endorsement or sponsorship of such sites or the information, products or services offered on or through the sites. In addition, Ca1Media does not operate or control in any respect any information, products or services that third parties may provide on or through the Sites or on web sites linked to by Ca1Media.
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Ca1Media may allow you to purchase many different types of products and services online that are provided by third parties. Ca1Media is not responsible for the quality, accuracy, timeliness, reliability or any other aspect of these products and services. If you make a purchase from a merchant on the Sites or sites linked to by Ca1Media, the information obtained during your visit to that merchant's online store or site, and the information that you give as part of the transaction, such as your credit card number and contact information, is collected by the merchant. A merchant may have separate privacy and data collection practices. Ca1Media has no responsibility or liability for these independent practices. For more information regarding a merchant, its online store, and its privacy policies, return to that merchant's home page and click on its information links or contact the merchant directly. You release Ca1Media and its partners, affiliates, suppliers, licensors, officers, directors, shareholders, employees, representatives, contractors, agents and content providers from any damages that you incur, and agree not to assert any claims against them arising from or relating to your purchase or use of any products or services made available by third parties through Ca1Media.
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You agree to be financially responsible for all purchases made by you or someone acting on your behalf through the Sites. You agree to use the Sites and to purchase services or products through the Sites for legitimate, non-commercial purposes only. You also agree not to make any purchases for speculative, false or fraudulent purposes or for the purpose of anticipating demand for a particular product or service. You agree to only purchase goods or services for yourself or for another person for whom you are legally permitted to do so. When making a purchase for a third party that requires you to submit the third party's personal information to Ca1Media or a merchant, you represent that you have obtained the express consent of such third party to provide such third party's personal information.
USE OF COMPANY DIRECTORIES
The information contained in any company directories that may be provided on the Sites is provided for business lookup purposes and is not to be used for marketing or telemarketing applications. This information may not be copied or redistributed.
The Sites may include a variety of features, such as bulletin boards, chat rooms, and email services, that allow feedback to Ca1Media and real-time interaction between users and other features, such as personalized homes pages and e-mail services, that allow users to communicate with others. You are responsible for material that you post on bulletin boards, chat rooms and other public posting areas on the Sites. Ca1Media does not control or routinely review the messages, information or files that others may provide through the Sites. It is a condition of your use of the Sites that you do not:
A VIOLATION OF THE FOREGOING MAY BE REFERRED TO LAW ENFORCEMENT
When you submit a classified ad for publication on Ca1Media, you agree that the advertisement as it appears on Ca1Media becomes the property of Ca1Media and you assign all ownership interest in the advertisement as it appears on the Sites, under copyright law or otherwise, to Ca1Media. Submission of an advertisement does not constitute a commitment to publish the advertisement, and publication of an advertisement does not constitute an agreement for continued publication. Ca1Media reserves the right to edit, reclassify, revise, reject or cancel any advertisement at any time, in its sole discretion. Rates and specifications are subject to change.
REAL ESTATE ADVERTISEMENTS; EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY
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