Privacy Policy

Posted on April 22, 2006

Last updated on April 25, 2006.

1. Acknowledgement and acceptance of terms

PressBoxOnline.com is committed to protecting your privacy. This Privacy Statement sets forth our current privacy practices with regard to the information we collect when you or your computer interact with our website.   By accessing PressBoxOnline.com, you acknowledge and fully understand PressBoxOnline.com’s Privacy Statement and freely consent to the information collection and use practices described in this Website Privacy Statement. Please note this policy applies only to information collected by PressBoxOnline.com online and does not impact information collected or used by PressBoxOnline.com or its affiliates through other means.

PressBoxOnline.com is developed and operated by Word Smith Media Ventures, LLC.

2. Participating Merchant Policies

Related services and offerings with links from this website, including vendor sites, have their own privacy statements that can be viewed by clicking on the corresponding links within each respective website. Online merchants and others who participate in PressBoxOnline.com services are encouraged to participate in industry privacy initiatives and to take a responsible attitude towards consumer privacy.  However, since we do not have direct control over the policies or practices of participating merchants and other third parties, we are not responsible for the privacy practices or contents of those sites.  We recommend and encourage that you always review the privacy policies of merchants and other third parties before you provide any personal information or complete any transaction with such parties.

3. Information We Collect and How We Use It

PressBoxOnline.com collects certain information from and about its users three ways: directly from our Web Server logs, the user, and with Cookies.

     a. Web Server Logs

When you visit our Website, we may track information to administer the site and analyze its usage. Examples of information we may track include:

  • Your Internet protocol address.
  • The kind of browser or computer you use.
  • Number of links you click within the site.
  • State or country from which you accessed the site.
  • Date and time of your visit.
  • Name of your Internet service provider.
  • Web page you linked to our site from.
  • Pages you viewed on the site.

     b. Use of Cookies

PressBoxOnline.com may use cookies to personalize or enhance your user experience.  A cookie is a small text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server.  Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer.  Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a Web Server in the domain that issued the cookie to you. 

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time.  For example, if you personalize a web page, or navigate within a site, a cookie helps the site to recall your specific information on subsequent visits.  Hence, this simplifies the process of delivering relevant content and eases site navigation by providing and saving your preferences and login information as well as providing personalized functionality.. 

PressBoxOnline.com reserves the right to share aggregated site statistics with partner companies, but does not allow other companies to place cookies on our website unless there is a temporary, overriding customer value (such as merging into PressBoxOnline.com a site that relies on third-party cookies).

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies.  Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies. If you reject cookies by changing your browser settings then be aware that this may disable some of the functionality on our Website.

     c. Personal Information Users

Visitors to our website can register for certain features (e.g., newsletters, alerts and other products) or sign up for membership to participate in sweepstakes and contests, message boards or other interactive areas of the site..  When you register, we will request some personal information such as name, address, date of birth, email, telephone number.  If you are purchasing a service, we will request financial information.  Any financial information we collect is used only to bill you for the services you purchased.  If you purchase by credit card, this information may be forwarded to your credit card provider. For other types of registrations, we will ask for the relevant information. You may also be asked to disclose personal information to us so that we can provide assistance and information to you. For example, such data may be warranted in order to provide online technical support and troubleshooting.

We will not disclose personally identifiable information we collect from you to third parties without your permission except to the extent necessary including:

  • To fulfill your service requests for services.
  • To protect ourselves from liability,
  • To respond to legal process or comply with law, or
  • In connection with a merger, acquisition, or liquidation of the company.

4. Use of Web Beacons or GIF files

PressBoxOnline.com Web pages may contain electronic images known as Web beacons – sometimes also called single-pixel gifs – that allow PressBoxOnline.com to count users who have visited those pages and to deliver co-branded services.  PressBoxOnline.com may include Web beacons in promotional e-mail messages or newsletters in order to determine whether messages have been opened and acted upon.

Some of these Web beacons may be placed by third party service providers to help determine the effectiveness of our advertising campaigns or email communications.  These Web beacons may be used by these service providers to place a persistent cookie on your computer.  This allows the service provider to recognize your computer each time you visit certain pages or emails and compile anonymous information in relation to those page views, which in turn enables us and our service providers to learn which advertisements and emails bring you to our website and how you use the site.  PressBoxOnline.com prohibits Web beacons from being used to collect or access your personal information.

5. Accessing Web Account Information

We will provide you with the means to ensure that personally identifiable information in your web account file is correct and current.  You may review this information online at http://www.pressboxonline.com/ by logging in to your account using your username and password. If you forget your login information, you may have this information e-mailed to you at the e-mail address you provided at registration.

6. Children

PressBoxOnline.com does not knowingly collect or solicit Personally Identifiable Information from or about children under 13 except as permitted by law. If we discover we have received any information from a child under 13 in violation of this policy, we will delete that information immediately. If you believe PressBoxOnline.com has any information from or about anyone under 13, please contact us at the address listed below.

7. Changes to this Statement

PressBoxOnline.com has the discretion to occasionally update this privacy statement.  When we do, we will also revise the “updated” date at the top of this Privacy page.  We encourage you to periodically review this privacy statement to stay informed about how we are helping to protect the personal information we collect.  Your continued use of the service constitutes your agreement to this privacy statement and any updates.

8. Contacting Us

To contact PressBoxOnline.com, please use the following:

PressBoxOnlne.com
3600 Clipper Mill Road
Suite 155
Baltimore, MD 21211
fanmail@pressboxonline.com

9. Governing Law

Our website is operated and provided in the State of Maryland.  As such, we are subject to the laws of the State of Maryland, and such laws will govern this policy and use of this site, without giving effect to any choice of law rules.  We make no representation that our website or other services are appropriate, legal or available for use in other locations.  Accordingly, if you choose to access our site you agree to do so subject to the internal laws of the State of Maryland. 

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