Your Consent and Changes
Information Gathered by Marketwired
For visitors to our website, subscribers to our newsletters, clients and prospective clients of our service (collectively referred to as a "User" or "Users"), we log standard technical information such as your IP address, interactions on different pages, and browser information. We use this information to help diagnose problems with our service, to administer our website and in reporting capacities as identified below to companies with whom Marketwired works, including its clients, partners, etc. For example, your IP address may be used to help identify you and your account information and to gather demographic information, or to maintain an aggregated log of click activity on our website.
We may also collect additional information from you when you fill out a form. Marketwired requires registration for certain services, such as the distribution of your press releases, and purchase of licenses to our Software-as-a-Service products. Our website may also contain order forms for other products and services or online surveys. In order to provide our services to you, we may ask you for contact information (such as name and email address), financial information (account or credit card numbers), mailing address, phone number, title, company name, and/or demographic information (including zip/postal code and age).
Marketwired's Use of Information
We may use your contact information to send you information about our company or our advertisers; however, you may opt out of receiving such mailings (see the Client Prospects and Subscribers sections below). We use financial information to bill you for products and services. Demographic, usage and profile data are also collected at our site, and may be used in the course of reporting. Anonymous user data (such as IP addresses, and/or their IP-location information, if available) may be utilized within aggregate traffic reporting to our clients. Additionally, certain information provided at user-registration (such as the name of a media outlet or user title) may be made available to clients within activity reports, although no personally identifiable information (such as names, phone numbers, or email addresses) will be reported.
We use this data to tailor your experience at our site, to deliver content that we think you might be interested in, to display the content according to your preferences and we may share aggregate information about our users with third parties such as advertisers or clients submitting press releases to Marketwired.
How do we protect your information?
We implement a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information when you place an order or access your personal information. However, it is possible that any information transmitted via the Internet may be intercepted by unknown third parties. We therefore encourage you to carefully ensure security through virus screening software, browser settings, the setting of passwords that are known only to you and are difficult to guess, and other security measures available to individuals and/or companies.
Do we disclose any information to outside parties?
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information collected from visiting our websites www.marketwired.com. This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential.
Marketwired may also disclose your personal information, the contents of your communications and/or your contact and financial information if required to do so by law, with your consent or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary:
To conform to the edicts of the law or comply with a legal process served on Marketwired;
To protect and defend the rights or property of Marketwired or others; or
To assist, under exigent circumstances, in the investigation of securities law violations or other investigations.
It is possible that as we continue to develop our business, Marketwired might be acquired. In such a transaction, your information may be transferred to the acquiring entity.
Additionally, we may store or process your personal information on servers in Canada and/or the United States. As a consequence, your personal information may be accessed by the courts, law enforcement and national security authorities of those jurisdictions in accordance with applicable laws.
All information you provide to us is stored on our secure servers. Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password and/or user ID which enables you to access certain parts of our site, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share a password or user ID with anyone.
Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the Internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our site; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorized access,
Advertisers and Other Third Parties
This site and some of our services contain links to other sites. Marketwired is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites.
Changes to Our Policies
We have in place industry standard security measures to protect against the loss, misuse or alteration of the information under our control, including through the use of physical, organizational, and technological measures and appropriate training of employees. However, it is possible that any information transmitted via the Internet may be intercepted by unknown third parties. We therefore encourage you to carefully ensure security through virus screening software, browser settings, the setting of passwords that are known only to you and are difficult to guess, and other security measures available to individuals and/or companies.
Use by Minors Prohibited
Marketwired is not intended for and should not be used by anyone under the age of 18. Marketwired complies with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act and does not permit registration or use by anyone under the age of 13.
Clients who have registered in order to use our services can change or update their account information and preferences by:
Calling Client Services at 800-774-9473; or
From time to time we will email client prospects whom we have reason to believe might be interested in our services because of their involvement in the public relations, investor relations or related fields. Prospects can opt out of future communications simply by replying to the email and indicating their preference.
We provide subscribers to our email newsletters with the opportunity to opt out of receiving promotional communications at the point when we request your information. Additionally, subscribers have the right to mask the non-public registration details they provide (media outlet, city, state) from appearing within our activity reports. At any time, subscribers can change their preferences regarding promotional communications and reporting disclosures, can subscribe to or unsubscribe from any of our email newsletters and can modify other registration information previously provided to us by:
Visiting Hot Off The Wire or
Visiting Personal Beat or
Using the link provided at the bottom of any email newsletter we send to you.
From time to time we will participate in conversations on social media platforms such as Twitter, LinkedIn, or Facebook, where we have reason to believe individuals might be interested in our services because of their involvement in public relations, investor relations or related fields. Communications that are meant to be confidential in nature should be made through secure messaging options available within these third party websites/services. Questions about our social media policy should be forwarded to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contacting the Website
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Suite 900, P.O. Box 403
Toronto, ON M5J 2V5
Last updated: May 20, 2013