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Privacy policy
This privacy policy applies to the online version of DDNEWS at
Overall privacy statement
We take your privacy seriously. This privacy statement discloses the types of information we gather, how we use it, and how to correct or change it. These privacy practices apply to the Web site that you were viewing when you clicked through to this policy, which is operated by us directly or our site management partner.
What information does DDNEWS collect?
Our primary goal in collecting personal information is to provide you with useful content and services. Because we derive revenue mainly from advertising, collecting information is essential to keeping our services affordable to users.
We collect personally identifiable information ONLY when you provide it to us. We collect this information when you register on our site, when you subscribe to our print publication or our e-mail newsletter, or when you register to use services.
This personally identifiable information is limited to information on the print publication and/or e-mail newsletter subscription form, including:
  1. First and last name
  2. Address, including street name & city
  3. Email address
  4. Telephone number
  5. Facility or institution
  6. Title and department
  7. Areas of work interest
Your Internet browser has a feature called "cookies" which stores small amounts of data on your computer about your visit to our site. You do not need to have cookies turned on to visit our site, although active participation in certain areas of our site may require cookies. Cookies alone tell us nothing about who you are unless you specifically give us personally identifiable information, in which case we use the information to enhance your services. You may elect not to allow cookies to be collected by adjusting your settings on your browser.  
We use technologies, including electronic images known as Web bugs--sometimes called transparent GIFs, clear GIFs, or beacons--that allow us to track general user traffic patterns. We also automatically receive and record information from our servers and from your browser, including your IP address, the time of your visit to pages on our site, and information about pages you visited. Unless you have registered for one of our products or services, the information we gather through the use of tracking technologies cannot be matched with any personally identifiable information about you unless you have specifically given us personally identifiable information, in which case we use the information to enhance your services,
We may use cookies and tracking technologies in a variety of ways, including:
  • Keeping count of return visits to our site or our advertisers' or partners' sites
  • Accumulating and reporting anonymous, aggregate (data collected in mass), statistical information on Web site and advertisement usage
  • Determining which features our overall user population likes best
  • Saving your password, if any, so you don't have to re-enter it each time you visit our sites
  • Display the most appropriate advertising based on your interests
We may provide advertisers that are presenting advertisements on our site and, sometimes, in our newsletter, to use tracking technology. We do not give any personally identifiable information to them as part of this relationship. Unless you visit the specific Web site of such companies and provide them with personally identifiable information about yourself, these tracking technologies tell those advertisers nothing about who you are. Our advertisers' use of tracking technology is subject to their own privacy policies.
How does DDNEWS use the information?
We use the information we gather for four general purposes:
  • To customize the advertising and content you see.
  • To enhance your experience on our site. We use tracking information to determine how well each page performs overall based on aggregate user demographics and traffic patterns to those pages. This helps us continue to build a better service for you.
  • To fulfill your requests for certain products and services, such as sending out electronic newsletters and enabling users to participate in paid services, polls, contests, online registration or other functions.
  • To send you information you agreed to receive about topics we think will be of interest to you.
How does DDNEWS share information
Personally identifiable information
We will make your personally identifiable information available to other companies or people only if and when we have your consent to share the information and:
  • We have engaged companies to work with us or on our behalf to provide a product or service that you have requested, such as opt-in e-mail announcements.
  • We respond to subpoenas, court orders, or legal process; or we believe that your actions violate applicable laws, DDNEWS' Terms of Use or any usage guidelines for specific products or services, or threaten the rights, property, or safety of our company, our users, or others.
Aggregate information
We aggregate personally identifiable information and disclose such information in a non-personally identifiable manner to advertisers and other third parties for marketing, promotional, and other purposes. We do not disclose to these entities any information that could be used to identify you personally.
Business transfers
We are always seeking to improve our network of Web sites and our business. In accomplishing this objective, we may buy or sell a company. If we sell our company we may transfer some or all of your information as a part of the sale in order that the service being provided to you may continue.
What are my options?
Users who would rather not provide any of the user data requested by our registration process do not need to register with us. You can still view our content and use services offered by our site without registering.
We also give users the following options:
  • Opting not to receive our electronic newsletters or those of third parties when subscribing to our publication. Users who opt-in may remove themselves from mailing lists at any time through the subscription management page or by following the instructions at the end of the e-mail they received from us.
How will I know if the privacy policy is changed?
Any modifications to our privacy practices will be reflected one our Web site. If there is a material change in our privacy practices, we will indicate on our site that our privacy practices have changed and provide a link to the new privacy statement. If we are going to be using the information collected from users in a manner materially different from that stated at the time of collection we will send affected users written notice by email of the change.
Questions, comments
Questions regarding this privacy statement, or regarding any other aspects of our network of Web sites, should be sent via e-mail below or to our corporate offices at Old River Publications, 19035 Old Detroit Road, Suite 203, Rocky River, Ohio 44116.
We read every message submitted and try to reply promptly to every one. We may also file your comments to improve the site.

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