We may use your Personal Information and other information we collect about you: (1) to provide you with information or services, or process transactions, that you have requested or agreed to receive such as to process your newsletter registration with the Site; (2) to improve the Site or our services, to customize your experience on the Site, or to serve you specific content that we think will be of interest to you; (3) to contact you with regard to your use of the Site and, in our discretion, changes to the Site policies; (4) for internal business purposes; and (5) for purposes disclosed at the time you provide your Personal Information or with your consent.
The Site is a general audience web site and we do not knowingly collect any Personal Information from children younger than the age of thirteen (13). We will delete any Personal Information collected that we later determine to be from a user younger than the age of thirteen (13).
If you send someone else a communication from the Site, such as sending information about a book to a friend, the information you provide (names, e-mail addresses, etc.) is used on a one-time basis to facilitate the communication, and are not saved nor used by us for any other marketing purpose unless we obtain consent from that person or we explicitly state otherwise. Please be aware that when you use any send-to-a-friend functionality on our Site, your I.P. address may be included in the communication sent to your friend.
In addition to any Personal Information or other information that you choose to provide to us on the Site, we and our third-party service providers may use a variety of technologies that automatically collect certain web site usage information whenever you visit or interact with the Site. This information may include browser type, operating system, the page served, the time, and the preceding page view, among other information. We may use this web site usage information for a variety of purposes, including to enhance or otherwise improve the Site. In addition, your IP address, a customer id number, or some other unique identifier for the particular device you use to access the Internet (collectively referred to as a "Device Identifier"), as applicable, may be collected. We may associate your Device Identifier with the personal information you provide. The methods that may be used to collect this information include the following:
Cookies. A cookie is a data file placed on a computer when it is used to visit the Site. Cookies may be used for many purposes, including, without limitation, tracking user preferences and web pages visited while using the Site. You may disable cookies using your browser's preferences, but some features of the Site may not function properly or may operate slowly if you disable the cookies.
Web Beacons. Small graphic images or other web programming code called web beacons, (also known as "1x1 GIFs" or "clear GIFs,)" may be included in our web pages and e-mail messages. Web beacons may be invisible to you, but any electronic image or other web programming code inserted into a web page or e-mail can act as a web beacon. Web beacons or similar technologies may be used for a number of purposes, including, without limitation, to count visitors to the Site, to monitor how users navigate the Site, to count how many e-mails that were sent were actually opened or to count how many particular articles or links were actually viewed.
Embedded Scripts. An embedded script is programming code that is designed to collect information about your interactions with the Site, such as which links you click on. The code is temporarily downloaded onto your computer from our Web server or a third party service provider, is active only while you are connected to the Site, and is deactivated or deleted thereafter.
Information collected through automatic means may be non-identifying or may be associated with you. If associated with you, it will be treated as Personal Information.
We may use third party vendors to perform certain services on behalf of the Site, such as hosting the Site, designing and/or operating the Site's features, tracking Site analytics, enabling Company to send you e-mail, or performing other administrative services. We may provide these companies with access to user information, including Personal Information, if necessary to carry out the services they are performing for you or for Company. These third parties may use the information solely in conjunction with the specific services they provide for us. These third parties may use the information solely in conjunction with the specific services they provide for us.
We may offer contests, and other promotions (any, a "Promotion") through the Site that may require registration. By participating in a Promotion, you are agreeing to the terms, conditions or official rules that govern that Promotion, which may contain specific requirements of you, including allowing the sponsor(s) of the Promotion to use your name, voice and/or likeness in advertising or marketing associated with the Promotion. If you choose to enter a Promotion, Personal Information may be disclosed to third parties or the public in connection with the administration of such Promotion, including, without limitation, in connection with winner selection, prize fulfillment, and as required by law or permitted by the Promotion's official rules.
Company may share Personal Information with its subsidiaries and affiliates for internal reasons. Company also reserves the right to disclose and transfer all information related to the Site, including Personal Information: (i) to a subsequent owner, co-owner or operator of the Site or applicable database; or (ii) in connection with a corporate merger, consolidation, restructuring, the sale of substantially all of Company's stock and/or assets or other corporate change, including, without limitation, during the course of any due diligence process.
We may share your Personal Information with our corporate parent, CBS Corporation ("CBS"), and other entities affiliated with us, primarily for business and operational purposes.
To subscribe or unsubscribe to our Newsletters, visitors should follow the specific directions provided on the Site for unsubscribing to Newsletters. You can "opt-out" of receiving advertising and promotional e-mail from us by following the opt-out instructions in our e-mail messages. To ensure that your opt-out request is honored, you must use the designated method in the e-mail message to notify us of your opt-out request, as we cannot guarantee that other methods of notification will be effective or timely. We will continue to send you important transactional or service-related communications. Please note that even if you chose to opt-out of receiving commercial e-mails from Company, we will continue to send you important transaction related communications, including follow-up messages regarding Promotions you have entered or other transactions you have undertaken.
We take commercially reasonable steps to secure the Personal Information you provide to us. However, please remember that no data transmission over the Internet, or by other means, can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. Thus, while we strive to protect your Personal Information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information we collect or you transmit to us. Therefore, you understand, acknowledge, and agree that you transmit information to this Site at your own risk.
The Site may contain content that is supplied by a third party, and those third parties may collect web site usage information and your Device Identifier when web pages from the Site are served to your browser. In addition, the Site may contain links to other third party web sites that Company does not control. Company is not responsible for the privacy practices employed by any third party web site. For example, if you "click" on a link from a Company partner, the "click" may take you off the Site onto a different web site. This includes links from sponsors and partners that may reference the Site or the Site's logo as part of a co-branding agreement. These other web sites may send their own cookies to you, independently collect data or solicit personal information and may or may not have their own published privacy policies. Company encourages you to note when you leave our Site and to read the privacy statements of all third party web sites before submitting any Personal Information to those sites.
Third party applications may be available via the Site. The owners of these applications ("Third Party Owners") may collect your information and may have their own policies and practices. While we ask Third Party Owners to refrain from collecting your Personal Information without first obtaining your prior consent, we do not guarantee that all Third Party Owners will abide by this request. We do not screen or pre-approve Third Party Owners or their applications and we have no control over how Third Party Owners or their applications use your Personal Information. These Third Party Owners may have their own terms of service, privacy policies or other policies and ask you to agree to the same. Company is not responsible for these policies or the practices of Third Party Owners. Be sure to review any available policies before submitting any personally identifiable information to a third party application or otherwise interacting with it.