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Updates to Our Privacy Policy

This privacy policy applies to the online version of DDNEWS at www.ddn-news.com.
 
As part of our efforts to increase transparency of our data collection and in an effort to comply with the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), effective on May 25, 2018, we have updated our Terms and Conditions of Use and our Privacy Policy, outlined below. By continuing to use our services after May 25, 2018, you agree to the new Terms and Conditions of Use and Privacy Policy.
 
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.
 

Information We Collect

We collect the following information automatically when you visit our website or interact with emails:
  • The address of the website you came from
  • Your browser software and version
  • Your Internet Protocol (IP) address
  • The pages or links you visit
Our site also uses cookies, or small text files, enhance and customize your interaction with our company. Cookies are stored on your computer or the device used to access our website. You can accept cookies to have a more personalized experience on our website or reject cookies. To reject cookies, refer to your browser’s Help or Preferences information for instructions. Please note, turning off cookies may restrict some of what you can do on our website.
 
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. 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
 

Information You Submit Yourself

In addition to automatically collected information, we also collect information you submit through account creation, when you subscribe to our print publication or our e-mail newsletter, article submissions, resumes to apply for employment, 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:
  • First and last name
  • Address, including street name & city
  • Email address
  • Telephone number
  • Facility or institution
  • Title and department
  • Areas of work interest
 
Most of our pages and information can be visited without submitting any information about yourself. To provide services you request, however, we do sometimes need information. Providing your personal information is voluntary. If you do not wish to provide any of the user data requested by our registration process do not register with us. You can still view our content and use services offered by our site without registering.
 
We offer a twice-monthly e-newsletter called DDNews Online. This subscription-based newsletter is an opt-in service. When you subscribe to our publication you can opt-out of receiving electronic newsletters from us or third-parties. You can also remove yourself from mailing lists at any time through the subscription management page or by following the instructions at the end of the e-newsletter.
(H3) How We Use This Information
Information that we collect when you visit our website is used to help improve our website and your online experience. We also used this information as part of our analytics and optimization programs to improve how you can find what you need and how we can position ourselves to better serve you and the industry as a whole. We use this information for marketing analyses, research and content development. If we do this work through third-party services, all information is anonymous.
 
Because we derive revenue mainly from advertising, collecting information is essential to keeping our services affordable to users.
 
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.
 
Information that you deliberately submit through our website will be used by us to manage subscriptions, or to respond appropriately to requests (such as employment applications).
 
By submitting information on our website, you agree to the Terms and Conditions of Use and Privacy Policy outlined herein.

Sharing Your Information

We maintain the integrity of confidential customer and facility information and do not sell your personal information to third parties.
 
How does DDNEWS share information
Personally identifiable information
We only make your personally identifiable information available to other companies or people if you request a product or service. We use third-party companies who work with us or on our behalf to provide opt-in e-mail announcements.
 
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 websites 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. You can contact us at any time to update your information or request to be removed.
 

Security of Your Information

The software we use to protect the information you provide to us is updated frequently. This helps us protect it from unauthorized access, loss, misuse, or alteration. No computer system website is completely secure, however. You will be notified within 72 hours of the discovery of any security breach that might compromise your privacy. Management of your passwords and account information you use to access our website is your responsibility.
 

Changes to this Policy

If we change this policy we will alert you by posting a notice on our website or sending an email, if authorized.
 

Need More Information?

If you have questions about this policy or comments on how we can do better, please contact us at webmaster@ddn-news.com. 
 


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