Effective December 13, 2009
TYPES OF INFORMATION WE COLLECT: In general, we collect two categories of information: (1) information that personally identifies you (for example, your name and address) that you voluntarily supply when you register for an online discussion or other site use, or when you subscribe, order, complete a survey, or initiate some other transaction, and (2) non-personally identifying information, which includes information about usage patterns and preferences as users navigate around our site or use our information services. In some cases, an agent, affiliate, or business partner of Times Media Services collects the information.
Third party providers featured on our site, such as vendors of products and services offered through our site, may be gathering the same kinds of information. WE DO NOT SELL THE NAMES, E-MAIL ADDRESSES, OR OTHER PERSONAL INFORMATION YOU ENTER ON OUR SITE TO ANY THIRD PARTIES, INCLUDING ADVERTISERS, UNLESS WE HAVE YOUR PERMISSION TO DO SO, SUCH AS THROUGH A REGISTRATION FOR A CONTEST, SURVEY, OR PARTICULAR SERVICES OR INFORMATION. DETAILS ARE FOUND BELOW.
E-MAIL ALERTS AND NEWSLETTERS: We may offer you opportunities to subscribe to e-mail alerts and newsletters concerning topics we believe might interest you. If you have opted to receive a particular alert or newsletter, you can always unsubscribe later. See “Opting Out” below.
CONTESTS AND OTHER PROMOTIONS: From time to time, Senior Living Guide or our advertisers may offer contests, sweepstakes, giveaways, or other promotions on our site. If you enter one of these, you will be asked to provide information about yourself such as your name, address, telephone number and e-mail address so that our advertisers or we can contact you if you win. We may share this information with our corporate affiliates and any co-sponsors of the contest, sweepstakes, give-away, or other promotion. (Co-sponsors will be identified in the official rules applicable to the promotion.) If you do not want us to collect the information requested, to use it to contact you, or to share it, please do not enter any contest, sweepstakes, give-away or promotion.
OPTING OUT: If you register with us, or subscribe to alerts or newsletters, you will have the opportunity to review, update or delete the information you provided us at any time (except information we did not store in the first place), and to unsubscribe to any alerts or newsletters you have asked for (for example, by clicking on the “unsubscribe” link in an e-mail). If you remove registration information you have provided, you probably will not be able to continue to use the service requiring that registration. If you wish to opt out of receiving notices, information or other contacts, or any other communication or service, please contact us using the information at the location where you previously registered or subscribed. If you have submitted your information on a page connected to one of our third party business affiliates or advertisers, that entity and we may maintain the information you submit jointly. If you “opt out” on our site, you may need to contact the third party business affiliate or advertiser separately to request that it remove your information from its database.
OTHER INFORMATION: Our servers automatically collect some basic information about your computer configuration, including the type of browser and operating system you use, the resolution of your monitor, the Web site that referred you, and your IP address. (Your IP address is the numerical address of the computer connected to the Internet, used to transmit requested data, such as the Web page you want to view. It does not tell us who you are. It just identifies the computer being used.) We use IP addresses for systems administration purposes, to deliver our web pages to you, to tailor our ads to the interests of our users, and to measure traffic within our site. To improve our sites’ interest and usefulness to users, we may send non-personally identifying information to ad networks displaying ads on our site.
LINKS TO THIRD-PARTY WEB SITES: We cannot control the privacy policies of sites we may link to in our editorial coverage or advertising sections. Therefore, if you provide personal information, including credit card information, to linked third-party sites, the information is stored on their servers and is governed by their privacy policies. We ask sites with which we have a business relationship to prominently show a link to their privacy policies. This allows you to determine how they might use your personal information. Please review these privacy policies and contact the Web site operator if you have questions or concerns about them.
THIRD-PARTY AD SERVERS: We also use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our Web site. The third-party advertising technology we employ uses information derived from your visits to target advertising within our site. In addition, our advertisers may use other third-party advertising technology to target advertising on our site and on other sites. In the course of advertisements being served to you, a unique third-party cookie or cookies may be placed on your browser. In addition, we may use Web beacons (also called action tags, pixel tags or clear gifs) provided by third-party advertising companies, to help manage and optimize our advertising. Web beacons enable us to recognize a browser’s cookie when a browser visits one of our sites, and to learn which banner ads bring users to our sites. You may “opt out” of this technology: http://www.networkadvertising.org/consumer/opt_out.asp
AGGREGATED AND STATISTICAL INFORMATION: While we do not share personally identifiable information about you with our advertisers except as described above, we do aggregate information you provide with data from other users and provide pools of information about our users to our advertisers, in order to make them aware of the audiences our site reach. For example, we may tell advertisers how many of our users are male or female or live in a certain zip code. We may tell advertisers about the habits and preferences of our users using this type of aggregated or statistical information about traffic to, from and within our site as well.
SECURITY: In some areas of our site, you might provide additional personal information such as an address, when transacting business. You might enter a credit card number to purchase a product or service. We have safeguards such as encryption, designed to prevent access to the personal information about you that is stored on our computers. However, like all Web site operators, we cannot safeguard completely against illegal activities undertaken by third parties.