Affinity Management respects your privacy. We do not release your e-mail address to anyone or any company.
Following are the specifics of how we protect your privacy.
WHEN YOU VISIT AFFINITYMANAGEMENT.COM. Our server automatically recognizes the IP address of visitors. This information helps us evaluate how our visitors and subscribers use and navigate our Websites, including the number and frequency of visitors and subscribers to each Web page, and the length of their visits.. We share them with no one.
WHEN YOU FILL OUT A FORM ON AFFINITYMANAGEMENT.COM. When information is provided via feedback forms, we collect all of the information you provide, including your e-mail address and the type of browser being used. However, this information is not compiled or used for any purpose other than to communicate with you.
WHEN YOU PARTICIPATE IN AN ONLINE SURVEY. We may share survey information about our users with advertisers, sponsors and business partners. However, we keep and share only aggregate numbers. For example, we may indicate that a certain percentage of our users are males or hold a certain job title. We do not reveal any individual information about you.
WHEN YOU SIGN UP FOR E-MAIL UPDATES AND COLUMNS. Affinity Management promotions, as well as outside advertising, may appear on e-mail alerts and newsletters. From time to time, Affinity Management may send you e-mail notifications about new or existing products and services, new website features, special offers, or to otherwise contact you. Your e-mail address will not be released to other companies or organizations. You can remove your name from the e-mail subscription list at any time by using the unsubscribe link at the bottom of each of our e-mails.
OUR POLICY ON “COOKIES” AND “WEB BEACONS.” Like many websites, affinitymanagement.com uses "cookies" to improve your experience. A cookie is a file containing a string of code that we transfer to your computer's hard drive, to be kept there for later use. With cookies in place, our system will recognize you whenever you use your Web browser (such as Internet Explorer, AOL or Mozilla Firefox) connects to our page. This enables us to present you with custom Web pages. If you choose not to take advantage of these interactive features, you can set up your browser to reject cookies or to alert you when a cookie has been sent. When you visit our site your computer may also receive cookies from our advertisers and from other sites displayed as search results or links. These cookies are covered by the policies of those advertisers and outside websites, not ours, so please read those privacy policies.
Affinitymanagement.com uses web beacons (also known as action tags or single pixel gifs) to access cookies inside and outside our Web pages and in connection with our products and services. A web beacon is a transparent image placed on a web page that sends a signal when a person visits that page. This enables us to assess the popularity and effectiveness of the material posted on the website. We may also use web beacons in connection with e-mails to let us know whether and when the e-mail was opened. No personal information is transmitted through web beacons.
THIRD PARTY USE. We may use third parties, called third-party ad servers or ad networks, to deliver ads to you on our behalf. They also may collect and use non-personally identifiable information about your visits to the services and other websites in order to present advertisements that may be of interest to you.
WHEN YOU PARTICIPATE IN A FORUM OR DISCUSSION. You should be aware that when you voluntarily disclose personal information (e.g., user name, e-mail address) in the forums, discussion or chat, that information can be collected and used by others not connected with Affinity Management, and may result in unsolicited messages from them.
IF YOU SUBSCRIBE TO AN AFFINITY PUBLICATION. Affinity Management never releases e-mail addresses, but if you supply us with your postal address when signing up for any of Affinity Management's publications, you should be aware that from time to time we may make our subscriber list available for rent to carefully screened companies for a one-time use in direct mail solicitations. If you would rather not receive such solicitations, send your mailing information with a request to [email protected] and instruct Affinity Management to exclude your name.
EXCEPTIONAL CIRCUMSTANCES. In addition to the above circumstance, we may disclose information about you (i) if we are required to do so by law, (ii) in response to legal process, (iii) to law enforcement authorities or other government officials, or (iv) when we believe disclosure is necessary or appropriate to prevent physical harm or financial loss or in connection with an investigation of suspected or actual illegal activity.