Personally identifiable information provided on the Website in connection with online credit card transactions are transmitted through a secure server using Secure Socket Layering (SSL) encryption technology. When the letters “http” in the URL change to “https,” the “s” indicates you are in a secure area employing SSL; also, your browser may give you a pop-up message that you’re about to enter a secure area. SSL protects your personally identifiable information during data transport. Please note that e-mail is not encrypted and is not considered to be a secure means of transmitting personally identifiable information or credit card information. Although we will exercise reasonable care in providing secure transmission of information between your computer and our servers or the servers of third-party service providers we may use, and in storing that information on our systems, or a third-party service provider’s system, no method of transmission over the Internet, or of electronic storage, is 100% secure. So we cannot ensure or guarantee the security of any information transmitted to us over the Internet.
The Information We Collect
We receive and store two types of information through the Website: (1) personally identifiable information that you supply voluntarily through certain interactive functionality available on the Website or as a result of the Website; and (2) automatic information, such as aggregate tracking and site usage information that we gather on an anonymous basis when you access our Website, in each case, as further described below. Except as described above, you may browse the Website without providing any personally identifiable information. In certain cases where you choose not to provide us with personally identifiable information, you may not be able to access all or certain areas of this Website, participate in all of its features. “Personally identifiable information” and “automatic information” shall collectively be referred to herein as “information.”
Personally Identifiable Information
Automatic Information; Tracking and Website Usage
When you visit this Website, Pittsburgh Jewish Chronicle or its approved third party service providers automatically collects anonymous information about you, such as the webpages you view, page impressions (which are requests to load a single webpage of a given Internet site), the number of links you click within the Website, the date and time of your visit, and your computer’s IP address, among other things. Pittsburgh Jewish Chronicle or its approved third party service providers also use “cookies” to recognize your computer (but not specifically who is using it), as well as to identify the pages you click on during your visit to our Website and the name of the website you visited immediately before visiting the Website, among other things. You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies. If you reject cookies by changing your browser settings, please be aware that this may disable some of the functionality that would otherwise be available to you on our Website. We may aggregate and/or otherwise use the aforementioned automatic information for a number of purposes, such as improving our Website’s design, editorial content, service offerings, customer service, and special promotions. We may associate automatic information with your personally identifiable information, in which case, such automatic information will be considered personally identifiable information.
How We Use The Information We Collect
We use the information we collect for various purposes, including:
to provide the services and/or content you request
to process and complete subscription transactions or provide access to premium content on the Website.
to communicate with you for promotional and marketing purposes and send you offerings by mail, phone, e-mail or similar methods
to keep you informed about the status of news and events pertaining to Pittsburgh Jewish Chronicle and its covered content (including newsletters).
to identify your content and/or service preferences, so we can notify you of new or additional services, and promotions/polls/sweepstakes or “special offers” that might be of interest to you.
to administer the Website and analyze its usage.
to respond to customer service inquiries.
Others With Whom We Share Your Information
Compliance with Law: We may provide access to information we collect through the Website to the appropriate parties when legally required to do so, to cooperate with police investigations, regulatory or legal proceedings, to protect against misuse or unauthorized use of our Website, to limit our legal liability and protect our rights or to protect the rights, property or safety of users of this Website or the public.
Service Providers and Other Third Parties
We may also provide access to personally identifiable information and automatic information to Pittsburgh Jewish Chronicle’s approved third party service providers, including those that provide e-commerce functionality (i.e., credit card processing) in connection with our Website, providers that host or help support the Website or otherwise provide technical or customer service assistance, in each case, only to the extent necessary for the third party to provide such service. It is Pittsburgh Jewish Chronicle’s policy to require its third-party service providers to hold such information in confidence and not disclose the same with others or use the information for purposes other than to maintain the services they provide to Pittsburgh Jewish Chronicle. On occasion, we enter into promotional or marketing arrangements with certain approved third parties whereby we distribute such third party’s materials to our users or readers using our proprietary marketing or customer lists without providing third party access. See also the “E-Mails” section below.
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Protecting Your Information
As part of our ongoing commitment to ensure that your experience with the Website is protected, Pittsburgh Jewish Chronicle intends to investigate violations and prosecute unauthorized or fraudulent activity to the fullest extent allowed by law.