|We respect and are committed to protecting your privacy. That is why we
your personal information is processed and used. We promise that we
will take steps to use your personal information only in ways that are
effect for the Web pages, newsletters, discussion lists and opt-in
announcement lists owned and operated by Automonitor.
What information are you collecting and how are you collecting it?
Every computer connected to the Internet is given a domain name and
a set of numbers, that serve as that computer's "Internet Protocol" IP
address. When a visitor requests a page from Automonitor, our Web
servers automatically recognise that visitor's domain name and IP
address. The domain name and IP address reveal nothing personal about
you other than the IP address from which you have accessed our site. We
use this information to examine our traffic in aggregate, and to
investigate misuse of the Automonitor website, its users, or to
cooperate with law enforcement. See also Will you disclose the
information you collect to outside third parties? We do not collect and
evaluate this information for specific individuals. Our Web servers do
not automatically record e-mail addresses of the visitors.
What are cookies?
From time to time, Automonitor or its advertisers may send a
"cookie" to your computer. A cookie is a small piece of data that is
sent to your Internet browser from a Web server and stored on your
computer's hard drive. A cookie can't read data off of your computer
hard disk or read cookie files created by other Web sites. Cookies do
Automonitor you have visited, to store details that are needed
temporarily by the Automonitor website. This information solely relates
to your visit at the Automonitor website. Our advertisers may also use
cookies to ascertain how many times you've seen an advertisement. Our
advertisers and we may use this information to better personalize the
content, banners, and promotions that you see on our site. You can
choose whether to accept cookies by changing the settings of your
Internet browser. You can reset your browser to refuse all cookies, or
allow your browser to show you when a cookie is being sent. If you
choose not to accept these cookies, your experience at our Site and
other Web sites may be diminished and some features may not work as
How do you use single-pixel gifs?
Automonitor and its advertisers may use single-pixel gif images,
sometimes referred to as web bugs or web beacons, to count Web page
accesses and gather some general statistical information. Automonitor
does not gather personal information through the use of these images.
Our advertisers may use single-pixel gifs that can track personal
information from cookies that may have been previously placed on a
user's computer by an advertiser.
What information do you collect when I register?
Automonitor offers access to some services that require
registration. We may use your registration contact information to send
notification to you of Automonitor or associated Automonitor companiesí
products and services by e-mail and/or postal mail. We also may share
that information with our clients. Our clients may send you promotional
material that is related to the topic of the service for which you
registered. See Will you disclose the information that you collect to
outside third parties?
What other information do you request?
We may also request your e-mail address or mailing address for the
purposes of conducting a survey or to provide additional services (for
example, subscriptions to e-mail newsletters, announcement lists or
information about conferences and trade shows). Whenever we request the
identity of a visitor, we will clearly indicate the purpose of the
inquiry before the information is requested. We maintain a strict
"No-Spam" policy that means that we do not sell, rent, or otherwise
give your e-mail address to a third-party, without your consent or as
We may from time to time send e-mail announcing new Automonitor
products and services. Except as stated above, Automonitor will not
send you e-mail that you have not agreed to receive. If you choose to
supply your postal address in an online form, you may receive postal
mailings from other third party companies.
When you register for a contest or other promotion, we may ask for
your name, address, and e-mail address so we can administer the contest
and notify winners.
When you use co-branded services, or those provided by a third
party, within the Automonitor, your information may be passed to the
co-brand or third party provider and their use of your information is
subject to their applicable privacy policies.
What information do you collect when I purchase something?
If you are purchasing something from the Automonitor Web site, we
and any third party provider, need to know your name, e-mail address,
mailing address, credit or debit card number and expiration date. This
allows us, or third party providers, to process and fulfill your order
and to notify you of your order status. This information may also be
used by us to notify you of related products and services. Credit card,
debit card and e-mail information will not be shared or sold to third
without your express permission. Credit and debit card transactions are
processed by a secure payment processing provider over a completely
secure connection. No details relating to debit and credit cards are
held by Automonitor even though transaction details are.
Automonitor use a feature that safeguards this information by using
industry standard SSL (Secure Socket Layer) encrypted servers. SSL
codes the information transferred between you and the server, rendering
it unreadable to anyone trying to intercept the information.
Will you disclose the information you collect to outside third parties?
Automonitor will disclose personal information and/or an IP
address, when required by law or in the good-faith belief that such
action is necessary to:
1) Cooperate with the investigations of purported unlawful
activities and conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal
process served on Automonitor,
2) Protect and defend the rights or property of the Automonitor
sites and related properties, or visitors to the Automonitor sites and
3) Identify persons who may be violating the law, the Automonitor
legal notice and Web site User Agreement, the rights of third parties,
or otherwise misusing Automonitor or its related properties,
4) Fulfill a user's order or request.
Automonitor and our partners use reasonable precautions to keep the
information disclosed to us secure. Automonitor reserves the right to
transfer all such information in connection with the sale of all or
part of Automonitor 's capital stock or assets. Furthermore, we are not
responsible for any breach of security or for any actions of any third
parties that receive the information. We are not responsible for such
third party privacy policies or how they treat information about their
See below, What else should I know about my privacy when online?
See What information do you collect when I register for something?
What else should I know about my privacy when online?
Automonitor may contain many hyperlinks to third party Web sites.
Automonitor also contains advertisements of third parties. Automonitor
is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such
third party Web sites or advertisers. Automonitor does not share any of
the individual personal information you provide Automonitor with the
third parties to which Automonitor links, except as stated elsewhere
aggregate data with such third parties (such as how many people use our
site). Please check with those Web sites to determine their privacy
Please keep in mind that whenever you voluntarily disclose personal
information online - for example through e-mail, discussion lists, or
elsewhere - that information can be collected and used by others. In
short, if you post personal information online that is accessible to
the public, you may receive unsolicited messages from other parties in
Ultimately, you are solely responsible for maintaining the secrecy
of your personal information. Please be careful and responsible
whenever you're online.
Your Consent To This Agreement
By using the Automonitor Web site, you consent to the collection
and use of information by Automonitor as specified above. If we decide
so that you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use
it, and under what circumstances we disclose it.