Collection of Information
We collect “automatic information” and “personally identifiable information.”
“Automatic information” is information automatically collected by our web server (which may be hosted by a third-party) that your web browser makes available whenever you visit our Site, such as the IP address of your computer, your operating system version and browser type, the duration of your visit to the Site, and other standard tracking data we use to evaluate site traffic and usage patterns.
We may also use web beacons to help deliver cookies, compile analytics and monitor behavior on websites. These may include web beacons from third-party service providers.
At this time, we do not react to automated browser signals regarding tracking mechanisms, such as “do not track” instructions. However, you have a variety of tools to control cookies and similar technologies, including:
Browser controls to block and delete cookies (look under the heading “Tools”, or similar heading in your particular browser for information controlling cookies) or third party software installed on your browser.
We may also include tracking code in marketing e-mail messages or our newsletters in order to determine whether messages have been opened and whether you have clicked on the links in those messages. You may unsubscribe at any time from these email communications by following the instructions in the footer of the email.
We may from time to time use advertising companies to develop banner ads for our Site. These ads may contain cookies that may be sent to your browser through the banner ads. We do not have control over cookies placed by our advertisers, nor do we have access to any information their cookies may collect.
We may also collect personally identifiable information when you perform one or more of the following functions:
- register to attend PMN trade shows, conferences and events;
- subscribe to our publications, including e-newsletters;
- register with our Site;
- communicate with us by e-mail;
- post comments, ratings or messages to any of our chat groups, bulletin boards or forums; and/or complete online forms, surveys or contest
“Personally identifiable information” is information that tells us who you are, such as your name, job title, company, physical mailing address, e-mail address, telephone and fax numbers and, if applicable, financial information such as your credit card information.
You always have the option not to provide the personal information we request. If you choose not to provide the personal information we request, you can still visit our Site, but you may be unable to access or use certain options and/or services.