operated by Amos Press, Inc. (“API”) and on behalf of its various
publication and other registered trade names (Hereinafter “Web site”
if singular, or, “Web sites” if more than one API site is referred to).
INFORMATION COLLECTION AND USE.
We gather two types of information: (1) personally identifiable
information that you supply voluntarily when you register for
interactive services, order other products or services, or enter
certain other areas of our Web sites as noted below in this Privacy
Policy and (2) aggregate tracking and site usage information that we
gather automatically as you access our Web sites. Your provision to us
of any information through our Web sites, or through other sites that
link to our Web sites, is deemed your agreement to this Privacy
Policy. It is our policy to use the personally identifiable
information we acquire at our Web sites for internal business uses
only and to provide content, products and services to you that you
value and request. We do not authorize the use of your personal
information by any third party (other than API business services
providers discussed in the next section, or, under exceptional
conditions as described under “Legal Matters” below). We operate and
maintain a variety of online security measures to safeguard and keep
your information private.
Personally Identifiable Information You Provide to Us.
Anyone can access our Web sites, but there are certain areas and
services that require registration or provision of certain personal
information if accessed, such as by way of example: entering premium
content areas, placing advertisements online and making other online
purchases, signing up for e-mail newsletters, promotions, contests,
sweepstakes or special offers, or participating in reader forums,
message boards, chats and reader surveys. If you choose to make a
purchase or use such areas, we will ask for certain personally
identifiable information, which may include name, mailing address,
valid e-mail address and other personal information. Based upon the
personally identifiable information you provide us at registration, we
will send you a welcoming e-mail to verify your username and password.
We will also communicate with you in response to your inquiries,
regarding any information or services you request, and to manage your
"account". We will communicate with you by e-mail or other
method as directed by you. If you decline to supply or maintain with
us certain information while using our Web sites, understand that you
may not be able to use or participate in some or all of the features
offered through the Web sites.
We strive to keep personal information (such as your name or e-mail
address) that you voluntarily provide us private. We do not authorize
your personal information to be shared with third parties without your
consent, aside from third parties that perform essential business
services for us (which may include by way of example: credit card
processing, subscription fulfillment and billing, shipping, e-mail and
list processing). We provide these suppliers only with the information
they need to process the transaction or perform the service. We ask
comparable privacy policies that protect your information.
If you purchase a product or service from us, or through us, we
request certain personally identifiable information from you on our
order form. You must provide contact information (such as name and
shipping address) and payment information (such as credit card number,
expiration date). We use this information to fulfill your orders. If
we have trouble processing an order, we will use the contact
information provided to contact you.
Certain information supplied by you to our Web sites may be
password-protected, and you should take all necessary measures to
protect the secrecy of your password. If you use a computer in a
public place or share a computer with others, remember to log out/sign
out and close your browser window when you finish accessing our Web
site in order to prevent others from accessing your personal
information. You are solely responsible for the control and use of
each password you create.
Personal information which you provide on user forums or bulletin
boards or in other areas that are accessible to other users could also
be collected and disclosed by other users. We cannot and do not take
any responsibility for such collection or disclosure.
From time to time, we may obtain e-mail addresses from third party
commercial sources to be used for promotional purposes. You may opt
out of receiving any messages from us in the future by either clicking
the appropriate box, radio button or link in the e-mail message
Aggregate Information that is Automatically Collected.
We also collect and store information that is generated
automatically as you navigate through our Web sites. For example, to
enhance your experience on our Web sites, we use a standard feature
found in browser software called a "cookie." Cookies are
small files that your web browser places on your hard drive for
record-keeping purposes. By showing how and when visitors use the Web
site, cookies help us track user trends and patterns. They also
prevent you from having to re-enter your preferences on certain areas
of the Web site where you have entered preference information before.
API also may use pixel tags (single-pixel image files also known as
transparent GIFs, clear GIFs or web beacons) to access cookies and to
count users who visit the Web site or open our HTML-formatted e-mail
messages. The information that is collected through the use of these
image files is not personally identifiable and is used only to track
responses to our advertising and promotional efforts. Another example
of information that we automatically collect as you navigate our Web
sites is information in “log files” about your computer's connection
to the Internet such as a user's IP address (the number assigned
automatically to your computer whenever you use the Internet), length
of time spent on the Web sites, and the pages accessed during each
visit to the Web sites. We use this information to analyze trends,
administer the site, track user movement on the Web sites, and gather
broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses are not
linked to personally identifiable information except if necessary to
provide certain premium content or services for which you have
registered. In general, aggregate information allows us to improve the
delivery of our web pages to you and to measure traffic on the Web sites.
In addition, third party advertisers or third party ad servers that
place and present advertising on the Web site also may collect
information from you via cookies, pixel tags or similar technologies.
These third party advertisers and ad servers may use the information
they collect to help present their advertisements, to help measure and
research the advertisements' effectiveness, or for other uses. Please
be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of such
other sites. We encourage users to be aware that when they leave our
Web sites for another site, even if through a link, they should read
the privacy policies of each and every web site that collects
personally identifiable information. The provision of external links
to other Web sites is a common practice on the Internet and it in no
way indicates that we have any responsibility or control over the
linked company, its products, services, or Web site.
Other Aggregate Information
If we gather demographic information from you (for example, your
age, education level or household income), we will not share that
information in a manner that identifies you as an individual with any
other third party. Any information that might be shared with third
parties will be aggregate information only (“aggregate” meaning
demographic information speaking only to the broad characteristics of
a group), unless we are required to release additional information
under conditions described in next section “Legal Matters”.
Notwithstanding any other term or conclusion of any third party
release information concerning any user of our sites or services when
we have grounds to believe that: (i) the user is in violation of our
illegal activity, (ii) to release information in response to court and
governmental orders, other enforceable requests from government
entities, civil subpoenas, discovery requests and otherwise as
required by law; and (iii) we believe in good faith that such release
is required to protect the rights, property, safety or security of
API, any of our users or the public, or (iv) to respond to an emergency.
In the event of a change of control of API (such as through a
merger, sale, assignment or liquidation of the business entity, or any
of its properties, assets or equity) or, in the event of a direct or
indirect sale of any of its publishing properties and/or its Web
sites, personal information of users of the affected Web sites in our
possession will be transferred to the new owner/successor. We are not
obligated to notify Web site users of any such transaction. You may
always change or delete your information or opt out by contacting us
new contact information, you may change or delete your information or
opt out by following any new instructions that are posted.
HOW DO I OPT OUT OR CHANGE MY PERSONAL INFORMATION?
To opt out of further e-mail communications from us, just click on
the opt out controls in the e-mail, or contact us as instructed at the
compliance with your request.
To change your personal information that you have provided us,
CHILDREN'S ON-LINE PRIVACY INFORMATION.
These Web sites are not intended for use by children under the age
of 18. We do not knowingly collect information from children and
minors. We encourage parents and legal guardians to monitor their
instructing their children to never provide information on our Web
sites without their permission.
Involvement of parents: In accordance with the provisions of the
Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, in the event that we do
collect any personal information or data from children as a byproduct
of Web site operation, it should be noted here that we publish content
relating to collectibles and other areas of interest that may
naturally appeal to a given child. However, if information is
subsequently found to belong to a child under the age of 13, we will
notify parents first, and will seek parental or guardian determination
as to the use or deletion of such personal information. A parent also
has the option to contact us and have deleted any of their child's
personal information that they find is in our possession. This can be
OUR COMMITMENT TO DATA SECURITY.
We have put in place security hardware, software and software update
and network scanning procedures designed to safeguard and secure the
information under our control and follow generally accepted industry
standards. Our Internet architecture is certified as Payment Card
Industry Data Security Standard Compliant (PCI DSS)—a certification
which requires scanning for network vulnerabilities and up-to-date
detection of infected files or unwanted access.
We use encryption and authentication to maintain the confidentiality
of your personal information. If stored, we house personal information
on systems behind firewalls that are only accessible to limited
personnel. Any employee with access to personally-identifying
information is required to protect this information in a manner that
for any purpose other than to carry out the services they are
performing for API. These individuals may be subject to discipline,
including termination and criminal prosecution, if they fail to meet
these obligations. We also take appropriate measures to encrypt the
transmission of personal information from your computer to API
computers. When you furnish sensitive personal information to us, such
as credit card information, on our secure pages, all information is
transmitted via 128-bit Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology. SSL
encodes the information transferred between you and API servers and is
the industry standard for rendering online information unreadable to
anyone trying to intercept it.
Although we will exercise high levels of care in providing secure
transmission of information between your computer and our servers and
in storing that information on our systems, no method of transmission
over the Internet, or of electronic storage, is 100% secure. As such,
we cannot ensure or otherwise guarantee the security of information
transmitted to us over the Internet.
sites, but we have no other obligation to notify you of such changes.
below, so you know when it was last updated. Any changes will affect
all of the information we have previously collected from you, as well
as the information we collect after such changes, and may include
without limitation additional uses or disclosures of your information.
If any of the changes represent a material change that expands our use
of personal information, the changes will be posted in advance of
taking effect. We may post a prompt on the home page of our site for
If you object to the changes, please contact us as provided below and
we will remove your information that we previously collected. However,
your subsequent provision of information to us through any of our Web
sites is deemed your agreement to use of that information in
make changes to your personal information or remove yourself from our
database, please contact us in one of the following ways:
E-mail us at: Webmaster@amospress.com and insert only the words “Re:
Write to us at:
Webmaster Amos Press, Inc. 911 S. Vandemark Road
Sidney, OH 45365-4129