Collection and Use of Information
When you register or request to receive one of our online newsletters, digital editions or a printed magazine, or register for a conference, our forms will ask for certain contact information. In some cases, they may pre-populate with personal information that is stored by us. This information is used solely by France Publications, Inc. From time to time, we may select mailings and e-mail broadcasts to people meeting certain demographic criteria. We may do these mailings and distributions on behalf of other companies, who are carefully screened by France Publications, Inc. You have the option to opt out of any mailings that we may perform. Be assured, France Publications does not sell our circulation data, electronic or print, to any third party.
Some of the banner ads displayed by our sites are provided by outside companies and advertising agencies. These ads may contain cookies (bits of data which store small amounts of data about your visit to our site on your computer). Cookies in these banner ads are associated with advertisers and their respective agencies; France Publications, Inc. has no access to this information. Please be aware that cookies do not contain any identifiable information about a particular computer user. We also may share aggregate statistics about our web sites, such as traffic patterns, site data, sales and demographics, with our customers and potential advertisers. This information is NON PERSONAL and does not reveal any individual information.
When you register for one of our InterFace Conferences, you may have to provide more personal data than you would for a magazine or e-newsletter subscription. No personal data, such as birth date, is ever used for anything other than its intended purpose. This information is collected and stored by us and sometimes by outside service providers, such as our conference registration provider. Those who allow a third-party to register them for a conference should be aware that personal data is collected and stored. Your contact information data is held by France Media, Inc., and can be used by the company to market other products to you from time to time. These products include other conferences, magazine subscriptions, e-newsletters and other services. France Media does not sell your data to any third-party. As well, when you register for a conference, you may have the option to receive a free time-limited subscription to one of our magazines and/or e-newsletter.
Should you provide a credit card number through one of our web sites or third-party event web sites to purchase a subscription, conference admission, ticket, award entry, product or service, it is processed through a secure server held by a third party. France Publications, Inc., has no access to credit card numbers processed online. However, we can process and refund the credit card number you use. We use this method to efficiently process credit card transactions in a secure manner. If you should purchase subscriptions, products and services with us, please note that the charge will appear to “France Publications.” Credit card numbers given to us over the phone or in person are sometimes manually processed.
When you provide us with an e-mail address, you are providing us with personal data and give us permission to contact you using that email address. On print publications, we may use your e-mail address to notify you about your subscription term expiration (i.e., when your renewal is due). That practice saves paper and time, and is allowed under the CAN-SPAM Act. All of our magazine subscriptions include a free subscription to REBusinessOnline Newsletter, or the newsletter of the magazine that you are subscribing to. You have the option to opt-out of these emails by selecting “unsubscribe” at the bottom of the email blast or by visiting www.francemediainc.com/publications and entering your email address. This will direct you to an online form that allows you to update your e-mail subscriptions, including unsubscribing. Opting out of email subscriptions will not affect your print subscription. From time to time, we may also contact you with other subscription, marketing and business opportunities and services that we may provide. From time to time, we may also send you a request to participate in various surveys. You are able to opt out of these offerings through our email providers. Should you opt out, and change your mind, you can also opt back in at a later date, by visiting www.francemediainc.com/publications.
Directory Information Submittals
When you fill out a submittal form for one of our online or print directories (e.g. Lenders Resource Guide or Goldbook publications), we will assume by doing so: (1) you are authorized by your company to disclose all information required on the form; (2) you are filling out the form to the best knowledge of the company; and (3) that the information is accurate and as up-to-date as possible. With some of our directories, all information received by France Publications, Inc., is posted in the online listing and is viewable by any visitor to our web site. The data you provide, which could contain names of personnel, phone numbers and other contact information, will be displayed online. In some cases, this may be personally identifiable information. The information contained in our directory listings is readily obtainable by any site viewer. In the cases of our print directories, this information will be printed and mailed to subscribers.
Use by Children
We encourage children under the age of 18 to ask a parent for permission before using our web sites or any web sites.