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AmericanHeritage.com Privacy Policy

AmericanHeritage.com Privacy Policy

AmericanHeritage.com is committed to safeguarding your privacy online. Please read the following statement to understand how your personal information will be treated as you make full use of the AmericanHeritage.com Web site. The AmericanHeritage.com Web site is owned and operated by American Heritage Publishing (“American Heritage”).

If you have any questions regarding our privacy statement, please feel free to contact us through the Contact page.

Summary

Our primary goal in collecting user information is to enhance your experience on our Web site. We use aggregated (gathered up data across all user accounts) information to develop content targeted to users’ interests and to better the Web site user experience. American Heritage is committed to your privacy and will not share any personal information with any third party except as set forth in this policy.

What this Privacy Policy Covers

This privacy policy covers the Web site AmericanHeritage.com. Other sites linked to from this Web site, have their own privacy statements which can be viewed on those sites.

Please be aware that AmericanHeritage.com sponsors, advertisers, co-branded Web site or Web sites that have links on our site may collect personally identifiable information about you on their Web sites. The information practices of those parties are not covered by this privacy statement.

Gathering of Information

Voluntary Submission
American Heritage does not collect personally identifying information about any individual AmericanHeritage.com Web site user.

Cookies
A cookie is a data file that many Web sites write to your computer’s hard drive when you visit such sites. A cookie file can contain information, such as a user identification code, that the site uses to track the pages you have visited. American Heritage uses cookies to track user traffic patterns throughout the AmericanHeritage.com Web site. We use this data on an anonymous basis and we do not correlate this information with personal data of any user. Business partners of AmericanHeritage.com and vendors providing hosting and other services for American Heritage, as well as advertisers who contract directly with a third-party service to serve their advertisements, may set their own cookies which may collect certain types of information.

Most Web site browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually change your browser settings to display a warning before accepting a cookie, or to refuse all cookies.

Browser Level Information
AmericanHeritage.com Web servers automatically collect information about a site user’s IP address, browser type and the URL that you just came from (whether this URL is on the Web site or not) and which URL you next go to (whether this URL is on the Web site or not) by reading this information from the user’s browser (information provided by every user’s browser). This information is collected in a database and used—in an aggregated, anonymous manner—in our internal analysis of traffic patterns within our Web site. This information is automatically logged by most Web sites.

Use of Information
Our primary goal in collecting user information is to enhance your experience on our Web site.

To Target Content
To develop content targeted to your interests, we use aggregated user information to determine which areas of our Web site users prefer based upon traffic to those areas. We do not track what individual users read, but instead how well each page or content area performs overall.

To Provide Interactive Communications From AmericanHeritage.com
To enhance your experience we may provide you with interactive communications, such as our electronic newsletters, to the e-mail address that you provide to us. Such interactive communications are provided only to those users who have expressly provided us with their permission to receive them as part of their user profile.

From time to time we may provide e-mails highlighting new features, promotions or contests on the Web site to those users who have expressly provided us with their permission to send such communications as part of their user profile.

To Provide Communications From Third Parties
We respect the privacy of our users and shall not disclose or distribute our user list to any third party, nor shall we permit anyone else to do so. However, we do make available for rental our list of those registrants who have expressly provided us with their permission to receive third party information and offers as part of their user profile. In those cases, your personal information is not transferred to the third party.

Aggregate, Anonymous Information With Advertisers
AmericanHeritage.com derives the majority of its revenue from advertising and sharing information is essential to keeping our services affordable to users. In order to attract and retain advertisers we use the aggregated, anonymous information that we gather (as well as information from third-party market researchers) to describe our services to partners and to assist our advertisers and sponsors to better understand our audience. We do not disclose personally identifying information about our users to these parties.

As Necessary to Provide Services to You
We occasionally hire other companies to provide limited services on our behalf, such as handling the processing and delivery of newsletter mailings, processing transactions, or performing statistical analysis of our services. We will only provide those companies the personal information they need to deliver the service.

In The Event of Change of Control or Bankruptcy
The ownership of American Heritage and/or AmericanHeritage.com may change at some point in the future. Should that occur, we want this site to be able to maintain a relationship with you. In the event of a sale, merger, public offering, bankruptcy or other change in control of American Heritage Inc. or AmericanHeritage.com your information may be shared with the person or business that owns or controls this site. Opting out of receiving information from third parties will not affect our right to transfer your information to a new owner, but your choices will continue to be respected regarding the use of your information.

As Required By Law
American Heritage may disclose your personal information if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on AmericanHeritage.com or to protect and defend the rights or property of American Heritage.

Security
Your information is stored on AmericanHeritage.com’s servers located in the United States. We use procedural and technical safeguards to protect your personal information against loss or theft as well as unauthorized access and disclosure to protect your privacy, including encryption, “firewalls” and Secure Socket Layers. We treat data as an asset that must be protected against loss and unauthorized access. We employ many different security techniques to protect such data from unauthorized access by users inside and outside the company. However, “perfect security” does not exist on the Internet.

Privacy of Children
Kids under 13: Do not send any information about yourself to us—including information such as your name, address, or e-mail address. We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under 13. In the event that we learn we have collected any personal information from a child under the age of 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information from our database as quickly as possible.

How to Contact Us
If you have any questions regarding our privacy statement, please feel free to contact us through the Contact Us page. We read every message submitted and try to reply promptly to every one.

How Will I Know if the Privacy Policy Is Changed?
This statement may change from time to time, so please check back periodically. [If we are going to be using the information collected from users in a manner materially different from that stated at the time of collection, we will send affected users written notice of the change by e-mail.]

DEFINITIONS:

IP address: Every computer connected to the Internet has a numeric address called an “IP address.” This may or may not correspond uniquely to a particular computer. In some cases, IP addresses can be resolved to domain names, which may indicate a site visitor’s Internet service provider, employer, university, etc. As part of its database analysis AmericanHeritage.com resolves IP addresses to domain names.

Browser type: A user’s browser is a software program running on a computer that allows users to access documents on the World Wide Web. Browsers can be either text or graphic. They read HTML coded pages that reside on a server and interpret the coding into what the user sees as Web pages. Netscape Navigator and Microsoft Internet Explorer are examples of Web browsers. Browser type typically discloses hardware platform, operating system, and browser software and version.

Referrer: The referrer is the URI of the Internet resource or page that causes a browser to request a page or image from AmericanHeritage.com servers.

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