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Welcome to Individual.com! This Privacy Policy was last updated on October 1, 2013. Individual.com is committed to safeguarding your privacy online. Please read the following policy to understand how your personal information will be treated as you make use of our current offerings. This policy may change from time to time so please check back periodically. Individual.com, Inc. has created this Privacy Policy in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to privacy. The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for Individual.com, and the information services therein.

This Policy will let you know:

What do we track?
What we do with the information we gather?
Our opt-out policy
Changing or modifying your Personal Info
What security precautions are in place to protect the loss, misuse, or alteration of my information?
Who is in charge of your third party banner advertising?
Contact information


What do we track?
Our site's registration form requires you to give us contact information (like your first name, last name, and email address), demographic information (like your zip code), and your professional interest information (like industry and profession). Individual.com retains this information for our use only. We use customer contact information and professional interest information from the registration form to send the NewsPage Email containing headline news and/or stories based on a your personal profile. We also use this contact information to send email announcements about our company and products, to contact you if there are any changes to the site that will affect your user experience, and to send out surveys for our own information. On occasion, we also use this information on behalf of our advertisers or partners. You may opt-out of receiving future mailings; see our Opt-out Policy below.

Demographic and profile data is also collected at our site. We use this data to tailor the visitor's experience at our site, showing you content that we think you might be interested in, and displaying the content according to your preferences. This information is shared with advertisers on an aggregate basis, but never individually.

Our site uses cookies to keep track of your Individual.com NewsPage, and to make sure you don't see the same ad repeatedly. We use cookies to deliver content specific to your interests and to save your password so you don't have to re-enter it each time you visit our site. Other companies which place advertising on our site also have the ability to assign a different cookie to you in a process that Individual.com does not control. While both of these activities depend on the use of a cookie, visitors to Individual.com always have the option of disabling cookies via their browser preferences.

Individual.com also collects IP addresses for system administration and to report aggregate information to our advertisers.


What we do with the information we gather
We are continually striving to make Individual.com a better news and information site for you. In order to do that, we continually monitor and analyze the aggregate information we collect on our users.

We analyze traffic patterns throughout Individual.com to highlight popular areas, and improve those sections which are not meeting the needs of our users.

We share aggregate -- not individual -- information with our advertisers concerning our users and their interests. An example of this type of information might be "20% of the people who clicked on Advertisement X have a telecommunications-related topic in their individual news profile."

We use customer contact information and professional interest information from the registration form to send the NewsPage Email containing headline news and/or stories based on a your personal profile. We also use this contact information to send email announcements about our company and products, to contact you if there are any changes to the site that will affect your user experience, and to send out surveys for our own information. On occasion, we also use this information on behalf of our advertisers or partners. You may opt-out of receiving future mailings; see our Opt-out Policy below.


Our opt-out policy
Individual.com provides you the opportunity to opt-out of receiving communications from us in two ways. Both opt-out options can be found in the Personal Info and Preference sections of the My Settings option located on your NewsPage.

  • The first opt-out option is for the NewsPage Email which is sent to you daily via email. While it is a core feature of our service, Individual.com can be used without receiving the email and a number of individuals do so. They do this by accessing the NewsPage Internet Version exclusively. Thus, we provide users the option to opt-out of receiving this daily email, should they so desire.
  • The second option relates to third party mailings. We allow certain email offers to be made to those individuals who wish to receive them. This allows us, in part, to fund the service we offer as does the banner advertising we display. Should you not desire to receive these third party mailings, you may simply opt-out of receiving them. You can also opt-out of receiving third party mailings by clicking the opt-out option at the bottom of any third party mailing we send out.


Changing or modifying your Personal Info
You may update or modify your personal information at any time by clicking on the My Settings tab in your NewsPage.


What security precautions are in place to protect the loss, misuse, or alteration of my information?
Individual.com operates secure data networks protected by industry standard firewall and password protection systems. Our security and privacy policies are periodically reviewed and enhanced as necessary and only authorized individuals have access to the information provided by our customers.


Who is in charge of your third party banner advertising?
The ads appearing on Individual.com are delivered to users by Google AdSense and AdWords. Information about users' visit to this site, such as number of times they have viewed an ad (but not user name, address, or other personal information), may be used to serve ads to users on this site. For more information about Google, please see Google’s Privacy Policy


Contact information
If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this Website, please contact us using the contact information found in the Contact Us section.

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