Personal and Adjacent Information
Our website distinguishes between two types of personal information coming from our readers, namely, the information that they personally provide and the data that we automatically collect during readers’ stay on our website. The category of personal information that visitors provide us with contains contact information, such as, names, addresses, emails, telephone numbers and other similar details that readers supply when they subscribe to one of our services or when they create an account. Non-personal information, or the information that we automatically collect from our readers when they enter the website, refers to data that is adjacent to a visitor’s online persona. This category includes IP addresses, domain names of Internet providers, and web browsing preferences. Our algorithms allow us to gather information in relation to readers’ favorite search terms, favorite websites, the time they regularly spend on website pages, etc.
Our readers’ privacy is of great value to us, which is why no personal information will be disclosed without the prior approval of the respective person. This data is mainly used by our website administrators to verify your online identity, to contact you for various reasons and to improve the services we provide to you. We care about our readers’ preferences; therefore, we request this information in order to know them and to find their expectations. When certain situations may require it, this data may be shared with third parties providing customer support and promotional services. Visitors, who do not agree to share their contact details with third party websites may choose to de-register themselves from such services or to specify on our website that they do not wish to share their personal data with affiliated companies. Personal data may also be provided to our vendors, whom we usually hire to carry out services on our behalf. These services might refer to marketing promotions, data analysis, customer support services, etc.
Our website gathers adjacent information about our visitors in order to better understand the online behavior and the preferences of our users. This data may be used by our company or by affiliated companies to analyze website traffic, online trends and to design promotional campaigns for the improvement of our online services. We currently rely on cookies, email communications, and IP addresses to gather the non-personal data that we are interested in, with the sole mention that we may include other sources of information in the future, as well.
Personal Data Reviews
At any time, readers can access their personal accounts to update and review the information they have provided. Should the service be unavailable for any unforeseen reasons, visitors may use our Contact Us page to inform us or to express their grievances and complaints.
Personal Data Protection
We have implemented the most advanced security and technical tools to ensure our readers’ privacy as they read through our pages. We guarantee visitors and subscribers that we do everything in our power to keep their account information protected against unauthorized access, alterations, and destruction. Readers, on the other hand, must understand that no security measure is completely free of flaws and undesired situations may sometimes occur. Subscribers are not advised to share bank account information on our website or to send it to us by email.
Non – U.S. Visitors
The content of our website has been designed for users who are 13 years old or older. Access on our website is strictly forbidden to users, who have not accomplished 13 years old. The content of the website has not been age-graded as in the case of other online service providers. Our website does not collect personal information from children who are younger than 13 years old; therefore tutors, parents and other guardians will be immediately notified in case a child tries to provide us personal information. On the other hand, adults are kindly asked to submit us an online request if they have knowledge that a 13-year old user has sent us personal details. America Herald will immediately delete the personal data of these users as soon as they receive adults’ notifications.
Last update: 07.15.2015