ON Digital Publishing (“ON Digital Publishing“) operates OnColumbus.com and may operate other websites. It is ON Digital Publishing’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.
Like most website operators, ON Digital Publishing collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. ON Digital Publishing’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how ON Digital Publishing’s visitors use its website. From time to time, ON Digital Publishing may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
ON Digital Publishing also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on ON Digital Publishing’s blogs and sites. ON Digital Publishing only discloses logged in user and commenters IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that commenters IP addresses and email addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog/site where the comment was left.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to ON Digital Publishing’s websites choose to interact with ON Digital Publishing in ways that require ON Digital Publishing to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that ON Digital Publishing gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who use our contact forms to provide a name, email address and other relevant contact information. Those who engage in transactions with ON Digital Publishing are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, ON Digital Publishing collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with ON Digital Publishing. ON Digital Publishing does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.
ON Digital Publishing may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. ON Digital Publishing may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, ON Digital Publishing does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
ON Digital Publishing discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on ON Digital Publishing’s behalf or to provide services available at ON Digital Publishing’s websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using ON Digital Publishing’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. ON Digital Publishing will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, ON Digital Publishing discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when ON Digital Publishing believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of ON Digital Publishing, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an ON Digital Publishing website and have supplied your email address, ON Digital Publishing may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with ON Digital Publishing and our products. If you send us a request (for example via email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. ON Digital Publishing takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
If ON Digital Publishing, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that the company goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of ON Digital Publishing may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.