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Searches.com strives to offer
its visitors the many advantages of Internet technology and to provide an interactive and personalized experience. We may use Personally Identifiable Information (your name, e-mail address, street address, telephone number) subject to the
term of this privacy
policy . Please
policy applies only to information collected by investorsedge.com online and does not impact information collected or used by Searches.com or its
affiliate through other
How we gather information from users.
How we collect and store information depends on the page you are visiting
the activities in which you elect to participate and the services provided. You can visit many pages on our site without providing any information. Other pages may prompt you to provide information, such as when you
register for access to portions of our site, sign up for membership, request certain features (e.g., newsletters, news updates and other products), sign up for a newspaper subscription or make a
purchase . You may also provide information when you participate in sweepstakes and contests, voting and polling activities, message boards and chat rooms and other interactive areas of our site.
Like most Web sites, Searches.com also collects information automatically and through the use of electronic tools that may be transparent to our visitors. For example, we may log the name of your Internet Service Provider or use "cookie" technology. Among other things, the cookie may store your user name and password, sparing you from having to re-enter that information each time you visit, or may control the number of times you encounter a particular advertisement while visiting our site. As we adopt additional technology, we may also gather information through other
mean . In certain cases, you can choose not to provide us with information, for example by setting your browser to refuse to
accept cookies, but doing so may limit your ability to access certain portions of the site or may require you to re-enter your user name and password
Additionally we may not be able to customize the site's features according to your preferences.
What we do with the information we collect.
We will use your information only as permitted by law. Aggregated Information (information that does not personally identify you) may be used in many ways. As one example, we may combine information about your usage
pattern with similar information obtained from other users to learn which pages are visited most or what features are most attractive. Aggregated Information may occasionally be shared with our advertisers and business partners, but cannot be used to contact you individually.
We also collect information to enhance your visit and deliver more individualized content and advertising. For example, we may use Personally Identifiable Information collected on Searches.com to communicate with you regarding our
Term of Service and privacy
policy , products and services offered by Searches.com
affiliate and partners
administration of sweepstakes and contests, processing e-commerce
transaction and other topics we think you might find of
interest . We reserve the
share this information with other Tribune Company business
affiliate , including for example our affiliated investorsedge
interest (collectively, "Affiliates"). This
policy does not apply to any
Affiliate use of such information.
Personally Identifiable Information collected by Searches.com may also be used for other purposes including but not limited to site administration and troubleshooting. Certain third parties who provide technical
support for the operation of our site (our Web hosting service and our newsletter provider, for example) may access such information.
As we continue to develop our business, we may
buy , merge or partner with other companies or businesses. In such
transaction , user information may be among the transferred
asset . We may also disclose your information in response to a court
order , at other times when we believe we are reasonably required to do so by law, in connection with the
collection of amounts you may
owe to us, and/or whenever we deem it appropriate or necessary to give such information to law enforcement authorities. Please
note we may not provide you with
notice prior to
disclosure in such cases.
Your choice to opt out.
The quality news and information on Searches.com is supported by advertising revenue and a controlled
program of e-mail marketing is an important element of our online publishing business
. Like other Web publishers, we sometimes
permit our advertising and promotional partners to e-mail you about services, features, products, special
offer and unique content we believe might
interest you. If you prefer not to receive e-mail communications sent directly from our advertisers or promotional partners, you will be given an opportunity to
decline before you provide us information we might use for this purpose. If you
decline at the time you provide us such information, we will not
share the Personally Identifiable Information you provide with non-Affiliated advertisers for such purposes, though we may on occasion send you information on their behalf.
, linked sites and advertisements.
its partners, advertisers and third-party
affiliate to respect the privacy of our users. However, third parties, including our partners, advertisers,
affiliate and other content providers accessible through our site, may have their
own privacy and data
collection policies and practices. For example, during your visit to our site you may link to, or view as part of a frame on a Searches.com page, certain content that is actually created or hosted by a
third party . Also, through Searches.com you may be introduced to, or be able to access, information, Web sites, advertisements, features, contests or sweepstakes offered by other parties. Searches.com is not responsible for the
action or policies of such third parties. You should
check the applicable privacy policies of those third parties when providing information on a feature or page operated by a
third party .
action or policies of such third parties.
Please be careful and responsible whenever you are online. Should you choose to voluntarily disclose Personally Identifiable Information on our site, such as in message boards, chat areas or in advertising or
notice you post, that information can be viewed publicly and can be collected and used by third parties without our knowledge and may result in unsolicited messages from other individuals or third parties. Such activities are beyond the control of Searches.com and this
Searches.com does not knowingly collect or solicit Personally Identifiable Information from or about children under 13 except as permitted by law. If we discover we have received any information from a child under 13 in violation of this
policy , we will delete that information immediately. If you believe Searches.com has any information from or about anyone under 13, please contact us at the address
We can be reached by contacting:
Changes to this
Searches.com reserves the
right to change this
policy at any time. Please
check this page periodically for changes. Your continued use of our site following the
posting of changes to these
accept those changes. Information collected prior to the time any change is posted will be used according to the rules and laws that applied at the time the information was collected.
policy and the use of this Site are governed by Illinois law. Any
claim related to the Site or this
policy shall be brought in a federal or state court in Chicago, Illinois, within one year after the
claim arises. You agree no such
claim may be brought as a class
action . Users of Searches.com consent to the
jurisdiction and venue of such court as the most convenient and appropriate for the resolution of disputes concerning this
policy . investorsedge.com is controlled, operated and administered entirely within the United States. If you are located outside the United States, please
note the information you provide to us will be transferred to the United States. You hereby consent to this
In the event case of any conflict between the
term of this
policy and the
term of any electronic or machine readable privacy
term of this written
policy shall control.