The Boca Raton Observer magazine’s privacy notice has been created to protect your privacy. Your privacy is very important to us. To better protect your privacy, we provide this notice explaining our information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used.

Information We Collect

The Boca Raton Observer Web site allows you to order products, enter contests, vote in polls or otherwise express an opinion, subscribe to one of our services, or participate in one of our online forums or communities. Sometimes we need your personally identifiable information to provide you with the products and services that you request. The types of personally identifiable information that may be collected at these pages and elsewhere include, but are not limited to: name, address, e-mail address, telephone number, credit card information and information about your interests in and use of various products, programs and services.

You can also submit information about other people. For example, you might submit a person's name and e-mail address to send a digital magazine subscription. The types of personally identifiable information that may be collected about other people at these pages include: recipient's name, address, e-mail address and telephone number.

For certain promotions, only persons who provide us with the requested personally identifiable information will be able to order products, programs and services or otherwise participate in the promotion's activities and offerings.

We also may collect certain non-personally identifiable information when you visit many of our web pages such as the type of browser you are using, the type of operating system you are using and the domain name of your Internet service provider.

Use of the Information

We may use the information you provide about yourself to fulfill your requests for our products, to respond to your inquiries about offerings and to offer you other products, programs or services that we believe may be of interest to you. We use the information that you provide about others to enable us to send them your gifts or cards. From time to time, we also may use this information to offer our products, programs, or services to them. We sometimes use the non-personally identifiable information that we collect to improve the design and content of our publication and Web site and to enable us to personalize your Internet experience. We also may use this information in the aggregate to analyze site usage, as well as to offer you products, programs or services.

We will disclose information we maintain when required to do so by law, for example, in response to a court order or a subpoena. We also may disclose such information in response to a law enforcement agency's request.

Agents and contractors of A&A Publishing Inc. who have access to personally identifiable information are required to protect this information in a manner that is consistent with this Privacy Policy by, for example, not using the information for any purpose other than to carry out the services they are performing for A&A Publishing Inc.

Although we take appropriate measures to safeguard against unauthorized disclosures of information, we cannot assure you that the personally identifiable information that we collect will never be disclosed in a manner that is inconsistent with this Privacy Notice. Inadvertent disclosures may result, for example, when third parties misrepresent their identities in asking the site for access to personally identifiable information about themselves for purposes of correcting possible factual errors in the data.

Privacy Options

A&A Publishing Corp. will not use or transfer personally identifiable information provided to us in ways unrelated to the ones described above without also providing you with an opportunity to opt out of these unrelated uses.

Collection of Information by Third-Party Sites and Sponsors

Our site contains links to other sites whose information practices may be different than ours. You should consult the other sites' privacy notices, as we have no control over information that is submitted to, or collected by, these third parties.

The Boca Raton Observer magazine site may offer contests, sweepstakes, promotions, editorial features or other activities or offerings that are sponsored or co-sponsored by or presented with identified third parties. By virtue of your participation in such activities or offerings, the personally identifiable information that you voluntarily submit may be provided to both The Boca Raton Observer magazine site and the third parties. A&A Publishing Inc. has no control over the third parties' use of this information.

Cookies

To enhance your online experience we use "cookies." Cookies are text files we place in your computer's browser to store your preferences. Cookies, by themselves, do not tell us your e-mail address or other personally identifiable information unless you choose to provide this information. However, once you choose to furnish the site with personally identifiable information, this information may be linked to the data stored in the cookie.

We use cookies to understand Internet usage and to improve our content, offerings and advertisements. For example, we may use cookies to personalize your experience at our web pages (e.g., to recognize you by name when you return to our site) and save your password in password-protected areas. We also may use cookies to offer you products, programs or services.

We may also use small pieces of code called "web beacons" or "clear gifs" to collect anonymous and aggregate advertising metrics, such as counting page views, promotion views or advertising responses. These "web beacons" may be used to deliver cookies that conform to our cookie policy.

Our Commitment to Security

We have implemented appropriate physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and help prevent unauthorized access, maintain data security and correctly use the information we collect.

Customer Responsibilities

You are responsible for the security of your login and passwords. Make sure you keep them in a safe place and do not share them with others. Always remember to log out after your session ends to ensure that other individuals cannot access your account information.

Changes to this Policy

A&A Publishing Inc. may change this policy. The revised Policy will be posted to this page so that you are aware of the information we collect, how we use it and under what circumstances we may disclose it.