Welch Media considers your privacy important. We are committed to protecting the privacy of our user information. This policy describes the ways that personally identifiable and anonymous information about our publication subscribers, online media product users, and event registrants is collected, how that information might be shared, and how someone can request changes to the way their personal information is used or shared. This privacy statement applies to websites operated by or on behalf of Welch Media and its subsidiaries, affiliates, divisions and related companies (“WelchMedia”). [b]Information You Volunteer[/b] Personally identifiable information is information that can identify you, such as your full name, email address, postal address, telephone number, and fax number. We collect personally identifiable information that you choose to provide to us when you subscribe to our magazines (either directly or through another company such as a subscription agency); sign up for email newsletters; enter a contest; participate in surveys; register for a web site, webcast, or tradeshow; or otherwise communicate with us. We also may receive information about you from other sources and add it to the information you have provided to us. Welch Media is not responsible for the information you volunteer about yourself in discussions in our forums or in publicly accessible interactions, or the information that you choose to make public in your member profile. To view or change your member profile, please return to the Welch Media business site where you registered. We use cookies and other Internet technologies to enrich your online experience by managing our website and email programs. Our cookies do not contain any information, in itself, that is personally identifiable. [b]Cookies[/b] If your browser is set to allow cookies, we may store small amounts of information on your computer. We use cookies to identify members so that they don't have to re-enter their usernames and passwords. By allowing us to understand how you use our site over time, cookies can help us provide you with a better, more relevant online experience. The cookies we store on your computer are not accessible on any other companies' websites. Some ads on our site are provided by outside companies. If these ads contain cookies, they can be accessed only by those advertisers; we do not have access to them. Most browsers allow you to modify your security to accept or reject cookies. You need not have cookies turned on to visit our sites, but without them, your access to some areas may be limited and custom navigation may not be available to you. [b]How We Use Your Contact Information[/b] We may use your contact information for any of the following reasons: * To send you notices for subscription related offers and renewals * To provide you with related information about products or services you've signed up for or ordered, including workshops, web events and tradeshows. We may also use your contact information to ask for your input to help in our research about our services, events, or products or to provide you with additional information about this site and about other Welch Media products, services, or events that we think might be of interest to you. All promotional and research email messages you receive from us will include an option to opt out of future email communications from that particular Welch Media business. We may also send you e-newsletters with targeted, relevant content. Each e-newsletter will provide you with an opportunity to opt out of that particular e-newsletter. In some cases, we may send you relevant, carefully-screened offers from reputable third party businesses or organizations. Many of our customers appreciate receiving these offers because they relate to their business or occupation. However, you will always be able to opt out of receiving future third party offers. [b]Information Transfer[/b] Welch Media is based in the United States of America. Any information you provide may be stored and maintained in a secure database in the United States or transferred to a secure database outside the United States. In the case of a change of ownership or a merger involving Welch Media or any business that is part of Welch Media, your contact information associated with that business would be one of those transferred assets. [b]How We Keep Your Information Secure[/b] We use reasonable precautions, including appropriate firewalls, technical, administrative, and physical procedures, to protect personal information from loss, misuse, or alteration. When we contract with other companies to provide us with services, we only share personal information with those that we believe share our commitment to privacy and information security. However, we are not responsible for any breach of security or for the actions of these parties. Due to the design of the Internet and other factors outside our control, we cannot guarantee that communications between you and our servers will be free from unauthorized access by third parties. [b]Children's Privacy[/b] Welch Media web sites are not intended for use by children, especially those under the age of 13. No one under the age of 13 should provide any personal information or participate in any forums, chats, or online discussions. Minors under the age of 18 are prohibited from making purchases, including subscriptions, on our sites. Please discourage your children from providing any personal information about themselves to anyone in any public discussion areas. [b]Terms of Use[/b] By using any of our websites, you consent to our use of your contact information as it is outlined in this privacy statement. Welch Media reserves the right to access and disclose personally identifiable information to comply with applicable laws, lawful government requests and court orders, or to investigate alleged fraud or violations of the Terms of Use of Welch Media’s websites. If we decide to change our privacy statement, we will post the changes on this page. Users are encouraged to review this page for any changes. Your continued use of this site constitutes your acceptance of this entire privacy statement. [b]How to Reach Us[/b] If you wish to update your print magazine subscription contact information, please go to the magazine's home page. If you wish to opt out of receiving email, faxes, or phone calls from any Welchd Media business, please send an email to Welch.K @ the web site address hdproguide.com If you wish to contact Welch Media’s Corporate Privacy Manager, please send your specific questions to: Welch.K @ the web site address hdproguide.com January 4, 2012