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Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy describes how we collect, use, and protect the personal information you provide when you use the services provided by Charles River Media Group through its websites, including the site, and through its mobile and other applications (collectively, the “Service”).

Information collection and use

“Personal Information” means information or data that can be used to contact or identify you, such as your name, address, phone number, fax number or email address. We collect information voluntarily when you take action to enter it into forms on the Service, when you provide it through email or other electronic communication methods, when you upload it to the Service, or through surveys and questionnaires. We also collect information when you navigate to and through the Service. We use, and as described in this Privacy Policy disclose, your Personal Information only as follows:

  • To analyze usage and improve the Service;
  • To deliver to you any administrative notices, alerts and communications regarding the Service;
  • To fulfill your requests for certain products and services;
  • To analyze usage and improve the Service;
  • For market research, project planning, troubleshooting problems, detecting and protecting against error, fraud or other criminal activity;
  • To third-party contractors that provide services for us and who are bound by these same privacy restrictions;
  • To enforce the Terms of Service;
  • And as otherwise set forth in this Privacy Policy.

From time to time we may request other Personal Information to provide you with other benefits of the Service. In all such instances, you will be given the opportunity to provide or to decline to provide that information, and it will be used for the stated purpose and/or in accordance with our then-current Privacy Policy. If you decline to provide required information, you will be unable to use the Service or those features requiring additional information.

When you visit the Charles River Media Group Site, we may collect technical and navigational information, such as computer browser type, Internet protocol address, pages visited, and average time spent on the Charles River Media Group Site. This information is collected whether or not you register and is not personally identifiable. Like many online services, we also use “cookies” to collect information. “Cookies” are alphanumeric identifiers in the form of data files that are inserted and stored by your Web browser on your computer’s hard drive. We may set and access cookies on your computer to monitor usage history and to store your preferences and login information. Most Internet browsers will allow you to stop cookies from being stored on your computer and to delete cookies stored on your computer,. However, if you choose to eliminate cookies, the functionality of the Service may be significantly impaired and it will not operate properly. We, or third-party service providers acting on our behalf, may use Web beacons to collect certain usage information. Web beacons are images embedded in a web page or email for the purpose of measuring and analyzing site usage and activity.

We use the information we collect to provide, enhance, and improve the Service and the Charles River Media Group Site, to improve our design and functionality of the Service, to monitor and analyze the use of the Service, for the technical administration of the Service, to increase the functionality and user-friendliness of the Service, to better tailor the Service to your needs, to generate and derive useful data and information concerning the interests, characteristics and usage behavior of our users, to provide you with offers for products and services that are relevant to you, and to verify that our users meet the criteria required to access the Service.

We may disclose non-personally identifiable information to:

  • Technical service partners who help to analyze use and performance of the Service.

We may disclose personal information to:

  • Service partners who provide services such as web chat or email which you initiate through the Service;
  • To designated authorities or to legal, accounting, and other professional service providers to investigate wrongdoing.

We use third party vendors or service providers to help us provide the Service to you, such as sending e-mail messages on our behalf or hosting, payment processing and operating a particular feature or functionality of the Service. Our contracts with these third parties outline the appropriate use and handling of your information and prohibit them from using any of your Personal Information for purposes unrelated to the product or service they’re providing. We require such third parties to maintain the confidentiality of the information we provide to them.

Disclosure of information in certain circumstances

We reserve the right to share or disclose your Personal Information when we reasonably determine, in our sole discretion, that the disclosure of such information is necessary or appropriate:

  • To enforce our rights against you or in connection with a breach by you of this Privacy Policy or the Terms of Service;
  • To prevent any activity we consider to be prohibited or illegal or damaging to our Service or other users;
  • When required by any applicable law, rule regulation, subpoena, or other legal process.

In addition, your Personal Information may be transferred to a third party as a result of an asset sale, acquisition, merger, reorganization or other change of control or if we sell, merge or transfer any part of our business, part of the sale may include your Personal Information.


We take precautions — including technical, administrative, and physical measures — to safeguard your information. We also enforce physical access controls to our buildings and files.


The Service may contain links to other websites. As such, we do not endorse and are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of these third party websites. We exercise no control over how your information is stored, maintained or displayed by third parties or on third-party sites.

International users

Your Information may be transferred to — and maintained on — computers located outside of your state, province, country, or other governmental jurisdiction where the privacy laws may not be as protective as those in your jurisdiction. If you are located outside the United States and choose to provide information to us, Charles River Media Group transfers Personal Information to the United States and processes it there. Your consent to this Privacy Policy followed by your submission of such information represents your agreement to that transfer.

Our policy towards children

The Service is not directed to children. We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children. If you, as a parent or guardian, become aware that your child has provided us with Personal Information without your consent, please contact us. If we become aware that a user is under the age of 13 and has provided us with Personal Information without verifiable parental consent, we will delete such information from our files.

IP addresses

Our servers record the incoming IP addresses of visitors to our Service (whether or not the visitor has registered) and stores the IP addresses in log files. We may use these log files for purposes such as system administration and maintenance, record keeping, tracking referring web sites, inferring your location, and security purposes (e.g. controlling abuse, spam and DDOS attacks). We also store IP addresses along with certain actions you take on our system. By agreeing to this Privacy Policy, you expressly consent to use of your IP address for these purposes. If you wish to opt out from the foregoing consent to use your IP address, you must cancel your account (if you have one) and cease use of the Service.


We reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to modify, discontinue, or terminate the Service or to modify this Privacy Policy at any time. If we modify this Privacy Policy, we will notify you of such changes by posting them on the Service or providing you with notice of the modification. We will try, when possible, to provide at least 30 days’ notice prior to any changes taking effect. We will indicate when such terms are effective below. By continuing to access or use the Service after we have posted a modification or have provided you with notice of a modification, you are indicating that you agree to be bound by the modified Privacy Policy. If the modified Privacy Policy is not acceptable to you, your only recourse is to cease using the Service.