What information does Orange Book collect?
Orange Book collects personal information that you knowingly provide to us. For example, Orange Book may ask you to provide your contact information (such as name, address, email address, telephone number and account password) if you inquire about advertising with us, register to post ratings, articles, events, classifieds and reviews, or otherwise contact us through the Sites.
In addition, as you use the Sites, our web servers automatically retrieve certain information about your browsing activity such as IP address, domain name, browser agent and user access information such as number and duration of Site visits and pages visited.
How does Orange Book use the information collected?
When you provide personal information for a specific purpose (for example, registering to use a feature on the Sites), we generally use it for that purpose.
We may use personal information you provide to: communicate with you and to otherwise serve you. For example, we may use your name, address and email address to send you emails to (a) contact you regarding advertising services you have requested, (b) provide information about Orange Book including marketing information about products and services and newsletters, (c) conduct online surveys, (d) contact you in connection with user reviews, (e) publish your name, address, and phone number in our directories (unless you have asked us not to publish this information), and (f) otherwise communicate with you.
We may retain and use emails or other communications you send to any of Orange Book’s Sites in order to process your inquiries, respond to your requests and improve our services.
In addition, Orange Book may use personal information you provide in combination with the information Orange Book automatically collects through the Sites to protect our property or other rights (for example, to enforce any policies or contractual provisions regarding copyright, use of the “ratings and reviews” feature or the “save and send” feature of the Sites).
Orange Book will not share your personal information with others except as indicated below. We may share personal information with others in the following limited circumstances:
- With other businesses with which we partner or which we carefully select to offer you products, services, and promotions through our Sites.
- With other third parties in limited circumstances, such as complying with legal requirements, preventing fraud, and protecting the safety of our users.
We may share aggregated, non-personal information about our Sites’ usage to improve on the quality of services we offer. We may also provide such aggregated data to our customers, business partners, or third-party vendors, in which case specific users will be anonymous. In addition, we may share your ratings and reviews with other businesses with which we partner.
What about cookies?
Updating Personal Information; Opting Out
You may request not to receive (i.e., “opt-out” of receiving) promotional email messages from us by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org . Please note that we reserve the right to send certain types of email messages that are not subject to opt-out to users who have opted out of receiving email messages.
Links to Third Party Sites
Links to external websites owned and operated by third parties (“Third Party Sites”) may be presented in a format that enables Orange Book to keep track of whether these links have been followed. This information is used in aggregated form to improve our services our users and advertisers.
We implement a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information to protect against unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, disclosure or destruction of data. We restrict access to personal information to Orange Book employees, contractors and agents who need to know that information in order to operate, develop or improve our services. These individuals are bound by confidentiality obligations and may be subject to discipline, up to and including termination and criminal prosecution, if they fail to meet these obligations.
Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance
Orange Book Sites are not designed to attract children under the age of 13, and we do not knowingly collect personal information from anyone under the age of 13.