Chicagoer, understands that the Internet presents an opportunity for us to reach you, the public, in new and exciting ways with information about our programming, interactive content, news, and other forms of interaction. Visitors to our site can be confident that we are very respectful of their privacy concerns. Specifically, we recognize the importance of protecting the privacy of personally identifiable information collected about our visitors. As a general policy, no personally identifiable information, such as name, address or e-mail address, is automatically collected from visitors to our site.
We encourage parents to supervise their children's activities online and to participate with their children whenever possible and to consider installing parental control tools available from online services and software manufacturers that help ensure children's safety online. These tools can prevent children from disclosing personally identifiable information, such as their name, address or e-mail address without parental permission. We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13. You must be 18 years or older to post any content on the site.
We will notify you when we are collecting personally identifiable information about you, as well as the use or uses we intend to make with such information. For example, we may need to collect information to respond to your requests for search results, creating accounts, requesting information, or to allow you to send or post content.
We may collect and disclose certain non-personal information from your IP address. This information is used only to provide an enhanced on-line experience for our visitors by optimizing our content for your computer (i.e., the identity of your Internet browser, the type of operating system you use, and the domain name of your Internet service provider). We may also use this non-personal information to determine the total number of visitors to our site.
When you view our site, we may store some information on your computer. This information will be in the form of a 'Cookie' or similar file and will help us in many ways. For example, Cookies allow us to tailor a site to better match your interests and preferences. With most Internet Browsers, you can erase Cookies from your computer hard drive, block all Cookies, or receive a warning before a Cookie is stored. Please refer to your Browser instructions or help screen to learn more about these functions.
INFORMATION COLLECTED IN DELIVERY OF ADVERTISEMENTS
In the course of delivering advertisements, neither we nor our advertising affiliates collect any personally-identifiable information, such as your name, address, phone number or e-mail address. Our advertising affiliates do, however, collect non-personally identifiable information, such as the server your computer is logged onto, your browser type (for example, Netscape or Internet Explorer), and whether you responded to the advertisement delivered.
PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION
Personally identifiable information is collected only when knowingly and voluntarily submitted by those visitors. We use such information only for the purpose for which it was submitted, unless we disclose other uses at the time of collection. We do not sell personal information to third parties. We may share personally identifiable information with other parts of our company, but this will never be used on an individual basis outside of the company. We maintain appropriate safeguards to ensure the security, integrity, and privacy of personally identifiable information in its possession. We may use such personally identifiable information in the aggregate (non-identifiable) form to make our site better and more responsive to the needs of our visitors. This statistical compilation of non-identifiable information may also be used by or provided to others for marketing, advertising, or research purposes.
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Should any visitor to our site provide information, questions, comments, suggestions, ideas or any material through the feedback mechanisms located on the site, we shall have no obligation of any kind with respect to such information and shall be free to reproduce, use, disclose and distribute the information to others without limitation. The information expressed in any message boards or chat rooms, or other forums conducted on the site, if any, are not necessarily those of the site or its affiliated or related entities or content providers and the site makes no representations or warranties regarding that information or those opinions.
THIRD PARTY ADVERTISING
We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our site. These companies may use information (not including your name, address e-mail address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, click here.
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