PITTSBURGHBUZZ Privacy Statement (BETA)
(last updated: November 2003)
PITTSBURGHBUZZ is committed to protecting
your privacy. This PITTSBURGHBUZZ Privacy Statement applies
to the PITTSBURGHBUZZ web site and email
magazine and governs data collection and usage at all PITTSBURGHBUZZ
sites and services; it does not apply to other online or offline
sites, products or services.
PITTSBURGHBUZZ is a entertainment
related web site, intended for users 18 and older. Personal information
of all users is
and disclosed as described in this Privacy Statement
your Personal Information
At some sites, PITTSBURGHBUZZ collects personal information, such
as your e-mail address or mobile telephone number. PITTSBURGHBUZZ
also collect demographic information, such as your ZIP code, age,
gender, preferences, interests and favorites. Information collected
may be combined with information obtained from other PITTSBURGHBUZZ
services and other companies.
PITTSBURGHBUZZ also collects certain
information about your computer hardware and software. This information
may include: your IP address,
browser type, domain names, access times and referring Web site
addresses. This information is used by PITTSBURGHBUZZ for the
operation of the
service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general
statistics regarding use of PITTSBURGHBUZZ.
track of the pages our customers visit within PITTSBURGHBUZZ, in
order to determine what PITTSBURGHBUZZ sites
and services are the most popular. This data is also used by
PITTSBURGHBUZZ to deliver customized content and advertising
to customers whose
indicates that they are interested in a particular subject
encourages you to review the privacy statements of Web sites
you choose to link to from PITTSBURGHBUZZ so that
you can understand
how those Web sites collect, use and share your information.
PITTSBURGHBUZZ is not responsible for the privacy statements
or other content
on Web sites outside of the PITTSBURGHBUZZ service.
Use of your
PITTSBURGHBUZZ and its operational service partners collect and
use your personal information to operate PITTSBURGHBUZZ and deliver
services you have requested. PITTSBURGHBUZZ does not use or disclose
sensitive personal information without your explicit consent.
may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your
opinion of current services or of potential new services
that may be offered.
PITTSBURGHBUZZ does not sell, rent or lease
its customer lists to third parties. PITTSBURGHBUZZ may, from time
to time, contact
you on behalf
of external business partners about a particular offering
that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your personal information
name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the
In the future, we may occasionally hire other
companies to provide limited services on our behalf, such as handling
and delivery of mailings, providing customer support, processing
or performing statistical analysis of our services. We
will only provide those companies the personal information they
deliver the service.
They are required to maintain the confidentiality of your
information and are prohibited from using that information
for any other
PITTSBURGHBUZZ may access and/or disclose your
personal information if required to do so by law or in the good
faith belief that
such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts
of the law or
legal process served on PITTSBURGHBUZZ or the site; (b)
protect and defend the rights or property of PITTSBURGHBUZZ,
and email magazine; or (c) act under exigent circumstances
to protect the personal safety of users of PITTSBURGHBUZZ
services or members
of the public.
Personal information collected on this
site may be stored and processed in the United States or any other
or its affiliates, subsidiaries or agents maintain
facilities, and by
using this site, you consent to any such transfer of
information outside of your country. PITTSBURGHBUZZ
abides by the safe
as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding
the collection, use, and retention of data from the
Control your Personal
You may stop the delivery of future promotional e-mail from PITTSBURGHBUZZ
by following the specific instructions in the e-mail you receive.
The instructions explain how to automatically stop receiving the
magazine. Your request will be processed within 24 hours. Please
contact us with any questions..
PITTSBURGHBUZZ uses "cookies" to help you
personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that
is placed on your
hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs
deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned
to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that
the cookie to you.
One of the primary purposes of cookies is to
provide a convenience feature to save you time. For example,
if you personalize PITTSBURGHBUZZ's
pages, or register with PITTSBURGHBUZZ sites or services, a cookie
helps PITTSBURGHBUZZ to recall your specific information on subsequent
visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal
information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and
so on. When you
return to PITTSBURGHBUZZ, the information you previously provided
can be retrieved, so you can easily use the PITTSBURGHBUZZ features
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies.
Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually
browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose
cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive
features of the PITTSBURGHBUZZ services or Web sites you visit.
of Third Party Ad Networks
The majority of the online banner advertisements you see on PITTSBURGHBUZZ
Web pages are displayed by PITTSBURGHBUZZ.
In addition, PITTSBURGHBUZZ
may allow other companies, called third-party ad servers to display
advertisements on PITTSBURGHBUZZ Web pages.
Some of these ad networks may place a persistent cookie on your
Doing this allows the ad network to recognize your computer each
time they send you an online advertisement. In this way, ad networks
compile information about where you, or others who are using
your computer, saw their advertisements and determine which ads are
clicked on. PITTSBURGHBUZZ
does not have access to or control of the cookies that may be
placed by the third-party ad servers or ad networks.
Enforcement of this
If you have questions regarding this statement, you should first
contact PITTSBURGHBUZZ via e-mail.
Changes to this Statement
PITTSBURGHBUZZ will occasionally update this Privacy Statement
to reflect company and customer feedback. When PITTSBURGHBUZZ
this Statement, you will see the word "updated" next to
the Privacy Statement link on the front page of PITTSBURGHBUZZ. If
are material changes to this Statement or in how PITTSBURGHBUZZ will
use your personal information, PITTSBURGHBUZZ will prominently post
such changes prior to implementing the change. PITTSBURGHBUZZ encourages
you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of PITTSBURGHBUZZ
is protecting your information.
PITTSBURGHBUZZ welcomes your comments regarding this Privacy Statement.
If you believe that PITTSBURGHBUZZ has not adhered to this Statement
in the proper manner or timeframe, please contact PITTSBURGHBUZZ
Management. Click here to send e-mail.