Information Collected by MNN WISE
Third parties on MNN WISE and MNN WISE Services may collect personally identifiable information from you, such as your name, phone number, postal address, email address, gender, date of birth, job title, employer or personal preferences, so that we (your on our behalf or on behalf of third parties) or other third parties may provide you with products and services that you have requested or agreed to receive, or that may be of interest to you. For example, we may ask you for your name, email address, and certain other information in connection with certain features of the US News Services. If you sign up for one of our live events or webinars, we may ask you for your job title, employer, and industry.
MNN WISE also includes information about your internet protocol (“IP”) address, geographic location, domain name, browser configuration, device type, unique device identifier, the type of operating system you use, information about your Internet service provider, the time of your visit, whether you are a returning visitor, and any website that redirects.
MNN WISE may also collect information about you from publicly available and commercially accessible sources, which we may combine with other information we receive from you or about you, as permitted by law.
How We Use and Share Information Collected from Users
We, our affiliates or service providers may use the information you provide to fulfill your product and service requests, answer your questions, and offer other products and services from us or third parties that may be of interest to you.
Some parts of the MNN WISE services allow users to post comments, questions, answers to submitted questions, comments, or other content (“User Comments”) for publication on the MNN WISE Services. If you choose to post User Comments, we may post your name, screen name, or other information you provide. Before submitting any User Comments, please note that any personal information you provide, in addition to your User Comments, may be publicly available for a long time and may appear in third-party search engine results. We will not remove User Comments at the request of the author.
If you sign up to attend one of our live events or webinars, we may share your personal information, including your name, email address, job title, employer, and postal address, with sponsors of such events or webinars.
Also, the U.S. News, the information we hold (A) in good faith that such disclosure (1) complies with law or legal process; (2) protect and defend our rights and property; (3) protection against misuse or unauthorized use of MNN WISE; or (4) to protect the personal safety, property or rights of our users or the public; or (B) in connection with a corporate transaction such as a divestiture, merger, consolidation or sale of assets.
Please note that we may convert or allow others to convert your personally identifiable information to non-identifiable data or aggregated consumer information; in this case, it will no longer be considered your personally identifiable information.
We use commercially reasonable physical, technical and administrative controls to protect the information we collect online. Please note that since no method of transmission over the internet, or method of electronic storage, is completely secure, we are unable to guarantee security of your information.
Links to Third-Party Sites
MNN WISE Services may link to third party websites and services beyond our control. US News is not responsible for the privacy or security of information collected by such third party websites or services. You should review the privacy policies applicable to any such third-party websites or services you use.
Some advertisers, service providers and other third parties that help manage and optimize MNN WISE and MNN WISE services may place cookies on your computer or mobile device in connection with your use of MNN WISE services.
“Cookies” are pieces of information placed in a storage location on your computer or mobile device when you visit MNN WISE Services. Cookies recognize your web browser; they do not contain personally identifiable information in themselves, unless you specifically provide such information. You can disable cookies (follow your web browser’s instructions to do so), this may interfere with the proper functioning of MNN WISE Services. We currently do not recognize any browser signals as “do not track” or “sell” requests, as an industry-standard Do Not Track protocol has yet to be created. However, you can refuse to accept cookies to prevent tracking activities. Please note that your web browser may not allow you to block the use of cookieless tracking technologies, and browser settings that block cookies may have no effect on these techniques.
Cookies and other tracking technologies are placed on your computer or mobile device to improve the design, delivery and content of MNN WISE Services and to enable us to personalize your user experience. Cookies help serve ads and measure effectiveness, calculate unique site visitors, track usage across our site, and make logins more convenient for MNN WISE Services that use login information.
Information for Users in Europe and Elsewhere Outside of the United States
If you use MNN WISE outside of the United States, you understand that MNN WISE may collect, process and store your personal information in the United States and other countries. Personal information laws in the US may differ from the laws of your state or country. Any transfer of personal information will comply with the safeguards required by applicable law.
Users in the European Economic Area ("EEA") and Switzerland
If you are a resident of the EEA or Switzerland, the following information applies with respect to personal data collected through your use of the U.S. News Services.
Purposes of processing and legal basis of processing
As described above, MNN WISE processes personal data in various ways based on your use of the MNN WISE Services. We process personal data on the following legal bases: (1) with your consent; (2) As necessary to fulfill our agreement to provide MNN WISE Services; and (3) for our legitimate interests in providing the MNN WISE Services, where those interests do not override your fundamental rights and freedoms regarding data privacy.
Withdrawal of Consent
If you wish to withdraw your consent to the use of technologies such as cookies to serve relevant advertisements, personalize content and perform site analysis on MNN WISE Services and on the Internet, you must disable cookies in your browser by following the instructions of your web browser. By doing so, you will not be able to access the MNN WISE Services unless you subsequently consent to the use of such technologies.