Last updated December 1, 2011
What personal information is collected on BusinessWire.com?
There is no general registration requirement for users of the BusinessWire.com. Instead, we only collect information as needed to provide you with particular services such as submitting releases, requested targeted news feeds, requested marketing information, and requested hosted online newsroom e-mail news alerts. Depending on the service you register for, we may collect some or all of the following information: name, title, company name, e-mail address, street address, telephone and facsimile numbers, employer company profile, client profile, beat (for media users) and categories of interest.
How does Business Wire use the information collected on BusinessWire.com?
Information about individual users collected on BusinessWire.com is used for internal business purposes, including customizing services, contacting members regarding orders and responding to requests for information. On occasion, Business Wire or one of its members or affiliates may also use this information to inform you of news, service upgrades or marketing information that may be of particular interest to you.
In addition, Business Wire tracks anonymous user data to provide information and reports regarding usage of the website and press release activity to members, affiliates, advertisers and for other lawful purposes.
Does Business Wire provide personal information collected on BusinessWire.com to third parties?
Business Wire does not sell, trade or rent personal information collected online and will not knowingly disclose any individual personal information to third parties except as follows:
(1) In order to provide you with requested services, Business Wire may provide contact or other necessary information to affiliated companies to complete your service request.
(2) If you register to have press releases or other information for a particular Business Wire member's company in a Business Wire-hosted online newsroom electronically delivered to you the member company may be notified that you have utilized one of these services and provided with your e-mail address, mobile number or other platform-specific contact information in order to follow-up and provide you with additional information;
(3) When disclosure is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be causing injury to or interference with the rights (including property rights) or safety of other users or third parties or of Business Wire; and
(4) When Business Wire reasonably believes that disclosure is required by law or to comply with legal process served on Business Wire.
Participation in Business Wire SMS Alert Services
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How can I change or update the information I provide on BusinessWire.com?
Where user profile information is collected and stored in order to provide you with requested services, Business Wire offers you the opportunity to change or update your profile information at any time. Depending on the service you wish to update, you may change your data by visiting the "My Profile" section of BusinessWire.com. For alert notifications, you may click the "unsubscribe" button on email alerts or follow the SMS unsubscribe prompts from your mobile device.
In addition, BusinessWire.com uses web beacons. Web beacons are used to understand website traffic patterns and the number of visitors to our website or other sites containing news distributed by Business Wire and to collect aggregate data reported to clients in measurement reports in order to measure the effectiveness of their press releases.
What security measures does Business Wire take to safeguard its online users' privacy?
Information you submit at BusinessWire.com upon registration for specific services is password-protected so that the only parties who have access to the information besides Business Wire and its agents and affiliates are the member entity and its employees.
In addition, individual employees of members will receive individual passwords when they log-on to submit press releases online, and information submitted using BusinessWire.com is further protected by Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) software, which encrypts the information during transmission.
In order to protect the integrity of the password system, members should refrain from disclosing passwords and immediately change any passwords that may have been compromised.
Business Wire will never ask you for your password by e-mail, so members and their employees should not respond to unsolicited e-mail requests asking for password information even if such requests appear to be from Business Wire.
Please be advised that no data transmission over the Internet is 100% secured. Business Wire is committed to protecting users' personal information, but cannot guarantee or warrant the security of this information when it is sent to or through BusinessWire.com. Transmission of such information is therefore at the risk of the user.
Usernames and Passwords
Users may register via BusinessWire.com. Once usernames and passwords (the "Login Information") are issued to users (the "Authorized Users"), the Authorized Users accept full responsibility for the use of the Login Information. The Authorized User may not, under any circumstances, release their Login Information to any other person for any reason, and is required to keep the Login Information strictly confidential. If any breach of security, theft or loss, or unauthorized disclosure of the Login Information occurs, the Authorized User must immediately notify Business Wire of such security breach.
This policy will be updated from time to time as necessary address new or modified services and functions. Business Wire will provide you with notice of any changes or updates to this policy at the home page of BusinessWire.com.