Privacy Statement

Privacy Statement for freeNewsArticles.com
Neotrope®, Send2Press®, and freeNewsArticles™ (www.freenewsarticles.com) have created this privacy statement to explain our commitment to your privacy. We seek to protect your private information so that you have an enjoyable viewing experience on our Web site. We will not sell, rent, trade, or disclose your personally identifiable information to anyone except as explained in this policy.

Please return to this page from time to time, as we will be updating this statement as our services continue to grow. We welcome and encourage questions, comments, and suggestions. Please contact us at privacy[@]Neotrope.com.

This policy statement contains the following topics:

Personally Identifiable Information

Definition of Personally Identifiable Information
"Personally identifiable information" is your name, company, address, e-mail address, phone number(s) and other personal information.

Where We Collect Personally Identifiable Information
Neotrope®, Send2Press®, and freeNewsArticles™ collect personally identifiable information when you (1) register for our content use license on freeNewsArticles.com, (2) subscribe to our weekly news summary on Send2Press.com or Neotrope.com, (3) submit feedback, or other inquiries through our sites.

How We Use Personally Identifiable Information
Neotrope®, Send2Press®, and freeNewsArticles™ use your personally identifiable information to confirm your registrations and/or inquiries, to prevent fraud against you, and to contact you. For example, when you register for a content use license on freeNewsArticles.com, we need to know your name, company, e-mail address, and phone number. This allows us to verify your registration for our services and notify you of your license status.

Neotrope®, Send2Press®, and freeNewsArticles™ also compiles aggregate data from all of our visitors to prepare internal reports about which pages are popular, how many total unique users visit our site, and different traffic patterns. Neotrope®, Send2Press®, and freeNewsArticles™ does not combine your personally identifiable information with information about pages visite purchases made, or any other clickstream data.

Who We Disclose Personally Identifiable Information To
Neotrope®, Send2Press®, and freeNewsArticles™ will not sell, rent, trade or disclose your personally identifiable information to anyone except as explained in this policy. Neotrope®, Send2Press®, and freeNewsArticles™ may disclose some personal information to outside companies who help Neotrope.com with the administration and delivery of purchases, newsletters.

Aggregate statistical data gathered from customers, but NOT personally identifiable information, may be shared with our Affiliate Program members in order to calculate sales information. Neotrope®, Send2Press®, and freeNewsArticles™ may also disclose your personal information to law enforcement personnel, government officials, or others when we, in our sole discretion, believe that disclosure is necessary to prevent violations of the law, injury to person or property, or any harm to Neotrope, its subsidiaries or others.

Security

We use reasonable security practices to keep any personally identifiable information about you secure. We operate our own Linux-based Web servers and subscription data is stored outside of public server areas. Our secure server and checkout system can be verified as holding a valid SSL certificate, signed by Thawte (a unit of Verisign).

Cookies and Privacy

What A Cookie Is
A "cookie" is a small piece of data that is sent to your browser from a Web server and stored on your computer’s hard drive. Cookies store information about your use of a particular Web site or service and are typically used to make services more convenient and personalized. Most cookies are "session cookies," which are automatically deleted whenever you leave a Web site (and end the "session"). Some cookies remain on your computer until you remove them.

How We Use Cookies
We use cookies (1) to estimate the number of visitors to our Web site, (2) to measure general traffic patterns, (3) to remember if you’ve participated in our home page reader poll, and (4) to help us determine which of our Affiliate Program affiliates and partners make customer referrals to our Web site.

Companies that place ads on the Neotrope®, Send2Press®, and freeNewsArticles™ Web sites (such as within the pages of news article stories outside the Neotrope/Send2Press service and information pages) may also use their own cookies to help determine the frequency and placement of particular ads. Your browser controls how cookies are used and can be set to not allow them. However, it is likely that some parts of the Neotrope®, Send2Press®, and freeNewsArticles™ sites may not function properly if your browser refuses our cookies.

Children and Privacy

Our Policy For Guests Under Age 18

Neotrope®, Send2Press®, and freeNewsArticles™ are committed to protecting the privacy of children. We encourage parents and guardians to explore the Web with their children or students. Visitors under age 18 may NOT submit any personally identifiable information.

How You Can Change Your Information and Preferences

Accessing, Updating, Correcting, Or Deleting Your Information

Because your account information is stored offline for added security, there is no provision for you to manually edit your account information via the Web browser (except an e-mail list, as noted below).

Use Of Your Information
Neotrope®, Send2Press®, and freeNewsArticles™ will NOT contact you about our services and/or products, unless you subscribe to our e-newsletter, or place a purchase from our sites. If you request it, you may also receive updates on our services and special offers from us. Your information will NOT be given to any other party for promotional purposes.

Cookie Notification and Disabling
Most browsers permit you to set the browser to accept, reject, or notify you of cookie use. However, some parts of the Neotrope®, Send2Press®, and freeNewsArticles™ Web site may not function properly if your browser is set to reject cookies. Our shopping cart will remember your cart contents for up to 14 days, for the convenience of our returning customers.

Date of Statement
For California and other states with similar requirements, the date this statement was last updated will be considered Jan. 1, 2012.


Contact Information

Please direct questions, comments and suggestions regarding this statement to the Privacy Manager, Neotrope/Send2Press, PMB 822 PO Box 7000, Redondo Beach, CA 90277-8710. You can also e-mail the Privacy Manager at privacy[@]neotrope.com.