Privacy Statement for BetaNews, Inc.

BetaNews, Inc. has created this privacy statement in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to privacy. The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for this Web site: BetaNews.com and network sites. The BetaNews.com and network Web sites ("sites") are operated by BetaNews, Inc. ("BetaNews"). You can reach us with questions regarding this statement via the contact page.

Your IP address is used only when you become a member as a backup identification tool for polls and other member services.

Our sites use cookies to make sure you don't see the same ad repeatedly. We also use cookies to deliver content specific to your interests, to save your password so you don't have to re-enter it each time you visit our sites, and for other purposes. These cookies are used soley for the sites, and the content contained is not distributed to third parties.

Our site's registration form requires users to give us contact information (like their name and e-mail address). We use customer contact information from the registration form to send the user information related to BetaNews.com only when requested by said user. The customer's contact information is also used to contact the visitor when necessary. Your e-mail address will never be given or sold to a third party and will only be viewed by BetaNews. Your mobile device e-mail address not be disclosed and will only be used for sending breaking news upon request. Other information you use will only be used to collect broad demographic information about our visitors.

This site contains links to other sites. BetaNews is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such Web sites.

Our online surveys ask visitors for contact information (like their e-mail address) and demographic information (like their zip code, age, or income level). The customer's contact information is only used to contact the visitor when necessary. Users may opt-out of receiving mailings they have signed up for; see the choice/opt-out section below. Demographic and profile data is also collected on our sites. We use this data to tailor our visitor's experience at our site, showing them content that we think they might be interested in, and displaying the content according to their preferences. This information is shared with advertisers on an aggregate basis.

Third Party Advertising

We may use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our Web Site. If so, a list of these ad serving companies will be available here. These companies may use information (generally, not including your name, address, e-mail address or telephone number) about your visits to this Web Site and to other web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. These companies may employ cookies and clear GIFs to measure advertising effectiveness. Any information that these third parties collect via cookies and clear GIFs is generally not personally identifiable (unless, for example, you provide personally identifiable information to them through an ad or e-mail message). We encourage you to read these businesses' privacy policies if you should have any concerns about how they will care for your personal information. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, see the Network Advertising Initiative's consumer web site at http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp.

Third Party Cookies

In the course of serving advertisements to this site, our third-party advertiser may place or recognize a unique "cookie" on your browser.

Public Forums

Our sites make message boards available free to users. Please remember that any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes public information and you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information.

Security

This site has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. Our servers have strict security in place to prevent an intruder from retrieving personal information about our users. Staff overlook server access daily to ensure the above holds true.

Children's Guidelines

This site gives children between the ages of 13 and 18 the ability to publicly post or distribute personally identifiable contact information without prior parental consent. Please take proper measures if you do not wish your child to have access to public forums and message boards. As always, exercise caution when deciding to disclose personal information in a public forum.

In order to comply with the COPPA ruling, if you are younger than 13 years of age, you are forbidden from becoming a member of BetaNews or posting information on BetaNews message boards without direct parental consent. You may have your parent or guardian contact us to verify that you have been granted permission to use this site.

Choice/Opt-Out

Our site provides users the opportunity to opt-out of receiving communications from us and our partners at the point where we request information about the visitor.

This site gives users the following options for removing their information from our database to not receive future communications or to no longer receive our service.

  1. You can contact us
  2. You can edit your preferences via the BetaNews.com main page

Correct/Update

To change and modify information previously provided, visit the Profile page

Contacting the Web Site

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, you can reach us via the contact page.