Surko Communications Online Privacy Statement
Surko Communications respects your privacy choices. If you give us personal
information, we will treat it according to this policy. This policy covers
Surko Communications' web site.
those of all web sites you visit. Below is a summary of Surko Communications'
Types and uses of personal information.
Your personal information may be used only in the following ways:
User IDs and Passwords
Provides you with access to your profile areas and to protected content.
These tell us more about who you are, how to contact you, and your shipping
and billing information. Also contains any preferences you have provided,
such as language, e-mail format, and interests.
Customer Feedback and Support
Provides a mechanism for requesting information from Surko Communications.
Also used to tell us how we can improve our products, services, and
E-mail and Chat Room Correspondence
Used to raise and respond to issues and inquiries of all types. Also
used to distribute information about Surko Communications, our products,
Shows which products and services you have requested.
We will not change the way in which we use your personal information
without your consent.
Surko Communications Self-Protection
Surko Communications may access your account, including its contents,
and monitor or disclose your information to protect its rights, as stated
in the Terms of Service, or to respond to service or technical issues.
Information Collected and Stored Automatically
Surko Communications uses software to create summary site statistics.
If you do not log in as a member or provide personally-identifying information
(such as by registering to create a membership, sending e-mail, making
an online purchase or completing an online form) and visit our site solely
to read or download information, we collect and store only the following:
- The name of the domain from which you access the Internet
- The type and version of the browser you are using to access our site
- The date and time you access our site
- The Internet address of the web site from which you linked directly
to our site
- The pages you visited while at our site
If you have a cable modem, DSL or other always-on connections, please
discuss with your service provider to see if this may be different for
you. We store and use these statistics to manage and improve our Web site
and the services we offer, but unless you log in as a registered member
we do not use them to identify you or your usage habits except in authorized
law enforcement investigations.
Surko Communications may provide information to third parties, such as
advertisers or industry analysts, for accounting, statistical, and demographic
purposes. Your personal information may be factored into such aggregations,
but will not include individual information such as your name, address,
E-mail address, transaction history, or any account identification numbers.
We protect the personal information you share with us. For example, if
you make an online purchase with us, we encrypt your credit card number
for enhanced privacy. Access to your personal information held by Surko
Communications is limited to people who need it to do their job.
Authorized third parties may need access to some of your personal information.
For example, if we need to ship something to you, we must share your name
and address with a shipping company. We limit such third parties in their
access and use of your personal information. We do not otherwise share
your individual personal information with third parties, unless you have
granted us permission to do so, except when anonymously aggregated as
Linked Web Sites
We provide links to third party sites. Since we do not control these web
sites, we encourage you to review the privacy policies posted on these
(and all) third party sites.
We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the
age of 13. If we learn that we have personal information on a child under
the age of 13, we will delete that information from our systems.
Surko Communications encourages parents to go online with their children.
Here are a few tips to help make a child's online experience safer:
- Teach children never to give personal information, unless supervised
by a parent or responsible adult (this includes name, address, phone,
- Know the sites your children are visiting and which sites are appropriate
- Look for web site privacy policies
- Know how your child's information is treated
Surko Communications uses "cookies," which are small files stored on your
computer. Cookies help us provide a better user experience by measuring
which web site areas are of greatest interest. Cookies are also used to
provide session information, these cookies will not be permanently stored
for one of our web programs. In this situation, a cookie may be used to
store useful information that enables our web site to remember you when
you return. Surko Communications can only read cookies that were stored
by Surko Communications. If you choose to disable cookies in your browser,
you can still access most of our web site.
Accessing and Updating Information
We need your help in making sure your personal information is correct
in our systems. Please notify us of changes to your name, address, title,
phone number, or e-mail address. Surko Communications allows you to make
these updates yourself via the program's member profile pages.
Each e-mail newsletter has instructions on how to unsubscribe at the bottom
of each issue of the newsletter.
Transfer of Personal Information to Other Countries
We may process or store your information in our U.S. databases, or in
other selected countries where we may deem such transfer and storage beneficial
to our operations.
Surko Communications is committed to user privacy in our products and
services. Read Surko Communications' "Privacy Principles."
Surko Communications Privacy Principles
Surko Communications is committed to user privacy in our products and
services. To this end, Surko Communications supports the following principles:
We believe the user is the one to best determine:
- When -- and under what conditions -- to provide "personally identifiable
- When to remain anonymous
If personally identifiable information is collected, we believe the user
has the right to:
- Know when a web site is collecting personal information
- Know what personal information is collected, and the purpose of collection
- Receive explicit notification before any personal information is collected
- Expect that personal information will not be provided to any third
party without the user's permission
- Expect reasonable steps to be taken to protect personal information
from unauthorized use
- Review the accuracy of personal information and update it
Government and Private Actions
We believe a market environment, supported by good consumer information
and industry self-regulation, provides the most efficient way to support
user privacy needs.
If laws and regulations are created, we believe they should support innovation
and a technology-neutral framework to maximize the choices available to
users, product suppliers and service providers. Surko Communications will
comply with all applicable laws where we conduct business.
All updates to this policy will be posted here. Last update: March 13,