Imran Media, Inc. (hereafter referred to as Imran Media) is committed to protecting your privacy. Please read the Imran Media Online Privacy Statement below and also any supplemental information listed to the right for additional details about particular Imran Media sites and services that you may use. This Imran Media Online Privacy Statement applies to data collected by Imran Media through its Web sites and services, as well as its offline product support services.
Collection of Your Personal Information
In order to access some Imran Media services, you will be asked to sign in with an e-mail address and password, which we refer to as your credentials. As part of creating your credentials, you may also be requested to provide questions and secret answers, which we use to help verify your identity and assist in resetting your password, as well as an alternate email address. Some services may require added security, and in these cases, you may be asked to create an additional security key. Finally, a unique ID number will be assigned to your credentials which will be used to identify your credentials and associated information. We may collect information about your visit, including the pages you view, the links you click and other actions taken in connection with Imran Media sites and services. We also collect certain standard information that your browser sends to every website you visit, such as your IP address, browser type and language, access times and referring Web site addresses. When you receive newsletters or promotional e-mail from Imran Media, we may use web beacons (described below), customized links or similar technologies to determine whether the e-mail has been opened and which links you click in order to provide you more focused e-mail communications or other information. In order to offer you a more consistent and personalized experience in your interactions with Imran Media, information collected through one Imran Media service may be combined with information obtained through other Imran Media services. We may also supplement the information we collect with information obtained from other companies. For example, we may use services from other companies that enable us to derive a general geographic area based on your IP address in order to customize certain services to your geographic area.
Use of Your Personal Information
Imran Media collects and uses your personal information to operate and improve its websites and deliver the services or carry out the transactions you have requested. These uses may include providing you with more effective customer service; making the sites or services easier to use by eliminating the need for you to repeatedly enter the same information; performing research and analysis aimed at improving our products, services and technologies; and displaying content and advertising that are customized to your interests and preferences. We also use your personal information to communicate with you. We may send certain mandatory service communications such as welcome letters, reminders, information on technical service issues, and security announcements. We may also occasionally send you product surveys or promotional mailings to inform you of other products or services available from Imran Media and its affiliates. Personal information collected on Imran Media sites and services may be stored and processed in the United States or any other country in which Imran Media or its affiliates, subsidiaries or agents maintain facilities, and by using a Imran Media site or service, you consent to any such transfer of information outside of your country. Imran Media abides by the safe harbor framework as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of data from the European Union.
Sharing of Your Personal Information
Except as described in this statement, we will not disclose your personal information outside of Imran Media and its controlled subsidiaries and affiliates without your consent. Some Imran Media services may be co-branded and offered in conjunction with another company. If you register for or use such services, both Imran Media and the other company may receive information collected in conjunction with the co-branded services. We occasionally hire other companies to provide limited services on our behalf, such as handling the processing and delivery of mailings, providing customer support, hosting websites, processing transactions, or performing statistical analysis of our services. Those companies will be permitted to obtain only the personal information they need to deliver the service. They are required to maintain the confidentiality of the information and are prohibited from using it for any other purpose. We may access and/or disclose your personal information if we believe such action is necessary to: (a) comply with the law or legal process served on Imran Media; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Imran Media (including the enforcement of our agreements); or (c) act in urgent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Imran Media services or members of the public.
Security of Your Personal Information
Imran Media is committed to protecting the security of your personal information. We use a variety of security technologies and procedures to help protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. For example, we store the personal information you provide on computer systems with limited access, which are located in controlled facilities. When we transmit highly confidential information (such as a credit card number or password) over the Internet, we protect it through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol. If a password is used to help protect your accounts and personal information, it is your responsibility to keep your password confidential. Do not share this information with anyone. If you are sharing a computer with anyone you should always choose to log out before leaving a site or service to protect access to your information from subsequent users.
Collection and Use of Children's Personal Information
Imran Media websites and services are intended for general audiences and do not knowingly collect any personal information from children. When a Imran Media site does collect age information, and users identify themselves as under 13, the site will either block such users from providing personal information, or will seek to obtain consent from parents for the collection, use and sharing of their children's personal information. We will not knowingly ask children under the age of 13 to provide more information than is reasonably necessary to provide our services. Please note that if you grant consent for your child to use Imran Media services, your child will be able to communicate with, and disclose personal information to, other users of all ages. If we change this privacy statement in a way that expands the collection, use or disclosure of children's personal information to which a parent has previously consented, the parent will be notified and we will be required to obtain the parent's additional consent. We encourage you to talk with your children about communicating with strangers and disclosing personal information online.
Use of Web Beacons
Imran Media Web pages may contain electronic images known as Web beacons - sometimes called single-pixel gifs - that may be used to assist in delivering cookies on our sites and allow us to count users who have visited those pages and to deliver co-branded services. We may include Web beacons in promotional e-mail messages or our newsletters in order to determine whether messages have been opened and acted upon. We may work with other companies that advertise on Imran Media sites to place Web beacons on their sites in order to allow us to develop statistics on how often clicking on an advertisement on a Imran Media site results in a purchase or other action on the advertiser's site.
Use of Third Party Ad Networks
Many of the online banner advertisements you see on Imran Media Web pages are displayed by Imran Media. However, we allow other companies, called third-party ad servers or ad networks, to display advertisements on Imran Media Web pages. Some of these ad networks may place a persistent cookie on your computer in order to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement. In this way, ad networks may compile information about where you, or others who are using your computer, saw their advertisements and determine which ads are clicked on. This information allows an ad network to deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. Imran Media does not have access to the cookies that may be placed by the third-party ad servers or ad networks.
Controlling "Spam" or Unsolicited E-mail
Imran Media is concerned about controlling unsolicited commercial e-mail, or "spam." Imran Media has a strict Anti-Spam Policy prohibiting the use of a Hotmail or other IMRAN MEDIA e-mail account to send spam. Imran Media will not sell, lease or rent its e-mail subscriber lists to third parties. While Imran Media continues to actively review and implement new technology, such as expanded filtering features, there is no currently available technology that will totally prevent the sending and receiving of unsolicited e-mail. Using tools such as the Inbox Protector and being cautious about the sharing of your e-mail address while online will help reduce the amount of unsolicited e-mail you receive.
Changes to This Privacy Statement
We will occasionally update this privacy statement to reflect changes in our services and customer feedback. When we post changes to this Statement, we will revise the "last updated" date at the top of this statement. If there are material changes to this statement or in how Imran Media will use your personal information, we will notify you either by prominently posting a notice of such changes prior to implementing the change or by directly sending you a notification. We encourage you to periodically review this statement to be informed of how Imran Media is protecting your information. © 2007 Imran Media, Inc. All rights reserved. Anti-Spam Policy