Privacy Policy

Crain.com is the Web site of Crain Communications Inc. Our postal address is 1155 Gratiot Avenue, Detroit, MI 48207. We can be reached by e-mail at via email at info@crain.com or by telephone at 313-446-6000. Your use of our Web site indicates to us that you have read and accepted our Privacy Policy and our Terms and Conditions.

Crain Communications Inc has developed this Privacy Policy to advise subscribers to our publications and users of our products about our possible uses of information collected by such publications and to inform you on how to modify your marketing preferences. This Privacy Policy is subject to change. When we make any material change to this Privacy Policy, we will inform you by posting a notice on the home page of this site and by changing the date on this page noting when the Privacy Policy was last updated.

When you subscribe, register, make purchases or at other times, our publications collect and store personally identifiable information from you that may include your name, postal and e-mail addresses, credit card information, facts about your profession, company and responsibilities and information regarding your computer system. For each visitor to crain.com our web server may automatically attempt to identify the user through a cookie set within your browser. This is done to provide access to the site. From time to time we may also track information, in aggregate, on pages and features that users access or view. The activity is collected and stored in our server's log files. Our email alerts utilize tracking technology that allows us to see how many newsletter e-mails are opened and the e-mail address of users who have clicked on a given story, feature or advertisement. We use this information for internal purposes to measure the aggregate number of people who view a given newsletter item.

We may also set cookies to your computer to allow subscribers and users to store login information, set personalization and navigate easily through the site. Additionally, through the use of an additional cookies or technology, we will have the ability to track users by their behavior profile and geographic location for the purpose of pushing advertising that matches their interests and/or specific location. We may conduct online surveys and contests or generate content that is presented by aggregating activity of users on the site. These surveys and contests are entirely voluntary and you may decline to participate.

Information collected about subscribers and users may be used by us, our publications, and our affiliates and partnering third-party companies to provide subscribers and users with the features of the site, to enable us to provide the products you requested, to personalize content and advertising, to send you e-mail notifications about our services and products, for audits, to perform statistical analysis of user behavior in order to measure interest in the various areas of our site (such as for product development purposes), to enforce our user agreement and to inform advertisers as to how many users have seen or "clicked" their advertising banners. We will disclose site usage information to third parties only in aggregate.

From time to time, our publications may make individual subscriber or user information available to carefully selected third parties to send you information through e-mail or postal mail about their products or services. Please see the privacy policies of the respective publications for further information about how to prevent your personal information from being made available to such third parties. Crain Communication Inc and our publications retain the right to contact a subscriber or registered user regarding account status, orders for products or services, changes to the registration agreement or to enforce our subscription agreement.

We will remove any registrant (and their personal information) from our database pursuant to a request from the registrant. Please see the privacy policies of the respective publications for more information about this.

This Web site is operated in the United States. If you are located in the European Union or elsewhere outside of the United States, please be aware that any information you provided to us will be transferred to the United States. By using our Web site, participating in any of our services and/or providing us with your information, you consent to this transfer.

If you have any questions or concerns about the substance or implementation of this Privacy Policy, please contact the Crain Communications Inc Legal Department via email at privacyhelp@crain.com or phone at 313-446-6000.

Policy Last Updated: August 2008