Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy:

Fortune Publishing Group ("Fortune Publishing Group") operates and may operate other websites. It is Fortune Publishing Group's policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, Fortune Publishing Group collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Fortune Publishing Group's purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Fortune Publishing Group's visitors use its website. From time to time, Fortune Publishing Group may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

Fortune Publishing Group also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on blogs/sites. Fortune Publishing Group only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that commenter IP addresses and email addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog/site where the comment was left.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to Fortune Publishing Group's websites choose to interact with Fortune Publishing Group in ways that require Fortune Publishing Group to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Fortune Publishing Group gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up at to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with Fortune Publishing Group are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, Fortune Publishing Group collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor's interaction with Fortune Publishing Group. Fortune Publishing Group does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Aggregated Statistics

Fortune Publishing Group may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. Fortune Publishing Group may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Fortune Publishing Group does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

Fortune Publishing Group discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Fortune Publishing Group's behalf or to provide services available at Fortune Publishing Group's websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Fortune Publishing Group's websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Fortune Publishing Group will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Fortune Publishing Group discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Fortune Publishing Group believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Fortune Publishing Group, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an Fortune Publishing Group website and have supplied your email address, Fortune Publishing Group may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what's going on with Fortune Publishing Group and our products. If you send us a request (for example via email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. Fortune Publishing Group takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.


A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor's computer, and that the visitor's browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. Fortune Publishing Group uses cookies to help Fortune Publishing Group identify and track visitors, their usage of Fortune Publishing Group website, and their website access preferences. Fortune Publishing Group visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using Fortune Publishing Group's websites, with the drawback that certain features of Fortune Publishing Group's websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Business Transfers

If Fortune Publishing Group, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Fortune Publishing Group goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of Fortune Publishing Group may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.


Ads appearing on any of our websites may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by Fortune Publishing Group and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, Fortune Publishing Group may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in Fortune Publishing Group's sole discretion. Fortune Publishing Group encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. If you have a account, you might also receive an alert informing you of these changes. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.