Privacy Policy

Cornish & Associate Inc. operates this website as The Urban Connection Of The Capital Region / Urban Connection.us. This Privacy Policy explains what information is collected on this Web site, how we use your information, and your choices. This Privacy Policy only covers information collected at this Web site and other Web sites operated by Cornish & Associates Inc. It also covers any information collected offline or elsewhere by The Urban Connection Of The Capital Region / Cornish & Associates Inc. (i.e. live events, promotions, print editions).

The Urban Connection Services may contain links to other Web sites for your convenience and information. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of those sites. We advise you to consult their websites.

Please read this Privacy Policy carefully. In addition, please review our Terms of Use, which governs your use of this Web site. Your use of this Web site indicates to us that you have read and accept our privacy practices, as outlined in this Privacy Policy.

Information Collected Through This Web site

Personally Identifiable Information (PII)

We may ask you to provide us with personally identifiable information about yourself at various times and at various places on this Web site, such as when you register for newsletters, download full issues of The Urban Connection Of The Capital Region, or choose to participate in a contest, sweepstakes, survey or other feature on the Web site. Personally identifiable information is information that could reasonably be used to identify you personally (such as your full name, address, or e-mail address). In addition, as part of our current and planned services, we may, at any time, include features to this Web site that require you to register or otherwise provide PII. If you wish to unsubscribe from this Web sites e-mail newsletter or to change your preferences, follow the instructions to unsubscribe to the e-blast.

This is not a Web site directed to children. This Web site does not knowingly collect PII from children. If you are younger than 21 years of age, do not send any information about yourself to this Web site. If we discover that a person younger than age of 21 has provided this Web site with PII, we will delete that person PII from our database.

Registration Information

Registration for The Urban Connection Of The Capital Region Services provided by Cornish & Associates Inc. may require that you supply certain personal information, including a unique e-mail address and demographic information (ZIP code, age, sex, household income, job industry and job title) to register.

Billing and Credit Card Information

To enable payment on events produced by Cornish & Associates Inc. / The Urban Connection Of The Capital Region we use a third party registration to collect and store name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, credit card information and other billing information. This information will only be shared with third parties who perform tasks required to complete the purchase transaction. Examples of this include fulfilling orders and processing credit card payments.

Special Events and Promotions

Information collected from readers / attendees who may attend Urban Connection Of The Capital Region events owned by Cornish & Associates Inc. and promotions from sign-in, registration lists and business cards will be used for communication through e-newsletters. Unless we indicate otherwise at the time we collect the information.

Contests, Sweepstakes and Special Offers

The Urban Connection Of The Capital Region collects personal information from you in connection with optional contests or special offers. If this information is also being collected by a third party other than The Urban Connection Of The Capital Region, we will notify you at the same time. If you do not want any personal information shared, you may always decline to participate in the contest or special offer.

Reader Surveys and Market Research

The Urban Connection Of The Capital Region may collect personal information from you in connection with voluntary surveys. The information you provide in response to optional survey questions may be shared, but only in the aggregate unless we notify you otherwise at the time of collection

Non-Personally Identifiable Information

When you visit this Web site, our servers automatically collect certain Web site usage information. Web site usage information is non-identifying information that describes how our visitors use and navigate this Web site, and it includes the number and frequency of visitors to each Web page and the length of their stays. We also collect the information automatically sent to us by your browser, such as browser type, referrer data that identifies the Web page visited prior and subsequent to visiting this Web site, and IP address. An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you access the Internet, which Web servers use to identify where to send the information your computer requests. We may use IP addresses for a number of purposes, such as system administration, to report aggregate information to our business partners or to audit the use of this Web site. We also may determine the technology available through your browser in order to serve you the most appropriate version of a Web page. We may disclose non-identifying user information, such as aggregated statistics, to third parties for a variety of purposes, including describing our services, marketing and providing a better user experience on this Web site.

Cookies

Like most Web sites, this Web site sometimes makes use of browser cookies. We may use cookies for a number of purposes, such as tracking usage patterns on The Urban Connection Of The Capital Region Web sites, measuring the effectiveness of advertising to help serve advertisements, limiting multiple responses and registrations, facilitating your ability to navigate this Web site and as part of a verification or screening process. Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies. You can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent by indicating this in the preferences or options menu in your browser. However, it is possible that some parts of this Web site will not operate correctly if you disable cookies, and you may not be able to take advantage of some of this Web sites features. You should consult with your browsers provider/manufacturer if you have any questions regarding disabling cookies.

Device Information

We may collect non-personal information about the computer, mobile device or other device you use to access The Urban Connection Of The Capital Region Services, such as IP address, geolocation information, unique device identifiers, browser type, browser language and other transactional information.

Our Use and Disclosure of Collected Information and Your Choices

Use by this Web site

This Web site may use your PII to provide you with requested goods, services or content, to contact you in connection with a sweepstakes or promotion, or for other purposes disclosed when you provide your PII. In addition, this Web site may send you special offers via e-mail if you do not opt-out from receiving such information when you register with this Web site. If you wish to unsubscribe from this Web sites e-mail newsletter or to change your preferences, follow the instructions to unsubscribe to the e-blast. The Urban Connection Of The Capital Region will not share, sell, rent, swap or authorize any third party to use your e-mail address for commercial purposes.

We may use information collected about our users to provide customized content, advertising, products and services, or to improve the content and navigation of this Web site, or for other internal purposes.

If you supply content to be published in one of our publications, whether such publication originates online or offline, we may publish your name or other information in connection with publishing the content. We may combine the information about you that we collect through the The Urban Connection Of The Capital Region Web sites with information available to us from other sources, including information received from promotional partners or other third parties. In those cases, we will apply this Privacy Policy to any personal information received. We may also combine PII with other information we collect through the The Urban Connection Of The Capital Region Web sites, including, IP addresses, cookies and search terms users enter on the The Urban Connection Of The Capital Region Web sites, which we may use for reporting and monitoring, improving the The Urban Connection Of The Capital Region Web sites and products, or to target advertising.

Security

We store the information we collect from you on limited access servers, and we take steps to maintain the security of our servers and to protect your PII from unauthorized disclosure. However, even reasonable security measures do not guarantee the security of any information you transmit via the Internet, including to The Urban Connection Of The Capital Region.

Consent to Transfer

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

Compliance With Legal Process

We may disclose personal information if we are required to do so by law or we have a good faith belief that such action is necessary to (1) comply with the law or with legal process; (2) protect and defend our rights and property; (3) protect against misuse or unauthorized use of The Urban Connection Of The Capital Region Services; or (4) protect the personal safety or property of our users or the public (among other things, this means that if you provide false information or attempt to pose as someone else, information about you may be disclosed as part of any investigation into your actions).

Changes to This Policy

This Privacy Policy may be amended from time to time. Any such changes will be posted on this page. If we make a significant or material change in the way we use your personal information, the change will be posted on this page thirty (30) days prior to taking effect.

Acceptance Of Terms

By using this Web site, you agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy. The Urban Connection Of The Capital Region reserves the right to modify, alter or otherwise update this Privacy Policy at any time. We will post any changes here, so be sure to check back from time to time. Of course, unless you consent otherwise, we will use your PII consistent with the Privacy Policy in effect at the time you submitted your PII.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about our Privacy Policy, please contact info@urbanconnection.us. The effective date of this Privacy Policy is January 1, 2014.