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Modern Trade Communications, Inc. Website Privacy Policy

Modern Trade Communications., Inc. recognizes the importance of protecting the privacy of information provided to us by those who use our products and services. This policy describes how personally identifiable and anonymous information about our publication subscribers, online media product users and event registrants may be collected and shared. Note that any capitalized terms not defined in this Privacy Policy have the meanings set forth in our Terms of Service.

Please be sure to read this Privacy Policy before using any Modern Trade Communications, Inc. Website or submitting information through a Website. By using any of our Website, you consent to our use of your information as outlined in this Privacy Policy and accept the terms and conditions herein.

This Privacy Policy is current as of June 30, 2017. If we change our privacy practices, we will also update this Privacy Policy, and reserve the right to do so at any time. Users should review this policy periodically to monitor any changes. Your continued use of our sites and services constitutes your acceptance of this entire Privacy Policy, as updated from time to time. Changes and clarifications will take effect immediately upon their posting on the Website. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here that it has been updated, so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we use and/or disclose it.

Modern Trade Communications, Inc. reserves the right to access and disclose personally identifiable information to comply with applicable laws, lawful government requests and any orders of the court, or if you violate our Terms of Service.

If we are acquired or merged with another company, your information may be transferred to the new owners so that we may continue to provide the Service to you.

By using the Website, you represent that you are at least the age of majority in your state or province of residence, or that you are the age of majority in your state or province of residence and you have given us your consent to allow any of your minor dependents to use this Website.

How does Modern Trade Communications, Inc. collect your information? (Cookie Policy)

Modern Trade Communications, Inc. uses cookies and other internet technologies in the management of our Website and email programs in an effort to enrich your online experience. We may also use IP addresses to gather broad geographic information for aggregate use. Our cookies do not contain any information that is personally identifiable.

We use cookies for the following purposes:

  • Authentication, Personalization And Security. Cookies help us verify your Account and device and determine when you're logged in, so we can make it easier for you to access the Services and provide the appropriate experiences and features. We also use cookies to help prevent fraudulent use of login credentials.
  • Performance And Analytics. Cookies help us analyze how the Services are being accessed and used, and enable us to track performance of the Services. For example, we use cookies to determine if you viewed a page or opened an email. This helps us provide you with information that you find interesting. We also use cookies to provide insights regarding your End Users and Your Sites' performance, such as page views, conversion rates, device information, visitor IP addresses and referral sites.

You can set your browser to not accept cookies, but this may limit your ability to use the Service. We currently don't respond to DNT:1 signals from browsers visiting our Services. You can also opt out of receiving interest-based ads from certain ad networks here (or if located in the European Union, here).

Additionally, like many Websites, Modern Trade Communications, Inc. may use pixel tags, also known as web beacons, clear gifs, or web bugs. Pixel tags help us improve our understanding of our web traffic and visitor behavior, as well as gauge the response to our promotional efforts. If you wish, you may disable pixel tags by setting your browser to omit images and disable JavaScript.

We use industry-standard, third party advertising service companies to serve advertisements when you visit our sites or open our emails. These companies may use cookies, pixel tags, and other methods to collect information about your visit to our Website, and others, in order to provide you with relevant advertisements about products, services, and events. These collection methods do not typically include your name, address, or telephone number. These elements also provide us with aggregate pictures of traffic patterns, which help us to improve your site experience and monitor advertising effort.

We use device identifiers to track, analyze and improve the performance of the Services and our ads.

When is personally identifiable information collected? How is your information used?

Modern Trade Communications, Inc. collects personally identifiable information that you choose to provide us when you use the Service, subscribe to our magazines, sign up for e-newsletters, enter a contest, participate in surveys, login into our Websites using a third party login system (including, but not limited to, Facebook Connect, Twitter, etc.), register for a Website, webcast, or trade show, or otherwise communicate with us. When you provide this information to us, you are no longer anonymous, and we imply that you consent to our collecting it and using it for that specific reason only. Modern Trade Communications, Inc. does not take any steps to protect the privacy of information you volunteer about yourself in forums or other publicly accessible sections of our Websites.

We may use your contact information to send notices for subscription renewal or provide you with information about products or services you have ordered with us. We may also use your contact information to send you e-newsletters or other promotional e-mails that contain targeted, relevant content that may be useful to your business. All promotional e-mails you receive from us will include an option to opt out of similar e-mail communications in the future.

If we ask for your personal information for a secondary reason, like marketing, we will either ask you directly for your expressed consent, or provide you with an opportunity to say no.

With whom does Modern Trade Communications, Inc. share your information?

Modern Trade Communications, Inc. may share information with our affiliates and business partners whom we believe share our commitment to privacy and information security. We may share identifiable information or anonymized aggregate information with advertisers and other third parties. In some cases you may receive relevant, carefully-screened offers from reputable third party business organizations with which we have shared your information. Many of our customers appreciate receiving these offers because they are relevant and useful to their business or occupation. Each such communication will provide you with an opportunity to opt out of similar future communications.

From time to time, you may receive information from or on behalf of advertisers who wish to contact you as a result of your viewing habits, such as where you have clicked on a link in a Modern Trade Communications, Inc. e-newsletter, interacted with particular content, or indicated an interest in certain products, services or events. Each such form of contact will provide you with an opportunity to opt out of sharing your information with our advertisers. We may also use your information to send you e-mail and other communications on behalf of third parties. Each such communication will provide you with an opportunity to opt out of similar future communications.

In compliance with privacy laws, we provide our opt-out lists to third parties so that any communications sent on Modern Trade Communications, Inc.'s behalf are not sent to those who have opted out of receiving such communications.

How does Modern Trade Communications, Inc. protect your information?

We use reasonable precautions, including appropriate technical, administrative, and physical procedures, and follow industry best practices to try to protect collected personal information from loss, misuse, access, disclosure, or alteration.

Many of our Websites contain links to websites owned and operated by unaffiliated third parties. These links are provided as a service to you, and do not constitute Modern Trade Communications, Inc.'s endorsement or support of those third parties or their websites. Each third party website has its own information collection and use practices, and we advise you to review their policies.

Modern Trade Communications, Inc. is not responsible or liable for third party privacy practices or the content of third party sites. We are not responsible or liable for any breach of security or for the actions of these parties.

Due to the design of the Internet and other factors outside our control, we cannot guarantee that communications between you and our servers will be free from unauthorized access by third parties. Any information you provide may be stored and maintained in a Modern Trade Communications, Inc. database, either housed at Modern Trade Communications, Inc. or with a third party vendor. In the case of a sale, change of ownership or merger involving Modern Trade Communications, Inc. or any parent, subsidiary or affiliated company, your information may be transferred to a third party.

How do Third Parties protect your information?

In general, the third-party providers used by us will only collect, use and disclose your information to the extent necessary to allow them to perform the services they provide to us.

However, certain third-party service providers have their own privacy policies in respect to the information we are required to provide to them. For these providers, we recommend that you read their privacy policies so you can understand the manner in which your personal information will be handled by these providers.

In particular, remember that certain providers may be located in or have facilities that are located in a different jurisdiction than either you or us. So if you elect to proceed with a transaction that involves the services of a third-party service provider, then your information may become subject to the laws of the jurisdiction(s) in which that service provider or its facilities are located.

Once you leave our Website or are redirected to a third-party website or application, you are no longer governed by this Privacy Policy or our Website's Terms of Service.

What are your options for how Modern Trade Communications, Inc. uses or shares your information?

If after you opt-in, and you change your mind, you may withdraw your consent for us to contact you, for the continued collection, use or disclosure of your information, at any time. However, this may limit your ability to use the Service. You can also limit your consent as set forth in our Cookie Policy, above.

If you wish to opt out of receiving postal, email, fax or phone calls from Modern Trade Communications, Inc., or if you would like to access, correct, amend or delete any personal information we have about you, register a complaint, or simply want more information please send an email to:

You may also call 847-674-2200 and ask for the Privacy Manager, or mail your request to the attention of the Privacy Manager at 8833 Gross Point Road, STE 308 Skokie, IL 60077.

The identity of the privacy manager and how contacting them will work is subject to change. We will attempt to process any such requests within 10 business days or as soon as reasonably possible thereafter.

Last Updated: June 30, 2017