Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy governs the manner in which The American Prospect collects, uses, maintains and discloses information collected from users (each, a "User") of the http://prospect.org website ("Site"). This privacy policy applies to the Site and all products and services offered by The American Prospect.

Personal identification information

We may collect personal identification information from Users in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to, when Users visit our site, register on the site, place an order, subscribe to the newsletter, respond to a survey, fill out a form, and in connection with other activities, services, features or resources we make available on our Site. Users may be asked for, as appropriate, name, email address, mailing address, phone number, credit card information. Users may, however, visit our Site anonymously. We will collect personal identification information from Users only if they voluntarily submit such information to us. Users can always refuse to supply personally identification information, except that it may prevent them from engaging in certain Site related activities.

Non-personal identification information

We may collect non-personal identification information about Users whenever they interact with our Site. Non-personal identification information may include the browser name, the type of computer and technical information about Users means of connection to our Site, such as the operating system and the Internet service providers utilized and other similar information.

How we use collected information

The American Prospect collects and uses Users personal information for the following purposes:

  • To personalize user experience
    We may use information in the aggregate to understand how our Users as a group use the services and resources provided on our Site.

  • To improve our Site
    We continually strive to improve our website offerings based on the information and feedback we receive from you.

  • To improve customer service
    Your information helps us to more effectively respond to your customer service requests and support needs.

  • To process transactions
    We may use the information Users provide about themselves when placing an order only to provide service to that order. 

  • To send periodic emails
    The email address Users provide for order processing may also be used to respond to their inquiries, and/or other requests or questions. If User decides to opt-in to our mailing list, they will receive emails that may include company news, updates, and reminders for subscription renewal. When you subscribe, we many also use that information to contact you about new products or upcoming events, to send you donation appeals, or sponsored messages with offers from other organizations. In addition, we may share your information with reputable companies who may contact you via mail or email with products or services we think will be of interest to you. If at any time the User would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, we include detailed unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email.

How we protect your information

We adopt appropriate data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures to protect against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure or destruction of your personal information, username, password, transaction information and data stored on our Site.

Sensitive and private data exchange between the Site and its Users happens over a SSL secured communication channel and is encrypted and protected with digital signatures.

Third party websites

Users may find advertising or other content on our Site that link to the sites and services of our partners, suppliers, advertisers, sponsors, licensors and other third parties. We do not control the content or links that appear on these sites and are not responsible for the practices employed by websites linked to or from our Site. In addition, these sites or services, including their content and links, may be constantly changing. These sites and services may have their own privacy policies and customer service policies. Browsing and interaction on any other website, including websites which have a link to our Site, is subject to that website's own terms and policies.

Advertising and Web browser cookies

Our Site may use "cookies" to enhance User experience. User's web browser places cookies on their hard drive for record-keeping purposes and sometimes to track information about them. User may choose to set their web browser to refuse cookies, or to alert you when cookies are being sent. If they do so, note that some parts of the Site may not function properly.

Ads appearing on our site may be delivered to Users by advertising partners.  Both the American Prospect and and our partners may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile non personal identification 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. You can visit http://www.google.com/settings/ads to opt out of Google’s use of cookies. You can also visit http://www.networkadvertising.org/choices/ to opt out of other third parties’ use of cookies. This privacy policy does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.
 

Changes to this privacy policy

The American Prospect has the discretion to update this privacy policy at any time. When we do, we will post a notification on the main page of our Site, revise the updated date at the bottom of this page and send you an email. We encourage Users to frequently check this page for any changes to stay informed about how we are helping to protect the personal information we collect. You acknowledge and agree that it is your responsibility to review this privacy policy periodically and become aware of modifications.

Your acceptance of these terms

By using this Site, you signify your acceptance of this policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use our Site. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of changes to this policy will be deemed your acceptance of those changes.

Contacting us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this site, please contact us at:

The American Prospect
http://prospect.org
1333 H Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20005

202-776-0730
support@prospect.org

This document was last updated on October 10, 2011.