ACCESSWIRE is committed to providing its online users with services and information in an efficient and secure manner. This privacy policy explains what personal information is collected on, (the “ACCESSWIRE Web sites”) from users of ACCESSWIRE’s various online services, how that information is used and what measures ACCESSWIRE takes to safeguard its users’ privacy.

What personal information is collected on the ACCESSWIRE Web site?
There is no general registration requirement for users of the ACCESSWIRE Web site. Instead, we only collect information as needed to provide you with a particular service such as ACCESSWIRE and Company News Archives. We may collect some or all of the following information: name, e-mail address, street address, telephone and facsimile numbers, employer company profile, client profile, and categories of interest.

How does ACCESSWIRE use the information collected on the ACCESSWIRE Web sites?
Information about individual users collected on the ACCESSWIRE Web site is used for internal business purposes, including customizing services, contacting members regarding submissions, and responding to requests for information. On occasion, ACCESSWIRE or one of its members or affiliates may also use this information to inform you of news, service upgrades or new services or products that may be of particular interest to you.

ACCESSWIRE tracks aggregate anonymous statistics regarding usage of the web site and provides this anonymous information to members, affiliates, advertisers and for other lawful purposes.

Does ACCESSWIRE provide personal information collected on the ACCESSWIRE Web sites to third parties?
ACCESSWIRE does not sell, trade or rent personal information collected online and will not knowingly disclose any individual personal information to third parties except as follows:

(1) In order to provide you with requested services, ACCESSWIRE may provide contact or other necessary information to affiliated companies.

(2) When disclosure is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be causing injury to or interference with the rights (including property rights) or safety of other users or third parties or of ACCESSWIRE; and

(3) When ACCESSWIRE reasonably believes that disclosure is required by law or to comply with legal process served on ACCESSWIRE.

Does the ACCESSWIRE Web site use cookies?
Yes, however ACCESSWIRE only uses cookies to facilitate functions at the ACCESSWIRE Web sites and does not record or store any information about your movements on the Internet outside the ACCESSWIRE Web site. Please note that if you click on a link to a third-party Web site from one of the ACCESSWIRE Web site, the linked-to site may have different policies and practices with regard to cookies and ACCESSWIRE has no control over and is not responsible for such policies or practices. You should always consult the privacy policy governing any Web site you visit on the Internet for complete information about their policies and practices.

What measures does ACCESSWIRE take to safeguard its online users’ privacy?
Information you submit at ACCESSWIRE upon registration for specific services is password-protected so that the only parties who have access to the information besides ACCESSWIRE and its agents and affiliates are the member entity and its employees. In addition, individual employees of members will receive individual passwords when they log-on to submit press releases online, and information submitted using ACCESSWIRE is further protected by Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) software, which encrypts the information during transmission. In order to protect the integrity of the password system, members should refrain from disclosing passwords and immediately change any passwords that may have been compromised. ACCESSWIRE will never ask you for your password by e-mail, so members and their employees should not respond to unsolicited e-mail requests asking for password information even if such requests appear to be from ACCESSWIRE. Please be advised that no data transmission over the Internet is 100% secure. ACCESSWIRE is committed to protecting users’ personal information, but cannot guarantee or warrant the security of this information when it is sent to or through the ACCESSWIRE Web site. Transmission of such information is therefore at the risk of the user.

Privacy policy updates
This policy will be updated from time to time as necessary to add new ACCESSWIRE Web sites to its coverage or to address new services and functions.