Updated: May 18, 2018
How We Collect Your Information
To use our website(s), receive our magazines or any of our electronic newsletters, participate in live events or webinars, you will be required to complete an online registration form, which collects a range of information about you that may include your name, address, electronic mail address, occupation, company information, job function, telephone number, and other similar information.
This registration creates an online profile, which is continually updated based on your online activity, including, but not limited to, website visits and activity; electronic newsletter subscriptions and opens; content downloads; and registration at any of our live events or webinars.
Our website(s) uses cookie technology to identify registered users, facilitate automatic login and track both individual and aggregate user activity and preferences for content and features throughout our website(s).
If you do not want your browser to accept these cookies, you can turn off the cookie acceptance option in your browser’s settings. HOWEVER, DISABLING COOKIES WILL PREVENT OUR AUTOMATIC LOGIN FEATURE FROM FUNCTIONING PROPERLY AND WILL MAKE IT MORE DIFFICULT FOR YOU TO ACCESS OUR CONTENT AND FEATURES.
We may use pixel tags, web beacons or similar technologies to monitor and serve you content and/or advertisements tailored to interests, based on browsing on this and other websites you have visited.
Credit card information:
We occasionally collect credit card information for e-commerce purposes, including paid subscriptions, event and webinar registrations, and other products. MTG Media Group does not keep such information on file after processing, although some of our vendors, such as and Recurly, Paypal and others, may do so.
What We Do With Your Information
We may use your personal information or usage data:
- To send you our electronic newsletters;
- To contact you in response to your inquiries, requests, comments and suggestions;
- To track your use of the website for internal research or aggregate statistical studies;
- To improve and target our editorial content to meet the functionality and information needs of our online users;
- To ask for your participation in brief surveys;
- To complete any purchases or other transactions you may perform on the website;
- To deliver the digital or print edition to you if you’ve subscribed
- To notify you about updates to the website or related services;
- To notify you about promotions regarding new products or services provided by us or third parties whose products and services we think you might find relevant or useful;
In addition, we may share either individual or anonymized aggregated usage or traffic information to legitimate third parties, such as advertisers, event sponsors and others, regarding your visits to and activity on this website, including the number of times you viewed or clicked on an advertisement. All data collected during the registration process may be shared with sponsors in order to contact you regarding their products or services in their normal course of business.
We sometimes share the Email addresses of those who register on our website(s) with third parties whose products and services we think you might find relevant or useful (see above option regarding promotions).
Updating your information or preferences:
Registered users of our website(s) may update their profile information, including Email marketing preferences, by visiting the “My Account” page [www.PlateOnline.com/user]. You may also opt out of any Email communication by clicking the appropriate link at the bottom of any such Email.
Deleting your information:
If you wish to delete your member profile entirely, contact us by Email using the information at the top of this page. UNDERSTAND THAT DOING SO WILL IMMEDIATELY TERMINATE ALL PRINT AND ONLINE SUBSCRIPTIONS, AND PREVENT YOU FROM ACCESSING OUR WEBSITE OR RECEIVING OUR MAGAZINE(S), ELECTRONIC NEWSLETTERS OR OTHER PRODUCTS.
Downloading your information:
If you wish to download your member profile, contact us by Email using the privacy links at the top of this page. We will provide you with your personally identifiable information within 30 days of the reception of your request.
Our business-to-business website(s) is solely intended for use by adults. We do not knowingly collect or store any personal information about children under the age of 13.
We have employed a range of physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect and prevent unauthorized access to this data. However, due to the nature of the Internet, we cannot guarantee that communications between you and our servers will be free from unauthorized access by third parties. We are not liable for any breach of our systems or interception of our or your transmissions, and we hereby disclaim, to the fullest extent provided under law, any liability associated with any claim relating to a breach of security, data or information.