| Critical X. Privacy Statement Information
Because we gather information about the customers of
CriticalX.com. Interactive Limited network of sites
(including but not limited to www.CriticalX.com), we feel you should fully
understand the terms and conditions surrounding the capture and use of
Information Criticalx. gathers and tracks
CriticalX.com gathers two types of information about users: 1) Data that
users provide through optional, voluntary registration on several of our
sites, and 2) aggregated tracking information derived mainly by tallying
page views throughout our sites. Such information enables us to better
tailor our content to readers' needs and help our advertisers better understand
the demographics of our audience. Because Critical X. Interactive Limited
derives a portion of its revenue from advertising, providing such aggregated
demographic data is essential in order to keep some of our services free
CriticalX.com. Interactive Limited does
not provide this information to any other third parties under any circumstances.
CriticalX.com offers free electronic newsletters to users.
Interactive Limited gathers the e-mail addresses of users who voluntarily
subscribe. Customers may remove themselves from any mailing list by following
the instructions contained in every newsletter. They can also subscribe
to the newsletters at the time of registration.
CriticalX.com occasionally conducts customer surveys to better target
our content and product inventory to our audience. We sometimes share
the aggregated demographic information in these surveys with our advertisers
and partners. We never share any information about specific individuals
with any third party, except as noted previously.
Contests and sweepstakes
CriticalX.com offers contests and sweepstakes in which we request certain
personal information. These contests and sweepstakes are conducted in
full accordance with United States and Canadian federal and state laws.
The full rules and all information about such contests are clearly posted
during such events. Information gathered is used only to verify user identity
and to contact winners and/or prize recipients, except when specifically
noted otherwise. Again, we do not share information about specific individuals
with any third party, except as noted previously.
CriticalX.com tracks user traffic patterns throughout CriticalX.com and
this information is correlated with data about individual users. Overall
usage statistics, according to a user's domain name, browser type and
MIME type gotten by reading this information from the browser string (information
contained in every user's browser), are also broken down.
CriticalX.com also tracks and catalogs the search terms
that customers enter into our search tools, but this tracking is never
associated with individual users.
A cookie is a small data file that certain Web sites write to your hard
drive when you visit them. A cookie file can contain information such
including a user ID that the site uses to track the pages you've visited.
But the only personal information a cookie can contain is information
you supply yourself. A cookie can't read data off your hard disk or read
the items you add to your shopping cart and to enforce security rules
regarding software that you download.
If you've set your browser to warn you before accepting
cookies, you will receive the warning message with each cookie.
However, you need to have cookies turned on to purchase software through
Use of the information
CriticalX.com uses any information voluntarily given by our users to enhance
their experience in our network of sites, whether to provide interactive
or personalized elements on the sites or to better prepare future content
based on the interests of our users.
As stated above, Critical X. Interactive Limited uses
information that users voluntarily provide in order to send out electronic
newsletters and enable users to participate in polls and message boards.
We send out newsletters to subscribers on a regular schedule (daily or
weekly, depending on the newsletter) and occasionally send out special
editions when we think subscribers might be particularly interested in
something we are doing. Critical X. Interactive Limited never shares
newsletter mailing lists with any third parties, including advertisers
We use tracking information to determine which areas
of our sites users like and don't like based on traffic to those areas.
Critical X. Interactive Limited does not track what individual users
read, but rather how well each page performs overall. This helps us continue
to build a better service for you.
We track search terms entered in our search function
as one of many measures of what interests our users. But we don't track
which terms a particular user enters.
CriticalX.com Interactive Limited creates aggregrate
reports on user demographics and traffic patterns for advertisers and
partners. This allows our advertisers to advertise more effectively and
allows our users to receive advertisements that are pertinent to their
needs. Criticsl X. Interactive Limited never shares individual personal
information with anyone, so an advertiser will never know that a specific
user clicked their ad.
Critical X . uses the above-described information to
tailor our content to suit your needs and help our advertisers better
understand our audience demographics. We do not share information about
individual users with any third party, with the exceptions noted previously.
CriticalX.com gives users options wherever necessary and practical, such
Opting not to receive our electronic newsletters when
registering for a site
Opting not to provide certain personal information when registering for
a site or service
Opting not to participate in certain interactive areas, which completely
alleviates the need for any information from our users
Users may unsubscribe to any of our electronic newsletters at any time
by following the instructions contained at the end of each newsletter.
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