Privacy Statement

Linux Journal, recognizes the importance of protecting the privacy of information provided by visitors to our web sites. We have created the following data collection policies to demonstrate our commitment to the issue of privacy.

Web Site User Information Collected by Linux Journal

Linux Journal collects information about users during their registration for some of our websites, on-line surveys, discussion forums, opted-in e-mail newsletters, and through the use of cookies. When web site users request pages, our server automatically recognizes and collects the domain name and IP address of visitors to our web sites.

Magazine Subscriber Information Collected by Linux Journal

In order for you to subscribe to Linux Journal, access your subscriber data on-line, or utilize our customization features, you will need to provide us with certain personally identifiable information. Some examples of this type of information include your name, address, phone number, billing address, and e-mail address. You will only be asked to provide personal information that is essential to complete or participate in the activity that you have selected. Linux Journal magazine subscribers can contact us, by phone at (818)487-2089, or by mail at PO Box 16476, North Hollywood, CA 91615-9911.

Co-Branded Web Pages

Member Information collected when you register or log in on a co-branded page is generally available both to Linux Journal and that partner. However, each partner's use of that member information is governed by that partner's privacy policy and may be used for follow up by telephone, email or other common methods. You should contact these partners directly if you have any questions about their use of this information.

Use of Information

Linux Journal takes every precaution to protect users' information from unauthorized use. When users submit sensitive information via our web sites, the information is considered confidential both on-line and off-line. We do not allow public access to the portion of the server that contains user information.

E-mail addresses provided to us will only be used to send relevant and important Linux Journal correspondence, such as notifying magazine subscribers a subscription has expired, or alternatively, to send a user their opted-in e-mail newsletter. Linux Journal strictly enforces e-mail privacy and therefore, e-mail addresses are never sold or provided to third parties, except those provided on co-branded pages and then only specifically provided to that partner (see: Co-Branded Web Pages section above). Additionally, upon request, Linux Journal will remove users (and their information) from our database or permit them to "opt-out" of any further e-mail newsletters that they had previously signed up for.

Our web server automatically recognizes and collects the domain name and IP address of visitors to our web sites. In addition, we collect aggregate tracking information derived mainly from tallying page views throughout our sites, and information volunteered by the visitor, such as survey information and/or site registrations. The information we collect is used to improve the content of our web pages, customize the content and/or layout for each individual visitor, and for us to contact visitors about our products and services as explained below.

If a visitor has enabled cookies in their browser, we will send a cookie file that will only store a unique, random session ID that is maintained throughout the session to track the pages visited. This allows us to provide our site visitors with certain conveniences, such as delivering unique content and helping with lost passwords.

Postal addresses collected on-line may be used for periodic mailings from us with information on new products and services or upcoming events, and from other reputable companies. We allow registered users of our publications and services to "opt out" of receiving postal mail from third companies. If you do not wish to be contacted by third-party companies, you may check the button on the subscribe form or user registration form to indicate your preference. You may also provide your name and postal address to our Customer Service manager, and they will be sure your name is removed from the list we share with other organizations. When contacting us, please include the titles of publications to which you subscribe.

General Information

Linux Journal is not responsible for the content or the privacy polices of websites to which it may provide links or the websites of its advertisers.

Questions or Comments?

If you have questions about this privacy statement or your dealings with Linux Journal, please do not hesitate to contact us.