This website is owned and operated by ChicagoCritic.com. We at ChicagoCritic.com (referred to as “Company.”, “we”, “us”, or “our”) recognize the importance of protecting the privacy of certain information (“information”) collected about our customers and prospective customers (referred to as “customers”, “you”, “visitors” or “your”). This privacy statement, effective February 5, 2018 discloses the privacy practices our collection, use, and disclosure of information.
Information Collected on this Website.
Visitors. No personally-identifiable information is collected on ChicagoCritic.com from Visitors that browse the site for information.
As with most web sites, we automatically gather information about your computer such as your IP address, browser type, referring/exit pages, and operating system.
We do allow third-party companies to collect certain anonymous information when you visit our website. These companies may use non-personally identifiable information during your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services likely to be of greater interest to you. These companies typically use a cookie or a third party web beacon to collect this information. To learn more about this behavioral advertising practice, you can visit www.networkadvertising.org.
Personally Identifiable Information. We may collect information that can be used to identify you (“Personally Identifiable Information”). We only collect Personally Identifiable Information when you specifically provide it to us. For example, in connection with your use of certain features of the Websites you may be asked to provide certain information including your name and email address in order to receive a newsletter.
We may use Personally Identifiable Information to fulfill your requests, respond to your inquiries and provide other services, and to alert you to information, offers, or publications in which we think you may be interested. The emails that we send contain links that enable you to “unsubscribe” from such mailings. We do not sell Personally Identifiable Information or other information you make available or share such information with third parties, except as described below.
From time to time, we may partner with unaffiliated companies or individuals for market research, product development or similar purposes. We also may subcontract with other companies and individuals to do work on our behalf; they may be provided with access to Personally Identifiable and Non-Personally Identifiable Information, but only as needed to perform their functions.
We may disclose your Personally Identifiable Information to third parties in connection with a corporate transaction where all or a portion of our business (e.g., a portion that includes our customer lists) is sold or transferred. We also may disclose your Personally Identifiable Information if disclosure is required by law or as part of a lawsuit or government investigation or proceeding, or in order to permit us to exercise or preserve our legal rights or take action regarding potentially illegal activities or to protect the safety of any person.
No Information is knowingly Collected from Children under the age of 13
We use third party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit ChicagoCritic.com. Third party advertising companies use information about your visits to ChicagoCritic.com. In the course of our advertisements being served to you, these companies may place or recognize their own unique third-party cookies on your browser. In addition, we may use Web beacons, provided by some of our third-party advertising companies, to help manage our online advertising. These Web beacons allow us to recognize a browser’s cookie when a browser visits this site and to learn which banner ads bring users to our website.
- Cookies.Cookies are small chunks of data created by a web server, delivered through a web browser, and stored on your computer. They provide a means for websites that you visit to keep track of your online patterns and preferences, as well as identify you as a return visitor. Cookies make the personalization of your web experiences possible, so that you do not need to re-enter your information from scratch upon each visit to a given website. [Individuals who use ChicagoCritic.com need to accept cookies in order to use all of the features and functionality of the site.
- Web Beacons.A web beacon is programming code that can be used to display an image on a web page, but can also be used to transfer an individual’s unique user identification (often in the form of a cookie) to a database and associate the individual with previously acquired information about an individual in a database. This allows us to track certain websites an individual visits online. Web beacons are used to determine products or services an individual may be interested in, and to track online behavioral habits for marketing purposes.
- IP Address.We collect your IP (Internet Protocol) address to help diagnose problems with our server, and to administer ChicagoCritic.com. An IP address is a number that is assigned to your computer when you use the Internet. Your IP address is also used to help identify you during a particular session and to gather broad demographic data
Our website may contain affiliate marketing links, which means we may get paid commission on sales of those products or services we write about. Unless stated otherwise, our editorial content is not influenced by advertisers or affiliate partnerships. This disclosure is provided in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR § 255.5: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”
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To learn more about this behavioral advertising practice or to opt out of this type of advertising, you can visit https://thenai.org/opt-out/.
As and when required by law, we may disclose your information with governmental agencies in response to a subpoena, court order or other legal process.
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