The International Herald Tribune takes your online privacy very seriously.
Therefore, unless you explicitly state otherwise, or we explicitly state
otherwise, any data that we collect as a result of your use of the site
Why do we collect ANY data on our users? Like many web sites, we collect
non-personally identifiable information about our users primarily for
In this statement, we let you know all of the ways that we collect data on
our users, and how we use that data. If you have any questions or concerns,
please contact us.
- to analyze our traffic patterns
- to target advertisements
- to personalize our service for individuals or groups of users
In almost all cases, when you go to a web site, web servers log your
interaction with the site in something called a log file. Standard log files
like ours contain basic information like what time what pages were viewed,
and the IP address of the visitor. We use this information to analyze trends,
administer the site, track user's movement, and gather broad demographic
information for aggregate use. We make no effort to identify IP addresses
with individual users.
When we share log file information with our advertisers, partners, or anyone
else, we only do it in the aggregate. For example, "Our average user looks
at x number of pages on each visit."
We use "cookies" to allow you to customize certain aspects of the site and
to measure overall traffic patterns on our site. For example, cookies can
tell us which sections of iht.com are most popular with our users. Cookies
served by iht.com do not gather demographic information about our users.
(A cookie is a small piece of information that our web servers send to your
browser and that is stored on your computer. That small piece of information
allows our computers to say, "Aha. We have seen this person before," and it
also allows our computers to remember things about your past interaction with
the site, like, "This person told us that they like to see the weather in
Celsius, not Fahrenheit.")
Cookies & Advertising
Cookies may also be used to provide our advertisers with targeted advertising
opportunities, and advertising vendors that serve ads on our site may also use
their own cookies. IHT.com uses DoubleClick to deliver its online ads. Like
other things, determine automatically whether you have seen a particular
advertisement to avoid sending you duplicate advertisements. It also enables
DoubleClick to serve you advertisements tailored to things you have shown interest
in based on other sites you have visited. Some people are uncomfortable with these
types of advertising cookies. If you are one of those people, you can easily
"opt-out" of this feature.
You may choose not to accept any cookies from any party by changing the settings
on your browser. Please be aware that this will disable any cookies delivered
to your browser by any party, not just the cookies delivered by iht.com,
DoubleClick, and or third-party vendors.
Please note that, as with most other major sites, sometimes ads being viewed
on our site are being served by other ad networks other than DoubleClick. In
that case, an independent cookie may be used by the third-party vendor. We do
not have a mechanism to allow visitors to opt-out of cookies served by vendors
with whom we do not have a contractual relationship.
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If a user wishes to subscribe to any of our newsletters, we ask for some basic
demographic information. We use this information to learn more about what
kind of person is using our site, and we share that information-again, only
in the aggregate-with our advertisers, partners and potential partners. In
the future, we may use the demographic information that we gather to send you
iht.com content that may be of special interest to you; for example, to our
subscribers in Japan, we may let you know about special features we have on the
subject of Japan.
You may choose not to give us any information other than your e-mail, and you
will be able to benefit from the service.
Surveys & Contests
From time-to-time, our site requests information from users via surveys or
contests. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary
and the user therefore has a choice whether or not to disclose any information.
Information requested may include contact information (such as name and
shipping address), demographic information (such as zip code, age level),
and more subjective questions about how you use our site. With surveys, the
information that you give us will not be associated with you, and that information
will be aggregated and used to allow us to monitor and improve the use and
satisfaction of the site. We may also share this aggregated information -
again, not information that is associated with you - with our partners, potential
partners, advertisers and other relevant parties. As for contests, contact
information will be used to notify the winners and award prizes.
In some cases, we run contests in conjunction with sponsors. When this is
the case, we may wish to share the information that you give with that
sponsor, but if this is the case, you will be clearly notified.
This website takes every precaution to protect our users' information. When
users submit sensitive information via the website, your information is
protected both online and off-line.
When our registration/order form asks users to enter sensitive information
(such as credit card number and/or social security number), that information
is encrypted and is protected with the best encryption software in the
industry - SSL. While on a secure page, such as our order form, the lock
icon on the bottom of Web browsers such as Netscape Navigator and Microsoft
Internet Explorer becomes locked, as opposed to un-locked, or open, when
you are just 'surfing'.
While we use SSL encryption to protect sensitive information online, we
also protect user-information off-line.
For those iht.com users who have registered for any of our special services,
we periodically send out updates about new features and sections of our site.
Out of respect for the privacy of our users we present the option to not
receive these types of communications. If there is a change to one of
the services that you are subscribed to, we may send you a service update
that it is not possible to opt out of.
This web site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that the IHT
is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We
encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read
the privacy statements of each and every web site that collects personally
identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to
information collected by this site.