At SkyandTelescope.com (the "Site"), we respect your personal privacy. We strongly believe that preserving your online privacy is our responsibility. You do not have to register to use this Site, and the information we gather from you is primarily used to process your shopping orders, provide you with customized data, and communicate with you about products or services we offer. Personal data may be collected when you send us e-mail, subscribe to magazines or fee-based content, purchase products at Shop at Sky, our online store, or request information. Sky generally does not share your personal information with third parties except in special circumstances, such as, when we believe that law requires such disclosure, or other circumstances, which are described more fully below. Please also read our Terms & Conditions.
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Purchase of Product or Subscription: Visitors are asked to provide certain personal information when they purchase products at Shop at Sky or subscribe to Sky & Telescope magazine or fee-based site content, including: name, shipping and billing address, telephone number, e-mail address, shipping preferences, billing information (including credit-card numbers), product subscriber status, and product selection. We also gather information on the person who will receive any gift you send (e.g., that person's name and address), and we will retain a record of your purchase.
Observing Location: When you participate in our interactive Almanac and Sky Chart programs, we collect your Zip or postal code, city, state or province, and country.
Subscription to E-Mail Bulletins: When you subscribe to Sky & Telescope's e-mail news bulletins we collect your e-mail address and your bulletin preference.
Customer Service: When you submit a question to customer service, we collect your e-mail address to respond, and may collect additional information to help us answer your questions.
Fee-Based Services: When you utilize our fee-based site content we require you to select and save a username and password.
Other Information: When you enter an optional contest, or respond to a survey or special offer, we may collect additional personal information such as your opinion about products, services, or our Site.
We collect certain types of information automatically whenever you visit our Site. Examples of the information we collect and analyze include the Internet protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the Internet; login; e-mail address; password; computer and connection information such as browser type and version, operating system, and platform; the full Uniform Resource Locators (URL) clickstream to, through, and from our Web site, including date and time; cookie number; searches you entered.
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