Privacy Policy

At (“EDN”) we appreciate your readership and value your personal privacy. We respect the personal nature of the information you provide us on our web site (the “Site”) and acknowledge the importance of protecting this information. In adopting this privacy policy, our intent is to balance our legitimate business interests in collecting and using your personal information with your reasonable expectations of privacy. The policy may be revised or updated at any time in our sole and absolute discretion, and we encourage you to check back periodically to ensure that you are familiar with the most recent version and the terms of our policy.

When does EDN collect my personal information?
You may provide personal information to EDN in the following ways: (1) by sharing your e-mail address when subscribing to email newsletters, or submittin forms on the Site, and (2) by sharing other personal information when you post comments to our Site, or submit one of the forms on our Site. We may also ask for other information at other times, but at no time will you be required to share any personal information that you do not wish to share in order to gain complete access to our Site.

In addition to personal information-such as name, street and e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers, we may also collect aggregate, anonymouse site user information that is in no way personally identifiable. This may include the operating system you are working on and the internet browser you are using while accessing our Site, the domain name of your internet service provider, the web sites you visit directly before and after your visit to our Site, and the keywords you used in search engines to find our Site. We may also periodically conduct surveys or polls of our readers and aggregate information provided through such surveys in order to obtain aggregate profiles of the users of our Site.

How does EDN use my personal information?
The more we know about you, the better we are able to customize our Site to suit your personal preferences and interests. The e-mail address you provide may be used by EDN for various purposes, such as notifying you of new content published to the Site, confirming receipt of submissions to the Site, or advising you of any changes to our Site. From time to time these emails may contain advertisements of third party products and services.

When you sign up for our updates or receive e-mail messages from EDN, you will always be given the chance to opt-out. You may change your preferences at any time and will only be contacted in manners consistent with your stated preferences.

We commit that we will never share your email address or other personal identifiable information with any third party without your express consent.

At no time does any party other than EDN have access to your personally identifiable information, and you will never be contacted by any party other than EDN. The only exceptions to the foregoing are that we may disclose personally identifiable information (i) in response to legal process, for example, in response to a court order or subpoena, (ii) in response to a law enforcement agency’s request, or where we believe it is necessary to investigate, prevent, or take actions regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of another person, violations of our terms of use, or as otherwise required by law, or (iii) in the event we are acquired by or merged with another company.

Anonymous, non-personally identifiable information (such as stated above) may be shared in aggregate form with our advertisers or marketing partners to help determine what ads and other third party content may be of greatest interest and relevance to our readers, but your personally identifiable information will never be disclosed to them.

Is there anything else I should know about my privacy and EDN?
Any information other than your email address that you disclose voluntarily by submitting comments to the Site, or by submitting questions to the Site via our “Ask a Question” form, will become public information, and will not remain confidential, after it has been published to the Site. As such, we encourage you to use discretion in terms of the information disclosed in your comments or questions. All such information shared via our comments functionality and “Ask a Question” form is optional and done so at your own risk. Privacy is a very personal matter and we encourage you to be careful and responsible when disclosing personal information online.

This policy is subject to, and a part of, the terms and conditions governing the use of our Site. To review our terms and conditions, click here.