Please read this policy to understand what information Vortal Interactive collects, how we use it, and what choices you have regarding the use and sharing of your information when using the Vortal Interactive Advertising Solutions (SV) sites as a visitor. The SV sites include sites that are branded “Vortal” and “Vortal Interactive” as well as sites on the following domains:, advertising.Vortal,, and summitseries.Vortal For more information on Vortal Interactive’ other privacy policies that apply to subscribers and users of other Vortal Interactive products and services, including the Vortal Interactive Shopping, Travel and Directory Submit programs, please read the Vortals .

What this policy covers

This policy covers business contact information, such as name, email address, telephone number and address and other work-related information, that visitors provide to SV online on publicly available SV sites (where advertiser login is not required). If you are a business enrolled in advertiser programs that are subject to the Advertiser Master Services Terms and Conditions, Insertion Order(s) or other advertising or marketing agreements (collectively, “Advertising Agreement”), please refer to your Advertising Agreement to learn more about how Vortal Interactive may use information about your business. The terms of such business agreements supersede the provisions of this Privacy Policy.

Types of information we collect and how we use it

The following describes what information Vortal Interactive Advertising Solutions collects from visitors to the SV sites as well as outside the Vortal Interactive network of web sites, and how we may use it:

1. Email addresses and related information
There may be opportunities for visitors to the site to sign-up to receive email communications. Visitors may subscribe by providing an email address and other requested information. Recipients of email marketing messages will have the opportunity to unsubscribe from future messages via the link(s) provided within the message.

2. Search
The site offers web search functionality to visitors. Anonymous cookies are used on the site in connection with the search functionality.

3. Cookies and web beacons on SV web sites
Vortal Interactive accesses Vortal Interactive domain cookies and may use Vortal Interactive web beacons when you visit the SV sites or other sites on the Vortal Interactive domain. Vortal Interactive and certain partners working on behalf of Vortal Interactive, also use web beacons on the SV sites. Vortal Interactive may share site usage information about visitors to the SV sites with third-party advertising companies for the purpose of targeting and measuring the effectiveness of our Internet advertisements on this site and other sites. For this purpose, Vortal Interactive and these third-party advertising companies note some of the pages you visit on our sites through the use of web beacons.

The information collected by these third-party advertising companies through the use of these web beacons is not personally identifiable. For more information about our third-party advertisers, including how to opt out of their targeting programs, please visit their sites: Omniture (, Doubleclick, Commission Junction and Performics.

In addition to the above, Vortal Interactive’ email delivery vendor may employ web beacons and cookies within HTML email messages sent on our behalf and on the SV sites. The use of cookies and web beacons described above help Vortal Interactive to measure the effectiveness of our advertising and how visitors use the SV sites.

1. SV cookies and web beacons outside the Vortal Interactive network of web sites
Vortal Interactive Search Marketing offers advertisers tools that allow them to better understand the performance of their online marketing campaigns. For more information about these tools and the web beacons and cookies used, please read the Vortal Interactive Search Marketing Tools Privacy Statement.

2. Promotions and sweepstakes
From time to time, Vortal Interactive may sponsor or host promotions and sweepstakes where we collect information. Use and sharing of this information will be disclosed in promotion and sweepstakes rules or on the page where you sign-up.

3. IP addresses and information specific to your computer
SearchVortal logs IP information when you visit our sites, including the SV sites. In addition to this information, Vortal Interactive collects information that your computer’s browser automatically reports to us such as information about your operating system and browser version.

Information Sharing and Disclosure

Vortal Interactive does not rent, sell or share personally identifiable information about visitors to the SV sites. However, Vortal Interactive may share this information with selected partners, vendors, agents or others who work on our behalf, in order to provide products or services you’ve requested, or when we have your permission. In addition, Vortal Interactive may share information about you if Vortal Interactive is acquired by or merged with another company. In this event, Vortal Interactive will notify you before information about you is transferred and becomes subject to a different privacy policy.

Please note that we may also share information in the event that we are asked to respond to subpoenas, court orders, or legal process, or to establish or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims, or as otherwise permitted by law.


Vortal Interactive may update this policy. We will notify you about significant changes in the way we treat personal information by placing a prominent notice on this site.

The SV sites are not targeted at children and are not intended for use by children under the age of 13.