Privacy Policy

September 30, 2019


Cox, Matthews & Associates, Inc. (CMA) considers your privacy important. We are committed to protecting the privacy of all those who provide us with their contact information while using our information, products, events, or services. This policy describes the ways that personally identifiable and anonymous information about our publication subscribers, online media product users, and event registrants is collected, how that information might be shared, and how people can request changes to the way their personal information is used or shared. This privacy statement applies to Websites and digital products operated by Cox, Matthews & Associates, Inc.

Information You Volunteer

Personal identifiable information is information that can identify you, such as your full name, e-mail address, postal address, telephone number, and fax number. We collect personal identifiable information that you choose to provide to us when you subscribe to our magazines, sign up for e-mail newsletters, enter a contest, participate in surveys, register for a Web site, Web cast, or trade show, or otherwise communicate with us. When you provide this information to us, you are no longer anonymous. We also may receive information about you from other sources and add it to the information you have provided to us. Cox, Matthews & Associates, Inc. is not responsible for the information you volunteer about yourself in discussions on our blogs or in publicly accessible interactions, or the information that you choose to make public on your account profile. You can view or change your member profile.

Anonymous Information We Collect

We use cookies and other Internet technologies to enrich your online experience. Our cookies do not contain any information in themselves that is personally identifiable.


If your browser is set to allow cookies, we may store small amounts of information on your computer about what parts of our Websites you have visited and what features you like best. We may then tailor the content you see to match your interests. We also may use cookies to identify you so that you don’t have to re-enter your username and password. By allowing us to understand how you use our site over time, cookies can help us provide you with a better, more relevant online experience.

Some ads on our site are provided by outside companies. If these ads contain cookies, they can be accessed only by those advertisers; we do not have access to them.

Most browsers allow you to modify your security to accept or reject cookies. You need not have cookies turned on to visit our site, but without them your access to some areas may be limited and custom navigation may not be available.

Online Ad Serving

CMA uses industry-standard, third-party advertising service companies to serve advertisements when you visit our sites or open our e-mails. These companies may use cookies and pixel tags to collect non-personally identifiable information about your visits to our and other Web sites to provide you with relevant advertisements about products, services, and events during your visit to our Web site. They can also provide us with aggregate pictures of traffic patterns, help us improve site experiences, help advertisers better understand our services, and monitor advertising efforts. For information about how to opt out of third-party advertisers’ tracking methods in conjunction with links, online ads, etc., please visit the advertisers’ sites.

How We Use Your Contact Information

When you volunteer personal information such as your email address, we only use that information to communicate with you regarding:

  • your subscriptions
  • services you’ve ordered, including virtual events and conferences
  • any other content or information for which you have indicated interest.

Personal information that you volunteer, including your email address, is shared within our suite of products and with CMA partners for which you have indicated an interest. If you do not wish to have your email address shared with an e-newsletter’s sponsors, you will be given an opportunity within the e-newsletter to opt out, or you may contact our customer service department at the number or e-mail listed below. In addition, all e-mail messages you request to receive from us will include a one-click opt out of future e-mail communications for that subscription.

If you provide information on a co-branded site or while using a co-branded service, you grant us permission to share the information you have provided with that service or site partner. Their use of your information is subject to their privacy policies. Certain information, such as your password and credit card information, is never disclosed in any form whatsoever to any outside party.

How We Keep Your Information Secure

Cox, Matthews & Associates, Inc. is based in the United States of America. Any information you provide will be stored and maintained in a secure database in the United States. We use reasonable precautions, including appropriate technical, administrative, and physical procedures, to protect personal information from loss, misuse, or alteration. Due to the design of the Internet and other factors outside our control, we cannot guarantee that communications between you and our servers will be free from unauthorized access by third parties.

Children’s Privacy

Cox, Matthews & Associates, Inc. Web sites are not intended for use by children, especially those under the age of 13. No one under the age of 13 should provide any personal information or participate in any forums, chats, or online discussions. Minors under the age of 18 are prohibited from subscribing to our sites.

Terms of Use

By using any of our Web sites, you consent to our use of your contact information as it is outlined in this privacy statement. Cox, Matthews & Associates, Inc. reserves the right to access and disclose personally identifiable information to comply with applicable laws, lawful government requests and any orders of the court. If we decide to change our privacy statement, we will post the changes on this page. Users are encouraged to review this page for any changes. Your continued use of this site constitutes your acceptance of this entire privacy statement.

How to Reach Us

If, at any time, you have any questions about our privacy policy or how to opt-in or opt-out of any digital media service, you may contact us here.