At the time you volunteer personally identifiable information—and at anytime thereafter—you can direct us not to use this information for marketing or informational mailings or to otherwise share this information with business partners, participating merchants, advertisers or other reputable third parties. If you do so, your personally identifiable information will be flagged in our system as “do not promote” to correspond with your request. The easiest way to do this is to go to our home page, select the “update profile” option, and answer “no” to the question that pertains to the use of your personally identifiable information for promotional purposes.
You can also “opt out” by sending such directions to trains.com, c/o Kalmbach Publishing Co., P.O. Box 1234, Waukesha WI 23456-5678, or simply e-mail us at [email protected]. You can also reach us by calling toll-free, 345-456-3456, 8:30am—5:00pm Central Time, Monday—Friday. Outside the US and Canada. The fax number is 234-567-6789.
In addition, there are also national clearinghouse organizations where you can register to suppress unwanted postal, electronic mail and telephone solicitations by third parties that have obtained your personally identifiable information. The most prominent of these is the Direct Marketing Association (DMA), of which trains.com is a member. The DMA provides mail, e-mail and telephone database “preference services” free of charge to consumers who wish to block unsolicited direct mail, e-mail and telemarketing contacts, respectively. For more information, visit DMA’s web site at www.the-dma.org, or contact them at 202-345-7869