- What personally identifiable information of yours is collected;
- How your personal information is used;
- The kind of procedures that we put in place to protect children under 13 years of age;
- With whom your personal information may be shared;
- What choices are available to you regarding collection, use and distribution of your personal information;
- The kind of security procedures that we have put in place to protect the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information under our control; and
- How you can correct any inaccuracies in your personal information.
Information Collection and Use
When you register on our site, the types of personal information collected include your name, address, email address, zip code, credit card number, occupation, entertainment and personal interests, purchasing habits and the like. Further, if you choose to correspond with us through e-mail, we may retain the content of the e-mail message, your e-mail address and our response, if any. This electronic correspondence will have the same protections as information received by mail or telephone.
We use your personal information to create and maintain accounts and may use this information to customize the advertising and content seen on our pages. We will also use your personal information to track your specific demands, enhance your online experience by understanding you better as well as notify you about important changes on our Web site, new services and special offers in which you may be interested. You will be given the opportunity to notify us of your desire not to receive offers or service information from us by clicking on a response box when you receive an offer or information or by sending us an e-mail request at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Web Site Use Information
In some cases, we may be able to collect certain non-personally identifiable information about your use of our Web site without specifically requesting any information from you. For example, we might collect information concerning the type of Internet browser you are using, the type of computer operating system you are using, the domain name of your Internet service provider, the date and time of visits to our site, the Web sites visited just before and immediately after your visit to our site and/or the Web site or advertisement from which you linked to our Web site. This information is corrected on an aggregate basis. None of this information is associated with or identifies you as an individual. When you visit our Web site or advertisements appearing on our site, or use one or more of our services, we may use an industry-wide technology called "cookies" which stores certain information on our computer and which will allow us to customize your experience to better match your interests and preferences or simply facilitate your signing in to use our Web site. Most browsers will allow you to erase cookies from your computer hard drive, block acceptance of cookies, or receive a warning before a cookie is stored. Please refer to your browser instructions or help screen to learn more about these functions.
In general, we may use non-personally identifiable information to improve and enhance our product offerings. However, from time to time, we may share this information with other entities in aggregate, non-personal form to show general demographic and preference information and statistics among users of our Web site. We may share aggregate information about our users with advertisers, business partners, sponsors, and other third parties. We use this data to design and arrange our site and customize our content and advertising to produce and deliver a better experience for our users.
Sharing Personal Information
In addition to the uses described in Information Collection and Use (above), we may disclose any information about you to law enforcement, other government officials or agencies, or potential or actual parties suing us as we, in our sole discretion, believe necessary or appropriate.
Outside companies advertise on our Web site, and we may share information about our users and customers, individually and in the aggregate, such as names and e-mail addresses, with such affiliates. Although we have standards for choosing product and service providers that afford privacy protections to their clients, we do not make any representations about the practices and policies of these providers.
From time to time we may enter into strategic marketing alliances or partnerships with third parties that may be given access to your personal information, including, but not limited to, your name, address, telephone number and e-mail address. The purpose of this information sharing is to provide you with information and products that may be of interest to you. In the event that we do share information in this manner, we retain all ownership and propriety rights in the information. Your financial information and social security number will not be shared or disclosed by us.
Deleting and Correcting Your Information
You may request access to your account and all the personally identifiable information we have collected about you online and have maintained in our database by e-mailing us at email@example.com.
You may delete your personal profile at any time by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Your information will be completely deleted from all records.
As part of your use of our site, you are responsible for maintaining and updating, as applicable, your registration information with current and complete information. You may edit and delete portions of your account information or delete your account entirely. (To do this, log in and click on "Account Info" to make such changes or deletions.) You may change your personal profile or correct factual errors relating to your personal information at any time by emailing changes to us at email@example.com. .
Security in Transmission of Information
We work to protect your personal information by using industry standard security measures, such as firewalls. When you send confidential and personal credit card information to us through our Web site, a secure server software licensed to us encrypts all information you input prior to the information being sent to us. The information is scrambled when it is sent and decoded once it reaches our Web site. However, other e-mails that you may send us may not be secure unless you are advised by us prior to the transmission that security measures will be in place. For this reason, we request that you do not send information that you want to keep confidential, such as social security numbers, credit card numbers or account numbers, through an unsecured e-mail to us.
Internal Protection of Information
We use encryption and security software to safeguard the personal and confidential information that we collect from you. These mechanisms are used to protect against unauthorized access and disclosure, and the accidental loss, alteration or destruction of such information. Users’ personal information is only accessible by a limited number of employees who have special access rights to the secured systems.
Use of IP Addresses
An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you are surfing the internet. Web servers automatically identify your computer by its IP address. We collect IP addresses for the purposes of system administration, to report aggregate information to our advertisers, and to audit the use of our site. When guests request pages from our site, our servers log the guests‘ IP addresses. We do not normally link IP addresses to anything personally identifiable, which means that a user‘s session will be logged, but the user remains anonymous to us. We can and will use IP addresses to identify a user when we feel it is necessary to enforce compliance with our rules or Terms of Service and Use or to protect our service, site, customers, or others.
A "cookie" is a piece of data stored on your hard drive containing information about you, including records of your visits to some Web sites. The cookie enables us to enhance and better customize your user experience. For example, by setting a cookie on our site, you would not have to log in a password more than once, thereby saving time while on our site. Cookies used at our site expire once you log out, do nothing for a period of 20 minutes, or when you close the browser. We don‘t use them to track anything other than your member activities at the website.
Our site may contain links to or advertisements concerning other Web sites. Other sites may also reference, advertise, or link to our site. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such other sites and expressly disclaim all liability associated with your use of and the content on such other sites.
Consent to Processing
By providing any personal information to our site, all users, including without limitation, users in the member states of the European Union, fully understand and unambiguously consent to the collection and processing of such information in the United States of America.
Your Acceptance of These Terms
If we amend or change any of our privacy policies, the changes will be posted in updated versions of this privacy statement. Please periodically check this page for changes. We reserve the right to add, modify, change, or remove parts of this policy at any time. Your continued use of our site following the posting of changes to these terms will mean that you accept those changes.
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Last Updated: 12-19-2005