1. Information We May Collect
Our Website(s) typically collect two kinds of information about You: (a) information that You provide which personally identifies You; and (b) general information relating to your use of the Website(s) that does not personally identify You, and that We automatically collect when You visit our Website(s).
B. Non-Personal Information: Our definition of non-personal information includes any information that does not personally identify You. Non-personal information can include certain personally identifiable information that has been de-identified; that is, information that has been rendered anonymous. We obtain non-personal information about you from information that you may provide to us (e.g. by submitting a contact request, etc.), either separately or together with your personally identifiable information. We also automatically collect certain non-personal information from you when you access our Websites. This information can include, among other things, IP addresses, the type of browser you are using (e.g., Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, etc.), the third party Website from which your visit originated, the operating system you are using (e.g., Vista, Windows XP, Macintosh OS, etc.), the domain name of your Internet service
provider (e.g., America Online, NetZero, etc.), the specific areas of the Website that you visit, and the duration of your visit
2. How We Use & Share the Information Collected
A. Personally Identifiable Information: As noted above, We do not require any Personally Identifiable Information to access or use the Website(s). If You do provide Us with such information (E.g. by submitting a contact request) We may also use this information to later contact you for a variety of reasons, such as customer service, providing you promotional information about our products and services or those of our other affiliated companies ("affiliated companies"), or to communicate with you about the services We have provided.
B. Non-Personal Information: We use non-personal information in a variety of ways, including to help analyze site traffic, understand customer needs and trends, carry out targeted promotional activities, and to improve our services. We may use your non-personal information by itself or aggregate it with information We have obtained from others. We may share your non-personal information with our affiliated companies and third parties to achieve these objectives and others, but remember that aggregate information is anonymous information that does not personally identify You.
C. IP Addresses: An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you are surfing the Internet. When visitors request pages from our Website(s), our servers typically log their IP addresses. We collect IP addresses for purposes of system administration, to report non-personal aggregate information to others, and to track the use of our Website(s). IP addresses are considered non-personal information and may also be shared as provided above. We reserve the right to use IP addresses and any personally identifiable information to identify a visitor when We feel it is necessary to enforce compliance with our Website(s) rules or to: (a) fulfill a government request; (b) conform with the requirements of the law or legal process; (c) protect or defend our legal rights or property, our Website(s), or other users; or (d) in an emergency to protect the health and safety of our Website(s)’ users or the general public.
function properly or be available to you if you refuse to accept a cookie or choose to disable the acceptance of cookies.
E. Flash Cookies (LSOs): From time to time We may use local shared objects on our Website(s), also known as Flash cookies, to store your preferences such as volume control, or to display content based upon what you view on our site to personalize your visit. Flash cookies are different from browser cookies because of the type and manner in which data is stored. Cookie management tools provided by your browser will not remove Flash cookies. To learn how to manage privacy and storage settings for Flash cookies, go to:
F. Email Communications: If You send Us an email with questions or comments, We may use your personally identifiable information to respond to your questions or comments, and We may save your questions or comments for future reference. For security reasons, We do not recommend that you send non-public personal information, such as passwords, social security numbers, or bank account information, to us by email. However, aside from our reply to such an email, it is not our standard practice to send you email unless you request a particular service or sign up for a feature that involves email communications, We are sending you information about our services, or you consented to being contacted by email for a particular purpose.
G. Transfer of Assets: As We continue to develop our business, We may sell or purchase assets. If another entity acquires us or all (or substantially all) of our assets, the personally identifiable information and non-personal information We have about You will be transferred to and used by this acquiring entity. Also, if any bankruptcy or reorganization proceeding is brought by or against us, all such information may be considered an asset of ours and as such may be sold or transferred to third parties.
H. Children, Parental Consent, and Privacy: The Children's Online Privacy Protection Act took effect on April 21, 2000, and imposes certain requirements on Web sites directed toward children under the age of 13 that collect information on those children, or on Web sites that know they are collecting Personally Identifiable Information on children under the age of 13. Our Website(s) are not directed toward children under age 13. We do not knowingly collect information from anyone under age 13. If We find out that We have collected information from a child under age 13, We will delete that information immediately.
I. Other: Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, We reserve the right to disclose any personally identifiable information or non-personal information about You if We are required to do so by law, with respect to copyright or other intellectual property infringement claims, or if We believe that such action is necessary to: (a) fulfill a government request; (b) conform with the requirements of the law or legal process; (c) protect or defend our legal rights or property, our Website(s), or other users; or (d) in an emergency to protect the health and safety of our Website's users or the general public.
3. Keeping Your Information Secure
We have implemented security measures We consider reasonable and appropriate to protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. Please be advised, however, that while We strive to protect your personally identifiable information and privacy, we cannot guarantee or warrant the security of any information you disclose or transmit to us online and are not responsible for the theft, destruction, or inadvertent disclosure of your personally identifiable information.
4. Other Sites
Our Website may link to or contain links to other third party Websites that We do not control or maintain. We are not responsible for the privacy practices employed by any third party Website. We encourage you to read the privacy statements of all third party Websites before submitting any personally identifiable information.
5. Contact Information
We will respond to Your request and, if applicable and appropriate, make the requested change in our active databases as soon as reasonably practicable. Please note that We may not be able to fulfill certain requests while allowing you access to certain benefits, features and services offered on or through our Website(s).