What Information is collected?
Your privacy is important to us. To better protect your privacy we provide this notice explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used. To make this notice easy to find, we make it available on our home page and at every point where personally identifiable information may be requested.We collect three kinds of information from our website:
(1) your voluntarily provided Personal Information;
(2) anonymous information about your visit; and,
(3) "cookie" based information to help us track which pages on our websites you're most interested in.
(1) Your Personal Information:
During normal website usage, you can visit our site without communicating any personal information. However, to make use of certain features on our site, such as purchasing products, services, advertisements, promotions, personalized services, paid subscriptions or newsletters, users may be asked to register with us.
As part of this voluntary registration, we may request contact information (such as name, mailing address, email address, etc.) and other data required for operating these services. We may only collect personal information from you if you voluntarily provide it. By voluntarily providing this personal information to us, by sending us a comment, suggestion or feedback, by entering posting a blog, testimonial, or by entering a contest or promotion that is posted on our site, you will be consenting to the collection, use and distribution of your personal information by us for the purposes set out herein. You are under no obligation to provide us with personal information to browse the public areas of our website, and you may access and enjoy many parts of our website without providing us any personal information.
Among other things, the following is a representative list of reasons we may ask for your personal information:
- To run promotions;
- To respond to your questions or the comments that you email to us;
- To provide you with newsletters or other subscription information;
- To distribute to sponsors and advertisers who run the promotions and/or for purposes of marketing by our sponsors and advertisers;
- To run blogs, discussion groups and bulletin boards;
- To gather aggregate information on website use and to provide services to the public of a general or specific nature, paid or unpaid.
(2) Anonymous Information about Your Visit:
When you visit our site, information about your visit (e.g. how you navigate the site) may be collected and stored. This information may include the length of your visit, the date and time of your visit, the pages you look at and the sites you visit before and after leaving our site. It does not include personally identifiable information such as your name, mailing or email address or telephone number. We use this non-identifiable and aggregate information to better design our website. We also may share this information with our affiliates, suppliers, sponsors and advertisers. We collect the following non-identifiable information when you visit our website:
- Your IP address
- Your Internet Service Provider (ISP)
- Your Web Browser
(3) "Cookie"-Based Information:
To tailor our site to the needs and interests of our visitors, we keep track of the pages visited by our users by placing a small entry-in text file, called a "cookie", on your hard drive. A cookie is transferred to your browser by a web server and can only be read by the server that gave it to you. Cookies do not reveal personal information. The only personal information a cookie can contain is information you supply yourself such as passwords, purchases and preferences. Cookies cannot read data from your hard drive.
You may visit the site with your cookies turned off. However, you may not be able to access some of the areas of our site, which require cookies for customization and personalization.
Children, persons under the legal age of 18, should always get permission from their parents or legal guardians before sending information about themselves (such as their names, email addresses, and phone numbers) over the Internet. We will not knowingly encourage any minor to register with our site or to access those features which require registration. If a child has provided us with personal information, we ask that any concerned parent or guardian of the child contact us.