1. Our Commitment to Privacy
We do not sell or rent personally-identifying information collected during your use of our Web site without your permission.
We will notify you at the time of data collection or transfer if your personally-identifying information will be shared with a third party as specified below. You will always have the option of not permitting the transfer by not using the particular services for which the information is collected or shared.
2. The Information We Collect
At the time you register on our site, we may collect and store your name, e-mail address, physical address, and other personally-identifying information. The user information we collect is categorized as follows:
We need this information to provide goods and services that you request from our Web site and to let you know of additional goods and services about which you might be interested. We also use this information to customize your experience using our Web site.
We may also share the information we collect about you with third parties from one or more of the following categories, but only to the extent authorized by you, necessary to provide the goods or services you request, or as required by law.
We may ask you for personally-identifying information at other times, such as if you enter into a promotion, post information, register for a forum, complete a survey, or otherwise communicate with us. If you opt-in to receive information regarding a promotion or other service, you give us your permission to share your name and e-mail address with the third party offering the promotion or other service.
In addition, we automatically gather general statistical information about our Web site and visitors, such as IP addresses, browsers, pages viewed, number of visitors, goods and services purchased, etc., but in doing so we do not reference you by individual name, e-mail address, home address, or telephone number. We use this data in the aggregate to determine how much our users use parts of our site so we can improve our site. We may provide this statistical information to third parties, but when we do so we do not provide personally-identifying information without your permission.
3. The Way We Use Information
We use your personally-identifying information to improve our marketing and promotional efforts, to statistically analyze site usage, to improve our content and product offerings, and to customize our site's content, layout, and services.
We may use your information to deliver information to you that, in some cases, is targeted to your interests, such as articles, targeted banners, new services, advertisements, and promotions. You can opt out of receiving this information by so indicating in your registration/preferences file or otherwise notifying us in writing. We may ask you to provide us voluntarily with additional information regarding your personal or business interests, experience, or requests, which we may use to customize our services for you.
We may use your e-mail address, your mailing address, and phone number to contact you regarding administrative notices and communications relevant to your use of our site.
If you place a request for products or services, we use your information to deliver your order. Payments for products and services ordered from us through our site are handled by a third-party provider. This provider, as well as other providers, may collect additional information, including billing information, credit card number and expiration date, and tracking information from checks or money orders. If you obtain goods or services directly from one of our retail partners or service providers, we may exchange with the vendor personally-identified information about you for purposes of your transaction.
We may also use or disclose information to resolve disputes, investigate problems, or enforce our Web Site User Agreement. At times, we may review the status or activity of multiple users to do so. We may disclose or access information whenever we believe in good faith that the law so requires or if we otherwise consider it necessary to do so to maintain service and improve our products and services.
We use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server, to manage our Web site, and to enhance our site based on the usage pattern data we receive.
We employ reasonable and current security methods to prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure correct use of information.
To use some of our services, you may be required to set up a password-protected account or profile on our Web site. We recommend that you do not divulge your password to anyone. It is your responsibility to keep your password protected. Our personnel will never ask you for your password in an unsolicited phone call or in an unsolicited e-mail. Remember to sign out of your account, close your browser window, and delete your temporary Internet files when you have finished your session. This helps ensure that others cannot access your personal information and correspondence if you share a computer with someone else or are using a computer in a public place where others may have access to it.
Whenever you voluntarily disclose personal information online -- for example, on message boards, through e-mail or in chat areas -- that information can be collected and used by others.
No data transmission over the Internet or any wireless network can be guaranteed to be perfectly secure. As a result, while we try to protect your personal information, we cannot ensure or guarantee the security of any information you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk.
5. How You Can Update, Correct or Delete Your Information
You can access the information that we collect online and maintain through normal updating methods. To update, correct, or delete this information, you can contact us via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Your account can be deleted or deactivated, but doing so will result in your not being able to access certain services. During the normal course of doing business, we will continue to share your information among our business units, our affiliates and unaffiliated third parties as necessary in order to service your accounts and fill any orders you place with us.
6. Children Under 13
7. Changes to Our Policy
8. Your Consent
LAST UPDATED: March 2, 2010