Collection Of Your Personal Information
When you visit this site, certain kinds of information may be collected automatically as part of the site’s operation. This may include the website that referred you to us, your IP address, browser type, language, and access times. We also may collect navigational information. This includes information about the pages you view, the links you click, and other actions taken in connection with the site.
We may combine your visit and navigational information with personal information that you provide. You may always choose not to provide personal information. If you so choose, certain products and services may not be available to you. Personal information (e.g., your username, password, mailing address, etc.) may be collected when you register. Additional personal information (e.g., your credit card number and billing address) is collected to process transactions or to provide you with products and services.
Demographic information (e.g., your age, hobbies, income, gender, or interests) may also be collected and may be linked to your personal information.
Use Of Your Personal Information
We collect and use your personal information to operate and improve our sites, to process your transactions and to provide customer service. We also use it to perform research and analysis aimed at improving our products, services and technologies, and to display content that is customized to your interests and preferences.
Personal information collected by us may be stored and processed in the United States, Canada or any other country in which we or our affiliates, subsidiaries, contractors or agents maintain facilities. By using our sites or services, you consent to any such transfer of information outside of your country.
Sharing Of Your Personal Information
We may share your personal information within our corporate group, including with our subsidiaries, affiliated companies and divisions. They may all use your information for the purposes disclosed herein.
We reserve the right to disclose your personal information if required to do so by law, or in the good-faith belief that such action is reasonably necessary to comply with legal process, respond to claims, or protect the rights, property or safety of our company, employees, customers, or the public.
We use “cookies” to enable you to sign in to our services and to help personalize your online experience. A cookie is a small text file that is placed on your hard drive. Cookies contain information, including personal information that can later be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you. The information that cookies collect includes the date and time of your visit, your registration information, and your navigational and purchase history. (Wikipedia: cookies)
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most browsers automatically accept cookies. You can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to sign in or use other interactive features of our sites and services that depend on cookies.
In addition to cookies, we may use other technologies, including single-pixel gifs (also known as web beacons) on our websites and in promotional email messages or newsletters. These tiny electronic images assist us in determining how many users have visited certain pages or opened messages or newsletters. We do not use these images to collect personal information.
Security Of Your Personal Information
The security of your personal information is important to us. We follow generally accepted industry standards to help protect your personal information. For instance, when you enter sensitive information (such as a credit card number) on our registration or order forms, we encrypt that information using secure socket layer (SSL) technology. No method of transmission over the internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. Therefore, while we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
If a password is used to protect your account and personal information, it is your responsibility to keep your password confidential.
Forums & Other Interactive Services
Our websites may include discussion forums or other interactive areas or services. This may include blogs, chat rooms, bulletin boards, message boards, online hosting or storage services, or other areas or services in which you or third parties create, post or store any content, messages, comments, materials or other items on the sites (“interactive areas”). If you use an interactive area, you should be aware that these areas are open to the public. Any personal information you post or provide at registration may be viewable by others. We are not responsible for personal information you submit in connection with the interactive areas. We are also not responsible for how others might use that information, including to send you unsolicited messages. Interactive area postings may be retained indefinitely. If at any time you would like to remove a posting, please email us. Keep in mind that removal of a posting from an interactive area does not mean that the posting will be deleted from our systems.
If you choose to use our email referral services to tell a friend about our products or services, we will ask you for your friend’s name and email address. We will use that information to send your friend a one-time email inviting them to visit the site and review the product or service you have selected. We may use a third-party provider to administer this function. Any such third party provider may only use the information submitted to facilitate this one-time email. Neither we nor any third-party provider stores this information after the email is sent.