Routine Information We Collect
We collect two types of information about users: personally identifiable information (“personal information”), and non-personally identifiable information (“non-personal information”).
Non-personal information is information that does not identify a specific user. This type of information may include things like the Uniform Resource Locator (“URL”) of the websites you visited before and after coming to our Site and your Internet Protocol (“IP”) address. We and our authorized third-party service providers and ad servers may automatically collect this information when you visit our Site, as described in more detail below.
Personal information is information that identifies a specific user. When you engage in certain activities that we make available on our Site, such as opening an account, submitting or posting content, or entering a contest, we may ask you to provide certain personal information, such as your name and email address. While you can chose whether to engage in any such activity, if you do not provide required information, you will not be allowed to engage in that activity.
How We Use the Information We Collect
We use the information we collect in the following ways:For purposes for which you provided the information, such as to send you emails that you have requested;
– To enhance the operation of our Site and allow us to personalize content and advertising;
– To send you email notifications about our products and services and special offers;
– To troubleshoot and accomplish other administrative tasks;
– To analyze our user base and usage trends; and
Cookies and Web Beacons
Controlling Your Privacy
Note that you can change your browser settings to disable cookies if you have privacy concerns. Disabling cookies for all sites is not recommended as it may interfere with your use of some sites. The best option is to disable or enable cookies on a per-site basis. Consult your browser documentation for instructions on how to block cookies and other tracking mechanisms.
Security of Personal Information
We take security seriously and take numerous precautions to protect the security of your personal information. Your personal information resides on a secure server that only selected personnel and contractors have access to. We encrypt certain sensitive information using Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology to ensure that your personal information is safe as it is transmitted to us.
Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet or any wireless network can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we employ commercially reasonable security measures to protect data and seek to partner with companies which do the same, we cannot guarantee the security of any information transmitted to or from our Site, and are not responsible for the actions of any third parties that may receive any such information.
Information Collected by Third-Party
We may partner with identified third parties however we do not provide any personally identifiable information to these third parties without your consent.
Miscellaneous Privacy Issues
Kids. Minors under the age of 13 may not use our Site. We do not collect or maintain information from anyone known to be under the age of 13, and no part of our Site is designed to attract anyone under the age of 13.
Special Note About Google Advertising
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