Your continued privacy is a top priority to us. Our goal is to ensure that your online experience is as satisfying and beneficial as possible. We want you to use the web’s vast collection of information, tools, and opportunities with complete confidence.
Personal Information Our Company Collects and How it is Used
Introduction: Our company compiles information from visitors and users who access the various parts of our services and the network of websites that are available through our own website. We use this knowledge primarily to afford you a customized experience as you use our products and services. We do our best not to share this information with outside third parties. However, we may disclose personal information we have obtained only if we have your permission prior to such a disclosure or if we believe such disclosure is required by law.
Registration: Users or visitors of our website may be asked to supply certain personal information when they sign-up for our products or services including name, address, telephone number, billing information (such as a credit/debit card number, or e-check), and the type of computer being used to access the services. The personal information that is collected from users/visitors during the registration process is used to manage each users account (such as for billing purposes). Such information is not shared with third parties unless it’s specifically stated otherwise or in special circumstances such as one that is required by law.
However, in instances where our company and a partner jointly endorse our services, we may provide that partner certain personal contact information of users who subscribed to our services as a result of the joint promotion. The sole purpose of this is to provide us the opportunity to assess the end results of such a promotion. In such an instance, personal information may not be used by the partner for any other purpose. As explained in more detail below, we may use non-identifying and aggregate profiles from personal information that users provide during registration in order to sell advertisements applicable to our available services.
Our Company Partners and Sponsors: Certain services and products may be offered to users and visitors in conjunction with an affiliate, independent contractor seller, or non-affiliated partner. In order to provide users and visitors some of these products and services, the partner may need to obtain and manage personal information. In such instances, you will be notified prior to any such data being collected or transferred and may elect not to use that specific service, product, or feature.
Furthermore, our partners may have advertisements or co-branded web pages that are cosponsored by an affiliate, independent contractor seller, or non-affiliated partner. Our company may share non-identifying and aggregate information (except as described above), but not personal information, with such partners in order to administer the co-branded products or services offered.
Online Shopping: Certain websites allow users to purchase products and services or register to to receive materials such as a newsletter, catalog, or new product and service updates. In some of these cases, you may be asked to submit contact, payment, and/or billing information.
If you submit an order for another party or person such as an online gift order mailed directly to a recipient, you may be required to supply information about the recipient such as their name, address, and phone number. Our company maintains no control over third parties’ use of any personal information that you may provide when submitting such an order. With that in-mind, we recommend that you exercise care when doing so.
Anytime you order products or services directly from our company, we will use the personal information that you provide only to process and complete that order. We do not share this information with outside/third parties except to the extent necessary to complete that order.
Online Advertisements: Our company may display our online advertisements. In such situations, we share aggregated and non-identifying information about our users and visitors that was collected via the registration process or through online surveys and promotions with those advertisers. Furthermore, in certain situations, we use this aggregated and non-identifying information to convey tailored advertisements or joint ventures. For example, an advertiser or joint venture company informs us of the audience they wish to reach and provides us an advertisement tailored specifically to that audience.
Based upon the aggregated and non-identifying information we have collected, we may then present or send the advertisement to the intended audience. Our company does not share personal information about its users or visitors with these advertisers or joint venture companies.
Responses to Email Inquiries: When users or visitors submit electronic inquiries to our company, the return email address is used to answer the electronic inquiry we received. Our company does not use the return email address for any other purpose nor do we share the return email address with any outside third party.
Voluntary Customer Surveys: On occasion, we may conduct both business and individual customer surveys. Our customers are encouraged to participate in such surveys as they provide us important information that may help us improve available products and services and how they are provided to you. Participation in our customer surveys is voluntary and your personal information will always remain confidential, even if said survey is conducted by an outside third party.
We may take the information obtained through these surveys and combine or aggregate it with the survey responses of other customers in order to create broader, more generic responses to the survey questions. (for example but not limited to: age, gender, location, education, employment, or other demographic information) We then use the aggregated information to improve the quality of our services and to develop additional products and services. This aggregated, general, and non-identifying information may be shared with outside third parties.
Special Cases: Per our company’s policy, we do not use or share the personal information about users or visitors in ways unrelated to the ones described above without also providing you an opportunity to opt out or otherwise prohibit such unrelated uses.
However, we may disclose personal information about users or visitors, or information regarding your use of the services, websites, or products accessible through our services, for any reason if, in our sole discretion, we believe that it is reasonable to do so, including but not limited to: credit agencies, collection agencies, merchant database agencies, law enforcement, or to satisfy laws, such as the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, the Child Online Privacy Act, regulations, governmental, or legal requests for such information; to disclose information that is necessary to identify, contact, or bring legal action against someone who may be violating our Acceptable Use Policy or Terms Of Service, or other user policies; to operate the services properly; or to protect our company, users, or visitors.
If you’re a user or visitor, we may use a cookie for the purpose of saving your settings and providing personally tailored services. Such cookies bar third parties from accessing any of your personal information. Additionally, be mindful that if you visit other websites in which you’re prompted to log in or that are customizable, you may be required to accept cookies in order to use that website.
Advertisers and partners may also use their own cookies. We do not control use of these cookies and disclaim any and all responsibility for information collected through them.
Our Company Commitment to Children’s Privacy: We firmly believe that protecting children’s privacy is paramount. It is our policy to follow and comply with the “Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998” and all other applicable laws. Therefore, we restrict our website to persons eighteen years or older.
YOU ARE REQUIRED TO BE EIGHTEEN (18) YEARS OLD OR OLDER TO ACCESS THIS WEBSITE. IF YOU ARE UNDER EIGHTEEN YEARS OF AGE, YOU ARE NOT PERMITTED TO ACCESS THIS WEBSITE FOR ANY REASON WHATSOEVER. DUE TO THE AGE RESTRICTIONS FOR USE OF THIS WEBSITE, NO INFORMATION OBTAINED BY THIS WEBSITE FALLS WITHIN THE CHILD ONLINE PRIVACY ACT (COPA) AND IS NOT MONITORED AS DOING SO.
Public Forums: Please remember that any and all information you may disclose in any website user directory, or any other public areas of our website or the internet, becomes public information. You should always exercise extreme caution when deciding whether or not to disclose your personal information in these public areas.
Our Company’s Commitment to Data Security: Websites and services that we sponsor have security measures in-place with the goal of protecting the loss, misuse, and/or alteration of the information under our control. We make every effort possible to ensure the security and integrity of our systems and networks. However, at no time can we guarantee that our security measures will prevent outside third party “hackers” from illegally obtaining personal information of website users and visitors.