What Personally Identifiable Information Do We Collect?
Registration and creation of a user account may be required to access certain parts or Content of the Website or to receive certain Services via this Website. You may register with this Website and create a user account (“Registration”). There is no cost for the Registration. The Registration is required to create a user account (“User Account”) and give you access to certain Services or areas of this Website not available to users that are not registered. As part of the registration, you will be asked to provide certain Personally Identifiable Information and other Information about yourself, such as your name, address, and/or e-mail address. You are solely responsible for maintaining and updating the Information in your Registration information. You agree to ensure that the Information, including, without limitation, your name, address and e-mail address, in your Registration is always current.
This Website may permit you to create a profile that, or parts of it, is visible to other users of this Website or the Internet’s general public (“Profile”). You are solely responsible for the creation, management, maintenance and updating of the Information in your Profile. If the creation of your Profile permits you to identify parts that are public and private, you are solely responsible for determining the public or private status of any Information in your Profile.
Information Collected by Other Means or Media
In some situations, we may also collect Personally Identifiable Information and other Information about you through other means, directly or indirectly. For example, if you access this Website or any Services via your internet service provider (ISP) or wireless carrier or through another third party, we may collect Information directly from you or through the third party. In each of these cases, we will apply this policy to any Personally Identifiable Information.
We may offer support and technical assistance through customer service centers via telephone, online chat, or e-mail. Whenever you communicate with customer service, you agree that an operator may view, use and change Information in your User Account to provide the assistance that you need.
What Non-Personally Identifiable Information Do We Collect?
Cookies and Related Technology
This Website, some Services and advertisements (if any) may contain “cookies,” clear gifs (also known as web beacons or web bugs), or similar technology. A cookie is a piece of data that is sent to your Internet browser, which will store the cookie on your computer if your browser is enabled to accept cookies. Web beacons assist in the delivery of cookies and the collection of non-Personally Identifiable Information, such as “click path” and other data as described above.
We may track your use of this Website, including, without limitation, clicks from hyper-links, hits per week, duration of your visit, and activities during your visit. This Website may automatically capture other information, such as, but not limited to, your domain name and Internet Protocol addresses, and compile aggregate data for statistical purposes to improve our Content and Services and administer this Website. We use Internet Protocol addresses to help diagnose problems with our server, to administer this Website, and to help ensure the security of your interaction with this Website. Your IP address is used to help identify you.
Most Internet browsers will allow you to erase cookies from your computer hard drive, block acceptance of cookies, or receive a warning before a cookie is stored. You should refer to your browser instructions or "Help" screen to learn more about how to manage cookies. Please note, however, that if you block cookies, some portions of this Website and Services may not function properly.
COPPA - Special Notice Regarding Children Under 13
We recognize the sensitivity of Personally Identifiable Information concerning children under the age of 13 and therefore provide this special notice. We are committed to complying with all applicable laws and regulations regarding children, including the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”). This Website is not directed at children under the age of 13, and except in limited circumstances allowed by COPPA, we will not knowingly collect, maintain, or disclose any Personally Identifiable Information from a child under the age of 13 without first obtaining consent from that child's parent or legal guardian.
We encourage parents and guardians to spend time online with their children to become familiar with the types of Content and Services available on this Website and the Internet generally. If you are a parent or guardian who has discovered that your child under the age of 13 has submitted his or her Personally Identifiable Information without your permission or consent, we will make reasonable efforts to remove the Information from our active list, at your request. To request the removal of your child's information, please and be sure to include in your message the same User Name and password and/or e-mail address that your child submitted.
How Do We Use, Disclose, and Share Information?
Non-Personally Identifiable Information
You agree that we may, from time to time, use, disclose, and share with third parties aggregate, non-Personally Identifiable Information to show general demographic and preference information among users of this Website.
Personally Identifiable Information
We use Personally Identifiable Information about you to deliver Services that you request, to keep you informed about changes affecting our Services or your account, to inform you of goods, Services or offers that may be of interest to you, and to improve and enhance this Website and Services. In order to operate the Website or deliver a Service, we may also share your Personally Identifiable Information with a service partner under protective conditions. If you provide us with Personally Identifiable Information, we will take all reasonable and appropriate steps to protect it from unauthorized disclosure.
By providing your contact information for a corresponding means of communication (which means of communication may include one or more of e-mail, mail, telephone (land line and mobile), text message, and/or any other means of communication) to us via the Website, we may send communications about us, our services and programs, and your account as well as notifications, alerts, updates, and specific responses to your inquiries to you through such means of communication until you contact and notify us that you no longer wish to receive such communications. We will take commercially reasonable steps to discontinue such messages after receiving notice of your opt-out selection. However, if you choose to opt out of marketing messages, we reserve the right to contact you regarding your account status, technical support, product information, changes to account terms, and any other matter that might affect our Service to you.
Access to Your Information
If at any time you want to know exactly what personal information we hold about you or wish to change personal information that is inaccurate or out of date, please and we will amend your record.
We will endeavor to take all steps deemed reasonable by us to protect your Personally Identifiable Information that we collect from unauthorized disclosure and to prevent possible security breaches in this Website, Services, and customer databases. Whenever you give us sensitive or confidential Information, we will take commercially reasonable steps to protect the Information by establishing a secure connection with your Web browser. Your information is stored on secure servers that are protected in controlled facilities. We require our employees and data processors to respect the confidentiality of any Personally Identifiable Information held by us. However, no web site, internet transmission, computer system, or wireless connection is completely secure. Consequently, we cannot guarantee and cannot give an absolute assurance that unauthorized access, hacking, data loss, or other breaches will never occur or that your Personally Identifiable Information will be secure at all times. Your use of this Website and Services is at your own risk. WE WILL NOT BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR EVENTS ARISING FROM UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO YOUR PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION.
We may use overseas facilities to process or back-up information. As a result, we may transfer and store your personal information in such overseas facilities. However, this does not change any of our commitments to safeguard your privacy.
Hyperlinks To and From Other Sites
This Website may frame, and/or contain links to, or advertisements about, other web sites. Other sites may also reference, advertise, or link to this Website. We do not endorse or sponsor other web sites, is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of other web sites, expressly disclaims any statements or assertions made on such web sites, and denies all liability associated with your use of, and the content on, such other sites and advertisements.
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