Our privacy policy


 

The short version:

We are committed to protecting your privacy and will not sell, share, or disclose any information that might compromise your privacy without your express permission.

The long version:

We respect your privacy and are committed to protecting all personally identifiable information you may provide us through our website or through our third-party secure-payment affiliate site. We have adopted this Privacy Policy ("Privacy Policy") to explain what information may be collected on our website and on our third-party secure-payment affiliate site, and how we use this information. This Privacy Policy applies only to information we collect through our website and our third-party secure-payment affiliate site, and does not apply to information from other sources.

This Privacy Policy sets forth the general rules and policies governing your use of our website and our third-party secure-payment affiliate site. Depending on your activities, you may be required to agree to additional terms and conditions.

This Privacy Policy is posted on our website and you should review it frequently, as it may change from time to time without notice. Any changes will be effective immediately upon the posting of the revised Privacy Policy. WHEN YOU ACCESS OUR WEBSITE, YOU AGREE TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY, OR TO ANY CHANGES WE MAY SUBSEQUENTLY MAKE, PLEASE LEAVE OUR SITE IMMEDIATELY. If, at any point, we decide to use your personally identifiable information in a manner materially different than what was stated at the time it was collected, we will notify you of this change by e-mail to the last e-mail address you provided us. You will have a choice (by means of an “opt out” opportunity) as to whether we use the information in this different manner. We will use information in accordance with the Privacy Policy under which your information was collected if you opt out of the new policy.

INFORMATION WE COLLECT

Our website and our third-party secure-payment affiliate site typically collect two kinds of information about you: (a) information that you provide that personally identifies you; and (b) information that does not personally identify you, which we automatically collect when you visit our website or that you provide us.

Personally Identifiable Information:

Personally identifiable information includes any information that may be used to specifically identify or contact you, such as your name, postal address, phone number, etc. We do not automatically collect personally identifiable information when you visit our website. In certain circumstances, we may request, allow, or otherwise provide you an opportunity to submit your personally identifiable information in connection with a feature, program, promotion, or some other aspect of our website. For instance, you may: (a) provide your name, postal/shipping address, email address, credit card number and phone number when using our third-party secure-payment affiliate site; (b) provide certain demographic information (e.g., age, gender, purchase preference, usage frequency, etc.) when participating in a survey, or poll; or (c) post a general comment and/or recommendation on our website. Certain information may not be personally identifiable when standing alone (e.g., your age), but may become so when combined with other information (e.g., your age and name). Whether or not you provide this information is your choice; however, in many instances this type of information is required to participate in a particular activity, realize a benefit we may offer, or gain access to certain content on our website and our third-party secure-payment affiliate site.

Non-Personal Information:

Non-personal information is any information that does not personally identify you. Non-personal information can include certain personally identifiable information that has been de-identified; that is, information that has been rendered anonymous. We obtain non-personal information about you from information that you provide us, either separately or together with your personally identifiable information. Most web hosting services automatically collect certain non-personal information when you access the websites they host. This information can include, among other things, IP addresses, the type of browser you are using (e.g., Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, etc.), the third party website from which your visit originated, the operating system you are using (e.g., Vista, Windows XP, Mac OS, etc.), the domain name of your Internet service provider (e.g., America Online, NetZero, etc.), the specific web pages you visit, and the duration of your visits.

HOW WE USE & SHARE THE INFORMATION COLLECTED

Our website and our third-party secure-payment affiliate site typically collect, as mentioned above, two kinds of information about you: (a) information that you provide that personally identifies you; and (b) information that does not personally identify you, which our web hosting service automatically collects when you visit our website.

Personally Identifiable Information:

The personally identifiable information you submit is generally used to carry out your requests or respond to your inquiries, or in other ways naturally associated with the circumstances in which you provided the information. We may also use this information to later contact you for a variety of reasons, such as providing you with promotional information for our products, or communicating with you about content or other information you have posted or shared via our website. You may opt-out from receiving promotional information from us.

Non-Personal Information:

We use non-personal information in a variety of ways, including to help analyze site traffic, understand customer needs and trends, carry out targeted promotional activities, and to improve our services.

OTHER USES & INFORMATION

IP Addresses:

An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you are surfing the Internet. Web servers (computers that "serve up" web pages) automatically identify your computer by its IP address. When visitors request pages from our website and our third-party secure-payment affiliate site, servers typically log their IP addresses. We collect IP addresses for purposes of system administration, to track the use of our website. IP addresses are considered non-personal information. It is not our practice to link IP addresses to anything personally identifiable; that is, the visitor's session will be logged, but the visitor remains anonymous. However, we reserve the right to use IP addresses to identify a visitor when we feel it is necessary to enforce compliance with our website rules, or to: (a) fulfill a legitimate governmental request; (b) conform with the requirements of the law or legal process; (c) protect or defend our legal rights or property, our website, or other users; or (d) in an emergency, to protect the health and safety of our website’s users or the general public.

Cookies, etc.:

"Cookies" are small text files from a website that are stored on your hard drive. These text files make using our website and our third-party secure-payment affiliate site more convenient by, among other things, saving your preferences for you. Cookies themselves do not typically contain any personally identifiable information. If you are concerned about the storage and use of cookies, you may be able to direct your internet browser to notify you and seek approval whenever a cookie is being sent to your hard drive. You may also delete a cookie manually from your hard drive through your internet browser, or through other programs. Please note, however, that some parts of our website will not function properly or be available to you if you refuse to accept a cookie or choose to disable the acceptance of cookies.

Email Communications:

If you send us an email with questions or comments, we may use your personally identifiable information to respond to your questions or comments, and we may save your questions or comments for future reference. For security reasons, do not send us non-public personal information (passwords, social security numbers, or bank account information) by email. However, aside from our reply to such an email, it is not our standard practice to send you email unless (a) you request a particular service or (b) sign up for a feature that involves email communications, (c) it relates to purchases you have made with us, (d) we are sending you information about our other products, or (e) you consented to being contacted by email for a particular purpose. You may "opt out" of receiving future email communications; however, we reserve the right to send you transactional emails such as customer service communications.

Transfer of Assets:

As we continue to develop our business, we may sell or purchase assets. If another entity acquires us or all (or substantially all) of our assets, the personally identifiable information and non-personal information we have about you will be transferred to and used by this acquiring entity, though we will take reasonable steps to ensure that your preferences are followed. Also, if any bankruptcy or reorganization proceeding is brought by or against us, all such information may be considered an asset of ours and as such may be sold or transferred to third parties.

Other:

Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, we reserve the right to disclose any personally identifiable or non-personal information about you if we are required to do so by law, with respect to copyright and other intellectual property infringement claims, or if we believe that such action is necessary to: (a) fulfill a legitimate governmental request; (b) conform with the requirements of the law or legal process; (c) protect or defend our legal rights or property, our website, or other users; or (d) in an emergency, to protect the health and safety of our website's users or the general public.

PUBLIC FORUMS

We may offer chat rooms, blogs, message boards, bulletin boards, or similar public forums where you and other users of our website can communicate. The protections described in this Privacy Policy do not apply when you provide information (including personal information) in connection with your use of these public forums. Please remember than any information you share in a public forum is public information and may be seen or collected by anyone, including third parties that do not adhere to our Privacy Policy. We are not responsible for events arising from the distribution of any information you choose to publicly post or share through our website.

CHILDREN

The features, programs, promotions and other aspects of our website requiring the submission of personally identifiable information are not intended for children. We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13. If you are a parent or guardian of a child under the age of 13 and believe he or she has disclosed personally identifiable information to us please contact us immediately. A parent or guardian of a child under the age of 13 may review and request deletion of such child's personally identifiable information as well as prohibit the use thereof.

KEEPING YOUR INFORMATION SECURE

We have implemented security measures we consider reasonable and appropriate to protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. Please be advised, however, that while we strive to protect your personally identifiable information and privacy, we cannot guarantee or warrant the security of any information you disclose or transmit to us online and are not responsible for the theft, destruction, or inadvertent disclosure of your personally identifiable information. In the unfortunate event that your "personally identifiable information" (as the term or similar terms are defined by any applicable law requiring notice upon a security breach) is compromised, we may (at our sole and absolute discretion) notify you by e-mail sent to the last e-mail address you sent us in the most expedient time reasonable under the circumstances; provided, however, delays in notification may occur while we take necessary measures to determine the scope of the breach and restore reasonable integrity to the system as well as for the legitimate needs of law enforcement if notification would impede a criminal investigation. From time to time we evaluate new technology for protecting information, and when appropriate, we upgrade our information security systems.

OTHER SITES/LINKS

Our website may link to or contain links to other third party websites that we do not control or maintain, such as the personal websites of our authors. We are not responsible for the privacy practices employed by any third party website. We encourage you to note when you leave our website and to read the privacy statements of all third party websites before submitting to them any personally identifiable information.

CONTACT & OPT-OUT INFORMATION

You may contact us if: (a) you have questions or comments about our Privacy Policy; (b) wish to make corrections to any personally identifiable information you have provided; (c) want to opt-out from receiving future commercial correspondence, including emails, or (d) wish to withdraw your consent to sharing your personally identifiable information with others. We will respond to your request and, if applicable and appropriate, make the requested change in our active databases as soon as reasonably practicable. Please note that we may not be able to fulfill certain requests while allowing you access to certain benefits and features of our website.

SOLE STATEMENT

This Privacy Policy as posted on this website is the sole statement of our privacy policy with respect to this website and our secure payment partner's website, and no summary, modification, restatement or other version thereof, or other privacy statement or policy, in any form, is valid unless we post a new or revised policy to the website.



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