PURPOSE OF THIS POLICY, AND ACCEPTANCE – PLEASE READ CAREFULLY
WHAT INFORMATION WE COLLECT
You may choose not to provide us with any Personal Information. In such an event, you can still access and use portions of the Site. You, however, will not be able to access or use those portions of the Site or participate in certain online activities that require your Personal Information. You may still use the Site to browse information about products or services.
HOW WE COLLECT INFORMATION
We collect information about you in the following ways.
We collect information about you through the information you provide to us directly. We also collect certain information about you and your Site activities through the use of various technologies described below.
We employ cookies and similar technologies to store and sometimes track information about the users of the Site. Cookies are a feature of web browser software that allows web servers to recognize the computer used to access a web site. You may be able to prevent the browser from accepting cookies. If you reject cookies, you may still use the Site, but your ability to use some areas and features/functions of the Site may be limited.
We use both session ID cookies and persistent cookies (also known as flash cookies). We do not link the information we store in cookies to any Personal Information you submit while on the Site.
We use web beacons (small pieces of data that are embedded in images on the pages of web sites) and auditing software to track page views and entry and exit points to and from e-mails. In addition, we use web beacons, cookies, customized links and/or similar technologies to determine whether any e-mails or electronic publications sent by us to those who have requested them from us have been opened and which links are clicked.
We use Google Analytics (or similar web traffic analytic tools) to help analyze how users use the Site and to optimize our Site based on that data. Such tools use information generated by cookies about your use of the web site (including IP address), which is transmitted to Google (or other analytics provider). This information is then used to evaluate users’ use of the Site and to compile statistical reports on web site activity for us. These tools may also collect personally identifiable information about a user’s online activities over time and across different internet websites. To learn more about how Google uses data when you use our Site, please visit www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/.
WHAT WE DO WITH INFORMATION WE COLLECT
We use Personal Information only for the purpose for which such information was provided to us, including providing support, services or products as applicable. We may also use Personal Information to (a) to verify the information you provided to us; (b) to provide you with the information that you have requested; (c) to respond to your inquiries; (d) to contact you when necessary; (e) to send you information about us, including information related to our products, services, programs or promotional activities, or about third-party products, services, programs or promotional activities that may be of interest to you. In the case of third party products, services, programs or promotional activities, your Personal Information is not transferred to the third party. If you sign up or subscribe to our newsletter(s) or publications, we will use your name and e-mail address to send the newsletter(s) or publications to you.
We may use Traffic Data to analyze trends, administer the Site, track users’ movements, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use.
All any information or material you transmit, post or upload to or through the Site that is not required for your use of the Site or receipt of any services or products, by any means including, without limitation, by message boards, chat rooms or similar discussion forums, blogs, wiki pages or otherwise (“Submissions”), will be treated as non-confidential and non-proprietary, and may be disseminated or used by us for any purpose and in any way without any compensation. By making a Submission to or through the Site you: (a) agree that we are free to use any ideas, concepts or know-how contained in any Submission, and (b) automatically grant us an unrestricted, irrevocable, worldwide, royalty-free license to use, reproduce, display, publicly perform, transmit and distribute such Submission, alone or as part of other works in any form, media, or technology whether now known or hereafter developed.
Please be aware that with regard to Submissions, any Personal Information you submit can be read, collected, or used by other users of these forums, and could be used to send you unsolicited messages or for other purposes. We are not responsible for the Personal Information you choose to submit in these forums.
We may deidentify or anonymize your data and use the deidentified or anonymized data for any purpose.
Notwithstanding any of the foregoing, we may transfer, sell or assign information concerning the Site and your use of the Site, including without limitation, Personal Information, to third parties, as a result of the sale, merger, consolidation, change in control, transfer of substantial assets, or reorganization or liquidation of us.
WHAT WE DO NOT DO WITH INFORMATION WE COLLECT
HOW WE PROTECT INFORMATION WE COLLECT
The Site has security measures in place intended to protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. We take reasonable administrative, technical, and physical measures to safeguard against unauthorized access or disclosure, and accidental loss or alteration, of the Personal Information we collect. As an additional security measure, your Personal Information is encrypted during transmission by encryption software. Encryption is a common method used to transmit sensitive data across the Internet. Encryption temporarily makes the text unreadable during the time it is being transmitted over the Internet.
Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet or method of electronic storage can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your Personal Information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us or from our Site, and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your transmission, we make reasonable efforts to ensure security on our systems.
In the event that there is ever a breach of security regarding your Personal Information, we intend to comply with applicable state and federal law requirements regarding notification and disclosure to you and to the appropriate authorities of the circumstances surrounding the breach.
THIRD PARTY SERVICE PROVIDERS
This Site may contain links to third party service providers and third party web sites. These links are provided solely as a convenience to you and not as an endorsement by us of the contents on those sites. For example, we offer a link to Facebook for login during checkout.
CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 13; NOTICE TO PARENTS AND LEGAL GUARDIANS
We are committed to protecting the on-line privacy of children – that is, individuals under 13 years of age (“Child” or “Children”). In accordance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), we will not knowingly collect any Personal Information from or provide any services or products to Children.
If you sign up/subscribe to our newsletter(s) or other publications (if any) and you no longer wish to receive the same, you may unsubscribe by following the opt-out/unsubscribe link located within each newsletter or other publication.
If you do not wish to receive information or other material from us other than newsletter(s) or publications, you may “opt-out” of receiving these communications by contacting us at email@example.com.
We do not honor “Do Not Track” or similar signals, but may do so in the future as the standard develops.
If you wish to change or modify information previously provided to us, you may do so by sending us an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will use reasonable efforts to ensure that your information is corrected or updated in our records.
METHOD OF DISPOSAL OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
We dispose of Personal Information securely and safely. Prior to disposal, we destroy, erase or make unreadable any data, computer files or documents containing your Personal Information in a manner that protects their confidentiality. We dispose of Personal Information through erasure from computer media.
NOTIFICATION OF CHANGES
SPECIAL PRIVACY NOTIFICATION FOR CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS