If COMPANY decides to change any of its privacy policies, the changes will be posted here in this area so that you will always know the information we gather, how we might use that information and to whom we will disclose it. We reserve the right, at our discretion to change, modify, add or remove portions of this policy at any time. Please make sure to check this page periodically for any changes.
Information About All COMPANY Visitors
COMPANY collects certain information from and about its users in three ways – directly from visitors to the site, from our Web server logs, and with cookies.
When you submit information via the site, we may ask for your name, e-mail address, and some other personal information.
Server Log Information:
When you visit any site, including this one, you disclose certain information about yourself, such as your Internet [Protocol] (IP) address, the time of your visit, and the referring location (e.g., the site or page that offered a link to a COMPANY page). Like many other sites, COMPANY records this basic information about visits to this site.
In order to offer and provide customized, personal service, COMPANY may use session cookies to store and help track your information. These cookies are relatively standard and do not collect personally identifiable information. Nor do we combine information collected through cookies with other personally identifiable information to tell us who you are or even what your username or e-mail address is. If for any reason you wish not to take advantage of cookies, you may have your browser not accept them, although this may disable or render unsuable some of the features of this site.
You should remember that whenever you voluntarily disclose personal information online, such as on message boards, through e-mail, discussion groups, or in chat areas, your information can be collected and used by others. Although COMPANY tries to protect your personal information, COMPANY cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk. You are solely responsibility of maintaining the secrecy of any passwords you set up and/or any account information.
THIS SITE IS NOT INTENDED FOR USE BY MINORS. ACCORDINGLY, COMPANY DOES NOT REQUEST ANY PERSONAL INFORMATION FROM MINORS. MINORS SHOULD NOT POST ANY PERSONAL INFORMATION TO THIS SITE.
How and When Information is Used
We use information in different ways, depending on the type of information:
This information is used for purposes such as personalization and verification. We also use this information to improve our internal operations, as well as to ensure that we: (i) administer your account in accordance with your agreements with us; and (ii) properly perform the services you have requested.
Web Server Logs:
This information helps us identify which areas of our site are of interest to our visitors. COMPANY may also collect the Internet [Protocol] (IP) addresses of its visitors for the purposes of system administration and to report aggregate information to advertisers.
A cookie is a small text file that is stored on a user’s computer for record-keeping purposes. We use session cookies to make it easier for you to navigate our sites. A session cookie expires when you close your browser. Cookies are an integral piece of the Web's technical infrastructure because they enable a Web site to maintain information when a user's Web browser requests a series of Web pages. Without cookies, for example, a Web site owner would not recognize that a user just completed the first step in a given online ordering process so that the second step can be presented. Cookies facilitate a coherent, contextual, and customized Internet session. We do not use persistent cookies on our sites unless you log into a site or use "Remember Me" or other similar functionality. A persistent cookie remains on your hard drive for an extended period of time. You can remove persistent cookies by following directions provided in your Internet browser’s “help” file.
We do not link the information we store in cookies to any personally identifiable information you submit while on our site.
How We Protect Your Information
We do not use or disclose your personal information to any third parties without your permission. Any aggregated statistical ratings information we may provide to prospective advertisers or partners, as noted above, will not contain any such personal information.
Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. Accordingly, while we strive to protect your personal information, COMPANY cannot guarantee or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us, or to or from our online products or services. You transmit all such information at your own risk. However, once we receive your transmission, we make our best effort to ensure its security on our servers.
Who Has Access to the Information
Except as described below, COMPANY will not willfully disclose any individually identifiable information about its users to any third party without first receiving that user’s permission. COMPANY may disclose personal information when we believe in good faith that the law requires it or to protect the rights or property of COMPANY.
When COMPANY requests personal information from you, you share that information with COMPANY alone, unless the service is offered in conjunction with another party. For example, some COMPANY services are offered in conjunction with other individuals or companies. In order to provide such co-branded services to you, it is necessary for us to share your personal information with the company or individual offering the co-branded service. If you do not want your data to be shared, you can choose not to allow the transfer of data by not using that particular service. WHILE COMPANY STRIVES TO SELECT THIRD PARTY PARTNERS WHO HAVE OR SHARE THE SAME STANDARDS IN REGARDS TO PRIVACY POLICIES COMPARABLE TO ITS OWN, YOU AGREE THAT WITH RESPECT TO THOSE THIRD PARTIES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION THE WEB SITES COMPANY LINKS TO, COMPANY DOES NOT MAKE ANY REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY REGARDING THE SAME, NOR WILL COMPANY BE RESPONSIBLE TO THE USER OR ANYONE ELSE FOR ANY PRODUCTS, SERVICES OR OTHER MATERIAL THAT MAY BE SOLD, LICENSED, DISTRIBUTED OR PROMOTED BY SUCH THIRD PARTIES OR ON SUCH WEBSITES, OR FOR ANY CONTENT ON SUCH WEBSITES. COMPANY ENCOURAGES VISITORS OF THOSE SITES TO REVIEW THE PRIVACY POLICIES POSTED ON THOSE SITES.
California Privacy Rights
Under California law, California residents who provide personal information in obtaining products or services for personal, family or household use are entitled to
request and obtain from COMPANY once a calendar year information about the customer information we shared, if any, with other businesses for their own direct marketing
uses. If applicable, this information would include the categories of customer information and the names and addresses of those businesses with which we shared customer
information for the immediately prior calendar year (e.g. requests made in 2009 will receive information regarding 2008 sharing activities).
To obtain this information on behalf of COMPANY please send an email message to firstname.lastname@example.org with "Request for California Privacy Information" on the subject line and in the body of your message. We will provide the requested information to you at your e-mail address in response.
Please be aware that not all information sharing is covered by the California law referenced above, and only information on covered sharing will be included in our response.
Questions regarding the above statement should be directed to COMPANY for clarification.