Personal Information Collected About You
In certain situations while using this site, you may be asked to provide personal information. Personal information refers to information we can use to contact or identify you, and it may include your name, email address, physical address or phone number. It is your responsibility to ensure that the information you provide is accurate and up to date.
Emails and Newsletters to You
During registration and at other times while using this website, you may be given the option to sign up to receive emails or newsletters from us. These newsletters and emails are typically promotional or informational in nature, and they are only sent with the express consent of our users. You may also be asked to sign up for such correspondence from certain third parties.
The information that you provide when signing up to receive emails or newsletters is considered personal information and may be used as outlined in this policy. In the event that you sign up to receive correspondence from us and later change your mind, you may opt out by unsubscribing. Directions for unsubscribing from emails or newsletters are provided at the bottom of the correspondence. Alternatively, you may be able to log into your account and opt out through your account settings.
Emails You Send to Us
Non-personal Information – Cookies
Please be advised that even if you do not register for an account on this site, we may still collect non-personal information about you. Non-personal information refers to information that can’t be used to contact you or identify you. We sometimes also obtain such information from external sources. While you can use the site without registering, doing so may limit your ability to make full use of all of its features.
Non-personal information about your use of our website is collected using cookies and Web beacons. Cookies are data files that are kept on the hard drive of the computer you use to access a website. Every computer that accesses this site is assigned a unique cookie.
Web beacons are image files that are embedded in a webpage. They’re usually used to monitor activity on a page and to transmit it to a main server. Information about your Web browser that’s culled from such activity may include the URL of the page that’s being visited, the IP address of your computer or other device, the type of browser that’s being used and the ID number of cookies that are stored on your computer. Please be advised that non-personal information may be shared with third parties, in particular to help us support advertisers on this site.
Non-personal Information Gathered by Third Parties
Your non-personal information is not only shared with third parties acting on behalf of this site; it is also shared with and may be used by sponsors or advertisers on this site. Such sponsors and advertisers may use their own web beacons, cookies or other online tracking technologies in their advertisements, newsletters or special promotions. The companies our sponsors and advertisers use are known as ad servers, and they may collect non-personal information about you through these elements as well.
Please be advised that we do not control the way in which third parties use Web beacons or cookies. We also have no control over how they use or manage the non-personal information that they collect. However, we have an advertising policy that expressly prohibits such third parties from collecting personal information from you without your consent or from linking non-personal information to personal information.
Updating or Removing Your Personal Information
If you have registered in the past and want the information you provided to be deleted from our system, please email or call us via the contact information at the bottom of this policy. We will then delete your information from our current databases and, whenever possible, from our backup devices as well. Please note that it is not technologically possible to completely remove every piece of information that you have provided to us.
Most modern Web browsers allow users to reject cookies. You can also undo this action by referring to the help section of your browser’s toolbar. Please note that if you choose to reject cookies from this site, certain features and functions may not work properly or at all.
We may partner with third-party ad networks that use information gathered from cookies to deliver cookie-based, targeted ads based on your interests and browsing history. Learn more about opting out of targeted advertising by referring to the TRUSTed Ads Program Ad Choices information here.
How We Use the Information We Collect About You
We may use information that we collect about you to:
• Maintain and administer your account
• Give you access to certain services and tools
• Receive feedback regarding our website or our offerings
• Send you administrative correspondence about our services or websites and to respond to your inquiries
• Supply you with more relevant advertising or content
• Analyze user activity and behavior, including how many emails are received and opened and how frequently various parts of the site are visited
• Engage in measurement and research activities, which may include sending you personalized emails containing announcements, reminders, news and opportunities or sending you relevant informational materials and offers on behalf of our sponsors
Please note that we may combine non-personal and personal information about you and may also add it to information obtained from external sources.
When Do We Share Your Information?
• Under special circumstances; for instance, to respond to a threat directed at you or others, to defend or assert legal rights or to protect property
• To remain in compliance with legal requirements, including subpoenas, search warrants or court orders
We may also share non-personal information we’ve gathered about you with third-party advertising providers. This information may include your browsing activities on this website.
How to We Retain and Secure Your Information?
We employ a variety of reasonable security measures to protect the personal information that we have gathered about you. Please note that despite these measures, it is still possible for unauthorized third parties to find loopholes in our security systems. In addition, your information may be intercepted as it is transmitted over the Internet, and we have no control over that.
We care about the security of your information. When you submit personal information, we encrypt the resulting transmission or employ SSL connection technology to keep it safe.
Please note that we will keep your personal information as long as you maintain an active account or as long as it is needed to provide services to you. Also, we may hold on to your personal information as necessary to resolve disputes, comply with legal obligations and to enforce our existing agreements. Even if you request the removal of your personal information, please be advised that it is not possible to remove every single record of the information that you have provided.
We are dedicated to protecting the privacy of children. This website is not intended or designed to appeal to children under the age of 13. We do not actively collect personal information from any person we know to be under the age of 13. Of course, it is always possible for a child below the age of 13 to access the site, and information about them may be collected under such circumstances. However, we take every step possible to protect children’s privacy.
Contacting Us About Your Privacy or Personal Information
In the event that you have questions or concerns regarding your privacy or the use of your personal information, please send us an email by using the Contact Us link, which is available on every page of this website. We will make every effort to address your concerns or questions as quickly as possible.