"Personal Information" is information about you that is personally identifiable to you such as your name, address, e-mail address, phone number, user name, and any other information that could allow someone to identify you or contact you. Personally identifiable information also includes information about your transactions or relationship with us if you have been a user or you have provided this type of information to us.
"Anonymous Information" means information about you that is not associated with or linked to your Personal Information; Anonymous Information does not permit the identification of individual persons.
We are committed to protecting your privacy. Keeping the information you share with us secure and ensuring your understanding of how we collect, use and maintain your information is important to us. We maintain physical, electronic and procedural safeguards to protect your information, and while no data transmission over the Internet is 100% secure from intrusion, we have used and will continue to use commercially reasonable efforts to ensure the protection of your information. It is always possible that third parties may unlawfully intercept or access your transmissions or private communications. Please be aware that no security measures are perfect or impenetrable. We cannot control the actions of other users with whom you may choose to share your information. We are not responsible for circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures. We continually assess new technology for protecting information and, when appropriate, we upgrade our information security systems.
When you become our customer, you provide us with Personal Information, such as your name, your email address, your telephone number, and any other personal or preference information that you provide to us. When you register with us, you may set up your personal profile and account and transmit information through various channels. In addition, during the registration process we will also ask you to select (or we may provide) a user ID and password (we will allow you to change your password, as well as any personally identifiable information you have given us in order to keep this information current). Among other things, this information helps us securely identify you as a customer. We collect this information so that we can provide you with our products and services.
The Personal Information we gather from you helps us learn about our members and potential members of our community and the users of the Site. The types of Personal Information we may collect are:
[When you visit the Site and input information, whether you are registering to be a user, or in the course of any other exchanges of information, transactions and activities, we will collect all such information.]
[When you personalize your profile, we will collect any information you provide, such as your name or address.]
[When you enter any information, including Personal Information, into any postings or comments within the Site, we will collect such information and this information might be available for some, a subgroup of, or even all Site users, depending on how and where this information was posted by you (see Use of Information below).]
[When you contact us by sending us an e-mail, we will collect your e-mail address and any information contained in the email you send us.]
You can access and modify your profile and account at any time.
As you navigate our Site, certain information may also be collected passively, including your Internet protocol address, browser type, and operating system. When you enter the Site, we collect your browser type and IP address. In addition, we store certain information from your browser using "cookies." A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user's computer tied to information about the user. We use session ID cookies to confirm that users are logged in. These cookies terminate once the user closes the browser. By default, we use a persistent cookie that stores your login ID (but not your password) to make it easier for you to login when you come back to the Site. You can remove or block this cookie using the settings in your browser if you want to disable this convenience feature. If you choose to disable cookies, some areas of the Site may not work properly.
We may use automatically collected information and cookies to automatically update the Site; monitor aggregate site usage metrics such as total number of visitors and pages accessed; and track your entries, submissions, and status in any promotions or other activities.
Although we may track the numbers of visitors to inform us on how best to update the Site and enhance the experience for all visitors, personally identifiable information is not extracted in this process. We use tracking information on an aggregated basis to help us operate the Site, enhance and improve and update the Site, improve the look of the Site and display advertising and marketing information.
An "Internet protocol address" or "IP Address" is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer when you use the Internet. In some cases your IP Address stays the same from browser session to browser session; but if you use a consumer internet access provider, your IP Address probably varies from session to session. We track IP Addresses solely in conjunction with session cookies to analyze our web page flow.
We may receive Personal Information about you from other sources, or from third parties that provide services for us in connection with the Site. We may add this information to the information we have already collected from you via our Site in order to improve the Site.
In general, Personal Information you submit to us is used by us either to sign you up for Site, notify you of events, respond to requests that you make, improve to the Site and to better tailor the features, performance and support of the Site, offer you additional information, opportunities, and functionality, and invoice you. We may also use your Personal Information to provide you with electronic newsletters or promotional e-mails, should you request to receive such communications from us. We do not sell or market your Personal Information to unaffiliated organizations. We may use Personal Information and Anonymous Information to track User–generated content and Users to the extent necessary to comply as a service provider with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.
We may create Anonymous Information records from Personal Information by excluding information (such as your name) that makes the information personally identifiable to you. We may use this Anonymous Information to analyze usage patterns so that we may enhance the Site. We may share aggregate statistical information gathered from you and other Users with advertisers, business partners, sponsor or other third parties. For example, we may tell an advertiser that X number of visitors visited a certain area on a web site or that Y number of men and Z number of women filled out registration forms. We share such information only on an aggregate and anonymous basis.
We may provide your information to service providers to help us bring you the services we offer. Specifically, we may use third parties to facilitate our business, such as to host and co-locate the Site, send out email updates about the Site, to remove repetitive information from our user lists, or to provide search results or links (including sponsored links). In connection with these offerings and business operations, our service providers may have access to your Personal Information for use for a limited time in connection with these business activities. Where we utilize third parties for the processing of any Personal Information, we implement reasonable contractual and technical protections limiting the use of that information to the Site-specified purposes.
We may also use your Personal Information to communicate with you as and when we, at our sole discretion, feel that communications are necessary.
Please note that your Personal Information may be processed by us in the country where it was collected as well as other countries (including the United States) where laws regarding processing of Personal Information may be less stringent than the laws in your country. For Users using Services or accessing the Site from the European Economic Area or other non–U.S. territories, please note that any data you enter through the Site will be transferred outside the European Economic Area or such other non–U.S. territory for use by us for any of the purposes described herein. By providing any data through the Site, you hereby expressly consent to such transfers of your data to the United States or other countries.
When we have retained companies to work with or on behalf of us to provide goods or services that you have requested.
When we are compelled to do so by a governmental agency, court or other entity (e.g., to respond to subpoenas, court orders or legal process).
If we believe your actions violate any law, regulation, our General Terms and Conditions or any of our guidelines or policies, or if you threaten the rights, property or safety of Company, our suppliers, licensors, advertisers, other customers or users, or any other party.
We may disclose your Personal Information if we believe in good faith that such disclosure is necessary to (a) comply with relevant laws or to respond to subpoenas or warrants served on us; or (b) to protect and defend the rights or property of us, Site users, or third parties.
We offer you choices regarding the collection, use and sharing of your Personal Information. When you receive promotional communications from us, you may indicate a preference to stop receiving further communications from us and you will have the opportunity to "opt-out" by following the unsubscribe instructions provided in the e-mail your receive or by contacting us directly (please see contact information below). If you wish to remove your Personal Information, please contact us and your Personal Information will be removed from the database.
We do not knowingly collect or solicit personal information from anyone under the age of 13 or knowingly allow such persons to register. If you are under 13, please do not attempt to register on the Site or send any information about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number, or email address. No one under age 13 may provide any personal information to or on the Site. If we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under age 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe that we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact us.
We recommend that minors over the age of 13 ask their parents for permission before sending any information about themselves to anyone over the Internet.
We use reasonable measures to maintain the security of your Personal Information. However, no company, including us, can fully eliminate security risks associated with Personal Information. If we learn of a security systems breach, then we may attempt to notify you electronically so that you can take appropriate protective steps. We may post a notice through the Site if a security breach occurs. Depending on where you live, you may have a legal right to receive notice of a security breach in writing.
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