What Information Do We Collect?
When you visit our website you may provide us with two types of information: personal information you knowingly choose to disclose that is collected on an individual basis and website use information collected on an aggregate basis as you and others browse our website.
1. Personal Information You Choose to Provide.
Credit Card Information – If you choose to purchase products or services from us or our affiliated partners, you may need to give personal information and authorization to obtain information from various credit services. For example, you may need to provide the following information: Name, mailing address, credit card number, home and business phone number, other personal information (i.e. mother’s maiden name), and email information.
In addition to providing the foregoing information to our partners, if you choose to correspond further with us through email, we may retain the content of your email messages together with your email address and our responses. We provide the same protections for these electronic communications that we employ in the maintenance of information received by mail and telephone.
2. Website Use Information
Similar to other commercial websites, our website utilizes a standard technology called “cookies”, (see explanation below, “What are Cookies?”) Web Server Logs and IP addresses to collect information about how our website is used. Information gathered through cookies and Web Server logs may include the date and time of visits, the pages viewed, time spent at our website, and the websites visited just before and just after our website. This information is collected on an aggregate basis. None of this information is associated with you as an individual. Advertisers and partners may also use their own cookies. We do not control the use of these cookies and have no responsibility for information collected through them.
How Do We Use the Information That You Provide to Us?
Broadly speaking, we use personal information for purposes of administering our business activities, providing customer service and making available other products and services to our customers and prospective customers. Occasionally, we may also use the information we collect or notify you about important changes to our website, new services and special offers we think you will find valuable. The lists used to send you product and service offers are developed and managed under high standards designed to safeguard the security and privacy of our customers personal information. For example, credit card information is never revealed to anyone except to processing authorities or law enforcement agencies.
What are Cookies?
Cookies are a feature of Web browser software that allows servers to recognize the computer used to access a website. Cookies are small pieces of data that are stored by a user’s Web browser on the user’s hard drive. Cookies can remember what information a user accesses on one Web page to simplify subsequent interactions with that website by the same user or to use the information to streamline the user’s transactions on related Web pages. This makes it easier for a user to move from Web page to Web page and complete commercial transactions over the Internet. Cookies should make your online experience easier and more personalized.
How Do We Use Information We Collect from Cookies?
We use website browser software tools such as cookies and Web Server logs to gather information about our website users browsing activities, in order to constantly improve our website and better server our visitors and customers. This information assists us to design and arrange our Web pages in the most user friendly manner and to continually improve our website to better meet the needs of our visitors and customers. Cookies help us collect important business and technical statistics. The information in the cookies lets us trace the paths followed by users to website as they move from one page to another. Web server logs allow us to count how many people visit our website and evaluate our website’s visitor capacity. We do not use these technologies to capture your individual email address or any personally identifying information about you although they do permit us to send focused online banner or text advertisements to you.
Person’s Under 18 Years of Age Are Excluded From This Website
Protecting children’s privacy is especially important to us. It is our policy to comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Act of 1998 (COPA) and all applicable laws. Therefore we restrict our website to persons eighteen years and older.
YOU MUST BE EIGHTEEN (18) YEARS OR OLDER TO ACCESS THIS WEBSITE. IF YOU ARE UNDER THE AGE OF 18 YOU ARE NOT PERMITTED TO ACCESS THIS SITE FOR ANY REASON. DUE TO THE AGE RESTRICTIONS FOR USE OF THIS WEBSITE, NO INFORMATION OBTAINED BY THIS WEBSITE FALLS WITHIN THE CHILD ONLINE PRIVACY ACT (COPA) AND IS NOT MONITORED AS DOING SO. IF YOU ARE UNDER THE AGE OF 18 YOU MUST LEAVE THIS WEBSITE NOW.
Notice to California Residents
When website visitors or customers send email inquires to us, the return email address is used to answer the email inquiry we receive. We do not use the return email address for any other purpose and we do not share the return email address with any third party.
Information Obtained From Registration
Registration means you may be asked to provide certain personal information when you sign up for products or services. This can include pages or pop-ups where you register for a newsletter or subscribe to a mailing list. It can also include your participation in visitor survey. It can include requesting information from the website via email. It may be from joining an affiliate program or other membership site, paid or unpaid. It may be from ordering a product.
The personal information collected during the registration process is used to manage each members account. This information is not shared with third parties, unless specifically stated otherwise or in special circumstances. Credit card information is never divulged to anyone except the merchant service provider for the purpose of communication with the customer.
Visitors clicking on banners, pop-ups or hyperlinked advertising appearing on this website must assume that information about them is being collected and that cookies will usually be placed on their hard drive. We have no control over what happens with this information. We do not control the use of these cookies and expressly disclaim responsibility for information collected through them. We take no responsibility over the accuracy or content of advertisers. We are not responsible for downloads from third party advertisers that contain viruses, worms or other malicious code that causes harm to your computer or software. We assume no responsibility for the data collected from the click itself or that the advertiser collects.
This website takes measures to protect the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control. While we make every effort to ensure the security of our systems, we cannot guarantee that your personal data will no be illegally obtained from third party “hackers”.
Visitors who use any site providing public forums, for example bulletin boards, blogs and chat rooms, do so at their own risk. Please do not assume that the site monitors or protects you in any manner from information you post publicly.
SPAM or Unsolicited Email
By voluntarily providing to this website your email address you waive all right to file complaints concerning unsolicited email or spam from this website since you agreed to receive communication from us. However, all email communication from us to you shall contain an ‘unsubscribe’ link where you can choose to opt-out of future mailings.
We may at times conduct customer surveys. They provide us with important information that helps us to improve the types of products and services we offer and how we provide them to you. Your personal information and responses will remain strictly confidential, even if the survey is conducted by a third party. Participation in our customer survey is always voluntary.
If you order services or products directly from us we will use the personal information you provide only to process that order. We do not share this personal information with outside parties except to the extent necessary to complete that order.
At times we may offer contest, sweepstakes, polls, drawings, games or other promotions that are sponsored by us or co-sponsored with a third party. In certain instances we may have to supply personally identifiable information of the winners to the third parties. When the winning entries are chosen only the names and personally identifiable information of the winners are shared with the third party administering the promotion, so that they can notify the winners. We have no control over third parties use of this information.
Last Update: Feb. 3, 2012
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