- We will not release personally identifiable information about you if you have specifically instructed us not to (except as may be needed to provide services you have expressly requested, or if we believe disclosure is necessary under one of the exceptions discussed below).
- We will provide mechanisms for you to communicate your privacy questions and concerns to us and that we will make every effort to respond to them.
- "Personally identifiable information" is information-such as name, birth date, e-mail address or mailing address, financial information and other types of information that can be used to uniquely identify a user.
- "Anonymous Information" is information that does not personally identify you. This includes information on how you use our site (such as places visited and search queries performed). Anonymous information also includes the domain names and/or I.P. addresses (as explained in greater detail below) of browsers that visit our site, time of day the site was visited, and other non-personally identifiable information. Anonymous information is information that is not tied to any individual.
Collection and Use of Personally Identifiable Information
You can visit our web site without telling us who you are or revealing any personally identifiable information about yourself to us. It is only when you wish to receive additional services or goods that we may require you to register with us by providing certain personally identifiable information and we may ask you to select a user name and password. The Company will use this information to:
- Welcome you to the Web site.
- Send communications from to you about the Web site, including new features and services available through the Web site.
- Share your information with affiliates, and allow them to contact you directly, if you have consented to this beforehand.
- Verify your qualifications for receiving goods or services we offer over the Web site or for other programs or activities.
If you indicate to us that you do not want to receive certain types of communications at the time of registration, we will respect your wishes, and comply with your preferences, however there may be cases where this will limit the Web site services available to you.
Sharing Personally Identifiable Information with Third Parties
If we share Personally Identifiable information with third parties to which you have consented, they may use the data we provide them (sometimes, in connection with other information they may have gathered about you), but are generally prohibited from sharing this information with other companies or people without your consent.
PLEASE NOTE: In certain special cases, we may disclose your personally identifiable information when we have reason to believe that disclosing this information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be causing injury to you, or otherwise injuring or interfering with the Company's rights, property or operations, other Web site users, or anyone else who could be harmed by such activities. We may also disclose your personally identifiable information when we believe the law requires it, or in response to any demand by law enforcement authorities in connection with a criminal investigation, or civil or administrative authorities in connection with a pending civil case or administrative investigation.
When you use the Web site, we may collect anonymous information, even if you have not registered with the Company. We may use this information to examine how the Web site is used or to help the Company improve the services it offers to users. The Company will not share any anonymous information about your use of the Web site with third parties if we know that this anonymous information will be linked by third parties with personally identifiable information of yours obtained from another source, unless we have given you notice as described above and you have given us authorization to do so.
A "cookie" is a small piece of data that is sent to your browser from a web server and stored on your computer's hard drive. Cookies are harmless bits of code that an Internet site assigns to your browser to keep track of who you are when you use a Web site. There is no risk of the information on your hard drive being exposed to the outside world since a web site can only read the cookies it creates.
Cookies are sometimes used on the Internet to improve the delivery of services to users by enabling the Web site to "customize" the particular services or information offered to each user.
As a general rule, you can choose whether to accept cookies by changing the settings of your browser. You can reset your browser to refuse all cookies, or allow your browser to show you when a cookie is being sent. If you choose not to accept these cookies, your experience at our site and other Web sites may be diminished and some features will not work as intended.
Use of IP Addresses
An Internet Protocol (IP) address is a set of numbers that is assigned to your computer. Web servers - the powerful computers that provide web pages for viewing - automatically identify your computer by the IP address assigned to it during your session online.
PLEASE NOTE: Under certain circumstances, IP addresses and/or domain names may be linked to personally identifiable information, when said information is stored in databases managed by Internet registrars or registries such as Network Solutions.
Third Party Relationships
The Company operates secure data networks protected by industry standard procedures, to attempt to protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of your user data under our control.
Only authorized employees have access to the information you provide us. For example, we impose strict rules on employees who have access either to the databases that store user information or to the servers that host our services. While we cannot guarantee that loss, misuse or alteration to data will not occur; we will make every effort (such as the use of employee passwords and non-disclosure agreements) to prevent such unfortunate occurrences.