PURPOSE OF THIS POLICY, AND ACCEPTANCE - PLEASE READ CAREFULLY
WHAT INFORMATION WE COLLECT
HOW WE COLLECT INFORMATION
We collect information about you in the following ways. We collect information about you through the information you provide to us directly. We also collect certain information about you and your Site activities through the use of various technologies described below. We employ cookie technology to store and sometimes track information about the users of the Site. Cookies are a feature of web browser software that allows web servers to recognize the computer used to access a web site. 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 web site by the same user or to use the information to streamline the user’s transactions on related web pages. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you usually can change your browser to prevent the browser from accepting cookies. If you reject cookies, you may still use the Site, but your ability to use some areas and features/functions of the Site may be limited. We use both session ID cookies and persistent cookies (also known as flash cookies). We use session cookies to make it easier for you to navigate the Site. A session ID cookie expires when you close your browser. A persistent cookie remains on your hard drive indefinitely unless you take steps to remove it. You can remove persistent cookies by following the directions provided in your Internet browser’s “HELP” file. We do not link the information we store in cookies to any Personal Information you submit while on the Site. We use web beacons (small pieces of data that are embedded in images on the pages of web sites) and auditing software to track page views and entry and exit points to and from e-mails. In addition, we use web beacons, cookies, customized links and/or similar technologies to determine whether any e-mails or electronic publications sent by us to those who have requested them from us have been opened and which links are clicked. We use Google Analytics (or similar web traffic analytic tools) to help analyze how users use the Site and to optimize our Site based on that data. Such tools use information generated by cookies about your use of the web site (including IP address), which is transmitted to Google (or other analytics provider). This information is then used to evaluate users' use of the Site and to compile statistical reports on web site activity for us.
WHAT WE DO WITH INFORMATION WE COLLECT
WHAT WE DO NOT DO WITH INFORMATION WE COLLECT
HOW WE PROTECT INFORMATION WE COLLECT
The Site has security measures in place intended to protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. We take reasonable administrative, technical, and physical measures to safeguard against unauthorized access or disclosure, and accidental loss or alteration, of the Personal Information we collect. As an additional security measure, your Personal Information is encrypted during transmission by encryption software. Encryption is a common method used to transmit sensitive data across the Internet. Encryption temporarily makes the text unreadable during the time it is being transmitted over the Internet. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet or method of electronic storage can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your Personal Information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us or from our Site, and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your transmission, we make reasonable efforts to ensure security on our systems. In the event that there is ever a breach of security regarding your Personal Information, we intend to comply with applicable state and federal law requirements regarding notification and disclosure to you and to the appropriate authorities of the circumstances surrounding the breach.
THIRD PARTY SERVICE PROVIDERS
CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 13; NOTICE TO PARENTS AND LEGAL GUARDIANS
We are committed to protecting the on-line privacy of children – that is, individuals under 13 years of age (“Child” or “Children”). In accordance with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), we will not knowingly collect any Personal Information from or provide any services or products to Children.
If you sign up/subscribe to our newsletter(s) or other publications (if any) and you no longer wish to receive the same, you may unsubscribe by following the opt-out/unsubscribe link located within each newsletter or other publication. If you do not wish to receive information or other material from us other than newsletter(s) or publications, you may “opt-out” of receiving these communications by contacting us at [email protected]
If you wish to change or modify information previously provided to us, you may do so by sending us an e-mail at [email protected] We will use reasonable efforts to ensure that your information is corrected or updated in our records.
METHOD OF DISPOSAL OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
We dispose of Personal Information securely and safely. Prior to disposal, we destroy, erase or make unreadable any data, computer files or documents containing your Personal Information in a manner that protects their confidentiality. We dispose of Personal Information through erasure from computer media.
NOTIFICATION OF CHANGES
SPECIAL PRIVACY NOTIFICATION FOR CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS