Your privacy is very important to us. We want to make
your experience on the Internet as enjoyable and
rewarding as possible, and we want you to use the
Internet's vast array of information, tools, and
opportunities with complete confidence.
firm commitment to privacy and security. This Privacy
Policy describes how our company collects information
from all end users of our Internet services (the
"Services")-those who access some of our Services but do
not have accounts ("Visitors") as well as those who may
purchase Products -what we do with the information we
collect, and the choices Visitors have concerning the
collection and use of such information. We request that
Personal Information Our Company Collects and How It Is
Introduction. Our company collects information in
different ways from Visitors who access the various
parts of our Services and the network of Web sites
accessible through our Service.
Registration: Members may be asked to provide certain
personal information when they sign up for our Products
or Services including name, address, telephone number,
billing information (such as a credit card number), and
the type of personal computer being used to access the
Services. The personal information collected from
Members during the registration process is used to
manage each Member's account (such as for billing
purposes). This information may be shared with third
parties, as stated herein, or in special circumstances.
However, in instances where our company and a partner
jointly promote our Services, we may provide the partner
certain personal information, such as the name, address,
and username of persons who subscribed to the Services
as a result of the joint promotion for the purpose of
offering you other products and services.
In this instance, personal information may not be used
by the partner for any other purpose. We may also
generate non-identifying and aggregate profiles from
personal information Members provide during registration
(such as the total number, but not the names, of
Members). As explained in more detail below, we may use
this aggregated and non-identifying information to sell
advertisements that appear on the Services.
Also, with purchases, we supply our member's contact
information, to our business partners, who then may
contact the member by telephone after the member
purchase. Sales proceeds are collected by the that
business partner company. We also may supply other
companies with contact information, for mail offers we
believe would be of interest to our members, with or
without compensation from those companies. At times we
may send an advertisement for a third party product,
where we collect the sales proceeds, and forward the
purchaser's information to that third party.
Our Company Partners and Sponsors: Some products and
services may be offered to Visitors and Members in
conjunction with an affiliate, independent contractor
seller or non-affiliated partner. To provide Visitors
and Members some of these products and services, the
partner may need to collect and maintain personal
Online Shopping: At some Web sites, you can purchase
products and services or register to receive materials,
such as a newsletter, catalog or new product and service
updates. In many cases, you may be asked to provide
contact information, such as your name, address, email
address, phone number, and credit/debit card
If you complete an order for someone else, such as an
online gift order sent directly to a recipient, you may
be asked to provide information about the recipient,
such as the recipient's name, address, and phone number.
Our company has no control over the third parties' use
of any personal information you provide when placing
such an order. Please exercise care when doing so.
If you order services or products directly from our
company, we use the personal information you provide to
process that order. We do share this information with
outside parties that we do business with.
Online Advertisements: Our company may display our
online advertisements. In those cases we share
information about our Visitors and Members collected
through the registration process as well as through
online surveys and promotions with these advertisers.
Additionally, in some instances, we use this information
to deliver tailored advertisements or joint ventures.
For instance, an advertiser or joint venture company
tells us the audience they want to reach and provides us
an advertisement tailored to the audience. Based upon
the information we have collected, we may then display
or send the advertisement to the intended audience. Our
company does share personal information about its
Visitors or Members with these advertisers or joint
Responses to Email Inquiries: When Visitors or Members
send email inquiries to our company, the return email
address is used to answer the email inquiry we receive.
Voluntary Customer Surveys: We may periodically conduct
both business and individual customer surveys. We
encourage our customers to participate in these surveys
because 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.
We may take the information we receive from individuals
responding to our Customer Surveys and combine (or
aggregate) it with the responses of other customers we
may have, to create broader, generic responses to the
survey questions (such as gender, age, residence,
hobbies, education, employment, industry sector, or
other demographic information). We then use the
aggregated information to improve the quality of our
services to you, and to develop new services and
products. This aggregated, non-personally identifying
information may be shared with third parties.
Promotions: Our company may offer polls, contests,
sweepstakes, drawings, games, content, or other
promotions that are sponsored by or cobranded with third
parties. You may be entered in a sweepstakes, contest,
or other promotion, simply by making a purchase from us
or by providing us with personally identifiable
information for some other reason or purpose. Due to
these third party relationships, the third parties may
obtain personally identifiable information that visitors
voluntarily submit to our company. Our company has no
control over third parties' use of this information.
Additionally, personally identifiable information may be
collected when you order products, enter contests, vote
in polls or otherwise express an opinion, subscribe to
one of our services such as our online newsletters, or
participate in one of our online forums or communities.
The types of personally identifiable information that
may be collected at these pages include but may not be
limited to: name, address, e-mail address, telephone
number, fax number, credit card information, and
information about your interests in and use of various
products, programs, and services. Our sponsors or third
parties may send you material that relates to our
company's services, products or activities.
Special Cases: It is our company's policy to use or
share the personal information about Visitors or Members
in ways described herein without additional notice or
means to opt out or otherwise prohibit such unrelated
Also, we may disclose personal information about
Visitors or Members, or information regarding your use
of the Services or Web sites accessible through our
Services, for any reason if, in our sole discretion, we
believe that it is reasonable to do so, including:
credit agencies, collection agencies, merchant database
agencies, law enforcement, or to satisfy laws, such as
the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, the Child
Online Privacy Act, regulations, or governmental or
legal requests for such information; to disclose
information that is necessary to identify, contact, or
bring legal action against someone who may be violating
our Acceptable Use Policy or Terms Of Service, or other
user policies; to operate the Services properly; or to
protect our company and our Members.
Notice of Compliance to California Residents – Your
California Privacy Rights Under The California Online
Privacy Protection Act and the California Business and
personally identifiable information that our company
collects through our Web site or online service, about
individual consumers who use or visit our company's
commercial Web site or online service and the categories
of third-party persons or entities with whom our company
may share that personally identifiable information.
Our company does not maintain a process for an
individual consumer who uses or visits our commercial
Web site or online service to review and request changes
to any of his or her personally identifiable information
that is collected through our Web site or online
See the section below entitled "Revisions To This
Policy" for a description of the process by which our
company notifies consumers who use or visit our
commercial Web site or online service of material
site or online service.
For the purposes of this policy and California
compliance the following definitions apply:
Depending on the visitor's activity, in our commercial
Web site or online service, the following "personally
identifiable information" may be collected, in addition
to information set forth in other sections of this
The term "personally identifiable information" means
individually identifiable information about an
individual consumer collected online by our company from
an individual and maintained
by our company in an accessible form, and may include
any of the following:
(1) A first and last name.
(2) A home or other physical address, including street
name and name of a city or town.
(3) An e-mail address.
(4) A telephone number.
(5) A social security number.
(6) Any other identifier that permits the physical or
online contacting of a specific individual.
(7) Information concerning a user that the Web site or
online service collects online, from the user, and
maintains in personally identifiable form, in
combination with an identifier described within this
Under California Law SB 27, California residents have
the right to receive, once a year, information about
third parties with whom we have shared information about
you or your family for their marketing purposes during
the previous calendar year, and a description of the
categories of personal information shared. To make such
a request, please send an email to Privacy@PrivacyRequest.com
and please include the phrase "California Privacy
Request" in the subject line, the domain name of the Web
site you are inquiring about, along with your name,
address and email address. We will respond to you within
thirty days of receiving such a request.
"Cookies" and How Our Company Uses Them. A "cookie" is a
small data file that can be placed on your hard drive
when you visit certain Web sites. Our company may use
cookies to collect, store, and sometimes track
information for purposes stated herein as well as for
statistical purposes to improve the products and
services we provide and to manage our telecommunications
Advertisers and partners may also use their own cookies.
We do not control use of these cookies and expressly
disclaim responsibility for information collected
Our Company Commitment to Children's Privacy. Protecting
children's privacy is especially important to us. It is
our policy to comply with the Children's Online Privacy
Protection Act of 1998 and all other applicable laws.
Therefore we restrict our Web site to persons eighteen
years or older.
YOU MUST BE EIGHTEEN (18) YEARS OR OLDER TO ACCESS THIS
WEB SITE. IF YOU ARE UNDER EIGHTEEN YEARS OF AGE, YOU
ARE NOT PERMITTED TO ACCESS THIS WEB SITE FOR ANY
REASON. DUE TO THE AGE RESTRICTIONS FOR USE OF THIS WEB
SITE, NO INFORMATION OBTAINED BY THIS WEB SITE, FALLS
WITHIN THE CHILDREN'S ONLINE PRIVACY PROTECTION ACT (COPPA)
AND IS NOT MONITORED AS DOING SO.
Public Forums: Please remember that any information you
may disclose in any Member Directory, or other public
areas of our Web sites or the Internet, becomes public
information. You should exercise caution when deciding
to disclose personal information in these public areas.
Our Company's Commitment to Data Security: Services and
Web sites we sponsor have security measures in place to
protect the loss, misuse, and alteration of the
information under our control. While we make every
effort to ensure the integrity and security of our
network and systems, we cannot guarantee that our
security measures will prevent third-party "hackers"
from illegally obtaining this information.
practices described herein, you may contact us through
the contact information provided on this Web site.
Revisions to This Policy: Our company reserves the right
to revise, amend, or modify this policy, our Terms Of
Service agreement, and our other policies and agreements
at any time and in any manner, by updating this posting.
Your use of this site after such changes are implemented
constitutes your acknowledgement and acceptance of these
changes. Please consult this privacy statement prior to
every use for any changes.