1. Information We Collect
We collect two types of information about users: personally identifiable information (“personal information”), and non-personally identifiable information (“non-personal information”).
Personal information is information that identifies a specific user. When you engage in certain activities that we make available on our Site, such as opening an account, submitting or posting content, or entering a contest, we may ask you to provide certain personal information, such as your name and email address. While you can chose whether to engage in any such activity, if you do not provide required information, you will not be allowed to engage in that activity.
Non-personal information is information that does not identify a specific user. This type of information may include things like the Uniform Resource Locator (“URL”) of the websites you visited before and after coming to our Site and your Internet Protocol (“IP”) address. We and our authorized third-party service providers and ad servers may automatically collect this information when you visit our Site, as described in more detail below.
2. How We Use the Information We Collect
We use the information we collect in the following ways:For purposes for which you provided the information, such as to send you emails that you have requested;
- To send you email notifications about our products and services and special offers;
- To enhance the operation of our Site and allow us to personalize content and advertising;
- To troubleshoot and accomplish other administrative tasks;
- To analyze our user base and usage trends; and
3. Sharing of Your Personal Information
- We may share your information with Third-Party Service Providers. We may provide some of our services and products through third parties. These third-party service providers perform functions on our behalf, like sending out our administrative and promotional emails or providing customer service. We may share personal or non-personal information with such service providers to send emails, administer contests you enter, provide customer service, and troubleshoot. In the case of personal information, the service providers will have access to your personal information solely for the purposes of providing such limited functions to us or on our behalf.
4 Cookies and Other Tracking Devices
We may use a third-party analytic company to track and analyze non-personal usage information. In addition, we may use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our Site. These companies may place cookies on your computer in order to deliver targeted advertisements. If you would like to opt-out of such collection by our third-party analytic contractor, please visit: http://www.google.com/privacy_ads.html. If you would like to opt-out of such collection by third-party advertising servers that are members of the Network Advertising Initiative, please visit: http://www.networkadvertising.org/consumer/opt_out.asp.
We may use other industry-standard technologies like pixel tags and other web beacons to track your use of our Site. Pixel tags and web beacons are tiny graphic images placed on certain pages on our Site or in our emails that allow us to determine whether you have performed a specific action. When you access these pages or open or click an email, pixel tags and web beacons generate a non-personally identifiable notice of that action. Pixel tags allow us to measure user volume and behavior, and permit us to measure the performance of our promotions.
5. Security of Personal Information
We take security seriously and take numerous precautions to protect the security of your personal information. Your personal information resides on a secure server that only selected personnel and contractors have access to. We encrypt certain sensitive information using Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology to ensure that your personal information is safe as it is transmitted to us.
Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet or any wireless network can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we employ commercially reasonable security measures to protect data and seek to partner with companies which do the same, we cannot guarantee the security of any information transmitted to or from our Site, and are not responsible for the actions of any third parties that may receive any such information.
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7. Miscellaneous Privacy Issues
Children. Minors under the age of 13 may not use our Site. We do not collect or maintain information from anyone known to be under the age of 13, and no part of our Site is designed to attract anyone under the age of 13.
Notice of Privacy Rights to California Residents. California law requires that we provide you with a summary of your privacy rights under the California Online Privacy Protection Act (the “Act”) and the California Business and Professions Code. As required by the Act, we will provide you with the categories of personal information that we collect through our Site and the categories of third-party persons or entities with whom such personal information may be shared for direct marketing purposes at your request. California law requires us to inform you, at your request: (1) the categories of personal information we collect and what third parties we share that information with; (2) the names and addresses of those third parties; (3) examples of the products marketed by those companies. California law further requires us to allow you to control who you do not want us to share the foregoing information with. To obtain this information, please send a request by email or standard mail at the address found below. When contacting us, please indicate your name, address, email address, and what personal information you do not want us to share. The request should be sent to the attention of our legal department, and labeled “California Customer Choice Notice.” Please allow 30 days for a response. Also, please note that there is no charge for controlling the sharing of your personal information or requesting this notice.
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