1. Information We Collect About You
When accessing the Site, the Company will learn certain information about you, both automatically and through voluntary actions you may take, during your visit. We use information you provide to us to deliver the requested product or service, to improve our overall performance, and to provide you with offers, promotions, and information.
As used herein, the term “personal information” means information that specifically identifies an individual (such as a name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, credit card information, or other account number) and information about that individual’s activities, such as his use of the Site, when directly linked to personally identifiable information. Personal information also includes demographic information such as date of birth, gender, geographic area, and preferences when such information is linked to other personal information that identifies you.
Personal information may be collected in a number of ways when you visit our Site. We may collect certain personal information you voluntarily provide to us when you register for the site, or send us an email, purchase a product or service through the Site, or contact us by other means for any reason.
Personal information may be collected if you provide such information in connection with posting any advertising, content, or comments on the Site or participate in any interactive forums or features that may appear on the Site. From time to time we may collect demographic, contact or other personal information you provide in connection with your participation in surveys, contests, promotional offers, and other activities on the Site. We may also collect and analyze search and transaction activity information.
Personal information does not include “aggregate” information, which is data we collect about the use of the Site or about a group or category of products, services or users, from which individual identities or other personal information has been removed. Information about how you use a service may be collected and combined with information about how others use the same service. Aggregate data helps us understand trends and our users’ needs so that we can better consider new features or otherwise tailor our Site. This policy in no way restricts or limits our collection and use of aggregate information.
As you navigate through our Site, we use automatic data collection technologies including Google Analytics to collect certain information about your equipment, browsing actions, and patterns. This will generally include information about your location, your traffic pattern through the Site, and any communications between your computer and the Site. Among other things, we will collect data about the type of computer you use, your Internet connection, your IP address, your operating system, and your browser type.
The information we collect automatically is used for statistical data to improve the Site and our service offerings. To the extent that you voluntarily provide personal information to us, our systems will associate the automatically collected information with your personal information. Otherwise, it is used in the aggregate only.
We may automatically collect certain information through the use of “cookies.” Cookies are small data files that are stored on a user’s hard drive at the request of a website to enable the site to recognize users who have previously visited them and retain certain information such as customer preferences and history. If we combine cookies with or link them to any of the personally identifying information, we will treat this information as personal information. If you wish to block, erase, or be warned of cookies, please refer to your browser instructions or help screen to learn about these functions. However, if a browser is set not to accept cookies or if you reject a cookie, you may not be able to sign in and access certain Site features or services.
The Company also uses technological equivalents of cookies, including social media pixels. These pixels allow social media sites to track visitors to outside websites so as to tailor advertising messages users see while visiting that social media website. The Company reserves the right to use these pixels in compliance with the policies of the various social media sites.
3. Email Policies
If you choose to correspond with us through email, we may retain the content of your email messages together with your email address and our responses. This also applies when you register for the Site, sign up through any of our forms using your email address, or make a purchase on the Site.
We keep your e-mail address confidential. We do not sell, rent, or lease our email lists to third parties, and will not disclose your email address to a third parties except as allowed in the section titled Disclosure of Your Information.
We will maintain the information you send via e-mail in accordance with applicable federal law.
In compliance with the CAN-SPAM Act, e-mails sent from the Company will clearly state who the e-mail is from and provide information on how to remove yourself from our mailing list using the unsubscribe link.
If you are outside the European Union and opt to receive free resources, such as a newsletter, through the Site, we will enroll you to receive email communications in the future. If you are inside the European Union and opt to receive free resources through the Site we will enroll you to receive future email communications if you consent to it.
If you are subscribed to receive information from us by email, you may unsubscribe anytime using the “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of the emails we send.
Email is not recognized as a secure medium of communication. If you send private information to us by email you do so at your own risk. Some of the information you may enter on the Site may be transmitted securely via a secure medium known as Secure Sockets Layer. Credit Card information and other sensitive information is not transmitted via email.
4. How We Use the Information We Collect
If you register on the Site, post on a forum, sign up for our newsletter, or purchase a product or service from us we collect your information. The Company collects your information in order to record and support your participation in the activities you select.
We use personal information for purposes of presenting the Site and its contents to you, providing you with customer service, providing you with information about your subscriptions and products, providing you with offers for products and services, and administering our business activities.
5. Disclosure of Your Information
In general we do not sell, rent, lease, or otherwise transfer any information collected whether automatically or through your voluntary action.
We may disclose your personal information to our subsidiaries, affiliates, and service providers for the purpose of providing our services to you.
We may share personal information with third party vendors, consultants and other service providers (“Service Providers”) who are engaged by or working with us in connection with the operation of the Site and the Services, such as payment processors and hosting services, and who need access to such information to carry out their work. We are not responsible for the actions of such Service Providers, nor are we responsible for any additional information you provide directly to these Service Providers or to other third parties. We encourage you to become familiar with their practices before disclosing information directly to them.
We may disclose your personal information to a third party, including a lawyer or collection agency, when necessary to enforce our terms of service or any other agreement between you and the Company.
We may provide your information to any successor in interest in the event of a merger, divestiture, restructuring, reorganization, dissolution, or other sale or transfer of some or all of the Company’s assets or business.
In addition, we may disclose personal information in the good faith belief that we are lawfully authorized or required to do so, or that doing so is reasonably necessary or appropriate to comply with the law or with legal process or authorities, respond to any claims, or to protect the rights, property or safety of the Company, our users or our employees from fraudulent, abusive, inappropriate, or unlawful use of our Site or the Services.
7. Contact Information