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.
to privacy and security. This
end users of our internet services (herein the "Services"), those who
access some of our "Services" but do not have accounts (herein
"Visitors"), as well as those who may purchase products and/or pay a
monthly service fee to subscribe to the "Services" (herein "Members"). Also
included is what we do with the information we collect, and the choices
"Visitors" and "Members" have concerning the collection and use of such
Personal Information Our Company Collects and How It Is Used
Our Company collects information in different ways from "Visitors" and
"Members" who access the various parts of our "Services" and the network
and web sites accessible through our "Services."
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
information may be shared with third parties, as stated herein or in
However, in instances where our company and a partner jointly promote
our "Services," we may provide the partner certain professional
information, such as 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
Also, with purchases, we supply our "Member's" contact information to
our business partners who then may contact the "Member" by telephone
after the purchase. Sales
proceeds are collected by that business partner company. We
may also 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 information.
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, telephone 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
company has no control over the third parties' use of any personal
information you provide when placing such an order. Please
exercise caution when doing so.
If you order services of 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 with an advertisement tailored to that 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 venture companies.
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 improve the types of
products and services we offer and how we provide them to our customers.
We may take the information we receive from individuals responding to
our Customer Surveys and combine, or aggregate, it with the responses
from other customers we may have, to create broader, more generic
responses to the survey questions (such as gender, age, residence,
hobbies, education, employment, industry, or other demographic
then use the aggregated information to improve the quality of our
services to the customers, and to develop new services and products. This
aggregated, non-personally indentifying information may be share with
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 uses.
Also, we may disclose personal information about "Visitors" or
"Members," or information regarding your use the "Services" or web sites
accessible through our "Services," for any reason if, in our sole
discretion, we believe 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 in order to disclose information
that is necessary to identify, contact, or bring legal action against
someone who may be violating our Acceptable Use Policy of Terms of
Services, or other user policies, to operate the "Services" properly, or
to protect our company and our "Members."
Notice to California Residents: Your
California Privacy Rights
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and
please include the phrase "California Privacy Request" in the subject
line, the domain of the web site you are inquiring about, and your name,
address, and email address. We
will respond to you within 30 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
information for purposes stated herein as well as for statistical
purposes to improve the products and services we provide to manage our
Advertisers and partners may also use their own cookies. We
do not control the use of these cookies and expressly disclaim
responsibility for information collected through them.
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 sites to persons eighteen years of age and older.
YOU MUST BE EIGHTEEN (18) YEARS OF AGE OF 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 CHILD ONLINE
PRIVACY ACT (COPA) 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 site 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
networks and systems, we cannot guarantee that our security measures
will prevent third-party 'hackers' from illegally obtaining this
described herein, you may contact us though 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.
Last Updated: July