The owner of the website ("Website Owner") respects your right to privacy, and we want you to be aware of how we collect and handle information on the website covered by this policy.
Information Website Owner Collects
What information does This Website gather?
This Website does not collect personally identifiable information.
In some cases, we may also collect non-personally identifiable information that you provide, such as search parameters in connection with a search you conduct through This Website.
How does the Website Owner use information collected on This Website?
We use information the Website Owner automatically collects through This Website to improve This Website, to monitor its performance, to make This Website easier for you and other users to use, and to manage features and programs made available through This Website.
Do you sell or provide my information collected through This Website to companies outside of the "Website Owner Family?"
The Website Owner may share information it automatically collects through This Website with non-"Website Owner Family" companies in order to assess the results of a promotion, event or third party relationship, to provide information to current or prospective customers, to complete a transaction, service, search or other activity that the user initiated or requested or to otherwise enhance your online experience. For example, we may provide information the Website Owner automatically collects:
- When you request certain information that the Website Owner obtains from a third party.
- When we host co-branded versions of This Website (or portions of This Website). Our co-branded websites may also contain clear .gif files (electronic images that allow This Website to automatically collect information about your visit to the website).
When we use third party tracking services to help us analyze automatically collected information in the aggregate to evaluate the effectiveness of This Website, the third parties performing such tracking services are not permitted to use the information for any other purpose.
We may also disclose information the Website Owner automatically collects to non-"Website Owner Family" companies or entities if (a) it is required by law or we believe that such action is necessary in order to conform to the edicts of the law, (b) we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights and/or to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order or legal process served, (c) we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect the safety of customers, employees or property, or (d) the Website Owner transfers all or substantially all of its assets to another entity (in which case the Website Owner may disclose, sell and/or otherwise provide information the Website Owner automatically collects to such entity).
How long do you retain my information collected through This Website?
Information collected on This Website will be retained in accordance with the Website Ownerís Records Management and Retention Policy and applicable laws.
What is the Website Owner's position regarding online advertising and third party ad servers?
The Website Owner may accept advertisements from third parties that serve advertising into This Website. The Website Owner may use clear .gif files (also known as "web beacons") provided by such third parties in the pages containing the ad(s) that the Website Owner sends to your browser. These "clear gifs" allow the third parties to automatically collect information (e.g., usage pattern information) about your visit to This Website.
As an online advertiser, the Website Owner may use information supplied from third party companies in several ways, for example, to geographically target advertising.
What security measures are in place to restrict access to personally identifiable information?
This Website does not collect personally identifiable information.
What is a cookie and why does the Website Owner use them?
A cookie is a small data string our server writes to your hard drive that contains your unique User ID for This Website. Cookies help us to identify new and returning users to This Website, analyze click-stream data, and track historical activity on This Website, which allows us to give you a more personalized, useful experience on This Website. Cookies may be placed on This Website by us or by a third-party that provides services to us.
Cookies help the Website Owner to enhance the user's online experience and can be used to:
- deliver the appropriate geographic message
- manage frequency of ad exposure; avoid over delivery of the same message
- tailor an advertisement or other content to better match your interests and preferences
- ensure that you see the correct products and pricing applicable to the state in which you live
- keep track of your order as you order services
- understand advertising effectiveness
- manage features and programs made available through This Website
- collect anonymous traffic data
A cookie cannot be used to access or otherwise compromise the data on your hard drive. However, users are free to delete website cookies. Most internet browsers enable you to erase cookies from your computer hard drive, block all cookies, or receive a warning before a cookie is stored.
You can choose to change your browser settings to disable cookies if you do not want us to establish and maintain a unique User ID. Please be aware that cookies may be required to complete certain functions on This Website, such as ordering products or services, and, also in connection with personalized sections of This website.
However, you need to understand that some websites/ad serving companies have the ability to reestablish your history even after cookie deletion, if you reenter the same site on another occasion, or some other site tracked by the ad serving company/network, and specifically provide personal data.
Deletion of cookies alone does not prevent ad serving companies from reestablishing history on a user. The user must either continue to decline cookies each time it reenters the site to keep the tracking severed, if desired, or opt-out. When you opt-out, your unique user ID cookie is erased and you are reassigned an anonymous, non-id cookie. This new cookie tells websites that you have opted out and they will then know not to attempt to assign other cookies to you in the future. Opt-out cookies do not contain a unique user ID number therefore websites are not able to identify your computer uniquely.
Users who choose to continually delete cookies and not opt out can have their browser advise them each time a website attempts to send a cookie to your system. At that time, you can choose to either Accept or Cancel a cookie. Users who choose to "opt out" after deleting cookies will receive an anonymous/non personally identifiable cookie.
Here is How to Set Your Cookie Preferences:
- Microsoft Internet Explorer 5+, 6, 7: From the menu, select Tools and click on Internet Options. Click on the Privacy tab. Click on Default, it should set to "Medium"
- Mozilla Firefox: From the menu, select Tools and click on Options. Click the Privacy panel. Under Cookies, click check box 'Accept cookies from sites' and 'Accept third-party cookies' check box
- Netscape 9: From the menu, select Tools and click on Options. Click the Privacy panel and then click on the Cookies label. Click on check box, 'Select cookies from the site'
- MAC Safari: From menu, click on Safari, select 'Preference'. Click on 'Security'. From 'Accept cookies: click on radio button 'Only from sites you navigate to'
- MAC Firefox: From menu, click on Firefox, select 'Preference'. Click on 'Privacy'. Under 'Cookies', click check box 'Accept cookies from sites'
- Other Browsers: Contact the manufacturer of the browser for information
Does the Website Owner knowingly collect personal information from children through This Website?
This Website does not collect personal information. The Website Owner may, however, automatically collect certain information regarding usersí visits to This Website (for example, the userís IP address, the userís domain name, the userís user agent, which pages the user visits and for how long, the date and time the user accessed This Website and the referral URL) including areas of This Website, if any, that are directed towards children.
We cannot always determine the age of persons who access and use This Website. If a child visits This Website or provides us with the childís information, we encourage the parent or guardian of the child to Contact Us to have such information deleted. This Website, and any site to which users may link from This Website, may contain content provided by advertisers or other third parties that may not be suitable for children. The Website Owner asks parents or legal guardians to assist the Website Owner by supervising any activities of children at This Website.