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.
We have created this
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
and/or pay a monthly service fee to subscribe to the Service ("Members")-what
we do with the information we collect, and the choices Visitors and Members have
concerning the collection and use of such information. We request that you read
Our Company Collects and How It Is Used
Introduction. Our company
collects information in different ways from Visitors and Members who access the
various parts of our Services and the network of Web sites accessible through
our Service. We use this information primarily to provide a customized experience
as you use our Products and Services, and generally, do not share this inf,ormation
with third parties. However, we may disclose personal information collected if
we have received your permission beforehand or in very special circumstances,
such as when we believe that such disclosure is required by law or other special
cases described below.
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 is not shared with third parties, unless specifically
stated otherwise 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 sole purpose of allowing us and the partner to assess the results of the promotion.
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.
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. In these instances,
you will be notified before any such data is collected or transferred and may
decide not to use that particular service or feature.
Additionally, our partners
may have advertisements or co-branded Web Pages that are cosponsored by an affiliate,
independent contractor seller, or non-affiliated partner. Our company may share
non-identifying and aggregate information (except as described above), but not
personal information, with such partners in order to administer the co-branded
products or services offered.
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 information.
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 will use the personal information you
provide only to process that order. We do not share this information with outside
parties except to the extent necessary to complete that order.
Our company may display our online advertisements. In those cases we share aggregated
and non-identifying information about our Visitors and Members collected through
the registration process as well as through online surveys and promotions with
Additionally, in some
instances, we use this aggregated and non-identifying 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 aggregated and non-identifying information
we have collected, we may then display or send the advertisement to the intended
audience. Our company does not 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. Our company does
not use the return email address for any other purpose and does not share the
return email address with any third party.
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. Your personal information and
responses will remain strictly confidential, even if the survey is conducted by
a third party. Participation in our customer surveys is voluntary.
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.
Special Cases: It is
our company's policy not to use or share the personal information about Visitors
of Members in ways unrelated to the ones described above without also providing
you an opportunity to opt out or otherwise prohibit such unrelated uses.
However, 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.
"Cookies" and How Our
Company Uses Them. A "cookie" is a small data file that can be placed on your
store, and sometimes track information for statistical purposes to improve the
products and services we provide and to manage our affiliate program.