In order to make your visits to our website and use of the services available on or through our website as worthwhile as possible, we may ask you for Personal Information and we may collect certain information from your computer each time you visit us.
“Personal Information” includes, (for example), your name; business address; e-mail address; telephone, wireless or fax number; short message service or text message address or other wireless device address; instant messaging address; credit card and other payment information; demographic information and other information that may identify you as an individual or allow online or offline contact with you as an individual.
We collect two types of personally identifying information from users: personal data (such as names and contact details) and aggregated data (such as information about traffic patterns on the website, for example, how many users log onto the website on a daily basis). We collect personal information from users of our website, for example, through such users’ activities, transactions and completion of online forms on our website. Such information is collected, for example, when users register or subscribe for accounts or features on our website, make online purchases, enter sweepstakes and contests, complete surveys, contribute to an open forum that we may make available on or through our website, submit a comment or question to us using a “contact us” or similar feature on our website, send us an e-mail, or in any other way submit personal information to us via our website.
We may use “cookies” to keep, and sometimes track, information about you. Cookies are small data files that are sent to your browser or related software from a web server when you visit it and are stored on your computer’s hard drive for record keeping purposes. Cookies track where you travel on our website and what you look at, resources that you use and purchases you may make. They may store the information in your shopping cart, and/or your username and password. A cookie may enable us to relate your use of our website to other information about you, including your Personal Information. These purposes serve to improve and personalize your experience on our website.
You may occasionally get cookies from our advertisers, which is standard in the Internet industry. We do not control these cookies, and these cookies are not subject to our privacy policies.
Most web browsers can be set to inform you when a cookie has been sent to you and provide you with the opportunity to refuse that cookie. Additionally, if you have a Flash player installed on your computer, your Flash player can be set to reject or delete Flash cookies. However, refusing a cookie may, in some cases, preclude you from using, or negatively impact the display or function of, the website or certain areas or features of the website.
IP Address and Clickstream Data
Personal Information Use
We use both personal and aggregated information we collect for multiple purposes. The Personal Information may be used to improve the content of the website, to customize the content and/or layout of the website for each individual user, and to notify users about updates to the website or promotional offers or opportunities that we believe will be of interest to you. We will use the Personal Information you provide to our website, for example, to respond to your requests and to provide you with our content and service offerings. We may match information collected from you through different means or at different times, including both Personal Information and Website usage information, and use such information along with information obtained from other sources, including third parties. In addition, we may send you notices (for example, in the form of e-mails, mailings, and the like), and otherwise correspond with you, about products, services, companies and events, sponsored by our company and others, that we think might interest you. You may opt-out of receiving such notices from us, at any time, by following the instructions in the Right to Opt-out section below.
We may analyze user behavior as a measure of interest in, and use of, our website and e-mails, both on an individual basis and in the aggregate. We may also use information provided to us on an anonymous aggregated basis for purposes of analyzing traffic and usage patterns.
Third Party Offers
We reserve the right to make our customer lists available to companies or other entities affiliated with our company and this website that have goods, services and offers that we believe might be of interest to you. We may compile these lists from customer orders placed both offline and online. We may, from time to time, provide your Personal Information to these entities so that they may send you these offers.
Third Party Ad Servers
We may use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our Website. These companies may use information (generally, not including your name, address, e-mail address or telephone number) about your visits to this Website and to other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. These companies may employ cookies and clear GIFs to measure advertising effectiveness. Any information that these third parties collect via cookies and clear GIFs is generally not personally identifiable (unless, for example, you provide personally identifiable information to them through an ad or e-mail message). We encourage you to read these companies businesses’ privacy policies if you should have any concerns about how they will care for your personal information.
Right to Opt-out
You have the right to “opt-out” of certain of our uses of your Personal Information. For example, at the time you are requested to provide Personal Information on this Website, you may have the opportunity to elect to, or not to receive correspondence from us, or have your Personal Information shared with other entities affiliated or unaffiliated with the website for their marketing purposes. You may opt-out of the website’s promotional e-mails by clicking on an opt-out link within the e-mail you receive. Please understand that if you opt-out of receiving correspondence from us, we may still contact you in connection with your relationship, activities, transactions and communications with us.
Security - General
No transmission of data over the internet is guaranteed to be completely secure. It may be possible for third parties not under the control of the website to intercept or access transmissions or private communications unlawfully, including in the case of your contacting us by e-mail or a “contact us” or similar feature on our Website. Accordingly, though the website may take reasonable steps to protect the security and integrity of all Personal Information provided to this Website, due to the inherent nature of the internet as an open global communications vehicle, we cannot guarantee that information, during transmission through the internet or while stored on our system or otherwise in our care, will be absolutely safe from intrusion by others, such as hackers. Any such transmission is done at your own risk.
You may be able to create an account on our Website with a username and password. If so, you are responsible for maintaining the strict confidentiality of your account password, and you shall be responsible for any access to or use of the Website by you or any person or entity using your password, whether or not such access or use has been authorized by or on behalf of you, and whether or not such person or entity is your employee or agent. You agree to (a) immediately notify the website of any unauthorized use of your password or account or any other breach of security, and (b) ensure that you exit from your account at the end of each session. It is your sole responsibility to control the dissemination and use of your password, control access to and use of your account, and notify the website when you desire to cancel your account on this Website. We will not be responsible or liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with this provision.
We will have no liability for disclosure of your information due to errors or unauthorized acts of third parties during or after transmission.
In the unlikely event that we believe that the security of your Personal Information in our possession or control may have been compromised, we may seek to notify you of that development. If a notification is appropriate, we would endeavor to do so as promptly as possible under the circumstances, and, to the extent we have your e-mail address, we may notify you by e-mail or by other means as required by law. You consent to our use of e-mail as a means of such notification.
If the e-mail address you provide to us is a wireless e-mail address, you agree to receive messages at such address from the website or entities affiliated with the website (unless and until you have elected not to receive such messages by following the instructions in the Right to Opt-out section above). You understand that your wireless carrier’s standard rates apply to these messages, and that you may change your mind at any time by following the instructions in the Right to Opt-out section above. You represent that you are the owner or authorized user of the wireless device on which messages will be received, and that you are authorized to approve the applicable charges.
Short Message Service
We may make available a service through which you can receive messages on your wireless device via short message service (“SMS Service”). If you subscribe to one of our SMS Services, you thereby agree to receive SMS Service messages at the address you provide for such purposes. Such messages may come from the website or the rest of the affiliates of the website (unless and until you have elected not to receive such messages by following the instructions in the Right to Opt-out section above).
You understand that your wireless carrier’s standard rates apply to these messages, and that you may change your mind at any time by following the instructions in the Right to Opt-out section above. You represent that you are the owner or authorized user of the wireless device you use to sign up for the SMS Service, and that you are authorized to approve the applicable charges.
You acknowledge and agree that the SMS Service is provided via wireless systems that use radios (and other means) to transmit communications over complex networks. We do not guarantee that your use of the SMS Service will be private or secure, and we are not liable to you for any lack of privacy or security you may experience. You are fully responsible for taking precautions and providing security measures best suited for your situation and intended use of the SMS Service. We may also access the content of your account and wireless account with your carrier for the purpose of identifying and resolving technical problems and service-related complaints.
By signing up for the SMS Service, you consent to receive, from time to time, further messages which may include news, promotions and offers from us, our affiliates and partners, and, unless and until you have opted-out of these activities by following the instructions in the Right to Opt-out section above. Please follow the instructions provided to you by third parties to unsubscribe from their messages.
Third Party Websites
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