What personal identifiable information do we collect?
We collect whatever information when you provide it to us, such as when you send us an email, register on one of our sites, subscribe to our mailing lists, and use certain services. This information may include your name, email address, billing information, and online address book entries.
What anonymous information do we collect?
Cookies. A "cookie" is a small file stored on your computer that stores certain information about your activity on the site. We do not store personal or financial information through cookies. Cookies are used to enable our system to recognize your browser, and to determine whether you are a new or returning customer. You may elect not to allow cookies to be collected by configuring your Internet browser. However, we recommend that you turn it on, as certain features of our web sites are only available to browsers that allow cookies.
Servers. Our web servers are installed with analysis software for the purpose of analyzing our web sites' traffic. Our servers automatically record details such as your browser, IP address, time, information about the page you requested, and referring URLs.
Third-party advertisement servers. Some of our advertisers use third-party companies to serve their advertisements on our sites and, in some cases, in our HTML-formatted newsletters. Often, these third-party advertising companies employ cookie and Web bug technologies to measure advertisement effectiveness. We do not give any personally identifiable information to them as part of this relationship. Use of their tracking technology is subject to their own privacy policies.
How do we use that information?
We use the information we gather for the following general purposes:
- To communicate with you
- To provide a personalized interactive experience
- To promotional offers
- To fulfill your requests for certain products and services, such as sending out electronic newsletters, contests, polls, and discussion boards
- To improve our service through web page traffic analysis and aggregation of visitor demographics
- To send you information you agreed to receive about topics we think will be of interest to you
Information about our customers is an important part of our business, and we are not in the business of selling it to others.