Last revision: January 2006
PERSONAL INFORMATION WE COLLECT
Information Collected Through Cookies
In order to personalize and enhance your experience on our web sites, we may also collect information through "cookies." Cookies are small strings of text sent by our web sites to your browser and then stored by your browser on your computer's hard drive. Cookies enable us to collect information about how our web site is used. You can turn off the ability to receive cookies by adjusting the browser in your computer. You should note however, that if you do so, it may materially distort the quality of service and data you receive. You therefore do so at your own risk.
Information Collected Through Advertising
Where advertising is served on the web site, there may be cookies used to collect technical information and generic usage information. However, third party advertisers will not be able to relate such information to you as an individual without your prior consent. Note however, that by interacting with an advertiser, you are thereby providing consent to data collection by that advertiser.
Collection of Information from Children
Company web sites are intended for a general audience and do not knowingly collect any personal information from children. The Company does not sell products or services for purchase by children. If you are under 18, you may use Company web sites only with the involvement of a parent or guardian
HOW WE USE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
The Company collects, records, retains and uses your personal information only for legitimate business purposes, including (i) to facilitate online purchases of our products and services, (ii) to administer, support, improve and obtain feedback on our products and services, (iii) to better understand our customers, (iv) to assess what Company products and services may be of interest to individuals to personalize our marketing, (v) to solicit your opinions about our products and services or to introduce new products or services, (vi) to customize the content displayed on our web sites, (vi) to comply with applicable laws or agreements and to protect the rights or property of the Company, our customers and others, and/or (v) for quality control, regulatory and monitoring purposes.
WHEN WE MAY DISCLOSE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION TO THIRD PARTIES
Except as set forth herein, the Company does not disclose, sell or rent your personal information to third parties. The Company may disclose your personal information to its subsidiaries, its parent company, the Company Corporation, and subsidiaries of its parent company, provided that in each instance such parent or subsidiaries use your information for the same purposes as the Company. In addition, the Company may also disclose your personal information to non-affiliated third parties in the following situations:
- as necessary to perform functions on our behalf, including providing the product, service, or information you requested, analyzing data, providing marketing assistance, processing credit card payments, and providing customer service;
- if we are required to do so to comply with laws, subpoenas, court orders or other legal process or in response to a request from a law enforcement agency or authority;
- if we reasonably believe that your actions violate the law, or as necessary to protect the rights, property, or safety of the Company, our users, or others, including for purposes of fraud protection;
- if the Company, its parent or a subsidiary of either, is acquired by or merged into another company, as customer information will be one of the transferred assets; and
- in any instance where you have given your consent to share your personal information,
Companies who work perform functions on our behalf will not have the right to use your personal information we provide to them except as necessary to assist us in the applicable functions.
YOUR OPT-OUT RIGHT
If you do not wish us to disclose your personal information to third parties as set forth above, you may direct us not to make those disclosures by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you choose to "opt-out" of having your personal information disclosed to third parties as described herein, you may not be able to make a purchase or otherwise take advantage of this or other Company web sites. Please note however, that your opt-out right does not apply to disclosures that we are required to make pursuant to law, subpoenas, court orders or other legal process.
PROTECTING YOUR INFORMATION
We limit access to the information we have about you to our employees who need to know such information and to third parties as described above. In addition, we maintain appropriate physical, electronic and procedural safeguards to protect your information.
ACCESSING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
You have the right to review, correct and request deletion of your personal information. You can do so by visiting the website, logging on to your "Account," and following the instructions therein. Alternatively, you may contact us at the telephone number or address stated in Privacy Questions below and request to review, correct, or delete your personal information. Before we provide, correct or delete your personal information, we may request verification of your identity.
LINKS TO THIRD PARTY WEBSITES
Our web sit may offer links to other websites, which may have information policies and practices different from ours. We do not control and are not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of any third party sites.