LAST UPDATED: October 14, 2014
We encourage people to participate in our communities but to be careful with personal information and follow good Internet safety processes.
1. What information is collected from me?
We collect and store the following types of information from users of our Web Site: (i) information you voluntarily enter on our Web Site or give us in any other way, including, but not limited to, “personally identifiable information” such as your name, address, e-mail address and phone number; (ii) information we collect from you through the use of “cookies” (see paragraph 2 below); and (iii) information we receive from you via e-mail communications.
2. What are cookies and how are they used?
We may place Internet cookies on your hard drive. Cookies are small files that may be downloaded to your hard disk for record-keeping purposes. Among other things, cookies are used to: (i) remind us of who you are in order to deliver better service; (ii) estimate our audience size by determining repeat usage of our Web Site to help target advertisements based on user interests and behavior; (iii) track your progress and entries in promotions, sweepstakes and contests, if any; and (iv) measure certain traffic patterns for use as a research tool to understand how our users’ habits are similar or different from one another. You can set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie, giving you the chance to decide whether or not to accept it. By not accepting cookies, some web pages may not display properly or you may not be permitted to access certain information. We also collects IP addresses (the Internet address of a computer) to track a user’s session while the user remains anonymous. We analyze this data for certain trends in statistics, such as which parts of our Web Site users are visiting and how long they spend there. In general, we do not link your IP addresses to anything personally identifiable to you. In those limited cases where session information is not anonymous, we will provide you with notice of such practice and the opportunity to choose not to allow us to track your session.
The ads appearing on the Web Site may be delivered by third party advertisers. Certain information we collect from you, such as number of times you have viewed an ad (but not your name, address, or other personal information), may be used used to serve ads to you. In the course of serving advertisements to you on the Web Site, our third-party advertisers may place or recognize a unique cookie on your browser.
3. How is my information used?
We want to help you quickly find information on the Web Site and alert you to specific offers provided by us. Accordingly, we may send you direct mailings or contact you by telephone about our various products and services or other products and services we feel may be of interest to you. You may choose not to receive such mailings or telephone calls by the means provided for in the mailings or by contacting us at email@example.com.
4. How can I access, update or delete my information?
You can request the individual information that we have collected about you, correct factual inaccuracies in your information, remove personal information from our databases and/or update your personal information by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
5. What else should I know about my privacy?
Third party Internet sites and services accessible through the Web Site have separate privacy and data collection practices, independent of us. We have no responsibility or liability for these independent policies or actions. Please be careful and responsible online. If you post personal information online that is accessible to the public, you may receive unsolicited messages from other parties in return. While we strive to protect your information, we do not ensure or warrant the security of any information through the transmission process, and you transmit information to us at your own risk.
6.What about my children and their use of your Web Site?
We do not knowingly collect personal information for those identifying themselves as age 17 or under.