We know that you care how information about you, (“User”), is used and shared. We appreciate you trusting us that we will handle your information carefully and reasonably.
Please read the following to learn more about what information we collect, what we do with that information, and how we may use your personal information.
Information You Voluntarily Provide to Us, to Other Users, or Our Advertisers
In order for you to access certain sections and features of the Site and Services, we may require you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information, such as your name, phone number and e-mail address (“Personally Identifiable Information”). We may ask you for your name and email address to stay in contact with you. We receive and store Personally Identifiable Information. You may elect to not provide Personally Identifiable Information to us, although doing so may prevent you from engaging in certain activities.
Information We Gather Automatically
When you use the Site and Services, files and other data are sent to, and stored on, our web servers. Our web servers automatically save and store this anonymous information. Examples of the information we collect automatically (without you providing it) and analyze include the Internet protocol (IP) address used to connect your device to the Internet; login; e-mail address; password; computer and connection information such as browser type, version, and time zone setting, browser plug-in types and versions, and operating system; the full Uniform Resource Locator (URL) click path you followed to and from our website or mobile commerce application, including date and time. We use this data to learn more about your use of the Site and Services and to improve marketing, analytics, and technology functionality, as well as to target our offerings to the users most interested in them based on their past use of the Site and Services.
Flash LSOs and HTML5
We may use Local Storage Objects (LSOs) such as HTML5 local storage and cookies to store form submitted information. Third parties with whom we partner to provide certain features on our website use LSOs such as HTML 5 to collect and store information. Various browsers may offer their own management tools for removing HTML5 LSOs.
Information Security and Data Integrity
We work to protect the security of your Personally Identifiable Information during transmission by using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) software, which encrypts information you input. However, no method of transmission over the internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. Therefore, we cannot guarantee the absolute security of your Personal Information.
It is important for you to protect against unauthorized access to your password and to your computer. Be sure to sign off when finished using a shared computer.
How We Use Information We Gather
We use the information we gather to improve the experience of users of the Site and Services. If you are a User, we may send you emails to inform you about our services, news, or offers by us or our Advertisers.
What We Do Not Do with Your Personally Identifiable Information
Information about Users is an important part of our business, and we are not in the business of selling it to others. We do not share, disclose, sell, rent, or otherwise provide Personally Identifiable Information to other companies for the marketing of their own products or services.
We may share generic aggregated demographic information not linked to any Personally Identifiable Information with our business partners, trusted affiliates and advertisers.
We do not use the Personally Identifiable Information we collect from you to contact or market to you for any other product or service. However, you authorize us to use such information to contact or market to you regarding augmenting or otherwise optimizing the Site and Services. Additionally, you authorize us to use such information to contact, consult with your market to you if we believe we can offer further products, consultation or services that may be of use to you or your business.
We may employ other companies and individuals to perform functions on our behalf. Examples include sending postal mail and e-mail, analyzing and cleaning up information on our User lists, analyzing data, providing marketing assistance, providing search results and links (including paid listings and links), processing credit card payments, and providing customer service. These other companies and individuals have access to Personally Identifiable Information only to the extent they need it to provide their services to us.
What to Do if You Don’t Want to Share Information with Us
You can always choose not to provide Personally Identifiable Information to us, although such refusal may prevent you from making a purchase from taking advantage of the features of the Site and Services. Your “Account Settings” will allow you change various setting related to the information you share with us and with other Users.
Opting Out of Email Communication from Us
You may choose to stop receiving emails from us by following the unsubscribe instructions included in these emails or by notifying us via firstname.lastname@example.org
Access by Minors
If you are under 13, you may use the Site and Services only with the active involvement of a parent or guardian.
Communications from Users
When you send e-mail or other communications to us, we may retain those communications in order to process your inquiries, respond to your requests and improve our services.
Controlling Your Personal Information
If you wish to cancel your account or request that we no longer use your information to provide you services, contact us email@example.com. We will retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our data security policies, legal obligations, to resolve disputes, and to enforce our agreements.
We will retain Personally Identifiable Information for as long as needed to provide services to our Users.
Lost or Stolen Information
You must promptly notify us if your Personally Identifiable Information is lost, stolen, or used without permission. In such an event, we will work to remove your Personally Identifiable Information from your account and update our records accordingly.
We cannot be held responsible for any information that has been eavesdropped, hacked, manipulated, or otherwise intercepted while in transit to us. When you send information to us, either directly or through a business partner, please be aware that you are fully responsible for any damage and or loss that is caused.
If Company. should ever sell its assets, merge with another entity or file for bankruptcy, information collected from the Site and Services may be transferred as assets of Company.
Links to Other Sites and Third Parties
Warranties and Limitations of Liability
ACCESS TO, AND USE OF, THE SITE AND SERVICES ARE OFFERED ON AN “AS IS” BASIS. WE MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO THE OPERATION OF THE SITE AND SERVICES, THE INFORMATION, CONTENT, MATERIALS, OR PRODUCTS INCLUDED ON THE SITE AND SERVICES. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY APPLICABLE LAW, WE DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. WE WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OF ANY KIND ARISING FROM YOUR USE OF THE SITE AND SERVICES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES.
All contents of the Site and Services, including text, graphics, logos, and identity devices, button icons, photographic images, audio and video clips, and software, are the property of Company and is protected by the copyright laws of the United States and by international copyright laws (collectively, THE “Copyright Laws”). The design of all content elements of the Site and Services are the exclusive property of Company and as such are protected by the Copyright Laws.
All software used by the Site and Services is the property of Company and is protected by the Copyright Laws.
The reproduction, modification, distribution, transmission, republication, display, or performance of the content and software on the Site and Services is strictly prohibited.
The Site and Services can be accessed from all fifty states, as well as from other countries around the world. By accessing or using the Site and Services, you agree that the laws of the State of Maryland, United States of America, without regard to conflicts of laws principals thereof, will apply to all matters relating to the Site. You agree and hereby submit to the exclusive personal jurisdiction and venue of the State of Maryland and the state and federal courts located therein with respect to such matters.
You agree that use of the Site and Services shall be deemed a passive service based solely in Maryland and shall not give rise to personal jurisdiction over Company, either specific or general, in any state or jurisdiction other than Maryland.
If any of these terms shall be deemed invalid, void, or for any reason unenforceable, that term will be ignored but the other terms will remain in effect.
What are Cookies? A cookie is a text-only string of information that a website transfers to the cookie file of the browser on your computer’s hard disk or other devices so that the website can recognize you when you revisit and remember certain information about you. This can include which pages you have visited, choices you have made from menus, any specific information you have entered into forms and the time and date of your visit.
Types of Cookies There are two main types of cookies:
Session cookies: these are temporary cookies that expire at the end of a browser session; that is, when you leave the site. Session cookies allow the website to recognize you as you navigate between pages during a single browser session and allow you to use the website most efficiently. For example, session cookies enable a website to remember that a user has placed items in an online shopping basket.
Persistent cookies: in contrast to session cookies, persistent cookies are stored on your equipment between browsing sessions until expiry or deletion. They therefore enable the website to “recognize” you on your return remember your preferences and tailor services to you.
In addition to session cookies and persistent cookies, there may be other cookies which are set by the website which you have chosen to visit, such as this website, in order to provide us or third parties with information.
We use session cookies to:
help us maintain security and verify your details whilst you use the website as you navigate from page to page, which enables you to avoid having to re-enter your details each time you enter a new page.
We use persistent cookies to:
help us recognize you as a unique user when you return to our website so that you do not have to input your details multiple times as you move between our pages or services remember how you have customised your use of this site, such as your preferred currency and time zone collect and compile anonymous, aggregated information for statistical and evaluation purposes to help us understand how users use the website and help us improve the structure of our website.
As with first party cookies, you are able to block third party cookies through your browser settings.
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