Our Collection of Your Personal Information
E-mail addresses and other Personal Information of visitors, such as a first and last name, home or other physical address or telephone number, are known to the Company only when voluntarily submitted, for example, via registration for content submissions, suggestions or participation in online interactive activities. For example, you may submit your name, postal address, e-mail address, and/or other information in order to receive information about various subjects, register for classes, programs, contact customer service, or respond to surveys.
Use of Personal Information
Personal Information may be shared by the Company with its affiliates and, and with vendors that help access and manage the information (all of the foregoing are hereinafter referred to collectively as “authorized recipients”), but in all instances the information will be used only for the purposes enunciated in this policy. Specifically, this information may be used:
(1) to help the Company better understand visitors, use of the Website,
(2) to respond to specific requests from visitors,
(3) to provide notices to visitors, such as marketing information, discount coupons and new product offerings,
(4) to protect the security or integrity of the site.
In addition, certain Personal Information may be submitted through online forms on the Website necessary to provide services offered by the Website. After you have entered Personal Information into a form or data field on the Website, the Company may use certain identifying technologies to allow that website to “remember” your personal preferences, such as sections of the Website that you use frequently. The Company may also use this Personal Information for other business purposes, such as to offer you the opportunity to receive notices regarding the Company’s products or services, to invite you to participate in surveys about our products, or to notify you about special promotions.
Consolidation of Personal Information
The Company may consolidate the Personal Information of individuals who use the Website. The Company uses this information to help us better design the Website and our products, to communicate information to you, to enhance our marketing and research activities, and to facilitate other business functions.
Limitations on Collection of Personal Information
You may always limit the amount and type of actively-transmitted Personal Information that the Company receives about you by choosing not to enter any Personal Information into forms or data fields on the Website. However, some online services can only be provided to you if you provide appropriate Personal Information. Other parts of the Website may ask whether you wish to opt out or opt in to contact lists for offers, promotions and additional services that may be of interest to you. You may also be provided with preference questions or preference boxes allowing you to indicate that you do not want the Website to use tracking technologies, such as cookies, to “remember” your Personal Information, such as user IDs or mailing addresses, on return visits. However, if the Website uses tracking technologies to collect unidentifiable information, it will not generally provide you with the ability to opt out of the tracking technologies. Some internet browsers allow you to limit or disable the use of tracking technologies that collect passively-transmitted information. More detailed information about cookie management or other passive transmissions by specific web browsers can be found at the browser’s respective websites.
Third Party Websites
Providing Your Personal Information to Third Parties
A Note concerning Children – for Parents or Legal Guardians
In compliance and in accordance with the Consistent with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, the Company is committed to protecting children’s privacy on the Internet. The Company does not intend to, or knowingly, collect, use, or disclose Personal Information (including online contact information) of children under the age of 13, and we encourage parents or guardians to supervise their children’s online activities and to consider using parental control tools available from online services and software manufacturers that help provide a kid-friendly online environment. These tools can also prevent children from disclosing online their names, addresses and other personal information without your permission. If the Company becomes aware of a child under the age of 13 attempting to register on the Website, the Company will not accept the registration. Once the Company becomes aware of a child under the age of 18 providing Personal Information, we will attempt to delete that information. If your child has provided Personal Information, please contact us so it can be deleted. If you are under the age of 13, do not provide the Company with any Personal Information without the permission of your parents or legal guardian.
We take our Security of your Personal Information seriously
The Company makes an effort to ensure that Personal Information is protected while you are on the Website. However, the confidentiality of Personal Information transmitted over the Internet cannot be guaranteed. We urge you to exercise caution when transmitting Personal Information over the internet, especially Personal Information related to your health. The Company cannot guarantee that unauthorized third parties will not gain access to Personal Information; therefore, when submitting Personal Information to the Website, you must weigh both the benefits and the risks.