Cookies are small files that are transferred to your computer through your web browser when you visit a site that enables the site to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information. Cookies may store user preferences and other information. You can choose to set your browser to refuse all cookies or to alert you when a cookie is being sent. However, some features of the Sites and Services may not function properly without cookies.
The Sites and Services may also use web beacons, provided by some of our third-party advertising companies, to help manage our online advertising. Web beacons allow us to recognize a cookie when a browser visits the Sites and Services, and to learn which banner ads bring users to our Sites and Services.
We may use information collected for the following purposes:
You have the option not to register any personally identifiable information with us and to opt out of subscribing to newsletters. You can also opt not to participate in certain interactive areas of the Sites and Services, which eliminates the need to gather any personally identifiable information from you.
If at any time you would like to discontinue receiving email communications from us, you can follow the unsubscribe instructions included at the bottom of each email or you may contact us through the Sites and Services.
Users may also opt-out of behavioral or interest-based targeted online advertising by visiting AboutAds.info. This Opt-Out is cookie-based, so you may need to opt out again (and set a new “opt-out” cookie) if you delete your cookies, lock cookies (including third party cookies), switch internet browsers, change computers or upgrade your web browser.
We use commercially reasonable data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures to protect against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure or destruction of your personal information. While we make efforts to ensure the integrity and security of our network and systems, we cannot guarantee that our security measures will prevent third parties from illegally obtaining this information.
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. This excludes trusted third parties who assist us in operating our Sites and Services or administering activities on our behalf, such as sending out newsletters or surveys.
We may disclose your personally identifiable information if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to:
Non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided in aggregate to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.
If you use a link to leave the Sites and Services to purchase products or services, you are completing a purchase transaction according to the rules and regulations of the vendor company, not the Sites and Services.
We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our Web site. These companies may use aggregated information (not including your name, address, email address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, please see: www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp
The safety and privacy of children is important to us. We do not knowingly collect or maintain information from users who are under the age of 13. The Sites and Services are directed at a general audience and intended to be used by adults. No part of our Sites and Services are structured to attract anyone under the age of 13. If you become aware that your child has provided us with personally identifiable information without your consent, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Companies that collect personally identifiable information from California residents and disclose such information to third parties (including affiliated entities) for marketing purposes must, in response to a request by a consumer, either (1) provide a list detailing the categories of information shared and the entities to which such information was provided, or (2) provide a mechanism by which a consumer may opt-out of having their information shared with third parties. We have elected the second option and you may request that your personal information not be shared with third parties by contacting us as described in our opt-out and unsubscribe policy above.
Effective May 25th, 2018 GDPR tightened rules to protect personal data of EU citizens. This effects businesses worldwide, directly effecting the way businesses collect, store and process personal data of EU citizens. We are committed to adhering to the new GDPR standards and protecting the personal data of our users. You have the option to consent or decline us storing your personal data. By default we assume no consent on the users behalf. By giving us your consent, pre-selected companies may set cookies or access and use non-sensitive information on your device to serve relevant ads or personalized content. Once you consent to us storing your personal data, you can revoke your consent at anytime. If you wish to revoke consent, click here to do so.
At our sole discretion, we may transfer, sell, or assign information collected on and through the Sites and Services, including but not limited to, personally identifiable information, to one or more third parties, as a result of the sale, merger, consolidation, change in control, transfer of substantial assets, reorganization, or liquidation of us or affiliated companies.