Conducting business ethically and ensuring privacy is critical to maintaining the public's trust and achieving success in a dynamic and competitive business climate. Privacy responsibility extends not only to protection of the privacy of conversations, but also to the flow of information in data form. As electronic commerce over the Internet increases and the volume of data transmission over the telecommunications network steadily rises, the trust of our customers and members necessitates vigilant, responsible privacy protections. We realize that privacy is an important issue for our customers and members.
- Use of Personal Information
Personal information is any information about you that is personally identifiable like your name, address, email address, or phone number, and that is not otherwise publicly available. It includes information provided at registration, information about how you use the site, and information regarding your purchases of products or services. Our company respects your privacy and will only use your personal information collected on the site in the following ways:
To fulfill your order or request for service. We may share that information with third parties as necessary to fulfill your order or request for service, and as necessary to obtain payment for products and services, including the sale of receivables to third party collection agencies and/or reporting of information to credit bureaus. (Third parties with whom we share information to assist in completing orders do not have the right to use personal information provided to them beyond what is necessary to complete the order.)
To inform you about our products and services of potential interest.
To personalize our site based on members' interests.
To register you for contests or sweepstakes or to administer or make related offers for the same.
To serve members who have questions or problems.
To perform normal business operations including billing, collection, and accounting.
To investigate complaints and protect our company and its members, in compliance with the law, Terms of Service, and Internet policies.
To respond to subpoenas, court orders or other legal process, to the extent required and/or permitted by law, to establish or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims, and as required by the Electronic Communications Privacy Act of 1986.
When you visit our site, we log general data, including your domain name, the name of the Web page from which you entered our site, and how much time you spend on each page. We use this information to continually monitor and improve our site. We may collect IP addresses and Web site usage information from you when you visit our site.
Our company allows other companies that are presenting advertisements on some of our pages to set and access their cookies on your computer. Other companies' use of their cookies is subject to their own privacy policies, not this one. Advertisers or other companies do not have access to our company's cookies.
- Use of Data
We respect the privacy of personal files in members' computers. We do not access, read, upload or store data contained in or derived from private files without the member's authorization.
- Data Security
To secure the information collected online, prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy and ensure only appropriate use of information, we have established appropriate physical, electronic and managerial safeguards. This includes our requirement for user names and Member IDs to access sensitive data and our use of industry-standard SSL encryption to protect data transmissions.
- Linking to Other Web Sites
Our site may contain links to other sites. We are not responsible for the content or privacy policies of other sites.
- Questions, Comments, Concerns