What information we collect
You may browse the site without providing any personally identifiable information. In order to access certain services, you may be asked and we may collect your personally identifiable information at various points throughout the Sites. You may be asked to provide:
Identifiers such as your name;
Contact information such as your email address, mailing address, and phone number;
Financial information such as your credit card number;
Internet and other electronic network activity information such as your IP address, your browsing history on the site, the length of time spent on certain pages, the website Uniform Resource Locator (“URL”) from the website you were visiting before coming to this Site, what browser you are using, Internet service provider, date/time of visit information, and operating system.
Uses of Personal Information
Your information may be used in several ways:
Identifiers and contact information are used:
To enable us to process, validate and verify subscriptions;
To alert you to new projects, sites features, special events and services;
To conduct surveys to measure your satisfaction with our service;
To enforce our rights arising from any contracts entered into between you and us;
To protect our rights or property or our safety, our members, or others;
To comply with any court order, legal process, or respond to any governmental or regulatory request;
To otherwise market products and services that may be of interest to you;
Financial Information is used:
To allow you to make a purchase on the Sites;
Internet and other electronic network activity information is used:
To monitor and evaluate our Sites and identify where we should make changes or expand services;
To develop new features and services that meet subscriber needs.
Sharing of Personal Information
We may use third-party service providers or other third-party organizations to provide services on our behalf.
Specifically, we will share your personal information with the following categories of third parties:
Our affiliate companies, for purposes of fulfilling an order or other request, or jointly marketing products/services;
Non-affiliated third parties who help us to provide the services that you request. For example, we do not collect or process your financial information for purposes of processing payments; instead, we pass that financial information along to a third party payment processor. We require third parties who are providing services on our behalf to limit their use of your information to the limited purpose for which it was shared, and to employ reasonable security to protect your information;
Non-affiliated third parties who provide products/services that may be of interest to you. We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our Sites. These companies may use 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.
Third party analytics companies that help us to monitor traffic on the Sites, learn how users are navigating our Sites, and help troubleshoot or improve the services we provide;
Law enforcement or legal authorities, in response to lawfully served process or subpoena. Occasionally we may be required by law enforcement or judicial authorities to provide personal information. We will disclose personal information upon receipt of a court order, subpoena, warrant, or other legal process to the extent necessary to meet legal, national security, public interest, or law enforcement obligations. We fully cooperate with law enforcement agencies in identifying those who use our Services for illegal activities. We reserve the right to report to law enforcement agencies any activities that we in good faith believe to be unlawful;
Market-research firms, as more fully described below
We also employ cookie technology to help subscribers move faster through our site. When you use one of our sites, we pass several cookies to your computer. A cookie is a string of information that's sent by a Web site and stored on your hard drive or temporarily in your computer's memory. This avoids the potentially time-consuming task of checking our registration database each time a page is requested. The cookie is deleted when a user chooses the log out feature to terminate their session. We also employ cookie technology to store subscribers' User Names and Passwords. Read our cookie disclosure statement and view a cookie-by-cookie breakdown.
Third Party Web Sites
We are committed to maintaining your confidence and trust, and takes steps to help protect the personal information you provide to us. However, no transmission or electronic storage of information is guaranteed to be secure. We therefore urge you to always use caution when transmitting information over the Internet.
The site is not directed toward children under 18 years of age nor do we knowingly collect information from children under 18. If you are under 18, please do not use the site or submit any personally identifiable information to us.
California ”Shine the Light”
California’s “Shine The Light” law permits California residents to annually request and obtain information free of charge about what personal information is disclosed to third parties for those third parties’ direct marketing purposes in the preceding calendar year. We do not disclosure your personal information to third parties for purposes of those third parties marketing their own products or services.
California Privacy Rights
If you are a California resident, you have the following rights.
Right of Access. You have the right to access your personal information maintained by us. Upon receipt of a verifiable request to access personal information, we will disclose and deliver, free of charge, the personal information requested for the 12-month period preceding your request.
Please note that we are not required to provide personal information to you more than twice in a 12-month period.
Right of Deletion. You have the right to request that we delete any personal information about you which we have collected from you. Upon receipt of a verifiable request for deletion, we will delete your personal information from our records and direct any service providers to delete your personal information from our records, within 45 days.
We will comply with your request to delete personal information unless it is necessary for us to maintain your personal information in order to:
Complete a transaction, provide requested-for goods/services, and/or perform a contract between you and us;
Detect security incidents;
Comply with a legal obligation;
Enable our internal uses that are aligned with your expectations and your relationship with us.
Submission of Requests for Information. We have designated the following methods for California residents to submit requests for information:
By submitting a request via email@example.com;
By calling 1-800-COOKIES
Verification. After you submit a request, we will promptly take steps to determine whether your request is a verifiable request. We will verify that you are who you say you are by having you provide unique information relating to a recent transaction or order.
We will disclose and deliver the required information to you free of charge within 45 days of receiving your verifiable request. If necessary, we will extend the time period to provide the required information once by an additional 45 days, and will provide you with notice of the extension within the first 45-day period. The disclosure shall cover the 12-month period preceding our receipt of the verifiable request.
As noted below, we do not knowingly collect information from or about children, including children aged 18 and under. We do not sell information of minors under 18 years of age.
Authorized Agent. You have the right to designate an authorized agent to submit an access or deletion request on your behalf. If you use an authorized agent to submit such a request, we will require that you:
Provide the authorized agent written permission to act on your behalf; and
Verify your own identity with us before we can honor the request.
No Sale of Personal Information. We have not sold personal information to third parties for a business or commercial purpose in the last 12 months. We do not intend to sell personal information to third parties.
No Discrimination. We will not discriminate against a California resident because the California resident exercised any of the rights described here.
Changes and Updates
We store and process your data in the United States, and we intend our services only to be used in the United States. If you are located in a foreign jurisdiction and do not want to transfer your data to the United States or if it is illegal to transfer or process your data in the United States, please do not use our services.