We respect and are committed to protecting your privacy. That is why we
your personal information is processed and used. We promise that we
will take the steps to use your personal information only in ways that
only in effect for the Web pages, newsletters, discussion lists and
opt-in announcement lists owned and operated by us. The following
What information are you collecting and how are you
Every computer connected to the Internet is given a domain name and a
set of numbers that serve as that computer's "Internet Protocol" IP
address. When a visitor requests a page from any Web site within the
our network, our Web servers automatically recognizes that visitor's
domain name and IP address. The domain name and IP address reveal
nothing personal about you other than the IP address from where you
have accessed our site. We use this information to examine our traffic
in the aggregate and to investigate misuse of our network, or to
cooperate with law enforcement. See also: Will you disclose the
information you collect to outside third parties? We do not collect and
evaluate this information for specific individuals. Our Web servers do
not record e-mail addresses of the visitors.
What are cookies?
From time to time, we or its advertisers may send a "cookie" to your
computer. A cookie is a small piece of data that is sent to your
browser from a Web server and stored on your computer's hard drive. A
cookie cannot read data off your hard disk or read cookie files created
to identify which areas of our network of Web sites you have visited or
customized so the next time you visit, those pages may be readily
times you have seen an advertisement. We and our advertisers may use
this information to better personalize the content, banners, and
promotions that you see on our site. You can choose whether to accept
cookies by changing the settings of your browser. You can reset your
browser to refuse all cookies, or allow your browser to show you when a
cookie is being sent. If you choose not to accept these cookies, your
experience at our Site and other Web sites may be diminished and some
features may not work as intended.
How do you use single-pixel gifs?
We and our advertisers may use single-pixel gif images, sometimes
referred to as web bugs or web beacons, to count Web page accesses and
gather some general statistical information. We do not gather personal
information through the use of these images. Our advertisers may use
single-pixel gifs that can track personal information from cookies that
may have been previously placed on a user's computer by an advertiser.
What information do you collect when I purchase your
The nonpublic personal information ("Personal Information") we collect
may include, but is not limited to, your name, address, telephone
number, e-mail address. We may use this information in connection with
certain aspects of our business. For example, we may use this
information to complete your requested transaction or to otherwise
manage your relationship with us.
If you use a credit or debit card for any of your purchases, we will
collect your credit or debit card information and keep a history of
your purchases. We use this information to process your orders and to
better assist you when you contact us in the future. When you return
previously purchased product or request a refund or exchange, you may
be asked to give your name, address, and phone number. We collect this
information to help prevent fraud.
We may also use your IP address internally and share it with law
enforcement in the event of misuse or criminal activity. See: Will you
disclose the information that you collect to outside third parties?
What other information do you request?
We may also request your e-mail address or mailing address for the
purposes of conducting a survey or to provide additional services such
as: subscriptions to e-mail newsletters, announcement lists or
information about conferences and trade shows. Whenever we request the
identity of a visitor, we will clearly indicate the purpose of the
inquiry before the information is requested. We maintain a strict
"No-Spam" policy that means that we do not intend to sell, rent, or
otherwise give your e-mail address to a third-party without your
We may, from time to time, send e-mail announcing our new products and
services. Except as stated above, we will not send you e-mail that you
have not agreed to receive. If you choose to supply your postal address
in an online form, you may receive mailings from other third party
companies.When you enter a contest or other promotion, we may ask for
your name, address, and e-mail address so we can administer the contest
and notify winners.
What information do you collect when I purchase something?
If you are purchasing something from us, we need to know your name,
e-mail address, mailing address, credit card number and expiration
date. This allows us to process and fulfill your order and to notify
you of your order status. This information may also be used by us to
notify you of related products and services. Credit card and e-mail
information will not be shared or sold to third parties for any purpose
without your express permission.
Certain properties use a shopping cart feature that safeguards this
information by using industry standard SSL (Secure Socket Layer)
encrypted servers. SSL codes the information transferred between you
and the server, rendering it unreadable to anyone trying to intercept
Wherever we collect personal information we make an effort to include a
How Your Information Is Used?
We use your personal information primarily to provide you with the
products and services you request, and to conduct the business. As
permitted by law, we may also share your personal information with
select partners with whom we have joint marketing agreements in order
to provide you with a variety of products and services. We require
these companies to meet privacy standards described below. We may also
use your personal information to market or determine your possible
interest in products and services we may offer.
Will you disclose the information you collect to outside
We will disclose personal information and/or an IP address when
required by law or in the good faith belief that such action is
1) Conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served
2) Protect and defend the rights or property of our network of sites
and related properties, or visitors to our network of sites and related
3) Identify persons who may be violating the law, our legal notice and
Web site User Agreement, the rights of third parties, or otherwise
misusing our network or its related properties,
4) Cooperate with the investigations of purported unlawful activities.
We use reasonable precautions to keep the information disclosed to us
secure. We reserve the right to transfer all such information in
connection with the sale of all or part of our capital stock or assets.
Furthermore, we are not responsible for any breach of security or for
any actions of any third parties that receive the information. We are
not responsible for such third party privacy policies or how they treat
information about their users.
Security of Your Information
We protect the personal information you provide against unauthorized
access, disclosure, alteration, destruction, loss, or misuse. Your
personal information is protected by physical, electronic, and
procedural safeguards in accordance with federal and state standards.
These safeguards include appropriate procedures for access and use of
electronic data, provisions for the secure transmission of sensitive
personal information on our website, and telephone system
authentication procedures. Additionally, we limit access to your
personal information only to those of our employees who need your
personal information in order to provide products or services to you.
When you place orders on our sites, all of your order information,
including your card number and delivery address, is transmitted through
the Internet using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology. SSL
technology causes your browser to encrypt your order information before
transmitting it to our secure server. SSL technology, an industry
standard, is designed to prevent someone other than operators of our
Web Site from capturing and viewing your Personal Information. Since
any order information you provide to us on our Web Site will be
transmitted using a secure connection, if your Web browser cannot
support this level of security, you will not be able to order products
through our Web Site.
Who May Use this Web Site?
Our Web Site is not intended or designed to attract users under the age
of 18. We do not collect Personal Information from any person we know
to be under the age of 18. If you are under 18, we ask that you not
send us any Personal Information.
Your Right to Opt Out
Providing us with access to your information permits us to offer you
distinct advantages and better service. Using your information helps us
tailor product offerings to you and eliminate those that may not
However, if you do not want us to use your personal financial
information for marketing purposes, you may simply let us know by
opting out. If you opt out, we will not use your personal information
to notify you of new products or services. It will, however, still be
released as permitted or required by law. Please note that we cannot
withdraw any previous disclosures made with your authorization.
To opt out, you may contact us by calling at 1-800-381-8791
or emailing at