We Collect the Following Types of Information:
Information You Provide Us Directly
We may ask for certain information such as your name, address, phone number and e-mail address if you contact us, leave comments on the site, enter contests, register for newsletters or other promotions, or purchase any products or services from us. We use this information to operate, maintain, and provide to you the features and functionality of the site.
Third Party Information
We may receive information about you from third parties. For example, if you access our site through a third-party connection or log-in, for example, through Facebook Connect, by “following,” “liking,” or linking your account to our site, etc., that third party may pass certain information about your use of its service to us. This information could include, but is not limited to, the user ID associated with your account (for example, your Facebook UID), an access token necessary to access that service, any information that you have permitted the third party to share with us, and any information you have made public in connection with that service. If you allow us access to your friends list, your friends’ user IDs, and your connection to those friends, may be used and stored to make your experience more social, and to allow you to invite your friends to use our site as well as provide you with updates if and when your friends take any action with respect to the site. You should always review, and if necessary, adjust your privacy settings on third-party websites and services before linking or connecting them to the site. You may also unlink your third party account from the site by adjusting your settings on the third party service.
We may directly collect analytics data, or use third-party analytics tools and services, to help us measure traffic and usage trends for the site. These tools collect information sent by your browser or mobile device, including the pages you visit and other information that assists us in improving the site.
When you visit the site, we may send one or more cookies — a small text file containing a string of alphanumeric characters — to your computer that uniquely identifies your browser and lets us enhance your navigation through the site. A cookie may also convey information to us about how you use the site (e.g., the pages you view, the links you click and other actions you take on the site), and allow us or our business partners to track your usage of the site over time. A persistent cookie remains on your hard drive after you close your browser. Persistent cookies may be used by your browser on subsequent visits to the site. Persistent cookies can be removed by following your web browser’s directions. A session cookie is temporary and disappears after you close your browser. You can reset your web browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, some features of the site may not function properly if the ability to accept cookies is disabled.
Log file information is automatically reported by your browser or mobile device each time you access the site. When you use our site, our servers automatically record certain log file information. These server logs may include information such as your web request, Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, browser type, referring / exit pages and URLs, number of clicks and how you interact with links on the site, domain names, landing pages, pages viewed, and other such information.
Clear GIF/Web Beacons
When you use the site, we may employ clear gifs (also known as web beacons) which are used to anonymously track the online usage patterns of our users. In addition, we may also use clear gifs in HTML-based emails sent to our users to track which emails are opened and which links are clicked by recipients. This information allows for more accurate reporting and improvement of the site.
When you access the Service by or through a mobile device (including but not limited to smart-phones or tablets), we may access, collect, monitor and/or remotely store one or more “device identifiers,” such as a universally unique identifier (“UUID”). Device identifiers are small data files or similar data structures stored on or associated with your mobile device, which uniquely identify your mobile device. A device identifier may be data stored in connection with the device hardware, data stored in connection with the device’s operating system or other software, or data sent to the device by us. A device identifier may convey information to us about how you browse and use the site. A device identifier may remain persistently on your device, to enhance your navigation through the site. Some features of the site may not function properly if use or availability of device identifiers is impaired or disabled.
When you access the site by or through a mobile device, we may access, collect, monitor and/or remotely store “location data,” which may include GPS coordinates (e.g. latitude and/or longitude) or similar information regarding the location of your mobile device. Location data may convey to us information about how you browse and use the site. Some features of the site, particularly location-based services, may not function properly if use or availability of location data is impaired or disabled.
How We Use the Information We Collect:
Commercial and Marketing Communications
We use the information we collect or receive, such as your email address, to communicate directly with you. We may send you emails containing newsletters, promotions, and special offers. If you do not want to receive such email messages, you will be given the option to opt out or change your preferences. We also use your information to send you site-related emails (e.g., purchase and billing confirmations and reminders, changes/updates to features of the site, technical and security notices). You may not opt out of site-related emails.
Other Uses of Data
Sharing of Your Information
We will not rent or sell your information to third parties outside our group of companies (including any parent, subsidiaries and affiliates) without your consent, except as noted below:
Change of Control
We may sell/divest/transfer the company (including any shares in the company), or any combination of its products, services, assets and/or businesses. Your information such as your name and email addresses and other user information related to the site may be among the items sold or otherwise transferred in these types of transactions. We may also sell, assign or otherwise transfer such information in the course of corporate divestitures, mergers, acquisitions, bankruptcies, dissolutions, reorganizations, liquidations, similar transactions or proceedings involving all or a portion of the company.
We may disclose your information where required to do so by law or subpoena or if we reasonably believe that such action is necessary to comply with the law and the reasonable requests of law enforcement.
To enhance your user experience or help us improve and measure our effectiveness, we may embed code from third parties on the site. Examples of such parties may include Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google, YouTube, and others. These third parties may collect information about you in ways we do not control.
How We Store and Protect Your Information:
Keeping Your Information Safe
We care about the security of your information, and we use commercially reasonable safeguards to preserve the integrity and security of all information collected through the site. You are responsible for controlling access to your email communications from us, at all times. However, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us or guarantee that information on the site may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed. Your privacy settings may also be affected by changes to the functionality of third party sites and services that you connect to our site, such as social media networks. We are not responsible for the functionality or security measures of any third party.
Compromise of Information
In the event that any information under our control is compromised as a result of a breach of security, we will take reasonable steps to investigate the situation and where appropriate, notify those individuals whose information may have been compromised and take other steps, in accordance with any applicable laws and regulations.
Your Choices About Your Information:
We make every effort to promptly process all unsubscribe requests. As noted above, you may not opt out of site-related communications (e.g., purchase and billing confirmations and reminders, changes/updates to features of the site, technical and security notices). If you would like to review the your collected information, you may request to do so by submitting an “Export Information” form. If you would like to have your information deleted from the site, you may do so by submitting a “Delete Information” form. If you have any questions about reviewing or modifying your account information, you can contact us directly through our “Contact Us” page.
Opting Out of Tracking
Please refer to your mobile device or browser’s technical information for instructions on how to delete and disable cookies, and other tracking/recording tools. Depending on your type of device, it may not be possible to delete or disable tracking mechanisms on your mobile device. Note that disabling cookies and/or other tracking tools prevents us or our business partners from tracking your browser’s activities in relation to the site, and for use in targeted advertising activities by third parties. However, doing so may disable many of the features available through the site. If you have any questions about opting out of the collection of cookies and other tracking/recording tools, you can contact us directly through our “Contact Us” page.
How Long We Keep Your Information
We may retain your personal information for a commercially reasonable time for backup, archival, or audit purposes.
We do not knowingly collect or solicit any information from anyone under the age of 13 or knowingly allow such persons to provide any information to us. The site and its content are not directed at children under the age of 13. In the event that we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under age 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe that we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact us directly through our “Contact Us” page.
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