Our primary goal in collecting information from you is to provide you with a smooth, efficient, and customized experience while using the Site. When using the Site, we may collect two types of information about our users: Personally Identifiable Information and Non-Personally Identifiable Information.
Personally Identifiable Information refers to information that lets us know the specifics of who you are. When you engage in certain activities on the Site, such as registering for a user account, signing up for our mailing list, ordering a product or service, submitting content and/or posting content in discussion forums or other public areas, entering a contest or sweepstakes, filling out a survey, or sending us feedback, we may ask you to provide certain information about yourself by filling out and submitting an online form. It is completely optional for you to engage in these activities.
Non-Personally Identifiable Information refers to information that does not by itself identify a specific individual. We gather certain information about you based upon where you visit while using the Site in several ways. This information may include the Site’s Uniform Resource Locator (“URL”) that you just came from, which URL you next go to, what browser you are using, and/or your Internet Protocol (“IP”) address. This information is compiled and analyzed on both a personal and an aggregated basis.
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We do not collect any Personally Identifiable Information about you unless you voluntarily provide it to us while using the Site. We will primarily use your Personally Identifiable Information to facilitate your use of the Site. We may also use Personally Identifiable Information to enhance the operation of the Site, improve our marketing and promotional efforts, statistically analyze Site use, improve our product and service offerings, and customize the Site’s content, layout, and offerings. We may also use Personally Identifiable Information to deliver information to you, contact you regarding administrative notices, resolve disputes, troubleshoot problems, and enforce our agreements with you.
We may also collect, or our third-party ad server and/or content server may collect, certain Non-Personally Identifiable Information. We may use your IP address to, among other uses, diagnose problems with our servers, software, to administer the Site, and to gather demographic information.
We do not sell, trade, or rent your Personally Identifiable Information to others. We may, however, provide some of our services through contractual arrangements with affiliates, services providers, partners, and other third parties. We will encourage our service partners to adopt and post privacy policies. However, the use of your Personally Identifiable Information by our service partners is governed by the privacy policies of those service partners and is not subject to our control. For our part, we have implemented commercially reasonable physical and electronic security measures to protect against the loss, misuse, and alteration of your Personally Identifiable Information. Despite our efforts, however, no security measures are perfect or impenetrable, so caution should be taken when providing Personally Identifiable Information while using the Site.
Additionally, we may be required by law enforcement or judicial authorities to provide Personally Identifiable Information to the appropriate governmental authorities. We will disclose Personally Identifiable Information upon receipt of a court order or subpoena or to cooperate with a law enforcement investigation. 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.
We may provide Non-Personally Identifiable Information about our customers’ sales, traffic patterns, and related Site information to third-party advertisers, but these statistics do not include any Personally Identifiable Information.
When you use the Site we will store cookies on your computer in order to facilitate and customize your use of the Site. A cookie is a small data text file, which a website stores on your computer’s hard drive (if your browser permits) that can later be retrieved to identify you to us. The cookies make your use of the Site easier, make the Site run more smoothly, and help us to maintain a secure Site. You are always free to decline our cookies if your browser permits, but some parts of our Site may not work properly in that case.
If you ever have any questions about our information sharing practices, you may contact us by sending an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.