We are committed to protecting your privacy when you visit our web sites, so we want you to know what information we collect when you visit one of our sites, how we use that information, and how you can update it. We reserve the right to append or otherwise modify this Privacy Statement at any time, so please re-visit this page occasionally to check for updates.
- What Information We Collect
- Information Collected Automatically
- Information You Provide to Us
- How We Use This Information
- Your Rights, Our Obligation
- Our Security Measures
- Why We Use "Cookies"
Information We Collect
We collect various types of information from our visitors so we can adjust our site to meet our users' needs and expectations. Some of this information is collected automatically through cookies of other Internet tracking technologies.
Information Collected Automatically
The types of information your browser or internet session automatically sends us each time you visit one of our sites, which we automatically collect, includes:
Information You Provide to Us
In addition, we collect information that you may choose to provide to us when requesting additional information from our site or our advertisers. Examples of personally identifiable data that you may provide to us include name, address, phone number, and email address.
How We Use This Information
We use the information we automatically collect to help us better plan our web site to meet your Internet needs. Information you provide to us is used for marketing purposes, and may result in follow-up communications from us.
Your Rights, Our Obligation
All personally identifiable information you provide is maintained in confidence by this site. There are instances, however, in which your personally identifiable and non-personally identifiable information is shared with third parties. This site may share aggregate information about users with advertisers, business partners, sponsors and other third parties. Finally, we may share your information as necessary to comply with a court order or to cooperate with government and law enforcement officials.
Our Security Measures
Wherever your personally identifiable information is collected, we intend to take reasonable and appropriate steps to protect the information you shared with us from unauthorized access or disclosure. Please note that while this site will make every reasonable effort to protect your information, no transmission of data over the Internet is 100% secure.
Why We Use "Cookies"
- Cookies - Data created by a Web server that is stored on a user's computer. It provides a way for the Web site to keep track of a user's patterns and preferences and, with the cooperation of the Web browser, to store them on the user's own hard disk.
The cookies contain a range of URLs (web addresses) for which they are valid. When the browser encounters those URLs again, it sends those specific cookies to the Web server. For example, if a user's ID were stored as a cookie, it would save that person from typing in the same information all over again when accessing that service for the second and subsequent time during the same browser session.
- IP (Internet Protocol) Address - This is the address of a computer attached to a TCP/IP network. Every client and server station must have a unique IP address. Client workstations have either a permanent address or one that is dynamically assigned for each dial-up session. IP addresses are written as four sets of numbers separated by periods; for example, 18.104.22.168.
- Browser Session - A browser session is defined as the period of time a browser is in consecutive use. The session begins when you open the browser and ends when you close it. When you reopen the browser, you begin a new session.
- URL (Uniform Resource Locator) - An Internet address. URLs are used to locate sites on the Internet and to navigate between sites and pages within sites.