In the normal course of operating our website, our servers automatically gather certain non-personal information and business data pertaining to the use of the site ("Aggregate Data"). For example, we may collect the number and frequency of visitors, hits on specific pages, advertisements and promotions, access by users of partner and other web sites, revenue collection and subscriptions. We use such collective data in the aggregate to help us understand what aspects of the site are most popular so we can improve our services and features. We also may provide Aggregate Data to our partners, advertisers, members or others so they too can understand how people use our site.
Our Web pages contain scripting that allow us to count users who have visited those pages. We may include Web beacons in promotional e-mail messages or Newsletters in order to determine whether messages have been opened and acted upon.
We collect and use your personal information to operate our business, website and deliver information on the products and services you have requested. These services may include the display of customized content and advertising based upon the information we have collected. In order to provide services in conjunction with other products or services, personal information collected on our Website may in rare cases be accessed and used by other services as necessary to provide such services. Any use of such information within our Website will remain subject to the limitations of this privacy statement. We also use your personal information to communicate with you and to better supply to you our goods and services. We may send certain mandatory service communications such as welcome letters, billing reminders, information on technical service issues, and security announcements. Some services, may send periodic member letters that are considered part of the service. We may also occasionally send you product surveys. If we do this we may use this information to send you only information you are interested in. We do this so you are not contacted unnecessarily for things you have no interest in. We may also send you promotional mailings to inform you of other products or services available from our Website, store and its affiliates.
We do not sell, rent or lease our customer lists to third parties. We may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your personal information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. We do not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.
Whether you are registering as a member, ordering a product or taking part in various activities on our site you may provide personal information ("Personal Data"), including your email address, your billing address, phone number and various contact information. In general, we do not share your Personal Data with anyone outside our organization, except:
When necessary to enforce our Code of Conduct or when we are required by applicable law, regulation, subpoena, warrant or other legal process to disclose such information to law enforcement authorities or anyone else.
If customers elect to use our referral service for informing a friend about our site, products and/or services, we may ask them for the friend's name, e-mail address, and possibly other information. We will store and use this information to send the friend an invitation. This information may also be used to provide information about our company and related products and services. The friend may contact us as specified in the tell-a-friend message to request that no further communications be sent.
From time to time we invite web site users and other customers to provide information via surveys or contests. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary and the website user or other customer therefore has a choice whether to disclose requested contact information (such as name and mailing address) and demographic information (such as zip code or job title). In addition to the other uses set forth in this policy, contact information collected in connection with surveys and contests is used to notify the winners and award prizes and to monitor or improve the use of, and satisfaction with our company. Subject to the given customers preferences (as described in the "Permission" section below), such information also may be shared with third party sponsors of such surveys or contests.
If users wish to subscribe to our e-mail newsletters, we ask for contact information (such as name, e-mail address and, occasionally, demographic information). We use this information in the same manner as we use contact information in the registration and ordering process described above. Recipients of our newsletters can unsubscribe using the instructions listed at the end of the e-mail newsletter.
We do not direct or target any part of this site towards children under the age of 18. In addition, we do not knowingly collect personal data from children under the age of 18.