Our Website typically collects two kinds of information about you: (a) information that you provide that personally identifies you; and (b) information that does not personally identify you, that we automatically collect when you visit our Website or that you provide us.
Our definition of personally identifiable information includes any information that may be used to specifically identify or contact you, such as your name, mail address, phone number, etc. As a general policy, we do not automatically collect your personally identifiable information when you visit our Website. In certain circumstances, we may request, allow or otherwise provide you an opportunity to submit your personally identifiable information in connection with a feature, program, promotion or some other aspect of our Website. For instance, you may: (a) provide your name, mail/shipping address, email address, credit card number and phone number when registering with our Website, or using our online store; (b) provide certain demographic information about you (e.g., age, gender, purchase preferences, usage frequency, etc.) when participating in a survey, poll or joining a mailing list or forum; or (c) post a product rating and recommendation on our Website. Certain information may not be personally identifiable when standing alone (e.g., your age), but may become so when combined with other information (e.g., your age and name). Whether or not you provide this information is your choice; however, in many instances this type of information is required to participate in the particular activity, realize a benefit we may offer, or gain access to certain content on our Website.
INFORMATION COLLECTED BY OTHER MEANS OR MEDIA In some situations, we may also collect personally identifiable information and other information about you through other means, directly or indirectly. For example, if you access any of our content, or purchase such content via your wireless carrier or through another third party, we may collect information directly from you or through the third party. Likewise, if you provide information to other companies who share information about their customers, we may collect additional information about you. In each of these cases, we will apply this policy to any personally identifiable information.
CHILDREN The features, programs, promotions and other aspects of our Website requiring the submission of personally identifiable information are not intended for children. We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13. If you are a parent or guardian of a child under the age of 13 and believe he or she has disclosed personally identifiable information to us please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. A parent or guardian of a child under the age of 13 may review and request deletion of such child’s personally identifiable information as well as prohibit the use thereof. Upon such a request for deletion, we will make reasonable efforts to remove the information.
KEEPING YOUR INFORMATION SECURE We have implemented security measures we consider reasonable and appropriate to protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control and to protect your personally identifiable information from unauthorized disclosure and to prevent possible security breaches of our Website and customer databases. Please be advised, however, that while we strive to protect your personally identifiable information and privacy, we cannot guarantee or warrant the security of any information you disclose or transmit to us online and are not responsible for the theft, destruction, or inadvertent disclosure of your personally identifiable information. In the unfortunate event that your “personally identifiable information” (as the term or similar terms are defined by any applicable law requiring notice upon a security breach) is compromised, we may notify you by e-mail (at our sole and absolute discretion) to the last e-mail address you have provided us in the most expedient time reasonable under the circumstances; provided, however, delays in notification may occur while we take necessary measures to determine the scope of the breach and restore reasonable integrity to the system as well as for the legitimate needs of law enforcement if notification would impede a criminal investigation. From time to time we evaluate new technology for protecting information, and when appropriate, we upgrade our information security systems. Your use of the Website is at your own risk. We urge you to take steps to keep your information safe by memorizing your password or keeping it in a safe place (separate from your account information), logging out of your user account, and closing your Web browser.
Whenever you give us sensitive or confidential information (for example, credit card numbers for purchases), we will take commercially reasonable steps to protect the information by establishing a secure connection with your web browser. Unless otherwise specified herein or on the site where you make a purchase, credit card numbers are used only for payment processing and are not retained for marketing purposes.
OTHER SITES / LINKS Our Website may frame, and/or contain links to, or advertisements about other third party websites that we do not control or maintain, such as in connection with purchasing products referenced on our Website. Other sites may also reference, advertise, or link to our Website. We do not endorse or sponsor other web sites, and are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of third party web sites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices employed by any third party website and, therefore, expressly disclaim any statements or assertions made on such web sites and deny all liability associated with your use of, and the content on, such other sites and advertisements. We encourage you to note when you leave our Website and to read the privacy statements of all third party websites before submitting any personally identifiable information.