Effective Date: January 31, 2014
I. Information collection and use
In connection with the use of the Services, we collect certain personally identifiable and non-personally identifiable information from you. Personally identifiable information is information that identifies you or can be used to identify or contact you. Non-personally identifiable information is information that any single of item of which, by itself, cannot be used to identify or contact you. Certain non-personally identifiable information may be considered a part of your personally identifiable information if it were combined with other identifiers (for example, combining your zip code with your street address) in a way that enables you to be identified. But the same pieces of information are considered non-personally identifiable information when they are taken alone or combined only with other non-personally identifiable information (for example, your viewing preferences).
We may use this information to contact you; answer your questions; fulfill your requests; evaluate, improve and manage the Services; personalize your experience on the Site; and offer you information, products and services that may be of interest to you. We collect personally identifiable and non-personally identifiable information when you voluntarily provide it to us (for example, in the course of completing the "Contact Us" portion of the Site or sending an email to us) and when you visit the Site. The information we collect from you depends on your use of the Site.
Depending on how you use the Site, we may collect certain personally identifiable and non-personally identifiable information from you in the following ways:
Contact Us: You may submit certain information to us through the Site or through email addresses provided on the Site from time-to-time. You may be required to provide certain personally identifiable information that allows us to contact you as well as to answer any questions you may have or provide you information with regard to our Services. Such personally identifiable information may include (but is not limited to) your name, e-mail address, name and type of organization, contact information (including telephone number), and other similar information.
Special Note: This Site is a general audience website and not designed or intended to attract children younger than 13. We do not collect personally identifiable information from any person we actually know is younger than 13.
II. Information disclosure to third parties
We know how important it is to keep the personally identifiable information you've entrusted to us confidential. We will not rent, sell or share personally identifiable information about you with third parties except under certain circumstances as described herein. In all other cases, we will ask for your permission before we disclose your personally identifiable information.
Affiliates and Partners: We may share the information you provide with companies and websites affiliated with Company and partners of Company.
Disclosure for legal reasons: We may release personally identifiable information to third parties: (1) to comply with valid legal requirements such as a law, regulation, search warrant, subpoena or court order; or (2) in special cases, such as violation of our Terms and Conditions, a physical threat to you or others, a security threat, a threat to our system or network, or cases in which we believe it is reasonably necessary to investigate or prevent harm, fraud, abuse, or illegal conduct. In the event that we are legally compelled to disclose your personally identifiable information to a third party, we will make reasonable efforts to notify you unless doing so would violate the law or court order.
Aggregated, non-personally identifiable information: We may share aggregated information with third parties. This is information that is combined with the non-personally identifiable information of other users and by itself does not allow you to be identified or contacted. Depending on the circumstances, we may or may not charge third parties for this aggregated information. We also may not limit the third parties' use of the aggregated information.
Any information you share in a Public Area (including personally identifiable information) is by design open to the public and is not private. You should think carefully before posting any information in any Public Area. What you post can be seen, disclosed to or collected by others and may be used by others in ways we cannot control or predict. As with any public forum on any website, the information you post may also show up in third-party search engines like Google, Yahoo, MSN, and Bing. If you mistakenly post personal information in a Public Area you can send us an email to request that we remove it by contacting us using the contact us using the contact information on the About Us page. You should understand that in some cases, we may not be able to remove your personal information.
III. Choice and control over your personally identifiable information
You should be aware that it is not technologically possible to remove each and every record of the information you have provided to us from our system. The need to back-up our systems to protect information from inadvertent loss means that a copy of your personally identifiable information may exist in a non-erasable form that will be difficult or impossible for us to locate. We promise that promptly after receiving your request, all personally identifiable information stored in databases we actively use and other readily searchable media will be updated, corrected, changed or deleted, as appropriate, as soon as and to the extent reasonably practicable.
IV. Do Not Track
The term "Do Not Track" refers to a HTTP header offered by certain web browsers to request that websites refrain from tracking the user. We take no action in response to Do Not Track requests.
Email or submission communications that you send to us via the email links or addresses on the Site may be shared with Company representatives, affiliates, partners or employees. From time to time, we may send you Service-related emails.
VI. Efforts we take to safeguard your personally identifiable information
We use reasonable efforts to maintain administrative, technical and physical safeguards for the Site to protect against unauthorized disclosure, use, alteration or destruction of the information you provide on this Site. Notwithstanding the above, you should be aware that there is always some risk involved in transmitting information over the Internet. There is also some risk that others could find a way to thwart our security systems. As a result, while we strive to protect your information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security or privacy of any information you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk.
VII. Links to Other Sites