Your privacy is important to us. To better protect your privacy we provide this notice explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used. You agree to agree to these policies by virtue of using our website in a way that leads to you providing us with personal information. We do update this policy from time to time so please review this policy regularly. These changes are necessitated, and carried out, in order to protect you and our website. If we materially alter this policy, we will notify you of such changes by posting a notice on our website. Your continued use of the website will be deemed your agreement that your information may be used in accordance with the new policy. If you do not agree with the changes, then you should stop using the website and you should notify us that you do not want your information used in accordance with the changes.
State Law & Accompanying Rights
Please understand that you may have additional rights originating from State laws based on where you live. These State-based rights may augment, strengthen, or otherwise somehow compliment any privacy rights you have inherently or under Federal law. Our policy is to comply fully with the privacy policies of every jurisdiction in which we operate. Accordingly, you are free to use our Contact information below to reach us at any time to assert any State rights.
Our Commitment to Children's Privacy; Users Only of Legal Age of Majority
Protecting the privacy of children is especially important to us. For that reason, our website will never collect or maintain information from those who we actually know are under 18, and no part of our website is structured to attract anyone under 18. By using our website, you affirm that you are at least 18 years of age or older. We are not liable for any damages that may result from a user’s misrepresentation of age.
Children under 18 are not allowed to use our website and access our services. It is not our intention to offer products or services to minors. In particular, NO ONE under the age of 13 is authorized to submit any information, including personally identifying information, on our website. Under no circumstances may anyone under age 13 use our website. Parents or legal guardians of children under 13 cannot agree to these terms on their behalf.
Collection of Personal Information
In operating our website, we collect and process the following information and data about you:
The IP address used to access our website may be logged along with the dates and times of access. This information is purely used to analyze trends, administer our website, track users’ movement, and gather broad demographic information for internal use such as statistical assessments and website improvement. Most importantly, any recorded IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.
Other information may be collected as well, which is rather typical of most websites. For instance, the source that referred you to our website is generally known. Likewise, your duration on our website, and your destination when you leave our website, can also be tracked. Other common data collected includes the type of operating system the computer you are using to access our website has. Similarly, the type of web browser is often noted. Again, this is common data collection, and helps ultimately produce a better end-user experience.
You may comment on a blog post, reply to an email (whether broadcast message or autoresponder), provide an email address, complete a survey, requests SMS, or otherwise. We collect all of this information that you provide to us directly.
Likewise, purchases necessarily involve collecting certain information, such as credit card information, Paypal addresses, your physical address for billing and/or shipping, phone number, and so on. Refusing to provide some of this information may lead to us being unable to provide you with the products or services you’ve requested.
We also collect your basic contact information and username and password if you choose to set up an account on our website where content may be protected by a username and password. Whether a username and password is generated by our website, or created by you, these will almost always be connected with some other information related to or connected with you. This is true since much content that is protected on the internet is subscription based, often paid for. Thus, the username and password must necessarily be tied to your other account data. Usernames and passwords, by their very nature, should be kept private. DO NOT share your username and password with anyone else. If you do so, you are solely responsible for the use of your account and any actions taken by the third party to whom you granted access.
We also collect information provided to us when you communicate with us for any reason.
Handling of Personal Information
Note that any personal information you provide to others apart from us or our vendors is wholly optional. As an example, you might disclose something in a blog post comment. That “private” information is now “public,” and we have no control over that. In like fashion, your sharing information with any other third party not functioning as a service provider to us puts that information beyond our control and becomes subject to the policy that party has in place.
Use and Disclosure of Your Information
Our primary intention for collecting personal and private information from you is simply to conduct our business. We can use this internally to better serve you. Accordingly, we see no reason to share your personal information to other parties and outside interests unless you have authorized us to do so. Of course, there are instances where your information is stored with third party service providers, such as email service providers, as they provide services that are industry-leading in quality and security and are far more beneficial to our end user than attempting such services “in-house.” If we use such service providers, we will ensure that the proper agreements and contracts are in place to protect your information. However, you are never required to deal with any such third party directly, they are limited in how they use your information, and they cannot sell or transfer it to others in any way.
However, of course, your information does comprise part of an overall whole. This aggregate of information, which is de-identified, by contrast, may be used to understand our overall user base. Further, we may share this information about our website visitors as a whole, not individually, with third parties for various purposes, in our sole discretion.
While we are staunch privacy advocates, there are times when even we may be forced to abandon these ideals. Just as major search engines face ongoing compulsion to provide data against their will, so too may the same occur with our website. Illegal activity or other serious acts or allegations could create legal liability for our website. In those cases, we reserve the right to share your information, or else may simply be compelled to do so by law or where we are required by law. On the other hand, there may be times when we would need to share your private information in order to protect our own interests. For instance, in cases of suspected or alleged copyright infringement or other intellectual property violations, it may be necessary to share personal information.
We may also disclose your personal information to affiliated business entities to provide our products and services to you. We may also disclose your personal information where we sell any or all of our business and/or our assets to a third party.
To ensure that your information is secure, we have put in place commercially suitable physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect on our website. Nonetheless, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure and therefore we cannot guarantee the security of data sent to us electronically on our website, and transmission of such data is therefore entirely at your own risk.
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Links to Third Party Websites
We have included third party links on this website for your use and reference. We are not responsible for the privacy policies on these websites, and we do not accept any responsibility or liability for their policies whatsoever as we have no control over them. You should be aware that the privacy policies of these websites may differ from our own and you should read such privacy policies to learn how those third parties use and disclose your information.
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QUESTIONS/COMMENTS/CONCERNS/COMPLAINTS: If you have any questions about the contents of this page, or simply wish to reach us for any other reason, including complaints, you may do so by contacting us via our contact us page.