We may also collect additional personal information at other times, including (but not limited to) when you enter a sweepstakes or contest, when you participate in an on-line survey or interactive poll, when you make a purchase and when you report a problem with our Services. If you contact us by e-mail or letter, we make keep a record of your personal correspondence.
We may also collect information on an aggregated (collective) basis. We collect and store information about the on-line activities of our visitors. This information may include the web site's Uniform Resource Locator ("URL") that your just came from, which URL you next go to, what browser you are using, and your Internet Protocol address. We use this information to do internal research on our visitors' demographics, interests and behavior to better understand and serve our visitors. This information is compiled and analyzed on an aggregated basis.
Our advertisers may place cookies on your computer so that they can track your usage. We do not control these cookies.
Our third-party advertisers may place or recognize a unique cookie on your computer and may use information (not including your name, address, email address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other web sites in order to provide advertisements on this site and other sites about goods and services of interest to you. We do not control these cookies. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, please click here (http://www.networkadvertising.org/optout_nonppii.asp)
How do we use your information? Our primary goal in collecting personal information is to provide you with a customized experience. This includes personalization services, interactive communications, online shopping, third party offers, advertising and many other services, most of which are completely free to you. We use the information collected to display and deliver advertisements and content that may be of interest to you.
In our role of delivering targeted advertisements, we provide advertisements to the desired audience. Advertisers give us an advertisement and tell us the type of audience they want to reach (for example, males over 35 years old). We take the advertisement and display it to users meeting those criteria. In this process, the advertiser has no access to the individual account information. Only we have access to individuals' accounts.
We do research on our users' demographics, interests and behavior based on the information provided to us upon registration, during a promotion, from our server log files or from surveys. This information is compiled and analyzed on an aggregate basis. We may share this aggregated information with advertisers or business partners.
Who is collecting your information while you are using our services? We will be the sole collectors of clickstream data, unless it is specifically stated otherwise, as in the case of our third party ad servers, mentioned before. Some of our services are offered in conjunction with our business partners in a co-branded manner. When we offer you CO-branded services or products we may share your personal information with our third party partner. If data is being collected and/or maintained by any company other than our CO-branded partners or business affiliates, you will be notified prior to the time of the data collection or transfer. We may reference, recommend or provide links to third party Web sites. We are not responsible for the third party Web sites, recommended or not, and you should review the privacy policies posted on those sites. Please be aware that we do not control, nor are we responsible for, the privacy policies or information practices of third parties or their Web sites. Who is collecting your information while you are using our services? We will be the sole collectors of clickstream data, unless it is specifically stated otherwise, as in the case of our third-party ad servers, mentioned before. Some of our services are offered in conjunction with our business partners in a CO-branded manner. When we offer you CO-branded services or products we may share your personal information with our third party partner. If data is being collected and/or maintained by any company other than our CO-branded partners or business affiliates, you will be notified prior to the time of the data collection or transfer.
How do we protect your personal information? We use security systems to protect your personal information. Also, your personal profile is password-protected so that only you may access the information. You should not share your password with anyone. Our personnel will never ask you to divulge your password in an unsolicited phone call or in an unsolicited e-mail. Please be aware that Internet data transmission is not always 100% secure and we cannot warrant that information you transmit utilizing our Service is 100% secure. Because security is important, we will make reasonable efforts to ensure the security of our systems.
What other privacy concerns should you have? Keep in mind that whenever you voluntarily disclose information online - for example on message boards, through e-mail or in chat areas - that information can be collected and used by others. Ultimately, you are solely responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your passwords and/or any account information. Please be careful and responsible whenever you are online.