Your IP Address: Like most e-commerce websites, each time you visit the Website, we automatically collect your IP address and the web page from which you came. In order to administer and optimize the Website for you and to diagnose problems with our website, we use your IP address to help identify you and to gather demographic information about you.
Information We Collect From You: In order to operate the Site and to provide you with information about products or services that may be of interest to you, we may collect "personal information" (i.e. information that could be used to contact you directly (without using the website) such as full name, postal address, phone number or email address), "financial information" (i.e. credit card numbers or passwords) or "demographic information" (i.e. information that you submit, or that we collect, that is neither personal information nor financial information; this may include, but is not limited to, zip code, postal code, hometown, gender, username, age/birth date, browsing history, searching history, registration history, and the content of communications between you and other members over the website), subject to the rest of this paragraph. Demographic information is divided into two categories: 1) "non-public information", which consists of purchase history information and one-on-one communications between you and other members of the Site; and 2) "public information", which consists of all other demographic information. We ask that you do not enter personal information or financial information into your "Profile" (for example, don't use your address or pass code as your username, or include your name or address in your written responses), because if you do then it may be posted publicly on the website, and the information will then be treated as "demographic information" that is "public information." Please note that nowhere on the Site do we knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 18, as we require that all users represent to us that they are at least 18 years old.
How We Use Personal Information: We use your email address and your other personal information to help us efficiently operate the website, to contact you in connection with your transactions and other activities (including, but not limited to, confirmation emails or important news that could affect your relationship with the Website. These types of communication are known as "Administration Communications." In some cases, Administration Communications may also contain commercial messages. We also use personal information to send you newsletters, information, offers and other promotional materials for the Website or third parties’ goods or services. The website provides you with options to decline to receive communications from the Website (other than those contained in Administration Communications). Some of these options may only be for a certain category of communications; others may be more general. By posting a profile on the Site, you are opting in to receive the Website Mail via email. To stop receiving the Website's mail, go to the "Profile Email Options" section of your account and change your choice to "do not send newsletter(s)." To operate the Site, including processing your transactions and supporting your activities on the website, we may share your personal information with our agents, representatives, contractors and service providers so they can provide us with support services such as authorization of credit card transactions, email origination, receipt or support services, customer relationship management services, order fulfillment and sweepstakes and promotional fulfillment. We require these entities not to use your information for any other purpose. By purchasing, registering or making reservations for, products or services offered by third parties on the website, or electing to receive communications or electing to participate in contests, sweepstakes or other programs, offered or sponsored by third parties on the Site, you consent to our providing your personal information to those third parties. Those third parties may use your personal information in accordance with their own privacy policies. You will need to contact those third parties to instruct them directly regarding your preferences for the use of your personal information by them. Additionally, you agree that we may use and disclose all such information so submitted to such third parties in the same manner in which we are entitled to use and disclose any other information you submit to us. We may enter into a promotional relationship with another company in which we prominently display their brand name or trademarks on pages of the website. These pages are known as "Affiliate Pages" or "partner pages" and these companies are known as "Affiliate Companies." If the page on which you submit information is an Affiliate Page, or was accessed by clicking on a link on an Affiliate Page, then we may share your personal information with the associated Affiliate.
Affiliate Company: Affiliate Companies may use your personal information in accordance with their own privacy policies. You will need to contact Affiliate Companies to instruct them directly regarding your preferences for the use of your personal information by them. Additionally, you agree that we may use and disclose all such information so submitted to such Affiliate Companies in the same manner in which we are entitled to use and disclose any other information you submit to us. Some Affiliate Pages may contain an action tag (also known as a Web Beacon or a 1 pixel .gif file) that a third party may use to read cookies that it, or its clients, may have placed on your browser at other web sites before your visit to the Website. This technology is used to measure the effectiveness of advertisements on such other Websites that promote Co-Branded Pages. Any third party with whom we are allowed to share your personal information is authorized to use your personal information in accordance with our contractual arrangements with such third parties and in accordance with their own privacy policies, and you agree that we are not responsible or liable for any of their actions or omissions. Those who contact you will need to be instructed directly by you regarding your preferences for the use of your personal information by them. Please read the information below under the heading "Special Cases in which we share personal and financial information" to learn more ways in which we may share your personal information.
How We Use Financial Information:We use your financial information to check your qualifications, to bill you for products and services and to enable you to participate in discount, rebate and similar programs in which you may elect to participate. By making a purchase, or engaging in any other kind of activity or transaction that uses financial information, on the website, you consent to our providing your financial information to our service providers and to such third parties as we determine are necessary to support and process your activities and transactions, as well as to your credit card issuer for their purposes. These third parties may include the credit card companies and banking institutions used to process and support the transaction or activity. By purchasing, or registering or making reservations for, products or services of third parties offered on the website, or by participating in programs offered on the website that are administered by third parties and that require you to submit financial information in order to use them, you also consent to our providing your financial information to those third parties. Additionally, if the page on which you submit information is an Affiliate Page, or was accessed by clicking on a link on an Affiliate Page, then we may share your financial information with the associated Affiliate Company. Any of these various third parties (including Affiliate Companies) may be authorized to use your financial information in accordance with our contractual arrangements with such third parties and in accordance with their own privacy policies, over which we have no control, and you agree that we are not responsible or liable for any of their actions or omissions. Additionally, you agree that we may use and disclose all such information so submitted to such third parties in the same manner in which we are entitled to use and disclose any other information that you submit to us. Please read the information below under the heading "Special Cases in which we share personal and financial information" to learn more ways in which we may share your financial information.
Our Security Precautions:The website has security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. Our secure server software (SSL) is the industry standard and among the best software available today for secure commerce transactions. We encrypt all of your personal and financial information as it travels over the Internet and we store your financial information on our servers in encrypted form. Your information may be transferred to and maintained on computer networks which may be located outside of the state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction in which you reside, and the country or jurisdiction in which these computer networks are located may not have privacy laws as protective as the laws in your country or jurisdiction.
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