Last updated: December 22, 2011
3. Information collection and use
As a visitor to this Site, you can engage in many activities without providing any Personal Information. However, in certain sections of this Site, to use certain services, we may require you to register for an account, or we may invite you to submit questions or comments or request information, participate in surveys, questionnaires or contests, download trials or demonstrations, subscribe to newsletters or email alerts or participate in community forums. Due to the nature of some of these activities, we may ask that you complete and submit an online form with Personal Information such as your name, username, mailing address (including ZIP code), country of residence, e-mail address, employer, job title and department, and telephone and facsimile numbers. When ordering Products and Services via the Site, you may be asked to provide a credit card number and billing and shipping information. Depending upon the activity, some of the information that we ask you to provide is identified as mandatory and some as voluntary. If you do not provide the mandatory data with respect to a particular activity, you will not be able to engage in that activity. Similarly, if you wish to delete your information (pursuant to the mechanism set forth in "Updating your Personal Information and privacy preferences") that is mandatory, you will no longer be able to engage in that particular activity.
We may use your Personal Information to deliver certain Products and Services, or information you have requested, verify your authority to enter certain password protected areas of the Site, send you notices for products and/or services that you have used or that may be of interest to you (if you have opted in to receive such notices) and improve the content and general administration of the Site.
Please note that any information you post to a public bulletin board, blog or chat room, and to community help, wikis, and user profiles (the "Community Sites") is available to all persons accessing that location, and your e-mail address and other Personal Information or content you upload may also be posted on these Community Sites. The information you share, including your email address, would then be available to all persons accessing these Community Sites, and such information may be read, collected or used by others for any purpose, including sending you unsolicited messages. We are not responsible for any information you elect to submit in these Community Sites or the use of such information. In addition, you should be aware that some Community Sites offer a service in which subscribers are e-mailed a copy of all messages posted to the Community Sites on a particular topic. Consequently, if you post a message to such Community Sites, your e-mail address will be sent to those subscribers who have indicated an interest in the topic of your message. If you do not wish for your Personal Information to be posted or distributed in this manner, you should not participate in the Community Sites.
4. Children's privacy
We recognize the privacy interests of children and we encourage parents and guardians to take an active role in their children's online activities and interests. The Site and the Products and Services are intended for adult audiences, and we do not knowingly collect any Personal Information from anyone under 13 years of age.
5. Aggregate information
The Site may track the total number of visitors to our Site, the number of visitors to each page of our Site, IP addresses, External Web Sites (defined below) linked to, and we may analyze this data for trends and statistics in the aggregate, but such information will be maintained, used and disclosed in aggregate form only and it will not contain Personal Information. We may use such aggregate information to analyze trends, administer the Site, track users' movement, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. We may share this aggregate information with third parties to assist them in targeting advertisements to appropriate audiences.
6. Links to third party sites
7. Data integrity and security
We process your Personal Information in ways compatible with the purpose for which it was collected or subsequently authorized by you, the individual. To the extent necessary for such purposes, we take reasonable steps to make sure that your Personal Information is accurate, complete, current and otherwise reliable with regard to its intended use.
We may employ procedural and technological measures, consistent with industry practice. Such measures are reasonably designed to help protect your Personal Information from loss, unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration or destruction. We may use encryption, secure socket layer, firewalls, internal restrictions, password protection and other security measures to help prevent unauthorized access to your Personal Information.
In order to improve our Products and Services and the Site and provide more convenient, relevant experiences to our customers, we and our vendors may use "cookies", "web beacons", and similar devices to track your activities. A cookie is a small amount of text that is transferred to your browser by a web server and can only be read by the server that gave it to you. The Company does not save Personal Information in cookies. Our web pages or e-mail messages may contain a small graphic image called a web beacon, which is sometimes also called a "clear gif", that allows us to monitor and collect certain limited information about our users, such as the type of browser requesting the web beacon, the IP address of the computer that the web beacon is sent to and the time the web beacon was viewed. Web beacons can be very small and invisible to the user, but, in general, any electronic image viewed as part of a web page or e-mail, including HTML based content, can act as a web beacon. The Company may use web beacons to count visitors to our web pages or to monitor how our users navigate our website, and we may include web beacons in e-mail messages in order to count how many messages we sent were actually opened or acted upon. The Company uses web beacons to compile aggregate statistics about our website and our marketing campaigns. The Company does not link the information collected by its web beacons to the Personal Information you provide when registering with the website.
A similar device may be used by which a Products and Services may send data to a server when a set of user-initiated events occur such as the "Add to Cart" or “Buy Now” button is clicked. This device is similar to a cookie in that it tracks your visit and the data can only be read by the server that receives the data. It is different than a cookie in that it is not browser-based, may not function as an identification card, and does not store any data on your computer. We may collect usage statistics of our website as well as Products and Services through embedded Google Analytics code to better understand the customer behavior. If you prefer to opt out of this feature in the application please contact us and we will guide you on the opt-out process.
Personal Information that users provide about other individuals for tell-a-friend or other referral features on the Site or within Products and Services is used by us to send an initial communication to the person whose details you have provided, and is not retained in our systems. If you are invited by someone else to participate in usage of our Site, Products or Services, you will typically be required to contact the person who invited you to update, correct or delete the personal information they provided about you. In general, even though we may delete an account you hold with us in these types of shared editing or viewing areas, we may continue to retain information regarding your past actions with respect to content reviews or sharing initiated by others.
10. Updating personal information and privacy preferences
The Company provides you with the ability to review, correct and delete any of the Personal Information that you have provided to us. If you wish to review or correct any information you have provided to us, you may contact us by email at the Privacy Contact address. We may limit or deny access to your Personal Information where providing such access would be unreasonably burdensome or expensive in the circumstances, or as otherwise permitted by applicable laws or regulations.