Last Updated: June 5, 2015
Collection and Use of Information
Information Collected or Received from You
Our primary goals in collecting information are to provide and improve our Site, to administer your use of the Site, to enable you to enjoy and easily navigate our Site, to respond to your inquiries submitted via the Site, and to periodically send you free newsletters and e-mails that directly promote our Site and our services in response to your request.
Contact Information. If you submit an inquiry or sign up for a newsletter via the Site (both referred to as “Requests“), we’ll collect certain information that can be used to identify you, such as your name and email address (“PII”).
Information Collected Using Cookies and other Web Technologies. Like many website owners and operators, we use automated data collection tools such as Cookies and Web Beacons to collect certain information.
“Web Beacons” (also known as Web bugs, pixel tags or clear GIFs) are tiny graphics with a unique identifier that may be included on our Site for several purposes, including to deliver or communicate with Cookies, to track and measure the performance of our Site, to monitor how many visitors view our Site, and to monitor the effectiveness of our advertising. Unlike Cookies, which are stored on the user’s hard drive, Web Beacons are typically embedded invisibly on web pages (or in an e-mail).
“Google Analytics“. We use Google Analytics and you can read more about how Google uses your information via Google Analytics here – www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/.
Information Related to Use of the Site. Our servers automatically record certain information about how a person uses our Site (we refer to this information as “Log Data”), whether or not you submit a Request. Log Data may include information such as a user’s Internet Protocol (IP) address, browser type, operating system, the web page that a user was visiting before accessing our Site, the pages or features of our Site to which a user browsed and the time spent on those pages or features, search terms, the links on our Site that a user clicked on and other statistics. We use Log Data to administer the Site and we analyze (and may engage third parties to analyze) Log Data to improve, customize and enhance our Site by expanding its features and functionality and tailoring them to our users’ needs and preferences.
Information Sent by Your Mobile Device. We collect certain information that your mobile device sends when you use our Site, like a device identifier, user settings, and the operating system of your device, as well as information about your use of our Site.
Information that We Share with Third Parties
We will not share any PII that we have collected from or regarding you except as described below:
Information Shared with Our Services Providers. We may engage third-party services providers to work with us to administer and provide the Site and to respond to your Requests. These third-party services providers have access to your PII only for the purpose of performing services on our behalf.
Information Disclosed in Connection with Business Transactions. Information that we collect from our users, including PII, is considered to be a business asset. Thus, if we are acquired by a third party as a result of a transaction such as a merger, acquisition or asset sale or if our assets are acquired by a third party in the event we go out of business or enter bankruptcy, some or all of our assets, including your PII, may be disclosed or transferred to a third party acquirer in connection with the transaction.
Information Disclosed for Our Protection and the Protection of Others. We cooperate with government and law enforcement officials or private parties to enforce and comply with the law. We may disclose any information about you to government or law enforcement officials or private parties as we, in our sole discretion, believe necessary or appropriate: (i) to respond to claims, legal process (including subpoenas); (ii) to protect our property, rights and safety and the property, rights and safety of a third party or the public in general; and (iii) to stop any activity that we consider illegal, unethical or legally actionable activity.
We offer you choices regarding the collection, use and sharing of your PII and we’ll respect the choices you make. You can choose to access the Site without providing your PII. Your PII is only collected in connection with a Request. Please note that if you decide not to provide us with the PII that we request, you may not be able to access all of the features of the Site.
Modifying Your Information. You can access and modify the PII associated with your Requests by email. If you want us to delete your PII, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your request. We’ll take steps to delete your information as soon we can, but some information may remain in archived/backup copies for our records or as otherwise required by law.
Responding to Do Not Track Signals
Our Site does not have the capability to respond to “Do Not Track” signals received from various web browsers.
The Security of Your Information
We take reasonable administrative, physical and electronic measures designed to protect the information that we collect from or about you (including your PII) from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. Please be aware, however, that no method of transmitting information over the Internet or storing information is completely secure. Accordingly, we cannot guarantee the absolute security of any information.
Links to Other Sites
Your PII may be transferred to, and maintained on, computers located outside of your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the privacy laws may not be as protective as those in your jurisdiction. If you’re located outside the United States and choose to provide your PII to us, we may transfer your PII to the United States and process it there.
Our Policy Toward Children
Our Site is not directed to children under 13 and we do not knowingly collect PII from children under 13. If we learn that we have collected PII of a child under 13 we will take steps to delete such information from our files as soon as possible.