Last Updated: May 24, 2012
What Information Do We Collect on the Site?
Information You Volunteer. We collect the information You provide when You use the Site. You will provide Us with your personal information when You register as a Site user, use any of the Site features or tools or participate in certain activities sponsored by us. The personal information We collect when you register may include: Your name; Your email address; Your home or business address; Your birthday, Your gender and a user ID and password.
Information Sent to Us by Your Web Browser. We may collect information that is sent to Us automatically by Your Web browser, such as Your IP address, the address of the Web page You were visiting when You accessed the Site or an advertisement hosted by Us on a third party Website, information on Your operating system and browser, and the date and time of Your visit. The information We receive depends on the settings on Your Web browser. Theinformation provided by Your browser does not identify You personally. We use this non-personal information primarily to create statistics that help Us improve the Site and Our business. In addition, We may review Our server logs for security purposes, such as detecting intrusions into Our network. If We suspect criminal activity, We might share Our server logs -- which contain visitors' IP addresses -- with the appropriate investigative authorities who could use that information to trace and identify individuals.
Information Collected Using "Cookies" and Other Web Technologies. Like many commercial sites, We use "cookies," and similar technologies to collect information and manage the Site. A cookie is a small text file that is placed on Your hard disk by a Web server. Cookies cannot be used to install computer programs or deliver viruses to Your computer. We may use two types of cookies -- "session cookies" and "persistent cookies."
A "session cookie" assigns a randomly-generated, unique identification number to Your computer when You access the Site or advertisements hosted by Us on third party Websites. A session cookie expires after You close Your browser. Generally, We use session cookies to collect information about the ways visitors use the Site. This information is known as "click-stream information." Session cookies may also be used to facilitate Your interactions with the Site.
A "persistent cookie" does not expire when You close Your browser. A persistent cookie will stay on Your computer until it expires or You delete it. Each time You visit the Site, Our Web server will recognize You by "searching" the information contained in these cookies. By assigning Your computer a persistent, unique identifier, We are able to create a database of Your previous choices and preferences. This permits Us to offer You a personalized experience when You use the Site. Assigning Your computer a persistent, unique identifier also helps Us keep a more accurate account of how many people visit the Site, how often they return, how their use of the Site may vary over time, and the effectiveness of Our promotional efforts.
Neither session cookies nor persistent cookies identify You personally. If, however, You access the Site by clicking on a link in an email We have sent You, We may link the information collected by Our cookies to information that identifies You personally. If You do not wish to receive cookies, You may set Your browser to reject cookies or to alert You when a cookie is placed on Your computer. You may also delete Our cookies as soon as You leave the Site. Although You are not required to accept Our cookies when You visit the Site, if You set Your browser to reject cookies, You will not be able to use all of the features and functionality of the Site.
We may also collect information regarding visits to advertisements We host on behalf of our clients, which may appear on third party Websites. This information may include the number of times an advertisement was viewed, how long the advertisement was viewed, the time of day, and the IP address of the computer that viewed the advertisement (collectively, "Advertising Data").
How Do We Use Your Information?
We use the information collected through the Site to provide You information You may request (including but not limited to, placing You on Our email list, or providing You information on product updates or other relevant information); to improve the Site; and for any other purposes related to Our business. Advertising Data is used in order to help Us, Our clients, or potential advertisers evaluate information designed to enhance the success of a particular advertising campaign.
With Whom Do We Share Your Information?
Modifying Your Information; Opt-Out Clause
We respect Your right to make choices about the ways We collect, use and disclose Your information. You may update or modify Your information or change Your privacy preferences (such as whether You wish to receive promotional offers) at any time by emailing Us at email@example.com. If You wish to have your name removed from any of our mailing or subscription lists, please write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 510 Glenwood Ave, Suite 215, Raleigh, NC 27603 or click the appropriate link set forth in the relevant communication (typically provided at the end of such communication). In the event that You contact us with this request, all reasonable efforts will be taken to ensure that You will not receive any further communications from which you have opted-out in the future.
Transfer of Data Abroad
We use various security measures to protect the information You may provide to Us on the Site. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however. Therefore, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. If You have any questions about Our security practices, feel free to email Us at email@example.com.
Links to Third Party Websites
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