Collection and Use of Information
We do not collect any personally identifying information about users unless it has been knowingly and specifically supplied to us by the user. We will not disclose any personal information about users to any outside party, unless the user has been advised of this possibility before providing the personal information. We may share information among our affiliated companies for internal purposes.
We collect general information on what pages users visit and information volunteered by users, such as survey information and site registrations.
The information we collect is used to improve the content of our site and to learn about the traffic patterns to our site. From time to time, we do share general demographic information with advertisers or potential advertisers; however, profiles of individual users are never shared, rented or sold.
User information may sometimes be used by us and our affiliated companies to inform you about changes to our site, new services and offers the user may find interesting.
We reserve the right to access and disclose individually identifiable information in order to comply with applicable laws and lawful governmental requests, to operate our systems properly or to protect our rights and property.
Use by Children
If you are under 18, be sure to obtain your parent’s or guardian’s permission before you send any personal information (for example, your name, address, email address, etc.) to us or anyone else over the Internet. We encourage parents to get involved with their children’s online usage and to be aware of the activities in which they are participating.
Changes to Policy
Users participating in our online contests may be required to submit varying degrees of personal information, depending on the nature of the particular contest. The specific information to be collected and how it will be used will be disclosed in the general contest rules and regulations and/or in the referring contest pages or newsletter. The names, addresses and photograph or likeness of contest winners may be reproduced on the site or in other advertising materials. Email addresses of users will never be shared with other organizations.
We use state of the art encryption technology to keep your personal information secure. However, you should be aware that there is always a chance that your personal information could be intercepted over the Internet. Any personal information you provide to us is given voluntarily. Please be aware that any material posted to discussion boards, even if it contains personal information, is not secure and can be viewed by anyone.
We save emails sent to in order to notify the sender of developments regarding the subject of their email. If you do not wish to receive email replies to your letters, please indicate so in the body of your message. Your email will be read and dealt with, then deleted.