Last updated: December 12, 2003
Our Commitment to Privacy
What Information Do We Collect?
When you visit our site you may provide us with two types of information: personal information you actively choose to disclose (Active Information) and use information collected, in a way not visible to you, on an aggregate anonymous basis as you and others browse our site (Passive Information).
No Use of Our Site by Persons Under 13
No person under 13 should disclose information on this site. You may learn more about protecting childrens privacy online by visiting www.ftc.gov/kidzprivacy.
Active Information You Choose to Provide
In order to gain use of the site (become a user), we require you to disclose the following information:
Name, address, phone number, email address, gender, and date of birth.
If you choose to post information on our site or maintain email, snailmail or telephone contact with us, we may retain such information also.
Passive Information Collected
Our site utilizes a standard technology called cookies to collect information about how our site is used. Passive Information gathered may include the date and time of visits, the site pages viewed, time spent at our site, the sites visited just before and just after our site. Passive Information is collected on an aggregate basis without any association to your personal information so that you remain anonymous. If you do not wish to transmit cookie information about yourself, you may turn off the cookie function in your web browser; please consult the Help section of your browser to correctly do so.
IP Address, Time of visit, Last URL.
What is a Cookie?
Cookies are a feature of web browser (Internet Explorer, Netscape Navigator, etc.) software that allows web servers to recognize the computer used to access a site. They are small pieces of data that are stored by a users web browser on one site to simplify subsequent interactions with that site by the same user or to use the information to streamline the users transaction on related web pages. This makes it easier for a user to move from site to site and to complete transactions over the Internet. Cookies should make your online experience easier and more personalized.
How Do We Use the Information Collected?
Broadly speaking, persons we employ directly, or as contractors or agents at our direction, use Active Information for purposes of administering our business activities, providing customer services such as support, and making available other products or services we think may be of interest to our users. We may use the Active Information or Passive Information you provide to us to contact you about changes to our site, new services, features or products we offer, or other information we think you shall find valuable. If at any time you do not wish to receive such information, please send us an email. .
We use Passive Information to gather information about our users and to enhance and design our site to make it easier, faster and friendlier to use. Additionally, cookies help us know information about how many people visit our site, when they visit and how they use our service. We do not connect any of this information to your personal information or email address. However, Passive Information may result in your viewing of particular advertising based on your user habits for your viewing on our site.
Your Information In Relation to Others We Link To
You may be able to access other websites through our site. When you do so you are doing so subject to their policies regarding privacy and data collection and you should read those sites privacy policies to make sure you agree to them before using such sites. When you choose to shop at such sites, you should read their privacy policies to make sure you agree to them before making purchases.