2. INFORMATION COLLECTION PRACTICES
2.1. TYPES OF INFORMATION COLLECTED
(a) TRAFFIC DATA COLLECTED
We automatically track and collect the following categories of information when you visit our Site: (1) IP addresses; (2) domain servers; (3) types of computers accessing the Site; and (4) types of web browsers used to access the Site (collectively “Traffic Data”). Traffic Data is anonymous information that does not personally identify you but is helpful for marketing purposes or for improving your experience on the Site. We also use “cookies” and server-side “sessions” to customize content specific to your interests and location, to ensure that the advertisements and content displayed are demographically and geographically relevant to you.
(b) PERSONAL INFORMATION COLLECTED
In order for you to access certain premium services and to purchase products that we offer via the Site, we require you to provide us with certain information that personally identifies you (“Personal Information”). Personal Information includes the following categories of information: (1) Contact Data (such as your name, account number, mailing address, and e-mail address); and (2) Demographic Data (such as your zip code, age, race, gender and income). If you communicate with us by e-mail, post messages to any of our chat groups, bulletin boards, or forums, or otherwise complete online forms, surveys, or contest entries, any information provided in such communication may be collected as Personal Information.
(c) CHILDREN UNDER AGE 13
We do not knowingly collect or solicit Personal Information from anyone under the age of 13 or knowingly allow such persons to register with the Site or purchase from the Site. If you are under 13, please do not attempt to register with the Site or purchase products from the Site. If we learn that we have collected Personal Information from a child under the age of 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe that we have collected any Personal Information from a child under 13, please contact us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
2.2. USES OF INFORMATION COLLECTED
(a) COMPANY USE OF INFORMATION
We use Contact Data to send you information about our company or our products or services, or promotional material from some of our partners, or to contact you when necessary. We use your account number to verify your qualifications for certain products or services. We use your Demographic Data and geographic data to customize and tailor your experience on the Site, displaying content that we think you might be interested in and according to your preferences.
(b) SHARING OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
(c) USER CHOICE REGARDING COLLECTION, USE, AND DISTRIBUTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
You may choose not to provide us with any Personal Information. In such an event, you can still access and use much of the Site; however you will not be able to access and use those portions of the Site that require your Personal Information. If you do not wish to receive information and promotional material from us or from some of our partners, you may select the appropriate “opt-out” option each time we ask you for Personal Information.
3. CONFIDENTIALITY AND SECURITY OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
3.1. USER ABILITY TO UPDATE PERSONAL INFORMATION
At any time you may contact us by emailing email@example.com in order to (a) request a copy of your Personal Information that we have already collected; (b) choose whether or not you wish us to send you information about our company, or promotional material from some of our partners; and/or (c) choose whether or not you wish for us to share your Personal Information with third parties.
3.2. LOST OR STOLEN INFORMATION
You must promptly notify us if your credit card, user name, or password is lost, stolen, or used without permission. In such an event, we will remove that credit card number, user name, or password from your account and update our records accordingly.
3.3. PUBLIC INFORMATION
The Site contains links to other websites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites. We also make chat rooms, forums, message boards, and news groups available to you. Please understand that any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes public information. We have no control over its use and you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your Personal Information.