Your privacy is very important to us. We want to make your experience
on the Internet as enjoyable and rewarding as possible, and we want
you to use the Internet's vast array of information, tools, and opportunities
with complete confidence.
However, in instances where our company and a partner jointly promote our Services, we may provide the partner certain personal information, such as the name, address, and username of persons who subscribed to the Services as a result of the joint promotion for the purpose of offering you other products and services.
In this instance, personal information may not be used by the partner for any other purpose. We may also generate non-identifying and aggregate profiles from personal information Members provide during registration (such as the total number, but not the names, of Members). As explained in more detail below, we may use this aggregated and non-identifying information to sell advertisements that appear on the Services.
Also, with purchases, we supply our member's contact information, to our business partners, who then contact the member by telephone the week after the member purchase. Sales proceeds are collected by the that business partner company. We also may supply other companies with contact information, for mail offers we believe would be of interest to our members, with or without compensation from those companies. At times we may send an advertisement for a third party product, where we collect the sales proceeds, and forward the purchaser's information to that third party.
Our Company Partners and Sponsors: Some products and services may be offered to Visitors and Members in conjunction with an affiliate, independent contractor seller or non-affiliated partner. To provide Visitors and Members some of these products and services, the partner may need to collect and maintain personal information.
Online Shopping: At some Web sites, you can purchase products and services or register to receive materials, such as a newsletter, catalog or new product and service updates. In many cases, you may be asked to provide contact information, such as your name, address, email address, phone number, and credit/debit card information.
If you complete an order for someone else, such as an online gift
order sent directly to a recipient, you may be asked to provide information
about the recipient, such as the recipient's name, address, and phone
number. Our company has no control over the third parties' use of any
personal information you provide when placing such an order. Please
exercise care when doing so.
Online Advertisements: Our company may display our online advertisements. In those cases we share information about our Visitors and Members collected through the registration process as well as through online surveys and promotions with these advertisers.
Additionally, in some instances, we use this information to deliver
tailored advertisements or joint ventures. For instance, an advertiser
or joint venture company tells us the audience they want to reach and
provides us an advertisement tailored to the audience. Based upon the
information we have collected, we may then display or send the advertisement
to the intended audience. Our company does share personal information
about its Visitors or Members with these advertisers or joint venture
We may take the information we receive from individuals responding
to our Customer Surveys and combine (or aggregate) it with the responses
of other customers we may have, to create broader, generic responses
to the survey questions (such as gender, age, residence, hobbies, education,
employment, industry sector, or other demographic information). We
then use the aggregated information to improve the quality of our services
to you, and to develop new services and products. This aggregated,
non-personally identifying information may be shared with third parties.
Also, we may disclose personal information about Visitors or Members,
or information regarding your use of the Services or Web sites accessible
through our Services, for any reason if, in our sole discretion, we
believe that it is reasonable to do so, including: credit agencies,
collection agencies, merchant database agencies, law enforcement, or
to satisfy laws, such as the Electronic Communications Privacy Act,
the Child Online Privacy Act, regulations, or governmental or legal
requests for such information; to disclose information that is necessary
to identify, contact, or bring legal action against someone who may
be violating our Acceptable Use Policy or Terms Of Service, or other
user policies; to operate the Services properly; or to protect our
company and our Members.
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We do not control use of these cookies and expressly disclaim responsibility
for information collected through them.