1. TYPES OF INFORMATION THAT MAY BE COLLECTED
We may collect the following types of information:
Information You Provide To Us: In the course of using the Website, we may ask you to provide us with certain information, including contact information, such as your name, mailing address, email address, phone number or fax number; unique identifiers, such as your username and user password; demographic information, such as your date of birth, age, gender, education, household income, occupation; or other similar information.
Site Usage Information: We may receive and store certain types of internet usage information whenever you visit the Website, such as your click-stream data and your IP address. See the "IP Addresses and Click Stream Data" section below.
Email Communications: When you open emails from us, we may receive a confirmation noting you opened the email, if your computer supports such capabilities. We also may keep track of what emails we send you. Additionally, we keep a record of what communications you have opted to receive or not to receive.
2. HOW INFORMATION MAY BE COLLECTED
We may collect information from you in several different areas on the Website, including but not limited to those described below:
Registration: You may be asked to complete a registration form and provide personally identifiable information; you may also be asked to choose a username and password. Participation in registration is voluntary and you will have the opportunity to decide whether or not to disclose personally identifiable information to the Website.
Newsletters and Website Emails: We may offer free newsletters to share information with you about the Website, about us or about our marketing partners and advertisers and sponsors. Participation is voluntary and you will have the opportunity to decide whether or not to disclose information to the Website. You may also cancel your free email subscription by following the instructions provided on the Website or in the newsletter.
Contests or Sweepstakes: We may periodically operate contests and sweepstakes through the Website that may require registration or the submission of personally identifiable information. Participation is voluntary and you will have the opportunity to decide whether or not to disclose personally identifiable information to the Website. Your personally identifiable information may be used to contact you for winner notification, prize delivery confirmation or other related purposes. We may also ask your permission to allow us to publicly post some of your personally identifiable information on the Website, such as on a winner's page, in the event you win a contest or sweepstakes. Except as required by applicable law, we will not post your personally identifiable information without your permission.
Surveys or Voting: From time-to-time we may request personally identifiable information from you in conjunction with a survey or voting poll. Participation is voluntary and you will have the opportunity to decide whether or not to disclose personally identifiable information to the Website.
IP Addresses and Click-Stream Data: We may collect IP addresses and/or click-stream data. An IP address is a number associated with the service through which you access the Internet, like your ISP (Internet service provider), your company or your university. Standing alone, your IP address is not personally identifiable. At times, we also use IP addresses for purposes of system administration and to collect aggregate information. We may combine this information with personally identifiable information. Click-stream data is information collected by our computers when you request Web pages from the Website. Click-stream data may include such information as the page served, the time, the source of the request, the type of browser making the request, the preceding page view and other such non-personally identifiable information. When analyzed, this data helps us analyze how visitors arrive at the Website, what type of content is most popular, what type of visitors in the aggregate are interested in particular kinds of content and advertising, and the like.
3. HOW WE USE THE INFORMATION COLLECTED
As applicable, the information you provide to us may be used to:
* contact you;
* monitor or improve the use of the Website;
* customize the content you see;
* monitor compliance with our terms and conditions of use of the Website; and
* send you promotional material or special offers.
4. WITH WHOM THE INFORMATION MAY BE SHARED
At times, we may share your personally identifiable information with others for various purposes. The following outlines the ways in which your information may be shared with others and the ways in which you may opt-out of having your information shared:
Agents: We may employ other businesses, certain services and individuals to perform functions on our behalf. Examples include sending email, removing repetitive information from our database, website analysis, analyzing data, providing marketing assistance and providing customer service. Such agents may have access to personally identifiable information needed to perform their functions, but may not use it for their own purposes, like sending you marketing offers about their products.
Aggregate Information: We may share aggregate information, such as demographics and Website usage statistics, with other parties. When this type of information is shared, the other parties do not have access to your personally identifiable information.
Other Promotional Offers: We may send offers to you on behalf of our marketing partners. When we do this, we do not give that partner your name and address. If you do not want to receive such offers, you may contact us. This can be done by sending an opt-out message in an email to email@example.com.
Business Transfers: In the event that all or substantially all of our assets are sold or transferred to another party or another transaction occurs in which your personally identifiable information is one of the business assets transferred, all personally identifiable information that has been collected and saved may be one of the business assets we transfer.
Administrative or Legal Process: Your personally identifiable information may be transferred to third parties without notice to you in order to comply with applicable law, law enforcement agencies, to protect our rights or protect the rights of other users of the Website.
The Website incorporates reasonable safeguards to protect the security, integrity, completeness, accuracy and privacy of the personally identifiable information that we may collect, and we have put into place reasonable precautions to protect such information from loss, misuse and alteration. Your personally identifiable information is transferred to our computers utilizing encryption software. Only those employees who need access to your information in order to do their jobs are allowed access. Our security policies are reviewed periodically and revised as required.
6. LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES
7. A SPECIAL NOTE FOR PARENTS CONCERNING PRIVACY
The Website is a general audience Website. Currently, we do not intentionally collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of thirteen on the Website. If in the future we intend to collect personally identifiable information from children, we will do so in compliance with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (15 U.S.C. 6501 et seq.).
9. CORRECTING / UPDATING PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION
If your personally identifiable information changes or if you no longer desire to access the Website, we will endeavor to provide a way to correct, update or remove the personal data you have provided to us. This can be done by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or you may write us at US PRESSWIRE, 1230 Peachtree Street NE, Suite 1900, Atlanta, GA 30309, Attn: Internet Dept.
10. YOUR CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTS
A California privacy law that went into effect on January 1, 2005, allows California residents to obtain specific information about a business's privacy practices if it shares information with other companies for those companies' direct marketing purposes.
If you are a California resident and have questions about our compliance with this law, please send an email to email@example.com or you may write us at US PRESSWIRE, 1230 Peachtree Street NE, Suite 1900, Atlanta, GA 30309, Attn.: Internet Dept. - California Privacy Rights.
Last Modified: September, 2006. Copyright 2006 US PRESSWIRE, LLC