Safe Harbor: The United States Department of Commerce and the European Commission have agreed to the “Safe Harbor Principles” which provides a means for companies in the United States to satisfy the European Union requirement for “adequate” protection of personal information that is transferred from the EU to the United States. The “Safe Harbor Principles” are a set of data principles and frequently asked questions.
1. Personally Identifiable Information that is collected:
Information may be collected in several ways at the different locations and/or pages of this site. Included in (but not limited to) this information is your email address, name, and your website URL. Any information that you voluntarily supply would be used to assist you as you navigate this site.
When you subscribe or sign up at this site some personal information, such as your email address, is collected. You may be asked by the system for other information, required fields are marked with an asterisk (*), any other information you provide is done so voluntarily. Included in, but not limited to, this other information is your full name, tour email, and your website URL. The other information that you voluntarily supply would be used to assist you as you navigate the site. At other times we may ask you for personal information, including (but not limited to) when you complete contact forms, post to any of the forums, or take advantage of other features at this site. The personal information is requested only when required to complete the intended transaction, and includes (but is not limited to) your name, email address, and your website URL.
You are no longer anonymous to this site once you have signed up. After you register you will have a username and a password and the access afforded to registered users of this website.
Personal Information is collected from you by this site with the intention of providing to you (the user) a customized experience of this site, as well as to provide assistance to you as you navigate this site.
We do not collect or maintain your credit card information, all credit card or other financial information provided at the time of any purchase is gathered and maintained through a Third Party Merchant Account Provider. We do not maintain records of the information that you provide in any direct transactions between you and the Merchant Account Provider. This site only maintains information voluntarily posted into the inquiry forms, or any other non-financial information that you choose to post and/or submit to this site.
If you do not subscribe or provide the personal information required to subscribe, you will not be able to access those areas of this site, or use those features that require a subscription.
2. An Explanation of Cookies and Their Use:
Cookies are small bits of text stored on your computer by the web browser that you use to visit websites on the Internet. These cookies are used to recognize you when you return to a website and will be used to enhance your visit to and experience at this site. In addition to recognizing you, any preferences that you have set will be remembered. Cookies may collect your domain name, and may be used to deliver targeted advertisements or content to you based on your online behavior or demographic information provided. If you set your browser to not accept cookies you may not be able to customize this site according to your preferences. If you access Third Party software and/or links available on this site, those Third Parties may collect cookies and/or Personally Identifiable Information from you.
3. DoubleClick DART Cookie and Google Universal Analytics:
We have changed the Analytics tracking code on this site to support Display advertising. We have implemented the Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting feature of Google’s Analytics based on Display. The data from Google’s interest-based advertising or Third Party audience data (including but not limited to age, gender, and interest) may be used with Google Analytics.
We will not facilitate a merging of personally-identifiable information with non-personally identifiable information previously collected from Display Advertising features based on the DoubleClick cookie without the user’s prior affirmative (i.e.: opt-in) consent to that merger.
Google Universal Analytics: These analytics tools are used by us to analyze the user interactions with our website. Personally Identifiable Information (PII) is not collected with these analytics tools. CLICK HERE to access the Google Analytics Opt-Out page.
4. Disclosure of Your Information:
We do not rent, sell, or share personal information about you with other people or non-affiliated companies except to provide products or services you’ve requested, when we have your permission, or with our trusted partners. We may combine information about you that we have with information we obtain from business partners or other companies. You will be provided an opportunity at registration, and at other times, to “Opt-In” to the receipt of information from our partners, affiliates, or Third Parties. When you “Opt-In” you agree to, or grant permission to, this site and its affiliates, partners, or Third Parties 1) sharing your personal information with our partners, affiliates, or Third Parties, 2) periodically sending you notices of special offers, advertisements, or other materials.
When required by law, or pursuant to legal proceedings we will disclose information, including but not limited to, in response to a court order or a subpoena, or law enforcement’s request.
Due to the very nature of some activities at this site your personal information will be revealed to other users of this site.
We may provide access to personal information about you to employees who we believe reasonably need to come into contact with that information to provide products or services to you or in order to do their jobs.
5. Accuracy, Security, and Storage of User Information; Policy Changes and Questions:
You may edit, change, or correct your information to assure the accuracy of your personal information provided to us by CLICKING HERE to contact us.
We use a secure server to house any user information that we maintain, and employ reasonable security procedures in the protection of the security and integrity of the information. However, due to the nature and the environment of electronic communication and the Internet we cannot make assurances to you regarding the safeguards that we have put into place preventing unauthorized access to, maintain security of, or correct use the data or the information collected. Bear in mind that no data transmitted over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. Therefore, while our intention is to protect your personal information, this site cannot and does not guarantee, warrant, or ensure the security of any information that you transmit to or from us online, post on this or any related sites, or provide in registering or making purchases at this site. You transmit any information or data at your own risk.
To stop receiving e-mail from us either 1) follow the instructions supplied at the bottom of each e-mail, or 2) CLICK HERE to contact us.
7. Children’s Privacy
This site is intended to be a general audience website and is not intended for use by children (those who are 16 years of age and under). Consistent with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998, this site does not knowingly request personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13. Those 18 years of age and under should not provide any personally identifiable information through this site. This site is not responsible for, or in any way liable for, any results of use of this site if an individual makes a false declaration of their age.
8. Use of this Website:
We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our Web site. These companies may use aggregated information (not including your name, address, email address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, CLICK HERE.
10. Use of this site: