THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT ON THE WEBSITE
Information We Collect Directly From You. You do not have to register to use the Site and Service and to browse the information on our Site. However, you may be able to submit questions, comments and other information to us via the Site, and e-mail query forms on our Site may require you to supply your e-mail address to submit a query to us.
HOW WE USE THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT
We use the information that we gather about you for the following purposes:
- To respond to inquiries and for other customer service purposes.
- For research and analytical purposes, including to better understand how users access and use our Site on an aggregated basis; to administer, monitor, and improve our Site; and for our internal purposes.
- To tailor the content and information that we may send or display to users and to otherwise personalize your experiences while using the Site.
- To assist us in advertising our products and services on third-party websites.
HOW WE SHARE THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT
We may share the information that we collect about you, including personal information (collectively, “information”), as follows:
In Response to Legal Process. We also may disclose the information we collect from you in order to comply with the law, a judicial proceeding, court order, or other legal process, such as in response to a court order or a subpoena.
Business Transfers. If we are acquired by or merged with another company, if substantially all of our assets are transferred to another company, or as part of a bankruptcy proceeding, we may transfer the information we have collected from you to the other company.
Service Providers. We disclose the information we collect from you to third-party vendors, service providers, contractors, or agents who perform functions on our behalf.
Affiliates. We may disclose the information we collect from you to our affiliates or subsidiaries; however, if we do so, their use and disclosure of your personally identifiable information will be subject to this Policy.
Aggregate and De-Identified Information. We may share aggregate or de-identified information about users with third parties for marketing, advertising, research or similar purposes. We may also share your information for other purposes, if you have granted us consent to do so.
Local Storage Objects (LSOs). We may also use local browser storage, such as HTML5 Local Storage or Flash LSOs, to store your preferences and to personalize your visit.
Clear GIFs, pixel tags and other technologies. Clear GIFs are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies. In contrast to cookies, which are stored on your computer’s hard drive, clear GIFs are embedded invisibly on web pages. We and our third party service providers may use clear GIFs (a.k.a. web beacons, web bugs or pixel tags), in connection with our Site to, among other things, track the activities of visitors, help us manage content and compile information about usage. We and our third party service providers also use clear GIFs in HTML e-mails to our customers, to help us track e-mail response rates, identify when our e-mails are viewed, and track whether our e-mails are forwarded.
We may use automated devices and applications, such as Google Analytics, to evaluate usage of our Site. We also may use other analytic means to evaluate usage of our Site. We use these tools to help us improve our Site, performance and user experiences. We do not share your personal information with these third parties.
Our Site may contain links to sites and resources that are maintained by third parties. If you choose to visit these, please note that we are not responsible for the privacy practices, content, or availability of such sites or resources and does not endorse and is not liable for any content, advertising, products, or other documentation available from such third-party sites or resources.
COMMUNICATIONS AND MARKETING
As permitted by applicable law, we may send periodic promotional or informational emails to you. You may opt out of such communications by following the opt-out instructions contained in the e-mail. Please note that it may take up to 10 business days for us to process opt-out requests. If you opt out of receiving emails about recommendations or other information we think may interest you, we may still send you e-mails about your account or any services you have requested or received from us.
CHANGES TO THIS POLICY
This Policy is effective as of the Effective Date below, and is subject to change. We may make changes to this Policy from time to time. When we make material changes, we will post notice on our Site to notify users of the changes.
Effective Date: June 29, 2016