2. Obtaining, Use and Disclosure of Non-Personally-Identifying Information.
We collect both Non-Personally-Identifying Information and Personally-Identifying Information from you. “Nonâ€“Personallyâ€“Identifying Information” is information that, without the aid of additional information, cannot be directly associated with a specific person or entity. “Personallyâ€“Identifying Information,” by contrast, is information such as a name or email address that, without more, can be directly associated with a specific person or entity.
A. Gathering Non-Personally-Identifying Information.
Like most site operators, we gather Non-Personally-Identifying Information from you of the sort that web browsers, depending on their settings, may make available. That information includes your Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, operating system and browser type, and the locations of the web pages you view right before arriving at, while navigating and immediately after leaving this Site.
A “Beacon” is an object that is embedded in a web page. It is usually invisible to you but allows site operators to check whether you have viewed a particular web page or email communication. We may place Beacons on pages of this Site and in emails we send to you.
Beacons may be rendered ineffective by declining all cookies or modifying your browser setting to notify you each time a cookie is tendered and permit you to accept or decline cookies on an individual basis.
iv. Third Parties’ Use of Beacons and Cookies.
This Site may include third-party advertising, links to other sites, and other content from third party businesses. The content posted by these parties will be reasonably identifiable as coming from a third party. These third-party sites, businesses, and advertisers, or advertising companies working on their behalf, sometimes use Beacons and Cookies to measure the effectiveness of their ads, personalize or optimize advertising content and to track users who link from their respective sites to this Site, but this third party technology does not permit them to access your Personal Information.
Some third party advertising companies may provide a mechanism to opt-out of their technology. For more information about these partners and links to their privacy policies, please view each third party’s site.
B.Use of Non-Personally-Identifying Information.
We analyze Nonâ€“Personallyâ€“Identifying Information gathered from users of this Site to help us better understand how this Site is being used. By identifying patterns and trends in usage, we are able to better design this Site to improve your experiences, both in terms of content and ease of use. We link information gathered using Non-Personally-Identifying Information to Personally-Identifying Information.
C.Disclosure of Non-Personally-Identifying Information.
From time to time, we may also release the Nonâ€“Personallyâ€“Identifying Information gathered from Site users in the aggregate.
3.Collecting, Use and Disclosure of Personallyâ€“Identifying Information.
As defined above, Personally-Identifying Information is information that can be directly associated with a specific person or entity. We will collect Personally-Identifying Information that you submit to us. We will not disclose your Personally-Identifying Information to third parties unless we obtain your permission to do so at the time we collect it, except as set forth below:
A.Collecting Personally-Identifying Information from Site Users.
i.Information Provided to Us.
When you submit information to and/or in connection with this Site, you may be asked to disclose Personallyâ€“Identifying Information. You may also choose to submit Personally-Identifying Information to us when you send us an email, set up a profile or use any interactive features and services that we may make available from time to time on or in connection with this Site.
ii.Personally-Identifying Information Provided by our Business Partners and Affiliates.
We may also obtain Personally-Identifying Information about you from our affiliates and business partners, based on information that has been shared with or made available to them.
B.Use of Personally-Identifying Information.
We may use the Personally-Identifying Information that you submit for any purposes related to our business. We may combine Personally-Identifying Information that you provide to us with Personally-Identifying Information about you that we obtain from our affiliates and business partners.
C.Disclosure of Personally-Identifying Information.
i.Employees, Agents, Third-Party Service Providers and Third-Party Affiliates.
We will disclose Personally-Identifying Information to our employees, contractors, agents, affiliates, distributors, dealers, vendors and suppliers who process Personally-Identifying Information on our behalf, participate with us in the provision or operation of this Site, provide you with services or make potential opportunities available to you.
ii.By Law and to Protect Rights.
We disclose Personally-Identifying information if: (1) required to do so by law, or in response to a subpoena or court order; (2) we believe in our sole discretion that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect against fraud, to protect the property or other rights of us or other users, third parties or the public at large; or (3) we believe that you have abused the Site by using it to attack other systems or to gain unauthorized access to any other system, to engage in spamming or otherwise to violate applicable laws.
We may email you about products and services that we believe may be of interest to you. If you wish to opt-out of receiving marketing materials from us, please follow the instructions at the bottom of each email for opting out.
This Site is not intended for children under thirteen (13) years of age. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under thirteen (13).
5.Collection and Use of Information by Third Parties.