When you visit our Web site you may provide us with two types of information: personal information you knowingly choose to disclose that is collected on an individual basis, and Web site use information collected on an aggregate basis as you and others browse our Web site.
1. Personal Information You Choose to Provide
You will provide us information about yourself, your firm or company, and your practices when you register for certain services, register for email newsletters and alerts, or purchase items through our site. This data collection can include such personally identifiable information as name, company name, address, phone number, email address, and credit card information.
If you choose to correspond with us through email, we may retain the content of your email messages together with your email address and our responses.
2. Web Site Use Information
Similar to other commercial Web sites, our Web site utilizes a standard technology called "cookies" (see explanation below, "What Are Cookies?") and Web server logs (“Log Files”) to collect information about how our Web site is used. Information gathered through cookies and Web server logs may include the date and time of visits, the pages viewed, time spent at our Web site, and the Web sites visited just before and just after our Web site. We, our advertisers and ad serving companies may also use small pieces of code called "web beacons" or "clear gifs" to determine which advertisements and promotions users have seen and how users responded to them. Personally identifiable information is not stored in these cookies, web beacons, or clear gifs.
Broadly speaking, we use personal information for purposes of administering and expanding our business activities, providing customer service and making available other products and services to our customers and prospective customers. Occasionally, we also use the information we collect to notify you about important changes to our Web site, new services and special offers we think you will find valuable. You also may notify us at any time if you do not wish to receive these offers by contacting us.
We enter into alliances, partnerships or other business arrangements with third parties who will be given access to personal information (including, but not limited to, your email address) for the purpose of providing you information regarding products and services that we think will be of interest to you.
We use third parties to perform our credit card processing and email services on our site. When you purchase a product from us, our credit card processing company will facilitate the transaction. An email service provider will provide our email services. We will share billing and email information as necessary to the third party to provide that service.
As we develop our business, we may buy or sell assets or business offerings. Customer, email, and visitor information is generally one of the transferred business assets in these types of transactions. We may also transfer such information in the course of corporate divestitures, mergers, or any dissolution.
Occasionally, we may also use the information we collect to notify you about important changes to our Web site, new services and special offers we think you will find valuable. You have the opportunity to opt-in for these notifications at registration, and you have the opportunity to notify us of your desire not to receive these offers at a later date by contacting us.
We are not responsible for the practices employed by Web sites linked to or from our Web site nor the information or content contained therein. Often links to other Web sites are provided solely as pointers to information on topics that may be useful to the users of our Web site.