We are committed to protecting your privacy. We use the information we collect about you to provide a better experience. Please read on for more details about the use of information collected from you:
When you sign up for services like a forum or a live chat, or download certain software or plug-ins made available by us through our site, we need only an email address — which we use to send the information you requested. When you enter a contest or other promotional feature, we may ask for your name, physical address and email address so we can administer the contest and notify winners. We may also host promotions and sweepstakes that may be sponsored and administered by outside parties. When you are entered in any sweepstakes or contest simply by making a purchase from us, only your order number is given to the entity administering the sweepstakes or contest. When the winning entries are chosen, only the names and addresses of the winners are shared with the entity administering the sweepstakes or contest, so that they can notify the winners.
When you enter a sweepstakes or contest through an email entry, your email entry is sent to the supplier house that we use to help gather entries for our sweepstakes and contests. When the winners have been selected, the winners’ email addresses may be shared with the entity administering the sweepstakes, so that they can be notified that they have won. When you enter a sweepstakes or contest through a mail-in entry, the information you provide on your entry is sent directly to the entity administering the sweepstakes or contest.
Unless we explicitly notify you in the terms of the sweepstakes or contest, no other information is shared by us with third parties in connection with any sweepstakes or contest. To the extent that any privacy information relating to a sweepstakes or contest conflicts with the information provided here, the specific privacy information regarding the sweepstakes or contest will be clearly stated in an area that will be accessible to potential entrants and will govern that particular sweepstakes or contest.
When you participate in a Chat or Forum, you’ll be prompted to submit your name and where you’re from (for example, “Joe from Chicago”) and your question, but no other information is formally stored in the archive of the chat. We may also use the information we collect to occasionally notify you about important functionality changes to the website, com services and special offers we think you’ll find valuable. If you would rather not receive this information, please notify the webmaster.
From time to time, we share customer information with trustworthy third parties. Also, we may provide aggregate statistics about our customers, sales, traffic patterns and related site information to reputable third-party vendors, but these statistics will include no personally identifying information. We may release account information when we believe, in good faith, that such release is reasonably necessary to (i) comply with law, (ii) enforce or apply the terms of any of our user agreements, or (iii) protect the rights, property or safety of our users or others’.
If at any time you would like to change any information in our database that you have provided us, write to the webmaster with your request. If you wish to unsubscribe, simply hit Reply to any message you receive, and type the words “unsubscribe” and the particular subject in the subject field. Please reply to the email using the email address at which you have received mailings from us, and we will remove you from our list. If you have more than one email address, please include the others in your email.
We always request that kids under 18 years of age get their parents’ consent when submitting information. We are concerned about the privacy of young children and do not knowingly collect any personal information from a child under age 18. We suggest that parents become involved with their children’s access to the Internet and to our site to ensure that his or her privacy is well protected.
When you click on links and/or ad banners that take you to third-party websites, you will be subject to the third parties’ privacy policies. While we support the protection of privacy on the Internet, we cannot be responsible for the actions of third parties. We encourage you to read the posted privacy statement whenever interacting with any website.