Your privacy and the security of your personal information are very important to us. We want you to be as comfortable as possible visiting our website and using our internet services.
We may collect information (including information that is Personally Identifiable Information) from you in different manners and at different places and times on our website, such as when you become a community user on our website or subscribe to one of our internet services. We may also collect information from you in connection with, or through, other Internet services we may make available on our Website from time to time. The following is a description of the areas and/or manners in which we primarily collect information about you.
In order to access certain Internet services on our website, such as our forums or customer portal you must first complete certain steps to become registered. During these steps, you may be required to provide us with information (including Personally Identifiable Information) such as name, postcode and email address, and, if you subscribe to one of our Internet services, credit card and billing information. This information is used to help us understand who uses our Website, to improve our Website and our internet services, to contact users about requested internet services and/or for subscription billing purposes. Providing this information is encouraged so we can provide a more personalised experience on our Website.
Cookies and Action Tags.
We do not collect Personally Identifiable Information passively using "cookies" and "action tags."
Through third party referral programme operators and others, we offer referral programmes whereby referral websites can earn commissions through the referral of subscribers or other purchasers to our Website. To track the earning of such commissions, and to determine the effectiveness of the referral programmes, purchasers through such referral websites are tracked using technologies that do not include Personally Identifiable Information (such as cookies and/or action tags). Our programme operators and the referral websites themselves can only access non-personally Identifiable Information such as data relating to the number of impressions served, the number of transactions completed, and their resulting earnings. They cannot access our customers' personal data.
If you choose to apply to a referral website, we use the data you provide strictly for conducting business with you. We have entered into certain agreements with third party program operators for the purpose of administering our referral programmes. Should you become a referral website of ours through one of our third party programme operators, any information you provide to them is subject to their privacy policies.
We collect information, some of which may be Personally Identifiable Information, that you voluntarily provide to us when you choose to use some of our Internet Services. We collect this information in order to personalise your Internet experience. If you wish for us not to collect this data please email firstname.lastname@example.org
We collect information, some of which it may be Personally Identifiable Information that you voluntarily provide to us when you choose to sign up for our services. We collect this information in order to personalise your Internet experience. If you wish for us not to collect this data please e-mail email@example.com
Public Forums and the Public Profile Feature.
We also collect Non-Personally Identifiable Information through our Internet log files, which record data such as user IP addresses, browser types, domain names, and other anonymous statistical data involving the use of our Website. This information may be used to analyse trends, to administer the Website, to monitor our Website's use, and to gather general demographic information.
Email a Friend or a Parent
Through our Email a Friend or Email a Parent tool on our Website, we will automatically send your friend a one-time email containing the information you request to be sent. If you elect to use the Email a Friend or Parent tool, we will collect from you Personally Identifiable Information about your friend or Parent which you have provided, such as your friend's or Parent's name and email address. We recommend, however, that you make sure that your friend or parent wants to receive emails from you regarding materials on our Website.
Third Parties Generally.
We may provide to third parties information about you that does not allow you to be identified or contacted, including where such information is combined with similar information of other users of our Website. For example, we might inform third parties regarding the number of unique users who visit our website, the demographic breakdown of our users of our website, or the activities that visitors to our website engage in while on our website. The third parties to which we may provide this information may include potential or actual advertisers, providers of advertising services (including website tracking services), commercial partners, sponsors, licensees, researchers and other similar parties. We do not trade or sell email addresses or personal contact information.
We may employ independent contractors, vendors and suppliers (collectively, "Outside Contractors") to provide specific services and products related to our website or Internet services , such as hosting, website design, maintaining our forums, providing credit card processing and fraud screening, and developing applications for our website and e-mail services.
These Outside Contractors may sometimes have limited access to information collected on our website, including your Personally Identifiable Information, in the course of providing products or services to us. Access to your Personally Identifiable Information by these contractors is limited to the information reasonably necessary in order for the Outside Contractors to perform their limited function for us.
We also require that these contractors to:
Third Party Sellers.
Sale of Business.
(Last modified as of August 16th 2006)