Privacy Policy

We respect the privacy of the visitors to and users of the website (the “Site”).  This Privacy Policy is for the purpose of advising you of the measures we use to protect the privacy of visitors to and users of the Site, the use and disposition of certain personal information submitted by visitors to and users of the Site, and with whom we may share such information.  It is important that you read this Privacy Policy carefully, as it, in conjunction with the Terms and Conditions of Use applicable to the Site, applies to your access to and use of the Site and the Content thereof.

By accessing and/or using the Site and any Content (as defined in the Terms and Conditions of Use), you (a) acknowledge that you have read and understand this Privacy Policy, and (b) acknowledge, understand, consent, and agree that all of your use of and access to the Site and the Content is subject to this Privacy Policy, as may be amended, supplemented, updated, altered, revised, or otherwise modified from time to time, in conjunction with the Terms and Conditions of Use.

  1. Information Collected.

We do not collect personal information merely upon your accessing the Site. We may collect personal information from and provided by you or on your behalf by and through Communications (as defined in the Terms and Conditions of Use) submitted or transmitted to us.  The information we may collect includes, without limitation, the following:

  • Contact information such as your name, e-mail address, telephone number, and/or physical address.
  • Any other personal information included within Communications submitted or transmitted, or otherwise communicated to us, by you or on your behalf.
  • Any other information that you may be able or are required to provide on or through the Site, if any, as a result of your interaction with and on the Site.
  1. Use/Disclosure of Collected Information.

Information collected by us from you may be used by us (a) to provide, protect, maintain, improve, and enhance the services and visitor experience, as well as to develop new services, provided by and on the Site or otherwise; (b) to communicate with you; (c) to protect us and other visitors to the Site; and (d) for any other purpose (i) for which we provide notice to you at the time of collection, or (ii) to which you otherwise consent. We restrict access to personal information obtained by us to those employees, independent contractors, service providers, representatives, and agents who need to know the information for the purposes and usages identified in this Privacy Policy, and who are either subject to contractual confidentiality obligations or maintain their own privacy policies.

We will not disclose or otherwise share your personal information that is within our possession and with respect to which you maintain a reasonable expectation of privacy to any non-affiliated company, individual, organization, or entity, except in any of the following circumstances:

  1. To provide necessary information to third parties who perform services or functions for us or on our behalf in connection with, without limitation, the management, operation, and maintenance of the Site; provided, however, that any such third parties are either subject to contractual confidentiality obligations or maintain their own privacy policies;
  2. The disclosure is reasonably necessary to (i) satisfy requirements imposed under applicable laws, rules, regulations, ordinances, or any enforceable judicial or governmental demands, subpoenas, summons, orders, or decrees, (ii) enforce the Terms and Conditions of Use, or (iii) investigate violations of the Terms and Conditions of Use;
  3. In furtherance of the pursuit or defense of an actual or threatened legal proceeding and the claims and assertions made therein, whether asserted by or against us, provided such disclosure is limited to only that which is reasonably necessary to further our pursuit or defense of such claims and proceedings, as the case may be, and provided further that we take reasonable precautions to attempt to ensure the information disclosed does not become a matter of public record (though we will not be liable or responsible if, having taken such reasonable precautions, such information does become a matter of public record); or
  4. You have otherwise provided your consent to such disclosure.

Subject to any obligations we may have pertaining to protected health information required under applicable law, we assume no liability or other responsibility for the collection, retention, protection, security, use, disposition, or control of any personal information, including without limitation personally identifiable information, collected directly by or provided by us to any third parties with whom we share your information in accordance herewith.

  1. Retention of Information.

Any protected personal information collected and stored by us is held behind secure firewalls.

  1. Security.

The communication of information over the Internet, whether sent or received, is generally not secure.  Notwithstanding any other provision of this Privacy Policy or the Terms and Conditions of Use, and in no way expanding the scope of privacy protections that may be set forth therein, we cannot, and do not, warrant or guarantee the confidentiality or security of any information in the transmission thereof to or from the Site or the owner of the Site.

  1. Protection of Children’s Personal Information.

Though the Site and its content are intended for general audiences, we do not intend that children will use the Site.  Accordingly, we do not intend to or knowingly collect, store, use, or disclose any personal information from children.  In the event we discover that we have collected personal information of a child under the age of 13, including without limitation the full name, home address, e-mail address, telephone number, or any other information that would allow someone to identify or contact the child, we will either (a) block such child from providing personal information and delete the personal information obtained from such child, or (b) seek to obtain consent from the parents of such child for the collection, storage, use, and disclosure of such child’s personal information.

  1. Use of Cookies.

From time to time, we may send a “cookie” to your computer. A cookie is a small piece of data that is sent to your browser from a Web server and stored on your computer’s hard drive. A cookie can’t read data off your hard drive or read cookie files created by other sites. Cookies do not damage your system. We use cookies to recognize you when you return to the Site, or to identify which areas of the Site you have visited. We may use this information to better personalize the content you see on the Site.

Many Web sites place cookies on your hard drive. You can choose whether or not to accept cookies by changing the settings of your browser. Your browser can refuse all cookies, or show you when a cookie is being sent.

  1. Google Analytics.

Google Analytics are used to better understand how visitors to the Site interact therewith and, thus, provide us with information beneficial for the improvement and enhancement of the Site.  We only allow Google to use non-personally identifiable data obtained from a visitor’s usage of the Site.  A visitor can read the privacy policy for Google Analytics by clicking on the link.  A visitor can choose not to have his or her data collected by Google Analytics by downloading the opt-out browser add-on.

  1. Modification of Privacy Policy.

We reserve the right to amend, supplement, update, alter, revise, or otherwise modify this Privacy Policy at any time and for any reason.  Any such amended, supplemented, updated, altered, revised, or modified Privacy Policy shall be binding and immediately effective upon the posting thereof to the Site.  Your continued access and use of the Site upon the posting of any amended, supplemented, updated, altered, revised, or modified Privacy Policy constitutes your acknowledgment, acceptance, and agreement thereto and to be bound thereby.  Please refer back to this Privacy Policy on a regular basis to make sure you are at all times aware of the most up-to-date Privacy Policy.

  1. Headings and Captions.

The headings and captions used in this Privacy Policy are for convenience only and shall not limit, expand, affect, alter, or otherwise modify the meaning of any text.

  1. Contacting Us.

If you have any questions or comments regarding this Privacy Policy, requests for additional information with respect thereto, or have a complaint or problem relating to this Site you may contact us via the Contact page of the Site.

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