Effective Date: February 2, 2018
The Site is intended for use by people 18 or over. Our registration process is intentionally designed to identify children under 18 years of age. We have made an effort to specifically limit the Site’s appeal to people of age 18 or older. We will not knowingly collect any information from children under 13 years of age. If your child is under 18 and has become a registered user of the Site, please notify us at the email address identified above, so that we can immediately close the account and nullify all personally identifiable information collected from them.
THE INFORMATION THAT WE COLLECT
Registration Information. Although we generally do not collect personally identifiable information (e.g., information that enables us to identify you individually) from visitors who simply access the Site but do not use the Services, we may make certain aspects of the Site and use of the Services subject to registration requirements. In connection therewith, you may be asked to provide certain information about yourself, such as your name, mailing address, e-mail address, username and password. We may also offer you the option to voluntarily submit your name, mailing address and/or email address in order to subscribe to our publications, newsletters or other communications through which we update you on our activities, new features of the Site or the Services and other matters of interest. If you subscribe to such publications or updates, you will have the ability to opt out of further communications in accordance with procedures that will be described in each issue of such publication or update. You may also opt to no longer receive the Service by cancelling your registration.
Browser Level Information and IP Addresses. Our web servers automatically collect limited information about your computer configuration when you visit the Site, including the type of browser software you use, the operating system your computer is running, the resolution of your computer monitor, and, if applicable, the website that referred you. We use this information to deliver our web pages to you upon request, to tailor the Site to the interests of our visitors, and to measure traffic within the Site and the Services. We also may collect your IP address, a numerical address that is used by computers connected to the Internet, to identify your computer so that data (such as the web pages you want to view) can be transmitted to you. We also use IP address information for systems administration and troubleshooting purposes, as well as identifying the type of device that you are using. Your IP address does not tell us who you are.
USE OF INFORMATION
Website Usage Information
The website usage information (e.g., log files, cookies, Internet tags, web beacons, etc.) we collect from you will be used to (a) monitor the operation, technical functions and quality of the Site and the Services, (b) compile general statistics regarding use of the Site and the Services, and (c) analyze demographic information about the Site and the Services’ users. We may use such information, in de-identified form, for our business and commercial purposes.
DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION.
We do not sell or otherwise share the information you provide to us through registration or other personal information with third parties for marketing, sales or other commercial purposes. We share your information with third parties only in the limited circumstances described below, in which we believe that such disclosure is reasonably necessary to provide the service, legally required or permitted by you.
- We may share, with other users of the Site, personal information that you elect to share with such other users, including without limitation, your contact information. You may control what information, if any, is shared with other users of the Site by accessing your account from within the Site.
- We may be required to disclose personal information pursuant to lawful requests, such as subpoenas or court orders, or in compliance with applicable laws. We do not reveal information unless we have a good faith belief that an information request by law enforcement or private litigants meets applicable legal standards.
- Additionally, we may share personal information when we believe it is necessary to comply with law, to protect our interests or property, to prevent fraud or other illegal activity perpetrated through the Site and the Services, or to prevent imminent harm to any person or group of people. This may include sharing information with other companies, lawyers, agents or government agencies.
Search Engines and Other Sites
Search engines and other sites not affiliated with the Site, such as archive.org or google.com, may crawl the Site and make available to the public publicly-available content and postings from the Site and the Services. The Site and the Services may also contain links to other websites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other web sites. We encourage our visitors and users to be aware when they leave the Site and to read the privacy statement of each website they visit.
CHOICE AND ACCESS TO YOUR INFORMATION.
If you register with us, you will have the opportunity to review, update, or delete the information you have provided us at any time (except, of course, any information that we do not store). If you remove your registration information completely, you may not be able to continue using areas of the Site and the Services that require registration. You agree that we may use your information to contact you for customer service, to inform you of important changes or additions to the Site and the Services and to send you administrative notices or any communications relevant to your use of the Site and the Services.
If you have subscribed to one of our email newsletters or to other non-administrative correspondence, you will always have the opportunity to unsubscribe from future mailings (for example, by clicking on an unsubscribe link in an email newsletter or by going back to the Site).
SECURITY OF INFORMATION
We are committed to protecting the security of your personal information transmitted to and from this website and will take reasonable security precautions to help protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. However, we cannot guarantee the security of our database, nor can we guarantee that information you supply won’t be intercepted while being transmitted to us over the Internet. If required by law, as is the case to comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), we will remove and delete member information by erasing it from our database.
PROGRAMS PROVIDED BY THIRD PARTIES
At times, users of the Site will have the opportunity to opt in to programs or services provided by third parties. These third party programs and services will only occur with your prior permission. We are not responsible for information collected by or on behalf of such third parties, and we are not responsible for the privacy practices or the services provided by such third parties.