We receive and store any information you enter on our website or give us in any other way. This includes information that can identify you (“personal information”), including your first and last name, telephone number, postal and email addresses, and billing information. We may also collect demographic information, such as your business or company information, age, gender, interests, preferences and favorites. You can choose not to provide information to us, but in general some information about you may be required in order for you to use the website, ask us a question, or initiate some of the transactions on our site.
We may ask you to provide personal information for various reasons, including when you:
We may also collect information non-personal information – information that cannot be used to identify you – via cookies and Web beacons and other methods as described herein, even if you have not registered with us or provided us with any personal information, and we may use that non-personal information for any legal purpose.
We may collect information about your visits to our websites, including the pages you view, the links you click, search terms you enter, and other actions you take in connection with our website and services. We may also collect certain information from the browser you used to come to our website, such as your Internet Protocol (IP) address, browser type (such as Firefox or Chrome) and language, device type, geographic location, access times, the Uniform Resource Locator (URL) of the website that referred you to our website and to which URL you browse away from our site if you click on a link on our site. Our goals in collecting this automatic information include helping customize your user experience and inhibiting fraud.
In order to offer you a more consistent and personalized experience in your interactions with us, information collected through one source may be combined with information about you obtained in other ways by us and may also be supplemented by information obtained from other parties.
We may share your personal information with our corporate affiliates for them to use such information in the same manner as described above.
In addition, we may share your personal information to carry out transactions you request with business partners that help us customize, analyze and/or improve our communication or relationship with you and/or provide our services to you. We may also provide this information to business partners with whom we may jointly offer products or services, or whose products or services may be of interest to you. You can tell when a third party is involved in a product or service you have requested because their name will appear, either alone or with ours. Please note that while we will only share your information with business partners who share our commitment to protecting your personal information, we do not control the privacy practices of these third-party business partners.
In all events, you can opt-out from receiving any commercial emails by unsubscribing from receiving such emails and/or from having us share your personal data with our business partners to permit them to offer you their services by contacting us as described below.
We also may share your information:
We also may share aggregate or anonymous information with third parties, including our marketing agencies and investors. For example, we may tell our marketing agency the number of visitors our website receives. This information does not contain any personal information and is used to develop content and services we hope you will find of interest.
Your choices with respect to collection and use of your information
The Help portion of the toolbar on most browsers will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, or how to disable cookies altogether. Please note that if you refuse to accept cookies, you may not be able to access portions of our site.
In addition to the above cookies, we may use Local Shared Objects, also referred to as “flash cookies,” on our web site. These are used to enhance your user experience, for example, by storing your user preferences and settings, such as your volume/mute settings, and in connection with animated content on our website. Local Shared Objects are similar to browser cookies, but can store data more complex than simple text. By themselves, they cannot do anything to or with the data on your computer. Like other cookies, they can only access personally identifiable information that you have provided on this site, and cannot be accessed by other websites. To find out more about flash cookies or how to disable them, please visit: www.adobe.com/eeurope/special/products/flashplayer/articles/lso/.
This site may also use Web beacons (also known as clear gifs, pixel tags or Web bugs), which are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies, that are placed in the code of a Web page. We use Web beacons to monitor the traffic patterns of users from one page within our sites to another, to deliver or communicate with cookies, to understand whether you have come to our site from an online advertisement displayed on a third-party website, and to improve site performance. We also may allow our service providers to use Web beacons to help us understand which emails have been opened by recipients and to track the visitor traffic and actions on our site. This helps us measure the effectiveness of our content and other offerings.
We want you to feel confident about using this website, and we are committed to protecting the information we collect. While no website can guarantee security, we have implemented appropriate administrative, technical, and physical security procedures to help protect the personal information you provide to us. In addition, we use encryption when transmitting your sensitive personal information between your system and ours, and we employ firewalls and intrusion detection systems to help prevent unauthorized persons from gaining access to your information.
This is a general audience website and is not intended to or designed to attract children under aged 13, nor do we offer services directed to such children. We do not collect personally identifiable information from any person we actually know to be under the age of 13.
If you are visiting our website from outside the United States, please be aware that your information may be transferred to, stored, and processed in the United States, where our servers are located and our central database is operated. The data protection and other laws of the United States and other countries might not be as comprehensive as those in your country, but please be assured that we take steps to ensure that your privacy is protected. By using our services, you understand that your information may be transferred to our facilities and those third parties with whom we share it as described in this Policy.