Last updated: June 2003
We respect your privacy and appreciate the confidence you have placed
in our organization. We are committed to protecting your privacy and
information may be collected and used at this site.
Information Collection and Use
The organization collects information from our users at several
different points on our website. For example, we may collect personally
identifiable information from you such as your name, address, and
e-mail address when you contact us or buy one of our products and at
other times. In addition, we automatically collect non-personal
information such as your browser type, operating system, IP address,
and site usage information, in order to evaluate and improve the
performance of our site.
We collect and use information for the specific purposes for which
you provide it, such as processing an online registration at your
request. We also collect and use information:
• to enhance your experience at our site;
• to perform site administration and technical support;
• to notify you about our new and existing content, events, products or services;
• to enable you to enter contests and sweepstakes;
• to create aggregate information about demographics and usage patterns;
• to invite our sponsors to call to your attention special offers, products and services that may be of interest to you.
We may also use third party providers to help us contact you or to
support our site and services, and for these limited purposes, we may
share your personally identifiable information with our providers. By
registering for and/or using our site, you consent to our sharing of
your personal information with our third party providers for these
We may disclose personal information when required by law to do so,
or at the request of a law enforcement agency. We may also disclose
personal information when we believe in good faith that disclosure is
necessary or appropriate to avoid violation of, or interference with,
rights, or the rights of third parties.
We will not sell, share, or rent this personal information to other
third parties, and we will not otherwise disclose personally
identifiable information to third parties without your explicit
permission, except as disclosed in this policy.
We may use aggregate information to measure general site usage patterns
and characteristics of our user base, and we may include such aggregate
information about our audience in reports to our partners or vendors.
We may also disclose aggregated user statistics (for example, 45% of
our members live in Ohio) without your permission in order to describe
our audience to existing and prospective sponsors or other third
parties. However, this aggregate information does not reference names,
e-mail addresses, or other personally identifiable information, and it
is not traceable to a specific recipient or e-mail address.
Personal information collected by our organization is stored in
secure operating environments that are not available to the public. We
are dedicated to maintaining the security of such information.
Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed
100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal
information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any
information you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk. Once we
receive your transmission, we make our best efforts to ensure its
security on our systems. We will notify you immediately if any breach
of our security system affects you by sending an e-mail notice to you
within 5 days of our discovery of any such breach
We may place a text file called a "cookie" in the browser files of your
computer or use other technology to improve your navigation of our
site. The cookie itself does not contain your personal information,
although it will enable us to relate your use of the site to
information that you have specifically and knowingly provided to us.
You may be able to set your browser to reject cookies, but then you may
be unable to access certain areas of the site or may not be able to
customize the site’s features. Some of our business affiliates,
have contacted their web site. Because we do not control the privacy
policies of our business affiliates, partners, sponsors or any other
sites to which we may provide links, you should check the privacy
policy of the site that you are visiting if you have any concerns about
You may be able to access content and other services through links
located on our site, including the websites of business affiliates,
partners, sponsors or other sites. This policy does not apply to such
content or services, and we are not responsible for the content or
privacy practices of any site that may be linked to our site. We
Discussion Board And Forums
Our Discussion Board can be a useful way for you to express
yourself to other online users. When you post messages or otherwise use
the Discussion Board, the information that you provide (including
personally identifiable information) may be publicized to, collected
by, and used by third parties. We are not responsible for the content
of messages posted by users or disclosures of personal information
through the Discussion Board, any online chat area, or any other public
forum available through the site.
By using our site or participating in any of the public areas on
our site, you specifically acknowledge and agree that: (a) Our
organization will not be responsible for any offensive, defamatory,
slanderous, libelous, infringing, or illegal conduct or content
("Inappropriate Materials") of any user of the site; (b) Our
organization may monitor the site's public areas, in our sole
discretion, for Inappropriate Materials; (c) Our organization may pull
Inappropriate Materials off the site, in its sole discretion; and (d)
you will indemnify our organization and its affiliates, employees,
representatives, partners, assigns, successors, sponsors, and service
providers, against actions, suits, claims, demands, liability, damages
and/or costs that arises from, or relates to, any Inappropriate
Material that you post or make public on or through the site.
Children's Privacy Statement
This children's privacy statement explains our practices with
respect to the online collection and use of personal information from
children under the age of thirteen and provides important information
on your rights under federal law with respect to such information.
We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information
from children under the age of 13. If we become aware that we have
inadvertently received personally identifiable information from a user
under the age of thirteen, we will delete such information from our
records. Because we do not knowingly collect any personally
identifiable information from children under the age of thirteen, we
also do not knowingly distribute such information to third parties
Your use of our site means that you have read, accepted and agreed
to this policy, and you consent to use of your personal information as
set forth in this policy. If you do not agree with this policy, please
do not use our site. We reserve the right to change this policy at any
time, and from time to time, in which case we will post the revised
policy on our site. Your continued use of the site after the posting of
any changes will constitute your acceptance of such changes.
If you have concerns or questions about the specifics of our policy, please contact us via our link on this web site.