What information do we collect? We may collect the following information, when you register for a membership or access the site, in order to improve the quality of our content and to personalize the user’s experience: your first and last name, mailing address (including zip code), email address, employer, job title and department, telephone and facsimile numbers, other personal identifying information, Web site’s Uniform Resource Locator (“URL”) that you just came from, which URL you go to next, what browser you are using, and your Internet Protocol (“IP”) address. We do not collect any personally identifiable information about you unless you voluntarily provide it to us and we do not collect information about users for sale to third parties. You authorize us to collect and retain all relevant information relating to your use of our content.
We may disclose your information as required by any law, regulation or other governmental request. Occasionally we may be required by law enforcement or judicial authorities to provide personally identifiable information to the appropriate governmental authorities. We will disclose personally identifiable information upon receipt of a court order, subpoena, or to cooperate with a law enforcement investigation. We fully cooperate with law enforcement agencies in identifying those who use our services for illegal activities. We reserve the right to report to law enforcement agencies any activities that we in good faith believe to be unlawful.
If we license any third-party content to improve the appearance or functionality of our content, we may be required to share some information about our users with that licensor. We will encourage our service partners to adopt and post privacy policies. However, the use of your personally identifiable information by our service partners is governed by the privacy policies of those service partners, and is not subject to our control.
While we will make our best efforts to protect the privacy of our users, we have no duty or obligation to monitor or prevent the wrongful acts of third parties not under our control. For that reason, we do not recommend that you use our content or services to transmit confidential or proprietary information. Any such transmission shall be at your own risk, and neither we nor our affiliates or related companies will have any liability if the transmission results in the confidentiality of your information being compromised.
Payment Information. When paying fees or making other transactions related to our content or services, you may be asked to provide certain information, including credit card or other payment mechanisms. By submitting such information, you represent that you have the authority to use that payment method, and that all information you provide will be accurate and complete. You agree to pay any actual, consequential or incidental charges incurred by you and/or other users of your account when such charges are incurred. You are responsible for paying any applicable taxes. We are not responsible for any charges you or any user of your account incurs when making transactions in this manner. We will take reasonable measures to protect your privacy, and will only use your payment information for the purchase or licensing of content.
How is information protected?. We take certain appropriate security measures to help protect your personal information from accidental loss and from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. However, we cannot guarantee that unauthorized persons will always be unable to defeat our security measures.
What are your choices regarding use of your information? We may, from time to time, send you e-mail regarding our services. In addition, if you indicated upon registration that you are interested in receiving offers or information from us and our partners, we may occasionally send you direct mail about products and services that we feel may be of interest to you. If you do not want to receive such mailings, simply tell us when you give us your personal information. Or, at any time you can easily edit your account information to no longer receive such offers and mailings.
When you use our site, we will store cookies on your computer in order to facilitate and customize your use of our site. A cookie is a small data text file, which a Web site stores on your computer’s hard drive (if your Web browser permits) that can later be retrieved to identify you to us. Our cookies store randomly assigned user identification numbers, the country where you are located, and your first name to welcome you back to our site. The cookies make your use of the site easier, make the site run more smoothly and help us to maintain a secure site. By modifying your browser preferences, you have the choice to accept all cookies, to be notified when a cookie is set, or to reject all cookies. If you choose to reject all cookies some parts of our site may not work properly in your case.