TYPES OF INFORMATION THAT MAY BE COLLECTED
In the course of providing our Services, we may collect or receive your personal information in a number of ways. Often, you choose what information to provide, but sometimes we require certain information for you to use and for us to provide you the Services.
INFORMATION YOU PROVIDE US
In the course of using our Services, we may ask you or require you to provide us with personally identifiable information, which is information that can be used to identify you as an individual or allow someone to contact you in providing our Services, such as:
Your name, mailing address, email address, phone number, or fax number
IP Addresses and Click-Stream Data
As is the case with many websites, our servers automatically collect your IP address when you visit our Site, and we may associate that with your domain name or that of your Internet access provider. We may also capture certain “clickstream data” pertaining to your Site usage. Clickstream data includes, for example, information about your computer or device, web browser and operating system and their settings, the referring page that linked you to the Site, the pages, content or ads you see or click on during your visit and when and for how long you do so, items you download, the next website you visit when you leave the Site, and any search terms you have entered on the Site or a referral site.
Cookies are small data files stored on your computer or device at the request of a Web site. A cookie assigns a unique numerical identifier to your Web browser, and may enable us to recognize you as the same user who was at our Site in the past, and relate your use of the Site to other information about you, such as your Site usage information and personal information. Cookies may also be used to enhance your experience on the Site (for example, by storing your username so you can log in easily or keeping you logged into the Site after you have provided a password) or to collect general usage and aggregated statistical information. Most browsers can be set to detect cookies and give you an opportunity to reject them, but refusing cookies may, in some cases, inhibit or preclude your use of the Site or its features.
WEB BEACONS AND OTHER TRACKING TECHNOLOGY
The Site uses a variety of technical methods for tracking purposes, including Web beacons. Web beacons are small pieces of data that are embedded in images on the pages of websites. We also use these technical methods to analyze the traffic patterns on the Site, such as the frequency with which our users visit various parts of the Site. These technical methods may involve the transmission of information either directly to us or to another party authorized by us to collect information on our behalf. We also use these technical methods in HTML emails that we send to determine whether the recipients have opened those emails and/or clicked on links in those emails.
HTML5 (the language some websites are coded in) may be used to store information on your computer or device about your Site usage activities. This information can be retrieved by us to determine how our Site is being used by our visitors, how it can be improved, and to customize it for our users.
These tracking technologies may be deployed by us and/or by our service providers or partners on our behalf. These technologies enable us to assign a unique number to you, and relate your Site usage information to other information about you, including your personal information. These technologies also enable us to recognize you when you access our Site using different Web browsers and different computers or devices.
When you open emails from us, we may receive a confirmation notifying us that you opened the email, if your computer supports such capabilities. We also may keep track of what emails we send you and what emails you may be receiving from our subsidiaries and affiliates. Additionally, we keep a record of what communications you have selected to receive or not to receive. If you would like to opt-out of receiving such emails, please click on the “unsubscribe” link in the email and follow the instructions.
INFORMATION FROM OTHER SOURCES
We may receive information about you (e.g., missing street number) from other sources and add it to your personal information.
WHO WE MAY SHARE YOUR DATA WITH
We may share your personal information with third parties for third party marketing purposes. The parties we may share your information with include:
Our Service Providers: We employ other business service providers and individuals to perform certain functions on our behalf for various purposes including email services, web analytics and marketing. They may have access to personally identifiable information needed to perform their functions, but are restricted from using or disclosing it for other purposes.
Third Party Ad Servers and Networks. We may use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our Site or to serve our ads on third-party Web sites. These companies may use information about your visits to this and other Web sites, the region of the country or world where your IP address indicates you are located, as well as other information about you in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. These advertisements may appear on this Site and on other Web sites. These companies may employ cookies, clear GIFs and other tracking technologies to cause relevant ads to be displayed to you. We encourage you to read these businesses’ privacy policies to learn about how they treat your information.
YOUR ACCESS AND CHOICES
OPT IN AND OPT OUT
You may have the right to opt in to or opt out of certain of our uses and disclosures of your personal information. For example, when you are asked to provide personal information on this Site, you may have the opportunity to elect to, or not to, receive messages from us by e-mail or, if applicable, text messages. You may tell us that you do not want to receive our promotional messages, or that you do not want us to share your personal information with third parties for their marketing purposes by contacting us via email:
You can opt out from your data being used by Google Analytics by visiting https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
You can also opt-out of our promotional emails by clicking on the opt-out link within the e-mail you receive.
To opt out of our text messages, please follow the opt-out instructions in the terms and conditions for the text messaging program that you signed up for.
Please indicate whether you are asking us to stop sharing your information with third parties, or if you are writing to request that you no longer receive a particular media notification from us. Please understand that it may take us a few days to process any opt out request and that even if you opt out of receiving promotional correspondence from us, we may still contact you in connection with your relationship, activities, transactions and communications with us. Also, to stop receiving promotional messages from third parties who already have your contact information, please contact them directly.
HOW WE USE THE INFORMATION COLLECTED
We own the information collected on or through the Site. As applicable, the information you provide to us may be used by us or our service providers to:
Contact you about the Site;
Provide you with services or information you have requested or services you have registered for;
Contact you regarding future services;
Monitor or improve the use of the Site;
Monitor compliance with our terms and conditions of use of the Site;
Protecting our rights and property;
Tailoring ads displayed to you on our Site and elsewhere to your interests and history with us; and
Other purposes disclosed when personal information is submitted to us.
We reserve the right to change this Policy. If we do, we will inform website users by posting the changed Policy on this page with a revised “Updated” date.