When you visit our Website, you are identifiable as a unique number, called an IP address. Your IP address is automatically collected in our server logs. We use this information to help diagnose problems with our server and to analyze server traffic to learn which pages on our Website receive traffic. This information is anonymous to us and cannot automatically be traced back to a specific individual. Our server log can also tell us which browser you are using and the name of the site that referred you to our Website.
When you visit our Website, your browser stores cookies. Depending on your browser settings, these cookies disappear when your session is over and you close your browser or when you tell your browser to forget them. Cookies allow user data and selections to be remembered from page to page and session to session within our Website.
Current and future services on our Website may require that you give us your name, email address, billing and delivery information, credit card and other financial account information, or other personal information. By providing this information, you are able to transact business with us online instead of in person, by mail, or over the phone. We do not intentionally gather personally identifiable information for any other purpose.
Access to the member section of our Website is protected by a user name and password. You should not tell your password to anyone and we will never ask you for it. Members who have logged into the member section of our Website have the option of updating information and preferences. These online services are provided as a convenience and allow us to provide you with efficient and high-quality service at a lower cost.
All members must provide an email address during registration. From time to time, we send emails to members or groups of members. Members can always opt out of receiving promotional emails by logging into the member section and changing their contact preferences.
In some email messages, we include a “click-through URL” to our Website. When message recipients click one of these URLs, they may pass through a separate server before arriving at the destination page on our Website. We track this click-through data to help us determine interest in particular topics and measure the effectiveness of our communications. We may also use pixel tags (also known as web beacons, or clear GIFs) in our messages. Pixel tags enable us to tell whether messages have been opened. We may use this information to reduce or eliminate unpopular messages, to detect when spam filters are mistakenly intercepting important messages, or for other purposes related to the operation of our business.
We may use third party service providers to help us analyze certain online activities, measure the performance of our Website, and to monitor the effectiveness of email communications. We may also use a third party service provider to help us efficiently send email communications to our members. Other than member email addresses, we do not share any personal information about our members with third party service providers. Our third party service providers are prohibited from sharing, selling or renting member email addresses. Please report any suspected sharing, selling or renting of member email addresses by third parties to us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We do not knowingly solicit data from or market to children under the age of 13.
Our Website uses security measures to protect against the loss, misuse, and alteration of information under our control. Only authorized employees, agents and contractors (who have agreed to keep our information secure and confidential) have access to your information. Unfortunately, no online data transmission can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. Accordingly, and despite our efforts, we cannot guarantee or warrant the security of any information that you transmit to us, or to or from our online products or services.
Effective as of April 12, 2015