CONDITIONS OF USE OF THIS WEBSITE
PERSONAL INFORMATION AND CHOICE
“Personal information” is information about a natural person that identifies or describes an individual, including, but not limited to, his or her name, social security number, physical descrip-tion, home address, home telephone number, education, financial matters, and medical or em-ployment history, readily identifiable to that specific individual. A domain name or Internet Protocol address is not considered personal information, however, it is considered “electronically collected personal information”. “Electronically collected personal information” we may collect includes your domain name or Internet Protocol address, and statistical information about which web pages you visit. If you voluntarily participate in an activity that asks for specific information (i.e. completing a request for information, personalizing the content of the web site, sending an e-mail or participating in a sur-vey) more detailed data will be collected. If you choose not to participate in these activities, your choice should not affect your ability to use any other features of the web site.
A SPECIAL NOTE ABOUT CHILDREN
Children are not eligible to use services that require submission of personal information and we require that minors (under the age of 18) not submit any personal information to us. This includes submitting personal information to us as part of a user profile or personalization profile. If you are a minor, you can use our site only if used together with your parents or guardians. If you are a minor you should seek guidance from your parents.
INFORMATION COLLECTED AND HOW IT MAY BE USED
We may collect personal information directly from individuals who volunteer to use some of our services. Collection of this information may be required to deliver the specific services, but use of these services is voluntary. If you do nothing during your visit to the web site, but browse or download information, we may collect and store the following information about your visit: The In-ternet Protocol Address and domain name used but not the e-mail address (The Internet Protocol address is a numerical identifier assigned either to your Internet service provider or directly to your computer. We use the Internet Protocol Address to direct Internet traffic to you and generate statis-tics used in the management of this site); the type of browser and operating system you used; the date and time you visited this site; the web pages or services you accessed at this site; the web site you visited prior to coming to this web site; and/or, the web site you visit as you leave this web site; and, if you downloaded a form, the form that was downloaded. The information we collect or store is used to improve the content of our web services and to help us understand how people are using our service. This information does not identify you personally and is used for gathering web site statistics. The information we collect and store in our logs about your visit helps us to analyze our web site to continually improve the value of the mate-rials available. Our web site logs do not identify a visitor by personal information, and we make no attempt to link other web sites with the individuals that browse our web site. We do not sell any “electronically collected personal information”. Any distribution of “elec-tronically collected personal information” will be solely for the purposes for which it was provided to us.
WHAT HAPPENS TO INFORMATION YOU SUBMIT TO US?
Any private information you choose to submit to us will only be used for the purposes for which it was provided and will not be shared with another entity except as prescribed by law.
If during your visit to our web site you participate in a survey or send an e-mail, the follow-ing additional information may be collected: The e-mail address and contents of the e-mail; and, information volunteered in response to the survey. The information collected is not limited to text characters and may include audio, video and graphic information formats you send us.
IF YOU SEND US E-MAIL
You may choose to provide us with personal information, as in e-mail with a comment or question. We may use the information to improve our site or to respond to your request. Some-times we forward your e-mail to other employees of ours who may be better able to help you. Ex-cept for authorized law enforcement investigations or as required by law, we do not share our e-mail with any other organizations. We use your e-mail to respond appropriately. This may be to respond to you, to address issues you identify, to further improve our web site, or to forward the e-mail to another employee for appropriate action.
AUTOMATIC COLLECTION OF INFORMATION/COOKIES
LINKS TO OTHER SITES
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
We attempt to maintain reasonable accuracy of content on our web site. Any errors, or omissions should be reported for investigation. We make no claims, promises or guarantees about the absolute accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the contents of this web site and expressly disclaim liability for errors and omissions in the contents of this web site. No warranty of any kind, implied, expressed or statutory, including but not limited to the warranties of non-infringement of third party rights, title, merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and freedom from computer virus, is given with respect to the contents of this web site or its hyperlinks to other Internet re-sources. Reference in this web site to any specific commercial products, processes, or services, or the use of any trade, firm or corporation name is for the information and convenience of the public, and does not constitute endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by us, or our employees or agents.
This Use Policy is subject to change without notice.
Information presented on this web site, unless otherwise indicated, may be distributed or copied only as permitted by law. We may make use of copyrighted data (e.g., photographs) which may require additional permissions prior to your use. Furthermore, the unique branding of the site and various marks may not be used without our permission. In order to use any information on this web site not owned or created by us you must seek permission directly from the owning (or hold-ing) sources. We shall have the unlimited right to use for any purpose, free of any charge, all in-formation submitted via this site except those submissions made under separate legal contract. We shall be free to use, for any purpose, any ideas, concepts, or techniques contained in information provided through this site.