As you explore this Site, you may come across places in which we ask you to provide us voluntarily with information about yourself. For example, we may ask you to provide your contact information (e.g., your name and email address) when you submit questions through the Site or subscribe to services or features we may make available from time to time. You are not required to provide such information directly to us, but if you decide not to do so, you may limit the features that you are able to access through the Site.
- Session Cookies: These cookies remember what you’ve done during the course of your browsing session on the Site. These cookies are erased when you close your browser.
- Persistent Cookies: These cookies are used to identify unique visitors to the Site, and help us recognize you when you subsequently visit the Site. These cookies stay on your computer or device, but can be manually deleted.
The information we collect through cookies and similar tools includes information about your computer or device, hardware, software, connection information, Internet Service Provider (“ISP”), browser type and language, clickstream data, operating system, Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, and standard server log information. In no event does the cookie we place on your computer or device tell us anything about your visits to other websites, or your use of the Internet in any way.
USE OF INFORMATION
We may use information that we collect on the Site for a variety of purposes, including to:
- Provide you with the services and information you request;
- Maintain or administer the Site, perform business analyses, or for other internal purposes to improve the quality of our business, the Site, and the products and services we offer; and
- As otherwise described to you at the point of collection or pursuant to your consent.
SHARING OF INFORMATION
We may share information with other entities, including, but not limited to, the following:
Corporate Parents and Affiliates. We may share your information with our corporate parent(s) and other affiliated entities for a variety of purposes, including business, operational, and marketing purposes.
Service Providers. We may share your information with service providers that perform certain functions or services on our behalf (such as to host the Site, manage databases, perform analyses, send communications for us, or provide certain other components of the Site).
Other Parties When Required By Law or as Necessary to Protect the Site. There may be instances when we disclose your information to other parties in order to:
- protect our legal rights or the users of our Site;
- protect the safety and security of our users;
- prevent fraud (or for risk management purposes); or
- comply with or respond to law enforcement or legal process or a request for cooperation by a government entity, whether or not legally required.
Other Parties With Your Consent. We may share information about you with other third parties when you consent to such sharing.
In addition to the disclosures above, we may disclose non-personal information to third parties, such as aggregate website usage data or demographic reports that do not describe or identify individual users.
YOUR CHOICES AND YOUR INFORMATION
Commercial Email Messages and Third Party Marketing
You may be able to opt in to receiving promotional emails from us. If you opt in, you may later opt out of receiving these promotional e-mails by clicking on an opt-out or “unsubscribe” link within the promotional e-mail you receive. Your request not to receive unsolicited commercial emails from us will not apply to messages that you request or that are not commercial in nature. For example, we may contact you concerning any questions you submitted to us, even if you opt out of receiving unsolicited commercial messages.
Your California Privacy Rights
If you are a California resident and request information about how to exercise your third-party disclosure choices, you must send a request to the following address with a preference on how our response to your request should be sent (e-mail or postal mail). You may contact us by sending an e-mail with the statement “California Residents’ Privacy Rights” in the subject field of your e-mail.
We maintain reasonable security procedures to help protect against loss, misuse or unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration or destruction of the information you provide through the Site. However, no data transmission over the Internet or stored on a server can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your information and privacy, we cannot guarantee or warrant the security of any information you disclose or transmit to us online and cannot be responsible for the theft, destruction, or inadvertent disclosure of your information. In the event that we believe that the security of your information may have been compromised, we will endeavor to give you appropriate notice as quickly as possible, including by email. You consent to our use of e-mail for such notification.
By using this Site, you consent to the collection, storage, processing, and transfer of your information in and to the United States, or other countries and territories, pursuant to the laws of the United States.
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