Privacy Policy

    This Privacy Policy is designed to tell you about our practices regarding collection, use, and disclosure of information that you may provide via this web site. Please be sure to read this entire Privacy Policy before using or submitting information to this web site.

    Your Consent
    By using this web site, you agree with the terms of this Privacy Policy. Whenever you submit information via this web site, you consent to the collection, use, and disclosure of that information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

    About Children
    We encourage parents to talk to their children about their use of the Internet and the information they disclose to web sites.

    Active Information Collection
    Like many web sites, this web site may actively collect information from its visitors both by asking you specific questions and by permitting you to communicate directly with us via e-mail, feedback forms, and/or chat rooms. Some of the information that you submit may be personally identifiable information (that is, information that can be uniquely identified with you, such as your full name, address, e-mail address, phone number, and so on).

    Some areas of this web site may require you to submit information in order for you to benefit from the specified features (such as newsletter subscriptions, tips/pointers, order processing) or to participate in a particular activity (such as sweepstakes or other promotions). You will be informed at each information collection point what information is required and what information is optional.

    Passive Information Collection
    As you navigate through a web site, certain information may be passively collected (that is, gathered without your actively providing the information) using various technologies and means, such as Internet Protocol addresses, cookies, Internet tags, and navigational data collection.

    We may use Internet Protocol (IP) addresses on this web site. An IP Address is a number assigned to your computer by your Internet service provider so you can access the Internet and is generally considered to be non-personally identifiable information, because in most cases an IP address is dynamic (changing each time you connect to the Internet), rather than static (unique to a particular user's computer). We may use your IP address to diagnose problems with our server, report aggregate information, determine the fastest route for your computer to use in connecting to our web site, and administer and improve the web site.

    A "cookie" is a bit of information that a Web web site sends to your Web browser that helps the web site remember information about you and your preferences.

    "Session" cookies are temporary bits of information that are erased once you exit your Web browser window or otherwise turn your computer off. Session cookies are used to improve navigation on Web web sites and to collect aggregate statistical information. This web site may use session cookies.

    "Persistent" cookies are more permanent bits of information that are placed on the hard drive of your computer and stay there unless you delete the cookie. Persistent cookies store information on your computer for a number of purposes, such as retrieving certain information you have previously provided (e.g., passwords), helping to determine what areas of the web site visitors find most valuable, and customizing the web site based on your preferences. This web site may use persistent cookies. Tags may be placed both on online advertisements that bring people to the web site and on different pages of the web site in order to tell how many times a page is opened and which information is consulted. We do not collect or seek personally identifiable information through these tags.

    "Internet tags" (also known as single-pixel GIFs, clear GIFs, invisible GIFs, and 1 by 1 GIFs) are smaller than cookies and tell the Web web site server information such as the IP address and browser type related to the visitor's computer. We may use Internet tags at this web site. Tags may be placed both on online advertisements that bring people to the web site and on different pages of the web site. These tags indicate how many times a page is opened and which information is consulted. We do not collect or seek personally identifiable information through these tags.

    "Navigational data" ("log files," "server logs," and other data) may be used for system management, to improve the content of the web site, market research purposes, and to communicate information to visitors. This web site may use navigational data.

    Use and Disclosure of Information
    Except as otherwise stated, we may use your information to improve the content of our web site, to customize the web site to your preferences, to communicate information to you (if you have requested it), for our marketing and research purposes, and for the purposes specified in this Privacy Policy.

    If you provide personally identifiable information to this web site, we may combine such information with other actively collected information unless we specify otherwise at the point of collection. We will take reasonable measures to prevent personally identifiable information from being combined with passively collected information, unless you consent otherwise.

    We may disclose your personally identifiable information to third parties, located in the United States and/or any other country, but only

    (i) to contractors we use to support our business (e.g., fulfillment services, technical support, delivery services, and financial institutions), in which case we will require such third parties to agree to treat it in accordance with this Privacy Policy;

    (ii) in connection with the sale, assignment, or other transfer of the business of this web site to which the information relates, in which case we will require any such buyer to agree to treat it in accordance with this Privacy Policy; or

    (iii) where required by applicable laws, court orders, or government regulations.

    In addition, we may make full use of all information acquired through this web site that is not in personally identifiable form.

    Access and Correction
    To keep your personally identifiable information accurate, current, and complete, please contact us as specified below. We will take reasonable steps to update or correct personally identifiable information in our possession that you have previously submitted via this web site.

    We will take reasonable steps to protect your personally identifiable information as you transmit your information from your computer to our web site and to protect such information from loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. You should keep in mind that no Internet transmission is ever 100% secure or error-free. In particular, e-mail sent to or from this web site may not be secure, and you should therefore take special care in deciding what information you send to us via e-mail. Moreover, where you use passwords, ID numbers, or other special access features on this web site, it is your responsibility to safeguard them.

    Links to Other Web web sites
    This web site may contain links or references to other Web web sites. Please be aware that we do not control other Web web sites and that, in any case, this Privacy Policy does not apply to those web sites. We encourage you to read the privacy policy of every web site you visit.

    Other Terms
    Your use of this web site is subject to our Legal Notices (click on the Legal Notices button on the left side of this page).

    How to Contact Us
    If you have any questions, comments, or concerns about this Privacy Policy or the information practices of this web site, please contact us via email at:

    Changes to This Privacy Policy
    If this Privacy Policy changes, the revised policy will be posted on this web site. Please check back periodically, and especially before you provide any personally identifiable information. This Privacy Policy was last updated on June 3, 2007.


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