Information Collection, Use, and Sharing
We collect personally-identifiable information from you when you register on our site or fill out a form. When registering on our site or filling out a form, you may be asked to enter your name, email address, mailing address and phone number. You may visit our site anonymously, but anonymous users may not be able to take advantage of all advanced functionality offered by the site. The personally-identifiable information we collect from you is used to help personalize your experience on this website so we can better respond to your individual needs, improve the website and improve our service to you. Such information may also be used to administer a contest, promotion, survey or other site feature.
We are the sole owners of the information collected on this site. We only collect personally-identifiable information that you voluntarily give us via email or other direct contact from you and we use that information to respond to you regarding the reason you contacted us. We do not sell, trade or otherwise transfer your personally-identifiable information to outside parties other than trusted third parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business or servicing you, so long as those parties also agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect the legal rights or rights of property or safety of ourselves or others. However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising or other uses.
Data Collection Methods
We use “cookies” on our sites. A cookie is a piece of data stored on a site visitor’s hard drive through your web browser (if your browser’s security settings allow). Cookies allow this site and our service providers’ systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information in order to help us improve your access to this site and identify repeat visitors to the site. For instance, when we use a cookie to identify you, you may not have to log in using your password more than once, thereby saving time while on our site. Cookies can also enable us to track and target the interests of our users in order to enhance their experience on our sites.
If you prefer, you can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent. You can also choose to turn off some or all cookies entirely via your browser’s settings. If you turn your cookies off, some services we offer may not function properly; if that happens, please contact us.
We may also use action tags, web beacons and other data collection methods intended to help customize and improve your browsing experience (including delivery of advertising targeted to your specific interests). An action tag or web beacon (also known as a clear gif or pixel tag) is a method used to track responses or actions by customers who view certain advertisements or other information on our site. Action tags are 1×1 pixel images embedded in a website page that are used to transparently collect information. Our ad server and partners, content servers and website analysis agents and partners may use action tags to count the number of times that visitors click on a particular banner ad or visit the pages of our site and to provide information about what products are viewed or purchased. Without collecting any personally-identifiable information, they use that data to tell us (and other advertisers) which ads are the most effective on particular sites.
DoubleClick DART Cookie
This site makes use of server log files which may store information such as internet protocol (IP) addresses, type of browser software used to view the site, Internet Service Provider (ISP), date/time stamp, referring/exit pages and number of clicks. These log files are used to analyze trends, administer the site, track users’ movements around the site and gather demographic information. IP addresses and other such information are not linked to any personally-identifiable information.
We may share aggregated demographic information with our partners and advertisers. This is not linked to any personal information that can identify any individual person. We may share your personally-identifiable information with third-party service providers (such as shipping companies and payment processing companies) in order to fulfill your order and/or bill you for goods and services related to your use of our sites.
This website may contain links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of other sites. We encourage users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of any other site that collects personally identifiable information.
Your Access to and Control Over Information
You may opt out of receiving any future marketing communications from us at any time. You can contact us via email to, among other things, see what data we have about you, if any; change/correct any data we have about you; request we delete any data we have about you or express any questions or concerns you may have about our use of your data.
California Online Privacy Protection Act (OPPA) Compliance
Because we value your privacy, we have taken necessary precautions to be in compliance with the California Online Privacy Protection Act (OPPA). We therefore will not distribute your personal information to outside parties without your consent.
Childrens Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) Compliance
We are in compliance with the requirements of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). We do not knowingly collect any information on our sites from anyone under 13 years of age. Our website and any related services are all directed at people who are at least 13 years old.
The European Commission’s Directive on Data Protection, which went into effect in October 1998, prohibits the transfer of personal data to non-European Union (E.U.) countries that do not meet the E.U. “adequacy” standard for privacy protection. The United States and E.U. share the goal of enhancing privacy protection for their citizens, but the United States takes a different approach to privacy from that taken by the E.U. In order to bridge these different privacy approaches and provide a streamlined means for U.S. organizations to comply with the Directive, the U.S. Department of Commerce in consultation with the European Commission developed a “Safe Harbor” framework and program. Similarly, the U.S. Department of Commerce in consultation with the Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner of Switzerland developed a “Safe Harbor” framework and program to bridge the differences between the two countries’ privacy approaches and provide a streamlined means for U.S. organizations to comply with the Swiss data protection law. For more information about the Safe Harbor program and its principles, please visit http://www.export.gov/safeharbor/.
The decision by U.S. organizations to enter the Safe Harbor program is entirely voluntary. This site makes a good faith effort to abide by the Safe Harbor Principles, but does not currently participate in the Safe Harbor program.
We take precautions and implement a variety of layered security measures in order to protect personally-identifiable and/or sensitive information. If we ever ask you to submit sensitive information via this website, your information will be protected both online and offline.
If we ever collect sensitive information (such as credit card data), that information will be encrypted and transmitted to us in a secure way via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology. You can verify this by looking for a closed lock icon in your web browser, looking for “https” at the beginning of the address of the webpage or both.
Your sensitive information is then further encrypted and stored in our payment gateway provider’s databases. Your sensitive information is treated as confidential and only accessible by those with special access rights who are specifically authorized to access and administer the information for business needs.
After a transaction, your sensitive information (such as credit card data) will not be stored on our servers.
Your information is also protected by a variety of offline security measures. Only personnel who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, billing or customer service) are granted access to personally-identifiable information. The computers in which we store personally-identifiable information are kept in a secure environment.
The terms of this policy may change from time to time and we are under no obligation to notify you of any changes by any means other than updating this page. If such changes are made, this page will include a new “modified” date and summary of changes below.
This policy was last modified on: January 6, 2013.
Summary of changes on that date: Minor typographical changes.