2. Types of Information Collected
a. Traffic Data Collected. We may automatically track and collect non-personal identification information when you visit our Site, including your (i) IP address (a set of numbers that is assigned to your computer when you are on the Internet); (ii) domain server (a computer that stores web site files and provides them to people who request them); (iii) type of computer; and (iv) type of web browser (collectively “Traffic Data”). Traffic Data is anonymous information that does not personally identify you but may be helpful for marketing purposes or for improving your experience on the Site. We may collect Traffic Data through the use of “Cookie” technology. “Cookies” are data files sent to and stored on the computer you use to view a web site. “Cookies” can be used to monitor use of our Site, to customize content specific to your interests, to ensure that you do not see the same advertisement repeatedly and to store your user name and password so you do not have to re-enter it each time you visit the Site.
b. Personal Information Collected. In order for you to access certain premium services that we offer via the Site, we may ask you to provide us with information that personally identifies you (“Personal Information”). Personal Information may include data such as: (i) your name, mailing and/or e-mail addresses (“Contact Data”); (ii) your account or credit card number (“Financial Data”); or (iii) your zip code, age and/or income (“Demographic Data”). If you communicate with us by e-mail, post messages to any of our chat groups, bulletin boards or forums, if any, or otherwise complete online forms, surveys or contest entries, any information provided in such communication may be collected as Personal Information. We will only collect Personal Information that you voluntarily provide.
3. Uses of Information Collected
We may use Contact Data to send you information about our company or our products or services, or promotional material from some of our partners, or to contact you when necessary. We may use your Financial Data to bill you for products and services. We may use your Demographic Data to customize and tailor your experience on the Site, displaying content that we think you might be interested in according to your preferences.
We are committed to protecting the privacy of children. Therefore, we prohibit registration by children under the age of 13 for all portions of the Site including forums, chats and message boards. We will not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under 13. We strongly urge all parents to participate in their children’s exploration of the Internet and any online services, and to teach their children about protecting their personal information while online.
Furthermore, we may, at our discretion, require users under 18 to obtain the consent of a parent or guardian to view certain content, and we may limit access to certain content to users above a specified age. You agree to abide by any such restrictions, and not to help anyone avoid these restrictions.
5. Sharing of Personal Information
We may share Personal Information you provide in combination with Personal Information from other users with advertisers and other third parties only on an aggregate basis (“Aggregate Data”). Aggregate Data does not contain any information that can be used to contact or identify you.
6. User Choice Regarding Collection, Use and Distribution of Personal Information
You may choose not to provide us with any Personal Information. In such an event, you can still access and use some of the Site; however you may not be able to access and use those portions of the Site that require your Personal Information.
7. Confidentiality and Security of Personal Information