Privacy and Terms of Use

Date Last Modified: February 8, 2008 recognizes that its visitors, users, and others who use the Web site at (“the Web site”) or who access, view or use the Web site, (collectively or individually you, your, “Users”) value their privacy. This Privacy Policy provides important information about the use and disclosure of User information collected on the Web site. provides this Privacy Policy to help you understand what information collects and how that information will be used. This Privacy Policy does not apply to the practices of companies that does not own or control or to people that does not employ or manage.

Your use of the Web site and any personal information you provide on the Web site remains subject to the terms of this Privacy Policy. By participating, using or viewing the Web site or any content thereof you are accepting the practices descr ibed in our Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to any of these terms, then please do not use the Web site or its content. We reserve the right to modify or amend the terms of our Privacy Policy at any time without prior notice. Your continued use of the Web site following the posting of changes to these terms means that you accept those changes.

If you have any questions or comments about the Privacy Policy, please submit them in the Feedback section.

Information Provided by You and Collected by

Cookies: Use of “Cookies” is standard in the Internet industry. Cookies are small text files containing a string of alphanumeric characters that are sent to your computer that uniquely identify your browser. Cookies make web surfing easier by saving passwords and preferences while you’re at a website. When you use the website, we may send one or more cookies to your computer. Some cookies are temporary (“session cookies”) and will disappear after you close your browser, but others will stay on your computer (“persistent cookies” or “Flash cookies”). If you wish to remove persistent cookies from your hard drive, follow your web browser help file directions. You can also reset your web browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. If you wish to remove Flash cookies from your hard drive or wish to refuse all flash cookies, please follow the instructions at Macromedia Support. However, some features of the Web site may not function properly if the ability to accept cookies is disabled.

Traffic Data: Consistent with common web practice, when you use the Web site, our servers automatically log certain information that your Web browser sends whenever you visit any Web site. This information may include information such as your Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, browser type, browser language, referring/exit pages and URLs, platform type, number of clicks, domain names, landing pages, pages viewed and the order of those pages, the amount of time spent on particular pages, the date and time of your request, and one or more cookies that may uniquely identify your browser.

Tracking Usage Patterns: tracks usage patterns and collects other non-personally-identifiable information about your use of the Web site. We may employ various tracking technology including “clear GIFs” (a.k.a. Web Beacons) which are used to track the online usage patterns of our Users, and clear GIFs in HTML-based emails sent to you to track which emails are opened by recipients. may also contract with third parties to track online usage patterns on elements of the Web site other than the Web site.

The Way Uses Information

Personally identifiable information that you submit to us through the Web site, will be used by to provide to you the features and functionality of the Web site and to operate and maintain the Web site.

Any personal information, text or other content that you voluntarily provide in the course of your use of the Web site, including but not limited to, information in your Member Profile, by participating in discussions and comments about polls may be publicly available and can be collected and used by others. Your Username (but not your email address) may be displayed to other Users in connection with the polls you create and messages you post in discussions. If the Web site sends an email on your behalf, your email address may be displayed. Any information that you post on the Web site may be redistributed through the internet and may be viewed by the general public.

We will not sell your personally identifiable information to third parties. However, information we collect from you may be combined with information from business partners or other third party sources. Further, may use your email address or other personally identifiable information including information gathered from content you have shared to send commercial and marketing messages from or its business partners, and market research-related surveys and other offers to you. We may also use your email address for non-marketing or administrative purposes (such as notifying you of major Web site changes or for customer Web site purposes).

We will also use cookies, clear GIF’s, log file information, IP addresses, browser type, usage data and certain personally identifiable information to improve the quality and design of the Web site and to create new features, functionality, and Web sites by storing, tracking, and analyzing User preferences and trends as well as to (a) to assist with your use of the Web site by “remembering” information so that you will not have to re-enter it during subsequent visits to the Web site or any element of the Web site; (b) provide customized, personalized content and information for you; (c) monitor the effectiveness of our marketing campaigns; (d) monitor aggregate metrics such as total number of visitors, pages viewed, etc.; and (e) track your entries, submissions, and status in any promotions (including contests or sweepstakes).

When Discloses Information

We may share non-personally-identifiable information (such as traffic information and usage tracking information) with interested third-parties to assist them in understanding the usage patterns for certain content, Web sites, advertisements, promotions, and/or functionality on the Web site.

We may provide personally identifiable information and non-personally-identifiable information to our subsidiaries, affiliated companies, or other businesses or persons in connection with the outsourcing of technical functions. We require that these parties agree to process such information in compliance with our Privacy Policy, and we use reasonable efforts to limit their use of such information and to use other appropriate confidentiality and security measures.

We reserve the right to release personally identifiable information and/or non-personally-identifiable information if required to do so by law, or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with state and federal laws or respond to a court order, subpoena, or search warrant. also reserves the right to disclose personally identifiable information and/or non-personally-identifiable information that believes, in good faith, is appropriate or necessary to take precautions to avoid liability, to investigate and defend itself against any third-party claims or allegations, to assist government enforcement agencies, to protect the security or integrity of our Web site, and to protect the rights, property, or personal safety of, our users or others.

Third Party Content, Sites, and Services

The Web site and Content available through the Web site may contain features and functionalities that may link you or provide you with access to Third Party Content which is completely independent of, including Web sites, directories, servers, networks, systems, information and databases, applications, software, programs, products or services, and the Internet as a whole.

Your interactions with organizations and/or individuals found on or through the Web site, including payment and delivery of goods or services, and any other terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such dealings, are solely between you and such organizations and/or individuals. You should make whatever investigation you feel necessary or appropriate before proceeding with any online or offline transaction with any of these third parties.

You agree that shall not be responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as the result of any such dealings. If there is a dispute between participants on this site, or between users and any third party, you understand and agree that is under no obligation to become involved. In the event that you have a dispute with one or more other users, you hereby release, its officers, employees, agents and successors in rights from claims, demands and damages (actual and consequential) of every kind or nature, known or unknown, suspected and unsuspected, disclosed and undisclosed, arising out of or in any way related to such disputes and/or our service. If you are a California resident, you waive California Civil Code Section 1542, which says: “A general release does not extend to claims which the creditor does not know or suspect to exist in his favor at the time of executing the release, which, if known by him must have materially affected his settlement with the debtor.”

Third Party Advertisers, Links to Other Sites allows other companies, called third-party ad servers or ad networks, to serve advertisements within the Web site. These third-party ad servers or ad networks use technology to send, directly to your browser, the advertisements and links that appear on the Web site. They automatically receive your IP address when this happens. They may also use other technologies (such as cookies or other tracking technologies) to measure the effectiveness of their advertisements and to personalize the advertising content you see. does not provide any personally identifiable information to these third-party ad servers or ad networks without your consent or except as part of a program or feature for which you will have the ability to opt-out. However, may provide information to assist these third parties to personalize the advertising content you see although your personal information (such as email address) will not be provided to such third parties by Further, please note that if you respond to any advertisements, the advertiser or ad server may collect certain information about you and, by responding, you are consenting to the possibility that the advertisers will make the assumption that you meet the targeting criteria used to display the ad.

You should consult the respective privacy policies of these third-party ad servers or ad networks (see links below) for more information on their practices and for instructions on how to opt-out of certain practices.’s Privacy Policy does not apply to, and we cannot control the activities of, such other advertisers or Web sites.

Data Security uses commercially reasonable safeguards (physical, managerial, and technical) to preserve the integrity and security of your personal information. However, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to and you transmit any such information at your own risk. Once we receive your transmission of information, makes commercially reasonable efforts to ensure the security of our systems. However, please note that this is not a guarantee that such information may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards.

If learns of a security systems breach, then we may attempt to notify you electronically so that you can take appropriate protective steps.

Childrens’ Privacy seeks to protect the privacy of young children. For that reason, does not knowingly collect (or maintain) personally identifiable information or non-personally-identifiable information on the Web site from persons under 13 years of age, and no part of our Web site is directed to persons under 13. If you are under 13 years of age, then please do not use or access the Web site at any time or in any manner. If learns that personally identifiable information of persons under 13 years of age has been collected on the Web site without verified parental consent, then will take the appropriate steps to delete this information.

International Users
The Web site is hosted in the United States and is intended for and directed to Users in the United States. If you are a User accessing the Web site from the European Union, Asia, or any other region with laws or regulations governing personal data collection, use, and disclosure, that differ from United States laws, please be advised that through your continued use of the Web site, which is governed by U.S. law, and this Privacy Policy, you are transferring your personal information to the United States and you consent to that transfer.

In the Event of Merger, Sale, or Bankruptcy
In the event that is acquired by or merged with a third party entity, we reserve the right, in any of these circumstances, to transfer or assign the information we have collected from you as part of such merger, acquisition, sale, or other change of control. In the unlikely event of our bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, receivership, or assignment for the benefit of creditors, or the application of laws or equitable principles affecting creditors’ rights generally, we may not be able to control how your personal information is treated, transferred, or used.

Changes to this Privacy Policy
This Privacy Policy may be revised from time to time and this will be reflected by the “last modified” date above. Please revisit this page to stay aware of any changes. Your continued use of the Website constitutes your agreement to this Privacy Policy and any future revisions.

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