Your privacy is very important to us. We want to make your experience on the

Internet as enjoyable and rewarding as possible, and we want you to use the

Internet’s vast array of information, tools, and opportunities with complete


We have created this Privacy Policy to demonstrate our firm commitment to

privacy and security. This Privacy Policy describes how our company collects

information from all end users of our Internet services (the “Services”)-those who

access some of our Services but do not have accounts (“Visitors”) as well as those

who may purchase Products -what we do with the information we collect, and the

choices Visitors have concerning the collection and use of such information. We

request that you read this Privacy Policy carefully.

Personal Information Our Company Collects and How It Is Used

Introduction. Our company collects information in different ways from Visitors

who access the various parts of our Services and the network of Web sites

accessible through our Service.

Registration: Members may be asked to provide certain personal information

when they sign up for our Products or Services including name, address,

telephone number, billing information (such as a credit card number), and the

type of personal computer being used to access the Services. The personal

information collected from Members during the registration process is used to

manage each Member’s account (such as for billing purposes). This information

may be shared with third parties, as stated herein, or in special circumstances.

However, in instances where our company and a partner jointly promote our

Services, we may provide the partner certain personal information, such as the

name, address, and username of persons who subscribed to the Services as a

result of the joint promotion for the purpose of offering you other products and


In this instance, personal information may not be used by the partner for any

other purpose. We may also generate non-identifying and aggregate profiles from

personal information Members provide during registration (such as the total

number, but not the names, of Members). As explained in more detail below, we

may use this aggregated and non-identifying information to sell advertisements

that appear on the Services.

Also, with purchases, we supply our member’s contact information, to our

business partners, who then may contact the member by telephone after the

member purchase. Sales proceeds are collected by the that business partner

company. We also may supply other companies with contact information, for mail

offers we believe would be of interest to our members, with or without

compensation from those companies. At times we may send an advertisement for

a third party product, where we collect the sales proceeds, and forward the

purchaser’s information to that third party.

Our Company Partners and Sponsors: Some products and services may be offered

to Visitors and Members in conjunction with an affiliate, independent contractor

seller or non-affiliated partner. To provide Visitors and Members some of these

products and services, the partner may need to collect and maintain personal


Online Shopping: At some Web sites, you can purchase products and services or

register to receive materials, such as a newsletter, catalog or new product and

service updates. In many cases, you may be asked to provide contact information,

such as your name, address, email address, phone number, and credit/debit card


If you complete an order for someone else, such as an online gift order sent

directly to a recipient, you may be asked to provide information about the

recipient, such as the recipient’s name, address, and phone number. Our

company has no control over the third parties’ use of any personal information

you provide when placing such an order. Please exercise care when doing so.

If you order services or products directly from our company, we use the personal

information you provide to process that order. We do share this information with

outside parties that we do business with.

Online Advertisements: Our company may display our online advertisements. In

those cases we share information about our Visitors and Members collected

through the registration process as well as through online surveys and

promotions with these advertisers.

Additionally, in some instances, we use this information to deliver tailored

advertisements or joint ventures. For instance, an advertiser or joint venture

company tells us the audience they want to reach and provides us an

advertisement tailored to the audience. Based upon the information we have

collected, we may then display or send the advertisement to the intended

audience. Our company does share personal information about its Visitors or

Members with these advertisers or joint venture companies.

Responses to Email Inquiries: When Visitors or Members send email inquiries to

our company, the return email address is used to answer the email inquiry we


Voluntary Customer Surveys: We may periodically conduct both business and

individual customer surveys. We encourage our customers to participate in these

surveys because they provide us with important information that helps us to

improve the types of products and services we offer and how we provide them to


We may take the information we receive from individuals responding to our

Customer Surveys and combine (or aggregate) it with the responses of other

customers we may have, to create broader, generic responses to the survey

questions (such as gender, age, residence, hobbies, education, employment,

industry sector, or other demographic information). We then use the aggregated

information to improve the quality of our services to you, and to develop new

services and products. This aggregated, non-personally identifying information

may be shared with third parties.

Promotions: Our company may offer polls, contests, sweepstakes, drawings,

games, content, or other promotions that are sponsored by or cobranded with

third parties. You may be entered in a sweepstakes, contest, or other promotion,

simply by making a purchase from us or by providing us with personally

identifiable information for some other reason or purpose. Due to these third

party relationships, the third parties may obtain personally identifiable

information that visitors voluntarily submit to our company. Our company has no

control over third parties’ use of this information.

Additionally, personally identifiable information may be collected when you order

products, enter contests, vote in polls or otherwise express an opinion, subscribe

to one of our services such as our online newsletters, or participate in one of our

online forums or communities. The types of personally identifiable information

that may be collected at these pages include but may not be limited to: name,

address, e-mail address, telephone number, fax number, credit card information,

and information about your interests in and use of various products, programs,

and services. Our sponsors or third parties may send you material that relates to

our company’s services, products or activities.

Special Cases: It is our company’s policy to use or share the personal information

about Visitors or Members in ways described herein without additional notice or

means to opt out or otherwise prohibit such unrelated uses.

Also, we may disclose personal information about Visitors or Members, or

information regarding your use of the Services or Web sites accessible through

our Services, for any reason if, in our sole discretion, we believe that it is

reasonable to do so, including: credit agencies, collection agencies, merchant

database agencies, law enforcement, or to satisfy laws, such as the Electronic

Communications Privacy Act, the Child Online Privacy Act, regulations, or

governmental or legal requests for such information; to disclose information that

is necessary to identify, contact, or bring legal action against someone who may

be violating our Acceptable Use Policy or Terms Of Service, or other user policies;

to operate the Services properly; or to protect our company and our Members.

Notice of Compliance to California Residents – Your California Privacy Rights

Under The California Online Privacy Protection Act and the California Business and

Professions Code

This privacy policy identifies the categories of personally identifiable information

that our company collects through our Web site or online service, about

individual consumers who use or visit our company’s commercial Web site or

online service and the categories of third-party persons or entities with whom our

company may share that personally identifiable information.

Our company does not maintain a process for an individual consumer who uses or

visits our commercial Web site or online service to review and request changes to

any of his or her personally identifiable information that is collected through our

Web site or online service.

See the section below entitled “Revisions To This Policy” for a description of the

process by which our company notifies consumers who use or visit our

commercial Web site or online service of material changes to our company’s

privacy policy for this Web site or online service.

The effective date of this privacy policy is listed at the end of this privacy policy

under the heading, “Last updated.”

For the purposes of this policy and California compliance the following definitions


Depending on the visitor’s activity, in our commercial Web site or online service,

the following “personally identifiable information” may be collected, in addition

to information set forth in other sections of this document.

The term “personally identifiable information” means individually identifiable

information about an individual consumer collected online by our company from

an individual and maintained

by our company in an accessible form, and may include any of the following:

(1) A first and last name.

(2) A home or other physical address, including street name and name of a city or


(3) An e-mail address.

(4) A telephone number.

(5) A social security number.

(6) Any other identifier that permits the physical or online contacting of a specific


(7) Information concerning a user that the Web site or online service collects

online, from the user, and maintains in personally identifiable form, in

combination with an identifier described within this privacy policy.

Under California Law SB 27, California residents have the right to receive, once a

year, information about third parties with whom we have shared information

about you or your family for their marketing purposes during the previous

calendar year, and a description of the categories of personal information shared.

To make such a request, please send an email to

and please include the phrase “California Privacy Request” in the subject line, the

domain name of the Web site you are inquiring about, along with your name,

address and email address. We will respond to you within thirty days of receiving

such a request.

“Cookies” and How Our Company Uses Them. A “cookie” is a small data file that

can be placed on your hard drive when you visit certain Web sites. Our company

may use cookies to collect, store, and sometimes track information for purposes

stated herein as well as for statistical purposes to improve the products and

services we provide and to manage our telecommunications networks.

Advertisers and partners may also use their own cookies. We do not control use

of these cookies and expressly disclaim responsibility for information collected

through them.

Our Company Commitment to Children’s Privacy. Protecting children’s privacy is

especially important to us. It is our policy to comply with the Children’s Online

Privacy Protection Act of 1998 and all other applicable laws. Therefore we restrict

our Web site to persons eighteen years or older.







Public Forums: Please remember that any information you may disclose in any

Member Directory, or other public areas of our Web sites or the Internet,

becomes public information. You should exercise caution when deciding to

disclose personal information in these public areas.

Our Company’s Commitment to Data Security: Services and Web sites we sponsor

have security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse, and alteration of the

information under our control. While we make every effort to ensure the integrity

and security of our network and systems, we cannot guarantee that our security

measures will prevent third-party “hackers” from illegally obtaining this


Where to Direct Questions About Our Privacy Policy: If you have any questions

about this Privacy Policy or the practices described herein, you may contact us

through the contact information provided on this Web site.

Revisions to This Policy: Our company reserves the right to revise, amend, or

modify this policy, our Terms Of Service agreement, and our other policies and

agreements at any time and in any manner, by updating this posting. Your use of

this site after such changes are implemented constitutes your acknowledgement

and acceptance of these changes. Please consult this privacy statement prior to

every use for any changes.