(a) We do not intentionally collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13 and we ask that children under 13 not submit any personal information to us. If you are under the age of 18, you can browse the Website, but cannot register for a Membership without the consent of a parent or guardian. It is the responsibility of parents to monitor their children's use of our Website.
(b) We respect your privacy. As a general policy, we do not automatically collect your personally identifiable information when you visit the Website. When you register for a Membership you will be asked to provide some information about yourself. Whether or not you provide this type of information is your choice; however, in many instances this information is required to realize a benefit we may offer or gain access to certain content on our Website.
(c) Personal information provided by you to us may be used by us and contractors in connection with providing the Website services. The personally identifiable information you submit to us is generally used to carry out your requests, respond to your inquiries, better serve you, or in other ways naturally associated with the circumstances in which you provided the information. We may also use this information to later contact you for a variety of reasons, such as customer service, providing you promotional information for our products, or to communicate with you about content or other information you have posted or shared with us via the Website. In certain instances we may also share your personally identifiable information with our third party vendors performing functions on our behalf (e.g. vendors that process credit card orders). Our vendors agree to use this information, and we share information with them, only to carry out our requests. By voluntarily providing information to us when using the Website, you are consenting to the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information by us in the manner prescribed in this Section 6. You acknowledge this by using the Website. You may opt out of receiving future commercial correspondence from us by contacting us in writing via email.
(d) We may automatically collect certain non-personally identifiable information from you when you access the Website. We use non-personally identifiable information in a variety of ways, including to help analyze site traffic, understand customer needs and trends, carry out targeted promotional activities, and to improve our services. We may use your non-personally identifiable information by itself or aggregate it with information we have obtained from others. We may share your non-personally identifiable information with third parties to achieve these objectives and others, but remember that aggregate information is anonymous information that does not personally identify you.
(e) Like many websites, we use "cookies" and "web beacons" (also called "clear gifs" or "pixel tags") to obtain certain types of information when your web browser accesses our Website. Examples of information we collect and analyze in this manner include Internet Protocol (IP) address, computer connection information such as browser type and version, operating system, and your activities on our Website, including the products you view or search for as well as the URL you come from and go to next. It is important to note that cookies and web beacons that we use do not contain and are not tied to personally identifiable information about you. The anonymous data they collect is kept separate from the personal information in your Membership account. Other cookies are used to enhance your use of the Website, such as remembering that you are logged in. You are able to minimize or block cookies using the privacy settings in your internet browser, but this may restrict your use of the Website. For general information on cookies, see allaboutcookies.org.
(i) We value your information. While we take reasonable precautions to preserve the security of your information, please be aware that we cannot promise that your use of our Website will be confidential, and we cannot promise that any information you provide to us is perfectly secure. While using our Website, you may also become aware of confidential information about us or another user. You promise not to disclose any confidential information made available to you through the Website to any other person.
(j) Residents of the State of California, under certain provisions of the California Civil Code, have the right to request from companies conducting business in California a list of all third parties to which the company has disclosed certain personally identifiable information as defined under California law during the preceding year for third party direct marketing purposes. You are limited to one request per calendar year. In your request, please attest to the fact that you are a California resident and provide a current California address for our response.