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PRIVACY POLICY

Last Updated: August 16, 2006

Our Commitment to Member Privacy

We recognize online privacy as a valid and important issue. The following Policy outlines how our business works, what information we collect and how we go about collecting it, under what circumstances the information is shared with third parties, and your choices to determine what communications you receive from us and from our marketing partners.

What Information Do We Collect?

When you visit our site you may provide us with two types of information: personal information you actively choose to disclose ("Active Information") and information collected, in a way not visible to you, on an aggregate anonymous basis as you and others browse our site ("Passive Information").

No Use of Our Site by Persons Under 18

No person under 18 should disclose information on this site or participate in any of our programs. You may learn more about protecting children's privacy online by visiting www.ftc.gov/kidzprivacy.

Active Information You Provide Us

We request a limited amount of what is known as personally identifiable information ("Active Information") from users who participate in the promotions on this site. This information includes, but is not limited to the following Consumer Information:

  • Your name
  • Your mailing address
  • Your telephone number

In order to participate in our program (become a "member"), we require you to disclose the following information.  

Passive Information Collected

Our site utilizes cookies to collect information about how our site is used. Passive Information gathered may include the date and time of visits, the site pages viewed, time spent at our site, the sites visited just before and just after our site. If you do not wish to transmit "cookie" information about yourself, you may turn off the cookie function in your web browser; please consult the "Help" section of your browser to correctly do so.

Our site's servers also automatically identify your computer by its Internet Protocol address which is a unique string of numbers that is assigned to your computer by your Internet Service Provider. Your IP address may be used to address problems with our server or administer our site or to gather broad demographic information about our members.

How Do We Use the Information Collected?

Broadly speaking, persons we employ directly, or as contractors or agents at our direction, use Active Information for purposes of administering our business activities, providing customer services such as support, and distributing information about products and services we think may be of interest to our members from our advertiser merchants. We may use the Active Information or Passive Information you provide to us to contact you about changes to our site, new services, features or products we offer, or other information we think you shall find valuable. If at any time you do not wish to receive such information, you may "opt-out" through the Help or Contact sections of our site via email or through written request to Customer Service Manager at the address posted on the site.

We use Passive Information to gather information about our members and to enhance and design our site to make it easier, faster and friendlier to use. Additionally, cookies help us know information about how many people visit our site, when they visit and how they use our service. Passive Information may result in your viewing of particular advertising based on your user habits for your viewing on our site and a shopping experience customized to you in content, services and goods.

Who Do We Share Information With?

You are able to access other merchant's sites through our site. When you opt to receive information or sign up for a trial offer, you may be doing so through third party sites and with other companies over which we have no control. You should read those sites' privacy policies to make sure you agree to them before using such sites. If you wish to opt out of their mailings, you must do so through those sites.

Sharing Information in Other Scenarios

We may be required by subpoena, law or government agency to disclose both Active and Passive Information you have provided to us. Should we buy or sell assets of our company, another company may need to review our company's assets, including your information, to make business decisions as to whether to acquire such assets. The parties who perform services for us (credit card processors, merchant bank, our Internet Service Provider) may also have access to your information in performing such services.

How Do We Secure Active Information and Passive Information?

We secure your personal information submitted by you by using reasonable technical efforts to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, or accidental loss or destruction of Active Information and Passive Information. Efforts we may take to ensure the security include but are not limited to: maintaining our own servers under our private control, data encryption and/or monitoring of our network and data for intrusions. Communications you may have with us via email or snail mail may not be secure unless we advise you that security measures are in place prior to your sending information. Therefore, if you choose to communicate with us through these means, you are assuming the risk of doing so and we request that you do not send or post sensitive information through these means.

How Can You Choose Not to Receive Information About Products or Services By Us or to Correct, Delete or Access Your Information

If you desire not to receive information about products or services we think may be of interest to you or if you wish to access, delete or correct your information, please contact us through the Help section of our site via email or through written request to Customer Service Manager at the address listed in the footer of this site or the Help or Contact sections.

California Residents

If you are a California resident, you have the right to receive: a) information identifying any third party company(ies) to whom we may have disclosed, within the past calendar year, personal information pertaining to you and your family for the company's direct marketing purposes; and b) a description of the categories of personal information disclosed. To obtain such information you must make a request in writing. Your request must include your name registration (email address), the site name you visited and a return address or it will not be processed. We will not honor such requests more than once per calendar year. Requests made via email will not be accepted. Please mail your request to Customer Service Manager at the address listed in the footer of this site or the Help or Contact sections.

YOUR USE OF OUR SITE AND/OR PARTICIPATION IN OUR PROGRAMS MEAN THAT YOU ACCEPT THE PRACTICES SET FORTH IN THIS POLICY. WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO MAKE CHANGES TO THE POLICY BY POSTING THE NEW VERSION WITH A NEW EFFECTIVE DATE. YOUR CONTINUED USE INDICATES YOUR AGREEMENT TO THE CHANGES.