Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy Effective April 20th 2014


By using any of the Web Sites, you consent to the terms of the privacy policy and as amended from time to time, it is your responsibility to check for amendments and your continued use of this site is an acknowledgement of this fact. Inc. (“”) is committed to protecting your privacy.

This Privacy Policy describes, among other things, the types of information collected about you when you visit the Web Site; how your information may be used and when it may be disclosed; how you can control the use and disclosure of your information; and how your information is protected. We are committed to gaining and maintaining your trust by following a core set of Privacy Principles.


1. Scope of Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy applies to information, including contact information, collected about you by a Web Site. This Privacy Policy does not cover any information collected through any other web site. Please note that some Web Sites may contain links to Web Sites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of those sites, and we recommend that you visit the privacy policies of each web site that you visit.


2. Information Collected

Information you provide directly to Web Sites. You are not required to provide information about yourself when you visit a Web Site. Web Sites may ask you for different types of information when you register for certain services, access various content or features, or directly contact the Web Site including:

• Contact information, such as name, email address, postal address, phone number, facsimile number, and mobile number;

• User name, password, and password reminder questions and answers;

• Age and date of birth;

• In limited circumstances, payment and identity verification information, such as credit card number, social security number or comparable national identifiers, and driver’s license number where needed for payment, to complete a particular transaction, or to access a particular service (e.g., contests or paid subscriptions);

• Other demographic information, such as gender, job information, and zip code;

• Information posted in community discussions and other interactive online features;

• Information for a public profile, such as your interests and the address of your web site;

• Communications preferences, such as which newsletters you would like to receive;

• Search queries;

• Contact information about others when you provide information about others or refer a friend to a particular site or service (note: such information is used solely to facilitate the communications requested);

• Correspondence you send to us; and

Information we collect automatically on Websites. Web Sites may collect certain information automatically, including:

• Your browser type and operating system;

• Your Internet Protocol (IP) address, which is the number automatically assigned to your computer whenever you access the Internet and that can sometimes be used to derive your general geographic area;

• Sites you visited before and after visiting a Web Site;

• Web pages and advertisements you view and links you click on within Web Sites;

• Upon request, your bandwidth speed and information about the software programs installed on your computer; and

• Unique identifiers, including mobile device identification numbers that can identify the physical location of such devices in accordance with applicable law;

• Information collected through cookies, web beacons, and other technologies;

• Information about your interactions with audio and video content, such as the type of content listened to and viewed, and information about your interactions with email messages, such as the links clicked on and whether the messages were opened or forwarded;

• Standard server log information.

Information we obtain from other sources. Where permitted by applicable law, we may collect information about you from other sources, including through interactive applications (such as mobile devices, third-party services, and embedded audio and video players), from co-branded partners and sites (for example, on our pages on Facebook), and from commercially available sources (such as data aggregators and public databases). The following are examples of information we may collect from other sources:

• Name, postal address, and telephone number;

• Demographic data, such as age, gender, and income level;

• If you access third-party services (such as Facebook, Google or Twitter) through a Web Site, or if you access a Web Site via a third-party service, your username and password for those services and other information available about or collected from you on those services, as described in our overview of third-party social networking services

• Your interests and purchase behavior;

• Publicly-observed data, such as activities on blogs, videos, and other online postings; and

• Other navigation data, such as web sites visited and advertisements viewed or clicked on.

This privacy policy does not cover the practices of third parties, including those that may disclose information to

Combining Information. Please note that all of the information we collect about you may be combined, including to help us tailor our communications to you and to develop rich online content and services across the Web Sites.

3. Use of Information

We generally use information we collect about you to:

• Fulfill your requests for products, services, and information, including to send you electronic newsletters, and complete a transaction that you have requested;

• Enable you to participate in features such as surveys, polls, and message boards;

• Provide you with electronic newsletters, information, special offers and promotional materials on behalf of Web Sites, companies within our corporate family, and third parties, in accordance with applicable law;

• Analyze the use of Web Site and information about visitors to our Web Site to understand and improve our service offerings and, in accordance with our sharing policies, discussed below, to produce anonymous or aggregated data and statistics that might help third parties develop their own products and service offerings;

• Customize the content you see when you visit Web Site;

• Develop and provide advertising tailored to your interests, as described in our overview of online advertising;

• Prevent potentially prohibited or illegal activities and otherwise in accordance with’s Terms of Use; and


• For any other purposes disclosed to you at the time we collect your information or pursuant to your consent.


4. Access

If you choose to share contact information with us, you may have the opportunity to update that information on the Web Site. You also may update or amend your information by contacting us. If you ask us to shut down your account or delete your information, we will disable your account within a reasonable period of time. Please note that we may need to retain some information about you in order to satisfy our legal and security obligations. For example, some of your information may remain in back-up storage even if you ask us to delete it. In some cases, you may be entitled under local laws to access or object to the processing of information that we hold relating to you.


5. Disclosure of Information is committed to maintaining your trust and we want you to understand when and with whom we may share information collected about you.

• Authorized third-party service providers. We share your information with third-party vendors who help us with specialized services, including customer support, email and text message deployment, business analytics, marketing, and data processing. These third parties are allowed to use your information to help us provide our services and not for any other purpose.

• Co-Branded Partners. Co-Branded Partners are third parties with whom Web Site may jointly offer a service or feature. You can tell when you are accessing a service offered by a Co-Branded Partner because the Co-Branded Partner’s name will be featured prominently. You may be asked to provide information about yourself to register for a service offered by a Co-Branded Partner. In doing so, you may be providing your information to both us and the Co-Branded Partner, or we may share your information with the Co-Branded Partner. Please note that the Co-Branded Partner’s privacy policy may apply to its use of your information.

• Business transfers. We may share your information in connection with a substantial corporate transaction, such as the sale of a Web Site, a merger, consolidation, asset sale, or in the unlikely event of bankruptcy.

• Legal requirements. We may disclose information about our users, including contact information, to respond to subpoenas, court orders, legal process, and other law enforcement measures, and to comply with other legal obligations, such as FCC requirements.


• Protect our Web Sites and users. We may disclose information to protect and defend the legal rights, interests, and safety of their employees, agents, and contractors (including enforcing our agreements); to protect the safety and security of users of the Web Sites and members of the public; and as otherwise disclosed in our Terms of Use.


Please note that we may share information with advertisers as described in our overview of online advertising. We also may share aggregated or anonymous information with third parties, including helping us develop content and services we hope you will find of interest or to help these third parties develop their own products and service offerings. This sharing of anonymous aggregated information will not include information that could be used to individually identify you.


6. Your Choices

You can choose to enjoy content and features on Web Site without directly providing us with any information about you; however, as described above, some information may automatically be collected or may be requested so you can take advantage of certain features and services offered on Web Site.


You can opt out of receiving commercial email or text messages from a particular Web Site or service by following the instructions contained in any such message. Please note that even if you unsubscribe to commercial messages, we still may need to send you communications relating to your use of the Web Site, such as service announcements.


You have choices about the collection and use of your information by third parties to display relevant advertisements, as described in our overview of Third Party Online Advertising.


You also have choices about whether cookies and other similar technologies are placed on your computer or mobile device; for more information, visit our overview on cookies, web beacons and other technologies (including Do Not Track).


7. Protection of Information

We are committed to protecting your information. We have adopted commercially reasonable technical, administrative, and physical procedures to help protect your information from loss, misuse, unauthorized access, and alteration. Please note that no data transmission or storage can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. We want you to feel confident using Web Sites but we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us. Please refer to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission’s web site for information on how to protect yourself from identity theft.


8. Transfer of Data Internationally is headquartered in the United States, please be aware that information you provide to us or we obtain as a result of your use of the Web Site may be collected in your country and subsequently transferred to the United States or another country in accordance with applicable law. The privacy and data protection laws in another country may not be equivalent to such laws in your country of residence. By using and participating in any Web Site or providing us with your information, you consent to the collection, international transfer, storage, and processing of your information.


9. Visitors from Outside the United States of America

You are accessing this site which is governed by the Laws of the United States of America, if your country of origin does not permit the use of our site then you must govern yourself accordingly.


10. User-Generated Content

The Web Site enables users to submit their own content for use in blogs, message boards, and other functions. Publication of User Generated Content on the Web Site is subject to our Terms of Use. Please remember that any information you disclose becomes public information and exercise caution when deciding to disclose your contact, financial, and other information in a submission. We cannot prevent such information from being used in a manner that may violate this Privacy Policy, the law, or your personal privacy and safety. We may also engage a third party to provide some of the services associated with the blogs, message boards and similar functions. This third party will collect and host the information that you submit to the Web Site but will not use any of this information for purposes other than providing the service.


11. Third Party Sites

When you select a link to a third party web site from one of the Web Sites you will be leaving the Site. Any information that you disclose on the third party site will be governed by that site’s privacy policy.


12. Changes to This Privacy Policy

We may update this Privacy Policy to reflect changes in our practices and service offerings. If we modify our Privacy Policy, we will update the “Effective Date” and such changes will be effective upon posting. If we make any material changes in the way we use your information, we will notify you by sending an email message to the email address you most recently provided to us or by prominently posting a notice of the changes on Web Sites.