We understand the importance of protecting your privacy. Accordingly, we believe it is important for you to know how we approach privacy issues.
If you are a registered user on our Site, our web server uses an extended log file format that captures the date and time of visit, the referring address (i.e., the location from which you came to this Site), the type of Internet browser and your IP address (remember that each computer that connects to the Internet is assigned a unique number, an IP address, for identification purposes). The log file does not capture your e-mail address or any other information personal to you.
Certain areas of this Site ask for your business profile, contact information and billing information (“Requested Information”). That information is collected to help us further develop our products and services, to provide you with access to our Internet-based information and services, and to bill you for those services if you elect to use them. We protect this information through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol, when we transit it over the Internet.
Remember, other than the Requested Information described in the immediately preceding paragraph, we do not want you to, and you should not, post, publish or transmit any of your confidential or proprietary information on, through or to this Site, whether in the form of answers, comments, concepts, e-mails, feedback, ideas, inputted data, inventions, know-how, messages, plans, questions, suggestions, techniques, uploaded files or otherwise (collectively, the “User Information”). In the event you choose to post, publish or transmit any of the User Information on, through or to this Site, you acknowledge and agree that (i) such User Information will not be treated as confidential or proprietary, (ii) you are responsible for the accuracy and correctness of such User Information, (iii) you are granting us an irrevocable, royalty-free, unlimited and worldwide license to assign, communicate, convey, copy, create derivative works from, display, distribute, exploit, export, lease, loan, post, publish, redistribute, rent, reproduce, republish, retransmit, sell, transfer, transmit or otherwise use such User Information for any purpose whatsoever, (iv) you waive any and all claims against us and our affiliates regarding the use of the User Information, including any claims regarding infringement of intellectual property rights, and (v) we reserve the right, in our sole and absolute discretion, to amend, change, delete, modify, reject, revise or update any of the User Information at any time without notice to you.
Use of Collected Information
As a courtesy to you, the Site may contain links to websites and resources owned by other individuals and entities (collectively, the “Third Party Sites”). If you utilize the links to the Third Party Sites, you will leave this Site and the only information that will be transferred to the owners of the Third Party Sites is the referring address (i.e., the fact that you came from this Site). If you decide to visit the Third Party Sites, you acknowledge and agree that (i) you do so at your own risk, (ii) it is your responsibility to guard against time bombs, trojan horses, viruses, worms or other computer programming routines that could alter damage, expropriate, intercept or interfere with your computer system, (iii) we are not endorsing, nor are we responsible for, the information or the content contained on the Third Party Sites, or the products or services promoted, offered by or sold on the Third Party Sites (including anything that could be abusive, defamatory, false, harassing, inaccurate, inappropriate, libelous, misleading, offensive, obscene, sexually explicit, threatening, unlawful, vulgar or otherwise objectionable, or that could be in violation of any federal, state, local or jurisdictional law, rule or regulation), (iv) your access to and use of the Third Party Sites is subject to the Third Party Sites’ terms and conditions of use (including their respective privacy polices), (v) we are not responsible for the availability of the Third Party Sites, (vi) we are not making any representations or warranties regarding the accuracy, appropriateness, availability, completeness, freedom from viruses, performance, quality, security or timeliness of the Third Party Sites or their contents (including the text, graphics, images, software, audio and video clips, links, logos, icons and other items and materials contained on the Third Party Sites), (vii) we are not liable for any consequential, direct, exemplary, incidental, indirect, punitive, special or other claims, damages, expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) and other losses, including damages for loss of use of the Services or the Content, lost access to this Site, lost goodwill or profits, or other intangible losses, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), strict liability, product liability or any other theory of liability, arising out of, connected with or related to the Third Party Sites.
Additional Resources on Information Privacy
The Electronic Privacy Information Center focuses public attention on emerging civil liberties issues relating to the National Information Infrastructure. EPIC Alert is the online newsletter of the Electronic Privacy Information Center in Washington, D.C. The newsletter is bi-weekly and covers issues related to privacy and civil liberties in the information age.
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