Only adults are authorized to use this Site. Authorizedaccess and use of the Site, its databases and functionality is limited topersons over the age of eighteen years, and such access and use is limited byour terms andconditions. The company does not knowingly seek or collect any personalinformation or other data from any persons under the age of eighteen years.
We are dedicated to the protection of Site users’information. To prevent unauthorized access to information provided to us, theCompany uses a number of generally accepted industry standard proceduresdesigned to effectively safeguard the confidentiality of your personalinformation. These procedures include secure server location, controlled accessto data and equipment, robust redundant firewall software, network monitoring,adaptive analysis of network traffic to track and prevent attempted networkintrusions and other network abuse and appropriate employee training in thearea of data security. We shall continue to take reasonable steps to provideeffective data protection at all times, however, because no security technologycan provide invulnerability to information compromise, the Company cannot, anddoes not, guarantee the security of any information that you transmit to us orto any third party affiliated with the Site.
2. Visitor,Subscriber, Member and User Information
When you visit or use this Site, including, for example,when you click on any of our links, we will collect and store in one or more ofour databases, one or more of the following types of information (“Data”):your IP address (the domain name or other locator indicating your access toInternet); the IP address of the Website from which you linked to our Siteoperating system; browser data; email address data; the date and time youaccess our Site and its functions, and any other accessible online user,biometric or device information. We will often collect Data at several pointsthroughout the Site, its links and through related functionality.
We use Data to measure the number of visitors to the differentsections of our Site, to help us make our Site more useful to visitors, tomeasure the amount of traffic generated through our affiliate network, togenerate usage statistics, to ensure email reaches intended destinations, togenerate special offers and advertisements which we may present to you, toprovide our marketing partners, affiliates, licensees, purchasers andsuccessors in interest with accurate Data and to prevent fraud.
Sometimes, we will ask you to provide, on a strictlyoptional basis, “Optional Information,” such as your name, username,address, zip code, telephone number, credit card data, or other personalinformation, such as other identifiers that permits physical or onlinecontacting of you. For example, such information may be requested, on anoptional basis, for participation in special promotions or other Offers.
The only personally-identifying information we collect andstore about you is the information you, voluntarily choose to provide to us,such as your name, e-mail address, address, zip code, telephone number, etc.,in response to a specific prompt that requires you to initially enter theinformation.
When a visitor, member, subscriber, or other Site user,requests web pages from the Site’s server, clicks on banners or other links orotherwise uses the Site’s services or other functionalities, we or our agentsmay automatically collect some information or data about the user and theuser’s Site use, including the IP address from which the Site is beingaccessed, the pages or links that were requested, the special preferences orrequests of the user and cookie information received from the computer of theuser. You agree that all such information and other Data may be collected andused by the Site and its agents.
When any Site user signs-on as a member or subscriber ofthis Site or related services, that person will be required to provide certainpersonal as well as demographic information. Such Optional Information, mayinclude, but is not necessarily limited to, the subscriber’s name, address,birthday, e-mail address, gender, marital status, occupation, education, creditcard number and expiration date of the credit card, username and password, andspecial interests or affiliations. This Site, the Company and its agents, maycollect any and all such Optional Information and include it in its databaseswith Data and other information.
Currently, there are two general types of cookies commonlyused in association with typical Web Sites including our Site:”session” cookies and “persistent” cookies. A session or”session ID” cookie is functional only during the current”session” use of your browser, i.e., it ceases to function when youclose you browser. A “persistent” cookie remains on your hard beyondthe current browser session. You can remove persistent cookies by followingdirections provided in your Internet browser’s “Help” file. We useboth session cookies and persistent cookies.
Also, some Site use rewards and other benefits tied to Siteusage use session cookies to track your Site usage and give you proper credit.We may also use persistent cookies to track the actions of our users to enhancethe experience on our Site, other web Sites and to more effectively communicateOffers, promotional data and other useful information to you. At the presenttime, we intend to also adopt and use helpful future cookie technology, andsimilar types of technologies, as they become available. We may implement anyand all such new technologies and similar improvements to Site functionalitywithout notice.
Most major Web browsers are set up so that they willinitially accept cookies, but you may modify your computers preferences toissue you an alert when a cookie is downloaded, or to disable the ability ofthird parties to download a cookie to you. If you choose to reject cookies, ordisable your computer’s ability to receive or process them, there are areas ofthis Site, other related web Sites and related services that may not functionproperly. For example, you may not be able to view or interact with parts ofthe Site or access some of the services or offers otherwise available on theSite. Also, if you disable or reject cookies, you may not be credited foractions required for certain gifts and other benefits, and therefore may notreceive such benefits.
You may obtain further information about “cookies”and how they function at:
4. Clear GIFs(“Web Beacons”)
Clear GIFs, otherwise known as “web beacons” or”single-pixel GIFs”, are very small web page graphics that contain aunique digital identifying means. They function like cookies, in that they areoften used to track and measure online actions taken by web site users. Incontrast to cookies, which are stored on a user’s computer hard drive, clearGIFs are embedded into the graphics, text or other components of Web pages,including pop up windows, or in other digital documents that can support them,like email messages. We may also use Web Beacons to optimize search enginefunctionality. Clear GIFs are nearly invisible and are often only the size ofsmall dot, such as a period at the end of a sentence. Also, like cookies, ClearGIFs, help us and our Third Party Program Participants measure and improve Siteefficiency and effectiveness. For example, we may use web beacon technology toaccess your personally identifiable information or compile aggregatedstatistics about overall Site usage.
Many of our Third Party Program Participants and advertisersalso employ Clear GIFs on our Site and in related Sites.
5. Log Files
The Company and Third Party Program Participants, throughthe functionality of the Site, related Sites and related services, gather Dataand other information regarding Site navigation and Site use from cookies,clear GIFs and other means and store such information in log files and otherdatabases. This Data and similar information includes date and time recordationdata, Internet protocol (IP) addresses, Internet service provider (ISP) data,referring or exit pages, your computer’s operating system and components, suchas your browser type, and other data. While this information generally does notdirectly identify individual users, it does provide us with Data and other broaddemographic information. We use this information for a number of purposesincluding Site usage analysis, analysis of Site navigation by users,determining and analyzing overall user preferences and user trends, Siteadministration, and general improvement and optimization of Site efficiency andeffectiveness and user communications, including promotions to users. We mayalso provide third parties with some or all such information and other Datacollected.
6. Use of PersonalInformation and Disclaimer
We may request personal identification information from you(such as your name, street address, telephone number, credit card number,e-mail address, and/or any other identifier that permits the physical or onlinecontacting of you) in connection with your use of, or participation in,membership registration for our Sites, our contests, sweepstakes, games,surveys, forums, subscription registrations, content submissions, chats,bulletin boards, discussion groups, requests for suggestions, visitors’requests for free products or services or additional information (including viaemail to us), and in connection with other activities, services or resources wemake available on any of our Sites. In all of these cases, we will collectpersonal identification information from you only if you voluntarily submitsuch information to us.
We will release any and all specific information about youor your account to comply with any valid legal inquiry or process such as asearch warrant, subpoena, statute or court order. We will also release specificinformation in special cases, such as if there is an attempted breach of thesecurity of the Site, or a physical or property threat to you or others. We mayalso transfer user information, including personally identifiable information, inconnection with a corporate merger, consolidation, the sale of related assetsor corporate division or other fundamental corporate change.
Further, the information you enter when making a purchase oran online donation will be shared with payment processors, financial gateways,and your credit card company to authorize credit card payments. Suchinformation may also be shared with necessary third parties solely for thepurpose or carrying out the transactions.
Please note that if you give out personal informationonline, for example, by including such information in story or othersubmissions, posting, or on one of our public forums such as a message board orchat room, folder, chat IM feature, all such information can be collected andused by third parties. The Company shall have no obligation to guarantee thesecurity of such information provided by you as set forth above. All suchdisclosures of such information are at your own risk.
By your use or continued use of the Site and/or itsservices, you expressly agree that the Company, via the Site and otherwise mayuse any and all Data, Optional Information and all other information that it orits agents gather or collect directly or indirectly pertaining to you,including, without limitation, any personal information that has been providedby you, your computer or other device, or information provided by a thirdparty, for any and all technical, administrative, research, development,customer assistance, age verification, marketing, promotion and advertisinguses, for the transmission of communications of every kind, including, withoutlimitation, email communications of every kind, for the sending of products,for fulfillment purposes, and for compliance with any and all TERMS ANDCONDITIONS. Furthermore, you agree that the Company may share, disclose, lease,license, sell and otherwise provide any and all of such information, includingpersonal information to its affiliates, agents, assigns, successors ininterest, licensees, clients, customers, Third Party Program Participants andother third parties who have been authorized or permitted to use theinformation by the Company, its successors, assigns and licensees.
All Members, visitors and Users of this Site should considerany information provided to or collected by the Site as non-confidential, andconsequently the Site assumes no liability or responsibility if any informationrelating to any Member, visitor or User is intercepted and/or used by anunintended recipient.
7. Revocation ofConsent Procedure (Revocation “Opting-Out”)
The Site also offers to you a procedure for”Opting-Out” if you subsequently choose to revoke or withdraw anyconsent to accept or receive Offers. To revoke or withdraw consent to accept orreceive Offers, send an e-mail to , clearly statingthat you have revoked or withdrawn consent to receive any future Offers.
If you decide to cancel an Offer and later wish to rejoin orrecommence receiving a previously cancelled Offer, you may not always be ableor entitled to do so, and you many not be entitled to receive credit towardsbenefits offered by the Company or a third party. We reserve the right at alltimes to terminate or suspend any subscription, membership, Offer, service oraccount at any time with or without notice.
The Company will disclose your personal information, withoutnotice, to a party unrelated to the Company if required to do so by law or inthe good faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with the law,legal process served on the Company or a Third Party Program Participant, toprotect the rights or property of the Company or a Third Party ProgramParticipant, or in urgent circumstances to protect the personal safety of usersof the Site or the public at large.
All unsolicited information provided to the Company or any affiliated party, including, without limitation, any Third Party Program Participant, entirely on the initiative of a person providing the information or that person’s agent, or any information which is provided independently of any request by the Company or its affiliates shall be deemed to be public information regarding which neither the Company nor any other person or entity has any duty to the information provider or any other person, and as such, the Company may use such unsolicited information in an unlimited manner.
9. Protection of Children
The Company and Third Party Program Participants do notpublish any content or Offers on the Site that are targeted to children. We donot specifically collect information about children. The Company and ThirdParty Program Participants do not solicit and do not knowingly acceptsubscriptions, memberships, or acceptances of Offers from persons under the ageof eighteen years. If minors have access to your computer or email, we ask thatyou take appropriate measures to prevent such minors from accessing or usingthe Site or any of our Company’s services as they are exclusively offered andrestricted to, and only authorized for, adults over the age of eighteen years.