Privacy Policy

This privacy policy sets out how we use any information that you give us when using this website.

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, we collect non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Our purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how our visitors use this website. From time to time, we may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of our website.

We also collect potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. We do not use such information to identify our visitors, however, and do not disclose such information, other than under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information, as described below.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to our website choose to interact with us in ways that require us to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that we gather depends on the nature of the interaction. In each case, we collect such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitorís interaction with us. We do not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Aggregated Statistics

We may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, we may monitor the most popular parts of the website. We may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, we do not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

We disclose potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of our employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that need to know that information in order to process it on our behalf or to provide services available at this website. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using our website, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. We will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, we disclose potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only when required to do so by law, or when we believe in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of us, our website, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of our website and have supplied your email address, we may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with whatís going on with the website and our products. We primarily use our website to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send us feedback, we reserve the right to publish it.

Log Files

Like many other websites, we make use of log files. The information inside the log files includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, type of browser, Internet Service Provider, date/time stamp, referring/exit pages, and number of clicks to analyze trends, administer the site, track userís movement around the site, and gather demographic information. IP addresses, and other such information are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable. Third-party tools may be used to collect this information which will allow that third-party to have access to this information and who will handle it according to their privacy policy.

Advertising

We may use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our website. These companies may use information (not including your name, address, email address, or telephone number) about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, click here. These third-party advertisers may also use technologies, such as cookies, or Web Beacons, which will also send these advertisers possible personally identifiable information such as, but not limited to, ip-address, browsertype, screen resolution,... We have no access to, or control over, these cookies that are used by third-party advertisers. You should consult the respective privacy policies of these third-party advertisers for more detailed information on their practices as well as for instructions about how to opt-out of certain practices. Our privacy policy does not apply to, and we cannot control the activities of, such other advertisers or web sites.

Cookies

A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitorís computer, and that the visitorís browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. Cookies can be used to help identify and track visitors, their usage of a website, and their website access preferences. Visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers can change the settings of their browsers to refuse cookies, or have the browser request their permission, with the drawback that a visited website or certain features of it may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Web beacon

A web beacon is a transparent graphic image, usually no larger than 1 pixel x 1 pixel, that is placed on a Web site that is used to monitor the behavior of the user visiting the Web site or sending the e-mail. When the HTML code for the website points to retrieve the image, at the same time it can pass along information such as the IP address of the computer that retrieved the image, the time the Web beacon was viewed and for how long, the type of browser that retrieved the image and previously set cookie values.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, we may change our Privacy Policy from time to time, and in our sole discretion. We encourage visitors to frequently check this page for any changes. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.