1. What Personal Information is Collected From You
We do not collect personal information about you unless you specifically and knowingly provide such information to us. Instances where we may collect such information include:
- where you have entered information to obtain more information about us;
- where you have subscribed to our newsletter; or
- where you have disclosed personally identifiable information on our web sites.
We endeavor only to collect personal information necessary in the circumstances. In the above-mentioned instances, personal information collected may (among others) include your name, address, phone number, and e-mail address.
2. How Your Personal Information Is Used
Personal Information is only used by us for the purposes stated at the time of collection or as otherwise set out in this section.
If you have participated in an online activity, your personal information will only be used for the purposes of that online activity, unless you otherwise provide us with your consent. We may ask for your permission to use your personal information for other purposes, for example, to send you an email newsletter or for marketing purposes. We will only use this information for these purposes if you have provided us with consent by “opting-in” on the online form.
Non-personal aggregate information may also be extracted or compiled from the information we collect. Such information may be used to generate statistics and aggregate reports for internal use by us and our affiliates, subsidiaries, licensees, successors, assigns, suppliers and advertisers. In this instance, these statistics and reports will contain only aggregated and no personally identifiable information. Your identity is kept strictly anonymous.
When you voluntarily disclose information on the forum or chat areas of our web sites, your personal and other information disclosed in your communication shall become public information and can be collected and used by outside parties. Such activities are beyond our control.
3. What “Cookies” Are and How They Are Used
Log data collected on web servers supplies us with aggregate information about the number of visits to different pages on our site. This website uses such aggregate information to improve access to content based on visitors’ browsers and operating system types to make our content available to as many visitors as possible. We do not link the log data collected to any personal information submitted online.
4. With Whom Your Information Is Shared
In some instances, we use outside parties to administer contests, promotions and other online activities on our behalf. This may involve the collection of personal information. In such cases, we ensure that the way in which any outside party collects and retains personal information conforms to our privacy regime.
There may also be instances in which we are required by law to provide personal information without your consent. Such instances include emergency situations, or where required by governmental or other legal order.
Other than as indicated above, we will not sell, rent, share or otherwise make available your personal information to any outside parties without your consent. In such a case, we will tell you for what purpose such information will be disclosed and we will ask for your consent to “opt-in”. If you want to share your personal information, you will have to respond affirmatively. If you do not respond, by default, we will assume that you do not want to be involved and your information will not be sold, rented, shared with or otherwise made available to outside parties.
5. How You Can Update, Access or Delete Your Personal Information
At any time, you may remove your personal information from our database by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
6. How We Protect the Privacy of Children
We will not knowingly collect or retain any personal information of visitors to our websites who are under the age of 13, unless we obtain parental or legal guardian consent. Such information will never be sold, rented, shared or otherwise made available to outside parties without parental or legal guardian consent unless we are required to do so by court, governmental or other legal order. We encourage and support the efforts of parents and legal guardians of children to monitor their children’s internet usage and to caution them against providing personal information to any website without their permission.