We will not make Identifying Information available publicly without the prior written or electronic consent of the individual identified unless (a) the information is already publicly available; (b) required by law, court order, or as requested by other government or law enforcement authority; or (c) the information is posted by the user to an on-line bulletin board, chat room, news groups, or other public forum.
We may collect and use information about you and your use of the the Company sites, including Identifying Information, for our own internal purposes such as, for example, analyzing usage of the the Company sites in order to improve them. We may use and/or distribute information about you and your use of the Company sites in forms that do not identify you individually or reveal your identity. Advertisements, promotional offers, promotional emails, "free gifts," and links, for example, on the Company sites or sent via email or other means from the Company may ask for Identifying Information from you. If you provide this information, your Identifying Information may be provided (either directly from you or by the Company) to the advertiser or web site or company making the offer or providing the gift. You may opt-out regarding how Identifying Information collected from you may be used or distributed when provided to the Company at the Company site by either following the applicable instructions and links on the site, in the email or other document, or by sending an email to the Company site Web Master at admin.com or as otherwise posted on the Company sites. To ensure that your opt-out email is effective, you must include the words "opt-out" and "Identifying Information" in the subject field of such email.
The Company may send users, via email or other means, information relating to the Company sites and/or information on specials, new products and/or promotions from our marketing partners/colleagues. The information described in these messages is intended to be of high interest or value to our users. To choose not to receive such messages, a user can simply click or go to a URL link located in every email or other message containing this kind of information, which will remove the user from future mailings. Or, for certain sites a user may edit his/her personal account information, which contains an option on receiving special offers, at any time by clicking the appropriate link on the applicable Company site. In the course of our business, the Company might buy or sell sites or assets. In these kinds of transactions, customer information (such as Identifying Information) is usually one of the transferred business assets. In the event that the Company, its parent, subsidiaries, or affiliates is acquired, merged, or otherwise combined with another party, customer information (such as Identifying Information) will be one of the transferred assets.
In order to provide our users with a more complete understanding of how the Company sites collect and use information from our users, we have provided the following information:
Internet Protocol (IP) Address The Company sites log IP addresses for systems administration, diagnostic, and site tracking purposes, and to report aggregate information to advertisers. The Company sites do not link IP addresses to information identifying users individually.
Cookies The Company sites use files called "cookies" to store usernames, passwords, and other user preferences so that users don't have to re-enter this information each time they use a particular the Company site. You should be aware that advertisers serving ads on the Company sites may use their own cookies.