About ChildrenThis site is not intended for children under the age of 13. If you are 12 years of age or younger, you are not allowed to access, use or browse this site. Although we will not knowingly collect information from site visitors in this age group, we encourage parents to talk to their children about their use of the Internet and the information they disclose to Web sites.
Active Information CollectionLike many other Web sites, this site may actively collect information from its visitors both by asking you specific questions and through your direct communications with us via e-mail and feedback forms. Some of the information that you submit may be personally identifiable and/or sensitive information (that is, information that can be uniquely identified with you, such as your full name, address, e-mail address, phone number, and so on; "Personally Identifiable Information"). If you communicate with us in connection with this Web site by telephone or other communication methods, we may retain those communications to process your inquiries, to respond to your requests, and/or to improve the content of this site. In such cases, we will treat such communications as Personally Identifiable Information. Some areas of this site may require you to submit certain Personally Identifiable Information in order for you to benefit from the specified features (such as applying for a job) or to participate in a particular activity (such as sweepstakes or other promotions). You will be informed at each information collection point what information is required and what information is optional. When you are asked to provide your Personally Identifiable Information, it is your choice whether to do so or not. Although some services are not available unless you provide to us your Personally Identifiable Information, provision of such Personally Identifiable Information to us is entirely your choice.
Passive Information CollectionAs you navigate through a Web site, certain information can be passively collected (that is, gathered without your actively providing the information) using various technologies and means, such as Internet Protocol addresses, cookies, Internet tags, and navigational data collection. In most cases, such information is not personally identifiable. This site may collect and/or use your Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. An IP address is a number assigned to your computer by your Internet service provider so you can access the Internet and is generally considered to be non-personally identifiable information, because in most cases an IP address is dynamic (changing each time you connect to the Internet), rather than static (unique to a particular user's computer). We use your IP address to diagnose problems with our server, report aggregate information, determine the fastest route for your computer to use in connecting to our site and administer and improve the site. A "cookie" is a bit of information that a Web site sends to your Web browser that helps the site remember information about you and your preferences. "Session" cookies are temporary bits of information that are erased once you exit your Web browser window or otherwise turn your computer off. Session cookies are used to improve navigation on Web sites and to collect aggregate statistical information. This site collects and/or uses your session cookies. "Persistent" cookies are more permanent bits of information that are placed on the hard drive of your computer and stay there unless you delete the cookie. Persistent cookies store information on your computer for a number of purposes, such as retrieving certain information you have previously provided (e.g., passwords), helping to determine what areas of the Web site visitors find most valuable and customizing the Web site based on your preferences. This site collects and/or uses your persistent cookies. "Navigational data" ("log files," "server logs," and "clickstream" data) are used for system management, to improve the content of the site, market research purposes and to communicate information to visitors. This site collects and/or uses your navigational data. In the event that this site allows you to create a personal account or file along with your unique ID and password, this site may automatically save or record your Personally Identifiable Information, including your unique ID, password, log-in/out time and/or other activities you may undertake through or in your account or file.
Use and Disclosure of InformationExcept as otherwise stated, we may use your information only: (i) to improve the content of this site; (ii) to customize this site to your preferences; (iii) to communicate information to you (if you have requested it); (iv) to conduct our marketing and research of this site, related services thereof or our products (v) to diagnose problems with our server, report aggregate information, determine the fastest route for your computer to use in connecting to this site, and administer and improve this site; (vi) to improve navigation on Web sites and to collect aggregate statistical information; (vii) to process your inquiries, to respond to your requests, and/or (viii) for other purposes related thereto. If you provide Personally Identifiable Information to this site, we may combine such information with other actively collected information unless we specify otherwise at the point of collection. We will take reasonable measures to prevent your Personally Identifiable Information from being combined with passively collected information, unless you consent otherwise. We may disclose your Personally Identifiable Information to third parties, located in the United States and/or any other country, but only:
(iii) where required by applicable laws, court orders, or government regulations. In addition, we will make full use of all information acquired through this site that is not in personally identifiable form. If we plan to use or disclose your Personally Identifiable Information for any purposes other than that for which it was originally collected or subsequently authorized by you, we will offer you an effective way to opt out of the use of your Personally Identifiable Information for those purposes before we do so. We may aggregate the Personally Identifiable Information of users or visitors of this site to produce statistical or other non-personally identifiable form of data, and share with a third party such aggregated data.