Some information collected is non-identifying. For example, although our website servers collect information about a user’s internet protocol address, our server is not able to automatically associate that information with a particular user. We may collect non-identifying information associated with that address, such as the time and date of a visit, the originating domain name, the browser type, and the particular pages or products viewed on the website.
Image tags work in conjunction with cookies. An image tag, also referred to as a clear GIF or web beacon, is a small image file that may be located on select areas of our website.
The third-party advertising companies may also employ technology that is used to measure the effectiveness of ads. Any such information is anonymous. They may use this anonymous information about your visits to this and other sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of potential interest to you. No personal information about you is collected during this process. The information is anonymous and does not link online actions to an identifiable person. At this time, we have contracted with companies to collect information about how users navigate our website. This information will not be disclosed and will be used only to generate anonymous visitor profiles, which do not contain personally identifiable information.
This Site uses Adobe® Site Catalyst to help us measure the use of the Site or tailor our online ads based on the likely interests of our users. You can opt out of the use of Adobe cookies for these purposes by clicking here:
Our Site does not respond to browser-based, DO NOT TRACK requests.
We collect certain personally identifying information that users voluntarily provide to us. For example, we collect the email addresses of those who contact us by email. We also collect information that you voluntarily provide to us in surveys and online. As described above, we use that information to serve you, to improve the content of our website, and to contact you for marketing purposes. Third parties may collect, process, and/or share the personal information you submit on the website.
We take commercially reasonable steps to protect the information we collect online. However, as effective as these measures are, no security system is impenetrable. We do not provide an absolute guarantee of the security of our information databases, nor do we guarantee that the information you may choose to supply will not be intercepted while you transmit it from your computer, over the internet, or along other third party networks, and to our systems. However, with respect to security: when we intend to transfer and receive certain types of sensitive information, such as financial information, we redirect visitors to a secure server.
We work with analytics companies to help us understand how our websites are being used, by how many users, for how long, and how frequently. Using analytics, we receive counts of the screens and features of our website that are used, the countries from which they are used, device language settings, demographics and interests information, including age, gender, and affinity categories, and the types of devices, operating systems, browsers, carriers, IP addresses and wireless connections our users are using.
We maintain presence on several social networking and blogging platforms, such as Facebook, and we also incorporate some third party social networking features onto our website. Through these platforms and features, we may receive some usage information about you, and this Privacy Notice applies to that information as well. In addition, third party social networking platforms and blogging platforms have their own privacy policies which explain how the third parties that provide them will use and protect your information.