Privacy is very important to us.
If you have questions about our policy, you may send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Information We Collect.
Our primary goal in collecting personal information is to provide you with a smooth, efficient, and customized experience. This allows us to provide services and features that most likely meet your needs, and to customize our service to make your experience easier.
In general, you can browse our site without telling us who you are or revealing any personal information about yourself. Once you give us your personal information, you are not anonymous to us. If you choose to use our services, we may require you to provide contact and identity information, billing information, and other personal information as indicated on the forms throughout our site. Where possible, we indicate which fields are required and which fields are optional. You always have the option to not provide information by choosing not to use a particular service or feature.
Under some circumstances, we may require some additional financial information, such as, but not limited to: if you are registering to purchase something on our site. We use your financial information, including credit card information to verify your name, address, and other information, as well as to bill you for your use of our services.
We automatically track certain information based on your behavior on our site. We use this information to do internal research on our users’ demographics, interests, and behavior to better understand and serve you and our community. This information may include the URL that you just came from (whether this URL is on our site or not), which URL you next go to (whether this URL is on our site or not), what browser you are using, and your IP address.
If you send us personal correspondence, such as emails or letters, or if other users or third parties send us correspondence about your activities or postings on the site, we may collect such information into a file specific to you.
For a chart showing what information we collect from or about you, and who has access to that information, please see the Appendix.
Our Use of Your Information.
We use your information to facilitate the services you request. We use information in the file we maintain about you, and other information we obtain from your current and past activities on the site, to resolve disputes, troubleshoot problems, and enforce our User Agreement. At times, we may look across multiple users to identify problems or resolve disputes, and in particular, we may examine your information to identify users using multiple User IDs or aliases.
If you choose to provide us with your credit card information, we use your address and billing information to bill you and provide associated support.
You agree that we may use personally identifiable information about you to improve our marketing and promotional efforts, analyze site usage, improve our content and product offerings, and customize our site’s content, layout, and services. These uses improve our site and better tailor it to meet your needs.
Our Disclosure of Your Information.
The following describes some of the ways that your personally identifiable information may be disclosed.
Internal Service Providers.
We may use internal service providers to facilitate our services (e.g., search, discussion boards, surveys), and therefore we may provide some of your personally identifiable information directly to them. In some instances, the internal service provider may collect information directly from you (such as the situation where we ask an internal service provider to conduct a survey for us). In these cases, you will be notified of the involvement of the internal service provider, and all information disclosures you make will be strictly optional. In all cases, these internal service providers’ use of the information we suppl