This website is committed to protecting the privacy of the end-user
privacy policies and practices with respect to the collection, use and disclosure
of Your personal information.
Personal information is any information about an identifiable individual, such as
Your name, email address, You select to provide to comments collected electronically
through this web site as well as any other information that identifies who You are.
What Personal Information does this website collect?
This website limits the collection and use of Your information to that which is
necessary to fulfill identified purposes.
If this website wishes to use Your information in
any way we didn't tell You about
previously, we will obtain Your consent for the new purpose or use prior to doing
The information we ask for will depend on the information requested. Your information
may be collected via an “active information collection point.”
A. Active Information Collection
You might choose to actively provide this website with certain kinds of personally
identifiable information, such as Your full name, address, phone number, e-mail
address and other personal details, including by posting comments to this site.
All information that You actively provide to this website is provided at Your option.
There are many ways You can give Your consent to our use of information that You
Your express consent may be given in writing or through electronic means. For certain
communications we will verify Your express consent prior to commencing the requested
B. Passive Information Collection
This site may use various technologies to passively collect information from You
while You are visiting (that is, You do not actively provide this information to
this website). Such technologies allow this site to collect a range of non-personally
identifiable information, including Your Internet Protocol (IP) address (a unique
identifier automatically assigned to Your computer when logging onto the Internet),
the type of Web browser and operating system You use, the date and time You visit
the site, the specific pages You visit on the site, and the address of the Web site
You visited before coming to this site.
This website typically uses such passively collected information for a variety of
purposes, such as to administer the site, customize the site to Your preferences,
and compile aggregated statistics for research purposes.
The “passive information collection” technologies that we use may
Cookies are small text files that store information about Your interactions with
a particular website, either temporarily (known as a “temporary” or “session” cookie,
and deleted once You close Your browser window) or more permanently on the hard
drive of Your computer (known as a “permanent” or “persistent cookie”). Cookies
can make it easier to use a website by allowing servers to access certain information
• “Session” cookies can be used
to help a user's browser navigate a website more
smoothly and may show up if the user comes from a website with which the subsequent
Web site has some relationship (e.g., a website of an affiliated company) and can
give helpful information.
• “Persistent” cookies can be used to customize a website for a user, such as by
storing passwords, preferences, and registration and account information so that
users do not have to re-enter them each time they visit a website.
Uses and Disclosure of Information
Except as described in this Policy this website will not use, and will not disclose
or provide any of Your personal information to any other person. We do not sell,
trade, or rent Your personal information to others for marketing purposes. As described
above, generally, the purpose for collecting Your personal information will be explained
to You, in clear language, at the time of collection.
When You provide information to this site by completing a registration form, posting
comments concerning topics on, we will use this information to learn more about
our end users, improve this site for research purposes.
This site reserves the right to contain any information submitted by You and retained
by this site.
Exceptions where this site may Collect, Use or Disclose Information without Consent
If this site is required or permitted by law: This site may be required to release
information by a court of law or other legal or regulatory authority. If so, the
site's policy is to release information only to the extent that the site has to.
Further, for other legal, medical, emergency or other security reasons, it may be
impossible or impractical to seek or obtain Your consent.
If this site uses an outside third party supplier to do work for us: This site may
from time to time use outside third party suppliers to do work involving some of
Your information. For example, to perform computer services on our behalf or to
analyze traffic stats or for other reasonable purposes. This site selects the company
carefully and confirm that it uses privacy and security standards that meet this
If we have to protect the interests of this site: In certain circumstances, this
site may have to collect, use or release information without consent for its protection.
For example, this site may do so to prevent a crime.
Rights to Provide Information
With respect to all content and information You submit to this site, including by
posting to this site, in providing this site with such content and information this
site relies on You to ensure that You have the lawful right to do so without limitation
This site may collect aggregated, anonymous information (such as demographic and
profile data, usage and selection data and similar information and data) about You,
including in connection with Your use of this site in order to better understand
and learn more about our end users, improving this site for related research purposes.
Any such aggregated information will not contain personally identifiable information
This site will keep Your information only for as long as it is reasonably needed
to fulfill the purposes for which it was collected, unless and to the extent a longer
retention is permitted or required by law. Your information is destroyed when it
is no longer needed or it is converted to an aggregated and anonymous form. The
length of time we keep Your information varies depending on the reason it was collected
and the nature of the personal information. For legal reasons, this site may keep
information beyond the end of Your relationship with this site.
Accuracy & Access to your Information
You have the right to access, verify, rectify and update Your information.
This site takes reasonable steps to ensure Your personal information is accurate,
complete, and up-to-date. However, in certain circumstances, we must rely upon You
to advise us if Your information changes. If You notify us that Your personal information
is inaccurate or incomplete, we will take steps to correct, delete, or add to it, as appropriate.
We protect other people's privacy when we make information about You available to
You. It may not be appropriate for us to release certain information directly to
You. If we are unable to disclose information to You, we'll explain why, subject
to any legal restrictions. If You wish to challenge our decision, we will tell You
how to escalate Your request.
You can withdraw Your consent
Subject to legal and contractual requirements, You may change or withdraw Your consent
at any time by: (1) changing Your choice on this site, if and where available; (3)
contacting the site's inquiries (listed in the “Contacting this website” section
this Policy below.
Withdrawing Your consent will generally not affect Your relationship with this site.
However, if You don't consent or if You withdraw Your consent, you cannot post to
this site. When You change or withdraw Your consent, we will do our best to make
sure that our files are updated as quickly as possible. It may take some time for
our records to reflect Your changes as many records can only be changed during regular
Safeguards and Security
This site will use reasonable efforts to protect information that You provide to
the site once it has been received. This site employs physical, administrative and
technical safeguards, reasonably appropriate to the sensitivity of the information,
to safeguard Your personal information against loss, theft, misuse, unauthorized
access or disclosure and alteration.
Although this site uses reasonable efforts to safeguard Your information, we cannot
guarantee it. This website cannot ensure or guarantee that any information You provide
to this site is completely secure from individuals who might attempt to deliberately
evade security measures, including by intercepting transmissions over the Internet.
You provide this site with Your information at Your own risk.
Confidentiality of Supplied Information
In order to protect the security and confidentiality of any personally identifiable
information supplied by You to this website (such as web site passwords and similar
information relating to or concerning You) You are responsible to ensure all such
information is kept confidential and secure by You.
Contacting this website
If You have any questions, comments about this Policy or our handling of Your personal
information, or if You wish to withdraw Your consent to our use of Your personal
information (subject to reasonable notice, any legal requirements and similar exceptions)
or to request access to or update any information we have on file, you may contact
our inquiries department using the contact information below:
This website will use reasonable efforts to promptly respond to questions and comments.
Except where required by law, this site cannot ensure a response to questions or
comments regarding topics unrelated to this Policy or this site's privacy practices.
Revisions to Policy
This website reserves the right to modify this Policy at any time. If amended, this
site will post an amended Policy on the Policy page of this site. You may contact
this site as described in this Policy to obtain a copy of the Policy at any time.
It is Your responsibility to review this Policy regularly and You are deemed to
page whenever You visit this site to ensure You are aware of the terms of the current