What our Privacy Policy Covers
This Privacy Policy covers any personal information that obtains from you when you use services on our site.  This policy does not cover the practices of companies that does not own or control, or the actions of people that does not employ or manage.

Our Privacy Policy may change in the future.  We invite you to check back periodically to see if we have made any changes.  If we make any material changes, we will post a notice on our home page.

By using this site, you agree to the terms of our policy.  For more information about the terms of use for this site, please visit our legal page.

What Personal Information is Collected
Depending on how you use, we may ask you to share personal information with us.  Whether you choose to give information is completely up to you, but keep in mind that if you withhold information, you may not be able to use some of our services.

When Personal Information is Collected will ask you for information, including some personal information, if you use one of several services:

Becoming a Member - In order to become a member, you need to share some personal information.  You do not have to be a member to visit some of’s web pages.  But, you will have to join if you want to make full use of our services.  By becoming a member, you become a registered user (if you aren't one already) of

Sweepstakes, Contests and Surveys - If you enter a sweepstakes or contest, or answer a survey, you will become a registered user (if you aren't one already).  We may also ask you for some demographic information, such as your age.  If you choose not to answer, you probably will not be able to participate in the sweepstakes, contest or survey.

How Protects Your Information
We realize that our customers trust us to protect their personal information.  We take that task seriously.  We maintain physical, electronic and procedural safeguards to protect your personal information.  For example:

We use industry-standard Secure Sockets Layer ("SSL") authentication to guarantee the confidentiality of online transactions made on our site.  SSL authentication and encryption of the information that you send to us over the Internet help protect your online transaction information from third party interception.

Unfortunately, despite all of our efforts, there is always a risk that third parties may unlawfully intercept transmissions.  This reality is true of all Internet use.  As a result, we cannot ensure the security of any information you transmit, and you transmit all information at your own risk.

How Uses Your Personal Information collects personal information primarily to make our services more rewarding for you to use.  We usually use this information for internal purposes, such as studying our customers' preferences.  We may also use your information to contact you for account and promotional purposes.

In the event that another company buys the assets or stock of, your personal information may then belong to another entity.

How to Avoid Receiving E-mails and Other Materials
We use e-mail addresses to send out e-mails and other announcements with information about's new services, products, events and special features.  When you register anywhere on, you will automatically be enrolled to receive these e-mails.  If you receive an e-mail and want to avoid further messages, look at the top of the e-mail for instructions on how to remove yourself from the mailing list.

Who Views Your Personal Information may share your personal information with companies that perform services for us, such as sending postal mail and e-mails, analyzing customer data, providing marketing assistance, processing credit card payments, and investigating fraudulent activity.  They have access to personal information needed to perform their functions, but may not disclose your personally identifiable information for other purposes.

Some personal information is stored on servers owned by other companies.  Only has the right to access this information.

We currently share aggregate information about our customers with advertisers and marketing partners.  This information does not identify individual users.

Personal information may be disclosed if required by law. does not currently sell or license personal information.  Before selling or licensing your personal information, we will post a notice in this Privacy Policy and on our home page.

Making a Purchase
When you buy something on, you have to supply a billing address, phone number, shipping address, and credit card information.  By making a purchase, you become a registered user of

Children Under 13
You cannot become a registered user, member, or use any service on our site.  Our site is not designed for children.  We do not wish to collect personal information from children under 13.

This policy is designed to protect children.  Federal law requires us to take special steps to safeguard children's privacy.

If you register with us and we discover that you are under 13, we will delete your registration.  We will send you a message if we do this.

Cookies on
We collect some anonymous information about how you use the site by setting and accessing cookies on your computer.  These cookies track information such as how often you visit our web site, what pages you view, and where you go after you leave the site.  The cookies track your computer, not you.  They are not connected to any personal information about you.  If you would like more information about cookies and how they work, click here.

Questions About This Policy
If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, or the content or practices of our website, you can contact directly or write us:
attn: Website Privacy
Policy last updated: 2011

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