Last Update: March 2011
Commitment to Privacy
Personally Identifiable Information
When you access and/or use this Site, we and/or our service providers may obtain data concerning that access and use. If you request information from us or register to use any limited access portions of the Site you may be asked to provide personally identifiable information about yourself. This data may include, but is not limited to: your name, address and other demographic information, professional data, telephone number, and email address. We will not collect any personally identifiable information about you unless you provide it to us voluntarily. If you opt not to provide us with personally identifiable information, no material consequences will result, however access to some services may be unavailable to you.
Use of Personally Identifiable Information
We may store and process your personally identifiable information in order to fulfill any of your requests for information, or to better understand your needs and improve our service and product offerings. We may also use your personally identifiable information to contact you for marketing or promotional purposes, responding to your comments or requests for information, requesting your feedback on products and services, or if needed to process your requests. We may also use your personally identifiable information in accordance with any agreements that you may have entered into with us. If you do not wish us to send you any information concerning new services or future promotions, please logon to your account and you can select to opt out of the mailing list.
Non-Personally Identifiable Information Collected Automatically
In some cases, we may collect information about you that is not personally identifiable. This type of information includes, but is not limited to, the frequency of your use of this Site, the route by which you access it, and your use of any hyperlinks available on this Site. We and/or our service providers, agents or advisors may process and use this data for purposes including, but not limited to, Site development, evaluating usage patterns, planning and assessing our marketing initiatives, or to include you in e-mail or mailing lists so that we may send you information, updates, and offer you services.
“Cookies” are small text files that are either used for the duration of a session (‘session cookies’), or saved on a user’s hard drive in order to identify that user the next time they log on to the Site (‘persistent cookies’). We may use ‘session cookies’ to identify registered users logging in to the Site. These cookies are deleted from the server soon after the session ends and are not archived. We may also use ‘persistent cookies’ when a registered user clicks on the “save password” check box on login. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually change your browser preferences to disable cookies, although if you do you may not be able to access certain sections of the Site.