Effective Date: 2016
In general, you may visit many pages of the Website without telling us who you are or revealing any personal information about yourself. We may track the Internet domain address from which people visit the Website and analyze this data for trends and statistics, but individual users will remain anonymous unless they voluntarily tell us who they are.
Sometimes (such as when you ask to receive more information about our services) we will ask you to provide personal information about yourself, such as your name, addresses, telephone number, e-mail address, or occupation. Whether or not you choose to provide the information we request is entirely up to you. But if you choose not to provide the information we request, you may be unable to access certain services, offers, and content on the Website.
Collection and Use of Personal Information
If you choose to provide information to us through our online registration, you may be asked to provide us with personal information, including your name, address, postal address and telephone number, your e-mail address, a password, and other identifying information (such as your mother’s maiden name, city of birth, or pet name). If you choose to purchase a service from us, we will collect additional personal information, including your billing address and credit card number and expiration date in order to process your purchase properly. We also may ask you for personal information when you ask us for information, subscribe to a Company service, or download information.
Your personal information enables us to provide you with the information you have requested, provide you with information regarding the status of your transactions, fulfill your purchases, and provide you with information regarding future products and services that may suit your particular interests. We also use your personal information to help identify you if you lose your password and to help you quickly find information on the Website. We may use your personal information to analyze trends, to administer our Website experience, to track user activities, to infer user interests, and to otherwise gather information about individual users of our products and services and market segments.
You understand that if you are visiting our Website from a country outside of the United States, you will be transferring personal information about yourself to a company in the United States. You understand that the privacy laws of the United States may not be as comprehensive as those in your country, and you agree and consent to the transfer of your personal information to us. We may store and process your personal information in the United States or abroad.
The Website uses cookie technology to improve the quality of your experience. A cookie is a small file that contains information sent by a website that is saved on your hard disk by your computer’s browser. Cookies store information that a website may need in order to personalize your experience and gather website statistical data. Any time you visit the Website to browse or to read or download information, we collect and store the name of the domain and host from which you access the Internet (for example, msn.com, aol.com, etc.); the Internet protocol (IP) address of the computer you are using; the browser software you use and your operating system; the date and time you access the Website; and the Internet address of the website from which you linked directly to the Website. We use this information to measure the number of visitors to areas of the Website, and to help us make the Website more useful and interesting to our visitors. We use information from cookies in the aggregate to analyze for trends and statistics, and then discard it—we do not track individuals, only instances of entry onto the Website.
Some consumers may not know that cookies are being placed on their computers when they visit websites. If you want to know when this happens, or to prevent it from happening, you can set your browser to advise you when a website attempts to place a cookie on your computer.
Do-Not-Track Signals and Similar Mechanisms
Some web browsers may transmit “do-not-track” signals to websites with which the browser communicates. Our Website does not currently respond to these “do-not-track” signals.
Social Media Plugins
Our Website may use social media plugins (e.g., the Facebook “Like” button, ‘”Share to Twitter”‘ button) to enable you to easily share information with others. When you visit our Website, the operator of the social plugin can place a cookie on your computer, enabling that operator to recognize individuals who have previously visited our site. If you are logged into the social media website (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, Google+) while browsing on our Website, the social plugins allow that social media website to receive information that you have visited our Website. The social plugins also allow the social media website to share information about your activities on our Website with other users of their social media website. We do not control any of the content from the social media plugins. For more information about social plugins from other social media websites you should refer to those sites’ privacy and data sharing statements.
We will share your personal information with our partners and with third-party independent contractors for purposes of: (1) performing functions on behalf of the Company, such as processing credit card transactions; (2) providing you with product offers via e-mail or postal mail; and (3) tracking information generated through the Website. We may also share your personal information with third party vendors who offer products, services or other information we think may interest you. These vendors may keep and use your personal information whether or not you purchase their products or services. Your personal information will be subject to the privacy policies of these vendors, and you should contact them directly for information on their policies or to opt-out of promotional communications from them.
In some instances we may disclose aggregate information about users of our Website to our service providers, partners, advertisers or others, but such information will not include any personal information about you.
The Company also may disclose your personal information to comply with a court order, subpoena, search warrant, or other legal process; to comply with legal, regulatory, or administrative requirements of any governmental authorities; to protect and defend the Company, its subsidiaries and affiliates, and their officers, directors, employees, attorneys, agents, contractors, and partners, in connection with any legal action, claim, or dispute; to prevent imminent physical harm; and in the event that we find that your actions on the Website violate any laws or any of our usage guidelines for specific products or services.
You may “opt out” of having your personal information shared for purposes of receiving product offers via e-mail or postal mail, and from receiving product offers directly from us via e-mail or postal mail. You can opt out by providing us written notice identifying which communications you choose not to receive by writing us at: [email protected]
If you choose not to give us your personal information at all, you can still access the Website; however, you will not be able to access areas that require registration or personal information.
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Durham, NC 27705
The Company contracts with a third party to maintain and host the Website. Therefore, any information you submit, including personal information, will be placed and stored on a computer server maintained by this third-party host. The third party has agreed to implement technology and security features and strict policy guidelines to safeguard the privacy of your personal information from unauthorized access or improper use.
A Special Notice about Children
Children under the age of 13 are not eligible to use the Website and we ask that they do not submit any personal information to us. Children between the ages of 13 and 18 may only use the Website in conjunction with, and under the supervision of, their parents or guardians.
The Company does not provide the technologies used to build the Website, and therefore, neither recommends nor endorses the same. Any information regarding identified technologies, including their capabilities, limitations, and applications, should be sought directly from their manufacturers. The Company hereby disclaims any rights to trademarks, service marks, trade names, logos, copyrights, patents, domain names, or other intellectual property interests of third parties.
Links to Other Sites
We and our third party providers use generally accepted industry security measures to protect against the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control. No commercial method of information transfer over the Internet or electronic data storage is one hundred percent secure. For this reason, we do not guarantee the absolute security of your personal information you may provide to us, and your transmission of your personal information to us is at your own risk. We do not guarantee that your data will not be lost, accessed without authorization, disclosed, altered or destroyed.
If you are a California resident and have an established business relationship with us, you can request a notice disclosing the categories of personal information we have shared with third parties, for the third parties’ direct marketing purposes, during the preceding calendar year. To request a notice, please submit your request to the location in the “Contact Us” section of this Policy. Please allow a minimum of 30 days for a response.
Revisions to this Policy
Limitation of Liability
Company assumes no liability, whether in contract or tort, for any direct, indirect, special, consequential or punitive damages, including (without limitation) damages for loss of anticipated profits or revenue or other economic loss in connection with or arising from any act or omission by Company, its agents, affiliates, joint venture partners, independent contractors, or unaffiliated third parties as a result of any act or omission in fulfillment of or in breach of this Policy.