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Privacy Statement:

We respect your privacy and are committed to protecting it. We are providing this Privacy Statement to inform you of our privacy policy and practices, and, of the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used. We've structured our web site so that, in general, you can visit us without identifying yourself or revealing any personal information. To make this notice easy to find, we have provided a link at the bottom of every web page on this site. This web site currently does not use cookies or web beacons. We collect no personally identifiable information at this time.

If you choose to provide us with personal information, you can be assured that it will only be used to support our relationship. We take seriously the trust you place in us. We will not sell, rent or lease your personally identifiable information to others.

This privacy statement covers personally identifiable information, anonymous data collection and aggregate reporting. Personally identifiable information is any information that is associated with your name or personal identity. Anonymous (non-personal) information is data about usage and service operation, reported in aggregate, which is not associated to a specific personal identity. Aggregate information is data collected and summarized in broad categories.

What we collect:

On some web sites, you can order products or services, make information requests, subscribe to marketing or support materials, or register yourself. The types of personal information that you may provide on those pages could include your name, address, telephone, fax, email address, user IDs and passwords, billing information, order transactions, credit card information and contact preferences. In order to personalize and improve web sites, services or communications, you may also be asked to provide information regarding your personal or professional interests, demographics, and experiences with the web sites, services or communications. Providing this additional information may be optional. We currently collect none of this information.

Anonymous (non-personal) data we collect may include the pages visited on our site, unique URLs visited within our site, browser type and IP address. Most anonymous data is collected via cookies or other analysis technologies. At present our web pages do not use cookies or web beacons for data analysis and personalization services. We will not knowingly collect information from children under the age of 13 and do not target information to children under 13. We are committed to protecting the privacy needs of children and we encourage parents to take an active role in their childen's online activities and interests.

Anonymous (non-personal) data is aggregated for reporting on our web site usability, performance, and effectiveness. Your non-personal information is used to help us understand your needs and interests and provide you with better services, thus improving your experience, and our site's usability and content.

Who we share it with:

We will not sell, rent, or lease your personally identifiable information to others. We will not share your personal information with a business partner or any unrelated third party unless you give your permission. Your permission will be requested when you submit your information.

We will not provide your information without your permission unless required by law enforcement action or subpoena. Local country laws and policies are applied where this is appropriate.

This point is moot at the present time as we do not collect any personally identifiable information.

Choice:

In the future, you will be able to subscribe to receive our email notifications. This will be by a double opt-in confirmation mechanism. You may opt-out at any time. The communications you receive may include new freebie information, special offers or possibly an invitation to participate in market research.

Links provided on our web site to third-party web sites are provided as a convenience and we do not control those sites or their privacy practices, which may differ from our own. We do not endorse or make any representations about them. You should review the privacy policy of any other site before submitting your personal information to them. The personal data you choose to give to unrelated third parties is covered by their privacy policies, and not by our Privacy Policy. Some third-parties may choose to share their personal data with us, that sharing is governed by that third-party's privacy policy.

Onward Transfer:

Personal data given to us may be transferred across state and country borders for the purposes of data consolidation, storage and simplified information management. The practices which govern this data movement are described in our commitments in the Choice and Security sections of this privacy statement. (Currently moot.)

Access & Accuracy:

We will strive to keep your personally identifiable information accurate. We will put in place standards review processes and tools to maintain this accuracy. We will provide you with access to view and change your information, including making every effort to provide you with online access. To protect your privacy and security, we will also take reasonable steps to verify your identity, such as a password and user ID, before granting access to your data. Certain areas of our web site may limit access to specific individuals through the use of passwords and other personal identifiers. (Currently moot.)

The most effective way to view and change your personal information is to return to the web page where you originally submitted your data and follow the instructions on that web page. (Curently moot)

Security:

We are committed to ensuring the security of your information. To prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, maintain data accuracy and ensure the appropriate use of the information, We have in place appropriate physical and managerial procedures to safeguard the information we collect.

Contacting us:

We value your comments and opinions. If you have comments or questions about our privacy policy or need help with registering your privacy preferences, please email us by clicking on "Contact Webmaster" below.

To opt-out of our contact, please provide your name, email and/or address and relevant information about subscriptions or registrations you may have with us. This opt-out will cancel all communications and newsletters. (Currently moot)

How cookies, web beacons and other analysis technologies may be used:

A "cookie" is a small data file transferred by a web site to your computer's hard drive. A web-site may send cookies when you surf a site, make purchases, request information, for personalization, or if you register yourself or for certain services. Accepting the cookies used on a site does not give the site access to your Personally Identifiable Information, but the cookies may be used to identify your computer. Many cookies are "session" cookies, meaning the cookie does not stay on your computer after you leave the web site or close your browser. Cookies that remain on your computer are often called "permanent" cookies. These types of cookies are used to facilitate shopping, personalization and registration services. For example, cookies can keep track of what you have selected to purchase as you continue to shop and allow you to enter your password only once on web pages where a logon is required.

Most browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually refuse cookies or selectively accept certain cookies by adjusting the preferences in your browser. If you turn off cookies, there may be some features of a site that will not be available to you and some web pages may not display properly. You can find information in the help area of most browsers on how to adjust your cookie preferences.

Some web pages and HTML-formatted email newsletters use web beacons in conjunction with cookies to compile aggregate statistics about web site usage. A web beacon is an electronic image, called a single-pixel (1x1), or clear-GIF. You may render web beacons unusable by rejecting their associated cookies. This data is not personally identifiable or linked to personally identifiable information.

Currently we do not use any form of cookies or web beacons on our site.

We may use third-party media companies to place ads for our services on other companies' web sites. If you view a web page where our ads appear, the online media company may place a cookie on your computer or use a web beacon. This allows the online media company to recognize the computer when it is used to return to that site, or to measure advertising response. This data is anonymous and is not linked to personal data on the user's computer or to any of our databases. Some newsletters delivered on our behalf by online media companies use the same technologies. In both cases, this data is also used by the online media company to measure advertising and content interest and relevance. We do not have access to the data collected by the online media company. To prevent online media companies from placing cookies on your computer, you will need to visit each media company's web site and use their opt-out process.