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Privacy Policy


This is the official privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”) for the
Internet Website (the “Site”).


We reserve the right to revise this Privacy Policy at any time by
updating this posting without advance notice to you. Such revisions
shall be effective to you immediately upon posting. Notice of material
changes to either document will be posted on the Site’s homepage.
However, we encourage you to check this Privacy Policy and Terms of
Use Agreement often for updates.

We are committed to protecting users’ privacy. Keeping the Personal
Information you share with us on the Site secure and ensuring your
understanding of how we collect, use, disclose and maintain your
Personal Information is important to us. We maintain reasonable
physical, electronic and procedural safeguards to protect your
Personal Information and while no data transmission over the Internet
is 100% secure from intrusion, we have used and will continue to use
commercially reasonable efforts to ensure the protection of your
Personal Information.

Please be aware that any Personal Information you provide to us or we
obtain as a result of your use of this Site will be transferred to the
U.S. and subject to U.S. law. Consequently, you hereby waive any
claims that may arise under the laws and regulations that apply to you
in or of any other country or jurisdiction. All users of the Site are
required to provide true, current, complete and accurate Personal
Information when prompted and we will reject and delete any entry that
we believe in good faith to be false, fraudulent, or inconsistent with
this Privacy Policy.   Your continued use of the Site indicates your
acceptance of this Privacy Policy and of the collection, use,
disclosure, management and storage of your Personal Information as
described below.

  1. Collection and Use of Personal Information: When we use the term “Personal Information” we mean information such as your first/middle initial or name and last name, street address, town or city, state, zip code, telephone number, instant-messenger nickname, blog or other personal website URL, university, status, e-mail address and any other information that would allow someone to identify you or contact you.  Personal Information also includes information about your personal preferences, survey responses and your transactions or relationship with us,  your credit card or other payment instrument information, your order number, and information about your computer’s internet address and website which may have referred or directed you to the Site (e.g., the referring URL).We collect the e-mail addresses of those who register for our site, subscribe to our RSS feed or e-mail alerts, post a comment, fill out a form, or communicate with us via e-mail. We aggregate information about which pages our users access or visit, user-specific information and information volunteered by the user, such as contact information and/or site registrations.

    We respect the privacy of the contents of any Personal Information related to or contained in a Posting, unless the information is intended to be disclosed (such Personal Information, except as intended to be disclosed, is called “Confidential Personal Information”). However, we reserve the right to monitor, edit, and disclose your use of the Site or Confidential Personal Information to a third party, if we believe such action is required by law or is necessary to protect and defend our rights, to enforce this Privacy Policy or the terms of the Terms of Use Agreement, or to protect the interests of our users, Advertisers, Parent Companies, Affiliates, suppliers, operational service providers, and others.

    The user information we collect is used to improve the content of our Web page, customize/improve our content based on overall visitor preference, to notify consumers about updates to our Web site, to contact users, disclose information when legally required to do so at the request of governmental authorities conducting an investigation, to verify or enforce compliance with the policies governing our Web site and applicable laws or to protect against misuse or unauthorized use of our Web site.

    We use cookies to store customers’ information during login. Among other things, the cookie may store your user name and password, sparing you from having to re-enter that information each time you visit, or may control the number of times you encounter a particular advertisement while visiting our site. In most cases, you can choose not to provide us with information by setting your browser to refuse to accept cookies, but doing so may limit your ability to access certain portions of the site or may require you to re-enter your user name and password each time you visit.

  2. Accuracy and Confidentiality: It is your responsibility to give us current, complete, truthful and accurate information, including Personal Information, and to keep such information up to date. We cannot and will not be responsible for any problems or liability that may arise if you do not give us accurate, truthful or complete information or Personal Information or you fail to update such information or Personal Information.You are solely responsible for maintaining the strict confidentiality of your User ID, if applicable, and for any charges, costs, expenses, damages, liabilities and losses we incur or may suffer as a result of your failure to do so. You, and not us, are solely responsible and liable for your activity, behavior, use and conduct on the Site and for any use of the Site or any other activity or conduct in connection with the Site, by any others who use your User ID, unless and until you notify us that your User ID may have been compromised, misappropriated or improperly taken or used by another party.  Bear in mind that when you submit information to us, it does not guarantee that we will permit you to use any or all of the features or functions of the Site.
  3. Advertising:  This Site may contain advertisements, references and links to other websites and organizations. We may also use third parties to display or serve advertising on the Site and our web-based newsletters or other communications which you may choose to receive.  Often these third party Advertisers employ cookie and web bug technologies to measure advertising effectiveness. You should be aware that different rules might apply to the collection, use or disclosure of your information by third parties in connection with their advertisements, promotions and other websites you encounter on the Internet. We have no access to or control over these cookies. The use of such technology by these third parties is within their control and not ours. Even if we have a relationship with the third party, we do not control those sites or their policies and practices regarding your information. This Privacy Policy does not cover any use of Personal Information that a third party Advertiser or ad server may collect from you. We encourage you to investigate and ask questions directly of them in this regard. Use of Advertisers’ tracking technology is subject to their own privacy policies.
  4. Disclosure to Third Parties: We do not sell, rent, lease or disclose your Personal Information to unaffiliated entities or entities that are not our Advertisers.  Sharing of Aggregate Information with Third Parties. Some of the aggregate user data we collect may be shared with Advertisers, our Affiliates, and other business partners of the Site, its Parent Companies, and/or its Affiliates, but we do not give any Personal Information to them as part of the relationship except as described in this Privacy Policy.  Use of their tracking technology is subject to their own privacy policies.
  5. Security & Protection of Personal Information: We maintain reasonable standards of security and confidentiality. However, for most Internet sites, it is possible that third parties may unlawfully intercept or access transmissions or private communications over an unsecured transmission. We also limit access to the Site by our own employees to those individuals who are authorized for the proper handling of such information and any employee found violating our standards of security and confidentiality will be subject to our disciplinary processes. We request that our operational service providers follow the same policy.

We reserve the right to deny access, use and registration privileges
to any user, including without limitation, a registered user, of any
services, features or functions of the Site if we believe there is a
question about the identity of the person trying to access the user’s
account or any services, features or functions. And if the burden or
expense of providing access to your Personal Information is
disproportionate to the risks to your privacy, or if the legitimate
rights of others would be violated, we may decide not to provide
access to such information.

You may contact us directly by sending an email to gm (at), or by calling us at (208) 345-8204.

This Privacy Policy was last modified on June 24,2009 and is effective