Privacy Policy

This privacy policy ("Privacy Policy") outlines the types of personal information we gather when you use’s services, as well as some of the steps we take to safeguard it.

The Information We Collect

At the types of personally identifiable information (i.e., information that can directly identify you or indicate where you might be contacted) that may be collected include: name, address, age, date of birth, sex, e-mail address, telephone number, fax number and information about your interests.

We also may collect certain non-personally identifiable information (i.e. generic information that does not identify you personally) when you visit any of our web pages such as the type of browser you are using (e.g., Netscape, Internet Explorer), the type of operating system you are using (e.g., Windows '98 or Mac OS) and the domain name of your Internet service provider (e.g., America Online or EarthLink).

How We Use Your Personal Information

From time to time, we may use the personal information you provide to us for promotional purposes or elsewhere, and by using you agree that we may do so at any time at our sole and absolute discretion. If you want us to stop using the personal information you provided in these ways, please contact us at

How We Share Your Personal Information

We may share such personal information with other persons or companies with whom we contract to carry out internal site operations. You may direct us not to use your personal information in this manner by contacting us at Notwithstanding the above, we may be required to share your personal information by law and may further share your personal information to the extent we believe it is necessary to do so in order to protect us or others from injury (e.g. in response to a court order or subpoena, in response to a law enforcement agency request or when we believe that someone is causing (or about to cause) injury to or interference with the rights or property of another).

Use and Disclosure of Anonymous Information

We sometimes use the non-personally identifiable information that we collect to improve the design and content of our site and to enable us to personalize your Internet experience. We also may use this information in the aggregate to analyze how our site is used, as well as to offer you products, programs or services. Sometimes we share aggregate information with others, including affiliated companies and non-affiliated companies.

Collection of Information by Others

Our site may contain links to other sites whose information practices may be different than ours. You should check the other sites' privacy notices since we have no control over information that is submitted to or collected by them.

Discussions and Community Tools

We may, from time to time, make community tools available to you. Please remember that any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes public information for other users to view and for us to use. For example, from time to time, we may use the content you write (including your name or screen name if you post it) for promotional purposes, in e-mail newsletters or elsewhere, and by using and/or these community tools, you agree that we may do so. You should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information in these areas, since anyone - not just us - may use publicly posted information.


Upon your first visit to, a cookie is sent to your computer that uniquely identifies your browser. A "cookie" is a small file containing a string of characters that is sent to your computer when you visit a website. We use cookies to improve the quality of our service and to better understand how people interact with us. does this by storing user preferences in cookies. Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies. You can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent.

Updating your information

We provide mechanisms for updating and correcting your personally identifying information for our Site. For more information, please see the help pages for each service.


The sites displayed or linked to by services are developed by people over whom exercises no control. These other sites may place their own cookies on your computer, collect data or solicit personal information. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy policy of each web site that collects personally identifiable information. This Privacy Policy applies solely to information collected by this web site. may present links in a format that enables us to understand whether they have been followed. We use this information to understand and improve the quality of's search technology. For instance, this data helps us determine how often users are satisfied with the first result of a query and how often they proceed to later results.

Changes to this Policy

Please note this Privacy Policy will change from time to time. We expect most such changes to be minor, but there may be changes that are more significant. Regardless, we will post those changes on this page and, if the changes are significant, we will also provide a more prominent notice. We archive each version of our Policy and each version will be noted at the top of the page.

If you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact us any time at

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