- Information that Identifies Someone
- Information that Does Not Identify a Specific Person
- Disclosure of your Information
- Your Choices
- Advertising Networks
- Blogs and Forums
- Use of Information
- Sharing of Information
- Disclosures of Information
- Change of Ownership or Other Business Transaction
Information that identifies a particular person could be a name, address or Social Security number, for example. We will not share this information with an advertiser, and we will not share it with another Website or company, unless you tell us to.
We also use this kind of identifying information to provide services to you. For example, we may use it to bill you for services, to check your credit, to confirm your identity when you login, or to communicate with you. Sometimes we use other companies to help us provide our services. We may share your information with these companies, but they are required to protect it and to use it only to provide services to you.
Information that does not identify a person could be an anonymous record of online activity, or information you put in a profile - like your zip code, your age or your gender (when it's used without your name). We routinely collect this kind of information and use it to improve your experience, -for example, by showing you content and advertising that may be more relevant and interesting to someone like you. Sometimes we share this kind of anonymous information with other companies that help us deliver and improve our services.
We respect and protect your privacy, but it is possible that we may be required to provide information about you to a court or law enforcement agency. We will only disclose your information if we are legally required to do so-- if we receive a valid subpoena, court order, or search warrant, for example.
You may choose not to register for any one of the Web Services (or for all of them) if you do not want to share information that identifies you when you use that Website.
If you do register, we will give you a chance to create a profile. We may use some of the information in that profile to choose the content and advertising we think you would like to see.
When you register, we may also send you email about other products and services. You may choose not to receive these messages. However, we will still send you email with information about the specific services you use.
If you choose to post information on blogs or forums on the Websites, it will not be private. Once the information is posted, other users may copy or store it.
- Customize, measure, and improve the Product & Services, and the content and advertising provided through them;
- Enforce our Services Terms and detect fraud and other illegal activities;
- Bill and collect for any applicable fees or charges;
- Let you know about new products or services from Company or other companies we work with as well as promotional offers, based on your preference settings;
Update any programs or other tools that we provide in conjunction with the Company's Services.
Company may use Web Log Data, Preferences Data, and Your Data in these forms for internal business purposes, such as determining how much traffic certain portions of the Company's Website receive, for license reporting and assessment of service levels, to better understand how the Company's Services are used, to gauge traffic patterns and determine what types of content and services are most popular with users, or determining which search queries on certain Services are the most popular.
Company may also use Web Log Data, Preferences Data, and Your Data to customize the Sites and Services and make them more relevant to you.
Company may use your Registration Data to verify that you are the person authorized to use the Company's Services or to manage your account.
Company uses third parties to assist us in delivering parts of the Company's Services to you. We may share portions of Your Data with these third parties to the extent necessary for them to provide these services. These companies are acting on Company's behalf and are required, by contract with Company, to keep this information confidential and are only authorized to use it for specific purposes.
Company may also share Web Log Data and Preference Data, which do not contain Personally Identifiable Information, with third parties.
Company may also share Web Log Data, Preference Data, and Your Data within its internal family of companies solely to provide you with the Company's Services, other cross-platform services, and advertising it thinks may be of interest to you.
You may authorize other Internet sites such as MySpace, Twitter or Facebook to access and publish on their Websites some of Your Data, including your Activity Data.
Company uses industry standard approaches to securely store, control access to, and make appropriate use of Your Data, and we require our contractors and other providers to do so as well. However, no security measure is completely effective and Company cannot guarantee the complete security of Your Data. If you don't want Company to know any particular information about you, you should not register to use the Company's Services or include it in anything that you submit or post to Company, including posts on the Company Sites or e-mails to Company.
Company also takes additional steps to increase the security and reliability of customer communications. We (along with our third party providers) use software and hardware tools to help prevent and block "spam" e-mails, viruses, spyware, and other harmful or unwanted communications and programs from bring sent and received over Company's e-mail and Sites. These tools may automatically scan your e-mails, video mails, instant messages, file attachments, and other files and communications in order to help us protect you and the Service against these harmful or unwanted communications and programs.
As an additional security precaution, neither Company nor any of our authorized service providers will ask you for your password in an e-mail, over the telephone, or in an online support forum or chat area. Do not give your passwords to anyone in an e-mail, over the telephone, or in an online support area.
In the event Company enters into a business transition, such as a merger, acquisition, or the sale of all or part of its assets (a "Business Transition"), Your Data will likely be part of the assets transferred.