privacy policy

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<p>Our cookie policy<br>In compliance with the European Union legislation, we inform you that our website will store<br>some information about your preferences on your own computer inside a tiny file called a<br>‘cookie’.<br>A cookie is a small piece of data that a website asks your browser to store on your computer or<br>mobile device. The cookie allows the website to “remember” your actions or preferences over<br>time.<br>You can delete all cookies that are already on your computer and you can set most browsers to<br>prevent them from being placed. If you do this, however, you may have to manually adjust some<br>preferences every time you visit a site and some services and functionalities may not work.<br>Most browsers support cookies, but users can set their browsers to decline them and can delete<br>them whenever they like. A third-party website called aboutcookies.org has been set up to help<br>you with instructions on how you can do that on various browsers.<br>We use cookies to:<br>1) Identify you as a returning user and to count your visits in our traffic statistics analysis;<br>2) remember your custom display preferences;<br>3) Suggest any recent searches you’ve made on our site<br>4) Other usability features including tracking whether you’ve already given your consent to<br>cookies<br>Enabling cookies from our website is not strictly necessary for the website to work but it will<br>provide you with a better browsing experience.<br>The cookie-related information is not used to identify you personally and the pattern data is fully<br>under our control. These cookies are not used for any purpose other than those described here.<br>There may also be other types of cookies created after you’ve visited our website. We use<br>Google Analytics, a popular web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. Google Analytics<br>uses cookies to help us to analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the<br>cookie about your use of our website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and<br>stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the<br>purpose of evaluating your use of our website, compiling reports on website activity and<br>providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer<br>this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties<br>process the information on Google’s behalf. Google undertakes not to associate your IP address<br>with any other data held by Google.<br>Third-Party Advertising<br>We may have third-party advertising companies serving ads to you when you visit our website.<br>These companies may store information about your visits to our website and to other websites in<br>order to provide you with relevant advertisements about goods and services.</p>
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<p>These companies may employ cookies and other identifiers to gather information which<br>measures advertising effectiveness. The information is generally not personally identifiable<br>unless, for example, you provide personally identifiable information to them through an ad or an<br>e-mail message.<br>Information Gathered by Third Party Advertisers<br>Cookies enable advertisers to learn about what ads you see, what ads you click, and other actions<br>you take on our site and other sites. This allows advertisers to provide you with more useful and<br>relevant ads. For example, if they know what ads you are shown while visiting our site, they can<br>be careful not to show you the same ones repeatedly. They do not associate your interaction with<br>unaffiliated sites with your identity in providing you with interest-based ads.<br>We do not provide any personal information to advertisers or to third-party sites. Advertisers and<br>other third-parties (including the ad networks, ad-serving companies, and other service providers<br>they may use) may assume that users who interact with or click on a personalized ad or content<br>are part of the group that the ad or content is directed towards (for example, readers in the Pacific<br>Northwest who read certain types of articles). Also, some third-party cookies may provide them<br>with information about you (such as the sites where you have been shown ads or demographic<br>information) from offline and online sources that they may use to provide you more relevant and<br>useful advertising.<br>If you would like to learn more about what options you have about limiting the gathering of<br>information by third-party ad networks, you can consult the website of the Network Advertising<br>Initiative.<br>You can opt-out of participating in interest-based advertising networks but opting out does not<br>mean you will no longer receive online advertising. It does mean that the companies from which<br>you opted out will no longer customize ads based on your interests and web usage patterns using<br>cookie-based technology.<br>Type and Purpose of Collection<br>We collect information at various points in the Website to facilitate its use by our customers.<br>Non-Personal Information: Upon accessing the Website, certain non-personal information will<br>be automatically collected without your knowledge or consent, such as your IP address, location<br>data (which is anonymous) and the referring website (“Non-Personal Information”). We use<br>Non-Personal Information to examine our traffic and to view how our customers use the<br>Website. This type of information will not allow you to be personally identified. For example,<br>we use “cookies”, which contains only certain statistical information. You can instruct your<br>computer to inform you whenever a cookie is being sent, or you can disallow cookies through<br>your web browser. If you do choose to disallow cookies, your experience on the Website may be<br>diminished, or your ability to choose some of the options on the Website may be limited.<br>—————————————–<br>Sharing Information<br>We will not sell, rent or disclose to outside parties the information we collect, save and except<br>that we may share the collected information with other parties as follows:</p>
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<p>(a) Affiliated Service Providers: We have agreements with various affiliated service providers to<br>facilitate the functioning of the Website, with whom we may share the information we have<br>collected. For example, we may share your credit card information with the credit card service<br>provider to process your purchase. All administrative service providers that we use are required<br>to have the same level of privacy protection as we have, and therefore we expect that your<br>information will be handled with the same level of care that we employ. Additionally, for<br>example, we may use analytic or marketing services such as Google Analytics, Google Adsense,<br>Taboola, or RevContent, to which collection you hereby unconditionally consent.<br>(b) Where required by law: We may share the collected information where required by law,<br>specifically in response to a demand from government authorities where such demand meets the<br>legal requirements.<br>(c) Statistical Analysis: We may share Non-Personal Information and aggregated information<br>with third parties, including but not limited to advertising or marketing purposes. No Personal<br>Information will be shared in this manner.<br>(d) Transactions: In connection with, or during negotiations of, any merger, sale of company<br>assets, financing or acquisition, or in any other situation where Personal Information may be<br>disclosed or transferred as one of our business assets.<br>—————————————–<br>Choices and How To Opt Out Of Interest-Based Advertising<br>(a) Opting Out of Interest-Based Advertising Services This website is a member of the Network<br>Advertising Initiative (NAI) and adheres to the NAI Code of Conduct as described on the NAI<br>website. This website also adheres to the Digital Advertising Alliance (DAA) Self-Regulatory<br>Principles. For a description of the DAA Program, please visit the DAA website. As described<br>above, this website may use or transfer Device Data that it directly collects or that it receives<br>from this website’s Customers, who may use cookies or non-cookie technologies, to enable<br>advertising that is more tailored to Consumers’ inferred interests, preferences, and locations.<br>This practice is known as interest-based advertising.<br>(b) Opting Out of Interest-Based Advertising by Third Parties<br>This website may permit third parties to collect information on its Site and combine that<br>information with other information collected on non-affiliated websites or applications over time.<br>These third parties may use technologies, including cookies and web beacons, to collect<br>information about Consumers’ or Customers’ use of the Site in order to analyze, report on, or<br>customize content or advertising on this website or on other sites, or to help us operate and<br>improve the Site. To find out more about interest-based advertising in the web environment, and<br>how to opt-out of information collection for this purpose by companies that participate in the<br>Network Advertising Initiative or the Digital Advertising Alliance, visit NAI’s opt-out page or<br>DAA’s Consumer Choice Page.</p>
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