KINDS OF INFORMATION
There are two kinds of information Web sites can obtain about you:
We collect certain Aggregate Information-such as your IP address (a number that's automatically assigned to your computer whenever you're surfing the Web), browser type (e.g., Netscape or Internet Explorer), and domain (e.g., "XYZ.com"). We do this in the background so it does not interrupt your cruising speed. We use this information to help diagnose problems with our servers, to administer our site, and to gather broad demographic information. None of this information is connected with Personally Identifiable Information. So, when you enter our site, you are anonymous and will remain that way unless you choose otherwise.
Sometimes we post optional surveys in which we ask for Personally Identifiable Information. Here are some ways we might use that information:
The choice is yours - you do not have to answer surveys. If you choose to answer the survey, we will always tell you on the survey form how we will use the Personally Identifiable Information. If we are asking for optional information, we will mark it with an asterisk (*) so you know you can skip it if you want. And on that same page we will give you a way to "opt out" of being contacted by us and by any third parties.
We've mentioned this phrase - opt out - several times already. Here is how it works:
LINKS TO OTHER SITES
DELETING OR MODIFYING YOUR INFORMATION
If you've given us Personally Identifiable Information in the past and then have second thoughts or want to update it, here are your choices:
Although it is not always possible to remove or modify information in the databases, we will make reasonable efforts to do so. If you've given us information for one of those third parties we mentioned above [remember, we tell you that when we ask the questions] and we've already passed it on, we cannot delete or change the information.SECURITY OF PRIVATE INFORMATION We would like to tell you that your information is as safe with us as it is in your head, but, as hackers have proved worldwide, no computer security system is entirely foolproof. The most any Web site can do is make reasonable efforts, which is what we do, to protect your information from theft, misuse and alteration. Any personal information you give us is kept in secure files. Access is limited to the few employees who have a need to know.