Last Updated: August 18th, 2012
We take seriously your interest in how your information is collected and used.
How we collect and use information
We may collect and store information, including personally identifiable information (such as your name, postal address or email address) or other information, that you voluntarily supply to us while on our Website. Some examples of this type of information include information that you electronically submit when you contact us with questions, information that you post on blogs, discussion forums or other community posting and social networking areas on our Website, and information that you electronically submit when you complete an online registration form to access and use certain features of our Website. We also may ask for information (including a credit card number and other financial information) from those users who make purchases or have payment transactions on our Website. If you decline to supply or provide us with certain information while using the Website, you may not be able to use or paticipate in some or all of the features offered through the Website.
We also collect, through a variety of technologies and practices, and store non-personally identifiable information that is generated automatically as you navigate through the Website. For example, we may collect information about your computer’s connection to the Internet, which allows us, among other things, to improve the delivery of our web pages to you and to measure traffic on the Website. We also may use a standard feature found in browser software called a “cookie” to enhance your experience with the Website. Cookies are small files that your web browser places on your hard drive for record-keeping purposes. By showing how and when visitors use the Website, cookies help us deliver advertisements, identify how many unique users visit us, and track user trends and patterns. They also prevent you from having to re-enter your preferences on certain areas of the Website where you may have entered preference information before. This Website also may use web beacons (single-pixel graphic files also known as “transparent GIFs”) to access cookies and to count users who visit the Website or open HTML-formatted email messages.
If you want to limit the non-personally identifiable information that is automatically collected while you use our Website, most web browsers allow you to disable certain funtionality or set certain privacy settings. For example, to disable cookies using Internet Explorer, select “Internet Options” under the Tools menu and click on “Privacy.” Select “High” or “Block All Cookies.” To disable cookies using Mozilla Firefox, select “Options” under the “Tools” menu. To disable Adobe flash cookies, you can use the flash management tools on Adobe’s website www.adobe.com. If you choose to disable cookies or turn off other functionality, you may not be able to use or participate in some or all of the features offered through the Website.
The information we collect may be collected directly by us, or it may be collected by a third-party website hosting provider, or another third-party service provider, on our behalf.
We use the information we collect from you while you are using the Website in a variety of ways, including, for example, to process your registration request, provide you with services and communications that you have requested, send you email updates and other communications, customize features and advertising that appear on the Website, deliver our Website content to you, measure Website traffic, measure user interests and traffic patterns, and improve the Website and the services and features offered via the Website.
In addition, we may use any information submitted by or collected from you via the Website for any purpose related to the Website, including to contact you for customer service purposes, to inform you of important changes or additions to our Website or the services offered over our Website, and to send you administrative notices and any other communications that we believe may be of interest to you.
We also may provide your information to our affiliates or to third-parties, including our third-party service providers and contractors, for purposes related to website administration and other services.
For example, if you use a credit or debit card to complete a transation on our website, we may share your personal information and credit card number with a credit card processing and/or a fulfillment company in order to complete your transaction, or such service provider(s) may collect that information from you directly, on our behalf.
Please be aware that we may occasionally release information about our visitors if required to do so by law or if, in our business judgment, such disclosure is reasonably necessary: (a) to comply with legal process; (b) to enforce our Terms of Service; or (c) to protect the rights, property, or personal safety of our website, us, our affiliates, our officers, directors, employees, representatives, our licensors, other users, and/or the public.
Please also note that as our business grows, we may buy or sell various assets. In the unlikely event that we sell some or all of our assets, or our Website is acquired by another company, information about our Website users may be among the transferred assets.
Data Collected in Connection with Ad Serving and Targeting
We also may use third-party service providers. We may share non-personally identifiable information, such as type of pages viewed and categories of interest, from our Website with these service providers for their use in displaying ads on our Website. These providers may use their own cookies, web beacons and similar technologies to collect non-personally identifiable information from our Website. These service providers may use that information, sometimes in conjunction with similar non-personally identifiable information gathered through other websites, to deliver advertisments on this Website, and on other websites that participate in our service providers’ advertising networks, that are tailored to match the perceived interests of consumers. The non-personally identifiable information obtained by our third-party service providers also may be used to help measure and reasearch an advertisment’s effectiveness, or for other purposes.
Information You Post to Blogs, Discussion Forums and Other Community Posting or Social Networking Areas
Please keep in mind that whenever you voluntarily make your personal information or other private information available for viewing by third-parties online—for example on blogs, discussion forums, or other community posting or social networking areas of our Website—that information can be seen, collected and used by others besides us. We cannot be responsible for any unauthorized third-party use of such information.
Children’s Privacy Statement
This children’s privacy statement explains our practices with respect to the online collection and use of personal information from children under the age of 13, and provides important information regarding their rights under federal law with respect to such information.
-This Website is not directed to children under the age of 13 and we do NOT knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13 as part of the Website. We screen users who wish to provide personal information in order to prevent users under the age of 13 from providing such information. If we become aware that we have inadvertently received personally identifiable information from a user under the age of 13 as part of the Website, we will delete such information from our records.
– Because we do not collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13 via the Website, we also do NOT knowingly distribute such information to third parties.
-We do NOT knowingly allow children under the age of 13 to publicly post or otherwise distribute personally identifiable contact information through the Website.
-Because we do not collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13 via the Website, we do NOT condition the participation of a child under 13 in the Website’s online activities on providing identifiable information.
How to make Changes to Your Information
If you are a registered member of our Website, you can make changes to your account information by logging in to the Website and using the account tools available via the Website. You also may change your subscriber information, modify your subscription, and/or unsubscribe from the Website any time by logging in to your account. If you have any questions please contact the Website administrator through the “Contact Us” box at the bottom of this page.
All information we gather on our Website is stored within a database to which only we and our hosting services provider are provided access. However, as effective as the reasonable security measures implemented by us may be, no physical or electronic security system is impenetrable. We cannot guarantee the security of our Website servers or databases, nor can we guarantee that information you supply will not be intercepted while being transmitted to us over the internet.
Questions Regarding Privacy
Thomas R. Throssell
Post Office Box 773, Big Fields Road
Sells, AZ, 85634