Updated: May 27, 2011
Collection of Personal Information
You can generally visit the Website without revealing any personally identifiable information about yourself. The Website will only collect personally identifiable data when voluntarily and knowingly submitted by a user. Some pages require registration of a username and/or password in order to be viewed. Some site functionality — such as automated email alerts — will require you to submit a name and email address. Other personal email will be transmitted to the Website when filling out online forms or applications, or sending support requests to the webmaster via email.
Use of Information
We use personal contact information supplied to us by users to communicate more effectively with those users. We do not disclose any of your personal information, except as permitted by law, other than to our affiliates, such as our attorneys, and certain service providers, such as third-party website hosts. We will only release information about you to other parties if you direct us to do so, if compelled to do so by law, or in connection with any government or self-regulatory organization request or investigation.
The Website will automatically collect and store “cookies,” (tiny, non-personal, data files shared by a user’s web browser, stored on a user’s hard drive). These cookies facilitate your use of the site by identifying user preferences and saving frequently accessed information. Cookies may be used by the Website to analyze user frequency, computer and browser type, trends, and usage behavior in order to improve the site administration and enhance the online user experience. You may adjust your web browser to block cookies, but please be aware that this may limit the functionality of certain parts of the Website.
We maintain physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to protect your personally identifiable information. We use commercially reasonable tools and techniques to protect against unauthorized access to the Website. For example, when you submit personal information (such as contact information or credit card numbers), that information is encrypted and communicated using Secured Sockets Layer, one of the security standards for online banking. Access to this information is only provided to employees and agents responsible for providing you with the specific service that you have requested.
Links to External Sites
Pages on the Website may contain links to external sites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of any external site linked from the Website.