understanding how we collect and use the personal
information you provide to us and to assist you in
making informed decisions when using our site and our
products and services.
Information Do We Collect?
When you visit our Web site
you may provide us with two types of information: personal
information you knowingly choose to disclose that is
collected on an individual basis and Web site use
information collected on an aggregate basis as you and
others browse our Web site.
Registration Information & Email Information
You will provide us
information about yourself, your firm or company, and your
practices when you register for certain services, or
register for email newsletters and alerts. You may also
provide additional comments on how you see us servicing your
needs and interests.
If you choose to correspond
with us through email, we may retain the content of your
email messages together with your email address and our
Similar to other Web sites,
our Web site utilizes a standard technology called "cookies"
(see explanation below, "What Are Cookies?") and Web server
logs to collect information about how our Web site is used.
Information gathered through cookies and Web server logs may
include the date and time of visits, the pages viewed, time
spent at our Web site, and the Web sites visited just before
and just after our Web site.
How Do We
Use the Information That You Provide to Us?
Broadly speaking, we use
personal information for purposes of administering and
expanding our business activities, providing customer
service and making available other products and services to
our customers and prospective customers. Occasionally, we
may also use the information we collect to notify you about
important changes to our Web site, new services and special
offers we think you will find valuable. You may notify us at
any time if you do not wish to receive these offers by
A cookie is a very small
text document, which often includes an anonymous unique
identifier. When you visit a Web site, that site's computer
asks your computer for permission to store this file in a
part of your hard drive specifically designated for cookies.
Each Web site can send its own cookie to your browser if
your browser's preferences allow it, but (to protect your
privacy) your browser only permits a Web site to access the
cookies it has already sent to you, not the cookies sent to
you by other sites.
How Do We
Use Information We Collect from Cookies?
Cookies, in conjunction
with our Web server's log files, allow us to calculate the
aggregate number of people visiting our Web site and which
parts of the site are most popular. This helps us gather
feedback in order to constantly improve our Web site and
better serve our customers. Cookies do not allow us to
gather any personal information about you and we do not
generally store any personal information that you provided
to us in your cookies.
Information with Third Parties
We do not share your
information with unaffiliated third parties. We may,
however, share your information with our own personnel and
our service providers to the extent necessary to fulfill
your requests. We reserve the right to disclose your
information under limited circumstances, such as to
cooperate with law enforcement or judicial authorities as
required by law or legal process, to protect our own legal
rights, or to protect the public good.
Whenever you are online, you run the risk that the
information you give out will fall into the wrong hands.
Although we implement and maintain reasonable security
procedures and practices to safeguard your privacy, we
cannot guarantee the security of any information you provide
to us. We accept no responsibility or liability for the
activities of third parties.
New Services and Changes
notify you of any changes by posting our updated Privacy
Policy on our Website and inserting a new Effective Date.