REGISTRATION To use this website, you may be required to complete a Registration Form. During registration, you may be required to give your contact information (such as name and email address). This information is used to contact you about the services on our website for which you have expressed interest. We encourage you to provide this information so we can serve you with a more personalized experience on our website.
ORDERS We request information from you on our order form. Here you must provide contact information (like name and shipping address) and financial information (like credit card number, expiration date). This information is used for billing purposes and to fill your orders. If we have trouble processing an order, this contact information is used to get in touch with you.
IP ADDRESSES We use IP addresses for analyzing trends, administering the website, tracking user’s movement, and gathering broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.
PARTNERS Although we share aggregate demographic data with our partners and advertisers, this data is not linked to any personal information identifying any individual person. We sometimes partner with another company to provide specific services such as order fulfillment or credit card processing. When you sign up for these services, we will share names or other contact information that is necessary for the companies to provide these services to you. These companies are not allowed to use personally identifiable information except for the purpose of providing these services.
NEWSLETTER If you wish to subscribe to our newsletter, we will ask you for contact information such as name and email address.
SURVEYS/CONTESTS From time-to-time, our website may request information from you via surveys or contests. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary and, therefore, you have a choice whether or not to disclose this information. Information requested may include contact information (such as name and shipping address), and demographic information (such as zip code, age level). Contact information will be used to notify the winners and award prizes. Survey information will be used for purposes of monitoring or improving the use and satisfaction of this website.
REFERRALS If you use our referral program to inform a friend about our website, we ask you for the friend’s name and email address. LifestyleMedia will automatically send the friend a one- time email inviting them to visit the website. LifestyleMedia stores this information for the sole purpose of sending this one-time email. The friend may contact LifestyleMedia to request the removal of this information from their database.
SECURITY This website takes every precaution to protect your information. When you submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and off- line. When our registration/order form asks you to enter sensitive information (such as credit card number and/or social security number), that information is encrypted and is protected with the best encryption software in the industry–SSL. While on a secure page, such as our order form, the lock icon on the bottom of Web browsers such as Netscape Navigator and Microsoft Internet Explorer becomes locked, as opposed to unlocked, or open, when you are just ‘surfing.’ While we use SSL encryption to protect sensitive information online, we also do everything in our power to protect your information off-line. All of your information, not just the sensitive information mentioned above, is restricted in our offices. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, our billing clerk or a customer service representative) are granted access to personally identifiable information. Our employees must use password-protected screen-savers when they leave their desk. When they return, they must re-enter their password to re-gain access to your information. Furthermore, ALL employees are kept up-to-date on our security and privacy practices. Every quarter, as well as any time new policies are added, our employees are notified and/or reminded about the importance we place on privacy and what they can do to ensure your information is protected. Finally, the servers that we store personally identifiable information on are kept in a secure environment. If you have any questions about the security at our website, you can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION For this website to enhance its ability to tailor the website to an individual’s preference, we combine information about the purchasing habits of users with similar information from our partners to create a personalized user profile. When a user makes a purchase from either of these companies, the companies collect and share that purchase information with us so we can tailor the website to our users’ preferences.
SPECIAL OFFERS We send all new members a welcoming email to verify password and username. Established members will occasionally receive information on products, services, special deals, and a newsletter. Out of respect for your privacy, we present the option not to receive these types of communications. Please see our choice and opt-out below.
UPDATES We also send website and service announcement updates. Members are not able to unsubscribe from service announcements, which contain important information about the service.
OPT-IN/OPT-OUT You have the option to ‘opt-out’ of having your information used for purposes not directly related to our website at the point where we ask for the information. For example, our order form has an ‘opt-out’ mechanism so when you buy a product from us, but don’t want any marketing material, you can keep your email address off of our lists. If you no longer wish to receive our newsletter or promotional materials from our partners, you may opt-out of receiving these communications by replying to “unsubscribe” in the subject line in the email.