A cookie is a small piece of data sent from a website and stored on your computer by your web browser. The file is added once you agree to store cookies on your computer or device, and the cookie helps analyze web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow sites to respond to you as an individual. The Website can tailor its operations to your needs, likes, and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.
- Analyze our web traffic using an analytics package.
- Identify if you are signed in to the Website.
- Test content on the Website.
- Store information about your preferences.
- Recognize when you return to the Website.
Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better Website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.
You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This setting may prevent you from taking full advantage of the Website.
Protecting the privacy of children is especially important. The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) applies to the online collection of personal information from children under the age of 13. It is designed to ensure that parents are in control over what information is collected from children under 13. Our enrollment, health history, and payment procedures require all information related to children under the age of 13 be submitted by a parent or legal guardian. From time to time, we may elect to offer special promotions or activities on our site in which we request limited personal information from a child (such as name or email address) in order for that child to participate in the promotion or activity. Except in special and infrequent circumstances, we do not collect such information from a child under 13 without the prior consent of a parent/guardian. When we ask for consent, we will tell the parent/guardian what we will do with the information that their child provides to us, how they can review their child’s information, and how they can request us to delete it. We never condition a child’s participation in any activity on the site on a child’s disclosure of more information than is reasonably necessary to conduct the activity.
Some of the special, infrequent exceptions to our collecting information from a child under the age of 13 without prior parent consent are:
- We may seek a child’s name and a parent/guardians email address to contact the parent/guardian for consent or to provide a notification.
- We may utilize a child’s name &/or email address to respond to a one-time special request of that child. For example, if a child sends us an email request, we will utilize the information provided in the request to respond to that request.
- We may seek a child’s name and contact information to the extent reasonably necessary to protect the safety of a child participating on our website. In this situation, the information will only be used for the purpose of protecting the child’s safety and, as above, we will provide the parent/guardian with notice of this use.
Whenever we collect such personally identifiable information in these situations, the information will be used solely by us or one of our agents or contractors for the purposes indicated at the time the child (with parental/guardian notice or consent, as applicable) provides the information. For example, if a parent registers a child, or a child registers themselves in a promotion, we will use the information to notify the child that he or she has won and to fulfill the promotion prize. We also may transfer, disclose, or share such information with third parties who are engaged by us specifically to administer or fulfill certain online activities (e.g., conducting surveys and contests). Such third parties have access to personal information needed to perform their specific functions, but may not use it for any other purposes. Lastly, we may also disclose personally identifiable information to third parties when required by law or pertinent to judicial or government investigations or proceedings, or when otherwise necessary to protect our website or the safety of its users.
How may we use your information
We may use the information that you provide us for the following: contact you, answer questions, send you email newsletters, and participation in surveys and contests.
With whom we share your informationAnalytics Programs
This Website uses Google Analytics and other analytics programs to collect information about you and your behaviors. If you would like to opt out of Google Analytics, please visit https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/.Third-Party websites
This Website may contain hyperlinks to websites operated by parties other than us. We provide such hyperlinks for your reference only. We do not control such websites and are not responsible for their contents or the privacy or other practices of such websites. It is up to you to read and fully understand their Privacy Policies. Our inclusion of hyperlinks to such websites does not imply any endorsement of the material on such websites or any association with their operators.
Do Not Track Signals
Do Not Track is a preference you can set in your web browser to inform websites that you do not want to be tracked. We do not support Do Not Track (” DNT “). You can enable or disable Do Not Track by visiting the Preferences or Settings page of your web browser.
Opting out of us collecting personal information
You may opt-out of us collecting your personal information at any time by not inputting data into our website, by clicking unsubscribe on emails, and by contacting us.
We reserve the right to amend this policy at any time without any prior notice to you.