What Information Do We Collect?
The information we collect from you depends on what you do when you visit our Sites. Please note that we do not collect personally-identifying information about you when you visit our Sites, unless you choose to provide such information to us.
We collect personal information you provide to us in connection with purchases you make on our Sites, product ratings and reviews you post to the Sites, and your participation in surveys on the Sites. From time to time, we may provide you the opportunity to participate in contests or in other voluntary activities through the Sites. We may request personally-identifying information from you, along with other information, in order for you to participate. Participation in these activities is completely voluntary; therefore, you can elect not to disclose your personal information by not participating in the activity.
In addition, for each visitor to our Sites, we automatically gather certain information and store it in log files. This information includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type and version, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and clickstream data. We collect and store this information on an individual basis and in aggregate, or combined, form. We also collect both user-specific and aggregate information on what pages visitors access or visit.
We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13. If a child under the age of 13 has provided our website with personal information, we request that that child’s parent or guardian contact us and we will delete such information.
We use both session cookies and persistent cookies on this Site. A cookie is a small text file that is stored on a user’s computer for record-keeping purposes. We may link the information we store in cookies to your personal information in order to provide a faster and more pleasant online shopping experience. If you reject cookies, you may still use our Site, but your ability to use some areas of our Site will be limited.
We use session cookies to make it easier for you to navigate our Site. We use session cookies to record session information, such as which web pages a user has visited, and to track user activity on the Site. We also use session cookies to store any passwords used on the Site (such as a password associated with a user account), so you don’t have to enter it more than once per session. Session cookies expire when you close your browser.
We use persistent cookies to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our Site. Persistent cookies remain on your hard drive for an extended period of time. You can remove persistent cookies by following directions provided in your browser’s “help” file.
By using our Sites, you consent to our use of tracking technologies as described above.
How We Use The Information
We use the information to analyze trends, to administer the Sites, to track users’ movements around the Sites, and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole. We also use the information to improve the content of our web pages, and to customize the content and layout of our pages. All of this is done with the intention of making our Sites more useful to visitors. Any information about yourself submitted in a “public” area or feature of our Sites may allow members of the general public to view such submitted information and content on the Internet, and may be routed through our servers or the servers of one or more third parties on our behalf, and the Internet, and, by submitting such information, you acknowledge that you have no expectation of, or right to privacy with regard to, any such posting. The security of any information you disclose in public areas or features of the Sites is not guaranteed; you make such postings and disclosures at your own risk.