Information Collection, Use, and Sharing
Your Access to and Control Over Information
You may opt out of any future contacts from us at any time. You can do the following at any time by contacting us via the email address or phone number given on our website:
We take precautions to protect your information. When you submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and offline.
Wherever we collect sensitive information (such as credit card data), that information is encrypted and transmitted to us in a secure way. You can verify this by looking for a closed lock icon at the bottom of your web browser, or looking for "https" at the beginning of the address of the web page.
While we use encryption to protect sensitive information transmitted online, we also protect your information offline. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, billing or customer service) are granted access to personally identifiable information. The computers/servers in which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment.
How We Use Information
We may also share aggregated anonymous information about visitors to our Site with our clients, vendors, partners and other third parties. We may also aggregate on an anonymous basis data regarding academic qualifications, schooling, age, experience level or other information which may be made available to our clients, vendors, partners, and other third parties.
When and Why We Disclose Information
We may share your Personal Information and Non-Identifying Information as required or permitted by law: (i) with our vendors who provide services to us and who are required to protect the Personal Information; (ii) to facilitate a direct relationship with you or between you and other users of the Site; (iii) to enable electronic communications with you as part of the fulfillment of a request, purchase, a sponsored reward, offer, contest, program, or other activity in which you have elected to participate; (iv) to comply with legal orders and government requests, or as needed to support auditing, compliance, and corporate governance functions; (v) to combat fraud or criminal activity, and to protect our rights or those of our affiliates, other users of the Site, or as part of legal proceedings affecting us; (vi) in response to a subpoena, or similar legal process, including to law enforcement agencies, regulators, and courts in the United States and other countries where we operate; (vii) with our partners, vendors, clients, and other third parties to provide you with services you have requested; or (viii) with your consent.
Security of Personal Information
We have implemented an information security program that contains administrative, technical and physical controls that are designed to reasonably safeguard Personal Information. However, no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure and we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
Surveys & Contests
From time-to-time our site requests information via surveys or contests. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary and you may choose whether or not to participate and therefore 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 site.
1. What are cookies?
A cookie is a small text file that is placed on your Web browser or the hard drive of your computer or mobile device when you visit a website so that the website can remember who you are. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer's hard drive. Cookies allow us to recognize your preference information, keep track of your transactions and facilitate effective website administration. It is important to note that cookies generally do not collect any personal data stored on your mobile device or computer's hard drive.
First- and third-party cookies: Whether a cookie is 'first' or 'third' party refers to the domain placing the cookie. First-party cookies are those set by a website that is being visited by the user.
Persistent cookies: These cookies remain on a user's device for the period of time specified in the cookie. They are activated each time the user visits the website that created the particular cookie.
Session cookies: These cookies allow website operators to link the actions of a user during a browser session. A session starts when a user opens the browser and ends when they close the browser. Session cookies are temporary, so all session cookies are deleted when the user closes the browser.
The cookies used on our website are categorized as follows:
"Strictly Necessary" cookies let you navigate through the website and use essential features like secure areas (e.g., payment activity) and shopping baskets. Without these cookies, services you request cannot be provided. These cookies do not gather any information about you that could be used for marketing or for remembering what sites you've visited on the Internet.
We use these Strictly Necessary cookies to:
Accepting Strictly Necessary cookies is a condition of using our website. If you block these cookies, there is no guarantee that you can use our website or that the security on our website will perform as intended during your visit.
"Performance" cookies collect information about how you use our website (e.g., which pages you visit and if you experience any errors). These cookies do not contain any information that could identify you and are only used to help us improve and maintain our website, understand the interests of our users and measure the effectiveness of our site.
We use Performance cookies for:
Some of these cookies may be managed by third parties and you should refer to the third parties' own website privacy notifications and policies for further information.
“Functionality" cookies are used to provide services or remember settings that can improve your visit. Without these cookies, our website cannot remember certain choices you've previously made or personalize your browsing experience by providing you with relevant information. These cookies can also be used to recognize your device so that you do not have to provide the same information more than once. In addition to these cookies, Web storage may also be used to provide such services.
We use Functionality cookies to:
Accepting Functionality cookies is a condition of using our website, so if you block these cookies there is no guarantee that you can use our website or that the security on our website will perform as intended during your visit. Some of these cookies may be managed by third parties, and you should refer to the third parties' own website privacy notifications and policies for further information.
3. How to delete and block cookies
If you do not want your information to be collected through cookies, you can change the setting on your Internet browser. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including Strictly Necessary cookies), you may not be able to access all or parts of our website. Our website places cookies as soon you visit our website. Turning off or deleting cookies will not prevent device identification and related data collection from occurring. This can only be done by changing your browser setting.
How to turn cookies off?
Browsers allow you to change your cookie settings. These settings are usually found in the 'Options' or 'Preferences' menu of your browser. In order to understand these settings, the following links may be helpful. Otherwise, you should use the 'Help' option in your browser for more details.
Can I withdraw my consent?
4. More information about cookies
General information about cookies
Useful information about cookies can be found at allaboutcookies.org.