ACTIVE INFORMATION COLLECTION AND USE
This Site actively collects Personal Information from you when you register with the Site, and when you submit any posting on the Site. The kinds of Personal Information you may provide includes your name, contact information including e-mail address, user ID, and other information that you include in any communication or submission. We may use this Personal Information to register you with the Site and to post your submission to the Site. We may use Personal Information for any marketing purposes.
PASSIVE INFORMATION COLLECTION AND USE
The Site may passively collect certain kinds of information that reveal the frequency with which you visit the Site, the times and dates of your visits, the pages you reviewed, and other information. Information is passively collected through various means. We use Internet protocol (IP) addresses to identify server problems and administer the Site. We use navigational data, including log files and click-stream data, to identify information about your web browser and operating system, and the time period in which you visit the Site or a portion of the Site. This information is used to administer the Site and otherwise improve Site content.
Like many Internet sites, the Site uses small text files called “cookies” that are sent to the hard drive of your computer to store bits of information related to your use of the Site. Cookies can store a variety of information, including IP addresses, navigational data, server information, data transfer times, user preferences, and passwords needed to access the Site. The “Help” section of the toolbar on most browsers will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have your browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, or how to configure your browser to reject cookies altogether. However, if you disable cookies, you might not be able to access important functions or features of this Site and your use of the Site may be limited. The Site does not combine passively collected information (as described above) with actively collected Personal Information and passively collected information will not be recorded as part of the user’s profile.
DISCLOSURE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
Personal Information contained in any submission may be publicly posted on the Site and otherwise broadly disseminated to other users of the Site. In particular, the content of submissions may be posted to the entire online member board. Please therefore use care and caution when posting any such Personal Information about yourself or others when submitting content to the Site.
We may disclose Personal Information to our affiliated entities in the United States and other jurisdictions, as well as external, third party service providers performing services on our behalf, including hosting our website servers and providing other technical support services. All such parties will be under obligation to maintain the security and confidentiality of the Personal Information, and to process the data in accordance with our instructions.
We also may disclose Personal Information as necessary or appropriate: to protect the security of the Site;
to protect ourselves and our affiliated companies against liability; to respond to subpoenas, judicial processes, or legitimate requests by law enforcement officials; if we believe in good faith that the law requires it; to the purchaser in connection with any sale, assignment, or other transfer of all or a part of our business or company; or where we believe in good faith that it is in the interest of the health, safety or protection of any third party.
In any of these situations, the recipient of the Personal Information may be located in the United States or another jurisdiction that may not provide an equivalent level of data protection to the laws in your home jurisdiction.
Transmissions over the Internet are never 100% secure or error-free. As a result, we do not, and cannot, guarantee the security, accuracy, or completeness of Personal Information. However, we do maintain reasonable physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to protect Personal Information against accidental or unlawful destruction or accidental loss, alteration, or unauthorized disclosure or access.