We collect information from our users at various points on our Site. For example, we track the Internet addresses of the domains from which people visit. Additionally, the user's browser also lets us know the type of computer and operating system being used. This allows us to analyze the information as to which parts of our Site users spend their time but does not give us any personal information about the user.
At times, however, we will ask you to voluntarily provide information about yourself. Examples of when information is requested includes, but is not limited to, becoming a registered user to make a purchase; registering for attendance to an online seminar or in-person seminar; filling out a contact form; signing up for a mailing list; in correspondence with us; entering a sweepstakes or other promotion; completing a survey we use for research purposes; to ensure compliance with our policies and applicable law; and any other activities as we deem appropriate. Occasionally, we may use this information when we notify you about important changes to the Site. We do not collect any personally identifiable health-related information. However, you may be asked to provide information including, but not limited to, your first and last names, e-mail address, mailing address, telephone number and/or credit card information.
It is your decision whether to continue with any activity that requests personal information. If you do not wish to provide the requested information, you may not be able to complete the applicable transaction (for example, purchasing product, entering a promotional event, etc.). This Site is not intended for use by individuals under the age of 18 years old, and we do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from any person under the age of 18 years old. If you are under the age of 18 year old, please do not submit any information to this Site.
We may use the information we collect for research or to improve the Site and the products and services we wish to offer you. We will ask you if you want us to use the information you provide to continue contact with you. We may contact you by a variety of means including, but not limited to, e-mail, telephone, or postal mail (for example, to send you information or special offers, or for other marketing purposes). We will not contact you unless you have either given us permission to do so or are a customer of ours.
When placing an order, we require that you first complete the registration/order form, including contact information such as name, e-mail address, mailing address and your shipping address. This contact information is also used if we have trouble processing your order/request.
Additionally, we will use information to assist us in creating content that is relevant to you, to assist us in creating better products and services to meet your needs.
We may utilize "cookies" and other tracking technologies to gather information. Cookies are small text files placed on your computer's hard drive that are read by the server that placed them, are unable to execute any code or virus and cannot take any additional information from your hard drive. Most browsers can be set to notify you when you are sent a cookie, giving you the chance to decide whether or not to accept it and how to remove them. Cookies allow the Site to recognize you when you revisit and are able to remember certain information about you, such as your preferences in the Site and the type of content you find of interest so that we may improve your experience on our Site and with our products and services.
LINKS TO THIRD PARTY SITES
We may also partner with another party to provide specific services. Under such circumstances, we will share names, or other contact and billing information that is necessary for the third party to provide these services. These parties are not allowed to use personally identifiable information except for the purpose of providing these services. We are not responsible for, nor do we have any liability in connection with the control or use of the information by such third parties.
The other circumstance under which we may disclose your personal information to another party is when legally required to do so or when we believe, in good faith, that the law requires such a disclosure. Additionally, we reserve the right to disclose your information to respond to duly authorized information requests of government authorities or when required by law.
If you provide us with your e-mail or mailing address, we may use it to send you updated information on our latest products, promotions and/or events. We provide customers with an easy means to decline to receive such e-mail offers. All e-mail offers that you receive from us will tell you how to decline further e-mail offers. To manually unsubscribe to our lists, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We have taken reasonable and appropriate measures to protect the privacy of any personal information you may have provided from unauthorized access or disclosure. We employ industry-standard controls including Internet firewalls and SSL (secure socket layer) encryption. Additionally, only authorized personnel have access to the systems containing such information. Although we make every effort to protect your personal information, no data transmission over the Internet or stored on a server can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. Consequently, while we strive to protect your personal information and privacy, we cannot guarantee or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us online and cannot be responsible for the theft, destruction, or inadvertent disclosure of your personal information.
Effective July 21, 2011.