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Cookies Cookie Policy

Please read the following to understand’s views and practices regarding privacy and how they pertain to users of the Network.

Why does need my personal information?

In order to provide our Users with a more personalized, relevant and intelligent service, regularly makes improvements to the Network. The collection of personal data greatly assists in this improvement process by identifying the specific interests and needs of the many Users of the Network. Data collection also assists by allowing it to advertise its products and/or services or the products and/or services of others in a more efficient manner.

Although’s primary goal in collecting personal information is to deliver a customized and personalized service to Users, also uses the personal information it collects to send Users E-mail notifications of new features or information available through the Network, and other information that feels might be of interest to Users of the Network. also collects IP addresses, or the location of your computer on the Internet, for system administration and troubleshooting purposes, and to report aggregate information to our webmasters and management. also collects and transfers to its appropriate partners the personal data volunteered by Users who request information or quotes for various services offered through the Network in order for such partners to provide the requested information or quotes. Lastly, uses personal information for verification purposes for the provision of some of its services, such as E-mail.

How and what information does gather or track?

Through the use of “cookies” (as described below) and on-line data entry, survey and registration forms, may collect and/or monitor, in aggregate and individual form, personal identifying facts or data on, among other things, the following information:

  • “Product” Information
  • “Technical” Information
  • “Reference” Information
  • industry
  • home server
  • name
  • geography
  • domain name
  • mailing address
  • applications
  • E-mail address
  • telephone number
  • site traffic
  • user access level gathers most of the personal information it collects on its Users during an initial registration process for certain services such as E-mail or newsletters. Although some of the personal identifying information is necessary for to deliver certain of its services, most of the information collected is optional with respect to use of the Network. Accordingly, Users can determine to a large extent what information they wish to submit on a voluntary basis to

In addition to the initial registration process, occasionally asks Users for personal information at other times, including when they complete optional survey forms or fill out optional contact forms for additional information on particular products and services.


“Cookies” are small pieces of information that are stored by your web browser software on your computer’s hard drive or temporarily in your computer’s memory. The use of cookies is now an industry standard, and Users will find them on most major Websites. sometimes uses cookies to store and track User information. Cookies enable to personalize the viewing experience of a User on the Network. When the User revisits the Network, can recognize the User by the cookie and customize the User’s experience at the Network accordingly. For example, uses cookies to recognize User access privileges to the Network, track Site usage and traffic patterns, add advertisements for goods or services of interest, and estimate the Network’s audience size.

Although most web browsers are initially set up to accept cookies, if you prefer, a User may decline the placement of a cookie on his or her hard drive by using the appropriate feature(s) of one’s web browser software (if available) to delete the cookie. Users should understand, however, that certain areas within the Network may not function properly if the web browser will not accept cookies.

In addition, advertisers that serve ads onto the network may also use their own cookies.

Does disclose personal information to third parties? discloses publicly available or volunteered technical or reference information of Users in aggregate form only, and not specific individual data, to advertisers and certain other third parties. For example, might tell an advertiser how many males between 20 and 30 years in age visited the Network during a particular period of time.

In addition, Users are required to disclose certain personal information through registration in order to participate in promotions or to request information or a quote from certain third party providers that offer services through the Network. It is necessary for to share this information with one or more appropriate third parties, who may or may not further transfer the information to appropriate vendors, in order to enable the vendors to provide the requested information or quote to the User. does not control these third parties, and there can be no assurance that certain of such parties will not solicit users in the future by E-mail or otherwise. If you do not wish to have your personal data shared with third parties, you may elect not to participate in promotions or use services that require the disclosure of personal data.

Except as stated above, does not disclose or transfer individual personal data records to third parties, unless it reasonably believes it is required to do so by applicable law or valid legal process or to protect its property interests. deals only with third party advertisers, retailers or service providers offering for sale products or services that believes may be of interest to Users of the Network. Nevertheless, is not and cannot be responsible for the activities or privacy policies of these third parties.

What about external web sites?

To the extent that Users click on hyperlinks or banner advertisements to access third party sites from the Network, Users should understand that these third party sites may collect personally identifiable information about them. Users should further be aware that these third party Websites are not controlled by and, therefore, are not subject to this Privacy Policy. Users should check the privacy policies of these third party Websites to see how their personal information will be utilized by the proprietors of these sites.

What does do to keep the Network secure? has also implemented a number of security features throughout the Network to prevent the unauthorized release of or access to personal information. For example, database information is kept separate from live servers and is firewall protected. Also, only authorized personnel have access to any stored personal information may collect on its Users.

Please be advised, however, that although has endeavored to create a secure and reliable Site for its Users, the confidentiality of any communication or material transmitted to/from via the Network or E-mail cannot be guaranteed. When disclosing any personal information, all Users should remain mindful of the fact that it is potentially accessible to the public, and consequently, can be collected and used by others without User consent. Accordingly, Users should consider carefully if they want to submit sensitive information that they would not want disclosed to the public and should recognize that their use of the Internet and the Network is solely at their own risk. has no responsibility or liability for the security of personal information transmitted via the Internet., however, urges all of its Users to exercise caution when conveying personal information over the Internet.

Can I opt-out of’s data collection and/or distribution?

As noted earlier, the collection, use, and distribution of personal data greatly assist in creating a more, personalized, relevant, and intelligent service. Without the use of personal data, could not deliver certain of its content and services in the most beneficial way. Consequently, does ask for the submission of some personal data. does, however, offer Users of the Network the ability to “opt-out” of having their data collected or used as described in this Privacy Policy. Registration and the provision of any personal information is generally voluntary, unless necessary to provide certain services, such as E-mail. In addition, in the event that a User wishes to opt-out of’s personal data use and collection practices after having submitted personal information, The User may send an E-mail to to express his or her desire to opt-out. After receipt and processing of the User’s opt-out E-mail, will refrain from further distributing the User’s personal information to third parties that would otherwise be permissible under this Privacy Policy but for the opt-out. is not responsible for the use by third parties of personal information distributed to them prior to the User opting-out.

What about the collection of personal information from children? does not intentionally collect or maintain information through its Network from individuals actually known to be under the age of 13 (“children”). Moreover, at present, no part of the Network is designed specifically to target or attract any children.

Further Questions? welcomes questions or comments Users may have regarding this Privacy Policy or the use of your personal data. Please send any questions or comments to to

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