Privacy Policy



We respect your concerns about privacy. When you use our Website, we collect information to provide you with a better experience, analyze trends, and communicate with you. Please read this policy carefully to understand our policies and practices regarding the type of information that is collected, how it is collected, how we may use that information, and with whom we may share it. This policy applies to information we collect on our Website and in email, text, and other electronic messages between you and our Website.

It does NOT apply to:

  • Information collected by us offline or through any other means, including on any other website operated by any third party; or
  • information collected by any third party (including our affiliates and subsidiaries), including through any application or content that may link to or be accessible from or on our Website.

By accessing or using our Website, you agree to this privacy policy. If you do not agree with our policies and practices, please do not use our Website. This policy may change from time to time. Your continued use of our Website after we make changes is deemed to be acceptance of those changes, so please check the policy periodically for updates.

You may use our Website without offering any personal data. We occasionally run reports to track website traffic, but this information cannot be traced back to individuals. It is collected in order to analyze visitor volume and page popularity as well as to optimize search capabilities. This information helps us offer the most comprehensive and effective website possible.

 We are committed to ensuring that any personal data you do provide on our website is kept secure and private. Personal data can be obtained, e.g., when it is voluntarily entered by a user to pledge his or her support or register for email updates. We will not trade or disclose this data to third parties, nor will we ever sell or give email lists to any other organization or group. (See the section below entitled “Disclosure of Your Information.”) You may unsubscribe from any services we offer at any time.

Children Under the Age of 13

Our Website is designed for a general audience and is not specifically intended for children under 13 years of age. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13. If you are under 13, do not provide any information on our Website or through any of its features, use any interactive or public comment features of this Website, or provide any information about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number, email address, or screen name or user name. If we learn we have collected or received personal information from a child under 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information. If you believe we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact us at [[email protected]].

Please visit for information from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) about protecting children’s privacy online.

Information We Collect and How We Collect It

We collect several types of information from and about users of our Website, including information:

  • about your internet connection, the equipment you use to access our Website, your computer’s operating system, Internet Protocol (IP) address, usage details, access times, browser type and language, and referring website addresses. We may also collect information about the type of device you use, your device’s unique ID, and information about the location of your device. This information does not identify individual users and we do not link this automatically-collected data to personally identifiable information;
  • that is about you but individually does not identify you; and/or
  • by which you may be personally identified, such as name, postal address, email address, telephone number, or any other identifier by which you may be contacted online or offline (“personal information”).

We collect this information:

  • Automatically as you navigate through the Website and interact with the content. Information collected automatically may include usage details, IP addresses, and information collected through cookies, web beacons, and other tracking technologies.
  • Directly from you when you provide it to us (e.g., we may collect your name, email address and other information you provide us if you wish to subscribe to newsletter(s) and/or receive press releases or other information from us).

At certain times, we may also ask you to volunteer demographic information to better tailor our communications to you, though all requests are optional. You may unsubscribe from any of our offerings or communications at any time by following the instructions found in the newsletter, communication or on our website. You may also use our Website without offering any personal data. 

Information You Provide to Us

The information we collect on or through our Website may include:

  • Information that you provide by filling in forms on our Website. This includes information provided at the time of posting material or requesting further services. We may also ask you for information if you report a problem with our Website.
  • Records and copies of your correspondence (including email addresses), if you contact us.Your responses to surveys that we might ask you to complete for research purposes.
  • Your search queries on the Website.

If such services are offered, you also may provide information to be published or displayed (hereinafter, “posted”) on public areas of the Website, or transmitted to other users of the Website or third parties (collectively, “User Contributions”). Such User Contributions are made at your own risk. Additionally, we cannot control the actions of other users of the Website with whom you may choose to share your User Contributions. If you delete your User Contributions from the Website, copies of your User Contributions may remain viewable in cached and archived pages, or might have been copied or stored by other Website users. Proper access and use of information provided on the Website, including User Contributions, is governed by our Terms of Use .

Information Collected Through Automatic Data Collection Technologies

We may use automatic data collection technologies to collect certain information about your equipment, browsing actions, and patterns as you navigate through and interact with our Website, including:

  • Details of your visits to our Website, including traffic data, location data, logs, and other communication data and the resources that you access and use on the Website.
  • Information about your computer and internet connection, including your IP address, operating system, and browser type.

We also may use these technologies to collect information about your online activities over time and across third-party websites or other online services (behavioral tracking). The information we collect automatically is statistical data and does not include personal information, but we may maintain it or associate it with personal information we collect in other ways or receive from third parties. It helps us to improve our Website and to deliver a better and more personalized service, including by enabling us to:

  • Estimate our audience size and usage patterns.
  • Store information about your preferences, allowing us to customize our Website according to your individual interests.
  • Speed up your searches.
  • Recognize you when you return to our Website.

The technologies we use for automatic data collection may include:

  • Cookies (or Browser Cookies). A cookie is a small data file stored by a website on the hard drive of your computer. Among other things, cookies help us improve our Website and your experience. We use cookies to see which areas and features are popular and to count visits to our Website. Many web browsers are set to accept cookies by default. You may refuse to accept browser cookies by activating the appropriate setting on your browser. However, if you set your browser not to accept cookies or if you reject a cookie, it may affect certain features or services of this site. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies to automatically collect non-personally identifiable information when you direct your browser to our Website.
  • Clear Gifs, Web Beacons, Web Bugs.We may collect information using web beacons (also referred to as clear gifs, pixel tags, and single-pixel gifs). Web beacons or gifs deliver cookies, count visits, understand usage and gauge campaign effectiveness and tell us if an HTML-based email has been opened and/or acted upon by the recipient. Some email services may allow you to adjust your display to turn off HTML or images which disable this tracking feature, or you may unsubscribe from our emails or communications at any time.
  • Third-Party Analytics Services.We may also use third-party services to collect information about you through our Website. For example, third-party analytics services use cookies and web beacons to help us compile statistics about our Website and visitors to our Website. We receive assurances from those third-party analytics services that they will not collect or access any information that directly identifies you on our Website.
  • Log Files.As is true of most websites, we gather certain information automatically and store it in log files. This information includes Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and clickstream data. We use this information, which does not identify individual users, to analyze trends, to administer the site, to track users’ movements around the site and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole. We do not link this automatically-collected data to personally identifiable information. We use a third-party tracking service that uses log files to track non-personally identifiable information about visitors to our site in the aggregate. 

Third-Party Use of Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies

Some content or applications on the Website are served by third parties, including content providers and application providers. These third parties may use cookies alone or in conjunction with web beacons or other tracking technologies to collect information about you when you use our Website. The information they collect may be associated with your personal information or they may collect information, including personal information, about your online activities over time and across different websites and other online services. They may use this information to provide you with interest-based (behavioral) targeted content. We do not control these third parties’ tracking technologies or how they may be used. If you have any questions about targeted content, you should contact the responsible provider directly.

How We Use Information

We use information that we collect or that you provide to us, including any personal information:

  • To present our Website and content to you.
  • To provide you with information, products, or services that you request from us.
  • To fulfill any other purpose for which you provide it.
  • To allow you to participate in interactive features on our Website.
  • In any other way we may describe at the time you provide the information.
  • For any other purpose with your consent.

Disclosure of Information

We may disclose aggregated information about our users, and information that does not identify any individual, without restriction. We may disclose personal information that we collect or that you provide as described in this privacy policy: 

  • To our subsidiaries and affiliates.
  • To contractors, service providers, and other third parties we use to support our organization and who are bound by contractual obligations to keep personal information confidential and use it only for the purposes for which we disclose it to them.
  • To a buyer or other successor in the event of a merger, divestiture, restructuring, reorganization, dissolution, or other sale or transfer of some or all of our organization’s assets in which personal information held by us about our Website users is among the property transferred.
  • To fulfill the purpose for which you provide it.
  • For example, if you give us an email address to use an “email a friend” feature on our Website, we will transmit the contents of that email and your email address to the recipient(s).
  • For any other purpose disclosed by us when you provide the information.
  • With your consent.

Additionally, we may disclose your personal information:

  • To comply with any court order, law, or legal process, including to respond to any government or regulatory request.
  • To enforce or apply our Terms of Use or other policies.
  • If we believe disclosure is necessary or appropriate to protect the rights, property, or safety of our organization, our users, or others.

Links To Other Sites

Our Website contains links to other sites that are not owned or controlled by us. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage you to be aware when you leave our site and read the appropriate privacy statements. This privacy policy applies only to information collected by our Website.

Changes to Our Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to change our privacy policy at any time. It is our policy to post any changes we make to our privacy policy on this page and at other places on our Website that we deem appropriate, so please check back frequently. The date the privacy policy was last revised is identified at the top of the page. You are responsible for periodically visiting this privacy policy to check for any changes. Your continued use of our Website constitutes your agreement to our privacy policy. 

Contact Information

To ask questions or comment about this privacy policy and our privacy practices, contact us at [[email protected]].