Last Updated: October 30, 2017
How Do We Collect Information, and What Types of Information Do We Collect? We collect several types of personal information about you in a number of ways when you visit or use the Site:
We collect certain information when you voluntarily provide it, such as if you send us an email, by creating an account on the Site, subscribing to a newsletter, participating in a community forum or chat room, participating in contests, sweepstakes, events or promotions, receiving customer or technical support (including via an online chat widget, or you otherwise provide or request information. Such information may include various types of personal information. Additionally, we may also collect demographic information such as your age, gender, country and zip code of residence, recent purchases, and preferences. This demographic information may be associated with your personal information. If this demographic information is connected with personal information, we will treat the demographic information as personal information
We may also automatically collect certain information and monitor user activity through the use of “cookies” (including persistent and/or session cookies) or web beacons (also known as web bugs, pixel tags, tracking pixels, or clear gifs) on the Site. A “persistent cookie” is stored on a user’s hard drive until it expires (persistent cookies are set with expiration dates) or until the user deletes the cookie. Persistent cookies help websites remember your information and settings when you visit them in the future. “Session cookies” are cookies that expire upon the conclusion of your visit to a website. These types of cookies are widely used to facilitate a consumer’s interaction with a website. If you wish to block, erase, or be warned of cookies on the Site, please refer to your browser manufacturer to learn about these functions. However, if you choose to remove or reject cookies, this could affect certain features on the Site. In addition to the above, information provided by cookies, web beacons, or other devices may be used, among other things, to analyze data, to determine the popularity of content, to make recommendations to users, to better understand the Site’s usage or the effectiveness of Ads, to track user actions/behavior on the Site, etc. How Do We Use the Personal Information We Collect? We use personal information we collect through the Site for the purposes described in this Policy or elsewhere on the Site. For example, we may use personal and other information we collect to [Insert here the various ways that Company might use personal information, e.g., to process transactions, request feedback, communicate with the user, contact the user about their account, respond to user inquiries/problems, provide recommendations, monitor Site usage trends, send promotional messages, confirmations, or security alerts, prevent fraud, conduct surveys, etc. and for any other purpose for which the information was collected. If you no longer wish to receive [Describe all applicable direct communications, e.g., email, phone calls, direct mail, etc. from us, you may opt out of all future communications by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.