This Site is not intended for children under the age of 13. We will not knowingly collect information from Site visitors in this age group. We encourage parents to talk to their children about their use of the Internet and the information they disclose to websites.
Active Information Collection
Like many websites, this Site actively collects information from
its visitors both by asking you specific questions and by permitting
you to communicate directly with us via e-mail, feedback forms, and/or
chat rooms. Some of the information that you submit may be personally
identifiable information (that is, information that can be uniquely
identified with you, such as your full name, address, e-mail address,
phone number, etc.).
Some areas of this Site may require you to submit information in
order for you to benefit from the specified features (such as
newsletter subscriptions, tips/pointers, order processing) or to
participate in a particular activity (such as using the Learning Center). You will be informed at each information collection point
what information is required and what information is optional.
Passive Information Collection
As you navigate through a website, certain information may be
passively collected (that is, gathered without your actively providing
the information) using various technologies and means, such as Internet
Protocol addresses, cookies, Internet tags, and navigational data
This Site may track Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. An IP address is
a number assigned to your computer by your Internet service provider so
you can access the Internet and is generally considered to be
non-personally identifiable information, since in most cases an IP
address is dynamic (changing each time you connect to the Internet),
rather than static (unique to a particular user's computer). We use
your IP address to diagnose problems with our server, report aggregate
information, determine the fastest route for your computer to use in
connecting to our Site, and administer and improve the Site.
A "cookie" is a bit of information that a website sends to your Web
browser that helps the Site remember information about you and your
"Session" cookies are temporary bits of information that are erased
once you exit your Web browser window or otherwise turn your computer
off. Session cookies are used to improve navigation on websites and to
collect aggregate statistical information. This Site uses session
"Persistent" cookies are more permanent bits of information that are
placed on the hard drive of your computer and stay there unless you
delete the cookie. Persistent cookies store information on your
computer for a variety of purposes, such as retrieving certain
information you have previously provided (e.g., passwords), helping to
determine what areas of the website visitors find most valuable, and
customizing the website based on your preferences. We do not use
Persistent cookies on this Site.
"Internet tags" (also known as single-pixel GIFs, clear GIFs,
invisible GIFs, and 1-by-1 GIFs) are smaller than cookies and tell the
website server information such as the IP address and browser type
related to the visitor's computer. We do not use Internet tags at this
"Navigational data" ("log files," "server logs," and "clickstream"
data) are used for system management, to improve the content of the
Site, market research purposes, and to communicate information to
visitors. This Site uses navigational data.
Use and Disclosure of Information
Except as otherwise stated, we may use your information to improve
the content of our Site, to customize the Site to your preferences, to
communicate information to you (if you have requested it), for our
marketing and research purposes, and for the purposes specified in this
If you provide personally identifiable information to this Site, we
may combine such information with other actively collected information
unless we specify otherwise at the point of collection. We will take
reasonable measures to prevent personally identifiable information from
being combined with passively collected information, unless you consent
- where required by applicable laws, court orders, or government regulations. In addition, we will make full use of all information acquired through this Site that is not in personally identifiable form.
Remember that the information provided by this Site is for general background purposes and is not intended to be used in connection with, or as a substitute for, medical diagnosis or treatment by a trained professional. You should always consult your own physician about any healthcare questions you may have, especially before trying a new medication, diet, fitness program, or approach to health care issues.
We take reasonable steps to protect your personally identifiable information as you transmit your information from your computer to our Site and to protect such information from loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. You should keep in mind that no Internet transmission is ever 100% secure or error-free. In particular, e-mail sent to or from this Site may not be secure, and you should therefore take special care in deciding what information you send to us via e-mail. Moreover, where you use passwords, ID numbers, or other special access features on this Site, it is your responsibility to safeguard them.
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