privacy Policy

Our cookie policy

In compliance with the European Union legislation, we inform you that our website will storesome information about your preferences on your own computer inside a tiny file called a‘cookie’.A cookie is a small piece of data that a website asks your browser to store on your computer ormobile device. The cookie allows the website to “remember” your actions or preferences overtime.You can delete all cookies that are already on your computer and you can set most browsers toprevent them from being placed. If you do this, however, you may have to manually adjust somepreferences every time you visit a site and some services and functionalities may not work.Most browsers support cookies, but users can set their browsers to decline them and can deletethem whenever they like. A third-party website called aboutcookies.org has been setup to helpyou with instructions how you can do that on various browsers.We use cookies to:1) Identify you as a returning user and to count your visits in our traffic statistics analysis;2) remember your custom display preferences;3) Suggest any recent searches you’ve made on our site4) Other usability features including tracking whether you’ve already given your consent tocookiesEnabling cookies from our website is not strictly necessary for the website to work but it willprovide you with a better browsing experience.The cookie-related information is not used to identify you personally and the pattern data is fullyunder our control. These cookies are not used for any purpose other than those described here.There may also be other types of cookies created after you’ve visited our website. We useGoogle Analytics, a popular web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. Google Analyticsuses cookies to help us to analyse how users use the site. The information generated by thecookie about your use of our website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to andstored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for thepurpose of evaluating your use of our website, compiling reports on website activity andproviding other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transferthis information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third partiesprocess the information on Google’s behalf. Google undertakes not to associate your IP addresswith any other data held by Google.Third Party AdvertisingWe may have third-party advertising companies serving ads to you when you visit our website.These companies may store information about your visits to our website and to other websites inorder to provide you with relevant advertisements about goods and services.These companies may employ cookies and other identifiers to gather information whichmeasures advertising effectiveness. The information is generally not personally identifiableunless, for example, you provide personally identifiable information to them through an ad or ane-mail message.Information Gathered by Third Party AdvertisersCookies enable advertisers to learn about what ads you see, what ads you click, and other actionsyou take on our site and other sites. This allows advertisers to provide you with more useful andrelevant ads. For example, if they know what ads you are shown while visiting our site, they canbe careful not to show you the same ones repeatedly. They do not associate your interaction withunaffiliated sites with your identity in providing you with interest-based ads.We do not provide any personal information to advertisers or to third party sites. Advertisers andother third-parties (including the ad networks, ad-serving companies, and other service providersthey may use) may assume that users who interact with or click on a personalized ad or contentare part of the group that the ad or content is directed towards (for example, readers in the PacificNorthwest who read certain types of articles). Also, some third-party cookies may provide themwith information about you (such as the sites where you have been shown ads or demographicinformation) from offline and online sources that they may use to provide you more relevant anduseful advertising.If you would like to learn more about what options you have about limiting the gathering ofinformation by third-party ad networks, you can consult the website of the Network AdvertisingInitiative.You can opt out of participating in interest-based advertising networks but opting out does notmean you will no longer receive online advertising. It does mean that the companies from whichyou opted out will no longer customize ads based on your interests and web usage patterns usingcookie-based technology.Type and Purpose of CollectionWe collect information at various points in the Website to facilitate its use by our customers.Non-Personal Information: Upon accessing the Website, certain non-personal information willbe automatically collected without your knowledge or consent, such as your IP address, locationdata (which is anonymous) and the referring website (“Non-Personal Information”). We useNon-Personal Information to examine our traffic and to view how our customers use theWebsite. This type of information will not allow you to be personally identified. For example,we use “cookies”, which contains only certain statistical information. You can instruct yourcomputer to inform you whenever a cookie is being sent, or you can disallow cookies throughyour web browser. If you do choose to disallow cookies, your experience on the Website may bediminished, or your ability to choose some of the options on the Website may be limited.—————————————–Sharing InformationWe will not sell, rent or disclose to outside parties the information we collect, save and exceptthat we may share the collected information with other parties as follows:(a) Affiliated Service Providers: We have agreements with various affiliated service providers tofacilitate the functioning of the Website, with whom we may share the information we havecollected. For example, we may share your credit card information with the credit card serviceprovider to process your purchase. All administrative service providers that we use are requiredto have the same level of privacy protection as we have, and therefore we expect that yourinformation will be handled with the same level of care that we employ. Additionally, forexample, we may use analytic or marketing services such as Google Analytics, Google Adsense,Taboola, or RevContent, to which collection you hereby unconditionally consent.(b) Where required by law: We may share the collected information where required by law,specifically in response to a demand from government authorities where such demand meets thelegal requirements.(c) Statistical Analysis: We may share Non-Personal Information and aggregated informationwith third parties, including but not limited to for advertising or marketing purposes. No PersonalInformation will be shared in this manner.(d) Transactions: In connection with, or during negotiations of, any merger, sale of companyassets, financing or acquisition, or in any other situation where Personal Information may bedisclosed or transferred as one of our business assets.—————————————–Choices and How To Opt Out Of Interest-Based Advertising(a) Opting Out of Interest-Based Advertising Services This website is a member of the NetworkAdvertising Initiative (NAI) and adheres to the NAI Codes of Conduct as described on the NAIwebsite. This website also adheres to the Digital Advertising Alliance (DAA) Self-RegulatoryPrinciples. For a description of the DAA Program, please visit the DAA website. As describedabove, this website may use or transfer Device Data that it directly collects or that it receivesfrom this website’s Customers, who may use cookies or non-cookie technologies, to enableadvertising that is more tailored to Consumers’ inferred interests, preferences, and locations.This practice is known as interest-based advertising.(b) Opting Out of Interest-Based Advertising by Third PartiesThis website may permit third parties to collect information on its Site and combine thatinformation with other information collected on non-affiliated websites or applications over time.These third parties may use technologies, including cookies and web beacons, to collectinformation about Consumers’ or Customers’ use of the Site in order to analyze, report on, orcustomize content or advertising on the this website or on other sites, or to help us operate andimprove the Site. To find out more about interest-based advertising in the web environment, andhow to opt-out of information collection for this purpose by companies that participate in theNetwork Advertising Initiative or the Digital Advertising Alliance, visit NAI’s opt-out page orDAA’s Consumer Choice Page.