PEDROIA PLATOON AND HEROES AT HOME TERMS OF USE

Version 1.0, Revised May 19, 2016

These Terms of Use apply to all visitors who use the available pages of the Pedroia Platoon website located at http://www.pedroiaplatoon.com/ (the “Site”).  These Terms of Use are between a user of any portion of the Site (“you” or “your”) and the Pedroia Platoon Website (“PPW”, “we”, “us” or “our”). 

Assent

Access to and use of the Site is conditioned upon your assent to these Terms of Use.  You are deemed to have assented to these Terms of Use when you use any publicly available page of the Site.  You are deemed to have accepted these Terms of Use when you submit a Heroes at Home nomination through the Site, or if you accept a nomination by another party.  You are deemed to have accepted these Terms of Use each time you access the Site.  By accessing or using the Site, you acknowledge that you have read, understand, and agree to be legally bound by these Terms of Use.

Updates

From time to time, we may, in our sole discretion, modify these Terms of Use, and the Privacy Policy, indicated by a new version number and revision date.  The version number includes a major number, a decimal point, and a minor number.  A change to the major number reflects a significant change to the policy, while a change to the minor number reflects a less significant change to the policy.  Examples of significant changes include additional provisions that reflect new Site functionality, significant modifications to existing provisions, and more significant changes to Site functionality that cause provisions to be modified,  added, or removed.  Examples of less significant changes include additional provisions that clarify current Site functionality, minor modifications to existing provisions, and less significant changes to Site functionality that cause provisions to be modified, added, or removed.

It is important that you check these Terms of Use every time you visit the Site.   Your use of the Site and/or utilization of any Site benefits after the Terms of Use have been updated, indicates your agreement and acceptance of the updated version of the Terms of Use and the Privacy Policy, including the modifications made as of the date of your use.

User Obligations

You are required to comply with all applicable laws in connection with your use of the Site.   As a condition of your use of the Site, you agree that you will not use the Site for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these Terms of Use.  You agree that you will only provide information in connection with any and all uses of the Site that is true and accurate, identifies only you, and is not false, misleading, or otherwise an impersonation of any person or entity.  Certain portions of the Site may have additional terms and conditions.  When these portions are used, you agree to be further bound by the associated additional terms and conditions.

Site Content and Intellectual Property Rights

This Site may contain text, images, software (including images or files incorporated in or generated by the software or data accompanying such software), photographs, video, graphics, audio, features, data, designs, images, and other such similar content (collectively “Site Content”).  Unless otherwise expressly identified, Site Content is owned by us or by our third-party licensors.  The Site Content is protected by United States and international copyright, trademark, and other laws.  You may browse the Site and download Site Content solely for your personal use, provided you keep intact all copyright and other proprietary notices.  Except as expressly permitted, you may not modify, copy, reproduce, republish, upload, post, transmit, hyperlink to or from, or distribute in any way Site Content from this Site, including code and software underlying this Site, nor may you sell, transfer, or otherwise use the Site or the Site Content in commerce or for any public or commercial endeavor without our prior and express written consent.  We may in our sole discretion make changes to the Site Content at any time without notice.

Nominations, Feedback and Other Submitted Content

Certain portions of the Site may provide mechanism(s) for you to communicate and share information and/or materials with us.  By submitting us your nominations of others oracceptance of nomination(s) by other(s) (either, a “Nomination”), or feedback, comments, reviews, ideas, testimonials, opinions, photos, and/or other submitted content (any or all of the above, together with a Nomination, a “Submission”) through the Site, electronic communications, or otherwise, you agree as follows:

1) Your Submissions must: (i) be original and solely written or created by you, (ii) not feature any intellectual property unless owned by you or us, or anything illegal, obscene, threatening, defamatory or otherwise objectionable, in our sole discretion, (iii) not feature any identifiable person(s), other than you or those on whose behalf you are authorized to feature in your Submission (or, in the case of a Nomination, not prohibited from featuring in a Nomination, based on these Terms of Use or otherwise); and (iv) be accurate, truthful, and not misleading.

2) By sending us a Submission, you also grant to us a royalty-free, irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive license to use, reproduce, modify, publish, create derivative works from, and display your Submission, in whole or in part, including the right to use your name, image, likeness, and biographical information (as provided by you) in conjunction with the Submission, on a worldwide basis, in any form, media or technology now known or later developed, including without limitation for our promotional or marketing purposes, and you waive all moral and similar rights.  If requested, you will agree to sign any documents to confirm the above.

3) By sending a Submission, you also waive and release, and agree to hold us harmless, and our parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, from and against any and all rights claims and causes of action whatsoever, including but not limited to claims relating to rights of privacy, publicity, libel or infringement, or otherwise relating to injury, loss or damage, whether direct, compensatory, incidental or consequential, arising in whole or in part from the Submission or our use of same.  You warrant that your Submission is being provided voluntarily, does not incorporate or embody any confidential or proprietary information of third parties, and does not violate any applicable laws or regulations or infringe any third party’s copyrights, patent rights, trademarks, or other intellectual property rights.

With certain submission mechanisms, we may post or otherwise contemporaneously provide you with terms that restrict our use of your Submission received through a particular submission mechanism and/or at a particular time.  Some of the submission mechanisms available through the Site may provide you with options to enable or limit how we may use a Submission.  When such terms are provided or options are available and specified, our use of such Submissions pursuant to this section is subject to such limitations.   We will determine whether or not a Nomination should be recognized, in our sole discretion, and based upon compliance with these Terms of Use and other posted guidelines.  We may contact you regarding your Submission through any known electronic communication channel. 

Social Media

The Site may include opportunities to view information and communicate with us through social media services such as LinkedIn®, Twitter®, Facebook®, and blogging.  You should use common sense and good judgment in communicating with us through these services.  We are not responsible for the terms of use and privacy policies that govern these third-party sites.

Linking Policy

Our Site may contain hyperlinks allowing our users to connect to other websites owned by us and our affiliated companies and websites owned by our third-party vendors, distributors, and providers (“Linked Sites”).  You may also access our Site through a hyperlink embedded in a Linked Site.  We provide hyperlinks to the Linked Sites to enable you to conveniently access websites that may be of interest to you.  Please note that once you click on a hyperlink that transfers you from our Site to a Linked Site, you have left our Site, and this Terms of Use will immediately cease to apply to any subsequent activity on the Linked Site.  We are under no obligation to notify you when you have left our Site and have accessed a Linked Site.  Use of any Linked Site will be governed by the privacy policy, terms of use, and/or other policies (if any) on the Linked Site.

Use Restrictions

You agree that you will not: (a) use this Site for any purpose that is unlawful, illegal or a violation of applicable Federal, State, or local law or that is prohibited by these Terms of Use; (b) engage in any activity or use any device, software, or routine that interferes with a user’s access to this Site or the proper operation of this Site; (c) delete or revise any Site Content or information of any other user without authorization; (d) take any action that imposes an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on the Site’s infrastructure; or (e) attempt to decipher, decompile, disassemble, or reverse engineer any of the software comprising or in any way making up a part of the Site.

Privacy Policy

You agree to the Pedroia Platoon privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”), which is incorporated by reference in these Terms of Use.

Disclaimer of Warranties

THE SITE AND THE SITE CONTENT ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS", "AS AVAILABLE" AND “WITH ALL FAULTS” BASIS, AND ALL USE OF THE SITE AND THE SITE CONTENT IS AT YOUR OWN RISK.  TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE UNDER APPLICABLE LAW, WE MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, REGARDING THE SITE, THE SITE CONTENT, OR YOUR ACCESS TO OR USE THEREOF.  WE HEREBY DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL IMPLIED AND STATUTORY WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, PERFORMANCE, TITLE, QUIET ENJOYMENT, NON-INFRINGEMENT, CUSTOM, AND USAGE OF TRADE.  WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, WE DO NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT THE SITE OR THE SITE CONTENT WILL BE ACCURATE, COMPLETE, UP-TO-DATE, OR RELIABLE; THAT ACCESS TO OR USE OF THE SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, SECURE, OR ERROR-FREE; THAT THE SITE, THE SITE CONTENT, OR ANY PORTION THEREOF WILL NOT CHANGE OR BE DISCONTINUED; THAT ERRORS OR DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED; THAT THE SITE OR THE SITE CONTENT WILL BE FREE FROM COMPUTER VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS; OR THAT ACCESS TO OR USE OF THE SITE OR THE SITE CONTENT IS LAWFUL IN ANY PARTICULAR JURISDICTION.  YOU ASSUME THE ENTIRE OBLIGATION AND COST OF ANY AND ALL NECESSARY COMPUTER, MOBILE DEVICE, AND NETWORK SERVICING, REPAIR, AND CORRECTION.  IF YOU ARE DISSATISFIED WITH THE SITE OR THE SITE CONTENT, YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY IS TO DISCONTINUE USING THE SITE.  SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE DISCLAIMER OF IMPLIED OR CERTAIN OTHER WARRANTIES, SO THE ABOVE DISCLAIMERS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU TO THE EXTENT SUCH A JURISDICTION’S LAW APPLIES AND LIMITS SUCH DISCLAIMERS.

Limitation of Liability

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL WE BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE, OR OTHER DAMAGES OR LOSSES OF ANY KIND ARISING OUT OF OR DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY RELATED TO THE SITE, THE SITE CONTENT, YOUR ACCESS TO OR USE THEREOF, OUR PERFORMANCE, NON-PERFORMANCE, ACTS, OR OMISSIONS IN CONNECTION THEREWITH, THE PRIVACY POLICY, OR THESE TERMS OF USE, EVEN IF FORESEEABLE, AND EVEN IF WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OR SHOULD HAVE KNOWN OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.  IN ANY EVENT, UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL OUR TOTAL, CUMULATIVE LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ANY AND ALL DAMAGES, LOSSES, CLAIMS, AND CAUSES OF ACTION EXCEED FIVE UNITED STATES DOLLARS ($5.00).  IN NO WAY LIMITING THE FOREGOING, WE ASSUME NO OBLIGATION AND SHALL HAVE NO LIABILITY ARISING OUT OF OR DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY RELATED TO ANY COMMUNICATION ERRORS, SERVICE INTERRUPTIONS, OR SITE MALFUNCTIONS; THE CONDUCT OR CONTENT OF ANY SITE USER; COMPUTER VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS; LOSS OR CORRUPTION OF DATA; DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER, MOBILE DEVICE, OR NETWORK; MALICIOUS ACTS OF THIRD PARTIES; FORCE MAJEURE EVENTS; BUSINESS INTERRUPTION OR DOWNTIME; LOSS OF BUSINESS, PROFITS, OR GOODWILL; OR ACTIONS TAKEN OR NOT TAKEN IN CONNECTION WITH INVESTIGATIONS, DEMANDS, OR CLAIMS BY US, INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY OWNERS, LAW ENFORCEMENT, GOVERNMENTAL AUTHORITIES, OR THIRD PARTIES.  THE LIMITATIONS ON LIABILITY IN THIS SECTION SHALL APPLY TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE UNDER APPLICABLE LAW, REGARDLESS OF THE NUMBER OF INCIDENTS OR CLAIMS, AND REGARDLESS OF THE NATURE OF THE DAMAGE, LOSS, CLAIM, OR CAUSE OF ACTION (WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY, INDEMNITY, OR OTHERWISE).  THE LIMITATIONS ON LIABILITY IN THIS SECTION ARE AN ESSENTIAL PART OF THESE TERMS OF USE, AND SHALL BE VALID AND BINDING EVEN IF ANY REMEDY IS DEEMED TO FAIL OF ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE.  SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR CERTAIN OTHER DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU TO THE EXTENT SUCH A JURISDICTION’S LAW APPLIES AND LIMITS SUCH EXCLUSIONS.

Governing Law

These Terms of Use shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, excluding its conflict of law rules.  The Site is operated on servers located in the United States of America and is intended for use by individuals residing in the United States of America.  No laws of any foreign jurisdiction shall apply to these Terms of Use or be binding on us.

Jurisdiction; Venue

Any dispute, claim, action or proceeding arising out of or related to the Site, the Site Content, the Privacy Policy, or these Terms of Use, or the interpretation or enforcement hereof, whether at law or in equity, shall be brought only in the state courts located in Boston, Massachusetts or, if proper and exclusive federal subject matter jurisdiction exists, the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts.  Each party hereby submits to the personal jurisdiction and consents to the exclusive venue of such courts, and waives any objections thereto, including based on forum non conveniens.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, in connection with asserting or protecting our intellectual property or other legal rights or business interests, we retain the right to seek temporary or permanent injunctive or other non-monetary equitable relief against you in any court of competent jurisdiction.

No Waiver

Any waiver by us must be express and in writing, must be directed specifically by us to you, and must be signed by our duly authorized representative.  Our failure to enforce any provision of these Terms of Use or to respond to a breach by you or third parties shall not in any way limit or waive our right to do so, including without limitation our right to enforce subsequently any provision of these Terms of Use, or to assert our rights with respect to the same or similar breaches.

Entire Agreement

Unless otherwise specified herein, these Terms of Use and the Privacy Policy incorporated herein constitute the entire agreement between you and us with respect to the subject matter hereof, and supersede all prior and contemporaneous agreements and understandings, whether written or oral, concerning the subject matter hereof.  Any conflicting or supplementary terms proposed by you in any e-mail or other communication shall not be binding on us, and are hereby objected to and expressly rejected.

Severability

If any portion of these Terms of Use or the Privacy Policy is held invalid or unenforceable under applicable law, that portion shall be construed in a manner consistent with applicable law to accomplish, as nearly as possible, the objective thereof, or severed from the document if and solely to the limited extent such construction is not possible, and the remaining portion of these Terms of Use and the Privacy Policy shall remain in full force and effect.


PEDROIA PLATOON HEROES AT HOME PRIVACY POLICY

 

Version 1.0. Last Revised: May 19, 2016

This Privacy Policy is provided by the Pedroia Platoon Website (“PPW”, “we”, “us” or “our”) to establish guidelines that govern collection of information from all visitors (“you” or “your”) who use the available pages of the Pedroia Platoon website located at http://www.pedroiaplatoon.com (the “Site”). 

We are firmly committed to protecting the confidentiality and security of your Personal Information.  The term “Personal Information” means any information which can be used to identify a person including by way of example, but not limitation, name, date of birth, mailing address, social media and other third party platform account identifiers, home phone number, mobile phone number, e-mail address, credit card information, and/or Social Security number. 


COLLECTION AND USE OF NON-PERSONAL INFORMATION

How We Collect Non-Personal Information

When you visit the Site, and during your interactions with the Site, we may collect Non-Personal Information from you.  "Non-Personal Information" means a data element or collection of data elements that by itself cannot ordinarily be associated with a specific individual.  Non-Personal Information includes by way of example but not limitation, the Internet browser or computer operating system you are using, your navigation of the Site including the pages of the Site that you access, the amount of time spent on various portions of the Site, the length and dates of your visits to the Site, and certain Site data captured through your interactions with the Site and other sites.  Non-Personal Information may include information provided by you through the Site or otherwise (e.g., through a third-party site) that is not Personal Information.  Certain Non-Personal Information may be collected on an aggregated, anonymous basis through web server logs, cookies, ad servers, tracking pixels, web beacons, and similar Internet tracking devices (collectively “Tracking Mechanisms”).  Web servers automatically collect Non-Personal Information, with your IP address, when you request pages of the Site or other sites.  Based on certain interactions with the Site, third-party sites, mailings, other communications with us, and/or our system configurations, certain Non-Personal Information may be associated with your Personal Information such that your Non-Personal Information is identifiable with you.  You may be able to opt-out of certain third-party associations by following customization and/or opt-out options as described below.

How We Use Non-Personal Information

The collected Non-Personal Information may be used by us and our affiliated companies for a variety of analytic and developmental purposes including to improve and enhance the Site and our products and services, to create new products and services, to customize your experience on the Site and other sites that you visit on the Internet, to identify and/or offer products, services and website functionality that may be of interest to you, and other legitimate business purposes.

We may use different kinds of cookies including session ID cookies and persistent cookies.  Session ID cookies are used to personalize your user experience, to determine ways to improve the Site, Site content, and the services offered through the Site.  These cookies are deleted from your hard drive when you close your browser session.  Persistent cookies are used to collect non-personally identifiable information such as Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet Service Provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp and number of clicks. 

You may set your browser to accept cookies, warn you when a cookie is sent, or turn off all cookies (except Flash cookies).  Check your web browser’s help menu or your mobile device settings to find out how.  Some mobile devices store cookies not only in areas connected to the web browsers but also in an app-specific area, so you may have to check your app settings options to determine how to manage or delete cookies stored in these other areas.  If you do not accept cookies, some features, services, or activities available through the Site may not function correctly and you may be unable to access certain content. 

We may embed tracking pixels within various pages of the Site to enable use of site analytics.  The site analytics enable us to determine the usage frequency of various areas of the Site and identify areas of the Site for enhancement.  While you are visiting and after you leave the Site, we may use web beacons to notify you of areas of the Site and other aspects of our organization and its affiliated companies in which you may be interested.  Certain tracking pixels and web beacons may be cleared or reset through configuration of your web browser such as by clearing your cache.  We may use ad servers to provide you with offers of possible interest.

We use your IP address so that we can send data (such as the pages you request) to you and collect Non-Personal Information during the process.  We aggregate this Non-Personal Information with similar Non-Personal Information collected from other users to track overall visitor traffic patterns and help us understand Site usage and preferred and most frequently used pages, products and services, to provide you with better service, to improve Site use and functionality, and to provide you with information on other products and services that may be of interest to you. 

We may perform statistical analyses of the traffic patterns, Site usage, and behaviors associated with the Site.  We may use these analyses to generate Aggregate Data from the original Non-Personal Information.  We may combine, separate, aggregate, or otherwise parse and process Non-Personal Information.  The parsing and processing of such information may generate Aggregate Data.  “Aggregate Data” is summary level data, such as the number of web visitors in a specific geographic area.  Aggregate Data does not contain information that can be used to identify or contact you, such as your name, address, telephone number or e-mail address, and does not reflect the original form of the Non-Personal Information collected from you. 

Third-Party Usage

We work with third parties to (a) operate and maintain the server(s) on which the Site operates, (b) provide Tracking Mechanism(s) that we embed in or use with the Site, (c) provide advertisements and other information to you about the Site, products, and services through a third-party site based on a prior visit to the Site, (d) analyze communication with us and interactions with the Site, (e) de-identify data, and (f) collect Non-Personal Information from you (e.g., on your interactions and/or experience with the Site and/or us).  The third party may then share the Non-Personal Information, Aggregate Data, and/or other data with us.

We may disclose Non-Personal Information to third parties as follows:

·         We may share Non-Personal Information with our affiliated companies, third parties who provide services to us, and other parties that you have authorized. 

·         We may disclose Aggregate Data to other companies or organizations for any legitimate business purpose.

·         We may disclose products and services developed using the Non-Personal Information, including products and services that disclose anonymous and/or deidentified Site data for any legitimate business purpose.

·         We will not sell your Non-Personal Information to other companies or organizations.

Some of the third parties, such as Google®, Twitter®, and LinkedIn® may provide customization and/or opt-out of certain Tracking Mechanisms through their respective sites.  For example, Google's Ads Settings, DoubleClick opt-out page, Twitter’s promoted content settings, LinkedIn account settings, and Network Advertising Initiative opt-out page may limit the collection and usage of certain third-party Tracking Mechanisms.

 

COLLECTION AND USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

How We Collect Your Personal Information

Heroes at Home Nomination

You may use the Site to nominate someone as a Hero at Home.  To nominate, you will need to provide certain Personal Information about yourself and your nominee along with information regarding why the person being nominated deserves to be recognized as a Hero at Home.  We will respond by sending a verification e-mail to you.  Once you have verified the nomination, we will review and evaluate it for consideration.  In certain circumstances, we may contact you further via e-mail or other available communication mechanism as part of the review and evaluation process.  Your provided nomination information will be treated as a Submission as described further in the Terms of Use of this Site and may ultimately be posted on the Site.  We may modify the nomination information and disclose Information included in the nomination information prior to posting such information on the Site.  Further information regarding the Heroes at Home program including other applicable terms and conditions are provided on the Site.

Results

When you submit your e-mail address with the nomination, or agree to accept a nomination, we may provide you with certain Heroes at Home campaign related e-mail(s) including, for example, the overall positive impact of the Heroes at Home.  You may unsubscribe from receiving such communications by following the opt-out instructions included within such e-mail(s).

 

Social Media

When you communicate with us through social media, or provide a comment directed at us through social media, we may use social media to communicate with you.  We may also directly communicate with you through social media in accordance with any expressed social media preferences in your communication preferences.  We may also promote content of interest to you through social media.  You may opt out or configure your social media account settings to limit promotion of such content. 

Analytics

We may use certain in-house or third-party functionality to analyze your communications with us and interactions with the Site.  The analysis enables to us to monitor the services that we provide so that we can improve the services provided to you.  These third parties will be required to protect any Personal Information in accordance with this Policy.  Other analytics capabilities are reflected above in the description of Non-Personal Information.

 

How We Use Your Personal Information

We will not use or disclose your Personal Information in a manner inconsistent with applicable law or this Privacy Policy.  Examples of our uses and disclosures include:

·         We will use your Personal Information to contact you regarding the Heroes at Home program.

·         We may share your Personal Information with selected service providers or consultants acting on our behalf.  Those third parties will be required to protect your Personal Information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

  • We may utilize selected service providers to make targeted non-personal communications to an aggregated audience regarding our offerings and other potentially relevant benefit information of interest to you. 
  • We may share your Personal Information with other PPW related companies to provide you with more personalized and enhanced services.

·         We may disclose your Personal Information to relevant third parties such as site technicians, auditors, lawyers, or other professional advisors.

·         We may communicate with you via e-mail, facsimile, letter, text message, mobile phone, and similar mechanisms.

  • We may use third-party agents for purposes of communicating with you and/or collecting information from you.
  • Statements here and elsewhere on the Site concerning the treatment of your Personal Information may not apply with respect to information already in our possession. 

In certain circumstances, we may be legally compelled to release your Personal Information in response to a court order, subpoena, search warrant, or law or regulation.

 “Do Not Track” Signals and Similar Mechanisms

Our Site does not respond to web browser “do not track” signals and similar mechanisms.  However, you may control certain Tracking Mechanisms as described above.

 

Transfer of Personal Information and Non-Personal Information

All Personal Information and Non-Personal Information obtained through our Site are owned by us.  Accordingly, if we are acquired, merge with another entity, or divest one or more of our businesses, affiliates or subsidiary companies, the Sites, and any Personal Information and Non-Personal Information obtained through them, may be transferred to an applicable entity for the purpose of continuation of services, in accordance with applicable law.

 

USAGE BY CHILDREN

Our Site is neither intended for nor designed to attract users who are under the age of 18.  We are committed to preventing the unintentional collection of Personal Information from children under the age of 13.  Any Personal Information of a child under 13 that is provided to us must be provided by a parent or legal guardian, and not by a child under the age of 13 who is using the Site.

 

Linking Policy

Our Site may contain hyperlinks allowing our users to connect to other websites owned by us and our affiliated companies and websites owned by our third-party vendors, distributors, and providers (“Linked Sites”).  You may also access our Site through a hyperlink embedded in a Linked Site.  We provide hyperlinks to the Linked Sites to enable you to conveniently access websites that may be of interest to you.  Please note that once you click on a hyperlink that transfers you from our Site to a Linked Site, you have left our Site, and this Privacy Policy will immediately cease to apply to any subsequent activity on the Linked Site.  We are under no obligation to notify you when you have left our Site and have accessed a Linked Site.  Use of any Linked Site will be governed by the privacy policy, terms of use, and/or other policies (if any) on the Linked Site.  You may, at your option, participate in surveys or provide other information to our affiliates that control a Linked Site, and that information may be shared with us or with others subject to the privacy policy terms set forth on that Linked Site.  Certain Non-Personal Information that you choose to provide through a Linked Site (such as comments) that is subsequently provided to us by the Linked Site provider in connection with a service engagement may be identifiable to us as your Personal Information.

 

SECURITY STATEMENT

We are committed to protecting the privacy and security of this Site.  We take reasonable technical and procedural precautions to protect the information received by us.  Nevertheless, no method of transmission over the Internet or storage of data on an Internet server is 100% secure.  Although we use commercially acceptable and reasonable precautions to protect your information, we do not guarantee its absolute security.

 

Your Acceptance of this Privacy Policy

You are deemed to have assented to the terms and conditions contained in this Privacy Policy when you use the Site.  You are deemed to have accepted this Privacy Policy each time you access the Site.  If you do not agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy, please do not use the Site.  The terms and conditions contained in this Privacy Policy are subject to and may be superseded by applicable Federal and State laws.

 

RELATIONSHIP TO THE TERMS OF USE

This Privacy Policy, and your and our performance in connection herewith, is further governed by and subject to the Terms of Use for the Site, including but not limited to the disclaimer, limitation of liability, governing law, jurisdiction, and venue provisions set forth therein.

 

Changes in Our Privacy Policy

We use Non-Personal Information and Personal Information collected from you only within the scope of use described in this Privacy Policy.  However, we reserve the right, from time to time in our sole and absolute discretion, to change, to modify, or to add terms or remove terms from this Privacy Policy without advance notice to you.  Changes to this Privacy Policy will be reflected when we post a new version number and updated revision date.  The version number includes a major number, a decimal point, and a minor number.  A change to the major number reflects a significant change to the policy, while a change to the minor number reflects a less significant change to the policy.  Examples of significant changes include additional provisions that reflect new Site functionality, significant modifications to existing provisions, and more significant changes to Site functionality that cause provisions to be modified,  added, or removed.  Examples of less significant changes include additional provisions that clarify current Site functionality, minor modifications to existing provisions, and less significant changes to Site functionality that cause provisions to be modified, added, or removed. 

We recommend that you check the version number and revision date prior to using the Site, and that you review this Privacy Policy on a frequent basis.  Your continued use of the Site after this Privacy Policy has been updated, as shown in the version number and revision date, indicates your agreement and acceptance of this Privacy Policy, including all changes made as of the date of your use of the Site.