Collection of Personal Information
Now, let’s delve into the active collection of Personal Information. When you register, various types of Personal Information may be provided. This includes your name, contact details, user ID, and other information included in any communication or submission. The collected Personal Information serves various purposes:
- Firstly, registration with the site
- Secondly, response to your inquiries
- Additionally, posting your submissions to the site
- Moreover, providing information to others regarding your use of the site
Furthermore, we may also use Personal Information to notify you about products and services that may be of interest to you.
Passive Information Collection
Information passively collected through various means reveals insights into your site visits. This includes the frequency, times, and dates of your visits, the pages you reviewed, and persons with whom you interact. Such information is collected through:
- Primarily, Internet protocol (IP) addresses
- Additionally, navigational data, including log files and transmission data
- Also, a third-party tracking service that uses tracking technologies
Consequently, this information is used for administering the site, reporting usage metrics, and improving site content.
Similar to many Internet sites, the site uses small text files called “cookies.” These cookies are sent to the hard drive of your computer to store bits of information related to your use of the site. Cookies store various information, including IP addresses, navigational data, server information, data transfer times, user preferences, and passwords needed to access the site. The ‘Help’ section of the toolbar on most browsers provides information on how to manage cookies.
Disclosure of Personal Information
Equally important is the disclosure of Personal Information to third-party service providers performing services on our behalf. These include hosting our servers and providing technical support services. Third-party disclosure occurs for purposes such as billing for products and shipping orders. Your contact information is passed to our shipping partner for calculating postage, purchasing a shipping label, and tracking shipments.