Privacy Policy

The privacy and the security of your information are important to us.  This privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”) explains the type of information (“Information”) we collect from the users (“Users”) of our website, (“Website”), how the Information may be shared with other parties, and what controls Users have regarding their Information. Please review the following Privacy Policy carefully to understand our practices with respect to your Information.  We may amend this Privacy Policy from time to time as we change or expand our website.  Because this Privacy Policy contains legal obligations you should read it carefully.

By using or accessing the Website, you signify that you have read, understand and agreed to be bound by this Privacy Policy.  You are also bound by the Terms of Use.

The Information We Collect

You may enter the Website and browse its contents without submitting any personal information, such as your name, e-mail address, physical address, phone number and other information that can be used to directly identify you (“Personal Information”). Our Website also allows Users to create accounts, register and provide contact information to us, which includes Personal Information.  Our Website allows Users to participate in conversations and to share information, which may include Personal Information. When you submit Personal Information on the Website you are doing so voluntarily and giving your consent to the collection, use and disclosure of your Personal Information as set forth in this Privacy Policy.

As you navigate our Website, we may also collect information through the use of commonly-used information gathering tools such as cookies.  These tools obtain standard information from your web browser, your Internet Protocol (IP) address, and the actions you take on our Website (such as the web pages viewed and the links clicked). Although you can configure your browser not to accept cookies, this may make certain features of the Website unavailable to you.

We may automatically record your IP address and use it to help diagnose problems with our server, administer and improve our Website, and gather broad demographic information about users of our Website or for other uses that we may determine from time to time.  This information is used on an aggregate basis to improve the User’s experience on the website.  It also allows our staff to measure the number of visitors to the different sections of the website, and to make the website more useful to Users.  We do not disclose this information to third parties.

Use of Information Collected

We use the information that you provide, including Personal Information, to perform the services requested.  For example, if you provide your contact information, we will use the information provided to contact you about your interest in our services. If you participate in a conversation or provide information in the “stories” section of the website, we may post the information that you provide (although we are under no obligation to post the information and reserve the right in our sole discretion to post and/or edit the information that you provide).

We may also use Personal Information for marketing purposes.  For example, we may use the information you provide us to contact you to further discuss your interest in our services and to send you information regarding us.

Whether or not you provide Personal Information, we may also collect information regarding your usage of the Website (“Usage Information”). We use Usage Information to operate and improve our web site and to analyze which of our pages or products are most popular, the browser you use, and the URLs you visited before and after using our website.

Social Media Features

Our Website may have links to various social media platforms, such as Facebook or Twitter.   These features may collect Personal Information from your profile on the social network. By connecting to a social network the Website may also collect your IP address and information regarding the page you are visiting and may set a cookie to enable the feature to function properly.  You may be given the option by the social media platform to post information about your activities on the platform in order to share with others.  Information you post on the social media website may also be displayed on the Website and is subject to our Terms of Use for our website and submissions. These social media features are hosted by a third party or hosted directly on our website.  Your interactions with these features are governed by the privacy policy and terms of use of the company providing the relevant social media features.

Do Not Track

Although some browsers currently offer a “do not track (‘DNT’) option,” no common industry standard for DNT exists.  We therefore do not currently commit to responding to browsers’ DNT signals.

Sharing of Information Collected

We do not permit third parties to collect information from users of our Website.  We do not allow third parties to set and access cookies on your computer through our Website.  We do not disclose personal information without your consent or pursuant to your instructions, except (i) to the extent required by law (such as in response to subpoenas, court orders or other legal process), (ii) when we believe it is appropriate to protect and defend the rights, property, or safety of our company, our users, or others; or (iii) as otherwise specified in this Privacy Policy.

Links to Other Sites

This Website may contain links to other websites operated by third parties.  We are not responsible for the privacy practices of the contents of such websites. Except as set forth in this policy, we do not share your Personal Information with those websites.


We have taken commercially reasonable steps to ensure the security and confidentiality of Personal Information against loss, misuse, unauthorized disclosure, alteration and destruction.  Please remember that no transmission of data over the Internet or any wireless network can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, we cannot and do not guarantee the complete security of Personal Information you provide to us through your use of this Website.

Children Under 13

This Website is targeted to adults. We do not knowingly collect or solicit Personal Information directly from anyone under the age of 13. If you are under 13 do not send any information about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number, or email address.

Opting Out

If you are registering for an account on the Website, you will have the ability to “opt in” to receiving further promotional communications from us. If you later decide to remove your information from our database, you can do so by using the unsubscribe link at the bottom of your emails.


If you have any questions about this privacy policy, please contact us with “Privacy” in the subject line of your email: [email protected]

Updated: September 2016