TheIME is committed to protecting the privacy of users of our Web Site and has implemented specific procedures and policies (including this one) to do so. TheIME does not collect personal information that could be used to identify you, except when you voluntarily provide it. Personal information may be collected on the Web Site when you communicate directly with TheIME such as by e-mail or feedback forms or when you are asked specific questions. Also, although you are not required to register to access certain public sections of this Web Site, you may be asked to provide personal information when you register to visit or actually visit other restricted access sections of the Web Site. In each instance where personal information is being collected, you will be informed as to what information is required and what information is optional.
During interaction with the Web Site, TheIMEmay use a browser tool called a 'cookie' to collect information automatically and track user patterns. A cookie is a small data file containing a unique identification number that identifies your browser - but not you - to a Web Site each time you visit that site. This technology does not collect personal information as the information is collected in an aggregate non-identifiable form. A cookie indicates which pages of a site are visited and, when aggregated, by how many people. Cookies are used to aid in enhancing the on-line experience. Unless you specifically advise TheIME, we will not know your identity, even though the Web Site may assign your computer a cookie. TheIME does not combine information gathered by a cookie with personally identifiable information such as a name, telephone number, or e-mail address without a user’s consent.
Using your Personal Information
TheIMEuses your personal information for a number of important reasons. The information is used to operate and develop the Web Site and monitor interest in information contained on the Web Site. We may also use the information for our marketing and research purposes. Your personal information is also used on your behalf to personalize the presentation of the Web Site to your needs and interests and, if you request, to send you information that may be of interest to you. TheIME gives you the opportunity to "opt-in" to receiving such information when you provide your personal information.
Disclosing Your Personal Information
a) third party service providers for purposes related to supporting our business (e.g., fulfillment services, technical support, delivery services) and providing you with information that may be of interest to you (if you have opted in to receive such information as described above); and
b) third parties in connection with the sale, assignment or other transfer of the business of this Web Site to which the information relates.
a) if a law, regulation, search warrant, subpoena or court order legally requires it to do so;
b) if the rights or property of TheIME, its affiliates, subsidiaries, third party service providers or the users of the Web Site are in jeopardy; and
c) if the personal safety of users of the Web Site or other members of the public are in jeopardy.
In addition, TheIME may disclose aggregated information that does not allow you to be personally identified to third parties.
Protecting Your Personal Information
Recognizing that your privacy is important to you, TheIMEemploys technical security measures to protect your personal information. However, no transmission over a public networksuch as the Internet can be guaranteed completely secured.
TheIME, ITS AFFILIATES, RELATED COMPANIES, THIRD PARTY SERVICE PROVIDERS AND THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES AND AGENTS DO NOT REPRESENT, WARRANT OR GUARANTEE THAT PERSONAL INFORMATION WILL BE PROTECTED AGAINST MISUSE, LOSS OR ALTERATIONS AND DO NOT ACCEPT ANY LIABILITY FOR PERSONAL INFORMATION SUBMITTED TO THEM NOR FOR YOUR OR THIRD PARTIES' USE OR MISUSE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION.
Moreover, where you use passwords, ID numbers or other special access features on this Web Site it is your responsibility to safeguard them.
Accessing and Correcting Your Personal Information
To keep your personal information accurate, current and complete, please contact us as specified below. Once contacted, we will take reasonable steps to update or correct your personal information that you have previously submitted via the Web Site.