(EFFECTIVE AS OF June 30, 2010)
PLEASE READ CAREFULLY
The types of information we collect:
We have several areas where you can submit information to us, and we also have features that automatically collect information from the users of our Service and visitors to our Site.
Information voluntarily provided by you
Communications from us and our newsletters: In order to keep our registered users and subscribers informed about our Service's latest developments and features, we may send e-mails and announcements to your personal email address that you provided to us while registering on our Site.
If you elected to opt in to our email list, we may also send promotional emails to you.
In the event we send you a promotional e-mail, each such email will include instructions detailing how you may unsubscribe from our mailing list.
Contacting Us: You are always free to contact us with a question or problem related to your use of the Site or our Service. Our standard business practice is to retain any communications from our registered Service users, subscribers and Site visitors to help us to serve each of you better.
Emailing your friends through our Site: Currently, our Site allows you to email your friends and allow them to view a suggested page. We do not keep a copy of this e-mail.
Third-party information provided to us
Partners: We may receive information about you from third parties. For example, we currently have contractual relationships with other Web sites, retailers, original equipment manufacturers, software suppliers and product or service providers through which we provide access to registration for our Site, among others (collectively, our "Partners"). Depending on the particular promotion, a Partner may provide us with a user/member name that you already use in connection with that Partner's products or services or that you or it have otherwise pre-selected as part of the promotion.
Links: When using our Site or Service, you may click through certain links or promotions that will enable you to purchase products or use services provided by our Partners. Some of these Partners may share certain information that you provide to them with us. By clicking on and through to a link or promotion on our Site, you agree to allow us to receive and use any information (except for credit card information) that you may provide to our Partners, under the same terms and conditions as if you provided your information directly to us. We are not, however, responsible for any other Web sites, or their respective privacy policies or how they treat information about their members. We strongly advise you to check their privacy policies to find out how they are treating your personal information.
Marketing Data: We may purchase marketing data from third parties and add it to our existing user database to better target our advertising and to provide pertinent offers in which we think you would be interested. We may also associate this marketing data to the personally identifiable information they have provided to us.
Automatic Data Collection
Partner Access: When you access the Service through a Partner, we may add select aspects of your registration information (such as your email address and, if applicable, the Partner or promotion through which you registered) to the registry settings on your computer's hard drive, so that we can recognize which of our Partners or other sign-in pages to send to you when you log on to the Service.
Other types of information collected: In order to better improve our Service, we capture other data such as a registered user's or subscriber's search criteria and results, date, time, connection speed and the IP address of each registered Service user, subscriber and Site visitor. We keep this information for our internal security audit log, aggregate trend analysis, and system administration.
When and with whom we may share your information with
While we may use personal information (personal usage data) to display advertising to registered users of the ad-supported version of the Service, we do not share personal information with our advertisers.
Partners: If you access the Service through a Partner, we may share your registration information (such as your email address, year of birth, zip code and gender) with our Partner that you registered with for our Service.
Vendors: We will share your personal information with companies acting as our agents in providing our service (e.g., credit card processing, customer/support services) to you, all of whom agree to use it only for such specified purposes. Each vendor must also agree to keep your personal information reasonably secure and confidential in accordance with applicable laws. Legally affiliated entities: In the event that our company is merged, or in the event of a transfer of our assets, Site or operations, we may disclose or transfer your personal information in connection with such transaction. In the event of such a transfer, we will notify you via email or by posting a prominent notice on our Site for 30 days of any such change in ownership of we resulting in a change of control of your personal information.
Legally compelled disclosure: We will also disclose your personal information when required to do so by law, for example, in response to a court order or a subpoena or other legal obligation, in response to a law enforcement agency's request, or in special cases when we have reason to believe that disclosing your personal information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be causing injury to or interference with (whether intentionally or unintentionally) our rights or property.
Bankruptcy: You should also be aware that courts of equity, such as U.S. Bankruptcy Courts, may have the authority under certain circumstances to permit your personal information to be shared or transferred to third parties without your permission. Consent to processing: By providing any personal information to us, you fully understand and unambiguously consent to the transfer of such personal information to, and the collection and processing of such personal information in, the United States and other countries or territories. Your personal information will be stored and processed on our computers in the United States.
The laws on holding personal information in the United States may vary and be less stringent than laws of your state or country. We will hold and transmit your personal information in a safe, confidential and secure environment. If you object to your personal information being transferred or used in this manner please do not register with or use the Site or our Service.
We endeavor to protect the security of your personal information and your choices for its intended use.
We use secure SSL technology to protect the transmission of sensitive personal information such as your credit card number. We store your personal information on a secure server, and use procedures designed to protect the personal information we collect from loss, misuse, unauthorized access or disclosure, alteration or destruction. Although we will take (and require our third-party providers to take) commercially reasonable security precautions regarding your personal information collected from and stored on the Site, due to the open nature of the Internet, we cannot guarantee that any of your personal information stored on our servers, or transmitted to or from a user, will be free from unauthorized access, and we disclaim any liability for any theft or loss of, unauthorized access or damage to, or interception of any data or communications.
By using the Site, you acknowledge that you understand and agree to assume these risks. Email is not recognized as a secure medium of communication. For this reason, we request that you do not send any personal information to us by email. However, doing so is allowed, but at your own risk. We follow commercially reasonable security precautions to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during the transmission and once we receive it.
Modification of your choices and preferences
You may modify your registration information at any time by following the instructions provided in the "Edit Your Account Info" area of our Site. Any promotional e-mail from us will come with instructions for unsubscribing from our email mailing list.
Registered users and Subscribers may also contact one of our listener support representatives by email at our contact form and we will strive to respond to you within a maximum of 72 hours from our receipt.
If you have elected to receive newsletters or promotional or marketing correspondence from us previously and later decide that you no longer wish to receive such correspondence from us in the future, you may opt-out from further receipt by sending an email to our contact form or by following the opt-out instructions provided in such correspondence. (If you use more than one email address, then send your opt-out email from each of your email addresses.)
Your election not to receive newsletters or promotional and marketing correspondence from us will not:
(a) preclude us from corresponding with you, by email or otherwise, regarding your existing or past relationship with us, and
(b) preclude us, including our employees, contractors, agents and other representatives, from accessing and viewing your personal information in the course of maintaining and improving the Site.