LAST UPDATED: October 22, 2010
By using our Sites, you agree to the terms and conditions of this Privacy
Personal Information We Collect
“Personal Information” is information that identifies you as
an individual, such as:
- Postal address
- Telephone number
- Email address
- Credit or debit card number
In some cases, we may collect information, such as your age, weight, health
conditions, insurance type, and whether you’re a non-smoker, combined
with your Personal Information. We will treat all such information as Personal
Information as long as it is combined with Personal Information.
We collect Personal Information when you interact with us on the Site. We
may associate Personal Information you provide through the Site with Personal
Information collected from other sources. We will use the combined information
How We Use Personal Information
We may use Personal Information:
- When you request, to connect you with vendors who will provide
you with information about products and services.
to respond to your inquiries and fulfill your requests, such as to send
to send you important information regarding the Site, changes to our terms,
conditions, and policies and/or other administrative information.
to send you surveys and marketing communications that we believe may be
of interest to you.
to personalize your experience on the Site and our other websites by presenting
advertising, products and offers tailored to you.
to allow you to participate in sweepstakes, contests and similar promotions
and to administer these activities. Some of these activities have additional
rules, which could contain additional information about how we use and
disclose your Personal Information, so we suggest that you read these rules
to allow you to send messages to a friend through the Site. By using this
functionality, you are telling us that you are entitled to use and provide
us with your friend’s name and email address.
for our business purposes, such as data analysis, audits, developing new
products, enhancing our website, improving our services, identifying usage
trends and determining the effectiveness of our promotional campaigns.
if you purchase a product or service from us, to complete and fulfill your
purchase, for example, to have your payments processed, communicate with
you regarding your purchase and provide you with related customer service.
How Personal Information is Disclosed
Your Personal Information may be disclosed:
- to our affiliates, including but not limited to QuinStreet Media,
Inc. and WorldWideLearn, Inc., for the purposes described in this Privacy
Policy. QuinStreet, Inc. is the party responsible for the management of
the jointly-used Personal Information.
to our third party service providers who provide services such as contact
information verification, payment processing, order fulfillment, customer
service, website hosting, data analysis, infrastructure provision, IT services,
email delivery services, auditing services and other similar services to
enable them to provide services.
if you request information from vendors so that they can provide you with
information about their products and services. WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE OR
LIABLE FOR VENDORS’ USE OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION.
if you choose to download a white paper, eBook, or other resource, to our
clients, partners and current and future sponsors of that resource. If
you do not want to be contacted by these third parties, please do not download,
view or otherwise access the white papers, eBooks and other resources.
if you post your resume on the Site and elect to permit it to be searched
by potential employers and staffing agencies, to these potential employers
and staffing agencies. We do not control the use and disclosure of Personal
Information by these potential employers and staffing agencies. While it
is our goal that only employers or staffing agencies will gain access to
Personal Information in resumes, we cannot guarantee that no other persons
or entities will gain such access. WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE USE OR
DISCLOSURE BY OTHERS OF ANY PERSONAL INFORMATION YOU DISCLOSE IN YOUR RESUME.
to third parties to permit them to send you marketing communications, including
third parties who may provide similar services as the original service
about which you requested more information.
to third party sponsors of sweepstakes, contests and similar promotions.
to identify you to anyone to whom you send messages through the Site.
by you, on message boards, chat, profile pages and blogs and other services
to which you are able to post information and materials. Please note that
any information you post or disclose through these services will become
public information, and may be available to visitors to the Site and to
the general public.
to a third party in the event of any reorganization, merger, sale, joint
venture, assignment, transfer or other disposition of all or any portion
of our business, assets or stock (including in connection with any bankruptcy
or similar proceedings).
as we believe to be necessary or appropriate: (a) under applicable
law, including laws outside your country of residence; (b)
to comply with legal
process; (c) to respond to requests from public and
government authorities including public and government authorities
outside your country of residence;
(d) to enforce our terms and conditions; (e) to protect
our operations or those of any of our affiliates; (f) to protect
our rights, privacy,
safety or property, and/or that of our affiliates,
you or others; and (g) to allow us to pursue available remedies
or limit the damages that we may
Non-Personal Information We Collect
"Non-Personal Information" is any information that does not
reveal your specific identity, such as:
- Browser information
Information collected through cookies, pixel tags and other technologies
Demographic information and other information provided by you
How We Collect Non-Personal Information
We and our third party service providers may collect Non-Personal Information
from you, including your MAC address, your computer type, screen resolution,
OS version, Internet browser, as well as demographic data, for example, your
location, educational degree, balance on mortgage, value of real estate,
income, age, weight, type of insurance, diabetic or smoking-related statistics.
We also aggregate Personal Information in a manner such that the end-product
does not personally identify you or any other user of the Site, for example,
by using Personal Information to calculate the percentage of our users who
have a particular telephone area code. We may also collect Non-Personal Information
for example to help identify you and maintain your signed-in status or to
measure the effectiveness of e-mail communications. If you do not want information
shared objects, please visit http://www.macromedia.com/support/documentation/en/flashplayer/help/settings_manager07.html#117717.
To learn more about cookies, please visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org/.
How We Use and Disclose Non-Personal Information
Non-Personal Information does not personally identify you, we may use and
disclose Non-Personal Information for any purpose. In some instances, we
may combine Non-Personal Information with Personal Information (such as combining
your name with your geographical location). If we combine any Non-Personal
Information with Personal Information, the combined information will be treated
by us as Personal Information as long as it is combined.
Your "IP Address" is a number that is automatically
assigned to the computer that you are using by your Internet Service Provider
How We Log IP Addresses
An IP Address is identified and logged automatically in our server log files
whenever a user visits the Site, along with the time of the visit and the
page(s) that were visited. Collecting IP Addresses is standard practice on
the Internet and is done automatically by many web sites.
How We Use and Disclose IP Addresses?
We use IP Addresses for purposes such as calculating Site usage levels,
helping diagnose server problems, geographic mapping and administering the
Site. We may also use and disclose IP Addresses for all the purposes for
which we use and disclose Personal Information. Please note that we treat
IP Addresses, server log files and related information as Non-Personal Information,
except where we are required to do otherwise under applicable law.
THIRD PARTY SITES
privacy, information or other practices of any third parties, including any
third party operating any site to which this Site contains a link. The inclusion
of a link on the Site does not imply endorsement of the linked site by us
or by our affiliates.
THIRD PARTY VENDORS
We also work with vendors and partners in operating and improving the Site.
These vendors and other partners include advertisers (including both banner
and text advertising), retargeters and web analytics companies. These partners
about your online activity (e.g., the sites and pages you have visited at
the Site and at times other third party sites) in order to: help manage ad
campaigns, understand user interests and trends and deliver personalized
content and advertising to you while you are on the Site or on other sites.
to tailor personalized content or advertising to you by visiting http://networkadvertising.org/optout_nonppii.asp and
PLEASE NOTE THAT WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR THE ACTS AND/OR OMISSIONS
OF THIRD PARTY VENDORS.
We use reasonable organizational, technical and administrative measures
to protect Personal Information under our control. Unfortunately, no data
transmission over the Internet or data storage system can be guaranteed to
be 100% secure. If you have reason to believe that your interaction with
us is no longer secure (for example, if you feel that the security of any
account you might have with us has been compromised), please immediately
notify us of the problem by contacting us in accordance with the “Contacting
Us” section below.
CHOICES AND ACCESS
Your choices regarding our use and disclosure of your Personal Information
We give you choices regarding our use and disclosure of your Personal Information
for marketing purposes. You may opt-out from:
Receiving electronic communications from us and our affiliates: If you
no longer want to receive marketing-related emails from us and our affiliates
on a going-forward basis, you may opt-out of receiving these marketing-related
emails by clicking here and following the instructions to unsubscribe.
- Our sharing of your Personal Information with unaffiliated third
parties: If you would prefer that we do not share your Personal
Information on a going-forward basis with unaffiliated third parties
for their marketing purposes, you may opt-out of this sharing by
contacting us at as further explained in “How you can access,
change or suppress your Personal Information” below and requesting
that we suppress all of your Personal Information on a going-forward
basis. Please note that if you opt-out of such sharing, we will not
be able to remove your Personal Information from the databases of
third parties with which we have already shared your Personal Information
(i.e., to which we have already provided your Personal Information
as of the date that we implement your opt-out request). If you wish
to cease receiving marketing-related e-mails from these third parties,
please contact them directly or utilize any opt-out mechanisms in
their privacy policies or marketing-related e-mails.
We will seek to comply with your request(s) as soon as reasonably practicable.
Please note that if you do opt-out of receiving marketing-related messages
from us, we may still send you important administrative messages, and
you cannot opt-out from receiving administrative messages.
How you can access, change or suppress your Personal Information
If you would like to review, correct, update, suppress, delete or otherwise
limit our use, on a going-forward basis, of your Personal Information that
has been previously provided to us, you may do so by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org and
provide the name of the service for which information was provided, your
full name, mailing address, phone number and email address so that we may
identify you in the opt-out process. For your protection, we will only
implement such requests with respect to the Personal Information associated
with the particular e-mail address that you use to send us your request,
and we may need to verify your identity before implementing your request.
In your request, please make clear what information you would like to have
changed, whether you would like to have your Personal Information suppressed
from our database or otherwise let us know what limitations you would like
to put on our use of your Personal Information. We will try to comply with
your request as soon as reasonably practicable.
We will retain your Personal Information for the period necessary to fulfill
is required or allowed by law.
USE OF SITE BY MINORS
The Site is not directed to individuals under the age of thirteen (13),
and we request that these individuals do not provide Personal Information
through the Site.
Your Personal Information may be stored and processed in any country where
we have facilities, and by providing any PII to us, you consent to the transfer
of such Personal Information to countries outside of your country of residence,
including the United States, which may have different data protection rules
from your country of residence.
We ask that you not send us, and you not disclose, any sensitive Personal
Information (e.g., Social Security number, driver’s license number,
credit card number (unless necessary to make a purchase), information related
to racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religion or other beliefs,
criminal background or trade union membership) on or through the Site or
otherwise to us.
email at email@example.com, or please write to the following address:
950 Tower Lane, 6th Floor
Foster City, CA 94404