INFORMATION COLLECTION AND USE
Two types of information may be collected when you visit Melfosterco.com, information which you knowingly provide us (called personally identifiable information), and information which is obtained from your visit but is not directly associated with you (called non-personally identifiable information).
When you sign up to use one or more of our services, enter a promotion or contest, ask a question or indicate interest in a career with us, we may specifically ask for information about you, including, but not limited to name, age, address, phone number, e-mail address, financial and/or demographic information. This information is used to fulfill the services you requested or to better our Web site offerings to you and users like you.
In the normal course of using Melfosterco.com we may collect information about your habits and usage of our sites. This non-personally identifiable information is collected without any direct association with you specifically.
INFORMATION SHARING AND DISCLOSURE
Information about you specifically will not be used for any purpose other than to carry out the services you requested from Mel Foster Co. and its affiliates.
We will not sell or rent your personally identifiable information to anyone at any time without your prior permission.
We will not use any personal or financial information beyond what is necessary to assist us in delivering to you the services you have requested.
We will send personally identifiable information about you to other organizations or people when:
We have your consent to share the information (you will have an opportunity to opt-out of receiving unsolicited information from companies not owned by Mel Foster Co. who want to market products or services to you);
We need to share your information in order to provide the product or service you have requested; or
We are required to do so by law, for example, in response to a court order or a subpoena.
We routinely use the non-personally identifiable information that we collect to improve the design and content of our sites and to enable us to personalize your Internet experience. We also may use this information to analyze site usage, as well as to offer products, programs, or services to you or other users like you.
USES OF E-MAIL ADDRESSES
Mel Foster Co. and its affiliates may periodically send promotional e-mail. You will not receive such e-mail messages unless at the time you provided us with your e-mail address you indicated that you wished to receive such promotional e-mails. If you are asked for your e-mail address and not given the opportunity to opt-out of receiving additional information, then the e-mail address is to be used for the specific service you requested only and will be deleted when you request the service be discontinued. You may request discontinuation of e-mail messages by sending such request by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
COLLECTION OF INFORMATION BY THIRD-PARTY SITES AND SPONSORS
Melfosterco.com contains links to various other sites. While we encourage other site developers to adopt privacy policies that build users' trust and confidence in the Internet, we are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of web sites linked to our sites or to which we link. Visitors should consult the other sites' privacy policies, as we have no control over the information that is submitted to, or collected by, these third parties.
An IP address is a number that is assigned to your computer whenever you're using the Internet. Web servers automatically identify your computer by its IP address.
Mel Foster Co. and its affiliates collect IP addresses for the purposes of system administration, to report aggregated information to our sponsors, and to audit the use of our site. When visitors request pages from Melfosterco.com, our servers log the visitor's IP address. We do not link IP addresses to anything personally identifiable, which means that a visitor's session will be logged, but the visitor remains anonymous to us.
The web site is provided "as is," "as available," and without any warranties of any kind, including, without limitation, any warranty regarding the quality, performance or functionality of the web site or regarding the quality or accuracy of any of the information obtained from or available through use of the web site or that the web site will be uninterrupted or error-free. Mel Foster Co. makes no warranty that any defects, whether known or unknown, will be corrected, or that the web site will be virus-free. Mel Foster Co. disclaims all warranties, express or implied, including without limitation, warranties of title, metchantability, and fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement. Some states do not allow limitation on implied warranties so these limitations may not apply to you. In these states, Mel Foster Co.'s liability is limited to the fullest extent permitted by law.
OUR COMMITMENT TO SECURITY
We have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and help prevent unauthorized access, maintain data security, and correctly use the information we collect via the Internet. We do not sell, trade, or rent your personal information without your prior knowledge and permission.