All new or existing users of who enter information for links and/or advertising and/or proirity links will be treated in accordance with this policy. Please read this policy to understand how we will treat the personal information that you give to us. Our privacy procedures include the following:

We disclose our privacy policies and procedures in this document. We do not sell or rent your personally identifiable information to third parties for marketing purposes without providing you with a choice to opt out from such disclosure, which you can exercise at the page where your information is submitted. We allow all users to opt out at any time from receiving e-mail messages and other electronic communications from and third parties including selected partners or from having information shared for marketing purposes with third parties including selected sponsors or business partners. We allow users to access their users profiles and change information as they deem necessary.

Since this policy may change over time as we modify or expand our service, we suggest that you check back from time to time in order to understand how we treat your information. Your use of constitutes your agreement to the terms of's privacy policy. If we decide to materially change our privacy policy, we will prominently post those changes on this page 30 days prior to the change and provide you an opportunity to opt-out, so that you are always aware of what personal information we collect, how we use it and under what circumstances we disclose it. Your continued use of constitutes your agreement to any such changes.

  • We disclose our privacy policies and procedures in this document.
  • We do not sell or rent your personally identifiable information to anyone without your permission.
  • We allow all users to opt out at any time from receiving e-mail messages and other electronic communications from and selected partners or from having personal information shared with selected sponsors or business partners.
  • We allow users to access their users profiles and change information as they deem necessary.

    Registration Data

    During registration, may collects personal information including your name, address, e-mail address, birth date, gender, zip code and phone number. After providing with this information, you are no longer anonymous. You do not have to provide any personal information to use the service. However, if you choose to withhold registration information, you will not be registered and you will not earn entries into the Sweepstakes when using In addition, we may not be able to provide you with some of the other services dependent upon the collection of such information, such as a personalized home page.

    Other data collected

    From time to time, may collect additional personal and non-personal information about you. This may include: will make an effort to include a link to the Privacy Policy whenever we ask you for additional personal information or offer you an Software Product.

    How does use personal information?

    We use the personal information you supply us, including your registration data, to enhance the service, fulfill your requests for products, programs, or services, personalize your experience and provide you or permit others to provide you with special offers we think you will find valuable. We also use other information obtained from user site traffic patterns to better provide you with a personalized experience and special advertising offers and promotions. We view personalized advertising as beneficial to our users.

    We also use your registration data information in connection with the Sweepstakes and other promotions in order to track your progress, to notify you if you are a winner and to ensure that we comply with the applicable laws. may use the information described above to do, among other things, the following:
    We may also use the information we collect to develop summary reports for our advertisers. An example of a summary report might be "100,000 people clicked on this link and of those people, 35% were registered users above the age of 25." We provide this information to assist our advertisers in determining how to promote their products. We do not tell our advertisers who it was that saw or clicked on their advertisements unless you have specifically told us this is acceptable.

    Unless you have opted out of receiving special offers, e-mails or other communications from selected third parties, we also may provide a report to our advertiser which tells them who responded to a particular offer. For example, we might send you an e-mail, launch a new window within your internet browser, or send you other advertisements in electronic form which offer you a discount on a particular good or service. If you click on that e-mail or advertisement or accept an offer or discount contained therein, we may provide the advertiser with the information necessary to provide you with that discount or offer.

    We have collected personal information on users who registered prior to the 2002-2002 Sweepstakes. Once you choose to proceed, this information will be relied upon by for the new Sweepstakes. may now use this information to contact you, present you with special offers, and may share it with third parties, unless you tell us at any time that you have a different preference.

    What choices are available to you regarding the collection, disclosure and distribution of personal information and how can you opt-out?

    You can always choose whether or not to disclose personally identifiable information and that choice will not prevent you from using Please note, however, that you must provide the personally identifiable information requested at registration in order to become a registered user and to participate in the Sweepstakes.

    You can choose at anytime after registration, to opt out of receiving e-mails from or from having your personally identifiable information shared with selected companies. If you want to opt out, you can do so by sending an e-mail to opt_out indicating your preferences with respect to e-mail or the sharing of information. If you elect to "opt out" we will not, as applicable,share your personal information with third parties or send you e-mails. However, may continue to use your personal information for internal purposes, to conduct sweepstakes and promotions, to enhance your user experience or as necessary to administer the site or comply with applicable law.

    What are cookies are and how may they be used by

    As a standard practice, assigns a random number to each user for anonymously tracking content preferences and traffic patterns. This random number is kept in a file on your computer called a "cookie." uses cookies to track user entries in the Sweepstakes, as well as other contests and promotions. Without cookies, we could not track entries. Cookies also allow to keep track of how often users are using specific areas of our site - like checking the weather on or simply visiting our site each month. does not require users to accept cookies in order to enter or view the site. However, if you reject cookies, you will not be able to participate in the Sweepstakes when using You can set your browser to reject cookies, or to notify you when or another company sends you a cookie. If you have questions about how to change your browser's "cookie" settings, please contact the software manufacturer. You should be aware, however, that some areas of will be significantly slower, or may not function at all, if cookies are disabled.

    What happens when you leave to go to other sites?

    When you are on, you may be directed to other sites that are beyond our control. For example, if you "click" on a banner advertisement or an search result, the "click" may take you off the site. These other sites may independently collect data, solicit personal information, or send their own cookies to you. is not responsible for any use of the information including click-stream data that you may create when using such 3rd party sites. also offers its users access to "co-branded" services that are jointly provided by and selected companies. In many cases, these co-branded services will contain branding, but may not be hosted by You may notice that you are on a co-branded site if the pages say "provided by", if the entry counter is not displayed on the top of the page, or if you are asked to subscribe for any service or provide additional information. In such cases, if you use the co-branded service, may be entitled to receive information about what you do when using that service. If you elect to provide additional personal information using a co-branded service, the information you provide may be shared or jointly retained by the provider of that service in accordance with that provider's privacy policies and terms of service. Again, we encourage you to read the privacy polices of these other companies and to contact these companies directly if you have any questions about their use of this information. When you are using a co-branded service, we will attempt to make sure that there is a link to the service provider's applicable privacy policies and terms of service.

    Who has access to your personally identifiable information?

    Your registration data is password-protected so that only you and have access to this personal information. You may edit your registration data by using your password.

    We recommend that you do not divulge your password to anyone. will never ask you for your password in an unsolicited phone call or in an unsolicited e-mail. Also, if you share your computer or use a computer that is accessed by the general public (a University, library, etc...), remember to "sign out" of your account and close your browser window when you have finished your session. This will help to ensure that others cannot access your personal information. takes steps to ensure that your information is treated securely and in accordance with our Terms of Service and this Privacy Policy. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you transmit to us or from our online products or services, and you use these services at your own risk.

    How and when is information disclosed to 3rd parties?

    In general, does not disclose your personally identifiable information to any third party without first providing you with an opportunity to opt out except in special situations described below, such as to comply with the law or administer the site. Unless you have opted out after registration, may make your personally identifiable information available to selected companies.

    In the event that all or substantially all of's stock and/or assets are transferred or sold to another entity, may transfer personally identifiable information to the acquiring entity."

    Sweepstakes, Promotions and sponsorships: may disclose your personal information to business partners or sponsors of promotions or sweepstakes available through Special sponsor promotions may often involve a request for information or a grant of permission to share personally identifiable information. By submitting this information or participating in the promotion, you give permission to transfer this information to the sponsor or as otherwise stipulated in connection with the rules or privacy policy applicable to the promotion.. You should review any applicable sweepstakes and promotions rules or user agreement to see what is being shared. If personally identifying data about you will be shared, we will disclose this to you before we collect or transfer the data.

    Administering the Site and Compliance with Law: may disclose your personally identifiable information if we believe in good faith that we are required to do so in order to comply with applicable law, a subpoena, or other legal process. may also disclose personally identifiable information when we have reason to believe that disclosing this information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be violating our Terms of Service or to protect the safety of our users and the public.

    In addition, we may share your personal information under confidentiality agreements with certain third parties which assist us in developing, operating and maintaining or for determining whether or not to provide you with new services or special offers. For example, we use an independent sweepstakes agency, SCA, to help us conduct sweepstakes drawings. Your registration data may be disclosed to SCA under a confidentiality agreement. also may disclose or access personally identifiable information for administrative and other purposes that we believe are necessary to develop, maintain and improve our products and services. This may include delivery services, fulfillment houses, and other similar entities.

    How you can correct inaccuracies in your personal information?

    You may update your personal information as necessary by sending an e-mail to modify_userinfo.

    What is's policy regarding children's privacy? is committed to the safety of our children. Children under 13 may not register or participate in the Sweepstakes. does not knowingly collect any personal information from such children at this site.

    Effective: 11/1/01
    Updated: 11/01/01