1. Collection of Personal Information
We collect Personal Information and other information to create or enhance our relationship with you. We collect Personal Information from you when you voluntarily submit the information to us in order to participate in certain activities, including (i) registration for special communications, such as email newsletters; (ii) refer to a friend service; (iii) user surveys; and (iv) events, sweepstakes, contests or promotions. The Personal Information we collect may include your first and last name, your email address, birthday and gender, as well as other information. We may obtain Personal Information about you from other sources and add it to the information you provided to us.
To use some features on the Site, a user must first complete and submit a registration form. During registration we collect certain Personal Information such as first and last name and email address. We also encourage users to provide certain additional optional information, such as demographic information, age and gender, which helps us provide you with a more personalized experience on the Site.
If a user wishes to subscribe to our email newsletter, we will ask for Personal Information, such as name and email address.
Refer to a Friend
If you elect to use our referral service to inform a friend about a part of the Site, you will be asked to provide the friend's name and email address in order to email the information you requested to the friend. We do not store this information and the information is used only to send the one-time referral email.
Surveys & Contests
From time-to-time we may offer our users the ability to participate in surveys, contests or other promotions which may require you to provide Personal Information in order to enter. Participation in these surveys, contests or promotions is completely voluntary and you have a choice whether or not to provide us with such information.
Content or information may be posted on the Site by you or another user (referred to as "User Content") which may include Personal Information. User Content may be posted in connection with discussions or other features of the Site. Be aware that that whenever you disclose Personal Information in public areas of the Site, your information can be viewed and possibly used by others. Users should be careful in all public areas about disclosing Personal Information, such as full name, home address, or phone number, and you do so at your own risk. The User Content you post can be seen, disclosed to or collected by third parties and may be used by others in ways we are unable to control or predict, including to contact you for unauthorized purposes.
2. Collection of Non-Personal Information
In addition to any Personal Information you may provide to us, we collect information that cannot be used to identify an individual ("Non-Personal Information") about your use of the Site.
The Site (including promotional email messages or our newsletters) may contain electronic images known as web beacons, also called single-pixel gifs, clear gifs or web bugs, among other names. Web beacons collect Non-Personal Information about your use of the Site and the web sites of selected sponsors and advertisers, and your use of special promotions or newsletters, and may also be used to place a cookie on a users' browser. Information collected by web beacons allows us to (i) statistically monitor how many people are using the Site and selected sponsors' and advertisers' sites, (ii) determine whether email messages or newsletters we send have been opened or acted upon, and (iii) for what purposes these actions are being taken. may be used to assist in delivering or accessing cookies on the Site and allow us to count users who have visited those pages. We do not use web beacons to track your activity outside of the Site or the sites of our advertisers/sponsors. We may use Web beacons, provided by third-party advertising companies, to help manage and optimize our online advertising. Web beacons enable us to recognize a browser's cookie when a browser visits this site, and to learn which banner ads bring users to our Web site. To "opt-out" of the third party advertiser data collection, please click here.
Like most standard web sites, we use log files to store Non-Personal Information regarding IP (internet protocol) addresses, browser type, ISP (internet service provider), referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp and number of clicks. We use this information to analyze trends, administer the Site, track how users use the Site in the aggregate, and gather broad demographic information. Log file information is not linked to Personal Information.
3. Use of Information
We use the Personal Information and the Non-Personal Information we collect (i) to provide you with the products and services you elect to receive through the Site, including email newsletters; (ii) to deliver any prizes you may win in contests or sweepstakes you choose to enter; (iii) to notify you about new features and services on the Site or other products and services from third parties that we think you will find interesting; (iv) in connection with the marketing efforts of IMC and/or our business partners; and (v) for analytical purposes to help us to improve the Site and for our business generally. Information about your activities on the Site (including both Personal and Non-Personal Information) may also be used to tailor the online ads you encounter on the Site and/or the newsletter or other promotional emails you may receive to those we believe are consistent with your interests.
4. Sharing Information
IMC does not rent, sell or share your Personal Information with third parties except to provide products or services that you have requested, with your permission, or under the following circumstances:
- We partner with third parties to provide specific services which are available on the Site. When a user signs up for these services, we will share the user's name or other Personal Information necessary for the third party to provide these services to the user. The third parties have agreed not to use that Personal Information for any purpose other than providing the requested services.
- Third party vendors we engage to provide services on our behalf, such as hosting, are given access to Personal Information for use only to provide such services.
- IMC may aggregate Personal Information and may disclose such aggregated information in a non-personally identifiable manner to content providers and other third parties for marketing, promotional and other purposes, including to customize the advertising and marketing messages you receive on the Site.
- We may send promotions to our users on behalf of selected third parties, or provide selected third parties with the means to send promotions to our users through a third party vendor, but we will not disclose your Personal Information with that third party without your consent.
- IMC may present you with opportunities on the Site to register for services offered by third parties. The registration may effected in a variety of forms, including through an opt-in button. If you click on a third party opt-in button IMC will provide that third party with your Personal Information so that the third party can register you for the service you have selected.
If we are legally compelled to disclose information about you to a third party, we will attempt to notify you by sending an email to the email address in our records unless doing so would violate the law or unless you have not provided your email address to us. Users will be notified if, in connection with the use of a particular service on the Site, their Personal Information will be collected by any outside third-party so that the user can determine whether they wish to proceed with a service that will involve an outside party having access to their information.
The security of your Personal Information is important to us. IMC uses reasonable security measures to protect against loss, theft, misuse, alteration or improper disclosure of Personal Information of our users. However, no computer system or information can ever be fully protected against all possible risks and it is not possible to guarantee the security or integrity of the Personal Information you provide online. Notwithstanding IMC's security measures, you should be aware that when you submit Personal Information to the Site over the Internet, the information may travel over many systems that are not under IMC's control and may not be secure. It is your responsibility to keep your password for the Site confidential as anyone who has access to your password will have access to the Personal Information you have submitted.
6. Correction/Updating Personal Information
If your Personal Information changes or if you no longer desire to use the Site, you may correct or update your Personal Information or unsubscribe from newsletters or other services by writing to firstname.lastname@example.org.
8. Children Under the Age of 13
The Site is not directed to children under the age of 13 and children under the age of 13 should not use or register for the Site. IMC will not knowingly collect Personal Information on or through the Site from anyone under 13. Please be aware that certain areas on the Site may contain mature content and you may be exposed to Content on the Site that you find upsetting, indecent or objectionable. The Site is available to people at least 13 years of age, but if you are between 13 and 18 years of age, you agree that you have received parental permission to register for the Site. By using the Site you assume all risk associated with its use. Parents are responsible for supervising their children's use of the Site (which should be permitted by parents only for those 13 and older) and we encourage parents to maintain open communication regarding appropriate materials for use and viewing by their children. Each parent assumes full responsibility for ensuring that their children's registration information is kept secure and that the information submitted is accurate, as well as for the interpretation and use of any information or suggestions provided through the Site to the child.
9. California Privacy Rights
Users of the Site who are residents of California may request certain information regarding our disclosure, if any, of Personal Information to third parties for purposes of their direct marketing. If you want to make this request, you may contact us at: IMC 200 York Street, Louisville, KY 40203 or at email@example.com.