INFORMATION WE COLLECT OR STORE
If you use the Site, we may transmit, collect and store certain limited information. We collect the IP address used to access the Site along with the dates and times of access. Any recorded IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information of users.
We also store on the Site any personal information you choose to include, for example in your forum posts or comments to articles. You may control this information by not including it or removing it at your discretion.
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HOW WE USE THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT
The collection of IP addresses is done so we may analyze trends, administer and improve the Site, track users movement and gather broad demographic information for internal use. We may also use information to protect against or identify violations of the terms and conditions of the Site, unauthorized use, claims and other liabilities, and manage risk exposure, including by identifying potential hackers and other unauthorized users. Information may also be used to understand your needs and interests and identify products, services, offers, events and promotions that may be of interest to you.
We may also use the information to comply with any applicable legal requirements (see the following section).
INFORMATION WE SHARE
We may share the information we collect with parent, affiliate or subsidiary companies; third parties offering services or information in which you have indicated your interest; any service providers who perform services on our behalf; and other third parties, with your specific consent. Any service providers with whom we may share information are not authorized by us to use or disclose the information we share with them except as necessary to perform the services on our behalf or to comply with legal requirements.
We also may disclose information about you without obtaining your consent or offering you an opportunity to opt out (i) if we are required to do so or believe to be required to do so by law, regulation or legal process (such as a court order), (ii) in response to a request by law enforcement authorities, or (iii) when we believe disclosure is necessary or appropriate to prevent or defend against misuse of the Site’s services, violation of our intellectual property rights, violation of our Terms and Conditions, or in connection with an investigation of suspected or actual illegal activity.
We can better provide you services to match your interests by using limited information as described above, but there are ways you can limit our access to your information completely or in part. If you want us to stop using your personal information, you may discontinue using the Site for all purposes. You may also limit your personal information on the Site by using discretion in what you choose to post to the Site; remember that information posted on the Site is public.
Also note that most browsers give you the ability to manage cookies. Refer to the privacy and security settings in your browser you use to determine and manage the options. Please note, however, that by disabling or limiting cookies you may not be able to take full advantage of all of the Site features. Also note that you may opt out of the DART cookie and explained above.
We do not knowingly collect information from children under the age of 13 and do not target the Site to children under 13. If we learn that a user is under 13 years of age, we will promptly delete any stored personal information about the user.
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