Automated Collection of Information on Website

When you use our site, we may collect certain information by automated means, using technologies such as cookies, Web server logs, Web beacons and JavaScript.

Cookies are files that websites send to your computer or other Internet-connected device to uniquely identify your browser or to store information or settings on your device. Our site may use HTTP cookies, HTML5 cookies, Flash cookies and other types of local storage (such as browser-based or plugin-based local storage). Your browser may tell you how to be notified when you receive certain types of cookies and how to restrict or disable certain cookies. You also may be able to delete your Flash cookies or adjust your Flash cookie settings by visiting the Adobe Flash Website Storage Settings Panel and Global Storage Settings Panel. Please note, however, that without cookies you may not be able to use all of the features of our site or other websites and online services.

In conjunction with the gathering of information through cookies, our Web servers may log information such as your device type, operating system type, browser type, domain, and other system settings, as well as the language your system uses and the country and time zone where your equipment is located. The Web server logs also may record information such as the address of the Web page that referred you to our site and the IP address of the equipment you use to connect to the Service. They also may log information about your interaction with this site, such as which pages you visit. To control which Web servers collect information by automated means, we may place tags on our Web pages called “Web beacons,” which are small files that link Web pages to particular Web servers and their cookies. We also may send instructions to your device using JavaScript or other computer languages to gather the sorts of information described above and other details your interactions with the site.

We may use third-party Web analytics services on our site, such as those of Google Analytics.  These service providers use the technology described above to help us analyze how users use the site.  The information collected by the technology (including your IP address) will be disclosed to or collected directly by these service providers, who use the information to evaluate your use of the site.  To learn about opting out of Google Analytics, please click here.

Website Interest-Based Advertising

Data about your activities online is being collected on our site for use in providing advertising tailored to your individual interests. You may choose whether to have your information collected for that purpose.  We provide below details and explain how to exercise that choice.

You may see certain ads on other websites because we participate in advertising networks administered by third parties. These networks track your online activities over time by collecting information through automated means, including through the use of the automated technologies described above, and they use this information to show you advertisements that are tailored to your individual interests. The information they collect includes information about your visits to our site, such as the pages you have viewed. This collection takes place both on our site and on third-party websites that participate in the relevant ad network, such as websites that feature advertisements delivered by the ad network. This process also helps us track the effectiveness of our marketing efforts.

If you are interested in more information about interest-based advertising and your choices to prevent third parties from delivering tailored advertising, you may visit the Network Advertising Initiative Consumer Opt-Out Page and/or the Digital Advertising Alliance Opt-out Page.  You also can control advertising cookies from Google, by using its Ads Preference Manager.  You may still receive advertisements even if you opt-out of tailored advertising.  In that case, the advertising will just not be tailored to your interests.