- What Information Do We Collect?
- How Do We Use Collected Information?
- Links to Other Sites
- Changing Your Information; Opting Out
WHAT INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT?
Information We Collect Automatically
We automatically collect information about your use of the Website, such as the domain and Internet address of the website from which you accessed the Website, the date and time you access the Website, and your IP address (the series of numbers associated with your individual computer). This information is not “Personal Information” and does not tell us who you are. We may use automatically collected information to analyze and enhance the Website, and may aggregate and share this information with business partners, sponsors, and other third parties.
We do not require registration or submission of your name, address, and other personally-identifying information (“Personal Information”) to obtain basic access to the Website, but you may not be able to use all of the Website’s features if you do not provide your Personal Information to us. For example, we may request Personal Information when you sign up for our email listserve so we can personalize your experience. But we will not collect any of your Personal Information unless you voluntarily provide it.
We may also collect information about you that is not personally-identifiable. Examples include your gender, interests, and preferences. We will not collect any such information about you unless you provide it to us voluntarily, but if you do, we may share it with advertisers, business partners, and other third parties. For example, we may inform a sponsor that the membership of the Website is X percent female and Y percent male.
HOW DO WE USE INFORMATION WE COLLECT?
Information Placed Automatically On Your Computer
When you view the Website, we may store some information on your computer using “cookies”. Cookies can be accessed by the Website when you next visit so we know it’s you and allow us to tailor the Website to better match your interests and preferences. Cookies can help make your Internet experience quicker and more convenient. Most Internet browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can set your browser to erase cookies from your computer, block all cookies, or receive a warning before a cookie is stored. Please refer to your browser instructions or help screen to learn more about these functions.
When you provide us with your Personal Information, we may store and process it to better understand your needs and improve our products and services. We may also use it to send you informational, marketing, and promotional information or administrative information about the Website.
We may use and disclose your Personal Information to third parties to the extent necessary to provide specific products or services to you. We may also disclose Personal Information to third parties if we believe that disclosing it is necessary to protect the rights or property of Melanovus or anyone else or if we believe in good faith that the law requires it. Finally, we may transfer your Personal Information to successors of our business assets.
We may provide third parties information about you that does not allow you to be identified or contacted, and such information may be combined with similar information of other Website users. For example, we might inform third parties of the demographic breakdown of our registered users. These third parties may include potential or actual commercial partners, licensees, researchers, and other similar parties.
LINKS TO OTHER SITES
We contract with a third party to maintain and host the Website. Therefore, any information you submit, including Personal Information, will be placed and stored on a computer server maintained by this third-party host. We believe that we and our host provider have implemented technology, security features, and policy guidelines to safeguard the privacy of your Personal Information from unauthorized access or improper use. Nevertheless, we cannot be responsible for unauthorized access to the Website or information by computer hackers or by others who have obtained illegal or unauthorized access.
The importance of security for Personal Information is of utmost concern to us. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your Personal Information, we can't ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us or from our online products or services, and you do so at your own risk.
CHANGING YOUR INFORMATION; OPTING OUT
To remove or change your contact information or other Personal Information, to not receive future mailings or other communications, as well as for all other inquiries, please contact us.
Note: You should be aware that it is not technologically possible to remove from our system each and every record of the Personal Information you may have provided us. The need to back-up our systems to protect information from inadvertent loss means that a copy of your Personal Information may exist in a non-erasable form that will be difficult or impossible for us to locate. However, we promise that promptly after receiving your request, all Personal Information stored in databases we actively use and other readily searchable media will be updated, corrected, changed, or deleted, as appropriate, as soon as reasonably practicable.