About Email Addresses
We collect email addresses for purpose of informing users of new products and services. We do not sell, market or distribute email addresses to third parties.
About IP Addresses
We collect IP addresses for the purposes of system administration and to report aggregate information to our advertisers.
An IP address is a number that's automatically assigned to your computer whenever you're surfing the web. Web servers -- the big computers that "serve" up web pages -- automatically identify your computer by its IP address.
When visitors request pages from our website(s), our servers log the visitors' IP addresses. We normally do not link IP addresses to anything personally identifiable. This means that a visitor's session will be logged, but the visitor remains anonymous to us. Nonetheless, we may use IP addresses to identify a visitor when we believe it is necessary to enforce compliance with our rules or terms of service or use, to protect our service, website(s), customers or others, or to comply with law.
By showing how and when visitors use a website, cookies help us see which areas are popular and which are not. Many improvements and updates to the website are based on such data as total number of visitors and pages viewed. This information is most easily tracked with cookies. If you accept the first tracking cookie from us, you won't be offered as many afterward.
A cookie lets the computers remember that you've registered, which allows us to speed up your future activities at our website(s). Similarly, our online stores may use a temporary cookie to track which products you've chosen to purchase while shopping. The cookie expires once you're done shopping. Letting it do the record-keeping saves you the trouble of entering information over and over again during a single visit. If you decline this cookie, you may have difficulty ordering your selections.
Links to Other Websites
Visitors should be aware that when they are on our website(s) they could be directed to other websites that are beyond our control. There are links to other websites from our website(s) that take you outside our service. For example, if you click on a banner advertisement or a search result on our website(s), the click takes you off that website. This includes links from advertisers, sponsors and partners that may use our logos as part of a co-branding agreement. These other websites may send their own cookies to visitors, collect data, or solicit personal information. Always be aware of where you end up.
Please keep in mind that whenever you give out personal information online -- for example, via message boards or chat -- that information can be collected and used by people you don't know. While we strive to protect our visitors' personal information and privacy, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you disclose online and you do so at your own risk.
The importance of security for all personally identifiable information associated with our visitors is of utmost concern to us. We exercise great care in providing secure transmission of your information from your PC to our servers, utilizing encryption software, and we have implemented technical, administrative, and physical measures to protect visitor information from unauthorized access and improper use. Only those employees who need access to your information in order to do their jobs are allowed access, each having signed comprehensive nondisclosure agreements, which provide explicit legal confidentiality protections. Any employee who violates our privacy and/or security policies is subject to disciplinary action, including possible termination and civil action and/or criminal prosecution. From time to time, we review new technology and methods. Please be aware though, that, despite our efforts, no security measures are perfect or impenetrable.
Information Gathered Offline
The discussion in this paragraph applies only to personally identifiable information that you provide to us offline for the purpose of obtaining a product or service primarily for personal, family or household purposes. We may collect this type of personally identifiable information by telephone, mail or other means. We may use this information in a variety of ways. For example, we may use this information to send you promotional materials, and we may share this information with other subsidiaries of Local Hardwear LLC and other companies so that they can send you promotional materials. We also may use this information for purposes other than sending you promotional materials. For example, we may use this information to process orders requested by you, or to respond to you if you contact us for help. In each instance, our collection, use and sharing of this information will be in accordance with all applicable laws. Finally, from time to time, we may offer you the opportunity to opt-out of certain communications based upon contact information that you provide us offline.