Please note that this policy applies to alphaDictionary, Lexiteria and Web sites that carry the alphaDictionary brand or trademark, and not to other companies' or organizations' Web sites to which we link. We have clearly marked alphaDictionary and these branded Web sites with our logo so you know where this policy applies. Linked partners, advertisers and third party Internet sites and services, who may collect data in connection with sweepstakes, promotions, e-commerce, etc., have separate privacy and data collection practices, independent of alphaDictionary. We encourage you to read those policies whenever you visit their sites. alphaDictionary has no responsibility or liability for these independent policies or actions and is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such Web sites.
Information About All alphaDictionary Visitors
In general, our service automatically gathers certain usage information like the numbers and frequency of visitors to our Web site and each of its areas or pages, very much like television ratings that tell the networks how many people tune in to a program. We only use such data in the aggregate. We may use this aggregated information to evaluate which products and services are successful and which ones are not, and in order to evaluate which new services we should make available on our Web site. This collective data helps us determine how much our customers use each part or page of the Web site, so we can improve our site to assure that it is as appealing as we can make it for as many of you as possible. We also may provide statistical information, never information about you personally, to our partners about how our members, collectively, use alphaDictionary. We do this so our partners too can understand how much people use their sites and our site in order for them to provide you with the best possible Web experience.
Third Party Relationship
Whenever you provide registration information on co-branded sites, that data may be shared with our media partners. You should make every effort to read these privacy policies, and make an informed decision whether or not to continue based upon these sites' privacy practices and your own discretion.
alphaDictionary provides certain wholly and totally anonymous statistical information to third parties in aggregate form in order to facilitate the sale of advertising and the sponsorship of services on our site. This information contains no personal information about any visitor to our site; that is, no names, addresses, telephone numbers, e-mail addresses, and the like.
You can visit alphaDictionary and use many of our services without telling us who you are or revealing any personal information about yourself. The vast majority of our services do not require any form of customer registration. However, we do require registration for the use of a few services.
We may specifically ask for information about you when you sign up to use a specific service or when you order a product. We will need certain information—such as name, e-mail address or screen name, billing address, type of computer, credit card number—in order to provide that service or product to you. We may also use that information to let you know of additional products and services about which you might be interested. In addition, it may be shared with third parties who assist alphaDictionary in producing its Web sites or who offer a product or provide a service to our users.
You may choose not to receive such information if you don't want to by letting us know on the registration screen when you sign up for the product or service.
We do not use or disclose any information about you, your visits to alphaDictionary, or information that you may give us, such as your name, address, e-mail address or telephone number, income, interests, or occupation to any entity outside alphaDictionary. Period. But as we mention above, we may share with our Web site partners aggregated (nonpersonal) statistical information about the use of the alphaDictionary website in general. In short, alphaDictionary will never share any personal information that you provide us during registration with any third parties unless required by law to do so.
During your use of our site and our services, we may collect demographic and profile data about you. We use this data to personalize your experience at our site, showing you content that we think you will be interested in, and displaying the content according to your preferences. We will never share this information with any other entity. Period.
In certain special cases, we may disclose user information when we have reason to believe that disclosing this information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be causing injury to persons or rights, property or operations or anyone else who could be harmed by such activities. We may also disclose user information when we believe the law requires it, or in response to any legitimate demand by law enforcement authorities in connection with a criminal investigation.
Special Attention to Kids
alphaDictionary takes even more care to protect the safety and privacy of young people using our services. We do not any collect information specifically about children and believe that children should get their parents' consent before giving out any personal information. We encourage you to participate in your child's experience in cyberspace.
Credit Card Processing and Safety
Shopping with alphaDictionary is absolutely safe: you don't have to worry about credit card safety when you are shopping at our site. We guarantee that each purchase you make is protected and safe. If fraudulent charges are ever made, you will not have to pay for them. Your credit card and billing information cannot be read as it travels to our ordering system. To ensure that your information is even more secure, once we receive your credit card information, we MEVER store it. We do not retain any information about your credit card number.
alphaDictionary uses an order form for customers to purchase products and services or make charitable contributions to one or more non-profit organizations. If you place an order at a store hosted by alphaDictionary or make a contribution, we will collect information from you, including your credit card and contact information. This information will be used by the merchant or non-profit institution to bill the user for products and services or contribution. Contact information from the order form will also be used to ship orders, to contact a user for customer service related issues, and to send the user information about our company and, on occasion, promotional material from some of our partners. Users may opt out of receiving future mailings.
Your Voluntary Disclosures
Please keep in mind that whenever you voluntarily and publicly disclose personal information on any online service or Web site (for example in our Agora), through e-mail, or similar means, that information may be collected and used by others. The alphaDictionary Agora requires only your name and e-mail address and that only if you wish to participate in the discussions. You will not need a password for access to any other part of the 5000-page website. If you even post this much personal information online that is accessible to the public, you may receive unsolicited messages from other parties in return.
Cookies and How alphaDictionary Uses Them
alphaDictionary uses a web device nicknamed "cookies" that tells us how and when pages in our site are visited, and by how many people. alphaDictionary cookies do not collect personally identifiable information and we do not combine information collected through cookies with other personally identifiable information to tell us who you are or even what your screen name or e-mail address is.
Cookies are never used to gather financial, personal, political or other information about you. You can choose whether to accept the cookies that we or other third parties send to you by changing the settings of your browser. You can reset your browser to refuse all cookies, or to allow your browser to show you when a cookie is being sent. If you choose not to accept these cookies, your experience at our site or other sites may be diminished and some features may not work as intended.
Use of IP Addresses
An IP address is a set of numbers that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you log in to your Internet service provider or through your company's local area network (LAN) or wide area network (WAN). Web servers, the big computers that provide Web pages for viewing, automatically identify your computer by the IP address assigned to it during your session.
alphaDictionary operates secure data networks protected by industry standard firewall and password protection. alphaDictionary has security measures in place to attempt to protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of your user data under our control. All sensitive credit information supplied by users is transmitted via Secured Socket Layer (SSL) technology and then encrypted in alphaDictionary 's databases as stated above.
Only authorized employees have access to the information you provide us. For example, we impose strict rules on alphaDictionary employees who have access either to the databases that store user information or to the servers that host our services.
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