Privacy Policy is committed to providing its users with an online experience that respects and protects their personal privacy choices and concerns.

Our Privacy Policy and practices are detailed below, and we ask you to read them thoroughly. This policy is derived from the pledges that we make to all members:

* We pledge to limit or eliminate any need for sensitive financial information.
* We pledge that we will not release personally identifiable information about you without your permission (except as needed to provide to you the services you have expressly requested, as explained in greater detail in the section on "third party relationships" below).
* We pledge that we will provide the means for you to manage and control the information that you have voluntarily provided to us.
* We pledge that we will provide mechanisms for you to communicate your privacy questions and concerns to us and that we will respond to them thoroughly and thoughtfully.


This policy applies to the site. Our affiliates and ad providers have their own Privacy Policy statements, which we encourage you to read whenever you visit these sites. When we talk about "" or "we" in this policy, we are referring to and its majority-owned or majority-controlled subsidiaries.

Helpful Definitions

Personally identifiable information is information such as your name and email address that can be used to uniquely identify you.

Anonymous information is not personally identifiable information. Anonymous information is information about how you use our site (such as places visited and search queries performed). Anonymous information also includes the domain names and/or IP addresses (as explained in greater detail below) of browsers that visit our site, time of day the site was visited, and other non-personally identifiable information. Anonymous information is information that is not tied to any individual, but helps to characterize users.

The next sections tells how and when collects anonymous information and personally identifiable information.

Collection and Use of Personally Identifiable Information


During this registration process we require you to complete certain fields, and ask you to select a password. For example, we ask for contact information (such as first and last name and email address). uses this contact information in a few ways:

* To welcome you to
* To send communication from us about new features and services available through, unless you tell us otherwise.
* To personalize your experience on

Sharing Personally Identifiable Information with Third Parties

Your information will not be shared with any third parties.

PLEASE NOTE: In certain special cases, we may disclose your personally identifiable 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 you, or otherwise injuring or interfering with's rights, property or operations, other users, or anyone else who could be harmed by such activities. We may also disclose your personally identifiable information when we believe the law requires it, or in response to any demand by law enforcement authorities in connection with a criminal investigation, or civil or administrative authorities in connection with a pending civil case or administrative investigation.

Anonymous Information

When you use our site, we collect anonymous information, even if you have not registered with We use this information to personalize your experience at our site. will not share any anonymous information about your use on our site if that information is or will be linked to your personally identifiable information unless we have given you notice and you have given us authorization to do so.

Special Categories of Information will not share any personally identifiable information about our users that is of financial nature.

Use of IP Addresses

An Internet Protocol (IP) address is a set of numbers that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you log on to your internet service provider or through your company's local area network (LAN) or wide area network (WAN). Web servers - the powerful computers that provide web pages for viewing - automatically identify your computer by the IP address assigned to it during your session online. may collect IP addresses for purposes of system administration, to report anonymous user information to our advertisers (as explained above), and to audit the use of our site. We do not ordinarily link a user's IP address to personally identifiable information of that user, which means each user's session will be logged, but the user remains anonymous to us. However, we can and will use IP addresses to identify users of our site when we feel it is necessary to enforce compliance with our site's terms of use or terms of service, or to protect our service, site, or other users.

PLEASE NOTE: Under certain circumstances, IP addresses and/or domain names may be linked to personally identifiable information, when said information is stored in databases managed by internet registrars or registries.


Certain advertisers have paid for the right to display advertisements on search results pages corresponding to certain words. For instance, a particular clothing manufacturer may want its advertisement to be displayed when users search for shirt or pants. We want to be clear: by serving these ads, we are not affecting the integrity of the search results in any way. The only difference is that the ads that you see on the page may be influenced by the words searched. Of course, many of the ads on the search results page may also be randomly generated, so there is no clear-cut way of knowing which ads are targeted to certain keywords searched for, and which are not. This is true whether or not you are a registered user of our site.

Third-Party Relationships

Whenever you provide registration information on certain co-branded web pages or for certain services provided in conjunction with third party partners, we want to be clear that some data you provide is shared with partners. You should make every effort to read the Privacy Policy provided by or in association with such third parties, and make an informed decision on your own whether or not to continue utilizing the services based upon the privacy policies posted on these co-branded web pages, at your own discretion. However, we will make every effort to ensure that you have the ability to opt-out of the sharing of such data with partners. You may email us directly and we will forward your request to the appropriate company, and help you follow up to ensure that your concerns are adequately handled.

In addition to finding co-branded Web pages, you will find direct links on to the sites offered by third parties. Some of these sites are authorized to use the brand and/or logo. carefully evaluates all parties that are authorized to use its brand and/or logo, and believes that all such sites have adopted acceptable privacy policies. Again, you should read these third party privacy policies, and make an informed decision on your own as to whether or not to continue based upon these sites privacy practices, at your own discretion. No third-party sites are covered by this Privacy Policy.

If you feel that a site using the brand and/or logo has not posted an acceptable Privacy Policy, or is not following the Privacy Policy it has posted, please contact customer support immediately. We will forward complaints to the appropriate third parties and help you follow up to ensure that your concerns are adequately handled. Of course, if any of these third party companies do not have a Privacy Policy that is acceptable to you, you should refrain from providing information until your concerns have been satisfactorily addressed.

Security operates secure data networks protected by industry standard firewall and password protection. has security measures in place to attempt to protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of your user data under our control.

Only authorized employees have access to the information you provide us. We impose strict rules on employees who have access either to the databases that store user information or to the servers that host our services. While we cannot guarantee that loss, misuse or alteration to data will not occur, we make every effort (such as the use of employee passwords and non-disclosure agreements) to prevent such unfortunate occurrences.

Contacting Us

If you have questions about this Privacy Policy or the practices of this site, please contact us at reserves the right to change this Privacy Policy at any time. All changes will be posted to this page, and we will use commercially reasonable efforts to notify you of any material changes to this Privacy Policy.

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