Internet Privacy Statement


We believe that the primary purpose of having a website is to provide information, not to gather it. As is true with many other website owners, however, personal information is often imparted to us through our websites. We are committed to protecting our visitors' privacy and have a policy of safeguarding our visitors' personal information from unauthorized disclosure, access and use. Below we explain how our websites may obtain personal information, what we do with it, and how we protect it.

Information Gathered Through Traffic Monitoring

Like many other websites, our website is equipped with a program which monitors traffic by automatically recording each visitor's host and/or IP address. This program tracks the number of times the site is hit, how many visitors come to the site, and which parts of the site they frequent. We do not retain the addresses collected by the program, nor do we disclose them to anyone outside of the company. We simply use the information to assess the effectiveness of our site.

Information Gathered Through Registration

In a few locations within our site, visitors may be asked to fill out a registration or otherwise volunteer personal information. Typically, the requested information may include an e-mail address, a business address, an indication of preferences, and the like. We take precautions to assure that information gathered from visitors by way of registration is not disclosed to any unauthorized* third parties. Also, we use the data for very limited purposes, for example, to apprise the registrant of new product offerings or to tailor a set of browsing preferences for subsequent visits to our site. We do not use the information to call upon the visitor, unless the visitor expressly asks to be contacted in the future.

What about Cookies?

Some websites drop a small text file called a cookie into each visitor's hard drive. Cookies serve as passive markers by which a site can more readily recognize visitors on their next visit to the site. For example, a cookie may indicate the preferences selected by a visitor on the last visit and facilitate more efficient browsing on subsequent visits. Our website does not use cookies.

* Some businesses may, if appropriate, share information gathered through their websites with authorized third parties, such as distributors, who are contractually bound to safeguard it.