PERSONAL INFORMATION WE COLLECT AND USE AT THIS WEB SITE
We gather user information needed to administer the web site and our business, to correct technical issues and to compile and provide web site usage statistics.
We do not collect any personal information about you at our web site unless you choose to provide it to us voluntarily. We define “personal information” as information that is unique to you and might include your phone number, name, age, address or credit card number. Generally, we need this information to administer the web site or grant premium access to you. Other examples of when we may ask you to voluntarily provide personally identifiable information include if you subscribe to our email program (information such as your name and e-mail address), choose to provide us with your preference information (such as interests), or when you enter a sweepstakes or one of our promotions (information such as name, address and telephone number). If you encounter a screen or page that requests information you do not want to share with us, do not enter the information and do not proceed with that screen or page.
Our web site is collaborative and we may receive personal information about you from third parties. Anyone with Internet access (and not otherwise restricted from doing so) may edit the publicly editable pages of our web site, provided such party is a registered user. Any changes to the pages of this web site are public, and such users will be identified publicly as the author of such changes. All contributions made to a page, and all publicly available information about those contributions, are irrevocably licensed and may be freely copied, quoted, reused and adapted by third parties with limited restrictions.
If you do provide us with personal information, we will only use it for the purposes described where it is collected, and we will not sell, license, transmit or disclose this information outside of GenerationStation or its affiliates unless (1) you expressly authorize us to do so, (2) it is necessary to allow our trusted service providers or agents to provide services for us, (3) in order to provide our services to you, (4) it is disclosed to entities that perform marketing services on our behalf or to other entities with whom we have joint marketing agreements, (5) it is necessary to investigate complaints of abuse, (6) it is necessary to protect the web site or correct a technical issue, (7) it is necessary in connection with a sale of all or substantially all of the assets of GenerationStation or the merger of GenerationStation into another entity or any consolidation, share exchange, combination, reorganization, or like transaction in which GenerationStation is not the survivor, or (8) otherwise as we are required or permitted by law.
If you are a California resident, you may ask us to refrain from sharing your information (whether collected online or offline) with third parties for their marketing purposes. Please tell us your preference by contacting us as indicated in the "How to Contact Us" section of this Policy.
CONTESTS, SWEEPSTAKES AND OTHER PROMOTIONS
On our web site, you may wish to participate in contests, sweepstakes and other promotions that we may offer from time to time. Through these promotions, you may choose to participate in activities such as sharing information found on our web sites with others and sending email invitations. If you choose to participate in these promotions, and are eligible to do so, we may ask you for information such as your name, email address, date of birth and telephone number.
In connection with any contests, sweepstakes and other promotions that we may offer from time to time via the web site, we use the information you provide to administer the contests, sweepstakes and other promotions. We also may use the information to communicate with you, or the other people you select, about our services or our partners may use such information to communicate with you about the contests, sweepstakes or other promotions or their products and services. We will not use information you provide about other people for any purpose except the purpose you direct without first getting their consent.
INFORMATION COLLECTED FROM CHILDREN
We are strongly committed to preserving online privacy for all of our web site visitors, including children. GenerationStation.com is a general audience site, and we do not knowingly collect information about children or sell products to children. Consistent with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, we will not knowingly collect any information from children under the age of 13. If you are under the age of 13, you must ask your parent or guardian to assist you in using GenerationStation.com. Furthermore, we may restrict entries to any contests, sweepstakes or promotions to entrants who are at least 18 years of age.
We appreciate your questions and comments about our web site and services and welcome your email messages to mailboxes listed on our web site. We will share your messages with those within our organization who are most capable of addressing the issues contained in your message. We will keep a copy of your message until we have had an opportunity to address your concerns. We may archive your message for a certain period of time or discard it, but your email will not be used for any other purpose.
CONFIDENTIALITY AND SECURITY
We restrict access to personal information collected about you at our web site to our employees, our affiliates' employees, or others who need to know that information to provide services to you or in the course of conducting our normal business operations. While no web site can guarantee security, we maintain appropriate physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to protect your personal information collected via the web site. We protect our databases with various physical, technical and procedural measures and we restrict access to your information by unauthorized persons. We also advise all GenerationStation employees about their responsibility to protect customer data and we provide them with appropriate guidelines for adhering to our company's business ethics standards and confidentiality policies.
THE RIGHT TO VERIFY THE ACCURACY
OF INFORMATION WE COLLECT
Keeping information accurate and up to date is important to us. You can personalize your experience at www.GenerationStation.com by becoming a registered user. By registering, you will be able to tell us what services interest you, your billing preferences, and whether you wish to receive e-mails about special sales and promotions. Once registered, you can review and maintain your account information at anytime, by clicking on the 'My Account' link at the top of each www.GenerationStation.com page. Your account information is secure and is accessible by using a password that you select. Do not share your www.GenerationStation.com password with anyone.
LINKS TO OTHER SITES
For your convenience we may provide links to other web sites and web pages that we do not control. We cannot be responsible for the privacy practices of any web sites or pages not under our control and we do not endorse any of these web sites or pages, the services or products described or offered on such sites or pages, or any of the content contained on those sites or pages.
USE OF “COOKIES” OR OTHER DATA COLLECTION TOOLS
A cookie is a piece of information which a web server may place on your computer when you visit a web site. Cookies are commonly used by web sites to improve the user experience and have not been known to transmit computer viruses or otherwise harm your computer. Many cookies last only through a single web site session, or visit. Others may have an expiration date, or may remain on your computer until you delete them.
Our cookies will track only your activity relating to your online activity on this web site, and will not track your other Internet activity. Our cookies do not gather personally identifiable information.
You can decide if and how your computer will accept a cookie by configuring your preferences or options in your browser. However, if you choose to reject cookies, you may not be able to use certain of our online products and services or web site features.
We may occasionally use other companies to set cookies on our web site and gather cookie information for us. In some cases, we may also use another company to operate web servers or process credit card purchases for our web site. We use the cookie information gathered by these companies in the same manner as stated above.
In addition to the information we collect from cookies, we also obtain information which you provide to us online - for example, when you sign up for service updates or when you purchase premium access or otherwise communicate with us. In some cases, we retain both the cookie information and/or the information you provide to us online - for example, to complete a transaction you requested or to keep historical records of your past transactions. In other cases, we only retain the cookie and/or online information you give us if you request us to do so for your use in subsequent sessions.
An IP address is a unique identifier that certain electronic devices use to identify and communicate with each other on the Internet. When you visit our web site, we may view the IP address of the device you use to connect to the Internet. We use this information to determine the general physical location of the device and understand from what regions of the world our web site visitors come. We also may use this information to enhance our web site.
Certain pages on our web sites contain "web beacons" (also know as Internet tags, pixel tags and clear GIFs). These web beacons allow third parties to obtain information such as the IP address of the computer that downloaded the page on which the beacon appears, the URL of the page on which the beacon appears, the time the page containing the beacon was viewed, the type of browser used to view the page, and the information in cookies set by the third party.
GenerationStation.com may send you e-mails with promotional offers only if you opt-in to receiving such e-mails. If you would no longer like to receive e-mailed special event information, sales notifications or other messages from GenerationStation.com, please follow the "Unsubscribe" instructions in the email you have received. Your e-mail address will be removed from our marketing list. Please allow us a reasonable period of time in order to satisfy your request, as some promotions may already be in process.
VISITING OUR WEBSITE FROM OUTSIDE OF THE UNITED STATES
If you are visiting our web site from outside the United States, please be aware that your information may be transferred to, stored or processed in the United States, where our servers are located and our central database is operated. The data protection and other laws of the United States and other countries might not be as comprehensive as those in your country, but please be assured that we take steps to protect your privacy. By using our services, you understand that your information may be transferred to our facilities and those third parties with whom we share it as described in this Policy.
We may change this Policy at any time and from time to time. The most recent version of the Policy is reflected by the version date located at the bottom of this Policy. This Policy is not intended to and does not create any contractual or other legal right in or on behalf of any party.
If you have any questions about this Policy or would like to learn more about how we protect privacy, please write to us at privacy at generationstation.com or:
817 West Peachtree Street, NW Suite 915
Atlanta, GA 30308
Last Updated: October 26, 2010