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sots.com is committed to safeguarding your privacy online. Please read the following to understand how your personal information will be treated as you make use of this web site or any of our affiliate sites. This web site is owned and operated by sots.com.
SummaryOur primary goal in collecting information from you is to enhance your experience of our web site and to improve our service. We use aggregated (gathered up data across all visitor accounts) information to develop content and software targeted to our visitors' interests. sots.com is committed to your privacy and will not share any personal information with any third party at any time, unless required by law.
Please be aware that sots.com sponsors, advertisers, co-branded web site or web sites that have links on our site(s) may collect personally identifiable information about you on their web sites. The information practices of those parties are not covered by this privacy statement. sots.com visitors should also be aware that, when you voluntarily disclose personal information in chat areas or bulletin boards, that information may be collected by others and may result in unsolicited messages from others.
Gathering of Informationsots.com does not collect personally identifying information about any individual visitor except when knowingly provided by such individual. For example, we may ask you for information, such as your e-mail address, zip code and the country in which you are viewing the web site when you register to receive a newsletter or purchase a product. You always have the option not to provide the information we request. If you choose not to provide the requested information, you can still visit most of the sots.com web site, but you may be unable to access certain options and services.
CookiesA cookie is a data file that certain web sites write to your computer's hard drive when you visit such sites. A cookie file contains information, such as a visitor identification code, that can be used to track the pages you have visited, remember your passwords and preferences so that you don't have to reset them each time you visit the web site. We use this data on an anonymous basis and we do not correlate this information with personal data of any visitor. Business partners of sots.com and vendors providing hosting and other services for sots.com, as well as advertisers who contract directly with a third-party service to serve their advertisements, may set their own cookies which may collect similar anonymous information.
Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually change your browser settings to display a warning before accepting a cookie, or to refuse all cookies. However, if you choose to disable the receipt of cookies from our web site, you may not be able to use certain features of the site.
Browser Level Informationsots.com web servers automatically collect information about a site visitor's IP address, browser type and the URL that you just came from (whether this URL is on this web site or not) and which URL you next go to (whether this URL is on this web site or not) by reading this information from the visitor's browser (information provided by every visitor's browser). This information is collected in a database and used in an aggregated, anonymous manner in our internal analysis of traffic patterns within our web site. This information is automatically logged by most web sites.
Use of InformationOur primary goal in collecting visitor information is to enhance your experience of our web site and to improve our service.
To enhance your experience we may provide you with interactive communications, such as our electronic newsletters, to the e-mail address that you provide to us. Such interactive communications are provided only to those visitors who have expressly provided us with their permission to receive them as part of their visitor profile.
From time to time we may provide e-mails highlighting new features, promotions or contests on the web site to those visitors who have expressly provided us with their permission to send such communications as part of their visitor profile.
We respect the privacy of our visitors and shall not disclose or distribute our visitor list to any third party, nor shall we permit anyone else to do so.
Users may change their visitor profile to stop receiving newsletters or marketing material from sots.com or on behalf of external third party business partners. Users may choose to stop receiving such communications at any time by following the instructions at the end of any e-mail sent by sots.com.
Sharing of InformationWhen you are on web site operated by sots.com and are asked for personal information, you are sharing that information with sots.com as well as business partners and vendors providing hosting and other services for sots.com. If you do not want your information to be shared, you can choose not to allow the transfer of your information by not using that particular service.
As Required By Lawsots.com may disclose your personal information if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on sots.com or to protect and defend the rights or property of sots.com.
SecurityYour information is stored on sots.com's servers located in the United States. We use procedural and technical safeguards to protect your personal information against loss or theft as well as unauthorized access and disclosure to protect your privacy, including encryption, "firewalls" and Secure Socket Layers. We treat data as an asset that must be protected against loss and unauthorized access. We employ many different security techniques to protect such data from unauthorized access by visitors inside and outside the company. However, "perfect security" does not exist on the Internet.
This site may also contain links to other web sites. Keep in mind that sots.com does not control and is not responsible for the privacy or security practices or the content of these other web sites.
Privacy of ChildrenChildren under 13: Do not send any information about yourself to us including information such as your name, address, or e-mail address. We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under 13. In the event that we learn we have collected any personal information from a child under the age of 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information from our database as quickly as possible.
How to Contact UsIf you have any questions regarding our privacy statement, please feel free to contact us by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. We read every message submitted and try to reply promptly to every one.