and your privacy

At we respect your right to privacy and we understand that, as a visitor to, you prefer to control your own personal information and preferences. For this reason, we may ask you to register or to provide personal information and preferences when you visit certain areas of, download free software, request information, or subscribe to newsletter.

We will guard the personal information you share with us to ensure the content, services, and advertising that we provide on are always tailored to your current, designated preferences.

When you provide with your name (or alias), e-mail address, mailing address, or telephone number, and you do not 'opt out,' and representatives and affiliates may use the provided information to alert you to product upgrades, special offers, updated information, classes, new services, and other information. Representatives and affiliates may include value-added resellers and authorized training partners. Beyond its representatives and affiliates, does not offer or allow the selling of any user-provided information to third parties. respects the rights users give us when opting to receive e-mail communications and enforces internal policies to preserve those rights. It is our objective to retain the long-term ability to continue to communicate with our users.

If you do not want or representatives to contact you, you may "opt out" of this preference at any time, whether you're online or contacting directly. As part of your preference flexibility, you'll always have the option to opt back in and have contact you based on your previous or new preferences. This preference option is located on your user edit page when you login. However, we reserve the right to contact all customers who have placed orders with for the purposes relating to your order or your customer account.

If you choose not to register or provide personal information, you can still visit most websites; however, you will not have access to areas that require personal identification.

Personal information that you post to online forums is accessible by other forum participants.

If a user elects to use our “Tell A Friend” application for forwarding a e-mail to their friend or informing a friend about our website, we ask them for the friend’s name and e-mail address. will automatically send the friend the specified e-mail or the specified website information. will not use the friend's information to contact them in the future, unless that friend comes to the site and choose to participate in membership and the use of log files (cookies) offers free membership to all visitors. In order to establish membership, visitors are requested to provide both personal information and preferences. This information is stored and protected by your user-established Member ID and Password.

There is an additional "Remember me" option. By selecting it, you allow to store your Member ID and password so you can access certain areas of the website without re-signing in. The sign-in information is stored until you explicitly sign out. It also allows you to return to any website on subsequent visits without having to re-enter your information. remembers you by placing a log file (cookie) that contains only enough information to identify you upon return visits. A "cookie" is a small line of text that is stored with your web browser for record-keeping purposes and helps provide better service to you. Your browser has options to accept, reject, or provide you with notice when a cookie is sent.

No information, other than that found in the Membership cookie, will be accessed by any system. Access to your membership information always requires both your Member ID and Password. also utilizes visitor log files (cookies) with our website. Once a user enters our site, a cookie follows them through their click stream path. Examples of information being collected by these cookies include the number of times a user came to our site(s), and the paths they took to get there. uses the data collected from website visitor cookies in aggregate form only and does not collect any personally identifiable information. Use of this information helps us better understand what users are seeking and learning at our website(s) and helps us identify potential navigation issues.

We also gauge effectiveness of our communications by inserting transparent GIF images in our HTML e-mails. These GIF files are not unique identifiers and do not gather any personally identifiable information. They simply let us know the number of e-mails that have been opened.

How will protect your personal information will always protect the personal information that you share with us. stores information internally in a controlled, secure environment. ONLY stores credit card information long enough to process a sale. ALL customer credit card information is removed from our systems (except the last 4 digits of your credit card number for reference purposes) after your order has been approved. If you wish to not use our FULLY SECURE VERISIGN Internet Credit Card Processing, please by all means, call our 800 number to have your order processed over the phone.

Online Purchases does maintain, but does not own or control the privacy and security of our online credit card processor. uses Verisign's PayFlowPro Processing and is owned and operated by a third party, You will need to read Verisign's policies regarding your information and how they use and secure it. Visit Verisign for more information.

We occasionally hire other companies to provide limited services on our behalf, including packaging, mailing and delivering purchases, answering customer questions about products or services, sending postal mail and processing event registration. We will only provide those companies the information they need to deliver the service, and they are prohibited from using that information for any other purpose.

If requests general demographic information, this information is limited to reporting purposes only; members remain anonymous. Phone numbers, e-mail addresses, and postal addresses are never shared for demographic reports with outside entities. may occasionally present a special contest or promotion that is sponsored by another company. To qualify for entry, we may ask you to provide personal information. If we plan to share that information with the sponsor(s), we will provide an up-front statement to that effect.

Though we make every effort to preserve user privacy, we may need to disclose personal information when required by law wherein we have a good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with a current judicial proceeding, a court order or legal process served on our website. is owned and operated by Weblement, LLC.