is effective as of March 29th, 2004.
operated by or on behalf of Schroeder Publishing Company, (i.e., American
Quilter's Society and Collector Books), with each such web site being
individually referred to herein as the 'Web Site'. If you have arrived
individual entity which owns and/or operates the particular Web Site
shall be referred to herein as "we" or "us." We
what information we collect on our Web Site and how we use such information.
Web Site. Your use of our Web Site indicates to us that you have read
and/or operated by Schroeder Publishing Company, and upon which has
placed a 'link' which, when 'clicked', transfers you to this Privacy
Policy. While on our Web Site, you may encounter links to these or other
web sites or online material. If you "click" on a link to
such a third party, the "click" takes you off our Web Site
and to a third party's web site, which is beyond our control. These
other web sites may set their own cookies, collect data, and/or have
collected at the Web Site, and does not cover any information collected
by any other web site or offline. We encourage you to review the privacy
policy of any other web site you visit.
any information you may disclose publicly in any chat rooms, message
boards, or similar web pages. You should keep in mind that whenever
you publicly disclose information about yourself online for example,
via message boards or 'chat' rooms, that information could be collected
and used by people that you do not know. In addition, certain message
boards and similar user forums may display IP addresses (as defined
below) along with the message poster's name and message. We bear no
responsibility for any action or policies of any third parties who collect
any information users may disclose on the message boards, chat areas
or other user forums, if any, on the Web Site.
Information Sponsor Collects
Personally Identifiable Information: Personally identifiable information
is information that could reasonably be used to identify you personally
(such as your name, address, birth date or e-mail address), which we
browse our Web Site without providing us with PII. However, there may
be times when we ask you to provide us with certain PII, such as when
you choose to access 'member only' areas of the web site, or choose
to participate in an online contest, sweepstakes, survey or voting procedure.
We may also ask you to provide us with demographic information or information
regarding your interests, hobbies or similar information. We reserve
the right, at any time, to add features to our Web Site that require
you to register or otherwise provide PII, including credit card information,
or to require registration to access our Web Site. You can choose not
to provide certain information, but then you may not be able to take
advantage of or participate in some of the Web Site' features. We may
combine the information we collect with information available from other
sources, including information received from promotional partners or
other third parties. We may provide you the opportunity to e-mail a
friend an article, electronic greeting card or other special feature
from our Web Site. The e-mail addresses you supply us for those activities
will be used to send the requested e-mail and will not be used to send
you or your friend any other e-mail communications. We will not sell
or trade e-mail addresses.
The Web Site does not knowingly collect PII from children under thirteen
(13) years of age: This is not a web site directed to children under
the age of 13, and we do not knowingly collect any information from
children under 13 years of age at the Web Site. If you are under 13
years of age, do not send any information about yourself to us. If we
discover that a child under the age of 13 has provided the Web Site
with PII, we will delete that child's PII from its system.
Anonymous Information: When you visit the Web Site, our web servers
automatically collect web site usage information. Web site usage information
is anonymous information that describes how our visitors use and navigate
our Web Site, and it includes the number and frequency of visitors to
each web page and the length of their stays. We collect the anonymous
information automatically sent to us by your web browser, such as browser
type, referrer data that identifies the web page visited prior and subsequent
to visiting our Web Site, and IP address. We also may determine what
technology is available through your browser in order to serve you the
most appropriate version of a web page. For example, we may determine
that you have installed a version of Flash, and we will then send you
the appropriate Flash version of the web page rather than an HTML page.
IP Addresses: An IP address is a number that is assigned to your computer
or network when you are on the Internet. When visitors request pages
from our Web Site, our servers log the visitor's IP address. We may
collect IP addresses for a variety of internal purposes, such as system
administration, to report aggregate information to our business partners
or to audit the number of visits to different pages on our Web Site.
Please note that some services within our Web Site, such as certain
message boards, may display IP addresses along with the message poster's
name and message.
Cookies: Cookies are information files that our Web Site may place
on your computer to provide extended functionality and to personalize
to record registration and personalization information, enabling you
to save your user name and password. We do not store any PII in cookies,
but we may link the cookie to any information we collect. You can, of
course, disable cookies on your computer by indicating this in the preferences
or options menus in your browser. However, it is possible that some
parts of the Web Site will not operate correctly if you disable cookies.
You should consult with your browser's provider/manufacturer if you
have any questions regarding disabling cookies.
Use and Disclosure of Collected Information
Collector Books: We may use your PII to provide the information or content
you have requested, to contact you or to fulfill prizes in connection
with a contest or sweepstakes, to contact you about our programs, products,
features or services, or for other purposes disclosed at the time of
collection. We may also use your PII to contact you regarding your use
policy or terms that affect you and your use of our Web Site. If you
e-mail someone else an article, electronic greeting card or other special
feature from our Web Site, we will use the information you provide about
someone else to send that person the requested e-mail. We may use information
collected about our users to improve the content and navigation of our
Web Site, or for other internal purposes.
Third parties providing services on our behalf: We may employ other
companies and individuals to perform functions on our behalf. Examples
may include hosting the Web Site, sending communications on our behalf,
hosting message boards or other user forums, analyzing data, providing
marketing assistance, creating, hosting and/or running contests/sweepstakes/games
and providing customer service. These third parties may have access
to our users' PII in order to provide these services to us or on our
behalf, but they are not permitted to use it for other purposes. At
no time will, Collector Books sell or trade PII information.
Other Third Parties: We may disclose anonymous, aggregated user statistics
to third parties for a variety of purposes. For example, we may disclose
how many individuals visited certain areas of our Web Site, or how many
men or women receive our newsletter. We do not rent, sell or otherwise
disclose your PII to third parties unless disclosed to you at the time
such information is collected or unless you otherwise give consent,
other than in the following limited circumstances:
* Legal action. We may disclose information about our users, including
PII, when legally required to do so, at the request of governmental
authorities conducting an investigation, to verify or enforce compliance
with the policies governing our Web Site and applicable laws, or to
protect against misuse or unauthorized use of our Web Site. Sponsor
may also disclose user information whenever we believe disclosure is
necessary to limit our legal liability, to protect or defend our rights
or property or protect the safety, rights or property of our users.
* Corporate change. We may sell, transfer or otherwise disclose user
information, including PII, to a successor entity in connection with
a corporate merger, consolidation, the sale of substantially all assets,
or other fundamental corporate change respecting the Web Site.
Sponsor takes steps to secure the data you submit to us, including
limiting the number of people who have physical access to our user data.
Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed
to be 100% secure. Therefore, we cannot ensure or warrant the security
of any information you transmit to us and you do so at your own risk.
Consent to Transfer
The Web Site is operated in the United States. If you are located in
the European Union or elsewhere outside of the United States, please
be aware that any information you provide to us will be transferred
to the United States. By using our Web Site, participating in any of
our services and/or providing us with your information, you consent
to this transfer.
We reserve the right to modify, alter or otherwise update this Privacy
Policy at any time in its sole discretion. We will post any changes
here, so be sure to check back from time to time. However, we will only
use the PII you provide to the Web Site in a manner consistent with
please contact us at the address provided on the Web Site from which
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