Thank you for visiting GearLocator.com. Safeguarding your privacy is extremely important to us. Please take time to read the following policy so that you understand how we protect your personal information, and about what choices you have concerning our use of such information. We may need to change this policy from time to time in order to address new issues and reflect changes on our sites. We will post those changes here so that you will always know what information we gather, how we might use that information, and whether we will disclose that information to anyone. Please refer back to this policy regularly.
"This policy applies to your use of all of the sites and services owned or operated by MomsTeam.com, Inc., and affiliated companies, including GearLocator.com (collectively "MomsTeam" or "we," "us," or "our"), including MomsTeam.com, and any other site that we may own or operate currently or in the future (collectively, the "MomsTeam Sites")Unless we indicate otherwise, all references to the MomsTeam Sites in this policy include all such sites. This policy does not apply to your use of unaffiliated sites to which any of the MomsTeam Sites link.
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Personal Identification Information
GearLocator will collect limited personal information. Generally, we collect only online contact information, including your name, e-mail address, and age. We will never intentionally disclose any personal identification information about you as an individual user (such as, for example, your full name, street address, telephone number, credit card number or e-mail address) to any third party without having first received your permission. We may request personal identification information from you in connection with your use of, or participation in, our contests, sweepstakes, games, surveys, forums, e-mail subscription registrations, content submissions, chats, community boards, requests for suggestions, requests for free products or services or additional information, and in connection with other activities, services or resources we may make available on any of our sites. In all of these cases, we will collect personal identification information from you only if you voluntarily submit such information to us.
If you do provide us with personal information, we may use it to conduct the activities described above. If you identify yourself to us by sending us e-mail with questions or comments, we may use your personal information to respond to your questions or comments. We may file your comments for future reference, or we may discard the information after we have reviewed it.
If you give us your permission, we may also use personal identification information for internal or external marketing and promotional purposes. On occasion, for example, we may send you e-mails to introduce a product or service that we think might be of interest to you. For us to obtain your permission to send you this information, we will give you an opportunity to "opt-in" at the time our request for your personal information is made. If you do "opt-in," you may choose to "opt-out" at any time, even after you have provided personal information, by following the procedures set forth below. Please note, however, that under certain circumstances, if you initially do not choose to "opt-in," or if you later "opt-out," you may not be eligible for certain benefits for which a name, e-mail address, telephone number or other personal identification information is needed.
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We have the following exceptions to these policies: We will release specific information about you or your account to comply with any valid legal process such as a search warrant, subpoena, statute or court order. We will also release specific information in special cases, such as if there is an attempted breach of the security of the MomsTeam Sites, or a physical threat to you or others.
Please note that if you give out personal information online -- for example, through a message board or chat room -- that information can be collected and used by third parties. Although we strive to protect our users' privacy, we cannot guarantee the security of information you post in these forums. You disclose such information at your own risk.
We monitor our chat rooms, message boards and other forums to help stop inappropriate materials from being posted. We may use an e-mail address to block users who post inappropriate comments. For our policy on using chat rooms, message boards and other public forums on our Web site, click on the terms and conditions link at the bottom of this page.
Sometimes a user will give us information in a chat room or will give us information in order to ask one of our health professionals or experts a question. We use e-mail addresses to send e-newsletters, updates, tips, and surveys on the site content to those users who have requested or consented to receiving such information. .
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Privacy of Children
GearLocator understands that young people need special safeguards and privacy protection. We realize that they may not understand all the provisions of our policy or be able to make thoughtful decisions about the choices that are made available to our adult community members. We urge all parents to participate in their children's exploration of the Internet and any online services, and to teach their children about protecting their personal information while online.
GearLoctor has adopted the following special policies to protect the privacy of users who are under 13 years old:
- No information may be submitted on or to any of the MomsTeam Sites by users under 13 without the consent of their parent or guardian.
- Users under 13 may not register with the MomsTeam Sites on their own. Only a parent or guardian may register a member under 13.
- If a user under 13 wins a contest for which such user is eligible, notification and prizes will be sent to the parent or guardian who initially registered the member.
- No personal information concerning users under 13 will be used for any marketing or promotional purposes, either inside or outside of MomsTeam.
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Non-Personal Identification Information And The Use Of Cookie Technology
We collect non-personal identification information through the use of "cookie" technology and/or IP address tracking. "Cookies" are text files we put in your computer's browser to store non-personal identification information, including the browser you use, the type of computer, operating system (Windows '98 or Mac OS), the domain name of your Internet service provider (e.g. America Online, Earthlink) and other similar information. Our system also automatically gathers information about the areas you visit on our sites and about the links you may select from within our site to other areas of the World Wide Web or elsewhere online. Cookies, by themselves, do not tell us your e-mail address or other personally identifiable information.
We use such information in the aggregate to understand how our users as a group use the services and resources provided on our sites. This way we know which areas of our sites are visited most frequently, which areas need improvement, and what technologies are being used so that we may continually improve our sites.
We may share this aggregate statistical information with our partners, suppliers and other third parties, but we will not share any individual names, personal navigational or other personal information. Some of our advertisers may display ads on our sites, which solicit or contain technology to collect information about our users for use by such advertisers, but we will not permit such advertisers to collect any personal information from our users within our sites.
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Links To Other Sites
The MomsTeam Sites have links to other Web sites. By clicking on these links, you leave the MomsTeam Sites and MomsTeam's privacy policies don't apply anymore. These sites and services may have their own privacy and customer service policies or no policy (policies) at all. MomsTeam is not responsible for and does not endorse the privacy practices or the content of its linked Web sites. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of any third party sites or services before providing any of them with your personal information. back to top
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Protecting your privacy and your information is our top priority. We have taken careful measures to secure both your information and our physical premises. We exercise great care in providing secure transmission of your information from your PC to our systems. Our secure software encrypts information, ensuring that all Internet transactions remain private (unless sent by an unsecured means, such as e-mail).
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Access To/Correction of Information
If you would like to review any personal information we have retained about you in our database, please send us an e-mail request for this information at myinfo@MomsTeam.com. Once you have reviewed this information, at your request we will correct personal information about you that you feel is erroneous. To request such a correction, please send e-mail to newinfo@MomsTeam.com.
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If you "opt-in" to receive information from MomsTeam or others, you can change your mind later. If at any time you would like to stop receiving such information, you can let us know by sending an e-mail stating your preference to optout@MomsTeam.com.
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