Privacy Statement

PORTAL is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to the PORTAL Web site and governs data collection and usage. By using the PORTAL website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Collection of your Personal Information

PORTAL collects personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number. PORTAL also collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favorites.

There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by PORTAL. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring Web site addresses. This information is used by PORTAL for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the PORTAL Web site.

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through PORTAL public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others. Note: PORTAL does not read any of your private online communications.

PORTAL encourages you to review the privacy statements of Web sites you choose to link to from PORTAL so that you can understand how those Web sites collect, use and share your information. PORTAL is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on Web sites outside of the PORTAL and PORTAL family of Web sites.

Use of your Personal Information

PORTAL collects and uses your personal information to operate the PORTAL Web site and deliver the services you have requested. 

PORTAL does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties.

PORTAL does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.

PORTAL keeps track of the Web sites and pages our customers visit within PORTAL, in order to determine what PORTAL services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within PORTAL to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.

PORTAL Web sites will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on PORTAL or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of PORTAL; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of PORTAL, or the public.

Use of Cookies

The PORTAL Web site use "cookies" to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize PORTAL's pages, or register with PORTAL site or services, a cookie helps PORTAL to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same PORTAL Web site, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the PORTAL features that you customized.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the PORTAL services or Web sites you visit.

Security of your Personal Information

PORTAL secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. PORTAL secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure.

Changes to this Statement

PORTAL will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. PORTAL encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how PORTAL is protecting your information.