Thank you for visiting We encourage you to read this Privacy Policy before you submit any personal information on this website.

Websites Not Covered by this Privacy Policy
This Privacy Policy does not apply to websites maintained by other companies or organizations to which we link. We encourage you to read the privacy policy of the third party sites to which you link before you submit any personal information to that site. We are not responsible, and disclaim any liability for the independent practices or content of any third party site.

Special Note to Non-U.S. Visitors
This Privacy Policy is intended to meet the laws and requirements of the United States, which may not necessarily be consistent with the laws and regulations of your home country. Any information that you provide to will be treated in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

Your Acceptance / Changes to this Privacy Policy
By using, you are accepting the practices described in this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to this Privacy Policy, please do not use this Website. We reserve the right to make changes to this Privacy Policy. Any changes will be posted in this Privacy Policy and material changes will generally apply only to activities and information collected on a going forward basis. If we materially change how we use your previously collected personal information, we will notify you by email and may give you a choice to consent to or opt-out from the desired change. We encourage you to review this Privacy Policy whenever you come back to this Site to make sure you are aware of any changes and how your information may be used. Your continued use of this Website signifies your acceptance of these changes.

What types of information do we collect?
To simply browse our Website, we do not ask you to provide any information. However, to upload content, to rate content, or to participate in any promotions or contests, we may ask you to provide certain personal and/or demographic information. Personal information (as used in this Privacy Policy) refers to any information that can be used to identify you or contact you online or offline. This may include, for example, your name, postal address, e-mail address, phone number (“personally identifiable information”) as well as other non-personally identifiable information or demographic information such as your date of birth, age, gender, habits or preferences when such information is tied to your personally identifiable information (collectively, “personal information”).

If demographic information is collected for an activity that also requires personal information, we may combine the demographic information with your personal information. Combining data allows us to customize the notices we send you and the content we provide you according to your interests and preferences. For more on how we use your information, please read the section on use.

How do we use the information we collect?
Generally, all information collected is used for the purpose for which the information was collected or as otherwise identified at the point of collection or in this Privacy Policy.

From time to time, we are approached by reputable third party companies and organizations that provide products or services that we believe may be of interest to you. To extend these products or services to you, we may use your personal information (e.g., email address) to send out notices by email on their behalf. We see this as a value-added service helping you find useful products or services. Our goal is to limit the notices and communications to those that we think you would appreciate receiving. Please note that all such mailings come strictly from and your personal information is not shared with these other companies.

We may also use your personal and/or demographic information for our internal marketing and demographic studies, so we can constantly improve, personalize, and customize the products and services we provide you and to better meet your needs.

What happens if you refuse to provide your personal information?
If you choose not to submit any personal information when requested, you may not be able to participate in certain activities and personalized features on our Websites and may limit the services and special offers we can provide you. For example, if you refuse to share your email address when registering, you will not be able to upload and vote on content

Do we use cookies, track IP addresses, or use other passive means to collect information?

We use cookies to improve the use and functionality of our Websites. A “cookie” is a small file or record-keeping device that websites often store on a user’s computer. Storage of cookies on your system provides an easy and convenient way for us to personalize or enhance your experience on our Website and to make your next visit more enjoyable. For example, cookies may remember the content you previously viewed or the email address and password you provided when registering during an earlier visit to our Sites. Using cookies, therefore, may allow us to serve you content tailored to your interests and save you the time of having to re-register or re-enter information when you re-visit or try to access certain member-only sections. We do not use cookies to collect personal information such as your name; however, we may link information contained in a cookie to personal information collected from you by other means (e.g., general website registration and promotion information).

IP Addresses
We may keep track of Internet Protocol (IP) addresses to (among other things): (i) troubleshoot technical concerns, (ii) maintain website safety and security, (iii) restrict access to our Sites to certain users, and, (iv) better understand how is utilized. An IP address is a number that is used by computers on the network to identify your computer every time you log on to the Internet.

Log Files
We (or a vendor on our behalf) may collect information in the form of log-files that record website activity and gather statistics about web users’ browsing habits. These entries are generated anonymously, and help us gather (among other things) (i) a user’s browser type and operating system, (ii) information about a user’s session (such as the URL they came from, the date and time they visited, and which pages they’ve viewed on our site and for how long), and, (iii) other similar navigational or click-stream data. We also use information captured in log file for our internal marketing and demographic studies, so we can constantly improve and customize the online services we provide you. Log files are used internally only, and are not associated with any particular user.

Web Beacons
We may use web beacons (or clear GIFs) on our Websites or include them in the e-mail messages we send you. Web beacons (also known as “web bugs”) are small strings of code that provide a method of delivering a graphic image on a web page or in an email message for the purpose of transferring data back to us. The information collected via web beacons may include some of the information described in the IP Address section directly above. We use web beacon information for a variety of purposes, including but not limited to, site traffic reporting, unique visitor counts, advertising and email auditing and reporting, and personalization.

Who is collecting your personal information and is it shared with anyone?
The information that you disclose on is collected by or by a vendor acting on its behalf, and is used in accordance with the practices set fort above. The following provides more specific information about how and to whom we may disclose your information.

Agents and Contractors
We may use outside companies, agents, or contractors (“vendors”) to provide support for the internal operations of In the course of doing so, these vendors may come into contact with your personal information. However, we only give them access to (or allow them to collect on our behalf) the information they need in order to perform the specific tasks they’ve been hired to do. They have also agreed to protect the confidentiality and security of this information.

Partners and Joint Promotions
From time to time, we may run a joint or co-sponsored program or promotion with another company, organization, or other reputable third party; and, as part of this event, collect and process personal information. If your personal information is being collected by (or is shared with) a company other than as part of such promotion, we will let you know this at the time your information is collected. Periodically, we may run a promotion on our Site that features the products or services of another company and will give you the opportunity to opt in to receive information directly from that third party company. If any of these promotions is made available to children under 13, we will first obtain verifiable consent from the parent before sharing the child’s information.

When doing any promotion involving another company, we may provide a separate link to that company’s privacy policy and we encourage you to read it before you share any personal information, as we cannot guarantee they adhere to the same privacy practices as If you do not want your information to be collected by or shared with a company other than, you can always choose not to opt in or participate in these events at the time the information is collected/requested.

Your California Privacy Rights
If you are a California resident, you may have the right to request and receive certain information about our disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes, and your choices with respect to such disclosures. However, our policy is not to share your personal information with third parties unless you first opt-in to such disclosure or are first given the opportunity to opt-out. This practice is disclosed in the preceding sections of this Privacy Policy. If you still wish to learn more about our compliance with this requirement, you may contact us using the contact information provided below.

Aggregate Information
We may share aggregated demographic or survey information with third parties, but this information is in anonymous form and does not contain any personal information. The aggregate information that we share may include anonymous information that is captured through the use of cookies and other similar tracking technology, as discussed in the cookie section above.

What safeguards do we use to protect your personal information? takes commercially reasonable efforts to protect the confidentiality and security of the personal information collected from our Website visitors. These efforts include, but are not necessarily limited to the following: Storing your personal information in secure operating environments that are not available to the public and that are only accessible to authorized employees, and our agents and contractors; and verifying the identities of registered Website users before they can access the personal information we maintain about them.

How can you access, modify, or make other choices regarding the use of your information?
The following outlines the choices you have with respect to the collection and use of your personal information by

  1. You always have the option not to share any of your personal information with However, if you choose this option, you will be limited in the activities and features we can provide you.
  2. If you do not want to receive newsletters, announcements, or other communications and/or services from, please opt-out from these communications or services at the time of registration or when the information is collected. If you have opted in and, at a later time, wish to opt out, please visit the appropriate “My Profile” section on our Website and amend your preferences.
  3. Along with every e-mail marketing communication sent to you, provides you the opportunity to discontinue receiving future marketing communications (i.e., unsubscribe). Simply follow the unsubscribe process or directions provided in the email.
  4. You can always review or update any personal information that we may have collected about you for our general website registration. To do this, please visit the appropriate “My Profile” section on our Website.
  5. If any of the mechanisms set forth above is not available or you wish to make a different request, please contact us using the information provided.

Please note that regardless of your opt-out selections, we reserve the right to continue sending you Administrative Communications if you have previously provided your information in connection with any one of our online features, activities, or services.

In addition, please note that if you participated in a promotion or program that involved a third party company and, as part of that promotion, you agreed to receive future communications directly from that third party, you will need to contact the third party (not to opt-out from such communications.

This process may be outlined in the third party’s privacy policy.

How can you ask a question or file a complaint? (Contact Information)
If you have any questions, complaints, or comments regarding this Privacy Policy or our information collection practices, please contact us at:’s Children’s Policy does not collect any children’s information and requires all registrants and those who casually surf the Website to be at least 18 (eighteen) years old.