Massage Elements is committed to protecting your privacy when you visit our Web site(s), so we want you to know what information we collect when you visit one of our sites, how we use that information, and how you can update it. We reserve the right to append or otherwise modify this Privacy Statement at any time, so please re-visit this page occasionally to check for updates.
We collect various types of information from our visitors so we can adjust our site to meet our users' needs and expectations. Some of this information is collected automatically through cookies and other information is collected when you register for any of our online services.
The types of information your browser or Internet session automatically sends us each time you visit one of our sites, which we automatically collect, includes:
· Your browser, e.g., Internet Explorer, Netscape Navigator.
· Your Internet domain, e.g., AOL, Netcom, EarthLink, etc.
· You computer's operating system, e.g., Windows, Macintosh, UNIX, Linux.
· Your navigation path, i.e., the URLs of where you come to our site from, which of our pages you visit, and where you go as you leave.
· Your IP address.
This information lets us see how users are finding our sites, and it tells us which pages are visited the most often so we can make our Web sites more useful.
In addition to the information automatically collected by your browser, we also collect information that you provide to us when you register for an online service, order merchandise from us, or request information regarding one of our programs.
· via Registration Sites
Registration sites require visitors to provide contact information and/or unique identifiers when they register. Information collected may include a users name, address, e-mail address, as well as unique identifiers. Contact information is used to contact our visitors if necessary. Unique identifiers are utilized to verify the user's identity prior to granting visitor access to some of the services available online. Opt-out policy: You can choose NOT to register. While you will be able to access most of our sites, you will not be able to access areas that require registration.
· via Ordering Sites
Our ordering sites, such as the Emporium Online (Massage Elements Store), allow customers to request products and require visitors to provide contact information and financial information such as credit card numbers. Contact information is used to send product orders to the customer, as well as to contact the customer if necessary. Financial information collected is used to bill the user for the products ordered. Opt-out policy. Please see the security section below.
· via Information Request Sites
The information request sites require users to provide the us with contact information, as well as information about their interest in the Massage Elements. Contact information is used to send information about Massage Elements to the customer requesting that information. Customer interest information is collected to determine what information the customer wishes to be sent. Opt-out policy: You could choose NOT to provide this information online. Instead you can call us and request to have information sent to you.
· via Survey Sites
Our site also allows users the opportunity to let us know how we're doing. Contact information that's collected is used to contact the customer, if necessary. Opt-out policy: You can choose NOT to disclose contact information when you submit survey information to us. However, if your comments require follow-up by a member of Massage Elements, we will be unable to do so when contact information is not available.
We use the information we automatically collect to help us better plan our Web site to meet your Internet needs. Information you provide to us is used for marketing purposes, and may result in follow-up communications.
Massage Elements does not sell or rent any personal data submitted by visitors to our site to any third parties. The company respects the privacy of users visiting our website and will abide by all applicable laws concerning the release of personal information. On an occasion we may use certain directory information that we have collected to send you information about products and services, or updates and other information we think may be of interest to you. Occasionally we may share this information with our educational partners to bring similar information to your attention. If you tell us that you do not wish to have this information used as a basis for further contact with you, we will respect your wishes. Please contact Massage Elements requesting information be removed from our lists. If you do not want to receive our e-mail marketing, please submit a request to have your e-mail address removed.
Other than directory information, data you provide to us as you use the Massage Elements site will be held in strict confidence by the company and will be used for company purposes only. The company may share aggregate information about our users with advertisers, business partners, sponsors and other third parties. However, the individual information you provide us within the Massage Elements Web site will be known only to you and Massage Elements. We will not share your personal data with anyone else, except as may be required by law.
Our My Account pages provide you with the option of changing and modifying information you have previously provided to us.
Our Website has security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control. We utilize industry standard SSL encryption when accepting your credit card information during the online ordering process, as well as whenever we ask you to login.
Some pages may contain links to other sites external to the Massage Elements website. When you access these external Web sites, the providers of the sites will have access to certain information about you. Massage Elements is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of any Web sites which we do not directly control.
If you have questions about our information practices, please contact us.
Data created by a Web server that is stored on a user's computer. It provides a way for the Web site to keep track of a user's patterns and preferences and, with the cooperation of the Web browser, to store them on the user's own hard disk.
The cookies contain a range of URLs (Web addresses) for which they are valid. When the browser encounters those URLs again, it sends those specific cookies to the Web server. For example, if a user's ID were stored as a cookie, it would save that person from typing in the same information all over again when accessing that service for the second and subsequent time during the same browser session.
NOTE: If you disable cookies in your browser, you will not be able to access the secured Web site.
This is the address of a computer attached to a TCP/IP network. Every client and server station must have a unique IP address. Client workstations have either a permanent address or one that is dynamically assigned for each dial-up session. IP addresses are written as four sets of numbers separated by periods; for example, 18.104.22.168.
A browser session is defined as the period of time a browser is in consecutive use. The session begins when you open the browser and ends when you close it. When you reopen the browser, you begin a new session.
The leading security protocol on the Internet. When an SSL session is started, the browser sends its public key to the server so that the server can securely send a secret key to the browser. The browser and server exchange data via secret key encryption during that session. We also use SSL encryption whenever we display your personal information (e.g., name, address and invoices).
An Internet address. URLs are used to locate sites on the Internet and to navigate between sites and pages within sites. The URL for the Massage Elements is http://www.massageelements.com/.