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StoppingPower.net, Inc. is aware that site visitors are concerned about how information about them is used, and we appreciate your understanding and trust that we will only use this data responsibly. This notice describes our privacy policy. By visiting StoppingPower.net and all associated StoppingPower.net sites (i.e. StoppingPower.net Online Store, StoppingPower.net Forums, etc.), you are accepting the practices described in this Privacy Notice.

What Personal Information About Visitors and Customers Does StoppingPower.net Collect?

The information we learn from visitors and customers helps us personalize and continually improve your experience at StoppingPower.net and all related sites. Here are the types of information we gather.

Information You Give Us:

We receive and store any information you enter on our web sites or give us through any other correspondence. For example, when registering and participating in the StoppingPower.net Forums, we collect user names, biographies, email addresses and other pertinent information (i.e. usage history). At the StoppingPower.net Online Store we collect customer contact information, billing and shipping information, and purchase histories. You can choose not to provide certain information, but then you might not be able to take advantage of some of the sites' features. We use the information that you provide for such purposes as responding to your requests, customizing our interaction with you, improving our message forums, stores, etc., and generally communicating with you.

Automatic Information:

We receive and store certain types of information whenever you visit us. For example, like many Web sites, we use "cookies," and we obtain certain types of information when your Web browser accesses StoppingPower.net related sites. For example, we learn what browser you are using, what your user name and login are for the StoppingPower.net Online Store or Message Forums. A number of companies offer utilities designed to help you visit Web sites anonymously. Although we will not be able to provide you with a personalized experience at StoppingPower.net if we cannot recognize you, we want you to be aware that these tools exist.

E-mail Communications:

To help us make e-mails more useful and interesting, we frequently request a confirmation when you open e-mail from us if your computer's email client supports this feature.

What About Cookies?

Cookies are small alphanumeric identifiers that we transfer to your computer's hard drive through your web browser to enable our sites to recognize you when visiting. The "help files" accessible from the toolbar on most browsers will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, or how to totally disable cookies. It should be known though, cookies allow you to take full advantage of many of StoppingPower.net's most important features, and we recommend that you leave them turned on.

Does StoppingPower.net Share User Contact Information?

Information about our visitors is an important part of our business, and we are not in the business of selling it to others. We never share customer information.

Agents:

We occasionally use other companies to perform functions on our behalf, such as having a publisher or vendor drop ship an item that may be out of stock at our offices. General examples include fulfilling orders, delivering packages, and sending mail and e-mail on StoppingPower.net's behalf. They have access to personal information needed to perform these responsibilities, and we cannot guarantee that they won't use it for other purposes. Though, it is always our practice to request that user information not be used for anything other than the requested service when outsourcing services.

Promotional Offers:

Sometimes we send offers to selected groups of StoppingPower.net visitors who indicate interest in such offers. When we do this, we do not give the product's vendor, which is being promoted, visitors' names and addresses. If you do not wish to receive such offers and are accidentally contacted, please reply to any such offers and simply request to be removed from future marketing oriented messages, and your contact information will be promptly removed from marketing contact lists.

Business Transfers:

As we continue to develop our business, we might sell or buy interests. In such situations, customer information generally is one of the transferred business assets. Also, in the unlikely event that StoppingPower.net, or possibly all of its assets are acquired, customer information will of course be one of the transferred assets.

Protection of StoppingPower.net, Inc. and Others:

We release account and other personal information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with law; enforce or apply our Conditions of Use and other agreements; or protect the rights, property, or safety of StoppingPower.net, our users, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organizations for fraud protection and credit risk reduction.

With Your Consent:

Other than as set out above, you will receive notice when information about you might go to third parties, and you will have an opportunity to choose not to share the information, except in the event that this information is being requested by law enforcement agencies.

How Secure Is Information About Me?

We work to protect the security of your information during transmission by using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) software, which encrypts information you input on the StoppingPower.net Online Store. It is important for you to protect against unauthorized access to your password and to your computer. Be sure to sign off when finished using a shared computer.

What Information Can I Access?

StoppingPower.net gives you access to the following information about you for the limited purpose of viewing and, in certain cases, updating that information. This list may change as StoppingPower.net evolves.

  • Your Account
  • Your Contact Information
  • Your Billing and Shipping Information
  • Your Biographical Information

What Choices Do I Have?

As discussed above, you can always choose not to provide information, even though it might be needed to make a purchase at the StoppingPower.net Online Store or to take advantage of other features. In instances where withholding information may result in StoppingPower.net Online Store orders not being processed we will attempt to contact you by any contact information submitted with the order. You can add or update certain information on pages such as those listed in the "What Information Can I Access?" section above. When you update information, we may keep a copy of the prior version for our records. (This Privacy Notice governs your use of StoppingPower.net, and it is your responsibility to frequently review this for possible changes.) As mentioned above, the "help files" in most browsers will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, or how to completely disable cookies. However, disabling cookies will adversely effect your experience on StoppingPower.net sites due to our wide spread use of cookies. In addition, the Federal Trade Commission provides useful information about online privacy on its own Web site. We recommend visiting "this site ( http://www.ftc.gov) to learn additional Internet privacy and safety information.

Children

StoppingPower.net and related sites do not sell or promote products for purchase, or information to be consumed by children. Nor does StoppingPower.net and associated sites provide content intended for children. If you are under 18, you may use StoppingPower.net or related sites only with involvement of a parent or guardian.

Conditions of Use, Notices, and Revisions

If you choose to visit StoppingPower.net and associated sites, your visit and any dispute over privacy is subject to this Notice and its defined conditions of use, including limitations on damages, arbitration of disputes, and application of the law of the state of Michigan. If you have any concern about privacy at StoppingPower.net, please send us a thorough description to help@stoppingpower.net, and we will try to resolve it. Our business changes constantly. This Notice may also change frequently, and use of information that we gather now is subject to the Privacy Notice in effect at the time of use. We currently do not distribute periodic reminders of our then current Privacy Notice, and it is each visitor's sole responsibility to carefully and frequently read and review any updates to this Privacy Notice.

Information You Give Us

You provide most such information when you search, buy, post, generally participate in this site, or communicate with us. For example, you provide information when you search for a product; make an order; provide information for your account (and you might have more than one account if you have registered on multiple occasions when visiting StoppingPower.net sites); communicate with us by phone, e-mail, or otherwise; complete a questionnaire or a contest entry form; or participate in message boards/forums, pursuant to our StoppingPower.net Message Forums terms of agreement.

As a result of those actions, you might supply us with such information as your name, address, and phone number; credit card information; people to whom purchases have been shipped, including address and phone number; other contact details included in e-mails to us; etc.

Automatic Information

Examples of the information we collect and analyze include the Internet protocol (IP) address used to connect and register your computer to the Internet; login; e-mail address; password; computer and connection information such as browser type and version, operating system, and platform; purchase history; the full Uniform Resource Locators (URL) click history to, through, and from our Web site, including date and time; cookie number; products you viewed or searched for; pages you visited; and potentially the phone number used to call us.

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