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Your privacy is very important to us! It is important to us to help our customers and visitors retain their privacy when they take advantage of all the Internet has to offer. We have created this privacy statement in order to demonstrate our commitment to the privacy and security of information concerning our customers and visitors to our Web site. The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for users of our Web site. Using our Web site demonstrates your consent to the collection and use of information pursuant to disclosures in this policy statement.

What this means to you is, we are committed to protecting your privacy by using the best technology that gives you the most powerful, safe, online experience that you can get anywhere. Because your privacy is important to us, we will operate this Web site by the following principles.

To protect your privacy we use secure order processing. This means your order is entered using a secure server and your payment information is transferred using the most powerful encryption available. Your personal details will not be sold or made available to anyone else. We use your name, address, phone number, email address, and credit card information to fulfill your product orders or other items that you request. We will not share this information with anyone else.

If you have placed an order with us about which we need to communicate with you, we may do so by email. We also send replies to all customer questions and requests that we receive by email and we may also inform you of product updates and special offers on our products.

If you have subscribed to our newsletter(s) and/or mailing list(s) your personal details will not be sold or made available to anyone else and you may unsubscribe whenever you want. By subscribing to any of our newsletters you give "express direct consent" to us to email you our newsletters and "solo" advertisements, which may contain both in-house and/or third-party advertising.

How We Gather Information From Users

How we collect and store information depends on the page you are visiting, the activities in which you elect to participate and the services provided. For example, you may be asked to provide information when you register for access to certain portions of our site or request certain features, such as newsletters or when you make a purchase. You may provide information when you participate in sweepstakes and contests, message boards and chat rooms, and other interactive areas of our site. Like most Web sites, we also collect information automatically and through the use of electronic tools that may be transparent to our visitors. For example, we may log the name of your Internet Service Provider or use cookie technology to recognize you and hold information from your visit. Among other things, the cookie may store your user name and password, sparing you from having to re-enter that information each time you visit, or may control the number of times you encounter a particular advertisement while visiting our site. As we adopt additional technology, we may also gather information through other means. In certain cases, you can choose not to provide us with information, for example by setting your browser to refuse to accept cookies, but if you do you may be unable to access certain portions of the site or may be asked to re-enter your user name and password, and we may not be able to customize the site's features according to your preferences.

What We Do With The Information We Collect

Like other Web publishers, we collect information to enhance your visit and deliver more individualized content and advertising. We respect your privacy and do not share your information with anyone.

Aggregated Information (information that does not personally identify you) may be used in many ways. For example, we may combine information about your usage patterns with similar information obtained from other users to help enhance our site and services (e.g., to learn which pages are visited most or what features are most attractive). Aggregated Information may occasionally be shared with our advertisers and business partners. Again, this information does not include any Personally Identifiable Information about you or allow anyone to identify you individually.

We may use Personally Identifiable Information collected on our Web site to communicate with you about your registration and customization preferences; our Terms of Service and privacy policy; services and products offered by us and other topics we think you might find of interest.

Personally Identifiable Information collected by us may also be used for other purposes, including but not limited to site administration, troubleshooting, processing of e-commerce transactions, administration of sweepstakes and contests, and other communications with you. Certain third parties who provide technical support for the operation of our site (our Web hosting service for example) may access such information. We will use your information only as permitted by law. In addition, from time to time as we continue to develop our business, we may sell, buy, merge or partner with other companies or businesses. In such transactions, user information may be among the transferred assets. We may also disclose your information in response to a court order, at other times when we believe we are reasonably required to do so by law, in connection with the collection of amounts you may owe to us, and/or to law enforcement authorities whenever we deem it appropriate or necessary. Please note we may not provide you with notice prior to disclosure in such cases.

Affiliated Sites, Linked Sites and Advertisements

We expect our partners, advertisers and affiliates to respect the privacy of our users. Be aware, however, that third parties, including our partners, advertisers, affiliates and other content providers accessible through our site, may have their own privacy and data collection policies and practices. For example, during your visit to our site you may link to, or view as part of a frame on our site, certain content that is actually created or hosted by a third party. Also, through us you may be introduced to, or be able to access, information, Web sites, features, contests or sweepstakes offered by other parties. We are not responsible for the actions or policies of such third parties. You should check the applicable privacy policies of those third parties when providing information on a feature or page operated by a third party.

While on our site, our advertisers, promotional partners or other third parties may use cookies or other technology to attempt to identify some of your preferences or retrieve information about you. For example, some of our advertising is served by third parties and may include cookies that enable the advertiser to determine whether you have seen a particular advertisement before. Other features available on our site may offer services operated by third parties and may use cookies or other technology to gather information. We do not control the use of this technology by third parties or the resulting information, and is not responsible for any actions or policies of such third parties.

You should also be aware that if you voluntarily disclose Personally Identifiable Information on message boards or in chat areas, that information can be viewed publicly and can be collected and used by third parties without our knowledge and may result in unsolicited messages from other individuals or third parties. Such activities are beyond the control of us and this policy.

Children's Privacy Policy

We do not knowingly collect or solicit Personally Identifiable Information from or about children under 13. If we discover we have received any information from a child under 13 we will delete that information immediately. If you believe we have any information from or about anyone under 13, please contact us at the email address listed below.

Children's Privacy

We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13. If we learn that we have personal information on a child under the age of 13, we will delete that information from our systems.

We also encourage parents to go online with their children. Here are a few tips to help make a child's online experience safer:

Teach children to never give personal information (this includes name, address, phone, school, etc.), unless supervised by a parent or responsible adult.

Know the sites your children are visiting and which sites are appropriate.

Look for Web site privacy policies. Know how your child's information is treated.

Our Commitment to Children's Privacy and protecting children's privacy is especially important to us. It is our policy to comply with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 and all other applicable laws. Therefore we restrict our Web site to persons eighteen years or older.

You must be eighteen (18) years or older to access this Web site. If you are under eighteen years of age, you are not permitted to access this Web site for any reason. Due to the age restrictions for use of this Web site, no information obtained by this Web site, falls within the Child Online Privacy Act (COPA) and is not monitored as doing so.

Public Forums: Please remember that any information you may disclose in any Member Directory, or other public areas of our Web sites or the Internet, becomes public information. You should exercise caution when deciding to disclose personal information in these public areas.

Our Company's Commitment to Data Security

Services and Web sites we sponsor have security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control. While we make every effort to ensure the integrity and security of our network and systems, we cannot guarantee that our security measures will prevent third-party "hackers" from illegally obtaining this information.

Where to Direct Questions About Our Privacy Policy: If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or the practices described herein, you may contact us through the contact information provided on this Web site.

Revisions to This Policy: Our Company reserves the right to revise, amend, or modify this policy, our Terms Of Service agreement, and our other policies and agreements at any time and in any manner, by updating this posting.

This statement and the policies outlined herein are not intended to and do not create any contractual or other legal rights in or on behalf of any party.

Governing Law

This policy shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the statutes and the laws of the state of Washington, without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of law. You and our Company agree and hereby submit to the exclusive personal jurisdiction and venue of King County, Washington and the the state or federal court of competent jurisdiction located in King County, Washington in the United States of America for the purposes of litigating any action arising from or relating to this policy.

Our waiver of any breach of this policy shall not constitute an amendment to this policy or our waiver of subsequent breaches hereof. If any part/provision of this policy is declared unlawful, invalid, void, or for any reason unenforceable, the remainder of this policy shall remain in full force and effect. Additionally, any part/provision that is deemed to be unenforceable or invalid shall be interpreted to the maximum extent of enforceability.

If a dispute arises we agree to first try to resolve it with the help of a mutually agreed-upon mediator in the following location: Seattle, Washington. Any costs and fees other than attorney fees associated with the mediation will be shared equally by each of us.

If it proves impossible to arrive at a mutually satisfactory solution through mediation, we agree to submit the dispute to binding arbitration at the following location: Seattle, Washington, under the rules of the American Arbitration Association. Judgment upon the award rendered by the arbitration may be entered in any court with jurisdiction to do so.

Last updated: October 31, 2003

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