Terms of Service / Privacy Policy

Web Media Tools , LLC (WMT) is committed to helping you make the most of your free time on the Internet within a trusted environment. This privacy policy discloses how we collect, protect, use and share information gathered about you on our family of Web sites.
Once you have registered with one of our Web sites, you may have access to all of our family of sites. Thus, this privacy policy is the same for all of WMT's sites. We hope that this disclosure will help increase your confidence in our sites and enhance your experience on the Internet.

What types of information are WMT sites collecting, and how are the sites collecting it?

  • Information You Provide
    There are activities on our sites where the collection of personally identifiable information is necessary. Those activities include things like entering a contest or sweepstakes or contacting us. When personally identifiable information is collected, you will know because you will have to fill out a form. For most activities, we collect only your name, e-mail address, gender, and zip code. Depending on the contest, we may also need to collect other additional information.
  • Information Collected from You with Technology
    Web Media Tools , LLC (WMT) sites collect some information about you using technology, so it may not be readily apparent to you that it is being collected. For instance, when you come to our site your IP address is collected so that we know where to send information you are requesting. An IP address is often associated with the place from which you enter the Internet like your ISP (Internet service provider), your company, or your university. This information is not personally identifiable. WMT sites use information collected through technology to make our sites more interesting and useful to you. This includes helping advertisers on our site design advertisements our Guests might like. We normally don't combine this type of information with personally identifiable information.
    However, we will combine this information with personally identifiable information to identify a visitor in order to enforce compliance with our house rules or terms of service or to protect our service, site, users, or others.
  • What Are Cookies, and How Does WMT Use Them?
    Cookies are pieces of information that a Web site sends to your computer while you are viewing the Web site. These pieces of information allow the Web site to remember important information that will make your use of that site more useful. WMT and other Internet companies use cookies for a variety of purposes. For instance, this site uses cookies to remember and process your picks and rankings. You do this through your browser (like Netscape Navigator or Internet Explorer) settings. Each browser is a little different, so look at your browser Help menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies. If you turn cookies off, you won't have access to many WMT features that make your Web experience more efficient -- like the features mentioned above -- and some of our services will not function properly.

How does WMT use the personally identifiable information that has been collected?

WMT uses personally identifiable information in a limited number of ways. We use the information to complete transactions. For instance, if you sign-up and use a contest, it allows us to track contestants or if you contact us for help we will use the information to contact you. We use information collected to notify you if you've won a game or contest. Information we collect is used to send you e-mail updates and newsletters about our sites.

Does WMT share information with companies or other organizations that are not part of the WMT site?

We highly value and respect the privacy of all of our users. We aren't in the business of selling information about our users; therefore your information will never be sold by WMT. However, we do license our technology to others, and they in turn own exclusive rights to all data they collect using our technology. Each licensee has a separate privacy policy that they abide by and users are encouraged to view and understand those policies. WMT accepts We will also share information for security reasons.

Companies that provide services on behalf of WMT

Sometimes we hire companies to help us deliver products or services, like a shipping company that delivers a package. In those instances, we need to share your information with them. These companies are basically working on behalf of WMT, and they are allowed to use the information only to deliver the product or service.

Companies Offering Promotions, Products, or Services

On occasion, we offer promotions -- like sweepstakes or free subscriptions -- in conjunction with a sponsor. We will share your information with the sponsors if they need it to send you a product, such as a magazine subscription. We may share your information with those sponsors so that they can send you other special promotions they offer, but only if you give us your permission to do so, and we will share it only with that specific sponsor. In addition, WMT occasionally sends e-mail promotions out to our Guests on behalf of third-party sponsors. In this instance, we don't share your name with the third party -- we do the mailing for them. Again, we only send these promotions to you if you've given your permission.

Third-Party Advertisers and Network Advertisers

To help increase privacy protections for our Guests, WMT allows advertising on our sites from only those companies that have their own privacy policy. Once you've clicked on an advertisement and have left WMT sites, our privacy policy no longer applies. You must read the privacy policy of the advertiser to see how your personal information will be handled on their site.
In addition, many business advertisements are managed and placed on our site by third-party companies. These companies are called "network advertisers." Network advertisers collect non-personally identifiable information when you click on or scan one of their banner advertisements. The information is collected using technology, so you may not realize it's being collected. The network advertisers collect this information so that they can show you ads that are more relevant and interesting to you. If you would like to read more about network advertisers or do not want network advertisers to collect this non-personally identifiable information about you, click here.

Purchase or Sale of Businesses

Online business is still in a very early stage and is changing and evolving rapidly. As WMT continually looks for ways to improve our business, we may buy or sell a company. If we buy or sell a business, the names collected will likely be transferred as a part of the sale. Information about registrants will be used in the aggregate. However, if we buy a business, we will honor the requests that customers made of that business regarding e-mail communications. In the event that we sell a business, we will do everything in our power to ensure that the e-mail communications requests you made of us are honored.

Organizations That Help Protect the Security and Safety of Our Guests and Our Sites

We will give out personal information as required by law, for example, to comply with a court order or subpoena; to enforce our Terms of Service, or site or game rules; or to protect the safety and security of Guests and our sites.

What choices do I have about WMT collecting, using, and sharing my information?

It is possible for you to use much of our site without giving us any personally identifiable information. When you do register with us or give us personally identifiable information, you will have an opportunity at the time we collect your information -- to limit e-mail communications from WMT and from our third-party partners. You can request at any time that WMT not send future e-mail to you either by unsubscribing from the communication by visiting Registration or by contacting us at info@webmediatools.com. Also, as mentioned above, there are ways to limit the information collected through technology -- though some of our features won't work if you decide to do this.

What type of security does WMT provide?

The importance of security for all personally identifiable information associated with our Guests is of utmost concern to us. WMT takes technical, contractual, administrative, and physical security steps to protect all visitors' information. When you provide credit card information, we use secure socket layer (SSL) encryption to protect it. There are some things that you can do to help protect the security of your information as well. For instance, never give out your Password, since this is what is used to access all of your account information. Also remember to sign out of your account and close your browser window when you finish surfing the Web, so that other people using the same computer won't have access to your information.

How can I access my account information?

You can access the personally identifiable information you gave us during registration at our member services center. Simply click on this Registration  and then log-in with your member name and password. There are instructions on the start page to help you recover your password if you've forgotten it. You can also contact us via e-mail by clicking "Contact Us" in the footer on any DB page and selecting "Registration/Personalization" in the drop down box, or send an e-mail directly to info@webmediatools.com. Please include information in the e-mail that will help us identify your account so we can assist you with your inquiry or request.

Whom do I contact with questions or concerns about this privacy policy?

If you need further assistance, please send an e-mail with your questions or comments to info@webmediatools.com or write us at:

Member Services WMT
18 W 7th Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202