Web Media Tools , LLC (WMT) is
committed to helping you make the most of your free time on the Internet within
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
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
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
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
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,
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
email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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
If you need further assistance, please send an e-mail with your questions or
comments to email@example.com or
write us at:
Member Services WMT
18 W 7th Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202