privacy policy

May 21, 2008

We value your privacy very much and have dedicated an entire page that explains how we handle information that we collect on this site. The bottom line is this: simplify 101 will never give or sell information about you to outside parties. Any information that we do collect is only used to enhance your experience on this site.

At simplify 101 you know we like to keep things simple. So, just like with our Terms of Use, we’ve added a simple, understandable, plain-English summary at the end of each paragraph in the Privacy Policy Agreement. We want you to be able to understand our commitment to your privacy, why we collect your data and how we safe-keep it. How simple is that?

Like the Terms of Use, even though we have summaries you’re bound by all the terms of this Agreement (so you should read and understand the entire Agreement.)

This Privacy Policy applies to the website you are currently viewing and informs you what information is collected and used on this website. By visiting or using simplify101′s website, you consent to the data collection and use practices described in this policy.

The privacy and protection of your information is important to us. We therefore use practices that are consistent with standards in the industry to protect your privacy. Moreover, except as otherwise provided in this Privacy Policy, we do not make any personal information available to third parties without your permission.

As with Terms of Use agreements, the mere act of visiting the website, even without reading the subject legal document, will be viewed as acceptance of the terms contained in that document. This Privacy Policy applies only to simplify101′s websites and not to any third-parties that may be accessed through hyper-links on this website. We reserve the right to occasionally update this Privacy Policy and we recommend that you periodically review this Privacy Policy.

So what does this mean? Well, by using the simplify 101 website, in any way, it tells us that you have read this Agreement and agree to its terms. Please know that we may change this Agreement from time to time, so be sure to check back here to make sure you’re up-to-date and understand the current terms.

It also says: as a general policy, we do not share your personal information with third parties.

1. COLLECTION OF INFORMATION

A. Purpose. Users can access limited features of this website without disclosing personal information.
B. Automatically Collected Information. Information concerning your computer hardware and software is automatically collected and may be shared with other websites. This information may include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. simplify 101 uses this information to maintain the quality of its service and to provide general statistics about website visitors. This information is compiled and analyzed on an aggregate basis.

Information is collected automatically through your use of our website, but such information is analyzed on an aggregate basis (personal information is removed.)

2. USE OF AND SHARING OF INFORMATION

simplify 101 collects and uses your personal information in order to operate the web sites and to provide its online and electronic services. The collection of your e-mail address and name for our newsletters enables simplify 101 to send you requested mailings or offers. Except as otherwise stated below, the personal information you provide on this site will not be shared with any third-parties, although simplify 101 reserves the right to share such information with its affiliates and subsidiaries without your permission.

simplify 101 sometimes hires other companies to provide limited services on our behalf, such as providing customer service, and performing statistical analysis of our services. We will only provide those companies with the information that they need to provide us with such services, and we prohibit them from using that information for any other purpose.

simplify 101′s websites reserve the right to disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on simplify 101 or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of simplify 101 or one of simplify 101′s websites; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of simplify 101, its websites, or the public.

Our primary reason for collecting your e-mail address, name and address is to send you requested mailings or offerings and to fulfill any orders that you have placed with us. We will not share your personal information with others for marketing purposes.

3. USE OF COOKIES

This website uses cookies to assist you with making your online experience more individualized. A cookie is a text file that is placed on the hard disk of your computer by a web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

Cookies are used for convenience and to save you time when you next visit this website. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the web server that you have returned to a specific page, so that when you visit the site again, the experience will be personalized. You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to set your computer to accept cookies from this website, you may also choose to be logged into the site automatically. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of this website or the other websites that you visit and you may experience technical problems receiving current information from such cookie-disabled websites.

We use cookies for your convenience. However, you are free to change the settings on your computer to disallow our cookies.

4. COMMUNITIES OFFERED ON THIS WEBSITE

Any personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data that you disclose through the Communities, Forums, Message Boards, Chat Rooms, or other public online forums hosted on this website, may be collected and used by others. We recommend caution when giving out personal information to others in these public areas. simplify 101 encourages you to review the privacy statements of Web sites you choose to visit via hyper-links posted on this website so that you can understand how those web sites collect, use and share your information. simplify 101 is not responsible for the privacy policies or other content on third-party websites accessed through simplify 101′s website.

Please understand that your information is visible to other users when you post information on our website’s public areas. Therefore, use your discretion in deciding whether and what information to post.

5. CHILDREN

If you are under 13, you may use this website only through your parent or guardian and you are unable to purchase products from this website, unless such purchase is made through an adult.

6. CONTACT INFORMATION

simplify 101 welcomes feedback regarding this Privacy Policy. If at any time you believe that this website has not adhered to this Privacy Policy, please contact simplify 101 and we will use all commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and correct the problem.

(Updated May 21, 2008)