When you purchase through LinksMedia., we will ask you to provide us with personal information, such as your name, mailing address, e-mail address, credit card information and other personal identifying information. We need this information in order to process your orders and need to share this personal information with the relevant supplierr and/or other involved third party. LinksMedia. will send you an e-mail message confirming each your online transaction. Credit card information is not stored by the LinksMedia. Web site.
As a user of LinksMedia., you have the option to engage in certain additional activities on the site, such as downloading software, entering contests or sweepstakes, or receiving our monthly newsletter. It is completely optional for you to engage in these activities. If you elect to engage in these activities, however, LinksMedia. may require you to provide us with personal information, such as your name, mailing address, e-mail address, and other personal identifying information. LinksMedia. needs to collect this personal information for various reasons, which may include: (i) notifying sweepstakes or contest winners, (ii) fulfilling prizes; (ii) disseminating our newsletter; (iii) aggregating statistical information; and (iv) tracking/verifying compliance with LinksMedia. policies and federal, state and local laws.
To keep you in control of your personal information and the communications directed to you, we allow you to opt-out of receiving communications from LinksMedia. about new features or services. If a guest objects to such use for any reason, you may stop that use, by e-mailing your request to
. Information provided when reserving or purchasing travel services through LinksMedia., may be used for marketing and promotional purposes and is subject to the
LinksMedia. does not accept members under the age of 13. Any PII submitted by a child under the age of 13 will be deleted.
The ads appearing on this Web site are delivered to you by LinksMedia. LinksMedia may use information (excluding personal information such as your name, address, email address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice
Each time a visitor comes to our Web site, we collect some information to improve the overall quality of the online experience. At the Web site, we collect the visitor's domain name (i.e. where the user is logged on, such as from yahoo.com, etc.), referral data (e.g., we record the address of the last URL a user visited prior to clicking through to the LinksMedia. Web site), and browser and platform type (e.g., a Netscape browser on a Macintosh platform). We collect visitor information for purposes of product monitoring, product improvement, and targeted advertising. We also count, track, and aggregate all visitors' activity into our analysis of general traffic flows at our sites (e.g. tracking where traffic comes from, how traffic flows within the LinksMedia. properties, etc.). To these ends, we may merge information about you into group data, which may then be shared on an aggregated basis with our advertisers; but LinksMedia. will not disclose your individual identity or personal data without your permission. When LinksMedia. does present aggregated information to outside companies, no one is able to identify you or contact you.
An IP address is a number that's automatically assigned to your computer whenever you're surfing the Web. Web servers, the big computers that "serve up" web pages, automatically identify your computer by its IP address.
LinksMedia. collects IP addresses for the purposes of system administration, to report aggregate, or combined, information to our advertisers, and to audit the use of our site. When users request pages from the LinksMedia. Web site, our servers log the user's IP addresses. We do not normally link IP addresses to anything personally identifiable, which means that your session will be logged, but you remain anonymous to us. We can and will use IP addresses to identify a user when we feel it is necessary to enforce compliance with our rules or terms of service or to protect our service, site, customers or others.
LinksMedia. will use your e-mail address to send confirmations, important updates and newsletters. Members who sign up to receive LinksMedia.'s newsletter and notifications of specials.
LinksMedia. offers contests and sweepstakes in which we request certain personal information. At a minimum, the required information includes name and e-mail address; in some cases, the user must answer mandatory survey questions about a range of other personal data. The information gathered in the entry form is used to verify the entrant's identity and to contact winners and/or prize recipients. Participation in these contests and sweepstakes is completely voluntary and the user therefore has a choice whether or not to disclose this information. There are two situations in which LinksMedia. will divulge this information to a third party provided the user gives express consent:
(1) a user may expressly choose to receive additional information from the contest sponsor, in which case the user's PII is divulged to the advertiser; and
(2) some of the contests may be hosted on the LinksMedia. site but administered by the sponsor; in which case, the user's PII is divulged to the sponsor. Because the rules and terms of each contest and sweepstakes can vary, all information about each contest and sweepstakes is clearly posted during the event. All contests and sweepstakes are conducted in full accordance with United States federal and state laws.
LinksMedia. conducts user surveys to better target our content to our audience. Participation in these surveys is completely voluntary and the user therefore has a choice whether or not to disclose this information. We sometimes share the aggregated demographic information in these surveys with our advertisers and partners. We never share any of this information about specific individuals with any third party.
LinksMedia. has taken strong measures to protect the security of your personal information and to ensure that your choices for its intended use are honored. We take strong precautions to protect your data from loss, misuse, unauthorized access or disclosure, alteration, or destruction. The importance of security for all PII associated with our guests is of utmost concern to us. We exercise great care in providing secure transmission of your information from your PC to our servers. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, LinksMedia. can not ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us or from our online products or services, and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your transmission, we make our best effort to ensure its security on our systems. When credit card information is transmitted we use industry standard, SSL (secure socket layer) encryption. Your LinksMedia. account is password protected so that only you can access it and view the member information relevant to the account. We recommend that you do not divulge your password to anyone. LinksMedia. will never ask you for your password in an unsolicited phone call or email. Ultimately, you are responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your passwords and any account information.
If at some point in the future, there is a change to our information usage practices that affect you, LinksMedia. will notify our users by posting the intended changes on our Home Page prior to implementation.