To make use of certain features on our websites, visitors must provide certain information as part of the registration process (We may ask, for example, for your name, email address, sex, age, and PIN code etc.). The information you supply will help us to make a better website by allowing us to tailor our site to your interests and make it more useful to you. Supplying such information is entirely voluntary. In some instances, which involve, for example, placing orders, you may need to provide all the information before the order can reach you. We can't deliver your products or notify you that you've been lucky enough to win a prize in a promotional contest if we don't know how to contact you. Of course, even if you want to remain completely anonymous, you are still free to take advantage of the wealth of content available on our site without providing any personal information.
Our web servers automatically collect limited information about your computer's connection to the Internet. We use this information to deliver our web pages to you upon request, to tailor our websites to the interests of our users, to measure traffic within our websites and let advertisers know the geographic locations from where our visitors come.
When we present information to our advertisers to help them understand our audience and confirm the value of advertising on our websites, it is usually in the form of aggregated statistics on traffic to various pages within our sites. If you do register with us, we may, from time to time, contact you about content and features that we believe may be of interest to you.
All information gathered online is securely stored within the controlled database. The database is stored on servers secured behind a firewall; access to the servers is password-protected and is strictly limited. However, as effective as our security measures are, no security system is impenetrable. We cannot guarantee the security of our database, nor can we guarantee that information you supply will not be intercepted while being transmitted to us over the Internet. And, of course, any information you include in a posting to the discussion areas is available to anyone with Internet access.