Revised September 2001

PRIVACY POLICY believes that you should control the dissemination of the personally identifiable information that you provide when using the website ("the Site"). Please review this policy carefully to understand how we will treat the personally identifiable information that you give to us.

Your use of this Site and its services in any fashion constitutes your agreement to the terms of’s privacy policy. Please review this page periodically. If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page so that you are always aware of what personally identifiable information we collect, how we use it and under what circumstances we disclose it. Your continued use of the Site constitutes your agreement to any such changes.

This document is rather extensive because we want you to know all the facts about our privacy policy.

The text below provides an index and links to each section of our policy:

· What personally identifiable information is collected on this Site?

· What personally identifiable information is disclosed to third parties?

· How secure is my personally identifiable information?

· What happens when I go to linked sites?

· What is MailBits.com¹s policy regarding children¹s privacy?

· How are cookies used by

· Who can I contact with questions about this policy or my personally identifiable information?

What personally identifiable information is collected on this Site?

A valid email address is required to subscribe to's mailings. When you subscribe with, we may also collect information such as your name, age, personal interests, gender, address, email address, email type (plain text or HTML), citizenship, and phone number.

If a user elects to use our referral service for informing a friend about our site or one of our affiliate's sites, we ask them for the friend's name and email address. will automatically send the friend a one-time email inviting them to visit the site. The friend's information contained in the tell a friend form will not be sold, rented or shared.

Log Files
We use IP addresses to analyze trends, administer the site, track user's movement, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.

Other data collected
As you navigate and use the Site, may collect additional personal and non-personally identifiable information about you. This may include:

· Information you provide when entering into a contest, or requesting information about a promotion sponsored by and/or one of our sponsors or advertisers.

· Data related to the areas of and links on the Site that you visit or select and how often you visit or select those areas and links.

How is my personally identifiable information used by

We use your personally identifiable information in order to ensure the validity of your email address, to send you information about and its site features and offers via email (only if you have not opted out from receiving these types of communications), to send you advertising and job information via email, phone and/or mail from selected advertisers and sponsors (only if you have not opted out from receiving these types of communications, as described below) and to ensure that we comply with applicable laws.

We may also aggregate the information we collect to develop certain summary reports for our sponsors and/or advertisers. We provide this information to assist our sponsors and/or advertisers in determining how to promote their products and services.

What personally identifiable information is disclosed to third parties? may disclose personally idetnifiable information to third parties for the purposes of sharing special offers with you by phone or direct mail, or for other targeted marketing purposes. We may also share your personally identifiable information in special situations, such as to comply with the law or administer the Site. may also share the information you have provided to us in aggregate form - that is, as a summary report showing, for instance, how many people from a specific country have registered with the Site.

Responses to Particular Offers or Advertisements
We provide your email address or a report to our advertisers or sponsors which tells them who responded to a particular offer or advertisement. For example, may have a link offering a special discount on magazine subscriptions. If you click on that link or accept an offer contained therein, we may provide the advertiser with the personally identifiable information necessary to provide you with the subscription.

Special Offers may occasionally extend valuable product and service offers from select, pre-screened third parties that are specially selected for our members.

Administering the Site and Compliance with Law may disclose your personally identifiable information if we believe in good faith that we are required to do so in order to comply with applicable law, a subpoena, or other legal process. may also disclose information when we have reason to believe that disclosing this information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be violating our Terms and Conditions , or to protect the safety of our users and the public. In addition, may disclose or access personally identifiable information for: administrative purposes; in the context of a sale of the site, the assets or a portion of the assets of Bradford & Reed; or for other purposes that we believe are necessary to develop, maintain and improve our products and services.

How secure is my personally identifiable information? works hard to ensure that your information is treated securely and in accordance with this privacy policy. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed secure. While we take steps to protect your personally identifiable information, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you transmit to us or from the Site, and you use the Site at your own risk.

What happens when I go to linked sites?

When you are on, you may be directed to other sites that are beyond our control. For example, if you "click" on a sponsor's logo, the "click" may take you off the Site. These other sites may independently collect data, solicit personally identifiable information, or send their own cookies to you. is not responsible for any use of the information including click-stream data that you may create when using such 3rd party sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects personally identifiable information.

What is's policy regarding children's privacy? is committed to the safety of our children. Children under 13 may not subscribe to the services. In addition, will not request or knowingly collect from a child any information online that can be traced to the child, such as an email address, name or information about the child's family.

How are cookies used by

A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user's hard drive containing information about the user. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information while on our site. only uses cookies to store your unique user information. We never use cookies to retrieve information from your computer that was not originally sent in a cookie. If you'd prefer, you can set your browser to refuse cookies or to alert you when cookies are being sent. However,certain parts of may not function properly if you refuse our cookies.

Some of our business partners use cookies on their sites. We have no access to or control over these cookies and those cookies are not subject to the cookies policy.

Who can I contact with questions regarding this policy or my personally identifiable information?

Questions regarding this statement or the privacy policies or procedures of this Site should be directed first to

Mail Preference Service
For many people, advertising mail is informative and valuable. However, direct marketing companies recognize that some people do not like to receive advertising mail. If you want to reduce the amount of national advertising mail you receive at home, mail your name(s), home address and signature in a letter or postcard to:

Mail Preference Service
Direct Marketing Association
P. O. Box 9008
Farmingdale, NY 11735-9008