Privacy Policy

The family of websites strives to offer its visitors the many advantages of Internet technology and to provide an interactive and personalized experience. We may use Personally Identifiable Information (your name, e-mail address, street address, telephone number) subject to the terms of this privacy policy. We will never sell, barter, or rent your email address to any unauthorized third party. Period.

How we gather information from users

How we collect and store information depends on the page you are visiting, the activities in which you elect to participate and the services provided. For example, you may be asked to provide information when you register for access to certain portions of our site or request certain features, such as newsletters or when you make a purchase. You may provide information when you participate in sweepstakes and contests, message boards and chat rooms, and other interactive areas of our site. Like most Web sites, the family of websites also collects information automatically and through the use of electronic tools that may be transparent to our visitors.

For example, we may log the name of your Internet Service Provider or use cookie technology to recognize you and hold information from your visit. Among other things, the cookie may store your user name and password, sparing you from having to re-enter that information each time you visit, or may control the number of times you encounter a particular advertisement while visiting our site. As we adopt additional technology, we may also gather information through other means. In certain cases, you can choose not to provide us with information, for example by setting your browser to refuse to accept cookies, but if you do you may be unable to access certain portions of the site or may be asked to re-enter your user name and password, and we may not be able to customize the site’s features according to your preferences.

What we do with the information we collect

Like other Web publishers, we collect information to enhance your visit and deliver more individualized content and advertising. We respect your privacy and do not share your information with anyone.

Aggregated Information (information that does not personally identify you) may be used in many ways. For example, we may combine information about your usage patterns with similar information obtained from other users to help enhance our site and services (e.g., to learn which pages are visited most or what features are most attractive). Aggregated Information may occasionally be shared with our advertisers and business partners. Again, this information does not include any Personally Identifiable Information about you or allow anyone to identify you individually.

We may use Personally Identifiable Information collected on the family of websites to communicate with you about your registration and customization preferences; our Terms of Service and privacy policy; services and products offered by family of websites and other topics we think you might find of interest.

Personally Identifiable Information collected by the family of websites may also be used for other purposes, including but not limited to site administration, troubleshooting, processing of e-commerce transactions, administration of sweepstakes and contests, and other communications with you. Certain third parties who provide technical support for the operation of our site (our Web hosting service for example) may access such information. We will use your information only as permitted by law.

In addition, from time to time as we continue to develop our business, we may sell, buy, merge or partner with other companies or businesses. In such transactions, user information may be among the transferred assets. We may also disclose your information in response to a court order, at other times when we believe we are reasonably required to do so by law, in connection with the collection of amounts you may owe to us, and/or to law enforcement authorities whenever we deem it appropriate or necessary. Please note we may not provide you with notice prior to disclosure in such cases.

Affiliated sites, linked sites and advertisements

The family of websites expects its partners, advertisers and affiliates to respect the privacy of our users. Be aware, however, that third parties, including our partners, advertisers, affiliates and other content providers accessible through our site, may have their own privacy and data collection policies and practices. For example, during your visit to our site you may link to, or view as part of a frame on an page, certain content that is actually created or hosted by a third party. Also, through the family of websites you may be introduced to, or be able to access, information, Web sites, features, contests or sweepstakes offered by other parties. We are not responsible for the actions or policies of such third parties. You should check the applicable privacy policies of those third parties when providing information on a feature or page operated by a third party.

While on our site, our advertisers, promotional partners or other third parties may use cookies or other technology to attempt to identify some of your preferences or retrieve information about you. For example, some of our advertising is served by third parties and may include cookies that enable the advertiser to determine whether you have seen a particular advertisement before. Other features available on our site may offer services operated by third parties and may use cookies or other technology to gather information. We do not control the use of this technology by third parties or the resulting information, and are not responsible for any actions or policies of such third parties.

You should also be aware that if you voluntarily disclose Personally Identifiable Information on message boards or in chat areas or comment forms, that information can be viewed publicly and can be collected and used by third parties without our knowledge and may result in unsolicited messages from other individuals or third parties. Such activities are beyond the control of the family of websites and this policy.


A further word about cookies and how they are used: Cookies help us provide a better user experience by measuring which Web site areas are of greatest interest. We also use cookies when you register for one of our Web sites, newsletters, membership areas or more. In this situation, a cookie will store useful information that enables our Web site to remember you when you return to our site.

If you choose to disable cookies in your browser, you can still access most of our sites. Some websites will not allow you to complete certain activities if cookies are disabled. For example, some consumer e-commerce sites use session cookies and persistent cookies to process transactions. (Ours currently do not require these for a successful purchase.)

We may from time to time display advertisements from third parties on our sites. Third-party ad-serving companies control which ads are shown. These ad-serving companies may use their own cookies to collect non-personally identifiable information from you. Advertisers use this information to target the ads and measure their impact.

We use multiple third parties (such as “Google Analytics”) to monitor web traffic, statistics, advertisement ‘click-through’, and other activities on our family sites. Such third parties may use cookies, our web log files, Web beacons, and other monitoring technologies to compile anonymous aggregate statistics on our family of websites.

Current versions of Web browsers offer enhanced user controls regarding the placement and duration of both first and third party cookies. Search for “Cookies” under your Web browser’s Help menu for more information on cookie management features available to you.

Unsubscribing from Our Emails

Plain and simple, we hate unsolicited commercial email (also known as spam or junk email) as much as you do!

ALL of our marketing-related emails and newsletters have a link at the bottom allowing you to instantly unsubscribe. We follow all industry standards, applicable email laws and are fully CAN-SPAM (Controlling the Assault of Non-Solicited Pornography and Marketing Act) Act of 2003 compliant. Simply follow the instructions found in each email to be removed from further contact. (Our staff may need to email you personally from time to time for transactional, order support reasons — not marketing reasons. At any point in time, you can respond to those emails to be removed from further marketing contact.)


The family of websites does not knowingly collect or solicit Personally Identifiable Information from or about children under 13. If we discover we have received any information from a child under 13 in violation of this policy, we will delete that information immediately. If you believe our family of websites has any information from or about anyone under 13, please contact us at the address listed below.

We strongly encourage parents to go online with their children. Know the sites your kids are visiting and which sites are appropriate. Teach children never go give personal information, unless supervised by a parent or responsible adult. Make sure to look at website privacy policies so you know how your child’s information is treated. Check out the FTC’s special site at for more tips on protecting children’s privacy online.

Contacting Us

We can be via our Contact Form.

Changes to this Policy

We reserve the right to change this policy at any time. Please check this page periodically for changes. Your continued use of our site following the posting of changes to these terms will mean you accept those changes. Information collected prior to the time any change is posted will be used according to the rules and laws that applied at the time the information was collected.

Governing law

This policy and the use of this Site are governed by laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia. If a dispute arises under this Policy we agree to first try to resolve it with the help of a mutually agreed-upon mediator in the following location: Fairfax County. Any costs and fees other than attorney fees associated with the mediation will be shared equally by each of us.

If it proves impossible to arrive at a mutually satisfactory solution through mediation, we agree to submit the dispute to binding arbitration, pursuant to the Federal Arbitration Act, at the following location: Fairfax County, under the rules of the American Arbitration Association. Judgment upon the award rendered by the arbitration may be entered in any court with jurisdiction to do so.

All of our are websites are controlled, operated and administered entirely within the Commonwealth of Virginia. This statement and the policies outlined herein are not intended to and do not create any contractual or other legal rights in or on behalf of any party.



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