We record the connection data and click path information of your visit, in order to serve your page view requests and to secure and improve our web site. The data we collect this way includes the time, client IP address, referer, user agent, and the accessed page of each request, as well as the search terms and parameters when you use the site search feature. This information doesn't normally reveal the identity of a visitor, but it allows to follow the path of each visitor through the site for an individual session.
The resulting data is of primarily statistical value, and will be kept on file permanently. The raw data will never be given to any third party, but we may share anonymized statistical reports generated from it with our business partners, or the general public.
If you want to communicate with us, then you can either do that by direct e-mail, or you can use the feedback form linked from every page. When doing so, you may provide your name and e-mail address for us to reply to you.
We will treat the information aquired by those methods the same way as if you had sent us a direct e-mail. This means that we will keep your name and address on file, but never give them to anyone else.
Alternatively, you can send a notification about a page on our site to someone else, through our "Tell a Friend" form. To prevent abuse, in this case it is mandatory to provide the name and e-mail address of both you and the recipient.
Please note that, although you can include some short comments of your own in such a message, this is not a private communication channel, as we will also see everything you write. This is necessary for us to prevent abuse, and it also helps us to learn about what people do or don't like about our site. In contrast to the feedback form however, we will purge the names and e-mail addresses from our systems at most four weeks after the message has been sent, and not use them for any other purpose or give them to anyone else. The only exception to this rule will be data that we may have collected in the context of any abuse of the notification form.