| Overall privacy statement
EOS-1 Network takes your privacy seriously. Because we gather
certain types of information about our users we want to help
you understand the terms and conditions surrounding the collection
and use of that information. This privacy statement discloses
the types of information we gather, how we use it, and how
to correct or change it. These privacy practices apply to
the Web site that you were viewing when you clicked through
to this policy, which is operated by EOS-1 Network, its partner
1. What personally
identifiable information does EOS-1 Network collect?
EOS-1 Network's primary goal in collecting personal information
is to provide you with the best and most useful content and
services. Because EOS-1 Network derives its revenue mainly
from advertising, collecting information is essential to keeping
our services affordable to users.
EOS-1 Network collects personally identifiable information
when you provide it to us, such as when you register on one
of our sites, when you subscribe for an e-mail newsletter,
when you use certain products or services, and when you visit
EOS-1 Network pages. Several of the services that we offer
on our sites, such as auctions and message boards, may require
registration as a condition of use. Once you register with
one of our EOS-1 Network sites you are no longer anonymous
to us. EOS-1 Network may also receive information about you
from other sources and add it to the information you have
provided to us.
2. What anonymous
information does EOS-1 Network collect?
Your Internet browser has a feature called "cookies"
which store small amounts of data on your computer about your
visit to any of our sites. However, cookies tell us nothing
about who you are unless you specifically give us personally
identifiable information. You do not need to have cookies
turned on to visit most EOS-1 Network sites, although active
participation in certain areas of our sites may require cookies.
In addition, you may elect not to allow cookies to be collected
by selecting certain options on your browser.
bugs & servers
We use electronic images known as Web bugs--sometimes called
single-pixel GIFs, transparent GIFs, or clear gifs--that allow
us to track general user traffic patterns. EOS-1 Network also
automatically receives and records information from our servers
and from your browser, including your IP address, the time,
and information about the page you requested.
We use tracking technologies in a variety of ways, including:
|keeping count of return visits to our site or our
advertiser' or partners' sites
||accumulating and reporting anonymous, aggregate (data
collected in mass), statistical information on Web site
and advertisement usage
||determining which features users like best
||saving your password so you don't have to re-enter
it each time you visit our sites
Third-party advertisement servers
Some of our advertisers use third-party companies to serve
their advertisements on our sites and, in some cases, in our
HTML-formatted newsletters. Often, these third-party advertising
companies employ cookie and Web bug technologies to measure
advertisement effectiveness. We do not give any personally
identifiable information to them as part of this relationship.
Use of their tracking technology is subject to their own privacy
policies. If you would like more information about the privacy
policies of the third-party advertising providers including
information on how to opt out of their tracking methods, check:
LinkShare Corporation and
ValueClick Media Online Advertising Network.
3. How does EOS-1 Network use the
EOS-1 Network uses the information we gather for four general
||to customize the advertising and content you see
||to enhance the user experience in our network of sites.
We use tracking information to determine how well each
page performs overall based on aggregate user demographics
and traffic patterns to those pages. This helps us continue
to build a better service for you
||to fulfill your requests for certain products and
services, such as sending out electronic newsletters
and enabling users to participate in polls, contests,
message boards, and auctions
||to send you information you agreed to receive about
topics we think will be of interest to you
4. How does EOS-1 Network share the information?
Personally identifiable information
EOS-1 Network will make your personally identifiable information
available to other companies or people when:
||we have your consent to share the information
||we have engaged companies to work with or on behalf
of EOS-1 Network to provide a product or service that
you have requested
||you use co-branded services. When you use a co-branded
service within our network of sites you grant us permission
to pass your registration information back to that service
partner. Their use of your information is subject to
their applicable privacy policies.
||we respond to subpoenas, court orders, or legal process;
or we believe that your actions violate applicable laws,
for specific products or services, or threaten the rights,
property, or safety of EOS-1 Network, our users, or
EOS-1 Network aggregates personally identifiable information
and discloses such information in a non-personally identifiable
manner to advertisers and other third parties for marketing,
promotional, and other purposes. We do not disclose to these
entities any information that could be used to identify you
We are always seeking to improve our network of Web sites
and our business. In accomplishing these objectives, we may
buy or sell a company, or one or more of the companies in
our corporate family may merge with or be acquired by another
company. If we sell a business, we may transfer some or all
of your information as a part of the sale in order that the
service being provided to you may continue or for other business
5. What are my options?
Users who would rather not provide any of the user data requested
by our registration process do not need to register with us.
You can still view much of the content and use many of the
services offered by our sites without registering.
We also give users the following options:
||opting not to receive our electronic newsletters or
those of third parties when registering. Users who opt-in
may remove themselves from mailing lists at any time
by following the instructions at the end of the e-mail
they received from us.
||opting not to provide certain personal information
when registering for a site.
Any modifications to our privacy practices will be reflected
first within this area of our network of Web sites. If there
is a material change in our privacy practices, we will indicate
on our sites that our privacy practices have changed and provide
a link to the new privacy statement. If we are going to be
using the information collected from users in a manner materially
different from that stated at the time of collection we will
send affected users written notice of the change.
7. Privacy of children
Our network of sites is not directed to children under the
age of 13. We operate our network of sites in compliance with
the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act and do not permit
registration by, and will not knowingly collect or use personally
identifiable information from, anyone under 13 years of age.
Questions regarding this privacy statement, or regarding any
other aspects of our network of Web sites, should be sent
via e-mail to or to our corporate office at PO Box 881874,
Los Angeles, CA 90009. We read every message submitted and
try to reply promptly to every one. We may also file your
comments to improve the site and program, or review and discard
E-mail contacts for questions
Last updated March 2003
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