Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy (posted and effective as of January 24th 2004)


Modification of Site may change this Policy, or change, modify or withdraw access to, or the content on this Site, at any time, with or without notice, so you should recheck this Policy prior to each visit to or use of this Site. has posted above the effective date of this version of this Policy for your reference.


This Policy is applicable to this Site and only this Site, and not any other of's websites or website-like channels or any other channels or aspects of's business operations. When leaving this Site, whether or not to visit another site, please read the site terms or legal policy and the privacy policy applicable to such site to ensure you understand and agree with the terms applicable to your visit of that site.

General Data Collection is committed to the protection of the privacy of its Web site visitors. does not engage in the practice of selling or trading personal data to third parties for promotional purposes. Please note however that does collect, use and disclose some personally identifying information of the type and for the purposes described in this Policy (as discussed in this section and the "Personal Information" section below) but only collects, uses or discloses any such personal information that is necessary for the purposes stated in this Policy and only retains such information for so long as necessary to fulfill these purposes. By using this Site, you acknowledge and consent to the collection, use and disclosure of personally identifying information of the type and for the purposes described in this Policy., including its affiliates in the family of companies (those under common control of's ultimate parent company), may share personal information within of the type and for the purposes described in this Policy. also may provide aggregate statistics and share general information about this Site's sales, traffic patterns and related site information to reputable third parties, but these statistics will include no personally identifying information.

Visitor Identification

From time to time, we or our third party designees may place information on your computer to allow us to identify you. This information is commonly known as "cookies". The use of cookies is an industry standard and many web sites use them. Further, cookies obviate the need for you to enter your password frequently during a session. Cookies are stored on your computer's hard drive and not on this Site. We and/or our third party designees will only view information put on your computer in cookies set by and/or our third party designees from this Site or other web sites. By showing how and when our visitors use this Site or other sites, we can continue to improve them. If you do not wish to receive cookies, or want to be notified of when they are placed, you may set your web browser to do so, if your browser so permits. Please understand, however, that if cookies are turned off, you may not be able to view certain parts of this Site that may enhance your visit.

Personal Information

If this Site permits you to contact to respond to your questions or fulfill your requests, it may be necessary for to ask for personal information from you such as your name, address, e-mail address and telephone number. may use this information to respond to your requests via mail, e-mail or phone. If you place an order for a product or request a service or submit content to this Site, may need to contact you for additional information needed to process or fulfill your order or request.

Providing personal information on this site will not result in your receiving information about or its products, services or promotions, unless you elect to "opt in" to receive such information when prompted to do so.

In addition to the personal information that you provide us, this Site uses technology that lets collect certain technical information. This information includes your Internet protocol address, your computer's operating system, your browser type and the address of any referring Web sites. will not provide the information submitted to a third party without your permission, except as necessary to process or fulfill your order, including without limitation, providing necessary information to relevant banks, finance or credit card companies, logistics and transport service providers and authorized after-sales service providers, as well as respond to your requests or answer your inquiries, or in the good faith belief that disclosure of information is reasonably necessary to respond to claims that content you have submitted to this Site violates the rights of third parties or as necessary to protect's, its Web site users' and/or the public's rights, property and/or safety. also has the right, but not the obligation, to retain and use such information stored in databases and other information obtained from your current or previous activities on this Site for a reasonable period of time, not to exceed any legal requirements or limitations, to resolve disputes, troubleshoot problems, and enforce's legal rights and the terms and conditions of this Privacy Policy, this Site's Site Terms (and Legal Notice) or this Site's Order Terms of Sale. On rare occasions may evaluate your information in order to track users with multiple user ID's or aliases for legal and/or security purposes. Please also note that if is compelled by law, court order or other judicial process to disclose any of your personal information to a court or third party, will attempt to give you prior notice using the contact information you have provided. You hereby authorize to disclose any information about you for any of the above purposes stated in this Policy's "Personal Information" Section, such as in connection with an investigation of intellectual property infringements or other activity that is illegal or may expose to legal liability.

Security has endeavored to take commercially reasonable measures to prevent unauthorized access to and improper use of your personal information. For example, uses encryption technology when collecting sensitive data such as credit card information. If this Site supports on-line transactions, it uses security measures available through "Secure Sockets Layer" ("SSL") to protect the confidentiality and security of online transactions. SSL authentication up to 128- bit encryption is used to ensure that credit card information, as well as personal information, submitted as part of the buying process is reasonably safe from third party interception. Please note that while there are always risks associated with providing personal data, whether in person, by phone or via SSL or other technologies over the Internet, and, no system of technology is completely safe, "tamper "or" hacker-proof", has endeavored to take reasonable precautions which are appropriate to the sensitivity of the information to prevent and minimize such risks in connection with your use of this Site.