MRC Seeds collects personal information about our users only during registration for the MRC Seeds service, from our use of “cookie” technology as you use the service, and during entry into an MRC Seeds contest or sweepstakes.
MRC Seeds respects your right to privacy. As part of the registration process, we give you the opportunity to decline to receive any mailings from either MRC Seeds or other parties to whom MRC Seeds may provide such information.
The data we collect is used in the aggregate to give us demographic information about the entire MRC Seeds audience in order to improve the MRC Seeds service. The personal information you provide allows us to inform you about updates to the service and to notify you of products and services of MRC Seeds, its affiliates, and third parties that we believe may be of interest to you. We also share aggregate information — not individual data –with our advertisers to help them better understand our services and to monitor the reach of their advertising on the service.
MRC Seeds uses reasonable precautions to keep the personal information disclosed to us secure and to disclose such information only to third parties we believe to be responsible. However, we are not responsible for any breach of security or for any actions of any third parties which receive the information.
The privacy of our visitors to MRCSeeds.com is important to us.
At MRCSeeds.com, we recognize that the privacy of your personal information is important. Here is information on what types of personal information we receive and collect when you use and visit MRCSeeds.com, and how we safeguard your information. We never sell your personal information to third parties.
As with most other websites, we collect and use the data contained in log files. The information in the log files includes your IP (internet protocol) address, your ISP (internet service providers, such as AOL or AT&T), the browser you used to visit our site (such as Internet Explorer or Firefox), the time you visited our site and which pages you visited throughout our site.
Cookies and Web Beacons
We also use third-party advertisements on MRCSeeds.com to support our site. Some of these advertisers may use technology such as cookies and web beacons when they advertise on our site, which will also send these advertisers (such as Google through the Google AdSense program) information including your IP address, your ISP, the browser you used to visit our site, and in some cases, whether you have Flash installed. This is generally used for geotargeting purposes (showing New York real estate ads to someone in New York, for example) or showing certain ads based on specific sites visited (such as showing cooking ads to someone who frequents cooking sites).
DoubleClick DART cookies
We also may use DART cookies for ad serving through Google’s DoubleClick, which places a cookie on your computer when you are browsing the web and visiting a site using DoubleClick advertising (including some Google AdSense advertisements). This cookie is used to serve ads specific to you and your interests (” interest based targeting”).
The ads served will be targeted based on your previous browsing history (For example, if you have been viewing sites about visiting Las Vegas, you may see Las Vegas hotel advertisements when viewing a non-related site, such as a site about hockey). DART uses “non-personally identifiable information”. It does NOT track personal information about you, such as your name, email address, physical address, telephone number, social security number, bank account number, or credit card number.
You can opt-out of this ad serving on all sites using this advertising by visiting http://www.doubleclick.com/privacy/dart_adserving.aspx
You can choose to disable or selectively turn off our cookies or third-party cookies in your browser settings, or by managing preferences in programs such as Norton Internet Security. However, this can affect how you are able to interact with our site as well as other websites. This could include the inability to log in to services or programs, such as logging into forums or accounts.
Deleting cookies does not mean you are permanently opted out of any advertising program. Unless you have settings that disallow cookies, the next time you visit a site running the advertisements, a new cookie will be added.
If you have questions, you can Contact us.