As a user of PC Networks, this Privacy Policy applies to your use of: & &

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When you elect to use PC Networks, you provide PC Networks with personally identifiable information (your "PC Networks information"). This Policy explains the information practices that apply to your PC Networks information, as well as the choices you can make about the ways this information is used by PC Networks.

This Privacy Policy applies only to information PC Networks collects about you as a user of the services or goods provided by PC Networks. This policy does not apply to information about you collected by PC Networks's affiliated providers, or third party Web sites and offerings linked to or otherwise accessible from PC Networks. The information collected or received by PC Networks's affiliated providers and these third parties is subject to their own privacy policies.

Collection of your PC Networks Information

Your PC Networks information consists of personally identifiable information collected or received about you when you interact with PC Networks's Web site, services while becoming a registered user of Online services or requesting service at-home or in-office. Depending on how you use the Network, your PC Networks information may include

* registration-related information (such as name, home or work addresses, e-mail addresses, telephone and fax numbers, gender);
* information about the searches you perform through PC Networks and how you use the results of those searches;
* information about PC Networks services or offerings that you use, and how frequently you use them;
* transaction-related information (such as credit card or other preferred means of payment, billing or shipping information, or a history of products purchased through PC Networks);
* customer service information about you as a PC Networks user or subscriber; or
* other information specifically related to your use of a particular PC Networks service or offering.

Your PC Networks information may be collected and stored in the United States. Additionally, PC Networks will use the User Name, or similar technologies, to authenticate you on PC Networks and enable you to take advantage of Network offerings.

How Your PC Networks information is Used

Your PC Networks information is used

* to operate and improve the Web sites, services and offerings available through PC Networks;
* to fulfill your requests for products, programs, and services;
* to communicate with you and respond to your inquiries;
* to conduct research about your use of PC Networks; and how we will be able to best serve you.
* to help offer you other products, programs, or services that may be of interest.

Your PC Networks information will not be shared with third parties unless it is necessary to fulfill a transaction you have requested, in other circumstances in which you have consented to the sharing of your PC Networks information, or except as described in this Privacy Policy. PC Networks may use your PC Networks information to present offers to you.

If you use PC Networks communications tools to disclose information about yourself publicly (for example, in chat rooms or online message boards made available by PC Networks), other online users may obtain access to any information you provide. The contents of your online communications, as well as other information about you as an PC Networks user, may be accessed and disclosed in response to legal process (for example, a court order, search warrant or subpoena); in other circumstances in which PC Networks believes PC Networks is being used in the commission of a crime; when we have a good faith belief that there is an emergency that poses a threat to the safety of you or another person; or when necessary either to protect the rights or property of PC Networks, PC Networks or its affiliated providers, or for us to render the service you have requested.

In the event that ownership of PC Networks was to change as a result of a merger, acquisition or transfer to another company, your PC Networks information may be transferred. If such a transfer results in a material change in the use of your PC Networks information, PC Networks will provide notice about the choices you have to decline to permit such a transfer.

Your Choices About Your PC Networks Information

You can make choices about how your PC Networks information may be used by PC Networks to provide marketing offers to you. Your preferences are set at time of services sign-up. These preferences do not apply to communications that are directly related to your Services Request with PC Networks, or the fulfillment of a specific transaction you have requested (for example, a service advisory from PC Networks, or an acknowledgment of a purchase order).

Cookies and Web Beacons

PC Networks may use cookies, web beacons, or similar technologies in combination with your PC Networks information to enhance your experience on PC Networks, including to operate and improve offerings through PC Networks; to help authenticate you when you use PC Networks; to enable a shopping cart; to present and help measure and research the effectiveness of PC Networks offerings, advertisements, and e-mail communications (by determining which Network e-mails you open and act upon); and to customize the content and advertisements provided to you through PC Networks.

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Our Commitment to Security

PC Networks has established safeguards to help prevent unauthorized access to or misuse of your PC Networks information, but cannot guarantee that your personally identifiable information will never be disclosed in a manner inconsistent with this Privacy Policy (for example, as a result of unauthorized acts by third parties that violate applicable law or the policies of the Network and its affiliated providers). To protect your privacy and security, PC Networks uses passwords to help verify your identity before granting access or making corrections to any of your PC Networks information.

How to Contact Us

If you have any questions or concerns about PC Networks's Privacy Policy or its implementation, you may contact regarding:

Changes to this Privacy Policy and Additional Information

PC Networks may update this Privacy Policy from time to time, and so you should review this Policy periodically. If there are significant changes to PC Networks's information practices, you will be provided with appropriate online notice. You may be provided other privacy-related information in connection with your use of offerings from PC Networks, as well as for special features and services not described in this Policy that may be introduced in the future.

Publish Date: Saturday January 8, 2012
Updated: Monday October 8, 2012

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