Circus-Maximus.com., ("Circus-Maximus") operates the
web site accessible from the URL http://www.circus-maximus.com
(the "Web Site").
is committed to protecting your privacy and utilizing
technology that gives you the most powerful, safe, online
experience that you can get anywhere. Circus-Maximus
supports a general policy of openness about personal
data collection and use. We have adopted and implemented
your personal information from misuse.
information does Circus-Maximus collect on its Web sites?
collects both personal information and aggregated information
on its Web sites. We discuss our collection of different
kinds of information below.
You do not have to provide personal information to use
any of our Web sites. We collect personal information
only when you provide it to us - for example, in answering
surveys; entering contests and sweepstakes; registering
to receive electronic newsletters and other materials,
chat rooms, forums, and quizzes; purchasing items from
our stores; and taking part in other promotional opportunities.
You may be asked to provide your contact information
(such as your name, postal address, telephone numbers
and/or email address), financial information (such as
credit card numbers), and demographic information (such
as your ZIP code, age, or income level).
is used to respond to your inquiries; to notify you
if you have won a contest or a quiz and to send products
and services ordered from our sites. You also may receive
periodic mailings from us with information on new products
and services, updates to our Web sites or upcoming events.
You may opt out of having your contact information as
part of our mailing list at any time (see the Choice/Opt-Out
Section below). Financial information that is collected
is used only to for your purchases and is never shared
with third parties for any other reason.
information is shared with advertisers and third parties
only on an aggregated basis. (See the Aggregated Information
we request your personal information on our Web sites,
we will try to explain to you how we intend to use it
and provide you with a choice to decline certain uses.
In addition, if we plan to post any of your personal
information on our Web sites (for example, your name
and home town to identify you as the winner of a quiz),
we will also notify you of this possibility either when
you provide information to us or prior to posting the
We may be
required to disclose personal information pursuant to
valid legal process.
We collect information through our Web sites relating
to traffic levels on our Web sites - for example, the
total number of users visiting particular pages. We
also aggregate demographic information and the results
We use IP
addresses to calculate Web site usage levels. Whenever
you are on the Internet, a number (an IP address) is
automatically assigned to your computer. This number
is identified and logged automatically whenever you
visit our Web sites. Collecting IP addresses is standard
practice on the Internet, and is done automatically
by many Web sites. An IP address does not provide us
with any of your personally identifiable information,
so although your session will be logged, you will remain
anonymous to us.
information, which does not personally identify you,
is helpful to us for improving the services we offer
and for marketing purposes. We may share aggregated
information with our advertisers, business partners,
or other companies.
We make discussion areas, message boards, and/or chat
rooms available to our users. Please remember that any
information that is disclosed in these areas becomes
public information, and you should exercise caution
when deciding to disclose your personal information.
Our Web sites are general audience sites. We do not
direct any of our content specifically at children under
thirteen (13) years of age. We announce and post personal
information (such as name and home town) of contest
winners after receiving consent from the children's
parents. We will not collect information from children
under the age of 13 without first gaining consent or
giving direct notification to a parent or guardian.
We will not use this information to contact the child
for other purposes, distribute this information to third
parties, or give the child the ability to post publicly
or otherwise distribute personally identifiable information
without a parent's or guardian's consent.
Circus-Maximus uses an outside ad company to display
ads on the Web Site. These ads may contain cookies.
in other parts of the Web Site, cookies received with
banner ads are collected by the ad company, and Circus-Maximus does not have access to this information.
to Third-Party Sites:
Our Web sites may contain links to third-party Web sites.
The linked sites are not under the control of Circus-Maximus, and we are not responsible for the contents
of any linked site or any link contained in a linked
site. We are providing these links only as a convenience,
and the inclusion of a link does not imply endorsement
of the linked site by Circus-Maximus.
We have security measures in place to protect the loss,
misuse and alteration of the information under our control.
Any time we ask for a credit card number we transmit
that credit card number in an encrypted format. We use
industry-standard, SSL (secure socket layer) encryption.
Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet
can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while
we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot
ensure or warrant the security of any information you
transmit to us or from our online products or services,
and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your
transmission, we make our best effort to ensure its
security on our systems. We may use third parties to
host and maintain our Web sites.
A "cookie" is a piece of software, which may
be sent to your computer. Cookies enable us to collect
information about how our web sites and services are
being used and to manage them more efficiently. Until
you have registered on Circus-Maximus web sites, the
cookie will only track general usage patterns and technical
information about your computer type and will not be
used to identify you individually. After registration,
cookies will be used to collect information on you as
described in "Personal Information". You can
turn off the ability to receive cookies by adjusting
the browser in your computer but you should note that
if you do so, this might materially distort the quality
of service and data you receive. You therefore do this
at your own risk. Circus-Maximus also uses agents with
your computer to assist with our diagnosis of technical
problems and therefore to obtain information about software
versions installed and data transmitted, for software
compliance purposes and for you/your company to receive
software updates, new releases or additional software.
Sometimes you can refuse or remove these agents but
that means you will not receive this additional software
and may suffer service problems and you may lose all
rights to support. We therefore do not recommend that
you remove or tamper with these agents.
We give you the following options for removing your
personal information from our database in order to stop
receiving future communications from our Web sites.
1.You can send email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
2.You can send mail to the following postal address:
P.O. Box 55112
Virginia. Beach, VA 23471-5112
We are not responsible for removing information from
third-party lists or entities with which we have shared
your information pursuant to this policy.
If you have any questions about this privacy statement,
the practices of our Web sites, or your dealings with
us, please feel free to contact:
P.O. Box 55112
Virginia. Beach, VA 23471-5112
Any of the policies or procedures above may be changed
at any time without prior notice. Although this Privacy
Policy is not a contract and does not create any legal
rights, it does serve as an expression of our commitment
to protecting private personal information.
on August 2, 2004