(Updated July 31, 2021)
We receive and may store any personal information you enter on our website or may give us in any other way, such as your:
- First and Last Name
- Mailing Address
- E-mail Address
- Phone Number
- Political Affiliation
- Household Income
- Education Status
- Shopping Interests
Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through STLA’s public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others.
We do not collect any personal information about you unless you voluntarily provide it to us. However, you may be required to provide certain personal information to us when you elect to use certain products or services. These may include: (a) communicating via contact form; and/or (b) submitting media content via contact form.
How We Use the Information We Collect
We may use the information that you provide for a variety of purposes, including to respond to your requests, to improve the overall quality of the STLA website, and to communicate with you, among other things. STLA may also use your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from STLA and its affiliates.
STLA does not sell, rent or lease its customer list to third parties.
STLA may share data with trusted partners to help perform statistical analysis, send you email or post mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to STLA, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.
For information you give us, or information we automatically collect, certain records may be produced to law enforcement or private litigants in response to valid legal processes. STLA reserves the right to cooperate with government and law enforcement officials and private parties to enforce and comply with the law. We reserve the right to disclose any information about you to government or law enforcement officials or private parties as we, in our sole discretion, believe necessary or appropriate to respond to claims and legal process (including but not limited to subpoenas), to protect the property and rights of STLA or a third party, to protect the safety of the public or any person, or to prevent or stop any activity we may consider to be, or to pose a risk of being, illegal, unethical, inappropriate or legally actionable.
The Information We Automatically Collect
Information about your computer hardware and software may be automatically collected by STLA. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used for operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the STLA website.
The STLA website may use “cookies” to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.
One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize STLA pages, or register with STLA site or services, a cookie helps STLA recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same STLA website, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the STLA features that you customized.
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of STLA services or websites you visit.
Offsite Link Usage
This website contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of any other site that collects personally identifiable information.
How We Secure Your Personal Information
STLA secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. STLA uses the following methods for this purpose:
- SSL Protocol
When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other websites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.
We strive to take appropriate security measures to protect against unauthorized access to or alteration of your personal information. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet or any wireless network can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, you acknowledge that: (a) there are security and privacy limitations inherent to the Internet which are beyond our control; and (b) security, integrity, and privacy of any and all information and data exchanged between you and us through this Site cannot be guaranteed.
Your Right to Deletion
Subject to certain exceptions set out below, on receipt of a verifiable request from you, we will:
- Delete your personal information from our records; and
- Direct any service providers to delete your personal information from their records.
Please note that we may not be able to comply with requires to delete your personal information if it is necessary to:
- Complete the transaction for which the personal information was collected, fulfill the terms of a written warranty or product recall conducted in accordance with federal law, provide a good or service requested by you, or reasonably anticipated within the context of our ongoing business relationship with you, or otherwise perform a contract between you and us;
- Detect security incidents, protect against malicious, deceptive, fraudulent, or illegal activity, or prosecute those responsible for that activity;
- Debug to identify and repair errors that impair existing intended functionality;
- Exercise free speech, ensure the right of another consumer to exercise his or her right of free speech, or exercise another right provided for by law;
- Comply with the California Electronic Communications Privacy Act;
- Engage in public or peer-reviewed scientific, historical, or statistical research in the public interest that adheres to all other applicable ethics and privacy laws, when our deletion of the information is likely to render impossible or seriously impair the achievement of such research, provided we have obtained your informed consent;
- Enable solely internal uses that are reasonably aligned with your expectations based on your relationship with us;
- Comply with an existing legal obligation; or
- Otherwise use your personal information, internally, in a lawful manner that is compatible with the context in which you provided the information.
Children Under Thirteen
STLA does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of thirteen. If you are under the age of thirteen, you must ask your parent or guardian for permission to use this website.
Our E-mail Communication
From time to time, STLA may contact you via email for the purpose of providing announcements, promotional offers, alerts, confirmations, surveys, and/or other general communication. In order to improve our Services, we may receive a notification when you open an email from STLA or click on a link therein.
If you would like to stop receiving marketing or promotion communications via email from STLA, you may opt out of such communications by clicking on the Unsubscribe button.
3rd Pary Services Used
STLA also reserves the right to, but is not obligated to, refuse to disclose confidential sources or unpublished information we collect as part of our journalistic and/or newsgathering and reporting under federal and/or state law.
With Whom We Share Your Information
We use third-party advertisements 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 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. 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 Mcafee. However, this can affect how you are able to interact with our site as well as other websites. STLA has no control over these ad providers’ practices and you should review their privacy policies and steps for managing cookies.
GDPR Disclaimer: Our advertising demand partners, supported advertising mediation partners, data partners, and fraud and measurement partners have a legitimate interest to collect and profile personal data in the form of IP address and cookie ID from users on our website in order to provide targeted online advertising and ad measurement.
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