Privacy Policy
Straight talk about Internet privacy respects your right to privacy. When you visit this site you may provide information on two different levels about your visit:
  • Anonymous statistics collected as you browse the site, and
  • Personal information you knowingly give us.

What information does the Web site gather?
Please be assured that we do not collect personal information about you from the website unless you provide it to us. This means that you can visit our Web sites without telling us who you are or revealing any personally identifiable information about yourself (such as your e-mail address).

As you browse the site, our web servers collect information about your visit, not about you personally. Via web server logs, we monitor statistics such as:

  • How many people visit our site
  • Which pages people visit on our site
  • From which domains our visitors come (e.g.,
  • Which browsers people use to visit our site

None of this information is associated with you as an individual (see information about cookies below). We use these statistics to improve our Web site, to monitor its performance, and to make the Web site easier for you and other visitors to use.

What about pages that ask for personal information?
When visitors supply information about themselves for a specific purpose, we use the information for that purpose (such as to provide the service or information the visitor has requested). For example, you may be asked to give us individual information to purchase a product or service, receive information, manage online account registration, or apply for a job. The information may range from your zip code, to your phone number, account number, a credit card number, age, gender, mother's maiden name, social security number, e-mail address, organization URL, resume, or mailing address.

When visitors use our Web site to order services, we may use this personally identifiable information as we would use the same information obtained in a traditional non-electronic manner. For example, to publish your name, address, and phone number in our directories , or to evaluate your service needs and contact you regarding additional services you may find useful.

What happens to information when I fill out registration forms?
The registration forms request accurate contact information (like name and e-mail address) and preferences that help us better serve you. Your name and e-mail address are used to send you information about our company. You may change your email, user ID or password online.

To improve the services we can offer you, we may decide to expand the site's capabilities for obtaining information about users in the future. We will update this privacy statement as policies change to ensure that you are aware of developments in this area.

Do you sell or give my information to companies outside of the " ?"
We do not sell or disclose personally identifiable information obtained online about our visitors, to anyone outside of the Internet-Side of unless you specifically authorize it, to complete a transaction that you initiated, it is required by law, or disclosure is necessary to protect the safety of customers, employees or property. This will be made clear to you before you submit the information.

This information does not contain any information that would personally identify you.

In addition, may support features and content that appear on other companies' web sites that you may visit. These companies may collect information about you, but does not have control over the collection practices of these companies. If you are visiting a web site which indicates that it is "powered by," please read the privacy policy of that web site for its policies regarding information collection and usage.

Does this site send e-mail to site visitors?

At times, online surveys are conducted in which you can choose to participate. In addition, we may use e-mail to communicate with our customers, to respond to visitors' e-mail, to confirm orders placed online, and to send information that a visitor has requested. Occasionally, we may use opt-in e-mail lists from third parties to promote our latest specials. If you receive an unwanted e-mail from us, you can contact us and simply ask us to remove you from our list.

Do you accommodate links to other sites?

This website contains links to other websites. We are not responsible for the content or the privacy practices employed by other sites. We are committed to safeguarding customer privacy on our website. may, however, host (or contract with third parties to host) web site advertising linked to the site.

What is's position regarding online advertising and third party ad servers? accepts advertisements from third parties that serve advertising into the site. may use "clear gifs" provided by such third parties in the pages containing the ad(s) that sends to your browser. These "clear gifs" provide usage pattern information about the ads to third parties. The data does not contain personally identifiable information.

As part of the online advertising process, we may use information supplied from third party ad serving companies as well as other third party companies in several ways such as to:

  • gain a better understanding of the type of individuals viewing or visiting different web sites
  • evaluate and prioritize site selection when developing online media plan
  • geographically target advertising
  • deliver product and pricing advertising/information applicable to the customers' state
  • gauge the effectiveness of our online advertising

Non Personally Identifiable Information Collected Automatically
A cookie is a small, encrypted data string our server writes to your hard drive that contains your unique User ID for our Web site. Cookies help us to identify returning visitor's to our websites, which allows us to give you a more personalized, useful experience on our website.

Cookies help to enhance the user's online experience and are used to:

  • deliver the appropriate geographic message
  • manage frequency of ad exposure; avoid over delivery of the same message
  • tailor an advertisement to better match your interests and preferences
  • ensure that you see the correct products and pricing applicable to the state in which you live
  • understand advertising effectiveness

However, customers are free to delete website cookies. Most internet browsers enable you to erase cookies from your computer hard drive, block all cookies, or receive a warning before a cookie is stored. To disable cookies, see "Setting Cookie Preferences" at the end of this policy.

However, you need to understand that some websites/adserving companies have the ability to reestablish your history even after cookie deletion, if you reenter the same site on another occasion, or some other site tracked by the adserving company/network, and specifically provide personal data.

Deletion of cookies alone does not prevent adserving companies from reestablishing history on a visitor. The visitor must either continue to decline cookies each time it reenters the site to keep the tracking severed, if desired, or opt-out. When you opt-out, your unique user ID cookie is erased and you are reassigned an anonymous, non-id cookie. This new cookie tells websites that you have opted out and they will then know not to attempt to assign other cookies to you in the future. Opt-out cookies do not contain a unique user ID number therefore websites are not able to identify your computer uniquely.

Customers who choose to continually delete cookies and not opt out can have their browser advise them each time a web site attempts to send a cookie to your system. At that time, you can choose to either Accept or Cancel a cookie.

Customers who choose to "opt out" after deleting cookies will receive an anonymous/non personally identifiable cookie.

Who do I contact if I am concerned about online advertising and privacy?
All concerns or questions about your privacy related to online advertising should be addressed through our Customer Care Center which can be reached by clicking on Contact.

Does use the information provided online to profile its customers?
The combination of offline and online information provided by the customer has the ability to enhance the customer experience, and make the consumer's interaction with more meaningful and relevant. requires notification of any consumer profiling or purchasing behavior being captured by online and combined with offline information be clearly stated to the consumer at the time of online data collection. The consumer will have the ability to choose not to have that information aggregated and be part of subsequent marketing campaigns by so indicating at the point of the application, or by choosing to Opt-Out of future marketing campaigns from by clicking on Contact.

Please note:
We may disclose personal information when required by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary in order to conform to the edicts of the law or to comply with a legal process served relating to our web site.

Security Issues

How do I know I am on a secured site?
Every secure page on our web sites has been secured with a digital certificate by Strato AG. To view this certificate, click on image of the closed lock on the bottom bar of your browser window. This certificate will show that you are sending your personal information to

How does prevent unauthorized access to my information?

Your password is set at a minimum of six characters, which provides added protection for your personal information. On secured pages, this site uses SSL encryption up to 128-bits.

What security measures are in place to restrict access to personal data?
There are a variety of security measures in place that limits internal access to data stored by the site. Access is restricted to authorized personnel only and requires an employee to have a secure ID and password to access the information. In addition, logs are reviewed regularly to spot any inconsistencies. The site is continually updated with the latest known security patches that are periodically published by the system vendor. Any information that you give is password protected. If you forget your password, you will be prompted to supply your customer ID number and your password will be e-mailed to you.

What information is stored by the site or in cookies?

Registration information , data and contact e-mail addresses are stored in databases which are physically secure environments that are not accessible via the Internet. This information is only available to you through the use of a secure ID and password, and the information is transferred from our databases for your viewing.

A cookie is a small, encrypted data string our server writes to your hard drive that contains your unique User ID for our web site. Cookies help us to identify returning visitor's to our web sites, which allow us to give you a more personalized, useful experience on our web site. We use cookies for purposes such as delivering web content specific to your interests, and to keep track of your order as you order services. A cookie cannot be used to access or otherwise compromise the data on your hard drive. You can choose to change your browser settings to disable cookies if you do not want us to establish and maintain a unique User ID. Please be aware that cookies may be required to complete certain functions on this web site, such as My Directory. To disable cookies, see next section.

Here is How to Set Your Cookie Preferences:

  • Netscape Navigator 3.x: In the Options menu, select Network Preferences. In Network Preferences, click on the Protocols tab and there you may choose to be warned before accepting cookies.
  • Netscape Navigator 4.x: In the Edit menu, select Preferences. In the Preferences dialog box, in the left hand side menu, click on 'Advanced' and 4 options concerning cookies appear on the lower right. Choose Help for further details. You can find more information about cookies and Netscape on the Netscape web site.
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.x: In the view menu, select Options. Click on Advanced tab. You may choose to be warned before accepting cookies
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.x: In the view menu, select Options. Click on Advanced tab and scroll down to a yellow triangle icon with an exclamation labeled "Cookies" where you have 3 options.
  • Other Browsers: Contact the manufacturer of the browser for information.

We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our website. These companies may use information (not including your name, address, email address, or telephone number) about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, click here.

* Google, as a third party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on your site.
* Google's use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to your users based on their visit to your sites and other sites on the Internet.
* Users may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy.

Privacy Policy Updates
Our business changes constantly. This Privacy Policy Notice will change also, and use of information that we gather now is subject to the Privacy Policy Notice in effect at the time of use. We may e-mail periodic reminders of our notices and conditions, unless you have instructed us not to, but you should check our web site frequently to see recent changes.