In order to use the Site you may be required to complete a registration process in which we will collect certain personal information such as your name, address and email address. When you register, you will also consent to receive email correspondence from us. We will use your personal information to complete transactions, respond to your requests, deliver the products and services you request, and notify you of promotions, updates, or special offers that we think may interest you.
In the event that you voluntarily submit additional, unsolicited personal information during the registration process or thereafter to Taolei, you expressly consent to Taolei ‘s collection and storage of such information.
If you wish to discontinue email correspondence at any time, simply follow the instructions to “Manage Your Subscription” which appear in every email we send, or contact us through the Contact Us page.
If you chose to invite a friend to join Taolei you will need to provide us with his or her name and email address. We will store this information to track the results of your invitations.
We collect general statistics to track user trends on our Site. These statistics include hits to our server, the types of browsers used to access our Site, page views, and navigational patterns. This type of information helps us track “where” our users are coming from so that we can target strong demographic areas and determine the most effective ways to communicate with our users. In connection with this analysis, Taolei also uses devices called “web beacons” to help us identify when emails sent to you have been received and read. We may also collect IP addresses and other information in order to prevent the introduction of viruses and hackers into the Site.
Taolei will use your personal information in an effort to improve your shopping experience and provide you with information, products or services that we think may be of interest to you. For example, we may share the personal information you provide to us as well as demographic information and purchase history we collect with strategic partners, such as suppliers, in order to select products that we believe may be of interest to you. Within that framework, any of our employees, third-party contractors or strategic partners whom are given access to your personal information will be contractually obligated to keep such information confidential and to use the information only to provide the services we ask them to perform for you and for us.
Except as set forth above, Taolei does not rent or sell personal information to anyone, including third parties intending to use such information for direct marketing purposes. We may provide aggregate statistics, which do not include personal information, about our customers, sales, traffic patterns and related Site information to reputable third party vendors. We may also disclose personal information we collect from you if required to do so by law or in the good-faith belief that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Taolei, third parties or the public at large.
If you use a bulletin board, chat room or any other interactive or publicly accessible area of the Site, you should be aware that any personal information you submit there can be read, collected or used by any person for any purpose. We are not responsible for the personally identifiable or other information you choose to submit in these forums.
Taolei does not solicit personal information from children. If you are not 18 years old or older you are not authorized to use the Site. If we learn that a user is under 13 years of age, we will promptly delete any personal information we have collected about that user.
You may access and update your personal information and your preferences to receive email or other communications through the My Account page. Any user who receives an email invitation to join Taolei may choose not to receive such invitations at a particular email address in the future by following the instructions in the email invitation. Current members will not receive email invitations at any registered email address, but may receive invitations from friends at an email address that is not yet known to us. We will take commercially reasonable steps to implement your opt-out requests, but you may still receive communications from us for up to ten business days as we process your request.