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We will not otherwise disclose any personal information without your consent except under the following circumstances:
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Registered Users may access their identified contact information and other Registration Information and correct any discrepancies or update information by clicking the "Edit My Details" link under "My Account". The accuracy of such information is solely the responsibility of the user. No access is given to other data that may have been collected about users.
We retain the personal information we collect from you for as long as the information is relevant to our business purposes or until you request that we remove the data by contacting our Customer Service Center at the address or telephone number detailed below.
We recognize that your privacy is important to you, and therefore we endeavor to keep your personal information confidential. The personal and demographic information about each user is stored on our servers that are behind a firewall and physically housed within a secured data center. Furthermore, our internal practices help protect your privacy by limiting employee access to and use of such information. However, we do not represent, warrant, or guarantee that your personal information will be protected against unauthorized access, loss, misuse, or alterations, and do not accept any liability for the security of such information submitted to us nor for your or third parties' use or misuse of such information.
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