The I.M. Methods strives to offer its visitors the many advantages of
Internet technology and to provide an interactive and personalized experience.
We may use Personally Identifiable Information (your name, e-mail address,
We will never sell, barter, or rent your email address to any unauthorized third
How we gather information from users
How we collect and store information depends on the page you are visiting,
the activities in which you elect to participate and the services provided. For
example, you may be asked to provide information when you register for access to
certain portions of our site or request certain features, such as newsletters or
when you make a purchase. You may provide information when you participate in
sweepstakes and contests, message boards and chat rooms, and other interactive
areas of our site. Like most Web sites, The I.M. Methods also collects
information automatically and through the use of electronic tools that may be
transparent to our visitors. For example, we may log the name of your Internet
Service Provider or use cookie technology to recognize you and hold information
from your visit. Among other things, the cookie may store your user name and
password, sparing you from having to re-enter that information each time you
visit, or may control the number of times you encounter a particular
advertisement while visiting our site. As we adopt additional technology, we may
also gather information through other means. In certain cases, you can choose
not to provide us with information, for example by setting your browser to
refuse to accept cookies, but if you do you may be unable to access certain
portions of the site or may be asked to re-enter your user name and password,
and we may not be able to customize the site™s features according to your
What we do with the information we collect
Like other Web publishers, we collect information to enhance your visit and
deliver more individualized content and advertising. We respect your privacy and
do not share your information with anyone.
Aggregated Information (information that does not personally identify you)
may be used in many ways. For example, we may combine information about your
usage patterns with similar information obtained from other users to help
enhance our site and services (e.g., to learn which pages are visited most or
what features are most attractive). Aggregated Information may occasionally be
shared with our advertisers and business partners. Again, this information does
not include any Personally Identifiable Information about you or allow anyone to
identify you individually.
We may use Personally Identifiable Information collected on The I.M. Methods to communicate with you about your registration and customization
offered by The I.M. Methods and other topics we think you might find of
Personally Identifiable Information collected by The I.M. Methods may
also be used for other purposes, including but not limited to site
administration, troubleshooting, processing of e-commerce transactions,
administration of sweepstakes and contests, and other communications with you.
Certain third parties who provide technical support for the operation of our
site (our Web hosting service for example) may access such information. We will
use your information only as permitted by law. In addition, from time to time as
we continue to develop our business, we may sell, buy, merge or partner with
other companies or businesses. In such transactions, user information may be
among the transferred assets. We may also disclose your information in response
to a court order, at other times when we believe we are reasonably required to
do so by law, in connection with the collection of amounts you may owe to us,
and/or to law enforcement authorities whenever we deem it appropriate or
necessary. Please note we may not provide you with notice prior to disclosure in
Affiliated sites, linked sites and advertisements
The I.M. Methods expects its partners, advertisers and affiliates to
respect the privacy of our users. Be aware, however, that third parties,
including our partners, advertisers, affiliates and other content providers
accessible through our site, may have their own privacy and data collection
policies and practices. For example, during your visit to our site you may link
to, or view as part of a frame on a The I.M. Methods page, certain content
that is actually created or hosted by a third party. Also, through
The I.M. Methods you may be introduced to, or be able to access, information, Web
sites, features, contests or sweepstakes offered by other parties.
The I.M. Methods is not responsible for the actions or policies of such third
parties. You should check the applicable privacy policies of those third parties
when providing information on a feature or page operated by a third party.
While on our site, our advertisers, promotional partners or other third
preferences or retrieve information about you. For example, some of our
advertising is served by third parties and may include cookies that enable the
advertiser to determine whether you have seen a particular advertisement before.
Other features available on our site may offer services operated by third
The I.M. Methods does not control the use of this technology by third parties or the
resulting information, and is not responsible for any actions or policies of
such third parties.
You should also be aware that if you voluntarily disclose Personally
Identifiable Information on message boards or in chat areas, that information
can be viewed publicly and can be collected and used by third parties without
our knowledge and may result in unsolicited messages from other individuals or
third parties. Such activities are beyond the control of The I.M. Methods
and this policy.
The I.M. Methods does not knowingly collect or solicit Personally
Identifiable Information from or about children under 13 except as permitted by
law. If we discover we have received any information from a child under 13 in
violation of this policy, we will delete that information immediately. If you
believe The I.M. Methods has any information from or about anyone under 13,
please contact us at the address listed below.
We can be reached by contacting:
I.M. Methods Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Changes to this Policy
The I.M. Methods reserves the right to change this policy at any time.
Please check this page periodically for changes. Your continued use of our site
following the posting of changes to these terms will mean you accept those
changes. Information collected prior to the time any change is posted will be
used according to the rules and laws that applied at the time the information
This policy and the use of this Site are governed by United States
law. If a dispute arises under this Policy we agree to first try to resolve it
with the help of a mutually agreed-upon mediator in the following location:
United States. Any costs and fees other than attorney
fees associated with the mediation will be shared equally by each of us.
If it proves impossible to arrive at a mutually satisfactory solution through
mediation, we agree to submit the dispute to binding arbitration at the
following location: United States, under the rules
of the American Arbitration Association. Judgment upon the award rendered by the
arbitration may be entered in any court with jurisdiction to do so.
The I.M. Methods is controlled, operated and administered entirely
within United States. This statement and the policies outlined herein
are not intended to and do not create any contractual or other legal rights in
or on behalf of any party.