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Galaxy.com :: The Web's Original Searchable Directory
Privacy Policy

We at the "Galaxy" website understand that the Internet presents an opportunity for us to reach you, the public, in new and exciting ways with information about our programming, interactive content, news, and other forms of interaction. Visitors to our Web site can be confident that we are very respectful of their privacy concerns. Specifically, we recognize the importance of protecting the privacy of personally identifiable information collected about our visitors. As a general policy, no personally identifiable information, such as name, address or e-mail address, is automatically collected from visitors to our site.

The "Galaxy" website encourages parents to supervise their children's activities online and to participate with their children whenever possible and to consider installing parental control tools available from online services and software manufacturers that help ensure children's safety online. These tools can prevent children from disclosing personally identifiable information, such as their name, address or e-mail address without parental permission. The "Galaxy" website does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13. You must be 18 years or older to post any content on the "Galaxy" website.

By using our Web site, you agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Use of the "Galaxy" website. If you do not agree to the Policy or Terms of Use, please do not use our Web site. The "Galaxy" website reviews its Privacy Policy and Terms of Use periodically and reserves the right in its discretion, to modify or remove portions of this Policy, or the Terms of Use at any time. This page should be reviewed periodically so that you are updated on any changes. If you would like to communicate with us about our Privacy Policy, please contact us.

NOTICE

The "Galaxy" website will notify you when it is collecting personally identifiable information about you, as well as the use or uses the "Galaxy" website intends to make with such information. For example, we may need to collect information to respond to your requests for search results, buying products, requesting information, or to allow you to send or post messages, or for billing purposes. We also keep information about customers, individual shopping sessions, and purchases in a secure database on our servers in order to fulfill online transaction and banking requirements.

IP ADDRESSES

We may collect and disclose certain non-personal information from your IP address. This information is used only to provide an enhanced on-line experience for our visitors by optimizing our Web pages for your computer (i.e., the identity of your Internet browser, the type of operating system you use, and the domain name of your Internet service provider). We may also use this non-personal information to determine the total number of visitors to our Web site.

USE OF COOKIES

When you view our Web site, we may store some information on your computer. This information will be in the form of a 'Cookie' or similar file and will help us in many ways. For example, Cookies allow us to tailor a Web site to better match your interests and preferences. With most Internet Browsers, you can erase Cookies from your computer hard drive, block all Cookies, or receive a warning before a Cookie is stored. Please refer to your Browser instructions or help screen to learn more about these functions.

INFORMATION COLLECTED IN DELIVERY OF ADVERTISEMENTS

In the course of delivering an advertisement to the "Galaxy" website visitors, the "Galaxy" website, or its advertising agency, does not collect any personally-identifiable information about the Web site user, such as the user's name, address, phone number or e-mail address. The "Galaxy" website's advertising agency does, however, collect non-personally identifiable information, such as the server a user's computer is logged onto, the user's browser type (for example, Netscape or Internet Explorer), and whether the user responded to the advertisement delivered.

PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION

Personally identifiable information about our visitors is collected only when knowingly and voluntarily submitted by those visitors. The "Galaxy" website uses such information only for the purpose for which it was submitted, unless we disclose other uses at the time of collection. The "Galaxy" website does not sell personal information to third parties. The "Galaxy" website may share personally identifiable information with other parts of our company, but this will never be used on an individual basis outside of the company. The "Galaxy" website maintains appropriate safeguards to ensure the security, integrity, and privacy of personally identifiable information in its possession. The "Galaxy" website may use such personally identifiable information in the aggregate (non-identifiable) form to make our Web site better and more responsive to the needs of our visitors. This statistical compilation of non-identifiable information may also be used by or provided to others for marketing, advertising, or research purposes.

LINKS TO OTHER SITES

The "Galaxy" website chooses its advertisers and business partners carefully. However, the "Galaxy" website is not responsible for the content or privacy practices of Web sites operated by third parties that are linked to our Web sites. These links are meant for the visitor's convenience only. Links to third party Web sites do not constitute sponsorship, endorsement, or approval by the "Galaxy" website of content, policies or practices of such sites. Once you have left the "Galaxy" website via such a link, you should check the applicable privacy policy of the third party site. The "Galaxy" website may also be linked to Web sites operated by companies affiliated with the "Galaxy" website. Visitors to those sites should refer to their separate privacy policies and practices.

SWEEPSTAKES AND/OR CONTESTS

From time to time, sweepstakes, contests, games and other promotions may run on the "Galaxy" website which may require the visitor to provide some personally identifiable information such as full name, address, e-mail address, and phone number, in order to participate. The "Galaxy" website may use a reputable third party to manage and administer some of its sweepstakes and/or contests. This third party may have access to some of the personally identifiable information that is provided by the visitor in order to participate in the sweepstakes and/or contest. In those instances, the third party will be instructed by the "Galaxy" website to use the personally identifiable information only for the specific sweepstakes and/or contest related purpose for which it was requested. Most often this information is used only to select and contact winners of the sweepstakes and/or contests. Any other use of the personally identifiable information by the third party is strictly prohibited. Our sweepstakes and/or contests are targeted to individuals 18 years of age and older, individuals under 18 years of age are not eligible to participate. The "Galaxy" website requires proof of age in order to collect any prizes awarded.

CHAT ROOMS, MESSAGE BOARDS AND SUBMISSIONS

Should any visitor to the "Galaxy" website provide information, questions, comments, suggestions, ideas or any material through the feedback mechanisms located in the Web site, the "Galaxy" website shall have no obligation of any kind with respect to such information and shall be free to reproduce, use, disclose and distribute the information to others without limitation. The information expressed in any message boards or chat rooms, or other forums conducted on the "Galaxy" website ("Forums"), if any, are not necessarily those of the "Galaxy" website or its affiliated or related entities or content providers and the "Galaxy" website makes no representations or warranties regarding that information or those opinions.

THIRD PARTY ADVERTISING

The "Galaxy" website uses third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our Web site. These companies may use information (not including your name, address e-mail address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other Web sites 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.

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