Privacy Policy

Michael Knopf Privacy Statement

(Last updated: January 2010)
Michael Knopf is committed to protecting your privacy. Michael Knopf does not sell, rent, lease or otherwise disclose any of your information to any third party unless required by law. This Michael Knopf Privacy Statement applies to data collection and usage on Michael Knopf sites and services. Please read the Michael Knopf Privacy Statement below and also any supplementary information at the end of this statement for additional details about particular Michael Knopf sites and services that you may use. Michael Knopf Web sites are general audience web sites, intended for users of all ages. Personal information of users may be collected, used and disclosed as described in this Privacy Statement.

Collection of your Personal Information

At some sites, Michael Knopf collects personal information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number. Michael Knopf may also collect demographic information, such as your ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favorites. Information collected by Michael Knopf may be combined with information obtained from other Michael Knopf services and companies. Michael Knopf does not sell, rent, lease or otherwise disclose any of your information to any third party or individual unless required by law.

If you choose to sign up for a paid subscription service we will collect additional personal information, including your credit card number and billing address, in order to create a Michael Knopf billing account. Michael Knopf uses Web Forms Authentication to provide registration and sign-in services. If you create an account at one or more of Michael Knopf sites all of the registration information you provide will be stored by Michael Knopf Some of Michael Knopf services require that you create separate accounts to access and utilize these services.

Michael Knopf keeps track of the pages our customers visit within sites owned and operated by Michael Knopf in order to determine what sites and services are the most popular. Michael Knopf also collects certain information about your computer hardware and software. This information may include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring Web site addresses. Certain Michael Knopf services may be co-branded and offered in conjunction with another company. If you register for or use such services, both Michael Knopf and the other company may receive information collected in conjunction with the co-branded services.

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Use of your Personal Information

Michael Knopf and its operational service partners collect and use your personal information to operate Michael Knopf and its related sites and services in order to deliver the services you have requested. These services may include the display of customized content and advertising based upon the information collected. Michael Knopf will not disclose any of your personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent unless required by law.

When you register with Michael Knopf sites or services you are given the option to receive notifications from Michael Knopf and its affiliates. If you elect to receive these notifications Michael Knopf may use your personal information to inform you of products or services available from Michael Knopf and its affiliates. Michael Knopf may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered. At any time you may elect to no longer receive these notifications, Michael Knopf honors all requests for removal and will immediately cease such notifications.

Michael Knopf does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. Michael Knopf may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your personal information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party.

We occasionally hire other companies to provide limited services on our behalf, such as handling the processing and delivery of mailings, providing customer support, processing transactions, or performing statistical analysis of our services. We will only provide those companies the personal information they need to deliver the service. They are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information and are prohibited from using that information for any other purpose.

Michael Knopf may access and/or disclose your personal information if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to:

  1. conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Michael Knopf or any of its sites;
  2. protect and defend the rights or property of Michael Knopf, including its family of Web sites; or
  3. act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Michael Knopf services or members of the public.

Personal information collected on Michael Knopf sites and services may be stored and processed in the United States or any other country in which Michael Knopf or its affiliates, subsidiaries or agents maintain facilities, and by using this site, you consent to any such transfer of information outside of your country. Michael Knopf abides by the safe harbor framework as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of data from the European Union.

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Control of your Personal Information

You may choose not to receive marketing material from Michael Knopf it’s Web sites or on behalf of external third party business partners. You may also stop the delivery of future promotional e-mail from Michael Knopf by following the specific instructions in the e-mail you receive. The instructions explain how to stop receiving such e-mails. There are some Michael Knopf services that send out periodic e-mails informing you of technical service issues, product surveys, new feature announcements and news about Michael Knopf products and services. You may not be able to unsubscribe to these mailings, as they may be considered a part of the service you have chosen.

You may subscribe and unsubscribe to Michael Knopf sites and services Newsletters by going In addition, each newsletter you receive from Michael Knopf sites or services will have instructions on how to unsubscribe prominently mentioned in it. You also have the ability to view and/or edit your personal information by logging into the Michael Knopf sites or services for which you have subscribed and following the instructions given on how to edit your personal information.

Security of your Personal Information

Michael Knopf is committed to protecting the security of your personal information. We use a variety of security technologies and procedures to help protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. For example, we store the personal information you provide on computer systems with limited access, which are located in controlled facilities. When we transmit highly confidential information (such as a credit card number) over the Internet, we protect it through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.