What Information Is Collected By This Website
This Website gathers two types of information about users:
Information that users provide through optional, voluntary submissions. These are voluntary submissions to receive our electronic newsletters, to participate in our message boards or community forums, and from participation in polls and surveys.
Information this Website gathers through aggregated tracking information derived mainly by counting page views throughout our site. This information allows us to better tailor our content to readers’ needs and to help our advertisers and sponsors better understand the demographics of our audience. Because this Website derives its revenue mainly from sponsorships, advertisement and / or donations, providing such aggregated demographic data is essential to keeping our service free to users. Under no circumstances does this Website and/or its owners divulge any information about an individual user to a third party.
User Generated Content: Feedback, Ratings, Comments, Community Forums
In order to post a message or comment you will be asked to sign in with your name and email address. We do not use this information in any way other than to recognize you for postings nor do we disclose this information to any third parties.
With regard to the community discussion forum, your email address is not visible on the boards, however other users are able to send you email via your nickname without your email address being displayed. We do not share this information with any third parties unless required by authorized law enforcement agencies when required.
Do remember that whatever you post on the Website is considered public knowledge and you should always use caution when posting. Avoid posting your home address or phone number on any public board or chat. Although one must be a registered user to post messages the message boards are public and may be read by non-registered users.
We reserve the right to re-publish your postings from the community forum in any format. To request removal of your personal information from our blog or community forum, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. In some cases, we may not be able to remove your personal information, in which case we will let you know if we are unable to do so and why.
Collecting Information From Children Younger Than 13 Years of Age
The Website is not directed or intended for children under 13 years of age. We do not knowingly collect Personal Information from individuals under 13 years of age. If you are under 13 years of age, you should not register or provide Personal Information on the Website or through the community forum. If we later obtain actual knowledge that a user is under 13 years of age, we will take steps to remove that user’s Personal Information from our systems. If you are the parent or guardian of a child whom you believe has disclosed Personal Information to us, please contact us at email@example.com so that we may delete and remove such child’s information from our systems.
Ad Serving, Third Party Vendors and Ad Networks
We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our Website. These companies may use information (not including your name, address, email address, or telephone number) about your visits to this and other websites 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.
Cookies are used to track visitors to our site, so we can better understand what sections of our site best serve our visitors.
This policy was last modified on June 7th, 2011
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