Your Expectation of Privacy
State Law & Accompanying Rights
Please understand that you may have additional rights originating from State laws based on your specific location. These State-based rights may augment, strengthen, or somehow compliment any privacy rights you have inherently or under Federal law.
Our policy is to fully comply with any and all privacy policies of the jurisdictions in which we operate. Accordingly, you are free to use our Contact information to reach us at any time to assert any State rights.
Our Commitment To Children’s Privacy
Protecting the privacy of the very young is especially important to the website. For that reason, the website will never collect or maintain information from those we actually know are under 18, and no part of the website is structured to attract anyone under 18.
Under our Terms of Service and Conditions of Use, children under 18 are not allowed to use the website or access our services. It is not our intention to offer products or services to minors.
Collection of Personal Information
When visiting the website, the IP address used to access our website may be stored, along with the dates and times of access. This information is purely used to analyze trends, administer our website, track users movement, and gather broad demographic information for internal use such as statistical assessments and website improvement. Most importantly, any recorded IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.
Other information could and may be collected by the website, which is rather typical of most other sites on the web. For instance, the source that referred you to our website is generally known. Likewise, your duration on our website, and your destination when you leave our website can also be tracked. Other common data collected includes the type of operating system the computer you are using to access our website has. Similarly, the type of web browser is often noted. Again, this is common data and not personally indentifying information collection, and helps us to ultimately produce a better end-user experience.
At times, you will be fully aware of information received, as you are the direct source providing it. For instance, you may comment on a blog post, reply to an email (whether broadcast message or auto-responder), provide an email address, complete a survey, or take some other type of action. In addition, purchases of services and/or products necessarily involve collecting certain information, such as credit card information, Paypal addresses, your physical address for billing and/or shipping, phone number, and so on. Refusing to provide some or any of this information may lead to us being unable to provide you with the products or services you have requested. A prime example of limited access to our website is where some of the content on the website may be protected by a username and password. Whether a username and password is generated by our website, or created by you, these will almost always be connected with some other information related to or connected with you. This is true since much of the content that is protected on the web is subscription based and often paid for. Thus, the username and password must necessarily be tied to your other account data. Usernames and passwords, by their very nature, should be kept private and safeguarded.
Handling of Personal Information
Note that any personal information you provide to others apart from us or our vendors is wholly optional. As an example, you might disclose something in a blog post comment. That private information then becomes public, and we have no control over that. In like fashion, your sharing of information with any other third party not functioning as a service provider to the website puts that information beyond our control and becomes subject to the policy the other party has in place.
Our primary intention for collecting personal and private information from you is simply to conduct our business. We can use this internally to better serve you. Accordingly, we see no reason to share your personal information with other parties and outside interests unless you have authorized us to do so. Of course, there are instances where your information is stored with third party service providers, such as email service providers, as they provide services that are industry-leading in quality and security and are far more beneficial to our end user than attempting such services in-house. However, you are never required to deal with any such third party directly. They are limited in how they use your information, and they cannot sell or transfer it to others in any way.
Of course, your information does comprise part of a whole or aggregate of information. This aggregate of information, by contrast, may be used to understand our overall user base. Further, we may share this information about our website visitors as a whole, not individually, with third parties for various purposes, at our sole discretion.
While we are staunch privacy advocates, there are times when even we may be forced to abandon these ideals. Just as major search engines face ongoing compulsion to provide data against their will, so too might this occur with the website. Illegal activity or other serious acts which might be illegal or allegations of illegal activity could create legal liability for the website. In those cases, we reserve the right to share your information, or else may simply be compelled to do so by law. On the other hand, there may be times when we would need to share your private information in order to protect our own interests. For instance, in cases of suspected or alleged copyright infringement or other intellectual property violations, it may be necessary to share personal information.
Links to Third Party Websites
We might have included links on this website for your use and reference. We are not responsible for the privacy policies on these websites. You should be aware that the privacy policies of these websites may differ from our own.
As with any of our administrative and legal notice pages, the contents of this page can and will change over time. Accordingly, this page could read differently as of your very next visit. These changes are necessitated, and carried out by the website, in order to protect you and the website. If this page is important to you, you should check back frequently as no other notice of changed content will be provided either before or after the change takes effect
The legal notices and administrative pages on this website, including this one, have been diligently drafted by an attorney. We have paid to license the use of these legal notices and administrative pages on the website for your protection and ours. This material may not be used in any way for any reason and unauthorized use is policed via Copyscape to detect violators.
If you have any questions about the contents of this page, or simply wish to reach us for any other reason, you may do so by using the following email: [email protected].