Now or in the future, you may be able to buy products, enter contests, vote in polls, subscribe to my newsletter, comment on posted articles or otherwise express an opinion. Some of these activities may require you to provide your name, address, e-mail address or other personal information needed to provide you with good service and support.
My server, as are most, is configured to collect some non-personally identifiable information such as the browser you are using (e.g., Internet Explorer, FireFox, Mozilla), the Operating System you are using, (e.g., Windows ‘XP or Mac OS) and the domain name of your Internet service provider (e.g., America Online, RoadRunner).
How I use the information you provide
The information you provide allows me to deliver the product or service you are requesting. Your information may also allow me to directly answer your questions, share with you similar products or services that you might find useful or to improve my existing product or services.
I keep your information available so I can also let you know when changes are made in my service that may affect you either directly or indirectly, to contact you about your account with me or to deliver a newsletter.
The information you provide through ANY interactive means on my website may be used to help build an interactive community that will benefit us all and, from time to time, deliver advertisements for related products or services.
Any testimonials, “letter to the editor”, or other comments, suggestions, etc. that I feel might help the community might be used with partial information about you so others KNOW I am giving you credit.
I do sometimes use the non-personally identifiable information that is collected to personalize your experience on my site. This information, when combined with that of others, is used to track site usage, to improve the site or to improve the content. The aggregated information I collect is also useful in deciding which products or services you may find the most appealing.
I am legally bound to turn over your personal information to the appropriate authorities when they deliver the right legal papers. I may also disclose your information to the proper agency when I believe it is necessary to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities. Personal information about you may be transferred to another if I am bought out or merge with another person or company.
Any members of my staff that has access to your personally identifiable information are required to protect your information in a manner that is designed to protect you as stated in this policy. Your information is to be used only in the course of conducting business.
I have safeguards in place to protect your private information but I cannot guarantee that these safeguards will never be circumvented and your personally identifiable information accessed without authorization.
I will not use or transfer your personally identifiable information in any manner inconsistent with what is mentioned above without giving you the opportunity to opt out of the unrelated use.
Cookies and Web Beacons
Some of my web pages use “cookies” so I can enhance your experience on my site. A cookie is a small text based file that is placed on your computer and they are used to store your preferences. Cookies do not store personally identifiable information such as your name, email address or other personal information about you. If you choose to give me personal information by filling in a form or by interacting with the site in some way, the information YOU entered may be linked to the data stored in the cookie.
Cookies are used by me and many other webmasters to improve the content, products and services that are offered to you. A cookie that is stored on your computer is why you are sometimes greeted by name when you return to a site. These cookies may tell me which product or service you may be interested in so I can present it first for your convenience.
I may use clear graphics on some web pages to collect data about the visitors to those pages. These graphics are known as “Web beacons” and the data that is collected is NOT identifiable to one person. It may give a total visitor count to that page or other aggregated statistical data that’s useful for web design, content creation and my promotional efforts.
Third Party Sites, Ad Servers and Sponsor Collected Data
I reserve the right to run advertising, contests or surveys where you enter information on my site and that information may be made available to a third party. You will be notified BEFORE you submit your information whether it is a situation where your data may be made available to another party.
Security of ANY Data I Collect
I have policies in place that limits who can access any data I collect, how it is to be used and by whom. I also have electronic security in place for any data you choose to give me. Protecting your personal data is as important to me as protecting my own so I use every physical and electronic measure at my disposal to keep your information secure.
Accessing or Correcting Information
Any personally identifiable information you provide me may usually be accessed or changed but the exact procedure varies with the type of information provided and the site you used to provide the information. Please contact me using the contact link or form on the site if information on how to access or change your data isn’t readily available for you to read.