Privacy Policy

The Internet, Privacy, and Me
The Internet contains a wealth of information, unfortunately, it may also contain personal details about you that you don't want everyone to know. For example, your real name (lots of people on the Internet use aliases, alter egos or nicknames), street address, phone number, or e-mail address. When you go online, sites you visit may be gathering information about you without your knowledge. I strive to help my customers protect their privacy while using my services.
 
My Privacy Policy
My policy is to respect and protect the privacy of my users. This policy statement tells you how I collect information from you and how I use it. Using the Internet should be a fun experience and I want to help you make it so.
 
The information you provide for your personal account is shared among the site as it is my goal to make your visits to my site easy and enjoyable. However, be assured that I will not disclose your personal information to any third parties without your consent. I may disclose user information in special cases when I have reason to believe that disclosing this information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be causing injury to or interference with (either intentionally or unintentionally) my rights or property, other clients, or anyone else that could be harmed by such activities. I may disclose user information when I believe in good faith that the law requires it.
 
I may share aggregate information about my users with advertisers, business partners, sponsors and other third parties. For example, I will say my audience is x percent females and y percent males. This data is used to customize my content and advertising to deliver a better experience for my users.
 
There are cases where I may ask you for personal information such as your name, email and address. For example, I request personal information when you register as a member for the website. I need to collect this information for fulfilling your request and tracking/verifying compliance with my policies as well as federal, provincial and local laws and/or for editorial and feedback solicitation purposes.
 
In case you change your mind or some personal information may change (such as your contact information), I will endeavor to provide a way to correct, update or remove the personal data you give me.
 
Opting-Out
Information provided at the time of submission from a user who is 18 years of age or over may be used for marketing and promotional purposes by me and my affiliates or companies that have been prescreened by me. To keep you in control of your personal information and the communications directed to you, I allow you to opt-out of the following services: sharing your information in my member directory, receiving communications from me about new features or services, and receiving communications about offers from third-party companies that offer a product or service that I think would be of value to you. If a user objects to such use for any reason, he/she may stop that use by e-mail request.
 
Use of IP Address
An IP address is a number that's automatically assigned to your computer whenever you're surfing the Web. Web servers -- the big computers that "serve up" Web pages -- automatically identify your computer by its IP address.
 
I may collect IP addresses for the purposes of system administration, to report aggregate information to my advertisers, and to audit the use of my site. When users request pages from my sites, my servers may log the guests' IP addresses. I do not normally link IP addresses to anything personally identifiable, which means that a user's session will be logged, but the user remains anonymous to me. I can and will use IP addresses to identify a user when I feel it is necessary to enforce compliance with my house rules or terms of service or to protect my service, site, customers or others.
 
Use of Cookies
What are cookies? Cookies are pieces of information that a Web site transfers to an individual's hard drive for record-keeping purposes. Cookies make Web-surfing easier for you by saving your preferences while you're at my site. The use of cookies is an industry standard -- you'll find them at most major Web sites.
 
By showing how and when guests use a site, cookies help me see which areas are popular and which are not. Many improvements and updates to the site are based on such data as total number of visitors and pages viewed. This information is most easily tracked with cookies. I use the information from cookies to provide services better tailored to my users needs.
 
I have two primary uses for its cookies. First, I use them to specify unique preferences. Secondly, I use cookies to track user trends and patterns. This helps me better understand and improve areas of the service that my users find valuable. While both of these activities depend on the use of a "cookie," visitors to my site always to have the option of disabling cookies via their browser preferences.
 
Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies. You can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or indicate when a cookie is being sent. I do not use cookies to gather personal information like a person's name or e-mail address. Any information gathered by the use of cookies is compiled on an aggregate, anonymous basis.
 
Security
I place a high priority on security. My computer system uses a combination of hardware and software designed to protect against unauthorized entry and loss, theft, or misuse of personal information. Although I will make every effort to protect personal information, no computer system is immune from hackers and others who might misuse information. I are not responsible for any breach of security that is beyond my reasonable control.
 
Registration Forms
Personal information gathered from registration forms (such as name, email or street address) is used to send information related to my products and services to consenting parties. When you indicate that you want to receive a product or service, or contact a person or organization, I share the data needed for you to receive what you have indicated.
 
Links to Other Sites
This Web site contains hyperlinks or "links" to other sites, and other sites may "link" to this site. Web sites linking to and from this site may have different privacy practices and policies from the ones described here. Visitors to my site should read the terms of use and privacy statements of other Web sites they visit. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this Web site.
 
Users should be aware that when you are on my site, you could be directed to other sites that are beyond my control. There are links to other sites from my pages that take you outside my service. These other sites may send their own cookies to users, collect data or solicit personal information.
 
Please keep in mind that whenever you give out personal information that information can be collected and used by people you don't know. I cannot guarantee the security of any information you disclose online and you do so at your own risk.
 
My policy does not extend to anything that is inherent in the operation of the Internet, and therefore beyond my control, and is not to be applied in any manner contrary to applicable law or governmental regulation.
 
How to Get in Touch with me about this Privacy Policy
It's important to me to hear what visitors have to say about my services, and my policies. If site visitors have any questions, concerns, or complaints about this Privacy Policy, or want to let me know what they think about any of my off-line and on-line products and services, they can email me or call me. Contact information is available on the Contact Page of this web site.
 
Changes to this Internet Privacy Policy
I may, from time to time, make changes to this policy. I recommend that visitors to this site re-visit this privacy policy on occasion to learn of new privacy practices and changes to my policy.
 
Your Acceptance of These Terms
By using this site, you signify your assent to my Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use my site. Your continued use of my site following the posting of changes to these terms will mean you accept those changes.