The Type of Information the Website Collects
The Website generally requests an e-mail address and personally identifying information, such as your actual name. It is with your specific knowledge and consent. For instance, if the Website began to offer sweepstakes, and you wish to participate, Service Provider may require personally identifiable information to contact you in case you win. Optional information such as your age or gender may also be requested for “Work with Me.”
My servers may also automatically collect information about your computer when you visit the Website, including without limitation the type of browser software you use, the operating system you are running, the website that referred you, and your Internet Protocol (“IP”) address. Your IP address is usually associated with the place from which you enter the Internet, like your Internet Service Provider, your company or your university.
How the Website Uses Information Provided by You
Service Provider uses your user name and email address to send you news, articles, happenings, blog posts, “Work with Me” offerings. When you provide personally identifiable information, it will be used to provide you with the service you have requested. I may also use the information to communicate with you about new features, products or services, and/or to improve the services that I offer by tailoring them to your needs.
I also allow access to our database by third parties that provide us with services, such as technical maintenance or forums software, but only for the purpose of and to the extent necessary to provide those services. There are also times when you provide information about yourself to me in areas of the site that may be managed or participated in by third parties. In such cases, the information may be used by me and by such third party(ies), each pursuant to its own policies. I may also provide your information to my advertisers, so that they can serve ads to you that meet your needs or match your interests. While Service Provider will seek to require such third parties to follow appropriate privacy policies and will not authorize them to use this information except for the express purpose for which it is provided, Service Provider does not bear any responsibility for any actions or policies of third parties. There may also be occasion when we are legally required to provide access to our database in order to cooperate with police investigations or other legal proceedings. In those instances, the information is provided only for that purpose.
In addition, we reserve the right to use the information we collect about your computer, which may at times be able to identify you, for any lawful business purpose, including without limitation to help diagnose problems with my servers, to gather broad demographic information, and to otherwise administer my Website.
Some of my advertisers occasionally serve you cookies as well. I do not have control over cookies placed by advertisers.
If you do not want the benefits of these advertising cookies, you may be able to opt out by visiting http://www.networkadvertising.org/optout_nonppii.asp.
Kids and Parents
This Website is not intended for use by children, especially those under age 13. No one under age 13 is allowed to provide any personal information. Minors between the ages of 13 and 17 must get the permission of their parent(s) or legal guardian(s) before establishing contact or communicating.
If your children disclose information about themselves in publicly accessible areas of the Website, they may get unsolicited messages from other parties. Accordingly, you should tell them not to do so.