Privacy

“You already have zero privacy. Get over it!”
Scott McNealy, CEO Sun Microsystems, 1999

  This site aims to protect whatever privacy you have left on the internet. It collects, uses, and maintains limited information about visitors to this site as follows:

What information is collected? Information is collected from you when you fill out a  form, comment, or subscribe. As appropriate, you may be asked to enter your name,  email address, phone number, and physical address. Additionally, any other personally identifiable information you voluntarily provide in a comment, or when you complete and forward an email using the contact form, is collected and may be maintained. You may, however, visit the site anonymously.

How is your information used? Collected information may be used in the following ways: To personalize your experience, to respond to your individual requests, to deliver requested services, or to facilitate public discussion of issues.

Public disclosure of personally identifiable information: Personally identifiable information, including your name, email address, and other information you voluntarily disclose in a comment, may be publicly disclosed when you comment on a post. Should you require that any such information be redacted from a comment before it is publicly posted — you must make the request at the beginning of your comment in UPPER CASE LETTERS and identify the information you wish redacted. You may also request, in the same manner, that the comment not be posted. Failure to follow this exact procedure may result in the public disclosure of your personally identifiable information. Any information collected when you send an email from this site, including your name, email address, phone number, and physical address is never publicly disclosed except as may be required by law, or to protect the rights, property, or safety of others.

iStock_000016974184XSmallHow is your information protected? A variety of security measures are implemented to maintain the confidentiality and safety of your collected personal information. For added safety and privacy you my access this site through a secure server using TLS technology (HTTPS).

The site may use cookies. Pages on this site may use cookies. Cookies are small files that the site places on your hard drive for identification purposes and to track user traffic patterns. A cookie may contain a user identification, such as an IP address, to track the pages visited. However, the only personal information a cookie can contain is information you supply yourself. Cookies cannot read data on your hard drive. Cookies are used for site subscription, customization, and to determine the usefulness of information on the site. Your browser may allow you to refuse to accept cookies. If you choose not accept cookies, some pages on this site may not fully function and certain information on this site may be unavailable.

Your personal information is generally not disclosed to third parties. Your personally identifiable information is not sold, traded, or otherwise transferred to third parties. This does not include trusted third parties who assist in operating this website who also agree to keep your information confidential. Your information may be released when necessary or appropriate to comply with law, enforce site policies, or to protect the rights, property, or safety of others. Non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to third parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.

SmartVault®: If you access the site owner’s SmartVault through the secure connection from the Client Portal, SmartVault will collect your user ID, telephone number, password, computer name, IP address, date, time, and length of visit. Other information such as files viewed, downloaded, and printed may also collected and maintained by SmartVault and the owner of the site. The purpose is to provide services to Clients and to maintain the security of the site owner’s SmartVault account. See also SmartVault Privacy Policy.

Third party links: This site may link to third party sites that provide services or content. Third party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. No responsibility or liability is assumed for the policies, services, or content of these linked sites.

Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance: This site complies with the requirements of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act. No information is collected from anyone under 13 years of age. This website is directed to individuals who are at least 13 years old or older.

Online Privacy Policy Only: This online privacy policy applies only to information collected through this website and not to information collected by any third party site, offline, or online through any other source.

Terms and Conditions; Your Consent; Changes to Privacy Policy: Please read the Disclaimer which establishes other terms, conditions, and limitations of liability governing the use of this site. Your use of this site establishes your consent to these policies. Material changes to this privacy policy will be posted on this page. Effective April 8, 2016.

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