(Privacy Matters! member since October 21, 1998.)
people you've never met want information about you, a natural
reaction is to take a step back and wonder how that information might be
The more "powerful" the information is -- in other words, the
more ways in which it can be used or potentially
abused -- the more cautious you will be when asked to provide
it. If it's just your name, you probably won't care. But if it's your
e-mail address, you may be less inclined to provide it. And if it's
your credit card information, you may not want to provide it at all,
especially if it's not in a way that you are familiar with.
As a Privacy Matters!TM
member site, we fully recognize and understand your concern, and how it
relates to our site. If you use all of the features of our site, you
may eventually be asked to share personal information with us, which might
make you feel uncomfortable since you would be sharing that information
via the World-Wide Web. For this reason, we pledge to abide by the
Privacy Matters! Customer Privacy Protection
Pledge, which states:
- We will not attempt to collect information specific to you without
your knowledge. We may analyze the anonymous, aggregate information
generated by your visit, such as server logs, to determine visitor
traffic patterns, but this information will not be tied to you directly.
- When requesting information, the reason for doing so will either
be obvious (e.g., a shipping address for an order you are placing)
or will be stated explicitly within one click from the page
location where the information is requested, in such a way that
you may read the explanation before providing the
- We will not request user-specific information from our site
visitors who, by the nature of the content of our site, are
expected to be under the age of 18, unless we can positively
confirm that the under-age user's parent(s) or legal guardian(s)
have given explicit consent for the provision of such information.
Statements by the under-age user regarding the consent of his
or her parent(s) or legal guardian(s) will not be taken as proof
that such consent has been given.
- Personal information that you share with us will not be
redistributed to any third party (via sale, rental, gift, or
other sharing or transfer) without your explicit, verified
permission in advance. This means you don't need to "opt out"
of having your information redistributed -- we assume that is
what you want unless you specifically tell us otherwise. Of
course, if we are presented with a legal court order requiring the
transfer of your information for law enforcement purposes,
we may have no choice but to comply with that order.
- (For commercial sites) We will not use information
that you provide for future off-site electronic marketing efforts
unless you specifically request that we do so. For example,
if you place an order and provide your e-mail address in
the process, you will not need to "opt out" from
our mailing list(s). Furthermore, all requests to "opt in" to
our mailing list(s) will be verified prior to sending you
any electronic marketing material. Such verification will be
done by requiring that you respond to an e-mail sent to your
address prior to your receipt of marketing material, so that
you need not do anything at all if you do not wish to be added
to the mailing list(s).
- If we use HTTP cookies, or if we display banners that are
served from another site that uses HTTP cookies, we will
explain why the cookies are being used. This explanation
will be placed in a clear, obvious location and will be
written to be easily understood. For cookies that are
not generated on our site, our explanation will depend
largely on the explanation provided by the other site(s).
(The advertising-supported version of the Privacy Matters! pledge may include ad banners that employ cookies from the banner provider.)
- We will use all available resources to protect your personal
information from unauthorized disclosure, both during
transfer between your computer and our server and while
the information is in storage under our control.
- We will submit to regular peer review by other
you feel we are violating our pledge, you are asked to report
it to the Privacy Matters! administrators
(UniNova Services Corp.),
referring to Member # 1000470.
We hope this assurance will help you feel more
comfortable using our online resources! If you have
any questions about the handling of your information, you are urged to
contact us promptly.
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statements (which I did). Originally, Privacy Matters! was sponsored by
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