What is the purpose of
Specklog has created this privacy
policy in order to demonstrate our firm commitment
information gathering and dissemination practices
for this website – www.specklog.org
(the “Site”). By using this Site,
not use the Site.
What information do we collect from users and
how is it used?
Specklog is the sole owner of
the information collected on this Site. We will
not sell, share, or rent this information to
others in ways that are different from what
is disclosed in this policy.
Specklog collects information
from our users at several different points on
Before you can post content on the Site or participate
on the Site, we ask that you register with Specklog
and provide to us your Username, E-mail address,
Password, Password confirmation. We request
this information in order to verify compliance
with the Terms of Service and federal, state
and local laws and for identification purposes.
Surveys & Contests
From time-to-time, our Site requests information
from users via surveys or contests. Participation
in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary
and the user therefore has a choice whether
or not to disclose this information. Information
requested may include contact information (such
as name and shipping address), and demographic
information (such as zip code, age level). Contact
information will be used to notify the winners
and award prizes. Survey information will be
used for purposes of monitoring or improving
the use and satisfaction of this Site.
If you correspond with us via e-mail, we may
gather the information in a file specific to
URL and IP address
Like many other websites, Specklog collects
information about users' utilization and navigation
of our Site. This information helps us to design
our Site to better suit our users' needs. For
example, our Site will track the URL that you
visited before you came to our Site, the URL
to which you next go and your Internet Provider
(IP) address. We use your IP address to help
diagnose problems with our server and to administer
our Site. Your IP address also is used to help
identify you and to gather broad demographic
Cookies are pieces of information that a website
transfers to a user's hard drive for record-keeping
purposes while visiting a Site. Like most major
of our Site. Cookies make using the Internet
easier by, among other things, saving your passwords
and preferences for you. For example, a cookie
lets the Site remember that you've registered,
which allows us to speed up your future activities
at our Site, and which allows you to enter your
password/log in ID less frequently while visiting
content specific to your interests. Our cookies
do not contain any content specific information.
Our cookies do not contain any personally identifying
information although cookies may enable us to
relate your use of our Site to personally identifying
information that you previously submitted. For
example, it enables us to enhance personalization
on the Site, such as calling you by name when
you return to our Site. We will always given
the choice of opting out of receiving a cookie
by checking the appropriate box. However, if
you decide to opt out, your use of the Site
may be slowed because you will have to enter
your log in ID and password at every session.
We may use third-party advertising companies,
including Google AdSense, to serve ads when
you visit our website. These companies may use
information (not including your name, address,
email address, or telephone number) about your
visits to this and other websites in order to
provide advertisements about goods and services
of interest to you.
Google, as a third party ad vendor,
uses technology known as the DoubleClick
DART cookie to serve ads to you based on
their visit to your sites and other sites on
If you would like more information
about this practice and to know your choices
about not having this information used by these
companies, visit the
We only collect the Personally Identifiable
Information that you provide to us. While we
may gather market data from other resources,
the scope of our knowledge about Personally
Identifiable Information based upon your use
of our Site is entirely up to you. The information
you give us allows us to improve our marketing
and promotional efforts, to statistically analyze
Site usage, to improve our content and product
offerings and to customize our Site’s
content, layout and services. However, for these
purposes, we only use your personal information
on an aggregated basis without the use of any
information that personally identifies you.
To whom does Specklog disclose personal information?
As a general rule, Specklog
will not share, rent, sell or otherwise disclose
any of your personal data except when we have
your permission. However, Specklog may disclose
personal data in the following ways:
We may disclose your personal
data to our third party contractors who perform
services for Specklog in order to complete or
confirm your transaction. These contractors
are permitted to use the personal data only
for the purposes of such services.
We may gather aggregated data
about you and disclose the results of such aggregated
information to advertisers and for marketing
or promotional purposes. In these situations,
we do not disclose to these entities any information
that could be used to personally identify you.
Certain information, such as your password,
are not disclosed to marketing advertisers in
aggregate at all.
Specklog may disclose the information
obtained from you through this Site as part
of a merger, acquisition or other sale of its
assets or business.
Moreover, we may be legally obligated
to disclose information to the government or
to third parties under certain circumstances,
such as illegal activity on our Site. Specklog
reserves the right to release personally identifiable
information to law enforcement or other government
officials, as Specklog, in our sole and absolute
discretion, deems necessary or appropriate.
Please be aware that despite our
best intentions and the guidelines outlined
over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100%
does a customer ‘opt-out’ of Specklog
Our users are given the opportunity
to opt-out of receiving promotional E-mail at
the time of registration. Promotional E-mail
does not include E-mail necessary for our Site’s
services. We ask that a customer uncheck a box
to receive E-mail about special offers on the
registration form or at a later time, by contacting
us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What are the policies
of linked Sites and other third parties?
disclosure of information we collect from you.
You should be aware that when you are on the
Site, you can be directed to other Sites that
are beyond our control and Specklog is not responsible
for the privacy practices of third
parties or the content of linked Sites. We encourage
interacting with any website.
What security measures does the Site employ?
To help protect the privacy
of data you transmit through use of this Site,
Specklog uses industry-standard, secure server
software that encrypts the information you input
before it is sent to us and before we present
stored information to you. In addition, Specklog
uses standard industry practice to protect all
of the visitor data we collect against unauthorized
access. However, you should keep in mind that
this Site and our services are run on software,
hardware and networks, any component of which
may, from time to time, require maintenance
or experience problems or breaches of security
beyond our control. When users submit sensitive
information via the Site, your information is
protected both on-line and off-line.
How can you correct or update your personally
may view, correct or update your Personally
Identifiable Information in our database that
was provided by you by visiting the following
and clicking on Log in. For our records, we
may retain original and updated information
for reasons such as technical constraints, dispute
resolution, troubleshooting and agreement enforcement.
How will I know about changes in the Privacy
Policy?Specklog reserves the
to time. Please visit this page periodically
so that you will be apprised of any changes.
However, we will only use Personally Identifiable
that was in effect at the time the information
was collected. If at any point we should decide
to use that information differently, we will
notify users by way of E-mail so that users
can approve or disapprove of such use.
How to contact us?If you have
or the practices of this Site, you may request
more information by contacting us at email@example.com.
Effective Date: July 24th, 2009