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PRIVACY POLICY

What is the purpose of this Privacy Policy?

Specklog has created this privacy policy in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to privacy. This Privacy Policy discloses Specklog’s information gathering and dissemination practices for this website – www.specklog.org (the “Site”). By using this Site, you agree to this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to this Privacy Policy, please do 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 our Site.


Registration
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.


Correspondence

If you correspond with us via e-mail, we may gather the information in a file specific to you.


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 information.


Cookies
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 websites, Specklog uses cookies on certain pages 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 our Site. We may also use cookies to deliver 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.


Google Adsense
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 cookies to serve ads on our site. Google uses technology known as the DoubleClick DART cookie to serve ads to you based on their visit to your sites and other sites on the Internet.

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 Google ad and content network privacy policy.


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 in this privacy policy, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure.

How does a customer ‘opt-out’ of Specklog promotional E-mail?
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 info@ispecklog.com.

What are the policies of linked Sites and other third parties?
This privacy policy only addresses the use and 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 you to read the posted privacy policy whenever 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 identifiable information?
You may view, correct or update your Personally Identifiable Information in our database that was provided by you by visiting the following URL: info@specklog.org 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 right to update this privacy policy from time to time. Please visit this page periodically so that you will be apprised of any changes. However, we will only use Personally Identifiable Information in accordance with the Privacy Policy 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 any general questions about this privacy policy or the practices of this Site, you may request more information by contacting us at info@specklog.org.


Effective Date: July 24th, 2009

 
 
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