We do suggest that everyone knows what a cookie actually is because there are quite a few ethical reasons to use them (All of ours certainly are.) The extent by which cookies are utilized on our site is for analytics which we do not share with anyone unless legally forced, and we will inform you unless legally prohibited.
We use analytics to determine what our readers enjoy the most in terms of content, and what products and services amongst our affiliates you like. Anything outside of that is nobodies business, and quite honestly we don’t care to know.
to track the activity of our visitors. We also use Google Analytics which unfortunately is providing them some access to your information as a result. So despite our high standards of protecting your data from government intrusion, if you’re logged into Google they can track you!
We currently do not give login access to individuals outside of our company, however, we intend to do so at some point. Naturally, due to requiring a session to be stored to maintain a users login, we will keep session cookies for logged in users. Our session cookies are intended for the benefit of logged in users, and for a duration of 24 hours.
None the less, because we are not in favor of government intrusion, no session information will be given unless legal recourse forces us to do so.
We advise our visitors and openly welcome DNS and IPs from VPNs (Virtual Private Networks) and Tor.
What We Collect:
In various places on the Site, we collect personally identifiable information, such as your name, postal address, telephone number, e-mail address, information you provide as part of your user profile or other information that can be used to identify you or contact you (“PII”). For example, we collect this information when you register for membership, sign up for an e-mail newsletter and when you request technical support. From time to time in the future, we may offer additional features, services and promotional opportunities that would require you to submit additional PII to participate.
We also collect “Anonymous Information” such as your IP address, the type of browser you use, the pages on the Site that you visit.
We do not intend that children will use our sites. We do not solicit or knowingly collect information from children under 13 years old, nor will we knowingly accept registration from them.
How We Use The Information we collect:
We use PII that you provide us to process registration information for membership purposes and to provide e-mail updates.
We use information that is not personally identifiable to determine how people use our web site and its services. Analyzing this data also allows us to improve the offerings on and performance of the Site.
How we share information:
We will never sell, rent or loan your PII without you expressed written consent. We sometimes use third parties to help with some of the services available through the Site, such as third-party software and service vendors, partners and consultants. When we supply PII to these third parties, we require them to use it only for the function they are helping us with.
We aggregate the Anonymous Information that we collect and may exchange it with others who are interested in our services.
We will disclose PII as required by law, or if in our judgment it is necessary to protect our company or our users from loss or liability. If we merge with or are acquired by another company, the resulting combined company will use the information you have provided as described in this policy. If we cease operation, your information may be transferred to and used by another company that offers similar or related products or services. While we cannot predict a great deal about such an unlikely event, we would hope this could provide you continuity of service.
What choices you have:
When you register for membership at the Site, you agree to receive e-mail updates related to the Site. Moreover, we reserve the right to communicate with you on matters we consider especially important. If you do not agree to receive such periodic communications from EM Services, then you may not register with the Site.
Since Anonymous Information is not identifiable as originating with you, it cannot be reviewed or changed by you.
We may change this policy from time to time. While we will usually indicate major changes by notice on our site, please check here from time to time to see if there is a revised policy posted.
If you register to use our bulletin boards or user forums, please remember that anything you post is publicly available. Your profile will also be available to other users of such services.
We keep PII you provide on servers that are protected by firewalls and other technological means against intrusion or unauthorized access. They are located in a physically secure facility, and only our employees and agents with a need to know the information are given access.
While no amount of security can give a perfect guarantee, you can have a high degree of confidence that the personally identifiable information you give us is protected from unauthorized access and use.
We rely on you to select passwords that cannot be guessed easily and to safeguard those passwords from disclosure. Please contact us if you have any information regarding unauthorized use of the Site.