Because the success of 25yearsofhits.com (the “Site”) is dependent on building and maintaining goodwill with our users, we are committed to implementing measures designed to respect and protect your privacy. Moreover, we see it as our responsibility to set an example, and to help establish standards for privacy on the Internet.
The Site gathers two types of information about users:
Non-personally identifiable information is information that does not identify a specific individual. When a visitor arrives at our site, we collect the IP address, operating system and browser software used. An IP address (which is not the same as an e-mail address) can tell us the user's internet service provider and, based on that, can suggest the geographic location of the connection. We also collect information about which pages they visit, the order in which they were visited, and which hyperlinks they "click".
For the same purposes, we use "cookies" -- small text files placed on your computer's hard drive -- to help track your usage of our Site, including what advertising you have seen. Cookies don't include personal information about you, but they are unique to each user, which lets the Site computers distinguish between visitors, and personalize your experience if you have previously provided information about yourself. Cookies are only read by the Site computer that placed them, and cannot execute any code or virus.
Most web browsers give you the ability to control whether, and to what extent, they will accept cookies. For more information on how to do this, please refer to your browser's documentation. (Note: if you disable or limit cookies, you may not be able to access certain parts of the Site). Non-personally identifiable information also includes personally identifiable information of many people that has been aggregated to arrive at a general statistic; an example might be the number of female users who visit a particular part of the 25yearsofhits.com site in a particular week.
Personally Identifiable Information is information that relates to an identified individual. Certain areas of the Site -- for example, when purchasing a product -- may require you to supply personally identifiable information. Such information might include your name, street address, email address, telephone number, and when applicable, credit card information.
The Site does not control the acts of its visitors. You should be aware that, if you disclose personally identifiable information on a bulletin board or in a chat room, guestbook, or other forum, others may collect that information and use it to send you unsolicited e-mail from outside the Site, or for other purposes. In the event that you encounter any Site user who is improperly collecting or using information about you or other users, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
We collect non-personally identifiable information and aggregate it, in order to analyze general trends and usage patterns. This information helps us determine how our site is being used, helps us identify popular areas, and helps determine the effectiveness of our promotional activities. All of this lets us build higher-quality, more useful services. We provide statistical information based on this data to advertisers, affiliates, and other current and potential business partners.
We can disclose your personally-identifiable information to third parties as follows:
Except as provided above, we will not release your credit card information to any third party unless necessary to complete a transaction between you and the third party.
The Site contains links to other Internet web sites, which may include co-branded or other affiliated sites. Unless otherwise explicitly stated, we are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such web sites, including such sites' use of any information.
Keep in mind that, while the Site encourages all third parties involved -- such as our affiliates and advertisers -- to adhere to our policies regarding our users' privacy and to otherwise handle personal information in a responsible manner, we cannot and do not assume any responsibility for any acts or omissions of third parties, including the manner in which they use information received either from the Site or independently. Nevertheless, in the event you encounter any third party associated with the Site (or who claims association with the Site) who you feel is improperly collecting or using information about you, please contact email@example.com and we will be happy to forward your message to the third party.
If you would like to have your personally identifiable information removed from the Site’s database, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will use reasonable efforts to comply with your request. Keep in mind, however, that there will be residual information that will remain within the Site’s databases, access logs, and other records, which may or may not contain such personally identifiable information. The residual information will not be used for commercial purposes; however, we reserve the right, from time to time, to re-contact former 25yearofhits.com users.