What Information Do We Collect?
When you visit our website, we may collect two types of information: (1) website-use information collected on an aggregate basis as you and others browse our website; and, (2) if you provide it to us, personal information you knowingly choose to disclose that is collected on an individual basis.
Like other commercial websites, ours uses a technology called “cookies” (see explanation below) and web server logs to collect information about how our website is used. Information gathered through cookies and web server logs may include the date and time of visits to our website, the pages viewed at our website, and time spent on our website.
Personal Information You Choose to Provide
Registration information. You may provide personal information to sign up for our blog/newsletter.
Email information. If you choose to correspond with us through email, we may retain the content of your email messages together with your email address and our responses.
How Do We Use That Information?
We use personal information to offer and administer our services to our customers and prospective customers. We may also use the information we collect to notify you about important changes to our website, new services, and special offers we think you will find valuable. You may notify us at any time if you do not wish to receive these offers by emailing us at email@example.com.
What Are Cookies?
A cookie is a very small text document that often includes an anonymous unique identifier. When you visit a website, that website asks your computer for permission to store this file in a part of your hard drive specifically designated for cookies. Cookies allow a website to identify a user’s device whenever that user returns to the website and are commonly used to make websites work more efficiently and enrich the user experience, as well as to provide information to a website’s owner about how the website is used on an aggregate basis. Cookies are not used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you and can only be read by a web server in the website domain that issued the cookie to you
How Do We Use That “Cookie” Information?
As you use our website, the website uses its cookies to differentiate you from other users. Cookies, in conjunction with our web server’s log files, allow us to calculate the aggregate number of people visiting our website and which parts of the website are most popular. This helps us gather feedback in order to improve our website and better serve our customers. Cookies do not allow us to gather any personal information about you, and we do not generally store any personal information that you provided to us in your cookies.
Web Beacons or Clear GIFs
We also use a software technology known as a web beacon (aka clear GIFs) to collect information about your visit to our website. These are small images embedded in web content and HTML-formatted email messages and are ordinarily not visible to users. Like cookies, this technology enables us to track page visits and content accessed and viewed by users on our website. Also, when we send HTML-formatted emails to our users, this technology may be embedded in the emails. Using a web beacon allows us to determine whether emails have been opened or links were accessed, and identify aggregate trends, individual usage, and generate statistics about how our website and communications are used. This enables us to provide our users with more relevant content or additional information about our services.
Web beacons are often used in combination with cookies; however, unlike cookies, web beacons cannot be declined when delivered via a regular web page. But they can be refused when delivered via email. If you do not wish to receive this technology via email, configure your email software to disable HTML images or refuse HTML emails (selecting the option for text-only viewing). You may also notify us at any time if you do not wish to receive any emails by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sharing Information with Third Parties
We will never share, rent, lease, or sell your personal information (e.g., your email address, your name, or address) to any third party for their independent use or benefit.
What Is Our Tracking Policy?
We are required to disclose how we respond to web browser “do not track” signals or other similar mechanisms. These so-called do-not-track signals provide consumers the ability to exercise choice regarding the collection of personally identifiable information about such individual consumer’s online activities over time and across third-party websites or online services. We do not engage in tracking your personally identifiable information across third-party websites.
How Do We Protect Your Information?
How You Can Access and Correct Your Information. You may request access to all your personally identifiable information that we collect online and maintain in our database by emailing email@example.com.
We may disclose your personal information if required to do so by law or subpoena or if we believe that such action is necessary to (a) conform to the law or comply with legal process served on us or affiliated parties; (b) protect and defend our rights and property, our website, the users of our website, and/or our affiliated parties; (c) act under circumstances to protect the safety of users of our website, us, or third parties.
What About Other Websites Linked To Our Website?
We are not responsible for the practices employed by websites that link to our website nor the information or content contained therein. Your browsing and interaction on any other website, including websites which have a link to our website, are subject to that website’s own rules and policies. Please read the rules and policies for that specific third-party website.
What About Links from Us to Other Websites?
Throughout our website, we often link to third-party websites. Write On Target assumes no responsibility for the information practices and privacy policies of websites to which our website provides links. Often, links to other websites are provided solely as pointers to information on topics that may be useful to the users of our website. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our website and welcome any feedback about these third-party websites. Feedback can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. So please be aware, when you go to another website from ours, Write On Target’s privacy practices and policy no longer apply. You should review each third-party website’s privacy and security policies to determine such practices and whether you wish to disclose personally identifiable information on them.