July 13, 2015 - Reformatted for new site style
Our Commitment To Privacy
At Design4Effect we recognize the legitimate concern web users have over personal privacy. This document provides full disclosure of our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used. For easy access, a link to this document is placed in the footer of all pages.
The Information We Collect
All connections to our web site are logged. These log entries contain a combination of information sent by your ISP, your browser, and the site from which you came (if you clicked a link to get here). Information received may include:
- Your IP Address (identifies the region you are communicating from)
- The name of the page being requested
- The type of computer and operating system you are using
- The brand and version of browser you are using
- The address of the page from which you linked
- A Cookie identifying you as a previous visitor (see below)
This information is relatively harmless since it does not uniquely identify you personally. It's main use is in generating Web Analytics including the number of visitors to the site, regions the visitors are connecting from, pages being accessed, and the time and date of the request. Other uses include diagnostics in case of server failure, tracking in case of server abuse, and browser detection for delivering browser specific content.
These log files are used to analyze statistics of visitors in general and in particular the number of visitors each month, from where they came, and what was of most interest. They are also used to identify connections in case of abuse.
Cookies are short text files (up to 2048 characters in length) that a web site might send to your browser before sending the web page you requested. These text files contain lines of the form:
variable="value". Your browser stores the cookie in a temporary file and sends it back to the web site before every subsequent page request.
In the anonymous case—our site can remember you have successfully solved a captcha and won't keep quizzing you every time you submit information.
In the user case, Design4Effect can automatically log you in and set your preferences according to the preferences in your personal profile.
Before leaving comments or posting information on Design4Effect you will need to register and will have to pass a Turing Test to verify you are a human and not a bot. In order to register, you must choose a username and supply an eMail address where you can be contacted.
After registering, an eMail will be sent to the address given welcoming you and providing a link with a temporary password in order to gain access. In order to confirm that you are a real person that can be contacted at that address you must reply to the eMail within 24Hours.
Once logged in you will have access to a Personal Profile page where you can change or add additional information about yourself including your real name, a photo that can appear along-side of your posts, and even a personal signature to be displayed at the bottom of your posts.
Additional information is optional and you can add, delete, or change it at any time. Your profile contains any and all personal information related to your online activity with Design4Effect. This information will never be sold, given, traded, or otherwise disclosed to anyone unless requested by you or ordered by a court of law.
The Way We Use Information
The anonymous information given when connecting to Design4Effect is used only for Web Analytics to measure numbers and locations of visitors.
The eMail address given to us when registering is used to confirm the request. It is also used to send any system notification messages that involve you as a user (ie. reply notifications) or to allow other users to send you private messages. Your eMail address is never disclosed to other users and all eMail activity is controllable through your personal profile page.
Any other information provided is used for the sole purpose of providing a better browsing experience while visiting Design4Effect.
Our Commitment To Data Security
To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, Design4Effect has put into place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.
Our Commitment To Children's Privacy
Protecting the privacy of the very young is especially important. For that reason, we never collect or maintain information at our website from those we actually know are under 13, and no part of our website is structured to attract anyone under 13.
How You Can Access Or Correct Your Information
No personal information is ever collected or retained regarding anonymous users. Registered users can access their personal profile at any time where they can add, change, or delete any information they wish.
In order to safeguard your personal information you must first login with your username and password before gaining access to it. We use this procedure to better safeguard your information.
Membership Has It's Privileges
The purpose of this web site is to provide an information service for it's users. There are no fees for the use of this site and everyone is welcome. Given however, that there is a percentage (albeit small) of users on the internet who's sole purpose is to disrupt the quality of service for others, we have taken measures to protect ourselves against such users.
Certain portions of our web site are designated Members Only. There are no fees or obligations to become a member, just that you identify yourself by providing some very basic name and contact information. For us, this indicates that you are a person willing to held accountable for your actions on this web site and for that, you are granted regular user privileges on the site.
We cannot and do not accept any responsibility for the security and privacy policies of any external web sites linked to through this site. Our policy only applies to the content and operations of Design4Effect.com.
How To Contact Us
Visit our Contact Us page for a complete listing of contacts.
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