OK, now for the boring legal stuff! I recognize that your privacy is important. This document outlines the types of personal information I receive and collect when you use
, as well as some of the steps I take to safeguard information. I hope this will help you make an informed decision about sharing personal information with me.
, I strive to maintain the highest standards of decency, fairness and integrity in all its operations. Likewise, I'm dedicated to protecting my customers', consumers' and online visitors' privacy on this site. After all, that's exactly how I expect to be treated when I visit someone else's website!
collects personally identifiable information from the visitors to our website only on a voluntary basis. Personal information collected on a voluntary basis may include name, postal address, email address, company name and telephone number.
This information is only collected if you request information from me, participate in a contest or sweepstakes, sign up to receive my email newsletter, or request some other service or information. The information collected is internally reviewed, used to improve the content of the website, notify visitors of updates, send requested email newsletters, and respond to visitor inquiries.
Once information is reviewed, it's either discarded or stored in my files. If I make material changes in the collection of personally identifiable information I'll let you know by placing a notice on the site. Personal information received from any visitor will be used only for internal purposes and will not be sold or provided to third parties.
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies by modifying your Web Browser; however, if you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the site. I currently don't have many features of this kind on the site, but I may in the near future!
A web beacon is a transparent image file used to monitor your journey around a single website or collection of sites. They are also referred to as web bugs and are commonly used by sites that hire third-party services to monitor traffic. They may be used in association with cookies to understand how visitors interact with the pages and content on the pages of a web site.
Browsers can be set to accept or reject cookies or notify you when a cookie is being sent. Privacy software can be used to override web beacons. Taking either of these actions shouldn't cause a problem with my site, should you so choose.
Children's Online Privacy Protection Act
This website is directed to adults; it's not directed to children under the age of 13. I operate my site in compliance with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, and will not knowingly collect or use personal information from anyone under 13 years of age.
In some cases, this site may collect information about you that is not personally identifiable. I use this information, which does not identify individual users, to analyze trends, to administer the site, to track users' movements around the site and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole. The information collected is used solely for internal review in my never-ending quest to make this the best darned cartooning website in the universe, and not shared with other organizations for commercial purposes.
Release of Information
If (heaven forbid) CoolCartooning.Com is sold, the information I have obtained from you through your voluntary participation in my site may transfer to the new owner as a part of the sale in order that the service being provided to you may continue. In that event, you'll receive notice through the website of that change in control and practices, and I'll make reasonable efforts to ensure that the purchaser honors any opt-out requests you might make. I don't forsee myself selling anytime soon, but I just wanted to include this bit for your information, and to make all the legal folks happy!
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