Computer Erie Bay Users Group (CEBUG) provides a rich, interactive experience that combines original, independent and user-generated content. Our company is based entirely within the USA, although we have an International presences. This Statement of Privacy applies to the U.S. operations of all brands and services within the CEBUG family. By using the CEBUG website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.
We take your privacy seriously. Protecting personal information in an accurate, confidential, secure and private fashion is fundamental to the way we do business both on or off the Internet. Because we gather certain types of information about our users, we want to help you understand the terms and conditions surrounding the collection and use of that information. This privacy statement discloses the types of information we gather, how we use it, and how to correct or change it. These privacy practices apply to the Web site that you were viewing when you clicked through to this policy, which is operated directly by us.
Our primary goal in collecting personal information is to provide you with the best and most useful content and services. Several of the services and features that we offer on our sites require you to provide us with information as a condition of usage. These include access to password protected areas, the ability to post opinions or other content, e-mail newsletters, and participation in message boards.
We collect personally identifiable information, such as your name, email address, postal address, phone number, mobile number and credit card information when you provide it to us. From time to time, we may also collect other sensitive information such as your job title, gender, username and password. We may also receive information about you from other sources and add it to the information you provided to us.
Once you register within CEBUG's site, you are no longer anonymous to us.
Every Internet browser can store small amounts of data on the device in use when visiting our site; these are known as cookies. Although cookies need not be enabled to visit most of our site, active participation within certain areas may require cookies. Cookies alone tell us nothing about who you are unless you specifically give us personally identifiable information, in which case we use the information to enhance your services in the ways described below. Adjusting the settings within the browser in use will block cookies generated by our site to be made or collected.
We also use technologies, including electronic images known as Web Bugs - sometimes called transparent GIFs, clear GIFs, or beacons - that allow us to track general user-traffic patterns. Generalized information is also automatically receive and recorded by our servers about your browser type, IP address, time of visit to pages on our site, and information about pages visited. Unless registered, the information we gather through the use of tracking technologies cannot be matched with any personally identifiable information.
Other companies presenting advertisements through our sites and, sometimes, in our newsletters other tracking technology are used. However, no personally identifiable information is revealed to us or them as part of this relationship. Only if you visit the web site of these companies and provide them with personally identifiable information about yourself would those tracking technologies tell advertisers anything about who you are. Advertisers' use of tracking technology is subject to their own privacy policies.
We use the information we gather for the following general purposes:
We will make your personally identifiable information available to other companies or people when:
We aggregate personally identifiable information and disclose such information in a non-personally identifiable manner to advertisers and other third parties for marketing, promotional, and other purposes. We do not disclose to these entities any information that could be used to identify you personally.
We are always seeking to improve our network of sites and our business. In accomplishing these objectives, we may buy or sell a company, or one or more of the companies in our family may merge with or be acquired by another company. If we sell a business, we may transfer some or all of your information as a part of the sale in order that the service being provided to you may continue or for other business purposes.
Users who would rather not provide any of the user data requested by our registration process do not need to register with us. You can still view much of the content and use many of the services offered by our sites without registering.
We also give users the following options:
You can review, correct, or change the information collected during registration for any of our sites. This may be done by clicking on the My Account link shown while logged in and clicking on the various tabs showing this data. Users may change information at any time and as often as necessary. Users who are experiencing problems with our services or who have questions about how our services work can contact us using this form.
Any modifications to our privacy practices will be reflected first within this page, and the Announcement area of this site. If there is a material change in our privacy practices, we will indicate on our sites that our privacy practices have changed and provide a link to the new privacy statement. If we are going to be using the information collected from users in a manner materially different from that stated at the time of collection, we will send affected users written notice of the change by e-mail.
None of the sites within our network is directed to children under the age of 13. We operate our network of sites in compliance with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act and do not permit registration by, and will not knowingly collect or use personally identifiable information from, anyone under 13 years of age. This requirement is clearly posted during the registration process.
Questions regarding this privacy statement or any other aspects of our network of Web sites should be sent to our offices at 1406 Dixon Drive, Sandusky, OH 44870, Attention: Legal Department. We read every message submitted and try to reply promptly to every one. We may also file your comments to improve the site, or review and discard the information.
Effective date: September 13, 2009