LinkCounter.com has created this privacy statement in order to demonstrate
our firm commitment to privacy. The following discloses our information gathering
and dissemination practices for the website LinkCounter.com: |
Collection And Use
LinkCounter.com is the sole owner of the information collected
on the LinkCounter.com web site. LinkCounter.com collects information from our
users at several different points on our Web site.
order to use this Web site, a user must first complete the registration form.
During registration a user is required to give contact information (such as name
and email address). We use this information to contact the user about services
on our site for which he has expressed interest. It is optional for the user to
provide demographic information (such as income level and gender), and unique
identifiers (such as, username and password), but encouraged so we can provide
a more personalized experience on our site.
We request information
from the user on our order form. A user must provide contact information (such
as name, email, and shipping address) and financial information (such as credit
card number, expiration date). This information is used for billing purposes and
to fill customerís orders. If we have trouble processing an order, the information
is used to contact the user.
NOT sell, share, and/or give away ANY information provided us to anyone outside
of our organization. Any information collected is used strictly to conduct business
on the LinkCounter.com web site and to carry out use of our service. In the event
your personal information must be divulged, we will only do so as allowed by law.
We store information that we collect through cookies, log
files, clear gifs, and/or third parties to create a profile of our users. A profile
is stored information that we keep on individual users that details their viewing
preferences. Consequently, collected information is tied to the users personally
identifiable information to provide offers and improve the content of the site
for the user. This profile is used to tailor a userís visit to our Web site, and
to direct pertinent marketing promotions to them. We do not share your profile
with other third parties.
In order to use the LinkCounter.com
web site and service, you must have cookies enabled on your web browser. A cookie
is a piece of data stored on the userís computer tied to information about the
user. Usage of a cookie is in NO WAY linked to any personally identifiable information
while on our site. We use both session ID cookies and persistent cookies. For
the session ID cookie, once users close the browser, the cookie simply terminates.
A persistent cookie is a small text file stored on the userís hard drive for an
extended period of time. Persistent cookies can be removed by following Internet
browser help file directions.
Third Party Advertising
LinkCounter will make available to our members "SPECIAL OFFERS" provided by 3rd
parties. LinkCounter makes no claims to the validity of these offers no do we
control the privacy of these web sites. Although we go to great lengths to make
certain these offers adhere to our strict policies, we urge all members to check
Like most standard Web site servers we use log files. This
includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider
(ISP), referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, and number of clicks
to analyze trends, administer the site, track userís movement in the aggregate,
and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses, etc.
ARE NOT linked to personally identifiable information.
We send all new members a welcoming email to verify password and
username. Established members will occasionally receive information on products,
services, special deals, and a newsletter. Out of respect for the privacy of our
users we present the option to not receive these types of communications. Please
see the Choice and Opt-out sections.
If a user wishes
to subscribe to our newsletter, we ask for contact information such as name and
email address. Out of respect for our users privacy we provide a way to opt-out
of these communications. Please see the Choice and Opt-out sections.
On rare occasions it is necessary to send out a strictly
service related announcement. For instance, if our service is temporarily suspended
for maintenance we might send users an email. Generally, users may not opt-out
of these communications, though they can deactivate their account. However, these
communications are not promotional in nature.
communicate with users on a regular basis to provide requested services and in
regards to issues relating to their account we reply via email or phone, in accordance
with the users wishes.
Though we make every effort
to preserve user privacy, we may need to disclose personal information when required
by law wherein we have a good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply
with a current judicial proceeding, a court order or legal process served on our
Third Party Intermediaries
We use an outside credit card
processing company to bill users for goods and services. This company does not
retain, share, store or use personally identifiable information for any secondary
In the event LinkCounter.com or it's
parent Net3Media.com. goes through a business transition, such as a merger, being
acquired by another company, or selling a portion of its assets, usersí personal
information will, in most instances, be part of the assets transferred.
Our users are given the opportunity to Ďopt-outí of having
their information used for purposes not directly related to our site at the point
where we ask for information. For example, our order form has an Ďopt-outí mechanism
so users who buy a product from us, but donít want any marketing material, can
keep their email address off of our lists.
Users who no longer wish to
receive our newsletter and promotional communications may opt-out of receiving
these communications by replying to unsubscribe in the subject line in the email
or email us at LinkCounter
Links To Other Web Sites
This Web site contains links
to other sites. Please be aware that we, LinkCounter.com, are not responsible
for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware
when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every
Web site that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement
applies solely to information collected by this Web site.
Surveys & Contests
From time-to-time our site requests information from users via surveys or contests.
Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary and the user
therefore has a choice whether or not to disclose this information. The requested
information typically includes contact information (such as name and shipping
address), and demographic information (such as zip code). Contact information
will be used to notify the winners and award prizes. This information may also
be shared with the contest sponsor. Survey information will be used for purposes
of monitoring or improving the use and satisfaction of this site. Usersí personally
identifiable information is not shared with third parties unless we give prior
notice and choice. Though we may use an intermediary to conduct these surveys
or contests, they may not use usersí personally identifiable information for any
If a user elects to use our referral
service for informing a friend about our site, we ask them for the friendís name
and email address. LinkCounter.com will automatically send the friend a one-time
email inviting them to visit the site. LinkCounter.com stores this information
for the sole purpose of sending this one-time email and tracking the success of
our referral program. The friend may contact LinkCounter.com at [INSERT URL OR
EMAIL ADDRESS] to request the removal of this information from our database.
Chat Rooms, Message Boards, and Public Forums
Please keep in mind that whenever
you voluntarily disclose personal information online - for example on message
boards, through e-mail, or in chat areas - that information can be collected and
used by others. In short, by posting personal information online that is publicly
accessible, you may receive unsolicited messages from other parties in return.
This Web site takes every precaution to protect our usersí
information. When users submit sensitive information via the Web site, their information
is protected both online and off-line.
When our registration/order form
asks users to enter sensitive information (such as credit card number and/or social
security number), that information is encrypted and is protected with the best
encryption software in the industry - SSL. While on a secure page, such as our
order form, the lock icon on the bottom of Web browsers such as Netscape Navigator
and Microsoft Internet Explorer becomes locked, as opposed to un-locked, or open,
when users are just Ďsurfingí.
While we use SSL encryption to protect
sensitive information online, we also do everything in our power to protect user-information
off-line. All of our usersí information, not just the sensitive information mentioned
above, is restricted in our offices. Only employees who need the information to
perform a specific job (for example, our billing clerk or a customer service representative)
are granted access to personally identifiable information. Our employees must
use password-protected screen-savers when they leave their desk. When they return,
they must re-enter their password to re-gain access to user information. Furthermore,
ALL employees are kept up-to-date on our security and privacy practices. Every
[quarter], as well as any time new policies are added, our employees are notified
and/or reminded about the importance we place on privacy, and what they can do
to ensure our usersí information is protected. Finally, the servers that store
personally identifiable information are in a secure environment, behind a locked
cage, in a locked facility.
If users have any questions about the security
at our Web site, users can send an email to LinkCounter
Correcting/Updating/Deleting/Deactivating Personal Information
If a userís personally identifiable information changes (such as zip code, phone,
email or postal address), or if a user no longer desires our service, we provide
a way to correct, update or delete/deactivate usersí personally identifiable information.
This can usually be done in the LinkCounter.com Members Area.
to this privacy statement, the homepage, and other places we deem appropriate
so our users are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and
under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it.
contact us at:
112 Mountain View
Santa Rosa, CA 95407
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