What Information is WebPaws.com gathering about its visitors and how is it being used?
Every computer connected to the Internet is provided with a domain name (e.g. google.com) and an IP Address (e.g., 126.96.36.199). When a visitor requests a page from within the www.webpaws.com website, our Web Servers automatically identify and log the HTTP request that is made to our Web Server. This information reveals nothing personal about you. In fact, very little information is automatically gathered and logged. This information may include:
* The IP address of the site that may have referred you to www.webpaws.com
* Your IP address
* Operating system that you may be using (e.g. Windows XP)
* Version and Make of Browser (e.g. Internet Explorer 6.0)
There is nothing special about the information described, and the practice of collecting this data has been generally standardized by virtually every Web Server on the Internet today.
There are two major purposes for this information. WebPaws.com has found it advantageous to observe visitor traffic in its aggregate, so that we can ensure maximum compatibility for the various Browsers and Operating Systems that visit our site. Also, generating greater amounts of visitor traffic, as any business should attest, is very desirable. By analyzing visitation patterns, and referring URLs, we can strategically increase our exposure on the Internet.
What about Cookies?
Cookies are files holding small pieces of data that are transferred to your computer's hard drive through your Web browser from our Web Server. A cookie cannot read data from your hard disk or read cookie files that may have been created from other sites. The WebPaws.com website may utilizes cookies as a means of providing personalization features to our visitors. For example, we may utilize cookies to remember settings (site theme colors, music preferences, what services may interest you, etc.) that you may have made at our website.
You can choose whether to accept cookies by changing the settings of your browser. Typically, by accessing the browser's help feature you can obtain information on how to prevent your browser from accepting all cookies or to notify you when a cookie is being sent. If you choose not to accept cookies, your experience at www.webpaws.com and other websites may be diminished and some features may not work as intended.
What other information does www.webpaws.com request?
We may also request your e-mail address, name, company, position, location, web address, services you may be interested in and your comments for the purposes of conducting a survey, or by your request to have someone contact you for additional information. We maintain a strict "No Spam" policy that means we do not intend to sell, rent, or otherwise give your e-mail address to a third-party, without your consent.
In addition, WebPaws.com will not send you e-mail that you have not agreed to receive. If you wish to have specific communications with a member of the WebPaws.com staff, you will be required to provide specific information that will be routed to the appropriate contact within WebPaws.com.
Will WebPaws.com disclose the information collected to Third Parties?
WebPaws.com will disclose your personal information or any of its log file information when required by law or in the good-faith belief that such actions are necessary to 1.) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with a legal process served on WebPaws.com 2.) Protect and defend the rights or property of WebPaws.com, or visitors of www.webpaws.com. 3.) Identify persons who may be violating the law, the legal notice, or the rights of third parties. 4.) Cooperate with the investigations of purported unlawful activities.
While no part of the www.webpaws.com Web site is targeted towards children, we are committed to comply with any applicable laws and/or requirements, such as the United States' Children's Online Privacy Protection Act. No information from anyone, including children is transferred to third parties. While no child should be making a submission to www.webpaws.com, if any are discovered the information will be deleted immediately.
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What is the DoubleClick DART cookie?
The DoubleClick DART cookie is used by Google in the ads served on the websites of its partners, such as websites displaying AdSense ads or participating in Google certified ad networks. When users visit a partner's website and either view or click on an ad, a cookie may be dropped on that end user's browser. The data gathered from these cookies will be used to help better serve and manage ads on the publisher's site(s) and across the web.
- Google's use of the DART cookie enables it and its partners to serve ads to your users based on their visit to your sites and/or other sites on the Internet.
We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our website. These companies may use information (not including your name, address, email address, or telephone number) about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, click here.
You can find additional information in Appendix A of the NAI Self-Regulatory principles for publishers (PDF). Please note that the NAI may change this sample language at any time.
This is not a contract.
Revision: Oct 1, 2009