- StargazerRock.com Privacy Statement
- Amazon Associate Program
- Gathering of Information
- Use of Information
- Control of Your Information
- Sharing of Information
- Privacy of Children
- How to Contact Me
StargazerRock.com Privacy Statement
If you have an unresolved privacy or data use concern, feel free to Contact Me.
Be aware that sponsors, advertisers, partners, or affiliates with co-branded modules or sections appearing on my website, may collect personally identifiable information about you while you are on my website. The information practices of those parties are not covered by this privacy statement. I encourage you to be aware when you leave my website and to read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies only to information I collect.
You should also be aware that, when you voluntarily disclose personal information in a comment, that information may be collected by others and may result in unsolicited messages from others. I am not responsible for the personally identifiable information you choose to submit on my website. To request removal of your personal information from my website, contact me. Note that I can only remove data appearing on my website.
Amazon Associate Program
I’m a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for me to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
Note that purchases are at no additional costs whether you follow a link from my website or go directly on Amazon.com.
Gathering of Information
I do not collect personally identifying information about you except when you knowingly provide such. For example, I ask for your e-mail address when commenting on an article, although I do not display that e-mail address in that specific case, it will be available to me in my website database.
Analytics providers and advertisers who serve advertisements on my website, may save their own unique cookies in your browser.
Most browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually change your browser settings to display a warning before accepting a cookie, choose to accept cookies only from certain websites or to refuse all cookies. However, if you choose to disable the receipt of cookies from my website, you may not be able to use certain features of the site.
I use Google Analytics to collect information for tracking and statistics purposes. This data is collected in the aggregate, but may include or be associated with other non personally identifiable information or personally identifiable information that users have voluntarily submitted.
My website logs information including your IP address, browser type and the current URL you requested. This information is always provided by each and every user’s browser. These log files are stored in a secure location. This information is automatically logged by most websites.
Use of Information
My primary goal in collecting your information is to enhance your experience.
To Target Content and Advertising
To develop and provide content and advertising to you that is targeted to your interests, I use the analytics collected by the systems described above to determine which areas of my website you prefer based upon the frequency of your visits and engagement with those areas. I may make reasonable assumptions based on your browser provided data to target relevant content and advertising to you on my website. I may also make reasonable geographic and demographic assumptions based on your presented IP address to target relevant content and advertising.
I retain this information for at least 90 days. There is no upper limit. I retains and use this information as necessary to comply with my legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce agreements.
To Provide Interactive Communications From My Website
To enhance your experience I may provide you with interactive communications, such as notifications of activity by topic or contributor to the e-mail address that you provide. Such interactive communications are provided only to those users who have expressly provided me with their permission to receive them as part of their user profile.
From time to time I may provide e-mails highlighting new features, promotions or contests on my website to those users who have expressly provided me with their permission to send such communications as part of their user profile.
To Provide Communications From Third Parties
I respect your privacy and I do not disclose or distribute my user list to any third party, nor shall I permit anyone else to do so.
Control of Your Information
Upon request I will provide you with information about whether I hold any of your personal information. Registered users may change the information stored in their member profile such as image, name, password, location, country and the topics and contributors they are following. You may elect to stop receiving marketing material from me by following instructions at the end of any such e-mail received.
Sharing of Information
When you are on an area of my website and are asked for personal information, you are sharing that information with me as well as some business partners and vendors providing hosting and other services.
I use third parties to provide credit card processing, e-mail service providers and hosting services on my website. When you sign up for such services, you must enter your personal information with that third party to receive their service.
In The Event of Sale or Bankruptcy
The ownership of my website may change at some point in the future. Should that occur, I want the new site owner to be able to maintain a relationship with you. However, in the event of a sale, merger, public offering, bankruptcy or other change in control of my website your information will be transferred to the new owner, a person or a business entity. I will do my best to give you the option to opt out before the transfer occurs in order for your information to not be transferred to the new owner.
As Required By Law
I may disclose your personal information if required to do so by law such as to comply with a subpoena or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to conform to the edicts of the law, protect your safety or the safety of others, investigate fraud or comply with a judicial proceeding, court order or legal process served on me or to protect and defend my rights or property.
Your information is stored on my servers located in the United States. I use industry standard procedural and technical safeguards to protect your personal information against loss or theft as well as unauthorized access and disclosure to protect your privacy. I treat data as an asset that must be protected against loss and unauthorized access. I employ many different security techniques to protect such data from unauthorized access. However, “perfect security” does not exist on the Internet.
Privacy of Children
Kids under 13: Do not send any information about yourself to me¿including information such as your name, address, or e-mail address. I do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under 13. In the event that I learn I collected any personal information from a child under the age of 13, I will delete that information from my database as quickly as possible.
How to Contact Me