Overall Privacy Statement
Author Dan Birlew and DanBirlew.com take your privacy seriously. 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 gathered, how the information is used, and how to correct or change it. These privacy practices apply to all pages at DanBirlew.com and all of its subdomain websites.
1. What information does DanBirlew.com collect?
We collect and keep personally identifiable information only when you provide it to us, such as when you subscribe for the DanBirlew.com Newsletter, or when a question or comment is submitted to the site via the Contact page or e-mail, or when you register to use any other service provided by this site. Once you submit your information to DanBirlew.com you are no longer anonymous to us.
The personally identifiable information recorded by the main administrator from user submissions is limited to:
- First and last name,
- Address, including street name and city,
- E-mail address,
- Your opinions concerning the website or works of Dan Birlew,
- Gaming systems you may own,
- IP Address of message origin.
2. What is the policy of DanBirlew.com regarding cookies?
Your Internet browser has a feature called cookies, which stores small amounts of data on your computer about your visit to our site. You do not need to have cookies enabled to visit this site, although active participation in certain areas of our sites 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 in the ways described below. By adjusting your settings on your browser, you may elect not to allow cookies to be collected.
This website uses standard internet traffic tracking technologies that allows the main administrator and host of this site to track general user-traffic patterns. We also automatically receive and record information from our servers and from your browser, including IP address, the time of your visit to pages on our site, and information about pages you visited. Unless you have registered for one of our services, the information we gather through the use of tracking technologies cannot be matched with any personally identifiable information about you. And in the case of one lazy strategy guide author, visitor IP information is rarely matched to subscriber data.
- Keeping count of return visits to our site or subdomain sites;
- Accumulating and reporting anonymous, aggregate (data collected in mass), statistical information on Web-site usage;
- Determining which features our overall user population likes best.
We do not allow other companies or parties to use tracking technology on your computer. We do not give any personally identifiable information to any outside party. At no time is your personal data stored on the host server of this web site. All information submitted to the web site via any of our customer interaction forms is transmitted immediately to the home computer of the main administrator. We follow this practice in order to prevent “spammers” from stealing our members’ information.
3. How does DanBirlew.com use the information?
We use the information we gather for two general purposes:
- Forum registration;
- Visitor counting and tracking.
4. Does DanBirlew.com share the information?
DanBirlew.com does not share the personal information provided by visitors with other visitors or outside companies unless in the event of a contest win. If you win a contest hosted by DanBirlew.com, we reserve the right to post your name on the website and the nature of the prize you have won. We do this for purely promotional purposes, in the nature of congratulating you in your happy moment. In other words, we will say “Jonathan D. has won a signed strategy guide”, etc. Your mailing address information will be provided to the United States Postal Service or United Parcel Service in order to send your prize to you. Nothing more about you will be revealed to any other outside party.
5. What are my options?
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 all of the content and use many of the services offered by our sites without registering. We give users the option to remove themselves from mailing lists at any time by following the instructions at the end of the confirmation e-mail received from us following any subscription or contact transaction.
6. How can I review and update my personally identifiable information?
You can review, correct, or change the information collected during registration via the Contact page. Select the “Website Question” category when filling out the form, and tell us your new data or request that we provide you with the data we have. 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 the same Contact form. We will completely remove your personal data from all of our systems and unsubscribe you from all newsletters at your request.