2. INFORMATION COLLECTION AND USE PRACTICES
2.1. WHAT BASIC INFORMATION DOES THE COMPANY COLLECT? In operating the Site or otherwise offering the Service, the author may include registration, online surveys, and other online forms that ask users to provide their names, e-mail addresses, age group, birth date and other contact information, as well as the following categories of information: income range, country of residence, zip code, and gender.
2.2. WHAT ADDITIONAL INFORMATION DOES COMPANY COLLECT? (a) AUTOMATIC COLLECTION. The author is not exactly sure how or why, but the servers automatically recognize visitors’ domain names and IP addresses (the number assigned to computers on the Internet). No personal information about you is revealed in this process, and the author would not know how to access it if it was. The Site may also gather anonymous “traffic data” that does not personally identify you, but that may be helpful for marketing purposes (if the author is ever in a position to hire a marketing team) or for improving the services she may offer. (b) COOKIES. Mmmm. Cookies. From time to time, we may use the standard “cookies” feature of major browser applications that allows the storage of a small piece of data on your computer about your visit to our Web site. Again, the author has no idea how that works. The author does not set any personally identifiable information in cookies, or employ any data capture mechanisms other than delicious cookies. Cookies help us learn which areas of our site are useful and which areas need improvement, and taste great with milk. You can choose whether to accept cookies by changing the settings on your browser. However, if you choose to disable this function, your experience at our Web site may be diminished and some features may not work as they were intended. The author isn’t altogether sure that is correct.
The author believes, although she’s not 100% certain that the Site and the Service have security measures in place to prevent the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information obtained from you, but the author can make no assurances about the author’s ability to prevent any such loss, misuse, to you or to any third party arising out of any such loss, misuse, or alteration, because the author is clueless on how that would be done. .
4. WEBSITE AREAS BEYOND COMPANY’S CONTROL
4.1. PUBLIC FORUMS The Site may include interactive forums such as message boards and chat rooms… are chat rooms still a thing? Please remember that any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes public information and you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information.
4.2. THIRD PARTY WEBSITES The Site may contain links to other websites. If you choose to visit other websites, the author is not responsible for the privacy practices or content of those other websites, and it is your responsibility to review the privacy policies at those websites to confirm that you understand and agree with their policies. But you and I both know, you won’t do that.
5. CONTACT INFORMATION AND POLICY UPDATES
5.1. CONTACTING THE AUTHOR If you have any questions about this Policy, practices related to the Site or Service, or if you would like to have the author remove your information from the database please contact her at the following: [email protected] and she will do so, as soon as she figures out how that is done.