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Privacy Policy
« on: August 26, 2007, 07:15:29 pm »
Melinda's Backups™

Our Commitment To Privacy

The Policy is designed to assist you in making informed decisions when using the site and any products or services that might be offered. This statement will be continuously assessed against new technology, business practices and our members' needs.

What Information Do We Collect?

When you visit the Web site you may knowingly choose to disclose personal information that is collected on an individual basis. We also collect site use information on an aggregate basis developed as you and others browse our site.

Users divulge personal information to the Web site when registering for contests, membership and when purchasing merchandise or making donations/contributions. Melinda's Backups™/the Web site will retain a record of users and their information; however, we will never sell personal user information to third parties. Information database become property of Melinda's Backups™. The Web site retains the right to use collected information in the future for mailings, alerts and other contacts.

1. IP Addresses. This Web site logs the IP addresses of users visiting the Web site. If users act inappropriately, IP addresses may be used to identify and lock unwanted visitors. IP addresses will never be sold to third parties. The record of users' IP addresses becomes property of Melinda's Backups™.
2. Email Information. In addition, if you choose to correspond further with us through email, we may retain the content of your email messages together with your email address and our responses.

3. Web Site Use Information. Similar to other web sites, our site may utilize a standard technology called "cookies" and web server logs to collect information about how our Web site is used. Information gathered through cookies and web server logs may include the date and time of visits, the pages viewed, time spent at the Web site and the web sites visited just before and just after our Web site. This information is collected on an aggregate basis. None of this information is associated with you as an individual.

How Do We Use The Information That You Provide To Us?

Broadly speaking, we use personal information for the purposes of administering our activities, fulfilling our obligations to Members, providing Member service and making our Members and prospective Members aware of any products, services or projects we may offer. Membership lists, including name, and email addresses will be made available to Melinda Doolittle if ever requested, and no others. Occasionally, we may also use the information we collect to notify you about important changes to the Web site, new services and special projects/offers we think you will find valuable.

What Is A Cookie?

Cookies are a feature of web browser software that allows web servers to recognize the computer used to access a web site. Cookies are small pieces of data that are stored by a user's web browser on the user's hard drive. Cookies can remember what information a user accesses on one web page to simplify subsequent interactions with that web site by the same user or to use the information to streamline the user's transactions on related web pages. This makes it easier for a user to move from web page to web page and to complete commercial transactions over the internet. Cookies should make your online experience easier and more personalized.

How Do We Use Information We Collect From Cookies?
We use web site browser software tools such as cookies and web server logs to gather information about our web site users browsing activities, in order to constantly improve the Web site and better serve our customers and clients. This information assists us to design and arrange our web pages in the most user-friendly manner and to continually improve our web site to better meet the needs of our members and prospective members.

Cookies help us collect important business and technical statistics. The information in the cookies let us trace the paths followed by users to the Web site as they move from one page to another. Web server logs allow us to count how many people visit our Web site and evaluate our site's visitor capacity.

Sharing Information With Affiliates.

From time to time we may provide the opportunity for outside companies to advertise products or services we think would be of interest to members on the Web site. We will take measures to select product and service providers that are responsible and afford privacy protections to their customers. However, we cannot make any representations about the practices and policies of these companies. We will not share personally identifiable information with such outside companies.

Notice Of New Services And Changes.

Occasionally, we may use the information we collect to notify you about important changes to our site, new services or special offers we think you will find valuable.

How Do We Protect Your Information?

Information Security.

We utilize encryption/security software to safe guard the confidentiality of personal information we collect from unauthorized access or disclosure and accidental loss, alteration or destruction. [Periodically, our operations and business practices are reviewed for compliance with corporate policies and procedures governing the security, confidentiality and quality of our information.]

Do We Disclose Information To Outside Parties?
We may provide aggregate information about our members, web site traffic patterns and related web site information to an affiliate or reputable third parties, but this information will not include personally identifying data, except as otherwise provided in this Privacy Policy.

What About Legally Compelled Disclosure Of Information?

We may disclose information when we, in good faith, believe that the law requires it or for the protection of our legal rights.

What About Other Web Sites Linked To Our Web Site?

We are not responsible for the practices employed by web sites linked to or from the Web site nor the information or content contained therein. Often links to other web sites are provided solely as pointers to information on topics that may be useful to the user of our Web site.

Please remember that when you use a link to go from the Web site to another web site, our Privacy Policy is no longer in effect. Your browsing and interaction on any other web site, including web sites which have a link on our Web site, is subject to that web site's own rules and policies. Please read over those rules and policies before proceeding.

Your Consent.

By using our Web site you consent to our collection and use of your personal information as described in this Privacy Policy. If we change our privacy policies and procedures, we will post those changes on the Web site to keep you aware of what information we collect, how we use it and under what circumstances we may disclose it. We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone.
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