Melinda’s Backups™

Our Commitment To Privacy

This Policy is designed to assist you in making informed decisions when using the site, or when purchasing products or services offered on the site. This Policy will be reviewed from time to time, as new technology, business practices, and our members' needs change.

What Information Do We Collect And How Is It Used?

When you visit the Melinda's Backups™ Web site (“site”) you may choose to disclose personal information when you register for membership, enter a contest, purchase merchandise and services, or make a donation. This information is collected on an individual basis. The site retains a record of this personal information. However, it will never sell or disclose this information to anyone. You should know, however, that this information becomes the property of the site, and the site retains the right to use this collected information to notify you about important changes to the site, new services, and special projects/offers it thinks you will find valuable.

The site also collect “site-use” information on an aggregate basis. This information is collected as you, and others, browse the site, but is not personal. This information assists the site in designing and arranging its pages in the most user-friendly manner. It also allows the site to continually improve its content to better meet the needs of its members and prospective members.

  1. IP Addresses. This site logs the IP addresses of users visiting the site. If a user subsequently begins to act inappropriately, the IP address may be used to identify and block unwanted visitors. IP addresses will never be sold to third parties.
  2. Email Information. In addition, you may correspond with the site through email. The site may retain the content of your email messages, your email address, and any responses.
  3. Web Site Use Information. Similar to other web sites, this site may utilize two standard technologies, called “cookies” and “web server logs,” to collect information about how the site is being used. This information may include the date and time of visits, the pages viewed, the time spent on the site, and the web site, if any, visited immediately before and after visiting this site. This information is collected on an aggregate basis. None of this information is associated with you as an individual.

What Is A Cookie?

Cookies are a feature of web browser software that allows web servers to recognize the computer that is 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.

Sharing Information With Affiliates.

From time to time, the site may give an outside company the opportunity to advertise a product or service to its members. The site selects these product and service providers with care, but cannot make any representations about the practices and policies of these companies. To facilitate this exchange, aggregate information about site traffic patterns and related data may be disclosed. In no event, will the site share your personal information with these companies.

How Do We Protect Your Information?

We utilize encryption/security software to safe guard the confidentiality of personal information. This helps the site protect against unauthorized access or disclosure, and accidental loss, alteration, or destruction.

What About Legally Compelled Disclosure Of Information?

We will disclose information to legal and judicial authorities, when compelled to do so.

What About Other Web Sites Linked To This Site?

We are not responsible for the information, content, or practices employed by other web sites that are linked to this site. Links to other sites are provided solely as pointers to information on topics that may be of interest to you. Please remember that when you use a link to go from this site to another site, this Privacy Policy will no longer be in effect. When you interact with another site, including sites which are linked to this site, you are subject to that web site's own rules and policies.

Your Consent.

By using this site, you consent to its collection and use of your personal information as described in this Privacy Policy. If these policies and procedures are changed, the site will post those changes to keep you aware of what information it collects, how it uses the information, and under what circumstances may it be disclosed. We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone.

Updated: 10/2009

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