Kickstartnews.com and Kickstartnews
Inc. is a leading publisher of computer
software, hardware and book reviews and information.
More information about kickstartnews.com may be obtained
or by writing to firstname.lastname@example.org.
takes your privacy seriously. Because we gather certain
of information about our users we want to help you understand
the terms and conditions surrounding the collection and
of that information. This privacy statement discloses the
types of information we gather, how we use it, and how
correct or change it. These privacy practices apply to the
Web site that you were viewing when you clicked through
this policy. The web site is owned and managed by kickstartnews.com
but hosted by an independent company with no affiliation
What personally identifiable information does Kickstartnews.com
primary goal in collecting personal information is to provide
you with the best and most useful content and services.
Kickstartnews.com derives its revenue from advertising, content
sales and technical consulting, collecting information
essential to keeping our services affordable to users.
collects personally identifiable information when you provide
it to us, such as when you register or subscribe, when
use certain services, and when you visit Kickstartnews.com'
pages and read reviews and articles. Several of the services
that we offer on our sites, technical support and products
for sale, may require registration as a condition of use.
Once you register with one of our Kickstartnews.com sites
you are no longer anonymous to us. Kickstartnews.com may
receive information about you from other sources and add
it to the information you provided to us.
What anonymous information does Kickstartnews.com collect?
Your Internet browser has a feature called "cookies".
These small text files store small amounts of data on your
computer about your visit to any of our pages and sites.
However, cookies tell us nothing about who you are unless
give us personally identifiable information. You do not need
to have cookies turned on to visit most Kickstartnews.com
pages and sites, although active participation in certain
areas of our pages and sites may require cookies. In addition,
you may elect not to allow cookies to be collected by selecting
certain options on your browser.
We do not use electronic images known as Web Bugs - sometimes
called transparent GIFs, clear GIFs, or beacons - which allow
tracking of general user traffic patterns. If the Web Bug
will be amended appropriately. kickstartnews.com automatically
receives and records information from our servers and from
your browser, including your IP address, the time, and information
about the page you requested.
tracking technologies in a variety of ways, including:
count of return visits to our site or our advertisers' or
* Accumulating and reporting anonymous, aggregate (data collected
in mass), statistical information on Web site and advertisement
* Determining which features users like best
* Saving your password so you don't have to re-enter it each
time you visit our sites
* Third-party advertisement servers
* Some of our advertisers use third-party companies to serve
their advertisements on our sites and, in some cases, in our
HTML-formatted newsletters. Often, these third-party advertising
companies employ cookie and Web Bug technologies to measure
advertisement effectiveness. We do not give any personally
identifiable information to them as part of this relationship.
Use of their tracking technology is subject to their own privacy
policies. If you would like more information about the privacy
policies of the third-party advertising providers including
information on how to opt out of their tracking methods, visit
How does Kickstartnews.com use the information?
uses the information we gather for four general purposes:
* To customize
the advertising and content you see
* To enhance the user experience in our network of sites.
We use tracking information to determine how well each page
performs overall based on aggregate user demographics and
traffic patterns to those pages. This helps us continue to
build a better service for you
* To fulfill your requests for certain products and services,
such as sending out electronic newsletters and enabling users
to participate in services such as the online store.
* To send you information you agreed to receive about topics
we think will be of interest to you and to send answers to
you regarding your technical questions.
How does Kickstartnews.com share the information?
Kickstartnews.com will make your personally identifiable
information available to other companies or people only when:
* We have
your consent to share the information
* We have engaged companies to work with or on behalf of kickstartnews.com
to provide a product or service in the online store
* You use co-branded services. When you use a co-branded service
within our network of pages and sites you grant us permission
to pass your registration information back to that service
partner. Their use of your information is subject to their
applicable privacy policies.
* We respond to subpoenas, court orders, or legal process;
or we believe that your actions violate applicable laws,
for specific products or services, or threaten the rights,
or safety of kickstartnews.com, our users, or others or our
copyrights or trademarks.
Kickstartnews.com aggregates personally identifiable information
and discloses such information in a non-personally identifiable
manner to advertisers and other third parties for marketing,
promotional, and other purposes. We do not disclose to these
entities any information that could be used to identify you
We are always seeking to improve our network of Web sites
and our business. In accomplishing these objectives, we may
buy or sell a company, or one or more of the companies in
our corporate family may merge with or be acquired by another
company. If we sell a business, we may transfer some or all
of your information as a part of the sale in order that the
service being provided to you may continue or for other business
What are my options?
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 much of the content and use many of the
services offered by our pages and sites without registering.
give users the following options:
not to receive our electronic newsletters or those of third
parties when registering. Users who opt-in may remove themselves
from mailing lists at any time through the subscription management
pages or by following the instructions at the end of the e-mail
they received from us;
* Opting not to provide certain personal information when
registering for a site.
How can I update my personally identifiable information?
correct or change the information collected from registration.
You may also completely remove your personal information and
registration data from our records by sending a clearly worded
request to email@example.com.