Your privacy on the Internet is of the utmost importance to us. Because we gather certain types of information about the users of The Security Shop Online, you should fully understand the terms and conditions surrounding the capture and use of that information. This privacy statement discloses what information we gather, how we use it, and how to correct or change it.
Your privacy is respected. The Security Shop Online intends to give you as much control as possible over your personal information. In general, you can visit The Security Shop Online without telling us who you are or revealing any information about yourself. There are times, however, when we may need information from you, such as your name and address.
If you choose to give us personal information via the Internet that we or our business partners may need to correspond with you or provide you with feedback for example, it is our intent to let you know how we will use such information. If you tell us that you do not wish to have this information used as a basis for further contact with you, we will respect your wishes.
This website may contain links to other web sites and The Security Shop Online is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such web sites.
TRACKING AND GATHERING OF INFORMATION
The Security Shop Online gathers two types of information about users:
- Data that users provide through optional, voluntary registration on several of our interactive features and through optional, voluntary participation in certain surveys; and
- aggregated tracking information derived mainly by tallying page views throughout the website
Such information enables us to better tailor our content to readers’ needs and to help better understand the demographics of our audience.
INFORMATION IS GATHERED IN THE FOLLOWING PROCESSES
IP addresses are logged for systems administration purposes and to track a user’s session. This gives The Security Shop Online an idea of which parts of our site users are visiting. IP addresses are also used to prevent multiple postings on the interactive sections. We do not link IP addresses to anything personally identifiable. This means that a users session will be tracked, but the user will be anonymous. We do keep track of the domains from which people visit us. We analyze this data for trends and statistics, and then we discard it.
The Security Shop Online tracks user traffic patterns throughout it’s website. However, we do not correlate this information with data about individual users. The Security Shop Online does break down overall usage statistics according to a user’s domain name, browser type, and MIME type by reading this information from the browser string (information contained in every user’s browser).
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USE OF INFORMATION
The Security Shop Online uses any information voluntarily given by our users to enhance their experience in our network of sites, whether to provide interactive or personalized elements on the sites or to better prepare future content based on the interests of our users.
SHARING OF INFORMATION
The Security Shop Online uses the above-described information to tailor our content. Under no circumstances do we share information about individual users with any third party.