Effective 6/1/2009, Last Modified 6/1/2009
AskPips.com does not send SPAM or sell email addresses.
- What information does AskPips.com gather about you?
- How does AskPips.com use your personal information?
- How do we use "IP addresses"?
- Will AskPips.com disclose any of your personal information?
- How do we respect children's privacy?
- What else should you know about your privacy?
What Information Does AskPips.com Gather About You?
AskPips.com collects information about our readers so that we can provide a more interesting and useful service, as well as more appropriate advertising. We ask for your name and email address if you sign up for special or personalized services, such as our discussion boards or email newsletters. We may also ask for this information at other times, such as when you enter contests or other promotions sponsored by AskPips.com. We sometimes conduct surveys as well, although you do not have to respond to them.
If you use our recommendation service to email one of our articles to a friend, you will need to provide us with your friend's email address and your email address as a return address. We will automatically send this person a one-time email, with the recommended article attached, as well as invite your friend to visit and register with our site. We will not use these email addresses for any other purpose.
We collect IP addresses for site security and to help us understand how people use our sites so that we can improve our sites and our users' respective experiences.
How Does AskPips.com Use Your Personal Information?
AskPips.com collects personal information to provide you, the user, with the best and most personalized experience possible, and to provide our advertisers with an efficient way to reach the right audience. In short, by knowing a little about you, AskPips.com can deliver more relevant content and advertisements to you.
We conduct research on our users' demographics, interests, and behavior based upon the information you provide us when you register or participate in contests or other promotions on our site, or based upon the information on our server log files. This research is compiled and analyzed on an aggregated basis. We may also notify you of products, services, or areas of our site that we think may interest you based on the information we've received. If you would prefer us not to contact you for these purposes, simply click the "unsubscribe" link found in our email messages.
How Do We Use "IP Addresses" and "Cookies"?
Your Web browser or email application automatically provides your Internet Protocol address ("IP address") to other computers with which you communicate over the Internet, so that they know where to send you information.
We receive an IP address each time you view one of our Web pages, because the browser automatically reports it to us. We also may store the IP address when you register with AskPips.com, post a message, or buy something from us.
We may use IP addresses for various purposes, including:
- Diagnosing service or technology problems.
- Assessing and maintaining system security.
- Displaying the most appropriate advertising or content.
- Studying how people use our site and how we can improve it.
- Reporting to advertisers about aggregate, but not individual, information derived from IP addresses.
Will AskPips.com Disclose Any of Your Personal Information?
AskPips.com will not disclose any personally identifiable information about individual users, except as described in this Privacy Statement. We do not give, rent, lend, or sell individual information to our advertisers, although we do provide aggregate information. For example, we might tell an advertiser that there are 20,000 registered email subscribers in Gotham City, but we will not tell them that Batman is one of them, nor will we tell them that his email address is [email protected]
How Do We Respect Children's Privacy?
Our sites are not directed at children under the age of 13. We operate our sites in compliance with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act and will not knowingly collect or use personally identifiable information from anyone under 13.
What Else Should You Know About Your Privacy?
Many of our advertisers or partners link from our site to areas on their own sites where they sell their own products and services. If you follow links from our site to others, you should be aware that you are doing business with those other sites, which have their own privacy and data collection practices. AskPips.com has no responsibility or liability for these independent policies (and we may not even know what they are). For more information regarding a site and its privacy policies, check that site.
We may change this Privacy Statement at any time, but we will give notice of any material changes (or any notices that we are required to give you) on our websites and/or in email messages.