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COLLECTION OF INFORMATION
Collection of Information
All prospective users of the Site who wish to post a comment will be required to submit a User Name and a valid email address.
Collection of Traffic Data
When you visit planetinfocus.org, our systems collect basic information about your computer, including: IP address (your computer’s unique signature), operating system (e.g., Windows 95), browser software (e.g., Microsoft Internet Explorer, Netscape), Internet Service Provider (e.g., AOL). We also collect information about what you view on the site. This information reflects the user population as a whole and is used to help us better understand the Planet in Focus community. This information helps us identify popular features and content on our site.
USE OF INFORMATION
Planet in Focus will also collect and store Personal Information collected from Users for back-up, archival and other record keeping purposes.
Improvement of Site and User Customization
Planet in Focus uses User Information collected in order to learn which areas of the Site are popular and which are not so that it can improve and update the Site and the information available on the Site. Planet in Focus may also use User Information to customize the delivery of information, services and advertisements to best meet a User’s preferences.
After signing up online to receive a Planet in Focus e-mail notice, users will start receiving an e-mail notice and other occasional announcements from Planet in Focus. In order to distribute our newsletters, we collect subscribers’ e-mail addresses. We do not share addresses with other companies or partners. Users can choose to unsubscribe from Planet in Focus e-mail list at any time by following the unsubscribe instructions found in the initial e-mail message sent to subscribers, visiting the newsletter sign-up page or sending e-mail to :
Planet in Focus from time to time may offer a service which allows our users to inform friends about an article they might be interested in reading. In order for this feature to function, we ask for e-mail addresses from the sender and for the recipient. We do not store or save these addresses and you will not receive any communication from Planet in Focus as a result of having used this feature.
Planet in Focus may from time to time make available to its Users a discussion board and/or a blog. Please remember that any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes publicly available and you should therefore exercise caution when disclosing Personal Information.
You are responsible for the content of the messages that you post to the Site. Planet in Focus does not assume any responsibility for the content that you or any other Users post to our Site and does not necessarily and should not be taken to endorse information or points of view posted by any User.
In order to post, a User must register with Planet in Focus. Therefore the same policies apply. The information will be stored in a database and you will have the option to be automatically notified of messages related to your posts. You will not receive any additional communication from Planet in Focus as a result of having used any discussion board or blog on the Site. However, all members may be contacted from time to time with general communications.
DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION
Disclosure Required by Law
Circumstances may arise in which Planet in Focus is compelled by law, court order, regulation, subpoena or other legal compulsion to disclose Personal Information to a third party or government authority. Planet in Focus will comply with all such legal obligations. In addition, Planet in Focus may disclose Personal Information if, in the good faith opinion of Planet in Focus, such disclosure is necessary or appropriate to: (a) conform to or comply with any law, regulation or court order; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Planet in Focus or any of its suppliers or licensors, whether or not required to do so by law; or (c) protect the personal safety of Users or the public Planet in Focus also reserves the right to disclose Personal Information to appropriate authorities at its discretion when it appears that activities which are illegal or in violation of any terms and conditions governing its services are taking place.
STORAGE OF INFORMATION
Planet in Focus employs reasonable security safeguards in order to protect against the loss, misuse or interception by third parties of information under the control of Planet in Focus. However, complete confidentiality and security is not yet possible over the Internet. Planet in Focus assumes no liability for any damages Users may suffer as a result of interception, alteration or misuse of information (including Personal Information) transmitted over the Internet.
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