Table of Contents
- Children’s Privacy
- Links to Non-Operators Web Sites
- Types of Information We Collect
- Members-Only Web Sites
- How We Use Your Information
- Information Sharing
- Access to and Accuracy of Member Information
- Opting Out
We, the Operators of chadrschulz.com, provide it as a public service to our users.
The Operators of chadrschulz.com are committed to protecting the privacy needs of children, and we encourage parents and guardians to take an active role in their children’s online activities and interests. The Operators do not intentionally collect information from minors, and the Operators do not target chadrschulz.com to children.
Even a hint of a violation of any Children’s Privacy will not be tolerated on any level. You’ve been warned!
Links to Non-Operators Web Sites
Types of Information We Collect
Non-personal information is data about usage and service operation that is not directly associated with a specific personal identity. The Operators may collect and analyze non-personal information to evaluate how visitors use chadrschulz.com.
The Operators may gather aggregate information, which refers to information your computer automatically provides to us and that cannot be tied back to you as a specific individual. Examples include referral data (the websites you visited just before and just after our site), the pages viewed, time spent at chadrschulz.com, and Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you access the Internet. For example, when you request a page from chadrschulz.com, our servers log your IP address to create aggregate reports on user demographics and traffic patterns and for purposes of system administration.
Every time you access chadrschulz.com and/or perform any action on the site, the Operators may store data about these events and your IP address in a log file. The Operators may use this information to analyze trends, administer the website, track users’ movements, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use or for other business purposes.
Most browser software can be set up to deal with cookies. You may modify your browser preference to provide you with choices relating to cookies. You have the choice to accept all cookies, to be notified when a cookie is set or to reject all cookies. If you choose to reject cookies, certain of the functions and conveniences of our website may not work properly, and you may be unable to use those of the Operators’s services that require registration in order to participate, or you will have to re-register each time you visit our site. Most browsers offer instructions on how to reset the browser to reject cookies in the “Help” section of the toolbar. We do not link non-personal information from cookies to personally identifiable information without your permission.
chadrschulz.com also may use web beacons to collect non-personal information about your use of our website and the websites of selected sponsors or members, your use of special promotions or newsletters, and other activities. The information collected by web beacons allows us to statistically monitor how many people are using chadrschulz.com and selected sponsors’ sites; how many people open our emails; and for what purposes these actions are being taken. Our web beacons are not used to track your activity outside of chadrschulz.com or those of our sponsors. The Operators do not link non-personal information from web beacons to personally identifiable information without your permission.
Personal information is information that is associated with your name or personal identity. The Operators use personal information to better understand your needs and interests and to provide you with better service. On some of chadrschulz.com’s web pages, you may be able to request information, subscribe to emailing lists, participate in online discussions, provide feedback, apply for membership, or join interest/problem solving groups. The types of personal information you provide to us on these pages may include name, e-mail address, user IDs, or passwords.
Before or at the time of collecting personal information, we will identify the purposes for which information is being collected. We will collect and use personal information solely with the objective of fulfilling those purposes specified by us and for other compatible purposes, unless we obtain the consent of the individual concerned or as required by law.
We will only retain personal information as long as necessary for the fulfillment of those purposes. We will collect personal information by lawful and fair means and, where appropriate, with the knowledge or consent of the individual concerned. Personal data should be relevant to the purposes for which it is to be used, and, to the extent necessary for those purposes, should be accurate, complete, and up-to-date.
We are not a pay-for-access site and therefore we will NEVER ask for any billing, banking, PayPal, and/or credit card info. If you ever receive such a request from any user or anyone claiming to represent this site contact us immediately. DO NOT EVER PROVIDE ANY FINANCIAL INFO TO ANYONE FROM OR CLAIMING TO BE FROM chadrschulz.COM.
We only require the information needed to facilitate membership verification and minimal membership services (Name, email address, username, and password). Your email address will not be displayed anywhere on the website and is only used and accessible by the Operators.
Any information provided by you is entirely your choice and responsibility. Don’t provide any non-essential information you would not be comfortable sharing with millions of total strangers.
Members-Only Web Sites
Information you provide on Operators’s membership applications is used to create a member profile, and some information may be shared with other of the Operators’s individual member representatives. Member contact information may be provided to other members on a secure website to encourage and facilitate collaboration, moderation, and the free exchange of information among the Operators’s members, but we expressly prohibit members from using member contact information to send unsolicited commercial correspondence. The Operators’s members may be automatically added to the Operators’s emailing lists. By providing us with your personal information on the membership application, you expressly consent to our storing, processing, and distributing your information for these purposes.
How We Use Your Information
The Operators may use non-personal data that is aggregated for reporting about the Operators’s web site usability, performance, and effectiveness. It may be used to improve the experience, usability, and content of the site.
The Operators may use personal information to provide services that support the activities of the Operators’s members and their collaboration on the Operators’s standards and projects. When accessing the Operators’s members-only web pages, your personal user information may be tracked by the Operators in order to support collaboration, ensure authorized access, and enable communication between members.
The information we gather for membership is how we properly monitor and serve our members and secure chadrschulz.com. We will maintain a list of usernames, email addresses, and IP addresses for policy violators and those who’ve been banned from this website to ensure the continued protection of its members and transparency in the use of this site.
In keeping with our open process, the Operators may maintain publicly accessible archives for the majority of our activities. For example, posting an email to any of the Operators’s-hosted public mail lists or discussion forums, or subscribing to one of our newsletters may result in your email address becoming part of the publicly accessible archives.
If you are a registered member of chadrschulz.com, you should be aware that some items of your personal information may be visible to other members and to the public. The Operators’s member databases may retain information about your name, e-mail address, and such other personal identifying data as you choose to supply. That data may be visible to other of the Operators’s members and to the public. Your name, e-mail address, and other information you may supply also may be associated in the Operators’s publicly accessible records with the Operators’s various chadrschulz.com related activities that you participate in, in various places, including: documents generated by the activity, which may be permanently archived; and, along with message content, in the permanent archives of the Operators’s e-mail lists, which also may be public.
Please remember that any information (including personal information) that you disclose in public areas of our website, such as forums, profile pages, and message boards, becomes public information that others may collect, circulate, and use. Because we cannot and do not control the acts of others, you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose information about yourself or others in public forums such as these.
If you do not want your personal information collected and used by the Operators, please do not visit chadrschulz.com or apply for membership of chadrschulz.com and/or its email lists.
We will not profit from the storing of any personal information. And, we will not share any personal information for commercial purposes. However, if you violate any local/state/federal/international laws we may have to provide your personal information to the appropriate authorities. It goes without saying, that if you do violate any laws, or even get close to violating any laws, you will quickly be banned from continued access of chadrschulz.com.
Access to and Accuracy of Member Information
The Operators are committed to keeping the personal information of our members accurate. All the information you have submitted to us can be verified and changed. We may provide members with online access to their own personal profiles, enabling them to update or delete information at any time. To protect our members’ privacy and security, we also may take reasonable steps to verify identity, such as a user ID and password, before granting access to modify personal profile data. Certain areas of chadrschulz.com may limit access to specific individuals through the use of passwords or other personal identifiers; a password prompt is your indication that a members-only resource is being accessed.
Any information that you’ve submitted or that we have about you that you deem inaccurate and that you personally can not change please contact us to correct on your behalf.
The Operators make every effort to protect personal information by users of chadrschulz.com, including using firewalls and other security measures on its servers. No server, however, is 100% secure, and you should take this into account when submitting personal or confidential information about yourself on any website, including this one. Much of the personal information is used in conjunction with member services such as collaboration and discussion, so some types of personal information such as your name and email address will be visible to other chadrschulz.com members/moderators. The Operators assume no liability for the interception, alteration, or misuse of the information you provide. You alone are responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your personal information. Please use care when use access this web site and provide personal information.
Nothing on the internet can be considered foolproof secure. We will use due diligence in protecting personal information from those who aim to misbehave. But, there can be no guarantees.
As needed/requested, chadrschulz.com may email you electronic newsletters, private messages, updates/replays, or other information. If you prefer not to receive any or all of these communications, you may opt out by following the directions provided within the electronic newsletters and announcements.