Online Privacy Standards. While there are no official standards governing privacy practices on the Internet, TenStrands.org follows the principles supported by the Federal Trade Commission’s Fair Information Practices Principles.
What This Policy Covers. This policy covers TenStrands.org’s treatment of personally identifiable information that we obtain when you visit our website at TenStrands.org. TenStrands.org regards personally identifiable information as information that someone can use to identify or contact you in person.
- Information You Provide.
Access to Your Personal Information. In general, TenStrands.org makes it easy for you to view the personally identifiable information TenStrands.org may collect from you, where you can add, edit, or delete it as you see fit.
- Information We Do Not Collect.
- Information We Track.
Log Files. Similar to many websites, TenStrands.org gathers certain anonymous, non-personal information automatically and stores it in web server log files. This information includes Internet protocol addresses, browser type, Internet service provider (ISP), site entry/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp and clickstream data. TenStrands.org uses this information to improve our site, analyze trends, administer the site, track users’ movements around the site and gather aggregate information about our user base as a whole. Aggregate information is data TenStrands.org collects about a group or category of services or users from which individual member identities have been removed, and therefore does not include your personally identifiable information.
Cookies. A cookie is a small text file that is stored on a user’s computer for record-keeping purposes. It can also help us understand how TenStrands.org site visitors click to our site, and what pages they view during their visit. Similar to many websites, TenStrands.org stores an encrypted cookie on your computer so TenStrands.org can remember you when you come back to the TenStrands.org website without requiring you to log in every time. Cookies also allow TenStrands.org to track and understand the interests of our users to enhance the overall experience on our site.
You can set your web browser software to disable cookies. To do so, please refer to the help section of your specific browser for more information on how to manage or disable cookies. If you disable cookies, you may still view our site, but some areas of the TenStrands.org site may not work properly.
HOW INFORMATION IS USED
In order to improve the experience for our users, TenStrands.org may offer you the ability to sign up for optional email communications, such as updates from TenStrands.org, periodic newsletters, or invitations to events. These communications are enhancements to the TenStrands.org service and are entirely optional. TenStrands.org will ask for your consent before sending you promotional communications and will make it easy for you to unsubscribe from these communications.
On the TenStrands.org Website.
Identification of Authors. The TenStrands.org website may offer opportunities for users to comment on content found on the TenStrands.org website, engage in dialogue, share information, and submit original content. This means that to some extent, TenStrands.org depends on the contributions and actions of our users to improve the quality of the site experience. When you make a contribution to the site (such as posting a comment), you will be identified by whatever social network or social sharing profile you provide, if using a feature offered by a third party website, or you can elect to remain anonymous.
Site Statistics. As noted above, TenStrands.org may use information collected from our web log files to calculate and publish anonymous, nonpersonal, aggregate statistics that we believe our users are interested in viewing. For example, TenStrands.org may track and publish the total number of users who have viewed a particular web page. TenStrands.org may publish this data in aggregate form only and will not tie it to any personally identifiable information.
For Internal Reporting and Analysis.
As noted above, we use information gathered from log files and cookies to improve our site, analyze trends, administer the site, track users’ movements around the site and to gather aggregate information about our user base as a whole. We do not tie this data to personally identifiable information.
HOW INFORMATION IS SHARED AND DISCLOSED
On Our Website.
Public Messages. Some of our features may allow you to communicate with other users by posting public messages (such as when you make comments on a blog post or respond to comments about an article). Please be aware that what you write in these public messages can be viewed, collected or used by anyone who visits our website. TenStrands.org is not responsible for any personally identifiable information that you submit or permit others to submit through public messages.
With Third Parties.
Linked Services. In some cases, TenStrands.org allows you to access or link to other web services through our website. TenStrands.org makes it easy for you to determine when you are accessing or linking to these other web services through our website. In all of these cases, these third party websites may choose to collect your personal information as they deem appropriate. As noted above, TenStrands.org is not responsible for or in control of how these sites collect, use, or disclose your information obtained through these linked services. TenStrands.org encourages you to be aware when you are using these services and, for your best online experience, TenStrands.org encourages you to review their policies before submitting any personal information to them.
As Necessary in Certain Legal Circumstances.
Legal Requirements. TenStrands.org reserves the right to disclose your personally identifiable information as required by law and when TenStrands.org believes that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights and/or to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process served on our website.
HOW INFORMATION IS KEPT SECURE
Network Security. TenStrands.org has implemented a variety of commercially standard encryption and security technologies and procedures to protect information, including your personal information, stored in our computer systems from unauthorized access. Please be aware that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, thus TenStrands.org strives to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, but TenStrands.org cannot guarantee its absolute security.
Management Procedures. TenStrands.org also maintains standard physical and electronic procedural safeguards that limit access to your personally identifiable information to our employees (or people working on our behalf and under confidentiality agreements) who, through the course of standard business activities, need to access your personally identifiable information.
YOUR PERSONAL CHOICES
Sharing Information with Other Members. You are able to control what personal information about you is shared with other users and what information you choose to keep private in your use of the site.
Receiving Communications. If you subscribe to any optional promotional communications, you will be able to unsubscribe from them through the emails we send you.
SPECIAL NOTE TO INTERNATIONAL USERS