Like most website operators, OTDUDE collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. OTDUDE’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how OTDUDE’s visitors use its website. From time to time, OTDUDE may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
OTDUDE also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on http://www.otdude.com/store blog posts. OTDUDE only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to OTDUDE’s websites choose to interact with OTDUDE in ways that require OTDUDE to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that OTDUDE gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up for a blog at http://www.otdude.com/store to provide a username and email address.
The security of your Personal Information is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
OTDUDE may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its website. OTDUDE may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, OTDUDE does not disclose your personally-identifying information.
To enrich and perfect your online experience, OTDUDE uses “Cookies”, similar technologies and services provided by others to display personalized content, appropriate advertising and store your preferences on your computer.
Those who engage in transactions with OTDUDE – by purchasing OTDUDE’s services or products, are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, OTDUDE collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with OTDUDE. OTDUDE does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities