ClipCopy Content Solutions recognizes the right of users to a degree of privacy and the importance of protecting such privacy is of fundamental concern. The following guidelines were drawn up as a formal statement of policies in this and other regards. The terms 'ClipCopy Content Solutions ', 'us', 'we' etc should be taken to mean the owners of the ClipCopy Content Solutions website and any associated mailing lists, forums, newsletters etc. and any staff employed by such. Information collected by ClipCopy Content Solutions is limited to viewing by authorized personnel only and every effort is made to keep it private and confidential. We do not sell, trade, or rent personal information, including e-mail addresses, under any circumstances whatsoever.
From time to time we may collect information about our visitors that enables us to determine traffic patterns as well as information in the form of statistical data (browser usage, originating ISP etc) that can help us better serve our clientele. At no time will we use this information for any reason other than to improve the services we offer.
On registration as a member, either paying or non-paying, the first name, last name and email address are recorded for contact reasons (to send out our newsletters, for example), for security reasons (to identify bona fide members) and for courtesy reasons. From time to time we may also gather other data such as gender, zip code, date of birth, etc but this will always be on a voluntary basis. We might use it to send birthday greetings, match a member with any special offers we have planned, inform them of any news (such as competitions for which they may be eligible) or anything similar that may be of interest to them.
The e-mail addresses of people who subscribe to one or more of our free newsletters or mailing lists are stored in a database online and/or in the database of a third-party mail distributor contracted for the purpose. These addresses are held solely for the distribution of such emails and are deemed by us to be strictly confidential. However, any mailing lists or newsletters that are distributed by the third party organizations mentioned, are beyond our jurisdiction and we therefore cannot bear any responsibility for them (though we try to ensure that they have similar standards to our own). The email addresses of people who communicate with us directly are also stored in a database online but, in these cases, we reserve the right to reciprocate as we see fit. By corresponding directly with us by email, such correspondents are implicitly giving us the right to communicate with them.
By visiting any ClipCopy Content Solutions website, or subscribing to one of our newsletters or mailing lists, a person is deemed to be consenting to the collection of the information described above, and its use as outlined, is assumed. If we ever decide to change our policies, or any part of them, we shall announce such change(s) on the ClipCopy Content Solutions blog as well as in any newsletters or mailing lists we publish.
Spam and Other Antisocial Practices
Unsolicited bulk e-mail (UBE) and other forms of spam, together with other practices that have come to be accepted as bad online etiquette, are not considered by us to be acceptable behavior. This includes 'flaming' (personal abuse and name-calling) and the gratuitous use of coarse language. Regarding spam, however, members and visitors should be aware that when they disclose personal identifying information in a public place (such as one of our forums) that data can be collected and used by others to send UBE. ClipCopy Content Solutions has no control over what members or visitors or any other third parties do and therefore, in the event that they behave in a way that meets with disapproval, cannot be held responsible for their actions. However, if you believe that any member or visitor is gathering and misusing personal information from our site please email us with the word 'Abuse' in the Subject field.
We never knowingly collect personal identifying information from children under 13 years of age nor would we knowingly use such information without express parental consent. N.B. All site members and newsletter subscribers should be over 13.
The provision of links to sites other than ClipCopy Content Solutions does not imply tacit approval or any other form of recognition in terms of the value of such sites or the veracity of the information appearing on them. Neither does a link imply that a site complies with our own standards regarding privacy issues. Such sites, and other Internet services, each have their own privacy and content guidelines or restrictions and users should check them accordingly.
We are pleased to accept link submissions but publication is subject to certain criteria relating to relevance and quality (please see our Linking Policy section.
It is our policy to fully co-operate with law enforcement agencies in identifying any people who might try to use our services for illegal activities. We also reserve the right to release personal identifying information about persons who we believe have used or are using our services unlawfully—even without a subpoena, warrant or court order.
If you have any questions regarding our Privacy or other Policies, please email us at contact-us at the domain clipcopy.com with the word 'Policies' as the Subject.