Online Information Gathering
Types of information collected by this site: Information collected online is often defined as being either anonymous or personally identifiable:
* Anonymous information cannot be tied back to a specific individual.
* Personally identifiable information lets us know the specifics of who you are such as your name, e-mail address, or postal address.
The choice of how much of your personally identifiable information that you choose to disclose to CowParade is left completely up to you.
The only way we know something about you personally is if you voluntarily provide us with your personal information, such as when you transact business at our site, or communicate on the site by sending us an e-mail, or contribute to our list services, or post to any discussion board or other forum.
In some cases, such as on our list services, discussion boards or other forums, any personal information provided may become publicly available to our members and possibly the larger general public. Users should be aware that when they voluntarily disclose such personal information (e.g. user name, e-mail address), that information can be collected and used by others and may result in unsolicited messages from other posters or parties.
Please note that if you are an active member of CowParade, you may have been assigned a membership id and password to be used for accessing certain limited areas of our site. This information is maintained by CowParade and is used solely to allow you to access these limited areas.
Collection of IP addresses: When visiting any Internet site your unique address called an "IP address" is recorded. CowParade does not release any information about the collection of this address to any third party except under court order. CowParade archives the log files in order to create aggregate statistical reports, detect errors at the web site, and for security reasons. The log files are eventually deleted. Information collected from user orders or requests is deleted after a few months.
Collection of personal information: On certain pages on our site, such as in connection with any CowParade form, we give you the option of providing us with names, credit card numbers, addresses, phone numbers, fax numbers, e-mail addresses, demographic, and other personal and financial information. This more personal information is not gathered by us without your knowing and active permission and participation.
CowParade's site generally stores no information about its visitors, with the exceptions of basic logging for site stats (machine addresses, not e-mail addresses), and information provided by users who fill out our online forms. Under no circumstances does CowParade compile "audit trails" of which users are browsing what pages.
CowParade does compile statistics that show the daily number of visitors to our site and its subdirectories, the daily requests we receive for particular files, and what server locations, including countries, those requests come from. These aggregated statistics are used internally to better provide services to the public and may also be provided to others, but again, do not include personal information.
We will never intentionally disclose any personal information collected from you on our site to any third party without having before, during or afterwards received your permission. In other words, without such permission, CowParade will not sell, rent, loan or give personally identifiable user information collected from you on CowParade's site to marketers or any other third parties.
The one exception is that, although unlikely, CowParade may be required by law enforcement or judicial authorities to provide personally identifiable information to the appropriate governmental authorities. In these cases, we will provide this information as and to the extent we have determined that the disclosure of any such information is appropriate.
To enable any shopping features or personalized features that may be available or become available on CowParade's site, we will assign your browser a unique identification number stored in a file on your computer (a "cookie"). Cookies by themselves cannot be used to find out the identity of any user. This unique identification number would automatically identify your browser to our computers whenever you interact on our site.
Users will find links to other sites or services on the CowParade site. Although we initially visit the sites or services that are linked to CowParade's web site, we do not control the content or links that appear on these sites. In addition, these sites or services, including their contents and links, may be constantly changing. The fact that we have made these links available to you is not an endorsement or recommendation to you by CowParade. We provide these links only as a convenience.
Other companies linked to this site may collect information about you when you view or click on these sites. We cannot control this collection of information. You should contact these content providers directly if you have any questions about their use of the information they collect. These sites and services may have their own privacy policies, or no policy at all. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of any third party sites or services before providing any of them with your personal information.
If you have provided us with any personal information during a prior visit to or use of the CowParade site, you may request that we delete your personal information in its entirety from the databases maintained in connection with our site by sending us an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. No such request will result in the deletion of any membership ids and passwords which are being maintained by CowParade solely for regulating access to certain limited areas. Please be advised that, upon doing so, you may cease to receive or be able to access certain services or other offerings at our site or otherwise from CowParade and/or its partners.
CowParade operates secure data networks protected by industry standard firewall and password protection systems. Our databases, including the member database, and system administrations logs, are password protected. Our security and privacy policies are periodically reviewed and enhanced as necessary and only authorized individuals have access to the information provided by our visitors. Any particularly sensitive information, such as a customer's credit card number collected for a transaction, is encrypted prior to transmission. Users whose browsers do not support encryption are encouraged to conduct their transactions by encrypted e-mail.
It is CowParade policy that personal information, such as your name, postal and e-mail address or telephone number, is private and confidential. Accordingly, the personal information you provide is stored in a secure location, is accessible only by designated staff, and is used only for the purposes for which you provide the information.