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Privacy Policy

I have created this privacy policy to demonstrate my firm commitment to privacy.

Information Collection and Use

Confidentiality is very important to me. I am the sole owner of the information collected on this site. I will not sell, share, or rent this information to anyone at anytime.

Log Files

I use IP addresses to analyze trends, administer the site, track user's movement, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.

Cookies

What are cookies? A cookie is a small piece of information that is sent to your browser when you access a website. The use of cookies is an industry standard. You will find cookies at most major websites. There are two kinds of cookies. A session cookie is a line of text that is stored temporarily in your computer's RAM. Because a session cookie is never written to a drive, it is destroyed as soon as you close your browser. A persistent cookie is a more permanent line of text that gets saved by your browser to a file on your hard drive. Depending on your browser settings, you may receive notification that a given site is requesting cookie information, possibly with an expiration date. Persistent cookies have an expiration date in the future. Session cookies have no date associated with them.

JeffHowden.com uses both kinds of cookies. Both kinds are opt-in.

Session Cookies

On those pages where JeffHowden.com uses "session cookies" to facilitate your use of this site, I do not collect personal information about you and the cookie will be destroyed as soon as you exit your browser. There is no information stored on your computer and no unauthorized files are written onto your disk drives. The kind of cookies used are called "session cookies" and they help you use this website interactively. A session cookie is destroyed as soon as you close your browser.

These "session cookies" do not collect information about you, but only about your browser "session." The cookie makes it easier for you to use the dynamic features of these web pages, without having to provide the same information again as you move from one page to another. You will find the use of these "session cookies" on several of our data access tools. For example, these cookies provide a means for us to maintain your login.

To protect your privacy, be sure to use the logout link or close your browser completely after you have finished conducting business with any website that uses cookies. If you are concerned about the potential use of information gathered from your computer by cookies, you can set your browser to prompt you before it accepts a cookie. Most Internet browsers have settings that let you identify and/or reject cookies.

You may choose to not accept these session cookies. The site is designed to account for that and still maintain your session information. However, in order to accomplish this I must append special session identifying information in the address of each page of the site. If you do not accept these session cookies, sharing a url to the site with a friend will result in them being able to access aspects of your account like contact information, login information, preferences, etc. or conduct themselves on JeffHowden.com as You. It is strongly advised to either accept the session cookies I attempt to set or to not share any addresses on this site while logged in.

Normal Cookies

I use non-session cookies, cookies that persist beyond your current visit to the site for one purpose.

2. Persistent Login

If you choose, you may use the "Remember Me" feature when registering or logging in to the site. Doing so will result in a cookie with an expiration date of 360 days from the day you last visited to be set. This cookie contains a unique identifier that's used to match future visits with your account and login on this site. There is no personally identifiable information in this cookie. At any time you may opt-out of this feature by simply clicking the "Logout" link at any time while visiting the site. This feature can be handy if you're the only person using your computer to access this site. If it's a public computer, I do not recommend using this feature.

You may choose to not accept this cookie. You will still be able to use the site, but will have to provide login information each subsequent visit to the site when placing an order, accessing your account, etc.

Publicly Displayed Information

JeffHowden.com displays some user information on the website such that it's publicly available. This includes the IP address you were using to connect to the website, the email address on your account, and your username. The posting of this information will always be in conjunction with you posting content to this website.

Special Offers

Existing users will occasionally receive information on products, special deals, promotions, new releases, etc. Out of respect for the privacy of this site's users I present the option to not receive this type of communication.

Opt-out

Users who no longer wish to receive promotional materials from me may opt-out of receiving these communications by replying to unsubscribe in the subject line in the email or email me at optout@JeffHowden.com

Notification of Changes

If I decide to change this privacy policy I will post those changes on this page so You are always aware of what information I collect, how I use it, and under circumstances, if any, I disclose it. If at any point I decide to use personally identifiable information in a manner different from that stated at the time it was collected, I will notify users by way of an email. Users will have a choice as to whether or not I use their information in this different manner. I will use information in accordance with the privacy policy under which the information was collected.