Posted Mon Aug 18th by Monty
The Basics – We are not responsible for comments you or others leave on this site. Your email will never be published and never be shared with anyone. This site records data using standard log files and cookies that are NEVER linked to personal information.
Information Collection and Use
BroncoTalk features optional registration that is not required to leave comments on our site. During registration and/or the process of leaving comments, you may give contact information (such as name and email address). We will never publish this information without your consent, and this email will not be shared with any third parties.
You have the option to provide demographic information (such as income level and gender) to us; we encourage you to submit this information so we can provide you a more personalized experience on our site.
BroncoTalk is the sole owner of the information collected on BroncoTalk. We are not responsible for comments left on our site by third parties. BroncoTalk collects personally identifiable information from our users at several different points on our Web site.
Surveys or Contests
From time-to-time we may provide you the opportunity to participate in contests or surveys on our site. If you participate, we may request certain personally identifiable information from you. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary and you therefore have a choice whether or not to disclose this information. The requested information typically includes contact information (such as name and shipping address), and demographic information (such as zip code).
We use this information to notify contest winners and award prizes and to monitor site traffic or personalize the site (in the case of anonymous information collected in surveys).
We may use a third party service provider to conduct these surveys or contests; that company will be prohibited from using our users’ personally identifiable information for any other purpose. We will not share the personally identifiable information you provide through a contest or survey with other third parties unless we give you prior notice and choice.
Information Sharing and Disclosure
Aggregate Information (non-personally identifiable)
We share aggregated demographic information about our user base with our partners and advertisers. “Partners” refer to companies or web sites who request general demographic information of our site for various purposes, including advertising inquiries. This information does not identify individual users. We do not link aggregate user data with personally identifiable information.
Personally Identifiable Information:
We DO NOT Share Personally Identifiable Information with Third Parties.
We use other third parties to provide RSS and Atom feed services on our site. When you subscribe to BroncoTalk in a feed reader using FeedBurner (Google), you agree to share information as necessary for the third party to provide that service.
These third parties are prohibited from using your personally identifiable information for any other purpose.
As is true of most Web sites, we gather certain information automatically and store it in log files. This information includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and clickstream data.
We use this information, which does not identify individual users, to analyze trends, to administer the site, to track users’ movements around the site and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole.
We may link this automatically-collected data to personally identifiable information.
We use both session ID cookies and/or persistent cookies. We use session cookies to make it easier for you to navigate our site. A session ID cookie expires when you close you browser. A persistent cookie remains on your hard drive for an extended period of time. You can remove persistent cookies by following directions provided in your Internet browser’s “help” file.
Cookies are used on this web site to analyze visitor statistics and to manage the logging in and out of of our system. We set a persistent cookie to store your passwords, so you don’t have to enter it more than once. Persistent cookies are also used to maintain log in status of our users, as well as enabling us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our site.
If you reject cookies, you may still use our site, but your ability to use some areas of our site, such as contests or surveys, will be limited.
Clear Gifs (Web Beacons/Web Bugs)
We employ or our third party advertising partner employs a software technology called clear gifs (a.k.a. Web Beacons/Web Bugs), that help us better manage content on our site by informing us what content is effective. Clear gifs are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies, and are used to track the online movements of Web users. In contrast to cookies, which are stored on a user’s computer hard drive, clear gifs are embedded invisibly on Web pages and are about the size of the period at the end of this sentence. We do not tie the information gathered by clear gifs to our customers’ personally identifiable information.
To learn more about our advertising company’s use of clear gifs, please go to Adify.com, Pulse360.com, and Google Adsense.
Third Party Advertisers
The ads appearing on this Web site are delivered to users by Adify.com, Pulse360.com, and Google Adsense, our advertising partners. We share Web site usage information about users with a reputable third party for the purpose of targeting our Internet banner advertisements on this site.
Links to Other Sites
This Web site contains links to other sites that are not owned or controlled by BroncoTalk. Please be aware that we, BroncoTalk, are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites.
We encourage you to be aware when you leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every Web site that collects personally identifiable information.
This privacy statement applies only to information collected by this Web site.
Comments and User Feedback
If you use a comments form, bulletin board, or chat room on this site, you should be aware that any personally identifiable information you submit there can be read, collected, or used by other users of these forums, and could be used to send you unsolicited messages. We are not responsible for the personally identifiable information you choose to submit in these forums.
In the event BroncoTalk goes through a business transition, such as a merger, acquisition by another company, or sale of all or a portion of its assets, your personally identifiable information will likely be among the assets transferred. You will be notified via prominent notice on our Web site for 30 days of any such change in ownership or control of your personal information.
Changes in this Privacy Statement
We reserve the right to modify this privacy statement at any time, so please review it frequently. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here, by email, or by means of a notice on our home page.