Privacy Policy

 

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, Florida Geek Scene 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. Florida Geek Scene’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Florida Geek Scene’s visitors use its website. From time to time, Florida Geek Scene may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

Florida Geek Scene also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. Florida Geek Scene does not use such information to identify its visitors, however, and does not disclose such information, other than under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information, as described below.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to Florida Geek Scene’s websites choose to interact with Florida Geek Scene in ways that require Florida Geek Scene to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Florida Geek Scene gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up for an eNewsletter at TwitterFools.com to provide a name and email address. Those who engage in transactions with Florida Geek Scene – by purchasing an item or service, for example – are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, Florida Geek Scene collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Florida Geek Scene. Florida Geek Scene 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.

Aggregated Statistics

Florida Geek Scene may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, Florida Geek Scene may monitor the most popular blogs on the TwitterFools.com site or use spam screened by the Akismet service to help identify spam. Florida Geek Scene may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Florida Geek Scene does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

Florida Geek Scene discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Florida Geek Scene’s behalf or to provide services available at Florida Geek Scene’s websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Florida Geek Scene’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Florida Geek Scene will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Florida Geek Scene discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only when required to do so by law, or when Florida Geek Scene believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Florida Geek Scene, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of one of Florida Geek Scene website and have supplied your email address, Florida Geek Scene may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with Florida Geek Scene and our products. We primarily use our various product blogs to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. Florida Geek Scene takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

Cookies

A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. Florida Geek Scene uses cookies to help Florida Geek Scene identify and track visitors, their usage of Florida Geek Scene website, and their website access preferences. Florida Geek Scene visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using Florida Geek Scene’s websites, with the drawback that certain features of Florida Geek Scene’s websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Ads

Ads appearing on any of our websites may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by Florida Geek Scene and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, Florida Geek Scene may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in Florida Geek Scene’s sole discretion. Florida Geek Scene encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. If you have a wordpress.com account, you should also check your blog’s dashboard for alerts to these changes. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

How you can contact us about Privacy questions:

If you have questions or concerns regarding this policy, you should contact us by email at scott@floridageekscene.com  or by writing to us directly at Florida Geek Scene, Attn: Privacy Department, POB 21, Ocoee, Florida 34761