This web site, rdwaller.com, is dedicated to protecting your privacy as you visit our web pages. The privacy that we extend to our web browsing guests is exactly that which we expect when we surf the internet. You can expect the same standard of privacy protection for your personally identifiable information on our internet web sites that we extend in every other interaction with rdwaller.com.
PERSONALLY VOLUNTEERED INFORMATION
Only on a voluntary basis do we collect information of a personal nature from our visitors. We define personally identifiable information as information that may include name, address, e-mail, credit card information (in the case of electronic commerce only) etc. The personally identifiable information that you may volunteer to us may be used to fulfill your request, provide you with information or to market products, events, and/or services which may be of interest to you. These offers may come directly from us, from our direct affiliates or from other reputable organizations whose Privacy Policies are assumed to be in line with those of rdwaller.com. Each offer that may be made is carefully examined to ensure that it meets our high standards. Additionally, every effort is made to be sure that these offers reach only those individuals most likely to be interested in them. If your personally identifiable information is to be used in any fashion other than outlined above, the intent will be expressly stated on this web page. At rdwaller.com, the question that we apply to all after-visit contact and/or correspondence is, "Would I like to receive this?"
OTHER PERSONAL INFORMATION
Our servers are programmed to collect the domain names (not the e-mail addresses) of visitors to this web site. This information may be reviewed to measure usage data, such as visits, average time spent viewing each web page, and the pages re-viewed, etc., which is used by rdwaller.com to improve the content of our web pages. This information is never shared with persons or companies outside of our organization.
Cookies, tags and other similar technologies may be used on our web site to assist us in better serving our visitors each time that they may return for a visit to this web site. A cookie is a small piece of information that our web servers send to your browser and which is stored on your computer. These technologies allow us to recognize your preference information, keep track of your purchases, if any, remember membership or access numbers and to facilitate effective site administration.
That small piece of information allows our servers to say, "Oh yes...... we have hosted this person previously," and it also allows servers to recall things about your past interaction with the web site, for example, "This visitor told us that they like to view the temperature displayed in Celsius, not in Fahrenheit." For your better understanding of the term "cookie," we have provided a detailed and non-technical DEFINITION of COOKIES. The cookie technology utilized by rdwaller.com may contain only the information that you submit to rdwaller.com via page visits and the Guestbook in addition to the browser collected information obtained as you move from page to page on our web sites.
Remember, you have control over the cookie. You can always set your browser to warn you before a cookie is sent to you. Please refer to your browser Help Instructions to learn more about cookies. This will give you more and much better control over the cookies process.
The data collected utilizing cookie technology helps us in our analysis of browsing patterns of visitors so that the content and design of our web sites can be improved. The information collected as a result of this cookie process is for the exclusive use of rdwaller.com and its direct affiliates, and will not be shared.
Almost every time that you visit any web site on the internet, web servers 'log' your interaction with the web site in something called a log file. Standard log files, like ours, contain basic information such as times of page visits, what pages were viewed, and the IP address of the visitor. This information is used to analyze trends, web site administration, to track movement around our web site, and to gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. No effort ever is made to relate an IP address with an individual visitor.
When we share log file information with advertisers or partners, it is done only in the aggregate. For example, "Our average visitor looks at 'nn' number of pages on each visit", or, the last page viewed was "xyz.html.
Should a visitor wish to subscribe to an offered newsletter, we may ask for some basic demographic information. We use this information to learn more about the type of content that those requesting the newsletter information may most wish to receive. At a later date, that volunteered demographic information may be used to transmit content that may be of interest. For example, subscribers in Japan may be made aware of news that we deem of interest to those in that area of the world.
SURVEYS and CONTESTS
From time to time rdwaller.com may request information from visitors during surveys or contests. Participation in these surveys and/or contests is voluntary. The visitor, therefore, chooses whether or not to disclose any information. Information requested may include contact information (such as name and shipping address,) demographic information (such as zip code and age range) and more subjective questions about how the web site is used. With surveys, the information that you volunteer will not be associated with you, and that information will only be aggregated and used to allow us to monitor and improve the use and satisfaction of the web site. We may also share this aggregated information.
As for contests, contact information will be used to notify the winners and award prizes. We may stage contests in conjunction with sponsors. When this is the case, we may wish to share the information that you give with that contest sponsor, but if this is the case, you will be clearly notified.
Contests are not available to visitors from every country and every state in the United States. We regret that, due to varying laws, contests are not offered to and therefore are not available, due to legal considerations, to visitors and to web site users from every country and from every state.
Contest winners, in the case of high value awards, are required to disclose their true full name, and for tax purposes, their social security number. Winners, at the time of the filling out the entry form, unconditionally give the right to rdwaller.com to use their name and true unaltered likeness in promotional materials.
If our online data files include personally identifiable information about you, you are able to update that information. Please see the contact information below.
The rdwaller.com content is not generally of interest to underage individuals. rdwaller.com does not intentionally collect personally identifiable information from individuals that may be under eighteen years of age. If and where appropriate, rdwaller.com web sites will specifically instruct children not to submit information to our web sites. If you are a child under 13 years of age, you should not submit any information to us, or for that matter, you should not submit any information to any internet web site without your parents' knowledge and permission. If a child has provided us with information, a parent or guardian of that child should contact us, should they like this information deleted. A reasonable effort will be made to delete that child's information from our existing files, should such information in fact be contained in our files.
In accordance with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) and with the Children's Advertising Review Unit (CARU) guidelines for web sites, rdwaller.com does not, at any time, knowingly solicit or collect information from, or market any products to, children under the age of 13.
We at rdwaller.com strive to provide a safe online environment. However, to ensure the safety of children and to monitor better their activities, we encourage parents to get involved when your child goes online so that you can be aware of what they are viewing, and learning. We do not knowingly market via our web sites or by direct marketing to children under 13 years of age.
LINKS TO OTHER INTERNET WEB SITES
rdwaller.com attempts to post only links to web sites which have a similarly high respect for your privacy. However, we are not responsible for the content or the privacy practices that may be employed by other web sites to which we may link. Should you have a problem on any web site to which we link, please let us know by sending an e-mail to the address below.
The information that you may provide to rdwaller.com is not rented or sold to, or shared in any way, with third party data compilation services.
A FINAL IMPORTANT NOTE; NO ADDITIONAL NOTICE OF CHANGE
If you would like to add your name, correct your information, or to remove your name from our mailing list, please e-mail us at the e-mail address below. If you prefer, you can fill out our contact form, HERE.
As a demonstration of our commitment to privacy protection, rdwaller.com provides the following informational links to the web sites of some privacy related organizations which may be of interest.
The "Consumer Assistance" Page of the Direct Marketing Association
The 12 Ways to Protect Your Online Privacy