DailyThoughts.org Internet Privacy Policy


Because DailyThoughts.org wants to demonstrate its commitment to your privacy, we agree to notify you of:

  1. What personally identifiable information of yours or third party personally identifiable information that is collected from you through DailyThoughts.org
  2. The organization collecting the information
  3. How the information is used
  4. With whom the information may be shared
  5. What choices are available to you regarding collection, use and distribution of the information
  6. The kind of security procedures that are in place to protect the loss, misuse or alteration of information under DailyThoughts.org control
  7. How you can correct any inaccuracies in the information If you have questions or concerns regarding this statement, you should first contact our privacy department via email at privacy@dailythoughts.org.

 

Information Collection and Use

DailyThoughts.org will only collect personally identifiable information (such as name and email address) that you voluntarily provide through our website or email correspondence. The information you supply will be used only by DailyThoughts.org to send DailyThoughts.org emails, to respond to your inquiries and to supply the subscriber with requested information regarding DailyThoughts.org services. We will not divulge your email address to any third party. We passively collect general information through the use of cookies and clear gifs, and log files. This information is used to improve the quality of this service and better meet your needs.

 

Registration

To subscribe to DailyThoughts.org email postcards, a user is required to give only his or her email address. This information is used only to deliver DailyThoughts.org email postcards. It is optional for the user to provide additional demographic information in an accompanying survey (such as age and gender), and unique identifiers (such as his or her name). The user is encouraged to do so, so that we can provide a more personalized experience on our website and email postcards.

 

Cookies

A cookie is a piece of data that can be stored on the user’s computer. DailyThoughts.org uses a session cookie to maintain a user’s session, in order to provide a seamless experience between page views while on the site. Once the user closes his or her browser this cookie simply terminates. DailyThoughts.org does not tie personally identifiable information to the use of this session ID. DailyThoughts.org does not track the user’s use of our site via this session ID.

Some advertisers may use cookies on our site. DailyThoughts.org has no access to or control over these cookies, and can make no representations regarding the use of cookies by these entities.

 

Clear Gifs
DailyThoughts.org uses “clear gifs” in the email postcards that are sent to our users. A “clear gif” is a 1x1 pixel sized gif file that sends a “ping” to our server indicating the email postcard was opened. This allows us to passively collect information about the time and frequency of your email viewings (applies to HTML email only). Because the gifs are in the email message code, it is linked to a particular account. Any data gathered through the use of gifs will be shared with advertisers and business partners only in aggregate form.
 
Log Files
DailyThoughts.org receives log files from our Internet Service Provider. These log files contain number of hits, access times, and upper level (.com) domain names. We use the data in the log files to measure website usage. Since these log files contain no personally identifiable information, DailyThoughts.org will discretionarily share the information from these log files to advertisers and corporate partners.
 

Security

All employees are aware of the need to protect subscribers' personally identifiable information. Access to this information is limited to only those employees who require access to perform their duties (e.g. updating a subscriber's information per request). This access is protected by password. The website's security is reviewed quarterly. No sensitive information (such as credit card numbers or social security numbers) is collected, used, or disseminated. DailyThoughts.org therefore does not use encryption technologies on its website.

 

Sharing

DailyThoughts.org will share aggregated demographic information with its partners and advertisers. Your email address will not be sold or divulged to unauthorized third parties. Authorized third parties (such as our Internet Service Provider) are allowed to view any information that is needed to service our account. However, they may not use this information for any secondary purposes.

 

Deleting or Deactivating
If a subscriber has submitted personal information to DailyThoughts.org electronically and would like it removed or modified, they should contact us at privacy@dailythoughts.org.
 

Links

This website contains links to other sites. DailyThoughts.org is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware of this when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by DailyThoughts.org.

 

Send to a Friend

If a user elects to share a DailyThoughts.org email postcard with a friend, the user must provide the friend's email address. DailyThoughts.org will automatically send the friend a one-time email containing an invitation to subscribe to our site. DailyThoughts.org stores this information only for the purposes of sending this one-time email and tracking subscriptions. This allows us to measure the success of our “Send to a Friend” campaign. The friend may contact DailyThoughts.org at update@dailythoughts.org to request the removal of this information from our database.

 

Site and Service Updates

DailyThoughts.org may send the user site and service announcement updates. We communicate with the user to provide requested services and in regards to issues relating to their account via email or standard mail.

 

Correction/Updating Personal Information
If a user's personally identifiable information changes (such as an email address), or if a user no longer desires to use our service, we provide a way to correct, update or remove that user's personal data provided to us. This can be done by visiting our website or by emailing us. To update subscriber information please email update@dailythoughts.org. To unsubscribe from DailyThoughts.org email postcards, send email to unsubscribe@dailythoughts.org.
 

Choice/Opt-out

The subscriber's email address will not be sold or divulged to any other organization. The email address supplied will be used by DailyThoughts.org to send DailyThoughts.org email postcards (which contain advertisements), to respond to subscriber's inquiries, and/or supply requested information on DailyThoughts.org services. Authorized third parties may be utilized by DailyThoughts.org to collect, track and process such information. If a subscriber would like to have his or her information modified or removed he or she should send email to: update@dailythoughts.org.

 

Notification of Changes
If DailyThoughts.org decides to change this privacy policy, we will post an announcement of changes on our Homepage. The changes to this privacy statement will be detailed on the privacy page: http://www.dailythoughts.org/privacy. If at any point DailyThoughts.org decides to use personally identifiable information in a manner different from that stated at the time it was collected, we will notify users via email. Users will have a choice as to this new use of their personally identifiable information. However, if a user has opted out of all communication from the site he or she will not be contacted, nor will his or her personally identifiable information be used in this new manner. DailyThoughts.org will use information in accordance with the privacy policy under which the information was collected.
 

Terms And Use Of DailyThoughts.org Web Site and Email Postcards

DailyThoughts.org provides this website and DailyThoughts.org email postcards for your information and use, subject to the terms and conditions set forth below. By accessing the DailyThoughts.org website and/or receiving DailyThoughts.org email postcards, you agree to accept the following terms and conditions:

  • In no event will DailyThoughts.org be liable for any damages, including without limitation special or consequential damages that arise out of or relate to the use of or inability to use our website, even if DailyThoughts.org has been advised of the possibility of such damages.

  • Information provided by the DailyThoughts.org website and DailyThoughts.org email postcards is provided as is, with no warranty as to accuracy or content.

  • Any disputes arising out of or related to the use of the DailyThoughts.org website and DailyThoughts.org email postcards will be governed by Washington state law without reference to choice of law principles, under the jurisdiction of Washington state or federal courts. DailyThoughts.org reserves the right to change, modify, add, or remove any of these terms at any time.

  • Unless otherwise agreed upon, the content (words and artwork) on the DailyThoughts.org website and in the DailyThoughts.org email postcards are for the sole commercial use of DailyThoughts, Incorporated. Any unauthorized use is strictly prohibited.

 

Trademark and Copyright

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