Practical Politicking, LLC (“Practical Politicking”) provides a variety of helpful content and services that can be accessed online through its website. Because the success of Practical Politicking is dependent on building and maintaining goodwill with our readers and members, we are committed to implementing measures designed to protect the privacy of those using our site and subscribing to our memberships. Moreover, we see it as our responsibility to help set an example and establish the standards for privacy on the Internet.
Although Practical Politicking respects the privacy of all those who visit our website and subscribe to our memberships, we do collect information from our visitors.
The Information We Gather
Practical Politicking gathers two types of information about users:
(1) Non-personally identifiable information: When visitors come to our website, we may collect and aggregate information indicating, among other things, which pages of the website were visited, the order in which they were visited and which hyperlinks were “clicked.” Collecting such information involves the logging of the IP addresses, operating system and browser software used by each visitor to the Practical Politicking website. Although such information is not personally identifiable, we can determine from an IP address a visitor’s Internet Service Provider and the geographic location of his or her point of connectivity.
We also use “temporary” or “session” cookies – that is, small text files temporarily placed on a user’s computer hard drive upon the occurrence of some event that is started by the user when visiting the Practical Politicking site – to help us determine the type of content and sites to which a visitor to the Practical Politicking site links, the length of time each visitor spends at any particular area of the Practical Politicking site and the type of Practical Politicking memberships visitors choose to purchase from the Practical Politicking site. Essentially, cookies are a visitor’s identification card for the Practical Politicking computers, or servers, which placed them there. Cookies are only read by the server that placed them, and are unable to execute any code or virus. Cookies allow Practical Politicking to serve you better and more efficiently, and to personalize your experience at Practical Politicking’s website. Moreover, because we only use “temporary” or “session” cookies and not “permanent cookies,” (except where a user has specifically noted a desire to be logged in to Practical Politicking permanently) when you choose to close your browser, our cookies automatically disappear, so we cannot identify visitors when they revisit the Practical Politicking site after closing their browser.
You should also be able to control how and whether cookies will be accepted by your web browser. For more information on how to do so, please refer to the documentation accompanying your browser.
You should consult the respective privacy policies of these third-party ad servers for more detailed information on their practices as well as for instructions about how to opt-out of certain practices.
(2) Personally identifiable information: In certain areas of the Practical Politicking website – for example, when registering to become a Practical Politicking member – we require that you provide us with personally identifiable information (including, for example, first name, surname, street address, email address, telephone number and, when applicable, credit card information).
How We Use (and not use) The Information We Gather
Please take some time to familiarize yourself how Practical Politicking uses and does not use the information that it gathers:
(1) Non-personally identifiable information: Practical Politicking uses non-personally identifiable information solely to personalize and enhance your experience on the Practical Politicking site. We do not share any non-personally identifiable information with any third parties.
Please note that the Practical Politicking website may contain links to other Internet websites, including co-branded or other affiliated sites which may or may not be owned or operated by Practical Politicking. Unless otherwise explicitly stated, we are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites, including such sites’ use of any information (such as IP address, browser type or operating system) collected when visitors to the Practical Politicking website click through links to those sites. Even though such information might not identify you personally, we strongly encourage you to become familiar with the privacy practices of those sites.
None of your personally identifiable information is ever shared with any third party. Although you may not “opt out” of the registration or purchasing process if you wish to become a Practical Politicking member, you may choose to “opt out” of receiving Practical Politicking promotional materials. If you do not “opt out” of receiving such promotional materials, Practical Politicking reserves the right to solely use your personally identifiable registration or purchasing information (except your credit card information) for Practical Politicking’s internal promotional purposes. We will not release your credit card information (or any personally identifiable information for that matter) to any third party. If you decide that you would like to discontinue receiving promotional information from Practical Politicking, please contact us, or use the link at the bottom of all promotional emails and newsletters.
Practical Politicking limits its own email solicitations to those customers who have not “opted out” of receiving such communications. The solicitations are limited in that they, among other things, will clearly indicate the originator of the email and provide the customer with a method of “opting out” of receiving future communications of a similar nature.
Changing Or Deleting Personal Information; Business Transfers
If you would like to have your stored personally identifiable information corrected or removed from Practical Politicking’s database or records, or would like to have access to your stored personally identifiable information, please contact us, and we will use reasonable efforts to comply with your request. Keep in mind, however, that should you desire to have your personally identifiable information removed, there may be residual information that will remain within Practical Politicking’s databases, access logs and other records, which may or may not contain such personally identifiable information. The residual information will not be used for commercial purposes; however, Practical Politicking reserves the right, from time to time, to recontact former members of Practical Politicking.
In addition, we may sell or transfer assets or portions of our business as we continue to improve our membership and service offerings. In such transactions, user or visitor information (whether non-personally identifiable or personally identifiable) may constitute one of the transferred business assets.