What personal information does CoolHomepages collect?
CoolHomepages collects personally identifying information during: (i) user registration; (ii) user surveys; and (iv) registration for certain interactive areas on CoolHomepages and on Web sites that carry the CoolHomepages brand. For each visitor to our Web page, our Web server automatically recognizes and we collect that visitor’s domain name and e-mail address (where possible). In addition, the e-mail addresses of those who communicate with us via e-mail, the e-mail addresses of those who make postings to our interactive areas, aggregate information about which pages visitors access, user-specific information about which pages visitors access and how much time is spent in particular areas, and information volunteered by the visitor, such as survey information and/or information provided in site registration forms, including but not limited to a visitor’s name, address, and phone number. We collect credit card information along with a billing address from users who use our system to gain project work, and who then wish to pay us by credit card. CoolHomepages may retain personally identifying information indefinitely. CoolHomepages maintains publicly available user profiles as well, which may contain personally identifying information volunteered by its visitors.
What does CoolHomepages do with the information it collects?
CoolHomepages may use personally identifying information of its visitors to award prizes, track compliance with our Terms of Service, or for editorial and feedback purposes (to the extent that is explained when visitors provide the information). CoolHomepages also may make the e-mail addresses of those who access our site available to other organizations whose products or services we think you might find interesting. In addition, CoolHomepages may disclose personally identifying information about you, your accounts, or any content you provide on your site, if CoolHomepages believes in good faith that such action is reasonably necessary to enforce its User Agreement or copyright policy, to comply with the law, to comply with legal process, to operate its systems properly, or to protect the rights or property of itself, its members, its visitors, or others. CoolHomepages may collect and disclose such material for use in promoting CoolHomepages or its services or if CoolHomepages believes in good faith that such action is reasonably necessary to enforce its User Agreement or copyright policy, to comply with the law, to comply with legal process, to operate its systems properly, or to protect the rights or property of itself, its members, its visitors, or others. Other companies which provide services on our site, or which advertise on our site, may collect information about you. CoolHomepages does not control collection or use of this information. You should contact these companies or advertisers directly if you have any questions about their use of this information. With the permission of a visitor who is 18 years of age or over, information submitted at the time of registration or submission – including but not limited to age, phone number, address, and income level – may be used for marketing and promotional purposes by CoolHomepages and may be shared with companies that have been pre-screened by CoolHomepages. If a visitor objects to such use for any reason, he/she may stop that use — either by e-mail request sent via our Contact Us page, or by modifying his/her registration information online. If you supply us with your postal address on-line you may receive periodic mailings from us with information on new products and services or upcoming events. If you do not wish to receive such mailings, please let us know by sending an e-mail to us at the above e-mail address and providing us with your exact name and address. We also will notify other organizations with whom we share such information and request that they remove your information from their mailing lists.
How will CoolHomepages protect your personal information?
CoolHomepages will take appropriate steps to protect the information you share with us. Whenever you give CoolHomepages sensitive information (credit card numbers, for instance), CoolHomepages will take commercially reasonable steps to establish a secure connection with your web browser. Credit card numbers are used only for payment processing and are not retained for marketing purposes.
How to update personal information
You can help CoolHomepages to maintain the accuracy of your information by notifying us of any change to your address, title, phone number, or e-mail address. If at any time you wish to modify your information or stop receiving communications from CoolHomepages, you can contact CoolHomepages via our Contact Us page. Please include your e-mail address in the message.
How to unsubscribe
From time to time, we make the e-mail addresses of those who access our site available to other organizations whose products or services we think you might find interesting. If you do not want us to share your e-mail address with other companies or organizations, please let us know by sending an e-mail to us at the above address and telling us that you do not want us to share your e-mail address with other companies.
About IP addresses
CoolHomepages collects IP addresses for the purposes of system administration and to report aggregate information to our advertisers. An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you’re surfing the Web. Web servers — the big computers that “serve” up Web pages — automatically identify your computer by its IP address. When visitors request pages from CoolHomepages, our servers log their IP addresses. We do not link IP addresses to any personally identifiable information. This means that a user’s session will be logged, but the user remains anonymous to us.
Each browser accessing CoolHomepages is given a unique cookie that is then used to determine the number of unique site visitors. An additional cookie lets our computers remember that you’ve registered, which allows us to speed up your future activities at our sites.