privacy statement

dreaded ned's understands your concerns about privacy, and has created this privacy statement in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to helping you to protect your privacy. This statement outlines the information that is collected and how it is used here at dreaded ned's.

Information Automatically Logged

Your IP address, browser type, referrer page (which may include terms entered into a search engine or other parameters), date, time, and file requested are automatically logged by our server every time a page or graphic is requested by your browser. We use this information to help diagnose problems with our server and to administer our web site. This includes generating statistics on pages visited, regions visitors come from, sites that refer visitors to ned's and even detailed analysis of some visitors' paths through our site. This information is used to plan improvements to dreaded ned's and to help to identify and resolve problems.

The raw server logs and statistics generated from them are stored on computers not usually accessible from the World Wide Web. Information from the raw logs, including IP addresses, may be revealed to third parties investigating malicious or illegal use of the facilities provided on the site. Aggregate statistical data, which does not include IP address or other identifying information, are distributed openly on the web site and to advertisers, etc.

In addition to the information logged by the server, your IP address, date and/or time and information entered by you is automatically logged in control files when you fill in a form, post a personal ad, post a message in Q and A or send a postcard. This information is stored on computers not normally accessible from the World Wide Web or is automatically emailed to the webmaster and is used to monitor and control operation of these features.

Cookies

Our site uses cookies to customise or control some areas of the site, but it is not required that you accept the cookies to access these areas or to use the site generally. The two sections that currently uses cookies are Q and A and voting for top venues.

In Q and A the cookie contains the preferences you set in Q and A, the date and time you last read messages, and the email address you used to in your last Q and A message. This information is stored in a cookie on your computer and is used by the Q and A program to mark messages entered since your last visit, to set a default email address and to sort messages into your preferred order. If this cookie is not accepted or if you delete this cookie from your machine, the Q and A program will use the default values on your next visit.

When voting for top venues, cookies may be set containing the venues you have voted for as part of procedures to check for duplicate votes. If you do not accept the cookie you can still place your vote, but it may not be included in the final totals under some circumstances.

Advertisers

We use an outside ad company to serve some of the ads on our site. These ads may contain cookies. Unlike the cookies we use in other parts of our web site, cookies received with banner ads are collected by the ad company and we do not have access to this information.

We do not currently use cookies to control or monitor ads served from our own server, but log files of ads displayed are generated automatically by the ad server software but this does not include any information about the visitor that the ad is displayed to.

Mailing List Data

The dreaded ned's mailing list is 100% opt-in and a new member must respond to a confirmation email before they are added to the mailing list. Members can unsubscribe at any time by sending an email to ozned-unsubscribe@khsnet.net

The mailing list database is currently maintained using a program provided by a third party, currently khsnet, on servers maintained by the same third party. This information is not used by the third party, and is only used by dreaded ned's to distribute the requested information to the mailing list members. dreaded ned and khsnet do not support spamming or selling of email lists.

External Links

This site contains links to other sites. dreaded ned's is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such web sites.

Special Relationships

The dreaded ned's gay bookshop is operated in conjunction with Amazon. dreaded ned's provides book reviews and other original content, but the actual sales information, including credit card or delivery details, and the the whole sales process is managed by Amazon. dreaded ned's receives commission an sales by Amazon to customers referred by dreaded ned, but receives summary sales information only, no identifying customer information.

dreaded ned's also receives commissions on sales from some other advertisers from time to time as part of associate or co-marketing programs. dreaded ned's receives summary sales information only from these advertisers, no identifying customer information, but these companies do keep information that identifies customers as referred from dreaded ned's.

Public Forums

This site makes message boards and personal ads available to its users. Please remember that any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes public information and you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information.

Further Information

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this site, you can contact privacy@dreadedned.com.au

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