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Please note that if you post comments, pictures, or other information to the main blog or any forum or message board, any personally identifiable information you provide may be read, collated and used by anyone viewing them. As such, we are not responsible for personally identifiable information you may choose to make available through these features.
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We employ commonly used third-party analytic services that automatically collect anonymous information about visits to our websites and store this information in server log files. This information does not identify individual users: it includes such data as IP addresses, browser types, referring pages, operating system used and date/time stamps. We do not have direct control over the tools these third-party analytic services use to collect data. We use this information to get a better sense of how our websites are being used over time.
Our site uses “cookies” to provide easier and faster access to website features such as log-ins or repeat visits. Cookies are very small text files that are stored on personal computers for reference purposes. We do not link the information we store in cookies to any personally identifiable information you have submitted while on our site.
We may use both session cookies and persistent cookies. A session cookie makes it easier for you to explore our sites, but expires when your browser is closed. A persistent cookie may stay on your hard drive for an extended period of time, and can perform such activities as storing your log-in information for forums or message boards so you do not have to sign in every time you visit those areas. Persistent cookies may be used to enable us to track and target the interests of our users so as to enhance the visitor’s overall experience.
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Access to Personally Identifiable Information
Our website is professionally maintained and we take reasonable steps to protect any information in our possession. Because no electronic storage system can ever be 100% secure, we do not guarantee the absolute security of your information.
We reserve the right to disclose personally identifiable information as required by law, if we believe disclosure is necessary to protect our rights, or to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or other legal process.
We reserve the right to disclose your email address if we believe you are a spammer trying to leave text-url links, in order to alert companies that may be victim to such unethical marketing schemes. In such cases, we will send you an email letting you know we are doing so and give you 12 hours to clarify your relationship to your comment before we contact the company involved.
If you have any questions or concerns, our contact information is as follows:
retrorenovation (at) gmail (dot) com
June 6, 2012: Update regarding potential disclosure of email addresses from believed spam comments.