Privacy Policy

This agreement—consisting of the Disclosure, Terms of Use, and Privacy Policy— governs your use of this website; by using this website, you accept this agreement in full.   If you disagree with any part of this agreement, you must not use this website.

The Website and its Content is owned by Tom Warneke. The term “you” refers to the user or viewer of TomWarneke.com  (“TW.com”). Please read this Privacy Policy carefully. We reserve the right to change this Privacy Policy on the Website at any time without notice. Use of any information or contribution that you provide to us, or which is collected by us on or through our Website or its Content is governed by this Privacy Policy. By using our Website or its Content, you consent to this Privacy Policy, whether or not you have read it. If you do not agree with this Privacy Policy, please do not use our Website or its Content.

Your privacy is critically important. At TW.com we have a few fundamental principles:
  • We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it. 
  • We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop our products, or protect our rights.
  • We don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of one of our services.
  • It is TW.com’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our website. Please Contact us with any questions you have about this policy.

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, TW.com collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, TW.com as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. TW.com’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how TW.com’s visitors use its website. From time to time, TW.com may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

TW.com also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on WordPress.com blogs. TW.com only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that blog commenter IP addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog where the comment was left.

Aggregated Statistics

TW.com may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. TW.com may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, TW.com does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to TW.com's websites choose to interact with TW.com in ways that require TW.com to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that TW.com gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. Those who engage in transactions with TW.com are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, TW.com  collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with TW.comTW.com does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

TW.com discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on TW.com’s behalf or to provide services available at TW.com’s websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of TW.com. TW.com will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, TW.com discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when TW.com believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of TW.com, third parties or the public at large.

If you are a registered user of an TW.com website and have supplied your email address, TW.com may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with TW.com and our products. We primarily use our various product blogs to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. TW.com takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

Cookies

A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. TW.com uses cookies to help TW.com identify and track visitors, their usage of TW.com website, and their website access preferences. TW.com visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using TW.com’s websites, with the drawback that certain features of TW.com’s websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Business Transfers

If TW.com, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that TW.com goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of TW.com may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.

Ads

Ads appearing on any of our websites may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by TW.com and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Comments viewed by others

Note that whenever you voluntarily make your Confidential Information or Other Information available for viewing by others online through this Website or its Content, it may be seen, collected and used by others, and therefore, we cannot be responsible for any unauthorized or improper use of the Confidential Information or Other Information that you voluntarily share.

Email Unsubscribe

You may unsubscribe to our e-newsletters or updates at any time through the unsubscribe link at the footer of all e-mail communications.
We manage e-mail lists through a list management system. Unsubscribing from one list managed by us will not necessarily remove you from all publication email lists. If you have questions or are experiencing problems unsubscribing, please contact us.

Anti-Spam Policy

We have a no spam policy and provide you with the ability to opt-out of our communications by selecting the unsubscribe link at the footer of all e-mails. We have taken the necessary steps to ensure that we are compliant with the CAN-SPAM Act of 2003 by never sending out misleading information. We will not sell, rent or share your email address.

Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance

We do not collect any information from anyone under 13 years of age in compliance with COPPA (Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act), and our Website and its Content is directed to individuals who are at least 13 years old or older

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, TW.com may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in TW.com’s sole discretion. TW.com encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. If you have a WordPress.com account, you should also check your blog’s dashboard for alerts to these changes. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.