COMMITMENT TO YOUR PRIVACY
This site is owned and operated by Karl Franklin, dba Clankys.com. Your personal privacy on the internet is of the utmost importance. As our customer or potential customer, we want to make your online experience as satisfying and safe as possible at Clankys.com.
Because we gather certain types of information about our users, we feel that it is your right to fully understand the terms and conditions surrounding the capture and use of that information. This privacy statement discloses what information we gather and how we use it.
Definition of the Information Clankys.com gathers and keeps track of:
Clankys.com gathers two types of information about users:
- Information that users provide through optional, voluntary submissions. These are voluntary submissions to receive our electronic newsletters, to email-a-friend, and from participation in polls and surveys:
- Information Clankys.com gathers from customers purchasing from our online store is only used to ship the order and to provide customers with order tracking/order history. We securely store customer name, address, phone and email. We DO NOT and WILL NEVER store any credit card information whatsoever.
Clankys.com Gathers User Information In The Following Processes:
Optional Voluntary Information
We offer the following services, which require some type of voluntary submission of personal information by users:
1. Electronic Newsletters
We will offer a free electronic newsletter to users. Clankys.com gathers the email addresses of users who voluntarily subscribe. Users may remove themselves from this mailing list by following the link provided in every newsletter that points users to the subscription management page or they may simply click 'unsubscribe' on the right hand side of every page on our site. Users can also subscribe to the newsletters at the time of registration.
2. "Tell-A-Friend" Service
Our site users can choose to electronically forward a link, page, or document to someone else by clicking "tell-a-friend". The user must provide their email address, as well as that of the recipient. The email addresses provided are not used for any other purpose except to notify the 'recipient' of the link and to let the 'recipient' know who sent it. The email addresses submitted will NOT be added to any sort of mailing list.
We may offer interactive polls to users so they can easily share their opinions with other users and see what our audience thinks about important issues. Opinions or other responses to polls are aggregated and are not identifiable to any particular user. Clankys.com may use a system to "tag" users after they have voted, so they can vote only once on a particular question. This tag is not correlated with personal information about individual users.
Clankys.com may occasionally conduct user surveys to better target our content to our audience. This information is only used by Clankys.com for the purpose of ongoing improvements. We never share any of this information about specific individuals with any third party.
5. Online Sales
When you purchase something from our online store, Clankys.com collects your personal information in order to process your order. This information includes your name, address, phone, email and credit card. Clankys.com stores your name, address, phone and email, secured and encrypted, to be able to provide you with order history and tracking. Clankys.com DOES NOT store your credit card information. All credit card transactions are safely and securely processed by PayPal.
Consistent with the Federal Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA), we will never knowingly request personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13 without requesting parental consent.
Clankys.com tracks user traffic patterns throughout all of our sites. However, we do not correlate this information with data about individual users. Clankys.com does break down overall usage statistics according to a user's domain name, browser type, and MIME type by reading this information from the browser string (information contained in every user's browser). But again, no user personal information.
Clankys.com sometimes tracks and catalogs the search terms that users enter in our Search function, but this tracking is never associated with individual users. We use tracking information to determine which areas of our sites users like and don't like based on traffic to those areas. We do not track what individual users read, but rather how well each page performs overall. This helps us continue to build a better service for you.
USE OF INFORMATION
Clankys.com uses any information voluntarily given by our users to enhance their experience, whether to provide interactive or personalized elements on the sites or to better prepare future content based on the interests of our users.
As stated above, we use information that users voluntarily provide in order to send out electronic newsletters and to enable users to participate in polls, surveys, message boards, and forums. We send out newsletters to subscribers on a regular schedule (depending on the newsletter), and occasionally send out special editions when we think subscribers might be particularly interested in something we are doing. Clankys.com never shares newsletter mailing lists with any third parties. NEVER! Our users/customers are our lifeblood and we will never betray them, simple as that.
When we use tracking information to determine which areas of our sites users like and don't like based on traffic to those areas. We do not track what individual users read, but rather how well each page performs overall. This helps us continue to build a better service for you. We track search terms entered in Search function as one of many measures of what interests our users. But we don't track which terms a particular user enters.
SHARING OF THE INFORMATION
Clankys.com uses the above-described information to tailor our content to suit your needs and make your online experience the best it can be. We will not share information about individual users with any third party, except to comply with applicable law or valid legal process or to protect the personal safety of our users or the public.
Clankys.com operates secure data networks protected by industry standard firewall and password protection systems. Our security and privacy policies are periodically reviewed and enhanced as necessary.
We give users options wherever necessary and practical. Such choices include:
- Opting not to register to receive our electronic newsletters.
- Opting not to participate in certain interactive areas, which completely alleviates the need to gather any personally identifiable information from any users
If you have concerns that are not addressed above please do not hesitate to Contact Us.