The fol­low­ing describes the Pri­va­cy Pol­i­cy for GboyeTell Group web­site.

Your Pri­va­cy

Your pri­va­cy is impor­tant to us. To bet­ter pro­tect your pri­va­cy we pro­vide this notice explain­ing our online infor­ma­tion prac­tices and the choic­es you can make about the way your infor­ma­tion is col­lect­ed and used. You agree to agree to these poli­cies by virtue of using our web­site in a way that leads to you pro­vid­ing us with per­son­al infor­ma­tion.

State Law & Accom­pa­ny­ing Rights

Please under­stand that you may have addi­tion­al rights orig­i­nat­ing from State laws based on where you live. These State-based rights may aug­ment, strength­en, or oth­er­wise some­how com­pli­ment any pri­va­cy rights you have inher­ent­ly or under Fed­er­al law. Our pol­i­cy is to com­ply ful­ly with the pri­va­cy poli­cies of every juris­dic­tion in which we oper­ate. Accord­ing­ly, you are free to use our Con­tact infor­ma­tion to reach us at any time to assert any State rights.

Our Com­mit­ment To Children’s Pri­va­cy

Pro­tect­ing the pri­va­cy of the very young is espe­cial­ly impor­tant. For that rea­son, our web­site will nev­er col­lect or main­tain infor­ma­tion at our web­site from those we actu­al­ly know are under 18, and no part of our web­site is struc­tured to attract any­one under 18.

Under our Terms of Ser­vice and Con­di­tions of Use, chil­dren under 18 are not allowed to use our web­site and access our ser­vices. It is not our inten­tion to offer prod­ucts or ser­vices to minors.

Google Ana­lyt­ics

GboyeTell Group uses Google Ana­lyt­ics to help analyse how users use the site. The tool uses “cook­ies,” which are text files placed on your com­put­er, to col­lect stan­dard Inter­net log infor­ma­tion and vis­i­tor behav­iour infor­ma­tion in an anony­mous form. The infor­ma­tion gen­er­at­ed by the cook­ie about your use of the web­site (includ­ing your IP address) is trans­mit­ted to Google. This infor­ma­tion is then used to eval­u­ate vis­i­tors’ use of this web­site and to com­pile sta­tis­ti­cal reports on web­site activ­i­ty.

We will nev­er (and will not allow any third par­ty to) use the sta­tis­ti­cal ana­lyt­ics tool to track or to col­lect any Per­son­al­ly Iden­ti­fi­able Infor­ma­tion of vis­i­tors to our site. Google will not asso­ciate your IP address with any oth­er data held by Google. Nei­ther we nor Google will link, or seek to link, an IP address with the iden­ti­ty of a com­put­er user.

You may refuse the use of cook­ies by select­ing the appro­pri­ate set­tings on your brows­er, how­ev­er please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full func­tion­al­i­ty of this web­site. By using this web­site, you con­sent to the pro­cess­ing of data about you by Google in the man­ner and for the pur­pos­es set out above.

Oth­er Col­lec­tion of Per­son­al Infor­ma­tion

When vis­it­ing our web­site, the IP address used to access our web­site may be logged along with the dates and times of access. This infor­ma­tion is pure­ly used to ana­lyze trends, admin­is­ter our web­site, track users move­ment, and gath­er broad demo­graph­ic infor­ma­tion for inter­nal use such as sta­tis­ti­cal assess­ments and web­site improve­ment. Most impor­tant­ly, any record­ed IP address­es are not linked to per­son­al­ly iden­ti­fi­able infor­ma­tion.

Oth­er infor­ma­tion may be col­lect­ed as well, which is rather typ­i­cal of most web­sites. For instance, the source that referred you to our web­site is gen­er­al­ly known. Like­wise, your dura­tion on our web­site, and your des­ti­na­tion when you leave our web­site can also be tracked. Oth­er com­mon data col­lect­ed includes the type of oper­at­ing sys­tem the com­put­er you are using to access our web­site has. Sim­i­lar­ly, the type of web brows­er is often not­ed. Again, this is com­mon data col­lec­tion, and helps ulti­mate­ly pro­duce a bet­ter end-user expe­ri­ence.

Cook­ies are anoth­er com­mon inter­net prac­tice. Cook­ies are a key means of improv­ing user expe­ri­ence by allows us to cus­tomize your use of our web­site. Sim­ple infor­ma­tion is trans­ferred to your com­put­er to allow the con­tent and expe­ri­ence to reflect your actions, pref­er­ences, and so on. You should sim­ply make the assump­tion our web­site uses cook­ies, and note that you are free to make adjust­ments in your web brows­er to dis­able these or oth­er­wise receive noti­fi­ca­tion of cook­ies so you can take what­ev­er desired action you so choose. Please under­stand that refus­ing cook­ies may crip­ple some of our web­site fea­tures and ren­der some aspects use­less to you.

At times, you will be ful­ly aware of infor­ma­tion received, as you are the direct source pro­vid­ing it. For instance, you may com­ment on a blog post, reply to an email (whether broad­cast mes­sage or autore­spon­der), pro­vide an email address, com­plete a sur­vey, requests SMS, or oth­er­wise. Like­wise, pur­chas­es nec­es­sar­i­ly involve col­lect­ing cer­tain infor­ma­tion, such as cred­it card infor­ma­tion, Pay­pal address­es, your phys­i­cal address for billing and/or ship­ping, phone num­ber, and so on. Refus­ing to pro­vide some of this infor­ma­tion may lead to us being unable to pro­vide you with the prod­ucts or ser­vices you’ve request­ed.

A prime exam­ple of lim­it­ed access to our web­site is where con­tent may be pro­tect­ed by a user­name and pass­word. Whether a user­name and pass­word is gen­er­at­ed by our web­site, or cre­at­ed by you, these will almost always be con­nect­ed with some oth­er infor­ma­tion relat­ed to or con­nect­ed with you. This is true since much con­tent that is pro­tect­ed on the inter­net is sub­scrip­tion based, often paid for. Thus, the user­name and pass­word must nec­es­sar­i­ly be tied to your oth­er account data. User­names and pass­words, by their very nature, should be kept pri­vate.

Han­dling of Per­son­al Infor­ma­tion

Note that any per­son­al infor­ma­tion you pro­vide to oth­ers apart from us or our ven­dors is whol­ly option­al. As an exam­ple, you might dis­close some­thing in a blog post com­ment. That “pri­vate” infor­ma­tion is now “pub­lic,” and we have no con­trol over that. In like fash­ion, you shar­ing infor­ma­tion with any oth­er third par­ty not func­tion­ing as a ser­vice provider to us puts that infor­ma­tion beyond our con­trol and becomes sub­ject to the pol­i­cy that par­ty has in place.

Our pri­ma­ry inten­tion for col­lect­ing per­son­al and pri­vate infor­ma­tion from you is sim­ply to con­duct our busi­ness. We can use this inter­nal­ly to bet­ter serve you. Accord­ing­ly, we see no rea­son to share your per­son­al infor­ma­tion to oth­er par­ties and out­side inter­ests unless you have autho­rized us to do so.

Of course, there are instances where your infor­ma­tion is stored with third par­ty ser­vice providers, such as email ser­vice providers, as they pro­vide ser­vices that are indus­try-lead­ing in qual­i­ty and secu­ri­ty and are far more ben­e­fi­cial to our end user than attempt­ing such ser­vices “in-house.” How­ev­er, you are nev­er required to deal with any such third par­ty direct­ly, they are lim­it­ed in how they use your infor­ma­tion, and they can­not sell or trans­fer it to oth­ers in any way.

How­ev­er, of course, your infor­ma­tion does com­prise part of an over­all whole. This aggre­gate of infor­ma­tion, by con­trast, may be used to under­stand our over­all user base. Fur­ther, we may share this infor­ma­tion about our web­site vis­i­tors as a whole, not indi­vid­u­al­ly, with third par­ties for var­i­ous pur­pos­es, in our sole dis­cre­tion.

While we are staunch pri­va­cy advo­cates, there are times when even we may be forced to aban­don these ideals. Just as major search engines face ongo­ing com­pul­sion to pro­vide data against their will, so too may the same occur with our web­site. Ille­gal activ­i­ty or oth­er seri­ous acts or alle­ga­tions could cre­ate legal lia­bil­i­ty for our web­site. In those cas­es, we reserve the right to share your infor­ma­tion, or else may sim­ply be com­pelled to do so by law.

On the oth­er hand, there may be times when we would need to share your pri­vate infor­ma­tion in order to pro­tect our own inter­ests. For instance, in cas­es of sus­pect­ed or alleged copy­right infringe­ment or oth­er intel­lec­tu­al prop­er­ty vio­la­tions, it may be nec­es­sary to share per­son­al infor­ma­tion.

Google Adsense and the Dou­bleClick DART Cook­ie

Google, as a third par­ty adver­tise­ment ven­dor, may use cook­ies to serve ads on this web­site. The use of DART cook­ies by Google enables them to serve adverts to vis­i­tors that are based on their vis­its to this web­site, includ­ing past vis­its, as well as oth­er web­sites on the inter­net.

To opt out of the DART cook­ies you may vis­it the Google ad and con­tent net­work pri­va­cy pol­i­cy at the fol­low­ing url http://www.google.com/privacy_ads.html Track­ing of users through the DART cook­ie mech­a­nisms are sub­ject to Google’s own pri­va­cy poli­cies.

Oth­er Third Par­ty ad servers or ad net­works may also use cook­ies to track users activ­i­ties on this web­site to mea­sure adver­tise­ment effec­tive­ness and oth­er rea­sons that will be pro­vid­ed in their own pri­va­cy poli­cies, our web­site has no access or con­trol over these cook­ies that may be used by third par­ty adver­tis­ers. How­ev­er, you can opt out of some, though like­ly not all, of these cook­ies in one easy loca­tion at http://ww.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp

Links to Third Par­ty Web­sites

We have includ­ed links on this web­site for your use and ref­er­ence. We are not respon­si­ble for the pri­va­cy poli­cies on these web­sites. You should be aware that the pri­va­cy poli­cies of these web­sites may dif­fer from our own.

Com­ments Pol­i­cy

As you know, Web 2.0 is all about the con­ver­sa­tion. But with­out a few sim­ple ground rules, that con­ver­sa­tion can turn into a shout­ing match that dis­cour­ages oth­ers from enter­ing into the fray.

So here is GboyeTell Group com­ments pol­i­cy. By post­ing on my blog, you agree to the fol­low­ing:

You may com­ment with­out reg­is­ter­ing. You can log-in via Dis­qus, OpenID, Twit­ter, Facebook—or not at all. It’s up to you. You may post anony­mous­ly. I don’t rec­om­mend this, but you may do so if you wish. I may change this rule if it is abused.

You may post fol­low-up ques­tions. If you have a ques­tion, chances are you are not alone. Oth­ers are like­ly think­ing sim­i­lar­ly. There­fore, I would rather receive your com­ments on GboyeTell Group than via email. It is a bet­ter use of my time to address every­one at once rather than answer sev­er­al sim­i­lar emails.

You may dis­agree with me. I wel­come debate. How­ev­er, I ask that if you dis­agree with me—or any­one else, for that matter—do so in a way that is respect­ful. In my opin­ion, there is way too much shout­ing in the pub­lic square to tol­er­ate it here.

GboyeTell Group reserves the right to delete your com­ments. This is my blog. I don’t have an oblig­a­tion to pub­lish your com­ments. The First Amend­ment gives you the right to express your opin­ions on your blog not mine.

Specif­i­cal­ly, I will delete your com­ments if you post some­thing that is, in my sole opin­ion, (a)snarky; (b) off-top­ic; © libelous, defam­a­to­ry, abu­sive, harass­ing, threat­en­ing, pro­fane, porno­graph­ic, offen­sive, false, mis­lead­ing, or which oth­er­wise vio­lates or encour­ages oth­ers to vio­late my sense of deco­rum and civil­i­ty or any law, includ­ing intel­lec­tu­al prop­er­ty laws; or (d) “spam,” i.e., an attempt to adver­tise, solic­it, or oth­er­wise pro­mote goods and ser­vices. You may, how­ev­er, post a link to your site or your most recent blog post.

You retain own­er­ship of your com­ments. I do not own them and I express­ly dis­claim any and all lia­bil­i­ty that may result from them. By com­ment­ing on my site, you agree that you retain all own­er­ship rights in what you post here and that you will relieve me from any and all lia­bil­i­ty that may result from those post­ings.

You grant GboyeTell Group a license to post your com­ments. This license is world­wide, irrev­o­ca­ble, non-exclu­sive, and roy­al­ty-free. You grant me the right to store, use, trans­mit, dis­play, pub­lish, repro­duce, and dis­trib­ute your com­ments in any for­mat, includ­ing but not lim­it­ed to a blog, in a book, a video, or pre­sen­ta­tion.

In short, my goal is to host inter­est­ing con­ver­sa­tions with car­ing, hon­est, and respect­ful peo­ple. I believe this sim­ple com­ments pol­i­cy will facil­i­tate this.

CHANGE NOTICE: As with any of our admin­is­tra­tive and legal notice pages, the con­tents of this page can and will change over time. Accord­ing­ly, this page could read dif­fer­ent­ly as of your very next vis­it. These changes are neces­si­tat­ed, and car­ried out by GboyeTell Group, in order to pro­tect you and our GboyeTell Group web­site. If this page is impor­tant to you, you should check back fre­quent­ly as no oth­er notice of changed con­tent will be pro­vid­ed either before or after the change takes effect.

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