Patio-Ideas-Guide.com Website Privacy Statement & Advertising Disclosure
This document was last updated on January 11, 2010.
1. ACKNOWLEDGEMENT AND ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS
Patio-Ideas-Guide.com is committed to protecting your privacy. This Privacy Statement sets forth our current privacy practices with regard to the information we collect when you or your computer interact with our website. By accessing Patio-Ideas-Guide.com, you acknowledge and fully understand Patio-Ideas-Guide.com’s Privacy Statement and freely consent to the information collection and use practices described in this Website Privacy Statement.
2. PARTICIPATING MERCHANT POLICIES
Related services and offerings with links from this website, including vendor sites, have their own privacy statements that can be viewed by clicking on the corresponding links within each respective website. Online merchants and others who participate in Patio-Ideas-Guide.com services are encouraged to participate in industry privacy initiatives and to take a responsible attitude towards consumer privacy. However, since we do not have direct control over the policies or practices of participating merchants and other third parties, we are not responsible for the privacy practices or contents of those sites. We recommend and encourage that you always review the privacy policies of merchants and other third parties before you provide any personal information or complete any transaction with such parties.
3. INFORMATION WE COLLECT AND HOW WE USE IT
Patio-Ideas-Guide.com collects certain information from and about its users directly from our Web Server logs, the user, with Cookies, and through Web Beacons.
a. Web Server Logs.
When you visit our Website, we may track information to administer the site and analyze its usage. Examples of information we may track include:
• Your Internet protocol address.
• The kind of browser or computer you use.
• Number of links you click within the site.
• State or country from which you accessed the site.
• Date and time of your visit.
• Name of your Internet service provider.
• Web page you linked to our site from.
• Pages you viewed on the site.
One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. For example, if you personalize a web page, or navigate within a site, a cookie helps the site to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. Hence, this simplifies the process of delivering relevant content and eases site navigation by providing and saving your preferences and login information as well as providing personalized functionality.
Patio-Ideas-Guide.com reserves the right to share aggregated site statistics with partner companies, but does not allow other companies to place cookies on our website unless there is a temporary, overriding customer value (such as merging into Patio-Ideas-Guide.com a site that relies on third-party cookies).
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies. If you reject cookies by changing your browser settings then be aware that this may disable some of the functionality on our Website.
c. Use of Web Beacons or GIF Files
Patio-Ideas-Guide.com Web pages may contain electronic images known as Web beacons – sometimes also called single-pixel gifs – that allow Patio-Ideas-Guide.com to count users who have visited those pages and to deliver co-branded services. Patio-Ideas-Guide.com may include Web beacons in promotional e-mail messages or newsletters in order to determine whether messages have been opened and acted upon.
Some of these Web beacons may be placed by third party service providers to help determine the effectiveness of our advertising campaigns or email communications. These Web beacons may be used by these service providers to place a persistent cookie on your computer. This allows the service provider to recognize your computer each time you visit certain pages or emails and compile anonymous information in relation to those page views, which in turn enables us and our service providers to learn which advertisements and emails bring you to our website and how you use the site. Patio-Ideas-Guide.com prohibits Web beacons from being used to collect or access your personal information.
d. Third Party Advertisers
DoubleClick DART Cookie:
• Google's use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to your users based on their visit to your sites and other sites on the Internet.
• Google Adsense
• Commission Junction
Patio-Ideas-Guide.com has no access to or control over these cookies that are used by third-party advertisers.
If you wish to disable cookies, you may do so through your individual browser options. More detailed information about cookie management with specific web browsers can be found at the browsers' respective websites.
5. CHANGES TO THIS STATEMENT
Patio-Ideas-Guide.com has the discretion to occasionally update this privacy statement. When we do, we will also revise the “updated” date at the top of this Privacy page. We encourage you to periodically review this privacy statement to stay informed about how we are helping to protect the personal information we collect. Your continued use of the service constitutes your agreement to this privacy statement and any updates.
6. CONTACTING PATIO-IDEAS-GUIDE.COM
If you have questions regarding our Privacy Statement, its implementation, failure to adhere to this Privacy Statement and/or our general practices, please Contact Patio-Ideas-Guide.com.
Patio-Ideas-Guide.com will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly respond and resolve any problem or question.
Advertising Disclosure Statement
Thank you for visiting Patio-Ideas-Guide.com As with most sites on the web, this website does accept advertising and other forms of compensation in some instances. Please rest assured that any such compensation received does not influence the information within this site. We’ll always provide our honest opinions, findings, beliefs, and experiences.
"Ads by Google" are not selected by the site, but rather, they’re selected automatically by Google. If you see a Google ad and a Web page about the same product or service, it is a coincidence. This site only accepts non-Google sponsorships from providers of high-quality goods or services. When present, these offers are hand-selected to be helpful matches to our site visitors. We appreciate their recognition and support of this site.
Also please be assured that the actual content on sponsored pages is independent of any sponsorship or affiliate relationship unless specifically noted on that particular page. To avoid the appearance of any conflict of interest and in the spirit of full disclosure, we will always fully identify all sponsored content to you when it exists on a page by page basis.
Please do support the sponsors and recommendations found within this site. It takes lots of time and effort to deliver original content, free, to you. Thank you very much.