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Privacy Policy

This privacy policy sets out how downrightnow uses and protects any information that you provide when you use this web site.

downrightnow is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this web site, you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

We may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are in agreement with any changes.

What we collect

Log Files

Like many other web sites, downrightnow makes use of log files. The information inside the log files includes Internet Protocol (IP) address, web browser type, date/time stamp, referring/exit pages, and number of clicks and is used to analyze trends, administer the site, track users' movement around the site, and gather demographic information. IP addresses and other such information are not linked to any data that is personally identifiable.

Optional Status Reports

If you choose to submit a status report on downrightnow, we collect the date/time stamp, the service status you indicate, and your Internet Protocol (IP) address.

Optional Comments

If you choose to submit a comment on blog posts or other items posted on downrightnow, we collect your Internet Protocol (IP) address and any other information you choose to provide with your comment, such as your name and email address.

Optional Contact Form Submissions

If you choose to send us a message using our contact page, we collect your Internet Protocol (IP) address and any other information you choose to provide with your message, such as your name and email address.

What we do with the information we collect

We use the information we collect to understand our visitors' needs and to operate and improve our services. downrightnow may share certain pieces of aggregated, non-personal information with third parties, affiliated companies or other trusted businesses or persons.

We will not share personally-identifiable information or contact information you provide to us with any third parties without your consent. In addition, we will not use this information for marketing or promotional purposes without your consent.

Security

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and administrative procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

About Cookies

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer's hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyze web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyze data about webpage traffic and improve our web site in order to tailor it to our users' needs.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better web site, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie does not give us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the web site.

How we use cookies

downrightnow uses cookies to store information about visitors' preferences, record user-specific information about which pages a user accesses or visits, and to customize web page content based on a visitor's browser type or other information provided by a visitor's web browser.

Third-Party Advertising Services

Google AdSense and other advertising partners may use cookies and web beacons on our site. Third-party ad servers or ad networks use technology to display the advertisements and links that appear on downrightnow. They automatically receive your IP address when this occurs. Other technologies (such as cookies, JavaScript, or Web Beacons) may also be used by third-party ad networks to measure the effectiveness of their advertisements and/or to personalize the advertising content that you see.

downrightnow has no access to or control over these cookies that are used by third-party advertisers. You should consult the respective privacy policies of these third-party ad servers for more detailed information on their practices as well as for instructions about how to opt-out of certain practices. downrightnow's privacy policy does not apply to, and we cannot control the activities of, such other advertisers or web sites.

Google/DoubleClick DART Cookie

Google, as a third party vendor, may use cookies to serve ads on downrightnow. Google's use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to users based on visits to downrightnow and other sites on the Internet. Users may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy at the following URL: http://www.google.com/privacy_ads.html

If you require more information or have questions about our privacy policy, please feel free to contact us for further assistance.

Last updated Mon, June 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT

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