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    privacy notice
   
    Summary: Walterbecker.com is run by individuals who are fiercely devoted to the privacy of our visitors and subscribers. Details below.
     
     the information we collect
   

The information revealed about you when you visit walterbecker.com depends on what actions you take while you are here. However, no personally identifying information—such as your name, address or phone number—will ever be captured unless you voluntarily provide it (see (C) (D) and (E), below).

(A) Information gathered from each visitor ["traffic"]: When you browse walterbecker.com, our server automatically collects and stores the following information about you:

   

• The name of the domain from which you access the Internet—for example, "aol.com" if you are connecting from an America Online account. This information does not include your actual AOL account name

• The date and time of your visit

• What links you visit on our site

• The Internet address of the website from which you linked directly into our website

• Your current Internet IP address (this is a numerical network address—not your email address).

Our site does not use cookies (a cookie is a small data file that contains information about your web connection).

(B) If you visit our site just to browse: We collect only the information itemized in (A) above

(C) If you send us email: We will obviously obtain any additional information within the email that you send us. This almost always includes your full email address. It may also include additional identifying information—such as your Company Name, your address, your phone number—if you have set your email preferences to include them via a signature file, a vcard, or Header Line information, or if you have manually typed this information in the body of your email message.

(D) If you visit our site and request that we send you our newsletter: In addition to the information itemized in (A) above, we will collect your email address if you sign up for our email newsletter. We employ a strict "double opt-in" confirmation procedure for our Newsletter, and we never send mailings to an address that has not confirmed a subscription request.

(E) If you use our "Tell A Friend" service: We will use your email address and the address(s) of your friends, which you provide, strictly and only to fulfill your request to forward the requested information to them. Unless you and/or your friends are or become subscribed to our Newsletter [see (D) above], your email address and those your provide in your request will never again be used by us for any other purpose.

A note on encloures, documents, media files, attachments, and catch-all addresses: This website automatically rejects delivery of unusually large email messages and of any email containing attachments or enclosures of any kind (e.g., text files or documents; media files such as graphics, photos, sound files, signature or inline graphics, etc.). These are automatically deleted while still in our server mail queue. In other words, they are deleted before a human being even receives them. Also, any email sent to nonexistent addresses at this domain are purged without server record (otherwise known as "blackholed").

     
     how we use the information
   

Information itemized in (A) above [browsing visit only]: These data are used to produce summary descriptive statistics on the number of visitors to different sections of our site and certain basic characteristics of those visitors (e.g., country or domain of origin, times of peak visits, etc.). These summaries are commonly known as "traffic reports", and they help webmasters monitor the use of their site and the flow of visits. These data are analyzed and viewed in aggregate summary form only, and do not include information about individual or single website visits or visitors.

Information itemized in (C) above [email you choose to send us]: We collect and retain any information needed to act on your request or comment. In addition, unless you explicitly request otherwise, email sent to walterbecker.com will be considered fair game for posting online in its entirety (except for email addresses: see "Policies," below). You must tell us in the message itself what other information, if any, you wish withheld from possible online publication.

Information itemized in (D) above [registration for the newsletter]: Your email address is used to send you your requested newsletters. We employ a strict "double opt-in" confirmation procedure for our Newsletter, and we never send mailings to an address that has not confirmed a subscription request

Information itemized in (E) above [Tell A Friend request]: Your email address and those provided by you will be used strictly and only to fulfill your request to forward the requested information to the address(es) you specified. Unless you and/or your friends are or become subscribed to our Newsletter [see (D) above], your email address and those your provide in your request will never again be used by us for any other purpose.

     
     
     links to other websites
   

Walterbecker.com may contain links to other websites. Please note that this privacy statement applies only to walterbecker.com, its Newsletter, and its Tell A Friend service, and that we are not responsible for the privacy or newsletter policies and practices of other websites. As a general practice, we encourage you to be aware when you are leaving walterbecker.com and to read the privacy statement of each website that you visit before deciding if you wish to provide them with your email address or personally identifiable information.

     
     
     policies: security and privacy
   

The information we obtain will be used only for activities of The Walter Becker Website; we do not and will not rent, lease, sell, or otherwise disclose any information to any person or entity outside of walterbecker.com and it's mailing service unless explicitly stated otherwise or as compelled by law.

We take the protection of visitor information extremely seriously. When personal information is stored by the website, it is in a secure location and is accessible only to designated staff. This site has appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures in place to safeguard its data and to help prevent unauthorized access, maintain data security, correctly use the information we collect online, and protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control.

     
     
     spam not accepted or tolerated here
   


No email address —ours or others'—will appear on walterbecker.com unless it is obfuscated either with a script program or by modifications in the text string. We employ other methods to thwart email harvesting programs and activities used by spammers. We would appreciate it if you would return the courtesy, and refrain from posting any email address from walterbecker.com unobscured anywhere online!

Any user, visitor, browser, or subscriber who attempts to misappropriate our newsletter subscription list or other information on this site for the purpose of sending unsolicited email should be advised that we do record and track such attempts. Safeguards are in place that will cause any such attempt to fail. The newsletter subscription of any list member identified as party to such an attempt will be immediately and silently terminated, at minimum; we may also take additional measures by which we will register and express our zero tolerance for such behavior

Indeed, it is the policy of walterbecker.com to fight spam in any way available, including but not limited to: Posting, forwarding and publicly displaying the spam: sending copies to any and all originating or relay postmasters involved: sending copies to any and all persons listed as administrative, technical, and billing contact according to the WHOIS database for the offending sender(s): forwarding copies to upstream providers: blocking individual known spammers and/or entire offending domains. Fraudulent or deceptive email will be forwarded to the Federal Trade Commission and/or other legitimate spam-fighting organizations and services for investigation and possible legal action.

     
     
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