Pliner.Net takes member privacy very seriously. We use all reasonable efforts to protect our members' information. The purpose of this policy is to help our members recognize our firm commitment to their privacy, while having a complete understanding of how their information is used by our service.
This policy was last revised on April 23, 2003. Our policy may change at any time. Members are encouraged to review it regularly, and contact us with any questions. We tried to address all major concerns regarding privacy in this document, written in a non-legalese format that is hopefully easy to understand. By using Pliner.Net, you are agreeing to these policies.
Your E-Mail Address and Spam
Pliner.Net never shares or sells our members' e-mail addresses to anybody else. By providing your e-mail address to Pliner.Net, you will only receive correspondence from us, no one else. We send occasional newsletters and alerts, such as when there is activity on one of your Pliner.Net services. You will not start receiving any spam by signing up for our service.
In order for a web site to be truly interactive, sessions are usually required. For example, once you log on to the site, a user can go from page to page while the site "remembers" who you are until you log off. Cookies make this possible.
Disabling cookies on your browser will mean you will not be able to utilize Pliner.Net, because you will not be able to log on.
The Pliner.Net web site itself requires cookies. Most of our applications do not require cookies to function, although they may gain additional functionality with cookies enabled.
We also save other information as cookies to speed up the web site and add other features for you. For example, there is a cookie to remember your user id so that the next time you visit the site you do not have to retype it. We do not save any confidential information in cookies such as your password, payment information, etc. This is particularly important if you are using a shared computer.
Information Automatically Collected by Traffic and Event Logs
Like most web sites, our traffic logs record your IP address, the web site you clicked over from, your web browser version, the date and time, and all pages you visited on the site. This information is used to help us with our marketing efforts and make improvements to the web site.
Disclosure of Private Information to Government Authorities
Under various circumstances, it may be Pliner.Net may be necessary for Pliner.Net to disclose private information about our members to government agencies such as law enforcement. In addition, we may report Pliner.Net users to the authorities in the case of legal wrongdoing, such as attempting to use a stolen credit card.
All reasonable efforts are utilized to secure our members' private information. All financial transactions are encrypted using SSL security, the industry standard for secure web site transactions.
The data sent in a poll using Pliner.Net polls is anonymous. The owner of the poll can not view any personal details about your vote in a poll. Pliner.Net will know the vote, date, time, IP address, browser, and the web site you clicked on the poll from. This information will not be disclosed to any third parties and is used to help us with our marketing efforts and make improvements to the web site.
The data you send in a chat room on Pliner.Net is publically available to anyone else also in the chat room. Additionally, sophisticated users in the chat room could potentially view your IP address.
Pliner.Net Message Boards
The data you send in a message board on Pliner.Net is publically available to anyone else who views the message board. The information you fill out when posting a message is all that anyone can see, including the owner and moderaters of the message board. However, Pliner.Net will still retain information automatically collected by traffic and event logs as described above.
The data you give us for the Pliner.Net monitor is used strictly for monitoring purposes. This information will not be disclosed to any third parties.
Pliner.Net Banner Exchange
The data you give us for the Pliner.Net Banner Exchange, your banner ad, web site address, and text description is availble to anyone viewing another Pliner.Net Banner Exchange participating site when your ad is displayed in the ad rotation. Pliner.Net collects information on impression and clicks including date, time, IP address, browser, and the web site you clicked on the banner ad from. This information will not be disclosed to any third parties or those participating in Pliner.Net Banner Exchange. This information is used to properly score participating banner ads as well as to help us with our marketing efforts and make improvements to the web site.
If you choose to participate in the Pliner.Net Directory, your web site name, description, and address will be publically available to anyone browsing the directory. The directory also displays what Pliner.Net services your web site is using.
If you have any questions about this privacy statement or the practices of this site please contact us through our Contact Form.