Our Commitment to Privacy
DaveGates.net operates in the web site content and publishing business (Publishing) industry. Unlike many companies and websites, we do not focus on consumer users or the collection of consumer data. To the extent we collect information online, our purpose is to better serve our online audience.
The Personal Information We Collect
We may collect the following types of information when you browse this site, any other DaveGates.net, or any affiliate site:
Personal Information you provide directly when you register or make an online order, join an online community or other group, inquire about products, or request services at any DaveGates.net interactive message board, or via any e-mail messages you send us, including personally identifiable information such as your name, contact information (phone, and cell phone numbers, address, and email address), ordering information, and payment data.
Personal Information you provide directly, including personally identifiable information you submit through this site as part of the online job application process or in the process of registering for a DaveGates.net sponsored training, event, user group, or conference.
Passively collected information, including through the use of “cookies” described below, such as IP addresses, web browser and operating system information, date and time of visits, and the web pages your internet browser visits when browsing this site, any other DaveGates.net website or any affiliate site; Click-through information related to DaveGates.net emails and related marketing activities; and aggregate, non-personally identifiable information, such as the number of hits per week or per web page.
“Cookies” are small text files that store information about your interactions with a particular website, either temporarily (known as a “temporary” or “session” cookie, and deleted once you close your browser window) or more permanently on the hard drive of your computer (known as a “permanent” or “persistent cookie”). Cookies can make it easier to use a website by allowing servers to access certain information quickly:
Session cookies can be used to help a user’s browser navigate a website more smoothly and may show up if the user comes from a website with which the subsequent website has some relationship (e.g., a website of an affiliated company) and can give helpful information.
Persistent cookies can be used to customize a website for a user, such as by storing passwords, preferences, and registration and account information so that users do not have to reenter this information each time they visit a website.
This site may use both session/temporary cookies and persistent/permanent cookies to store information that allows us to offer you better customer service and to navigate through the site with ease. To make the site easier to use, we combine information collected via cookies with personally identifiable information. In most instances, you can configure your browser to reject cookies or to be notified of cookies you receive and choose to accept or not. Note that if you configure your browser to reject cookies, you might not be able to access important functions or areas of the site or enjoy certain conveniences at this site.
DaveGates.net may use “web beacon” technology to gather metrics from anonymous web users and email recipients for the purpose of operating and improving DaveGates.net websites and email communications. A web beacon is an electronic image that is imbedded in a web page or email which allows DaveGates.net to track web page views/hits or the opening of an email containing a beacon. DaveGates.net may use web beacon in conjunction with cookies to track web site activity on www.davegates.net and associated websites. Web beacon tracking by DaveGates.net does not identify the name or email address of the web user or mail recipient.
The Way We Use Personal Information
DaveGates.net uses Personal Information you have provided directly or information we collect indirectly online about you for marketing purposes in the following ways:
Some of DaveGates.net products and services may be advertised by third parties. We will only share your Personal Information if You agree to sign up to these marketing materials and we will give You the opportunity to choose to not receive such marketing materials from such third parties, DaveGates.net informs You that when you agree for your information to be shared and used by third parties, then these third parties are responsible for handling your information. Therefore, we recommend that you familiarize yourself with their privacy policies available online so you understand how DaveGates.net partners will use, collect and handle your information.
For Personal Information you provide online, including actions or clicks from hyperlinks and subscriptions, we use the information to customize future communications and web pages in accordance with communication preferences you have established with DaveGates.net. For some registration, email and use data you provide, we may direct you to particular web pages, customize the web pages you see, or otherwise increase the relevance of the information you receive.
For personal information about web pages visited, page hits per week, and the like, we use this information internally to improve the design of our web pages. For personal information submitted using the online job application process, we may use and disseminate this information internally and among our affiliates as necessary to consider your application and to contact you regarding our decision.
For personal information submitted online for scheduling training or registering to attend a DaveGates.net sponsored conference or event, we may use and disseminate this information internally and among our affiliates to communicate with you and to facilitate your registration and participation.
When We Share Your Personal Information
DaveGates.net shares information for business and marketing purposes only on a need-to-know basis and only with: (a) its own employees, contingent workers, (b) the customer from which DaveGates.net received the information; (c) DaveGates.net distributors, resellers, third parties, subcontractors, consultants, and third-party service-provider companies, that have agreed to safeguard such information in a like manner to the way that DaveGates.net safeguards such information and that have agreed to confidentiality terms with DaveGates.net; and (d) other entities authorized to have access to such information under applicable law or regulation.
DaveGates.net will not use or share your personal information in ways unrelated to those described above without first notifying you and offering you a choice as to whether or not we may use your personal information in a different manner.
DaveGates.net does not share non-public personally identifiable information with third party marketers.
Our Commitment to Data Integrity and Security
DaveGates.net is committed to protecting your privacy. DaveGates.net processes your personal information only in ways compatible with the purpose for which it was collected. To the extent necessary for such purposes, we take reasonable steps to make sure that the information is accurate, complete, current and otherwise reliable with regard to its intended use. However, DaveGates.net expects that you will update their personal information with DaveGates.net as necessary.
DaveGates.net takes reasonable and appropriate measures to maintain the confidentiality and integrity, and prevent the unauthorized use or disclosure, of information. This includes maintaining a system of appropriate administrative, physical and technical safeguards to secure such information.
Links to Unaffiliated Third Party Websites
This site may contain links to unaffiliated third party websites. If you link to or otherwise visit any other websites managed by third parties, DaveGates.net encourages you to review the privacy policies that may be available on these websites. You understand that DaveGates.net has no control over those websites and is not responsible or liable for the policies and practices followed by such third parties.
How You Can Access or Correct Your Personal Information
If you have created an online profile with DaveGates.net you can update your profile by logging on and following the prompts to update your personal information. Other online registration profiles You may have established at DaveGates.net relating to sales, marketing, customer support, training, and event registrations can be updated by following the instructions provided within each profile/account.
We may keep information in an off-line form, for archival purposes or as otherwise required by law. Please note that if your information is removed from our databases, you may no longer be able to access certain areas of our website requiring registration or a subscription.
Users may request to be removed from a DaveGates.net e-mail list, by following the “unsubscribe” instructions on e-mails from DaveGates.net or by sending a request via our contact form.
Revisions and Contact Information
Revised July 2015