At AccessNiagara.com, we recognize that privacy of your personal information is important. Here is information on what types of personal information we receive and collect when you use visit AccessNiagara.com, and how we safeguard your information. We never sell your personal information to third parties.
As with most other websites, we collect and use the data contained in log files. The information in the log files include your IP (internet protocol) address, your ISP (internet service provider, such as AOL or Shaw Cable), the browser you used to visit our site (such as Internet Explorer or Firefox), the time you visited our site and which pages you visited throughout our site.
Cookies and Web Beacons
We also use third party advertisements on AccessNiagara.com to support our site. Some of these advertisers may use technology such as cookies and web beacons when they advertise on our site, which will also send these advertisers (such as Google through the Google AdSense program) information including your IP address, your ISP , the browser you used to visit our site, and in some cases, whether you have Flash installed. This is generally used for geotargeting purposes (showing New York real estate ads to someone in New York, for example) or showing certain ads based on specific sites visited (such as showing cooking ads to someone who frequents cooking sites). The provider of these ads will have their own privacy policies which I have no control over. You may be able to visit these sites to customize your settings.
Blog or Picture Commenting
When leaving a comment on the blog, you are required to levae a name and email address. The name is visible to all users, but the email address is visible only by site administrators. I will not sell or give away the email address or people who have left comments. The database also records the IP address of the visitors who left the comment, along with the date/time. I will keep this information private. However, if a disparaging comment is left regarding another user of the site, I reserve the right to disclose the IP address. In the 12+ years I’ve been running web sites (not just this one), I’ve only had to do this once. At no other times has any other information been shared.