Privacy Policy

At RaisingSpot.com, your privacy is important to us. The following is our Privacy Policy, which is effective on April 28, 2008. It is intended to describe how we treat the personal information that we may collect and receive from our visitors. Please note that by visiting and using www.raisingspot.com you are accepting the terms of this Privacy Policy.

Information we collect and potential uses

Log files

Every computer connected to the Internet is provided with a domain name (e.g. aol.com) and an IP address (e.g. 192.389.17.255). When a visitor requests a page from the RaisingSpot.com website, the web server automatically identifies and logs the request that is made to the server. This information reveals nothing personal about you. Some of the information that may be gathered and logged includes:

There is nothing special about this information, and the collection of this data is the standardized practice of nearly all web servers on the internet.

We use this information to ensure that your computer is properly equipped to experience the RaisingSpot.com website. We also analyze this information for visitation patterns, referring URLs, and search terms to find ways we can improve the experience of our website and to attract more visitors.

Cookies and web beacons

The RaisingSpot.com website uses cookies in order to provide visitors with a personalized experience. Cookies allow us to track user trends and provide certain functionality such as allowing visitors to share articles by email.

Additionally, RaisingSpot.com is a member of the Google Adsense advertising program, which places the advertisements of other companies on our web pages. Ad server companies may use technologies including cookies, javascript, and/or web beacons to collect data for the ad serving process. The information collected may include your domain name, your IP address, and clickstream information. This information may be used to measure the effectiveness of advertisements and/or personalize the advertising content that you see.

RaisingSpot.com has no access to or control over the cookies used by these third-party advertisers. RaisingSpot.com’s Privacy Policy does not apply to, and we cannot control the activities of, such other advertisers or websites.

Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies, but you can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you choose not to accept cookies, your experience at our website and other websites may be diminished and some features may not work as intended.

User communications

When you send email or other communication to RaisingSpot.com, we may retain those communications in order to process your inquiries, respond to your requests, and improve our services.

Other information you provide

When you signup for our directory and search engine submission services, we ask you for personal information, including your name, email address, telephone number, and credit card or other payment account information. This data is transmitted over a secure connection, and the information you volunteer is only used to provide the services which you have agreed to receive. You can decline to submit your personal information, in which case RaisingSpot.com will not be able to provide these services to you.

Information sharing

Generally, the information supplied to RaisingSpot.com will only be used in the context for which it was provided. However, RaisingSpot.com may share personal information with other companies or individuals outside of RaisingSpot.com in the following limited circumstances:

When you sign up for RaisingSpot.com’s search engine submission services. We register your business information with third parties so that your business may be listed on their websites or with their services. RaisingSpot.com’s Privacy Policy does not apply to, and we cannot control the activities of, these third parties. You can decline to submit your business information, in which case RaisingSpot.com will not be able to provide these services to you.

We have a good faith belief that access, use, preservation or disclosure of such information is reasonably necessary to: (1) satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or enforceable governmental request, (2) enforce applicable Terms of Use/Service, including investigation of potential violations thereof, (3) detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues, or (4) protect against imminent harm to the rights, property or safety of RaisingSpot.com, its users or the public as required or permitted by law.

RaisingSpot.com uses reasonable precautions to keep the information disclosed to us secure, however, we are not responsible for any breach of security or for any actions of any third parties that receive the information.

Accessing and updating personal information

When you use the RaisingSpot.com website and/or RaisingSpot.com services, we make good faith efforts to provide you with access to your personal information and either to correct this data if it is inaccurate or to delete such data at your request if it is not otherwise required to be retained by law or for legitimate business purposes. We ask individual users to identify themselves and the information requested to be accessed, corrected or removed before processing such requests, and we may decline to process requests that are unreasonably repetitive or systematic, require disproportionate technical effort, jeopardize the privacy of others, or would be extremely impractical (for instance, requests concerning information residing on backup disks), or for which access is not otherwise required. In any case where we provide information access and correction, we perform this service free of charge, except if doing so would require a disproportionate effort.

Any requests should be sent by email using the “Contact” link.

Changes to this policy

From time to time, we may use visitor/customer information for new, unanticipated uses not previously disclosed in our Privacy Policy. If our information practices change at some time in the future, we will post the policy changes to our website to notify you of these changes. We will use for these new purposes only data collected from the time of the policy change forward. If you are concerned about how your information may be used, you should check back at our website periodically.

If you have any additional questions or concerns about this Privacy Policy, please feel free to contact us any time using the “Contact Us” link that appears at the bottom, right of this webpage.

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