Information we collect and potential uses
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:
- your IP address
- the IP address of a referring website, if any
- the web page that you may have linked to us from, if any
- the make and version of your browser (e.g. Internet Explorer 7.0)
- the operating system your computer may be running (e.g. Windows or Macintosh)
- search terms you may have used to find our website
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
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.
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.
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:
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