The Layman Online is committed to respecting the privacy rights of visitors to its web site. While visiting the Site, we may ask you to register and/or provide information that personally identifies you (“Personal Information”) for purposes of interacting with the Site. To further the protection of your Personal Information, The Layman Online has adopted a set of information management guidelines (outlined below) which serve as the basis for our user relationships.
These guidelines have been developed with the recognition that Internet technologies are rapidly evolving, and that underlying business models are still not established. Accordingly, guidelines are subject to change. Any such changes will be posted on this page. Please see the Effective Date stated at the conclusion of this Policy.
Personal Information: The only way we would learn your Personal Information is if you specifically submit that information to us, for example, through a request for addition, deletion, or change to our regular mailing list, purchase of our resources, donation, or letter to the editor, etc.
IP Addresses: The Layman Online does log IP addresses, or the location of your computer on the Internet, for aggregate data tracking, systems administration and troubleshooting purposes.
By tracking usage, we can best determine what features of the Site best serve the users. We never give out information to others about individual usage. However, we do provide our aggregate information about our users, such as “2,000 people viewed our page today.”
Use of Personal Information
We do not release personal information about you as an individual to third parties. The Layman Online may match aggregate (statistical) user information with third party data. Also, The Layman Online discloses aggregate user statistics in order to describe our services to potential donors, other third parties, and for other lawful purposes. Additionally, The Layman Online will use reasonable efforts to ensure that only our employees with a “need to know” will have access to your information.
Links to Other Materials
If any link is offered connecting you to a third party web site, it is as an accommodation to the respective third party site owner and without charge. Third party sites linked to and from the Site are not under the control of The Layman Online. The Layman Online shall have no responsibilities or liabilities whatsoever for the content or privacy practices of any such linked site or any link or linking program at any time. The Layman Online does not endorse companies (or related products or services) to or from which the Site is linked. If you decide to access any of the third party sites linked to the Site, you do so at your own risk. The Layman Online hereby disclaims any rights to trademarks, service marks, trade names, logos, copyrights, patents, domain names or other intellectual property interests of third parties.
The Layman Online cares about the safety of children and their use of the Internet. Therefore, in accordance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998, we will never knowingly request or solicit personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13 without prior verifiable parental consent. In the event that we receive actual knowledge that we have collected such personal information without the requisite and verifiable parental consent, we will delete that information from our database as quickly as is practical.
Effective Date and Changes