What information do we collect?
We collect information from you when you voluntarily provide it to us. For example, when you create a user account, start a project or post comments to a project, you may be asked to provide your name, e-mail address or phone number. You may, however, visit our site anonymously.
What do we use your information for?
The information you provide may be used to send you information, respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions. We may also send you periodic emails when you sign up to receive them. Unless you tell us not to, we may use your information to send you information we think you may be interested in. If you do not want to receive this information, these messages will provide you with an opportunity to opt out of receiving this information in the future. You may also opt-out of receiving future messages by contacting us using the information below.
How do we protect your information?
This site takes reasonable steps to protect personally identifiable information as you transmit it to our site and to protect such information from loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. You should keep in mind that no Internet transmission is ever completely secure or error-free. In particular, e-mail sent to or from this site may not be secure.
We use certain technology devices to enhance visitor experiences on the site, as follows:
A "cookie" is a bit of information that a Web site sends to your Web browser that helps the site remember information about you and your preferences.
“Session cookies” are temporary bits of information that are used to improve navigation, block visitors from providing information where inappropriate (the site “remembers” previous entries of age or country of origin that were outside the specified parameters and blocks subsequent changes), and collect aggregate statistical information on the site. They are erased once you exit your Web browser or otherwise turn off your computer.
"Persistent cookies” are more permanent bits of information that are placed on the hard drive of your computer and stay there unless you delete the cookie. Persistent cookies store information on your computer for a number of purposes, such as retrieving certain information you have previously provided (such as passwords), helping to determine what areas of the Web site visitors find most valuable, and customizing the Web site based on your preferences on an ongoing basis. Persistent cookies placed by this site on your computer may hold personally identifiable information, but only if you have registered or have otherwise consented to the retention of personally identifiable information you have provided at the site. Otherwise, our site’s server only knows that an unidentified visitor with your cookie has returned to the site.
You can set your browser to accept all cookies, to reject all cookies, or to notify you whenever a cookie is offered so that you can decide each time whether to accept it. To learn more about cookies and how to specify your preferences, please search for "cookie" in the “Help” portion of your browser.
We may collect and use Internet Protocol (IP) addresses to enhance your experience on the Site and to understand how visitors use the Site. An IP address is a number assigned to your computer by your Internet service provider so you can access the Internet and is generally considered to be non-personally identifiable information, because in most cases an IP address is dynamic (changing each time you connect to the Internet), rather than static (unique to a particular user's computer). The IP address can be used to diagnose problems with a server, report aggregate information, determine the fastest route for your computer to use in connecting to a site, and administer and improve the site.
"Internet tags" (also known as single-pixel GIFs, clear GIFs, invisible GIFs, and 1-by-1 GIFs) are smaller than cookies and tell the Web site server information such as the IP address and browser type related to the visitor's computer. Tags may be placed both on online advertisements that bring people to the site and on different pages of the site. Such tags indicate how many times a page is opened and which information is consulted.
"Navigational data" (log files, server logs, and clickstream data) are used for system management, to improve the content of the site, market research purposes, and to communicate information to visitors.
Do we disclose any information to outside parties?
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information without your consent. This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others rights, property, or safety. And if we are sold to or merge with another company or declare bankruptcy, some or all of the information collected from you may be transferred to a third party as a result of the transfer of assets. However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.
Third Party Links
Our site may contain links to other websites. These third party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites.
Childrens Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance
We do not knowingly collect any information from anyone under 13 years of age online. Our website, products and services are all directed to people who are at least 13 years old or older.
The Shockoe Partnership, Inc.
29 Lexington Road
Richmond, VA 23226
Effective Date: November 18, 2010