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Privacy Policy

This policy statement sets forth my practices concerning the privacy of personal information that you may reveal about yourself, either purposefully or unknowingly, when you visit this website. Included in this statement is a description of the type of information that this website gathers, how that information is collected and used, to whom I might of disclose the information, and how I safeguard that personal information.

What information I collect

As is standard practice on many corporate websites, the server on which this website is hosted maintains logs of certain information concerning each visit that you make to this website and that is automatically sent by your browser. (This same information, incidentally, is sent by your browser to every other website you visit.) That information includes the Internet Protocol address of each visitor, the type of browser the visitor is using, the operating system of the visitor’s computer, the screen resolution of the visitor’s computer monitor, the “referring” website from which the visitor initially entered this website, each web page that the visitor accessed, and the date and time of access.

An Internet Protocol address takes the form of four groups of numbers, separated by periods, such as “192.169.100.100.” This website’s server performs what is known as a “reverse DNS lookup” on each such Internet Protocol address in order to translate it, if possible, into a more human-readable format, such as “http://www.peternagel.com.” “Referring” websites are logged only if a visitor clicked on a link from another website to this website, for example, by clicking on a link displayed in Google search that listed this website. If a visitor visits this website by selecting a bookmark in a browser or by typing this website’s address in the address bar of a browser, no referrer information is sent to this website’s server.

An example of the a log entry maintained by this website is as follows:

pbnpc.com - - [01/Nov/2010:10:00:00 -0700] "GET /home.php HTTP/1.1" 304 - "-" "Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X 10.5; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.16 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.1 Safari/533.16"

It reveals that the visitor accessed this website from my office network (pbnpc.com) on November 1, 2010, at 10:00 a.m., that the visitor was using an Intel processor running Macintosh OS X as its operating system, with Apple Computer’s Safari web browser, and viewed this website’s home page (home.php).

This website’s server logs help me understand which parts of my website are the most popular, where my visitors are going, and how much time they spend there. I use this website’s server logs to study traffic patterns on my website, to make it even more rewarding, and to study the effectiveness of my communications with visitors to this website.

I may use pixel tags – tiny graphic images – to tell me what parts of my web site visitors may have visited and to measure the effectiveness of searches my visitors perform on my site.

This website does not set, maintain, or collect any information through the use of “cookies.”

When I will disclose your information

I do not disclose any information gathered in this website’s server logs to anyone.

However, at times I may be required by law or litigation to disclose your personal information. I may also disclose information about you if I determine that for national security, law enforcement, or other issues of public importance, disclosure is necessary.

How I protect your personal information

I have taken all reasonable precautions – including administrative, technical, and physical measures – to safeguard your personal information against loss, theft, and misuse, as well as unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction.

Other information

This website has links to the sites of other companies. I am not responsible for their privacy practices or the content of such other websites and encourage you to learn about the privacy policies of those companies.

If you have questions or concerns about my privacy policies or data processing, please contact me at the address, phone number, or email address displayed above.

I may update my information collection and processing practices or my privacy policies from time to time. When I change such practices or policies in a material way, I will revise this statement accordingly.