Because your privacy is important to us, AfraidToAsk.com operates by the following principles.
Personal Information About You
We generally do not need to know (and do not ask you for) information that identifies you personally. There are times, however, when we may need a limited amount of personal information to provide you with services that are unique to you or tailored specifically for you. If that is ever the case, we will ask you explicitly for that personal information. Alternatively, you may wish to take advantage of online purchase opportunities when we offer them. You will need to provide some specific personal information (beyond just a name and address) to make that purchase possible. This type of information is always sent to us over an encrypted (or secured) connection that has been set up to keep anyone else from gaining access to your information. We may need personal information in order to inform you about new features, services, or products available from us or our sponsors and partners. We will always tell you if personal information is required for purposes like these, and we will tell you how it is going to be used if different than outlined here. Our site’s registration and survey form may ask users to give us contact information (such as e-mail address) and demographic information (e.g., age and gender). This information is NOT shared with advertisers on an individual basis, though the general demographics of all visitors may be shared on an aggregate basis only. Finally, this site has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control to minimize the risk of hackers gaining access to these data.
This site makes chat rooms, forums, message boards, and/or news groups available to some users. Please remember that any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes public information and you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose any personal information.
Notes on “Cookies”
Third Party Advertising
We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our Web site. These companies may use information (not including your name, address, email address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements on this site and other sites about goods and services that may be of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, please click here.
This site gives users the following options for removing their information from our database to not receive future communications or to no longer receive our service.
Please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Privacy Precautions Specifically for Kids
AfraidToAsk.com does NOT expressly collect online contact information from children. Any online information collected will only be used to respond directly to the child’s request and will not be used for other purposes without prior parental consent. Though we do not require parental consent for access to our guides and information, we encourage all children and young adults to surf responsibly with the help of a mature adult. In addition, we do NOT collect personally identifiable off-line contact information without prior parental consent. We do NOT distribute to third parties any personally identifiable information without prior parental consent. We do NOT entice by the prospect of a special game, prize or other activity, to divulge more information than is needed to participate in the activity. If you are a parent, remember that our policy only governs our Web site. That means that if your child shares personal information with other users during a chat session or on a bulletin board, we cannot control how others may use it. For this reason, we strongly encourage you to talk with your kids about being cautious when it comes to sharing personal information online.
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