INFORMATION LINK-MAIL.COM GATHERS AND TRACKS
We gather two types of information about users:
* Information that users provide through optional, voluntary submissions. These are voluntary submissions to receive our electronic newsletters, to participate in our message boards or forums, to email a friend, and from participation in polls and surveys:
* Information we gather through aggregated tracking information derived mainly by tallying page views throughout our sites. This information allows us to better tailor our content to readers' needs and to help our advertisers and sponsors better understand the demographics of our audience. Because we derives its revenue mainly from sponsorships and advertising, providing such aggregated demographic data is essential to keeping our service free to users. Under no circumstances does we divulge any information about an individual user to a third party.
Alloja Inc. gathers user information in the following processes:
OPTIONAL VOLUNTARY INFORMATION
We offer the following free services, which require some type of voluntary submission of personal information by users
1. Electronic newsletters policy (Dispatches)
We are offering free electronic newsletters to users. Alloja, Inc. gathers the email addresses of users who voluntarily subscribe. Users may remove themselves from our mailing lists by following the link provided in every newsletter that points users to the unsubscribe page. Users can also subscribe to the newsletters at the time of registration. Since we provide most of our newsletters via autoresponder from our site link-mail.com, subscribing to the latest issues is not required. However, we do recommend to do so in order to get the latest updates free house. Besides our famous link-mail letters, we do provide 4 separate newsletters as there are: Business-LinkAdvisor, Internet-LinkAdvisor, Culture-LinkAdvisor and Family-LinkAdvisor
2. Message boards/forums/blogs policy
Users of the site's Message Boards, Forums and Blogs must register separately for these services (both are free of charge) in order to post messages, although they needn't register to visit the site or use our complimentary link-mail letters. During registration the user is required to supply a username, password, and email address.
3. "E-mail this to a friend" policy
Our site users can choose to electronically forward a link, page, or documents to someone else by clicking "e-mail this to a friend". The user must provide their email address, as well as that of the recipient. This information is used only in the case of transmission errors and, of course, to let the recipient know who sent the email. The information is not used for any other purpose.
We may offer interactive polls to users so they can easily share their opinions with other users and see what our audience thinks about important issues. Opinions or other responses to polls are aggregated and are not identifiable to any particular user. Alloja, Inc. may use a system to "tag" users after they have voted, so they can vote only once on a particular question. This tag is not correlated with information about individual users.
Alloja, Inc. may occasionally conduct user surveys to better target our content to our audience. We sometimes share the aggregated demographic information in these surveys with our sponsors, advertisers and partners. We never share any of this information about specific individuals with any third party.
Consistent with the Federal Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA), we will never knowingly request personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13 without requesting parental consent.
Alloja, Inc. tracks user traffic patterns throughout all of our sites. However, we do not correlate this information with data about individual users. Alloja, Inc. does break down overall usage statistics according to a user's domain name, browser type, and MIME type by reading this information from the browser string (information contained in every user's browser).
Alloja, Inc. sometimes tracks and catalogs the search terms that users enter in our Search function, but this tracking is never associated with individual users. We use tracking information to determine which areas of our sites users like and don't like based on traffic to those areas. We do not track what individual users read, but rather how well each page performs overall. This helps us continue to build a better service for you.
Link-mail.com does however maintain a log file of all information given on our forms for legal reasons. These infomation usually include the first name, last name, ip address, date and other optional given information such as country or zip number.
USE OF INFORMATION
Alloja, Inc. uses any information voluntarily given by our users to enhance their experience in our network of sites, whether to provide interactive or personalized elements on the sites or to better prepare future content based on the interests of our users.
As stated above, we use information that users voluntarily provide in order to send out electronic newsletters and to enable users to participate in polls, surveys, message boards, and forums. We send out newsletters to subscribers on regular and non-regular schedules (depending on the newsletter), and occasionally send out special editions when we think subscribers might be particularly interested in something we are doing. Alloja, Inc. never shares newsletter mailing lists with any third parties, including advertisers, sponsors or partners.
When we use tracking information to determine which areas of our sites users like and don't like based on traffic to those areas. We do not track what individual users read, but rather how well each page performs overall. This helps us continue to build a better service for you. We track search terms entered in Search function as one of many measures of what interests our users. But we don't track which terms a particular user enters.
Alloja, Inc. creates aggregate reports on user demographics and traffic patterns for advertisers, sponsors and partners. This allows our advertisers to advertise more effectively, and allows our users to receive advertisements that are pertinent to their needs. Because we don't track the usage patterns of individual users, an advertiser or sponsor will never know that a specific user clicked their ad. We will not disclose any information about any individual user except to comply with applicable law or valid legal process or to protect the personal safety of our users or the public.
SHARING OF THE INFORMATION
Alloj, Inc. uses the above-described information to tailor our content to suit your needs and help our advertisers better understand our audience's demographics. This is essential to keeping our service free. We will not share information about individual users with any third party, except to comply with applicable law or valid legal process or to protect the personal safety of our users or the public.
Alloja, Inc. expressly forbids the transmission of unsolicited commercial email and unsolicited bulk email. All newsletters at link-mail.com are operated either as single opt-in or double-optin. In any case, Alloja, Inc. does not send out unsolicited email. The only case when we may need to contact our subscribers is when we are in need to clean our email lists and ask our site visitors who ever requested a link-mail letter once and/or subscribers to re-confirm their subscription.
In the event that link-mail receives complaints regarding unsolicited email from a link-mail customer source, the customer will be required to supply the external source of their customer data.
- Does not use pre-checked optin boxes on forms
- Honors all opt-out requests within ten (10) business days of receipt.
- Do not harvest any of the given @emal addresses without any kind of opt-in
Since all of our letters are on autoresponders, double-optin is not required. To receive updates however, link-mail's visitors need to check the opt-in boxes on the forms.
Alloja, Inc. operates secure data networks protected by industry standard firewall and password protection systems. Our security and privacy policies are periodically reviewed and enhanced as necessary and only authorized individuals have access to the information provided by our customers.
We give users options wherever necessary and practical. Such choices include:
* Opting not to register to receive a particular electronic newsletters.
* Opting not to participate in certain interactive areas, which completely alleviates the need to gather any personally identifiable information from our users
* Opting-out (unsubscribe) by sending us an email to link-mail.com
* Opting-out (unsubscribe) via online forms at link-mail.com
Alloja, Inc. does its best to provide only top quality links from
the Internet via our site or our newsletters that we believe are of interest for our visitors.
In no way can our links be considered as recommendations or
suggestions to buy or use any products or services. Alloja, Inc.
rejects any responsibility for any action whatsoever taken
outside our own site especially as we cannot certify the
accuracy of the material published on the linked sites for
Likewise, the owner, publisher or operator shall not be held responsible for
any errors, omissions or inaccuracies on this site or in our electronic
publications, whether from negligence or howsoever otherwise,
or for any consequences arising from there.
No copyright infringements to linked sites are intended and
their site owners retain and own the intellectual property
rights and any liabilities to their respective materials. In
addition, we are not associated to any one of the linked sites
and do not claim to do so.
Rainer F. Otto