Term Of Use
This statement covers all of the PoolSkill.com sites (Blog, Directory, Forums, and any page contained within the PoolSkill.com family of web sites) and any associated content including email, private messages, forum feeds and RSS.
Please read this statement carefully before using proceeding to access any of the PoolSkill.com sites. Your use of the PoolSkill.com sites indicates your agreement to abide by the Terms in effect.
Basic Confidentiality Policy
It is PoolSkill.com's policy that personal information, such as your name, postal and email address or telephone number, is private and confidential. Accordingly, any personal information you provide is stored in a secure location, is accessible only by designated staff, and is used only for the purposes for which you provide the information (such as to reply to your request or to handle your complaint).
You are solely responsible for whatever personal or private information you post in PoolSkill.com .This includes any URL's, address, phone number or email address added to your signature line or within Comments or a forums post.
PoolSkill.com is actively crawled and indexed by the major search engines, including every comments,posts. Be careful what information you place in your posts.
We do not keep records of your passwords and cannot retrieve it for you if should lose your password.
No Release of Information to Third Parties
Personal information will not be released to third parties except to further the purpose for which you provide the information, such as networking with other businesses, or allowing PoolSkill.com to recommend your services for promotional purposes, at your request. There are no other circumstances under which we will provide or sell personal information to third parties.
Please be advised that PoolSkill.com is subject to email harvesters, for which we have no control over. Again, do not post your email address at public areas to avoid being picked up by harvesting software.
On occasion, we learn of someone receiving unsolicited email from a company claiming to have found them via PoolSkill.com .Please report to PoolSkill.com Administrators these violations of your privacy, but also remember a public forum is often where marketers seek potential customers.
No Computer Tracking of Identifiable Information
Our server is not set up to track, collect or distribute personal information about its visitors. It does recognize the home server of visitors. For example, we can tell which Internet Service Provider our visitors use, but not the names, addresses or other information about our visitors that would allow us to identify the particular visitors to our sites, unless purposely placed in your Profile at PoolSkill.com.
No personal information is collected. Ever. In addition, our web site track information about the visits to our web sites. For example, we compile statistics that show the daily number of visitors to our sites, the daily requests we receive for particular files on our web sites, and what countries those requests come from. These aggregated statistics are used internally to better provide services to the public and may also be provided to others, such as our advertisers, but again, the statistics contain no personal information and cannot be used to gather such information.
PoolSkill.com is not responsible for the privacy practices or policies of participants in its various programs, affiliate links, or any off-site URL. Please refer to our Terms and Conditions. Reciprocal Links
At PoolSkill.com, we recognize that privacy of your personal information is important. Here is information on what types of personal information we receive and collect when you use and visit PoolSkill.com, and how we safeguard your information. We never sell your personal information to third parties.
As with most other websites, we collect and use the data contained in log files. The information in the log files include your IP (internet protocol) address, your ISP (internet service provider, such as AOL or Shaw Cable), the browser you used to visit our site (such as Internet Explorer or Firefox), the time you visited our site and which pages you visited throughout our site.
Cookies and Web Beacons
We also use third party advertisements on PoolSkill.com to support our site. Some of these advertisers may use technology such as cookies and web beacons when they advertise on our site, which will also send these advertisers (such as Google through the Google AdSense program) information including your IP address, your ISP , the browser you used to visit our site, and in some cases, whether you have Flash installed. This is generally used for geotargeting purposes (showing New York real estate ads to someone in New York, for example) or showing certain ads based on specific sites visited (such as showing cooking ads to someone who frequents cooking sites).
DoubleClick DART cookies
We also may use DART cookies for ad serving through Google’s DoubleClick, which places a cookie on your computer when you are browsing the web and visit a site using DoubleClick advertising (including some Google AdSense advertisements). This cookie is used to serve ads specific to you and your interests (”interest based targeting”). The ads served will be targeted based on your previous browsing history (For example, if you have been viewing sites about visiting Las Vegas, you may see Las Vegas hotel advertisements when viewing a non-related site, such as on a site about hockey). DART uses “non personally identifiable information”. It does NOT track personal information about you, such as your name, email address, physical address, telephone number, social security numbers, bank account numbers or credit card numbers. You can opt-out of this ad serving on all sites using this advertising by visiting http://www.doubleclick.com/privacy/dart_adserving.aspx
You can choose to disable or selectively turn off our cookies or third-party cookies in your browser settings, or by managing preferences in programs such as Norton Internet Security. However, this can affect how you are able to interact with our site as well as other websites. This could include the inability to login to services or programs, such as logging into forums or accounts.
Deleting cookies does not mean you are permanently opted out of any advertising program. Unless you have settings that disallow cookies, the next time you visit a site running the advertisements, a new cookie will be added..
It is our policy to not link to "link farm" pages. Automated link requests are not accepted or reciprocated. We do not exchange links or entertain link requests of any type.
-- Created June-1-2006