On occasion, Zia3 will make available to potential advertisers and business partners aggregated results from traffic and demographic information collected from its readership base via the Zia3’s web site. Zia3 will only provide traffic and demographic information on an aggregated basis and does not disclose individual reader information.
To ensure your absolute privacy, personal and demographic data are kept separate in our systems, so that demographic data can never be linked back to names or other identifying information. Furthermore, submission of demographic information is always optional.
Any/all e-mail addresses sent to us as the result of registration or correspondence will not be collected or used for the purposes of reselling to a third party and will never be added to any bulk e-mailing list.
We can also provide complete assurance that your email address will never intentionally be displayed on the web site or revealed publicly in any way.
We collect and use e-mail addresses for the following purposes:
- Sending weekly e-mail newsletters, if we offer such a service, and you explicitly opt in to receive them.
- Sending automated notifications that you explicitly request. For example, you can opt to receive e-mail notification when someone responds to a message you have posted in the forums.
- Relaying messages sent from other users who wish to contact you directly, IF, and only if, you have explicitly indicated that you wish to receive such messages. Receiving such messages will not reveal your email address to the sending party, unless you choose to reply. If you choose to initiate such a message to another user, your e-mail address will be revealed to the recipient privately as the reply-to address.
- Sending administrative notices regarding the site and/or your account. We will only send such notices when absolutely required, and action is required on your part. We will never send unsolicited promotional messages of any kind.
If you wish to correct/add/remove the personal information submitted to Zia3, please log in using your account, and use the “Your Account” link, found in the left-hand navigation bar on every page. Or, you may contact us directly using the contact form.
Your Internet browser has a feature called “cookies”, which allows Zia3’s web site to store small bits of information on your computer, which are then sent back to Zia3’s web site on every subsequent visit. Cookies allow you to register, log in, and maintain preferences and settings.
However, cookies tell us nothing about who you are, unless you specifically give us personally identifiable information. You do not need to have cookies turned on to visit most of our site, although active participation in certain areas of our site may require cookies. In addition, you may elect to disable cookies by selecting certain options on your browser.
The use of advertising cookies sent by third-party servers is standard in the Internet industry. In addition to Zia3’s web site cookies, you may also receive cookies from our advertisers and affiliate partners. Zia3 cannot and does not control these cookies.
Each time a visitor comes to the Zia3 site, information is collected to improve the overall quality of the site. Zia3 collects the visitor’s domain name/IP Address (e.g., whether the user is logged on from netscape.com or yale.edu or 255.255.255.0), referral data (e.g., we record the address of the last URL a user visited prior to clicking through to an Zia3 site), and browser/platform type (e.g., a Netscape browser on a Macintosh platform).
In addition, Zia3’s advertisement delivery system collects similar aggregate information, for ad rotation control, accounting, and reporting.
Zia3 also counts, tracks, and aggregates each visitor’s activity into our analysis of general traffic flows at Zia3’s web site. Zia3 may share this information, on an aggregated basis only, with potential advertisers and business partners. Zia3 will not disclose your individual identity or personal data. When Zia3 does present aggregated information to potential advertisers and business partners, no one will be able to identify you or contact you.