andPOP respects the privacy of every individual who visits our website.
- andPOP will not collect any personally-identifiable information about you (ie. your name, address, or email address) unless you provide it voluntarily.
- andPOP will not give, trade, sell, or otherwise distribute the personal information you provide us with.
Why We Ask For Personal Information
When you do provide us with personal information voluntarily, we can use that information to deliver better content to you. The more we know about what our visitors like, the better we are able to create the kind of site you want.
Also, in order for andPOP to remain a free site, we are supported in part by advertising. The information visitors like you provide helps us communicate with advertiser’s as to the type of people in general who visit this site, and ultimately to bring valuable, relevant advertising information to you. In the case of sponsors who provide free prizes for contests, they want to make sure our visitors really represent their audience. And to be really truthful, the more sponsorship dollars we can attract to andPOP, the more interesting things we can add to the site for your enjoyment. We strive for a relationship with our visitors and our business partners in which everyone benefits.
Getting the Info
andPOP has a handful of ways of gathering personal information about the visitors to our site which include surveys, message boards, mailling lists, contact forms and contests. We do not force you to provide us with your real name or postal address except when you win a contest (you do however have the option to not provide us with your address, where in that case you will not win the prize), Instead you can give us an alias or nickname. You need to keep in mind that whenever you voluntarily give personal information online, by using message boards or in chat areas, it can be collected and used by other people (We recommend you always use an alias or first name only in these places). If you post personal information online that is accessible to the public, you may receive unsolicited messages from others in return. All we’re saying is, there are weirdos out there who make a hobby of collecting information about unsuspecting surfers – so remember that whatever personal information you disclose to anyone online you do at your own risk!
Why We Ask For Your Email Address
We will use your email address to notify you if you win a contest that you enter and to mail you our newsletter.
Kids Under 13
A new US Law prevents websites from collecting information from users under the age of 13 without the consent of their parents or a guardian. andPOP has no intention of collecting any personal information (ie. name, address, telephone number, or email address) from visitors under thirteen years of age. When collecting any personal info we will ask for the users age and if that user is 13 or under we will need their parents consent.
Periodically andPOP will offer its visitors a chance to win great prizes. To enter a contest, a user must answer a skill testing question to qualify. However, in order to actually win the prize, the user must provide a valid email address and name. This information is used solely for the purpose of contacting the user in order to notify them whether they have won. andPOP also uses contests to collect vital information in order to improve the overall content of the site. andPOP uses this information internally and will never distribute your name or email to a 3rd party without your consent.
andPOP recently introduced a membership system, which allows visitors to customize their experience and become more interactive on andPOP. Information collected during signup is used for marketing purposes only and we will never give away your personal information. Furthermore, we operate a mailing list that you may unsubscribe from at any time by logging into your account.
We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our website. These companies may use information (not including your name, address, email address, or telephone number) about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services 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, click here.
Use of Google Analytics
andPOP uses Google Analytics, a web service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”) to help analyze how users interact with this website. The tool uses “cookies,” which are text files placed on your computer, to collect standard Internet log information and visitor behavior information in an anonymous form. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including IP address) is transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. This information is then used to evaluate visitors’ use of the website and to compile statistical reports on website activity for andPOP. Google may transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. Neither andPOP nor Google will link, or seek to link, an IP address with the identity of a computer user.
If you do not wish to have your information shared with the Analytics software, Google makes available a “plug-in” for users of the Internet Explorer, Firefox and Chrome browsers that prevents your browser from sharing any information with the Analytics software. You may download and install the “plug-in” here: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
If you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of the andPOP website. By using this website, you consent to the process of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.
Further questions? Contact us by filling out the form.