Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Privacy Policy

This document describes Heart and Letters policy ("Privacy Policy") regarding information received about you during visits to this Blog (the "Blog"). The amount and type of information received depends on how you use the Blog.

By using this Blog, you signify your assent to this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use this Blog. This Privacy Policy may be modified from time to time; the date of the most recent revisions will appear on this page, so please visit us frequently.

No Representation

Your confidential use of this Blog cannot be guaranteed by Heart and Letters. Heart and Letters shall not be responsible for any harm that you or any person may suffer as a result of a breach of confidentiality in respect to your use of this Blog or any information you transmitted to this Blog.

Normal Web Site/Blog Usage

You can visit the Blog to read promotional and other information without telling us who you are and without revealing any personal information (other than, in some cases,e.g. blog subscriptions,google analytics). When you do this, a third party, collect and store the name of your internet service provider, the browser, the IP address, the pages you request and the date and time of those requests. We use this information to generate statistics and measure Blog activity to improve the usefulness of customer visits to the Blog.

During normal usage,in exemption to email subscription, whereas we request for your email address, we do not collect or store personally identifiable information such as name, mailing address, e-mail address or phone number.

Email Subscriptions/Newsletter

If a user wishes to subscribe to our newsletter (powered by Feedburner), we ask for contact information such as name and email address. Out of respect for our users privacy we provide a way to opt-out of these communications.

Use of Cookies

Cookies are pieces of information that a Web Blog transfers to the hard drive of a user's computer for record-keeping purposes so that we may track Blog and user activity. The use of cookies is an industry standard and you will find them at most major Web Blogs. By showing how and when visitors use the Blog, cookies help Heart and Letters to track those areas of the Blog that are popular and which areas are not. Many improvements and updates to the Blog are based on such data as total number of visitors and pages viewed. Most browsers are initially set to accept cookies. If you would prefer, you may set yours to accept or refuse cookies or to alert you when cookies are being sent. However, it is possible that some parts of the Blog will not function properly if you do so. Also, we will not be able to recognize you as a visitor over time.

Google, as a third party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on your site.
Google's use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to your users based on their visit to your sites and other sites on the Internet. Users may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy.

Third-Party Advertising Companies

Heart and Letters uses third party advertisers. In this regard, Heart and Letters is not liable to the use of information you have disclosed through these advertisers.

Moreover, 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


All text elements of this blog is subject to copyright and permission from the author for any reference or use of the information. Widgets and image elements however are generally taken from the web and maybe taken reference to search results. References although have been noted, as subject to copyright.

Links to Other Web Sites

This Blog may include links to other web sites, such as the home pages for various third-party sites. These Blogs are not under our control. Such other Blogs do not necessarily follow our privacy policies, and may place their own cookies on your computer. This practice is standard on the Web, and we do not control cookies placed on your computer by third parties whose advertising or links appear on our Blog. These Blogs have their own privacy and information security policy and terms and conditions. Visitors should consult the other Blogs' privacy notices as we have no control over information that is submitted to, or collected by, these third parties.

Should you decide to directly contact the author, you may email us.