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Privacy Policy



Last
Privacy Policy
Update:
2010:0317

Your Privacy
is important to us. We will never sell your email address or other information.

The Privacy Policy of AncientSuns.com and its owner, Tharsis Highlands (hereafter referred to as "Company") demonstrates our commitment to your privacy rights.  Since we gather certain types of information about our users, we want users to fully understand the terms and conditions surrounding the collection and use of that information.  This privacy statement discloses what information we gather, how we use it, and how to correct or change it. 

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this statement, you should first contact the Company at privacy(at)ancientsuns.com.

1.  Information the Company Gathers and Tracks

The Company gathers information about our users that they submit to our registration page.  This information enables us to better tailor our content to readers' needs.

The Company gathers user information in the following processes:

Cookies
The Company minimizes the use of cookies to only those necessary to properly route users within our site.  The Company provides links to its other websites.  These sites may choose to use cookies to better promote their products and services.

Usage Tracking
The Company tracks information related to overall user traffic patterns throughout our site in order to make decisions regarding content and services.

Log Files
Log files are used to track and monitor traffic patterns on our site for maintenance purposes.  The logs are not used to track or monitor personally identifiable information.

Optional Registration
The Company offers free voluntary registration to our users.  During registration the user is required to supply an e-mail address.  This information is required if the user wants to participate in the Company services.

E-mail Offers
The Company e-mails free information to our users.  We gather the e-mail addresses of users who voluntarily opt-in during our registration process.  Users may remove themselves from this mailing list by utilizing the unsubscribe options at the end of each mailing.

Tell-A-Friend
Users can choose to electronically notify the Company of an individual who may be interested in our services.  Users must provide the Company with the e-mail address of the intended recipient.  This information is not retained nor used for any other purpose than the intent of promoting our services to that individual one time.

User Feedback/Inquiries
Users have the ability to contact the Company to provide us with their feedback.  The Company does not retain this information for any purpose other than to respond to the user.

Outside Links
This site contains links to other sites.  Users will be taken to a separate site if they click on one of these links.  The Company is not responsible for the privacy practices or content of any secondary websites.  We encourage all users to review the privacy policy of any site they visit.

Other Circumstances
The Company uses any information voluntarily given by our users to enhance their experience on our website, whether to provide interactive or personalized elements on the site or to better prepare future content based on the interests of our users.

We also use information, which users voluntarily provide, in order to send out electronic mailings.  Users may opt-out of receiving mailings by selecting the unsubscribe link at the end of each mailing.

The Company also creates internal reports on user demographics and traffic patterns for our marketing department.  The Company does not include any personally identifiable information in our reports.  This information allows our marketing department to promote more effectively, and allows our users to receive information that is pertinent to their needs.

2.  Sharing of Information

The Company may participate in affiliate network programs and various co-marketing partnerships to promote our site.  For this purpose, we receive and share information in order to analyze site traffic and pattern information so we can evaluate the effectiveness of these programs.  The Company does not share or receive personally identifiable information for these site-to-site traffic-building programs.

As a rule, the Company will not intentionally disclose personally identifiable information about its users to any third party without first receiving the user's permission.  However, the Company may disclose personally identifiable information if required to do so by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to (a) conform to edicts of law or comply with legal process, and (b) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of any user of the Company's information service.

3.  Delete/Deactivate Policy

Users may unsubscribe to our electronic mailings at any time by following the instructions contained at the end of every mailing.

Correcting, updating, or requesting the deletion of information that you have provided may be accomplished by e-mailing privacy(at)ancientsuns.com.

Notification of Changes From time to time, we may use customer information for new, unanticipated uses not previously disclosed in our privacy notice.  If our information practices change at some time in the future we will post the policy changes to our Web site to notify you of these changes and provide you with the ability to opt out of these new uses.  If you are concerned about how your information is used, you should check back at our Web site periodically.

4.  Security Policy

The Company takes every reasonable precaution to protect our user's information.  When you submit information, your information is protected both on-line and off-line in accordance with applicable laws, regulations, and industry standards.

We can be reached via e-mail at privacy(at)ancientsuns.com.  The Company takes online privacy seriously, and does not share the information users have submitted without their permission.


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