How we gather information from users
How we collect and store information depends on the page you are visiting,the activities in which you elect to participate and the services provided. Forexample, you may be asked to provide information when you register for accessto certain portions of our site or request certain features, such as newsletters orwhen you make a purchase. You may provide information when you participatein sweepstakes and contests, message boards and chat rooms, and otherinteractive areas of our site. Like most Web sites, ArticleStars.com also collectsinformation automatically and through the use of electronic tools that maybe transparent to our visitors. For example, we may log the name of yourInternet Service Provider or use cookie technology to recognize you and holdinformation from your visit. Among other things, the cookie may store your username and password, sparing you from having to re-enter that information eachtime you visit, or may control the number of times you encounter a particularadvertisement while visiting our site. As we adopt additional technology, we mayalso gather information through other means. In certain cases, you can choosenot to provide us with information, for example by setting your browser to refuseto accept cookies, but if you do you may be unable to access certain portions ofthe site or may be asked to re-enter your user name and password, and we maynot be able to customize the sites features according to your preferences.
What we do with the information we collect
Like other Web publishers, we collect information to enhance your visit anddeliver more individualized content and advertising. We respect your privacy anddo not share your information with anyone.
Aggregated Information (information that does not personally identify you)may be used in many ways. For example, we may combine information aboutyour usage patterns with similar information obtained from other users to helpenhance our site and services (e.g., to learn which pages are visited most orwhat features are most attractive). Aggregated Information may occasionally beshared with our advertisers and business partners. Again, this information doesnot include any Personally Identifiable Information about you or allow anyone to
identify you individually.
Personally Identifiable Information collected by ArticleStars.com may alsobe used for other purposes, including but not limited to site administration,troubleshooting, processing of e-commerce transactions, administration ofsweepstakes and contests, and other communications with you. Certain thirdparties who provide technical support for the operation of our site (our Webhosting service for example) may access such information. We will use yourinformation only as permitted by law. In addition, from time to time as wecontinue to develop our business, we may sell, buy, merge or partner with othercompanies or businesses. In such transactions, user information may be amongthe transferred assets. We may also disclose your information in response to acourt order, at other times when we believe we are reasonably required to do soby law, in connection with the collection of amounts you may owe to us, and/orto law enforcement authorities whenever we deem it appropriate or necessary.Please note we may not provide you with notice prior to disclosure in such cases.
Affiliated sites, linked sites and advertisements
ArticleStars.com expects its partners, advertisers and affiliates to respectthe privacy of our users. Be aware, however, that third parties, including ourpartners, advertisers, affiliates and other content providers accessible throughour site, may have their own privacy and data collection policies and practices.For example, during your visit to our site you may link to, or view as part of aframe on a www.ArticleStars.com page, certain content that is actually created orhosted by a third party. Also, through ArticleStars.com you may be introduced to,or be able to access, information, Web sites, features, contests or sweepstakesoffered by other parties. ArticleStars.com is not responsible for the actions orpolicies of such third parties. You should check the applicable privacy policies ofthose third parties when providing information on a feature or page operated by athird party.
available on our site may offer services operated by third parties and may usecookies or other technology to gather information. ArticleStars.com does notcontrol the use of this technology by third parties or the resulting information, andis not responsible for any actions or policies of such third parties.
You should also be aware that if you voluntarily disclose Personally IdentifiableInformation on message boards or in chat areas, that information can be viewedpublicly and can be collected and used by third parties without our knowledgeand may result in unsolicited messages from other individuals or third parties.Such activities are beyond the control of ArticleStars and this policy.
ArticleStars.com does not knowingly collect or solicit Personally IdentifiableInformation from or about children under 13 except as permitted by law. If wediscover we have received any information from a child under 13 in violationof this policy, we will delete that information immediately. If you believeArticleStars.com has any information from or about anyone under 13, pleasecontact us at the address listed below.
We can be reached by emailing us.
Changes to this Policy
ArticleStars.com reserves the right to change this policy at any time. Pleasecheck this page periodically for changes. Your continued use of our site followingthe posting of changes to these terms will mean you accept those changes.Information collected prior to the time any change is posted will be usedaccording to the rules and laws that applied at the time the information wascollected.
This policy and the use of this Site are governed by New York law. If a disputearises under this Policy we agree to first try to resolve it with the help of amutually agreed-upon mediator in the following location: Buffalo. Any costs andfees other than attorney fees associated with the mediation will be shared equallyby each of us.
If it proves impossible to arrive at a mutually satisfactory solution throughmediation, we agree to submit the dispute to binding arbitration at the followinglocation: Buffalo, under the rules of the American Arbitration Association.Judgment upon the award rendered by the arbitration may be entered in anycourt with jurisdiction to do so.
This statement and the policies outlined herein are not intended to and do notcreate any contractual or other legal rights in or on behalf of any party.