Skylarking, operated by Skylark NetWorks and Skylark Webworks, is an online resource for consumers and businesses. It provides practical information for computer users at all levels, be they at home, in the office, or in school. Skylarking includes how-to articles and videos, expert advice, news, reviews, guides and more. The content can be accessed by its RSS feeds, e-mail newsletters, and Twitter.
If you have questions or concerns regarding this notice, you can contact us. If you do not receive acknowledgement of your inquiry or your inquiry has not been satisfactorily addressed, you should contact TRUSTe at http://www.truste.org/consumers/watchdog_complaint.php. TRUSTe will then serve as a liaison with us to resolve your concerns.
Disclaimer: Compensation for Reviews
At Skylarking, I receive notices of sales offers on many products and services. I then investigate the offer and decide if I consider it an offer that would be valuable to consumers and readers of this blog. If I consider a product to be of value, then I will review it. In many cases when I think a product or service is not worthwhile, then I won’t review it.
In 90% of the reviews I am eligible for a minor sales commission if a reader chooses to purchase the product or service through the links or banners displayed on this web site. My decison to review a product is motivated by the value I believe the product will provide to consumers and readers of this blog.
Occassionally I am offered payment to review a product or service. These payments rarely exceed the value of a McDonald’s value meal for two people. I offer a fair and honest review in all cases. Most of the time, when I write a less than glowing review, they don’t pay me a dime. I’m okay with that. I stand by my opinion. And I eat too many hamburgers as it is.
My opinions are based upon my experience working with the products and services, or with similar products and services. I am never provided with free samples, though I am occassionally offered free access to pay sites.
What Information Do We Collect?
When you visit our Web site, you may provide us with two types of information: (1) Personal information that you knowingly choose to disclose that is collected on an individual basis; and (2) General web site use information that is collected as you and others browse the web site.
1. Personal Information You Choose to Provide
Registration & Purchase Information
You will provide us information about yourself, and/or your firm or company when you register for certain services, register for e-mail newsletters and alerts, or purchase items through our site. This data collection can include such personally identifiable information as name, company name, address, phone number, e-mail address and credit card information. Credit card information is gathered and securely stored using state of the art encryption technologies. You may also provide additional comments on how you see Skylark NetWorks and Skylarking servicing your needs and interests.
If you choose to correspond with us through e-mail, we may retain the content of your e-mail messages together with your e-mail address and our responses.
2. Web site Use Information
How Do We Use the Information You Provide to Us?
Broadly speaking, we use personal information for purposes of administering and expanding our business activities, providing customer service, and making available other products and services to our customers and prospective customers. We occasionally also use the information we collect to notify you about important changes to our Web site, new services and special offers we think you will find valuable. You always have the option to opt in or opt out of these communications. You can opt out any time you receive an e-mail from us by using the link provided at the bottom of the e-mail communication. You may also notify us at any time if you do not wish to receive these offers by contacting us directly thorough or contact page or business address (Skylark NetWorks, 2094 Newbridge Rd., Bellmore, NY 11710).
Communications from Our Site & Opt-out Options
If you register with our Web site or purchase any products from the site, you can expect to receive a welcome e-mail and/or an order confirmation e-mail. If you have registered with our Web site, you will receive any of the communications (newsletters, updates, product information, alerts) that you have opted in to receive. From time to time, we may need to send critical service updates from the Web site. You may not opt out of receiving these critical service updates.
What Are Cookies?
How Do We Use the Information We Collect from Cookies?
Sharing Information with Third Parties
Skylarking and Skylark NetWorks does not provide any personal information to third parties through our site. We are not responsible for any information you may provide to any other companies via the links and banners displayed on our site.
If you purchase services via our Skylark Webworks site, we use third parties to perform credit card processing and e-mail services. When you purchase a product from Skylark Webworks, our credit card processing vendor will facilitate the transaction. An e-mail service provider will provide our e-mail services. We will share billing and e-mail information, as necessary, with the third party to provide that service.
These third parties are prohibited from using your personally identifiable information for any other purpose, including their own marketing purposes.
Third Party Advertisers
The ads appearing on this Web site are delivered to users by Google, Commission Junction, LinkShare, Adify, and other similar services. We share general, non-personally identifiable, aggregate web site usage information about users with potential advertisers for the purpose of demographic targeting.
If you choose to use the Email-A-Friend referral service to tell a friend about information you’ve found on our Web site by forwarding an article, we will ask you for your friend’s name, e-mail address and any comment you wish to make to your friend. We will automatically send your friend a one-time e-mail by forwarding the article to your friend. We do not store or read this information and it is used for the sole purpose of sending this one-time e-mail. We will not use your friend’s e-mail for marketing purposes nor will we share it with any other party.
Notice of New Services and Changes
Occasionally, we may also use the information we collect to notify you about important changes to our Web site, new services and special offers we think you will find valuable. You have the opportunity to opt in for these notifications at registration and you have the opportunity to notify us of your desire not to receive these offers by contacting us at a later date.
How Do We Secure Information Transmissions?
We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. However, no method of transmission over the Internet and no method of electronic storage is 100% secure. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
E-mail is not recognized as a secure medium of communication. For this reason, we request that you do not send private or sensitive information to us by e-mail. Such information can be sent to use via postal mail to our business address at 2094 Newbridge Rd, Bellmore, NY 11710. Or you can call direct at (516) 308-2759 between the hours of 10am and 6pm EST.
How Can You Access and Correct Your Information?
You may request access to all of your personally identifiable information that we collect and maintain in our database by contacting us at the address or phone number listed in the previous section.
What About Other Web sites Linked to Our Web site?
We are not responsible for the practices employed by Web sites linked to or from our Web site, nor are we responsible for the information or content contained therein. Links to other Web sites are provided solely as pointers to information on topics or products and services that may be useful to the users of our Web site.
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