COMMITMENT TO YOUR PRIVACY
This site is owned and operated by EthicsinPolicing.com (EiP). Your privacy
on the Internet is of the utmost importance to us. At EthicsinPolicing.com
(EiP), we want to make your experience online satisfying and safe.
Because we gather certain types of information about our users, we feel you
should fully understand the terms and conditions surrounding the capture and
use of that information. This privacy statement discloses what information
we gather and how we use it.
Definition of the Information EthicsinPolicing.com (EiP) gathers and keeps
EthicsinPolicing.com (EiP) gathers two types of information about users:
EthicsinPolicing.com (EiP) Gathers User Information In The Following
Information that users provide through optional, voluntary
submissions. These are voluntary submissions to receive our electronic
newsletters, to participate in our message boards or forums, to email a
friend, and from participation in polls and surveys:
Information EthicsinPolicing.com (EiP) gathers through aggregated
tracking information derived mainly by tallying page views throughout our
sites. This information allows us to better tailor our content to readers'
needs and to help our advertisers and sponsors better understand the
demographics of our audience. Because EthicsinPolicing.com (EiP) derives its
revenue mainly from sponsorships and advertising, providing such aggregated
demographic data is essential to keeping our service free to users. Under no
circumstances does EthicsinPolicing.com (EiP) divulge any information about
an individual user to a third party.
Optional Voluntary Information
We offer the following free services, which require some type of voluntary
submission of personal information by users:
1. Electronic newsletters (Dispatches)
We will offer a free electronic newsletter to users. EthicsinPolicing.com
(EiP) gathers the email addresses of users who voluntarily subscribe. Users
may remove themselves from this mailing list by following the link provided
in every newsletter that points users to the subscription management page.
Users can also subscribe to the newsletters at the time of registration.
2. Message boards/forums
Users of the site's Message Boards and Forums must register separately for
these services (both are free of charge) in order to post messages, although
they needn't register to visit the site. During registration the user is
required to supply a username, password, and email address.
We may offer interactive polls to users so they can easily share their
opinions with other users and see what our audience thinks about important
issues. Opinions or other responses to polls are aggregated and are not
identifiable to any particular user. EthicsinPolicing.com (EiP) may use a
system to "tag" users after they have voted, so they can vote only once on a
particular question. This tag is not correlated with information about
EthicsinPolicing.com (EiP) may occasionally conduct user surveys to better
target our content to our audience. We sometimes share the aggregated
demographic information in these surveys with our sponsors, advertisers and
partners. We never share any of this information about specific individuals
with any third party.
EthicsinPolicing.com (EiP) tracks user traffic patterns throughout all of
our sites. However, we do not correlate this information with data about
individual users. EthicsinPolicing.com (EiP) does break down overall usage
statistics according to a user's domain name, browser type, and MIME type by
reading this information from the browser string (information contained in
every user's browser).
EthicsinPolicing.com (EiP) sometimes tracks and catalogs the search terms
that users enter in our Search function, but this tracking is never
associated with individual users. We use tracking information to determine
which areas of our sites users like and don't like based on traffic to those
areas. We do not track what individual users read, but rather how well each
page performs overall. This helps us continue to build a better service for
We may place a text file called a "cookie" in the browser files of your
computer. The cookie itself does not contain Personal Information although
it will enable us to relate your use of this site to information that you
have specifically and knowingly provided. But the only personal information
a cookie can contain is information you supply yourself. A cookie can't read
data off your hard disk or read cookie files created by other sites.
described above). Our advertising system delivers a one-time cookie to
better track ad impressions and click rates.
your browser to warn you before accepting cookies, you will receive the
warning message with each cookie. You do not need to have cookies turned on
to use this site. However, you do need cookies to participate actively in
message boards, forums, polling and surveys.
USE OF INFORMATION
EthicsinPolicing.com (EiP) uses any information voluntarily given by our
users to enhance their experience in our network of sites, whether to
provide interactive or personalized elements on the sites or to better
prepare future content based on the interests of our users.
As stated above, we use information that users voluntarily provide in order
to send out electronic newsletters and to enable users to participate in
polls, surveys, message boards, and forums. We send out newsletters to
subscribers on a regular schedule (depending on the newsletter), and
occasionally send out special editions when we think subscribers might be
particularly interested in something we are doing. EthicsinPolicing.com
(EiP) never shares newsletter mailing lists with any third parties,
including advertisers, sponsors or partners.
When we use tracking information to determine which areas of our sites users
like and don't like based on traffic to those areas. We do not track what
individual users read, but rather how well each page performs overall. This
helps us continue to build a better service for you. We track search terms
entered in Search function as one of many measures of what interests our
users. But we don't track which terms a particular user enters.
EthicsinPolicing.com (EiP) creates aggregate reports on user demographics
and traffic patterns for advertisers, sponsors and partners. This allows our
advertisers to advertise more effectively, and allows our users to receive
advertisements that are pertinent to their needs. Because we don't track the
usage patterns of individual users, an advertiser or sponsor will never know
that a specific user clicked their ad. We will not disclose any information
about any individual user except to comply with applicable law or valid
legal process or to protect the personal safety of our users or the public.
SHARING OF THE INFORMATION
EthicsinPolicing.com (EiP) uses the above-described information to tailor
our content to suit your needs and help our advertisers better understand
our audience's demographics. We will not share information about individual users with any third party,
except to comply with applicable law or valid legal process or to protect
the personal safety of our users or the public.
EthicsinPolicing.com (EiP) operates secure data networks protected by
industry standard firewall and password protection systems. Our security and
privacy policies are periodically reviewed and enhanced as necessary and
only authorized individuals have access to the information provided by our
We give users options wherever necessary and practical. Such choices
- Opting not to register to receive our electronic newsletters.
- Opting not to participate in certain interactive areas, which
completely alleviates the need to gather any personally identifiable
information from our users
By using this site, you consent to the collection and use of this
information by EthicsinPolicing.com (EiP). If we decide to change our
always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what
circumstances we disclose it.
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