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Online Privacy Policy

Revision:  January 24th, 2006

The Accelepedia is committed to protecting your online privacy when visiting this website. We do not collect and keep any personal information online from you unless you volunteer it and you are 13 or older. We also do not collect and keep personal information online from children under the age of 13 without consent of a parent or legal guardian. Please review the information below to familiarize yourself with our policies on website privacy, so that you can take full advantage of all information available at our site for you and your family. Please remember that this site and the servers that make this site available are located in the U.S. By using this site you agree to the transfer, collection, processing and use of data by this site.

A SPECIAL NOTE FOR PARENTS AND LEGAL GUARDIANS:  You can help protect your child’s privacy by spending time online with your children and monitoring your children's online use. Please help us protect your child's privacy by instructing them never to provide personal information on this site or any other without your permission.

If you are under 18, please be sure to read this policy with your parents or legal guardians and ask questions about things you do not understand. Children under 13 should get your parent's or legal guardian’s permission before giving out your e-mail address or any personal information to The Accelepedia or to anyone else on the Internet.

Does The Accelepedia Collect Any Personal Information About Me if I'm 13 or older?

The Accelepedia doesn't require anyone to share any personal information about themselves in order to enjoy the site. That means you can visit the site without any need to register with us. However, this site does contain a Message Board with privileges for members that register. We do not collect any personal information from you or your teenager unless it is voluntarily provided. The personal information we ask for is an e-mail address. See below for how we use this information.

Does The Accelepedia Collect Any Personal Information About Anyone Under 13?

We do not collect personal information online from children under 13 without consent of a parent or legal guardian. If your child is under 13 and wants to participate in the Message Board we will ask your child to “register.” They can do so anonymously by just providing a user name and password. If a child under 13 signs up for the Message Board, we will notify you via the provided e-mail address and give you an opportunity to opt out.

If you no longer wish your child to participate in The Message Board, contact us at this link:  http://www.accelepedia.com/contact_me/. Upon proper identification, parents or legal guardians may review the personal information we have collected about their child, request deletion, or refuse to allow further collection or use of the information.  However, if you ask us to delete your child's information, we may have to ask your child not to participate in our activities.

What Does The Accelepedia Do With What We Collect?

The email address provided is used to 1) verify your contact information, 2) allow us to send you a new password in case you have forgotten your old one and 3) send you periodic news relating to the content of The Accelepedia.

For security purposes, we collect IP addresses, which is the automatic number assigned to your computer when you surf the Web.  This IP Address is not viewable by anyone except the site Administrator.  The IP Address is recorded for accountability purposes in the event a user violates the Terms of Registration or any applicable laws.  

Also, we collect IP addresses for administrative purposes.  The IP address allows us to count the total number of "hits" on our web site.

Does The Accelepedia Share Information About Me With Others?

The Accelepedia does not share your email address with other companies. You may choose to allow other registered members to view your email address or any optional information that you’ve provided.  Settings in your Message Board Profile allow you to customize how much information you would like to share with other registered members. 

In special circumstances, The Accelepedia may give other companies access to our information database, but only if necessary to allow them to provide database or server maintenance or security or provide other similar services to The Accelepedia. If we do provide access, we require those other companies to sign confidentiality agreements promising to keep secret any information they see. If The Accelepedia believes that anyone's behavior on our sites may damage us or anyone else, we may disclose the relevant personal information in order to prevent this harm. In that case, we might try to identify the wrongdoer, contact them or bring legal action against them. We may also disclose personal information if we believe that the disclosure is required by law, or in response to a legal request.

How Does The Accelepedia Use Cookies?

A "cookie" is a small file that we save on your computer’s hard drive that contains non-personal information. Our cookies allow you to participate in the Message Board. For instance, the cookies allow you to remain active on the Message Board without the need to continually identify yourself as you browse from page to page.  The cookies also allow us to identify non-registered guests in order to protect any registered member’s information.

Does The Accelepedia Ever Collect Information Without Consent?

The Accelepedia does not collect information passively through cookies or other tracking mechanisms except in the circumstances described above. Cookies DON'T contain any personal information about a specific user. We don't use cookies or other non-consensual methods to take personally identifiable or online contact information about you or your family off of your computer. Cookies are also not used to collect information specifically about you or your family for sharing with third parties.

We want you and your family to have fun surfing our site and urge you and your family to follow common sense whenever disclosing personal information - on this site or anywhere on the Internet.

 

Thanks for reading our privacy policy. We hope you have a better understanding of the activities offered on our website and the ways in which we are committed to safeguarding online privacy. Remember, we may change our policy from time to time. When this happens we will notify you of the new policy by posting it on our site.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us at this link:

http://www.accelepedia.com/contact_me/