The Internet, Privacy, and Eloquent Web Designs
The Internet contains a wealth of information, which is what attracted you to it in the first place. Some sites will collect personal information about you to enhance the use of that site - to personalize pages etc. You probably don't want anyone else to know these details - for example, your real name (though some people on the 'net use aliases, alter egos or nicknames), street address, phone number, or e-mail address.
Also, the other thing to remember is that when you go online, sites you visit may be gathering information about you without your knowledge.
Eloquent Web Designs' Policy
Eloquent Web Designs' policy is to respect and protect the privacy of all our users. We will never willfully disclose individually identifiable information about you to any third party without first receiving your permission. This policy statement tells you how we collect information from you and how we use it.
Using the Internet should be a fun and non-threatening experience and we want to help make it so. There are cases where we may ask you for personal information, such as your name or address. We only do this when you are requesting appointments for services that we provide or sending your comments to us.
We need to collect this information for ensuring your satisfaction in browsing our web site, tracking or verifying compliance with our policies as well as international, and local laws and/or for editorial and feedback solicitation purposes.
When we intend to use your personal information, we tell you up front. That is just the respectable and right thing to do. This way you can decide whether you want to give us the information or not. For example, we may want to send you materials via e-mail or regular mail at your request. In case you change your mind or some of your personal information may change (such as your address), we will endeavor to provide a way to correct, update or remove the personal data you give us.
A cookie is a file that stores a personal preference file so that the originating server recognizes you as a unique user. It cannot tell us that you are "Person A" from Location A. Cookies are used to track user trends and patterns. This helps us better understand and improve areas of our web site that our users like yourself, find valuable - you know the pages that people go back to time and time again and the ones that people look at once.
While this activity depends on the use of a "cookie," you always have the option of disabling cookies via your browser preferences. Note that all modern browsers, version 4 and above of both Netscape Navigator and MS Explorer have cookies turned on as a default. However, note that some parts of our web site may not function properly if you refuse a cookie.
What cookies cannot do is read your hard drive or sell your secrets to another organization. A cookie can only be read by the organization that sets it.
Links to other sites
Please be aware that when you are on our web site, you could be directed to other sites that are beyond our control. There may be links to other sites from our pages that take you outside our service. These other sites may send their own cookies to your computer, collect data, or solicit personal information. Always be aware of where you may end up! Please keep in mind that whenever you give out personal information online --- for example, via message boards or chat --- that information can be collected and used by people you don't know.
While we strive to protect our user's personal information and privacy, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you disclose online and you do so at your own risk. Our policy does not extend to anything that is inherent in the operation of the Internet, and therefore beyond our control and is not to be applied in any manner contrary to applicable law or governmental regulation. We reserve the right at our discretion to make changes to this policy at any time. Please check this page periodically for changes.