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Privacy Policy

Thank you for visiting framingham.com. We want you to feel confident that we are providing an information service and only collect information that is relevant to enabling you to use the message boards and to fill any advertising or merchandise orders.

We at framingham.com respect your privacy.

This statement is our privacy policy, which discloses our information practices.

It describes:

  • What personally identifiable information of yours, (information from which someone may personally identify you), is collected from you through our website

  • What personally identifiable information of a third party (such as your Internet Service Provider) is collected from you through our Web site

  • The organization or company that is collecting the information

  • How the information is used

  • With whom the information may be shared

  • What choices you have regarding collection, use and distribution of the information

  • The kind of security procedures that are in place to protect the loss, misuse or alteration of information under our control

  • How you can correct any inaccuracies in the information

Information Collection

framingham.com collects information from our users in several areas of our Web site as described in this privacy policy.

Registration

Some areas of this website includes a registration form for you to provide information to us. By electing to register, you may be required to provide your real name, email address, or other personally identifying information. All such areas are "opt in", meaning we only collect the information if you choose to share it with us. Registration may be required to use message boards, forums, or other interactive areas which allow you to add information to the website. "Read only" areas do not require registration, and we do not collect any personal identifying information by users who do not register or login and are only reading or browsing the content.

Order Forms

We may request information from you on product or service order forms. You must provide correct contact information, (such as name and shipping address), and financial information, (such as credit card number and expiration date). This information is used to fill your orders and for billing purposes. If we have trouble processing your order, we use this contact information to get in touch with you. All online credit card transactions on this website will be processed by a currently certified industry standards compliant transaction processing firm. The name of the credit card gateway or merchant account provider will be clearly displayed in close proximity to any field requiring credit card information and the form will use SSL certification.

Surveys & Contests

From time to time this website requests information from you to conduct surveys or contests. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary. Therefore, you have a choice whether or not to disclose the information. This information may include contact information, (such as name and address), as well as geographic or demographic information, (such as age or zip code). Unless otherwise stated near the information form, we use survey information to monitor or improve our site and contest information to notify the winners and award prizes.

Cookies

Some areas of this website may use cookie. A cookie is a small text file a web server can send to a user's web browser. The cookie does not contain any personally identifying information, but does indicate the date and time you accessed a certain web page, a date and time when the cookie expires, and optional data. If you log in to certain areas of the website, a cookie will allow the site to know who you are and allow you access to registered member areas, allow you post messages and comments without re-logging in, and otherwise tailor the website for your use.

Most modern browser software has the ability to reject cookies. You may reject our cookies, and may still use our website; however, you may receive limited information and be restricted from entering or updating information if your browser has rejected or deleted any required cookie.

3rd Party Cookies - some of our business partners, such as advertisers, may use cookies on our site. We have no access to these cookies or control over them. Most modern web browser software has settings to Allow, ("Accept", "Not Allow", "Not Accept", "Reject", "Delete", etc) third party cookies. If you have complaints about any 3rd party service which operates in conjunction with this website, please contact us directly so we can investigate the issue.

Flash Cookies - some online service providers and advertisers use "Flash Cookies" via the Adobe™ Flash™ plug-in used by many web browsers. Rich media controls and online graphics ads appearing on this site may store files which contain information from your use or viewing of Adobe™ Flash™ format content. Graphic animations, interactive games, online video and other rich media. For example, YouTube.com creates a "settings.sol" file on your computer so you can save settings for volume and other preferences between sessions. The most common Flash Cookie is a file named "settings.sol", (note: you may have one or more of these files on your computer if you have enabled Adobe™ Flash™. You may also files with other names and the ".sol" extension created by Adobe™ Flash™ features)..

NOTE: Most modern web browser software, ("Microsoft Internet Explorer" or "MS-IE", or FireFox, Opera, Chrome, or other browser), does not have simple settings to prevent ".sol" files from being placed on your computer, (although there are browser add-ons available which alert you to ".sol" file creation and use, allow you to view the contents, and allow you to manage and delete the files). We have no control of and no access to this information, and "framingham.com" does not request, send, store, or have access to any ".sol" file data shared between your device and the 3rd party service or advertiser. If you have questions or complaints about any 3rd party service which operates in conjunction with this website and places Adobe™ Flash™ ".sol" files on your computer, please contact us directly so we can investigate the issue.

Log Files

Nothing you do on the web is "anonymous". You leave "footprints" in the form of time and date stamped log entries that also record your computer's IP address, ISP or network along with the URLs you visit, searches you perform, forms you fill out, applications and services you use and other online activity.

Each time you access a web page, the web server records a "hit" on that object and writes an entry to a log file. Each line of the log file lists the remote user's IP address, as well as some information such as web browser, version, connecting devises operating system version, remote display screen dimensions and other statistical, technical and IP data. Our server routinely aggregates this data into Site Statistics which allow us to determine total numbers of visitors, average number of pages viewed, length a visitor was on the site, as well as information if they use search or a clickable link to navigate the site, (e.g.- the log would show a user arrived at the home page, then clicked a link to get to the Calendar after 15 seconds, or came to the site searching for a particular word or phrase at Google, etc).

3rd party log files - framingham.com uses Westhost.com as a hosting service provider. Westhost server logs as well as their network log files also track usage of this website for aggregated and statistical or troubleshooting purposes only. Please visit the WestHost website for further information about their privacy policy.

Information Use

framingham.com is the sole owner of the information collected on this site. We will not share, sell or rent this information to others in any way other than as disclosed in this policy or stated at the point where the information is collected.

Sharing

We do share aggregated statistical and demographic information with our partners and advertisers. This information is not linked to any personal information that can identify any individual person.

Security

We want to protect your information. When you submit sensitive information on our Web site, your information is protected online and off-line.

When you provide sensitive information on our site (such as credit card number or social security number), that information is encrypted and protected with encryption software. While you are on a secure page, such as our order form page, the lock icon on the bottom of Web browsers such as FireFox or Microsoft Internet Explorer becomes locked.

While we use encryption software to protect sensitive information online, we also use our best efforts to protect your information off-line. All of our user information, not just the sensitive information, is restricted in our offices and a secure hosting location. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job, (such as our billing clerk or customer service representative), are granted access to personally identifiable information.

Links

This website contains clickable links which may lead to other websites. We encourage you to read their privacy policies if you believe they may collect personally identifiable information. We can not guarantee the security or confidentiality of information you provide to 3rd parties. If you have a complaint about any business, website or other entity which is linked to from this website, please contact us. We want users to feel comfortable with all of our connected advertisers and online services.

Notification of Changes

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page so you will always be aware of what information we collect, how we use it and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it. In all situations, we will only use information according to the privacy policy posted at the time the information was collected. If we modify this policy and have stored your personally identifiable information, we will contact you directly so you may choose to "opt in" or "opt out" of any expanded use of your information.

How to Correct Inaccuracies

If you believe we have stored incorrect or outdated information, please contact us so we can edit or delete that information.

Last Updated: Sep 18, 2011

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