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mallorn computing privacy statement

Mallorn Computing is very concerned about the privacy of our users. Let's face it the Internet is becoming less and less safe with each passing day. Lots of disreputable people and companies are out to make a buck without a single concern for the people who's lives they affect.

We find the dissemination of "spam" (unsolicted bulk email) across the Internet to be particularly distasteful. Whether your email address was submitted via a Web form or sent to a mailing list or newsgroup, that most certainly does not mean that you want to start receiving endless streams of email advertising creams and tonics, get-rich-quick schemes, hot stocks, and worst of all, pornography. I am very glad that I don't have young children with email accounts I shudder to think of the thousands of innocent children who receive these ads and unwittingly follow links to adult entertainment sites.

For this reason Mallorn Computing will never send out email to your address unless you have specifically requested information from us. Some companies claim that the receipt of mail from you constitutes "business dealings," therefore legitimizing spam to your account. We disagree. Email-based advertising should always be an opt-in situation, and users should always be explicitly told that they will be receiving email as a result of their actions.

Mallorn also pledges to never make available any information about its users to any other party unless they are in a business relationship with us, need the data for that relationship, and have agreed to terms in keeping with our views unless forced to by a court order or other legal action. We will also never send unsolicited commerical email, nor will we place you on any mailing list unless you specifically request it.

We do track the usage of our Web sites, but email addresses are never associated with the data that we pull. We log what IP address requests originate from, what URL was requested and at what time, and the browser version that was used to connect. If a search engine was used, we also check to see what search criteria were most popular. This data is usually kept indefinitely to track yearly changes.

Sometimes you may see cookies sent out from our site as well. These are only used to figure out which image was associated with a page (so that you always get the same image in the future) or to keep track of information spanning Web pages (like shopping carts). The cookies will almost always expire within 24 hours, with the exception of cookies used to track voting. We don't want you voting multiple times, do we?

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I really hope that this document helped allay any fears that you might have. If you have any questions or comments, please don't hesitate to send them to me at lindsey@mallorn.com. I look forward to hearing from you!


Christopher Lindsey
President/CEO, Mallorn Computing, Inc



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