PoliticsOL.com has created this Privacy Statement in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to privacy. The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for the PoliticsOL.com Network of websites.
The PoliticsOL.com website logs IP addresses for statistical purposes only. We track each session to learn more about which areas of our site visitors find most interesting. We do not sell this data, nor do we use it to create any personally identifiable profile of you as an individual, with the exceptions of maintaining proof of subscription to our opt-in newsletters or, if necessary, to comply with a court order. Other than these exceptions, this means that while your session will be counted, you remain anonymous.
Each site contains links to non-PoliticsOL.com web sites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of others, including those with which we may have an affiliate relationship. We encourage users to seek out those others privacy statements and contact those sites directly if they have any questions or concerns. PoliticsOL.com is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of web sites accessible by a visitor clicking on banner advertisements, product recommendations or text links.
The PoliticsOL.com Daily Briefing and MegaVote are strictly opt-in only newsletters that are published daily and distributed only to subscribers who've asked to receive them.
The newsletters are NEVER sent unsolicited. We maintain an opt-in only e-mail list and we have a copy of every subscription request on file. We do NOT buy, rent, or otherwise obtain e-mail addresses in our list from third parties and we maintain a strict NO SPAM policy.
Be advised that we will consider legal action against any party filing a
false unsolicited e-mail ("SPAM") complaint against our company or for subscribing an e-mail address to the newsletters that does not belong to you. By subscribing, you agree that we may log your IP address as additional proof of subscription and maintain that data for our records even should you unsubscribe at a later date, again, as proof, if needed, that you had subscribed. You further agree that we may use that and any other data we may collect to personally identify you should you file or cause a false spam complaint to be filed against us.
By subscribing to the newsletters you agree to indemnify PoliticsOL.com, its publisher, employees, advertisers and web hosting provider for any and all damages including, but not limited to, any and all costs, interrupted revenue and reasonable attorney fees should you file a false spam complaint or send out any e-mail which mentions or links to any page on the PoliticsOL.com network of websites or any of our e-mail addresses that, in turn, triggers a spam complaint, irrespective of whether you request or receive permission to link to PoliticsOL.com.
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You acknowledge that there may be times during which system maintenance or network outages may result in preventing the newsletters unsubscribe link from working. You also acknowledge that PoliticsOL.com and its publisher is not responsible for processing unsubscribe requests that are never received, including due to instances in which Internet routing connections are beyond our control.
The newsletters may be published in HTML format only. Do NOT subscribe to the newsletter if your e-mail software cannot read HTML e-mails, as you may not be able to read some or all portions of the newsletter and links in the newsletter may not work for you. Should your e-mail software not be capable of reading HTML e-mails and you still subscribe to the newsletter, be advised that the unsubscribe link may not work with your e-mail software and you will need to send us an e-mail advising that you wish to unsubscribe.
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If you are interested in learning more about the increasing disregard for privacy in the United States today, we highly recommend the book, The Right to Privacy, by Ellen Alderman and Caroline Kennedy.
You'll read true, and at times shocking stories about how the private sector, the press and even the government at times have had complete disregard for the privacy of others.
For example, did you know that...
The word "privacy" does not appear in the U.S. Constitution?
A Federal Judge ruled it legal for the IRS to comb your trash?
It was ruled legal for Fire and Police officers to invite the news media into a burned-out home without the permission of the homeowner.
Is it legal for an employer to read an employee's personal e-mail messages?
For $50 and a phone call, a reporter was able to obtain a U.S. Vice President's credit report?
If you're concerned about your privacy and personal information, how the courts and judges interpret privacy laws or even something as ulterior as to whether your boss has a right to know whether you're a smoker, then this book's for you!