Legal Policy Statement:

 
Welcome to the bits & pc's inc. Network, Clickcounters.com, Inc. ("Clickcounters.com"),  owned and operated by bits & pc's inc., Inc. and its subsidiary and affiliate corporations, successors, and assigns (collectively referred to as "bits & pc's inc."). All Products and Services on the bits & pc's inc. Network are made available subject to this Privacy Policy. By using our Products and Services, you agree, without limitation or qualification, to be bound by this Privacy Policy or any other privacy or data collection policy applicable to any individual bits & pc's inc. Network Web site and to receive any required legal notices regarding our privacy practices through the continuous posting of a clear and conspicuous link to the current version of this Privacy Policy throughout the bits & pc's inc. Network near the bottom of most pages. If you become an inactive user, we will adhere to the policies and practices as described in this Privacy Policy, which may be revised from time to time.

Please note that the bits & pc's inc. Network contains links to other sites and occasionally allows other sites to be co-branded with the bits & pc's inc. name. Web sites that are linked to bits & pc's inc. Network sites or carry the bits & pc's inc. brand for co-branding or marketing purposes may have privacy policies which differ from that of the bits & pc's inc. Network.

The bits & pc's inc. Network Privacy Policy discloses our privacy practices and contains detailed information about the following:
  1. What information of yours does the bits & pc's inc. Network collect?
  2. What organization is collecting the information?
  3. What are "cookies" and "Web beacons" and how does bits & pc's inc. use them?
  4. How does the bits & pc's inc. Network use the information?
  5. With whom does the bits & pc's inc. Network share
    the information that is collected?
  6. How can you access or edit your information?
  7. What is the opt-out policy for the bits & pc's inc. Network?
  8. What types of security procedures are in place to protect
    against the loss, misuse or alteration of your information?
  9. How does the bits & pc's inc. Network comply with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA)?
  10. What are the policies concerning software downloads?
  11. What is Get Relevant?
  12. What you can do to better protect yourself on the Internet?


1. What information of yours does the bits & pc's inc. Network collect?
Our goal is to become your favorite Internet destination by providing the information, services, and product offerings that are most relevant to you. To achieve this goal, the bits & pc's inc. Network must collect information so we can understand what makes you different from its millions of other unique users. While you are not required to register for any services on the bits & pc's inc. Network, some Products and Services may not function properly or may not be accessible unless you do.

Information collected online is usually defined as being either anonymous or personally identifiable.
  • bits & pc's inc. collects anonymous information, which refers to data that cannot be tied back to a specific individual. For example, bits & pc's inc. collects some information each time a visitor comes to a bits & pc's inc. Network site so we can improve the overall quality of the visitor's online experience. bits & pc's inc. collects the visitor's IP address. (e.g., the Internet address of the last Web page visited by a user before clicking over to a bits & pc's inc. Network site), and browser and platform type (e.g., a Netscape browser on a Macintosh platform). bits & pc's inc. also collects aggregate search terms from its bits & pc's inc. search services for internal reporting targeted advertising, and the bits & pc's inc. 50 list of popular search terms. bits & pc's inc. collects this user information for purposes of product monitoring, product improvement, and targeted advertising. In addition, bits & pc's inc. collects your responses to online surveys displayed on the bits & pc's inc. Network; these anonymous and optional surveys will seek your opinions about the Products and Services or the advertisements displayed on the bits & pc's inc. Network. You do not have to register with the bits & pc's inc. Network before we can collect this anonymous information.
  • Personally identifiable information refers to data that tells us specifically who you are, such as your name and postal address, which may be collected in addition to the anonymous data described above. bits & pc's inc. collects personal information in the following ways from different parts of its network of Web sites:
 
  1. bits & pc's inc. Network Registration: When you register to use one or more sites on the bits & pc's inc. Network, you provide bits & pc's inc. with your name, postal address, ZIP Code, email address, birth date, gender, telephone number, occupation, marital status and other information. While not all of this data is required for our services to function, we are better able to customize your experience if you volunteer complete and accurate information. Users who complete the registration process are given a bits & pc's inc. Network ID and can take full advantage of the many offerings across the bits & pc's inc. Network.

  2. Clickcounters.com Registration: When you register to use Clickcounters.com, you provide bits & pc's inc. with an email address, birth date, and ZIP Code. For members of the majority of the Clickcounters.com communities, bits & pc's inc. collects your credit card information in connection with your payment for the service. If you complete the Clickcounters.com questionnaire, bits & pc's inc. collects and posts all of your responses, plus the ZIP Code you provide and any photos or images that you post. At the end of the registration process, you are asked whether you are interested in receiving information about certain topics that may be of interest; bits & pc's inc. collects your responses to those questions. Occasionally, the "Clickcounters" of the community to which you belong may send a survey to the community; if you answer the survey, bits & pc's inc. collects your survey responses.

  3. bits & pc's inc. Messenger Registration: When you register to use bits & pc's inc. Chats or Messenger, you must provide bits & pc's inc. with information such as your email address, name, age, and gender; your city, country, and ZIP code of residence; and your preference of language. In addition, you may voluntarily supply information about your personal interests. You may elect to make bits & pc's inc. Messenger registration information accessible to other users by checking the "public" box next to that information. If you do not check the "public" box next to an item, then that item will not be disclosed to other users. For a description of how the public registration information will be made available to other users.

  4. Other Registration: In addition to registration for various services on the bits & pc's inc. Network, we may ask you for personal information at other times, including when you enter a sweepstakes, contest or promotion sponsored by the bits & pc's inc. Network. As described below, our co-brand partners also ask for personal information. If you purchase premium services we will ask for a valid credit card number. If you choose not to provide the requested information, the bits & pc's inc. Network may not be able to offer you some of the personalized services that depend on this type of information to function

  5. Correspondence: If you contact the bits & pc's inc. Network, we may keep a record of that correspondence. We do not collect any email addresses of those who communicate with the bits & pc's inc. Network via email. We use the information provided so that we may respond to the email.

bits & pc's inc. reserves the right to collect certain information and store it in connection with your account. This information includes information about the different sites that you visit within the bits & pc's inc. Network as well as the time and frequency at which you visit them. This information also includes the content that you transmit or post on the bits & pc's inc. Network. For further information about bits & pc's inc.'s policy on maintaining transmitted or posted content, please see the bits & pc's inc. Network Terms and Conditions.

2. What organization is collecting the information?
When you register for a service within the bits & pc's inc. Network, that information is generally collected and maintained solely by the bits & pc's inc. Network unless specifically stated otherwise at the point of collection. If data is collected and/or maintained by any company other than bits & pc's inc., we will tell you at the point of collection. If you do not want to share your information with that company, you can choose not to use that service.


bits & pc's inc. runs many promotions and sweepstakes across its Network. These promotions may be sponsored or co-sponsored by third-party companies. Data collected during a promotion is typically shared with the sponsor or co-sponsor. bits & pc's inc. will inform you at the point of collection whether or not we are sharing your personal data as a result of your participation in a promotion or sweepstakes. If you do not want to have the bits & pc's inc. Network share your data, you can choose not to participate in the promotion or sweepstakes.

Be aware that bits & pc's inc. Network sponsors and other advertisers have links on the Network that take you to external sites. Some of these sites may collect personally identifiable information from you, and third-party advertising networks for bits & pc's inc. like DoubleClick may use cookies and Web beacons in their advertisements to collect certain information from you. While bits & pc's inc. hopes that all third parties involved adhere to our policies regarding the privacy of our users, the bits & pc's inc. Network Privacy Policy does not cover third-party data collection practices and the bits & pc's inc. Network does not assume any responsibility for any actions of third parties.

3. What are "cookies" and "Web beacons" and how does bits & pc's inc. use them?
In addition to the personally identifiable information that bits & pc's inc. actively collects when you register, we also collect anonymous information passively using cookies and Web beacons. This technology plays an important role in making the Internet work, but there is much confusion among Internet users about what cookies and Web beacons are and how they are used.

A cookie is a small text file containing a unique identification number that is transferred from a Web site to the hard drive of your computer so that the site administrator may identify your computer and passively track its activities on the Web site. This unique number identifies your Web browser to our computer system whenever you visit one of the sites in the bits & pc's inc. Network. A cookie will not allow a Web site to learn any personally identifiable information (such as your real name and address) that you have not otherwise disclosed.

Cookies allow bits & pc's inc. to automatically remember your Web browser when you visit our Network of Web sites. To help serve you better, bits & pc's inc. generally uses cookies to:
  • Allow us to deliver products and services more efficiently. By storing certain registration and preference information on cookies or associating cookies with registration, preference or profile information stored on our computers, we can deliver products and services that use such information more quickly and efficiently for more users. This information is normally saved in an encrypted form that only bits & pc's inc. can interpret.

  • Prevent others from using your account. On some bits & pc's inc. Network sites, cookies help us efficiently determine that only one user is logged on under the same member name at a time.

  • Measure statistics such as audience size and traffic patterns. This information is only collected in aggregate form and will not be linked to your personally identifiable information.

  • Display advertisements. Cookies let us know whether a Web browser has seen a particular advertisement (so we can show you a variety of material) and count the number of advertisements displayed to a particular browser. We also use cookies to customize the advertising you see based on non-personally identifiable demographic information that you provide when you register. Third-party advertising networks for bits & pc's inc. (like DoubleClick) may issue cookies on the bits & pc's inc. Network and other sites when serving advertisements.



The use of cookies is an industry standard, and they are currently used on most major Web sites. It is possible to adjust your Web browser preferences to alert you when a cookie is sent to your hard drive, or to refuse cookies altogether. While bits & pc's inc. does not require you to use cookies, keep in mind that certain sites and services will not function properly if you set your browser to refuse all cookies.

Web beacons, also known as clear GIFs or single-pixel GIFs, are small image files that bits & pc's inc. may place on Web pages and within Web-based email newsletters that we send. Working in conjunction with cookies, Web beacons allow bits & pc's inc. to accurately count the number of unique users who have visited a specific page on the bits & pc's inc. Network and the number of times those pages are displayed. We can also use Web beacons to let us know how many people opened a Web-based email newsletter. This information is only collected in aggregate form and will not be linked to your personally identifiable information.

Without cookies and Web beacons, it would be difficult for bits & pc's inc. to know which services have a larger audience than others. Tracking audience size helps us to better understand when to launch new services and enhance the current offerings. Keep in mind that any image file on a Web page can act as a Web beacon. Third-party advertising networks for bits & pc's inc. like DoubleClick may use Web beacons in their advertisements.

Because Web beacons work in conjunction with cookies, you can prevent our Web beacon from collecting anonymous information by setting your Web browser to refuse all cookies or the bits & pc's inc. Network cookie in particular. Web beacons are built into our Web pages, so non-functional Web beacons will continue to appear even if you refuse the bits & pc's inc. Network cookie.

4. How does the bits & pc's inc. Network use the information it collects?
Any personally identifiable information you share with bits & pc's inc. when registering for Products and Services at any of our Network sites is maintained and accessible only by bits & pc's inc. unless specifically stated otherwise. bits & pc's inc. requests information from its users so that users can enjoy customized experiences across the bits & pc's inc. Network, including personalization services, interactive communications, online games and much more. Most of these Products and Services are available to you at no cost, and bits & pc's inc. displays advertisements so we can continue to provide great content and services free of charge. We can also better prepare future content based on your interests.

The following are examples of how the bits & pc's inc. Network may use the information it collects:

  • bits & pc's inc. uses the information collected (both anonymous and personal) to personalize and enhance the content you see on the bits & pc's inc. Network, such as news, stock portfolios, weather reports, sports scores, horoscopes, advertisements and more. In some cases, our Products and Services cannot work unless you have volunteered accurate information (for example, we need your valid ZIP Code to display weather conditions in your local area).

  • bits & pc's inc. collects anonymous data and shares it with third-party advertisers in an aggregate form. We will disclose to those advertisers the numbers of bits & pc's inc. users who have certain demographic characteristics and the number of those people who have seen and "clicked" on a particular display. We will also disclose to those advertisers the overall demographics available regarding who saw and "clicked" on their advertisement. In addition, we may disclose anonymous results from online surveys to third-party advertisers or to bits & pc's inc.'s product and service providers. No personally identifiable information will be disclosed as part of this process.

  • bits & pc's inc. also uses the aggregate data to perform statistical analyses of the collective characteristics and behavior of our registered users and visitors, to measure user demographics and interests regarding specific areas of the bits & pc's inc. Network, and to analyze how and where best to use our resources. Without such data, we would not know which parts of the bits & pc's inc. Network are the most popular, and we would not be able to change and update the content and services appropriately. Please note that we may share this aggregate information with third-party companies.

  • bits & pc's inc. collects an aggregate list of search terms from its HotBot and bits & pc's inc. search services. This information is collected anonymously and used primarily for the purposes of product development, monitoring, and improvement, as well as targeted advertising. Please note, however, that we may share this anonymous information with third-party companies.

  • bits & pc's inc. sometimes uses an individual registered user's data to "pre-populate" online forms that are displayed for the purpose of collecting additional individual data by the bits & pc's inc. Network, selected third-party sites, and/or sponsors and advertisers.

  • bits & pc's inc. may, from time to time, use your information to contact you about changes or enhancements to Products and Services on the bits & pc's inc. Network, issues regarding your account, or bits & pc's inc. Network Terms and Conditions violations or suspensions.

  • If you enter a sweepstakes or a contest on the bits & pc's inc. Network, we will use the information you provided to contact you in the event you win.

  • If you told bits & pc's inc. that you were interested in receiving special offers from select bits & pc's inc. clients, bits & pc's inc. or third parties on bits & pc's inc.'s behalf (i) will send you email and postal mail about products and services that we feel may be of interest to you, and (ii) may combine information we have about you with information we obtain about you from third parties for the purpose of providing you with more appropriate products, services, and offerings. If you do not wish to participate in this program, please follow the opt-out instructions set forth in Section 7 of this policy.

  • Subscription Customers: Your credit card information is used to collect your recurrent subscription fees for Clickcounters.com, Clickcounters.com, or other pay services.

  • bits & pc's inc. Family Membership Customers: Your credit card information is used to verify the age of a parent or guardian. The credit card will not be charged during the bits & pc's inc. Family Membership registration process, and only the last 4 digits and a transaction number will be stored as proof of transaction. 



5. With whom does the bits & pc's inc. Network share the information that is collected?
By providing bits & pc's inc. with your personally identifiable information, you authorize bits & pc's inc. to internally share that information with other companies in the  bits & pc's inc. group, including companies that become part of the  bits & pc's inc. group in the future.

Any company in the  bits & pc's inc. group (including bits & pc's inc.) is authorized to share your personally identifiable information with any other company of the  bits & pc's inc. group for the following purposes: to manage, administer, provide, expand and improve the existing  bits & pc's inc. group products and services, and to offer new products and services; to adapt such products and services to your tastes and preferences; to send service updates to  bits & pc's inc. users; to send, by traditional and/or electronic means, technical, operational and commercial information relating to the products and services offered by the  bits & pc's inc. group or through any of the sites operated by the  bits & pc's inc. group, currently and in the future; and to send you survey forms, which you are not required to fill in. Of course, bits & pc's inc. and the  bits & pc's inc. group companies will always give you the option to opt out of receiving any information or notices as described above, other than legal notices and other notices that are necessary to the functioning of the Products and Services, during the time that you are using the Products and Services or maintain an active registration with the bits & pc's inc. Network. Companies in the  bits & pc's inc. group may have a physical address in a foreign country. In any event, bits & pc's inc. will take precautions to maintain the confidentiality and security of all user information sent abroad.

The bits & pc's inc. Network will sometimes share personally identifiable information with third-party companies and organizations. In most cases, you agree to share your information when you choose to register at a co-branded Web site. Co-branded sites are operated by third-party companies and offer a particular service or product to bits & pc's inc. Network members. We may also maintain private label relationships where a third-party company provides bits & pc's inc. with technology, services and/or content under bits & pc's inc. Network branding.

Whenever you provide registration information on co-branded or private label sites, that data may be shared with the third-party company providing the service. You should make every effort to read the individual privacy policies of such third parties and make an informed decision on your own whether to continue based upon these sites' privacy practices and your own discretion. You may opt-out of sharing your information with such providers by choosing not to use that service or content.

When you find goods or services through bits & pc's inc. Shopping, you submit data directly to the individual merchants from whom you order goods or services. Please review carefully the privacy policies of particular merchants that you access through bits & pc's inc. Shopping.

In addition to finding co-branded and private label sites, you will find direct links on our site to sites offered by third parties. Some of these sites are authorized to use the bits & pc's inc. Network brands and/or logos. No third-party sites are covered by this Privacy Policy. If you feel that a site using a bits & pc's inc. Network brand and/or logo does not follow an acceptable privacy policy, please contact the bits & pc's inc. Privacy Site Coordinator by email at privacy at bits & pc's inc.

bits & pc's inc. may disclose information about individual users to third parties who agree to provide services to bits & pc's inc. and who agree to maintain the confidentiality of such information in accordance with this Privacy Policy. These third parties will provide a variety of services to bits & pc's inc., including, without limitation, processing and storing user information, helping to create new content and promotions for the bits & pc's inc. Network, and sending or coordinating the sending of marketing communications that users have consented to receive. bits & pc's inc. will disclose information about individual users to governmental or judicial authorities or law enforcement agencies, or to other individuals or entities in response to subpoena, court order, or other legal process. In matters involving a danger to personal or public safety, bits & pc's inc. may voluntarily provide information to appropriate governmental authorities.

If you elect to receive bits & pc's inc. Registration Offers during registration for the bits & pc's inc. Network, bits & pc's inc. will release personally identifiable information to the applicable sponsor or advertiser. Information released may include name, email address, postal address and other information supplied in the bits & pc's inc. Network registration process. Please note that the sponsor or advertiser will not be bound by this bits & pc's inc. Network Privacy Policy.

If bits & pc's inc. is acquired by or merged with another company, bits & pc's inc. may transfer personally-identifiable information about you to that company. bits & pc's inc. will notify you in the event that your personally-identifiable information is transferred under these circumstances and becomes subject to a different privacy policy.

Clickcounters.com Customers: bits & pc's inc. creates your public profile by using your answers to the Clickcounters.com questionnaire and your ZIP Code, along with any photos or images you post. Users will have the ability to search and view the public profiles.

bits & pc's inc. Messenger Customers: bits & pc's inc. creates a public profile for you by using the information that you submitted as part of the bits & pc's inc. Messenger registration and that you indicated should be made public. Users will have the ability to search and view the public profiles for the purpose of finding others for their "buddy" lists.

bits & pc's inc. Domains Customers: Users of bits & pc's inc. Domains will be required to designate an administrative contact and, in some instances, a technical contact for the domain names they register. bits & pc's inc. will assume that the bits & pc's inc. member who registers for the bits & pc's inc. Domains service will serve as these contacts, although users will have the ability to designate other contacts. bits & pc's inc. will disclose the name, address, phone number, fax number, and email address of the administrative and technical contacts to bits & pc's inc.'s domain name provider, which in turn will make such information publicly available through an online WHOIS database.

6. How can you access or edit your information?
The bits & pc's inc. Network provides its registered users the ability to access and edit the personal information in their user profiles. For most membership sites on the bits & pc's inc. Network you can access your user profile by following these steps:
  • Go directly to Regsitration. You will receive a prompt to log in to the Network with your bits & pc's inc. Network Member Name and password.

  • After you log in, you will be taken to the Membership Information page, which contains your user profile. If you see a field that needs to be updated, click the appropriate Edit button.

  • Make the necessary changes and click the Update button to save your changes.



For some other sites on the bits & pc's inc. Network, you will have to follow different steps to update the personal information in your user profile.
  • Clickcounters.com at http://www.Clickcounters.com: After you log in, click on the "Member Tools" link at the bottom of any community page, select "Edit Page", and select the information you would like to update or revise. Edit your responses to any community survey by clicking on the "Member Tools" link, selecting "Edit Page", and selecting "Review/edit the Survey Question/s." To make an adjustment to your username, or your selection for gender or sexual preference, click on the "Feedback" button and complete the form.

7. What is the opt-out policy for the bits & pc's inc. Network?
You can opt out of sharing your personally identifiable information with any third-party service or content providers in any areas of the bits & pc's inc. Network by choosing not to use such areas.

In addition, you may opt-opt of sharing your personally identifiable information with third-party service providers and sponsors by clearing the appropriate checkboxes at the point of initial collection. You will see these checkboxes near the bottom of the registration page.

After the point of initial collection, we offer you the ability to opt-out of receiving updates and information about new bits & pc's inc. products and services, as well as direct mail offers from selected service providers and sponsors. The instructions to opt out of most bits & pc's inc. Network email newsletters and direct mail communications are the same as the instructions for editing user information profiles. Simply follow these steps:



In addition, all bits & pc's inc. Network newsletters and direct email communications have easy-to-follow unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email.

If you are receiving email newsletters from Clickcounters.com, follow the unsubscribe instructions found at the bottom of each email communication. If you are receiving email newsletters from Wired Digital, bits & pc's inc. Music, bits & pc's inc. Computers or Sonique, follow the unsubscribe instructions found at the bottom of each email communication or go directly to this Web page: http://emailerz.com.

If you have a question about the bits & pc's inc. opt-out process that is not answered here, please send an email to privacy at Clickcounters.com.

8. What kinds of security procedures are in place to protect against the loss, misuse or alteration of your information?
The bits & pc's inc. Network has security measures in place to attempt to protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of your user data under our control. bits & pc's inc. uses physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to protect any personally identifiable data stored on its computers. Only authorized employees have access to the information you provide us. Any particularly sensitive information, such as a credit card number used to purchase premium services from Clickcounters.com or Clickcounters.com, is encrypted prior to transmission.

While we cannot guarantee that loss, misuse or alteration to data will not occur, we take many precautions to prevent such unfortunate occurrences.

You are ultimately responsible for the security of your bits & pc's inc. Network ID and password. Please take care when using and storing them. bits & pc's inc. recommends that you do not divulge your password to anyone. You should log out of your browser at the end of each computer session to ensure that others cannot access your personal information and correspondence, especially if several people have access to your personal computer or you are using a computer in a public place like a library or Internet cafe.

9. How does the bits & pc's inc. Network comply with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA)?
The Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) of 1998 provides safeguards to protect children who use the Internet by regulating the online collection of personal information from children under the age of 13. Because of these safeguards, children under 13 are not able to access or use all Products and Services on the bits & pc's inc. Network. Parents of children under 13 can authorize their children to use some of our services by signing up for a bits & pc's inc. Family Membership.
10. What are the policies concerning software downloads?
bits & pc's inc. may make certain software available for download. This software may be created by bits & pc's inc. or by third party licensors. The software may be programmed to access our servers and/or third party servers in order for the software to operate and in order to check for program upgrades or enhancements. From time to time, new files may be added to your computer in order to upgrade the software or add new functionality to it. These changes may occur without notice to you. If at any time you wish to uninstall the software program, you may do so by following the instructions that accompany the software. Use of the software will be governed by a separate license agreement.

11. What is Get Relevant?
12. What you can do to better protect yourself on the Internet?
Know the risks.
Meeting new people in an online community (chat room, forum, newsgroup, message board, Web page, etc.) is one of the best things about the Internet, but you should always be careful about disclosing personal information such as an actual name, member name, email address, and so on. This information may be collected and used by others within the online community to send unsolicited email messages from other parties, outside the bits & pc's inc. Network. Some of the messages you receive may be useful to you, but some may not. In an effort to curtail unsolicited email, bits & pc's inc. blocks certain email addresses and domains from sending messages to email addresses at our domains.

Educate yourself.
Search the Web for as much information as you can about how to protect your privacy. Look for a privacy policy on the Web sites you visit. A good place to start is TRUSTe -- an independent, non-profit organization with a mission to build trust and confidence in the Internet. The Federal Trade Commission has a great Web site with useful information on being a Savvy Internet Traveler along with other privacy initiatives. Additional privacy resources can be found at by clicking on any of the following links

Department of Education: Parents Guide to the Internet

http://www.ed.gov/pubs/parents /internet/

Better Business Bureau (BBB)

http://www.bbbonline.com

Center for Democracy and Technology
http://www.cdt.org/privacy/ - Data Privacy
http://www.cdt.org/privacy/guide/ - Guide to Online Privacy

Direct Marketing Association (DMA)

http://www.the-dma.org/

Electronic Frontier Foundation
- non-profit dedicated to protecting public interest in online privacy.
http://www.eff.org

EPIC.org
(Electronic Privacy Information Center)
http://www.epic.org

Georgetown Internet Privacy Study

http://www.msb.edu/faculty/culnanm/gippshome.html

Net Nanny - child safety software that filters potentially harmful Web sites
http://www.netnanny.com/

NetCoalition.com

http://www.netcoalition.com

Network Advertising Initiative

http://www.networkadvertising.org/

Online Privacy Alliance

http://www.privacyalliance.org/

The Privacy Rights Clearinghouse
http://www.privacyrights.org/

Tell your children: "Never talk to strangers!"
While bits & pc's inc. works hard to protect children on the sites within the bits & pc's inc. Network, we cannot protect their privacy once they leave. Please teach children that they should not reveal their names or other personal information to anyone they encounter on the Internet. They should also be instructed not to fill out any forms or register at any Web site without your knowledge and consent. Parents can also prevent or limit a child's access to inappropriate material on the Web by using commercially available parental control protections (such as computer hardware, software, or filtering services). Take advantage of the online resources for parents available on the bits & pc's inc. Network, such as and GetNetWise.

Use PGP (Pretty Good Privacy) http://www.pgp.com or another encryption program.

Contact Us
Questions regarding this statement should be directed to:

bits & pc's inc. Privacy Site Coordinator
bits & pc's inc., Inc.
PO Box 509
North Scituate, RI 02857

privacy at Clickcounters.com


If you do not receive acknowledgment of your inquiry or your inquiry has not been satisfactorily addressed, you should then contact TRUSTe, who will serve as a liaison with the bits & pc's inc. Network to resolve your concerns.

Updates
The bits & pc's inc. Network will update this policy from time to time so please check back periodically. When such changes occur, you will see the word "Updated" next to the Privacy Policy link on the front page of each site on the bits & pc's inc. Network. If at any point we decide to use personally identifiable information in a manner different from that stated at the time it was collected, we will prominently post such changes prior to implementing them.



Last updated Feb 24, 2005.