Privacy Policy

Elemental Links, Inc. (“Elemental Links” or “we”) takes your privacy seriously. By using any Elemental Links website, feed service or research offering (collectively, the “Service”), you consent to the collection, use, and storage of your information by us in the manner described in this Privacy Policy.

Please note this Privacy Policy may change from time to time. We will alert you to any such changes by updating this Privacy Policy, which was last updated on December 26, 2009.

Data Collection

User Information

The types of Personal Information collected may include your full name, website URL, e-mail address, blog or other personal website URL, and any other information that would allow Elemental Links to identify you or contact you if needed.

In addition to the Personal Information as listed above and below, we may ask you to provide certain other information such as general demographic information, including industry, geographic location, preferences, and interests. Gathering this information enables us to improve our services.

We may receive and store any information you enter on the Service or provide to us in any other way. The Personal Information you provide may be used for providing attribution to User Postings, and/or to operate and improve our Service.

Transaction Information

To process premium service orders, we collect the following transaction information: physical contact information and premium service purchase information. The data may be used by us and our agents (and by delivery services) for the following other purposes:

  • completion and support of the current activity
  • website and system administration
  • research and development
  • anonymous user analysis
  • anonymous user profiling and decision making

Information Collected Automatically

We may receive and store certain types of information whenever you interact with our Service. Elemental Links may choose to automatically receive and record information on server logs from your browser including your IP address, Service usage cookie information, and the page you requested.

Elemental Links, directly or via a contracted Third Party Service, uses “cookies” to collect non-personal data and information. Cookies are small text files a website uses to recognize repeat users, and is typically placed on your hard disk by a web page server. Cookies contain information that can later be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you. The way cookies function is by assigning a number to the user that has no meaning outside of the assigning website.  You can set the browser on your computer to warn you each time a cookie is being sent, block third party cookies or block all cookies. However, by blocking all cookies you may not have access to certain features of our Service.

Elemental Links employs Google Analytics and StatCounter to monitor and measure website traffic and usage.  For more information, please review the privacy policies of Google and Statcounter.

Sharing of Personal Information

User Postings

Whenever you voluntarily post personal information in the public areas of this Service, and on the Internet, you should be aware that this information can be accessed by the public. Please exercise discretion in deciding what information you disclose.

Collected Data

Elemental Links only shares collected personal information with outside companies or individuals in the following limited circumstances:

Service Providers: We may employ other companies and people to perform tasks on our behalf and need to share your information with them to provide products or services to you. We require that these parties agree to process such information based on our instructions and in compliance with this Privacy Policy and any other appropriate confidentiality and security measures.

Business Transfer: If Elemental Links becomes involved in a merger, acquisition, or any form of sale of some or all of its assets, we will ensure the confidentiality of any personal information involved in such transactions and provide notice before personal information is transferred and becomes subject to a different privacy policy.

Special Circumstances: We have a good faith belief that access, use, preservation or disclosure of such information is reasonably necessary to (a) satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or enforceable governmental request, (b) enforce applicable Terms of Service, including investigation of potential violations thereof, (c) detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues, or (d) protect against harm to the rights, property or safety of Elemental Links, its users or the public as required or permitted by law.

Security

We use commercially reasonable administrative, technical, personnel and physical measures to safeguard Personal Information in our possession against loss, theft and unauthorized use, disclosure or modification.

Data Retention

We retain your information for as long as necessary to permit us to use it for the purposes that we have communicated to you and comply with applicable law or regulations.

E-mail Communications

If you sign up to receive any of our email based feed services, newsletters or alerts, you may on occasion receive other correspondence from Elemental Links. Your e-mail address will not be shared with any third party other than an agent who has agreed to send e-mails on our behalf. You can unsubscribe directly from within these e-mails or email us: unsubscribe at elementallinks dot com

Advertisements Displayed by Third Parties

We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you use our Service. These companies may use information (not including your name, address, email address, or telephone number) about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, click here.

Google, as a third party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on our Service.

  • Google’s use of the DART cookie enables it and its partners to serve ads to you based on your visit to this and/or other sites on the Internet.
  • You may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy.

Links to Third-Party Sites

We may provide links to third-party services and websites as an aid to our users. Please be aware that we cannot control and are not responsible for the information collection practices of such third-party services and websites-policies that may differ from those of this Service. We encourage you to review and understand the privacy policies of these other websites before providing any information to them.