The Friendly Note
We are in anything but a secret mission to breach your (our invaluable users’ and visitors’) privacy!
Digital disturbance is the most annoying byproduct of information age. (Oh, we miss those good old days when mailbox marketers used to send truck load of printed crap into our homes.) As you can guess, Team ShoeAsk does not want to be a source of disturbance and intrusion.
Here at ShoeAsk, we are constantly happy to provide you with extremely analyzed footwear data. That’s all.
Team ShoeAsk is more than satisfied if you provide us an email, maybe we will do the mere ‘average joe’ cookie task (mostly automated and unnoticeable). Yes, it’s up to you whether we get an email or not. We’re not gonna sell or give away your identity, neither are we going to cast a painful series of mail-spells every once in a while.
The bottom line is, we simply do not need or want anything but your fluent presence in the site. Our target is to cast the mist away which looms around nice footwear judgement and we feel content by doing that.
Let us explain a few quick things about the site and what info we collect:
What Information We Collect and Why?
We are planning to provide a number of comment-ways including FaceBook commenting.
For now, other than that, whenever you comment on this blog you will be required to provide your email address. On the flip side, you can leave your name and email in the opt-in form box too.
We only collect your info so that we can do these things:
- email you about your comment if needed.
- send you a very few newsletters (which is very rare; we don’t send email every time we publish an article, as we publish reviews frequently.)
- Stating again, Team SheoAsk will never ever sell your contact info or give it away to anyone. Period.
You know, ShoeAsk.com site uses a widely used technology known as “cookies” and web server log files to collect info, such as date and time of your visit, what pages you looked at and the time you spent on each page, etc.
Why? There’s no big huge conspiracy. It helps us calculate whether we are doing well or not.
You CAN use our text, images or videos only if you properly link back to our site. That citation must be clear and noticeable. We rather encourage our visitors to embed or even use our intellectual properties as long as the source is properly mentioned. But that use must be kept low and must not do any harm to our site or its reputation.
Kopimism without citation of any form is a big no-no when it comes to our content.
Under no circumstance can any content on this website or owned by this website be copied or reproduced in any way without properly citing this site. This includes any of the texts, reviews, images, graphs, charts, audios and videos that are hosted on the domain(s):
And their sub domains and other URLs of these domains or even hosted in the third party domains.
If any person or company does use any of this website’s name, video, or blog content without getting written consent from the site’s owner(s) or without properly citing this site, then legal action may be undertaken against the offending parties.
What Are Cookies?
A cookie is a very small text document, which often includes an anonymous unique identifier. When you visit a website, that site’s computer asks your computer for permission to store this file in a part of your hard drive specifically designated for cookies. Each website can send its own cookie to your browser if your browser’s preferences allow it, but (to protect your privacy) your browser only permits a website to access the cookies it has already sent to you, not the cookies sent to you by other sites.
Browsers are usually set to accept cookies.
How Do We Use Information We Collect from Cookies?
Mostly, cookies help us analyze user experience and improve the site.
Cookies do not allow us to gather any personal information about you and we do not intentionally store any personal information that your browser provided to us in your cookies.
IP addresses are used by your computer every time you are connected to the Internet. Your IP address is a number that is used by computers on the network to identify your computer. IP addresses are automatically collected by our web server as part of demographic and profile data known as traffic data so that data (such as the web pages you request) can be sent to you.
Sharing and Selling Information
We do not share, sell, lend or lease any of the information that uniquely identify a subscriber (such as email addresses or personal details) with anyone except to the extent it is necessary to process transactions or provide services that you have requested.
How Can You Access and Correct Your Information?
You may request access to all your personally identifiable information that we collect online and maintain in our database by emailing us at the usual address.
What About Legally Compelled Disclosure of Information?
We may disclose information when legally compelled to do so, in other words, when we, in good faith, believe that the law requires it or for the protection of our legal rights. We may also disclose account information when we have reason to believe that disclosing this information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be violating our Terms of Service or to protect the safety of our users and the Public.
What About Other Websites Linked to Our Website?
We are not responsible for the practices employed by Web sites linked to or from shoeask.com or the information or content contained therein. Often links to other websites are provided solely as pointers to information on topics that may be useful to the users of our website.
Our Commitment To Data Security
Please note that your information will be stored and processed on our computers in the United States. The laws on holding personal data in the United States may be less stringent than the laws of your Country of residence or citizenship. To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.
Choice (Opt-In or Opt-Out)
This site allows visitors to unsubscribe so that they will not receive future messages. After unsubscribing we will discontinue sending the particular messages as soon as technically feasible.
A Special Note About Children
Okay, it’s a tricky part. ShoeAsk is nothing but a mere website dealing with what? Well, ordinary, everyday shoes (nothing fishy at all). But though it is potentially harmless (like the laces of a shoe), we would like to say something (just to stay on the safer side):
Children are not eligible to use our services unsupervised and we ask that children (under the age of 14) do not submit any personal information to us. If you are a minor, you can use this service only in conjunction with permission and guidance from your parents or guardians.
Acquisition or Changes in Ownership
In the event that the website (or a substantial portion of its assets) is acquired, your information would be considered part of those assets, and may be part of those assets that are transferred.
Which means, no privacy breach whatsoever.