Privacy Policy

The Administrator of WirePop, provides WirePop as a public service to their Users.

Definitions

  • Administrator is the owner and administrator of the web site WirePop.
  • WirePop refers to this web site and the systems that are operated at the URL https://www.wirepop.com.
  • User is any person that accesses the WirePop web site.
  • Member is any User that has registered to WirePop and provided the required information to be allowed access to Member-only sections and services of WirePop.

Your privacy is important. The Administrator’s goal is to provide you with a personalized online experience that provides you with the information, resources, and services that are most relevant and helpful to you. This Privacy Policy has been written to describe the conditions under which WirePop is being made available to you. The Privacy Policy discusses, among other things, how data obtained during your visit to WirePop may be collected and used. It is strongly recommend that you read the Privacy Policy carefully. By using WirePop, you agree to be bound by the terms of this Privacy Policy. If you do not accept the terms of the Privacy Policy, you are directed to discontinue accessing or otherwise using WirePop or any materials obtained from it. If you are dissatisfied with the web site contact the Administrator; otherwise, your only recourse is to disconnect from WirePop and refrain from visiting the site in the future.

The process of maintaining a web site is an evolving one, and the Administrator may decide at some point in the future, without advance notice, to modify the terms of this Privacy Policy. Your use of WirePop, or materials obtained from WirePop, indicates your assent to the Privacy Policy at the time of such use. The effective Privacy Policy will be posted on WirePop, and you should check upon every visit for any changes.

Children’s Privacy

The Administrator is committed to protecting the privacy needs of children, and it is encouraged that parents and guardians take an active role in their children’s online activities and interests. The Administrator does not intentionally collect information from minors, and the Administrator does not target its web site to children.

Links to Non-WirePop Web Sites

WirePop may provide links to third-party web sites for the convenience of its Users and Members. If you access those links, you will leave WirePop. The Administrator does not control these third-party websites and cannot represent that their policies and practices will be consistent with this Privacy Policy. For example, other web sites may collect or use personal information about you in a manner different from that described in this document. Therefore, you should use other web sites with caution, and you do so at your own risk. You should review the privacy policy of any web site before submitting personal information.

Types of Information WirePop Collects

Non-Personal Information

Non-personal information is data about usage and service operation that is not directly associated with a specific personal identity. The Administrator may collect and analyze non-personal information to evaluate how visitors use WirePop.

Aggregate Information

The Administrator may gather aggregate information, which refers to information your computer automatically provides and that cannot be tied back to you as a specific individual. Examples include referral data (the web sites you visited just before and just after this site), the pages viewed, time spent at WirePop, and Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you access the Internet. For example, when you request a page from WirePop, WirePop logs your IP address to create aggregate reports on User demographics and traffic patterns and for purposes of system administration.

Log Files

Every time you request or download a file from WirePop, WirePop may store data about these events and your IP address in a log file. The Administrator may use this information to analyze trends, administer the web site, track Users’ movements, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use or for other business purposes.

Cookies

WirePop uses a feature of your browser to set a “cookie” on your computer. Cookies are small packets of information that a web site’s computer stores on your computer. WirePop can then read the cookies whenever you visit the site. WirePop uses cookies in a number of ways, such as to save your password so you don’t have to re-enter it each time you visit WirePop, to deliver content specific to your interests and to track the pages you’ve visited. These cookies allow WirePop to use the information collected to customize your experience so that your visit is as relevant and as valuable to you as possible.

If you leave a comment on WirePop you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit the login page, WirePop will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, WirePop will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

WirePop uses a cookie to show success and failure messages to logged-in Members, in response to certain actions, like joining a group. These cookies contain no personal data, and are deleted immediately after the next page load.

WirePop uses cookies on group, member, and activity directories to keep track of a User’s browsing preferences. These preferences include the last-selected values of the sort and filter dropdowns, as well as pagination information. These cookies contain no personal data, and are deleted after 24 hours.

Most browser software can be set up to deal with cookies. You may modify your browser preference to provide you with choices relating to cookies. You have the choice to accept all cookies, to be notified when a cookie is set or to reject all cookies. If you choose to reject cookies, certain functions and conveniences of WirePop may not work properly, and you may be unable to use the services that require registration in order to participate, or you will have to re-register each time you visit WirePop. Most browsers offer instructions on how to reset the browser to reject cookies in the “Help” section of the toolbar. The Administrator does not link non-personal information from cookies to personally identifiable information without your permission.

Personal Information

Personal information is information that is associated with your real name or personal identity. WirePop does not require personal information such as your real name, location, or phone number in order to provide you access to its Member-only sections and services. On WirePop, you may be able to submit your original webcomic information, request information, participate in online discussions, communicate with other WirePop Members, provide feedback, reviews, and submit information to register for an account. The types of personal information you provide on these pages may include name, location, e-mail address, user IDs, or passwords. If you post your personal information or share it with other Members you do so knowingly, willingly and at your own risk.

Profile Data

When you register on WirePop, you may be asked to provide certain personal data for display on your profile. The “Name” field is required as well as public, and user profiles are visible to any site visitor.

Member information provided during account registration can be modified or removed on the Profile > Edit panel. In most cases, Members also have control over who is able to view a particular piece of profile content, limiting visibility on a field-by-field basis to friends, logged-in users, or administrators only. The Administrator can read and edit all profile data for all Members.

Activity

WirePop records certain User actions, in the form of “activity” data. Activity includes updates and comments posted directly to activity streams, as well as descriptions of other actions performed while using the site, such as new friendships, newly joined groups, listing information, bookmarked listings, and profile updates.

The content of activity items obey the same privacy rules as the contexts in which the activity items are created. For example, activity updates created in a Member’s profile is publicly visible, while activity items generated in a private group are visible only to Members of that group. The Administrator can view all activity items, regardless of context.

Activity items may be deleted at any time by Members who created them. The Administrator can edit all activity items.

Comments

When Users leave comments on WirePop we collect the data shown in the comment’s form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

Media

If you upload images to WirePop, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on WirePop may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

How WirePop Uses Your Information

The Administrator may use non-personal data that is aggregated for reporting about WirePop’s usability, performance, and effectiveness. It may be used to improve the experience, usability, and content of the site.

The Administrator may use information that you provide to offer services that support the activities of WirePop. When accessing WirePop, your User and Member information may be tracked by the Administrator in order to support collaboration, ensure authorized access, and enable communication between Members.

Information Sharing

The Administrator does not sell, rent, or lease any User or Member information or lists of email addresses to anyone for marketing purposes, and the Administrator takes commercially reasonable steps to maintain the security of this information. The Administrator also reserves the right to release User or Member information to protect WirePop, when it is reasonably believed you have initiated or participated in any illegal activity. In addition, please be aware that in certain circumstances, the Administrator may be obligated to release information that you have provided to WirePop pursuant to judicial or other government subpoenas, warrants, or other orders.

If you are a Member of WirePop, you should be aware that some items of your personal information may be visible to other Users and to the public. The Member databases may retain information about your name, location, e-mail address, company affiliation, and such other, and identifying data as you choose to provide. That data may be visible to other WirePop Users.

Please remember that any information (including personal information) that you disclose in public areas of WirePop, such as listings, conversations, profiles, reviews, and comments becomes public information that others may collect, circulate, and use. Because the Administrator cannot and does not control the acts of others, you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose information about yourself or others in public forums such as these.

Given the international scope of WirePop, personal information may be visible to persons outside your country of residence, including to persons in countries that your own country’s privacy laws and regulations deem deficient in ensuring an adequate level of protection for such information. If you are unsure whether this Privacy Policy is in conflict with applicable local rules, you should not submit your information. If you are located within the European Union, you should note that your information will be transferred to the United States, which is deemed by the European Union to have inadequate data protection. Nevertheless, in accordance with local laws implementing European Union Directive 95/46/EC of 24 October 1995 (“EU Privacy Directive”) on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, individuals located in countries outside of the United States of America who submit personal information do thereby consent to the general use of such information as provided in this Privacy Policy and to its transfer to and/or storage in the United States of America.

If you do not want your personal information collected and used by the Administrator, please do not visit WirePop or apply for membership.

Access to and Accuracy of Member Information

The Administrator is committed to keeping the personal information of WirePop’s Members accurate. All the information you have submitted to WirePop can be verified and changed. In order to do this, please contact the Administrator. The Administrator provides Members with online access to their own personal profiles, enabling them to update or delete information at any time. To protect WirePop’s Member’s privacy and security, the Administrator also may take reasonable steps to verify identity, such as a user ID and password, before granting access to modify personal profile data. Certain areas of WirePop may limit access to specific individuals through the use of passwords or other identifiers; a password prompt is your indication that a members-only resource is being accessed.

Security

The Administrator makes every effort to protect personal information by Users and Members of WirePop, including using firewalls and other security measures on its servers. No server, however, is 100% secure, and you should take this into account when submitting personal or confidential information about yourself on any web site, including this one. Much of the personal information is used in conjunction with Member services such as collaboration and discussion, so some types of personal information such as your name, company affiliation, and email address may be visible to other WirePop Members and to the public. The Administrator assume no liability for the interception, alteration, or misuse of the information you provide. You alone are responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your personal information. Please use care when you access this web site and providing personal information.

Opting Out

From time to time the Administrator may email you electronic newsletters, announcements, surveys or other information. If you prefer not to receive any or all of these communications, you may opt out by following the directions provided within the electronic newsletters and announcements.

If you have questions regarding this privacy policy, please contact the Administrator.

Third Parties

reCAPTCHA – WirePop uses a CAPTCHA to ensure humans are performing certain actions. The CAPTCHA provider may set a session cookie and get information about your internet browser and device accessing this website. Privacy Policy

PayPal – WirePop accepts payments through PayPal. When processing payments, some of your data will be passed to PayPal, including information required to process or support the payment, such as the purchase total and billing information.

Please see the PayPal Privacy Policy for more details.webcomic