We respect and are committed to protecting your privacy. That is why we have adopted
is processed and used. We promise that we will take steps to use your personal information
are only in effect for Sparkabook ("Sparkabook") web pages, newsletters, discussion
lists and opt-in announcement lists owned and operated by Sparkabook. The following
What And How Is Sparkabook Collecting Information?
Every computer connected to the Internet is given a domain name and a set of numbers,
which serve as that computer's "Internet Protocol" or IP address. When a visitor
requests a page from any website within the Sparkabook network, our web servers
automatically recognize that visitor's domain name and IP address. The domain name
and IP address reveal nothing personal about that visitor other than the IP address
from which such visitor has accessed the Sparkabook website. We use this information
to examine our traffic in aggregate, but do not collect and evaluate this information
for individuals. Our web servers do not record e-mail addresses of the visitors.
However, we may determine what technology is available through your browser in order
to provide you with the most appropriate version of a web page.
What Are Cookies?
time to time, Sparkabook or its members may send a "cookie" to your computer. A
cookie is a small piece of data that is sent to your browser from a web server and
stored on your computer's hard drive. A cookie can't read data off your hard disk
or read cookie files created by other websites. Cookies do not damage your system.
or customized, so the next time you visit, those pages may be readily accessible.
times you've seen a listing. We may use this information to better personalize the
content and promotions that you see on the Sparkabook website. Third party use of
cookies is subject to that party's own privacy policies which may differ from this
one. You can choose whether to accept cookies by changing the settings of your browser.
You can reset your browser to refuse all cookies, or allow your browser to show
you when a cookie is being sent. If you choose not to accept these cookies, your
experience at the Sparkabook website and other websites may be diminished and some
features may not work as intended. You should consult with your browser's provider/manufacturer
if you have any questions regarding disabling cookies.
What Information Does Sparkabook Collect When I Register For Something?
Sparkabook offers access to services that
are free but that require registration. When you register online, you may be required
to provide the following personal information: your name, address, e-mail address,
telephone number, date of birth, address, or any other identifier that permits us
to verify your identity. We may use your personal information to send notification
of Sparkabook products and services by e-mail and/or postal mail. Any e-mail sent
to you by Sparkabook will include a process by which you may indicate that you wish
to opt out of receiving future, similar e-mails. Community members may send you
material using your personal information, but only according to the privacy settings
for your profile on the Sparkabook website. You can review and make changes to your
personal information using the profile settings on the Sparkabook community pages
When you sign up for a Sparkabook forum, your name and password are recorded solely
for purposes of maintaining your own account within the forums. This information
is not used to monitor your activity within a forum, nor is it used to identify
you outside the Sparkabook network in any way. When you enter a contest or other
promotion, we may ask for your name, address, and e-mail address so we can administer
the contest and notify winners. Sparkabook may share this information with third
parties serving as Sparkabook's partners in such contests or promotions. If you
purchase services from Sparkabook, in addition to your name and contact information
we will also collect and maintain your billing address, shipping address, product
selections, your credit card or other payment instrument information, your order
number and information about your computer's Internet address and website which
may have referred or directed you to this website. We collect this and other information
to fill your order and to communicate with you about your order.
Disclose The Information it Collects To Outside Third Parties?
We maintain a strict
"No-Spam" policy that means that we do not intend to sell, rent, or otherwise give
your e-mail address to a third-party, without your consent. Sparkabook will disclose
personal information when required by law or in the good-faith belief that such
action is necessary to:
- Conform to the edicts of the law or comply with a legal
- Protect and defend the rights or property of the Sparkabook network
of websites, or visitors to the Sparkabook network of websites;
- Identify persons
of third parties;
- Cooperate with the investigations of purported unlawful
Third parties who provide hosting services or other day-to-day services
that make possible the operation of this website may have access to information
that you provide to the extent they require access to our databases to service the
website. We use reasonable precautions to keep the information disclosed to Sparkabook
secure. Sparkabook reserves the right to transfer information in connection with
the sale of all or part of Sparkabook's capital stock or assets or a merger transaction.
Furthermore, we are not responsible for any breach of security or for any actions
of any third parties that receive the information. Sparkabook also links to a wide
variety of other websites and may contain advertisements of third parties. We are not
responsible for their privacy policies or how they treat information about their
What Else Should I Know About My Privacy When Online?
has chat rooms, message boards and other forums available to its users. These forums
provide any personal information when using these areas but you may choose to do
so. If you post personal information online, it will be publicly available and you
may receive unsolicited messages from third parties. Sparkabook cannot ensure the
security of any information you choose to make public in these forums. In addition,
we cannot ensure that parties who have access to such publicly available information
will respect your privacy. Please exercise caution when deciding to disclose personal
information in these areas. If you choose to submit content for publication (e.g.,
questions for an online chat guest), we may publish your screen name and other information
you have provided to us (e.g., transcript of the chat including your question).
The Sparkabook website contains
many links to other websites. Sparkabook is not responsible for the privacy practices
or the content of such websites. Sparkabook does not share any of the individual
personal information you provide Sparkabook with the websites to which Sparkabook
links, although Sparkabook may share aggregate data with such websites (such as
how many people use the Sparkabook website). Please check with those websites to
are located outside of New Zealand, please be aware that any information and content
you provide will be transferred to New Zealand. By using this website you consent
to this transfer.
How Does Sparkabook Keep The Information It Collects Secure?
have implemented a variety of commercially standard security technologies and procedures
to protect information stored in our computer systems from unauthorized access.
Please be aware that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic
storage, is 100% secure. Third parties may unlawfully intercept or access transmissions
or private communications, and other users may abuse or misuse your personal information
that they collect from the Sparkabook website. Therefore, although we work very
hard to protect your privacy, we do not promise, and you should not expect, that
your personal information will always remain private. We also maintain standard
physical and electronic procedural safeguards that limit access to your personal
information to our employees (or people working on our behalf and under confidentiality
agreements) who, through the course of standard business activities, need to access
your personal information.
Legal DisclaimerThe Sparkabook website operates "as-is"
and "as available", without liability to Sparkabook of any kind. Sparkabook is not
Zealand law, excluding conflicts of law principles.
Your Consent To This Agreement.
By using the Sparkabook website, you consent to the collection and use of information
by Sparkabook as specified above. Sparkabook reserves the right to change its Privacy
will post those changes on this webpage so that you are always aware of what information
it collects, how Sparkabook uses it, and under what circumstances Sparkabook discloses
it. Sparkabook encourages you to periodically check back and review this policy.
the footer of every Sparkabook web page. If you have any questions, comments or concerns