privacy on the Internet is of the utmost importance to us. At OnlineRock.com., we want to make your experience online satisfying and safe.
Because we gather certain types of information about our users, we
feel you should fully understand the terms and conditions surrounding
the capture and use of that information. This privacy statement discloses
what information we gather and how we use it.
Information OnlineRock.com Gathers and Tracks
OnlineRock.com. gathers two types of information about users:
1) Information that users provide through optional, voluntary submissions.
These are voluntary submissions to receive our electronic newsletters,
to participate in our message boards or forums, to build Websites,
and from participation in polls and surveys:
2) Information OnlineRock.com. gathers through aggregated tracking
information derived mainly by tallying page views throughout our sites.
This information allows us to better tailor our content to readers'
needs and to help our advertisers and sponsors better understand the
demographics of our audience. Under no circumstances does OnlineRock.com. divulge any information about an individual user to a third party.
Consistent with the Federal Children's Online Privacy Protection Act
of 1998 (COPPA), we will never knowingly request personally identifiable
information from anyone under the age of 13 without requesting parental
OnlineRock.com. tracks user traffic patterns throughout all of our
sites. However, we do not correlate this information with data about
individual users. OnlineRock.com. does break down overall usage statistics
according to a user's domain name, browser type, and MIME type by
reading this information from the browser string (information contained
in every user's browser).
OnlineRock.com. sometimes tracks and catalogs the search terms that
users enter in our Search function, but this tracking is never associated
with individual users. We use tracking information to determine which
areas of our sites users like and don't like based on traffic to those
areas. We do not track what individual users read, but rather how
well each page performs overall. This helps us continue to build a
better service for you.
We may place a text file called a "cookie" in the browser
files of your computer. The cookie itself does not contain Personal
Information although it will enable us to relate your use of this
site to information that you have specifically and knowingly provided.
But the only personal information a cookie can contain is information
you supply yourself. A cookie can't read data off your hard disk or
to track user traffic patterns (as described above).
set your browser to warn you before accepting cookies, you will receive
the warning message with each cookie. You do not need to have cookies
turned on to use this site. However, you do need cookies to participate
actively in message boards, forums, Web building and surveys.
Use of Information
OnlineRock.com. uses any information voluntarily given by our users
to enhance their experience in our network of sites, whether to provide
interactive or personalized elements on the sites or to better prepare
future content based on the interests of our users.
As stated above, we use information that users voluntarily provide
in order to send out electronic newsletters and to enable users to
participate in polls, surveys, message boards, and forums. We send
out newsletters to subscribers on a regular schedule (depending on
the newsletter), and occasionally send out special editions when we
think subscribers might be particularly interested in something we
are doing. OnlineRock.com. never shares newsletter mailing lists
with any third parties, including advertisers, sponsors or partners.
When we use tracking information to determine which areas of our sites
users like and don't like based on traffic to those areas. We do not
track what individual users read, but rather how well each page performs
overall. This helps us continue to build a better service for you.
We track search terms entered in Search function as one of many measures
of what interests our users. But we don't track which terms a particular
OnlineRock.com. creates aggregate reports on user demographics and
traffic patterns for advertisers, sponsors and partners. This allows
our advertisers to advertise more effectively, and allows our users
to receive advertisements that are pertinent to their needs. Because
we don't track the usage patterns of individual users, an advertiser
or sponsor will never know that a specific user clicked their ad.
We will not disclose any information about any individual user except
to comply with applicable law or valid legal process or to protect
the personal safety of our users or the public.
Sharing of the Information
OnlineRock.com. uses the above-described information to tailor our
content to suit your needs and help our advertisers better understand
our audience's demographics. We will not share information about individual
users with any third party, except to comply with applicable law or
valid legal process or to protect the personal safety of our users
or the public.
OnlineRock.com. operates secure data networks protected by industry
standard firewall and password protection systems. Our security and
privacy policies are periodically reviewed and enhanced as necessary
and only authorized individuals have access to the information provided
by our customers.
By using this site, you consent to the collection and use of this
information by OnlineRock.com.. If we decide to change our privacy
policy, we will post those changes on this page so that you are always
aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what
circumstances we disclose it.