The privacy of our visitors to AboutPatioDesigns.com is important to us.
We have created this privacy statement in order to demonstrate our firm and continuing
commitment to the privacy of personal information provided by those visiting and interacting with this web site. We
hold the privacy of your personal information in the highest regard. The following discloses our information
gathering and dissemination practices for this website.
We recognize the importance of protecting your privacy and our policy is designed to assist you in understanding
how we collect, use and safeguard the personal information you provide to us and to assist you in making informed
decisions when using our site. This policy will be continuously assessed against new technologies, business
practices and our customers' needs.
What Are Cookies?
A cookie is a very small text document, which often includes an anonymous unique identifier. When you
visit a Web site, 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 Web site 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 Web site 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
We also use third party advertisements on AboutPatioDesigns.com to support our site. Some of these
advertisers may use technology such as cookies and web beacons when they advertise on our site, which will also
send these advertisers (such as Google through the Google AdSense program) information including your IP address,
your ISP , the browser you used to visit our site. This is generally used for geotargeting purposes (showing New
York real estate ads to someone in New York, for example) or showing certain ads based on specific sites visited
(such as showing cooking ads to someone who frequents cooking sites).
You can chose to disable or selectively turn off our cookies or third-party cookies in your browser
settings, or by managing preferences in security programs such as Norton Internet Security. If
effectively when viewed by the users. A cookie cannot retrieve any other data from your hard drive or pass on
How Do We Use Information We Collect from Cookies?
conjunction with our Web server's log files, allow us to calculate the aggregate number of people visiting our Web
site and which parts of the site are most popular. This helps us gather feedback to constantly improve our Web site
and better serve our clients. 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.
Our site does not collect any data from visitors, other than standard server logs. However, this site
does serve ads from Google, who does collect data from visitors when the ads are clicked upon. See the Google
be used for.
As with most other websites, we collect and use the data contained in log files. The information in the log
files include your IP (internet protocol) address, your ISP (internet service provider, such as AOL or Shaw Cable),
the browser you used to visit our site (such as Internet Explorer or Firefox), the time you visited our site and
which pages you visited throughout our site.
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.
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 Web Sites Linked to Our Web Site?
We are not responsible for the practices employed by Web sites linked to or from our Web site or the
information or content contained therein. Often links to other Web sites are provided solely as pointers to
information on topics that may be useful to the users of our Web site.
no longer in effect. Your browsing and interaction on any other web site, including web sites, which have a link on
our Website, is subject to that Web site's own rules and policies. Please read over those rules and policies before
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.
will email users who have given us permission to do so. We will post any changes here, so be sure to check back
Last Updated: 17 March 2014
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