Privacy Policy

for the Celtic Cafe and subsidiary sites

INTRODUCTION

This web site ("Web Site") is operated by CelticCafe.com ("CC" or "we" or "us"). This Privacy Policy only covers information collected at our Web Sites.

At CC, your privacy is important to us. We provide this notice to explain our information collection practices and the choices you have about the way your information is collected and used. Your use of this Web Site indicates to us that you have read and accept our privacy practices, as outlined in this Privacy Policy. In addition, please review our Terms of Use that govern your use of this Web Site.

While on our Web Site, you may encounter links to other web sites or online materials. Those other web sites may set their own cookies, collect data, and/or have their own privacy policies that differ from this privacy policy. This Privacy Policy only covers information collected by CC on this Web Site, and we encourage you to review the privacy policy of any other web site you visit.

This Privacy Policy does not apply to any personally identifiable information ("PII") you may disclose publicly in user forums (such as chat rooms, message boards, or similar web pages). PII is information that could reasonably used to identify you personally (such as your name, address, or e-mail address). You should be aware that when you voluntarily disclose PII on message boards, chat areas or other user forums, that information can be collected and used by other people to send unsolicited messages and marketing materials. Also, please be aware that certain message boards (and similar user forums) may display IP addresses along with the message poster's name and message. We bear no responsibility for any action or policies of any third parties who collect any information users may disclose in user forums or other public areas of this Web Site.

WHAT PERSONAL INFORMATION ABOUT YOU DO WE COLLECT?
Generally, you may browse our Web Site without providing any PII. However, we may ask you to provide PII at various times and places on this Web Site, such as when you register for our services, subscribe to a newsletter, complete a survey or participate in polls, message groups or chat areas. In some cases, if you choose not to provide us with requested information, you may not be able to access all of this Web Site or participate in all of its features. We may also provide you the opportunity to e-mail a friend an article, electronic greeting card or other special feature from our Web Site.

NOTE TO PARENTS REGARDING CHILDREN'S PRIVACY
Protecting children's privacy is important to us. We request that all visitors under 13 to our Web Site not disclose or provide any PII. If we discover that a child under 13 has provided us with PII, we will delete the child's PII from our records.

OTHER INFORMATION WE COLLECT

Log Data: When you visit this Web Site, our web servers automatically collect anonymous information that describes how our visitors use and navigate our Web Site, and which includes the number and frequency of visitors to each web page and the length of their stays, as well as the anonymous information automatically sent to us by your web browser, such as browser type, referrer data that identifies the web page visited prior and subsequent to visiting our Web Site, and IP addresses. We also may determine what technology is available through your browser in order to serve you the most appropriate version of a web page. For example, we may determine that you have installed a version of Flash, and we will then send you the appropriate Flash version of the web page rather than an HTML page.

IP Addresses: An IP address is a number that is assigned to your computer or network when you are on the Internet. When visitors request pages from our Web Site, our servers log the visitor's IP address. We may collect IP addresses for a variety of internal purposes, such as system administration or to audit the number of visits to different pages on our Web Site. Cookies: Cookies are information files that our Web Site may place on your computer to provide extended functionality. We do not store any PII in cookies, and we do not link the cookies to any PII we collect. We will not use cookies to retrieve information from your computer that was not originally sent by us to you in a cookie. You can, of course, disable cookies on your computer by indicating this in the preferences or options menus in your browser. However, it is possible that some parts of our Web Site will not operate correctly if you disable cookies. You should consult with your browser's provider/manufacturer if you have any questions regarding disabling cookies.

HOW WE USE AND DISCLOSE THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT
We use the PII you provide about yourself to provide the information or content you have requested. For instance, sending you an email newsletter. If you e-mail someone else an electronic greeting card or other special feature from our Web Site, we will use the information you provide about someone else to send that person the requested e-mail. You may update your preferences at any time by returning to the registration area of the Web Site or Web Sites for which you registered.

We use non-identifying information collected on our Web Site in the aggregate to better understand your use of the Web Site and to enhance your enjoyment and experience. For example, we may use the information to improve the design and content of our Web Site or to analyze the services we offer.

We may provide access to your PII when legally required to do so, to cooperate with police investigations or other legal proceedings, to protect against misuse or unauthorized use of our Web Site, to limit our legal liability and protect our rights or to protect the rights, property or safety of visitors of this Web Site or the public. In those instances, the information is provided only for that purpose.

We will not share your PII in ways unrelated to those described above without providing you with an opportunity to opt out of such use or otherwise prohibit such unrelated uses.

HOW TO ACCESS OR CORRECT INFORMATION OR MODIFY YOUR CHOICES If you visit our Web Site and volunteer PII, you may visit the registration area of the Web Site where you will have the opportunity to access certain of your PII, to correct errors in such information, and to update your preferences regarding what information you may receive from us. You will be required to enter your user name and password before you will have access to your information. It may take us up to twenty-four hours to process your changes, but we will do so as quickly as we can. You should be aware, however, that it is not always possible to completely remove or modify information in our databases.

DATA SECURITY We take physical, electronic and managerial steps to maintain the security and accuracy of PII we collect, including limiting the number of people who have physical access to our database servers, as well as electronic security systems and password protections that guard against unauthorized access. However, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. Accordingly, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk.

CONSENT TO TRANSFER This Web Site is operated in the United States. If you are located in the European Union or elsewhere outside of the United States, please be aware that any information you provide to us will be transferred to the United States. By using our Web Site, participating in any of our services and/or providing us with your information, you consent to this transfer.

ACCEPTANCE
By using this Web Site, you accept the policies set forth in this Privacy Policy.

This Privacy Policy, like the online medium itself, is subject to change, so visitors are encouraged to review this Privacy Policy from time to time. However, we will only use the PII you provide to this Web Site in a manner consistent with this Privacy Policy, unless you give us your consent.

CONTACT US
If you have any questions, comments or concerns regarding our Privacy Policy and/or practices, please use our contact form to contact us.

This CC Privacy Policy was last updated on April 17, 2006.

 

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