Privacy Policy for www.themerchantbaker.com

www.themerchantbaker.com believes very strongly in keeping your personal information confidential.  The following policy describes what information we collect and how it is used and shared.

Information Collected
www.themerchantbaker.com collects as little information as possible from users looking to post comments and messages in the forum.  We will typically collect a name (either real or alias), personal website, and e-mail address.

Cookies / IP Address tracking
www.themerchantbaker.com uses cookies to uniquely identify users for the purpose of log files, posting comments, pop-ups and voting on the site. No personal information is stored in these cookies and it simply a way to identify your computer for website interaction.

With Whom Information is Shared
None of your information will be shared with third parties. www.themerchantbaker.com may use your e-mail address in the future to contact you regarding the site, however, an opt-out will always be provided. Your name and website may be displayed on the site if you post a comment or a message. However, your e-mail address and privacy will always be kept secure.

Opting Out
If www.themerchantbaker.com chooses to send out newsletter updates in the future and we have your email address on file, you may receive a copy of our newsletter. However, at the bottom of every newsletter will be an easy way to opt-out. The editors of our site hate SPAM as much as you and have no intention of filling up e-mail boxes with unwanted messages.

Third Party Advertising
www.themerchantbaker.com allows third-party companies to serve ads and/or collect certain anonymous information when you visit our web site. These companies may use non-personally identifiable information (e.g., click stream information, browser type, time and date, subject of advertisements clicked or scrolled over) during your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services likely to be of greater interest to you. These companies typically use a cookie or third party web beacon to collect this information. To learn more about this behavioral advertising practice or to opt-out of this type of advertising, you can visit networkadvertising.org.

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide while visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Comments

Comments submitted to this website are the responsibility of the commenter. We reserve the right to remove or edit comments at our discretion. Site URLs (if provided) are published along with comments. E-mail addresses are required with the submission of comments but are not disclosed, unless the commenter deliberately does so him/herself by entering the e-mail address in the main comment box in addition to the box clearly labeled for the e-mail address.

www.themerchantbaker.com reserves the right to delete any comments that it deems not beneficial to the readership. This includes, but is not limited to, comments containing profanity, self-promotion, harassment, threats, or spam of any sort.