Alan Petersen is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.
In addition to Amazon.com, this website may at times accept forms of cash advertising, sponsorship, paid insertions or other forms of affiliate compensation.
The compensation received may or may not influence the advertising content, topics or information presented on this site. Paid content or advertising may not always be identified as paid or sponsored content. Not all content is written or presented for the sole purpose of receiving affiliate income. Clicking on links or purchasing products contained on this website may generate income for this website owner(s).
This website does contain some content which may or may not present a conflict of interest. This content may not always be immediately identified due to the nature of posting methods. When possible every attempt will be made to identify advertising from general non-advertising content.
General Privacy Policies
We respect your interest in your privacy and as a result we have created this informational disclosure.
We collect and use personal information for many purposes, including but not limited to, billing; product and service fulfillment; to better understand our customer needs; to provide a better website, products and services; to communicate with customers and potential customers regarding our products and services and third party products and services.
Generally, your private information will only be disclosed to our owners, employees, independent contractors, subsidiaries, partners, affiliates, attorneys, consultants, business associates, service providers, suppliers and agents, acting on our behalf or request. This general rule, and disclosures in specific situations, is more particularly described below.
You must be at least 18 years old to access this website. We do not direct this website to persons under 18, nor do we knowingly collect any personal information from children under the age of thirteen.
Information Collected by our ISP
The hosting provider for this Internet site (as with any Internet site) has the ability to record various information, including domain name, pages accessed, date and time of access, web browser type and computer operating system, and referring information, and to disclose this information. This is most commonly done by providing access to raw server logs. For more information you should perform an Internet search on ‘server logs’ or ‘raw server logs.’ We may have access to our raw server logs and access reports prepared by our hosting provider.
Financial Information for Billing Purposes
We sell products and services. When sales are made financial information must be disclosed. This information can include any number of facts you are asked to provide, but most commonly includes your name, financial / credit card information, billing address, and email address. Generally, this purchase information will be provided by you to a third party payment processor and we do not receive your financial / credit card information.
In the event we do receive financial / credit card information, we will not disclose it to anyone unless disclosure is required by law or a court order, or unless disclosure is required to address an issue implicated by the financial transaction. If you claim that your financial information was used to make a purchase you did not authorize, details about the financial transaction may be disclosed to law enforcement and anyone else we deem necessary to address the matter.
Use of eMail Addresses and other Contact Information
An important part of our services includes being able to provide information to you. As a result, you expressly consent to receiving communications from us via email, fax, telephone, mail, text, SMS, or any other delivery method, including to your cell phone.
As a customer you are agreeing to receive information about the product or service you purchased. This may include, but is not limited to, information about product or service updates, new features, or information we believe you may find interesting.
We may also send you information about other products and services our company offers.
We will not sell, provide, or transfer you email address to others.
We may allow advertising to our customers, or engage in joint ventures, which result in your receiving advertisements from selected third parties.
Identification of Purchasers
If you purchase one of our products or services, you authorize us to use your name and identification information in advertising or promotions.
We also use personal information in an aggregate form (i.e., not individually attributable to you) for business analysis, operational, marketing and other promotional purposes.
Unless we provide access to a membership area, account, or provide an ability to have and change a username, password, email address, or other similar information, we do not have the capability to allow users to review and request changes their personal information.
Cookies and Tracking
Our website does not respond to “do not track” requests from a web browser or other device, or other similar requests or procedures.
We may also allow third party advertisers to display ads on our website. We are not in a position to know if they collect identifiable information about an individual consumer’s online activities over time and across different websites, so you should assume they do. In most web browsers you can choose not to accept cookies from third party sites or third-party cookies.
Disclosure by Necessity
Private information may be disclosed if required by a court order, statute, law, or regulation.
Information is subject to disclosure to address a claim that you are violating the terms of any agreement pertaining to your use of your use this website or our products or services, or rights of any third party.
Information is also subject to disclosure if we believe that disclosure is necessary to identify, contact or bring an action against someone who may be causing injury to or interfering (either intentionally or unintentionally) with our rights or property, your rights or property, other users of our website, products or services, or anyone else.
As we continue to develop our business, we or our affiliates may sell or buy other businesses or entities, or we may merge with another company, or be bought by another company. In such transactions, personal information may be one of the transferred assets.
Your information may be stored and processed in any country in which we maintain facilities or conduct operations. By using our website, products and services, you consent to any such transfer of information outside of your country.
After your account becomes inactive your information may remain in our databases, computers, and archives, and cannot reasonably be expunged.
These policies may be amended by us at any time and without notice, but will be posted at this page.
You agree that your continued use of our websites, product or service after that date will constitute your consent and acceptance of the amendment.
About this Agreement
This Agreement is entered into in City and County of San Francisco. You consent to the exclusive jurisdiction of the state of California and county of San Francisco for any dispute arising from or related to this Agreement.
You consent to and agree that the exclusive forum and venue for any dispute arising from or related to this Agreement will be a court located in the state of California and county of San Francisco.
Effective Date: September 5, 2016.
Last Update: May 17, 2022.