We will not intentionally disclose a user’s personal identifiable information to a third party without the user’s express permission, except as provided for herein.
Information we gather
We automatically gather users’ IP addresses and track usage patterns on our web sites, breaking down overall statistics according to a user’s browser type, domain name and time of day. We do not match these statistics with a user’s personal identifiable information. This information , for example, helps to determine if a majority of our users are employing a recent enough browser version to support certain forms of coding.
As of September 1, 2010, we may require that users who post comments be registered on the site. Information provided by the user in order to obtain registration is used for Many Hands business use only. This information may be used by us to determine what our audience demographic is.
Many Hands and/or ManyHands.com may conduct surveys or offer contests in which participants must register. Required information may include name and email address. Sometimes more information may be required. The rules and terms of each contest can vary. Contests are often run in partnership with advertisers or businesses and registration information may be shared with those parties. Subscribing to the paper, buying a photo and/or placing a classified ad Personal information, including credit card numbers, is required to complete many of these transactions. The information is maintained in databases offline by the individual departments, and may be shared with third parties to the extent required to complete requested transactions.
Information we don’t gather
Users can access our web site and use many of our services without providing any personal information. They can decline to participate in surveys. We don’t follow a user’s browsing path outside our web sites. We do develop summary reports of usage for our advertisers. This includes the numbers of times pages or advertisements are viewed. This information is used to determine the effectiveness of advertising strategies. We don’t tell our advertisers the identity of individual users who saw or clicked on their advertisements.
Often, advertisers will employ a third-party service provider other than ManyHands.com for serving the advertisements and for tracking the performance of an ad program. These companies may employ cookies and other technology to measure and improve the effectiveness of ads for their client. These companies may collect and use anonymous information about your visits to our member websites and other websites. The information collected can include: date/time of your visit, the banner ad that was shown, their cookie, your IP address, the URLs of sites you visit This information can also be used for online preference marketing purposes. In these instances, ManyHands.com has no control over the information collected by the third-party, and may not be held responsible for the actions of the third-party measurement service where collected information is concerned. If you want to prevent a third-party advertiser from setting and/or reading cookies on your computer, you may either visit each ad server’s web site individually and opt out or you may visit the Network Advertising Initiative’s (“NAI”) site to opt-out of many of the third-party advertising companies’ cookies. Visit the NAI gateway opt-out site.