RYI Enterprises, LLC, (RYI) owns and operates AllEars.net®, which comprises the Unofficial Walt Disney World Information Guide, the ALL EARS® weekly newsletter and its companion promotional newsletter Ears the Deal, and the Ears to Ears moderated forum on Yahoo.
RYI has created this privacy statement in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to the users' privacy. The following discloses the information gathering and dissemination practices for AllEars.net®.
AllEars.net® is committed to your privacy, and does not sell, exchange, or release any of your individual personal information to a third party.
SCOPE OF POLICY
INFORMATION AUTOMATICALLY COLLECTED AND STORED
When you browse through any web site, certain personal information about you can be collected. Like most standard web site servers we use log files. We automatically collect and temporarily store information about your visit. We use this information for statistical purposes and to help us make our site more useful to visitors. The data collected may include Internet protocol (IP) addresses, domain name, browser type, Internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, and number of clicks. This data is used to analyze trends, administer the site, track users movement in the aggregate, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. Your IP number is visible to most of the websites that you visit. AllEars.net® may use IP numbers to help diagnose problems with our servers and to administer our Web site.
AllEars.net® utilizes a number of outside vendors to operate portions of the website and/or newsletter. For instance, mailermailer.com is used for newsletter (ALL EARS® and Ears the Deal) distribution, and adspeed.com for banner ad programs. Please see those sites for their privacy information.
PERSONALLY PROVIDED INFORMATION
The only personally identifiable information about you that is collected is that which you provide on a voluntary basis. We make every effort to ensure that whatever information you provide is maintained in a secure environment.
RYI will not knowingly or intentionally disclose, give, sell or transfer any personal information about our visitors, unless required for law enforcement or statute.
If you choose to subscribe to our weekly newsletter, ALL EARS®, you will have to provide an e-mail address. ALL EARS® is only delivered electronically.
RYI utilizes Ad-rotator.com for banner rotation and statistics. Ad-rotator.com maintains information on each visitor and all associated data for the last 7 days. Other information is kept in compact forms. Ad-rotator also tracks how many people are currently active on the site, where they are and came from, which ads were viewed at what time. AllEarsNet® webmasters have access to this information.
We reserve the right to perform statistical analysis of user behavior and characteristics while visiting this site. We do this in order to measure interest in and use of the site. We may share this information in the aggregate with advertisers or potential advertisers. We will use information to let advertisers know how many visitors have seen their banners and how many have clicked on them. We provide only aggregate data from these analyses to third parties. Advertisers will not be able to identify any individual from the data provided.
A cookie is a mechanism that allows a website to record your comings and goings, usually without your knowledge or consent. ALL EARS® does not request cookies of its visitors. However, our banner rotation program is administered by a third party and may contain cookies. We do not have access to this cookie information.
If you do not want to accept cookies from AllEars.net® or other sites, you must set your browser software to not accept cookies. Look in the Preferences (Netscape) or Internet Options (Microsoft Internet Explorer) feature to disable cookies.
If you disable cookies you may not be able to use certain features on the AllEars.net® websites. Also, the disabling of cookies may prohibit your participation in contests and drawings.
The only registration form is for subscription to ALL EARS®, the weekly newsletter sent to subscribers e-mail addresses.
The ALL EARS® registration form requires users to provide an e-mail address and requests demographic information (like zip code and country). Contact information from the registration forms is used to send out the newsletter and to gather aggregate demographic data. The demographic information is shared with advertisers and partners on an aggregate basis only.
ALL EARS® subscribers have the option to sign up for Ears the Deal: special offers and announcements pertaining to Disney World and Central Florida? By checking the yes box you agree to have your email address added to an AllEarsNet® special mailing list.
Individual information is never shared with any third party. AllEars.net® does NOT sell your email address or distribute it to any other entity.
ALL EARS® is ONLY delivered via e-mail. If the user does not provide an email address, ALL EARS® can not be delivered. An archive of the featured articles of previous issues is available at the ALL EARS website.
SURVEYS AND CONTESTS
Occasionally our site requests information from users via surveys or contests. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary and the user therefore has a choice whether or not to disclose this information.
The requested information typically includes contact information (such as name and shipping address), and demographic information (such as zip code). Depending on the estimated retail value of the prize, you may be required to submit your Social Security Number for issuance of a US Tax Form 1099. Contact information will be used and shared with the contest sponsors to notify the winners and award prizes.
Anonymous survey information will be used for purposes of monitoring or improving the use and satisfaction of this site. Your personally identifiable information is not shared with third parties. We provide only aggregate data to third parties. Advertisers will not be able to identify any individual from the data provided.
LINKS TO THIRD-PARTY SITES
This site contains hyperlinks to web sites operated by parties other than RYI. Such hyperlinks are provided for your reference and convenience only. RYI does not control such web sites, has not reviewed such websites and is not responsible for their contents. The inclusion of hyperlinks to such web sites does not imply any endorsement of the material on such web sites or any association with their operators. Linking to any off-site pages is at your own risk.
RYI is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage you to be aware of this when you leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every web site that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this web site.
This site has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control. We are aware of your privacy concerns and strive to collect only as much data as is required to make your use of this site as efficient and satisfying as possible.
SPECIAL NOTICE TO PARENTS AND GUARDIANS
ALL EARS NET® does not intentionally seek personal information about minors who visit this web site or subscribe to the ALL EARS® newsletter. AllEarsNet® encourages you to ask your children to seek your permission before providing information about themselves or their family over the Internet.
SPECIAL NOTICE TO CHILDREN
IF YOU ARE UNDER 18 YEARS OLD, PLEASE HAVE YOUR PARENT/GUARDIAN READ THIS POLICY COMPLETELY. PLEASE ASK YOUR PARENT/GUARDIAN TO EXPLAIN IT TO YOU IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS. Ask your parent or guardian for permission before you send any personal information over the Internet.
Our policy, with respect to the collection by other organizations of personal information from children at our site is: RYI does not have any agreements with outside organizations to collect personal information at our site.
Notwithstanding the above policies, RYI reserves the right to disclose your personal information to appropriate third parties if required to do so by law or if RYI believes that such action is necessary:
* To comply with legal process such as a search warrant, subpoena or court order;
* To protect the Company's rights and property;
* To investigate reports of users sending material using a false e-mail address or users sending harassing, threatening or abusive messages;
* To protect against misuse or unauthorized use of the RYI websites; or
* During emergencies, such as when RYI reasonably believes someone's physical safety is at risk.
At any time, you can change choices you have previously made as to the use of your personal information. Every ALL EARS® subscriber mailing will clearly contain an opt-out and/or unsubscribe link at the bottom of the email, allowing you to withdraw your permission for future mailings. Alternatively, you can send a blank email to: firstname.lastname@example.org and type "REMOVE" in the subject field. Permission changes will be honored as soon as possible after receipt. Please allow seven days for processing.
If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this web site, contact: