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Respecting your privacy

At webSemantics we believe very strongly in the right to privacy of all our site visitors and customers. I invite you to contact me if you have questions.

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Visitors to the site

What information is collected?

At the webSemantics website we have many of pages of free information. When you browse these pages no personal information is collected. While you are browsing our pages your IP address and other variables such as browser type, operating system and time are logged in standard server logs (just as they are on every other website you ever visit).

Any search terms that you enter into the webSemantics Site Search are also logged by Google. This information cannot be used to identify specific individuals, and is only used for:

  • Website and system administration.
  • Research and development.
  • Anonymous user analysis.

Cookies are a technology which can be used to provide you with tailored information from a website. A cookie is an element of data that a website can send to your browser, and which your browser may then store on your system. You can set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie. Doing this will allow you to decide on a case-by-case basis whether to accept cookies or not. This site does not use cookies, apart from preserving dropdown open states, though both Google tracking and Disqus comments do so. Unfortunately, not my call as they are third party software.

If you, like me, hate those stalker ads which follow you while browsing, then check out Mozilla's guide Get smart on tracking. It offers far more advice then I can here.

How is this information used?

We use these standard server logs to measure traffic patterns at our site. We do not match information obtained in this way with any personal information obtained directly from you.

There are only "dropdown open state" cookies used by this site though, as previously stated, Google and Disqus do their own thing. They may be used for:

  1. Customisation of content (i.e. style sheet preferences),
  2. Statistical site-traffic analysis.

This information helps them to present information in a more user friendly fashion. Pushing unwanted articles back while bringing the popular items to the front.

Our customers

What information is collected?

If you engage one of our services the transaction is stored on a local machine here at webSemantics. You will need to provide certain minimal information such as:

  • Your name
  • A daytime contact phone number
  • Your e-mail address

Any data collected will be used by ourselves and our agents. webSemantics hereby reserves the right to transfer any data collected in the event of an acquisition, full or partial, of the company or its assets.

How is this information used?

One of our objectives is to maintain a long-term ability to communicate with users of our services. In strict confidence, we keep customer records that include your name, e-mail address and services you have bought from us. From time to time these records may be used to notify you by e-mail of:

  • Free site rechecks for which you are eligible
  • Special site-check prices
  • Special offers for webSemantics customers
  • New services available at our site

Any e-mail will always provide a clear mechanism for you to remove yourself from future mailings.

We do not sell any information to other companies: our business is selling services, not data.

Site visitors who contact us

What information is collected?

We keep copies of all e-mail correspondence. From time to time we invite people to e-mail us if they are interested in hearing about a new service when it becomes available, for example a new tutorial on a specific subject. In this case we keep a record of your e-mail address.

The e-mail addresses collected from free site evaluations are not sold, or disclosed to any third parties. These addresses will only be used by our business to send out communications (for example, a site report). You will not receive any mailings you did not request. The e-mail addresses collected are stored on a server hosted by Siteground.

How is this information used?

All e-mail correspondence is treated with strict confidence. E-mail addresses obtained via requests for information on upcoming services are only used to inform you of testing opportunities and then the actual release of the service. We do not send other unsolicited e-mails to people who have written to us with general enquiries and other questions.