Our Commitment To Your Privacy
This site is owned and operated by Singular Systems. Your privacy
on the Internet is of the utmost importance to us. At singularsys.com,
we want to make your experience online satisfying and safe.
Because we gather certain types of information about our users,
we feel you should fully understand our policy and the terms and
conditions surrounding the capture and use of that information.
This privacy statement discloses what information we gather and
how we use it.
Information Singular Systems Gathers and Tracks
Singular Systems gathers two types of information about users:
- Information that users provide through optional, voluntary
submissions. These are voluntary submissions to receive our electronic
newsletters, to participate in our message boards or forums, and
from participation in polls and surveys:
- Information Singular Systems gathers through aggregated tracking
information derived mainly by tallying page views throughout our
sites. This information allows us to better tailor our content
to readers' needs and to help our advertisers and sponsors better
understand the demographics of our audience. Under no circumstances
does Singular Systems divulge any information about an individual
user to a third party.
Singular Systems Gathers User Information In The Following Processes:
We offer the following free services, which require some type of
voluntary submission of personal information by users:
1. Electronic newsletters policy
We will offer a free electronic newsletter to users. Singular Systems
gathers the email addresses of users who voluntarily subscribe.
Users may remove themselves from this mailing list by following
the link provided in every newsletter that points users to the subscription
2. Message boards/forums policy
Users of the site's Message Boards and Forums must register separately
for these services in order to post messages, although they needn't
register to visit the site. During registration the user is required
to supply a username, password, and email address. Addresses used
for the Google Groups forums are protected through a captcha ensuring
that they are unlikely to be harvested in bulk by spam-bots or malicious
3. "Forward email" policy
Our users can choose to electronically forward an email to someone
else by clicking "Forward email". The user must provide
their name and address email address, as well as that of the recipient.
This information is used only in the case of transmission errors
and, of course, to let the recipient know who sent the email. The
information is not used for any other purpose.
4. Survey policy
Singular Systems conducts user surveys to learn about our customers.
We may share the aggregated demographic information in these surveys
with our sponsors, advertisers and partners. We never share any
of this information about specific individuals with any third party.
Consistent with the Federal Children's Online Privacy Protection
Act of 1998 (COPPA), we will never knowingly request personally
identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13 without
requesting parental consent.
Singular Systems tracks user traffic patterns throughout all of
our sites. However, we do not correlate this information with data
about individual users. Singular Systems does break down overall
usage statistics according to a user's domain name, browser type,
and MIME type by reading this information from the browser string
(information contained in every user's browser).
We use tracking information to
determine which areas of our sites users like and don't like based
on traffic to those areas. We do not track what individual users
read, but rather how well each page performs overall. This helps
us continue to build a better service for you.
Use of Information
Singular Systems uses any information voluntarily given by our
users to enhance their experience on site, whether to provide interactive
or personalized elements on the sites or to better prepare future
products based on the interests of our users.
As stated above, we use information that users voluntarily provide
in order to send out electronic newsletters and to enable users
to participate in surveys and forums. We occasionally send out special
editions when we think subscribers might be particularly interested
in something we are doing. Singular Systems never shares newsletter
mailing lists with any third parties, including advertisers, sponsors
We use tracking information to determine which areas of our sites
users like and don't like based on traffic to those areas. We do
not track what individual users read, but rather how well each page
performs overall. This helps us continue to build a better service
Singular Systems creates aggregate reports on user demographics
and traffic patterns for advertisers, sponsors and partners. This
allows our advertisers to advertise more effectively, and allows
our users to receive advertisements that are pertinent to their
needs. Because we don't track the usage patterns of individual users,
an advertiser or sponsor will never know that a specific user clicked
their ad. We will not disclose any information about any individual
user except to comply with applicable law or valid legal process
or to protect the personal safety of our users or the public.
Sharing the Information
Singular Systems uses the above-described information to tailor
our content to suit your needs and help our advertisers better understand
our audience's demographics. We will not share information about
individual users with any third party, except to comply with applicable
law or valid legal process or to protect the personal safety of
our users or the public.
Singular Systems operates secure data networks protected by industry
standard firewall and password protection systems. Our security
and privacy policies are periodically reviewed and enhanced as necessary
and only authorized individuals have access to the information provided
by our customers.
We give users options wherever necessary and practical. Such choices
- Opting not to register to receive our electronic newsletters.
- Opting not to participate in certain interactive areas, which
completely alleviates the need to gather any personally identifiable
information from our users
By using this site, you consent to the collection and use of this
information by Singular Systems. If we decide to change our privacy
policy, we will post those changes on this page so that you are
always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and
under what circumstances we disclose it.