Updated: May 3, 2014
We at Human Computing (the folks who make ComicBase and this website)
know you value your personal information and your privacy. We’ve
created this Privacy Notice so that you know how any information you
us is used. By visiting this site, you are accepting
the practices described in this Privacy
While this site is hardly a Matrix-style,
omniscient entity analyzing your every desire in an attempt to control
your destiny, we do pay attention to a few things:
We receive and store any information you enter
on our Web site or give us in any other way. For instance, if you sign
up for our mailing lists or buy something from us, we’ll know
your name, address, etc. We’ve found that holding on to this
information is highly useful when it comes to things like...well, actually
you things. It also lets us perform Really Impressive “Data Mining”
techniques which, in our case, often consist of startling insights
in Tuscaloosa really like comic books!” It’s also conceivable
that we might be able to determine the sort of comics people in, say,
really like, and try to give them more information on those comics,
and less blather on, say,the plays of August Strindberg.
really on our game, we do our best to have the site notice which parts
to find useful so we can serve up more of the interesting stuff, and
less of the things which will send you away to some other site in disgust
or boredom. Like so many other sites, we do this partially through the
use of browser “cookies”. If you’ve got cookies turned
off in your browser, if you delete cookies from your computer, or if
you’re using one of those
cool programs designed to help you browse anonymously, there’s
every chance we won’t be able to figure out who you are, and what
sorts of information might be interesting to you. If so, there’s
a slightly greater chance we’ll present you with content that’s
dull or off-topic. We may also need to refer to you generically instead
of by your name--the same
way you call someone “dude” at a party when the truth is,
name. Stuff like that.
software, such as ComicBase, sends this site registration, customer,
usage, and machine information as part of its registration or update-checking
process. This information is collected and used to provide program
updates, help us improve those
serve customer needs, and handle registration validation.
Every so often,
we send email to our customers, and to people who have signed up for
our mailing lists. If we sent you an email, and your email program sends
confirmations that you’ve
read a message, we’ll try to use those confirmations to make
sure that you’ve
gotten the message OK, and to avoid sending you redundant emails. If
another company shared their email lists with us, we’ll try to
compare it to our existing email lists so that you don’t get
duplicate messages. If you’d prefer to never, ever want to hear
from us via email, just drop us a line at email@example.com,
or give us a call at (408) 266-6883 and we’ll make sure you get taken off of any email lists we have.
We might receive information
about you from other sources and add it to our account information.
really not in the business of selling customer information.
We share customer information only as described below, and with subsidiaries
of Human Computing. Anyone who we share information with, either internally
or externally, must further ensure that their controls are at least
as protective as those described
sometimes hire other companies to provide services for us. This may include
(but isn’t limited to) handling credit card processing, order
fulfillment, and sending out newsletters and other mail. These folks
have access to
the information they need to do their jobs, but may not use it for
Every so often,
we may extend a special promotion on behalf of a third party company.
In such cases, we may share your name and address with that company.
If Human Computing buys or sells subsidiaries,
affiliates, or business units, our customer information is one of the
assets that may be transferred,
but remains subject to the promises made in any pre-existing Privacy
Notice, barring your permission to the contrary. If Human
Computing itself is sold, our customer information will be one of the
this is not to say that we won’t give you up in a New York second if we need to comply
with law enforcement authorities, enforce our Conditions of Use, prevent
fraud, or protect our rights, property, business, and safety. We won’t
rent our, sell, or share personally identifiable information on you for
commercial purposes in violation of this Privacy Notice, but you should
expect us to roll over like a well-trained collie if John Law serves
us up a subpoena.
When you send us information, we do our
utmost keep it safe. We use SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) transmission to
encrypt and protect information from prying eyes while it’s transmitted.
When viewing orders, only the last four digits of the credit card number
are revealed (although of course we have to use the entire number for
the purposes of processing charges). For the best security, make sure
that any passwords you use to access personal information from this (or
other) sites are complex, changed frequently, and well-guarded. It’s
also a good idea to log off of this (and any other such) sites when using
a shared or publicly accessible computer.
Only adults are allowed to purchase products
from sites operated by Human Computing. If you are under 18 years old,
you may only use this site with the permission and involvement of your
parent or guardian.
If you choose to visit Human Computing,
your visit and any dispute over privacy is subject to this Notice and
our Conditions of Use, including limitations
on damages, arbitration of disputes, and application of the law of the
state of California. If you have any concern about privacy at Human Computing,
please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with
any issues you may have.
Should we make changes to this Notice, or our Conditions of Use, we will
attempt to email our customers to notify them of the changes, unless
we’ve been instructed not to. If that applies to you, you can view the
changes on the web site.