When does kathysmith.com collect my personal information?
You may provide personal information to kathysmith.com in one of three ways: (1) by sharing your e-mail when you provide tips to our editor or communicate with our employees, (2) by sharing your email or IM when you using our content sharing features, and (3) by sharing your e-mail and other information when registering with kathysmith.com. We may also ask for other information at other times but at no time will you be required to share any personal information to gain access to our main public site. In addition to personal information such as name, street, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers we may also collect information that is in no way personally identifiable. This may include the operating system you are working on, the Internet browser you are using, the domain name of your internet service provider, and the web sites you visit directly before and after your visit to kathysmith.com.
How does kathysmith.com use my personal information?
The more we know about you, the better we are able to customize our web site to suit your personal preferences and interests. The e-mail address you provide may be used by us for any reason, such as contacting you for editorial purposes, advising you of any changes to our site, or alerting you when we link from kathysmith.com to your site. We may also from time to time send you messages about our marketing partners products. When you sign up for our updates or receive e-mail messages from kathysmith.com, you will always be given the chance to opt-out of special offers and site updates. You may change your preferences at any time and will only be contacted in manners consistent with your stated preferences.Non-personally identifiable information (such as stated above) may be shared in aggregate form with our advertisers or marketing partners but your personally identifiable information will never be disclosed to them.
Is there anything else I should know about my privacy and kathysmith.com?
Any information you disclose voluntarily through submissions or in any forums we may develop in the future becomes public information. We cannot control the actions of our site users and advise you to use your discretion in sharing information about yourself on the Internet. All information sharing is optional and done so at your own risk. Privacy is a very personal matter and we encourage you to be careful and responsible when disclosing personal information online.