Your IP Address
An Internet Protocol (IP) address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer every time you browse the Internet. When a user requests a page from the Site, our servers will log the user's current IP address. We use IP addresses to help diagnose problems with our servers and to administer the Site.
Most browsers are set up to accept cookies, but you can usually change your browser settings to refuse them. If you disable cookies, your browser may experience some erratic behavior on some portions of the Site.
Use and Disclosure of Personal Information
Use of Submission Information
, Vulcan does not accept or collect Submission Information on a confidential or proprietary basis. Consequently, we are free to use Submission Information for any purpose whatsoever.
Users may "opt-in" to receive site notifications, newsletters, or other information via email. Users may remove themselves from such services at their discretion. Any email sent to an "opt-in" list will include directions for how a user may remove himself or herself from the list, or a URL where the user may find such directions.
In some cases, users' Personal Information may be publicly available through a user's profile display. In such cases, users have the option to opt out of publicly displaying their personal information, including e-mail addresses. Users may also enlist this technique when posing comments on certain forums. In cases where site profiles allow users to display optional information publicly, such entry and display is at the user's discretion and may be changed at any time by the user.
In some cases, users may have the opportunity to use the Site to send electronic mail to another user or email list. In such cases, a user's valid email address and real name will be included with such messages. In order to prevent abuse, users may not opt-out of such a display, but may choose to refrain from using the Site to transmit an email message.
Disclosures for Legal Reasons
Vulcan will also disclose Submission Information and Personal Information when it believes, in its sole discretion, that the law requires such disclosure or that such disclosure is necessary to comply with the law; protect and defend the rights or property of Vulcan or others; or act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of the public or the users of the Site.
Notification of Changes
If Vulcan is going to use Personal Information in a manner different from that stated at the time of collection through the Site, Vulcan will notify you via email. You will have a choice as to whether or not we use your information in this different manner. In addition, if we make any material changes in our privacy practices that do not affect user information already collected through the Site, we will post a prominent notice on the Site notifying users of the change.
While this Privacy Statement expresses Vulcan's standards for maintenance of private data, it is not in a position to guarantee that the standards will always be met. There may be factors beyond Vulcan's control (e.g., "script kiddies", "crackers and other malcontents") that may result in disclosure of data. As a consequence, Vulcan disclaims any warranties or representations relating to maintenance or nondisclosure of private information.
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Last Updated: April 26, 2005