Plain English Guidestm
is effective July 1, 2012; it summarizes what information we might collect from a
registered user or other visitor (“you”), and what we will and will not do with it.
information by companies that Plain English Guides does not control, nor by
individuals not employed or managed by Plain English Guides. If you visit a Web
providing the site with information.
What we do with your personally identifiable information
It is always up to you whether to disclose personally identifiable information to us,
although if you elect not to do so, we reserve the right not to register you as a user
or provide you with any products or services. “Personally identifiable information”
means information that can be used to identify you as an individual, such as, for
• your name, company, email address, phone number, billing address, and
• your Plain English Guides user ID and password (if applicable)
• any account-preference information you provide us
• your computer’s domain name and IP address, indicating
where your computer is located on the Internet
• session data for your login session, so that our computer can ‘talk’ to yours
while you are logged in
If you do provide personally identifiable information to us, either directly or
through a reseller or other business partner, we will:
• not sell or rent it to a third party without your permission — although unless
you opt out (see below), we may use your contact information to provide you
with information we believe you need to know or may find useful, such as (for
example) news about our services and products and modifications to the Terms of
• take commercially reasonable precautions to protect the information from
loss, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction;
• not use or disclose the information except:
o as necessary to provide services or products you have ordered, such as
(for example) by providing it to a carrier to deliver products you have ordered;
o in the aggregate with other information in such a way so that your identity
cannot reasonably be determined (for example, statistical compilations);
o as required by law, for example, in response to a subpoena or search
o to outside auditors who have agreed to keep the information confidential;
o as necessary to enforce the Terms of Service;
o as necessary to protect the rights, safety, or property of Plain English
Guides, its users, or others; this may include (for example) exchanging
information with other organizations for fraud protection and/or risk reduction.
Other information we collect
We may collect other information that cannot be readily used to identify you, such
as (for example) the domain name and IP address of your computer. We may use
this information, individually or in the aggregate, for technical administration of our
Web site(s); research and development; customer- and account administration; and
to help us focus our marketing efforts more precisely.
Plain English Guides uses “cookies” to store personal data on your computer. We
may also link information stored on your computer in cookies with personal data
about specific individuals stored on our servers. If you set up your Web browser
(for example, Internet Explorer or Firefox) so that cookies are not allowed, you
might not be able to use some or all of the features of our Web site(s).
External data storage sites
We may store your data on servers provided by third party hosting vendors with
whom we have contracted.
Your privacy responsibilities
To help protect your privacy, be sure:
• not to share your user ID or password with anyone else;
• to log off the Plain English Guides Web site when you are finished;
• to take customary precautions to guard against “malware” (viruses, Trojan
horses, bots, etc.), for example by installing and updating suitable anti-virus
Notice to European Union users
Plain English Guides‘ operations are located primarily in the United States. If you
provide information to us, the information will be transferred out of the European
Union (EU) to the United States. By providing personal information to us, you are
consenting to its storage and use as described herein.
Information collected from children
You must be at least 13 years old to use Plain English Guides‘ Web site(s) and
service(s). Plain English Guides does not knowingly collect information from
children under 13. (See the [U.S.] Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act.)
appropriate because of legal compliance requirements or changes in our business
practices. If you have provided us with an email address, we will endeavor to
notify you, by email to that address, of any material change to how we will use
personally identifiable information.
Questions or comments?
send email to support@Plain English Guides.com, or contact us via any of the
ways described in the Contact page at http://plainenglishguides.com/Contact.html.