Last Updated: 23 July 2009
Construct Zero, Inc is a licensee of the TRUSTe Privacy Program. TRUSTe is an independent organization whose mission is to enable individuals and organizations to establish trusting relationships based on respect for personal identity and information by promoting the use of fair information practices.
This privacy statement covers the site www.markjoyner.name. Because this web site wants to demonstrate its commitment to our users’ privacy, it has agreed to disclose its information practices and have its privacy practices reviewed for compliance by TRUSTe.
By displaying the TRUSTe trustmark, www.markjoyner.name has agreed to notify users of:
1. What personally identifiable information is collected through the web site.
2. What personally identifiable information third parties collect through the web site.
3. What organization collects the information.
4. How the information is used.
5. With whom the information collected may be shared.
6. What choices are available to users regarding collection, use and distribution of the information.
7. What measures are taken by Construct Zero, Inc to protect the information under its control.
How users can correct any inaccuracies in the information.
This policy contains additional clauses for California residents in order to comply with California privacy protection requirements. For more information, see "Notice of Compliance to California Residents" below.
If you have questions or concerns regarding this statement, you should first contact the website administrator:
If by email:
Or send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
If by post:
Construct Zero, Inc
7426 Cherry Ave, Ste 210 #150
Fontana, CA 92336
If you do not receive acknowledgment of your inquiry, or if your inquiry is not satisfactorily addressed, you should then contact TRUSTe through the TRUSTe Watchdog Dispute Resolution Process (http://www.truste.org/consumers/watchdog_complaint.php ). TRUSTe will serve as a liaison with the web site to resolve your concerns.
The TRUSTe program covers only information that is collected through this web site and does not cover information that may be collected through software downloaded from the site.
What Information Is Collected And How Is It Used?
Information is collected from users in the following areas of this site:
1 Information is collected from members when they subscribe to receive newsletters and communications from www.markjoyner.name.
www.markjoyner.name runs two opt-in mailing lists:
• MJ’s Atomic Mind Bombs; and
• MJ’s Occasional Coupons for Cool Stuff.
Users may subscribe to one or more of these lists.
In order to receive such communications from www.markjoyner.name, members are required to give their first name and their email address. This information is used solely to send the requested communications to subscribers.
2. Information is collected when members send emails or contact the site administrator so that the administrator may response to that communication. The information collected will include the sender’s name and email address and is used solely for purpose of resolving the user’s complaint or query
Members may request to be informed of new forum posts. Notifications of new posts are delivered by email to the email address provided by the member upon their Simpleology registration. An unsubscribe function is included in this communication in the event the member decides they do not wish to receive such notifications any longer. Forum members may also unsubscribe from this service by using the tools located in their community user profile.
Members should be aware that any personally identifiable information voluntarily submitted to the Discussion Community or the blog can be read, collected, or used by others, and could be used to send unsolicited messages. Construct Zero, Inc is not responsible for any personally identifiable information volunteered to this forum.
Communications From This Site
We send all new members a welcoming email upon subscription requesting them to confirm their subscription. This confirmation email provides a subscription activation link, and also opt-out and false sign-up reporting options.
Following subscription activation, members are sent confirmation receipts of which mailing list(s) they have subscribed to
With every requested newsletter sent to subscribers, we present the option not to receive these types of communications. For further information, please see the ‘How to Unsubscribe’ section.
Our Company Commitment to Children's Privacy
Protecting children's privacy is especially important to
us. It is our policy to comply with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act
of 1998 and all other applicable laws.
YOU MUST BE EIGHTEEN (18) YEARS OR OLDER TO ACCESS THIS WEB SITE. IF YOU ARE UNDER EIGHTEEN YEARS OF AGE, YOU ARE NOT PERMITTED TO ACCESS THIS WEB SITE FOR ANY REASON. DUE TO THE AGE RESTRICTIONS FOR USE OF THIS WEB SITE, NO INFORMATION OBTAINED BY THIS WEB SITE, FALLS WITHIN THE CHILDREN'S ONLINE PRIVACY PROTECTION ACT (COPPA) AND IS NOT MONITORED AS DOING SO.
On rare occasions it may be necessary to send out a service-related announcement. For instance, if the website is temporarily unavailable or undergoing maintenance, we might send members an email. Members may not opt-out of receiving these communications, but they are not promotional in nature.
Legal Disclaimer: Mark Joyner, Inc is the sole owner of the information collected on this web site. Construct Zero, Inc will only share your information with outside parties when required to by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with a current judicial proceeding, a court order or legal process served on this web site.
Sharing Personal Information with Third Parties: Construct Zero, Inc does not share personal information with third parties, except in the case of a survey or contest that is conducted in conjunction with a third party. Participation in such contests or surveys however is completely voluntary (for further information, see Contests and Surveys below).
Aggregate Information (non-personally identifiable): Construct Zero, Inc may share aggregate information with partners or advertisers, such as how many members are subscribed to the www.markjoyner.name mailing list. This is not linked to any personally identifiable information.
This web site contains links to other web sites. Please be aware that Construct Zero, Inc is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites, and encourages members to be aware when they leave www.markjoyner.name and to read the privacy statements of each and every site web site that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to the information collected by www.markjoyner.name.
We provide users’ of the site the opportunity to share content on third party platforms. These widgets act as a platform and while they allow you to share information across sites, no personal information on the site is stored on these widgets.
“Tell-Friends” or “Email-Cartoon-to-Friend”
If a member elects to use the Tell-Friends or Email-Cartoon-to-Friend service for passing on an article or cartoon from our web site to a friend, we ask the referrer for their first name and email address, and for the friend’s email address for the purpose of sending the friend a one-time email containing a link to our web site and the article or cartoon in question. Construct Zero, Inc does not store this information for any purpose other than to send this one-time email.
How To Unsubscribe
Every newsletter sent to members has an “unsubscribe” mechanism so members who no longer wish to receive communications may opt-out by following the “unsubscribe” instructions contained in these emails.
Once a member elects to unsubscribe from our mailing list, we immediately discard their information from our database.
If you have any queries about unsubscribing, please contact us and we will be happy to answer any questions you have. Our email and phone number can be found here:
If a member’s email address changes, members are advised to unsubscribe from the markjoyner.name mailing list as per above, and re-subscribe with their new email address using the subscribe function located on our homepage: www.markjoyner.name.
Like most standard web site services, we use log files. The following information is automatically logged by our web site servers upon connection: IP addresses, browser type, domain names, time and date stamp, referring URL and Landing Page, to track the viewer’s movements in the aggregate. IP addresses, etc are not linked to personally identifiable information.
A cookie is a small text file that is stored on a user’s computer for record-keeping purposes. We use session cookies to make it easier for you to navigate our site. A session ID cookie expires when you close your browser.
MarkJoyner.name Discussion Community,
persistent cookies are used to enable functions such as showing whether or
not a thread or forum you are viewing has received new posts since your last
visit, or to automatically log you back in when you return to the site after
being away for a while. When you register, you are provided with the option
to 'Automatically login when you return to the site'. This will store your
username and password in a cookie, stored on your computer. If you are using
a shared computer, such as in a library, school or internet cafe, or if you
have reason to not trust any other users that might use this computer, we do
not recommend that you enable this.
The Discussion Community also
gives you the option to use a session ID cookie to track your current
session, ensuring that you remain logged-on while browsing the site. If you
choose not to store this information in a cookie, the session data will be
sent through each link you click. Choosing not to use a cookie may cause
problems if your computer's connection to the Internet uses a proxy-server
and you share links with other users behind the same proxy.
Information about how to clear
your forum cookies can be found
For more information about cookies, please see:
Surveys or Contests
From time-to-time www.markjoyner.name may provide you the opportunity to participate in contests or surveys. If you participate, we will request certain personally identifiable information from you. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary and therefore you have a choice whether or not to disclose this information. The requested information typically includes contact information (such as name, email and/or shipping address), and demographic information (such as zip code).
We use this information to notify contest winners and award prizes.
We may use a third party service provider to conduct these surveys or contests; that company will be prohibited from using our users’ personally identifiable information for any other purpose. We will not share the personally identifiable information you provide through a contest or survey with other third parties unless we give you prior notice and choice.
This website takes
careful measures to protect member information and prevent the loss and misuse of
such information. When you subscribe to our mailing list, your information is encrypted
and stored behind a firewall. The website runs regular external and internal audits,
and vulnerability and intrusion detection scans. All member information is restricted
to Construct Zero, Inc directors, employees or contractors who are contractually prevented
from using such information for any purpose other than what is required to perform
their jobs. Information is provided to directors, employees and contractors on a
need-to-know basis, and password protection is used to verify the identity of directors,
employees and contractors accessing member information. The servers that store your
information are located in a secure locked facility. W hile
we make every effort to ensure the integrity and security of our network and
systems, we cannot guarantee that our security measures will prevent third-party
"hackers" from illegally obtaining this information.
Notice of Compliance to California Residents – Your California Privacy
Rights Under The California Online Privacy Protection Act and the California
Business and Professions Code
Our company does not maintain a process for an individual consumer who uses or visits our commercial Web site or online service to review and request changes to any of his or her personally identifiable information that is collected through our Web site or online service.
For the purposes of this policy and California compliance the following definitions apply:
Depending on the visitor's activity, in our commercial Web site or online service, the following "personally identifiable information" may be collected, in addition to information set forth in other sections of this document.
The term "personally identifiable information" means individually identifiable information about an individual consumer collected online by our company from an individual and maintained by our company in an accessible form, and may include any of the following:
A first and last name.
A home or other physical address, including street name and name of a city or town.
An e-mail address.
A telephone number.
A social security number.
Any other identifier that permits the physical or online contacting of a specific individual.
Under California Law SB 27, California residents have the right to receive, once a year, information about third parties with whom we have shared information about you or your family for their marketing purposes during the previous calendar year, if any, and a description of the categories of personal information shared. To make such a request, please send an email to email@example.com and please include the phrase "California Privacy Request" in the subject line, the domain name of the Web site you are inquiring about, along with your name, address and email address. We will respond to you within thirty days of receiving such a request.
Revisions To This Policy
Our company reserves the right to revise, amend, or modify
this policy, our Terms Of Service agreement, and our other policies and
agreements at any time and in any manner, by updating this posting. Your use of
this site after such changes are implemented constitutes your acknowledgement
and acceptance of these changes. Please consult this privacy statement prior to
every use for any changes. If we are going to use members’ information in
a manner different from that stated at the time of subscription, we will notify
members via email. Members will have a choice whether or not we may use their
information in this different manner.