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Privacy Policy

Your Privacy Is Important To Us!

The privacy of our visitors and members is very important to us. Since we do gather information about you, we provide this privacy statement to enable you to understand the terms and conditions associated with the collection of this data, as well as how we use it and how you can correct or change it. In addition, we make to you the following pledge:

The Springline Designs Privacy Pledge

  • The information we collect about your business will be used for purposes of site research and development in an effort to better serve your needs.
  • We will never contact you without your permission, and we will immediately terminate any communications with you upon request.

Contests And Sweepstakes

All contests and sweepstakes conducted on any site operated by Springline Designs are conducted in accordance with both federal and state laws. Information collected during any contest or sweepstakes event is used to verify user identity and to contact winners. Once again, no information regarding individual users is sold or rented to any third party. Winner name and address data will be supplied to a third-party fulfillment source for the shipment of your prize.

Special Offers

You can also choose to subscribe to our “special offer” lists and provide you with information and valuable offers by e-mail from Springline Designs and its partners. Subscription to these lists is completely voluntary, and you may unsubscribe at any time. To subscribe, simply check the box for each category of interest, provide your e-mail address and zip code then submit. From time-to-time, you may be asked to provide additional information such as job title, number of employees, country of origin, and type of business. Offers you receive through this subscription will be identified in the message header as part of your participation in the Springline Designs list. To unsubscribe, simply follow the directions provided in the footer of the e-mail or send an an email with “unsubscribe” in the subject line to shane@springlinedesigns.net. We want you to receive only those offers of interest to you. Please be assured that information you voluntarily give us will not be shared with any third party beyond our service provider.

Electronic Newsletters

You can choose to subscribe to one of our FREE electronic newsletters. These newsletters are distributed through our service provider. To subscribe, simply check the box for each newsletter you wish to receive, provide your e-mail address and zip code and then submit. From time-to-time, you may be asked to provide additional information such as job title, number of employees, country of origin, and type of business. As a subscriber to our newsletter, you also agree to receive advertisements, promotions, and special communications from Springline Designs and its partners. You can remove yourself from our newsletter e-mail lists by simply following the “Unsubscribe” directions included in each newsletter you receive or send an an email with “unsubscribe” in the subject line to shane@springlinedesigns.net. Please be assured that information you voluntarily give us will not be shared with any third party beyond our service provider.

Expert Columnists’ Lead Submission

Springline Designs collects lead information for some authors on the site identified as columnists. Submitting information to Springline Designs under this lead generation program is completely voluntary. Should you choose to provide Springline Designs with information as a part of this program, this personal information will only be sent to the columnist/company you selected. The lead information will also be retained by Springline Designs.

E-Mail Data Analysis

From time-to-time, we provide our e-mail lists (newsletters & special offers) to third-party companies who provide specialized services, such as e-mail message deployment, merge-purge (identifying and removing duplicate addresses) of lists, statistical analysis and other data processing. These companies work on our behalf, and we do not provide our lists or other data to them for their own, permanent use.

Usage Reports

In order to better understand traffic patterns on any site owned and operated by Springline Designs, we analyze our site activity to obtain overall usage statistics. These usage statistics provide us with certain information obtained from data within the browser string (information contained in every user’s browser). Information we collect from the browser string includes domain name, browser type, and operating system and MIME type.

Cookies

All sites owned and operated by Springline Designs use cookies. A cookie is a small data file written to your hard drive. Cookies allow us to understand user behavior so we can more effectively develop information and programs to serve you better. Our third-party ad serving company, delivers a one-time cookie to your hard drive in order to better track ad impressions and click-through rates. Advertisers require information regarding ad impressions and click-through rates, and by providing them with this information, we are able to keep our sites free to our visitors. If you’re concerned about the use of cookies, you have the option to set your browser to warn you before accepting cookies, or to turn off cookies entirely. The options to warn or disable cookies can be found in the “Options” or “Preferences” feature of your browser. You do not need to enable cookies in order to use any site owned and operated by Springline Designs

Beacons

Like many websites, Springline Designs may use pixel tags, also known as beacons, spotlight tags or web bugs, to improve our understanding of site traffic, visitor behavior and response to promotional campaigns as a supplement to our server logs and other methods of traffic and response measurement. We may also implement pixel tags provided by other companies for the same purpose.

Links to Other Sites

Please be aware that when you’re on Springline Designs or any site owned by Springline Designs, or when you receive an e-mail message from us on behalf of a marketer according to permission granted through our opt-in process for newsletters and special offers, you could be directed to other sites that are beyond our control, such as the marketer’s site. There may also be links to other sites from Springline Designs pages or from the e-mail message we send you that take you outside Springline Designs These other sites may send their own cookies to visitors, collect data or solicit personal information. The privacy policies of these other sites may be significantly different from this privacy policy. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of these other sites and cannot guarantee the security of any of your personal information collected there.

 Pop-ups

Springline Designs does serve pop advertisements to visitors upon entry and exit. The frequency of these pops is controlled by cookies, mentioned heretofore in this privacy policy. Although we do serve pop advertisements, you can choose to block these pop-up windows by using pop-up blocker software. There are many good pop-up blockers on the market. In order to obtain a pop-up blocker, you can view the list here at Download.com.

E-Mail

In addition to Springline Designs visitors providing permission to receive newsletters and special offers, we do work with various marketing partners to promote our newsletters and special offers to their visitors. Each promotion on third-party sites is branded under Springline Designs and, as with the newsletter and special offer list subscriptions on Springline Designs all e-mail address collection from third-party sources adhere to our opt-in process.

Security

Protecting the security of your personal information is very important to us. When we store information you’ve provided to us, that information is protected by security measures that include “firewalls” (a combination of computer hardware and software that helps keep unauthorized visitors from accessing information within our computer network), “intrusion detection systems” (a combination of computer hardware and software that helps detect any unauthorized visitors), “secure socket layer” (data encryption used when transmitting certain information such as personal information from a form or a transaction within SmallBizBooks.com or Free-Bookstore.com) and other security measures such as secure storage. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the internet or data repository can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while Springline Designs strives to protect your personal information and privacy, we cannot guarantee or warrant the security of any information you disclose or transmit to us online and cannot be responsible for the theft, destruction or inadvertent disclosure of your personal information.

Reporting Unsolicited E-Mail

Despite our concerted efforts to prevent unsolicited (spam) e-mail relayed through Springline Designs servers, unsolicited e-mail may sometimes get through. Springline Designs NEVER sends unsolicited or spam e-mail. We view spam as a serious violation of privacy and a misuse of the internet in general. If you receive an unsolicited e-mail with a domain of Springline Designs, please send it immediately to shane@springlinedesigns.net. Upon receipt of the e-mail, we will do our utmost to track down the offender and take any actions necessary to stop spam messages.

Deactivating

Any user receiving our electronic newsletter or who receives regular offers from our partners may opt out of our email list at any time by simply following the instructions to “Unsubscribe” within each newsletter or offering or send an email with “unsubscribe” in the subject line to shane@springlinedesigns.net.

Changes to the Springline Designs Privacy Policy

This privacy policy may be modified from time to time. If there is a significant change, we will indicate on our sites that our privacy policy has changed and provide a link to the new policy.

Contacting Springline Designs

Should you have any questions, concerns or suggestions, you may contact Springline Designs by e-mail at shane@springlinedesigns.net

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