PAT'S OLD WOOD PRIVACY POLICY

1.  Introduction

Thank you for visiting PatsOldWood.com.  By now you should have read and agreed to our Terms & Conditions; if you have not, you must do so before continuing.  This Privacy Policy, like our Terms of Service, is an integral part of using our service, and you must completely agree to it in order to use our Site and Service.

 

2.  Definitions

Throughout this Privacy Policy, we may use certain words or phrases, and it is important that you understand the meaning of them.  The list is not all-encompassing and no definition should be considered binding to the point that it renders this Privacy Policy nonsensical:

“Pat’s Old Wood, LLC.” refers to the sole proprietor who owns this website (Patrick T. Lynch), our Site, or our Service, depending on the context of the usage;

“Privacy Policy” refers to this Privacy Policy governing the use of your information by Pat’s Old Wood, LLC.;

“Service” refers to the services that we provide through our Site, including but not limited to our blog, advertising, and general information services;

“Site” refers to our website, info@patsoldwood.com;

“User” refers to you and any other person who uses our Service, or visits our Site;

“You” refers to you, the person who is reading this Privacy Policy governing Pat’s Old Wood, LLC, to which you must agree in order to use our Site and Service.

 

3.  Information Collected

Identifying Information Collected by Us

When using our website, you may be required to provide all or some of your name, e-mail address, mailing address, telephone number, website link, military or law enforcement affiliation, years of service, and any other information that would support your content or participation on our Site, or which we deem relevant to collect.  We will not disclose this information except in accordance with our Terms of Service and this Privacy Policy.

 

Under no circumstances may you submit information to us, whether through e-mail, contact form, or otherwise, if you are under the age of thirteen years of age.  This is to comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, over which we have no control.  We apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause.

 

Non-Identifying Information

Whenever you visit our Site, we may collect non-identifying information from you, such as your IP address, referring URL, browser, operating system, cookie information, and Internet Service Provider.  Without a subpoena, voluntary compliance on the part of your Internet Service Provider, or additional records from a third party, this information alone cannot usually be used to identify you.

 

4.  Use of Your Information

We may use your information:

  • To enhance or improve Users’ experiences, our Site, or Service.

  • To transfer with your consent.You hereby consent to all such transfers, though we may, but are not obligated to, still give you notice when we transfer your information on certain occasions.

  • To send e-mails about our Site or respond to inquiries.

  • To send e-mails about the Site and other products, news, or updates for Pat’s Old Woold, LLC, or other businesses, websites, or services owned or operated by us.

  • To send e-mails about third party offers.

 

You agree that we may disclose your information to another User where we believe in good faith that there is a dispute with that other User for which they might be entitled to send your information to a collections agency or claim damages from you in a court of competent jurisdiction.  This may include, but is not limited to, instances where a User has a dispute with you over a product or service you advertised through our Site using our free advertising service.

 

5.  Accessing, Editing, and Removing Your Information

When submitting advertisements, you may decide to post personal information such as your name, phone number, and so on, for the benefit of readers.  We may, at our sole discretion, comply with requests by you to remove or edit such information at a later date.  Although most changes may occur immediately, information may still be stored in a web browser’s cache.  Additionally, such information may be copied by any person who accesses it and stored or distributed elsewhere—we have no control over this.  We take no responsibility for stored information in your cache, or in other devices that may store information, and disclaim all liability of such.  In addition, we may, from time to time, retain residual information about you in our backup and/or database.

 

6.  Cookies

We may use cookies to track advertisements, and may also use cookies in conjunction with third parties, such as affiliate marketing services or web analytics services.  For these reasons, you must have cookies enabled when you use our Site or Service.

7.  Third Parties

7.1  Third Party Websites

Pat’s Old Wood, LLC or its Users may post links to third party websites on its Site or through its Service, which may include information that we have no control over.  Whether you access third party websites through a link on our Site, or as a consequence of using our Service, you acknowledge that you are aware that these third party websites are not screened for privacy or security issues by us, and you release us from any liability for the conduct of these third party websites.

Please be aware that this Privacy Policy, and any other policies in place, in addition to any amendments, does not create rights enforceable by third parties.  Pat’s Old Wood, LLC bears no responsibility for the information collected or used by any advertiser or third party website.  Please review the privacy policy and terms of service for each site you visit through third party links or through our Service.

 

7.2  Purchases

Should you make a purchase of a third party product or service, whether it is from a free advertiser or one of the companies for whom we are an affiliate, you will be required to provide your financial information to them or a third party designed by them when paying for your purchases.  It is your responsibility to ensure the security of your payment details when making purchases through these third parties, and we recommend that you conduct routine credit bureau checks to protect your identity.

 

8.  Third Party Access to Your Information

Although you are entering into an Agreement with Pat’s Old Wood, LLC to disclose your information to us, we do use third party individuals and organizations to assist us, including contractors, web hosts, and others.

Throughout the course of our provision of our services to you, we may delegate our authority to collect, access, use, and disseminate your information.  For example, our web host stores the information that you provide us, and we may hire third parties to assist us in maintaining, repairing, improving, or otherwise assisting us with our Site and Service.

It is therefore necessary that you grant the third parties we may use in the course of our business the same rights that you afford us under this Privacy Policy.  For this reason, you hereby agree that for every authorization which you grant to us in this Privacy Policy, you also grant to any third party that we may hire, contract, or otherwise retain the services of for the purpose of operating, maintaining, repairing, or otherwise improving or preserving our website or its underlying files or systems.  You agree not to hold us liable for the actions of any of these third parties, even if we would normally be held vicariously liable for their actions, and that you must take legal action against them directly should they commit any tort or other actionable wrong against you.

 

9.  Law Enforcement

You agree that we may disclose your information to a third party where we believe, in good faith, that it is desirable to do so for the purposes of a civil action, criminal investigation, or other legal matter.  In the event that we receive a subpoena affecting your privacy, we may elect to notify you to give you an opportunity to file a motion to quash the subpoena, or we may attempt to quash it ourselves, but we are not obligated to do either.  We may also proactively report you and release your information without receiving any request to third parties where we believe that it is proper to do so for legal reasons, such as instances where we believe your actions violate any law of the United States or any other country having jurisdiction over us, our Site, Services, or our Terms of Service.  You release us from any damages that may arise from or relate to the release of your information to a request from law enforcement agencies or private litigants.  We may release your information under the conditions listed in this paragraph whether it is to individuals or entities in the Commonwealth of Virginia, the rest of the United States, or elsewhere.

 

10.  Commercial and Non-Commercial Communications

By providing information to the Site that forms the basis of communication with you, such as contact information, you waive all rights to file complaints concerning unsolicited email from us since, by providing such information, you agree to receive communication from us other anyone else covered under this Privacy Policy.  However, you may unsubscribe from certain communications by notifying Pat’s Old Wood, LLC that you no longer wish to receive solicitations or information and we will endeavor to remove you from our database where you have the right to request this under our Agreement, Privacy Policy, or applicable law, or where we voluntarily decide to grant the request.

 

11.  Security Measures

We take certain measures to enhance the security of our Site and Service, including using SSL Certificates, Vulnerability Scanning, and PCI DSS-compliant hosting.  However, we make no representations as to the security or privacy of your information.  It is in our interest to keep our website secure, but we recommend that you use anti-virus software, routine credit checks, firewalls, and other precautions to protect yourself from security and privacy threats.

 

12.  Your California Privacy Rights

Pat’s Old Wood, LLC permits residents of the State of California to use its Service, and complies with the California Business and Professions Code §§ 22575-22579.  If you are a California resident you may request certain information regarding our disclosure of personal information to any third parties for their direct marketing purposes.  Various provisions throughout this Privacy Policy address requirements of the Californian privacy statutes. In summary, you must presume that we collect electronic information from all visitors. You may contact us at info@patsoldwood.com with any questions.

 

13.  International Transfer

Your information may be transferred to - and maintained on - computers located outside of your state, province, country, or other governmental jurisdiction where the privacy laws may not be as protective as those in your jurisdiction.  If you are located outside the United States and choose to provide information to us, Pat’s Old Wood, LLC may transfer personal information to the United States or elsewhere and process it there.  Your consent to this Privacy Policy followed by your submission of such information represents your agreement to that transfer.

 

14.  Amendments

Like our Terms & Conditions, we may amend this Privacy Policy from time to time.  When we amend this Privacy Policy, we will update this page and note when it was last modified.  You must agree to the amendments as a condition of your continued use of our Site and Service.  If you do not agree, you must immediately cease using our Site and Service.

Last Updated:  May 27, 2020

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