PRIVACY POLICY (last updated September 22, 2016)

PLAIN ENGLISH:

 

Unregistered visitors and registered members: You must be at least 18 years old to use this site. We ask for your email address to activate your membership, to send you opt-in notifications, and to transmit important site information. We do not send commercial emails or newsletters. We don't ask for, or want, your full name, address, or other personally identifying information. You may register with just your email address, or you may voluntarily link your user profile to your Twitter or Facebook account. We collect IP addresses to reduce forum spam and for enforcement of site rules. We use Google Adsense for external advertising (so we can afford to provide you this site) and Google Analytics to track basic information about our site visitors. We do not sell or give your information to third parties.

Advertisers: Obviously, we require additional information if you want to register as an advertiser on this site, including your full name, business name, phone number, email address, and URL. All transactions and payment information is conducted through an external provider, and we do not retain or have access to account numbers or other payment information.

 

LEGALESE:

 

Commitment To Privacy

Nothing is more important to the owners and staff of Sprechen LLC and sprecn.com (hereinafter the "Website") than making every effort to protect the privacy of all Website visitors. To better protect your privacy, we provide this notice explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used.

The Information We Collect:

This notice applies to all information collected or submitted on the Website. On some pages, you can specify personal profiles that may be viewable by other registered members of the Website. However, at no time do we require your personal information such as full name, address, or phone number, and we only require a first name and a functioning e-mail address for membership. At no time do we attempt to reconcile any information you provide (including your IP address as indicated below) with offline identity or other personal information.

The Way We Use Information:

We use the information you provided about yourself at registration to authorize your access when you post messages on our discussion forum. We may also record the IP address you're using at the time of each posted message. We use the e-mail address you provided to confirm your registration, to notify you of any violations of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (hereinafter "DMCA") by one or more of your posts, and to send you opt-in notifications about your site subscriptions and private messages. Your e-mail address is not used for any other purpose, will never be shared with outside parties, and is not viewable by registered members or unregistered visitors.

 

You may voluntarily link your user profile to your existing social networking accounts (such as Twitter or Facebook). You must be aware that these are separate companies with privacy policies that may be different from ours. At no time is your personal information from the Website provided to such sites.

 

We employ Google Analytics software (which may set a cookie) to obtain traffic analysis data. We use non-identifying and aggregate information to better design our website and to share with advertisers. For example, we may tell an advertiser that X number of individuals visited a certain area on our website, but we would never disclose anything that could be used to identify any specific individuals.

 

Finally, we never use or share the personally identifiable information provided to us online in ways unrelated to the ones described above. Your profile information is protected from web-spiders that search for e-mail addresses and other personal information. We reserve the right to disclose any personally identifiable information associated with your account and/or posting history as required by law and when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights and/or comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process served on Sprechen LLC.

Voluntary Input Of Personally Identifiable Information:

If you use the forums or private messaging on the Website, you should be aware that any personally identifiable information you submit there can be read, collected, or used by other users of these forums, and could be used to send you unsolicited messages. We are not responsible for the personally identifiable information you choose to submit in these forums and services, and may, at our discretion, remove any personally identifiable information you submit that appears in public view.

Data Cookies:

From time to time data cookies may be set by various portions of the application code that runs the forums and private messaging system running on our web servers. At no time is any personally identifying information (other than site username) ever stored in these cookies. The cookies are used to provide our application with page-to-page awareness of your user status and/or access privileges. Most of these cookies expire within days, but some may expire in months or years.

Third Party Data Cookies:

Advertising networks that serve advertising on the Websites may write their own cookies for the purposes of determining advertising frequency and relevance, and to match ads against your interests based on aggregate non-personally identifiable information learned about your Internet browsing. We have performed reasonable diligence on all advertising networks authorized to serve ads on our websites to ensure that their data cookies are for this purpose and nothing more. Many providers serving display ads provide users with the ability to opt-out of these third-party cookies. Third party vendors, including Google, use cookies to serve ads based on a user's prior visits to the Website. Google's use of the DoubleClick cookie enables it and its partners to serve ads to you based on your visit to the Website and/or other sites on the Internet. You may learn more about the DoubleClick cookie by visiting Ads Settings


Data Mining:

At no time will your personal profile information, posting history, or any other activity specific to your time on our websites be used for the purposes of targeted messages from advertisers or marketers purchasing ads or other marketing products on the Website.

Affiliate Relationships and Service Providers:

Certain partner websites may provide additional content, features, and even shopping cart services for products carrying the Websites identity and/or content. While the URL subdirectory or subdomain for partner sites such as these may contain "sprecn.com” or “Sprechen LLC" you must be aware that these are separate companies with privacy policies that may be different from ours. At no time is your personal information from the Website provided to such sites, and we do not collect data from them that correlates to your member account on the Website.

Our Commitment To Data Security:

To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

Our Commitment To The Privacy Of Children:

Protecting the privacy of the very young is especially important. For that reason, we never collect or maintain information at our website from those we actually know are under 18 years of age, and no part of our website is structured to attract anyone under 18.

Our Commitment To Communication Privacy:

Members are provided with a private messaging system as part of their account privileges. Every reasonable effort is made to ensure the private messaging system is maintained in a secure fashion so as to ensure the privacy of any and all messages sent between members. Staff and/or owners will not observe the content or flow of any private messaging unless explicit reports of violations of the Terms and Conditions of Use or the Terms and Conditions of Membership are received. Private messages may be subject to run-time content filtering (such as vulgarities) that is used to automatically filter prohibited content.

How You Can Access Or Correct Your Information

You can access all your profile information by logging in to the Website. To protect your privacy and security, we will also take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting access or making corrections.

Our Commitment To Accuracy:

From time to time, members may post controversial material for which demands of proof or other evidentiary corroboration may be requested. At such time as this becomes required, your privacy, and that of your source, will be guaranteed by the ownership of the Website via a legally binding non-disclosure agreement (NDA). At no time will you ever be required to reveal information to anyone on staff, and any cooperation is purely voluntary and limited to a Website owner.

Changes To This Privacy Policy:

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes to this privacy statement, the home page, and other places we deem appropriate so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it. We reserve the right to modify this privacy statement at any time, so please review it frequently. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here, by email, or by means of a notice on our home page.

How To Contact Us:

Should you have other questions or concerns about these privacy policies, please send us an email using our Contact Form.

 

Written queries may be sent to:
Sprechen LLC
9546 S. Dallman Drive #114

Conifer, Colorado 80433

(These privacy policies are subject to change without notice. Please refer to them often to stay up-to-date with our current policies.)