Anonymous Information We collect anonymous information from our visitors that cannot be associated with a specific individual. For example, we know how many people visit The Gate, but we don’t know their names or any other personal information about them. We collect this type of anonymous data in order to track overall Web site traffic and the specific pages that people visit most often. This anonymous tracking information is used to build a better service and enhance the content in our most popular categories. Some of this anonymous tracking information is shared with third parties such as advertisers, but again, it remains anonymous.
Comment Information We store the comments you leave on The Gate when responding to a post. This information is yours, and is never used by The Gate for the purposes for which it’s given.
Personal Information We collect personal information if you voluntarily join The Gate. Registration is required to access some of the features of this service. The only personal information collected upon signing up for The Gate is a working email address.
The Way We Use Information We use your email address to send a confirmation email when you sign up for The Gate or when you choose to participate in the The Gate forum and to allow you to reset your password if you lose or forget your old one. And finally, our administrators might send you an email if circumstances warrant it. No other use is now or ever will be made of this email address. We will not send you any other email unless you contact us first and specifically request information, technical help, or administrative assistance. We do not sell this address, or link it to any other personal information.
Our Commitment To Data Security To prevent unauthorized access, to maintain data accuracy, and to ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place physical, electronic, and administrative procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.
Links to Other Sites The Gate contains links to other sites that are not associated with The Gate. We are not responsible for the privacy policies of such other sites.
Surveys or Contests From time to time we sponsor surveys and contests. If you participate, we will request certain Personal Information from you. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary and you will have a choice whether or not to disclose this information. Contest information typically includes information such as name and mailing address. We only use this information internally to determine eligibility, notify contest winners, and to measure the success of our efforts.