Southern Web Group (SWG) has created this privacy statement to demonstrate its firm commitment to privacy by informing site visitors of our data collection and storage practices, and guidelines for use of visitor data.
The following statements detail information gathering and dissemination practices for Southern Web Group, located at http://www.southernwebgroup.com and any other associated sites using the southernwebgroup.com domain.
User Tracking and Data Capture Practices
Our servers collect and aggregate user information site-wide, including anonymous site statistics, such as the number of views of each page. We log domain names and/or IP addresses of visitors (such as umich.edu, aol.com, 188.8.131.52, etc.), which permits us to know “where” visitors are from, or what access service they use, without knowing their individual identities. Because we do not require users to register with us, this “host level” tracking is our primary basis for assessing traffic patterns.
On certain pages, we give users the option of providing us with names, addresses, phone numbers, fax numbers, email addresses, and other personal information, and various other kinds of details. This more personal information is gathered only with users` knowing and active permission and participation.
The Southern Web Group Website does not use any cookies that are automatically written to your computer’s hard drive or retained by SWG or our vendors.
The SWG Website does set “session specific cookies” to help run its interactive online applications, such as the shopping cart. The session specific cookies only exist in your computer’s short term memory (RAM) and only exist as long as the session lasts. They expire (disappear from your computer’s memory) when the session ends. These cookies will NOT be written to a user’s hard drive. Under no circumstance will any information associated with these cookies be retained or used by SWG or its vendors after the session is completed.
On some pages, users can sign up to receive additional information by e-mail through an e-mail subscription service (as discussed below), or by other means, including postal mail. Personal information that has been volunteered to us may also be combined with data from third parties, such as Congressional district maps, to improve our services to members. No such combining will be done for marketing purposes.
E-mail addresses of visitors and members are never exchanged with other organizations except as provided for in the section on email list subscriptions below.
Financial Data Security
Sale forms that collect financial information (such as a credit card number) are offered over a secure socket layer that encrypts the data for delivery to our server, and all financial data is stored or transmitted using appropriate security measures.
Email List Subscriptions
The SWG uses your email address to update you on news that you have requested. To deliver this information to you, we use an email marketing service that helps us to conduct targeted permission-based email campaigns. When registering for our email newsletter(s), Southern Web Group may collect and store the personal information that you provide on our behalf, but the contract between the SWG and our vendor prohibits it from sharing, renting, selling or trading any of this information to parties other than SWG. We adhere to all Federal and State privacy laws such as the FTC’s privacy guidelines and other industry standards.
Our site provides users the opportunity to opt-out of receiving communications from us at the point where we request information about the visitor. We offer the options below to view, modify, or delete your records with us.
This site gives users the following options for changing and modifying information previously provided.
If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this Web site, you can contact:
Southern Web Group
PO Box 14028
Atlanta, GA 30324-1028
Last Updated: December 10, 2005