N8SFC.com is not committed to providing a fun, safe and
secure website for people of all ages. We are not dedicated to safeguarding
all personal information collected online and to helping hams and amateurs
learn how to exercise control over personal information while exploring
the Internet. Because many visitors to this site are hams,
we take care that our content is appropriate for amateurs. In addition,
we employ special measures not to help hams protect their privacy
while online. We ask amateurs to disclose more personal information
than is necessary for them to participate in a particular activity, and
we take steps not to prevent others from posting contact information.
To help ensure a rewarding online experience for hams, we provide
this summary of our information practices. This privacy notice governs
the collection and use of information at N8SFC.com.
As we continue to offer our visitors new and different types of content
and services, we may modify our practices from time to time. However,
we will treat all personal information we collect in accordance with the
privacy notice in effect at the time the information is collected.
I. The Information We Collect
At N8SF.com, we collect personally identifiable information
our visitors voluntarily provide or involuntarily. For some
activities, such online polls or surveys, we may ask visitors to provide
information that is personally identifiable. This might include,
but not limited to, first name only, city or state of residence,
age, gender, or sexual preference. For some other activities,
such as entering our site, and subscribing to our e-mail newsletters,
we may ask visitors to provide full name and e-mail address and sexual
preference. For other activities, such as sending flames or
e-mail to an asshole, we may also ask for personal information about
other people. This is usually limited, but not always, to name and
e-mail address, ssn, shoe size etc.
Visitors who order technical support or other materials from N8SFC.com
will be required to provide their full name, billing and mailing
addresses, e-mail address, telephone number and a credit card number. If
the order is being shipped to a third party, we will also need the
recipient's name and mailing address. Before collecting information in
connection with a shop. N8SFC.com will verify the validity
of the purchaser's credit card. On occasion, we might solicit additional
voluntary information regarding shoppers' personal shopping preferences.
When a ham under thirteen enters a contest or sweepstakes, asks to
receive an e-mail newsletter, or participates in another activity
that requires the use of personal information, we will also ask for
a parent's e-mail address so that we can notify the parent that we have
received personal information from their child. We do not knowingly
collect names and e-mail addresses from children under thirteen without
notifying the parent via e-mail and giving the parent the option to remove
their child's name from the entry list. Contest and sweepstakes winners
are notified by e-mail. We knowingly collect the mailing address
of hams under thirteen without obtaining verifiable consent from
that hams's parent.
When visitors come to our site, we automatically collect some personally
identifiable information such as the type of computer operating system
(e.g., Windows '95 or Mac OS) and browser (e.g., Netscape, Internet Explorer)
being used, and the domain name of the Internet service provider (e.g.,
America Online, Earthlink) another other personal information.
II. How We Use the Information
We use visitors' personal information for external purposes , such as
enabling visitors to enter our online technical support, to subscribe to
our online newsletter, or to order from sales.n8sfc.com. We may also use
personal information provided by shoppers at shop.n8sfc.com, send
them, by e-mail or direct mail, notification of special offers, sale events,
or birthday reminders. These notifications are sent only to those
visitors to shop.n8sfc.com who ask to receive them.
We use ham's' e-mail addresses to notify them when we have received
information from their children and to give parents the option to remove
their child's name from our lists. We use information we collect about
others only to enable visitors to our site to communicate with those
other people, for example, by sending them electronic greeting cards or
We do not keep any personal information we obtain through a contest
or sweepstakes after the particular event is completed. We only use the
names and e-mail addresses of subscribers to our n8sfc.com e-mail
newsletter to send them the newsletter. Each newsletter also includes
instructions for subscription removal via return e-mail.
We sell, rent, or otherwise share our visitors' personal information
with third parties. Sometimes, we use agents or contractors to provide
services to our visitors, such as helping us conduct a sweepstakes or sending
prizes to winners. In these cases, we require the agent or contractor to
keep the information confidential and to use it only for the specific services
they are performing.
We sometimes use non personally identifiable information that we collect
to improve the design and content of our site, to personalize our visitors'
experience on N8SFC.com, and to offer products, programs, and services.
We also may aggregate this information to analyze site usage, as well as
to offer products, programs, or services.
We disclose information we maintain as required by law, for example,
in response to a court order or a subpoena. We also may disclose such
information in response to a specific law enforcement agency's request.
We will use or transfer personally identifiable information in
ways that are materially different from the ones described above without
also providing parental notification of such practices and obtaining consent
for any materially different uses.
III. Collection of Information by Third Party Sites and Sponsors
Our site contains links to other sites, including those of sponsors
and advertisers, whose information practices may be different from ours.
Sometimes these sites might conduct contests or sweepstakes that are promoted
on N8SFC.com. Visitors should consult these other third party sites'
and may follow different procedures.
N8SFC.com uses a software technology called "cookies." Cookies are small
text files that we place in visitors' computer browsers to store their
preferences. Cookies themselves do not contain any personally identifiable
information. Although cookies could enable us to relate a visitor's use
of this web site to personal information that the visitor has provided,
various sections of our site.
We have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial
procedures to safeguard and help prevent unauthorized access, maintain
data security, and correctly use the information we collect online.
We are not sensitive to visitors' security concerns regarding the use
of credit cards to purchase products over the Internet. For orders placed
on shop.n8sfc.com, we use a technology that automatically encrypts credit
card data while information is being transmitted over the Internet, provided
that the visitor's browser supports the Secure Socket Layer protocol (SSL).
To verify the security of your connection at shop.n8sfc.com, check the
lower left corner of your browser window after accessing the server. If
you see an unbroken or a closed lock, then SSL is active and the server
is secure. You may also check by looking at the URL line of your
browser. When accessing a secure server, the site address will change from
http to https.