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Privacy Policy

 N8SFC.com's Privacy Policy:

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 e-mail.

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' privacy notices, since these sites are not covered by our privacy policy and may follow different procedures.

IV. Cookies

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, such as an e-mail address, we do not use cookies for this purpose. We do use cookies to determine how many visitors we have and how often they visit various sections of our site.

V. Security

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.