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Last Updated on 1/1/2007
Personal information on this Site is collected by Richard Lerner. I can be contacted at 119 Firestone Circle, Roslyn, New York 11576.
As a visitor to this Site, you can engage in many activities without providing any personal information. In connection with other activities, such as utilizing online messaging systems, I may ask you to provide certain information about yourself by filling out and submitting an online form. It is completely optional for you to engage in these activities. If you elect to engage in these activities, however, I may ask that you provide me personal information, such as your first and last name, mailing address (including zip code), e-mail address, telephone and facsimile numbers, and other personal information. Depending upon the activity, some of the information that we ask you to provide is identified as mandatory and some as voluntary. If you do not provide the mandatory data with respect to a particular activity, you will not be able to engage in that activity.
When you use the Site, myself or third parties authorized solely by me may also collect certain technical and routing information about your computer to facilitate your use of the Site and its services. For example, I may log environmental variables, such as browser type, operating system, CPU speed, and the Internet Protocol ("IP") address of your computer. I use these environmental variables to facilitate and track your use of the Site and its services. I also use such environmental variables to measure traffic patterns on the Site. Without expressly informing you in each particular circumstance, we do not match such information with any of your personal information.
In order to reduce errors in our database, authenticate our users and prevent abuse of my system, I may on occasion supplement the personal information you submit to me with information from third party sources. For example, I may supplement your comments form information with address information provided by the U.S. Postal Service to qualify your information and prevent errors in my database.
I collect your information in order to record and support your participation in the activities you select as well as for demographic purposes and to initate new services and features. Your personal information is also used to keep you informed about new services, events, and other happenings that I feel you may be interested in. In respect to these communications, I will NEVER use your personal information for unsolicited commercial e-mail (SPAM) and I will NEVER send, sell, give, lend, or distribute your information to ANY outside parties except if required by law. You can choose at any time whether or not to receive e-mail from me.
I may collect information about the use of the Site; such as the types of services used and how many visitors I receive daily. This information is collected in aggregate form, without identifying any user individually. I may use this aggregate, non-identifying statistical data for statistical analysis, marketing or similar promotional purposes.
I recognize and appreciate the importance of responsible use of information collected on this Site. Without your consent, I will not communicate any information to you regarding services and happenings available from the Site, although I may find it necessary to communicate with you regarding your use of the services on this Site. I will also not provide your name to other companies or organizations without your consent.
There are other specific instances in which I may divulge your personal information. I may provide your personal information if necessary, in my good faith and judgement, to comply with laws or regulations of a governmental or regulatory body or in response to a valid subpoena, warrant or order or to protect the rights of myself or others.
Personal information that you provide resides on a secure PC and is only accessible to me and my affiliates in connection with successful transmition of your information from the Site to my in-house systems. Since this information is not accessible by you, you will not be asked to select a password in order to view or modify such information.
Please note that any information you post to a public bulletin board or chat room, such as the the Lerner Family Website Forum (the “Forum”), is available to all persons accessing that location. Your e-mail address will not automatically be posted on the Forum unless you modify the default setting to permit that. Your e-mail address would then be available to all persons accessing the Forum.
Most browsers are initially set to accept cookies. You can set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie, giving you the chance to decide whether or not to accept it. (For some Web pages that require an authorization, cookies are not optional. Users choosing not to accept cookies will probably not be able to access those pages.)
While my Web servers automatically log the IP/Internet address of your computer, I do not use this information to identify you personally.