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Ishmael Community Privacy & Copyright Information

    Ishmael Copyright Information

    The Ishmael Community and related websites were designed and built by Alan D. Thornhill and DataDrive under the supervision of Daniel Quinn and are to be considered copyrighted in their entirety by Daniel Quinn. All written materials within these sites are also to be considered copyrighted in their entirety by Daniel Quinn unless otherwise noted. Free personal and educational use and reproduction is permitted with permission; all commercial rights are reserved. Contact the Webmaster for permission to use written materials.

    ishmael.org and related websites are initiatives of Daniel Quinn and are provided to serve the Ishmael Community.

    More information about this website is available here.

    Privacy Policy

    Your personal information, including e-mail address, will never be sold to 3rd parties, traded, or given away, but we may retain your e-mail information for sending special announcements related to the theme of this site. If you do not wish to receive e-mail messages from us, we will immediately remove you from our mailing list if you tell us to.

    Information Collection and Use

    Ishmael is the sole owner of the information collected on this site. We will not sell, share, or rent this information to others in ways different from what is disclosed in this statement. Ishmael may collect information from our users at several different points on our website, as needed to service our users, as outlined below.

    Cookies

    Ishmael in general does not utilize the use of cookies for the site to function properly. However, cookies can help us provide a more tailored experience for the user based on the type of product the user has expressed interest in. For the Ishmael site, listed below are the cookies we do set, along with a brief description of their purpose:

    General site visitors:

    • referer - what page led you to the Ishmael site
    • datetime - what was the date and time you first came to the Ishmael site
    • cftoken, cfid –session management variable (ColdFusion)
    • jsessionid – session management variable(Java)

    A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user's hard drive containing information about the user. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information while on our site.

    Log Files

    We use IP addresses to analyze trends, administer the site, help provide an insight into how visitors transition from one page to another so we can optimize that experience, and gather broad demographic information like the type of browser, for aggregate use. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.

    Sharing Of Information

    Ishmael does NOT share any personal information with any outside company except as outlined here:

    Ishmael will comply with State and Federal law and therefore comply with lawful request (ie, court orders, subpoenas, etc.). When allowed, Ishmael will notify user of such request.

    Links

    This web site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our visitors to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every web site that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this Web site.

    Newsletter

    If a visitor wishes to subscribe to our newsletter, we ask for contact information such as name and email address.

    Security

    This website takes every precaution to protect our visitors' information. Ishmael has taken additional steps to ensure SSL encryption is used at all times when browsing our site. Additionally, the servers that we store personally identifiable information on are kept in a secure environment.

    Ishmael's website and services are not intended for, nor designed to attract, individuals under the age of 18. Ishmael does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from any person under the age of 18.

    Correcting/Updating/Deleting Personal Information:

    If a user's personally identifiable information changes (such as your phone number or email address), or if a user no longer desires our service, we will endeavor to provide a way to correct, update or remove that user's personal data provided to us. This can usually be done from the users account page or by contacting us.

    User Information and User Privacy:

    New European Union (EU) Data Protection laws (GDPR) are effective May 25, 2018. While GDPR only holds us accountable for how we process EU users’ personal data, we have taken this opportunity to review our practices and ensure that our high standards for data privacy encompass every one of our users. Therefore you may see references to GDPR within the Privacy Policy.

    Ishmael (“Company”) shall act in accordance with industry practice in protecting User Information submitted by User to Company ("User Information"), and shall not sell or otherwise transfer User Information to third parties for marketing activities in any circumstance. The Company shall be entitled to use the Personal Information of the User in the due performance of the Services, this Agreement and (unless opted out in writing) for communication to the User of the Company's own marketing information.

    As to Personal Information, also referred hereinto as Personal Data, supplied by or through User in the course of its business with the Company, the following shall apply:

    (1) Both parties will comply with their respective obligations under the applicable requirements of the Data Protection Laws.

    (2) The parties acknowledge that for the purposes of the Data Protection Laws, User is the data controller and Company is the data processor (where Data Controller and Data Processor have the meanings as defined in the Data Protection Laws). The following sets out the scope, nature and purpose of processing by Company, the duration of the processing and the types of Personal Data (as defined in the Data Protection Laws) and categories of Data Subject:

      (a) Processing by Company: The provision of data or application hosting services for the User and indirectly its users.

      (b) Company does not control what personal or non personal data Users collect from their users. It is User's responsibility to have their own Data Protection guidelines in place for their own protection related to data User collects from its users; additionally, it is User's responsibility to keep their applications up to date and secure from a code/software perspective.

    (3) User declares and acknowledges that Company has no control, involvement, role or responsibility as to the type or use of data put by User itself or third parties generally nor, without limitation, User's employees, contractors, agents, users or suppliers or end-users of User's services or those of User's users and Company merely provides an IT repository for data with a specified conduit for its movement to and from User or third party infrastructure. Company's processing does not include the manipulation, selection, ordering, searching or monitoring of such Personal Data other than in a generic sense of storage in the scope of the Services. User is responsible for the cleansing, updating, timely deletion and maintenance of Personal Data.

    (4) User will ensure that it has all necessary and appropriate consents and notices in place to enable lawful transmission of Personal Data to Company and its processing in accordance with this Agreement for the duration and purposes of this Agreement.

    (5) Without prejudice to the generality of the above clause, Company shall, in relation to any Personal Data processed in connection with the performance by Company of its obligations under this Agreement:

      (a) process that Personal Data only in accordance with the performance of Services and otherwise either required under this Agreement (this Agreement being agreed to constitute written instructions from User for processing of Personal Data) or by variation of Services agreed with the Company; or

      (b) assist User, at User's expense using Company's then current standard time rates, in responding to any request from a Data Subject and in ensuring compliance with its obligations under the Data Protection Laws with respect to security, breach notifications, impact assessments and consultations with supervisory authorities or regulators;

      (c) notify User without undue delay on becoming aware of a material Personal Data breach committed by Company, its employees or agents and take reasonable steps to prevent further disclosure or breach and mitigate the potential adverse effects on affected data subjects in cooperation with User;

      (d) at the written direction of User, delete or return to User or allow User to retrieve Personal Data and copies thereof on termination of Agreement unless required by Applicable Law to store Personal Data;

    Dispute Resolution:

    The first step in resolving any concern is to contact The Company (see Inquiries or Complaints below) with any details. Unresolved issues will be resolved via binding Arbitration as a sole remedy.

    Inquiries or Complaints:

    To make an inquiry or complaint related to this Privacy Policy, send an email to complaints [ at ] Ishmael.org or send a postal mail to:
    Ishmael.org
    2602 Montrose Blvd.
    Houston, Texas, 77006
    United States

    Limits on Liability:

    Ishmael's liability is limited to the value of the monthly invoice or the equivalent thereof to a monthly invoice amount if the payment cycle is not monthly.

    Notification of Changes

    From time to time, we may need to update this Privacy Policy. When that occurs we will post those changes on this page so our users are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under circumstances, if any, we disclose it. If at any point we decide to use personally identifiable information in a manner different from that stated at the time it was collected, we will notify users by way of an email. Users will have a choice as to whether or not we use their information in this different manner. We will use information in accordance with the privacy policy under which the information was collected.