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COMMITMENT TO YOUR PRIVACY

This site is owned and operated by WOOLNEWS.net . Your privacy on the Internet is of the utmost importance to us. At WOOLNEWS.net, we want to make your experience online satisfying and safe.

Because we gather certain types of information about our users, we feel you should fully understand the terms and conditions surrounding the capture and use of that information. This privacy statement discloses what information we gather and how we use it.

WOOLNEWS.net contains links to other sites. Please be aware that WOOLNEWS.net is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware that when they leave our site, they should read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects personally identifiable information.

INFORMATION WOOLNEWS.net GATHERS AND TRACKS

WOOLNEWS.net gathers two types of information about users:

Information that users provide through optional, voluntary submissions. These are voluntary submissions to receive our electronic newsletters, to participate in our message boards or forums, to email a friend, and from participation in polls and surveys:

Information WOOLNEWS.net gathers through aggregated tracking information derived mainly by tallying page views throughout our sites. This information allows us to better tailor our content to readers’ needs and to help our advertisers and sponsors better understand the demographics of our audience. Because WOOLNEWS.net derives its revenue mainly from sponsorships and advertising, providing such aggregated demographic data is essential to keeping our service free to users. Under no circumstances does WOOLNEWS.net divulge any information about an individual user to a third party.

WOOLNEWS.net Gathers User Information In The Following Processes:

Optional Voluntary Information

We offer the following free services, which require some type of voluntary submission of personal information by users:

1. Electronic newsletters (Dispatches)

We will offer a free electronic newsletter to users. WOOLNEWS.net gathers the email addresses of users who voluntarily subscribe. Users may remove themselves from this mailing list by following the link provided in every newsletter that points users to the subscription management page. Users can also subscribe to the newsletters at the time of registration.

2. Message boards/forums

Users of the site’s Message Boards and Forums must register separately for these services (both are free of charge) in order to post messages, although they needn’t register to visit the site. During registration the user is required to supply a username, password, and email address.

3. “E-mail this to a friend” Service

Our site users can choose to electronically forward a link, page, or documents to someone else by clicking “e-mail this to a friend”. The user must provide their email address, as well as that of the recipient. This information is used only in the case of transmission errors and, of course, to let the recipient know who sent the email. The information is not used for any other purpose.

4. Polling

We may offer interactive polls to users so they can easily share their opinions with other users and see what our audience thinks about important issues. Opinions or other responses to polls are aggregated and are not identifiable to any particular user. WOOLNEWS.net may use a system to “tag” users after they have voted, so they can vote only once on a particular question. This tag is not correlated with information about individual users.

5. Surveys

WOOLNEWS.net may occasionally conduct user surveys to better target our content to our audience. We sometimes share the aggregated demographic information in these surveys with our sponsors, advertisers and partners. We never share any of this information about specific individuals with any third party.

Children

Consistent with the Federal Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA), we will never knowingly request personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13 without requesting parental consent.

Usage tracking

WOOLNEWS.net tracks user traffic patterns throughout all of our sites. However, we do not correlate this information with data about individual users. WOOLNEWS.net does break down overall usage statistics according to a user’s domain name, browser type, and MIME type by reading this information from the browser string (information contained in every user’s browser).

WOOLNEWS.net sometimes tracks and catalogs the search terms that users enter in our Search function, but this tracking is never associated with individual users. We use tracking information to determine which areas of our sites users like and don’t like based on traffic to those areas. We do not track what individual users read, but rather how well each page performs overall. This helps us continue to build a better service for you.

Cookies

We may place a text file called a “cookie” in the browser files of your computer. The cookie itself does not contain Personal Information although it will enable us to relate your use of this site to information that you have specifically and knowingly provided. But the only personal information a cookie can contain is information you supply yourself. A cookie can’t read data off your hard disk or read cookie files created by other sites. WOOLNEWS.net uses cookies to track user traffic patterns (as described above). Our advertising system delivers a one-time cookie to better track ad impressions and click rates.

You can refuse cookies by turning them off in your browser. If you’ve set your browser to warn you before accepting cookies, you will receive the warning message with each cookie. You do not need to have cookies turned on to use this site. However, you do need cookies to participate actively in message boards, forums, polling and surveys.

USE OF INFORMATION

WOOLNEWS.net uses any information voluntarily given by our users to enhance their experience in our network of sites, whether to provide interactive or personalized elements on the sites or to better prepare future content based on the interests of our users.

As stated above, we use information that users voluntarily provide in order to send out electronic newsletters and to enable users to participate in polls, surveys, message boards, and forums. We send out newsletters to subscribers on a regular schedule (depending on the newsletter), and occasionally send out special editions when we think subscribers might be particularly interested in something we are doing. WOOLNEWS.net never shares newsletter mailing lists with any third parties, including advertisers, sponsors or partners.

When we use tracking information to determine which areas of our sites users like and don’t like based on traffic to those areas. We do not track what individual users read, but rather how well each page performs overall. This helps us continue to build a better service for you. We track search terms entered in Search function as one of many measures of what interests our users. But we don’t track which terms a particular user enters.

WOOLNEWS.net creates aggregate reports on user demographics and traffic patterns for advertisers, sponsors and partners. This allows our advertisers to advertise more effectively, and allows our users to receive advertisements that are pertinent to their needs. Because we don’t track the usage patterns of individual users, an advertiser or sponsor will never know that a specific user clicked their ad. We will not disclose any information about any individual user except to comply with applicable law or valid legal process or to protect the personal safety of our users or the public.

SHARING OF THE INFORMATION

WOOLNEWS.net uses the above-described information to tailor our content to suit your needs and help our advertisers better understand our audience’s demographics. This is essential to keeping our service free. We will not share information about individual users with any third party, except to comply with applicable law or valid legal process or to protect the personal safety of our users or the public.

SECURITY

WOOLNEWS.net operates secure data networks protected by industry standard firewall and password protection systems. Our security and privacy policies are periodically reviewed and enhanced as necessary and only authorized individuals have access to the information provided by our customers.

OPT-OUT POLICY

We give users options wherever necessary and practical. Such choices include:

Opting not to register to receive our electronic newsletters.

Opting not to participate in certain interactive areas, which completely alleviates the need to gather any personally identifiable information from our users

YOUR CONSENT

By using this site, you consent to the collection and use of this information by WOOLNEWS.net. If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page so that you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances we disclose it.

Disclaimer

WOOLNEWS.net endeavours to ensure that all information contained on this site is accurate and correct. WOOLNEWS.net accepts no responsibility for and excludes all of its liability to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law for any and/or all loss or damage whatsoever or howsoever caused which from use of the information contained in or on this site.

WOOLNEWS.net advises that you verify that all and/or any information contained in this site is current, accurate and complete before relying on it.

WOOLNEWS.net reserves the right to make changes and/or updates, at any time without notice, with respect to the information contained on this site.

WOOLNEWS.net does not warrant that this site or any sites that link to this site or which can be accessed from this site are free from viruses or any other harmful elements.

WOOLNEWS.net is not responsible for and does not necessarily endorse the content of external internet sites that link to this site or to sites which can be accessed from this site.

WOOLNEWS.net contains links to other sites. Please be aware that WOOLNEWS.net is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware that when they leave our site, they should read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects personally identifiable information.

Any agreements or arrangements made between you and any third party named on this website are at your sole risk and responsibility.

Electronic links to this site are prohibited unless they are done with the express written permission of WOOLNEWS.net

This site contains advertising. WOOLNEWS.net is not responsible for and does not endorse the content of advertisements that are contained in this site. Advertisers and sponsors are responsible for ensuring that material submitted for inclusion on the site complies with all relevant laws. WOOLNEWS.net is not responsible for any error or inaccuracy in such advertising material.

Australian privacy laws govern this site. If you choose to access this site from other locations you are fully responsible for compliance with local laws if and to the extent that local laws are applicable.

Copyright

Parts of this publication may be reproduced with proper acknowledgement of WOOLNEWS.com as the provider of the information. All information in this publication is verified to the best of the author’s ability. However, WOOLNEWS.com does not accept responsibility for any loss arising from reliance on it.

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