Privacy Policy

We value the privacy of those who visit our Web site and communicate with us online. We think it is important for you to understand when and why we collect personally identifiable information and how we may use it. This Privacy Policy describes our data collection and use policies. We encourage you to read the entire Privacy Policy before providing any personally identifiable information to us.

We collect personally identifiable information, such as your name, address, telephone number, or e-mail address, only if you provide this information to us voluntarily. This voluntary information we collect is used to respond to your requests. We do not share, sell or transfer your personal information with third parties, except for authorized law enforcement investigations. We may also use this information to communicate with you to send announcements and other information via e-mail. There will always be a way to opt-out from mailings.

For site management and statistical purposes, we collect information through standard Web logs. These Web logs contain the domain name or IP address from which you connect to our site, the date and time you access the site, search terms, and the pages visited. We make periodic checks of the types of browsers/operating systems used and of the pages from which you direct-link to our site. We regularly delete raw data logs from the system. We create summary statistics from the Web logs in order to measure the number of visitors to the various sections of our site and to help make the site more useful.

This website uses cookies, as almost all websites do, to help provide you with the best experience we can. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile phone when you browse websites. Our cookies help us: Make our website work as you’d expect; improve the speed/security of the site; and, allow us to continuously improve our website for you.

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post changes on this page so that you are always aware of the information we collect and how we use it.

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post changes on this page so that you are always aware of the information we collect and how we use it.

Our Site contains links to other Web sites. Please note that when you click on one of these links, you are entering another Web site for which we have no responsibility. We encourage you to read the privacy statements on all such sites as their policies may be different than ours.

If you have any questions about this privacy policy you may contact us at our postal address: The SOP Box c/o 3Planets – Internet Solutions, 1800 Des Plaines Avenue, Forest Park, IL 60130. Please reference our “TheSOPBox.com Privacy Policy” in the subject line.