Clinton Fence
“Good Fences Make Good Neighbors” ®

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PRIVACY POLICY

The following describes the Privacy Policy for Clinton Fence website.

Your Privacy

Your privacy is important to us. To better protect your privacy, we provide this notice explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used. You agree to agree to these policies by virtue of using our website in a way that leads to you providing us with personal information.

State Law & Accompanying Rights

Please understand that you may have additional rights originating from State laws based on where you live. These State-based rights may augment, strengthen, or otherwise somehow compliment any privacy rights you have inherently or under Federal law. Our policy is to comply fully with the privacy policies of every jurisdiction in which we operate. Accordingly, you are free to use our Contact information to reach us at any time to assert any State rights.

Our Commitment To Children’s Privacy

Protecting the privacy of the very young is especially important. For that reason, our website does not seek to collect or maintain information at our website from those we actually know are under 18, and no part of our website is structured to attract anyone under 18.

Under our Terms of Service and Conditions of Use, children under 18 are not allowed to use our website and access our services. It is not our intention to offer products or services to minors.

Google Products

Where we act as a processor of personal data, we will update our agreements to reflect the obligations of controllers and processors and offer data-processing agreements where required in time for May 2018, including for AdWords Customer Match, AdWords Store sales (direct upload), DoubleClick Digital Marketing (including DoubleClick Bid Manager, DoubleClick Campaign Manager, DoubleClick Search), Google Analytics Suite (including Google Analytics, Tag Manager, Optimize, Data Studio, Attribution, Audience Center, Google Analytics for Firebase), Google Cloud Platform, and G Suite products and Managed Google Play. Additionally, for online advertising products where Google and the customer each act as independent controllers of personal data, we will update our agreements or make available controller-controller data protection terms. This includes AdWords (including Shopping and Hotel Ads, but not AdWords features where we act as a processor of personal data) and Google Customer Reviews.  Google services are backed by robust, state-of-the-art technical and organizational safeguards, dedicated security and privacy teams, and our program is reviewed annually by third-party auditors. Google will continue to promptly inform you of incidents involving your customer data in line with the data incident terms in our current and any updated agreements with you. We maintain and continue to invest in advanced threat detection and avoidance technologies, as well as a rigorous 24/7 incident management program to help you identify and respond to security or privacy events (and any personal data breaches under the GDPR) without delay and with all available information. Google will continue to enhance transparency about how data is used in our Ads products. Google asks EU users for permission to use data to personalize ads and provides transparency into how the data is used in real time via “Why This Ad?” We provide detailed explanations on how we use data on privacy.google.com. We also provide transparency to users on what data Google holds about them via My Account and My Activity. Users can use Ads Settings to control the use of data for ads personalization and for all ads shown by Google, including on our DoubleClick products.

Read Google Policy

Google Analytics

Where we act as a processor of personal data, we will update our agreements to reflect the obligations of controllers and processors and offer data-processing agreements where required in time for May 2018, including for AdWords Customer Match, AdWords Store sales (direct upload), DoubleClick Digital Marketing (including DoubleClick Bid Manager, DoubleClick Campaign Manager, DoubleClick Search), Google Analytics Suite (including Google Analytics, Tag Manager, Optimize, Data Studio, Attribution, Audience Center, Google Analytics for Firebase), Google Cloud Platform, and G Suite products and Managed Google Play. Additionally, for online advertising products where Google and the customer each act as independent controllers of personal data, we will update our agreements or make available controller-controller data protection terms. This includes AdWords (including Shopping and Hotel Ads, but not AdWords features where we act as a processor of personal data) and Google Customer Reviews.  Google services are backed by robust, state-of-the-art technical and organizational safeguards, dedicated security and privacy teams, and our program is reviewed annually by third-party auditors. Google will continue to promptly inform you of incidents involving your customer data in line with the data incident terms in our current and any updated agreements with you. We maintain and continue to invest in advanced threat detection and avoidance technologies, as well as a rigorous 24/7 incident management program to help you identify and respond to security or privacy events (and any personal data breaches under the GDPR) without delay and with all available information. Google will continue to enhance transparency about how data is used in our Ads products. Google asks EU users for permission to use data to personalize ads and provides transparency into how the data is used in real time via “Why This Ad?” We provide detailed explanations on how we use data on privacy.google.com. We also provide transparency to users on what data Google holds about them via My Account and My Activity. Users can use Ads Settings to control the use of data for ads personalization and for all ads shown by Google, including on our DoubleClick products.

Read Google Policy

Clinton Fence uses Google Analytics to help analyse how users use the site. The tool uses “cookies,” which are text files placed on your computer, to collect standard Internet log information and visitor behaviour information in an anonymous form. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) is transmitted to Google. This information is then used to evaluate visitors’ use of this website and to compile statistical reports on website activity.

We will never (and will not allow any third party to) use the statistical analytics tool to track or to collect any Personally Identifiable Information of visitors to our site. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. Neither we nor Google will link, or seek to link, an IP address with the identity of a computer user.

You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

Other Collection of Personal Information

When visiting our website, the IP address used to access our website may be logged along with the dates and times of access. This information is purely used to analyze trends, administer our website, track users movement, and gather broad demographic information for internal use such as statistical assessments and website improvement. Most importantly, any recorded IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.

Other information may be collected as well, which is rather typical of most websites. For instance, the source that referred you to our website is generally known. Likewise, your duration on our website, and your destination when you leave our website can also be tracked. Other common data collected includes the type of operating system the computer you are using to access our website has. Similarly, the type of web browser is often noted. Again, this is common data collection, and helps ultimately produce a better end-user experience.

Cookies are another common internet practice. Cookies are a key means of improving user experience by allowing us to customize your use of our website. Simple information is transferred to your computer to allow the content and experience to reflect your actions, preferences, and so on. You should simply make the assumption our website uses cookies, and note that you are free to make adjustments in your web browser to disable these or otherwise receive notification of cookies so you can take whatever desired action you so choose. Please understand that refusing cookies may cripple some of our website features and render some aspects useless to you. READ OUR FULL COOKIE DECLARATION

At times, you will be fully aware of information received, as you are the direct source providing it. For instance, you may comment on a blog post, reply to an email (whether broadcast message or autoresponder), provide an email address, complete a survey, requests SMS, or otherwise. Likewise, purchases necessarily involve collecting certain information, such as credit card information, Paypal addresses, your physical address for billing and/or shipping, phone number, and so on. Refusing to provide some of this information may lead to us being unable to provide you with the products or services you’ve requested.

A prime example of limited access to our website is where content may be protected by a username and password. Whether a username and password is generated by our website, or created by you, these will almost always be connected with some other information related to or connected with you. This is true since much content that is protected on the internet is subscription based, often paid for. Thus, the username and password must necessarily be tied to your other account data. Usernames and passwords, by their very nature, should be kept private. Just as we would expect you to keep your user name and password private we would never share this information with anyone not associated with our website. Your information may be used and collected by Google Analytics, Server history application providers, Third Party plugin providers for site performance uses.

Telemetry is the automatic recording and transmission of data from remote or inaccessible sources to an IT system in a different location for monitoring and analysis. WordPress websites are built with many plugins that required the collection of such data. This site is no different we use third party plugins to make a better website experience for you. These plugins are used for site security, forms, social media sharing, analytics, newsletter subscriptions, webmaster dashboard hubs, website backups, backup storage …  You will never be contacted by plugin owners and developers. And only the necessarily data will be transmitted to them. They will never share any of your information.

 

Website Forms

Form creator below refers to the owner of this website and responsible parties in their organization.

Our forms are handled through a secure site, JotForm.

  • JotForm Inc. safeguards respondents’ email addresses.   Email addresses are collected when you fill out a form on our site such as the contact form.  Jotform doesn’t sell or make available these email addresses.
  • JotForm Inc. holds your data securely. Read their Security Statement for more information.
  • Form data is stored on servers located in the United States.   JotForm Inc. processes the form data on your behalf and under the instructions of this website.
  • As directed by this website these forms are sent to our business for processing on your behalf.  
  • The forms held on Jotforms secure servers will be held for the period of up to one year in order for us to help you at anytime with the issues you’ve sent through the forms. These forms are then deleted annually. 

What information does JotForm Inc. collect?

When you respond to forms hosted by JotForm Inc., they collect, information relating to you and your use of their services from a variety of sources. These are listed in their privacy page. 

Information JotForm Inc. collects about you from other sources.

  • Usage data. JotForm Inc. collects usage data about you whenever you interact with our services. This may include which web pages you visit, what you click on, when you performed those actions, and so on. Additionally, as with most websites today, JotForm Inc. web servers keep log files that record data each time a device accesses those servers. The log files contain data about the nature of each access, including originating IP addresses, internet service providers, the files viewed on our site (e.g., HTML pages, graphics, etc.), operating system versions, and timestamps. Note that JotForm Inc. does not link this usage data to your form responses.
  • Device data. JotForm Inc. collects data from the device and application you use to access our services, such as your IP address, operating system version, device type, system and performance information, and browser type. JotForm Inc. may also infer your geographic location based on your IP address. Your IP address will be linked to your form responses unless a form creator has disabled IP address collection for the form you respond to.
  • Referral data. JotForm Inc. records information about the source that referred you to a form (e.g. a link on a website or in an email).
  • Information from page tags. JotForm Inc. uses third party tracking services that employ cookies and page tags (also known as web beacons) to collect aggregated and anonymized data about visitors to our websites. This data includes usage and user statistics.
  • Your email address. If a form creator uses an email field to send you a form invitation email, JotForm Inc. collects your email address when the form creator provides it to us. JotForm Inc. does not use this to send you email except at the direction of a form creator. The emails JotForm Inc. sends on behalf of a form creator appear to come from that form creator’s email address. If you no longer want to be contacted by a form creator, please contact the form creator directly.
  • Personal data listed in form.  Phone numbers, addresses, etc. are collected when requested and filled in form.

 Providing form responses is voluntary.

Remember, you can always choose not to provide an answer to any given form question (especially those requesting your personal information or data). However, sometimes this will prevent you from completing a form if the form creator has marked that question as requiring an answer.

How does JotForm Inc. use the information collected?

Your form responses are owned and managed by the form creator, and JotForm Inc. treats that information as private to the form creator, except if the form creator has made the questions and responses available via a public link. Please contact the form creator directly to understand how the individual, company or organization uses your form responses. Some form creators may provide you with a privacy policy or notice at the time you complete its form and we encourage you to review that to understand how the form creator will handle your responses.. JotForm Inc. does not sell or make available form responses to third parties without the form creator’s permission and JotForm Inc. does not use any contact details collected in our customers’ forms to contact form respondents.

JotForm Inc. also uses the information collected from you, including usage data, device data, referral data and information from page tags to manage and improve our services, for research purposes, and for the various purposes described in the this privacy policy.

 With whom does JotForm Inc. share or disclose your information?

JotForm Inc. does not sell or make available your form responses without express permission! JotForm Inc. will share your form responses with third parties only as described in this privacy policy.

 JotForm Inc. discloses:

Your form responses to form creators.

JotForm Inc hosts forms created by form creators. However, form creators are actually the primary curator of form data. Anything you expressly disclose in your form responses will, naturally, be provided to them. Please contact the form creator directly to understand how they might share your form responses. Please see this privacy policy to understand what JotForm Inc. tells form creators about how JotForm Inc. handles form responses, and to whom JotForm Inc. may disclose form responses.

Handling of Personal Information

Note that any personal information you provide to others apart from us or our vendors is wholly optional. As an example, you might disclose something in a blog post comment. That “private” information is now “public,” and we have no control over that. In like fashion, you sharing information with any other third party not functioning as a service provider to us puts that information beyond our control and becomes subject to the policy that party has in place.

Our primary intention for collecting personal and private information from you is simply to conduct our business. We can use this internally to better serve you. Accordingly, we see no reason to share your personal information to other parties and outside interests unless you have authorized us to do so or as part of the website function, such as site plugin providers.

Of course, there are instances where your information is stored with third party service providers, such as email service providers, as they provide services that are industry-leading in quality and security and are far more beneficial to our end user than attempting such services “in-house.” However, you are never required to deal with any such third party directly, they are limited in how they use your information, and they cannot sell or transfer it to others in any way.

However, of course, your information does comprise part of an overall whole. This aggregate of information, by contrast, may be used to understand our overall user base. Further, we may share this information about our website visitors as a whole, not individually, with third parties for various purposes, in our sole discretion.

While we are staunch privacy advocates, there are times when even we may be forced to abandon these ideals. Just as major search engines face ongoing compulsion to provide data against their will, so too may the same occur with our website. Illegal activity or other serious acts or allegations could create legal liability for our website. In those cases, we reserve the right to share your information, or else may simply be compelled to do so by law.

On the other hand, there may be times when we would need to share your private information in order to protect our own interests. For instance, in cases of suspected or alleged copyright infringement or other intellectual property violations, it may be necessary to share personal information.

Google Adsense and the DoubleClick DART Cookie

Google, as a third party advertisement vendor, may use cookies to serve ads on this website. The use of DART cookies by Google enables them to serve adverts to visitors that are based on their visits to this website, including past visits, as well as other websites on the internet.

To opt out of the DART cookies you may visit the Google ad and content network privacy policy at the following url http://www.google.com/privacy_ads.html Tracking of users through the DART cookie mechanisms are subject to Google’s own privacy policies.

Other Third Party ad servers or ad networks may also use cookies to track users activities on this website to measure advertisement effectiveness and other reasons that will be provided in their own privacy policies, our website has no access or control over these cookies that may be used by third party advertisers. However, you can opt out of some, though likely not all, of these cookies in one easy location at http://ww.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp

Links to Third Party Websites

We have included links on this website for your use and reference. We are not responsible for the privacy policies on these websites. You should be aware that the privacy policies of these websites may differ from our own.

Comments Policy

As you know, Web 2.0 is all about the conversation. But without a few simple ground rules, that conversation can turn into a shouting match that discourages others from entering into the fray.

So here is Clinton Fence we generally do not accept comments from viewers. In the case that we make an exception to this rule our comments policy is as follows: By posting on my blog, you agree to the following:

You may comment once you have registered with our site. You can log-in via Disqus, OpenID, Twitter, Facebook—or not at all. It’s up to you. You may not post anonymously.

You may post follow-up questions. If you have a question, chances are you are not alone. Others are likely thinking similarly so from time to time we may open up a FAQ portion of the site for you to ask your questions. I would However rather receive your comments and questions for Clinton Fence via email through our form system. Your personal information would not be shared, but rather we may post the question and our answer in our FAQ section for others to view.

Should we allow comments or open a discussion we would insist  that if you disagree with me—or anyone else, for that matter—do so in a way that is respectful. In my opinion, there is way too much shouting in the public square to tolerate it here.

Clinton Fence reserves the right to delete your comments. This is my blog. I don’t have an obligation to publish your comments. The First Amendment gives you the right to express your opinions on your blog not mine.

Specifically, I will delete your comments if you post something that is, in my sole opinion, (a)snarky; (b) off-topic; (c) libelous, defamatory, abusive, harassing, threatening, profane, pornographic, offensive, false, misleading, or which otherwise violates or encourages others to violate my sense of decorum and civility or any law, including intellectual property laws; or (d) “spam,” i.e., an attempt to advertise, solicit, or otherwise promote goods and services. You may, however, post a link to your site or your most recent blog post.

You retain ownership of your comments. I do not own them and I expressly disclaim any and all liability that may result from them. By commenting on my site, you agree that you retain all ownership rights in what you post here and that you will relieve me from any and all liability that may result from those postings.

By submitting comments You grant Clinton Fence a license to post your comments. This license is worldwide, irrevocable, non-exclusive, and royalty-free. You grant me the right to store, use, transmit, display, publish, reproduce, and distribute your comments in any format, including but not limited to a blog, in a book, a video, or presentation.

In short, my goal is to host interesting conversations with caring, honest, and respectful people. I believe this simple comments policy will facilitate this.

Additional information for European Union users

“Personal data”. For users located in the EU, references to “personal information” in this policy are equivalent to what is commonly referred to as “personal data” in the EU.

About IP addresses. our servers record the incoming IP addresses of visitors to fencesouthernmd.com, whether or not the visitor has an account registered with our website, and store the IP addresses in log files. Log files are used for purposes such as system administration and maintenance, record keeping, tracking referring web sites, inferring your location, and security purposes (e.g. controlling abuse, spam and DDOS attacks).  IP addresses are stored along with certain actions you take on our system. By agreeing to this privacy policy, you expressly consent to fencesouthernmd.com using your IP address for the foregoing purposes.

Data controller. For forms Clinton Electric is the controller, whose address is listed below. Jotform is the data processors.

Accessing and correcting your personal data. You have the right to access and correct the personal information that fencesouthernmd.com holds about you. This right may be exercised by contacting Clinton Fence.

CHANGE NOTICE: As with any of our administrative and legal notice pages, the contents of this page can and will change over time. Accordingly, this page could read differently as of your very next visit. These changes are necessitated, and carried out by Clinton Fence, in order to protect you and our Clinton Fence website. If this page is important to you, you should check back frequently as no other notice of changed content will be provided either before or after the change takes effect.

COPYRIGHT WARNING: The legal notices and administrative pages on this website, including this one, have been diligently drafted by an attorney. We at Clinton Fence have paid to license the use of these legal notices and administrative pages on Clinton Fence for your protection and ours. This material may not be used in any way for any reason and unauthorized use is policed via Copyscape to detect violators.

QUESTIONS/COMMENTS/CONCERNS: If you have any questions about the contents of this page, or simply wish to reach us for any other reason, you may do so by following this link: https://fencesouthernmd.com