Java Coffee Break has created this privacy statement in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to privacy. The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for this site, so that you can be fully aware of the steps we take to protect your privacy.
Java Coffee Break doesn't collect personal identification information about its visitors. We don't ask for any identifying details, such as your name, address or telephone number. No information must be given by visitors to access the content of this site - there are no registrations or accounts. The only information that is ever requested is your email address, if you choose to subscribe to our newsletter.
On occasion, we may offer user surveys, which help to build broad demographic profiles of individuals. Such surveys may be conducted internally, or by a third party. We do not analyze individual survey responses - instead we use this information to better understand the needs of our visitors, their interests, and to assist in the selection of relevant advertising banners. Such surveys are completely optional - there is no obligation on the part of users to participate.
Java Coffee Break publishes a newsletter, which is distributed via email to visitors who request a subscription. As part of the subscription process, visitors are asked to enter their email address. This email address is used solely for addressing newsletter issues, and is not sold to any third party. We now (from October 1999) host our mailing list with MSN ListBot, a high quality mailing list server, which makes it far easier for users to subscribe or unsubscribe than under our previous system. Subscriptions to the newsletter may be cancelled at any time, by visiting our unsubscribe page.
If you feel strongly about subscribing to a newsletter using your personal email address, many free email address providers (such as Hotmail) are available. You may also read back-issues of the newsletter online at http://www.javacoffeebreak.com/newsletter/ if you choose not to subscribe via email.
We use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server, and to administer our Web site. Your IP address is also used to gather broad demographic information, such as your country of origin. This information is used only for gathering information about the origin and amount of visitors at JCB*. When put together with all other visitors, this information helps us to tailor content to specific geographical locations. [If you're interested, most of our visitors are from within the US, followed by Europe, Australia and Asia].
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Last updated: Monday, June 05, 2006