Privacy Policy

O Family Group (d.b.a. "O Family Media") operates several websites including omyfamilyblog.com, and picketfenceblogs.com. It is O Family Media's policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, O Family Media collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. O Family Media's purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how O Family Media's visitors use its website. From time to time, O Family Media may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

O Family Media also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. O Family Media does not use such information to identify its visitors, however, and does not disclose such information, other than under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information, as described below.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to O Family Media's websites choose to interact with O Family Media in ways that require O Family Media to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that O Family Media gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up to add a blog at PicketFenceBlogs.com to provide a name and email address. In each case, O Family Media collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor's interaction with O Family Media. O Family Media does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Aggregated Statistics

O Family Media may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, O Family Media may monitor the sites it operates. O Family Media may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, O Family Media does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

O Family Media discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on O Family Media's behalf or to provide services available at O Family Media's websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using O Family Media's websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. O Family Media will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, O Family Media discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only when required to do so by law, or when O Family Media believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of O Family Media, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an O Family Media website and have supplied your email address, O Family Media may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what's going on with O Family Media and our products. We expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. O Family Media takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

Cookies

A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor's computer, and that the visitor's browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. O Family Media uses cookies to help O Family Media identify and track visitors, their usage of O Family Media website, and their website access preferences. O Family Media visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using O Family Media's websites, with the drawback that certain features of O Family Media's websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Ads

Ads appearing on any of our websites may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by O Family Media and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, O Family Media may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in O Family Media's sole discretion. O Family Media encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

Last updated: 04/2010