Because RailroadInfo.Com wants to demonstrate its
commitment to your privacy, it has agreed to disclose its information practices. This
statement will provide you with the following information:
identifiable information of yours or third party personally identification is collected
from you through the web site.
collecting the information.
How the information is
With whom the
information may be shared.
What choices are
available to you regarding collection, use and distribution of the information.
The kind of security
procedures that are in place to protect the loss, misuse or alteration of information
under RailroadInfo.Com control.
Information Collection and Use.
RailroadInfo.Com is the sole owner of
the information collected on this site. We
will not sell, share, give or rent this information to others in any ways different from
what is disclosed in this statement. RailroadInfo.Com
collects information from our users at several different points on our website.
In order to use the discussion forums, a user must first complete the registration form. During registration a user is required to give
their contact information (such as name and email address).
This information is used to forward any personal replies that may be sent by
other forum members. In addition, Delphi.Com will occasionally send information on the
forum and it's services. For additional privacy information for the forum portion of this
site, please see Delphi's Privacy
Currently we are an affiliate with Amazon.com. We provide our members with information and
reviews of railroad books and other products. All order processing occurs on the
Amazon.com website. Please see Amazon.com's Privacy
Statement and Online
Security Statement for information on security and privacy issues related to any
online orders you may place.
A cookie is a piece of data stored on the users hard drive containing information
about the user. Usage of a cookie is in no
way linked to any personally identifiable information while on our site. Once the user closes their browser, the cookie
simply terminates. For instance, by setting a
cookie on our site, the user would not have to log in a password more than once, thereby
saving time while on our site. If a user
rejects the cookie, they may still use our site. The
only drawback to this is that the user will be limited in some areas of our site. For example, the forums require cookies to keep
track of which messages have been read.
(for example, advertisers). However, we have
no access to or control over these cookies.
Portions of the site use IP addresses to analyze trends, administer the site, track
users movement, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. The IP addresses are not linked to
personally identifiable information. In addition, many IP addresses are dynamically
assigned, meaning they will be different each time you log on.
What this means in plain English is
that while we do, for example, track how many visitors read this page each day, we do not
track any information that will identify who they were.
We may share aggregated demographic information with our partners and advertisers.
This is not linked to any personal information that can identify any individual person.
We sometimes use outside companies (for example
Amazon.com) to process and ship orders. These companies do not retain, share, store or use
personally identifiable information for any secondary purposes.
This web site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that RailroadInfo.Com is
not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave
our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every web site that collects
personally identifiable information. This
privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this Web site.
If a user wishes to subscribe to our newsletter, we ask for contact information such
as name and email address. This information will be kept confidential.
Surveys & Contests
From time-to-time our site requests information from users via surveys or contests. Participation in these surveys or contests is
completely voluntary and the user therefore has a choice whether or not to disclose this
information. Information requested may
include contact information (such as name and shipping address), and demographic
information (such as zip code, age level). Contact
information will be used to notify the winners and award prizes. Survey information will be used for purposes of
monitoring or improving the use and satisfaction of this site.
If a user elects to use our referral service for informing a friend about our site, we
ask them for the friends name and email address.
RailroadInfo.Com will automatically send the friend a one-time email
inviting them to visit the site. RailroadInfo.Com
stores this information for the sole purpose of sending this one-time email. The friend may contact Bob@RailroadInfo.Com at to
request the removal of this information from our database.
This website takes every precaution to protect our users information. When users submit sensitive information via the
website, your information is protected both online and off-line.
When our registration/order form asks users to enter
sensitive information (such as credit card number and/or social security number), that
information is encrypted and is protected with the best encryption software in the
industry - SSL. While on a secure page, such
as our order form, the lock icon on the bottom of Web browsers such as Netscape Navigator
and Microsoft Internet Explorer becomes locked, as opposed to un-locked, or open, when you
are just surfing.
Our users are given the opportunity to opt-out of having their information
used for purposes not directly related to our site at the point where we ask for the
information. For example, our order form has
an opt-out mechanism so users who buy a product from Amazon.com, but
dont want to receive any marketing material, can keep their email address off of our
Users who no longer wish to receive our newsletter or
promotional materials from our partners may opt-out of receiving these communications by
replying to unsubscribe in the subject line in the email or email us at Bob@railroadinfo.com
Users of our site are always notified when their
information is being collected by any outside parties.
We do this so our users can make an informed choice as to whether they
should proceed with services that require an outside party, or not.
Notification of Changes
Statement page so our users are always aware of what information we collect, how we use
it, and under circumstances, if any, we disclose it.
If at any point we decide to use personally
identifiable information in a manner different from that stated at the time it was
collected, we will notify users by way of an email. Users
will have a choice as to whether or not we use their information in this different manner.