Privacy Policy

Our Privacy Policy:
Introduction
This website, “MpOAK.com, is intended to conform fully with EU’s “Data Protective Directive” and the “ePrivacy Directive” acts. If you, as a user, notice any activity on this website that does not conform with the abovementioned acts or any other acts in the geographic region you are located at, kindly contact us.
Your privacy is very important to us. At MpOAK we have a few fundamental principles that we follow:
• We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it. (We can’t stand services that ask you for things like your gender or income level for no apparent reason.)
• We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop our products, or protect our rights.
• We don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of our site.
MpOAK (“MpOAK”) operates several websites. It is MpOAK’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.
Website Visitors
Like most website operators, MpOAK 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. MpOAK’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how MpOAK’s visitors use its website. From time to time, MpOAK may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
MpOAK also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on our blogs. MpOAK only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that blog commenter IP addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog where the comment was left.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to MpOAK websites choose to interact with MpOAK in ways that require AmmPost to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that MpOAK gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who comment on our blog to provide a username and email address. Those who wish to receive MpOAK updates via email, we collect their emails. In each case, MpOAK collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with MpOAK. MpOAK 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
MpOAK may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, MpOAK may monitor the most popular pages on MpOAK site or use spam screened by the Akismet service to help identify spam. MpOAK may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, MpOAK does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
MpOAK 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 MpOAK behalf or to provide services available at MpOAK’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 MpOAK’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. MpOAK 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, MpOAK discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when MpOAK believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of MpOAK, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an MpOAK website and have supplied your email address, MpOAK 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 MpOAK and our products. We primarily use our various product blogs to communicate this type of information, so 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. MpOAK 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. MpOAK uses cookies to help Awesome Motive identify and track visitors, their usage of MpOAK website, and their website access preferences. MpOAK visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using MpOAK’s websites, with the drawback that certain features of MpOAK’s websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.
Business Transfers
If MpOAK, or substantially all of its assets were acquired, or in the unlikely event that MpOAK goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of MpOAK may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.
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 MpOAK and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.
Comments
Comments and other content submitted to Akismet anti-spam service are not saved on our servers unless they were marked as false positives, in which case we store them long enough to use them to improve the service to avoid future false positives.
Privacy Policy Changes
Although most changes are likely to be minor, MpOAK may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in MpOAK’s sole discretion. MpOAK 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.
General Information about Privacy:
Data privacy in the US is not highly regulated, and legislation is patchy at best. When compared to the rest of the world, the US simply doesn’t measure up. The US does have some other comprehensive privacy laws, but they are sector-based (the healthcare sector and children’s information in particular). Other key privacy laws in place for the US are the Student Online Personal Information Protection Act (SOPIPA), and the Eraser Law.
SOPIPA requires operators of educational (that deal with student data) websites, online services or mobile services – that is, any website, mobile app or desktop app – to implement procedures to protect student’s data. These operators must also delete a student’s collected information if the school or district requires it.
The Eraser Law applies to websites and mobile apps directed towards minors (under the age of 18), or to websites or mobile apps are used by minors where the operator behind that website/app knows that minors are using the website/app.
The 2 main points of the Eraser Law is:
  1. A minor can request that information they posted on or through the website or mobile app to be removed
  2. Advertising on those websites and/or mobile apps is restricted
For healthcare, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA) is intended to regulate and protect health information. It also allows users to request and to view their health information and make amendments where necessary to the collected information.
In addition, with regard to children’s data privacy the US law, COPPA sets out rules for collecting and using the personal information of children under the age of 13. Parents are required to consent to the use of their children’s information and children are provided with a privacy notice under COPPA law.
The “Shine the Light” law (Cal. Civil Code. §§1798.83-1798.84) requires companies to disclose details of the third parties with whom they have shared users’ personal information.
Have a look at this example from the Privacy Policy of Apple that covers both “Do Not Track” requirement and how third parties are dealt with under the “Shine the Light” law. Apple also includes a notice to minors (related to the Eraser Law discussed above).
In case we develop an app, here are some general info:
Apps cannot transmit data about a user without obtaining the user’s prior permission and providing the user with access to information about how and where the data will be used.
Apps that require users to share personal information, such as email address and date of birth, in order to function will be rejected.
Apps may ask for date of birth (or use other age-gating mechanisms) only for the purpose of complying with applicable children’s privacy statutes, but must include some useful functionality or entertainment value regardless of the user’s age.
Apps that collect, transmit, or have the capability to share personal information (e.g. name, address, email, location, photos, videos, drawings, the ability to chat, other personal data, or persistent identifiers used in combination with any of the above) from a minor must comply with applicable children’s privacy statutes, and must include a privacy policy.
Apps that include account registration or access a user’s existing account must include a privacy policy or they will be rejected.

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