Information That ZHPMafia.com Gathers
ZHPMafia.com gathers information in two ways. One, it gathers information whenever someone supplies e-mail information to ZHPMafia.com. This happens whenever someone registers to be a member at ZHPMafia.com. Two, tracking information is collected as you navigate around the ZHPMafia.com site. I use Sitemeter to monitor traffic.
As for Facebook Connect users, ZHPMafia.com only collects information that you've made public through your Facebook page. Still, ZHPMafia.com does not use the information for any purpose whatsoever. We're not interested in spamming you, selling you something, or bothering you. As such, information provided to us through Facebook is of no consequence to us. Indeed, we will not share, rent, or sell any of your information with third parties. We simply want to provide the Facebook Connect application so that you'll have a better user experience at ZHPMafia.com.
Use of e-mail Addresses
ZHPMafia.com does not rent, sell, or share any of these e-mail addresses with third parties. From time to time, though, ZHPMafia.com will use email addresses to send monthly newsletters about the happenings at the site.
Use of Birth Dates
ZHPMafia.com does have access to birth dates that are provided to us at the time of registration. Although you may decide that you will not publicize your birth date to the general membership, the owner of ZHPMafia.com does have access to this information. Rest assured that this information is used for one reason: to comply with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). Beyond that, ZHPMafia.com has no reason to collect this information.
Outside of e-mail addresses and birth dates, ZHPMafia.com does not collect any other information from its readers. In other words, ZHPMafia.com does not collect any personally identifiable information from any of its readers.
Tracking Information Collected By ZHPMafia.com
Tracking information is collected both on an individual basis and in the aggregate through the use of "cookies." A cookie is placed on a reader's hard drive by a Web server and it is used to identify the pages that a forum member visits. ZHPMafia.com monitors how long members spend on each page and monitors how popular particular forums and threads are. In addition, ZHPMafia.com logs, when possible, Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, reader's location, monitor size, and time and date that you arrived and departed the site.
ZHPMafia.com uses this tracking information to perform statistical analyses of its members so that it can figure out which threads and forums garner the most attention and so that it can make product-development decisions in the future. ZHPMafia.com may also use information collected to target, in aggregate, readers with advertisements that are most relevant.
Separately, any information that is disclosed by readers in the forum of ZHPMafia.com becomes public and may be used by ZHPMafia.com for publication and commercial purposes in any media that ZHPMafia.com utilizes -- either online or offline. What's more, ZHPMafia.com and its owner control the work that is displayed and made public on this site. That said, third-party members of this site, such as ZHPMafia.com users, do not have the right to distribute or sell any material that the original poster places on this site. In other words, a photographer or poster, who already holds a copyright in his or her material (before posting the material at ZHPMafia.com), does not lose that copyright protection -- vis a vis other users -- when he or she places material on this site.
For redundancy purposes, ZHPMafia.com also uses Urchin and Google Analytics software to track reader navigation around the ZHPMafia.com site. Like Sitemeter, Urchin and Google place a cookie on the hard drive of our readers' computers so that ZHPMafia.com can analyze reader tendencies, time spent reading threads and forums, and user interest in particular areas of the site.
In sum, ZHPMafia.com respects the rights and privacy of its members. Any and all information provided to ZHPMafia.com, that is not public, will remain private. No exceptions.
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ZHPMafia.com's Advertisement Policy
If you or your company are interested in advertising your wares at ZHPMafia.com, please contact me at marcus @ zhpmafia.com.
Selling your products, or proposing to sell your products, without my prior, written consent is prohibited. I reserve the right to immediately remove any and all threads and posts that I deem promotional or commercial.
Question: why can't I, a regular user, promote something that I am selling? I don't plan to make much profit.
Answer: the best way to explain this situation is to give you an analogy.
Imagine that you sell t-shirts. Imagine, moreover, that you go to the swap meet, where you'd like to sell your t-shirts. Instead of paying the venue owner for space at the swap meet, though, you decide that you'll bypass the owner and just set up a table -- without paying the owner for space.
Clearly, the owner, upon realizing that you have set up a t-shirt booth, without paying, will either ask you to pay to be on his property or ask you to leave.
ZHPMafia.com is no different. As the owner of this venue, I expect to be compensated when someone comes on to the property and sets up shop.
Question: if I would like to sell ZHPMafia.com branded merchandise, is that OK?
Answer: no. As the trademark holder of the ZHP Mafia and ZHPMafia.com names, I have the exclusive right to market, brand, and sell merchandise that bears the ZHP Mafia or ZHPMafia.com names.
That said, you can always contact me about entering into a licensing agreement.
Finally, we reserve the right to terminate or restrict your access to ZHPMafia.com if, in our opinion, your use of the site violates any laws, regulations, infringes upon another person's rights or violate the terms of service contained on this page. We also reserve the right to refuse (or change) your user name if it impersonates someone else, is protected by trademark or other proprietary laws, or is vulgar or otherwise offensive.