Fight Identity Theft Privacy Policy

Our privacy policy is in plain English (we hope) and will only take a few moments to read and understand:

How You Can Contact Us:

We can be reached via e-mail using our Contact Us form, or by sending
mail directly to info@fightidentitytheft.com.

Site Tracking

We have a simple web statistics package running (Hitbox) that tracks how many times each page is visited. With that information, we can adjust the content or links on the site to improve the user experience. When you visit a page, information is logged that contains your domain name (aol.com, for example), date, time, and pages visited. There is no personally identifiable information. In addition, this information will never be transferred or sold to anyone. If fact, I don’t think there is any commercial value in this information, even if someone wanted to sell it.

We also track how many times people click on links that go outside this site. We do this so that we can adjust content based on what people are interested in. Here’s what the click reports look like:

                                                                             HITS
http://www.ssa.gov/pubs/idtheft.htm 14
http://www.oag.state.ny.us/identity_theft.html 5

They just list sites we link to, and count how many times people click on the links. It has no personally identifiable information.

Email Addresses

We log your email address in two situations:

Fight Identity Theft Newsletter – We have to keep track of email addresses when people sign up for our newsletter. The email address you enter for the newsletter will never be sold or transferred to any other organization. You have the ability the unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time. Instructions on how to do this are on the web site and are included in every email that is sent out.

Email this Page to a Friend – We log each time someone uses this feature to track how many times it is used, by whom, and from what page. We do this to make sure that someone doesn’t abuse the feature by sending multiple emails from the site to the same person. The information is discarded monthly and will never be sold or transferred to any other organization.

If for any reason you receive an email from us and you do not want to receive e-mail from us in the future, please let us know by sending e-mail to info@fightidentitytheft.com.

Web Cookies

With respect to web cookies (a method of tracking information you enter on a web site using a file on your computer): We do use a cookie to log whether you’ve visited the site before. No personal information is written to the cookie at all. Here’s what a line in the cookies.txt file looks like:

  www.fightidentitytheft.com FALSE /stats FALSE 1017489379  1017144119

We track this information because we want to know how many people total have visited the site. As you can see, there is no personally identifiable information in the cookie.

Advertising

With respect to ad servers: We do not partner with or have special relationships with any ad server companies.

Links

This site contains links to other web sites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of any other site.

Complaints

If you feel that this site is not following its stated information policy, you may contact The DMA’s Committee on Ethical Business Practices at mgoldberger@the-dma.org, state or local chapters of the Better Business Bureau, The Federal Trade Commission by phone at 202.FTC-HELP (202.382.4357) or electronically at http://www.ftc.gov/ftc/complaint.htm.

Author: Dave Nielsen

I started using computers in 1978 on the Apple II and was first online (using my “high-speed” 1200 baud modem) in 1989. I’ve managed web sites for several Fortune 500 companies and for internet start-ups. Working for one of those start-ups is what brought me into the world of credit. I was part of the the executive team that ran QSpace, the first company to offer credit reports over the internet.

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