About the Privacy Policy and Terms of Use

Aaron Davidson is strongly committed to protecting your privacy and providing a safe online experience for all our users. This Privacy Policy applies to information collected online through About's Web site, which includes all of the AaronDavidson.com sub-sites, including the blog and governs online data collection and usage by Aaron Davidson.

In the Future, if we wish to include additional websites under this Privacy Policy, we will take reasonable steps to list them above and ensure that they provide a link to this Privacy Policy.

Please read the complete Aaron Davidson Online Privacy Policy below and contact us if you have any questions.

What We Collect

So that we can provide you with the most efficient and enhanced service, we request information about you. We may collect your IP address, browser type, domain name, access time, pages visited, entry/exit pages, and referring Web site address. This information is collected in response to specific requests. Information collected at one Aaron Davidson Web site will be available within the Aaron Davidson family of Web sites.

What We Do With Collected Information

We may also use your personal and online metrics information for our internal marketing studies, so we can constantly improve the online services we provide you and to better meet your needs.The information that you disclose on Aaron Davidson Websites is collected by Aaron Davidson via the metrics gathering tool, Google Analytics. Information collected is used in accordance with the practices outlined above. No matter what method we use to collect information and no matter how we use that information, we will only collect the information deemed reasonably necessary to fulfill your online requests and our legitimate business objectives.

Because I use some Google Services

Your posted privacy policy should include the following information about Google and the DoubleClick DART cookie:

* Google, as a third party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on your site.
* Google's use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to your users based on their visit to your sites and other sites on the Internet.
* Users may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy.

Because publisher sites and laws across countries vary, we're unable to suggest specific privacy policy language. However, you may wish to review resources such as the Network Advertising Initiative, or NAI, which suggests the following language for data collection of non-personally identifying information:

We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our website. These companies may use information (not including your name, address, email address, or telephone number) about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, click here.
You can find additional information in Appendix A of the NAI Self-Regulatory principles for publishers (PDF). Please note that the NAI may change this sample language at any time.

Security of Your Information

Aaron Davidson and the others are aware of Aaron Davidson's privacy practices through periodic communications and training. Access is limited to private and confidential data only to those employees with a specific need to retrieve this information. To maintain our level of security, we conduct both internal reviews and external audits of our security measures and procedures on a regular basis.

Unsolicited Email and Other Garbage

I love getting email from individuals, but...

I am so overwhelmed by the number of people who want me to look at their bulk email offerings (even if they claim they're not sending "spam") that I am forced to charge $50 for each unsolicited bulk email sent to any "@aarondavidson.com" email address, charged on your behalf to your ISP if you do not pay within 30 days or, in the case of non-US companies or individuals, to your country's US embassy. I also charge $50 for testing your "unsubscribe" utility, which is a great bargain since so few of them work, and I know you want yours to operate properly.

Please don't claim I "opted in" or "subscribed" to your bulk email. I didn't, and don't try to claim I did, because we both know you're lying. If you bought an "opt in" list with my email address on it, you got cheated. No one has permission to sell my personal information. Indeed, if you sell/sold any of my personal information, including my email address, as part of a contact database without my written permission, you must pay me a $5 royalty per copy sold, minimum $500, and you should inform any email list vendor who sold you my contact information that they owe me money, too.

If you cannot abide by these Terms of Service, or you feel my fees are unfair, do not send me unsolicited bulk email or sell my personal information. That's simple enough, isn't it?

Questions or Comments?

Feel free to contact me through email or through my website Aaron Davidson. Thanks.