TOAD Web Sites, Inc. values each and every visitor of our Web site. We want you to know that we also value your right to privacy.
TOAD Web Sites, Inc. does not rent, sell, or share any of your personal information with other parties.
We do not collect cookies, send cookies, share cookies, or sell cookies of any kind! Nor do we use Web Beacons, or Web bugs alone or in combination with cookies! No cookies, no beacons, no bugs...ever!
What are Web Beacons? Web Beacons are also called Web bugs or pixel tags, or a clear GIF. Web Beacons are often used in combination with Cookies. A Web beacon is usually a transparent graphic image, no larger than 1 pixel x 1 pixel, which is placed on a Web site or in an e-mail that is used to monitor the behavior of the user visiting the Web site or reading the e-mail.
Many Web sites, including major players like Yahoo!, use Web Beacons and Cookies to track your behavior so they can serve up advertisements you're likely to click on. When the HTML code for the Web beacon points to a site to retrieve the image, at the same time it can pass along information such as the IP address of the computer that retrieved the image, the time the Web beacon was viewed, how long, and the type of browser that retrieved the image and previously set cookie values.
Web beacons are typically used by a third-party to monitor the activity of a site. A Web beacon can be detected by viewing the source code of a Web page and looking for any IMG tags that load from a different server than the rest of the site. Turning off your browser's cookies will prevent Web beacons from tracking your activity. The Web beacon will still account for an anonymous visit, but your unique information will not be recorded.
We want you to know that any information you submit to TOADWebSites.com via our Contact Form is held in strict confidence. The information we gather from the form mail is used by TOAD to better understand your Web site design and development criteria. Rest assured, information gleaned from this form will never be shared with a third party. Our Contact Form exists solely to help us help you!
Safeguarding sensitive information is the law and we uphold that law. We use sensible precautions to protect your personal information and store it securely.
If you are paying for our services electronically, we employ secure servers for this process. Any sensitive credit card information transmitted to us online is encrypted and then retransmitted to us securely.
We do study our server logs frequently. All Web sites have server log files. We use these logs to ascertain general information about our visitors. Server logs help us in determining such things as IP addresses, search engine referrals, web site referrals, harmless information about our visitors, such as number of visitors, frequency of visitors, duration of visits, browser types, files and pages viewed, etc. This is valuable information for TOAD Web Sites, Inc. only. These log files will tell us if problems exist on our Web pages, such as broken links or missing files or images. We do not share information from our log files to anyone. We use this information to improve our Web site because we want to make sure you're finding the information you were looking for.
We use email to keep our clients informed about company events, new offerings, Web site promotions, etc. We do not sell or rent or share the addresses from our Newsletter mailing list or email addresses obtained from our contact form to anyone. Users can opt-out (unsubscribe) of our Newsletter, The TOAD Times, at any time. Opt-out requests are usually honored within 48 hours or less.
We thank you for your patronage and hope that your visit to our Web site is a pleasant, informative experience.
TOAD Web Sites, Inc.