Your privacy is of the utmost importance to WebGroups / Tripcony Consulting,
Inc. While using our service, we attempt to minimize the personal information
that we need from you. We always want you to be fully informed of how
this information is gathered and used. If you have any questions that
are not answered by this policy, or would like to talk to us about anything
in this policy, please contact through the legal issues and requests form.
What Information Does WebGroups Gather?
When you register with WebGroups, we ask you to provide us with a user
name, password, e-mail address information, name, address, birth year,
and gender. We'll also ask you how you heard about us and whether or not
you'd like to participate in our business partners' programs.
In addition to the information you choose to provide to us, WebGroups
also collects other technical information such as IP addresses and the
date and time of your visit. Administrators of each WebGroups message
board do have the ability to view your IP address if you post messages
on their WebGroups message boards.
And, of course, WebGroups collects the information that you choose to
provide when you make a post on one of our users' WebGroups message boards
so that we can archive and display your posts. Please use caution when
posting material on any WebGroups message board as your posts become immediately
available to the public and may be recorded and stored by anyone.
How We Use the Information
We understand that your personally identifiable information is private
and confidential. That's why we want you to know what we need to offer
our services to you and how we use that information. Generally, we use
your personally identifiable information to provide you with our services.
For example, in order to verify your registration, we use your e-mail
address to send you a message after you register so that you can validate
We also use registration information to ensure compliance with our Terms
and Conditions and the law, and to better understand our user base. We
use that information in the aggregate to improve our services to you,
and may provide aggregated information to our advertisers or investors.
None of this aggregated information is personally identifiable. For example,
WebGroups may report to business partners or advertisers that "55%
of members are female and the average age is 27." Also, WebGroups
also reserves the right to use or disclose any user information if we
have reason to believe that user may be violating the law, our rights,
or the rights of other WebGroups users.
Finally, WebGroups may send you messages on a regular basis to keep you
apprised of your membership status, site developments, and to inform you
of new offers. You also have the ability to send messages to and receive
messages from other users.
To Whom We Disclose Information
Be assured that your personally identifiable information, such as your
name, address information, and email address is not sold to others. In
the interest of bringing the highest quality services to you "under
one roof," however, WebGroups may form partnerships with other Web-based
services. Some of these arrangements may include the sharing of some of
your personal information with our partners in order to extend these services
to you. You have the opportunity to opt out of joining any of our partner
services at the time of registration.
WebGroups, as well as its partner sites, may send you e-mail messages on
a regular basis to keep you apprised of your membership status, site developments,
and to inform you of new offers. Examples of this on WebGroups include the
WebGroups newsletter and special offers from our business partners. Included
in each of these messages are simple instructions on how to remove yourself
from these mailings if you do not wish to receive them in the future.
Additionally, we may use third parties to help us perform services, like
processing credit card information, transmitting emails in response to
your requests, or other service-related functions. If these third parties
require access to your personally identifiable information in order to
handling your information.
There are some situations where we may need to disclose information to
organizations or entities not described in our policy here. First, we
may be legally required to disclose your information if required by a
subpoena or court order. If this happens, and it is permitted by legal
authorities, we will attempt to notify you at least 15 days before any
disclosure. Second, we may transfer the information in our possession
in connection with a sale of assets of the company, a sale of the company
or a merger.
Special Note on Personal Profiles
After you register a message board with WebGroups, you are able to create
a personal profile with information that you can make accessible to other
WebGroups users. Your profile can include a variety of information, including
a name, e-mail address, physical location, occupation, or other information
such as a photo, listing of recent posts you have made, a personal biography,
or other personal information. Please be aware that WebGroups does not
generally monitor or review the information in your profile and the information
that you choose to provide will be publicly accessible. Please use caution
when deciding on what information to include in your personal profile.
WebGroups will maintain your personal profile on our servers until such
time that you delete or modify that personal profile.
Changing and Deleting Your Information
After you register with us at WebGroups to host a message board or forum,
you will have an opportunity to change your e-mail address so that you
continue to receive future messages from WebGroups. At this time, we do
not have the ability to give you access to edit your other registration
information, but we are working on providing this feature in the future.
Keep in mind that the information you provide on your personal profile
page as a user of a message board is readily accessible to you and may
be modified and deleted at any time.
How We Protect Your Information
We understand that you are providing personal information to us here at
WebGroups. While we have gone to great lengths to describe what it is
that we collect and how we use it, we would also like you to know how
we protect your information. It is our intention to treat your account
information with the highest level of care. Along those lines, we have
implemented industry standard firewall protection and password protected
all of the databases that contain your information. Message board administrators
and employees who need access to your information to perform their jobs
are the only ones who receive the passwords to our members' information.
Regardless of their access rights, all of our employees are required as
part of their employment with us to respect and protect your private information.
Grounds for not doing so as an WebGroups employee may constitute termination.
You are also one of the most important aspects of our security. Please
do not share your password with anyone and be aware that anything you
post in any WebGroups forum can be viewed by others and by WebGroups.
In order to best protect yourself, please think twice before providing
personally identifiable information on any WebGroups.
Children's On-line Privacy Protection Act
We at WebGroups believe it essential that parents are involved in their
children's online experiences. That is why, in compliance with federal
law, we do not knowingly collect information of any kind from anyone under
the age of 13. If we become aware of a user under the age of 13 providing
information on our site, we will terminate that account and purge our
databases of all information provided by that user.
Modifications of This Policy
provide conspicuous notice on our website if we decide to change our privacy
policy. At that time, you will have the opportunity to decide whether
personal information or to opt out of the new policy. If you continue
to use WebGroups, you will be accepting the new policies. If you decide
to opt out of the new policy, you will no longer be able to participate
as a user.
reviewing this policy, please do not hesitate to contact us. You can contact
us by mail at the following address.
Attn: Shane Tripcony
4 Eleanor Court
Little Rock, AR 72212