What data do we collect?
We collect various types of information depending upon how you use our site.
When you register with us we also may ask for additional information, but you have the option not to provide it. We gather this information in order to offer services that may be of interest to you.
When you submit a question via our Contact Form, we need your email address to respond, and you also may provide us with additional information to help us answer your question.
How do I delete my account or data within my account?
If you wish to delete your account and/or the content associated with your account, please submit a request via our Contact Form. In your comments, please list your email address as the same one that you used to sign up. Additionally, please verify the username of the account you wish to remove. Please be specific about what data, including and up to your entire account, you would like us to delete from the Piston Republic website. We will honor your request promptly.
What are cookies and do we use them?
A cookie is a small piece of information sent by a web site that is saved on your hard disk by your computer's browser. It holds information a site may need to interact with you and personalize your experience. We use one kind of cookie: session cookies.
Session cookies exist only for as long as your browser remains open. Once you exit your browser, they go away. We use session cookies to maintain information we need to have in order for you to shop. For example, the Session ID cookie that we ask your browser to hold retains the ID for your shopping cart. Without the Session ID cookie, you can't add merchandise to your shopping cart and carry it to checkout.
Cookies can be used by a web site to recognize you. But that does not necessarily mean any personal information is stored in the cookies. We store no personal information about you in the cookies. Anything you choose to tell us about yourself (such as your location and email address) is stored on our secured servers.
How do we use your data?
We may use your information in a number of ways, including the following:
To enhance your experience, we might provide content tailored to your specified location should you choose to provide your location with us.
Do we share your information with others?
No, we do not share your information with third parties, unless we believe it is necessary to comply with law or to protect our interests or property.
The DoubleClick DART cookie and Third Party Vendors
The DoubleClick DART cookie is used by Google in the ads served on the websites of its partners, such as websites displaying AdSense ads or participating in Google certified ad networks. When users visit a partner's website and either view or click on an ad, a cookie may be dropped on that end user's browser. The data gathered from these cookies will be used to help better serve and manage ads on the publisher's site(s) and across the web.
- Visitors note third-party vendors and ad networks are serving ads on Piston Republic: Google AdSense.
- Google's use of the DART cookie enables it and its partners to serve ads to your users based on their visit to your sites and/or other sites on the Internet.
- Users may visit those Third Party websites to opt out of cookies. Users can opt out of some, but not all, of these cookies in one location at the Network Advertising Initiative opt-out website at www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp.
Is my data secure?
We are committed to doing our best to maintain the security of information collected on the Piston Republic website. To try to prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of data, we have put in place the appropriate physical and electronic procedures to safeguard and secure the data we collect online. We use the latest in Secure Socket Layer technology to ensure an encrypted connection between you and our server.
Encryption is a process by which a message or information is scrambled while it is in transit to us. It is based on a key that has two different parts, public and private. The public part of the key is distributed to those with whom you want to communicate. The private part is for the recipient's use only. So long as you use a browser that allows for encryption, when you send personal information to us, you use a public key to encrypt your personal information. If your information is intercepted during the transmission, it is scrambled and very difficult to decrypt. Once we receive your encrypted personal information, we use the private part of our key to decode it.
We have no intention of collecting information from children at this web site.
Thank you for visiting Piston Republic. If you have any questions about this policy, please contact us.
All users of this web site agree that their access to and use of this web site are subject to the terms and conditions set forth in this legal notice and all applicable laws, and that any such access or use is undertaken at the user's own risk. These terms and conditions further are subject to change at any time without prior notice. Any such changes will be reflected on this page of the Piston Republic web site.