This site is owned and operated by The Auskape Dorper Stud.
Your privacy on the Internet is of the utmost importance to us, and at Auskape Dorpers, we want to make your experience online satisfying and safe.
Because we gather certain types of information about our users, we feel you should fully understand our policy and the terms and conditions surrounding the capture and use of that information. This privacy statement discloses what information we gather and how we use it.
Auskape Dorpers gathers two types of information about users:
Information that users provide through optional, voluntary submissions. These are voluntary submissions to receive our electronic newsletter, to participate in our message boards or forums, to email a friend, and from placing advertisements on the site.
Auskape Dorpers also gathers, through aggregated tracking, information derived mainly by tallying page views throughout our sites. This information allows us to better tailor our content to readers’ needs and to help our advertisers and sponsors better understand the demographics of our audience. Because this site derives its revenue mainly from sponsorships and paid advertising, providing such aggregated demographic data is essential to keeping our service free to users. Under no circumstances does Aquarium Tips divulge any information about an individual user to a third party.
Auskape Dorpers gathers User information in the following ways:
Optional Voluntary Information
We offer the following free services, which require some type of voluntary submission of personal information by users:
1. Electronic newsletters.
We will offer a free electronic newsletter to users. Auskape Dorpers gathers the email addresses of users who voluntarily subscribe. Users may remove themselves from this mailing list by following the link provided in every newsletter that points users to the subscription management page.
Users can also subscribe to the newsletters at the time of registration.
2. Message boards/forums.
Users of the site’s Message Boards and Forums must register separately for these services (both are free of charge) in order to post messages, although they needn’t register to visit the site. During registration the user is required to supply a username, password, and email address.
3. Placing Advertisements
Users placing advertisements must provide their email address. This information is used only people answering these advertisements to contact the user directly, and by the site to inform the user of the expiration of their free advertisement.
The information is not used for any other purpose, and the email address of the user is not made public..
Safety Of Children
Consistent with the Federal Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA), we will never knowingly request personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13 without requesting parental consent.
Auskape Dorpers tracks user traffic patterns throughout all of our sites. However, we do not correlate this information with data about individual users.
This site does break down overall usage statistics according to a user’s country of origin, browser type, and MIME type by reading this information from the browser string (information contained in every user’s browser).
Auskape Dorpers also sometimes tracks and catalogs the search terms that users enter in our Search function, but this tracking is never associated with individual users. We use tracking information to determine which areas of our sites users like and don’t like based on traffic to those areas. We do not track what individual users read, but rather how well each page performs overall. This helps us continue to build a better service for you.
Use of Information
Auskape Dorpers uses any information voluntarily given by our users to enhance their experience in our network of sites, whether to provide interactive or personalized elements on the sites or to better prepare future content based on the interests of our users.
As stated above, we use information that users voluntarily provide in order to send out electronic newsletters and to enable users to participate in polls, surveys, message boards, and/or forums. We send out newsletters to subscribers on a regular schedule (depending on the newsletter), and occasionally send out special editions when we think subscribers might be particularly interested in something we are doing. Auskape Dorpers never shares newsletter mailing lists with any third parties, including advertisers, sponsors or partners.
When we use tracking information to determine which areas of our sites users like and don’t like based on traffic to those areas. We do not track what individual users read, but rather how well each page performs overall. This helps us continue to build a better service for you. We track search terms entered in Search function as one of many measures of what interests our users. But we don’t track which terms a particular user enters.
Auskape Dorpers operates secure data networks protected by industry standard firewall and password protection systems. Our security and privacy policies are periodically reviewed and enhanced as necessary and only authorized individuals have access to the information provided by our customers.
Opt Out Policy
We give users options wherever necessary and practical. Such choices include:
Opting not to register to receive our electronic newsletters.
Opting not to participate in certain interactive areas, which completely alleviates the need to gather any personally identifiable information from our users