Dear Partners, Community Members and Visitors,
AllOverTheValley.com provides an environment on the Web for community
members to find information about their local town as well as express themselves
and share their ideas and interests by creating and participating in discussion-
based virtual communities.
Through AllOverTheValley.com, this community site is paid for by major
advertisers and sponsors who are primarily responsible for allowing us to
provide all of the services and features we offer and will offer in the future. We
understand, and our sponsors understand, that our success and their success
are dependent on the goodwill and loyalty of our members and visitors.
To promote trust and confidence in the Internet and in AllOverTheValley.com, we
are providing a full disclosure of our privacy practices and information uses.
One of the goals of AllOverTheValley.com is to respect the privacy rights of
anyone who joins or visits a member site. Except as set forth within this privacy
statement and within the scope of our community and content guidelines, we do
not release personally identifiable information about our individual members and
visitors without their permission.
Our view is that our members and visitors are the ones who should generally
control whether or not they share any personal information and how that
information is used if it is shared. Furthermore, we believe that it is our
responsibility to provide something of value in exchange for any information
shared -- in our case, discussion forums, email circles, and other free services.
We appreciate your interest in and support of the community site and pledge
to you our continued commitment to make our services better and better while
enabling you - our members and visitors - to be comfortable with respect to your
To contact AllOverTheValley.com about technical problems, to report a violation
of our guidelines, to inquire about advertising within our domain, or any other
item of interest or concern, please email info@AllOverTheValley.com.
AllOverTheValley.com respects the privacy of all those who spend any amount
of time in our communities. We do collect information from our members and
visitors. This is a statement of the use of the information that we collect, and if or
how any of it is disseminated.
The Staff of AllOverTheValley.com
What information does AllOverTheValley.com compile and use? And what
methods does it use to collect information?
To allow communities to create an easy-to-use state-of-the-art participatory
online community, AllOverTheValley.com sites are a central repository of
information and tools to engage and enhance the community.
AllOverTheValley.com does not share any personally identifiable information with
outside parties for commercial purposes, unless stated at the time of collection.
The option is given, at the time of collection, not to allow AllOverTheValley.com
to share such information with outside parties. If such an option is taken, we
will not share such information with outside parties; however, we do reserve
the right to release that information concerning a member when the member
partakes in an illegal activity, or for a member who we believe is in violation of
our content guidelines, even without a subpoena, warrant, or other court order.
AllOverTheValley.com hopes that all third parties involved adhere to our policies
regarding the privacy of our members; however, AllOverTheValley.com does not
assume any responsibility for any actions of third parties.
For everyone who visits the AllOverTheValley.com domain, we log IP addresses,
the type of operating system that the visitor's computer uses, and the type of
browser software used by the visitor. From the IP address, we can determine the
Internet Service Provider (ISP) and the geographic location of that ISP (but not
necessarily of the visitor). If a visitor wants to simply use AllOverTheValley.com
in a generic way (i.e. reading, but no personalization and no posting), they can
use the site without identifying themselves. However, if a visitor wants to enter or
create private areas, save their own calendar, and post their opinions or events,
they will need to identify themselves to the administrator by providing us with
their name, a public "username" (which can be the user's real name or email),
valid email address, and password.
We use the aggregate data we collect to perform statistical analyses of the
collective characteristics and behavior of our members and visitors, to measure
overall patron demographics and interests regarding specific areas of the
AllOverTheValley.com domain and to analyze how and where to use our
resources. We also use the aggregate data collected to inform our sponsors as
to the number of people who have seen and/or clicked on their advertisements.
content, which particular content generates the most of least most least interest,
which content or sites users link to, and which AllOverTheValley.com services
members and visitors use.
Currently, AllOverTheValley.com is using cookies, and, as with all online
companies who do, we are continually evaluating our use of this information.
A "cookie" is a file transferred from a website to the hard drive of your computer
so that the website may track your activities on the website. A cookie will not let
a website know any personally identifying information about you, such as your
real name, address, etc., unless you previously provided that information at the
website or have set your preferences in your browser to provide that information.
AllOverTheValley.com does not collect personally identifiable information about
any one person using cookies. Cookies are a way for us to track who has seen
which ads, how often pages are visited, and what the most popular areas of
AllOverTheValley.com are, so that we can improve our site and services. Please
note that AllOverTheValley.com allows 3rd party advertisers that are presenting
advertisements on some of our pages to set and access their cookies on your
We do not monitor the use of e-mail accounts, unless prompted by a request
from a legal authority or in instances in which the activities of the user are
interfering with the daily operation of AllOverTheValley.com. We do use the
information provided in the registration process as we have set forth within
this Statement on Privacy and within the scope of our community and content
In our discussion forums, we do save all posted messages. This discussion
content is kept for an indeterminate amount of time and is accessible to all
members and visitors at AllOverTheValley.com. AllOverTheValley.com may
choose to highlight some of the best discussions taking place on its website.
We do not collect any e-mail addresses of those who communicate with
AllOverTheValley.com via e-mail to market commercial products. We use the
information provided so that we may respond to the e-mail and support our
members and visitors. We also help groups use email addresses as a way
of connecting members of the group, but only at the option of the individual
members. We do not allow our members or visitors to use AllOverTheValley.com
for the purpose of gathering personally identifiable information for commercial or
AllOverTheValley.com does not, however, control the acts of its members and
visitors. All members and visitors should be aware that, when they disclose
personal information such as their actual name, member name, e-mail
address, etc., the information may be collected and used by others to send that
person unsolicited e-mail from other parties, outside AllOverTheValley.com.
In the event that you encounter any AllOverTheValley.com member who
is improperly collecting or using information about users, please contact
How do we internally use the data that we collect on our members and visitors?
We use the aggregate data we collect to perform statistical analyses of
the collective characteristics and behavior of our members and visitors, to
measure user demographics and interests regarding specific areas of the
AllOverTheValley.com domain and to analyze how and where to invest our
resources. We also use the aggregate data collected to inform our sponsors as
to numbers of people who have seen and "clicked" on their advertisement.
We will also disclose to those third-party sponsors the overall demographics
available regarding who saw and "clicked" on their advertisement. No personally
identifiable information will be disclosed to these advertisers as part of this
process, only information in an aggregate form. Without the data collected, we
would not know what the most popular regions of the AllOverTheValley.com
website are, we would not be able to provide an effective forum for our sponsors
to advertise in, nor would we be able to measure which promotions work.
How do we disseminate the information we collect?
If you are receiving e-mail from a third party who states that it is specifically
associated with AllOverTheValley.com, yet you indicated on your
registration or profile editor that you did not want to receive material from
AllOverTheValley.com, its sponsors, or members, please first attempt to follow
the third party's removal procedures. Then verify that your personal profile is
correct. If it is incorrect or does indeed indicate that you chose to not receive the
e-mail, please contact us at info@AllOverTheValley.com, and we will promptly
investigate why this error occurred.
AllOverTheValley.com does not share personally identifiable information
regarding AllOverTheValley.com members who elect in their registration form or
on their personal profile not to receive promotional communications.
AllOverTheValley.com encourages all third parties involved to adhere to our
policies regarding the privacy of our members, but AllOverTheValley.com does
not assume any responsibility for any actions of third parties.
If, at any time, you decide that you would like to discontinue receiving
promotional communications from AllOverTheValley.com, its sponsors, or
members, please change your personal profile to indicate your new choice.
We respond to subpoenas, warrants, or other court orders regarding information
that is contained within our access logs concerning any member or visitor. We
also reserve the right to release that information concerning a member who
we believe is in violation of our content guidelines, even without a subpoena,
warrant, or other court order. We cooperate with law enforcement agencies in
identifying those who use our servers for illegal activities. We also reserve the
right to report any illegal activity to law enforcement for prosecution.
What is our policy on removing information about a person?
We keep all general information for an indeterminate amount of time. All personal
information of our members may be changed at any time.
If a member ceases to use AllOverTheValley.com, there will be residual
information that will remain within the AllOverTheValley.com database and
records. The residual information will not be used for commercial purposes;
however, from time to time, we may contact non-active members.
Use of our Web Site by Children
We do not intend to collect information from children who are under 13 years of
age. If you are under 13 you should not provide information on our web site.
AllOverTheValley.com also collects other profile data including but not limited to:
personal interests, gender, age and local organizations in order to assist users
in finding and communicating with each other. User Profile information can be
displayed to people in order to facilitate user interaction.
Links to Other Web Sites
AllOverTheValley.com contains links to other sites. AllOverTheValley.com is not
responsible for the privacy policies and/or practices on other sites. When linking
We reserve the right to change this Policy at any time. We may use personal
information for new, unanticipated uses not previously disclosed in this privacy
policy. If our privacy practices change we will post the policy changes to our web
Third Party Advertising
Ads appearing on this Web site may be delivered to users by
AllOverTheValley.com or one of our Web advertising partners. Our Web
advertising partners may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to
recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement.
In this way, ad servers may compile information about where you, or others
who are using your computer, saw their advertisements and determine which
ads are clicked on. This information allows an ad network to deliver targeted
advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This privacy
AllOverTheValley.com uses WebTrends and Google Analytics to track visitor
We welcome your feedback. If you have any comments or concerns about this
Last update: May 28, 2012