Turtle Web is provided to promote the uses and users of
evolved turtle software. However, The Author also recoginizes
the concerns about privacy when accessing the Internet.
Because Turtle Web is meant as a self-promoting site, as
well as a public service, the commercial interests of
Turtle Web are very limited. The Author takes certain
steps to help pay for the expense of running the website,
but does not have a "profit motivation". In other words,
The Author wishes to cover expenses, not to create an
income or profit center.
With this purpose in mind, The Author and Turtle Web
take all measures to protect your privacy. While The
Author and Turtle Web and its Contributors can make
no guarentees of protecting your private information,
all reasonable attempts are made to protect said
information. The Author, Turtle Web, and Contributors
make no guarentees to protect your privacy.
To get the full benefits of this site, it is suggested that
you register to obtain a login. Turtle Web utilizes email
addresses for login names for several reasons. First, email
addresses are unique, and in most cases convenient. Second,
email addresses allow for contact that is not intrusive.
Further, email addresses allow for contact between registered
users when such contact is desired.
Your email address is never shared with commercial parties
for any reason. Your email address is never given away or
sold to any party as part of a list or individually. Every
reasonable attempt is made to not reveal your email address
on web pages where it may be harvested by web crawlers or
others attempting to obtain email addresses for commercial
purposes. However, no guarentee can be made that your
address will be protected absolutely. For this reason, it
is suggested that you register an address with Google Mail,
or Hotmail, or Yahoo Mail, or any other public email
provider, for the purpose of registering with Turtle Web.
This will prevent any accidental or unintended publication
of an email address that you wish to keep private.
Upon your first visit to Turtle Web, a cookie is sent to your
computer that uniquely identifies your browser. A "cookie"
is a small file containing a string of characters that is
sent to your computer when you visit a website. Turtle Web
other reason. The information stored in the cookie is a
simple string of characters that are meant to be "random".
No personal information is ever stored in cookies used by
the Turtle Web.
You can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or to
indicate when a cookie is being sent. Turtle Web should
continue to function properly if you disable cookies.
However, the website addresses will not be as functional
as when cookies are used, and may not function at all
when trying to share website links with others.
Turtle Web, nor The Author, make any attempt to collect
data about your use of the Turtle Web. The only exceptions
are the turtle programs that registered users upload to
their account, or any postings in Turtle Web blogs or
user forums. However, this data is provided only in
the context of Turtle Web, and is never intentionally
analyzed for commercial purposes, and it is never
purposely shared with commercial enterprises.
However, you should recognize that this information
cannot be protected from web crawlers, search engines,
or any other commercial enterprise who accesses the
Turtle Web just as any anonymous user would. Therefore,
you should always consider any upload or posting on
Turtle Web to be in the "public domain". Never post
anything to the site that you would not wish anyone
to see. Never post anything to the site that you
wish to keep private, or that you wish to protect
with a patent, trademark, or copyright.
Because Turtle Web is a hobby for The Author, and
resources are not available to make any guarentee
of privacy, The Author, and Contributors, must
disclaim any guarentee of privacy.
Every attempt is made to protect your privacy,
but those attempts are limitted by resources
available to implement them.