Privacy Policy

Dear Ricky is committed to respecting privacy and protecting personal information.  This Privacy Policy applies to our website and its handling of information management practices.  By using Dear Ricky, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Collection of Personal Information

Dear Ricky collects information, such as e-mail addresses and names.  There is also information about computer hardware and software that is automatically collected. This information may include: IP (Internet Protocol) addresses, browser types, domain names, access times, and referring website addresses.  This information is used by Dear Ricky for its service operation to maintain quality of service, and provide general statistics.

Dear Ricky is not responsible for the privacy policies or content on websites outside of ours.

Use of Personal Information

Dear Ricky collects and uses personal information for its operation, and delivering the services requested.  We may also use this information to inform of products or services available.  We do not use or disclose sensitive information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without explicit consent.

Dear Ricky keeps track of the websites and pages visited within to determine what services are most popular.  This data is used to deliver customized content within Dear Ricky to visitors whose behavior indicates they are interested in a particular subject matter.

Dear Ricky will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required by law, or in good faith that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law, or comply with legal processes served on Dear Ricky; (b) protect and defend the rights or properties of Dear Ricky; and (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of other users, or the public.

Use of Cookies

Dear Ricky uses “cookies” to help personalize online experience.  A cookie is a text file placed on visitor hard disks by a web server.  Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to computers.  Cookies are uniquely assigned, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide convenience.  The purpose of a cookie is to tell the web server that a visitor has returned to a specific page.  For example, if a visitor personalizes pages from Dear Ricky, or registers with its services, a cookie helps to recall specific information on subsequent visits.  When the visitor returns to the same page, the previously provided information can be retrieved to easily use customized features.

Visitors have the ability to accept or decline cookies.  Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but settings may be modified to decline them.  If declined, the visitor may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of Dear Ricky.

Security of your Personal Information

Dear Ricky secures personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure.  We secure the personally identifiable information provided on web servers in a controlled, secure environment.

Policy Modifications

Dear Ricky reserves the right to update this Privacy Policy without notice.  We encourage visitors to periodically review this statement to be informed of how Dear Ricky is protecting information.