June 16, 2009

Privacy Policy

The Hawaiian Opinion and our staff respects the privacy of every individual who visits our site. This Privacy Policy outlines the information that our website may collect and how we may use that information. The Hawaiian Opinion reserves the right to alter this policy at any time without notice and/or change the location of this privacy policy relative to our homepage.

"The Hawaiian Opinion" is defined as publicly accessible pages hosted under Bloggers' server(s).
"We" is defined as the team of administrators and writers for The Hawaiian Opinion.

The Hawaiian Opinion contains links to other external sites. Please be aware that we not responsible for the privacy practices of those sites. This policy applies solely to information collected by this specific site.

Personal Data
We will not collect any personally identifiable information about you, such as name, address, telephone number, or e-mail address ("personal data") through our site unless you have provided it to us voluntarily via contact form and/or email. If you do not want your personal data collected, please do not submit it to us.

When you do provide us with personal data, we may use that information in the following ways unless stated otherwise: we may process that information in order to fulfill a request you have placed with us; and/or we may use that information to contact you. We will not sell, rent, or market personal data about you to third parties.

Additional Information Collected Automatically
In some cases, we may automatically (i.e., not via contact form or email) collect information about you that is not personally identifiable. Examples of this type of information include the type of Internet browser you are using, the type of computer operating system you are using, the IP address of your computer, and the domain name of the website from which you linked to our site. This information is used to ensure that our site meets the needs of the majority of our users, as well as to diagnose problems with our server. This information also helps us produce statistics on how often our various pages are visited.

Information Placed Automatically on Your Computer
When you view our site, we may store some information on your computer. This information will be in the form of a "cookie" or similar file and can help us in many ways. For example, cookies allow us to tailor a website to better match your interests and preferences. With most Internet browsers, you can erase cookies from your computer's hard drive, block all cookies, or receive a warning before a cookie is stored. Please refer to your browser instructions or "help" screen to learn more about these functions.

If you have any questions regarding on how we collect and what we do with information gathered, please send us an email through the link on our contact page.

Policy Valid as of May 2009