Although NoCureNoPay strives for
the highest quality in the services offered here, unless otherwise
noted, NCNP is not responsible for the validity or accuracy of
the material presented or services provided.
Services by NCNP are thought to be
valid and accurate, but no warranties, express or implied, are
made. NCNP specifically disclaim (without limitation) any warranty
of merchantability or warranty of fitness for a particular purpose.
In no event will NCNP be liable to
you or to any third party for any direct, indirect, incidental,
consequential, special or exemplary damages or lost profit resulting
from any use or misuse of NCNP's services or the negligence of
NCNP or its agents.
Use of services offered by NCNP constitutes
understanding and acceptance of these provisions.
In recognizing the importance of your individual rights to privacy
and anonymity online, NoCureNoPay has formulated a policy you
should read to ensure you understand your rights.
There is a lot of hype and misinformation
surrounding online privacy issues. We'd like to clarify some
general points first, and then discuss NCNP's policies regarding
privacy and anonymity on our Web site.
In general, it is very difficult
for someone to discover who you are exactly while surfing the
Web. While certainly software and technologies exist to trace
everything sent to and from your computer (called "packet
sniffers"), few people use these to any great extent because
of the sheer size of Internet traffic.
Most Web sites you visit know you
only by your Internet service provider's domain name or Internet
protocol (IP) address. This means that if you are a subscriber
to America OnLine, you are known only as one of 11 million possible
users. If you subscribe to a smaller Internet service provider,
you may be known as only one of a few hundred users. Nonetheless,
no specific identifying information is known about you (e.g.,
your e-mail address or name) without you entering it in on a
Web site you visit. We have no way of knowing who specifically
is on our Web site at any given moment in time. All we can tell
is that 4 users from AOL are on, 2 users from CompuServe are
on, and a dozen users from various smaller ISPs from around the
world are on. We have no access to any of these service's membership
listings to cross-reference.
Still feel paranoid about surfing
the Web? Try The Anonymizer. This service allows you to browse
the Internet with no way of being detected. Combined with Web-based
e-mail (such as Hotmail or Rocketmail), this can ensure virtually
100% anonymous communications for 99% of the population who uses
it for normal, everyday communications.
Cookies are another big misunderstood
Web phenomenon. Cookies are simply a way of a Web site remembering
who you are to be able to offer you custom configurations to
that Web site. Their use is very similar to configuration files
used transparently by most of the software on your computer in
Windows. Much like you appreciate that your word processing software
remembers where you like your toolbar, window placement, and
look of new word processing documents, cookies allow a Web site
to "remember" you and what your preferences when viewing
that Web site are. Cookies cannot get any additional information
from your computer or take over control of your computer (two
popular misconceptions of their use).
NCNP respects the rights of users
to their online privacy. All information you give NCNP is kept
strictly confidential. Specifically, we will not sell or make
otherwise available any information you provide to us for use
by any third party for any reason whatsoever.
Because we hold your privacy in the
highest regard here at NCNP, we regularly purge our customer
database of inactive accounts. We also limit our backups of this
information and all user contacts through our Web site, keeping
only what we need for statistical reporting.
We respect the rights of anonymity
online and will make no effort to verify anybody's real life
identity, ever. While we ask for real life information (e.g.,
your name and e-mail address) so that we can reply to you in
answerering your questions, we will act very conservatively in
initiating any contact with you whatsoever. Instead, we will
rely on you to contact us in case you need any of our services.
We believe every individual who goes
online has the right to remain anonymous if he or she chooses.
We will uphold that individual's right while visiting our Web
site to the greatest extent technically and morally possible.