Copyright Policy

Copyright

Notice for Claims of Intellectual Property Violations

For alleged violations or infringements of copyright and to notify our DMCA agent please see our Digital Millennium Copyright act page by following the link below:

Digital Millennium 

Pioneer Living Copyright Policy

It is the policy of the Pioneer Living, that at its discretion and in appropriate circumstances, to terminate the accounts of users who may infringe or repeatedly infringe the copyrights or other intellectual property rights of PL and/or others.

PL’S copyrighted articles
In general PL does allow the re-posting of “our”original articles so long as we’ve been given proper credit as the source with a link back to our site. If you do not know or are unsure if the article that you wish to repost is “our” original article you may email us at pioneerliving@pioneerliving.net to ask for permission. Do not assume the work is our content unless you are sure.

Copyrighted articles of others
Do not re-post the copyrighted work of others without their written permission.

If you are a member of our forum you agree, through your use of our forum, not to post any copyrighted material unless the copyright is owned by you or Pioneer Living, is in the public domain, or covered under the fair use doctrine, or you have permission from the original author

USER PRIVACY AND INFORMATION POLICY

USER PRIVACY AND INFORMATION POLICY
Effective Date: November 6, 2008

Your privacy is important to Pioneer Living (“PL”, “we” or “us”). This Privacy and Information Policy (this “Policy”) discusses the personally identifiable information that we collect about you when you users to interact and engage with publisher websites and to enjoy, review, and discuss articles and videos on countless topics. The Service is incorporated in a wide range of unaffiliated, third party and PL-affiliated web sites. This Policy is part of and incorporated into the PL on Demand End User Terms of Use (collectively, the “Terms”).

Policy highlights:

This Policy governs the collection and use of information when you interact with the Service. This Policy does not govern the use or collection of personal information by a web site that incorporates the Service when you interact with the sections and parts of that web site that are outside the Service.

We will not collect personally identifiable information about you through the Service unless you disclose or authorize the disclosure of such information to us;

We will not knowingly disclose personally identifiable information about you that we collect through the Service to third parties without your consent, except under the limited circumstances described in this Policy; and

We will take reasonable steps to protect the security of the personally identifiable information we collect from you through the Service.
The above Policy highlights are qualified in full by reference to the terms described below.

BY PROVIDING PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION OR OTHER INFORMATION TO US OR BY USING OUR SERVICE, YOU AGREE TO THIS POLICY AND THE PRACTICES DESCRIBED IN THE POLICY.

INFORMATION YOU GIVE US
Personally Identifiable Information. This Policy discusses the Personally Identifiable Information that we collect about you when you use the Service. “Personally Identifiable Information” is information that permits the identification of an individual such as a first and last name; We therefore advise visitors not to disclose sensitive personal information, contact information, including phone number, email address, street address or instant messenger address (within these public areas) that they do not wish to share. We are not responsible for Personally Identifiable Information you choose to submit in these public areas and such information may be freely distributed outside of the Service. Also, we may highlight content you post to the public areas of the Service such as reviews or comments, such as by featuring your Content on one or more web sites that incorporate the Service. Information that you post to the public areas of the Service is not considered to be private information.
Minors. We do not knowingly collect or solicit personal information from anyone under the age of 13 or knowingly allow such persons to register to use the Service. If you are under 13, do not attempt to register for our Service or send any information about yourself to us.
AUTOMATIC INFORMATION COLLECTION
Cookies. Like many websites, we use “cookies.” Cookies are alphanumeric identifiers that we transfer to your computer’s hard drive through your Web browser to enable our systems to recognize your browser. We use persistent, identifying cookies to remember your information and to link your activities to you. While you can take steps to warn off, block or disable cookies, if you do, the Service may not function and appear as we have designed it. Nonetheless, if you want to take these steps, you can do so by following the instructions associated with your browser. Our cookies do not collect Personally Identifiable Information that you provide to us during the registration process, but they do collect other information such as the following:

the domain name and host from which you access the Internet and the Internet address of the site from which you direct-linked to a site incorporating the Service;
the date and time you access the Service and pages you visit;
your computer’s IP address and information about its operating system, platform and the Web browser type and version you use;
demographic and other non-personally identifiable profile information about you; and
information to combat fraud or misuse.
Pixel Tags. In our email to you, we use “pixel tags” to determine if your email software or service can display html-formatted email (this helps us optimize the size of our email messages and conserve bandwidth).
Collection of Information by Third Parties. Our Service may include third-party advertising, links to other websites, and other content from third party businesses. The content posted by these parties will be reasonably identifiable as coming from a third party. We do not provide any Personally Identifiable Information to these advertisers, third-party websites, or other businesses, although on occasion we may mutually share non-personally identifiable (e.g., demographic) information to facilitate delivery of relevant advertisements or content. These third-party websites, businesses, and advertisers, or advertising companies working on their behalf, sometimes use technology to deliver (or “serve”) the advertisements that appear on our Service directly to your browser. They automatically receive your IP address when this happens. They may also use cookies, JavaScript, web beacons (also known as action tags or single-pixel gifs), and other technologies to measure the effectiveness of their ads and to personalize or optimize advertising content. We do not have access to or control over cookies or other technologies that they may use, and the information practices of these advertisers and third-party websites or businesses are not covered by this Policy but are covered by their respective privacy policies. Some, but not all, third party advertising companies provide a mechanism to opt-out of their technology. For more information and an identification of advertisers that provide an opt-out mechanism, please click the following:http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp.
Promotions, Sweepstakes, and Contests. From time to time, we may host a promotion, sweepstake, or contest on the Service. You may be asked to provide personal information or permit the transfer to a third party of your personal information in connection with such promotion, sweepstake or contest. It will be disclosed at the point of collection or transfer who is collecting or transferring the information and whose privacy statement applies, and it will be your choice whether or not you wish to permit such transfer or collection of personal information to a third party.

We use non-Personally Identifiable Information about our users for purposes such as measuring the number of visitors to sections of our Service, making the Service more useful to visitors and delivering targeted advertising and non-advertising content. We use IP addresses to analyze trends, administer the Service, track a user’s movement, and gather demographic information for non-personally identifiable use.
Retention of Information. We retain information for as long as required, allowed or we believe it useful, but do not undertake retention obligations. We may dispose of information in our discretion without notice, subject to applicable law that specifically requires the handling or retention of information. You must keep your own, separate back-up records.
PLUCK’S SHARING OF INFORMATION. Pluck shares information with third parties, but only as described in this Section 4 or if authorized by you.
Advertisers and Others. We share non-Personally Identifiable Information with advertisers, service providers, and other persons with whom we conduct business. Similarly, these advertisers, service providers, and other persons may share with us non-Personally Identifiable Information about you that they have independently gathered or acquired.
Third Party Services. We contract with affiliated and non-affiliated third parties to provide services to us or to you on our behalf. Examples include providing marketing assistance and customer service, sending Pluck emails to you, removing repetitive information from customer lists, and analyzing data. These third parties may have access to your Personally Identifiable Information for use solely in connection with these authorized business activities. We contractually require that our operations and maintenance contractors protect the privacy of your Personally Identifiable Information no less than as required under this Policy.

Without limiting the foregoing, by submitting a notice of copyright infringement or other communication (including communications about content stored on or transmitted through the Service) you consent to have such communication forwarded to the person or entity who stored or transmitted the content addressed by your communication, in order to facilitate a prompt resolution.

INFORMATION SECURITY (INCLUDING NOTICE PROVISIONS)
Your Obligations. You must protect against unauthorized access to your password and to your computer. Please sign off when finished using a shared computer. Your emails to us are not necessarily secure against interception so do not include sensitive information in them. We generally will not ask for passwords in an email and you should assume that if you get such a request, it might be fraudulent. YOU MUST DO WHAT YOU REASONABLY CAN TO ENSURE THE SECURITY OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION.
Our Security Measures. We take reasonable precautions to protect the security of our users’ information. We have physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to help safeguard, prevent unauthorized access to, maintain data security for, and correctly use your information. These procedures include the use in appropriate circumstances of secure socket layer (SSL) encryption technology and computer server firewalls. However, neither people nor security systems are foolproof, including encryption systems. Therefore, while we use reasonable efforts to protect your Personally Identifiable Information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
LINKS
The Service contains links to other sites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage you to be aware when you leave our Service and to read the privacy statements of every web site that collects your personally identifiable information. This Policy applies only to information collected by the Service.

 

Also see: Legal