We at XML Sitemaps guarantee our commitment to respecting and protecting your online privacy. This includes your need and your right to know what we do with the personal information you share with us. It also guides our company's policies regarding the management of this data, including how the information is collected, processed, and for what purposes.
The collection of information
Every time you log on to our forums, your IP (Internet Protocol) address registers on our servers. Your IP address reveals no information other than the number assigned to you. We do not use this technology to get any personal data against your knowledge or free will (i.e., automatically recording e-mail addresses of visitors). Nor do we use it for any purpose than to help us monitor traffic on our website, or (in case of criminal activity or misuse of our information) to cooperate with law enforcement.
XML Sitemaps may send "cookies" to your computer. Cookies are fragments of data sent through the web server and stored in your hard drive. Cookies can not read the files stored in your computer, nor can they gather information. The purpose of cookies is just to monitor the traffic on the site, so we know which pages you have visited or customized, making it easier for you to download the information the next time you look at our pages.
When you register for an XML Sitemaps discussion forum, your user name is recorded specifically for the purposes of facilitating and maintaining your own account within the forums. This information is not used to monitor your activity within a forum, nor is it used to identify you outside the XML Sitemaps network.