Privacy Policy Overview

We understand your need to maintain your privacy when using the Internet for your communication, shopping, exploration, and play. To make sure you understand our approach to online privacy issues, you MUST read this Privacy Policy and our Terms of Service as a condition to using the Laovoices.com site.

We will never ask you for your personal information when you visit the site or participate in any community features. We’ll give you the choice whether to receive email or other contact from us and from any of the organizations we work with, and we give you the opportunity to unsubscribe from receiving unwanted communications. Also, we provide the opportunity for you to update and/or correct information we have about you. We do not sell your personally identifiable information.

Remember though, “perfect security” doesn’t exist on the Internet.

This privacy statement applies only to information collected by this Web site.

What information do we collect?

The information we collect falls into one category: aggregated information. Aggregated information is information that is not associated with a specific user, but instead anonymous information on many users, such as the number of visitors to the Site in a month’s time. In addition, we collect and store statistics and other information about the online activities of our visitors on an aggregated (collective) basis. For example, we track the number of people who view each page, the order in which pages are viewed, and other information to learn which features are the most popular and to refine our design and marketing efforts.

How do we use the personal information we collect?

Laovoices.com uses aggregated information to operate and enhance our Site and to enhance your experience by displaying content and marketing messages that we believe will be of interest to you.

We do not sell any information to third parties. However, if you give us your permission, we may share your personally identifiable information with third parties.

Laovoices.com uses aggregated information to continously improve the service. We do not disclose aggregated information about our Site to third parties. Some online activities necessarily lead to disclosure of your personally identifiable information to third parties, such as when you include your name and email address in an email to a third party.

Is the Site secure so that other people can not obtain your information from the site without your consent?
Any information that we collect is stored in secure operating environments that are not available to the public. All the information we collect and store is protected by our hosting company in a best effort. Also, any information storage apart from the site site is done with the utmost care for user privacy. However, “perfect security” does not exist on the Internet.

Limits on our abilities

We’ll do everything we can to protect you and your personal information, but we cannot fully ensure that your private communications and other personally identifiable information will not be disclosed to third parties. We may be forced to disclose information to the government or third parties under certain circumstances, or third parties may unlawfully intercept or access transmissions or private communications.

What about the privacy of users who are 13 and under?

We’re committed to protecting the safety and privacy of all our users, especially those who are under 13. To this end, we comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (16 C.F.R. Part 312).

In compliance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), we will not knowingly provide access to the site to persons under the age of thirteen (13). If Laovoices later learns that any registered user is under the age of thirteen (13), we will take appropriate steps to remove the member’s information from the database and we will restrict this individual from future access to Laovoices site. We feel strongly about protecting the privacy of children. We encourage kids to involve their parents in any interactive activity they participate in online. Except where otherwise disclosed, we will not collect or use any personal information from children we know to be under the age of thirteen without obtaining express parental consent.

If you would like to learn more about the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, please visit the Federal Trade Commission’s website at http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/conline/pubs/online/kidsprivacy.htm.

What about cookies?

Cookies are pieces of information that a website transfers to your computer’s hard drive for record-keeping purposes. Cookies can make the Web more useful by storing information about your preferences on a particular site. The use of cookies is an industry standard, and many major websites use them to provide useful features for their users. Cookies in and of themselves do not personally identify users, although they do identify a user’s computer. Most browsers are initially set to accept cookies. If you’d prefer, you can set yours to refuse cookies. However, you may not be able to take full advantage of a website if you do so. For more information on cookies, see www.cookiecentral.com.

We use cookies or IP addresses for a number of uses, including helping us to tailor the website to better match your needs and interests, and to allow us to better understand how users use our Site. You are always free to instruct your web browser to decline our cookies if it has the capability to do so, but some parts of our Site may not work properly if you do.

Choice/Opt-Out

This site gives users the following options for removing their information from our database to not receive future communications or to no longer receive our service. If so, please contact us about these issues.

What else should I know about my privacy?

You should be aware that if you voluntarily disclose personal information online in a public area, that information may be collected and used by others. We do not control the actions of our visitors and registered users. If you disclose personal information on publicly accessible place on Laovoices site, you do so at your own risk and you understand that your submitted information may be collected and used by others to send you unsolicited messages, advertisements, or for other purposes.

Please remember that protection of your privacy begins with you. You are solely responsible for maintaining the secrecy of any password you use to register, and you should always be careful and responsible whenever disclosing information online.

This Web site contains links to other sites that are not owned or controlled by Laovoices.com. Please be aware that we, Lao Voices, are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites.

We encourage you to be aware when you leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every Web site that collects personally identifiable information.

Acceptance of Privacy Policy:

By using Laovoices site and services, you signify your acceptance of this Privacy Statement. If you do not agree or are not comfortable with any policy described in this Privacy statement, your only remedy is to discontinue use of this site. We reserve the right, to modify this Privacy Statement at any time. If we materially change how we use your personal information we will notify you either by email or through a prominent notice on the web site. Your continued use of any portion of Laovoices site following notification or posting of such changes, will constitute your accept of those changes.