Privacy Policy

Partypipo (pär’|tē|pē’|pō) or (par’|tee|pee’|po)

Who we are

Our website address is: http://partypipo.com.
Partypipo is a fun part of Interplanetary, Inc., a closely-held corporation at 1622 Montague Street in beautiful Rockford, Illinois 61102.
Phone: 779-707-1808
Email: info@partypipo.com

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Fair warning: Most of this privacy policy is boilerplate WordPress. It should be fairly easy to see what is personalized and applicable to our situation. We owned one of the first online computer sales websites in the late 1990s and privacy on the internet has become completely untenable since then.

Truthfully, because we are paranoid about internet privacy, we don’t collect any more information than we have to in order to fulfill contact and payment obligations. Simple: If we don’t collect it, we’re not responsible for it. We have too much respect for our customers to bullshit them into thinking that we’re some gigantic company bristling with geeks to run security. I, myself, recently retired as a tech implementer for a large state university and, with all their staff and resources, they can’t protect anyone, either.

All I can guarantee is that we will protect your data as well as we can with the tools we have. One way to protect it is to let you decide how much you will give us. You can order services on-line, and choose to pay through our Paypal account or bring a check or cash to an event (we actually trust you). If you are really privacy-exposure averse, call 779-707-1808 and your reservation will be written down on paper and contact data stored in a database on a secure, double-firewalled in-house computer, same as in the 1990s. Old school, but secure.

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

About that…I removed the blog feature because I’m not writing about our existential struggles, we’re teaching art enthusiasts ways to create better art and have fun doing it. The events plug-in has a comments feature and that’s on them.

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

I would love to have people upload photos and videos to our social media and the site. As a career digital artist I always have intellectual property and copyright concerns. With recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions negating defense of on-line ownership, I beg you to destructively watermark everything you post everywhere.

Contact forms

Form information is not stored on the website. It is posted to email, sent to our email server at pair.com and delivered to our email application. Our email list servers are there, too. Old school, remember.

Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

That said, cookies are delicious and a necessary evil. We’re not good enough programmers to do anything harmful to you.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Uh, that’s on them.

Analytics

Well, Google has someand Facebookhas some and they would like me to learn how to use them. Interplanetary, Inc. only tracks which services you have used. We’re not very analytical.

Who we share your data with

Partypipo Privacy Policy:
Partypipo, a fun part of Interplanetary, Inc. never, ever, EVER sells or shares any information that we collect, to anyone. Ever.

Don’t ask. Ever.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

I’m still finding comments I made on sites from 1994, so good luck with that.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Interplanetary, Inc. will delete any data we hold on our own computers if you request by email, once we verify your existence. We respect federal witness protection programs and general distrust of all Patriot Act legislation.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

There are lots of places it your data goes in the course of normal business. The IRS, Illinois Bureau of Revenue, Paypal (your choice), Google, always Google, the biggest spider on the web…and to whomever they sell it.

Your contact information

Your contact information is stored in Paypal, if you use it to pay for items, on emails sent from any forms you filled on the website, and in a database application stored on a computer, double-firewalled from the internet. Form information is not stored on the website.

How we protect your data

We protect your data by collecting as little as possible and keeping what we do on computers behind double firewalls. Any credit card information or merchant authorization data is collected and protected by PayPal. I trust their security geeks more than ours because we don’t have any.

In this day and age we are thrilled to no longer keep merchant authorization data on our computers. We love being boring. Honestly, we’re not worth the trouble.

What data breach procedures we have in place

In case of a data breach, we will contact all customers and vendors in our database and accounting applications.

What third parties we receive data from

PayPal, Google, Facebook, same as everyone else.

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data

Us? Absolutely nothing.

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements

There is that GDPR thing, but unlikely anyone from the European Union is going to pay me to come have an art party there.

Basically, here’s the short version: we are privacy freaks, we don’t want to be liable for your data, we collect as little as possible, we store it, old school, away from the internet, and we never sell anyone’s data to anyone else.
PS: We hate bastards that do.

Additional information

Here is the hard-ass, necessary stuff we have to put in. We are really nice people and we might come off as yokels. Trust me, we have a Greek attorney from Chicago who says otherwise. Here goes:

By initiating an order, and communicating with Interplanetary, Inc. in any manner, you are bound by the policies set forth by this policy page.

Jurisdiction

Any disputes concerning Interplanetary, Inc. will be adjudicated by local, state and/or federal courts located in the City of Rockford, the County of Winnebago, in the State of Illinois.



Have a great day and thank you for visiting the websites of Interplanetary, Inc.

God bless America and all the ships at sea. Amen.