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Privacy Policy

Douglas Krantz values your privacy.

Email Addresses, Phone Numbers (from Text Messaging), and Other Personal Information

As a steward of your data, including email addresses and phone numbers, the highest importance is placed on your privacy. Therefore, without your explicit permission or request, any data given to this website will not be sold, published or shared with anyone.

Also, none of your personally identifiable information is collected by this website, unless you explicitly provide it.

Short Circuit Membership / Mailing Lists

As a Member of Short Circuit, you receive new articles published in the website, and you also receive periodic discounts on goods and services offered on Douglas Krantz's Technician's Corner. To receive these articles and discounts, you have to "Opt-In" by providing your Email address and following the Opt-In procedures. You do not have to "Opt-In" to enjoy the website.

Your wishes are very important. The Opt-In procedures are meant to make sure you really wish to receive the Email, and the Opt-Out procedures are easy to follow.

Opt-In -- You have to initiate receipt of the Email by choosing the "Sign Up Today", "Subscribe", or other similar button.

You have to fill out your Name and Email Address on the Subscribe Form.

Opt-Out -- Choosing the "Opt-Out" option of the newsletter will permanently stop all Email to your in-box.

Another way to discontinue receiving Email, reply to the Email with the word "unsubscribe" or "opt-out" or "discontinue" in the subject line. The word "unsubscribe" or "discontinue" or "opt-out" in the first line of text will also work to stop the Email.

Offers and Discounts

Periodically, offers and discounts will be made for materials, goods, or services provided by Douglas Krantz's Technician's Corner.

These offers will only be made only to those who have made the initial contact by joining Short Circut on this website.

Opt-Out -- Returning the email with the word "unsubscribe" or "opt-out" or "discontinue" in the subject line will stop all further Email.. The word "unsubscribe" or "discontinue" or "opt-out" in the first line of text will also work to stop all Emails to your in-box.

Third Party Advertising

As a means of paying for the website and so all may be able to use this website for free, third party advertising is sometimes included. Viewing or clicking on the third party advertising is not necessary for the enjoyment of this website by anyone.

Any policies of the third party advertisers seen on this website are strictly between the viewer and the third party advertiser.

Any data collected or cookies added by any third party advertiser are handled strictly in accordance with the privacy policies of the third party advertiser.

Douglas Krantz takes no responsibility for any actions taken by third party advertisers.

What are cookies?

When you visit certain websites, a cookie is a small amount of information that's downloaded to your computer or device. Including the strictly necessary, performance, advertising, and social media or content cookies on Douglas Krantz's Technician's Corner, there are a number of different cookies.

By allowing the website to remember your actions and preferences (such as login and region selection), cookies make your browsing experience better. This means you don't have to re-enter this information each time you return to the site or browse from one page to another. For instance whether it's their first time visiting or if they are a frequent visitor, cookies provide information on how people use the website.

To allow you to browse this website, use its features, and access secure areas, some cookies may be necessary. For this website to completely work for you, the use of these cookies is essential. For example, to keep track of a user's input when a user is filling in forms that span several pages, Douglas Krantz's Technician's Corner may use user-input cookies for the duration of a session.

Douglas Krantz's Technician's Corner also uses functional cookies to remember choices you've made or information you've provided, such as your username, language, or the region you are in. (You have to specifically provide this information, Douglas Krantz's Technician's Corner does not collect information any other way.)

The functional cookies we use include:
  • User-centric security cookies to detect authentication abuses for a limited persistent duration, like repeated failed login attempts. These cookies are set for the specific task of increasing the security of the service.
  • Multimedia content player session cookies (flash cookies) are used for the duration of a session to store technical data needed to play back video or audio content (e.g. image quality, network link speed, and buffering parameters).
  • Load balancing session cookies are used for the duration of the session to identify the same server in the pool in order for the load balancer to redirect user requests appropriately.
  • User interface customization persistent cookies are used to store a user's preference regarding a service across web pages.

Douglas Krantz's Technician's Corner is dedicated to user experience and uses many tools to help improve this website. To this end, reporting and analytics cookies are used. Information is collected about how you use this website or our merchants' storefronts, and how often.

These cookies only gather information for statistical purposes and only use pseudonymous cookie identifiers that do not directly identify you.

The performance cookies we use include:

First Party Analytics Cookies - We use these cookies to estimate the number of unique visitors, to improve our website, and to detect the most searched for words in search engines that lead to a webpage.

These cookies are not used to target you with online marketing. We use these cookies to learn how our website is performing, to improve your browsing experience, and make relevant improvements.

Third Party Analytics Cookies - We use Google Analytics and other third-party analytics providers to help measure how users interact with our website content.

These cookies "remember" what our users have done on previous pages and how they've interacted with the website. For more information on Google Analytics, visit Google's information page. For instructions on how opt out of Google Analytics, see below.

To tailor marketing to you and your interests and provide you with a more personalized service in the future, advertising cookies are used on this website. These cookies remember that you visited this website and this information may be shared with third-parties, such as advertisers.

Although these cookies can track your device's visits to our website and other sites, they typically cannot personally identify you. Without these cookies, the advertisements that you see may be less relevant and interesting to you. Read more about how companies use cookies to conduct targeted or retargeted advertising here.

This website does set advertising cookies through our merchants' storefronts ourselves, though merchants may choose to do so independently.

Finally, Social and Content cookies are placed by many social media plugins (for example the Facebook 'like' button), and other tools meant to provide or improve the content on a website (for example services that allow the playing of video files, or that create comments sections). To improve the experience of browsing and interacting with this website, these modules are integrated into the platform. Please note: some of these third party services place cookies that are also used for things like behavioral advertising, analytics, and/or market research.

How Long will Cookies Remain on my Computer or Mobile Device?

The length of time a cookie remains on your computer or mobile device depends on whether it is a "persistent" or "session" cookie. Session cookies last until you stop browsing and persistent cookies last until they expire or are deleted.

Most of the cookies we use are persistent and from the time they are downloaded to your device, will expire between 30 minutes to two years.

For more information on removing cookies before they expire and how to control them, see the section below.

How Can I Control Cookies?

You can control and manage cookies in various ways. Please keep in mind that removing or blocking cookies can negatively impact your user experience and parts of this website may no longer be fully accessible. However, even with cookies blocked or with cookies removed, most of the website will be accessible.

Most browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can choose whether or not to accept cookies through your browser controls, which are often found in your browser's "Tools" or "Preferences" menu.

For more information on how to modify your browser settings or how to block, manage, or filter cookies, look in your browser's help file or check out such websites as: www.allaboutcookies.org.

Many of the third party advertising and other tracking services offer you the opportunity to opt out of their tracking systems.



Douglas Krantz - Sole Proprietor
Douglas Krantz's Technician's Corner
facpdoug@douglaskrantz.com
6520 Irving Ave So
Richfield, MN 55423 USA



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