— For MACJR.COM —
MACJR.COM does not buy, sell, or collect e-mail addresses. Nor does it send unsolicited mass-marketing messages (otherwise known as SPAM). If you receive an unsolicited mass market message that has macjr.com in the header, or that otherwise claims to be from macjr.com, it is a forgery. I am aware that in the past, there have indeed been some SPAMMERS that were using fake macjr.com e-mail addresses in their headers.
Fake/forged e-mail headers are a common practice by SPAMMERS, which is just another reason you should never trust a SPAMMER, or any unsolicited mass market e-mail message. MACJR.COM does not, and never will, participate in the very un-cool, outright sleazy, practice of sending out unsolicited mass-market, otherwise known as SPAM, e-mail messages.
If you receive a genuine first contact message from macjr.com, it will most likely be a request for information about content you have posted online, or feedback about content you have posted online, and that message will be directed solely to one inbox. In rare cases, macjr.com may need to send a message to more than one e-mail inbox at a time, (via CC), but even in those cases, it is never for mass marketing purposes. Even newsletters, to forum members at one or more of my other web sites, are very rare.
I, Michael A. Crane, Jr., as the owner of MACJR.COM, and the artist, the poet, the webmaster, and the writer here at macjr.com, will usually reply to visitor's e-mails personally, and on an individual basis.
All visitor, who have e-mailed me, the owner of MACJR.COM, to request to have their e-mail address(s) removed from my personal contact list are honored, but keep in mind that all messages are permanently archived. I will respect a person's request not to be contacted, but all messages sent to me remain in my records indefinitely.
MACJR.COM reserves the right to track all of its copyrighted graphics, although I do not currently do so.
MACJR.COM does not currently track visitor statistics, but the web hosting service for MACJR.COM does keep records of some standard web site traffic statistics.
Some MACJR.COM pages, (primarily, or solely, forum pages – if such are installed) may install cookies on visitor's hard drives. Do not be alarmed, these are not malicious cookies. The cookies that some macjr.com pages may install on visitor hard drives are only used to help visitors use those pages more efficiently, and to allow visitors to customize their experience while they are visiting those pages. Visitors are welcome to adjust their web browser's security and cookie settings to block all cookies from macjr.com, but please be aware that those who block these cookies may limit their options and the usability of certain pages, if such pages are installed at this site.
Although not likely, at any given time, MACJR.COM may have an advertiser, or advertisers, and/or use a web site service, or services, that is installed on some, or all, MACJR.COM pages that may install their own, third party, cookies on visitor’s hard drives. It is up to you, the visitors, to decide if you will accept these third party cookies. Most web browsers allow users to adjust cookie settings to block third party cookies. If you are not already familiar with what cookies are, and what your web browser's security options are, I suggest that you take some time to learn what your options are, and become aware of what cookie are and what they are used for. However, all that said, MACJR.COM will never deliberately, or knowingly, expose its visitors to harmful cookies.
More on cookies. Most cookies are not bad. Most cookies are just tools that are used to make web sites more useful and customizable for a user's own personal preferences. Good cookies are small files that are installed onto your computer's hard drive, and they make your web browsing experience more convenient by remembering your passwords and preferred settings for your favorite sites. Bad cookies are small files that have been installed onto your computer's hard drive that read other cookies and other files in an effort to steal your personal information and/or passwords and/or track your online activities and/or otherwise hack your system. Those are the cookies you do not want.
I highly recommend that everyone have a good antivirus and Internet security program installed on their computer. Paid antivirus services are better, in most cases, but some free antivirus services are better than nothing – but beware, some free services, and even some pay services, are actually malicious scams that are even worse than not having an antivirus program at all. Do the research before you download, or pay for, anything.
A good PC utility program is also a good thing to have. In addition to helping you keep your PC working smoothly, and in peak performance, a good utility programs look for, and cleans out, bad cookies and other bad things that may be lurking in your computer system that your antivirus program might have missed.
Please be aware, and stay safe.
Michael A. Crane, Jr.