Privacy Policy

Posted February 26, 2013 by
in Editorial | 3 comments »

I recently received this comment: “I have looked for a privacy policy on Rhodia Drive and Quo Vadis Blog and have not been able to find them. Is that an Exaclair practice? I would like to comment or enter contests on the two sites, but will not until I learn what will be done with the personal information I am required to supply.”

It has been my experience if one person has a question others have the same question.   So, here is the answer:   we do absolutely nothing with the info other than to use it to mail prizes or contact the winner by email if we have a question.   At the conclusion of the contest, the information, saved on a Google Doc, is deleted.     Participants give us their name (some just give initials or a first name), mailing address, email and contest choice.

Since the information passes through our hands quickly and is gone, it never occurred to me to explain what we do–or not do–with it.   Again, the information we collect is   used for one raffle and deleted completely.  

I am sincerely sorry if I have offended anyone or caused anyone undue worry wondering what we did with the information they have supplied.

That being said, here is a question to the group—should we post a privacy policy or guarantee?   If readers say it is a good idea or we should, I would be happy to do so.

Thank you for your feedback.







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  1. aeroblazer

    02/27/2013   09:43AM  

    Well, I can attest to the fact that over the past several years, I have entered numerous contests, drawings, etc. both here and on Rhodia Drive, and I have never received any unsolicited email, post, or otherwise from either of you.

    That said, it’s pretty comforting to know you just delete our information after the fact (and are genuinely simply keeping your customers engaged with your products and not using our information for nefarious purposes).

    I don’t think it’d hurt for you to just do a quick FAQ with each contest entry post of “What are you going to do with my info?” and link to this post. :P

    Thanks for all you guys do.

  2. Heather

    02/27/2013   14:53PM  

    I don’t think it would hurt to post a privacy policy with each giveaway. Personally, I’ve never been concerned about entering my information, but I can understand that others might be worried about that. So, yes, I do think it would be a good idea.

  3. R.

    03/01/2013   23:36PM  

    That’s a very good privacy policy. Who knows what the nefarious Google does with the information, but at least we know Quo Vadis is ethical. Somehow I’d expect something this nice from the Exaclair folks!

    Posting the policy on the websites might increase participation.


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