Since late 1993, long
before privacy policies were fashionable, jalyn.net
had this message posted. We hate giving away any personal
information. Period. I mean, does anyone really need my street address
and telephone number to email an answer to my question?? We decided early not ask unnecessary questions
and tell people what exactly we were doing - or rather,
not doing - with their information.
We came up with the
core statement that you see above and started piecing
together a "real" policy by making stuff
up, stealing bits and pieces from our Bulletin Board System (BBS) and other forward
thinkers, and generally remembering business law
In 1999, we suggested
that others "steal" our policy and use it
so long as they kept the core concept that the
visitors information is sacred and not to be given
away to anyone. Well, we've notice some variations
all over the web, many pieces incorporated into full
policies; but most times just the basic message that
you see above is shown. This is fantastic!
So we wrote,
re-wrote, edited, and condensed our policy into what
we believe is an easy to read, easy to follow
policy that each and every web site could easily follow. Simple and to the point.
No room for built-in
greed where your information is sold unless you
say no... more like your information will not
be sold unless you say so. And an attempt to not to be so full of generalities that
it's not really a policy at all.
If you are a Webmaster or Webmistress,
we hope you will adopt our plan and show it. No fees involved and no licensing legalities.
BUT, if we find that your site is
not following this simple plan, we will Fine you with
an unrealistic amount of money in a fashion that will
be readily supported by any legal system in the
world. You will not only be defrauding us, but every
literate person in the world.
you are "J. Doe" surfer, support those who display the logo and remain "J. Doe"!