FocalPower Privacy Policy

Last updated on December 11, 2007.

We understand that your privacy is important to you. This policy describes the steps FocalPower (FP) has taken to protect your privacy and information that you may share with FP through the use of our services (Services).

If for any reason you do not agree to any of the terms of this privacy policy, do not provide FP with any information and discontinue your use of the Services. Your continued use of the Services after an updated version of the privacy policy has been posted signifies your acceptance of the changes and of the terms in their entirety for any information gathered or confirmed after the date of the change.

The Policy

You may browse the web pages that constitute the Services and the FP website(s) and access information through the Services without disclosing any personally identifiable information. We do not collect information about individual visitors who do not register on the Site.

Providing us with your personal information (PI), such as name and email addresses in order to sign up for email updates, is voluntary and you may choose not to provide us with certain information. In order to use some Services, we may ask that you provide PI volunteered through the Services. Collected information, including PI, may be used by FP for internal purposes only.

FP will not sell your PI to any third party. FP may disclose some of your PI to contracted 3rd party service providers in the process of using these services. FP may disclose any information you have provided if it is required to do so by law or pursuant to a request by law enforcement. We also reserve the right to disclose information, including PI, if we have a good faith belief that disclosure is necessary to comply with the law or with the legal process; to protect the rights or property of FP, partners, their directors, officers, staff, or volunteers, or other third parties; or to act in an emergency to protect the safety or legal rights (know as "Mandatory Disclosures") of other individuals or organizations. FP may change its name or form of entity at some time in the future if circumstances so dictate. If this occurs, PI may be transferred to a new entity. However, we will not sell or transfer PI, except subject to the terms of our privacy policy as set forth herein. Aggregated information that we have collected may be provided to third parties, including partners, affiliates, and advertisers, but this information will not be associated with any PI before it is disclosed, unless FP has obtained your consent.

Data We Collect

To facilitate your usage of the Services and to learn about how we can improve the Services, FP may collect technology-related information. Such "Technology Information" may include, but is not limited to: your IP address, domain, dates and times of your visits and what pages you visited. "Cookies" may be stored in your Web browser for record-keeping purposes and to help us provide better service by customizing the response of the Site to each user. Your browser has options to accept, reject or alert you when a cookie is received. FP may set and access cookies on your computer, if your browser settings so allow us. Cookies may be used for a variety of purposes, including saving your password so you do not have to re-enter it each time you visit our site from the same computer. Advertisers or other companies do not have access to FPs cookies. FP has no control over the information collected from or about you by any third party after you leave the Site. By clicking on links to other websites, including our partners, advertisers and other third parties, you are leaving the Services. Once you have left the Services, FP does not control the data collection and privacy practices, or any other activities, of any third party linked to this Site. FP assume no liability and is not responsible for any policies or practices of third party websites.

To track the usage of FP Services, FP may collect technology-related information from the visitors of your website, blog, or other web pages (Sites) if you use FP Widgets on your Sites. Such Technology Information may include, but is not limited to: your Sites name, URL, or domain; the IP address, domain, dates, and times of the visitors to your Sites. FP will not share any of this collected information with any third parties.

To facilitate the distribution of news and events related to FP, FP may collect your volunteered email address and name in order to send you email based news. Your email address and name will not be shared with any third parties.


FP may provide you with the opportunity to receive notification and/or information about programs, promotional events, marketing events and other contests conducted by us or our partners. You may choose whether to receive such communication at the time of your registration with the Services. FP may consider requests from third parties to contact you, but we will not give a third party any of your PI unless FP has obtained your consent, except as specified in this Privacy Policy. You may provide this consent by "opting-in" and choosing to have your information shared with third parties when you register with us. These third parties will generally be related to photography or similar topics. You can at any time send us an e-mail to privacy at in order to opt-out or opt-in to our list of those receiving such invitations or for any privacy-related change to your account.

The Security of Information

FP will strive to ensure a reasonably secure level of protection of your PI. We have policies and practices to protect information, including PI that is collected on our Site against loss, misuse, theft, or alteration. Because of the potentially vulnerable nature of computers and the Internet, we cannot and do not guarantee that the individual user information you have communicated, including PI, will not be intercepted by others and possibly decrypted. Similarly, there is a chance that human error may lead to an accidental disclosure of user information that you have transmitted, including PI. FP cannot ensure the security of, guarantee, or warrant any information transmitted by you to us online either via the Services or via email and we accept no liability for any unintentional disclosures.

Future Changes to our Privacy Policy

FP does make updates to our privacy policy based on changing circumstances. If we do change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this website so you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under which circumstances, if any, we disclose it. Your continued usage of our Services after the posting of additions and/or changes to this Privacy Policy means you accept those changes.

California Third Party Disclosure Rights

California residents are entitled to make one request per year to obtain certain information regarding disclosure, if any, of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes during the immediately prior calendar year. We comply with this law through our opt-in/opt-out policy, detailed above. You can email us for further information or to change your opt-in/opt-out status at privacy at

Our Policy regarding Children's Privacy and Our Compliance with the Childrens Online Privacy Protection Act

FP respects the privacy of children, and does not intentionally market our Services to children nor collect any personal information from them. In compliance with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), we are a general audience site and do not intend to collect any PI from children under 13 years of age. Some of the content on the site may not be appropriate for all ages. FP encourages all parents to actively monitor and participate in their childrens online activities.

Still have Questions?

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