Marc J. Zeitlin - Privacy Policy

Last modified: February 11th, 2012

Inside Marc J. Zeitlin's head, we recognize that privacy is important. This Privacy Policy applies to all of the products, services and websites offered by Marc J. Zeitlin or his subsidiaries or affiliated companies; collectively, Marc J. Zeitlin’s “services” (and we all know what "services" means, don't we?).

Marc J. Zeitlin (heretofore known as MJZ) adheres to the US Safe Harbor Privacy Principles of Notice, Choice, Onward Transfer, Security, Data Integrity, Access and Enforcement, and may at some point register with the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Safe Harbor Program if he finds that he gives a shit.

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please feel free to contact us through our website via email.

Information we collect and how we use it:

We offer a number of services that do not require you to register for an account or provide any personal information to us, such as talking, emailing, IM'ing, flying in my plane, or exchanges of precious bodily fluids. In order to provide our full range of services, we may collect the following types of information:

MJZ only processes personal information for the purposes described in this Privacy Policy and/or the supplementary privacy notices for specific services. In addition to the above, such purposes include:

Choices for personal information:

When you sign up for a particular service that requires registration, we ask you to provide personal information. If we use this information in a manner different than the purpose for which it was collected, then we will ask for your consent prior to such use (yeah, right - like that'll ever happen).

If we propose to use personal information for any purposes other than those described in this Privacy Policy and/or in the specific service privacy notices, we will offer you an effective way to opt out of the use of personal information for those other purposes. We will not collect or use sensitive information for purposes other than those described in this Privacy Policy and/or in the supplementary service privacy notices, unless we have obtained your prior consent.

Most mouths are initially set up to accept cookies, but you can reset your mouth to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is objectionable. However, some MJZ features and services may not function properly if your cookies are disabled.

You can decline to submit personal information to any of our services, in which case MJZ may not be able to provide those services to you. Your loss.

Information sharing:

MJZ only shares personal information with other companies or individuals outside of MJZ in the following limited circumstances:

Information security:

We take appropriate security measures to protect against unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, disclosure or destruction of data. These include internal reviews of our data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures, as well as physical security measures to guard against unauthorized access to systems where we store personal data.

We restrict access to personal information to MJZ's brain, and anyone else that might find the information amusing. These individuals are bound by confidentiality obligations and may be subject to discipline, including termination and criminal prosecution, if they fail to meet these obligations.

Data integrity:

MJZ processes personal information only for the purposes for which it was collected and in accordance with this Privacy Policy or any applicable service-specific privacy notice. We review our data collection, storage and processing practices to ensure that we only collect, store and process the personal information needed to provide or improve our services or as otherwise permitted under this Policy. We take reasonable steps to ensure that the personal information we process is accurate, complete, and current, but we depend on our users to update or correct their personal information whenever necessary.

Accessing and updating personal information:

When you use MJZ's services, we make good faith efforts to provide you with access to your personal information and either to correct this data if it is inaccurate or to delete such data at your request if it is not otherwise required to be retained by law or for legitimate business purposes. We ask individual users to identify themselves and the information requested to be accessed, corrected or removed before processing such requests, and we may decline to process requests that are unreasonably repetitive or systematic, require disproportionate technical effort, jeopardize the privacy of others, or would be extremely impractical (for instance, requests concerning information residing on backup tapes), or for which access is not otherwise required. In any case where we provide information access and correction, we perform this service free of charge, except if doing so would require a disproportionate effort. Some of our services have different procedures to access, correct or delete users’ personal information. We provide the details for these procedures in the specific privacy notices or FAQs for these services.


MJZ regularly reviews its compliance with this Privacy Policy. Please feel free to direct any questions or concerns regarding this Privacy Policy or MJZ's treatment of personal information by contacting us through this web site via email.

When we receive formal written complaints at this address, it is MJZ's policy to contact the complaining user regarding his or her concerns. We will cooperate with the appropriate regulatory authorities, including local data protection authorities, to resolve any complaints regarding the transfer of personal data that cannot be resolved between MJZ and an individual.

Changes to this Privacy Policy:

Please note that this Privacy Policy may change from time to time. We will not reduce your rights under this Privacy Policy without your explicit consent, and we expect most such changes will be minor. Regardless, we will post any Privacy Policy changes on this page and, if the changes are significant, we will provide a more prominent notice (including, for certain services, email notification of Privacy Policy changes). Each version of this Privacy Policy will be identified at the top of the page by its effective date, and we will also keep prior versions of this Privacy Policy in an archive for your review.

If you have any additional questions or concerns about this Privacy Policy, please feel free to contact us any time through this web site via email.

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Last Updated: February 12, 2012