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Our Policy on Privacy and Security

Our Attitude About Your Privacy

The privacy and security of our site visitors and members is our highest priority. We will never offer any information about you to any outside company unless we receive your prior consent. Tornado Insider has created this privacy statement in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to your privacy. The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for the Tornado Insider website.

If for any reason you feel that your privacy or security has been compromised, contact us immediately at

Information We Gather or Track

Information on general usage and any optional personal details you provide to us will be used to provide you with enhanced features such as customized content, access to our discussion boards and access to our online news. The following are details of the information we collect:

Tornado Insider collects data through registration and subscriptions from our members. Additionally, usage information may be analyzed so that we can judge our system's performance or to determine whether we should offer customizable features in the future.

Your computer reaches us via a particular IP (Internet Protocol) address. This can tell us things like what part of the world you're connecting from. Or what service provider you are using. We may use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server, and to administer our Web site. Your IP address may be used to help identify you and to gather broad demographic information.

Your browser offers "cookies" which - if you allow their use -- store small amounts of data on your computer about your visit to our site. Cookies assist us in tracking which of our offerings you like best. And when we make this function available in the future, cookies will enable us to customize our content according to your preferences. However, cookies tell us nothing about you personally unless you specifically give us additional information.

Surveys may ask for contact information or unique identifying information to increase the value of the results. Contests may require contact information or other demographic/personal information in order to determine your eligibility.

Some of the banner ads displayed on Tornado Insider are provided by outside companies. These ads may contain cookies. While we use cookies in other parts of our Web site, cookies received with banner ads are collected by our advertisers and we do not have access to this information. Cookies in and of themselves do not contain any personally identifiable information about you.

Further information about cookies.
Cookies are small pieces of data stored by your computer and used to randomly identify individual users. This helps web sites like Tornado Insider ensure that you won't see the same advertisements too often and allows us to better estimate the size of our membership.

The USDOE Computer Incident Advisory Capability has issued an information bulletin stating that privacy advocates' fears over the use of cookies - a popular technique for tracking Web site visitors- are unfounded. The claims that Web cookies may be used to gather information on "passwords, credit card numbers, and a list of the software on your computer" is not even "close to the truth," according to the bulletin. In fact, information that is gathered via cookies - usually a user's numerical Internet address, browser type and operating system - can also be recorded in a Web server's log files. "Cookies just make it easier. [A server] cannot find out your name or e-mail address, or anything about your computer using cookies," says the bulletin.

This site contains links to other sites. Tornado Insider is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of any linked Web sites.

Tornado Insider also contains information from other content partners. At this time no content partner is collecting any information about our customers and it is the policy of Tornado Insider for the customer to be notified if any content partner seeks to obtain any information about our customers.

Our site uses a registration and subscription form for customers to request subscriptions and services. We collect visitor's contact information (like their email address) and financial information (like their account or credit card numbers). Contact information from the order form is used to send orders, information about our company, and in the future, promotional material from some of our partners to our customers. The customer's contact information is also used to get in touch with the visitor when necessary. Users may opt-out of receiving future mailings; see the choice/opt-out section below. Financial information that is collected is used to bill the user for products and services.

This site has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. Tornado Insider employs a Secured Socket Layer digital sign and Secured Site Services from Verisign.

Our site provides users the opportunity to opt-out of receiving communications from us by not selecting the option to receive extra information from us in your personal Passport (see "Correct/Update using Tornado Insider Passport" below).

If you have questions about this send an email to

This site gives users the following options for removing their information from our database to not receive future communications or to no longer receive our service.

Send an email requesting to be removed from our database to

Correct/Update using Tornado Insider Passport
This site gives users the following options for changing and modifying information previously provided.

Visit To be able to access your Passport and to change your data you have to be signed in. If you're not yet signed in when you are on our site, select "Sign in" from the menu bar and use your username and password. If you forgot your password you can go to to have your password send to you. After you have signed in you automatically come to the Passport maintenance page. If you are already signed in you can go to the maintenance page by selecting "Profile" from the menu bar.

If you have questions about the Tornado Insider Passport you can send an email to

Contacting the Web Site
If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this Web site, please contact:

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