Useful Community Development Privacy Policy

Last Updated: June 14, 2024

At A Good Community we are dedicated to protecting your data and privacy.

We recognize that your privacy is important. This document outlines the types of personal information we receive and collect when you use A Good Community, as well as some of the steps we take to safeguard information. This will help you make an informed decision about sharing personal information with us.

A Good Community strives to maintain the highest standards of decency, fairness and integrity in all our operations. 

About Our Cookies

A cookie is a string of information that A Good Community stores on your computer, which your browser provides to A Good Community each time you return to the site. We may use cookies to help us track visitors, their use of our website, and their website access preferences. This is quite improbable, but it is possible we might do such a thing for a limited special purpose; if so, we certainly have no interest in retaining that information or identifying you personally.

A Good Community has installed Google Analytics and occasionally uses Google Analytics to analyze the use of this website. Truthfully we don’t pay a lot of attention to this, but Google Analytics collects demographic and interest data, and generates statistical and other information about website use, by means of cookies. These cookies are kept on your computer. We share this information with Google, which will store and use this information on its servers. Google's privacy policy is available at

A Good Community may use information from Google Analytics to track the number of visits to the website, browsers and operating systems. No personally identifiable information is obtained from these cookies. We may use the information that Google Analytics generates relating to our website to create reports about the use of the site. These reports allow us to update the site and improve its usefulness.

If you do not wish your data to be collected via Google Analytics, you can install its  opt-out browser extension or add-on.

Advertising Cookies

We may use third-party advertising companies to serve ads on our website; currently we only use ads that are served by Google. These companies use cookies and web beacons in their ads to ascertain how many times you've seen an advertisement. We share this information with these companies, but do not provide them with any personally identifiable information for cookie or web beacon use, so they cannot personally identify you with that information from our website.

You may opt out of personalized ads for over 125 different ad networks. Click here to do that.

Some third-party advertisements are served by Google, which provides further information  here:  Google's cookie enables it to serve ads to our visitors based on their visits to other sites on the Web. You may opt out of personalized ads by visiting the Google advertising settings page.

This link from Google provides more information about how Google manages data in its ad products.

You can set your browser to accept or refuse all cookies automatically, or to notify you when a cookie is being requested. Taking this action should not cause a problem with the continued use of our site. Consult the Help section of your browser for guidance on how to refuse all cookies or to notify you when a cookie is requested.

If you choose to refuse A Good Community's cookies, you may not be able to fully experience all interactive features of the site.

The search box on this web site is powered by DuckDuckGo. In a nutshell, they don’t track you, but see their official privacy policy.

Personally Identifiable Information

A Good Community may collect and use your personal information for the following purposes:

  • To run and operate our site.
  • To display content on the site correctly.
  • To improve customer service.
  • To help us respond to your customer service requests and support needs more efficiently.
  • To personalize your user experience.
  • To understand how our users as a group use the services and resources provided on our site.
  • To improve our site.
  • To improve our products and services.
  • To send periodic email newsletters if you request them.
  • To respond to your inquiries, questions, and/or other requests.

A Good Community may collect personally identifiable information from you in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to, when you visit our site, fill out a form, and in connection with other activities, services, features or resources we make available on our site.

Specifically, if you subscribe to our newsletter, we will ask for your first name and will require your email address.

If you complete a form, we will require your name and your email address, and will ask for information relevant to the purpose of the form.

If you submit content and questions to us, we will ask for your name and email address, although you will be able to choose to be anonymous. Photos you include with your submission, or details in your submission, may personally identify you.

If you request to be notified about comments on any content you submit to us, or request to be notified when others submit comments, we will require your first name and your email address.

If you purchase an ebook from us, we will collect your name and email address. Our third-party providers of the download and payment, E-Junkie and PayPal, will have access to your billing address and credit card number.  The privacy policy for E-Junkie is found here, and the privacy policy of PayPal is here. If you use the Contact Us form and we agree to make other arrangement for payment and transmission of the ebook file, of course these companies will not have access to any of your information.

If you decide to use our link to the Amazon Kindle Store to purchase the Kindle edition of an e-book, your data will be subject to Amazon's privacy policy.

You can always refuse to supply personally identifiable information and visit our site anonymously. However, it may prevent you from engaging in certain site-related activities.

If we make material changes in the collection of personally identifiable information, we will inform you by placing a notice on our site. We will use personal information received from you for internal purposes only and will not sell it or provide it to third parties.

We also collect each visitor's IP address, which helps us combat spam and fraud should we become aware of such a threat. We do not use IP addresses for any other purpose.

If you use a tool on our pages to connect to your own X (formerly Twitter) account, you fall under the Twitter privacy policy notice, and if you use a button to connect to your own Facebook account, you are subject to Facebook's cookie policy.

A Good Community contains links to other websites that may be of interest to you. However, once you have used them to leave our site, we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information you provide while visiting such sites. These sites are not governed by this privacy statement. Always exercise caution by reviewing the privacy statement of the website in question before continuing to use it.

Non-personally Identifiable Information

We may collect non-personally identifiable information about you whenever you interact with our site. Non-personally identifiable information may include the browser name, the type of computer and technical information about your method of connecting to our site, such as the operating system and the Internet service provider you used, and other similar information.

If you click on the orange button in our What's New box and add our site to your own Feedly RSS or MyYahoo RSS, you would want to be aware of the Feedly or Yahoo privacy policy.

Children's Privacy Protection

This website is directed to adults. It is not directed to children under the age of 16. We operate our site in compliance with current regulations. Anyone under the age of 16 must provide parental consent to use this site. We do not knowingly collect or use personally identifiable information from anyone under 16 years of age.

Release of Information

In the unlikely event that we sell A Good Community, the information we have obtained from you through your voluntary participation in our site may transfer to the new owner as a part of the sale so that the service provided to you may continue. In that event, you will receive notice through our website of that change in control and practices, and we will make reasonable efforts to ensure that the purchaser honors any opt-out requests you might make.

Data Storage

Personally identifiable information and non-personally identifiable information collected by this site is stored on our host's servers. That host is SiteSell Inc., located at 1000 Saint-Jean Boulevard, Suite 702, Pointe-Claire, QC H9R 5P1 Canada.

Some information may be collected by third-party services. Prior to June, 2019, third-party newsletter services were provided by MailChimp. Their privacy policy is here. At this time, there are no third-party services in connection with this website.

How You Can Correct or Remove Information

We provide this privacy policy as a statement to you of our commitment to protect your personally identifiable information. If you have submitted personally identifiable information through our website and would like to update that information or have it deleted from our records,  click on this link.

You can also request to edit or delete any of your information from the servers by clicking on this link.

California Consumer Protection Act

A Good Community does not sell any information collected for any reason. It also has not sold any information in the previous 12 months.

Updates and Effective Date

A Good Community reserves the right to make changes in this policy. If there is a material change in our cookie and privacy practices, we will indicate on our site that those practices have changed and provide a link to the updated privacy policy. We encourage you to periodically review this policy so that you will know what information we collect and how we use it.

Agreeing to Terms

If you do not agree to A Good Community's privacy policy as posted here on this website, please do not consent to the setting of cookies and the collection and storage of your personally identifiable information.

Your explicit consent indicates acceptance of this privacy policy in its entirety.

Last updated: June 14, 2024.

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