The Institute for PostApocology selected seven Humor Vectors to use in
its Confuturist analysis of the Seven Scenarios.
For this section, we will
use none of the humor vectors. Privacy is very important to the
Directors, and doesn't need Confuturist tension to be made clear.
Barring a court order, we will never provide
your data (your user information, questions you've answered, your answers to
the questions) voluntarily to anyone. On the Sign Up page, the
"Public" checkbox only means "display on the postapocology.com
will not sell or give your information to anyone without
providing you with two months of opt-out opportunity.
In the event of any sale of the Institute, the site, and its history, we
commit to attempt to contact you, via the email address you provided, to
enable an opt-out capability, in which you can void out or change any
information provided in your Profile, prior to sale.
We also commit to do our technical best to prevent hacking of any
user data, but based on several decades of experience, no system can
impervious. That's part of why we limit the data points we request. We
will never request, on the postapocology.com site, any credit card,
address, or phone number information. If you choose to buy merchandise,
such information will be requested via a secondary, heavily-secured system
like CafePress.com, or PayPal.
The most specific other item is your email address, but that can be an
online-only address via hotmail, gmail, yahoo, or any other free email address. The
ZIP code is the next most specific item, and we encourage you to
provide your true locale (or even just one zone over), as it will enable
many things in the future:
mashups with Google Maps, geographically-specific recommendations, and
PostApocaMates connections, upon reaching critical mass. We imagine
PostApoc MeetUps, PostApoc regional user groups, and PostApoCohorts,
who can help each other mobilize for PreApoc activities and, if
required, PostApoc survival.
The other information we retain can be completely fictitious. If
so, then we encourage humor, wit, and delight.