Privacy Policy

HightowerLowdown.org, and our parent organization, Public Intelligence, Inc, guarantee that we will never, under any circumstances, sell, trade or make public our visitors' personal information, unless they give their permission. All personal information our visitors provide will remain confidential. In addition, our visitors always will have the option to edit the information provided to us or to have their personal information removed from our records.


Traffic data

Our web server collects basic information about our visitors' computers, including: IP address (the computer's unique signature), operating system (e.g. Windows XP, Mac OS X), browser software (e.g. Internet Explorer, Netscape), Internet Service Provider (e.g. AOL, Earthlink) -- we also collect information about what you view on the site. We aggregate this information so we know which of our services and features are popular, and so we can set up our technology in a way that optimizes the user experience.


Use of cookies

HightowerLowdown.org employs cookies -- small text files placed on our visitors' computers' hard drives -- so we know how many visitors have come to our site, and from which websites. Cookies also help us diagnose problems with our server. For more on cookies, please click here.


Email newsletters and "send to a friend" feature

To sign up online, you submit your email address so we can send you Jim's regular email newsletters and other occasional announcements. Users can unsubscribe from email newsletters at any time. We do not share your email address with other companies or partners, though occasionally we will send out announcements or offers that we think our readers would find interesting or useful. Click here to opt out of receiving these emails. HightowerLowdown.org offers a "send this item to a friend" feature, so we need email addresses for both of you. We do store and save these addresses but you will not receive any additional communication from HightowerLowdown.org or its partners as a result of having used this feature.


Linking to other sites

HightowerLowdown.org contains links to other sites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of those websites.


Children's guidelines

Protecting the rights of children is important to us. As a result, we do not collect or maintain any information from individuals we know to be under 13 years old.


Unsubscribe, data removal and data modification policies

HightowerLowdown.org allows users to opt-out of receiving communications from us and to modify or remove their information from our system. The following options are available to do that:
  • Send email to sitehelp (AT) hightowerlowdown (DOT) org. NOTE: please replace the (AT) and (DOT) with @ and . We display the email address that way here to prevent spammers from harvesting our email address.
  • Contact by email using our web form
  • send mail to: Hightower and Associates, 81 San Marcos Street, Austin, TX 78702;
  • call us at 512-477-5588.


Other disclosure of personal information

HightowerLowdown.org will not use or disclose your personal information without your consent, except (i) as described in this privacy policy or (ii) as required by law.


Contacting HightowerLowdown.org

If you have any questions about our website, please contact: Public Intelligence Contact By Email HightowerLowdown.org reserves the right to amend this Privacy Statement at any time without notice, and only the current Privacy Statement may be deemed effective.


History of Changes to This Document

April 24, 2006. Creation of privacy statement.