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Privacy Policy

Shawn Lawrence Otto and the Neorenaissance blog make every effort to ensure the privacy and security of the information you share with us online. In addition, we urge you to take steps to protect the privacy of your personal information, such as safeguarding your passwords and logging off of the website after submitting personal information. If you have broadband access to the Internet, it is strongly advised that you use a firewall.

Our privacy policy explains the information practices we use at rebeccaotto.com related to:

  • How we protect your information
  • How we use your information
  • How to contact us about privacy

Our site links to a limited number of other websites. Otto for Auditor is not responsible for the content or the privacy policies of these websites. We encourage you to read the privacy statements for each website you visit. Otto for Auditor will occasionally update this privacy policy as changes to the site necessitate it. We encourage you to periodically review this policy to be informed of how we are protecting your information.

How do we protect your information?

Our website has a number of security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse or alteration of the information under our control.  Our computer systems have restricted access limited only to those persons and organizations necessary to the site's proper functioning. This access applies to all electronic and physical security measures. Highly sensitive data including credit card information is additionally secured through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol. Our servers are located in a locked, secure environment. 

How do we use the information you provide?

On registration, email and login forms on shawnotto.com we may ask for your name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address.

We will use your e-mail address to provide you news about Shawn's current events. We may also use your zip code to send you e-mail messages about upcoming events or activities in your area.

We may also use the information that you provide online to contact you for other purposes. We will not sell or exchange your credit card information to any other third party under any circumstances, and we will shred any credit card information you provide us over the telephone or in written form as soon as we have processed the transaction.


A cookie is a tiny text file that is stored on your computer by shawnotto.com. We use cookies to tailor your experience on our site according to the preferences you have specified. When you visit shawnotto.com, we only access the cookie file that we have stored on your computer. We cannot and do not access any information stored in a cookie by other websites. Our cookies do not contain any personal identifiable information.

IP Addresses and Log File Data

We log IP address, which is the location of your computer or network on the Internet, for systems administration and troubleshooting purposes. We also use page hits in the aggregate to track the popularity of pages that people visit in order to improve the quality of the site. There is no personal identifiable information collected in our log files.

Information on Children

Because we care about the safety and privacy of children online, we comply with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA). COPPA and its accompanying FTC regulations establish United States federal law that protects the privacy of children using the Internet. We do not knowingly contact or collect personal information from children under 13. Our site is not intended to solicit information of any kind from children under 13, and we have designed our site to block our knowing acceptance of information from children under 13 whenever age-related information is requested.

Parents with questions may e-mail us here.

Use of Photos and Videos

Shawn Otto and/or his staff, supporters and/or agents regularly take photographs and video of public events. Unless a participant or attendee requests otherwise, his/her attendance at, or participation in, an event with Mr. Otto is considered a release to use images obtained during that event for any lawful purpose, including on Mr. Otto's website or in other promotional materials. For the purposes of this policy, “images” includes any still, digital, video, and photographic images, recordings, or drawings, which may include sound or other audio clips.

Mr. Otto does not require specific permission from any or all individuals appearing in photographs or video of the audience at an event where specific individuals are not easily identifiable. Your attendance or participation is considered a release to use said images for any lawful purpose. Mr. Otto, his succssors and assigns reserve the right to use or not to use images of this type, in their sole discretion, without seeking any further permission.

In the event that an image of a child is used, we will not disclose the child's name, age, location, or other "directory information" without specific written and verifiable consent by the child's parent(s) or guardian(s).

All images, both solicited and unsolicited, which are submitted to Mr. Otto, his agents, supporters or employees become the exclusive property of Mr. Otto. You understand that you will not receive compensation or other consideration for any images. You agree that you will not assert any claim against Mr. Otto, his successor entities or other parties who use such images, and you relieve Mr. Otto of liability for its use of the image(s).

By submitting images, you guarantee that you have obtained the permission of all persons contained in the image(s), and that it was taken lawfully. You further understand that images of minors must follow the guidelines listed above. Mr. Otto reserves the right to edit and use any images as he sees fit including but not limited to advertising or other communications in any media, edited or unedited. You waive any right to inspect or approve the finished images or any printed or electronic use of the images on the part of Mr. Otto, his successors or assigns.

If you object to an image of you (or your child) from appearing in photographs or video of public events, please notify us in writing here.

Unsubscribing from Email Communications

If you wish to unsubscribe from our communications, please email us here. We will regularly process these requests.

Contacting us about Privacy

If you have any questions about our privacy policy, corrections to the information we have collected from you online, the practices of this site or your interaction with this website, please contact us here.