Origins: What started as a small eCard site in 2005, has grown and become much more popular than could have been imagined in the beginning. Bonza Sheila was originally intended to be a simple eCard site to share part of my extensive collection of antique postcards, along with a section of Quotations, that users could easily paste into their eCards. Since then, we've added many more sections, and broadened our scope, including sections of Flash Jigsaw Puzzles, Gods and Goddesses of Love and Desire, Poetry, Art, the popular Stories Of Famous Lovers section, and much more.
What you won't find at Bonza Sheila:
In a nutshell: Anything annoying or malicious. Many free eCard sites require you to install a toolbar to use their services: don't do it! These toolbars hijack your browser to send you to advertising sites. Other eCard sites will sign both you and your card's recipient up to receive annoying spam e-mails; you will not find that here. Nor will you ever find annoying pop-up or between page ads, or anything else that annoys you, harms you computer, or hampers this site's navigation. Bonza Sheila is first and foremost my personal website, and I never include on my site any elements I find annoying in other sites. Everything here is 100% free, and 100% spam free.
Like many other Web sites, www.bonzasheila.com makes use of log files. The information inside the log files includes internet protocol ( IP ) addresses, type of browser, Internet Service Provider ( ISP ), date/time stamp, referring/exit pages, and number of clicks to analyze trends, administer the site, track users movement around the site, and gather demographic information.
Cookies and Web Beacons:
Distribution of Information:
We may share information with governmental agencies or other companies such as ISP's assisting us in fraud prevention or investigation. We may do so when: (1) permitted or required by law; or, (2) trying to protect against or prevent actual or potential fraud or unauthorized transactions; or, (3) investigating fraud which has already taken place. The information is not provided to these companies for marketing purposes.
DoubleClick DART Cookie:
www.bonzasheila.com partners with Google to provide advertising on this website.
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www.bonzasheila.com has no access to or control over these cookies that are used by third-party advertisers.
Credits: All the postcards and the vast majority of art presented at Bonza Sheila are too old to fall under United States copyright laws and are considered to be in the public domain. When modern art is presented, in every instance it is freely available on the web, and full accreditation is given to the artist on the page their work appears; and wherever available, a link is given to the artist's own website. It is never our intention to take credit for anyone else's work, or to profit from anyone else's work. All the modern art on BonzaSheila is presented because we like it and hope to promote the success of the fantastic modern artists we've run across while searching for love themed art across the web, and we hope to encourage our visitors to visit, research and support artists as well.
Hotlinking: Reasonable linking to images on Bonza Sheila is allowed. If you link to an image here, we'd appreciate a link back to the main page URL: http://www.bonzasheila.com -though this is not required. We define reasonable linking as one or a few links to images. Sucking up tons of bandwidth by linking to dozens images is not reasonable. In addition, right-clicking on images to save them is not disabled anywhere on this site, so if you want to use a lot of images, please save them, and host them yourself.
A huge THANK YOU for my wonderful friend Kim. His occasional assistance has been integral to this site; first installing and configuring the eCard script we've been using since 2005, and more recently, guiding me through the installation of the script that displays the Picture Of The Day, as well as an excellent new spam filter on my contact form. Thanks to him, the Viagra ads, Nigerian lottery scams and any such annoyances that plague all webmasters are deleted before they ever reach my inbox - A million thanks for that, and for all his patience explaining the intricacies of PHP scripting and SQL to me. -Learning PHP makes me so proud, and I love working with it!
Special note: Bonza Sheila is about Love, not Hate. We support love and equal rights for everyone, and strongly support the full legalization of Gay marriage. We've recently added Gay and Lesbian postcards to our Antique Postcard Ecard section, and are always striving to post diverse content for lovers of every age (as long as you're legal!), gender, size, nationality, ethnicity, sexual orientation or anything else that makes you different. Love is for Everyone, and so is Bonza Sheila!
Contact: We love hearing from visitors, and can be reached here.
That's it for now! You are most welcome at Bonza Sheila, and we hope you enjoy this website as much as we enjoy creating it. Best Regards, The Webmasters at Bonza Sheila