1. Information We Collect
2. Protection of Information
3. Sharing Personally Identifiable Information
4. Right to Opt Out
5. Children's Privacy
6. Your California Privacy Rights
Information We Collect
We collect both Personally Identifiable Information and Non-Personally Identifiable Information. "Personally Identifiable Information" may be collected through and include the types of information described as Registration Information, Personal Site Use Information, Personal Social Networking Information and Personal License and Education Information. We use both Personally Identifiable Information and Non-Personally Identifiable Information collected through the Site to learn more about how our visitors use the Site and to measure areas of interest. This allows us to build features and functionality that will enhance your experience and to identify, incorporate or integrate certain third party services or solutions that may enhance your experience on the Site.
Non-Personally Identifiable Information
We can only read cookies from our own Site. You may choose to disable cookies in your browser. If you choose to disable cookies, you can still access many of the pages within the Site.
Personally Identifiable Information
Personal Social Networking Information.
Personal Site Use Information.
Personal Social Networking Information.
If you participate in our social networking features, in addition to providing Registration Information and Personal Site Use Information, you may also provide other Personally Identifiable Information regarding your interests, hobbies, activities, geographic location(s), likes and dislikes. We may also collect Personally Identifiable Information about you that we receive from other users, such as data that is generated when another user tags you in a photo, video, or place, provides details about you, or indicates a relationship with you or from other Personally Identifiable Information that becomes available to us during user to user online sessions. We may keep track of transactions and connections that you make, applications that you use, feedback that you give to others, content that you provide or upload, and other actions that you take on the Site during your use of Site services, programs and features. We may also use importer tools that will collect e-mail addresses of people you know so that you can add them to your contacts. Additionally, applications or websites that you use through our social networking platform may be designed to automatically transmit to us Personally Identifiable Information about actions you take. Advertising partners may tell us how you, as a user, responded to the ads you viewed on our Site (or how you acted if you did not view certain advertising on our Site). This data sharing, commonly known as “conversion tracking,” helps us measure our advertising effectiveness and improve the quality of the advertisements you see. We may also receive information about whether or not you’ve seen or interacted with certain ads on other sites in order to measure the effectiveness of those ads. All of the inform Personally Identifiable Information gathered by the means described in this paragraph is considered "Personal Social Networking Information."
Protection of Personally Identifiable Information
We may upload, process, catalog, and merge various types of Personally Identifiable Information collected through the Site and store that Personally Identifiable Information in one or more databases located on secured servers behind our firewall. These databases are located in the United States. By using this Site, you agree to the transfer, collection, processing, and use of your Personally Identifiable Information by or through this Site. Some of the Personally Identifiable Information you may enter on our Web site may be transmitted securely via Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), 128 bit encryption services. Pages utilizing this technology will have URLs that start with HTTPS instead of HTTP. We are SSL certified after you login to the Site. We also have a managed firewall in front of the Site which protects data stored behind the firewall.
Sharing Personally Identifiable Information
Right to Opt Out
To change your Account from a general Account to a private Account or vice versa, simply follow the below steps once you have arrived at the Site:
Login by entering your user name and password, and then click on the icon entitled "Login."
Select the "Edit Profile" link from the list of menu items under the "Member Login" section on the right-hand side of the page.
Once you have reached the "Edit Profile" page, select the "Privacy Settings" option and click on the gray "Make my Changes" button at the bottom of the page.
In the "User Type" field, select "Private" or "General," as desired. Click the gray "Update" button at the bottom of the page.
If you sign up for an electronic newsletter or e-mail list from us, each message will include instructions on how to "unsubscribe" from that list.
IF YOU ARE UNDER 18 YEARS OLD, PLEASE READ THIS MESSAGE WITH YOUR PARENTS BEFORE YOU VISIT OUR SITE. PLEASE ASK QUESTIONS ABOUT ANYTHING ON THIS SITE THAT YOU DO NOT UNDERSTAND. IF YOU ARE UNDER AGE 13, YOUR PARENT MUST PROVIDE PERMISSION BEFORE YOU SUBMIT ANY INFORMATION ABOUT YOURSELF ON THIS SITE. IF YOU ARE THE PARENT OF A MINOR WHO IS USING THIS SITE, PLEASE READ THIS MESSAGE IN ITS ENTIRETY AND NOTIFY US IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS.
The Site complies with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act ("COPPA"). We do not collect personal information online from children under 13 without their parent’s or legal guardian’s consent. Please note that children may visit the many educational and informational pages on our Site as a non-interactive observer without being required to disclose any Personally Identifiable Information. Users of all ages can visit educational and informational pages, social networking pages, and interactive pages of our Site to learn about various outdoor activities, play games, chat with friends, and participate in other activities. If a child under 13 desires to participate in interactive portions of the Site he or she will be required to provide certain Personally Identifiable Information, as described; however, we will not permit a child under 13 to access those pages without the written consent of his or her parent or guardian. Please see the Sections below titled “Registration of Children Under 13” and “Use, Collection and Restriction of Personally Identifiable Information of Children Under 13” for more details. If we receive the parent’s or guardian’s consent, we will only collect Personally Identifiable Information from a child under 13 that is absolutely and reasonably necessary for that child to participate in the interactive features for which the parent or guardian has granted consent. We also have pages where a user over the age of 18 can purchase products or services from our retail partners. Note that you must be age 18 or older to make any of these purchases. If you are under age 18 and wish to purchase products or services, you must ask your parent or guardian to do so on your behalf.
Registration of Children Under 13
Use, Collection and Restriction of Personally Identifiable Information of Children Under 13
As part of our compliance with the COPPA rules and regulations, once a child under 13 is registered as a Site user, parents or guardians have the right, at any time, to review the Personally Identifiable Information we have collected online from their child, request deletion of some or all of the Personally Identifiable Information, request the correction of factual errors in such Personally Identifiable Information, revoke future access to the interactive Site features, or refuse to allow further collection or use by us of Personally Identifiable Information by contacting us directly via the mailing address and/or fax number we have provided in our initial contact letter or through the "Questions?" section of the Site. Please note that in order to protect you and your child's privacy and security, we will take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting you access to the Personally Identifiable Information that we collect and maintain about you or your child. If a parent or guardian asks us to delete their child’s Personally Identifiable Information from our marketing database, we may have to remove that child’s access to certain interactive activities and portions of our Site.
We encourage parents to go online with their children, to identify privacy policies for their children, and to instruct their children to refrain from disclosing any Personally Identifiable Information on the Internet (including their name, address, phone number, or name of school), unless supervised by a parent or responsible adult. Parents and guardians should understand the sites their children visit, monitor those sites for appropriate content, and confirm that those sites' privacy policies are consistent with COPPA. There are parental control protections (such as computer hardware, software, or filtering services) are commercially available that may assist you in limiting access to material that is harmful to minors. Information identifying current providers of such protections is available at the American Links Up web site, http://www.netparents.org. If you have questions regarding children's privacy on the Site, please contact us through the Contact Us page or, if you are a parent or guardian of a child requesting an Account you may also contact us via the mailing address or fax number provided to you.
Your California Privacy Rights
If you are a California resident, you have the right to receive: a) information identifying any third party company(ies) to whom we may have disclosed, within the previous calendar year, your Personally Identifiable Information for that company’s direct marketing purposes; and b) a description of the categories of Personally Identifiable Information disclosed. To obtain such information, please email your request to ___.