Effective Date: September 1, 2015
Nativewatercraft.com has a firm commitment to privacy. We take your privacy concerns seriously and want to make every effort to address them as we strive to offer our site visitors a high quality, interactive and personalized experience. That is why we have adopted the following policy, which explains our position on information gathering and how we intend to use and share any information we collect. It is important to note that this policy applies only to information collected by Nativewatercraft.com and does not apply to information obtained or used by BIG Adventures, LLC or its affiliates through other means.
What information we collect and how it is used
Registration requires you to provide certain Personally Identifiable Information, such as your name, e-mail address, street address, gender, and date of birth. To complete the registration process, we will send you a validation e-mail message. Some features and services may require additional Personally Identifiable Information or other demographic information. We may collect other personal information when you provide feedback, comments, participate in surveys, or if you contact us offline. For example, when you enter contests you will be asked to also provide your phone number so that we can reach you in the event you’ve won a prize. All users may decline to share such information with us, by choosing not to register on the web site or use our services. Only registered members, however, may access certain content, services and features.
Passive data collection and use
Like most Web sites, Nativewatercraft.com also collects and logs information automatically and through the use of electronic tools that may be transparent to you, such as your IP address, the name and location of your Internet Service Provider, the type and version of your browser, the length of time that you stay on Nativewatercraft.com, search queries, your click-stream data, the location that referred you to Nativewatercraft.com and the average number of pages viewed. If you visit another website prior to browsing Nativewatercraft.com, that website might place personally identifiable information within a URL, which may be logged by us. Your IP address is the identifier assigned to your particular computer when you access the Internet. Depending on how you connect to the Internet, your IP address may always be the same, or it may change each time you access the Internet. Note that logging your IP address does not in and of itself provide us with your name, e-mail address or home or work address. We use this log information for systems administration and troubleshooting purposes and may also use it to gather general demographic information about you such as your general location and your Internet Service Provider. In order to better provide our services to you and to develop member profiles that enable us to focus our site and services on your interests, we may correlate this log information with your registration information.
Most standard Web browsers contain a feature called “cookies,” which allow a Web site to place information about a user’s visit to that Web site in a small data text file that is stored on the user’s computer. Our use of cookie technology will likely be transparent to you and is used to recognize you and hold information from one visit to the next in an effort to increase your ease of use of Nativewatercraft.com and to allow us to better understand how people use our site through click-stream analysis. You can turn the cookies feature off by using your browser preference options, but doing so may limit your access to Nativewatercraft.com and may prevent you from registration.
Use of personally identifiable information
Personally Identifiable Information may be accessed by the user who entered it, by BIG Adventures, LLC and Nativewatercraft.com personnel, and by certain third parties, such as those who provide technical support or content services to Nativewatercraft.com We ask these third parties to keep any personal information supplied by us confidential. We also endeavor to keep your Personally Identifiable Information inaccessible to other users of Nativewatercraft.com
We also reserve the right to disclose Personally Identifiable Information when deemed necessary or appropriate to comply with the law, respond to claims, protect our computer systems and customers, ensure the integrity and operation of our business and systems, or protect the rights, property or safety of Nativewatercraft.com, its affiliates, or others.
Use of aggregated information
In order to describe our services to prospective partners, advertisers and others, we may use your Personally Identifiable Information to create a compiled, aggregate view of the Nativewatercraft.com audience and their usage patterns. We use Aggregated Information to operate our services and to better understand our audience as we develop new content and services. Aggregated Information may also be shared with third parties we contract with to provide content and services on Nativewatercraft.com, so that they can better understand our audience. For example, we might disclose that a certain percentage of our users are female or within a certain age range or live within a cluster of ZIP codes.
Nativewatercraft.com is particularly concerned with providing a safe online environment for children. Children under the age 13 will not be allowed to register at Nativewatercraft.com. BIG Adventures, LLC does not ask children under age 13 for more personal information, as a condition of participation, than is reasonably necessary to participate in a given activity or promotion. Further, we limit most of our contests to people who are at least 18 years of age, making children ineligible to enter.
Nativewatercraft.com strongly recommends parental supervision when a child uses the Internet, particularly when a child enters a forum or uses e-mail. We also encourage parents to instruct their children not to give out personal information in these areas.
Member mail and e-mail offers
Nativewatercraft.com does not rent, sell, barter or give away its user or member lists or its users’ or members’ names, e-mail addresses or mailing addresses for use by third parties for the purpose of solicitations, unless the user has previously given his or her consent at the time of general registration or registration for a specific contest or service. If a user granted permission to receive solicitations (referred to as E-mail Offers) at the time of registration but subsequently wishes to opt out from receiving such solicitations, the user may contact the BIG Adventures, LLC customer service department via E-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org and change one or more of the category-specific permissions related to receiving E-mail from BIG Adventures, LLC and Nativewatercraft.com
BIG Adventures, LLC may send you information via e-mail about various products or services that we believe may be of interest to you. Our HTML-encoded e-mail messages may include graphic files, which we use to gather information about E-mails sent our members. When such a message is opened in an HTML-capable e-mail program, the recipient’s computer accesses our server to retrieve the graphic file, and allows us to record and store the date and time, the recipient’s e-mail address. These HTML-encoded e-mail messages may also read cookies.
Affiliated sites, linked sites and advertisements
Nativewatercraft.com expects its partners and providers of content and services to respect the privacy of our users. Be aware, however, that third parties, including our partners, providers of content and services and others accessible through our site may have their own privacy and data collection policies and practices. For example, during your visit to Nativewatercraft.com you may link to, or view as part of a frame on a Nativewatercraft.com page, certain content that is actually created or hosted by a third party. Also through Nativewatercraft.com you may be introduced to, or be able to access information, services, Web sites, features, contest or sweepstakes offered by other parties. BIG Adventures, LLC and Nativewatercraft.com are not responsible for the actions or policies of such third parties. You should check the applicable privacy policies of those third parties when providing information on a feature or page operated by a third party.
Electronic commerce with BIG Adventures, LLC
For certain electronic commerce services on Nativewatercraft.com, such as subscribing to the BIG Adventures, LLC newsletter, we require additional information. To complete these transactions, we may collect information from you such as your name, or Personally Identifiable Information.
Changing your personal information
A registered user may contact the BIG Adventures, LLC customer service department via E-mail at email@example.com to update the information he or she previously provided to us. To prevent minors from improperly entering contests for which they are not eligible, we may require additional proof from people asking to change their birth date information. Information you provide to Nativewatercraft.com may be stored by us for an indefinite time. This information includes the registration data as well as information provided in conjunction with various membership services, contests or features available on Nativewatercraft.com
Remember the risks when you use the Internet
You should know that when you voluntarily disclose personal information on the Nativewatercraft.com Web site, that information can be collected and used by others and may result in unsolicited messages from other people. While we do our best to protect your personal information, we cannot be responsible for information that you choose to publicly disclose. Although we make good faith efforts to store the information we collect in a secure operating environment that is not available to the public and to work with responsible third parties, we cannot guarantee complete security for your information.
In addition, our content providers, partners and other Internet sites or services that may be accessible through Nativewatercraft.com have separate data and privacy practices that are independent of us, and we disclaim any responsibility or liability for their policies or actions. Please contact those sites directly if you have questions about their privacy policies.
Nativewatercraft.com endorses and abides by the privacy principles approved by the Interactive Services Association and the Direct Marketing Association. If you have any questions or comments about our policies, we may be reached at BIG Adventures, LLC, 210 Old Airport Rd., Fletcher, North Carolina 28732. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. -Effective Date: September 1st, 2015.