Caught-The-Skunk, LLC recognizes that its customers, visitors, users, members and others who use www. Caught-The-Skunk.com (collectively or individually “Users”) value their privacy. This Privacy Notice details important information regarding the use and disclosure of User information collected on www. Caught-The-Skunk.com. Caught-The-Skunk, LLC provides this Privacy Notice to help you make an informed decision about whether to visit or continue visiting www.Caught-The-Skunk.com.
Please note that any video, image, or other content posted at the direction of Users onto the Caught-The-Skunk.com website becomes published content and is not considered personally identifiable information subject to this Privacy Notice.
Caught-The-Skunk, LLC Collects The Following Information:
1. User Provided Information: You provide certain personally identifiable information (such as your name and email address) to Caught-The-Skunk, LLC when choosing to participate in various activities on www.Caught-The-Skunk.com such as posting messages in our forums, taking advantage of promotions, responding to surveys, or subscribing to newsletters or other mailing lists. Also, as a visitor to Caught-The-Skunk.com, you have the opportunity to become a member of our community by registering. Completing registration will enable you to post content within our discussion forum, known as the “Skunk’s Lair.” However, any personal information which you post in the “Skunk’s Lair,” becomes part of the public domain.
2. Cookies Information: When you visit www.Caught-The-Skunk.com, we may send one or more cookies - a small text file containing a string of alphanumeric characters - to your computer that uniquely identifies your browser. We use both session cookies and persistent cookies (persistent cookie remains after you close your browser.) Persistent cookies may be used by your browser on subsequent visits to the site. Persistent cookies can be removed by following your web browser help file directions. A session cookie is temporary and disappears after you close your browser. You can reset your web browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, some features of the www.Caught-The-Skunk.com site may not function properly if the ability to accept cookies is disabled.
3. Log File Information: When you use Caught-The-Skunk.com our servers automatically record certain information that your web browser sends whenever you visit any website. These server logs may include information such as your web request, Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, browser type, browser language, referring / exit pages and URLs, platform type, number of clicks, domain names, landing pages, pages viewed and the order of those pages, the amount of time spent on particular pages, the date and time of your request, and one or more cookies that may uniquely identify your browser.
4. Clear GIFs Information: When you use www.Caught-The-Skunk.com we may employ “clear GIFs” (a.k.a. Web Beacons) which are used to track the online usage patterns of our Users anonymously (i.e., in a non-personally-identifiable manner). In addition, we may also use clear GIFs in HTML-based emails sent to our users to track which emails are opened by recipients.Caught-The-Skunk, LLC Uses Information In The Following Way:
1. If you submit personally identifiable information to us through www.Caught-The-Skunk.com, then we use your personal information to operate, maintain, and provide to you the features and functionality of www.Caught-The-Skunk.com.
2. Any personal information that you voluntarily disclose online (via discussion boards, in messages, areas within any public profile page, etc.) becomes publicly available and can be collected and used by others. Your account name (not your email address) is displayed to other Users when you post messages through www.Caught-The-Skunk.com.
3. We do not use your email address or other personally identifiable information to send commercial or marketing messages without your consent or except as part of a specific program or feature for which you will have the ability to opt-in or opt-out. We may, however, use your email address without further consent for non-marketing or administrative purposes (such as notifying you of major www.Caught-The-Skunk.com changes or for customer service purposes).
4. We use both your personally identifiable information and certain non-personally-identifiable information (such as anonymous User usage data, cookies, IP addresses, browser type, clickstream data, etc.) to improve the quality and design of www.Caught-The-Skunk.com and to create new features, promotions, functionality, and services by storing, tracking, and analyzing User preferences and trends.
2. We do not share your personally identifiable information (such as name or email address) with other, third-party companies for their commercial or marketing use without your consent or except as part of a specific program or feature for which you will have the ability to opt-in or opt-out.
3. We do share non-personally-identifiable information (such as anonymous User usage data, referring / exit pages and URLs, platform types, number of clicks, etc.) with interested third-parties to assist them in understanding the usage patterns for certain content, services, advertisements, promotions, and/or functionality on www.Caught-The-Skunk.com.
4. We may release personally identifiable information and/or non-personally-identifiable information if required to do so by law, or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with state and federal laws (such as U.S. Copyright Law) or respond to a court order, subpoena, or search warrant.
To protect your privacy and security, we take reasonable steps (such as requesting a unique password) to verify your identity before granting you profile access or making corrections. You are responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your unique password and account information at all times.
Please contact Caught-The-Skunk, LLC with any questions or comments about this Privacy Notice, your personal information, your consent, or your opt-in or opt-out choices by emailing us here.
Linking Agreements with Other Sites Including Third-party Advertisers:
Caught-The-Skunk, LLC does not provide any personally identifiable information to these third-party ad servers or ad networks without your consent or except as part of a specific program or feature for which you will have the ability to opt-in or opt-out. However, please note that if an advertiser asks Caught-The-Skunk, LLC to show an advertisement to a certain audience (for example, women ages 18-24) or audience segment (for example, women ages 18-34 who have viewed certain categories of content) and you respond to that advertisement, the advertiser or ad-server may conclude that you fit the description of the audience they are trying to reach. The advertiser may also use information regarding your use of www.Caught-The-Skunk.com, such as the number of times you viewed an ad (but not any personally identifiable information), to determine which ads to deliver to you.
Caught-The-Skunk, LLC Commitment To Security of Data:
Caught-The-Skunk, LLC uses commercially reasonable physical, managerial, and technical safeguards to preserve the integrity and security of your personal information. We cannot, however, ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to www.Caught-The-Skunk.com and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your transmission of information, Caught-The-Skunk, LLC makes commercially reasonable efforts to secure our systems. However, please note that this is not a guarantee that such information may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards.
If Caught-The-Skunk, LLC learns of a security systems breach, then we may attempt to notify you electronically so that you can take appropriate protective steps. Caught-The-Skunk, LLC may post a notice on www.Caught-The-Skunk.com if a security breach occurs. Depending on where you live, you may have a legal right to receive notice of a security breach in writing. To receive a free written notice of a security breach (or to withdraw your consent from receiving electronic notice) you should notify us by emailing here.
In the Event of Sale, Merger, Acquisition, or Bankruptcy:
In the event that Caught-The-Skunk, LLC is acquired by or merged with a third party entity, we reserve the right, in any of these circumstances, to transfer or assign the information we have collected from our Users as part of such merger, acquisition, sale, or other change of control. In the unlikely event of our bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, receivership, or assignment for the benefit of creditors, or the application of laws or equitable principles affecting creditors’ rights generally, we may not be able to control how your personal information is treated, transferred, or used.
Alterations and Updates to this Privacy Notice:
This Privacy Notice may be revised periodically and this will be reflected by the “effective date” below. Please revisit this page to stay aware of any changes, however we will use commercially-reasonable efforts to alert you to changes in this Privacy Notice. In general, we only use your personal information in the manner described in the Privacy Notice in effect when we received the personal information you provided.
For revisions to this Privacy Notice that may be materially less restrictive on our use or disclosure of the personal information you have already provided to us, we will attempt to obtain your consent before implementing such revisions with respect to such information.
Date Last Modified:
This Privacy Notice was last modified October 31, 2009.
Please contact Caught-The-Skunk, LLC with any questions or comments about this Privacy Notice by emailing us here.
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