(Effective Date: June 10, 2019)
Your information will NEVER be sold, bartered, traded or shared with any 3rd party or used for any purpose other than your use of this website and your membership. You may opt out of all communications by closing your account or requesting opt-out of email messages from our website (which includes information about your membership and payment.)
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- Information that we collect about you.
- Cookies and other tracking technology that we use.
- What we do with the information that we collect.
- With whom we share the information we collect.
- Our opt-out policy.
- Our policy on correcting and updating Personal Information, making a complaint about our handling of your Personal Information, and deactivation of your account.
- California Residents
- EU Residents
- Advertising and Affiliate Links
This website does NOT store payment information. (See PayPal section below.)
INFORMATION THAT WE COLLECT ABOUT YOU
Information Provided by You Upon Registration. When you register for an account on a Site, we may collect the following information that allows us to identify you("Personal Information"):
- E-mail address
- Zip/Postal Code
- Phone Number
- Billing address
- User Name
Anonymously Collected Information
When you access our websites, we automatically collect your computer or device’s internet protocol (IP) address and other technical information about your computer or device and website usage, such as your browser type and version, time zone setting, and operating system and platform. This information does not contain your personal information, such as name, exact location, contact information etc.Please see the “Cookies and Other Tracking” section below.
Information Collected From Our Advertisers
We utilize 3rd Party resources to deliver ads of interest to our viewers. Please refer to these companies for privacy policies related to their advertisements and websites.
Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies That we Use
Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer or device when you visit our websites. Cookies allow a website to recognize a particular device or browser, but we do not attempt to gather your personal information, nor do our cookies collect other information from your computer.
Embedded videos or Flash objects are pieces of data that websites which use Adobe Flash may store on a user’s computer or device. Third parties with whom we partner to provide certain features on our websites or to display advertising based upon your web browsing activity use local shared objects. Various browsers may offer their own management tools for removing local shared objects. In addition, you may manage Flash cookies by clicking here.
The above technologies are used in analyzing trends, administering the Websites, services and products, tracking users’ movements anonymously (without your name, actual location or identification) around the Websites and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole. We receive reports based on the use of these technologies by these companies on an individual as well as aggregated basis.
"Do Not Track" Technology
Some newer web browsers have a "Do Not Track" preference that transmits a "Do Not Track" header to the websites you visit with information indicating that you do not want your activity to be tracked. We currently do not respond to browser "Do Not Track" signals (as you would be unable to remain logged into our website and use services that are specific to your account.)
Third-Party Advertising Services
We partner with third parties that may use technologies such as cookies (and local stored objects as described above) to gather information about your activities on the websites and elsewhere on the Internet in order to provide you with relevant advertising based upon your browsing activities and interests. This type of advertising is sometimes called interest-based advertising. No personally-identifiable information is collected or used in this process. If you wish to not have this information collected and used for interest-based advertising, you may opt-out by clicking here for partners that participate in the TRUSTe opt-out tool (or if located in the European Union click here ). If you wish to opt-out from this type of advertising for companies that participate in the Network Advertising Initiative, please click here. If you wish to opt-out from this type of advertising for companies that participate in the Digital Advertising Alliance (“DAA”), please click here. Please note that this does not opt you out of being served ads. You will continue to receive generic ads.
WHAT WE DO WITH THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT
As examples of how we may use Personal Information that we collect, we use Personal Information in the following ways:
- Information Provided by You Upon Registration and Making a Purchase online.
- Information Provided When You Contact Us. We may use this Personal Information to understand and respond to your question or comment.
- Passively Collected Information. We use passively collected information to monitor and maintain the performance of our Websites, analyze trends, usage and activities in connection with our services, validate users and ensure their technological compatibility with users, and optimize our marketing efforts.
- Aggregate data We may use your Personal Information to create aggregate data which does not include any Personal Information and which cannot be used to identify you. For example, aggregate data may include data that describes the general demographics, usage or other characteristics of a Site’s users. We reserve the right to transfer and/or sell aggregate or group data about a Site’s users for lawful purposes.
WITH WHOM WE SHARE THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT
We, like many businesses, sometimes hire other companies ("Service Providers") to perform certain business-related functions. Examples include mailing information, maintaining databases, and hosting services (we manage our own services, so we are in full control of your data at all times.) When we employ a Service Provider to perform a function of this nature, such as an email blast, we provide it only with the information to perform its specific function. These companies are authorized to use your Personal Information only as necessary to provide these services to us.
We may disclose Personal Information if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to (a) comply with a subpoena or similar legal obligation, (b) protect and defend our rights or property, (c) act in urgent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of any Site or the public, (d) protect against legal liability, or (e) or as otherwise required or permitted by law.
As we develop our business, we might sell or buy businesses or assets. In the event of a corporate sale, merger, reorganization, dissolution, total or partial sale of assets in bankruptcy or similar event, Personal Information may be part of the transferred assets.
Some of our pages utilize framing techniques to serve content to you from our partners while preserving the look and feel of our Websites. When you interact with content from our partners displayed on our Site, please be aware that you are providing your anonymous Personal Information (visitation data as mentioned above) to these third parties and it will be governed by their respective privacy policies.
OUR OPT-OUT POLICY
We will also send you service-related email announcements on rare occasions when it is necessary to do so. For instance, if our service is temporarily suspended for maintenance, we might send you an email. We do not expect this need, but we reserve the right to inform you of issues that may alter your ability to access our services.
Members: If we experience an extended outage (of 1 week or more) during your membership period, please inform us of your desire to extend your membership period. No refunds will be issued, but we will assist you in completing your membership term if our website remains available after that period.
OUR POLICY ON CORRECTING AND UPDATING PERSONAL INFORMATION AND DEACTIVATING YOUR ACCOUNT
You may request to access, correct, update or delete your Personal Information, or deactivate your account. Your information will automatically be deleted from our records.
Links to Other Websites
The Websites may contain links to third party owned and/or operated websites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites. We suggest that you contact these third parties directly for information regarding their privacy, security and data collection and distribution policies prior to providing them with any information.
Blogs and Public Features of the Websites
Our website offers publicly accessible blogs, community forums, or public comments sections. You should be aware that any Personal Information you submit there can be read and collected by other users of these forums and could be used to send you unsolicited messages and for other purposes.
Social Media Widgets
Security and Retention
We take commercially reasonable steps to help protect Personal Information from loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction. However, no Internet or e-mail transmission is ever fully secure or error free. In particular, e-mail sent to or from a Site may not be secure, and you should therefore take special care in deciding what information you send to us via e-mail. Please keep this in mind when disclosing any Personal Information to us or to any other party via the Internet. The security of your Personal Information is important to us. When you enter sensitive information (such as username and password) on our platform login, we encrypt the transmission of that information. Your Personal Information will be stored in the United States and will be subject to laws applicable in that country. If you have any questions about security on our Websites, you can contact us. We may retain your information for as long as your account is active or as needed to provide you services, comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes and enforce our agreements.
Visitors under 13 years of age are not permitted to use and/or submit their Personal Information at any website. We do not knowingly solicit or collect information from visitors under 13 years of age. If you are under 13 years of age, please do not submit any information to us. In the event that we learn that a person under the age of 13 has provided us with personal information, we will delete such personal information. We encourage parents and guardians to spend time online with their children and to participate and monitor the interactive activities of their children.
In the event that all or part of our assets are sold or acquired by another party, or in the event of a merger, you grant us the right to assign the personally identifiable and non-personal information collected via the Websites.
Use of Images
All images posted by Lost Creek Company and its affiliated companies are owned by us and may not be used without permission. Our forum does allow posting of images by members. Lost Creek Company holds no responsibility for the origination or ownership of these images. We make every attempt to keep our users informed that they must have the legal right to use images posted to our websites, but we have no control or responsibility for their actions. If we recognize and image that is known to be copyright-protected, we will delete the image and notify the member. If you feel your images have been used without permission on our website, please contact us for prompt attention. Our forum hosts millions of threads and daily additions. We expect image owners to understand that it is impossible to monitor the activities of all members.