Last Updated: August 27, 2007
Your privacy is our top concern. We work hard to earn and keep your trust, so we adhere to the following principles to protect your privacy:
- We will never rent or sell your personal information to third parties for marketing purposes
- We will never share your contact information with another member, unless both of you choose to contact one another
- Any sensitive information that you provide will be secured with all industry standard protocols and technology
This privacy statement covers the site www.HuntFishBuddy.com.
If members have questions or concerns regarding this statement, you should first contact HuntFishBuddy by email at privacy@HuntFishBuddy.com.
In order to become a HuntFishBuddy member, you must first create an account on this web site. To create an account you are required to provide the following contact information: name, email address, country, ZIP/postal code), a brief summary of your professional background (current occupation & networking objectives), and choose a password.
Once a member, you may provide additional information in the Profile section describing your skills, professional experiences, and networking objectives. Providing additional information beyond what is required at registration is entirely optional, but enables you to better identify yourself and find new opportunities in the HuntFishBuddy system. Your Profile information can only be viewed by other HuntFishBuddy members in your network. We make strong efforts to prevent and discourage members from placing email addresses or other contact information in their Profile.
Information about your Contacts:
In order to invite others to connect with you directly in HuntFishBuddy, you will enter their names and email addresses. This information will be used by HuntFishBuddy to send your invitation including a message that you write. The names and email addresses of people that you invite will be used only to send your invitation and reminders.
You may also choose to manually enter or upload data about your contacts into the private My Network section of our website. All information entered there will only be viewable by you and will not be searchable by others in the HuntFishBuddy network without your permission.
Cookies & Log Files:
One type of cookie, known as a ¿persistent¿ cookie, is set once you¿ve logged in to your HuntFishBuddy account. The next time you visit the HuntFishBuddy web site, the persistent cookie will allow us to recognize you as an existing member so you will not need to log in before using the service. In order to access or change any of your private information (like a credit card number), however, you must log in securely again with your password even if your computer contains your persistent cookie. Additionally, if you log out of the HuntFishBuddy site you will need to re-enter your password the next time you visit in order to log in to your account. Another type of cookie, called a ¿session¿ cookie, is used to identify a particular visit to the HuntFishBuddy site. Session cookies expire after a short time or when you close your web browser.
Due to the communications standards on the Internet, when you visit the HuntFishBuddy web site we automatically receive the URL of the site from which you came and the site to which you are going when you leave HuntFishBuddy. We also receive the Internet protocol (IP) address of your computer (or the proxy server you use to access the World Wide Web), your computer operating system and type of web browser you are using, as well as the name of your ISP. This information is used to analyze overall trends to help us improve the HuntFishBuddy service, but is not linked to personally identifiable information in any way. Information Use
HuntFishBuddy is an online service dedicated to helping all types of professionals more effectively connect with one another. The information you choose to provide on this site is used to help you describe yourself to other members. In addition, HuntFishBuddy collects certain types of information in order to operate and improve our service to you and other members. HuntFishBuddy Corporation is the sole owner of the information collected on this site.
HuntFishBuddy will communicate with you through email and notices posted on this website. These include a series of up to five welcome emails which help inform new members about various features of the service. Please be aware that you will always receive certain emails from HuntFishBuddy related to the proper functioning of your account, such as email notices when another member in your network sends you an opportunity. HuntFishBuddy may send you promotional information unless you have opted out of receiving such information. If you wish to opt-out of receiving promotional emails, please send a request to customerservice@HuntFishBuddy.com.
Information you provide at registration or in your Profile section is also used to customize your experience on the web site. For example, when you login to your account we will display the screen names of new members who have recently joined your network.
Sharing Information With Third Parties:
HuntFishBuddy takes the privacy of our members very seriously. We will never sell, rent, or otherwise provide your personally identifiable information to any third parties for marketing purposes. We will only share your information with third parties to carry out your instructions and to provide specific services. For instance, we use a credit card processing company to bill members for subscription fees. These third parties do not retain, share, or store any personally identifiable information except to provide these services and are bound by strict confidentiality agreements which limit their use of such information.
Communications Between Members:
Many emails you initiate through HuntFishBuddy, an invitation sent to a non-member for instance, will list your email address and name in the header of the message. Emails you initiate may also provide aggregate information about your network (for instance how many people are in your network), but will never list the people to whom you¿re directly connected. Other communications that you initiate through the HuntFishBuddy website, like a request for contact, will list your name as the initiator but will not include your personal contact information. Your contact information will only be shared with another member if both of you have indicated that you would like to establish contact with each other.
It is possible that we may need to disclose personal information when required by law. We will disclose such information wherein we have a good-faith belief that it is necessary to comply with a court order, ongoing judicial proceeding, or other legal process served on our company or to exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims. Accessing and Changing Your Account Information
You can review the personal information you provided us and make any desired changes to the information, or to the settings for your HuntFishBuddy account, at any time by logging in to your account on the HuntFishBuddy website and editing the information on your Profile page. You can also close your account through the HuntFishBuddy website. If you close your HuntFishBuddy account, we will remove your name and other personally identifiable information from our database. To request that we close your account and remove your information please send your request to customerservice@HuntFishBuddy.com. Please send your request using an email account that you have registered with HuntFishBuddy under your name. You will receive a response to requests sent to customerservice@HuntFishBuddy.com within three business days of our receiving it.
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