Last Updated: August 21st, 2009
1. Disclosure Regarding Our Policy.
2. Changes to Our Policy.
• The Information We Collect:
1. Personal Information.
You provide certain personally identifiable information (such as your name and email address) to SouthLakeTahoe.com when choosing to participate in various activities on the Site such as uploading photographs, submitting events, business information, posting messages on our article, taking advantage of promotions, responding to surveys, or subscribing to newsletters or other lists.
2. Click-stream Data.
When you use the Site, our server automatically records 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.
To enhance your online experience with us, we may use “cookies.” Cookies are text files placed on your hard disk by our web server to store your preferences. Cookies, by themselves, do not contain your e-mail address or other personal information. However, once you choose to provide the personal information, this information may be linked to the data stored in the cookie.
4. Clear GIFs Information.
When you use the Site, 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.
• How We Use Your Personal Information:
1. Personal Information.
If you submit personally identifiable information to us through the Site, then we use your personal information to operate, maintain, and provide to you the features and functionality of the Site.
Any personal information or photography that you voluntarily disclose online (on discussion boards, within your public profile page, etc.) becomes publicly available and could be collected and used by others. Your account name (not your email address) is displayed to other Users when you upload videos or send messages through the Site and other Users, depending on the Privacy Settings you choose for your account, may contact you through messages and comments. Any videos that you submit to the Site could be redistributed through the Internet and other media channels, and could be viewed by the general public.
2. Click-Stream Data and Other Non-Personally Identifiable Information.
We may use click-stream data and other non-personally identifiable information to anonymously determine how much time visitors spend on each page of our Site, how visitors navigate throughout our Site and how we may tailor our web pages to better meet the needs of visitors. We sometimes use the non-personally identifiable information that we collect to improve the design and content of our Site and to enable us to personalize your Internet experience. We also may use this information in the aggregate to analyze how our Site is used, as well as to offer you products, programs or services. Sometimes we share aggregate information with others, including Related Companies (as defined below) and non-affiliated companies.
4. Emails from Third Parties.
We do not share personal information about our Users with third parties without consent from the User. However, email addresses of non-members may be recorded through evite lists, friend invitations or other sources on the Site without the permission of such non-member or the individual who included the non-member’s email address on the Site initially. Although SouthLakeTahoe.com itself does not send any emails to non-members, third parties (e.g., event organizers) may send emails to recipients whose email address they have previously acquired through other means. As a result, SouthLakeTahoe.com has instituted mechanisms to allow such non-members to opt out of certain emails from these third parties or all emails and advertisements of SouthLakeTahoe.com altogether. The ability to opt-out, along with other security measures SouthLakeTahoe.com has taken are all done in order to ensure that SouthLakeTahoe.com is fully compliant with the Can-SPAM Act of 2003.
• When SouthLakeTahoe.com Discloses Information:
1. Processing Information.
2. Obtaining Consent.
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. We may, however, use your email address without further consent for non-marketing or administrative purposes (such as notifying you of major Site changes or for customer service purposes).
3. Non-Personal Information.
We may 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 the Site.
4. Required by law.
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.
5. Liability; Security.
• Collection of Information by Others:
• Supplementing Information:
From time to time we may supplement the personal information you provide through our Site with information from other sources, such as information validating your address. Thus, information we obtain through our Site may be intermingled with and used in conjunction with information obtained through sources other than our Site, including both offline and online sources.
• Community, Media and Discussion Tools:
Our Site includes profiles, photo and video albums, forums, message boards, news groups and other community tools available to you. Please remember that any information, including any personal information, that is disclosed in these areas becomes public information for other users to view and for us to use. For example, from time to time, we may use the content you write (including your name or screen name if you post it) or media you post (including photos and videos) for promotional purposes, in e-mail newsletters, marketing campaigns or elsewhere, and by using our Site or these profiles, photo and video albums, forums, message boards, news groups, and other community tools, you agree that we may do so. You should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information in these areas, since anyone – not just us – could use publicly posted information.
• Security Notice:
We maintain physical, electronic, and managerial procedures in accordance with federal guidance to safeguard and help prevent unauthorized access to, maintain data security of and correctly use the personal information collected through our Site. However, no Internet or e-mail transmission is ever fully secure or error free. In particular, e-mail sent to or from our Site may not be secure. When your personal information is passed on to non-affiliated companies, to the extent practical, we require that they also have in place the appropriate safeguards. We cannot, however, guarantee that they do. Please keep these disclaimers in mind when disclosing any Personal Data via our Site.
• Third-party Advertisers, Links to Other Sites
SouthLakeTahoe.com 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 SouthLakeTahoe.com to show an advertisement to a certain audience (for example, men ages 18-34) or audience segment (for example, men ages 18-24 who have attended certain events) 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 the Site, such as the number of times you viewed an ad (but not any personally identifiable information), to determine which ads to deliver to you.
In the course of serving advertisements to this site, our third-party advertiser may place or recognize a unique cookie on your browser.
• Accessing or Correcting Your Personal Information:
You can access the personal information that we have collected about you through this Site by logging onto your profile. Should you have any problems accessing your personal information or making any corrections to it please contact us.
• A Special Note for Parents:
Our Site is not geared towards children. Our Site will not knowingly accept personal information from anyone under 13 years old. If you believe that your child under 13 has gained access to our Site without your permission, you may contact us here. Protecting the privacy of young children is especially important. For that reason, SouthLakeTahoe.com does not knowingly collect or maintain personally identifiable information or non-personally-identifiable information on the Site from persons under 13 years of age, and no part of our website is directed to persons under 13. If you are under 13 years of age, then please do not use or access the Site at any time or in any manner. If SouthLakeTahoe.com learns that personally identifiable information of persons under 13 years of age has been collected on the Site without verified parental consent, then SouthLakeTahoe.com will take the appropriate steps to delete this information.
• Merger, Sale or Bankruptcy:
In the event that SouthLakeTahoe.com 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.
How to Contact Us:
Chill Out, Inc.
P.O. Box 121
Rescue, CA 95672